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Democratic voters overwhelmingly think Clinton won the debate; Particularly strong on national security issues

Democratic voters overwhelmingly think Clinton won the debate; Particularly strong on national security issues | Political Commentary | Scoop.it

67% of voters think Clinton won the debate, to 20% for Bernie Sanders and 7% for Martin O’Malley. On a related note 63% of viewers said the debate gave them a more positive opinion of Clinton, compared to 41% who said it gave them a more positive opinion of Sanders, and 37% who said it gave them a more positive opinion of O’Malley.


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Oh........was that last night?

 

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Justices rule for Congress in recess appointments fight

Justices rule for Congress in recess appointments fight | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court sided with Congress on Thursday in the high-stakes power struggle over presidential recess appointments.

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How Republicans lose by winning

How Republicans lose by winning | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
It’s the predominant paradox of contemporary American politics: If Republicans prevail in this year’s midterm congressional elections, it will be because of their party’s sharp-edged stances on topics like abortion and Benghazi, Obamacare and immigration, gay marriage and the minimum wage — issues that energize the GOP’s...

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As Will Rogers so succinctly put it, "The only thing that man learns from history is that man does not learn from history."  Will the GOP repeat 2010 and 2012 all over again in 2014 and 2016?

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US and Russia 'Closer' to Resolving Ukraine Crisis

US and Russia 'Closer' to Resolving Ukraine Crisis | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
(AP Photo) MOSCOW — A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised President Obama with a phone call to discuss a diplomatic solution to the standoff over Ukraine, there are signs that a deal might be on the horizon. Both sides publicly laid out positions, though they remain far apart on some issues. “We are bringing our approaches closer together,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a Russian television interview. He added that “a possible joint initiative that could be offered to our Ukrainian partners is taking shape.” He also reiterated Moscow’s claim that it has “absolutely no intention…

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Dems' new 2014 plan: Neutralize Obamacare

Dems' new 2014 plan: Neutralize Obamacare | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Republicans scoff at the notion that voters will forgive Democrats for the health care law.

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House members are running for the exits. Why it’s nothing new.

House members are running for the exits. Why it’s nothing new. | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Retiring from the House seems like it's in vogue right now. Just this week, Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) called it quits. In recent weeks, Reps.

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Better to retire "in-office" rather than get thrown out.....

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The GOP wants to know: Do you want, say, Herman Cain in 2016?

The GOP wants to know: Do you want, say, Herman Cain in 2016? | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
A Republican National Committee straw poll reveals possible presidential candidates you surely aren't even thinking about.

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New generic top level domains may drive Social Media growth, not Search Engine growth

New generic top level domains may drive Social Media growth, not Search Engine growth | Political Commentary | Scoop.it

New GTLDs will drive Social Media industry growth predicts KetMo.com CEO.


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Ken Feltman's curator insight, January 10, 2014 9:49 AM

Political consultants and marketers will want to stay on top of a potential game-change: .COM, .NET, .ORG, .US and other top level domains (.RU, for example) are being joined by .SINGLE, .GURU, .LAND, .EMAIL, .BERLIN and many, many more.

 

Can search engines, already challenged by the growth of new websites, keep up? Search engines be less useful than social media sites, which will send interested visitors directly to the new special-purpose sites.

 

Ketmo.com has some thoughts.

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Wallets to watch in 2014 races

Wallets to watch in 2014 races | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Billionaires, super PACs and nonprofits are gearing up for another round of intraparty fighting that will shape the direction of their respective parties for years to come.

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It is important for Republicans to look past the primaries and identify candidates who can actually win in the general election.  That's the political lead being profered by the likes of Karl Rove and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who want to "avoid duds" who will simply high-jack Republican resources needed to win in November.

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Ken Feltman's curator insight, January 5, 2014 8:44 PM

Karl Rove and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce want to "avoid duds" who cannot win the general election.

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Russian invasion marks end of era

Russian invasion marks end of era | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Effort to draw Russia into the Western community, even into NATO, is effectively over.

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GOP Primary Voters Emphasize Electability Over Tea Party Purity - NBC News

GOP Primary Voters Emphasize Electability Over Tea Party Purity - NBC News | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's victory in Kentucky, plus the upcoming runoff between GOP Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue in Georgia...

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Supreme Court opens a ‘floodgate’ for more private money in political campaigns

Supreme Court opens a ‘floodgate’ for more private money in political campaigns | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Opposing Justice Stephen G. Breyer said, "today’s decision may well open a floodgate” whereas Citizens United opened a door.

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The rise of the libertarians — and what it means for politics

The rise of the libertarians — and what it means for politics | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
During the 2012 Republican primaries, young Ron Paul supporters received national attention that far outweighed their influence on the party's eventual presidential pick.

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The coming Common Core meltdown | WashPost.com

The coming Common Core meltdown | WashPost.com | Political Commentary | Scoop.it

In the following post, veteran educator Stan Karp explains why the problems surrounding the implementation of the Common Core are less about the substance of the standards and more about the context in which they were introduced. Karp taught English and journalism in Paterson, N.J., for 30 years and is an editor of Rethinking Schools magazine, where this appeared.

 

Stan Karp's Blog--The trouble with the Common Core is not primarily what is in these standards or what’s been left out, although that’s certainly at issue.


The bigger problem is the role the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are playing in the larger dynamics of current school reform and education politics.


Today everything about the Common Core, even the brand name—the Common Core State Standards—is contested because these standards were created as an instrument of contested policy.

 

They have become part of a larger political project to remake public education in ways that go well beyond slogans about making sure every student graduates “college and career ready,” however that may be defined this year.

 

We’re talking about implementing new national standards and tests for every school and district in the country in the wake of dramatic changes in the national and state context for education reform.

 

These changes include:

 

Click headline to read more--


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House members are running for the exits. Why it’s nothing new.

House members are running for the exits. Why it’s nothing new. | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Retiring from the House seems like it's in vogue right now. Just this week, Reps. Jim Moran (D-Va.), Bill Owens (D-N.Y.) and George Miller (D-Calif.) called it quits. In recent weeks, Reps.

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How Millennials Have Already Reshaped Politics

How Millennials Have Already Reshaped Politics | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Political parties are taking young people's policy preferences into account, but that doesn't mean they're getting everything they want. (#MedicalMarijuana may be nice but how 'bout a job? 'Sunshine for millennials on culture front, wintry econ.
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Where are the real independents? The partisans in the closet

Where are the real independents? The partisans in the closet | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Opinion: Political independents are (mostly) a figment of your imagination.

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Krauthammer: Benghazi report author 'clearly overstepped'

Krauthammer: Benghazi report author 'clearly overstepped' | Political Commentary | Scoop.it
Charles Krauthammer told viewers Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that David Kirkpatrick, author of a New York Times article on the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, “clearly overstepped” in his report.

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Thus begins the resurrection of either Hillary Clinton or the Obama Administration......or both.

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Less Gov. More Fun.™'s curator insight, December 31, 2013 12:16 AM

If ever you need intellect, wisdom and integrity - Charles is the guy. He'll open the hood, diagnose the issue and explain in a pithy, meticulous and smart way. To you and me. Love the guy.