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Obama's Iran Deal Now Looks Safe in Congress

Obama's Iran Deal Now Looks Safe in Congress | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The numbers are adding up for President Obama on Iran.
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First Draft: Draft Joe Biden Meeting Draws Small Crowd as Democrats Gather

First Draft: Draft Joe Biden Meeting Draws Small Crowd as Democrats Gather | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Only about 40 Democrats – out of hundreds in Minneapolis for a party conclave – attended briefings with advisers of Draft Biden, an independent group encouraging a presidential run by Vice President Joseph R.
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Tax writers vs Treasury on international tax regulations, Trump and a real estate tax break and a Republican who says sequester cuts aren’t enough

Tax writers vs Treasury on international tax regulations, Trump and a real estate tax break and a Republican who says sequester cuts aren’t enough | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Your daily roundup of budget and tax news.
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Jeb Bush’s campaign shames Donald Trump for praising pro-choice sister

Jeb Bush’s campaign shames Donald Trump for praising pro-choice sister | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Bush campaign's version: "Donald Trump endorses fellow partial birth abortion supporter"
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No Retrial for North Carolina Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man

No Retrial for North Carolina Officer Who Killed Unarmed Man | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Prosecutors will not retry Officer Randall Kerrick, who shot Jonathan Ferrell 10 times. A jury in the officer’s trial could not reach a verdict.
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Who is Huma Abedin?

Who is Huma Abedin? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Huma Abedin has stuck by Hillary Rodham Clinton since she interned for her in the first lady's office. Now she's facing scrutiny for roles she held while still on the State Department's payroll.
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Hillary Clinton’s new approach to her e-mail controversy? It’s complicated.

Hillary Clinton’s new approach to her e-mail controversy? It’s complicated. | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
She's still not totally getting it.
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Obama talks up Iran deal to Jewish American group, saying, ‘We’re all pro-Israel’

Obama talks up Iran deal to Jewish American group, saying, ‘We’re all pro-Israel’ | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The president pressed members of the Jewish Federations of North America to educate themselves about the various elements of the accord.
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HistorySource: Before Trump or Fiorina, There Was Wendell Willkie

HistorySource: Before Trump or Fiorina, There Was Wendell Willkie | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mr. Willkie is rare among major-party candidates: He was a political outsider whose main qualification was to have been the chief of a large company.
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Dems say party chair blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting

Dems say party chair blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
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Trump says he'll decide on third-party bid 'very soon'

Trump says he'll decide on third-party bid 'very soon' | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Donald Trump says he's going to make a decision once and for all about whether he'll mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president.
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OMG another Ross Perot.  Only with a terrible hair cut.  God save us all

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Yes, mass shootings are occurring more often—a lot more often

Yes, mass shootings are occurring more often—a lot more often | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
New research from Harvard shows a chilling rise in public mass shootings—and debunks a popular claim that they haven't increased.
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Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump is ‘dangerous’

Jorge Ramos: Donald Trump is ‘dangerous’ | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Trump's speeches promote anti-Latino bigotry, Ramos told ABC News.
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Trump: Maybe America should try making a jerk president

Trump: Maybe America should try making a jerk president | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
On polls: “The only thing I did badly on was: Is he a nice person? I was last in terms of niceness”
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Art Review: Review: ‘Made in the Americas’ Explores Globalism From Way, Way Back

Art Review: Review: ‘Made in the Americas’ Explores Globalism From Way, Way Back | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
This museum show in Boston illuminates the influence of Asia on the arts of colonial North, Central and South America.
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OP-ED | GE and the Corporate Headquarters Sweepstakes

OP-ED | GE and the Corporate Headquarters Sweepstakes | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Let the games begin! General Electric is considering offers from other states, including New York, to move its Fairfield headquarters and other jobs out of Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s been in talks with GE about staying.
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The remarkable racial divide in the days after Hurricane Katrina

The remarkable racial divide in the days after Hurricane Katrina | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
What we forget about the days after the storm.
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Education Officials Say Low Test Scores Matched Expectations

Education Officials Say Low Test Scores Matched Expectations | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the...
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Mississippi’s Recovery After Katrina Holds Lessons for Policy Makers

Mississippi’s Recovery After Katrina Holds Lessons for Policy Makers | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mississippi, which was directly hit by the hurricane, has proved a test case for officials trying to determine how to split up resources and whom to give government help.
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In a shift, Mike Huckabee is open to ending ‘birthright citizenship’

In a shift, Mike Huckabee is open to ending ‘birthright citizenship’ | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The former Arkansas governor joins several other GOP candidates in endorsing the change.
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Never, it would require the destruction of the 14th Amendment.  NO thanks.

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Slipping in polls, Jeb Bush pushes to rack up establishment endorsements

Slipping in polls, Jeb Bush pushes to rack up establishment endorsements | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Eric Cantor is just one of dozens of Republican figures backing the former Florida governor.
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Never mind the wall. Christie says foreign visitors should be tracked like FedEx packages.

Never mind the wall. Christie says foreign visitors should be tracked like FedEx packages. | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
New Jersey governor says 40 percent of illegal immigrants entered U.S. with visas, but tracking software would help prevent them staying.
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A Decade After Katrina, New Orleans Is Partying Again, and Still Rebuilding

A Decade After Katrina, New Orleans Is Partying Again, and Still Rebuilding | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A lineup of citywide volunteer projects, prayer services, festivals and parades marked what was an unseasonably mild day 10 years after the storm made landfall.
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Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages

Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said if he became president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a way to track foreign visitors and ask the chief executive of FedEx to devise the system.
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When Katrina evacuees moved to new places, people’s attitudes changed — for the worse

When Katrina evacuees moved to new places, people’s attitudes changed — for the worse | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The influx of evacuees and resulting media coverage created resistance and hostility.
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