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Sullivan leading in Alaska GOP primary
USA Today, by Susan Davis

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Posted By:MissMolly, 8/20/2014 4:35:35 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The final contested Senate GOP primary of 2014 came to a close Tuesday, with Dan Sullivan leading with more than two-thirds of the ballots counted. The winner will take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the 10 top competitive races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate next year. Begich faced only token opposition in the Democratic primary, and was declared the winner shortly after polls closed. The GOP nomination battle followed a familiar political narrative this year, pitting establishment and Tea Party Republicans against each other in a race heavily influenced by outside forces and

      


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Sullivan leading in Alaska GOP primary
USA Today, by Susan Davis    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/20/2014 4:35:35 AM     Post Reply
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The final contested Senate GOP primary of 2014 came to a close Tuesday, with Dan Sullivan leading with more than two-thirds of the ballots counted. The winner will take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the 10 top competitive races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate next year. Begich faced only token opposition in the Democratic primary, and was declared the winner shortly after polls closed. The GOP nomination battle followed a familiar political narrative this year, pitting establishment and Tea Party Republicans against each other in a race heavily influenced by outside forces and

   

 

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Obama Is Seen as
Frustrating His Own Party
New York Times, by Carl Hulse*    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/19/2014 11:52:50 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The meeting in the Oval Office in late June was called to give President Obama and the four top members of Congress a chance to discuss the unraveling situation in Iraq. But Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, wanted to press another point. With Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, sitting a few feet away, Mr. Reid complained that Senate Republicans were spitefully blocking the confirmation of dozens of Mr. Obama’s nominees to serve as ambassadors. He expected that the president would back him up and urge Mr. McConnell to relent. Mr. Obama quickly dismissed the matter. “You and Mitch work it out,”

How Community Organizing
Busted A Union And Sparked
An Education Revolution
The Federalist, by Joy Pullmann    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/19/2014 5:47:56 AM     Post Reply
Karin Piper wasn’t aiming to bust a union when she asked her Douglas County, Colorado school board to hold contract negotiations in public. Back in 2012, the mother of three was just tired of all the gossip flying around Facebook and play groups. “If you had questions about what happening behind closed doors, then you didn’t like teachers,” Piper said. “It was really difficult to ferret out who was speaking the truth.” The local teachers union contract was then about to expire. After a conservative school board majority that had arrived in 2009 was re-elected in 2011, the union was getting antsy

Preliminary Report: Over A Dozen
Witnesses Back Darren Wilson’s Story
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/19/2014 5:38:22 AM     Post Reply
According to a preliminary report from a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, police say that more than a dozen witnesses back Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s version of the events that led to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Post-Dispatch reporter Christine Byers sent a tweet late Monday teasing her findings.(Snip for tweet)Wilson’s claims match a woman who called herself “Josie” who called into Dana Loesch’s radio show on Friday. CNN confirmed with police officials that Josie’s and Wilson’s versions match. According to Josie, Wilson, a six-year police veteran, claims Brown assaulted and then “bum rushed” him during their encounter on

When It’s Barack vs. Hillary,
Where Does Bill Fit In?
Wall Street Journal, by Stephen Sestanovich    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/19/2014 5:35:01 AM     Post Reply
One of the most interesting features of last week’s now-famous dust-up between President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton was the way Bill Clinton figured in the discussion. He’s become the Democrats’ Ronald Reagan, the former president all party members want on their side. Hillary’s boosters naturally claim Bill’s foreign-policy record for their own. But her detractors do the same thing. They say her interventionist talk amounts to “dissing” her own husband. Who’s right? The case for seeing Hillary in apostolic succession to “Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Bill Clinton” was made last Friday for Politico by Will Marshall. A

Oil Industry’s Taxes Create Odd
Wedge for Alaskan Voters
New York Times, by Kirk Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/18/2014 8:15:14 AM     Post Reply
ANCHORAGE — Many Alaskans chart state history along a timeline of before oil and after, so crucial were those first big strikes in the late 1960s in making the state what it is today. Now a proposal to shake up the way oil companies are taxed — headed for a vote Tuesday in a statewide referendum — has stirred a passionate public debate. At stake is the fate of major tax breaks and incentives for the oil industry, part of a system that was pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature last year by Gov. Sean Parnell, who billed it as a

   

 

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Another Nail in the
Dems’ Senate Coffin?
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/18/2014 8:04:05 AM     Post Reply
Just when pundits were starting to agree that the odds are tipping in favor of the Republicans winning control of the Senate this November, reports of inquiries about potential misconduct by Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu may make the embattled Red state Democrat’s re-election fight may be another nail in her party’s midterms coffin. The story, published Friday night by the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reveals that in response to charges from her Republican challengers that she has been paying for campaign expenses, including flights, from official government funds rather than her private account, the senator has ordered an inquiry into the

This 84-year-old woman
crawled on her knees to safety
to escape the Islamic State
Global Post, by Tracey Shelton    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/18/2014 5:47:57 AM     Post Reply
ZAKHO, Iraq — A little more than a week ago, 23-year-old Assad Haig’s life took a nightmarish turn. Islamic State (IS) militants captured 63 of his relatives, members of the persecuted Yazidi community, when the extremist fighters overran the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. One of the militants notified Haig, who works in the Kurdish capital of Erbil, about the harrowing kidnapping spree by phone. Only two of Haig’s family members managed to evade capture — his father, who fled to Mount Sinjar, and his 84-year-old grandmother, who was left behind by the militants in the family home with the

An Obama amnesty isn´t fair and
won´t solve the immigration crisis
Washington Examiner [DC], by James Jay Carafano    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/18/2014 5:27:10 AM     Post Reply
It would be the biggest change to the enforcement of immigration law in 20 years. To bring lawmakers on board, the president worked the phone. He buttonholed senators. It was 2007. President George W. Bush’s proposal to grant amnesty to millions unlawfully present in the United States was up for a vote. It lost. One-third of Senate Democrats voted against the procedural motion to move the bill. Some of the president’s own party balked as well. Now President Obama has his staff looking for loopholes in the law that would let him give “administrative” amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. If Congress won’t do

Can Feminists Do
Anything On Their Own?
The Federalist, by Heather Wilhelm    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/17/2014 5:27:51 AM     Post Reply
Sometimes I wonder if modern feminists are really a bunch of fun-loving, hyper-aware pranksters, conspiring to hoist an elaborate hoax upon the world. “Oh, Amanda, be real,” someone might type in a secret feminist chat room, chortling over a Diet Coke. “Isn’t this piece calling babies ‘time-sucking monsters’ that should die so you can freely watch “True Detective” a little over the top?” Another chat participant, reviewing a call for legalized abortion until birth, would type swiftly and frantically: “Jessica, come on, seriously? Don’t publish this—they’ll finally figure out that it’s all a joke!” Alas, I don’t think they’re messing

In 1970 we had a riot; what we have
in Ferguson looks like a war
Washington Examiner [DC], by Scott Rasmussen    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/16/2014 5:23:02 AM     Post Reply
The news from Ferguson, Mo., has brought back unpleasant memories from the long-ago riots in Asbury Park, N.J. It was the summer of 1970, and I was a young teenager close enough to the action to be appropriately frightened. The riots I remember were also fueled by racial grievances, and there were similar issues with white officers and black rioters. And, just like the sad story unfolding in Missouri, a reporter was arrested in the Asbury Park riots. The claim is that he was "interfering with the police." There were other similarities as well, especially the confusion and competing storylines. An

   

 



 
´Slavery,´ pregnancy drove
California professor to accost
teen pro-lifer, say defenders
Fox News, by Scott Steepleton    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 8/16/2014 5:17:44 AM     Post Reply
Supporters of Mireille Miller-Young cite the "cultural legacy of slavery" and even the effects of pregnancy to explain why the feminist studies professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara would accost a teenager spreading a pro-life message on campus. The pregnant 38-year-old who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of theft, vandalism and battery after stealing and destroying an anti-abortion poster and injuring a a16-year-old activist, says she’s sorry for some of her actions and hopes to “makes amends through community service.” An associate professor whose course work, which includes pornography and sex work, has gained her the nickname the “porn



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