Federal appeals court won’t reconsider states’ citizenship lawsuit

The Law: The appeals court ruled in November 2014 that Kansas and Arizona cannot demand help from federal officials in enforcing state laws requiring new voters to submit a birth certificate or other papers documenting U.S. citizenship.

Court won’t reconsider states’ citizenship lawsuit | AP Dec. 29, 2014 7:23 PM EST | RePost: 12/30/2014 4:26:04 AM | TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision allowing residents of Kansas and Arizona to register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a one-sentence […]

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15 Differences Between Democrats And Republicans

Elizabeth Warren -Trace

15 Differences Between Democrats And Republicans >by Jeff May 9, 2013 12:59 pm |Re-Post 09/03/2014 2:51:04 AM| Still think there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans? I’ve noticed over the years, there are some fundamental differences in the way Republican and Democratic politicians think. Here are just 15 examples. (1) Republicans fear that the government has too much control over corporations. Democrats fear that corporations have too much control over […]

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Spotlight: House panel set for Tuesday vote on Fed transparency bill

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

House panel set for Tuesday vote on Fed transparency bill >by Michael Flaherty | WASHINGTON Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:51pm EDT| Re-Post 07/26/2014| (Reuters) – The House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-based approach to its policy. Fed officials and economists have expressed concern […]

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Spotlight VP Joe Biden: I looked into Putin’s eyes and told him he has no soul

Vice President Joe Biden: I looked into Putin’s eyes and told him he has no soul >by Susan Heavey | Reuters | Monday, July 21, 2014 11:33 EDT| Re-Post| WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin has no soul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden concluded after meeting with the Russian leader at the Kremlin in 2011, according to an article in the New Yorker published online on Monday. Biden told the magazine […]

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Exposed: Fox Misleads On Impact Of Budget Sequestration…

Fox Misleads On Impact Of Budget Sequestration, Calls For Deeper Cuts >by: CRAIG HARRINGTON | Research ››› May 11, 2014 9:34 AM EDT |Re-Post 07/20/2014|   Fox News latched onto a study of the first full year of budget sequestration, claiming that the report undermines warnings that across-the-board cuts would cost the economy hundreds of thousands of jobs. In fact, the federal workforce has been significantly reduced since sequestration went […]

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Spotlight: States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says

States That Raised Minimum Wage See Faster Job Growth, Report Says >by: Scott Neuman| NPR July 19, 201412:25 PM ET| RePost 07/20/2014|   New data released by the Department of Labor suggests that raising the minimum wage in some states might have spurred job growth, contrary to what critics said would happen. In a report on Friday, the 13 states that raised their minimum wages on Jan. 1 have added […]

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Re-examine: What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate…

Here’s What Happens When the GOP Takes Over the Senate >by Michael Tomasky | April 30, 2014| The Daily Beast| Re-Post 07/19/2014| From abortion bans to Obamacare cuts to, maybe, an empty Supreme Court chair, the Republicans already know exactly what they’ll do if they get control of both houses of Congress. Passing a federal law banning almost all abortions after 20 weeks. Defunding parts of Obamacare. Weakening the Environmental […]

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Spotlight: When the immigration debate turns farcical

Immigration reform supporters cheer at a rally on the National Mall in Washington

When the immigration debate turns farcical >by: Steve Benen | 02/11/14 09:16 AM | MSNBC | Re-Post February 12, 2014 | Repost| As the debate over immigration reform has unfolded, Republicans have made a series of demands – increased enforcement, bipartisan talks, piecemeal legislating, etc. – all of which Democrats have accepted. Yesterday, however, some GOP officials came up with new conditions that took the process to silly depths. To […]

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Exposed: Florida’s Yoho connects voting rights, property ownership

Florida’s Yoho connects voting rights, property ownership >by Steve Benen | 05/21/14 11:32 AM | Re-Post | Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) has already made quite a name for himself after just 17 months in Congress, but yesterday, Right Wing Watch published arguably the most striking quote yet for the Tea Party congressman’s greatest-hits list. Recently unearthed footage of Rep. Ted Yoho speaking at Berean Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida, during […]

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Highlight: Obama blasts GOP for ‘endless loop’ of Benghazi, Obamacare talk

Obama blasts GOP for ‘endless loop’ of Benghazi, Obamacare talk >by Morgan Whitaker | 05/20/14 11:05 AM—Updated 05/20/14 11:33 AM|Re-Post| President Barack Obama accused Republicans in Congress of operating on an “endless loop” of Benghazi and anti-Obamacare talk, and failing to speak to the real concerns of the American people Monday evening. The president’s latest comments came at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event in suburban Maryland where he encouraged […]

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