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Years After Their Own Protests, Eyes Of Anaheim Are On Ferguson

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:33pm

Two years ago in Anaheim, Calif., events unfolded not unlike those recently in Ferguson, Mo. In Anaheim then, two Latino men were shot by police, and civic anger turned into a few nights of sometimes-violent demonstrations. Now, Anaheim's police and government are trying to work more closely with the Latino community, and a vote in November could make some major changes.

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Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:59am

One subject mentioned by protestors and non protesting residents of Ferguson, Mo., was voting. The turn out for registered African American voters in the last municipal elections was 6 percent.

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Probe: No Proof VA Delays Caused Phoenix Veterans To Die

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:24am

Revelations that 40 veterans died while awaiting care at the Phoenix VA hospital rocked the agency, bringing to light scheduling problems and allegations of misconduct at other hospitals as well.

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Freedom Strategy Put To The Test At Democratic National Convention

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:06pm

Fifty years ago, Fannie Lou Hamer, a plantation worker turned civil rights activist, disrupted the Democratic National Convention to get delegates from the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party seated.

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Ukraine's President Dissolves Parliament, Calls For New Elections

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:55pm

Petro Poroshenko said fresh elections would be held Oct. 26. The move comes as his country continues to accuse Russia of backing separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

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On The Fall Docket: Who Gets To Vote — And Who Gets To Decide?

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:28am

A federal court will hear arguments Monday on whether Kansas and Arizona can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote. It's the first of a wave of voting law cases this fall.

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In New Hampshire, An Unexpected Tight Race For Senate

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:27am

When talking competitive U.S. Senate races, New Hampshire isn't at the top of the list. But the contest between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and likely opponent Scott Brown has become surprisingly close.

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Digital Guru May Need More Power To Remake Government IT

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 3:57am

Mikey Dickerson is the administrator of the new U.S. Digital Service. But it's still to be seen whether the former Google engineer's team will have enough authority to make wholesale changes.

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Uber Greases The Wheel With Obama's Old Campaign Manager

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 9:56am

Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:25pm

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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Obama's Reaction To Ferguson Raises Questions About President's Role

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:25pm

As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.

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For Obama, August Is The Cruelest Month

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:16pm

It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.

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Week In Politics: James Foley And Ferguson

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:06pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.

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Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:56am

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:57pm

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

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Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:07pm

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

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North Carolina Senate Race Shapes Up As Unpopularity Contest

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:10pm

One of the most expensive Senate races this year is in North Carolina, where Democratic incumbent Kay Hagen is trying to keep her job. Her approval numbers are dismal, but so are those for her GOP opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.

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McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 3:10pm

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

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Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 2:55pm

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 2:36am

President Obama's carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

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