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Corruption trial of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell begins
Deal Reached in Congress on V.A. Funding
Since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling, lavish spending by outside groups has created a nearly nonstop campaign season with a harsh, negative tone
UN:: Downing of MH17 'may amount to a war crime'
U.S. Releases Satellite Images to Back Up Claims Russia Fired Rockets into Ukraine

• Georgia Democrat’s Senate Campaign Plan, Not Meant for Public Eyes, Is Published
• GOPer Asks Secessionists to Rise for 'National Anthem,' And Then Sings 'Dixie' Instead
• Ammosexuals Furious Over Topless Women Disrupting Their Machismo March
• Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina strike down same-sex marriage bans
• Obama leasing millions of Gulf acres for offshore oil & gas drilling
• Scott Brown Disavows Supporter Who Wrote Insanely Vulgar Letter
• Even Gaza Truce Is Hard to Win, Kerry Is Finding
• House, Senate Committees Reach Tentative Agreement on VA Bill
• UN Official Calls Out David Gregory for Using Unconfirmed Israeli Propaganda Video
• Obama to Netanyahu: U.S. Worried About Worsening Gaza Conditions
• U.S.: Satellite Imagery Shows Russians Shelling Eastern Ukraine

Analysis ►  GOP’s 30-year spin job is over: Why we are not a center-right nation | Wanna know why Republicans can't give up calling Obama 'not American'? They've got nothing else.

Iowa Senate candidate Jon Ernst thinks states can nullify federal laws | Analysis ►  The Texas senator convinces all of his enemies to praise his intellect. Here's why they're wrong – and should stop | Analysis ►  Race Will Continue to Haunt Rand Paul | Analysis ►  Dear Nancy Pelosi: You're Letting Steve Israel Throw Away a Winnable Seat in Michigan | Right wing’s worst nightmare: the master stroke that turns red states blue

Midterm Calculus: New Generic Ballot Surveys Don’t Show Signs of Republican Wave

Analysis ►  The VSP Paul Ryan slaps a new brand on a stale old trope | Obstructionists Ryan, Cruz Blame the Senate for All Our Problems | Conservatives Blame Democrats for Conservative Impeachment Threats | Rep. Steve Stockman: “President Obama is begging to be impeached” | Analysis ►  Boehner Sues Obama in Order to Implement Health Law Faster. Huh?

Fast Food Workers Will Now Use Civil Disobedience in Their Fight for Higher Wages | Watch this! ►  Keith Ellison and the Worker-Led Wage Wave

Walgreens May Face Consumer, Political Backlash if it Elects to Become a "Corporate Deserter"

How Missing American Guns Might Be Fueling Terrorists in Afghanistan | Analysis ►  Libya Is Literally on Fire | Analysis ►  Is There Any Possibility of Another Similar Flight MH-17 Shoot Down Occurrence? | Watch this! ►  John Oliver Calls Americans Nuclear Weapon Hoarders, Blasts Public Apathy Over 'The Most Dangerous Things on Earth'

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon's vice PM, kills at least three | Hong Minh Truong Sent More Than 500 Hoax Letters with Powder: FBI

US says Russia breached nuclear treaty | US officials fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry | The Inside Story of How a Christian Woman Sentenced to Death in Sudan Came Out Alive

Why Conspiracy Theories Take Hold in Russia

Mass Surveillance Is Corroding American Democracy, Human Rights Report Concludes

Satanists Cite Hobby Lobby in Campaign for Religious Exemption to Abortion Laws | Analysis ►  Federal Appeals Court Trolls Scalia in Virginia Gay Marriage Case | How the Alaska Supreme Court Is Circumventing the State’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage | Analysis ►  Which View of Christianity Does the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling Defend? What about Sharia Law? | The School-To-Prison Pipeline Can Start Even Before Kindergarten, Mother Points Out | Minnesota Jury Can't Reach Verdict in Jesse Ventura Defamation Case

Justice Dept. Scrambles to Shield Anti-Iran Group’s Files | Opinion ►  Make Thug Cops Pay

Analysis ►  Word Salad on Demand, Via Sarah Palin's Online Channel | Watch this! ►  Joe Scarborough Shows GOP How to Respond to Questions About Obama's Impeachment | Sarah Palin Gives the People What They Want: the Sarah Palin Channel | David Gregory to Paul Ryan: Doesn't Sound Like You're Sympathetic to People Who Need Gov't Help

If you have cable or satellite service, you are paying for Fox News | Fox's Howard Kurtz Literally Begs Jon Stewart to Have Him as a Guest on the Daily Show

Media Mogul Murdoch Is Buying a Conservative Alternate Universe

Watch this! ►  Bill Maher Shoots Down Matt Kibbe's Fairy Tale on Democrats And Upward Mobility

Smith & Wesson pays SEC penalty after being accused of bribing | Analysis ►  DC Court's Concealed-Carry Ruling Is Big Win for the NRA

'Smoke and Mirrors': Eliminating Tobacco from Pharmacies | Mississippi Gov. blames President Obama for reported jump in the states uninsured rate after refusing to accept Medicaid expansion or set up a state exchange | Analysis ►  The New Health Care: the Problem with 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine | 5 Myths the Koch Brothers Want Millennials to Believe About Obamacare | Trustees say Obamacare will help extend the solvency of Medicare

Analysis ►  At the Border, Migrant Crisis Tests Whether Politicians Can Translate Compassion into Action

Fossil Fuel-Funded Groups Organizing Public Rallies Against New EPA Climate Rule

Analysis ►  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: a Supreme Autocrat Not a Shia Messiah

Religious Colleges Are Getting Legal Permission to Discriminate Against Trans Students

Texas Children’s Home Fires Employee Just for Being Gay


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