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Catholic Church gets win in liberal California Legislature

...balance."It's a different kind of playing field from abortion and gay rights," said Claremont McKenna College political scientist Jack Pitney. "The church is part of a more powerful coalition."The vote carried possible political risks for...
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Alaska Editorial: Reserve transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...of the fact that dividends are supposed to be based on a five-year rolling average return. One needn't be a political scientist to understand that if residents didn't receive dividends in 2016 because of the move, legislators up for election...
My Turn: Will rise of nonreligious reshape US politics?

...said, register and vote less than committed Christians. But "there is untapped potential."David Campbell, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame and co-author of "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us," suggests...
China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant?

...who has consolidated his powers at the expense of other institutions, including the NPC, said Ming Xia, a political scientist at City University of New York who studies China's legislative system.The congress has become increasingly...
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Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

...Having Fun." His spokesman Ken Grubbs said, "A day at the office here ... is never without lots of laughs."Political scientist Jack Pitney said the Wojcik study was so off kilter that it seemed to be a parody, adding "I don't think too...
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...spoke in Juneau in 1992. The political scientist and international relations...spoke in Juneau in 1992. The political scientist and international relations...spoke in Juneau in 1992. The political scientist and international relations...
A conglomeration of tax incentives and subsidies masks federal benefits

...largess has been hidden in what Cornell University political scientist Suzanne Mettler provocatively labels "the submerged...which employers and employees can contribute. Yale political scientist Jacob Hacker calculates that such "tax-advantaged...
Romney's 47 percent blunder

...Romney's supporters - especially the elderly - don't pay federal income taxes and receive government benefits.As a political scientist, Romney is an excellent former governor of Massachusetts.On taxes, he was repeating a conservative talking...
Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

...cutter that every senior here is totally dependent on Social Security and Medicare," said Susan MacManus, a political scientist at the University of South Florida. "As the FDR generation has passed and generational replacement has occurred...
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Vice pres. to succeed Chavez

...second, his positions in favor of popular measures," such as social programs for the poor, said Steve Ellner, a political scientist at Venezuela's University of Oriente.In his youth, Maduro drove a bus for the Caracas Metro transit system...


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