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In this March 7, 2011, photo Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson, center, speaks fellow Republican Sens. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, left, and Brian Kelsey of Germantown, right, on the Senate floor in Nashville, Tenn. Summerville said in a speech directed at teachers that “whatever you do, change is going to come” to public education in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

Tennessee state senator arrested for 3rd time in 2 months

Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, Tennessee, was arrested twice over the weekend for allegedly stalking and assaulting his neighbor, police said. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

Midterm Calculus: Arkansas, a Demographic Challenge for Democrats

Changes in the state’s population have helped create a political climate far more favorable to Republicans. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Gay Jamaicans Victims Of Violence, Human Rights Watch’s ‘Not Safe At Home’ Report Finds

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are the targets of unchecked violence and discrimination in Jamaica, frequently refused housing or employment in the Caribbean country typically described as the region’s most hostile to LGBT citizens, a leading human rights group says in a report released Tuesday. In its 86-page report titled […]

Rachel Maddow Mocks Kay Hagan For Skipping Debate With GOP Challenger Thom Tillis

RACHEL MADDOW: Lest you think the whole refusing to debate phenemon and giving your opponent an uncontested solo show of their own to do without you, lest you think that is unique to Massachusetts Democratic strategy. No. It also happened tonight, Just a couple of hours ago, during a debate in a race for the […]

About New York: Despite de Blasio’s Promise, Marijuana Arrests Persist in New York

A report showed that misdemeanor arrests for marijuana possession were about as frequent as last year, and that many involved “openly displaying” minuscule amounts of pot. Full News here – NYT > Politics

Question of Leadership Goes Unanswered in New Hampshire

22 October 2014

Scott Brown and Senator Jeanne Shaheen debated in New Hampshire on Tuesday night. Full News here – First Draft

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Official Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Had Close-Range Wound To His Hand, Marijuana In System

22 October 2014

The official autopsy on Michael Brown shows that he was shot in the hand at close range, according to an analysis of the findings by two experts not involved directly in the case. The accompanying toxicology report shows he had been using marijuana. Full News here – Politics – The Huffington Post

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Democratic challenger, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (L) and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, shake hands after participating in their second debate in Davie

Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate

22 October 2014

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor. Polls show the two in an expensive, neck-and-neck […]

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Rick Scott, Charlie Crist Trade Blows in Final Florida Clash

22 October 2014

Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist clashed angrily Tuesday night in their final debate before the midterm elections, assailing each other’s records. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Republican Tillis is lone NC Senate candidate on live program intially billed as debate

21 October 2014

The program initially billed as a debate between Tillis and other candidates turned into a one-hour conversation with him and two reporters, as well as responses to emailed or recorded questions from the public.  Full News here – FOX News

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GOP Works to Improve Targeting of Voters

21 October 2014

The Republican National Committee hired a tech guru to develop a unified information hub but will face the midterm election with the goal not yet met. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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GOP Trying To Woo, Suppress, Minority Vote

21 October 2014

This weekend, the Supreme Court, by its customary 5-4 partisan split, issued an emergency ruling upholding Republican-authored voter-identification laws in Texas. The Texas law, like other legislation resembling it elsewhere, imposes disproportionate burdens on poor and nonwhite voters — or, as the Republicans hope, non-voters. Full News here – Politics – The Huffington Post

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Ebola Hysteria Fever: A Real Epidemic

21 October 2014

Dean Baker, Huffington PostThus far, the Ebola virus has infected three people in the United States that we know of; however, Ebola hysteria seems to have infected somewhere close to 300 million. There are reports of kids being pulled out of schools and even some school closings. People in many areas are not going to […]

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Capehart: Republicans Trying To Keep “Lazy Blacks From Getting Off The Couch” And Voting

21 October 2014

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Jonathan, what do you make of the — this isn't like, you know, what's his name, Joe Biden gaffes. They're usually harmless. This is people admitting that we're in the business of making sure minorities don't vote. They're saying it. JONATHAN CAPEHART, WASHINGTON POST: Right. Vice President Biden is one person who says […]

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Funeral for former U.S. Senator George McGovern in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland

21 October 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal. Kerry said in a statement that Hart, 77, who in recent years gained a […]

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