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Iowa candidate says he saved you billions, and walks on water

Iowa candidate says he saved you billions, and walks on water

THE DEBATE: Democrat Jim Mowrer, left, and U.S. Rep. Stephen King, R-Iowa, face off in a debate Thursday. By Josh Kaib and Will Swaim | Politics ain’t beanbag, the old aphorism goes, but even Rep. Stephen King, R-Iowa, has to be frustrated by the campaign claims of Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and King’s long-shot

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Voters want to expel former Hawaii House speaker

House Speaker Calvin Say By Malia Zimmerman | HONOLULU – House Speaker Joe Souki has refused a request to expel former House Speaker Calvin Say. He doesn’t live in his district, say the six voters from Honolulu’s Palolo district who want him out. The request followed a Sept. 30 ruling by Circuit Court Judge

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Four-year degrees pushed at California community colleges

4-YEAR REPLACING 2-YEAR DEGREES?: A bill was signed permitting California community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in vocational fields which typically only offer associate’s degrees. By Veronica Petersen | Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed SB 850 permitting California community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees in vocational fields such as dental hygiene, industrial technology

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Milwaukee election officials demean, intimidate observers, monitors claim

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — Republican Party election observers monitoring in-person absentee voting at Milwaukee’s largest polling place say partisan election officials are shutting them out. Reports to Wisconsin Reporter from observers at the Zeidler Municipal Building in downtown Milwaukee detail the strict enforcement of the Democrat-heavy Milwaukee Election Commission’s edict

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Virginia congressman rips CDC for reassuring public over Ebola

Rep. Gerry Connolly By Kathryn Watson |, Virginia Bureau WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia’s 11th District ripped public health officials during Friday’s congressional hearing on Ebola for reassuring the public at the risk of the public’s safety and to the detriment of the Obama administration’s credibility. As a Fairfax County

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Head of Dems calls on Republican auditor candidate to withdraw

By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. – The head of the state’s Democratic Party is calling on the Republican auditor candidate to drop out of the race because his company has a million dollars worth of contracts with the state. Sen. Charlie Janssen Democratic Party Chairman Vince Powers said Sen. Charlie Janssen, R-Fremont,

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Week in review: Tom Wolf’s tax plan goes under the microscope

By PA Independent Staff Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has been trying to paint his Democratic opponent, York County businessman Tom Wolf, as a taxman who wants Pennsylvanians to fork over more of their money to state government. What’s actually in Wolf’s tax plan? PA Independent took a look at that in a series of stories