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Will Ted Cruz Super-PACs Usher in New Frontier of Donor Influence?
www.bloomberg.com
The four super-PACs preparing to give a $31 million boost to the presidential hopes of Texas Senator Ted Cruz represent the latest twist in the infiltration of big money in politics—and a way for wealthy donors to have an even more direct say in how their money is spent. [...]
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Obama hoping for last-minute slam dunk
www.bbc.co.uk
With a good deal of pomp and ceremony, the new Congress is being sworn in today, but what Washington is talking about is the raw politics. For the first time in eight years, the Republicans will assume full control of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, making life even more difficult for the Democratic President in the White House. [...]
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Obama, Republicans and the AUMF: It’s All about Politics
nationalinterest.org
Why, after repeatedly insisting that he had all the authority that he needed under the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs, is Obama now coming to the conclusion that Congress needs to be a central player in the war debate?  [...]
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For Democrats, It’€™s All About (Years) After November
blogs.rollcall.com
Politics is often about keeping one eye on today and another eye on tomorrow. That'€™s especially true for Democrats, who should not be completely dishearten [...]
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Pro-gun club for left-leaning liberals makes waves in California
www.washingtontimes.com
Who says liberals hate guns? More than 1,000 gun owners in California who happen to hate National Rifle Association politics as well as the Republican ideology, but love the Second Amendment and their own rifles, have banded together and started their own group, a sort of leftist-leaning NRA called the Liberal Gun Club. [...]
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Ted Cruz Speaks of His Faith to SC Clergy
www.newsmax.com
Sen. Ted Cruz won't be talking politics when he addresses about 400 pastors Monday in South Carolina. The Texas Republican will focus his remarks on his faith and values. [...]
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Ted Cruz, media and the recent PEW analysis: 71% oppose Obamacare
www.examiner.com
In politics, controlling the conversation seems important, so an analysis of two separate-yet-related conversations on Twitter—one about the government shutdown [...]
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Daily Meme: Politics is Dumb. And Stupid.
prospect.org
Senator Mark Warner: "Enough is enough. Sequestration is stupid. Shutting down the government is stupidity on steroids."Timothy Egan: "Politically, the shutdown is terrible fo [...]
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Liberal group to fight dark money…by raising $40 million of it
www.motherjones.com
The Democracy Alliance-backed Fund for the Republic plots a "surge" strategy to push big money out of politics. [...]
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Mitt Romney: A Political Prophet?
www.newsmax.com
Many of Mitt Romney's political opinions - some of which were laughed down or ignored during the 2012 campaign - are now earning the defeated presidential candidate a new reputation as something of a political prophet, says BuzzFeed Politics. [...]
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Politics is the Second Oldest Profession
americasnextpresident.com
“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan – And with each passing year and every new President and Congress, this quote looks to be more and more true! Maybe America's Next President will at least slow down this appearance. Yours in Freedom, Stan [...]
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Texas official: Obama playing politics with U.S. border
dailycaller.com
Mexican drug cartels are running rampant across the Texas border, and the federal government is doing little to impede their smuggling and violence, says the Lone Star State’s Agriculture Commission [...]
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Krauthammer’s Take: IRS Chief’s Testimony in Category of ‘How Stupid Do You Think We Are’
www.nationalreview.com
Charles Krauthammer was unimpressed with the testimony of IRS chief Steven Miller, arguing that it “falls under the category of ‘How stupid do you think we are?’” “Here’s a guy who says that the IRS openly discriminated against groups on the basis of their politics, but the action was not a political action, it was instead an attempt at efficiency,” he said. “You’ve gotta be a knave or a fool to say that and you’ve gotta be an idiot to believe it. It’s simply a contradi [...]
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