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Today in history: First American woman ambassador appointed

On this date in 1949, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson became the first woman to hold the post of U.S. ambassador when she was sworn in by Truman.

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Changes in Wisconsin’s John Doe law protect corrupt politicians

Legislative changes in 2016 can render Walker impotent and in three years restore Wisconsin to social sanity.

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Biden not running for president, but vows to fight for justice

"While I will not be a candidate," said Biden, "I will not be silent. I intend to speak out clearly and forcefully."

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Webb quits Democratic presidential race, mulls independent run

Webb is dropping out of the Democratic Party primary race because "my views on many issues are not compatible with the power structure and base of the Democratic Party."

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Wisconsin’s Walker leads attack on Government Accountability Board

Civil service innovations have been crippled, changed or attacked in the last five years under Gov. Scott Walker. 

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Democratic presidential hopefuls, in contrast to GOP candidates, push progressive agenda

All participants developed answers to problems in ways that will unify, not divide.

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GOP House anarchy: Will it impact the 2016 elections?

Will this state of affairs have a bearing on the future of the Republican Party and outcome of the 2016 elections?

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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Cuba-U.S. Relations: Next stop, Congress

The Cuban position is that there are still things the Obama administration can do by executive order to move things forward. 

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After Oregon shooting, Obama pleads for new gun control measures

"As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, our thoughts and prayers are not enough."

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