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In this March 7, 2011, photo Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson, center, speaks fellow Republican Sens. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville, left, and Brian Kelsey of Germantown, right, on the Senate floor in Nashville, Tenn. Summerville said in a speech directed at teachers that “whatever you do, change is going to come” to public education in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

Tennessee state senator arrested for 3rd time in 2 months

Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, Tennessee, was arrested twice over the weekend for allegedly stalking and assaulting his neighbor, police said. Full News here – Politics News Headlines – Yahoo News

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Jamilah Nasheed, Missouri State Senator, Arrested During Ferguson Protests

Oct 20 (Reuters) – A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said […]

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Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

(Reuters) – A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis […]

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Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges

(Reuters) – Alabama’s Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show. Mike Hubbard, who led a Republican takeover of the state legislature in 2010, was indicted on Friday on charges that include using his office for personal gain and legislating with […]

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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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