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The Daily Beast
To Be Totally FrankBy Lloyd Grove
Not for nothing did Barney Frank inspire a biography called The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
StephenCLE's 2014 Senate Baseline
It's that time of the year again. With spring in the air and primary election season right around the corner its time for me to make my initial ratings of all Senate, House, and Gubernatorial races.
Youngest Person to Be Prosecuted for Terrorism in U.S. Gets 5-Year Sentence
Talks aimed at easing the crisis in Ukraine have produced an agreement calling for pro-Russian groups to surrender government buildings in the eastern part of the country.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
University of Massachusetts Amherst
New Poll: Approval Differs for State's Two Senators
Senator Elizabeth Warren currently garners much stronger approval ratings among Massachusetts' voters than fellow freshman Democratic Senator Edward Markey, according to a new UMass Poll released today by the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Million-Dollar Donors Strengthen American Unity Super PAC
Two million-dollar hedge fund donors are helping to strengthen a Super PAC for the 2014 elections.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
a US facing intelligence 'black hole' over Ukraine events
The United States is facing an intelligence 'black hole' over what is happening in Ukraine in the last few month, and not feeling able to judge the events clearly resort to shrill response and rhetoric, Oxford University historian Mark Almond told RT.
Union threatens Dem House members on anti-Keystone vote
Democratic House members are being squeezed by pro and anti Keystone pipeline advocates and the issue threatens to throw a monkey wrench into the 2014 mid term election.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone
A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
TrueSpeak President: Romney - 'New Reagan' for 2016
Now that President Barack Obama is in the spotlight for his foreign policy fiascos in Russia, Libya, Syria and Egypt, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stepped up and is reminding Americans how correct his own instincts were in these and many other foreign and domestic issues during the 2012 presidential campaign.
Sunshine State News
David Jolly Rematch Aside, Alex Sink Helps Gwen Graham and Debbie Wasserman Schultz
As she contemplates running against newly elected U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., in a rematch of last month's special congressional election, former state CFO Alex Sink is repeating much of the same lines she used in her past campaign.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
Watch The Wonderful Moment When Stephen Colbert Explained His 'Idiot' Character To John Kerry
Talking Points Memo editor Josh Marshall has added to the collection of rare clips showing what Stephen Colbert is like out of the character he plays on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."
Shaheen touts fundraising as Brown enters race
Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts will tout his Granite State roots Thursday as he formally launches a Republican bid for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Letter: Palestinians foil Kerry's good effort
A lead article on the front page of the April 4 Eagle reports that: "Kerry's frustration over talks boil over."
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Foster's Daily Democrat
Brown to announce Senate bid in Ports.
Scott Brown will be in the Port City Thursday evening kicking off his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
Pacific Daily News
Demonizing skeptics is unscientific
Finally, someone has come up with a way to settle the debate over climate change: Put the people on the wrong side of the argument in cages.
John McCain blasts John Kerry in heated Senate hearing
While they were once known for crossing party lines to work together on foreign policy, whatever friendship John McCain and John Kerry had in the past seems now to be finally and completely dead.
Payvand News of Iran
Reading Ukraine in Tehran and Tel Aviv
Israeli academics have recently provided a case study of how Israel and Iran may say and do much the same thing, but Iran alone will be criticized for it.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
's Gut Check for April 7, 2014
TENSION MOUNTS OVER EAST UKRAINE ... Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday that the U.S. has been watching "with great concern" events unfolding in eastern Ukraine over the last 48 hours.
The Baltimore Sun
Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man - Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone - had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of President Richard M. Nixon.
Brown to formally jump into Senate race
The former senator from Massachusetts, who's been moving closer and closer to running for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire, formally tosses his hat into the ring at a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday, CNN confirmed Monday morning.