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Politics
4:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

2016's Campaign War Chests Are Just Jewelry Boxes Next To The Super PACs

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 2:51 pm

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It's All Politics
12:31 am
Thu July 16, 2015

5 Things We've Learned About 2016 Presidential Fundraising

Hillary Clinton's campaign managed to far out-fundraise all 2016 contenders in either party.
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Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 10:26 am

The first major campaign finance data dump of the 2016 presidential race is in, offering a look into how the candidates are raising and spending money. With second-quarter disclosures due at midnight July 15, most campaigns released their figures late Wednesday and into the evening.

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Politics
7:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Greek Parliament Passes Austerity Measures To Move Forward With Bailout

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 8:25 pm

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Parallels
5:14 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a new bailout.
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Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 4:03 pm

Whatever comes of the latest bailout plan for Greece, it may not be enough to save the country's economy, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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It's All Politics
5:13 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Logo Or No Go? When Campaign Logos Look A Little Too Familiar

@CNNPolitics tweeted a combination of Scott Walker's campaign logo with America's Best Eyeglasses logo to show the design similarities.
Via @CNNPolitics/Twitter

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

The "E" in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's newly unveiled presidential logo is a stylized American flag — as it turns out, one that looks remarkably similar to the logo for America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses.

The company's CEO, Reade Fahs, said he doesn't mind but also that it's unlikely the governor hasn't seen the 18-year-old logo. "It's on hundreds of stores across the country. So assuming he's got good vision, he probably would have spotted it in his campaign travels. And we have lots of stores in Wisconsin too."

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National Security
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Obama Says Deal Is 'Best Means' For Preventing Iranian Nuclear Weapons

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

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Economy
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Janet Yellen Tells House Panel Interest Rate Hike Likely Later This Year

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

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Energy
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

U.S. Energy Secretary: Deal Keeps Iran Further Away From A Nuclear Weapon

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 2:48 pm

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Back in April when president Obama called the nuclear deal the best way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, he cited our next guest, Ernest Moniz, as an authority.

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Energy
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Nuclear Deal Includes Surveillance Of Iran's Nuclear Facilities

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

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The Iran nuclear deal includes more surveillance at the country's nuclear facilities, something President Obama says will ensure that Iran does not build a bomb.

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National Security
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Nuclear Deal With Iran 'Has To Include Their Behavior'

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 10:01 pm

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Middle East
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Lebanon Residents Divided Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

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Health
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

John Boehner Calls For Probe Of Planned Parenthood After Sting Video

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 2:26 pm

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Europe
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

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In Athens today, there were protests outside the Greek Parliament as its members debated the country's proposed bailout deal.

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Commentary
11:49 am
Wed July 15, 2015

APR Political Commentator Steve Flowers: "Hubbert vs Wallace"

APR political commentator Steve Flowers

 

The Alabama legislature met in special session on Monday to resolve the on-going debate over the general fund budget. Both chambers recessed the same day, with an eye on meeting again next month. One proposal is to merge the general fund with the spending plan for Alabama schools. Whether that ideas works or not is one issue. APR political commentator Steve Flowers says one trick state lawmakers have avoided in the past is a political case of “robbing Paul to pay Peter.”

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Strange News
4:43 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Clearer Than Bureacratese: Airport Official Replies To Politician In Klingon

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:25 am

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That was "good morning" in Klingon, the fictional language from "Star Trek."

You'd have to be able to speak the language in order to understand a recent statement from a government spokesperson in Wales.

When Darren Miller, an opposition politician, asked about possible UFO sightings at an airport, the spokesperson responded — in Klingon — that her boss would reply in due course.

Millar told the BBC this confirmed his suspicion — that members of government were from another planet.

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