CNN.com: As Hasan trial starts, Fort Hood victims feel betrayed

(CNN) — Shoua Her takes great pride in the history of military service in her husband’s family. His father, grandfather and two great uncles fought the Viet Cong…

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The Guardian: North Carolina Republicans slammed over ‘suppressive’ voting bill

North Carolina is set to introduce what experts say is the most “repressive” attack on the rights of African American voters in decades, barely a month after the US supreme court struck down a key section

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Washington Post: Farm Bill passes in House, without food stamp funding

House Republicans successfully passed a Farm Bill Thursday by splitting apart funding for food stamps from federal agricultural policy, a move that infuriated the White House and congressional Democrats who spent most of the day trying to…

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WISTV: House Democrats want apology from Haley on voter fraud claims

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) –
Just days after a State Law Enforcement Division report indicated no one purposefully cast a ballot in South Carolina using the names of dead people, House Democrats are calling upon Gov. Nikki Haley to apologize for what they call “misleading the public” on the issue of…

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Washington Post: Charles Lane: End food stamps, with a caveat

Congress is in an uproar over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.   In the past half-decade, mostly because of the recession, enrollment grew to 21.1 million U.S. households — encompassing one-seventh of the population when you include…

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The Post & Courier: House Republican proposes alternative to Medicaid expansion

COLUMBIA — A Republican state lawmaker unveiled a plan Thursday that proposes South Carolina accept billions in federal funding for expansion of Medicaid under the federal health care law but instead use the money to create medical savings…

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NYBooks.com: Dr. David Bromwich: Stay Out of Syria!

After the troubling revelations of the May 8 Senate hearing on Benghazi, much remains unclear about the attack that killed four Americans last September. Were the killers aiming to prove the incompetence of…

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Charlotte Observer: GOP rolls out less restrictive N.C. voter ID bill

House Republicans unveiled their long-awaited voter ID bill Thursday, offering a less restrictive version than the measure that was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Bev. Perdue…

NY Times: Charles M. Blow: The G.O.P.’s Diversity Deserts

Just a week ago, the Republicans issued their much-ballyhooed “autopsy” on why they lost the presidential election last year and how they might remedy their…

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The State: Jim DeMint: Medicaid expansion wrong for SC

‘For every problem,” H.L. Mencken wrote, “there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.” Enter Obamacare and one of the main ways that it purports to reduce the number of…

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