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Colorado Springs Independent
Halter vs. Lamborn, Ann Zwinger, the death penalty, and abortion
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
US News & World Report
How the Tech Lobby Got Beat
Congress seemed fated to accomplish just a short list of things during this divisive election year, but the failure of patent reform this spring despite bipartisan support has lobbyists of the growing technology industry frustrated - and planning a comeback on the issue in 2015. The push for a new law was fueled by cases of small businesses and tech innovators being drained of their limited budgets by "patent trolls" - entities using patents not to build or improve inventions, but to threaten people with infringement lawsuits to extort settlements as an alternative to expensive litigation.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, October 2, 2014
"The State of the Union" - In order for Fitz to make the biggest impact with his State of the Union address on gun control, Cyrus sets out to recruit a power couple who are influential on the issue. Meanwhile, Mellie's personal struggle gets national attention on "Scandal," THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2 on the ABC Television Network.
The Daily Caller
Minimum Wage Hikes Coming To A Red State Near You?
The minimum wage debate has mainly taken place in liberal-dominated states, but the issue could expand to red states, WHTC reports . When November rolls around, ballot initiatives to consider raising the minimum wage about the national rate of $7.25 an hour are set for Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota.
The Heritage Foundation
The War on Poverty After 50 YearsThe War on Poverty After 50...
In his January 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed, "This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America." In the 50 years since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs.
An Obama challenge: The Syrian rebels
One of the major questions surrounding President Obama's plan to fight the Islamic State is the ability of rebels in Syria. At one time, the Obama administration declined to support rebels of Syria, An Obama challenge: The Syrian rebels One of the major questions surrounding President Obama's plan to fight the Islamic State is the ability of rebels in Syria.
Judd Gregg: A positive agenda for a GOP Congress
We will definitely keep control of the House, and the tide in the Senate is moving strongly in our direction. This is actually not so unusual for the Senate.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Harkin: Other Dems will 'pop up' for 2016
Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Sunday he expects Hillary Clinton to face a primary challenge if she runs for president, but it will be "tough" for another candidate to gain traction against her. His comments, made on CNN's "State of the Union," come as Clinton is set to headline his annual steak fry fundraiser on Sunday.
The Wall Street Journal
Republicans Press for Ground Troops Against Islamic State
Several Republicans on Sunday called on the Obama administration to put U.S. ground forces into the fight against Islamic State, countering the administration's plan to rely on ground forces from countries in the region. "It is our fight.
John Kerry 'Extremely Encouraged' By Pledges Of Military Support Against ISIS
SEPTEMBER 13: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry hold a joint press conference following their meeting in Cairo, Egypt, on September 13, 2014. WASHINGTON, Sept 14 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State militants by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops.
Jay Carney: 'It's Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats'
In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dished out conventional wisdom on State of the Union Sunday morning, which in this case meant diagnosing the Democrats' chances in the upcoming midterms as poor. "It's not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition," Carney said.
Retired generals agree: Air strikes insufficient to confront ISIS
Two retired military generals who've been engaged in efforts to train Iraqi soldiers agreed Sunday that airstrikes alone are "insufficient" to address the growing terrorist threat in the Middle East, and that any effort must include boots on the ground. Retired Army Lt.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
OP-ED: Wow! Talk About Entitlements: Check the FEC
Americans, and likely the whole world, are now being "treated" to what a democracy looks embarrassingly like in the runup to election seasons. This fall, of course, we will elect a whole new House of Representatives But elections often remind us of slogans and issues that keep being repeated.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Maher: Obama's Foes 'Hate Him In a Way They Never Hated...
On the September 9 Charlie Rose show Bill Maher pronounced that Barack Obama " will be treated in history very kindly" because future generations will realize "he's dealing obviously with things that no other president had to ever deal with." When Rose asked Maher if he meant the bad economy and ISIS Maher agreed and then added that because Obama is black his political opponents "hate him in a way they never hated before."
Thu Sep 11, 2014
National Review Online
Abe Fortas and George Hamilton
I recently had occasion to expose the absurdity of Bruce Allen Murphy's assertion, in his cartoonish and incompetent new biography of Justice Scalia, that "draft pieces of legislation," had "revise[d] State of the Union addresses in the Oval Office," had "served as Johnson's secret emissary to the Dominican Republic during a 1965 coup," had discussed with It turns out that there's still more on Fortas.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Obama is making his 10th special address to the nation
President Obama's speech Wednesday on his strategy to defeat the Islamic State is expected to take about 15-to-20 minutes, pretty much the average for these types of addresses. This is Obama's 10th stand-alone Obama is making his 10th special address to the nation President Obama's speech Wednesday on his strategy to defeat the Islamic State is expected to take about 15-to-20 minutes, pretty much the average for these types of addresses.
A President Who Ran Promising Peace Cautiously Declares War
Never has a declaration of war been so cautious. Never has an American president spent so much time talking about what the declaration doesn't mean and left so many questions about what it does mean.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Minimum Wage Hikes: 4 Ways to Prepare Now
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama urged Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. Since then, 10 states have voted to increase their minimum wages, and many more states, counties, towns and individual businesses plan to raise, or discuss raising, their hourly employees' pay rates in the coming years.
White Plains CitizeNetReporter
Some 700 Fill WPHS Auditorium to Comment on the French American School of New York Project.
The Common Council listened to speaker after speaker. Here the always passionate Dan Seidel beseeches the Council to vote the proposal down.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Dems do damage control on immigration
Democrats are in damage-control mode in the wake of the White House decision to postpone executive action on immigration until after November's elections. Immigrant rights advocates on and off Capitol Hill are up in arms over the delay, leading to Democratic concerns that the decision will alienate Hispanic and other immigrant voters - who tend to side with the Democrats - at the polls in November.