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After Winning Election, Hoffa Targets Teamsters’ Right to Vote

After Winning Election, Hoffa Targets Teamsters’ Right to Vote | United States Politics | Scoop.it
TDU National Organizer Ken Paff looks at why Hoffa is trying to take away your Right to Vote:...
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Corporate interests fuel group’s desire to shape Va. legislation, critics say

Corporate interests fuel group’s desire to shape Va. legislation, critics say | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Critics say that a conservative group is emerging as an influential force in shaping legislation coming before the Virginia General Assembly.
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Iowa voters hardly resemble US electorate but wield power over how president is chosen

Iowa voters hardly resemble US electorate but wield power over how president is chosen | United States Politics | Scoop.it

All across Iowa next Tuesday, tens of thousands of Republican voters will travel through a chilly Midwestern night to the warmth of a local church or gymnasium for caucus meetings to select presidential candidates, the first voting in the 2012 election campaign.

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Ryan-Wyden Medicare plan gets better reception on right

Ryan-Wyden Medicare plan gets better reception on right | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Eight months after House Republicans approved his controversial plan to overhaul Medicare, GOP budget chair Paul Ryan formally rolled out a softer version of Medicare reform Thursday, partnering with Senate Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon.
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Walker sees compromise in mining bill

Walker sees compromise in mining bill | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker says he is not wedded to language in an Assembly bill that would remove some public participation from the regulatory review process for iron ore mines.
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Lawmaker proposes 'personhood' amendment to change

Lawmaker proposes 'personhood' amendment to change | United States Politics | Scoop.it

A freshman lawmaker is proposing to change Wisconsin's Constitution to grant equal rights to the unborn as part of a national push to reframe the abortion debate, a strategy that has failed in at least two states and has divided abortion opponents in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

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Walker plans to lift cap on long-term care

Walker plans to lift cap on long-term care | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker announced a plan Wednesday to lift the enrollment cap on a state long-term care program - a move he made two weeks after federal authorities told his administration it had to take that step.
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North Korea hails nuclear, military feats of Kim Jong-il

North Korea hails nuclear, military feats of Kim Jong-il | United States Politics | Scoop.it

North Korea lauded the military might built up by deceased leader Kim Jong-il on Thursday, likely tying his young successor to the same policies that have set Northeast Asia on edge as the impoverished state inches closer to nuclear weapons capability.

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Unemployment claims rise after steady declines

Unemployment claims rise after steady declines | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week after three weeks of decline.
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Perry asks judge to order he be put on Va ballot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has filed an emergency order in federal court to require Virginia's Board of Elections to place his name on the ballot for the state Republican presidential primary.

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Huntsman calls Paul 'unelectable'

Huntsman calls Paul 'unelectable' | United States Politics | Scoop.it

On his first day back on the trail since Christmas, former Utah governor Jon Huntsman stepped far beyond the boundaries of his usually polite stump speech.

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Bachmann's Iowa co-chairman bolts to back Paul

Bachmann's Iowa co-chairman bolts to back Paul | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign co-chairman made a surprise announcement that he'd instead support Ron Paul.

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Pentagon trimming ranks of generals, admirals

Pentagon trimming ranks of generals, admirals | United States Politics | Scoop.it
With the Iraq war over and troops in Afghanistan on their way home, the U.S. military is culling generals and admirals from its top-heavy ranks.
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Fearing divided evangelical bloc, at least 2 Iowa pastors ask Santorum, Bachmann to quit race

Two politically active pastors in Iowa's robust evangelical conservative movement said Wednesday that an effort has been under way to persuade either Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann to consider quitting the Republican presidential race and endorsing the other to avoid splintering this influential voting bloc's influence in the state's caucuses.

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Mitt Romney's easy path thus far in GOP race surprises experts and dismays Obama's allies

Mitt Romney's easy path thus far in GOP race surprises experts and dismays Obama's allies | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Regardless of whether Mitt Romney wins the Iowa Republican caucus Tuesday, he has enjoyed a remarkably easy presidential race so far.

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2 unions discourage Barrett from running in a recall

2 unions discourage Barrett from running in a recall | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Leaders of the state's largest teachers union and the state employees union met privately with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett this week to discourage him from running in possible recall election next year against Gov. Scott Walker.

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Grigsby regains consciousness; well-wishers pray for her health

Grigsby regains consciousness; well-wishers pray for her health | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Well-wishers who gathered Monday to pray for the health of state Rep. Tamara Grigsby celebrated word that she had regained consciousness in a Wisconsin hospital.
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School restraint bill back on table

School restraint bill back on table | United States Politics | Scoop.it

A proposed bill that would prohibit teachers and staff from secluding or physically restraining students in public schools except in specific circumstances has been revived at the state Capitol, after a similar bill failed in the last Legislative session.

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Republican National Committee got preview of legislative maps

Republican National Committee got preview of legislative maps | United States Politics | Scoop.it
An aide to a top lawmaker gave sworn testimony last week that new legislative maps approved this year were not meant to increase the Republican majority in the Legislature but were nonetheless provided to the Republican National Committee in advance.
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Odd notes, mad-dash trips mark Iowa closing sprint

Odd notes, mad-dash trips mark Iowa closing sprint | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Iowa's GOP presidential contest remains deeply unsettled, if not downright strange, five days before the Jan. 3 caucus.
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Could Romney score an early knockout?

Could Romney score an early knockout? | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney's campaign did its best on Wednesday to lower expectations, but no one was really buying it.

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GOPs Santorum fighting to contend in leadoff Iowa

GOPs Santorum fighting to contend in leadoff Iowa | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Rick Santorum isn't going down without a fight. In fact, that fight seems to be
lifting him — at exactly the right time.

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For 2012, a curb on federal hiring?

For 2012, a curb on federal hiring? | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Democrats and Republicans have spent the year fruitlessly debating who has the better jobs plan.

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Why not Santorum?

Why not Santorum? | United States Politics | Scoop.it

If you believe the new CNN/Time poll numbers out of Iowa -- and some are questioning the survey's methodology -- then Rick Santorum is the latest GOP presidential candidate to begin to surge, jumping 11 points in less than a month.

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