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SEP 19, 2014 - New Statesman

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Clegg rejects full English votes for English laws

Deputy Prime Ministers backs compromise of an English grand committee.  Nick Clegg talks to members of the media during a campaign visit to the market place in Selkirk. Photograph: Getty Images. When David Cameron made his dramatic pledge this morning to end the right of non-English MPs to vote on English laws he made it clear that he hoped to ...

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SEP 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - The House Will Smell Ya Later

Turnout was high for today's vote on Scottish independence, and as soon as we know how that'll affect Hillary's chances in Iowa, we'll let you know. Ezekiel Emanuel penned an Atlantic essay titled, "Why I Hope to Die at 75" that had absolutely nothing to do with putting up with an 80-year-old Rahm Emanuel. And the House is avoiding a ...

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SEP 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Voting Rights Advocates Attempt To Deliver Petition To Boehner, Find Locked Door Instead

A group of civil rights and progressive advocates attempted to deliver 500,000 signatures from Americans who support restoring the Voting Rights Act to the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) but couldn't after they were met with a locked door. The group, VRA for Today Coalition, announced its launch as it delivered the petition with more than 500,000 signatures ...

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SEP 18, 2014 - New Statesman

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Polling Scotland's poor: surveys still don't reach all parts of the population

Despite efforts to improve polling methods, survey polls still do not reach many parts of the population: the poor who have been passed over could be the key to a Yes win. A deprived area of Glasgow. Photo: Getty Today’s climatic end to the Scottish independence referendum was out of sight in the corridors of Westminster apparently. It was never ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - New Statesman

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Feminism has conquered the culture – now comes the hard part

Feminism has reached a moment of unprecedented opportunity, as popular culture embraces a movement that it once scorned. Judith Shulevitz and Rebecca Traister debate where we go from here. A woman holds up a banner at a London Slutwalk. Photo: Getty Hi Judith, I don’t think that in my lifetime (I’m 39) I’ve ever seen public, popular feminist discourse more ...

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