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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Embraces ‘Notorious R.B.G.’ Tees

  View photo . NotoriousRBG/Tumblr Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rap name is the Notorious R.B.G. At least, that’s what her fans on Tumblr call her. Ginsburg recently praised the Tumblr page and admitted she owns a few Notorious … Continue reading

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Tennessee state senator arrested for 3rd time in 2 months

An outgoing Tennessee state senator is not going away quietly. Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, was arrested twice over the weekend over incidents involving his neighbor, police said. On Friday, police said, Summerville was arrested and charged with … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate committee and an outspoken U.S. Congressman are seeking further information about a deal under which a top National Security Agency official is being permitted to work part-time for a private company run by the spy … Continue reading

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Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) – Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge’s order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state’s attorney general said on … Continue reading

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Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges

(Reuters) – Alabama’s Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show. Mike Hubbard, who led a Republican takeover of the state legislature in 2010, was indicted … Continue reading

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Obama votes early in Chicago, encourages others to follow

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Hoping to encourage turnout among Democrats, U.S. President Barack Obama took advantage of early voting opportunities in his hometown of Chicago on Monday and cast his electronic ballot at a polling place near his home. “I love … Continue reading

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For GOP’s Scalise, being No. 3 boosts popularity

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Let’s count the ways Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise has grown in popularity since he became the third most powerful man in the Republican-led House. More than a dozen political action committees, including the American Hotel and … Continue reading

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US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks … Continue reading

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DCCC raises $17M in September, spends $37M

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats’ campaign arm on Monday said it raised almost $17 million last month and has $34 million saved for the final weeks of the election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also said it raised more than … Continue reading

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How a surge in Puerto Rican voters is changing Florida politics

View gallery . A Puerto Rican flag is held by Miami residents at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami. (Carlos Barria/REUTERS) The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it’s a place: Interstate 4, the busy … Continue reading

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