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The Political Powerlessness of Rural America

David French, NRO Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

Efforts to tackle climate change have repeatedly collided with politics in Washington, where Republicans question the science of global warming, and ties to the fossil fuel industry have made them resistant to change. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Alaska Ad Hints Obamacare Losing Some Political Stigma

The Affordable Care Act may be losing some of its stigma among Democrats. A new ad campaign in Alaska shows Democrats on the offensive about the health law, marking a distinct shift in the party’s messaging this campaign cycle. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Political Memo: Missing Ingredient on Minimum Wage: A Motivated G.O.P.

President Obama’s three predecessors signed an increase in the federal minimum wage by forging agreement with a Congress controlled by the opposing party. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Political Ties of Top Billers for Medicare

Two Florida doctors who received the nation’s highest Medicare reimbursements in 2012 turned to Democrat lawmakers to defend themselves against suspicions of fraud. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Foreign Affairs Intrude on U.S. Political Debate

Capital Journal: The crisis in Ukraine is pushing foreign policy back to the center of American political debate, where it is likely to stay all the way through the 2016 presidential campaign, writes Gerald F. Seib. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Pot Debate Scrambles Political Spectrum as 2016 Looms

Politicians trying to build national profiles ahead of the 2016 presidential race are navigating a force that barely existed in prior national elections: the growing push to allow marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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High Court Strikes Down Overall Limits On Political Contributions

The Supreme Court struck down aggregate limits on political contributions, saying such rules violate the First Amendment. The high court left in place limits on contributions to individual candidates and political committees. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Political Memo: De Blasio Betting on Pre-K to Succeed

The mayor has placed an increasingly large wager that his early missteps will be forgotten, so long as his centerpiece plan proves a success.      Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Rogers Coy on Political Ambitions

Congressman Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) was coy on Sunday when asked about his ambitions for higher office after he leaves Capitol Hill. Full News here – Washington Wire

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