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The Daily Advance
Douglas Cohn: Obama should deploy troops to border to control crisis
A thought experiment: If winning the Hispanic vote weren't so important to the future of the Democratic and Republican parties, would lawmakers find it easier to pass immigration reform? The answer obviously is yes.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
The Weekly Standard
The Common Core Commotion
It has been five years now since America got the news, or was supposed to: Henceforth our children would enjoy a revolutionary new approach to learning in the public schools, in the form of national educational standards.
Obama Picks Former Recess Appointee for U.S. Labor Board
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Sharon Block to serve on the National Labor Relations Board , the White House said today, potentially re-starting a fight with Republicans over the panel's composition.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Dems: Supreme Court Turned Religious Freedom Law 'On Its Head'
Sen. Barbara Boxer and other Democratic senators spoke out against the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Global Voices Online
Guyana's Foreign Minister Comes Out Swinging After the US...
See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.
Do You Agree, Brian? Williams Says Shevardnadze 'Admitted That...
On Monday evening's NBC Nightly News, host Brian Williams used a perhaps revealing verb to describe a belief held by former Soviet foreign minister and Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze, who died on Monday at 86. It would be good to look back and learn how Shevardnadze came to say what he said a decade ago before getting to how Williams framed ... (more)
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Shaheen breaks her own fundraising record, has $5 million in bank before September primary
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., raised a record-setting, $2.8 million over the last three months and has more than twice the campaign war chest as leading Republican candidate Scott Brown.
The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal
Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, did several stints in rehab after crashing his car into a barricade on Capitol Hill in 2006, a headline-making event that revealed the then-US congressman for Rhode Island had been abusing prescription drugs, including the painkiller OxyContin.
Stars and Stripes
MRAPs, protecting GIs and effective procurement
Put another way, has the $45 billion to $50 billion invested in purchasing some 25,000 MRAPs - mine-resistant, ambush-protected troop-carrying vehicles - been worth it? Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in speeches and in his book "Duty," pretty well set the public version of the story.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
The Republican who has followed Ted Kennedy's path
It's a story that's been told before. After a failed bid for the White House, the long-serving senator returned to Capitol Hill.
NamesMFA acquires Jamie Wyeth portait of JFK
We've been looking forward for some time to the upcoming retrospective of Jamie Wyeth at the Museum of Fine Arts, fans as we are of Wyeth's unique brand of realism.
New numbers in cash battle in key Senate showdown
With four months to go until the midterm elections, the Democratic senator in a crucial contest that could decide the balance of power in the Senate, has just over $5 million in her campaign warchest.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Candidate Martha Coakley has turned over a new leaf
Martha Coakley acts like a different candidate than she did in 2010. Always considered well-informed and well-versed on the issues, she's now a little more glib, a little chattier, a little more engaging and comfortable when on the stump.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
What you need to know about Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom Restoration Act
This week's Hobby Lobby decision has brought the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that most people never knew existed, into the spotlight.
Cape Cod Times
Blackout: July 3, 1967
Forty-seven years ago, a massive blackout plunged the Cape into darkness for eight hours.
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ItA s a story thatA s been told before. After a failed bid for the White House, the long-serving senator returned to Capitol Hill.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
For Romney, this endorsement's close to home
When former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts began to seriously think about launching a campaign for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire, "one of the first calls he made to talk about running was to Gov. Mitt Romney," a close advisor to Brown tells CNN.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
James Taranto Notes the New York Times' Inconsistency: "Three...
"Three years ago the Supreme Court threw away decades of precedent and watered down the religious liberty of all Americans.
Hobby Lobby: Government Can't Violate Religious Liberties Willy-Nilly
By now you've no doubt heard that the Supreme Court ruled corporations can fire women who use birth control and that religion trumps all other values in constitutional jurisprudence.
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "July 1
2002 -Federal district judge Jed S. Rakoff rules that the federal death penalty is unconstitutional.