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6 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

US widens path to clemency for nonviolent federal drug offenders

The US Justice Department Wednesday widened the path to clemency for nonviolent federal drug offenders with an initiative designed to alleviate longstanding sentencing disparities left over from tough drug laws that disproportionately affected black drug offenders.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Federal Prisons, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Republican

10 hrs ago | Free Republic

WaPo's Rubin: Wanted: Jeb Bush or another grown-up

Jeb Bush once again told a group he is thinking of running for president. The reason interest is high in an undeclared candidate with loud opponents within the GOP is not hard to figure out.

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Related Topix: Jeb Bush, US News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

14 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Rolly: Count My Vote foes give movement an unintended endorsement

Both are strong advocates of keeping the current caucus-convention system of nominating candidates and have been vocal opponents of the Count My Vote movement that would replace the system with direct primaries.

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Related Topix: Utah County, UT, US Politics, US News, John Edwards, US Senate, Republican

18 hrs ago | North Platte Bulletin

Cruz to join Sasse campaign rally in North Platte

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz , who filibustered the U.S. Senate over Obamacare, has endorsed Ben Sasse for the Senate and will join Sarah Palin and others Friday in North Platte for a Sasse rally.

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Related Topix: North Platte, NE, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Republican

20 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal

Obama Flies to Asia Amid Signs of Retrenchment at Home

For eight days starting Wednesday, President Barack Obama will travel around Asia reassuring allies and trading partners that the U.S. remains fully engaged in the world.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican

Yesterday | News Observer

Christensen: US Senate debate reflects fluid race in NC

State House Speaker Thom Tillis, who has been leading in the polls and in fundraising, emerged from the debate largely unscathed despite frequent barbs from Cary physician Greg Brannon, his tea party opponent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, Elizabeth Dole, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Cary, NC, Senator Rand Paul

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Washington Times

FreedomWorks backs Shannon in Okla. race

Tea Party group FreedomWorks, a leading conservative superPAC, announced on Tuesday that it would endorse Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon in his bid to replace retiring Republican Sen. Tom Coburn in the hotly contested Republican primary.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tea Party, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Senator Ted Cruz

Politico

'Bartlet' spotlights prison reform

In a new video posted Tuesday to Brave New Films' YouTube Channel, actor Martin Sheen reprises his role as the fictional president to draw attention to and call for prison reform.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Dick Durbin, US News, Republican

Lincoln Daily News

Qualifications for public office

The Congress is not off the hook either; the democrat led Senate stonewalls any attempt to make the President accountable for his actions of using his 'pen and phone.'

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul

Free Republic

New York Times gives Republicans advantage in Louisiana Senate race

The New York Times latest statistical evaluation of U.S. Senate contests gives Republicans a 64 percent chance of winning the Louisiana seat now held by three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

The Washington Post

Michelle Obama should talk more to teens

My colleague Ed Rogers rightly chastises those complaining about first lady Michelle Obama's selection as a speaker at a high school graduation in Topeka, Kan.

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Related Topix: Michelle Obama, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, World News

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Heritage Foundation

Taxpayer-Backed Loans to Foreign Companies Split Hill's Republicans

With a deadline looming on the future of the taxpayer-funded U.S. Export-Import Bank, congressional Republicans remain split on whether to reauthorize the bank's charter.

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Related Topix: US News, Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Representative Justin Amash, Eric Cantor, US Senate

OpenSecrets

Hot Races 2014: N.C. Senate Primary Pits GOP Groups Against Each Other

Sen. Kay Hagan overturned four decades of precedent when she won her seat as a Democrat in 2008, and Republicans are not happy about it -- especially the eight Republicans vying for the opportunity to challenge her this fall.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

National Public Radio

Obama Seeks Wider Authority To Release Drug Offenders

President Obama signs the Fair Sentencing Act in 2010, as Attorney General Eric Holder and a bipartisan group of senators look on.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Federal Prisons, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Right Wing News

T.W. Shannon - Rising Black Republican Star

He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, Senator Ted Cruz

Law.com

Pressure Builds to Open Attorney Ethics Investigations

Nick Schwellenbach, former Director of Investigations for the Project On Government Oversight , and currently Communications Specialist at U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Ted Stevens, US Senate, Republican, Jon Tester, Democrat, Tom Coburn

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Newsday

Demos, Zeldin battle for GOP slot in congressional race

From left to right: New York State Senator Lee Zeldin and GOP primary candidate for U.S. Congressman George Demos.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Rudy Giuliani, Opinion

The Hill

Tea Party Express leader departs for Bevin campaign

Kremer has held the position since the summer of 2009, and has been involved with the group since its inception earlier that year.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Ted Cruz, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Mitch McConnell

Free Republic

As Goes North Carolina, So go Republican hopes to take over the Senate

To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it's mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that happening are close to zero.

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Related Topix: US News, North Carolina Government, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Washington Examiner

Oklahoma's T.W. Shannon: A fresh black conservative voice

He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives . And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz

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