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Democrats Make Their Stand in Georgia

Albert Hunt, BloombergDemocrats are feeling blue about Georgia, and they like it: Namely, in difficult midterm elections, the party is positioned to take over a Republican-held Senate seat and the governorship. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Deepening Congressional Divide Threatens Border Funding

The partisan divide in Congress over the child migration crisis deepened Wednesday with the release of rival proposals in the House and Senate, increasing the likelihood that lawmakers would adjourn for their August break without an agreement. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Matthews: “Real Difference” Between Partisanship Under Bush & GOP Hatred of Obama

CHRIS MATTHEWS: There was a real difference between the normal partisanship that faced George W. Bush — by the way, that's with all his limitations — and the nasty hatred of the Republican rand-and-file of this president to the point of something like 4 out of 5 want him to go down in the dirt, […]

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Chris Hayes: Republicans Want To Send Commercial Airliners Into A War Zone

Chris Hayes on Ted Cruz accusing the Obama administration of using the FAA to play politics. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Video Log

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Obamacare in Critical Condition

Betsy McCaughey, New York PostThe nation’s No. 2 court on Tuesday slapped down the Obama administration in a 2-1 decision that could kill the president’s signature health care law.A less prestigious federal appeals court issued a contradictory opinion the same day, but if the Supreme Court upholds the DC Circuit’s ruling, it will force Congress […]

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Ryan Proposes Consolidation in Antipoverty Pitch

Rep. Paul Ryan proposed consolidating up to 11 federal antipoverty programs into a single funding stream for states, along with new work requirements. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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A Conservative Judiciary Run Amok

E.J. Dionne, Washington PostWASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning […]

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A Conservative Judiciary Run Amok

E.J. Dionne, Washington PostWASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning […]

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Cruz: “Obama Admin The Most Anti-Israel Admin This Government Has Ever Had”

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): Israel is defending herself against vicious terrorists who are trying to murder innocent civilians. As Prime Minister Netanyahu put it very effectively a couple weeks ago, in Israel they use missile defense to protect their civilians. Hamas is using their civilians to protect their missiles, which is a war crime. And […]

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U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aiming to shake up the debate over fighting poverty, Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday called for charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government in spending taxpayer money to aid the poor. Presenting his plan for a sweeping revamp of social safety net programs, Ryan […]

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