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Jeb Bush defends Common Core….

In an address to his education think tank, Bush readily distinguished himself from the rest of the likely field of Republicans with White House aspirations, acknowledging that his support for “Common Core” school standards sets him apart….

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Secret Service Director goes before House Committee and admit’s that his agency had and HAS issues…

Clancy said he has taken several immediate steps to prevent incidents like the fence jumper and other breakdowns in security protocols….

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2016 GOPer’s begin dissing Hillary Clinton….

For Republicans eyeing a run for president in a crowded 2016 field, one measure matters above all others: How they stack up against Hillary Rodham Clinton…..

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Ferguson waits ….

Any day now, a St. Louis County grand jury is expected to announce its decision about whether to indict white Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for shooting unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

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Breaking…President Obama to unveil Immigration Action Thursday…

President Obama will announce Thursday that he will use his executive authority to expand temporary protections to millions of undocumented immigrants, according to several individuals who have been briefed on the decision. Obama will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Friday.

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 11/19/14… California, get ready for some crazy ballot action in 2016

With around 6.5 million votes cast, statutory ballot measures will now only need around 325,000 signatures to qualify (5 percent of the total), compared to over 504,000 under the previous regime, which was keyed to 2010 turnout……

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Have Voter suppression efforts worked?

Most Democrats have the belief that voter suppression IS a Republican effort to win elections….

Republicans say their efforts are to discourage any people from voting….

There Are people trying to gauge what effect, if any, the process has on elections….

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Buffalo hit hard with early snow storm…

Meteorologists say temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below on Tuesday. They say the low temperatures were more reminiscent of January than November….

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FAA rules apply to drones….

The U.S. aviation safety board ruled on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to apply to unmanned aircraft its longstanding regulations against “reckless or careless use” of manned aircraft….

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Breaking…Republicans and Some* Democrats stop the NSA Reform Bill….

The idea of curtailing the ability of the agency to collect data has been a rallying cry after security contractor Edward Snowden , left his job carrying out a trove of secret’s about NSA program’s….And then had that information leaked to the media….

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The most-stolen vehicle in your state…

….. the most-stolen car in the US in 2013 was the Honda Accord….

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Germany’s Merkel talks tough to Russia’s Putin…But looks for a deal on the Ukraine…

Tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats. Russian naval ships showing up as world leaders meet in Australia. Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany telling Russia sternly to play by 21st-century rules — and President Vladimir V. Putin practically spitting fury over Western reaction to his annexation of Crimea……

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Two Palestinian’s kill 4 in a Jerusalem Synagogue

Two Palestinians armed with a gun, knives and axes stormed a synagogue complex in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of West Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, the Israeli police said, killing four rabbis in the middle of their morning prayers…..

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Wendy Davis lost because Texas is actually turning More Red….

In the end, Davis was nearly one million votes short of winning. And she still did better than the rest of the statewide Democratic ticket, including Hispanic State Sen. Letitia Van De Putte, the party’s candidate for lieutenant governor……

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Chris Cillizza Counter’s the Hillary can do well in the South thing…..

Stewart suggests two “buckets” of states that Clinton could make competitive in 2016 that Obama, for a several reasons, couldn’t in 2008 or 2012. The first bucket is Arkansas, Indiana and Missouri. The second contains Arizona and Georgia.

The first bucket of states is ridiculous. The second is plausible — but almost certainly not in 2016.

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‘Some Random Guy In Queens’ seems to be able guess what the Supreme’s will rule over 80% of the time…

Berlove has no formal legal training. Nor does he use statistical analyses to aid his predictions. He got interested in the Supreme Court in elementary school, reading his local paper, the Cincinnati Enquirer. In high school, he stumbled upon a constitutional law textbook.

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