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Aug 10 2014
Hawaii primary: Abercrombie ousted, Schatz slightly ahead
The hard-fought Democratic Senate primary in Hawaii was too close to call early Sunday morning, with the incumbent clinging to a slight lead and residents in a pair of storm-ravaged precincts yet to cast their ballots. With all but two of the state’s 247 precincts reporting, Sen. Brian Schatz had a 1,786-vote advantage over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, 49.4 percent to 48.6 percent, according to ThePolitico
Jan 05 2013
77 percent will pay more in 2013 under deal
The average US worker would pay $679 more in taxes this year under the fiscal cliff deal passed by the Senate early Tuesday morning, while the average member of the top 1 percent of earners would pay $73,633 more, according to Tax Policy Center analysis.Washington Post
May 30 2015
Exclusive: Rand Paul: 'I will force the expiration' of the PATRIOT Act
Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing to allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to expedite debate on a key surveillance bill. In a statement to POLITICO Saturday, Paul warned that he would not consent to any efforts to pass either an extension of current law or the USA Freedom Act, a reform bill passed overwhelmingly by the House earlier thisPolitico
Mar 02 2015
Supreme Court To Weigh Power Of Redistricting Commissions
Take a look at a congressional district map, and it can look like a madman's jigsaw puzzle. The reason is, in part, that the district lines are drawn by state legislators seeking to maximize partisan advantage. It's a process that critics say is responsible for much that's wrong with Washington.
That's why some states have tried setting up independent commissions to draw the map.NPR (Online News)
Oct 26 2012
Wisconsin May Be the New Ohio
In Election 2000, Florida was the decisive state in the Electoral College. In 2004, Ohio was the ultimate battleground that put George W. Bush over the top. This year, it might come down to Wisconsin.Rasmussen Reports
Jul 15 2015
Gerrymandering didn’t make politics this vicious. But vicious politics will soon make gerrymandering so much worse.
It is endlessly suspicious when politicians control the process by which they and their allies are elected. Yet Arizona lawmakers had been battling their own citizens for precisely this power, in a lawsuit that culminated Monday in a 5-4 Supreme Court decision upholding the right of voters — not legislators — to control how electoral districts are drawn.
In 2000, Arizonans voted to takeWashington Post
May 20 2014
Imposing Martial Law, Thai Military Denies Plans for Coup
Citing a century-old law, the head of Thailand’s Army declared what he described as nationwide martial law early Tuesday and urged protesters who have paralyzed the government and blocked elections to “stop their movement.” The order also appeared to apply to pro-government demonstrators who are leading a separate protest.New York Times (News)
Mar 31 2013
Marco Rubio: Reports of immigration deal 'premature'
Sen. Marco Rubio issued an Easter morning statement saying he is ldquoencouragedrdquo by progress in talks on immigration reform but added ldquoReports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature.rdquo The headline of his statement timed for release just before the Sunday talk shows ldquoRubio...Politico
Jul 07 2012
Jobs Report And Politics: The Monthly Spin Cycle
Like any Oval Office incumbent seeking re-election, President Obama would prefer to have the economy exceeding expectations in terms of job creation at this point in the campaign.NPR (Online News)
Jun 15 2012
Mitch McConnell Argues Against More Donor Disclosure, Accuses Obama Of Political Retribution
In a series of speeches and interviews over the past day, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued against adding a further layer of disclosure to the campaign finance system, suggesting that the Obama administration would use it to browbeat political opponents.HuffPost