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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Party In The CIA (Parody of "Party In The U.S.A.").

Music video by "Weird Al" Yankovic performing Party In The CIA (Parody of "Party In The U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus). (C) 2011 Volcano Entertainment III, LLC, a u...

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Challenging the Privacy of Statements Made During Jury Deliberations

Challenging the Privacy of Statements Made During Jury Deliberations | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court will hear a case in which a defendant is seeking a new trial by arguing that statements made by the jury’s forewoman showed that she should not have been selected as a juror.
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State’s unemployment rate dips to 5.6%

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Trending in the Wisconsin governor’s race: The Truth?

Trending in the Wisconsin governor’s race: The Truth? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
While scrutinizing claims in the governor’s race in recent weeks, we were struck by the extraordinary faith the major candidates have shown in the strength of statistics. And we spotted another trend as we evaluated the often-conflicting numbers about the economy, the budget, taxes and more: many Truth-O-Meter ratings tilted toward True. Is the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race reversing the reliance on misleading, broad-brush campaign messages that so frequently drove our meter to False and beyond during the 2012 recall election? Are we witnessing the beginning of new policy-oriented kind of campaigning, the ascendancy of stumping with spreadsheets and simple ...
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Scott Walker says state 11th in business establishment growth under him vs. 47th under Mary Burke

Scott Walker says state 11th in business establishment growth under him vs. 47th under Mary Burke | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Following the searing recall elections and years of bare-knuckle brawling in Madison, it wouldn’t have surprised anyone to see Wisconsin’s 2014 campaign season start nasty and get nastier in the closing months. Instead, we have numerical warfare -- an arms race of rankings and comparisons on the economy before and after Scott Walker. Yeah. Here at PolitiFact, that’s just the way we like it. The Republican governor’s new "Wisconsin’s Comeback" plan -- a platform for his 2014 re-election bid -- includes a raft of rankings and statistics in its 62 pages (and 208 footnotes). Many of those rankings compare Walker’s ...
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Latest Marquette poll shows Walker, Burke tied

Latest Marquette poll shows Walker, Burke tied | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger each have 46% of the vote among registered voters. Gov. Scott Walker leads Mary Burke among likely voters.
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The Justice Dept: Staff Routinely Blocked From Access To Documents Needed To Audit Law Enforcement Agencies

The Justice Dept: Staff Routinely Blocked From Access To Documents Needed To Audit Law Enforcement Agencies | United States Politics | Scoop.it
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The Justice Department’s inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it needs for audits and reviews of the department and its law enforcement agencies.

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Study: Conservatives and liberals smell different

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Walker wants drug testing for public aid recipients

Walker wants drug testing for public aid recipients | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Laying out his vision for a second term, the Republican governor is also pledging to freeze technical college tuition and cut income taxes.
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Egypt prosecutor orders 7 held for homosexuality

Egypt prosecutor orders 7 held for homosexuality | United States Politics | Scoop.it
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If gay marriage becomes legal in this country our foreign relations will be hurt big time.

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The ‘war on women’ theme has helped elect Democrats. But Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have taken it too far.

The ‘war on women’ theme has helped elect Democrats. But Debbie Wasserman Schultz may have taken it too far. | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) "has given women the back of his hand," the Democratic National Committee chair said.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Gov. Scott Walker gives women ‘back of his hand’

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Gov. Scott Walker gives women ‘back of his hand’ | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz invoked strong language Wednesday to attack Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on women’s issues, saying the Republican “has given women the back of his hand.” “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is...
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John Boehner: Obama 'sowed seeds' of current foreign policy crises

John Boehner: Obama 'sowed seeds' of current foreign policy crises | United States Politics | Scoop.it
House Speaker John Boehner was highly critical President Obama's foreign policy during an interview Tuesday, blaming the White House for sowing the seeds of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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Report on Wisconsin's economy shows a better picture but 'daunting' challenges

Report on Wisconsin's economy shows a better picture but 'daunting' challenges | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Unemployment is down but the state still has a large jobs deficit from the Great Recession and extreme racial disparities.
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Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Fires Campaign Consultant For Large Portions Of Copied Jobs Plan

Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Fires Campaign Consultant For Large Portions Of Copied Jobs Plan | United States Politics | Scoop.it
From three previous Democratic campaigns.
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Memorial to Forgotten Free Thinkers and the Lessons of Unlearned History

Memorial to Forgotten Free Thinkers and the Lessons of Unlearned History | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Few Americans have heard of George Frisbie Hoar. This is the story of a man who, after seeing most of his country's history first-hand, had the courage to denounce its imperial aspirations.

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker again in tight race; GOP allies ready to rush to rescue re-election bid

Wisconsin Gov. Walker again in tight race; GOP allies ready to rush to rescue re-election bid | United States Politics | Scoop.it
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AG race also a dead heat: Happ, Schimel nearly tied in MU poll

AG race also a dead heat: Happ, Schimel nearly tied in MU poll | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In the race for Wisconsin attorney general, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, the Democratic candidate, led Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, a Republican, by 39% to 38%, among registered voters in the Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday. Among likely voters, Schimel led Happ, 42% to 41%.
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Why is American internet so slow?

Why is American internet so slow? | United States Politics | Scoop.it

The country that literally invented the internet is now behind Estonia in terms of download speeds

 

By John Aziz | March 5, 2014

According to a recent study by Ookla Speedtest, the U.S. ranks a shocking 31st in the world in terms of average download speeds. The leaders in the world are Hong Kong at 72.49 Mbps and Singapore on 58.84 Mbps. And America? Averaging speeds of 20.77 Mbps, it falls behind countries like Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Uruguay.


Its upload speeds are even worse. Globally, the U.S. ranks 42nd with an average upload speed of 6.31 Mbps, behind Lesotho, Belarus, Slovenia, and other countries you only hear mentioned onJeopardy.

So how did America fall behind? How did the country that literally invented the internet — and the home to world-leading tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Facebook, Google, and Cisco — fall behind so many others in download speeds?


Susan Crawford argues that "huge telecommunication companies" such as Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, and AT&T have "divided up markets and put themselves in a position where they're subject to no competition."


Read more at http://theweek.com/article/index/257404/why-is-american-internet-so-slow



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Ginsburg Reveals What May Prompt SCOTUS To Step In Sooner On Gay Marriage

Ginsburg Reveals What May Prompt SCOTUS To Step In Sooner On Gay Marriage | United States Politics | Scoop.it
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday.
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Why Democrats Can’t Win the House

Why Democrats Can’t Win the House | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Thanks to demographics, the Republicans have a virtual stranglehold on the House of Representatives.
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Walker Puts Positive Spin on Failed Jobs Promise in New Ad

Walker Puts Positive Spin on Failed Jobs Promise in New Ad | United States Politics | Scoop.it
It appears Gov. Scott Walker is putting a positive spin on his failed promise to create 250,000 jobs within four years.
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz apologizes for saying Gov. Walker gave 'women the back of his hand'

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz apologizes for saying Gov. Walker gave 'women the back of his hand' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz apologized Thursday for saying Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker have “given women the back of his hand.”
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Scott Walker’s Democratic Challenger Distances Herself From Debbie Wasserman Schultz ‘Backhand’ Comments

Scott Walker’s Democratic Challenger Distances Herself From Debbie Wasserman Schultz ‘Backhand’ Comments | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Scott Walker's Democratic gubernatorial opponent Mary Burke is backing away from Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's comment that Walker has
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FIRST UNANIMOUS GAY MARRIAGE RULING

A federal appeals court unanimously overturned Indiana and Wisconsin's gay marriage bans.
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Why the Growth of Temp Worker Industry is a Serious Problem for Millions of Americans

Why the Growth of Temp Worker Industry is a Serious Problem for Millions of Americans | United States Politics | Scoop.it
California legislators have finally taken steps to tackle a serious labor problem that has held low income workers back from finding long term employment.
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