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Texas Takes A Hard Right Turn

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:23pm

In most states this year, the Republican establishment has managed to hold off Tea Party challengers. In Texas, the opposite was true.

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Pope Invites Israeli, Palestinian Leaders For Joint Prayer Session

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:23pm

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, have agreed to attend the joint prayer meeting at the Vatican, set for next week.

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Old Senate Tradition Lies Behind Controversial Judge's Nomination

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:48pm

President Obama nominated a controversial Georgia judge — one who once supported the display of the Confederate flag — for the federal bench. The White House explains the choice by pointing to a Senate tradition giving a state's two senators virtual veto power over judicial nominations for their state. In Obama's case, this means that states with two Republican senators have blocked most of his appointments.

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ACLU Sues California For 'Equal Learning Time'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:24pm

At high poverty schools, "students rarely experience a normal school day, let alone semester or year."

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