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'No Evidence' National Security Imperiled

'No Evidence' National Security Imperiled | United States Politics | Scoop.it

President Obama today said he has seen "no evidence" that U.S. national security was jeopardized.

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The public defender: Overworked and understaffed

The public defender: Overworked and understaffed | United States Politics | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A national study of the Rhode Island Public Defenders' Office has found "profound and dramatic understaffing" that leaves lawyers laboring under excessive workloads and unable to dedicate the recommended time to many cases, including those in which defendants are facing up to life behind bars. 
The study — named The Rhode Island Project: A Study of the Rhode Island Public Defender System and Attorney Workload Standards — documents staggering

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Everything You Need to Know About the GOP Tax-Overhaul Plan

Everything You Need to Know About the GOP Tax-Overhaul Plan | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Here are key changes to U.S. tax law for individuals and businesses that have emerged from the final Republican bill that’s headed for votes in the House and Senate next week.Individual Tax Rates
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Former Coworker 'Stunned' After MPR Fires Garrison Keillor

Former Coworker 'Stunned' After MPR Fires Garrison Keillor | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Sue Scott acted on "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor for 24 year
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Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army’s Star Quarterback of Rape

Cadet Run Out of West Point After Accusing Army’s Star Quarterback of Rape | United States Politics | Scoop.it
He was cleared by the school and the Army—and became captain of the football team. She says she was shamed by fellow cadets and disrespected by the academy’s leaders.
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Deal is sealed: Officials sign local agreement with Foxconn for $10B manufacturing complex

Deal is sealed: Officials sign local agreement with Foxconn for $10B manufacturing complex | United States Politics | Scoop.it
MOUNT PLEASANT -- Foxconn executives and officials from Racine County and Mount Pleasant signed a local development agreement that seals the deal on the company's $10 billion manufacturing complex.
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New Cold War? Iran Sends Warships to Gulf of Mexico

New Cold War? Iran Sends Warships to Gulf of Mexico | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Iran is looking to project its military power and establish ties abroad at a time when the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia have tried to isolate it.
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Tiffany Koehler | WI | Tiffany For Assembly

Tiffany Koehler | WI | Tiffany For Assembly | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Tiffany Koehler is a candidate for the Wisconsin's 58th assembly district. This district serves, West Bend, Slinger, Richfield, and Jackson.
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Paul Ryan: "Identity politics has gotten out of control in our country"

Paul Ryan: "Identity politics has gotten out of control in our country" | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The House speaker was reacting to President George W. Bush's remark a day earlier in which he said "bigotry seems emboldened"
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"This is an industry that's out of control"

"This is an industry that's out of control" | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A high-level DEA whistleblower says drug distributors knew they were fueling the opioid epidemic by shipping large quantities of the addictive medications to pain clinics and rogue pharmacies
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Tweet from New York Attorney General Schneiderman

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San Juan mayor: Trump is a 'hater-in-chief'

San Juan mayor: Trump is a 'hater-in-chief' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump Thursday, saying "rather than being a commander-in-chief, he's like a hater-in-chief."
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GOP's Collins not running for governor, will stay in Senate

GOP's Collins not running for governor, will stay in Senate | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she's staying out of the governor's race because she believes she can do more good for Maine by staying in Washington.
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Planned Parenthood opening a new abortion clinic in Milwaukee

Planned Parenthood opening a new abortion clinic in Milwaukee | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The clinic will be the first such center the group has opened in Wisconsin in more than a decade.
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The 11 worst cities for homeowners if the GOP tax plan passes

The 11 worst cities for homeowners if the GOP tax plan passes | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The Republican tax bill proposes capping property tax deductions for homeowners at $10,000.
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The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages and Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened

The U.S. Media Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages and Now Refuses All Transparency Over What Happened | United States Politics | Scoop.it
How did ”multiple sources” all innocently feed the same false information to multiple media outlets? The refusal of CNN and MSNBC to say only compounds the damage they have caused.
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Garrison Keillor says MPR wrong to dismiss him without investigation

Garrison Keillor says MPR wrong to dismiss him without investigation | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The president of Minnesota Public Radio told employees the decision to cut ties with Garrison Keillor resulted from "multiple allegations."
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Microwave weapon could fry North Korean missile controls, say experts

Microwave weapon could fry North Korean missile controls, say experts | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The U.S. has microwave missiles that could fry the electronics of North Korea's missiles and control systems.
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Report: Robin Vos confronted John Kasich over Wisconsin redistricting position

Report: Robin Vos confronted John Kasich over Wisconsin redistricting position | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos swore at Ohio Gov. John Kasich and accused him of betraying the Republican Party, according to a report in New York Magazine.
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How The Clinton Campaign And DNC Are Connected To The Trump Dossier

How The Clinton Campaign And DNC Are Connected To The Trump Dossier | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The 35-page dossier alleges the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
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Robin Vos: GOP senators who struck budget deal with Scott Walker are "terrorists"

Robin Vos: GOP senators who struck budget deal with Scott Walker are "terrorists" | United States Politics | Scoop.it
"That's what they are," Vos said in a WISN-TV interview that aired Sunday morning. "You don't hold somebody hostage for your own personal needs."
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Town Hall Meetings - Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

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Opioid law draws scrutiny after Trump's pick for drug czar steps aside

Opioid law draws scrutiny after Trump's pick for drug czar steps aside | United States Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's pick to be the nation's drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., withdrew from consideration Tuesday after news reports focused attention on his role in pushing legislation that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration's power to investigate bulk shipments of prescription opioids. Adding to the backlash, some members of Congress now say they will try t
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Latest N. Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site-experts

Latest N. Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site-experts | United States Politics | Scoop.it

A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea's nuclear test base likely mean the country's sixth and largest blast has destabilised the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.

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American Woman and Family Held for 5 Years in Afghanistan Freed From Militants

American Woman and Family Held for 5 Years in Afghanistan Freed From Militants | United States Politics | Scoop.it
An American woman, her Canadian husband and three children were held for five years in Afghanistan by a Taliban faction, the Haqqani network.
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Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces

Trump to end key ACA subsidies, a move that will threaten the law’s marketplaces | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The decision on payments to help lower-income consumers could prompt health insurers to stop offering coverage.
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