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Ukraine elections highlight nation’s split between east and west 25.10.2014 Washington Post: World

KIEV, Ukraine — Marina Demko wants to build a stronger Ukraine if she wins a seat in her nation’s landmark Sunday parliamentary elections.

But she has one big problem: she is campaigning to represent a part of her country that is under the control of Russian-supported rebels who are trying to build a parallel state. Many residents there who believed in a united Ukraine have fled. And there is little chance that anyone remaining in the enclave that calls itself New Russia will have the chance to vote for representation in Kiev’s rowdy parliament, making her race entirely symbolic.

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The Battle for Palestine — Part Three 25.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Battle for Palestine — Part Three
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The Battle for Palestine — Part Two 24.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Battle for Palestine — Part Two
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The Economy: What Is The Closing Argument Of Democrats? 24.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
How should Democrats make their case on the economy? In the last days of the election, this isn’t a rhetorical question. For all the furor about Ebola, ISIS, Ferguson, the Secret Service, and Obama, the economy will remain the determining issue in this election. And that is a challenge for Democrats, with polls showing, bizarrely enough, that voters give Republicans the edge on the economy. Two challenges remain for candidates. They must ignite their base voters and get them out to vote, and they must appeal to the low-information, undecided voters or, rarer, true independents who are just now making up their minds. President Obama offered his closing argument earlier this month in a speech at Northwestern . He’d like credit for bringing the economy back from the free fall he inherited upon taking office, while arguing that more could be done if only Republicans would get out of the ...
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Steve Southerland explains, badly, why he voted against the Violence Against Women Act 23.10.2014 Daily Kos
There's not enough pink in the world to cover up Southerland's sexism. Rep. Steve Southerland, the Florida Republican who gained infamy with his men-only fundraising ("tell the misses not to wait up") and lame defense of his men-only fundraising ("Listen: Has Gwen Graham ever been to a lingerie shower? Ask her.") is still explaining, badly, his record. In particular, his vote against the Violence Against Women Act. Here's his story: he was blindsided by the bill when it landed on the House floor from the Senate. And because he didn't have time to read it, he voted against it. In a sit-down with the editorial board of the Tallahassee Democrat last week, Southerland suggested the scheduling of the vote was a "political maneuver," and said he voted 'no' because "I'm not going to allow a topic of such great importance be hijacked over someone wanting to score political points." […] During his meeting with the Tallahassee Democrat, Southerland noted that he had twice before voted to reauthorize VAWA, but that ...
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Mike Rounds knew of aide's conflict when giving out state loans 23.10.2014 Daily Kos
Mike Rounds (right) Leading Off: • SD-Sen: In a damning and shocking admission, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds acknowledged Tuesday that he did in fact know that a top former cabinet official, Richard Benda, was going to work for investors running a meat-packing concern called Northern Beef, right around the same time that Rounds approved a $1 million loan to that very company. Just before Rounds left office at the end of 2010, he signed off on the million-dollar loan. Shortly thereafter, Benda, then the state's secretary of tourism, secured an additional $600,000 loan—money that went directly into his own pockets , as he paid himself $225,000 a year to oversee the now-failed plant. (Rounds denies authorizing this supplemental loan, though a staffer for his successor says that any six-figure lending involves the governor.) A state audit later found that Benda had a serious conflict of interest in requesting the loans—duh—but until now, we didn't know whether Rounds himself was aware of this glaring ...
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Durbin, Oberweis clash on immigration, health care in debate 23.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and his challenger, state Sen. Jim Oberweis, traded shots Wednesday night during a televised debate, clashing on the Affordable Care Act, immigration reform and other ...
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Sam Brownback, getting desperate, links opponent to hideous murders 23.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Leading Off: • KS-Gov: We've officially hit the point in the cycle where campaigns start to get desperate. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is locked in a close race with Democrat Paul Davis and his campaign is airing a risky new ad aiming to caricature Davis as weak on crime. The narrator describes how the Carr brothers were caught and prosecuted for multiple murders, and sent to death row. However "liberal judges in Topeka" overturned their death sentences. The spot links the judges to Davis, with the narrator accusing one of them of holding a fundraiser for the Democrat. The spot ends by contrasting the two candidates, arguing that Davis will appoint weak liberal justices, while Brownback will appoint tough judges. Unsurprisingly, the ad is getting plenty of attention in Kansas . Kansans for Justice, an organization formed by the families of the Carr brothers' victims, put out a statement expressing its displeasure that the case is being politicized, though the group is also very unhappy that the Carrs' ...
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: With his career on the line, Lee Terry doubles down in Omaha 22.10.2014 Daily Kos
Leading Off: • NE-02: Republican Rep. Lee Terry and the NRSC recently made news for portraying Democrat Brad Ashford as weak on crime, airing a pair of controversial spots . Terry is doubling down in his newest ad. Terry features Sgt. John Wells, president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, hitting Ashford for supporting the Good Time Law. Wells argues that Ashford's policies can get people killed by releasing violent criminals out onto the streets. Terry's poll numbers are reportedly shaky, and his party is worried about him, which helps explain why he's running these types of ads. Also for the GOP, Fuels America praises Terry for his support for alternative fuels. On the other side, Ashford hits Terry's negative ads. Ashford features a quote from the Omaha World Herald vouching for Ashford on public safety. Head below the fold for a roundup of campaign ads from races around the ...
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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Despite conventional wisdom, third-party campaigns aren't fading 22.10.2014 Daily Kos
Leading Off: • Polltopia: Third-party candidates in Senate and gubernatorial races do not seem to be fading away as Election Day approaches. In individual races, there are some races where it appears a third-party candidate is gaining, and some where the opposite is true, but in general it's difficult to tell because not all polls include all candidates. If we combine all the polling for all the races we see essentially no trend in either the local regression or the median. We visualize this in the chart above by Dreaminonempty, though note that is does not include AK-Gov or KS-Sen, where there is no Democrat running. As of Saturday, there were 29 races in the Daily Kos Elections polling database with a third-party candidate at a post-Labor Day average of 5.0 percent or greater, including KS-Sen and AK-Gov but excluding LA-Sen. Note that races where the major-party share of the vote is less than 95 percent have had much larger polling errors in the ...
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New course for college leadership 22.10.2014 Politico
Susan Herbst, the first woman to serve as her college's president, doesn't consider herself a trailblazer.
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Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: With his career on the line, Lee Terry doubles down in Omaha 22.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Leading Off: • NE-02: Republican Rep. Lee Terry and the NRSC recently made news for portraying Democrat Brad Ashford as weak on crime, airing a pair of controversial spots . Terry is doubling down in his newest ad. Terry features Sgt. John Wells, president of the Omaha Police Officers Association, hitting Ashford for supporting the Good Time Law. Wells argues that Ashford's policies can get people killed by releasing violent criminals out onto the streets. Terry's poll numbers are reportedly shaky, and his party is worried about him, which helps explain why he's running these types of ads. Also for the GOP, Fuels America praises Terry for his support for alternative fuels. On the other side, Ashford hits Terry's negative ads. Ashford features a quote from the Omaha World Herald vouching for Ashford on public safety. Head below the fold for a roundup of campaign ads from races around the ...
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Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker 22.10.2014 Think Progres

Mary Burke could become the first woman governor of Wisconsin.

The post Meet The Woman Who Could Unseat Scott Walker appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Proof That Comprehensive Sex Ed Classes Actually Help Kids Put Off Having Sex 21.10.2014 Think Progres

A new study finds that a curriculum emphasizing healthy relationships helps middle school kids wait until they're older to become sexually active.

The post Proof That Comprehensive Sex Ed Classes Actually Help Kids Put Off Having Sex appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Report finds disparity in Denver Public School contract awards 21.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Businesses owned by minorities and women were not well-represented among the companies that received contracts from Denver Public Schools between 2009 and 2013, according to the draft ...
Quinn, Rauner unleash negativity in final debate 21.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Facing off for the final time in the contentious race for governor, Gov. Pat Quinn decried “savage cuts” in a Bruce Rauner budget, while the Republican challenger repeatedly branded the Democratic chief executive a “phony” and a ...
Boston Area Middle Schools ‘Get Real’ About Sex 21.10.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Boston schools participating in Planned Parenthood’s ‘Get Real’ sex education program saw a decrease in sexually active middle school students over the last three ...
Sex is for the rich 19.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Our country apparently doesn't want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools — predominantly located in low-income, ...
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Education hits the trail 19.10.2014 Politico
Republicans thought this would be the year to make education their winning issue, but not so far.
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Obituary: St. Kate's professor fought for women's rights 19.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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