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President Obama speaks to the press after a meeting with members of the Task Force on 21st Century Policing

What 21st Century Policing Means

President Barack Obama speaks to the press after a meeting with members of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 2, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Earlier today, President Obama met with the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss their recommendations […]

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Mikulski rides an escalator into the subway system at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Senator Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, to retire

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in U.S. history, on Monday announced that she will retire at the end of her term, setting up a contest among possible successors in the heavily Democratic state of Maryland. The top Democrat on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, Mikulski, 78, told […]

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U.S. justices raise doubts about Arizona redistricting commission

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in an bid to remove partisan politics from the process. The nine-justice court’s conservative majority, including regular swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy, asked questions during […]

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Kirk Predicts Doom for Chicago If Emanuel Loses Runoff

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) suggested that Chicago could go the way of financially strapped Detroit if voters fail to reelect Rahm Emanuel (D), USA Today reports. Said Kirk: “The people who are running against Rahm don’t have the gravitas with the bond market. I would worry about the value of the Chicago debt if Rahm […]

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Hillary Clinton Already Is a Brand

Albert Hunt, BloombergHillary Clinton has enlisted a Coca-Cola marketing whiz to help brand her expected presidential campaign.This is quintessential Clinton. The most politically savvy couple in America has a penchant for seeking out the latest shiny toy, a magic bullet to make everything work. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Let’s All Imagine If ‘House Of Cards’ Was A Peppy, Upbeat Sitcom

If you already finished binge-watching “House of Cards” this weekend and have consumed nearly all the available data on it, here’s one more item to consider: “House of Cards” as a lighthearted, aw-shucks sitcom paired perfectly with the feel-good, upbeat theme song. The only thing missing is Frank Underwood bobbling some dishes, before turning to […]

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Netanyahu Lists Times Israel Defied The U.S. To Protect Itself

ISRALI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: America and Israel have had some serious disagreements over the course of our nearly 70-year-old friendship. That started with the beginning. In 1948, Secretary of State George Marshall opposed David Ben-Gurion's intention to declare statehood. That's an understatement — he vehemently opposed it. But, Ben-Gurion, understanding what was at stake, […]

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U.S. Secretary of State Kerry attends Human Rights Council at UN in Geneva

Kerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as ‘obsessed’ with Israel

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva, Kerry also exhorted the 47-member-state group to look into what he described […]

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Before Key Speech, Netanyahu Hails U.S. Ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day before a much-anticipated speech to Congress, hailed the strength of the U.S.-Israel alliance and said talk of its demise was “just wrong.” Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Most Want President to Have a College Degree

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that 62% of voters think it’s important for the President to have a degree, compared to only 31% who think it doesn’t matter. Interesting: “There’s a large partisan divide on the issue: Democrats by an 81%-14% spread think it’s important while Republicans are evenly divided on the matter […]

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