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Why Does The Republican Party Still Exist? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why does the Republican Party still exist?” you ask? Good question. Timely too. (Plus it helps us put off questions about some of the weird stuff.  We always thought a “Bear Claw” ...

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The GOP’s 2016 Presidential Candidates On Marijuana Legalization

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The GOP’s 2016 Presidential Candidates On Marijuana Legalization. It’s becoming increasingly clear that this slow-burning issue (no pun) is one that resonates with a diverse cross section of voters; while conservatives generally still disapprove of legalizing pot, a majority of ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Challenges North Carolina Election Map

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The U.S. Supreme Court revived a challenge to North Carolina’s election map on Monday – a controversy among civil groups which complain illegally concentrates black voters in a handful of districts. The North Carolina Supreme Court in December had upheld ...

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Texas Poised To Allow Residents To Openly Carry Handguns

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Texas is poised to become the largest state in the U.S. to allow citizens to openly carry handguns, a measure that gun-rights activists have long sought to change. The Texas House of Representatives voted 96-35 on Friday to allow residents ...

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Hillary Clinton Formally Announces 2016 Presidential Run

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  Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26th, 1947) is a former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States. From 2009 to 2013, she was the 67th Secretary of State, serving under President Barack Obama. ...

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Supreme Court Declines To Review North Carolina Voting Restrictions Law

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review the legality of a new Republican-backed voting restrictions law in North Carolina that was aimed at making it harder for voters who tend to favor Democrats to cast ballots. The court ...

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Why Do Conservatives Lie? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why do conservatives lie?” you ask?  Good question. Actually it’s a loaded question. (Still, it beats answering the question: “Why would you want to go through the hassle of suing a business ...

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Jerry Brown Orders Mandatory Water Cuts For California Drought

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Governor Jerry Brown ordered California’s first mandatory water restrictions as the drought gripping the state enters a fourth year. Brown issued an executive order seeking a mandatory 25 percent reduction in use and a requirement that new homes feature water-efficient ...

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Why Do Americans Hate Negotiating With Enemies? — ‘The Why’

Why Do Americans Hate Negotiating With Enemies? — ‘The Why’

Welcome to the newest edition of The Why.  “Why do Americans hate negotiating with enemies?” you ask?  Good question. Timely too. (Besides, it beats answering the question: “Why do some Americans tell people they’re Canadians when they travel to different ...

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