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A County Clerk in Kentucky is being sued because she thinks she can refuse to do her job and still keep that job.
A County Clerk in Kentucky is being sued because she thinks she can refuse to do her job and still keep that job.
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Greek voters rejected the latest bailout package, but that only seems likely to make things even worse for them.
Greek voters rejected the latest bailout package, but that only seems likely to make things even worse for them.
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He's second in national polls!
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The U.S. Just Recorded It’s First Measles Death In 12 Years
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Taxes on wine, beer, and spirits vary wildly from state-to-state and even within each state.
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As much as I wish it were otherwise, Iowa and New Hampshire are not losing their influence over the Presidential primary process. 
As much as I wish it were otherwise, Iowa and New Hampshire are not losing their influence over the Presidential primary process.
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Republicans are finally starting to react to what Donald Trump has been saying.
Republicans are finally starting to react to what Donald Trump has been saying.
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It must be difficult to denounce overt racism without alienating the overtly racist voters in the primaries.
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The Federal Government is threatening to hold up plans for a new Redskins stadium unless the team changes its name.
The Federal Government is threatening to hold up plans for a new Redskins stadium unless the team changes its name.
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Good, remove Washington from it. How dare they take over this country with their socialist political correct charade!!
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In an era of incredibly polarized politics and 24/7/365 campaign mode, it's refreshing to see politicians treat each other as human beings now and again.
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Attorney, Small-l libertarian, Blogger, Political Pundit, Raconteur, Hell Bound Sinner
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Piscataway, NJ - Falls Church, VA - Woodbridge, VA - Bristow, VA - Warrenton, VA
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  • Rutgers University
    B.A., Political Science, 1986 - 1990
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Law, 1990 - 2012
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I'll answer to "Douglas," "Doug," "Yo," and, around family "Hey shithead"
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South Dakota's Republican Senator John Thune had this to say last night about Lois Lerner's decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment during to

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An overnight shooting by an FBI agent that led to the death of a person of interest is being linked to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and la

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Report: FBI Identifies Five Suspects In Benghazi Attack
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The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI has identified five men in connection with the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Bengh

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Alexis Madrigal explains why: The simple answer is that warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico gets sandwiched between war, dry continental

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Whoops: Sandy Valdivieso and her husband intended to fly from Los Angeles to Dakar, Senegal. They ended up almost 7,000 miles off-course in

The Virginia GOP’s E.W. Jackson Problem
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The Virginia GOP's nominee for Lt. Governor could pose a problem for the party.

Offsets and Disaster Relief
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Bipartisan Justice Officials Back AP Investigation
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Senior DOJ officials from the previous three administrations back the Obama DOJ's controversial subpoenaing of AP conversations.

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Most College Graduates Have Jobs Unrelated To Their Major
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