The Skanner News - Politics http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:57:46 -0700 MYOB en-gb info@theskanner.com (The Skanner News) Committee Approves Gun Background Check Bill http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/22569-committee-approves-gun-background-check-bill http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/22569-committee-approves-gun-background-check-bill Supporters say it makes it harder for those who 'shouldn't have' a firearm to get their hands on one   

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donovan@theskanner.com (Associated Press) Politics Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:45:00 -0700
Obama Looks to 2016 with State of the Union Speech http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/22316-obama-looks-to-2016-with-state-of-the-union-speech http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/22316-obama-looks-to-2016-with-state-of-the-union-speech President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday may focus the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues   

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Politics Tue, 20 Jan 2015 18:56:48 -0800
Largest Group Sworn into Congressional Black Caucus http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/22273-largest-group-of-black-lawmakers-sworn-into-congressional-black-caucus http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/22273-largest-group-of-black-lawmakers-sworn-into-congressional-black-caucus Forty-six lawmakers take the oath of office in the nation's capitol

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Politics Tue, 06 Jan 2015 22:55:12 -0800
Democrats Press for Contraception Coverage After Court Ruling http://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21528-democrats-press-for-contraception-coverage-after-court-ruling http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21430-racial-politics-churn-mississippi-s-gop-senate-runoff http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21409-house-gop-divided-as-it-prepares-to-pick-new-leaders http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21278-house-votes-601-billion-for-defense-defying-pentagon-advice http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21271-video-house-passes-bill-to-curb-nsa-surveillance http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21264-analysis-gop-avoids-past-mistakes-in-senate-picks http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21263-voters-wehby-and-richardson-to-take-on-merkley-and-kitzhaber-nov-4 http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21248-primary-elections-pit-tea-party-against-republican-establishment http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21239-how-ras-baraka-won-election-as-mayor-of-newark http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/21232-ras-baraka-declares-victory-in-newark-mayor-s-race http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/20898-washington-lawmakers-aim-to-reduce-liquor-tax http://www.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://www.theskanner.com/news/politics/20887-arizona-gov-jan-brewer-in-discussions-over-controversial-law http://www.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