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Virginia’s ex-governor testifies that loans not inappropriate

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) – Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell testified during his corruption trial on Friday that he saw nothing inappropriate about accepting $ 70,000 in loans from a businessman to help pay the bills on beach properties. During his third day on the witness stand, McDonnell said he considered the businessman, […]

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GOP Senate Lineup Cheers Party Leaders

Republican leaders believe they are entering Senate races with a slate of strong candidates, having defeated tea party-backed insurgents who upset Senate elections in 2010 and 2012. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Slain Reporter’s Brother Frustrated With U.S.

The younger brother of slain American journalist James Foley expressed frustration the U.S. didn’t do more to try and free his brother and other captives and should rethink its ban against negotiating with terrorist captors. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Why It’s Hard for White People to Get Ferguson

Robert Jones, AtlanticThe shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the anger poured out in response by Ferguson’s mostly black population, has snapped the issue of race into national focus. The incident has precipitated a much larger conversation, causing many Americans to question just how far […]

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Documents Allege Scott Walker Pressured Groups To Donate To Campaign

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him. The documents released Friday by a […]

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Ex-Virginia Gov. Blames Himself for Events That ‘Crushed’ Family

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Friday that he blamed himself for the events that “crushed” his family and brought him and his wife to a federal courtroom on corruption charges. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Obama Administration Offers Contraception Compromise

The Obama administration outlined a compromise to shield religious businesses and nonprofits from the health law’s contraception-coverage requirements while keeping coverage for women. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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St. Louis County Police Officer Dan Page Suspended Following Inflammatory Video

A police officer who pushed a CNN journalist on live television in Ferguson, Missouri, this week has been relieved of duty following the discovery of a videotaped speech in which he criticized President Barack Obama, Muslims and gays in the military. St. Louis County cop Dan Page, a 35-year police veteran, also denounced hate crime […]

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Ferguson’s Experience Offers Lessons on Integration

Moves to stem ‘white flight’ in wake of African-American influx only helped contribute to Missouri city’s racial and political divisions. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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WH’s Rhodes: Foley Beheading “Absolutely” A “Terrorist Attack”

BEN RHODES: Absolutely when you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack. That represents a terrorist attack against our country and an American citizen. And I think all of us have the Foley family in our thoughts and prayers. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Video Log

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