Politics in Illinois: The broom of the system

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Politics in Illinois: The broom of the system (via The Economist) BRUCE RAUNER, a wealthy venture capitalist, won the Republican primary in Illinois last week. This sets the stage for a showdown in November between him and Pat Quinn, the Democratic incumbent. Republicans are excited by Mr Rauner, who styles himself…  More...

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By Moyers & Company On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Wal-Mart ‘Looking at’ Supporting a Minimum Wage Hike

Wal-Mart ‘Looking at’ Supporting a Minimum Wage Hike (via Moyers & Company) Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest private employer, is “looking at supporting” an increase in the federal minimum wage, More...

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By The Star-Ledger On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Chris Christie’s presidential hopes falter in key swing state

Christie’s presidential hopes falter in key swing state, new poll shows (via NJ.com) Gov. Chris Christie has lost his frontrunner status for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, at least among Ohio voters, More...

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By AFP On Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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Watchdog report stokes US minimum wage debate

Watchdog report stokes US minimum wage debate (via AFP) President Barack Obama’s plans to raise the minimum wage could lift 900,000 people above the poverty line but may cost half a million jobs, a congressional More...

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By Laura Matthews | International Business Times On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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What Conservative Groups Fear About Boehner

As hopes of a 2014 immigration reform begin to wane amid House Republicans’ distrust that President Barack Obama wants to properly enforce the existing immigration laws, some conservative groups are doubting More...

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By AFP On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Republicans may call debt ceiling vote

Republicans may call debt ceiling vote (via AFP) The U.S. House of Representatives may hold a vote Wednesday on the debt ceiling, according to several Republican lawmakers, as the Feb. 27 deadline before a potential More...

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By The Economist On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Why elections cost so much

// < ![CDATA[ _ // ]]>The Economist explains: Why American elections cost so much (via The Economist) WITH nearly every American election cycle new spending records are broken. This autumn’s midterm elections More...

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By Bloomberg TV On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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Hedge Fund Titan Spends $10M to Kill Keystone XL

Hedge Fund Titan Spends $10M to Kill Keystone XL (via Bloomberg TV) Tom Steyer is a billionaire on a mission — so far he’s spent more than $10 million to support various initiatives and political candidates More...

President Barack Obama
By The Wall Street Journal On Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
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Poll: Americans Anxious Over Obama’s Performance

Poll: Americans Anxious Over Obama’s Performance (via Wall Street Journal Digital Network) President Obama speaks to a nation Tuesday that is worried about his abilities, dissatisfied with the economy and More...

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By Joe Rothstein On Monday, January 27th, 2014
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In This Political Environment There Are No ‘Safe’ Seats In Congress

You may have noticed during last October’s government shutdown that the political pundit pack was united in its belief that Republicans had made an historic miscalculation, one that would likely cost them any More...