Student protesters: Condoleezza Rice is a truly dangerous person  

Star Tribune By : Staff Reporting

Student activists at the University of Minnesota are ratcheting up their protest against a campus visit by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is scheduled to speak Thurday at Northrop Auditorium.

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which tried and failed to get the U to rescind its invitation to Rice, has sent a letter to the U police chief, Greg Hestness, claiming that a "truly dangerous" person is heading to campus. - Full Article


NH policyholders will realize an 8 percent rate decrease in health care  

FactCheck.org By : Staff Reporting

Republicans cite a new survey to claim health insurance premiums are up 90 percent in New Hampshire because of the Affordable Care Act.

But that figure is based on just one insurance broker in the state. The 90 percent figure is included in a survey of 148 insurance brokers by Morgan Stanley, to help guide investor decisions about stock purchases. - Full Article


Now that Scott Brown has jumped in  

The Daily Beast By : Staff Reporting

Nobody has been a U.S. senator from two different states in more than 100 years, but Scott Brown announced Thursday he will run for New Hampshire's seat after losing his Massachusetts seat in 2012.

Brown, a Republican, will challenge the sitting Democrat, Jeanne Shaheen. - Full Article


Iowa Governor Terry Branstad fires Mike Carroll for inaccurate information  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Iowa's governor fired the head of the state's administrative department hours after The Des Moines Register published documents showing he didn't tell the truth to state lawmakers.

Mike Carroll, who was appointed head of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services in 2011, last week testified before a legislative oversight committee that no money had been paid to state employees from his department in exchange for a pact of secrecy. - Full Article


Bobby Jindal wants to be the ideas candidate in 2016  

Washington Post By : Staff Reporting

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal unveiled a health care plan this week, a proposal that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a plan stuffed full of ideas that will appeal to conservative activists.

It's the latest sign of how Jindal and his advisers believe he can catapult himself into the top tier of 2016 Republican candidates and, ultimately, to the party's nomination... - Full Article


Obamacare Website Fails as Deadline Arrives  

NBC News By : Staff Reporting

People trying to apply and enroll for private health insurance through Obamacare before Monday's midnight deadline discovered the website was "currently unavailable."

Healthcare.gov, the online marketplace bedeviled by bugs since its launch last fall, went down for several hours Monday morning, a statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said. - Full Article


Wis. Majority Leader Bill Kramer charged with sexual assault, Bio-Wiki-Video  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Prosecutors charged former Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer on Friday with sexually assaulting a political aide three years ago following a Republican mixer.

Kramer is charged with two counts of second-degree felony sexual assault. He faces up to $200,000 in fines and 80 years in prison if convicted on both charges. He is due to make an initial court appearance on April 14. - Full Article

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FBI: California Sen. Leland Yee took bribes, trafficked guns, Wiki-Bio-Video  

The Sacramento Bee By : Staff Reporting

State Sen. Leland Yee was arraigned on seven charges of corruption and firearms trafficking Wednesday, swept up in a broad FBI sting involving more than two dozen people across the Bay Area suspected of selling drugs, smuggling guns and arranging murder for hire.

Yee was one of 26 people charged Wednesday in the operation, many of whom wore headsets to translate... - Full Article

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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton together again to talk education  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton - two central figures in modern politics with 2016 prospects - joined forces Monday to talk global education. In her keynote address, Clinton praised Bush's dedication to education reform since serving two terms as governor of Florida,

where he overhauled the state's education system, introducing a school voucher program and banning using race as a factor in university admissions. - Full Article


Donna Brazile: the GOP have not learned a thing  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

One year ago, the Republican National Committee completed a four-month period of "self-reflection" and "evaluation" after losing its second straight presidential election and the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections.

The result of that process became popularly known as the GOP "Autopsy Report" -- an analysis of all of the Republican Party's ailments and prescriptions for how to cure them. - Full Article


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