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OCT 24, 2014 - American Prospect

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Will Elizabeth Warren Run? Her New Challenge to Hillary Clinton

This article is an updated version of "What Clinton Could Learn From Warren," in the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Senator Elizabeth Warren stunned the political world this week with her comment in an interview with People magazine, which seemed to leave the door open for a presidential run in 2016. Asked whether she would run, Warren ...

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OCT 24, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Paul Davis Loses Ground In Kansas Governor's Race

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll. The closely watched race has begun moving in the incumbent's favor since ...

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OCT 23, 2014 - American Prospect

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France and Italy Tell Germany: Take Your Austerity and Stuff It

There was a bit of good news from Europe last week. Two of the nations that desperately need some respite from austerity essentially told German Chancellor Merkel to stuff it. France, under pressure from Germany and the European Union to meet the E.U.'s straightjacket requirement that member nations carry deficits of no more than 3 percent of GDP (whether or not ...

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OCT 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Kansans Are Moderate As Hell And They're Not Going To Take It Anymore

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -- A boring thing happened in Kansas last week. In a nondescript conference room in a nondescript community center, a group with a nondescript name vented about that most nondescript of policy matters: budgets. Members of Republicans for Kansas Values, a stodgy group of lawmakers past and present, assailed the state's increasing deficits, depleted trust funds and ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - New Statesman

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Why we now need to reset the child poverty targets

Alan Milburn's call to reset the 2020 target to end child poverty is both necessary and regrettable. The government seems stuck in deep denial about the child poverty impacts of its programme. Photo: Getty The independent Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission confirmed today what we’ve known for a while: that we are desperately off-course as a country when it ...

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