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Edward V. Regan, Longtime New York State Comptroller, Dies at 84

As politicians go, Mr. Regan, known as Ned, was as unflashy as they come: a reserved watchdog of the public cash box known for fiscal competence and political reticence. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Letter From Washington: For Republicans, Hard Lessons From a Key State

The party, which aims to control both houses of Congress next year, can learn from the Senate election battle in North Carolina. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Cuomo Picks Democrat for Top State Court, Creating Liberal Majority

The appointment of Justice Leslie E. Stein on Friday gave the Court of Appeals a liberal majority for the first time in more than a decade. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Shielded From Justice: The High Cost of Living in a Police State

Who pays the price for the police shootings that leave unarmed citizens dead or injured, for the SWAT team raids that leave doors splintered, homes trashed, pets murdered, and family members traumatized and injured, if not dead? I’m not just talking about the price that must be paid in hard-earned dollars, whether by taxpayers or […]

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Obama, Defense Chiefs Meet on Islamic State Fight

Barack Obama pointed to some “important successes” in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria as he met with military leaders from participating countries around the world. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 911 call could not have sounded more urgent: A man was beating a woman holding a baby outside their apartment as she tried to leave. “You just need to get someone out here right away because it is really bad,” the caller said, adding that the man was “punching” the mother […]

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Welcome to Islamic State TV: US officials battle to counter ‘slick’ ISIS media arm

While U.S. fighter jets wage a battle against the Islamic State from the air, the terror network with aims of establishing its own caliphate is waging a battle for followers — over the airwaves. Full News here – FOX News

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Sharene and Lori Watsen appear with lawyers and fellow plaintiffs that sued the state over a gay marriage ban hold a press conference outside of the James A. McClure Federal Building and US Courthouse in Boise

Idaho becomes latest U.S. state to allow gay marriage

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A county clerk in Idaho began issuing the state's first marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a temporary hold it imposed days earlier, capping a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. The move came as barriers to gay […]

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In Washington State, Political Stand Puts Schools in a Bind

The state refuses to base teacher evaluations on student scores, which triggers an outdated standard: that every student be proficient in reading and math. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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State Dept’s Psaki Stumped, Unable To List Gains Made Against ISIS Under Obama Strategy

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki found herself in an embarrassing situation at Tuesday's press briefing when she was unable to list any successes or gains made against ISIL under President Obama's strategy. Psaki spent nearly twenty seconds flipping through her binder after Associated Press reporter Matt Lee asked if it was "distressing" for the administration […]

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