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Upward of 50,000 Russians come out in Moscow after Putin foe killed…

Tens of thousands of people from a wide range of political parties and movements turned out in central Moscow on Sunday to honor the opposition leader Boris Y. Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday near Red Square. Many of the mourners walked right past the Kremlin walls, holding signs saying “I am not afraid.”

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Walker STILL evasive and wobbly at Club for Growth get together…

“Candidly, I think foreign policy is something that’s not just about having a PhD or talking to PhDs. It’s about leadership,” he said. “I would contend the most significant foreign policy decision in my lifetime was made by a president who was previously a governor. A president who made a decision that wasn’t even about foreign policy. It was in August of 1981, when Ronald Reagan fired the air traffic controllers.”

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Teachers go to court against Federal mandated evaluations….

Most states are using the value-added models to determine how much teachers contribute to their students’ achievement on standardized tests. But only a fraction of teachers teach subjects and grade levels that are tested…..

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New York City Speed Camera location’s and the $$$ thing…

The City of New York has added 51 of the camera’s to its streets….

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The number of Unionized Americans continues to drop….

America’s union-membership rate fell to 11.1% last year from 11.3% in 2013, continuing a decadeslong slide from about 20% 30 years ago. Last year, 19 states had rates above the nation’s 11.1% average.

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Did Republican House Speaker Boehner make a deal with Dem’s that screws his rightwingnuts?

House Democrats signaled Friday that Republicans have cut a deal with them to pass a Homeland Security funding measure next week that would last until Sept. 30.

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Men Who Mine Volcanoes….

Ijen is one of the few volcanic sulfur mines remaining in the world: Mining an active volcano is dangerous work, and there are easier ways to get the chemical.

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Open Thread for February 27, 2015…Jeb Bush gets a Big One…

Today Jeb Bush came on stage and started slowly….

But by the time he left?

He was Ok….

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House Does NOT go along on funding the Homeland Security Department…

As in the past…. House Speaker Boehner simply CANNOT get things within his own party in the House…. With Democrats standing on the side ? The Speaker is stuck… House Republicans on Friday failed to pass their own proposal to …

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GOP Moderates on President Obama’s tussle with their party on Immigration/DHS…Red State

….moderate Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), who’s been urging his colleagues to pass a longer-term clean funding bill without any immigration riders. “I think up to this point, we’ve engaged in an exercise of tactical malpractice. Self-delusion is self-destructive.”

Dent, to be charitable, is an idiot…..

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Scalia of the Supreme’s…We don’t need evolving law….

The U.S. Constitution should be interpreted as the framers wrote it and not with the changing standards of the day, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said during a lecture Thursday hosted by the U.S. Marshals Museum.

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IF Oil per barrel is $48 right now…WTF is gas up .30 cents a gallon?

A couple of months ago the price of oil per barrel was @ $48 also…..

A gallon of gas cost me $2.19 a gallon THEN….

(It was below $2.00 in places)

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Breaking…Senate passes funding for DHS until September….

The Senate on Friday passed a bill to finance the Department of Homeland Security, sending the legislation to the House, which now has just hours to avert a partial shutdown of the agency.

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Senate Minority Leader Democrat Harry Reid is STILL calling the shots…

“He is controlling the agenda,” Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said of Reid. “And he probably will control the agenda if we don’t change the rules.”

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CPAC and GOP primary people are different people…..

In that 2014 CPAC straw poll, won by Sen. Rand Paul, 64% of the voters were younger than 40 years old. That number is markedly different from other figures that gauge Republicans. Looking back to 2012’s early nomination contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, where the votes actually matter, the difference in age breakdowns is striking…..

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Open Thread for February 26, 2015….Scott Walker and Snow…Both will go away?

I’m just happy to have people here talking away in the last few weeks….

I STILL think Scott Walker is gonna flame out….

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