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Ex-California state senator to begin jail term for fraud, perjury

By Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A former California state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying to cover up the fact that he lived outside the district he represented was due to surrender to authorities on Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail term. Roderick Wright, one of three Democrats in […]

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U.S. President Obama makes a statement about Syria in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington

U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress […]

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On the Ballot: State Initiatives, From the Important to the Ho-Hum

On Nov. 4, Americans will consider 147 statewide ballot questions, only some of them about weighty topics. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Students and family members reunite at Shoultes Gospel Hall church after an active shooter situation at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington

Washington state support for gun control measure strong before vote

By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) – A ballot measure to tighten background checks for gun buyers in Washington state, which is reeling from a deadly school shooting last week, was drawing strong support ahead of a Nov. 4 vote, a poll showed on Wednesday. Washington state voters are deciding on two competing gun legislation measures […]

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A State Senate Race Tied to Personal Appeal

Within the next week, Angelenos have some choices to make. Today was the last day to register to vote in the November 4th elections which will fill more than 20 public service roles, as well as a number of ballot measures across wide policy divides. Politics is front and center in the City of Dreams […]

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A Federal Jab at State and Local Educators

Chris Jacobs: The language sends a message that the Department of Education does not trust state and local leaders’ competence to implement evidence-based school reform strategies. Full News here – Washington Wire

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White House Pushes Back On State Ebola Quarantines

The White House pushed back against the governors of New York, New Jersey, Illinois and other states that instituted procedures to forcibly quarantine medical workers returning from West Africa, deepening a debate brought on by recent Ebola cases in the U.S. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Republicans respond to the 2014 State of the Union – Politics Informer Video

President Obama gives the annual State of the Union address.

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Jon Husted vs. Nina Turner Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Ohio Secretary of State Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Jon Husted vs. Nina Turner Secretary of State race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That’s what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and […]

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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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