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Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray Resigning Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray Resigning

Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray today announced that he will be resigning his position in government. Murray has been the state’s lieutenant governor since 2007. Before that, he served as the Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts. Murray announced his resignation today …

Anthony Weiner Announces Mayoral Run with YouTube Video Anthony Weiner Announces Mayoral Run with YouTube Video
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Last month, as rumors swirled of a possible run for New York City mayor, former congressman Anthony Weiner rejoined Twitter – the service the led to his downfall back in 2011. He began tweeting out links to a 20-page roadmap …

Bill: Hillary 2016 Speculation a Waste of Time Bill: Hillary 2016 Speculation a Waste of Time
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Though President Barack Obama easily won two presidential elections, it doesn’t mean he coasted into the White House. Perhaps his biggest political challenge came before he ran for president in 2008, when he fought Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination …

Otis Bowen Dies In Indiana Nursing home Otis Bowen Dies In Indiana Nursing home
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Former Indiana Governor Otis Bowen, sometimes known as “Doc,” died in a nursing home in Donaldson, Indiana at the age of 95 from unspecified causes. As Governor, Bowen served for two terms, from 1973 to 1981. He also served as …

Paul Ryan: Gay Adoption Ok, Gay Marriage Not Paul Ryan: Gay Adoption Ok, Gay Marriage Not
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With a tipping point in the U.S. gay rights debate seemingly reached, even Republican politicians seem to be shifting their positions. In March, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman had a “change of heart” after learning his son is gay, and …

CISPA Add-On Banning Employers from Seeking Facebook Passwords Killed CISPA Add-On Banning Employers from Seeking Facebook Passwords Killed
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As you probably know, on Thursday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA. The bill, which aims to help the government react to cybersecurity threats by making it easier to …

Palin: ‘Nerd Prom’ Hashtag Aimed at Correspondents Dinner Palin: ‘Nerd Prom’ Hashtag Aimed at Correspondents Dinner
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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin continued her bid for attention this week by attempting to insult the press via Twitter. The former vice presidential candidate Tweeted that the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was “pathetic” and stated that those attending are …

Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Immigration Reform Group Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More Zuckerberg’s FWD.us Immigration Reform Group Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More

Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration-focused political advocacy group is getting the help of a few more tech heavyweights. Today, FWD.us announced a couple of new members: Microsoft founder BIll Gates, current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft EVP Brad Smith and Sean Parker, …

Bill Clinton Is Really Doing Twitter Now. For Real. Bill Clinton Is Really Doing Twitter Now. For Real.
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42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton appears to be using Twitter at his own behest. As you may remember, earlier this month Stephen Colbert kind of sort of forced the former president to join Twitter. At a Clinton …

Anthony Weiner Is Back on Twitter with a New Handle Anthony Weiner Is Back on Twitter with a New Handle

Well what do you know – look who’s back on Twitter. It’s former Congressman Anthony Weiner, whose indiscretions on the social media platform led to embarrassment and his eventual political demise. It appears that Weiner is migrating his Twitter presence …

8th Grader’s Gun T-shirt Leads To Arrest 8th Grader’s Gun T-shirt Leads To Arrest
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According to reports, an 8th grader in West Virginia was suspended and arrested after wearing an NRA t-shirt to school, which says: NRA: Protect Your Right” and features a picture of a rifle. The shirt apparently caused an argument between …

Mitch McConnell Celebrates Gun Control Defeat with Flippant Facebook ‘Meme’ Mitch McConnell Celebrates Gun Control Defeat with Flippant Facebook ‘Meme’
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As you’ve probably heard by now, gun control legislation that would ban certain types of military-style assault rifles, limit magazine sizes, and enact more far-reaching background checks for buyers failed in the Senate on Wednesday. We already knew what was …

Watch Politicians Struggle with Rap Lyrics [VIDEO] Watch Politicians Struggle with Rap Lyrics [VIDEO]
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You can debate a politician’s motives, their efficacy, and their morals – but there’s one thing that you can’t debate: They really, truly suck at rapping. You can thank HuffPo for this wonderful compilation of politicians fumbling awkwardly through rap …

Joe Biden Is Talking About Guns On Google+ Again Joe Biden Is Talking About Guns On Google+ Again
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In January, Vice President Joe Biden participated in a Google+ hangout, discussing gun violence. Today, he will do so again. This is part of the White House’s series of fireside hangouts. Biden will discuss reducing gun violence with mayors from …

Bob Perry Dies; Republican Donor Was 80 Bob Perry Dies; Republican Donor Was 80

Texas homebuilder and noted political donor Bob Perry has died at the age of 80. According to a report from The Dallas Morning News, Perry died in his sleep on Saturday night or Sunday morning at his home in Houston. …

$10 Minimum Wage Proposed by Michigan Democrats $10 Minimum Wage Proposed by Michigan Democrats
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Michigan lawmakers are looking to raise their state’s minimum wage as debate heats up across the country over how the current rate and any changes to it would affect workers. The proposed bill looks to set the new minimum wage …

Zuckerberg: U.S. Immigration Policy ‘Unfit for Today’s World’ Zuckerberg: U.S. Immigration Policy ‘Unfit for Today’s World’
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pulled the cover off his immigration reform group, outlining its position and naming its advocates in a Washington Post op-ed. He starts off with an anecdote about a young, undocumented student that he teaches in …

Bill Clinton Sends His First Tweet at Stephen Colbert’s Behest Bill Clinton Sends His First Tweet at Stephen Colbert’s Behest

President Clinton may understand the social media is and will continue to make the difference in today’s grassroots politics, but that doesn’t mean he participates in all of it. Although you may have seen plenty of Bill Clinton-themed Twitter accounts …

Margaret Thatcher Dies, Buckingham Palace Issues Statement Margaret Thatcher Dies, Buckingham Palace Issues Statement

“Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher has passed away at the age of 87. The news was announced by her daughter, Carol Thatcher, who said she died peacefully following a stroke on Monday morning. Buckingham Palace issued the following statement: “The Queen …

AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term
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The AP, apart from being a news organization, also publishes a highly influential stylebook used by schools and journalists across the country. And they have just made a pretty significant change to it. Starting now, the AP Stylebook no longer …

Senator Arrested in NYC Mayor Bribery Scandal Senator Arrested in NYC Mayor Bribery Scandal
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New York state Senator Malcolm Smith was arrested today in connection with an alleged bribery scandal involving Smith gaining ballot listing for New York City’s Republican mayoral primary. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New …