August 30, 2014

Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

By: Cynthia Tucker
Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout
August 29, 2014

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

By: Joseph R. Blasi
On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?
Would Immigration Action Help Or Hurt Obama’s Party This Fall?

Would Immigration Action Help Or Hurt Obama’s Party This Fall?

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- One question that Washington appears unable ...

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Suburban Poverty Grows Beyond Ferguson

Suburban Poverty Grows Beyond Ferguson

By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline.org The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburb ...

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Apparent Hollywood Hack Attack Nabs Stars’ Nude Photos

Apparent Hollywood Hack Attack Nabs Stars’ Nude Photos

Los Angeles (AFP) - Nude photos purportedly showing many top stars, including Oscar-winner Jennifer ...

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Top U.S. Senator Urges Weapons For Ukraine To Fight ‘Invasion’

Top U.S. Senator Urges Weapons For Ukraine To Fight ‘Invasion’

Washington (AFP) - The head of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for supplyi ...

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‘Hundreds’ Of Americans Linked To IS: Lawmaker

‘Hundreds’ Of Americans Linked To IS: Lawmaker

Washington (AFP) - Several hundred U.S. citizens may have had contact with Islamic State jihadists i ...

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Report: Gay NFL Player Overlooked By Teams

Report: Gay NFL Player Overlooked By Teams

St. Louis (AFP) - Michael Sam, who is seeking to become the NFL's first openly gay player, was passe ...

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Federal Judge Suspends Enforcement Of New Louisiana Abortion Law

Federal Judge Suspends Enforcement Of New Louisiana Abortion Law

By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times Louisiana's new anti-abortion law can take effect Monday as schedu ...

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Syria’s Violence Prompts Worse Humanitarian Crisis In A Century

Syria’s Violence Prompts Worse Humanitarian Crisis In A Century

By Mitchell Prothero, McClatchy Foreign Staff IRBIL, Iraq -- Nearly half of Syria's population has b ...

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Chance Of ‘Megadrought’ In U.S. Southwest Now 50 Percent, Study Concludes

Chance Of ‘Megadrought’ In U.S. Southwest Now 50 Percent, Study Concludes

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more t ...

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Putin Denies Invading Ukraine, Warns West ‘Not To Mess With Us’

Putin Denies Invading Ukraine, Warns West ‘Not To Mess With Us’

By Isabel Gorst and Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

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ISIS Training Camp

ISIS Training Camp

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Fla. Mayor Orders Police To Remove Man Who Wouldn’t Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

Fla. Mayor Orders Police To Remove Man Who Wouldn’t Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

By Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO, Fla. -- Winter Garden Mayor John Rees ordered a man to l ...

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No Let-Down As Peng Reaches U.S. Open Last 16

No Let-Down As Peng Reaches U.S. Open Last 16

New York (AFP) -- China's Peng Shuai and former world number one Jelena Jankovic led the way into th ...

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Crocodile Sought In Attack Dies During Capture

Crocodile Sought In Attack Dies During Capture

By Monique O. Madan, The Miami Herald MIAMI -- Pancho -- a 12-foot, 300-pound American crocodile tha ...

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U.S. Commander Who Transformed Special Forces Steps Down

U.S. Commander Who Transformed Special Forces Steps Down

By Dan De Luce Washington (AFP) -- The U.S. commander who helped place special operation forces at t ...

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EU Readying For A Fresh Round Of Sanctions Against Russia

EU Readying For A Fresh Round Of Sanctions Against Russia

dpa MOSCOW and MILAN -- The European Union was mulling tougher sanctions against Russia on Friday, f ...

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Obama Suggests He’ll Need More Time On Immigration Policy

Obama Suggests He’ll Need More Time On Immigration Policy

By Kathleen Hennessey, Lisa Mascaro, and Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Pr ...

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United States Steps Up Sanctions On Iran Over Nuclear Program

United States Steps Up Sanctions On Iran Over Nuclear Program

Washington (AFP) -- The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on networks linked to Iran, stepp ...

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New Autism Study

New Autism Study

Nobody knows the causes of Autism, that range of neurological development disorders that has stymied ...

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United States Says No Plan To Raise Terror Alert Level After British Move

United States Says No Plan To Raise Terror Alert Level After British Move

Washington (AFP) -- The White House said Friday that it had no plans to raise terror alert levels in ...

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Obama Accuses Russia, Says No U.S. Military Action In Ukraine

Obama Accuses Russia, Says No U.S. Military Action In Ukraine

Washington (AFP) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said it was "plain for the world to see" that Russia ...

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Djokovic, Serena, Murray Sail Through At U.S. Open

Djokovic, Serena, Murray Sail Through At U.S. Open

By Dave James New York (AFP) -- Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th ...

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U.S. Stocks Head Higher, Brushing Off Ukraine Tensions

U.S. Stocks Head Higher, Brushing Off Ukraine Tensions

New York (AFP) -- U.S. stocks traded flat early in Friday's session, holding on to recent gains desp ...

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Economy Class Woes

Economy Class Woes

Air travel has gotten so awful and so uncomfortable that now we are forced to resort to abusing our ...

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IS ‘Waterboarded’ Syria Captives: Report

IS ‘Waterboarded’ Syria Captives: Report

Washington (AFP) -- At least four Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including mur ...

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U.S. Personal Spending Falls In July

U.S. Personal Spending Falls In July

Washington (AFP)-- U.S. personal spending fell in July, putting a drag on third-quarter growth, as i ...

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Hillary Clinton On Ferguson: ‘We Can Do Better’

Hillary Clinton On Ferguson: ‘We Can Do Better’

San Francisco (AFP) -- Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, has weighed in ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Before The First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield’

Weekend Reader: ‘Before The First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield’

Should America act as the world's police? Are we even capable of doing so? Few A ...

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Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

Voting Still Matters When It Comes To Political Clout

More than a half-century after brave protesters marched and bled and died to dem ...

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Another Republican Gives Up Obamacare Fight

Another Republican Gives Up Obamacare Fight

Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is the latest Republican to retreat from th ...

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Poll Roundup: Iowa Senate Race Is ‘Deadlocked’

Poll Roundup: Iowa Senate Race Is ‘Deadlocked’

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

On Labor Day, What About Labor’s Fair Share?

By Joseph R. Blasi, McClatchy-Tribune News Service For Labor Day, let's talk blu ...

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This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

This Labor Day, Let’s Give Workers Something To Cheer About

Labor Day is supposed to be a celebration of workers, but it’s been a long time ...

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This Week In Crazy: ‘Dr. Chaps’ Ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: ‘Dr. Chaps’ Ruins The Ice Bucket Challenge, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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EXCERPT: ‘March: Book One,’ A Graphic Novel About Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis’ Journey

EXCERPT: ‘March: Book One,’ A Graphic Novel About Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis’ Journey

From growing up on a sharecropper's farm to helping lead the civil rights moveme ...

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Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Should Companies Have To Pay Taxes?

Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a ...

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GOP Report: Republicans Have A Problem With Female Voters

GOP Report: Republicans Have A Problem With Female Voters

Republicans can no longer deny that their party has a major problem with women. ...

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Parenting Is Full Of Goodbyes

Parenting Is Full Of Goodbyes

This is the month of departure for many parents, the time of year when they brac ...

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Warren Buffett Is ‘Betting Against America’ On Burger King. Or Is He?

Warren Buffett Is ‘Betting Against America’ On Burger King. Or Is He?

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times Back in February, in his annual message to ...

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2014 And The Limits Of Rage

2014 And The Limits Of Rage

WASHINGTON -- The short-term future of politics in the nation's capital will be ...

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The Smallness Of Being In Economy Class

The Smallness Of Being In Economy Class

Americans are in the dumps about their future. What does that have to do with le ...

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Rand Paul’s Fair-Weather Compassion

Rand Paul’s Fair-Weather Compassion

If you haven't seen the video or photos yet, trust me, you will. Rand Paul in bl ...

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The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

One week ago, when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave an intervi ...

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50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

By James Weill, McClatchy-Tribune News Service A lot has happened in the 50 year ...

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Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in ...

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Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury ...

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The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weep ...

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Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Throughout the 2014 campaign season, the Iowa Senate seat held by retiring Democ ...

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Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Americans have little confidence in the police, according to a USA Today/Pew Res ...

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Big Business Takes Aim At Corporate Activists

Big Business Takes Aim At Corporate Activists

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times "Shareholder democracy" long has been deri ...

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What About That VA Hospital Scandal?

What About That VA Hospital Scandal?

The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, may serve as a bookend to a scandal tha ...

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Police Forces Nationwide Need A Reality Check

Police Forces Nationwide Need A Reality Check

One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that ...

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Republicans Need A New ‘Go-To Guy’ On Immigration

Republicans Need A New ‘Go-To Guy’ On Immigration

Republicans know they need to broaden their party's appeal to Hispanic voters to ...

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Study: Reducing Carbon Emissions Actually Saves Money, Has Health Benefits

Study: Reducing Carbon Emissions Actually Saves Money, Has Health Benefits

Opponents of carbon-reduction policies always argue that they’re too expensive. ...

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WATCH: Grimes Slams McConnell’s Shutdown Threat In New Ad

WATCH: Grimes Slams McConnell’s Shutdown Threat In New Ad

After Mitch McConnell suggested that a Republican Senate majority could force an ...

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Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

By Robert Weissman, McClatchy-Tribune News Service The attack ad is the defining ...

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‘Perry v. Lehmberg’ And The Veto That Illuminated An Unsettling Trend

‘Perry v. Lehmberg’ And The Veto That Illuminated An Unsettling Trend

A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th gov ...

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