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Italian government wins confidence vote (Roundup)

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 2 2013, 3:12pm CDT | by IANS

Italian government wins confidence vote (Roundup)
Rome, Oct 3 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta Wednesday won a vote of confidence at the Senate, securing his troubled government's survival, with former premier Silvio Berlusconi making an about face on his decision to vote against the government.
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Georgia Democrats Urge Residents 'To Prevent Another Ferguson' By Voting Early

Oct 21 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Georgia's Democratic party has a message for voters: Cast your ballot early if you don't want to see a repeat of the fatal shooting of a black, unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo. "If you want to prevent another Ferguson in their," says a mailer distributed by the group which was, first reported in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Accompanying the text is a picture of two young children holding up " ...
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The Great Midterm Divide - Ronald Brownstein - The Atlantic

Oct 21 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

It’s an obvious problem for Democrats—and perhaps an even larger one for ...
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Britain sends drones to fly over Syria
London, Oct 22 (IANS) The British defence ministry Tuesday confirmed that unmanned drones would fly in surveillance missions over Syria. | by IANS
Tahirul Qadri ends protest in Islamabad
Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri ended his sit-in protest Tuesday, only to restart its new stage in December in the port city of Karachi. | by IANS
Palestine seeks UN action to end Israeli occupation
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) A Palestinian envoy to the UN Tuesday called on the UN Security Council to support its initiative to end Israel's occupation within a time frame and protect the Palestinians. | by IANS

The Latest in Progressive Ideas at Election Time

Oct 20 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Note to fellow citizens: I found these interesting suggestions lying around -- what do you think? Principles The conscience of the people, in a time of grave national problems, should call into being a new party, born of the Nation's awakened sense of justice, dedicated to maintain government of the people, by the people and for the people. In accordance with the needs of each generation the people must u ...
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Democrats Moving Money to Long-Shot Senate Races

Oct 20 2014 11:12am CDT | Source: Newsmax - Politics

Democrats are starting to pour money into races initially considered long-shots as vulnerable incumbents show signs of falling behind R ...
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Black lawmakers anchor Democratic Southern voter push

Oct 19 2014 9:42pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

Lawmakers invoke Obama to motivate black voters to help Democratic Senate candidates.     ...
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Black Voters Key to Democrats Holding Senate

Oct 19 2014 4:13am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted 'crushing Democratic losses across the country' if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls," the New York Times reports. Wrote pollster Cornell Belcher: "African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to ...
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Democrats’ Hopes to Gain in House Fade

Oct 14 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: NYT-Politics

The party is giving up efforts to unseat Republicans in several races to focus its money and effort on protecting its embattled ...
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Obama snubs 'Obama' school during fundraising trip

Oct 14 2014 7:41am CDT | Source: WND

(NEW YORK POST) President Obama will be just five minutes away from the first school in the nation named in his honor, but he can’t step away from his deep-pocketed pals at a Democratic Party fund-raiser on Long Island to visit its students, parents at the school say. When officials at the Barack Obama Elementary School in Hempstead, LI, learned three weeks ago that the president would be in town this week for an up-to-$5,000-per-head fund-raiser for the Democratic National Committee at ...
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