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Suspicious letter sent to White House

Source: Politics Balla | May 30 2013, 12:40pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Suspicious letter sent to White House
Washington, May 30 (IANS) A suspicious letter similar to the one sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted at the White House mail room, a media report said Thursday.
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Washington Voters Will Weigh Competing Gun Control Measures On Heels Of School Shooting

Oct 24 2014 3:18pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A shooting at a suburban Washington state high school on Friday is likely to intensify an already heated debate over two competing state ballot measures related to gun background checks, both of which will go before voters on Nov. 4. Information on the shooting was still emerging Friday afternoon, but multiple reports describe a lone gunman opening fire on the school cafeteria at Marysville Pilchuck High School, in Ma ...
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‘Biking While Black’ Can Get You A Criminal Summons In New York City

Oct 23 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Shutterstock The New York Police Department’s record of targeting people of color is well documented. Under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, 87 percent of people stopped under the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program were black or Latino. Black men between the ages of 14 and 24 were stopped so frequently that there were actually more police stops of young black men than there are young black men in New York Ci ...
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The Nativist Roots Of Ebola Hysteria

Oct 21 2014 10:35am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

After the first documented case of Ebola in the United States spread from the victim Thomas Duncan to two health workers in Dallas, Texas, some lawmakers proposed that the U.S. halt flights stemming from the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola. Others conflated the issue of border security with Ebola-stricken terrorists and unaccompanied child migrants crossing the border, recycling an age-old nativism narrative that highlights public health concerns as a reason to ...
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North Carolina Showdown Could Be Most Expensive Ever

Oct 20 2014 2:39am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina's U.S. Senate race one of America's first $100 million contests," the Charlotte Observer reports. "Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis to keep scrambling for dollars in the campaign's final two wee ...
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$100 million: Most expensive Senate race ever?

Oct 19 2014 8:52pm CDT | Source: WND

(CHARLOTTE OBSERVER) — From the Koch brothers and Art Pope to George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, wealthy donors are making North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race one of America’s first $100 million contests. Outside groups continue to flood the state with ads and accusations, forcing Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis to keep scrambling for dollars in the campaign’s final two weeks. Money spent or committed in the race is poised to top $103 mil ...
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NYC Poised To End School Cellphone Ban

Oct 13 2014 11:43am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is preparing to end its ban on cellphones in schools, dooming an industry that sprang up near dozens of schools where teens could park their phones in a van for a dollar a day. Mayor Bill de Blasio -- apparently the first mayor to have a child in New York City public schools while in office -- promised to end the ban during his campaign and acknowledged last month that his own son brings a phone to Brooklyn Technical High School. He ...
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Onslaught of super PAC ads a hot subject in Iowa Senate debate

Oct 11 2014 9:18pm CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

DAVENPORT, Iowa — If you were looking for a sign of how much outside money is shaping politics these days, Saturday night’s Senate debate in Iowa provided a doozy. In an hour-long debate here, Rep. Bruce Braley (D) and state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) spent a full 11 minutes rebutting attacks aired on television from various super PACs and other outside groups. Braley was asked if he and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) were “buddies.” Ernst was ...
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Success Academy Charter Schools Has Lobbyists in DC, Records Show

Oct 9 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- Success Academy, the high-profile chain of charter schools famous for its clashes with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), is taking its fight beyond the nation's largest school system. After a tumultuous year, filings show that Success is being represented by lobbyists in Washington. The charter school network, the largest in New York City, has been a polarizing force since the city's mayorship changed hands from the charter school ...
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