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MAY 21, 2015 - New Statesman

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Leader: As the Tories begin their cuts, Labour must be up to the task of challenging them

It is vital that Labour’s necessary period of self-examination does not slip into self-destruction. Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for the first Conservative cabinet meeting of this parliament. Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Opposition is the oldest function of the British parliament. When power was still vested in the monarch, it was parliament where opposition to his measures – and his ...

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MAY 21, 2015 - Think Progress

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Nevada Republicans Say They Want To Expand Some Voting Rights For Minorities

By switching from a caucus to a primary, Nevada would be making it easier for people to cast a ballot. The post Nevada Republicans Say They Want To Expand Some Voting Rights For Minorities appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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MAY 21, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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2016 prospect Rand Paul in new book: GOP willing to change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul reaches out in his most direct way yet to African Americans in a new book that highlights his libertarian policies on government surveillance, the economy and criminal justice reform. More than a decade has passed since the Republican Party last won a presidential contest, due in part to the GOP's struggle with ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - New Statesman

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Why has Northern Ireland's "nice party" gone to war?

A continuing squeeze from both sides and an underwhelming leader all add up to a party in crisis. Alasdair McDonnell attends the funeral of Gerry Conlon. Photo:Getty A fringe party tearing itself apart. Open dissent about a leader who is thought to be past his best. A lack of cohesion about where they go next. Not Ukip, but the SDLP. ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Texas GOP Comes Up With New Ways To Make It Nearly Impossible To Have An Abortion

The Texas House of Representatives passed a package of abortion restrictions on Thursday that would make the process for a minor to obtain a “judicial bypass,” or an abortion without their parents’ permission, significantly more arduous. The bill also includes an unprecedented measure requiring all patients seeking to access the procedure to show government-issued identification. The Republican-controlled legislative body advanced ...

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