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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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Billionaire gun grabbers get their way

Nov 5 2014 12:00am CST | Source: WND

Five billionaires poured millions of dollars into promoting the nation’s toughest firearm background check law in Washington state and rung up a big success for gun control. Voters in Washington handily approved the ballot measure while defeating a competing initiative that would have prevented any background checks not authorized by the federal government. Ballot initiative 594 will trigger a background check on alm ...
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Washington State Gun Control: Voters Approve Ballot Initiative To Expand Background Checks

Nov 4 2014 11:02pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Voters in Washington state chose to advance a ballot initiative on Tuesday that will expand background checks for guns and effectively close what is known as the "gun show loophole." Initiative 594, which passed with 60 percent of the vote, mandates background checks on all gun sales and transfers, including at gun shows and online. The measure makes exceptions for weapons transferred within families and for the purchase of antique guns. The passa ...
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Tehran, Nov 24 (IANS) Iran and six world powers would now look to negotiate a "political agreement" as a comprehensive deal by the Nov 24 deadline would be "impossible", Iranian officials said. | by IANS
 
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Israeli cabinet pushes to make country 'Jewish state' by law
Jerusalem, Nov 24 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet approved a bill Sunday, which enshrines in law that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish people and that this right is unique to them. | by IANS
 
 

Robin Kelly Defeats Eric Wallace In Illinois House Race

Nov 4 2014 10:53pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) was re-elected to serve as the representative for Illinois' 2nd congressional district on Tuesday. Kelly defeated Republican Eric Wallace. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Kelly won a special election for the seat last year after Jesse Jackson, Jr. resigned amid a federal investigation into his campaign finances. Jackson eventually pled guilty to charges that he used campaign funds for persona ...
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CA School Superintendent Race Is State's Most Expensive

Nov 4 2014 12:39pm CST | Source: Big Government

An inner split within the Democratic Party has gone public, as the race for the post of California state superintendent of public instruction is pitting labor groups, notably the nations’ teachers’ unions, against education-reform supporters.  Tom Torlakson, the current superintendent, opposes the Vergara decision that ruled California’s teacher tenure and seniority laws as unconstitutional, thus eliciting support from the California Teachers Association and its union fr ...
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Who's Buying the Midterm Elections? A Bunch of Old White Guys

Nov 3 2014 9:09am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

Paul Singer, a New York hedge fund manager, as he exits a vehicle in New York, Nov. 1, 2007. (Photo: Rob Bennett / The New York Times) This is the year of the mega-donor: just forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle. Super PACs, meanwhile, are outspending the national parties. The list of would-be kingmakers includes Tom Steyer, the former hedge- ...
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Who's Buying the Midterm Elections? A Bunch of Old White Guys

Nov 3 2014 9:09am CST | Source: Truthout Stories

Paul Singer, a New York hedge fund manager, as he exits a vehicle in New York, Nov. 1, 2007. (Photo: Rob Bennett / The New York Times) This is the year of the mega-donor: just forty-two people are responsible for nearly a third of Super PAC spending in the 2014 election cycle. Super PACs, meanwhile, are outspending the national parties. The list of would-be kingmakers includes Tom Steyer, the former hedge-fund manager who’s poured out $73 million to elect environmentally friendly ...
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Bloomberg cash fuels 'ground zero' election for gun rights

Nov 1 2014 6:48pm CDT | Source: WND

The strict state gun-control law enacted in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting is at the center of Connecticut’s hotly contested governor’s race, raising the election to a national profile as outside groups inject large infusions of cash. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy signed the law in April 2013 requiring background checks and banning many models of assault-style weapons and large ammunition magazines ...
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Are Millionaire-Funded State-Level Initiatives the Next Phase of Gun Control?

Nov 1 2014 1:13pm CDT | Source: Big Government

After failing to secure gun control at the Supreme Court, the U.S. Congress, and the vast majority of state legislatures around the country, are millionaire and billionaire-funded state-level initiatives the next phase of gun control? Think about it: Just days after the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook attack, Democrats began pushing ammunition magazine capacity bans and an "assault weapons" ban that included a ...
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