Articles of Interest
October 15, 2014, 12:00pm

By Jim Vertuno, Associated Press

A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.

The ruling by a three-judge … Read more »

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October 11, 2014, 6:00am

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/26342-focus-a-republican-senate-would-wage-war-on-working-families… Read more »

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October 10, 2014, 3:00am

By Paul Owen and Matthew Weaver, Guardian UK

Pakistani teenager and Indian children’s rights activist beat Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, the Pope and Vladimir Putin to the prestigious prize

alala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot on school bus … Read more »

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October 10, 2014, 3:00am

By ADAM LIPTAK

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday evening stopped officials in Wisconsin from requiring voters there to provide photo identification before casting their ballots in the coming election.

Three of the court’s more conservative members dissented, saying … Read more »

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October 09, 2014, 2:00am

By Greg Sargent, The Washington Post

It’s become a cliche to point out that Democratic hopes of keeping the Senate turn on whether they can mobilize the low and moderate-propensity voters that tend to sit out midterm elections — single … Read more »

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October 08, 2014, 8:00am

Court Decisions on Voting Rules Sow Confusion in State Races.

By TRIP GABRIEL

NILES, Ohio — Just weeks before elections that will decide control of the Senate and crucial governors’ races, a cascade of court rulings about voting rules, issued … Read more »

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October 07, 2014, 7:00am

By TRIP GABRIEL

NILES, Ohio — Just weeks before elections that will decide control of the Senate and crucial governors’ races, a cascade of court rulings about voting rules, issued by judges with an increasingly partisan edge, are sowing confusion … Read more »

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October 07, 2014, 3:00am

Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they won’t gain much in conventional terms: They’re already able to block legislation, and they still won’t be able to pass anything over the president’s … Read more »

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October 07, 2014, 3:00am

By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News

Never before in our history has the U.S Senate been as unproductive as the U.S. Senate post-2008. Even the staunchly obstructionist Republicans during FDR’s tenure got more done than our current Senate. Most Americans, … Read more »

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October 07, 2014, 1:00am

By Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything

Recently, people have been telling me that capitalists are investing lots of money in renewable energy, or that some companies have decided to reduce their environmental impact out of self-interest.

Thanks for the info, … Read more »

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