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8 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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To Balance Budgets, Governors Seek Higher Education Cuts

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and universities to help close budget shortfalls, often sparking vehement opposition among state lawmakers of both ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Business Insider

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Watch President Obama discuss the war on drugs with the creator of 'The Wire'

President Barack Obama and David Simon had a relatively extensive discussion about drug policy this week. Obama and Simon, a former Baltimore police reporter who created the HBO crime drama "The Wire," repeatedly lamented the high rate of incarceration in the US. The video of their conversation was published Thursday by the White House. "Part of what of your show ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Rand Paul Channels His Inner Tom Cotton, Calls For Defense Spending Hike

WASHINGTON -- The Most Interesting Man in American politics is quickly becoming anything but. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is expected to announce his campaign for president next month, on Wednesday quietly introduced an amendment that would drastically boost defense spending over the next two years. The measure, first spotted by Time, would allocate an additional $190 billion to the ...

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MAR 26, 2015 - New Statesman

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"I hope and pray he doesn’t get elected": Ukip founder Alan Sked on Nigel Farage

James Nickerson meets Alan Sked, the man who created Ukip. "Farage is a Del Boy who wants to get somewhere". Professor Alan Sked, once-upon-a-time founder of Ukip, has strong views on the current state of the party. “They go to Europe, they don’t do anything, they take the money and as far as I can tell it’s all a fraud.” ...

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MAR 25, 2015 - New Statesman

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An ultra-hung parliament seems likely – and it is Labour that has the upper hand

The SNP's stance and the Tories' missteps mean Miliband is in the strongest position to become prime minister.  Ed Miliband delivers a speech to Labour activists on March 23, 2015 in Clydebank, Scotland. Photograph: Getty Images. The British electorate has resolved to be irresolute. It displayed no desire to grant either Labour or the Conservatives a parliamentary majority during the ...

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