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Five things to know about this year's most important election - CNN

Five things to know about this year's most important election - CNN | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
“Politico Five things to know about this year's most important election CNN Some of the claims were stretches maybe, but welcome to politics.”
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Boehner: House to demand spending cuts to avoid default - USA TODAY

Boehner: House to demand spending cuts to avoid default - USA TODAY | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
Geopoliticalmonitor Boehner: House to demand spending cuts to avoid default USA TODAY WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown headed into its second week with no sign of resolution to the bitter stalemate as key Republicans in Congress on...
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US Shutdown: Deadline Passes Without Approval

US Shutdown: Deadline Passes Without Approval | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
A long night of talks ends in deadlock, forcing some services to shut down and up to 800,000 workers to take unpaid leave.
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We're all Criminals Now: President Obama Calls for Background Checks before ENTERING a Gun Show

We're all Criminals Now:  President Obama Calls for Background Checks before ENTERING a Gun Show | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
While reading the transcript of President Obama's gun control speech this morning, I came across this shocking statement: "If you think that checking someone’s criminal record before he can check o...

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Jim Allen, III's curator insight, March 29, 2013 12:03 PM

While reading the transcript of President Obama’s gun control speech this morning, I came across this shocking statement:

“If you think that checking someone’s criminal record before he can check out a gun show is common sense, you’ve got to make yourself heard.”

A background check before CHECKING OUT a gun show? This is guilty until proven innocent on steroids and a Constitutional violation of epic proportions.

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Yet Another Budget Battle Looms - Voice of America (blog)

Yet Another Budget Battle Looms - Voice of America (blog) | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
Voice of America (blog) Yet Another Budget Battle Looms Voice of America (blog) That's the day the current U.S. government funding bill expires and Congress will have to act to either renew the funding measure or reach agreement on an alternative.
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For Obama and GOP, much to chew over

For Obama and GOP, much to chew over | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
Gloria Borger says President Obama's outreach to Republicans is long overdue but an important step anyway.
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Sierra Club goes bolder in climate fight - Talia Buford

Sierra Club goes bolder in climate fight - Talia Buford | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
After 121 years of lobbying, letter-writing campaigns and law-abiding protests, the Sierra Club is retooling itself for the flash-mob age — and showing an increasingly aggressive edge.
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Supreme Court Again Weighs Spending Limits in Campaigns

Supreme Court Again Weighs Spending Limits in Campaigns | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
The justices’ questions suggest some favor striking down overall limits for individual contributions to federal candidates and political party committees.
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James Robinson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 9:53 AM

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James and Drew's curator insight, December 1, 2013 6:34 PM

This article is about the politics in North America, mainly the USA. It is talking about spending limits on campaigns. 

Sam Burich's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:38 PM

This article has a lot to do with our class because it is about regulations in our current political system.

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66 questions and answers about the government shutdown - USA TODAY

66 questions and answers about the government shutdown - USA TODAY | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
Philly.com 66 questions and answers about the government shutdown USA TODAY WASHINGTON — It's been 17 years since the federal government last faced a partial shutdown because Congress and the president couldn't agree on a spending bill.
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Government shutdown: Harry Reid spearheads Democratic strategy - Manu Raju and Burgess Everett

Government shutdown: Harry Reid spearheads Democratic strategy - Manu Raju and Burgess Everett | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been the most ardent proponent of President Barack Obama taking a hard line with House Republicans in the latest fiscal crisis engulfing Washington. And so far, Reid is getting his way.
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Discuss: Should the president be able to use drones in US? | Politics ...

Discuss: Should the president be able to use drones in US? | Politics ... | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
The Politics Extra team has a combined 123 years of reporting experience. If you want to know what's going on behind the scenes at Cincinnati City Hall, at Hamilton County Commission, at the Statehouse, or in Greater ...
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Rand Paul filibustering Brennan nomination to lead CIA - USA TODAY

Rand Paul filibustering Brennan nomination to lead CIA - USA TODAY | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
Rand Paul filibustering Brennan nomination to lead CIA USA TODAY Rand Paul, R-Ky., about concerns about the legality of drone strikes against U.S. citizens overseas.
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The Daily Show: 2/6/13 in :60 Seconds

Jay Carney addresses a leaked drone legal memo, Parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, and Ed Whitacre remembers his time at General Motors. Watch n...
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Republicans Put More Emphasis on U.S. Being No. 1 Militarily

Republicans Put More Emphasis on U.S. Being No. 1 Militarily | Politics of the USA | Scoop.it
Republicans (80%) are much more likely than Democrats (48%) to say it is important that the U.S. be No. 1 in the world militarily. Independents' views (62%) reflect Americans' views overall.
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