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Huntsman on Romney's McCain endorsement: 'Nobody cares'

Huntsman on Romney's McCain endorsement: 'Nobody cares' | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman had this reaction to the news that John McCain -- whom Huntsman endorsed four years ago -- was backing Mitt Romney today in New Hampshire.

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Nobody Likes to Talk About It, but It's There

Nobody Likes to Talk About It, but It's There | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Many of the Republican attacks against President Obama have racist undertones.
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Gingrich says GOP campaign is not a game

Newt Gingrich, who finished a distant fourth in the Iowa caucuses, says the GOP presidential campaign is not like running for senior class president and isn't a game.

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Joseph Stiglitz: “A Banking System is Supposed to Serve Society, Not the Other Way Around”

Joseph Stiglitz: “A Banking System is Supposed to Serve Society, Not the Other Way Around” | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Forget monetary policy. Re-examining the cause of the Great Depression—the revolution in agriculture that threw millions out of work—the author argues that the U.S. is now facing and must manage a similar shift in the “real” economy, from industry to service, or risk a tragic replay of 80 years ago.

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Primaries set in suburbs; some incumbents pitted against each other

Primaries set in suburbs; some incumbents pitted against each other | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Suburban primary elections will be needed Feb. 21 to trim the number of candidates to two for the April 3 spring ballot in a handful of races, including mayoral races in Oak Creek, Wauwatosa and Port Washington.
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Investment board nominee drew scrutiny in past stint

Investment board nominee drew scrutiny in past stint | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A nominee for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board drew scrutiny from a legislative audit during a past stint on the board as well as fresh criticism Tuesday from the former head of the state's biggest investment fund.
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Judge: Black church rightful owner of KKK store

Judge: Black church rightful owner of KKK store | United States Politics | Scoop.it
After a lengthy legal battle between a black South Carolina church and members of the Ku Klux Klan, a judge has ruled that the church owns a building where KKK robes and T-shirts are sold.
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Obama bucks GOP, OKs consumer watchdog

Obama bucks GOP, OKs consumer watchdog | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In a defiant display of executive power, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will buck GOP opposition and name Richard Cordray as the nation's chief consumer watchdog even though the Senate contends the move is inappropriate, senior administration officials told The Associated Press
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North Korea military strategy superior, says think-tank

North Korea military strategy superior, says think-tank | United States Politics | Scoop.it
North Korea's military strategy is superior to the defensive posture of its affluent neighbor to the South, an independent think-tank said on Wednesday, giving Pyongyang the edge in the early days of any war on the divided peninsula.
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Wheels down in New Hampshire: Newt Gingrich high-tails it out of Iowa

Wheels down in New Hampshire: Newt Gingrich high-tails it out of Iowa | United States Politics | Scoop.it
After coming in fourth place in Iowa--8 percentage points behind third-place finisher Ron Paul--Newt Gingrich chartered a late-night plane to New Hampshire and was in the air even before the full Iowa caucus results were even tallied.
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In Iowa opposite candidates win in opposite ways

In many ways distinctly different, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney took near opposite paths to twin victories in Iowa's presidential caucuses.

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The Rise Of Billionaire Politics: Another Bubble?

One of the few certainties of the Iowa caucuses is that they have given us a snapshot of the increasingly torrid romance between money and politics.
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Michele Bachmann quits presidential race following poor showing in Iowa

Michele Bachmann quits presidential race following poor showing in Iowa | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa--Michele Bachmann announced her exit from the presidential race Wednesday morning following a sixth-place finish in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.
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Politics And The English Language — And Last Night’s Iowa Caucus

Politics And The English Language — And Last Night’s Iowa Caucus | United States Politics | Scoop.it
I’ve watched bunches of Republican presidential primary debates this season, but there was still something shocking about watching Michele Bachmann hunker down yet again and complain that Barack Obama’s policies are socialist.
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Gregoire to introduce gay marriage bill

Gregoire to introduce gay marriage bill | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The bill could be introduced next week. It would allow same sex couples to receive a marriage license, but would not require religious institutions to perform ceremonies.
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Appointment Clears Way for Consumer Financial Agency

Appointment Clears Way for Consumer Financial Agency | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The appointment of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finally gives the agency the legal standing to supervise payday lenders, money transfer agencies, credit bureaus and debt collectors.
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Firing of environmental oversight group's chief is a mystery

Firing of environmental oversight group's chief is a mystery | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Three weeks after the head of a state environmental oversight group was fired, the mystery of what led to her sudden dismissal remains.

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Abele, Barrett see little opposition in spring races

Abele, Barrett see little opposition in spring races | United States Politics | Scoop.it
With the withdrawal of the sole opponent to surface in the race for Milwaukee County executive, 8 1/2 -month incumbent Chris Abele appears to be headed for a free ride to a full four-year term in the April election.
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Judges again rule for Democratic group in redistricting case

Judges again rule for Democratic group in redistricting case | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In a scathing ruling, a three-judge panel decided for the third time Tuesday that a Democratic group has a right to an array of information on how Republican lawmakers drew new legislative districts.
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Carter's advice to Obama: Don't alienate voters

Carter's advice to Obama: Don't alienate voters | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Former President Jimmy Carter has some advice for Barack Obama as he gears up for the 2012 election: Don't alienate voters with controversial positions.
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NY police say man confesses in firebomb on mosque

NY police say man confesses in firebomb on mosque | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A New York City man faces arson and bias charges after confessing on Tuesday to a series of Molotov cocktail attacks that hit a mosque and a Hindu place of worship and unsettled civic leaders concerned the actions might portend violent religious bigotry.
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Iowa Caucus Winners and Losers

Iowa Caucus Winners and Losers | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WINNERS: Rick Santorum – Proving that retail politics isn’t dead, the former Pennsylvania senator worked the state harder than any other candidate and it paid off. Can he ride this win to victories elsewhere?
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After Iowa questions grow about Occupys impact

With several attention-grabbing protests before Iowa's caucuses, Occupy Wall Street activists proved their movement did not end when its encampments in big cities dispersed.

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Huntsman: Republican race wide open in Iowas wake

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is calling the Republican presidential race a contest of "extraordinary ambiguity," and says he's not giving up.

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Government We Deserve

On Tuesday, December 5, President Obama went to Oswatomie, Kansas, where Teddy Roosevelt in 1910 had made one of his most famous speeches. Democrats, the current president would have us think, are following in the tradition of Teddy Roosevelt in pushing for higher taxes on the rich and temporary Social Security tax breaks for the middle class.

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