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SEP 30, 2014 - Slate

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The Democrats’ War at Home

Sens. Mark Udall, Jeanne Shaheen, and Kay Hagan all serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee. With national security in the headlines, that position could give them standing to speak with authority about terrorist threats and what they believe the United States should do to respond to them. But at the moment when the president’s response to the threat from ...

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SEP 28, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Unconstitutional laws remain on Louisiana's books

(AP) — Another state law was recently declared unconstitutional — but unless the Legislature specifically takes action to remove it, language allowing Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson to get a special boost in retirement will remain in law books. Claitor has tried to strike unconstitutional provisions, most notably a state law that requires that along with evolution, science classes ...

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SEP 25, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Former Secretary of State Albright defends Shaheen

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Thursday that Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown is "dead wrong" in suggesting that Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is confused about national security threats. Brown, a former Massachusetts senator now challenging Shaheen in New Hampshire, has been calling Shaheen naive and confused on foreign policy and pointing out that she missed ...

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SEP 25, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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When is an 'imminent' attack not imminent?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smart people in the Obama administration have spent the last two days telling the American people that U.S. strikes against the Khorasan Group were necessary to disrupt "imminent attack plotting" against U.S. and Western interests. "An 'imminent' threat of violent attack against the United States does not require the United States to have clear evidence that a ...

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SEP 23, 2014 - Slate

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Obama Can Bomb Pretty Much Anything He Wants To

The United States is now officially at war with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. U.S. planes began dropping bombs on targets in Syria this week. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has told the Senate that ground troops may be needed. But President Obama did not ask Congress for legal authority to ...

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