Politics Informer http://politicsinformer.com Politics News from the Democrats, Republicans the US Congress and more Mon, 04 May 2015 09:57:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Trail To The Chief: The 2016 Handlers Behind The Curtain Editionhttp://politicsinformer.com/396761/trail-to-the-chief-the-2016-handlers-behind-the-curtain-edition/ http://politicsinformer.com/396761/trail-to-the-chief-the-2016-handlers-behind-the-curtain-edition/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 09:57:36 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396761/trail-to-the-chief-the-2016-handlers-behind-the-curtain-edition/ The 2016 Handlers Behind the Curtain Edition Longtime Republican operative Karl Rove (“The Architect” of former President George W. Bush’s election victories) is as well-known as many of the GOP’s 2016 presidential hopefuls. Rove embodies what Trail to the Chief sees as a depressing but inescapable fact: Campaign “handlers” have become as much the political…

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For Clinton, a Trust Deficit to Surmounthttp://politicsinformer.com/396760/for-clinton-a-trust-deficit-to-surmount/ http://politicsinformer.com/396760/for-clinton-a-trust-deficit-to-surmount/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 09:56:50 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396760/for-clinton-a-trust-deficit-to-surmount/ Chris Cillizza, Washington Post Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Kazakh voters had only limited choice in election: OSCEhttp://politicsinformer.com/396759/kazakh-voters-had-only-limited-choice-in-election-osce/ http://politicsinformer.com/396759/kazakh-voters-had-only-limited-choice-in-election-osce/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 09:43:50 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396759/kazakh-voters-had-only-limited-choice-in-election-osce/ Voters in Kazakhstan’s early presidential election had only limited choice due to a lack of a genuine opposition and restrictions on freedom of expression, Europe’s main security body, the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, said on Monday. President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in power since 1989, won 97.7 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election,…

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In Congress, Income Inequality Comes With Breakfast, Lunch – ABC Newshttp://politicsinformer.com/396758/in-congress-income-inequality-comes-with-breakfast-lunch-abc-news-3/ http://politicsinformer.com/396758/in-congress-income-inequality-comes-with-breakfast-lunch-abc-news-3/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 09:27:27 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396758/in-congress-income-inequality-comes-with-breakfast-lunch-abc-news-3/ In Congress, Income Inequality Comes With Breakfast, LunchABC NewsIncome inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life. Many of the Capitol's food servers, who make the meals, bus the tables and run the cash registers in the restaurants and carryouts that serve lawmakers …and more » Full News…

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Accuses Pentagon Of Withholding Information About Sex Crimes In Military Communitieshttp://politicsinformer.com/396757/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-accuses-pentagon-of-withholding-information-about-sex-crimes-in-military-communities/ http://politicsinformer.com/396757/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-accuses-pentagon-of-withholding-information-about-sex-crimes-in-military-communities/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 08:56:50 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396757/sen-kirsten-gillibrand-accuses-pentagon-of-withholding-information-about-sex-crimes-in-military-communities/ WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases. The spouses of service members and…

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Republican activist Del Beccaro to seek California U.S. Senate seathttp://politicsinformer.com/396756/republican-activist-del-beccaro-to-seek-california-u-s-senate-seat/ http://politicsinformer.com/396756/republican-activist-del-beccaro-to-seek-california-u-s-senate-seat/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 08:42:51 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396756/republican-activist-del-beccaro-to-seek-california-u-s-senate-seat/ Paragraph 3 to show Rocky Chavez is state assembly member, not state senator)) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Thomas Del Beccaro, a former chairman of the California Republican Party, announced on Sunday that he would seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated in 2016 by Democrat Barbara Boxer. Del Beccaro joined a small pool of Republican…

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An Impromptu (And Fictional) Game Of Hoops With Barack Obama – Deadspinhttp://politicsinformer.com/396755/an-impromptu-and-fictional-game-of-hoops-with-barack-obama-deadspin-9/ http://politicsinformer.com/396755/an-impromptu-and-fictional-game-of-hoops-with-barack-obama-deadspin-9/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 08:27:14 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396755/an-impromptu-and-fictional-game-of-hoops-with-barack-obama-deadspin-9/ Deadspin An Impromptu (And Fictional) Game Of Hoops With Barack ObamaDeadspinThe following is an excerpt from You Don't Have To Live Like This, a novel by Benjamin Markovits which is now available for pre-order. Markovits's profile of LeBron James, which was written for Port magazine but was ultimately spiked by Nike, has … Full News…

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U.S. Emergency-Room Visits Keep Climbinghttp://politicsinformer.com/396754/u-s-emergency-room-visits-keep-climbing/ http://politicsinformer.com/396754/u-s-emergency-room-visits-keep-climbing/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 07:57:18 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396754/u-s-emergency-room-visits-keep-climbing/ Emergency-room visits continued to climb in the second year of the Affordable Care Act, contradicting the law’s supporters who had predicted a decline in traffic as more people gained access to doctors and other health-care providers. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Gulf Arab States Want U.S. Assurances, Weaponshttp://politicsinformer.com/396753/gulf-arab-states-want-u-s-assurances-weapons/ http://politicsinformer.com/396753/gulf-arab-states-want-u-s-assurances-weapons/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 07:56:46 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396753/gulf-arab-states-want-u-s-assurances-weapons/ Leading Persian Gulf states want major new weapons systems and security guarantees from the White House in exchange for backing a nuclear agreement with Iran. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Former CIA deputy director says US misjudged Al Qaeda’s resurgence after bin Laden’s deathhttp://politicsinformer.com/396752/former-cia-deputy-director-says-us-misjudged-al-qaedas-resurgence-after-bin-ladens-death/ http://politicsinformer.com/396752/former-cia-deputy-director-says-us-misjudged-al-qaedas-resurgence-after-bin-ladens-death/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 07:43:14 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396752/former-cia-deputy-director-says-us-misjudged-al-qaedas-resurgence-after-bin-ladens-death/ A forthcoming book by the former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency argues that the U.S. underestimated Al Qaeda’s ability to regain its former strength following the killing of Usama bin Laden in 2011.  Full News here – FOX News

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In Congress, Income Inequality Comes With Breakfast, Lunch – ABC Newshttp://politicsinformer.com/396751/in-congress-income-inequality-comes-with-breakfast-lunch-abc-news-2/ http://politicsinformer.com/396751/in-congress-income-inequality-comes-with-breakfast-lunch-abc-news-2/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 07:27:11 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396751/in-congress-income-inequality-comes-with-breakfast-lunch-abc-news-2/ In Congress, Income Inequality Comes With Breakfast, LunchABC NewsIncome inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life. Many of the Capitol's food servers, who make the meals, bus the tables and run the cash registers in the restaurants and carryouts that serve lawmakers …and more » Full News…

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U.S. Will Change Stance on Secret Phone Trackinghttp://politicsinformer.com/396750/u-s-will-change-stance-on-secret-phone-tracking/ http://politicsinformer.com/396750/u-s-will-change-stance-on-secret-phone-tracking/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 06:57:48 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396750/u-s-will-change-stance-on-secret-phone-tracking/ The Justice Department will start revealing more about the use of secret cellphone tracking devices and has launched a wide-ranging review into how law-enforcement agencies deploy the technology. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Boehner says Hillary Clinton should support White House on tradehttp://politicsinformer.com/396748/boehner-says-hillary-clinton-should-support-white-house-on-trade-2/ http://politicsinformer.com/396748/boehner-says-hillary-clinton-should-support-white-house-on-trade-2/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 06:57:10 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396748/boehner-says-hillary-clinton-should-support-white-house-on-trade-2/ Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner challenged Hillary Clinton on Sunday to help the White House get trade legislation through the U.S. Congress by speaking out in favor of it. Lawmakers are debating whether to give President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate deals such as the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Trade is…

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FEC head under fire for women’s forum ‘stacked’ with Demshttp://politicsinformer.com/396747/fec-head-under-fire-for-womens-forum-stacked-with-dems/ http://politicsinformer.com/396747/fec-head-under-fire-for-womens-forum-stacked-with-dems/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 06:42:50 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396747/fec-head-under-fire-for-womens-forum-stacked-with-dems/ The chairwoman of the supposedly nonpartisan Federal Election Commission is under fire for planning a forum next month on women in politics “stacked” with Democrat-leaning speakers and apparent Hillary Clinton supporters. Full News here – FOX News

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House Republicans Get Smart on Police Abuse – Bloomberg Viewhttp://politicsinformer.com/396746/house-republicans-get-smart-on-police-abuse-bloomberg-view/ http://politicsinformer.com/396746/house-republicans-get-smart-on-police-abuse-bloomberg-view/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 06:27:21 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396746/house-republicans-get-smart-on-police-abuse-bloomberg-view/ Bloomberg View House Republicans Get Smart on Police AbuseBloomberg ViewIt looks as if House Republicans are moving in the right direction. The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing this month on "police accountability" and "aggression towards law enforcement" — a direct response to recent police killings of black …Congressional meddling in District affairsWashington Postall…

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Clinton Returns to Nevadahttp://politicsinformer.com/396745/clinton-returns-to-nevada/ http://politicsinformer.com/396745/clinton-returns-to-nevada/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 05:56:52 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396745/clinton-returns-to-nevada/ Los Angeles Times: “In the long, bitter campaign fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, few states witnessed as much rancor as Nevada… Against that contentious backdrop, Clinton will return to Nevada on Tuesday to host the latest in a series of small-scale appearances undertaken since she formally announced her second presidential bid last…

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McDaniel wins one, Bryant gets tea party groove back – Hattiesburg Americanhttp://politicsinformer.com/396744/mcdaniel-wins-one-bryant-gets-tea-party-groove-back-hattiesburg-american/ http://politicsinformer.com/396744/mcdaniel-wins-one-bryant-gets-tea-party-groove-back-hattiesburg-american/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 05:27:04 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396744/mcdaniel-wins-one-bryant-gets-tea-party-groove-back-hattiesburg-american/ Hattiesburg American McDaniel wins one, Bryant gets tea party groove backHattiesburg AmericanGov. Phil Bryant's recent veto of a Common Core bill marked a rare victory for state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who'd been the patron saint of lost tea party and conservative causes. It also helped Bryant get his tea party groove back. He's getting an…

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Justice Department to boost disclosure of cellphone tracking programs: WSJhttp://politicsinformer.com/396743/justice-department-to-boost-disclosure-of-cellphone-tracking-programs-wsj/ http://politicsinformer.com/396743/justice-department-to-boost-disclosure-of-cellphone-tracking-programs-wsj/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 04:57:09 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396743/justice-department-to-boost-disclosure-of-cellphone-tracking-programs-wsj/ The U.S. Justice Department will begin disclosing more information about how law enforcement officials use secret cellphone tracking devices and is reviewing how the technology is deployed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The newspaper, quoting Justice Department officials, said senior officials had determined they must be more open about the way the devices…

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Allies: Why Japan, Rather Than Israel, Should Be the New Britainhttp://politicsinformer.com/396742/allies-why-japan-rather-than-israel-should-be-the-new-britain/ http://politicsinformer.com/396742/allies-why-japan-rather-than-israel-should-be-the-new-britain/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 04:42:49 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396742/allies-why-japan-rather-than-israel-should-be-the-new-britain/ Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan’s new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America’s most important ally in the early 21st century. It’s a status that Abe certainly seems to embrace. In his address to a joint session of…

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Democrats Need to Look in the Mirror – RealClearPoliticshttp://politicsinformer.com/396741/democrats-need-to-look-in-the-mirror-realclearpolitics-2/ http://politicsinformer.com/396741/democrats-need-to-look-in-the-mirror-realclearpolitics-2/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 04:27:10 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396741/democrats-need-to-look-in-the-mirror-realclearpolitics-2/ Democrats Need to Look in the MirrorRealClearPoliticsMs. Rawlings-Blake is a Democrat. So are all 15 members of the city council. Baltimore hasn't had a Republican mayor since Theodore McKeldin left office in 1967. Maryland has had just two Republican governors since 1969. Democrats have controlled both …Don't blame GOP for BaltimoreThe Ledgerall 1,495 news articles » Full…

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The U.S.-China Disconnect on Tradehttp://politicsinformer.com/396740/the-u-s-china-disconnect-on-trade/ http://politicsinformer.com/396740/the-u-s-china-disconnect-on-trade/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 03:44:05 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396740/the-u-s-china-disconnect-on-trade/ Obama is trying to sell his ambitious trade agenda by warning that failure would help China eclipse the U.S. as the global trade referee. A look how Washington and Beijing approach trade expansion differently. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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An Impromptu (And Fictional) Game Of Hoops With Barack Obama – Deadspinhttp://politicsinformer.com/396739/an-impromptu-and-fictional-game-of-hoops-with-barack-obama-deadspin-8/ http://politicsinformer.com/396739/an-impromptu-and-fictional-game-of-hoops-with-barack-obama-deadspin-8/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 03:27:02 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396739/an-impromptu-and-fictional-game-of-hoops-with-barack-obama-deadspin-8/ Deadspin An Impromptu (And Fictional) Game Of Hoops With Barack ObamaDeadspinThe following is an excerpt from You Don't Have To Live Like This, a novel by Benjamin Markovits which is now available for pre-order. Markovits's profile of LeBron James, which was written for Port magazine but was ultimately spiked by Nike, has … Full News…

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Hispanic Group Brings New Voice in Washington to Coveted Demographichttp://politicsinformer.com/396738/hispanic-group-brings-new-voice-in-washington-to-coveted-demographic/ http://politicsinformer.com/396738/hispanic-group-brings-new-voice-in-washington-to-coveted-demographic/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 02:56:46 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396738/hispanic-group-brings-new-voice-in-washington-to-coveted-demographic/ As both parties put more emphasis on winning the Hispanic demographic, the Latino Victory Project, a left-leaning group looking to animate voters and bring new leaders, will host its first major conference in Washington on Monday. Full News here – First Draft

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U.S. Split Along Racial Lines on Backlash Against Police, Poll Findshttp://politicsinformer.com/396737/u-s-split-along-racial-lines-on-backlash-against-police-poll-finds/ http://politicsinformer.com/396737/u-s-split-along-racial-lines-on-backlash-against-police-poll-finds/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 02:42:52 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396737/u-s-split-along-racial-lines-on-backlash-against-police-poll-finds/ African Americans and whites are deeply divided about why urban violence has occurred, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Jeb Bush: Our enemies must ‘fear’ US again – The Hill (blog)http://politicsinformer.com/396736/jeb-bush-our-enemies-must-fear-us-again-the-hill-blog/ http://politicsinformer.com/396736/jeb-bush-our-enemies-must-fear-us-again-the-hill-blog/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 02:27:07 +0000 http://politicsinformer.com/396736/jeb-bush-our-enemies-must-fear-us-again-the-hill-blog/ The Hill (blog) Jeb Bush: Our enemies must 'fear' US againThe Hill (blog)Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush argued Saturday that American foreign policy should frighten the nation's enemies abroad with its strength. “The basic policy should be our friends know we have their back over the long haul, and our enemies need to fear us …What…

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