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Immigration battle heats up in context of the elections

There is no immediate possibility of getting a humane immigration reform bill through the Republican-controlled Congress. 

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Iowa caucuses: Spending big doesn’t assure a candidate’s victory

Iowa caucuses - both Democratic and Republican - are exercises in genuine, local neighbor-to-neighbor democracy.

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Rubio: God demands free enterprise

Rubio did not explain how his Administration would finance anything at all after cutting taxes for the rich and giving tax refunds for health insurance.

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The focus on Iowa caucuses: accident meets media hype

A relatively small number of Iowans take part in the caucuses, but the caucuses decisions are worth scrutinizing because participants study the issues and are knowledgeable and thoughtful.

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Race or class: Must Bernie choose?

Is Sanders' greatest weakness his campaign's limited addressing of race? Or is he being unfairly targeted for taking on economic injustice?

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Texas grand jury clears Planned Parenthood, indicts accusers

A grand jury cleared a Planned Parenthood clinic charged with profiting from the sale of fetal tissue, but it indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the two behind the charges.

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Blood money? U.S. is world's top arms dealer

The U.S. is the top arms peddler in the world, its weapons sales to other countries far surpassing others, the Congressional Research Service reported last month.

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Dildos for the Bundy brothers: Love, laughter, and the politics of joy

Mailing dildos instead of throwing grenades represents a different kind of politics. It counters hate, anger, and violence by making love instead of waging war.

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This week in history: Louis D. Brandeis nominated to Supreme Court

His nomination was bitterly contested and denounced by conservative Republicans.

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An old-fashioned red scare? Sanders, socialism, and the Democrats’ anti-communism

Numerous Democrats have warned us about what "awful things" will happen if Sanders gets the nomination.

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