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As expected…The White House Punts Again on the Keystone Pipeline…

Politically, it seems like a great idea, since kicking Keystone down the road — probably long past November — is better than an outright rejection for vulnerable oil-state Democrats, whose voters love the proposed project. And it keeps environmentalists at bay, boosting hopes that President Barack Obama might still swing their way.

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Republicans will Continue to beat the deadhorse of Obamacare…

What do you do with the eight million Americans who now have insurance on the exchanges, and with the 24 million Americans who are projected to be on the exchanges by 2017 (the next time there’s the possibility of a GOP president)? What about the millions more who have insurance via expanded Medicaid or via their parents’ insurance?

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Jews in the East Ukraine told to identify themselves…

Jewish residents of one city in east Ukraine were issued a flier instructing them to identify themselves, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, signaling that Russia’s growing military presence in the region could spark a new wave of anti-Semitism in the former Soviet bloc……

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Under its New Head…The NYPD has disbanded it’s spying on the Muslim community…

To many Muslims, the squad, known as the Demographics Unit, was a sign that the police viewed their every action with suspicion. The police mapped communities inside and outside the city, logging where customers in traditional Islamic clothes ate meals and documenting their lunch-counter conversations…..

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Healthcare Insurers jump at the Affordable Healthcare Program….

Health insurers got their first taste of Obamacare this year. And they want seconds.

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That Obama data operation doesn’t translate for everyone….

“People read about the Obama juggernaut,” said Tom Bonier, co-founder and partner of Clarity Campaign Labs, a data-analytics firm that works with Democratic campaigns. “If you’re a state legislative caucus director … you look at that and say, ‘In no way is that anything that we could possibly do.’”

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Healthcare Premiums are projected to be Lower than expected….

Coverage through the law will cost the federal government about $5 billion less than expected this year. And overall, the law’s 10-year cost for the coverage provisions is pegged at $1.383 trillion — $104 billion less than prior calculations. Both figures are lower than prior estimates mostly because the CBO and JCT anticipate premium subsidies being smaller.

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The Washington Post & The Guardian get Pulitzer’s for Snowden spilling the beans on the NSA….

The question of whether to reward reporting associated with Snowden had loomed over board members for weeks leading up to the announcement:….

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A Pretty double amputee IS ‘Dancing With the Stars’……

“We have Wonder Woman in this room, I’m telling you!” gushed Bruno Tonioli, one of the show’s judges, after [Amy ] Purdy and Hough entwined themselves in more ways than you’d think possible throughout a steamy, ingeniously choreographed cha-cha on the season’s first episode…..

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Could Democrats go positive for the midterms Governor’s elections?…

Democrats are in danger of losing control of the Senate and taking control of the House seems virtually beyond reach in the 2014 election cycle but gubernatorial races are another story. In those races Democrats look poised to claim a few victories.

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Army West Pointers will have no War to Command troops in right now…

After all? They have been trained to be warriors…. To lead in combat for most of them, as others in service academy’s for the Air Force, Navy  and Even the Coast Guard…. But American war fighting in the Middle East …

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Texas Gov Rick Perry lawyers up in veto probe…..

Gov. Rick Perry has retained a high-profile Austin defense lawyer to represent him in a criminal investigation…..

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About the Money in College Sports…..

At Northwestern, where players are considering unionizing, football and basketball are the only two sports bringing in cash — and no small amount, either. The Illinois school’s football program collects $8.4 million in profits annually, while basketball nabs $3.9 million per year, according to FindTheBest…..

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Cruz, Paul and Huckabee do New Hampshire….

Mr. Paul offered up his message of making the Republican Party more ecumenical by reaching out to Americans who feel conservatives do not look out for them. And in doing so, he offered some blunt advice.

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Conservatives are trying to make Divorces more difficult…..

A legislative movement against divorce may seem like a non-starter in a country where half of married couples avail themselves of this right, but as with legal challenges to Obamacare and the rise of the tea party movement, today’s fringe idea can quickly become tomorrow’s mainstream conservatism.

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6-Year-Old Asks Hillary Clinton ….’Madame’ Or ‘Mrs. President’?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is grilled a lot about a potential 2016 presidential run, but it took a six-year-old to ask what might be the most obvious question of all.

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