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ELECTION RETURNS, LAWRENCE CO.: REPEATING THE SAME BAD DECISIONS

Mike Mefford

It appears the lessons of the past have not been learned, and the Dems of the county allowed themselves to be swayed.

House Republicans Want To Sue The President For Not Arresting People For Marijuana

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The Republican-controlled House passed legislation on Thursday to force President Barack Obama to crack down on states that have legalized marijuana in any form.

Jim Edgar gets on board the redistricting reform

Former Gov. Jim Edgar knows a thing or two about the politics of legislative map-drawing. He knows how much party leaders value the privilege of creating districts that suit their members’ re-election needs.

Boehner: No immigration reform until Obama rebuilds trust

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House Speaker John Boehner threw cold water on the prospects of near-term immigration reform, saying Thursday that Barack Obama must rebuild “trust” in his presidency before there is progress on the issue.

Senate showdown vote set to extend unemployment benefits

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U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday set up a showdown vote with Republicans on a new bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for 1.7 million Americans while making millionaires ineligible for such relief.

Obama not waiting for Congress on clemency for crack offenders

Eric Holder

An unlikely alliance between tea party Republicans and Democrats in the Senate could result in relief for thousands of federal inmates imprisoned under outdated drug sentences that treated crack cocaine dealing as a far greater offense than selling powder cocaine.

Push for sentencing reform underway in Congress

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
(Photo courtesy of salon.com)

An unusual alliance of tea party enthusiasts and liberal leaders in Congress is pursuing major changes in the country’s mandatory sentencing laws amid growing concerns about both the fairness of the sentences and the expense of running federal prisons.

DNC sends email over Obama impeachment concerns

Barak Obama

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can’t impeach President Obama.

Americans’ view of Congress has hit a new all-time low

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Just when we thought it couldn’t get worse, Americans’ view of Congress has hit a new all-time low.

UNSTABLE STATE’S ATTORNEY BUSTS HERSELF OUT

Jeremy and Tara Wallace

Embattled state’s attorney Tara Cook-Wallace may have overplayed her hand a bit too much in recent days.

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