The Skanner Newspaper - Politics http://theskanner.com/news/politics Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:48:18 -0700 MYOB en-gb jim@marketingportland.com (The Skanner Newspaper) Democrats Press for Contraception Coverage After Court Ruling http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21528-democrats-press-for-contraception-coverage-after-court-ruling http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21528-democrats-press-for-contraception-coverage-after-court-ruling Republicans are expected to block the bill when it goes to the House where they are in the majority  

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Politics Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:36:20 -0700
Racial Politics Churn Mississippi's GOP Senate Runoff http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21430-racial-politics-churn-mississippi-s-gop-senate-runoff http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21430-racial-politics-churn-mississippi-s-gop-senate-runoff Incumbent Thad Cochran hopes Black voters will take part in Republican primary -- even though they are Democrats 

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Politics Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:24:51 -0700
House GOP Divided as it Prepares to Pick New Leaders http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21409-house-gop-divided-as-it-prepares-to-pick-new-leaders http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21409-house-gop-divided-as-it-prepares-to-pick-new-leaders National GOP is in turmoil over political differences  

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Politics Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:09:49 -0700
House Votes $601 Billion for Defense Defying Pentagon Advice http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21278-house-votes-601-billion-for-defense-defying-pentagon-advice http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21278-house-votes-601-billion-for-defense-defying-pentagon-advice The Pentagon want to retire out-of-date aircraft but lawmakers fear loss of defense jobs in election year 

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Politics Fri, 23 May 2014 17:19:21 -0700
VIDEO: House Passes Bill to Curb NSA Surveillance http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21271-video-house-passes-bill-to-curb-nsa-surveillance http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21271-video-house-passes-bill-to-curb-nsa-surveillance Watch PBS Frontline's documentary on the insiders who tried to stop spying on Americans

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Politics Thu, 22 May 2014 16:39:28 -0700
Analysis: GOP Avoids Past Mistakes In Senate Picks http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21264-analysis-gop-avoids-past-mistakes-in-senate-picks http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21264-analysis-gop-avoids-past-mistakes-in-senate-picks GOP voters again chose solidly conservative nominees while rejecting the most extreme and outlandish types 

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Politics Wed, 21 May 2014 17:31:57 -0700
Voters: Wehby and Richardson to Take on Merkley and Kitzhaber Nov. 4 http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21263-voters-wehby-and-richardson-to-take-on-merkley-and-kitzhaber-nov-4 http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21263-voters-wehby-and-richardson-to-take-on-merkley-and-kitzhaber-nov-4 Results of Oregon’s May 20 election are in, although they are not yet official 

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helen@theskanner.com (Helen Silvis) Politics Wed, 21 May 2014 16:39:50 -0700
Primary Elections Pit Tea Party Against Republican Establishment http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21248-primary-elections-pit-tea-party-against-republican-establishment http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21248-primary-elections-pit-tea-party-against-republican-establishment Even if GOP establishment candidates win in Tuesday's primary elections the tea party already has pulled party to the right  

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Politics Mon, 19 May 2014 15:35:44 -0700
Analysis: How Ras Baraka Won Election as Mayor Of Newark http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21239-how-ras-baraka-won-election-as-mayor-of-newark http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21239-how-ras-baraka-won-election-as-mayor-of-newark Analysis: Baraka took just $1 in salary as a council member and beat a deep-pocketed opponent 

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Politics Wed, 14 May 2014 20:59:33 -0700
Newark Replaces Cory Booker Electing Ras Baraka as Mayor http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21232-ras-baraka-declares-victory-in-newark-mayor-s-race http://theskanner.com/news/politics/21232-ras-baraka-declares-victory-in-newark-mayor-s-race Baraka, the son of civil rights poet Amiri Baraka, was a staunch critic of Booker

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Politics Wed, 14 May 2014 15:36:45 -0700
Washington Lawmakers Aim to Reduce Liquor Tax http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20898-washington-lawmakers-aim-to-reduce-liquor-tax http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20898-washington-lawmakers-aim-to-reduce-liquor-tax Olympia moves to reduce liquor taxes to bring consumers back to Washington stores. 

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Politics Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:21:27 -0800
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Controversial Law http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20887-arizona-gov-jan-brewer-in-discussions-over-controversial-law http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20887-arizona-gov-jan-brewer-in-discussions-over-controversial-law UPDATED:Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed law on grounds it would have "unintended negative consequences." 

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Politics Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:32:04 -0800
Despite Safety Emphasis, School Shootings Continue http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20818-despite-safety-emphasis-school-shootings-continue http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20818-despite-safety-emphasis-school-shootings-continue School shootings continue despite safety measures. Education Secretary says easy gun availability is the problem Americans don't want to deal with. 

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Politics Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:24:54 -0800
President Obama's State of the Union Address http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20778-president-obama-s-state-of-the-union-address http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20778-president-obama-s-state-of-the-union-address Remarks by the President in the State of the Union Address....

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Politics Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:09:10 -0800
Senate Changes Filibuster Rules http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20533-senate-changes-filibuster-rules http://theskanner.com/news/politics/20533-senate-changes-filibuster-rules Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans' ability to block final votes.

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Politics Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:36:00 -0800