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The Arizona Republic
Market drop could spur calls for capital-loss reformInvestors who sells stocks or mutual funds at a loss can use the losses to offs
Market drop could spur calls for capital-loss reform
The Arizona Republic / Posted 20 hours ago
Investors who sells stocks or mutual funds at a loss can use the losses to offset up to $3,000 in regular income. That amount hasn't increased since 1978 but probably won't change anytime soon. If the stock market keeps heading south this year,... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Man ran prostitution operation at apartment obtained with Don't Shoot program assistance Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:52 PM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:52 PM PEORIA — A Pe
Man ran prostitution operation at apartment obtained with Don't Shoot program assistance
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 22 hours ago
Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:52 PM Posted Feb. 6, 2016 at 5:52 PM PEORIA — A Peoria man sentenced in December to 15 years in prison for running an underage... Read more
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USA Today
N.H. hosts one of 9 key Senate races that will determine party controlThe presidential race is not the only big election fight in New Hampshire this
N.H. hosts one of 9 key Senate races that will determine party control
USA Today / Posted yesterday
The presidential race is not the only big election fight in New Hampshire this year. The Granite State is also home to one of the most hotly contested Senate races in the nation, a battle between Republican Sen,. Kelly Ayotte and her Democratic... Read more
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The Hill
GOP senator: Key VA program a 'systemic failure'Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) wants to know how the Department of Veterans Affairs (V
GOP senator: Key VA program a 'systemic failure'
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) wants to know how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will fix a key health program, calling its implementation a "systemic failure." "I consistently hear reports that the Department of Veterans Affairs is delaying the... Read more
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The Hill
Bipartisan bill would speed DOD's cyber warfare purchasesA new Senate bill aims to empower the Defense Department’s cyber warfare effort
Bipartisan bill would speed DOD's cyber warfare purchases
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
A new Senate bill aims to empower the Defense Department’s cyber warfare efforts. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) this week introduced legislation that would speed the Pentagon’s process of acquiring electronic warfare technology, freeing up more funding... Read more
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The Hill
Push for new Iran missile sanctions divides DemocratsAn early push in the Senate to pass new sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic mi
Push for new Iran missile sanctions divides Democrats
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
An early push in the Senate to pass new sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program is threatening to divide Democrats. While lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are still hashing out the specifics, the issue is already splitting Democrats... Read more
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Daily Herald
Santorum departure reunites couple in Rubio campRepublican Rick Santorum's exit from the presidential race this week means no r
Santorum departure reunites couple in Rubio camp
Daily Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Republican Rick Santorum's exit from the presidential race this week means no repeat of the suburban campaign rallies four years ago by the graduate of Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein. It's a disappointment for Santorum convention delegate... Read more
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Roll Call
Kirk, Johnson Targeted by Liberal Groups for Iran Votes Votes this past fall against the Iran nuclear deal could come back to haunt t
Kirk, Johnson Targeted by Liberal Groups for Iran Votes
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
Votes this past fall against the Iran nuclear deal could come back to haunt two vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election. At least that�s what some progressive organizations are... Read more
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Artvoice
News of the WeirdLead Story • “Why are you still alive?” is the question doctors ask Ozzy Osbou
News of the Weird
Artvoice / Posted 3 days ago
Lead Story • “Why are you still alive?” is the question doctors ask Ozzy Osbourne, the hard-rock singer and reality-TV star, who says he is now clean and sober after a lifetime of almost unimaginably bad habits. In June, he started two new ventures:... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 2This is the second edition of the Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posti
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 2
NBC Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
This is the second edition of the Ward Room's Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posting dedicated to keeping voters informed about the state and county's upcoming 2016 elections. Check the Ward Room blog for continued coverage every Wednesday. In one of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Senators float Iran sanctionsWASHINGTON -- Just weeks after the Iran nuclear deal took effect, the Senate Fo
Senators float Iran sanctions
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Just weeks after the Iran nuclear deal took effect, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is taking fresh aim at Tehran with stepped-up sanctions to punish the Islamic Republic for aggressive non-nuclear activities. The committee's... Read more
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Daily Herald
Zopp criticizes Duckworth over Iran dealDemocratic U.S. Senate candidate Andrea Zopp challenged opponent Tammy Duckwort
Zopp criticizes Duckworth over Iran deal
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Andrea Zopp challenged opponent Tammy Duckworth Tuesday over last year's Iran nuclear deal, arguing the Hoffman Estates congresswoman should have announced her support far sooner. Duckworth supports the agreement... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Area law enforcement urges Department of Justice to take on Backpage over prostitution Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM ROCKFORD — La
Area law enforcement urges Department of Justice to take on Backpage over prostitution
The Journal-Standard / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM Posted Feb. 2, 2016 at 5:21 PM ROCKFORD — Law enforcement leaders from across Northern Illinois have signed a letter sent to U.S.... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Giannouliases get off lightly in Broadway Bank settlementThe Giannoulias family, which collected tens of millions in dividends just prio
Giannouliases get off lightly in Broadway Bank settlement
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 6 days ago
The Giannoulias family, which collected tens of millions in dividends just prior to the collapse of their Broadway Bank in Chicago, appear to have gotten off relatively lightly in a newly released settlement with federal bank regulators over losses... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
$1.3B Agreement Reached on Plan for O'HareMayor Rahm Emanuel and the city of Chicago, U.S. Senators Durbin and Kirk, repr
$1.3B Agreement Reached on Plan for O'Hare
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 6 days ago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city of Chicago, U.S. Senators Durbin and Kirk, representatives from United and American Airlines, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a nearly $1.3 billion infrastructure plan for O'Hare International... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
So, the 'Gitmo-2' cat is out of the bag?Feature Article of Sunday, 31 January 2016 IT was evident, from the word "go",
So, the 'Gitmo-2' cat is out of the bag?
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 7 days ago
Feature Article of Sunday, 31 January 2016 IT was evident, from the word "go", that there was more to the Gitmo-2 story than met the eye. "Compassion"? Balderdash! How much "compassion" does the US itself have? When its drones and fighter-bombers... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Legislators who missed vote come under criticism from opponentsAmong those who missed Thursday's roll call votes in Springfield on legislation
Legislators who missed vote come under criticism from opponents
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Among those who missed Thursday's roll call votes in Springfield on legislation providing funding for community colleges and for MAP grants to low-income college students were Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Lebanon, and Rep. Reggie Phillips,... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Zopp Calls for Reforms to Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice SystemAt a speech Wednesday at the City Club of Chicago, U.S. Senate candidate Andrea
Zopp Calls for Reforms to Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice System
NBC Chicago / Posted 9 days ago
At a speech Wednesday at the City Club of Chicago, U.S. Senate candidate Andrea Zopp called for reforms to policing practices and the criminal justice system as a response to the rash of police shootings that has rocked the nation in recent... Read more
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Daily Herald
Student rethinks political career after visit to SpringfieldWestern Illinois University student body President Wil Gradle of St. Charles, w
Student rethinks political career after visit to Springfield
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Western Illinois University student body President Wil Gradle of St. Charles, who traveled to Springfield this week as a guest of Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs, says his up-close look at state government this year might have colored his... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The Iranian threat“We will export our revolution to the entire world. So that everyone may know w
The Iranian threat
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
“We will export our revolution to the entire world. So that everyone may know why we carried out the revolution.” These were the words of Iran’s new leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, speaking on 11 February 1980 before hundreds of thousands of his... Read more
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FOX News
Senators seek foreign aid cut if ex-Gitmo inmates escape host countryFour Republican senators are calling for cutting foreign aid to Ghana if two fo
Senators seek foreign aid cut if ex-Gitmo inmates escape host country
FOX News / Posted 11 days ago
Four Republican senators are calling for cutting foreign aid to Ghana if two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who were transferred to the African nation escape or return to terrorism. The move marks a renewed effort by security-minded lawmakers to... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 1This is the first edition of the Ward Room’s Campaign Round-Up, a weekly postin
Ward Room Campaign Round-Up: Week 1
NBC Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
This is the first edition of the Ward Room’s Campaign Round-Up, a weekly posting dedicated to keeping voters informed about the state and county’s upcoming 2016 elections. Check the Ward Room blog for continued coverage every Tuesday. Illinois... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Democrats seeking to succeed Rep. Duckworth tout resumes as keySchaumburg businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Villa Park Village President Deb
Democrats seeking to succeed Rep. Duckworth tout resumes as key
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
Schaumburg businessman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Villa Park Village President Deborah Bullwinkel made their cases Tuesday in an appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board. They're running in the 8th Congressional District, which covers parts... Read more
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The Advocate
An “earthy” mistakeMark Kirk says his mom, Sammie Kirk, passes along this story, to be filed under
An “earthy” mistake
The Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
Mark Kirk says his mom, Sammie Kirk, passes along this story, to be filed under “Open Mouth, Insert Foot:” “Recently at our 70th Oakdale High School reunion and homecoming parade (Smiley, your sister-in-law Jane Crawford Anders helped organize it),... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Duckworth, Kirk jostle over Wall Street cashA little exchange over why U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Duckworth accepted campaig
Duckworth, Kirk jostle over Wall Street cash
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
A little exchange over why U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Duckworth accepted campaign cash and owned stock in Goldman Sachs while criticizing the firm has set off quite a verbal exchange with incumbent GOP Sen. Mark Kirk. I don't have the time or space... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Political NewsletterRamsey, a Chicago native and highly regarded top supervisor with the Chicago Po
Political Newsletter
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 12 days ago
Ramsey, a Chicago native and highly regarded top supervisor with the Chicago Police Department, played a key role in launching community policing in the early 1990s. But City Hall wasn't interested when he applied to be superintendent several times... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Shari Runner named head of Chicago Urban LeagueNow that Shari Runner has been named permanently as president and CEO of the Ch
Shari Runner named head of Chicago Urban League
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
Now that Shari Runner has been named permanently as president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, she is redirecting its focus. “Right now, all the things we support are in turmoil,” Runner told me after the Urban League's board announced her... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel and Karen Lewis' 'Kumbaya' moment on RaunerFrom the notebook *Rauner's "You watch" moment revealed?: Gov. Rauner’s politi
Emanuel and Karen Lewis' 'Kumbaya' moment on Rauner
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
From the notebook *Rauner's "You watch" moment revealed?: Gov. Rauner’s political campaign put $900,000 into the Illinois Republican Party on Friday, bringing to $8.9 million what he or his campaign have given to the state GOP since winning the 2014... Read more
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birminghammail
Locked up in 2015: Birmingham's biggest criminals jailed last yearGary Griffiths poured petrol over the front door of his ex girlfriend's Walsall
Locked up in 2015: Birmingham's biggest criminals jailed last year
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
Gary Griffiths poured petrol over the front door of his ex girlfriend's Walsall property and through the letterbox - along with paper - and a lit cigarette. He then tried to ring and text his former partner from the scene, informing her of what he’d... Read more
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birminghammail
Locked up in 2015: Birmingham biggest criminals jailed last yearGary Griffiths poured petrol over the front door of his ex girlfriend's Walsall
Locked up in 2015: Birmingham biggest criminals jailed last year
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
Gary Griffiths poured petrol over the front door of his ex girlfriend's Walsall property and through the letterbox - along with paper - and a lit cigarette. He then tried to ring and text his former partner from the scene, informing her of what he’d... Read more
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FOX News
As Washington publically frets over storm, GOP worries about impact of Trump, Cruz on Hill majorityEssentially everyone in Washington is freaking out about the blizzard. But for
As Washington publically frets over storm, GOP worries about impact of Trump, Cruz on Hill majority
FOX News / Posted 15 days ago
Essentially everyone in Washington is freaking out about the blizzard. But for several weeks now, many congressional Republicans have privately freaked out about the prospects of Donald Trump or, to a lesser degree, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, emerging... Read more
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Daily Herald
Jesse Jackson to back Zopp for Senate over Duckworth, HarrisThe Rev. Jesse Jackson will endorse Democrat Andrea Zopp for U.S. Senate Sunday
Jesse Jackson to back Zopp for Senate over Duckworth, Harris
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will endorse Democrat Andrea Zopp for U.S. Senate Sunday, her campaign announced. Jackson previously had come to Zopp's defense last summer when the national Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee endorsed Rep. Tammy... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Zopp Calls Out Duckworth for "Ducking" DebatesAndrea Zopp, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. senate seat currently held by
Zopp Calls Out Duckworth for "Ducking" Debates
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
Andrea Zopp, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Kirk, accused opponent Tammy Duckworth on Wednesday of “ducking" debates and being "noticeably absent from the campaign trail." Zopp's campaign manager said... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Democratic Senate candidates begin debate over debatesIn a classic sign that the March primary season is fully underway, the debate o
Democratic Senate candidates begin debate over debates
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 18 days ago
In a classic sign that the March primary season is fully underway, the debate over debates has commenced in the Democratic contest for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Mark Kirk. Front-runner Tammy Duckworth, a congresswoman from the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Keep an eye on Chris Christie as favorability improvesGEORGE WILL: WASHINGTON — Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 perce
Keep an eye on Chris Christie as favorability improves
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
GEORGE WILL: WASHINGTON — Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, which is actually why it is fine for them to begin the presidential selection process:... Read more
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The Advocate
Mark Kirk Is First GOP Senator to Cosponsor Equality ActThe Equality Act now has bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate,
Mark Kirk Is First GOP Senator to Cosponsor Equality Act
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
The Equality Act now has bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate, with the announcement by Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois that he has signed on as a cosponsor. “Discrimination on the basis of being gay is against the law in Illinois and... Read more
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Air Force Times
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issuesCHICAGO — Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turn
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues
Air Force Times / Posted 18 days ago
CHICAGO — Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State group, complete with a map of Syria he brought with him to western Illinois. He pointed out... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issuesFILE - In this June 9, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., speaks in h
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues
Stamford Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
FILE - In this June 9, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., speaks in his office in Chicago. Kirk is making national security a prime focus of his bid for a second term. It’s a strategy that has historically worked well for the GOP,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issuesCHICAGO (AP) - Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State group, complete with a map of Syria he brought with him to western Illinois. He pointed out... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issuesFILE - In this June 9, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., speaks in h
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues
Connecticut Post / Posted 18 days ago
FILE - In this June 9, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., speaks in his office in Chicago. Kirk is making national security a prime focus of his bid for a second term. It’s a strategy that has historically worked well for the GOP,... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issuesCHICAGO (AP) - Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk
Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 19 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State group, complete with a map of Syria he brought with him to western Illinois. He pointed out... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
A look at US Senate candidates' national security positionsCHICAGO (AP) - Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying in the March 15 pr
A look at US Senate candidates' national security positions
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 19 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying in the March 15 primaries for the chance to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. With national security expected to be a major focus of the 2016 elections, here's a look at the... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
A look at US Senate candidates' national security positionsThree Democrats and two Republicans are vying in the March 15 primaries for the
A look at US Senate candidates' national security positions
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 19 days ago
Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying in the March 15 primaries for the chance to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. With national security expected to be a major focus of the 2016 elections, here's a look at the candidates and where... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
A look at US Senate candidates' national security positionsCHICAGO (AP) - Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying in the March 15 pr
A look at US Senate candidates' national security positions
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 19 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying in the March 15 primaries for the chance to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate. With national security expected to be a major focus of the 2016 elections, here's a look at the... Read more
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The News & Observer
Keep an eye on Chris Christie | News & Observer January 16, 2016 1:00 PM New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’
Keep an eye on Chris Christie
The News & Observer / Posted 20 days ago
| News & Observer January 16, 2016 1:00 PM New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s saturation campaigning in New Hampshire has helped his favorability rating Christie has bucked the odds to win... Read more
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The Columbian
Will: Christie reverses his fortunesIowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, w
Will: Christie reverses his fortunes
The Columbian / Posted 21 days ago
Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, which is actually why it is fine for them to begin the presidential selection process: Small states reward an underdog’s retail politics. Chris Christie relishes such... Read more
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The Forward
J Street Takes Aim at GOP Senators Who Opposed Iran DealA focus of liberal Jewish advocacy group J Street this year will be unseating R
J Street Takes Aim at GOP Senators Who Opposed Iran Deal
The Forward / Posted 21 days ago
A focus of liberal Jewish advocacy group J Street this year will be unseating Republican senators in Illinois and Wisconsin who led opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. “We see Mark Kirk and Ron Johnson as two of our biggest targets,” Ben Shnider,... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
Will: Keep an eye on Chris ChristieIowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, w
Will: Keep an eye on Chris Christie
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 21 days ago
Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, which is actually why it is fine for them to begin the presidential selection process: Small states reward an underdog's retail politics. Chris Christie relishes such... Read more
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TribLIVE
Keep an eye on Chris ChristieIowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the population, which
Keep an eye on Chris Christie
TribLIVE / Posted 21 days ago
Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the population, which is actually why it is fine for them to begin the presidential selection process: Small states reward an underdog's retail politics. Chris Christie relishes such politics... Read more
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The Mercury News
George F. Will: Keep an eye on Chris ChristieWASHINGTON -- Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S.
George F. Will: Keep an eye on Chris Christie
The Mercury News / Posted 21 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Iowa and New Hampshire together have just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population, which is actually why it is fine for them to begin the presidential selection process: Small states reward an underdog's retail politics. Chris Christie... Read more
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