Category: Politics

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MO governor orders curfew in Ferguson after new clashes

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and ordered a midnight to 5 a.m. curfew in Ferguson on Saturday to prevent clashes between prote...
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Lawyer calls indictment of Gov. Perry ‘political abuse of court system’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his lawyer on Sunday defended the former's action to veto funding for an ethics agency that led to his indictment for allege...
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The Militarization of U.S. Police Forces

The militarization of police in Ferguson, Mo., is part of a national trend. The war on terror has helped transform local police forces around the coun...
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Calls for calm from Obama, curfew from follow new violence in Ferguson

President Barack Obama called for calm on the streets of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, on Thursday following Wednesday night's violent clashes betw...
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U.S. gov’t budget deficit narrows further in July to $460.45B

The U.S. federal government deficit continued its decline in July, boosted by higher tax revenue that rose at a faster rate than government expenditur...
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Why is the Cuomo Administration Automatically Deleting State Employees’ Emails?

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration - which the governor pledged would be the most transparent in state history - has quietly adopted polic...
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Toxic Tobacco Bonds and More

The'98 tobacco settlement was supposed to net state and local governments billions for smoking prevention programs. But nine states have turned their ...
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Climate Prediction Center reports El Nino chances dropping

The Climate Prediction Center reported the chances of an El Nino weather event have been reduced by its estimations from 80 to 65 percent. The CPC, an...
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Health Law Calls For Some Workers To Be Automatically Enrolled In Coverage

But the controversial provision is raising questions: Does automatic enrollment help employees help themselves, or does it force them into coverage th...
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House passes resolution suing Obama over health care extensions

The House on Wednesday voted 225-201 to pass a resolution authorizing Republicans to sue President Barack Obama for extending the deadlines for employ...