Joshua Shefner

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A court of one: Anthony Kennedy

Forget the debate over whether the Supreme Court has taken a liberal turn. It is not a liberal court or a conservative court. It's a Kennedy court. On major constitutional and statutory questions, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's views matter more than anything else.<p>Liberals do have more to celebrate …

Same-sex Marriage

The US is about to gain an unexpectedly large natural-gas customer

Cheap natural gas has presented the US with an opportunity: Natural gas is much more expensive in Europe and Asia, and thus a huge market theoretically exists for US producers, if export terminals can be constructed. Cheniere Energy is nearing completion of the first.<p>But while Asia is the core of …

Large, unauthorized convoy enters east Ukraine from Russia: Ukrainian military | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Sunday that a convoy of 106 vehicles had entered its eastern territory from Russia without Kiev’s permission and accused Moscow of once again using humanitarian aid shipments to send weapons and ammunition to separatist rebels.<p>Russian humanitarian trucks are seen in …

Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the …

A container-sized generator that converts waste heat into energy

What if hot air could become electricity? That is the goal of clean technology startup company, Alphabet Energy, based in California. It has a new so-called thermoelectric material which it says can turn waste heat – such as that from car exhausts and industry – into usable electric power more …

Sustainable Design Defines Edinburgh Innovation Center

By Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D.<p><b>Green facades, roofs, and structural systems are at the core of an affordable low-carbon design for Edinburgh</b> …

Russia's new European friend | Russia

Former State Duma deputy Konstantin Rykov has 133,000 followers on Twitter. A prodigious web entrepreneur back in the pre-Twitter era, he is dubbed the father of Russian troll culture and the toxic, beyond-the-pale language that is still used by millions in the Russian-language sector of the world …

More municipal bans on fracking pose setback to domestic energy boom

The surge in domestic-energy production that has created millions of new jobs and abundant natural gas and oil is now facing a potential setback, with cities across the country imposing bans on the widely-used deep-drilling process known as fracking.<p>At least three U.S. cities and two counties in …

Angela Merkel warns Russia could seek to destabilise 'whole of the European peaceful order'

German Chancellor warns that, if left unchecked, Vladimir Putin's Russia could seek to destabilise Moldova, Georgia and Serbia<p>Russia could seek to destabilise vast areas of eastern Europe if it is not challenged in Ukraine, Angela Merkel has warned.<p>The strongly worded statement came as Ukraine's …

Rick Weiland vs. Mike Rounds vs. Larry Pressler Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For South Dakota Senate Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Rick Weiland vs. Mike Rounds vs. Larry Pressler Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national …

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Evangelicals road test 2016 strategy

The evangelical movement wants to be back on top of national politics, and to do it it’s borrowing from an unlikely playbook — Barack Obama’s.<p>Groups like Faith and Freedom Coalition and Susan B. Anthony’s List are beefing up their grass-roots efforts this year, turning to strategies more often …

Lurking in Mao’s Shadow, China’s Xi Looks Undecided on Reforms

<i>By Russell Leigh Moses</i><p>Barely a week after Communist Party surprised many in Beijing by resurrecting a debate from the 1970s about the usefulness of “class struggle” to contemporary China, Chinese President Xi Jinping recently dipped even further back into the annals of party rhetoric by advocating …

US hits back at claims that ‘external forces’ are backing Occupy Central

Those who accuse foreign countries of backing protests in Hong Kong are “distracting from the issues at hand”, the United States said as it hit back …

Colorado Health Officials Want To Ban Almost All Recreational Marijuana Edibles

Health officials in Colorado are calling for what is nearly a full ban on retail marijuana edibles in the state, just 10 months after the first recreational sales of marijuana began.<p>The Associated Press' Kristen Wyatt first reported Monday on the Colorado Department of Health and Environment's …

Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan-Grimes Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Kentucky Senate Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Mitch McConnell vs. Alison Lundergan-Grimes Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national …

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Tom Cotton vs. Mark Pryor Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Arkansas Senate Race 2014

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Tom Cotton vs. Mark Pryor Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative …

Gun Control

Indonesia's new president sworn in, calls for unity

After a bruising election campaign, former businessman Joko Widodo was sworn in Monday as president of Indonesia, becoming the first man from outside the country's political and military elite to lead the world's 10th-largest economy.<p>Tens of thousands took to Jakarta's sun-scorched streets to hail …

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Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn

President Barack Obama on Sunday night helped launch an all-out effort by Democrats to get voters to the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to cast their ballots when early voting starts Monday.<p>“Pat Quinn first took office nine days after I did. He took on …

Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge With Them

Why are Democrats keeping it close in five key Senate races? Look at changing demographics.<p>Midterm elections are all about turning out base constituencies. Over the last few decades, there have been few more reliable voters for Republicans than white evangelical Protestants. This year, however, GOP …

This Political Ad Was Paid For By — Oh, Never Mind

When you talk about "outside" money in politics, there's a good chance you'll talk about billionaire activists David and Charles Koch.<p>Especially if you're Harry Reid. The Senate majority leader regularly takes to the Senate floor to slam the Kochs for financing a network of conservative groups. …

Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest<p>Senateand gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia.<p>Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either contest, but it's not his flooring business that's …

Immigration Reform

Scottish Greens look to the future

With newly trebled membership, the Scottish Green party conference in Edinburgh talked about harnessing the energy of the referendum for electoral success<p>The Scottish Green party held its annual conference in Edinburgh this weekend, a sold-out affair of 450 delegates after a post-referendum surge …

Scotland quickly disappears from interest

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Remember the Scottish independence movement? If you’re like most Americans, probably not.<p>To show how quickly events do and …

Nicola Sturgeon’s ascent to the SNP throne is perfectly timed

The new leader of the SNP has the perfect opportunity to shape the post-referendum political landscape<p>I suppose we’ll all just have to live with the epithet by which Scotland is now known throughout the globe: the most scared wee country in the world… for a few years longer anyway. But at least we …

Walker, Burke disagree on Wisconsin's economy

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Mary Burke argued during a debate Friday in Wisconsin's hotly contested governor's race that Republican incumbent Scott …

Neel Kashkari gives another $1 million to gubernatorial campaign

Neel Kashkariwrote another seven-figure check for his gubernatorial bid Friday, according to filings with the secretary of state.<p>Ksahkari reported giving his campaign $1,040,000 on Friday. That's in addition to the $2.1 million he had previously put toward the race.<p>The former<p>Treasury Department …

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