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She Had Two Abortions So Shouldn’t She be Pro-Choice? New Legislator is a Pro-Life Champion

Abortion advocates don’t know what to do with Rep–Elect Molly White, a pro-life woman in the Texas House of Representatives. In a recent article in a Texas newspaper, White shared more about her opposition against abortion. She said, “We are women and we are designed to give birth, we’re designed to nurture, we’re designed to […]

Even NYT Notes That Voter ID Laws DO NOT ‘Suppress’ Minority Voters

The left is all balled up in knots over the false claim that voter ID laws are meant specifically to “suppress” the vote of minorities and to swing elections to the GOP. This is a lie. And even The New York Times essentially agrees that this is a lie. Show More Summary

UCLA vs. Stanford: live game updates

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

UCLA has not beaten Stanford since a 23-20 victory in 2008. The Cardinal could have clinched the victory that day with a touchdown, but Coach Jim Harbaugh elected to kick a field goal facing a fourth-and-one at the UCLA 11-yard line with two minutes left.

Policy Makers, Business Leaders to Gather at WSJ CEO Council Meeting

Top policy makers, politicians and national security officials will convene in Washington on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the outlook for the newly elected Congress, security challenges, taxes, financial regulation and more.

Looking back at the biggest electoral themes of the 2014 election

We can almost close the books on the 2014 general election now that almost every vote has finally been counted, although there are still a few races (like AZ-02 and the Oregon GMO labeling measure) trapped in the limbo of recounts or legal wrangling. Show More Summary

More Knives Out For Miliband, Labour MPs Doubt Leadership Skills

Ed Miliband faced new questions over his leadership today, after weeks of serious concerns about his ability to lead the party into the General Election next year. A former shadow cabinet member admitted in the Guardian that it is aShow More Summary

Saudi Arabia Is Comfortable With Lower Oil Prices, But Not For Long

Saudi Arabia is widely believed to have been the major reason why OPEC elected not to cut oil production at its key meeting on Thursday. The news sent oil prices tumbling, with both Brent and WTI crude hitting lows not seen since 2010. Show More Summary

Ferguson crisis troubles Obama’s careful race stance

6 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Barack Obama’s election as the United States’ first black leader raised hopes that his presidency would serve as a platform for work to bridge the country’s still dangerous racial divides. But, as his cautious response to clashes between protesters and police in the St Louis...

Cartoon: Congressional Turkeys

It’s time to take a break from the current stream of depressing news and give thanks for turkeys you may know and love... or know and despise. What better place to turn for some buffoonery than the newly elected and reshuffled Congress. Show More Summary

Meanwhile, in Chicago

Our leadership has had a lot of exciting adventures lately. There was the election, of course. When someone finally reached out to me to explain they were making calls to keep the Senate under Democratic control I contributed some time. Show More Summary

Bush vs. Clinton in 2016 is the perfect way to make millennials hate politics even more

This was not a banner year for youth voter participation. To be fair, off-year elections never are, but this year's mere 12 percent participation rate of voters under 30 is about more than midterm ennui. Rather, it's part of a larger...Show More Summary

Taiwan elections will be major test for ruling party, China ties

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party will test its popularity in midterm elections Saturday after six years of leading the island to landmark deals with longtime adversary China.

Young Voters Aren’t a Sure Thing for Democrats

When it comes to mobilizing young voters for the 2016 elections, Democrats have their work cut out for them.

Democrats Have No Lock On Latino Vote

One of the significant undercurrents emerging from a closer look at the 2014 mid-term elections suggests Democrats may have some real concerns when it comes to capturing the Latino vote going forward. That's not to say they won't win it. Show More Summary

This Week In Quotes: 11/21 – 11/27

As I warned the President, you can’t ask the elected representatives of the people to trust you to enforce the law if you’re constantly demonstrated that you can’t be trusted

Victorian Election 2014 - Early and Postal Vote Turnouts by Electorate

30% of Victorians have already vote by post or in person, and the table below shows the effective turnout figure for each electorate.

Victorian election upper house guide

Better late than never (I hope), a guide to the election for the eight five-member regions that constitute Victoria's Legislative Council.

How Gloria Molina and Zev Yaroslavsky changed L.A. County

Gloria Molina came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1991 after a federal court threw out the previous year's election and ordered a new one for a new district, drawn with boundaries that gave Latinos something closer to a proportionate share of representation. It was a landmark...

Polls open in Namibia elections

Governing SWAPO expected to retain dominance in political stable, mineral-rich nation blighted by high poverty levels.

Fairfax-Ipsos: 52-48 to Labor in Victoria

After all the late-campaign talk of a Labor blowout, the final Ipsos poll of the campaign finds the Victorian election going down to the wire.

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