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LGBTs Connect at Netroots Nation
More than 120 LGBT activists, bloggers, organizations, funders, and journalists from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico gathered in Detroit this past week for a day-long discussion about the future of the LGBT movement and ways to effect progressive social change within it and beyond.
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Alabama lawmaker heads up increasingly influential Southern Caucus: Today in state politics
Six months ago, a group of Southern Republican lawmakers met in a Washington, D.C. restaurant to chart a path to take over a number of key House positions.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Poll: Bishop has big lead over McMillin to succeed Rogers in Congress
Former state Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop has a 12-point lead over state Rep. Tom McMillin in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers in Congress - and Bishop's lead expands to 20 points when voters are told that Rogers endorsed him , a new poll shows.
Rogers Says Russia's Military Has Blood on Its Hands
"It would lend one to believe, given everything that we know about the weapons flow back across from Russia into eastern Ukraine that they at least had some part of training, maybe even supervision of this particular weapons system."
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Texas plans to send 1,000 National Guard troops to protect the border
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at an Alabama Republican Party dinner in Birmingham, Ala., Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.
CNN Shows Us How NOT To Cover MH17 Crash
Monday morning was the latter for CNN's Chris Cuomo, who was reporting live from the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed last week.
White House ignoring Congress on key foreign policy decisions
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Monday accused the Obama administration of completely shutting Congress out of major foreign policy decisions, including how to deal with Russia's aggression on the Ukraine border, and the delayed Iran nuclear talks.
Air Force examines anomalies as Musk's Spacex seeks launch work
The Air Force is examining several anomalies that occurred during Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s three civilian space flights as part of its review of billionaire Elon Musk's quest to launch military satellites.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Crain's Detroit Business
Congress pitch: GOP rival's record too taxing
Two Oakland County Republicans hoping to fill the open seat in the 8th Congressional District have spent the past few months trashing each other's records in the state Legislature as the means to do so.
News 4 Jax
Kerry: 'Moment of truth' for Putin
The United States upped pressure on Vladimir Putin on Sunday over his response to the Malaysia Airlines jet shoot-down in eastern Ukraine, with Secretary of State John Kerry noting on CNN that it was a "moment of truth" for the Russian president.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Chamber endorses Rep. Justin Amash's primary challenger
Rep. Justin Amash appears to be leading his primary by double digits, but that didn't keep the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from endorsing his challenger.
Battle cry of the South: Take over House GOP leadership
Once a month for the last six months, a group of House Republicans from the South has gathered for dinner at RT's Restaurant, an old-school Cajun joint across the river from Washington in Alexandria, Va.
New York Post
'Hell to pay' if Russia linked to MH17 crash: Sen. McCain
There will be "incredible repercussions" if it turns out Russian forces or pro-Russian separatists shot down the Malaysian jetliner, Sen. John McCain warned Thursday.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Mom with Cancer, Family Facing Eviction
"I'm just waiting for that big phone call or that check in the mailbox saying 'It's here!'"- Wendy Bergmann, Cancer patient facing Eviction "It's scary not knowing am I gonna be able to pay the rent? Or is the electricity gonna be turned off tomorrow?" she says.
Rep. Rogers defends extrajudicial killing of Americans
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers has repeatedly defended the Obama administration's use of drone strikes, and concluded that Congress has plenty of oversight for the lethal program.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
AL lawmaker pushes for age restriction on pickup bed riders
An Alabama lawmaker wants to keep more teens safe from potential injury or death from accidents involving pickup truck beds.
Christian Science Monitor
Child migrant crisis: Congress gives itself three weeks to find a fix
A young migrant girl waits for a freight train to depart on her way to the US border, in Ixtepec, Mexico, on July 12. Unaccompanied children are being apprehended at the rate of about 200 to 250 a day, according to the US Department of Homeland Security.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Governors express concern about flood of immigrant children
Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Matthews Burwell is meeting with governors about the flood of undocumented children arriving in the U.S. Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images FILE - This June 6, 2013, file photo shows House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in ... (more)
David Gregory To GOP Congressman: ‘Do You Lament The...
Meet the Press moderator David Gregory spoke to Congressman Mike Rogers on Sunday, July 13 and used the opportunity to harass his guest on the subject of immigration in the wake of the ongoing crisis at the border.
Congressmen Divided On Immigration Reform, Migrant Children
It appears the issue of undocumented children from Central America won't be solved any time soon.