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The Black vote WILL be important for Democrats come November….

If Democrats win this November, black voters will probably represent a larger share of the winning party’s supporters in important states than at any time since Reconstruction. Their influence is not just a product of the Senate map. It also reflects the collapse in Southern white support for Democrats, an increase in black turnout and the reversal of a century-long trend of black outmigration from the South….

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A finger pointed at America on the current illegal migrant problem…

The Huffington Post features a piece which points to US anti-Drug and Drug dependance as one of the underlying reasons that violence has broken out in the countries in South America that children and others are fleeing….

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Should the NFL have a London Pro Football Team?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft would like to see the league to take its relationship with London to the next level — and relatively soon.

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Having a VIP with a protection detail isn’t That bad for most….

“It gives a sense of security,” said Eric Mielants, who considered buying an alarm system for his house around the corner from Mr. Holder, but instead decided to count on the attorney general’s detail. “It’s never a bother, really. Quite the opposite.”

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Thor to be Woman in new Comic Book….

It’s currently unclear who exactly is filling the role of Thor going forward, as the original character wasn’t gender-swapped. Goldberg did, however, joke that it was her under the helm, saying, “White woman in a fight, black woman to make a living.”

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Iron Man to get new sleek Silver armor in comic book….

Launching in November, “Superior Iron Man” #1 will see the superhero, who’s played by Robert Downey Jr. in the movies, sport brand new, all-silver battle armor.

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The Falcon will become the new Captain America in the comic book….

And for those who don’t know it?

The falcon, Sam Wilson, is Black….

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 7/17/14… GOP establishment takes another pair of hits in latest primaries

But is there an overall message to be gleaned from these wins? Probably not. Just when you think you’ve figured out one Republican primary, the next one comes along and sends your mental model sideways….

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Breaking…Malaysia Airlines plane down over Ukraine…

Rebel spokesmen denied responsibility, shifting blame to the Ukrainian government forces. The Ukrainian government said it had nothing to do with downing the plane.

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Breaking…There will be NO LIRR Strike…..

A STRIKE HAS BEEN AVERTED! A tentative agreement has been reached.

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McDaniel will challenge Mississippi GOP Senate runoff vote….

Lawyers for Chris McDaniel say they expect to file a challenge of McDaniel’s June 24 GOP runoff loss to incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran within the next 10 days.

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THE COLD WAR : AN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY..Book Review

The book is about three hundred pages and is divided into chapters reflecting the highlights of the era.It is a political history ,with only glancing references to contemporaneous cultural or popular happenings.

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Poor schools , Text Books, Money and Testing…..

This is a story about what happened when I tried to use big data to help repair my local public schools. I failed. And the reasons why I failed have everything to do with why the American system of standardized testing will never succeed.

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Open Thread for July 15, 2014…Democrats will NOT repeal Bush Immigration Rule…

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) said he would work to make sure any changes to the 2008 law do not make it into a final funding package.

“The 2008 law, as you know, sets up a reasonable standard for requesting asylum,” he said. “That should never be changed.”

Other Democrats said the Obama administration never should have signaled a willingness to change the law.

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Christie has a Conservative group running ads against his choice of Jersey judges…

That’s a CONSERVATIVE group folks…. And the New Jersey Governor could be dealing with a Federal judge soon…. Not running for President…. The Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative advocacy group, released two ads on Tuesday attacking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s …

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Jose Antonio Vargas, Immigrant Activist, detained then released by Border patrol…

Mr. Vargas was detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint in the airport of this city in the Rio Grande Valley before he was to board a flight to Houston, on his way to Los Angeles. In a terse statement, Department of Homeland Security officials said they had released Mr. Vargas because he had no prior immigration or criminal record……

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