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  1. The Riverfront Times 2014 News QuizRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | River Front Times

    ... alternative names were also considered for the bridge? 6. Missouri State Representative Courtney Allen Curtis, a Democrat from Berkeley, introduced a bill to make what the official greeting of Missouri? 8. The ALS Association's social-media ...


  2. Radio is Sweatin' to the Oldies at 9 am EtRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Today's "encore performance" of the show features the December 19, 2013 episode . Man, life was really weird a year ago.


  3. Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Michael Grimm pleads guilty but won't leave the HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Swing State Project

    ... Cheri Bustos is takes a very early look at Kirk's chances. In a hypothetical match with Duckworth, they give the Democrat a 46-45 lead. However, against outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn, Kirk dominates 55-36. Quinn's name has occasionally been thrown around ...


  4. Dave Camp drops a tax reform bill on his way out the doorRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... committee in 2011, Camp, 61, set his sights on enacting major legislation. It didn't matter that there was a Democrat in the White House, or that tea-party conservatives had yanked his own House GOP conference far to the right. Camp said he believed ...


  5. Obama Attorney General Nominee: Executive Amnesty - Well-Reasoned'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    According to a Politico report , Loretta Lynch, who is a U.S. attorney in New York, told Sen. Lindsey Graham during a recent meeting that Obama's executive amnesty was "well-reasoned," agreeing with the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel. After meeting with Lynch, Sen. Richard Blumenthal also said Lynch "supports the president's executive order, as do I," according to Politico.


  6. What you need to know about Rep. Michael Grimm's guilty pleaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday |

    Below is everything you need to know about Grimm and what's next for the congressman. Grimm pleaded guilty to felony tax fraud after pleading not guilty to all 20 federal charges against him in April.


  7. MF Global Holdings to pay $1.21B in restitutionRead the original story

    Tuesday | MyFoxNY

    MF Global Holdings Ltd. must pay $1.21 billion to reimburse customers for losses sustained when the brokerage firm failed in 2011. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Wednesday that a New York court requires the payment to ensure claims of customers of its subsidiary, MF Global Inc., are paid.


  8. Last-minute holiday gift ideas for Illinois' top 10 politiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 22 |

    If you had to come up with some last-minute holiday gift ideas for Illinois' politicians, what would they be? Reboot Illinois elves have been hard at work, developing a list of some decent gifts for the state's top 10 politicians. Among their interesting ideas were Jenga for House Speaker Michael Madigan, ivory soap for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a box of Cuban cigars for U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk to re-gift to his colleague, Dick Durbin.


  9. Red Arrow Park decision demonstrates need for additional reformsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | OnMilwaukee

    Joint statement from Common Council members Ashanti Hamilton, Russell W. Stamper II, Milele A. Coggs, Willie C. Wade and Jose G. Perez: With the district attorney's decision today not to pursue charges in the police shooting of Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park, we once again offer up our deepest condolences to Mr. Hamilton's family. They have suffered great pain in their eight-month wait for answers, and today's decision provides them with no comfort.


  10. Unions make push to recruit protected immigrantsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 22 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Unions across the U.S. are reaching out to immigrants affected by President Barack Obama's recent executive action, hoping to expand their dwindling ranks by recruiting millions of workers who entered the U.S. illegally. Labor leaders say the president's action, which curbs deportation and gives work permits to some 4 million immigrants, will give new protection to workers who have been reluctant to join for fear of retaliation. 3 comments

  11. When Governors Were Mere "Local Figures"Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2014 | The Washington Monthly

    One of the hardiest cliches of American politics is that we vastly prefer former governors to former Members of Congress as presidential timber. Some of this has to do with the 9 former governors of New York who have obtained major-party presidential nominations, mostly during the century or so when New York was both the largest and most politically marginal state.


  12. 10. Citrus greening progressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2014 | Packer

    In 2014, the fresh produce industry continued its efforts to fight citrus greening with government and industry funding for research and education along with programs to detect and contain Asian citrus psyllids. California and Florida lawmakers are lauding bipartisan efforts to secure the funding that is included in the broad budget deal supported by leaders in both chambers, according to separate news releases from the legislators.


  13. Effective oversight of the CIA depends on CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    In a recent piece here on The Monkey Cage, Michael Colaresi discussed the need for change in oversight of the CIA and by extension the entirety of the intelligence community. He suggests that in the wake of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture issued Dec. 9, "current and former CIA officials, as well as President Obama, seem bent on missing the relevant lessons to improve governance of national security.


  14. Rep. Michael Grimm apologizes for tax evasion, but vows to stay in officeRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | CBS News

    ... Nancy Pelosi said, "Speaker Boehner must insist that Congressman Grimm resign immediately." She was the first Democrat to do so. A 20-count federal indictment was handed down against Grimm in April. The former FBI agent and Marine said at the time ...


  15. Probe fails to link IRS scandal to White HouseRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | San Mateo Daily Journal

    ... it affected the committee's fact-finding obligations," the report said. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, said Issa did not share the report with Democrats before releasing it, "bypassing the normal ... 12 comments

  16. Cuomo tops de Blasio 4-1 as top Dem in New York, poll findsRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | Empire State News

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo tops Mayor Bill de Blasio 74 16 percent among New York State voters, including 67 25 percent among New York City voters, as the "more influential Democrat," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Gov. Cuomo leads Mayor de Blasio 75 19 percent among Democrats, 84 7 percent among Republicans and 72 15 percent among independent voters, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll finds.


  17. Jack Kelly:Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

    The assassination of John F. Kennedy was fostered by the "climate of hate" created by conservative critics of the president in Dallas, many liberals said. Sarah Palin's "inflammatory rhetoric" was to blame for the shooting in Tucson in January, 2011, in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz, was severely wounded, and six who'd come to hear her were killed, many liberals said.


  18. The Top 10 local stories of 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Yes, kiddos, we're coming to the close of another year. I love lists, so we'll take this time to countdown the top stories of 2014, before people head off into their vacation caves until New Year's.


  19. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton urges protestors to articulate a visionRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago |

    ARLINGTON, Va. There's a lingering and certainly learned notion that strikes Del.


  20. Mass. leading way on climate changeRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    It's hours past midnight, on what was supposed to have been the final day of the UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru. I'm sitting in the still-ongoing negotiations plenary.