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4:22pm

Tue March 24, 2015
Politics

President Obama Holds First Meeting With Afghan President

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 11:40 am

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4:22pm

Tue March 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Lessons In Moving Forward On Race From A 40-Year Mayor

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 11:40 am

"It's an intense job, you give it all, everyday, and I just don't want to get into another term where I say 'Gee, it would be nice to take it a little bit easier,'" Mayor Joe Riley says.
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It might not sound newsworthy that Charleston, S.C., is getting a new mayor next year. But the last time the city elected a new mayor was 40 years ago, in December 1975.

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10:50am

Tue March 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 11:35 am

Rainbow flags fly in front of San Francisco City Hall in 2013 after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California.
Noah Berger AP

California's system of direct democracy — the voter initiative process — has produced landmark laws reducing property taxes, banning affirmative action and legalizing medical marijuana.

Now there's a bid to declare that "the people of California wisely command" that gays and lesbians can be killed.

You read that right.

The "Sodomite Suppression Act," as proposed, calls sodomy "a monstrous evil" that should be punishable "by bullets to the head or any other convenient method."

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5:05pm

Mon March 23, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama Chief Of Staff: Israel's 50-Year 'Occupation' Must End

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 6:22 pm

"An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end," White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told the annual J Street conference
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Through his chief of staff, President Obama is strongly countering rhetoric from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a two-state, Israeli-Palestinian solution.

"An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end, and the Palestinian people must have the right to live in and govern themselves in their own sovereign state," Denis McDonough, President Obama's chief of staff, said Monday at the annual conference of J Street, a left-leaning pro-Israel group.

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4:57pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Politics

Monica Lewinsky Redefines Her Story In Anti-Cyberbullying TED Talk

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 5:58 pm

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