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'Under a cloud': Dems advance DHS pick despite claims of political favors

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That´s the way i saw politics yesterday… Different ways, people that step on others. Confusing directions and ideologies…

I wanted to call it just "Different ways", but yesterday was the first pre-elections debate and i felt a little dissapointed about it…

'Under a cloud': Dems advance DHS pick despite claims of political favors
elect Terry McAuliffe secure visas for investors. Adding to the controversy, The Washington Times reported overnight that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reached out to Mayorkas to help speed along visas for foreign investors of a politically …
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Hard times for humanists
In the great majority of countries, things are in some respect harder for atheists, humanists and the non-religious than they are for devout fellow-citizens. The extent of this disadvantage can vary a lot: from having to put up with political systems …
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When a Second-Term President Nears the Midterm Shoals

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When a Second-Term President Nears the Midterm Shoals
WASHINGTON — History says President Obama should brace for another round of midterm election losses next year — and be grateful for the opportunity. Unlike presidents who never got the same chance, Mr. Obama is in line to become only the fifth …
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Protests Continue in Thailand After Election Is Set
BANGKOK — A call for new elections by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of Thailand on Monday failed to quell antigovernment demonstrations, as tens of thousands of protesters massed outside her office and vowed to expel her powerful family from the …
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New Orleans citywide election ballot card fills quickly in first day of qualifying
Meanwhile, 27 candidates, fields of mostly familiar faces mixed with a few hopeful long-shots, signed up on the first day of qualifying to compete in races for mayor, City Council, assessor, coroner, sheriff and clerks of court in the citywide election.
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Ann Romney: 'It's too bad the election isn't today'
(CNN) – The wife of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said she and her husband have moved on from last year's election. "We don't look back," Ann Romney said in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer airing on the "Situation Room" …
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US military flights to Central African Republic set to start Thursday

US military flights to Central African Republic set to start Thursday
(CNN) — The U.S. military expects on Thursday to begin flying Burundi forces into the Central African Republic to help stop the violence in that war-torn country, according to a U.S. military official. The United States has two C-17 aircraft in Uganda …
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2 French soldiers killed in Central African Republic unrest
Bangui, Central African Republic (CNN) — Two French soldiers sent to the Central African Republic as part of an international peacekeeping mission have been killed, the French presidency said Tuesday. The two soldiers, both paratroopers in their early …
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Religious leaders seek calm in tense Central African Republic
France has suggested it acted in Central African Republic because of fears of Muslim-Christian "genocide", evoking memories of Rwanda, where 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu extremists in 1994 as the world stood by. Central African …
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