Rick Santorum is running for president again — and says this time will be different

By Karen Tumulty Rick Santorum won primaries and caucuses in 11 states in 2012, coming in a respectable second in the GOP presidential primary season. And Republicans have a history of bestowing their nomination on the next guy in line, … Continue reading

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Border Patrol looking for a few good women

By Astrid Galvan TUCSON — The U.S. Border Patrol is on a hiring spree for a very specific type of agent: a female one. Only 5 percent of its approximately 21,000 agents are women, and the agency has long considered … Continue reading

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Black Capitol Staffers Stage Walkout for Ferguson

By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A gathering of black congressional staffers and other Capitol employees stood silently on the House steps Thursday and raised their hands in the air to protest of the killing of unarmed black men by … Continue reading

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Air Force secretary supports lifting transgender ban

Susan Page Iraqi Army President Obama Iraqi armed forces boots on the ground the Pentagon Siri Susan Page bombing campaign house armed services committee intelligence surveillance led coalition air campaign Capitol Hill Afghanistan Preston Beverly USA today Iceland Middle East … Continue reading

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Congress decides to get serious about tracking police shootings

  By Hunter Schwarz Congress reauthorized legislation this week that will require states to report the number of people killed during an arrest or while in police custody. “You can’t begin to improve the situation unless you know what the situation … Continue reading

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16 Facts About Al Sharpton the Media Won’t Tell You

(Andrew Burton/Getty Images) 09 Dec 2014 By Jim Meyers The Rev. Al Sharpton has been praised as a civil rights icon by prominent figures in politics, and “60 Minutes” reported that he has become President Barack Obama’s “go-to black leader.” … Continue reading

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Retooled GOP Ground Game Delivered

FROM: RNC Chief of Staff Mike Shields TO: Interested Parties RE: Retooled GOP Ground Game Delivered Saturday’s double-digit win over three-term incumbent Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu was the capstone on a historic election cycle for Republicans. Our candidates won at every level … Continue reading

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