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House cancels vote on GOP bill to end shutdown

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 15 2013, 9:36pm CDT | by IANS

House cancels vote on GOP bill to end shutdown
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) The US House of Representatives will not vote Tuesday evening after all on the bill prepared earlier in the day by Republican lawmakers to attempt to end the government shutdown, which has been going on since Oct 1 due to the lack of a budget agreement, and avoid a default.
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GOP primary scandal takes 'turn'

Oct 25 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: WND

Chris McDaniel It was a tale of dirty politics in the Mississippi mud. News stories told of alleged “voter irregularities.” Bribes. Lawsuits. Racial politics. Back-alley bargains between party bigwigs designed to drown out the little guy. In the end, the tea-party challenger was left looking on, while the governor’s man coasted to another nomination. But a 4-2 Mississippi Supreme Court ruling on Friday essentially ended GOP challenger Chris McDaniel’s appeal for i ...
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How Conservatives Justify Poll Taxes

Oct 25 2014 10:58am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

During the Obama era, the Republican Party has made the modern revival of the poll tax a point of party dogma. Direct poll taxes have been illegal for 50 years, but the GOP has discovered a workaround. They have passed laws requiring photo identification, forcing prospective voters who lack them, who are disproportionately Democratic and nonwhite, to undergo the extra time and inconvenience of acquiring them. They have likewise fought to reduce early voting hours on nights and weekends, t ...
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US launches 22 air strikes against IS positions in Iraq
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) The US military has carried out 22 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq and one in Syria over the past two days, the US Central Command said Saturday. | by IANS
 
Hispanic leaders give Democrats ultimatum on deportation
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) Hispanic leaders from a dozen US states have delivered an ultimatum to the Democratic Party, threatening to back an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, if Obama administration does not halt deportations of undocumented migrants. | by IANS
 
German national IS fighter killed in Syria
Damascus, Oct 26 (IANS) A German national Islamic State (IS) fighter was killed Saturday during clashes with the Syrian troops in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, media reported. | by IANS
 
 

GOP Cand Hurd: Obama Wants Officials ‘Who Stuck With Him’

Oct 25 2014 9:37am CDT | Source: Big Government

Will Hurd, the Republican candidate for the US House of Representatives in Texas’ 23rd Congressional district argued that President Obama wants voters to “stick with the people who stuck with him,” during the GOP’s Weekly Address on Saturday. Hurd argued that the current administration “spends too much, listens too little, and thinks the answer to every question is more government,” and that a government that fails to “protect our economy, secure our borders, or provide basic services to ...
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GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

Oct 25 2014 3:44am CDT | Source: Townhall's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in... ...
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The Mary Landrieu mindset: Harmful to blacks

Oct 24 2014 6:31pm CDT | Source: WND

Prospects that three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu will return to the U.S. Senate to represent Louisiana for a fourth term are looking increasingly bleak. Sen. Landrieu has good reason to be concerned. One reason is disenchantment among Louisiana’s black population, which amounts to 32 percent of the state – the nation’s second-largest black population percentage-wise. Justification for black disillusionment is eloquently and explosively captured in the ad bei ...
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Miss. Supreme Court rejects Senate candidate's appeal

Oct 24 2014 5:56pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

Chris McDaniel was challenging his GOP primary loss to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran.          ...
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Fact-checking the Iowa Senate race

Oct 24 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: USATODAY

Breaking down the race between Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley and GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst.         ...
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McConnell’s “bipartisan” flop: Bizarrely taking ownership of a GOP political disaster

Oct 24 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: Salon.com

Mitch McConnell says his efforts to privatize Social Security show he's a bipartisan consensu ...
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