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A Candid Karl Rove Riffs on the 2016 GOP Presidential Field

A Candid Karl Rove Riffs on the 2016 GOP Presidential Field
A brief transcript of Karl Rove's analysis of the current crop of GOP presidential candidates. It's probably safe to say that Karl Rove is not a fan of Donald Trump. It's also probably safe to say that if Donald Trump is the GOP's nominee Karl Rove will vote for him.
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Scott Walker Makes it Clear GOP Remains the Anti-Gay Party

Scott Walker Makes it Clear GOP Remains the Anti-Gay Party
Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin who this weekend was called the GOP's current presidential frontrunner, thinks that the best way to block full-blown marriage equality at the federal level will be to amend the U.S. Constitution in such a way so that states will be empowered to forbid marriages that are not between one man and one woman.
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Sanders Scores Big in 'Significant' Wisconsin Straw Poll

Sanders Scores Big in 'Significant' Wisconsin Straw Poll
Bernie Sanders scored 41 percent in a straw poll vote at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention this weekend, with Hillary Clinton winning with 49 percent—a narrower lead than expected and an encouraging sign for the populist candidate who announced his presidential campaign in late April.
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Key Hillary Clinton Staffer to Speak Saturday in Atlantic City

Key Hillary Clinton Staffer to Speak Saturday in Atlantic City
A key Hillary Clinton organizer will be in Atlantic City this weekend to address delegates to the National Federation of Democratic Women at Resorts Casino Saturday night. Adam Parkhomenko was co-founder (with Allida Black) of Ready for Hillary PAC, which spent the two years since Clinton left the State Department collecting donations and emails by the millions and building a social media presence. With the campaign now official, he has the title of Director of Grassroots Engagement.
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Bernie Sanders Gets Huge Turnout for Minneapolis Town Hall Meeting

Bernie Sanders Gets Huge Turnout for Minneapolis Town Hall Meeting
The Uptake delivers fresh stream of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and local leaders hosts a town hall meeting in Minneapolis to discuss how to get big money out of politics, deal with obscene wealth and income inequality, combat climate change, and make college education and health care affordable.
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Bernie Sanders: 'I am Running for President'

Bernie Sanders: 'I am Running for President'
In an interview with the news agency, Sanders jumped right into a discussion about his populist mindset and progressive agenda while issuing an additional message for those doubting that he—a self-described democratic-socialist—can compete in a national campaign against the early Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton or take on the Republican Party's field of candidates.
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Is Bernie's Hat Going Into the Ring?

Is Bernie's Hat Going Into the Ring?
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the longest-serving independent member of the U.S. Congress, will announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, Vermont Public Radio reported on Tuesday. He will release a short statement and hold a campaign kickoff event in subsequent weeks, the radio said, citing several sources. The senator's office did not respond to a request for comment.
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2016 Democratic National Convention Stakes out Philly

2016 Democratic National Convention Stakes out Philly
The City of Brotherly Love got a boost from the DNC today with the announcement that Philadelphia will host the Democratic National Convention the week of July 25, 2016.
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Michele Bachmann: I Outsmarted Progressives!

Michele Bachmann: I Outsmarted Progressives!
Michele Bachmann: I Outsmarted Progressives! This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast.
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The Political Year in Pictures - 2014, part 2

The Political Year in Pictures - 2014, part 2
Previously:
The Political Year in Pictures - 2014 (December 26, 2014)
Over the course of the last year we covered a number of government and political events in Missouri (and elsewhere), in the process taking thousands of photographs. Most of them didn't make it into the blog. Some of the things we saw and heard made us smile, made us think, made us gasp, made us hope, and made us despair. We thought we'd continue our retrospective of some of the pictures and stories we consider to be memorabl
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