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Craig Morgan Honors Veterans Day With Annual Nashville Show – TheChristianBeat.org

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Country music entertainer, TV host and Army veteran Craig Morgan honored Veterans Day with his third consecutive sold out annual show at City Winery Nashville. The memorable evening included a live impromptu audience video call with a marine at Camp Lejeune and performances from surprise guests Gavin DeGraw, joining Morgan for “Soldier” to a standing ovation, and Brad Arnold from 3 Doors Down taking the stage for “Here Without You” and “When I’m Gone” for the capacity crowd.

Another show stopping moment included Morgan’s performance of his faith-filled tribute to…

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Caretaker Found Guilty Of Murdering OKC Elderly Man With Alzheimer’s – news9.com KWTV

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OKLAHOMA CITY –
An Oklahoma City caretaker was recently found guilty of the 2017 murder of an elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease.

The victim died two weeks after Rocky Rhines, 57, allegedly beat him in the head.

Rhines is currently being held in the Oklahoma County jail until his formal sentencing in December.

The jury recommended he serve 10 years in prison for the beating death of a 75-year-old Michael Richard.

Pictures of Richard collected from his childhood, years in the military,…

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ELECTION TRACKER: Following key 2020 races in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa – KELOLAND.com

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The 2020 election is less than a year away, and the field of candidates is starting to take shape. KELOLAND News is tracking several Senate and Congressional races in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.

For each race, we break down who the candidates are, how much money they have raised and spent this early in the campaign.

Data is from the Federal Election Commission and the candidates appear below when they file for candidacy with the FEC.

We will…

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Club for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment | TheHill – The Hill

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The political action committee Club for Growth plans to extend its advertising against House Democrats over their impeachment inquiry against President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE.

The fiscally conservative Club for Growth will air ads in five new districts where a House Democrat flipped a Republican seat in the 2018 election, according to a press release from the group seen by The Hill. The ads will encourage constituents to contact…

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Marion County students honor veterans – WCJB

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MARION COUNTY, Fla. (WCJB)– Students honored veterans this morning at the 13th annual Veterans Day ceremony, in Ocala.

They observed the day through songs and essays.

More than 1,000 students spent their morning remembering the veterans of North Central Florida.

The American flag hung high Monday as residents joined the students in remembering those who have served.

In addition to the student’s…

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Cory Booker visits Smash Park, a coffee shop, a jazz club and other Des Moines area sites to launch economic development plan – Des Moines Register

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ., talks about staying with Iowans while on the campaign trail.
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Cory Booker rolled out his economic plan in Iowa Saturday with a night on the town: a visit to a jazz bar, a coffee shop and pickleball-arcade-restaurant Smash Park.

The U.S. senator from New Jersey began the night at Noce Jazz Club in Des Moines, where he visited with the owners before the first show. Next, he talked with the founders of Horizon Line Coffee, who told him about their eco-friendly vision and taught the Democratic presidential candidate to…

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Crews working to rescue men stuck in boat on the Penobscot River – WABI

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BRADLEY, Maine (WABI) – Several rescue crews are on the scene Monday evening of what appears to be a water rescue on the Penobscot River near Broad Street in Bradley.

 

Officials say that four people are stuck in a boat at this time on the Penobscot River.

We’re told three men and a game warden who went out to rescue the men is in the boat at this time.

We do not know what caused their boat to get stuck….

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Local workers speak out on minimum wage – WILX-TV

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LANSING, MI (WILX) — Some local fast food workers are sounding off on the “Fight for $15.”

The movement is calling for a federal minimum wage and it comes ahead of a statewide strike Tuesday in Detroit.

Would you be willing to pay extra money for your favorite fast food craving so that workers can make a better living?

“You’ll still have some of your loyal customers but you might lose some. So it really depends on who loves the…

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Guest Column by seven Penn faculty members | We support student climate change action – The Daily Pennsylvanian

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On Friday, November 8, a large group of students from Fossil Free Penn disrupted the University’s annual Board of Trustees meeting. For half an hour, until the meeting was adjourned, they sang and chanted their sole demand: that Penn President Amy Gutmann, Board of Trustees Chair David Cohen, and Chief Investment Officer Peter Ammon agree to a town hall meeting with students about fossil fuel divestment.

The Penn students involved in Fossil Free Penn have called on the University to…

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Veterans Day: ‘We are the land of the free because we are the home of the brave’ – My Central Jersey

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Vice President Mike Pence honors service men and women at Arlington National Cemetery during Veteran’s Day ceremony. (Nov. 11)
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SOMERVILLE – Besides Thanksgiving, there is another day in November when Americans should say thanks.

That day is Veterans Day and Americans should thank military veterans for their service to the country, Somerville American Legion Post 12 Commander Andrea Adair said Monday morning at the annual ceremony marking Veterans Day at the Veterans Memorial Plaza next to the Somerset County Administration Building on Grove Street.

“We are the land of the…

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Traditions at Chesterfield hosted its 2nd Annual Spook-tacular Kids and Pet Parade – PR Web

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Traditions at Chesterfield recently hosted its 2nd Annual Spook-tacular Kids and Pet Parade at Old York Village.

The second retail building is now under construction and will be a mirror image of the first building, completing a corridor that is meant to look and function like a walkable downtown business district within the 500-acre master plan of Old York Village,” said Adinolfi.

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LCTA honors veterans with free rides, snacks and a commemorative pin – Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

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WILKES-BARRE — He is, perhaps, best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek television and movie series.

But that iconic role jettisoned William — “call me Bill” — Shatner into an acting career where few have gone before or since.

Shatner played Captain Kirk for the Star Trek series from 1966 to 1969 and continued in the science fiction’s cult-following movie series.

Shatner, who will turn 89 in March, will appear at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on…

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Herb Philipsons New Hartford store reaches end – Utica Observer Dispatch

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The Herb Philipson’s Army and Navy store at the New Hartford Shopping Center has closed its doors, according to the shopping center’s general manager. Bill Morris said the store officially closed over the weekend.

“Quite honestly, they haven’t done much business in the last several years,” said Morris, describing how little of an impact the store’s closing may have on the shopping center.

Morris said the main issue for the shopping center is the dark storefront left behind by the closure. 

This is only temporary, however, as Morris said a new tenant is set to move in.

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A Record $173 Billion Is Flowing From Korea Into Riskier Assets – Financial Post

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(Bloomberg) — A hunt for yield is prompting South Korean investors to pile tens of billions of dollars into unconventional assets abroad, raising risks of losses on unfamiliar products.

Holdings of overseas alternative assets such as real estate, infrastructure, private equity and debt, and hedge funds by investors in Asia’s fourth-largest economy rose to at least about 201 trillion won ($173 billion) this year, a record, according to data compiled by Samsung Securities Co. and Korea Investors Service Inc. That compares with 158 trillion won held by fund managers, pension funds,…

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After 76 years, remains of unidentified Iowa veteran come home – KCCI Des Moines

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The remains of an Iowa veteran killed in World War II will return home more than 70 years later.World War II veteran and Granger native Channing Whitaker joined the Marine Corps at age 17. His mother had to sign papers so he could go off to battle.The young Iowa Marine died in 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa.More than 11,000 U.S. Marines lost their lives during the three-day battle in the Gilbert Islands of the Pacific Ocean.Whitaker’s body was buried in an unidentified grave, leaving his family heartbroken for 76 years.Then, DNA from a niece Whitaker never met helped identify his…

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‘We did what we had to do’: Minnesota veterans honored by governor – KARE11.com

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INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. — Hundreds turned out for Minnesota’s official Veterans Day program in Inver Grove Heights.    

Governor Tim Walz gave the keynote address at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, thanking those who served our nation and fought to preserve freedoms Americans enjoy.

Walz, a National Guard veteran himself, noted we’re approaching the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, where 20,000 American troops lost their lives in snow-covered battlefields.

“As that light of liberty’s torch was…

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Senator Tillis Recognizes Charter Communications – Spectrum News

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NORTH CAROLINA – Charter Communications has been recognized by Senator Thom Tillis.

While touring the regional operations center on Friday, Senator Tillis observed 4,000 new apprentices.

These apprentices are hoping to help build the future of North Carolina’s connectivity.

Over 100 veterans looking to get reacclimated to civilian life were included in the class.

Tillis said, “I wish every single company, large company, small, midsized company would recognize the benefit of hiring veterans. They are great people, they are disciplined, they served their nation and this sort of programs…

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$1.9M in federal grants headed to NH for solar tech research, Congressional delegates says – The Union Leader

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WASHINGTON — Members of the state’s Congressional delegation announced Monday that $1.9 million in federal grant money is headed to New Hampshire to fund research projects aimed at advancing solar technology.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, along with Sen. Maggie Hassan and Congressman Chris Pappas, all D-NH, said in a joint statement that the $1.9 million in federal grant funds had been awarded through the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies…

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How veterans treatment court can improve the mental state of vets involved in the justice system – KFOR Oklahoma City

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LOS ANGELES (TMW) – As the nation works towards normalizing conversations around mental health wellness, Melissa Fitzgerald, former “West Wing” star turned “actorvist,” urges others to support programs that help give second chances to veterans involved in the justice system due to mental health disorders or substance abuse.  

Politicians like Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally, along with four other U.S. senators, are working on bipartisan bills for expanding veteran treatment…

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Ducey, McSally talk safety for Arizonans following recent events in Mexico – FOX 10 News Phoenix

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The murders and the recent discovery of dozens of bodies in Mexico have some people worried to travel across the border. Now Governor Doug Ducey and Senator Martha McSally are weighing in on the issue. 

Whether it’s traveling to Rocky Point or through the state of Sonora, the dangers of traveling to Mexico are becoming more clear.

Although the State Department upgraded its country-wide warning for travelers to Mexico back in April, people crossing over to Mexico from…

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Veterans Day Statement from Representative Mikie Sherrill – InsiderNJ

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Veterans Day Statement from Representative Mikie Sherrill

 

 

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) reflected today on the importance of honoring our nation’s heroes by making sure that we keep faith with our veterans. Representative Sherrill, a former U.S. Navy pilot, has been highly involved in supporting the military community and their families in the 11th District since taking her seat in January 2019. In observance of Veterans Day, Representative Sherrill released the following statement:

 

“I served with so many wonderful men and women who made…

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National security experts speak on importance of public service, global threats to U.S. national security – The Michigan Daily

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Lieutenant General James Clapper, Lieutenant General Michael K. Nagata and Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Lansing, participated in a panel at the Ford School of Public Policy Monday night on national security, public service and foreign policy.

In an auditorium packed with more than 200 people, the national security experts honored Veteran’s Day by discussing the value of service and the greatest challenges the U.S. national security apparatus faces today. 

According to Lt. Gen. Nagata, his decades of service had a profound impact on the ways in which he approached policy challenges over the…

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MN officials highlight veterans’ sacrifices, promise their support at Veterans Day event – St. Paul Pioneer Press

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Despite political division at home, men and women of the U.S. Military can unite the country around core American values.

That was the message of elected officials who addressed hundreds of Minnesota veterans, family members and others on Monday at the State of Minnesota Veterans Day event.

It was one of dozens of events around the state aimed at honoring the service of the more than 327,000 Minnesotans who serve in the military or have served. And state officeholders, as well as Veterans Affairs representatives, said the state should treat every day like Veterans Day.

Minnesota Gov. Tim…

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Class actions targeting more timeclock, software vendors under IL biometrics law for fingerprint scans – Cook County Record

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More vendors who supply punchclocks and other payroll tracking technology for businesses of all sizes and types, throughout Illinois, have been targeted in class action lawsuits, asserting the vendors should be held liable for potentially millions of violations every day of Illinois’ biometrics privacy law.

Recently, two more class actions were filed in Cook County Circuit Court against such vendors, the most recent examples of such lawsuits.

On Nov. 1, attorneys from the firm of McGuire Law P.C. filed suit against Timeclock Plus , a San Angelo, Texas-based…

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Hundreds turn out for Veterans Day events in Maine – WMTW Portland

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PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING, THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 20. SATURDAY MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S. TODAY IS VETERANS DAY – WHICH MEANS PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION AND RIGHT HERE IN MAINE ARE HONORING VETERANS. DIMILLO’S FLOATING RESTAURANT IN PORTLAND… ONE OF THE MANY RESTAURANT’S ACROSS THE STATE HOLDING A VETERANS BREAKFAST. EASTER-SEALS WAS ALSO THERE. THE ORGANIZATION IS KNOWN FOR HELPING HOMELESS VETERANS GET BACK TO WORK… TODAY, DIMILLO’S IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO VISIT THE EASTER-SEALS MEMORIAL WALL ON THE BOARDWALK. JOE…

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Utah County Business Summit Wednesday, trucking company unveils breast cancer awareness truck – Daily Herald

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Utah County Business Summit in Lehi will feature 8 speakers

The North Utah County Chamber Alliance is hosting the Utah County Business Summit Wednesday, 8 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. at Hyatt Place in Lehi.

The summit will feature eight speakers: Brandon Fugal, chairman, Colliers International; Debra Bonner, director and CEO, Gospel Unity Choir; Derek Miller, president and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce; Jim Olson, president, Vivint Smart Home Arena; Juliette Tennert, Director of Economic and Public Policy Research, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute; Rulon Gardner,…

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Veteran small business owners join forces to support fellow vets on Veteran’s Day – 13newsnow.com WVEC

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A local watering hole, typically closed on Monday nights, was teeming with people and live music this Veteran’s Day.

The veteran owner partnered with another veteran-owned small business that helps wounded service members.

David Culler and Jimmy Hintzke have a lot in common. 

They both have local businesses, they’re both veterans themselves and they both have a passion for helping other vets.

“I wanted to do something that I could give back to these combat-wounded veterans,” Culler, owner of Warriors Taphouse in…

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INDOT: Fewer potholes expected after historic year of construction – WRTV Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS — Many drivers are dreading Indiana roads this winter, in part, because last year’s freeze and thaw cycle wreaked havoc on our streets and highways.

“I hate potholes,” said driver Suzi Kinn. “I’ve had two tire blow outs because of potholes.”

“They’re dangerous,” said driver Angela Mullet. “You can get in an accident if you’re not careful because people are trying to dodge them.”

Call 6 Investigates is digging into what the state and city are doing to keep our roads in better shape for this winter.

Since last winter, the Indiana Department of…

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In ‘Hyde Country,’ Voters Warily Eye Impeachment, and Fear Its Aftermath – The New York Times

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GLEN ELLYN, Ill. — Anna Schroeder was making dinner in her Hinsdale home in this stretch of the Chicago suburbs this year when her 8-year-old son interrupted to ask a question about the impeachment news blaring in the background: Does this mean President Trump is a bad guy?

“We don’t know, but this is what people are trying to figure out,” Ms. Schroeder, 41, a sales executive, recalled saying as she tried to explain the impeachment process to her elementary schooler. “This is what the country is trying to figure out.”

Like many voters in Illinois’s Sixth Congressional…

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NYPD: Investigation of woman found dead in park ‘active and ongoing’ – SILive.com

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The investigation concerning the 25-year-old woman found dead in Bloomingdale Park late last month is “active and ongoing,” police said Monday night.

Ola Salem, 25, was found fully clothed near a popular running path at the park by a passerby, the Advance previously reported.

While the circumstances surrounding Salem’s death remain unclear after an inconclusive autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a source with knowledge of the investigation said detectives believe the woman’s body was placed in the park after she died at a different location.

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Juvenile struck by gunfire inside East Bakersfield home, police said – KGET 17

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A juvenile was struck by gunfire and suffered “minor” wounds Monday night inside a home in East Bakersfield, according to police.

Police said officers were called to the 1300 block of Niles Street at around 10 p.m. for reports of shots fired.

Police said the shots came from outside the home and struck the juvenile inside. The juvenile was taken to Kern Medical and treated for “minor” wounds.

A witness at the scene told 17 News they heard possibly four or five gunshots at around 10 p.m. with police arriving on scene a few minutes…

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EDITORIAL: Sessions entry sets up wild GOP Senate race – Gadsden Times

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It’s not quite a rewind to the wilder days of Alabama elections — like the Democratic gubernatorial primaries in 1958 and 1978 that drew 14 and 13 candidates, respectively.

However, Jeff Sessions’ non-surprising decision to try to regain the U.S. Senate seat he held for two decades before joining President Donald Trump’s cabinet as attorney general has certainly thrown a drop or two of acetylene on what already was poised to be a heated Republican primary race next year.

Eight GOP candidates are bidding to replace Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who has no…

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EXCLUSIVE ANALYSIS: Results Show Democratic Strength In Bucks County Grows – LevittownNow.com

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The numbers are in and Election Night 2019 serves as further vindication of the lessons of Election Night 2018

To put it simply, while it’s clear that the right Republican can still win, Bucks County is now Democratic territory.

2019 Election Results

Arguably the biggest victory for Democrats was taking the majority of theBucks County Commissioners. Incumbent Diane Ellis-Marseglia was the leading vote-getter throughout the county and her coattails brought in newcomer Bob Harvie, a teacher and chair of the Falls Township Board of…

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Political Gender Gap Still Looms Large in New Jersey – NJ Spotlight

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Republican Jean Stanfield won an open seat in the 8th District based in Burlington County.

New Jersey Democrats and Republicans can argue over which party had a better Election Day this year, but one group was a clear loser, at least at the state level: women.

Already lagging behind 19 other states, including nearby New York and Connecticut, in the percentage of lawmakers who are female, New Jersey stands to lose a net of one woman in the state Assembly come January, provided current results hold. That will drop the proportion of female representation in…

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‘It Would Be Unlike Any Race She’s Seen Before:’ Lewandowski Talks Taking on ‘Vulnerable’ Shaheen – InsideSources

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski greets Vice President Pence at the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office on November 7, 2019.

He was in Secretary of State Bill Gardner’s office Thursday to help get his old boss Donald Trump on the 2020 GOP primary ticket, but notorious political bad boy Corey Lewandowski was more than happy to throw down on Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and talk up his potential U.S. Senate candidacy.

“I’m the best chance Republicans have to beat Jeanne Shaheen,” Lewandowski told…

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Rep. TJ Cox releases report on Diabetes in CA’s 21st Congressional District – KGET 17

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Congressman TJ Cox (D-Fresno) was in at Memorial Hospital in Central Bakersfield Thursday unveiling a new report detailing how many people in the 21st congressional district live with Diabetes.

The 10-page report touches on how Diabetes impacts those who live in the 21st Congressional District, a district Conx has represented since January 2018..

The report finds 14,000 people live with Diabetes in the district, whose borders include parts of Bakersfield, and extend as far north as Fresno County and as far south as Arvin.

The document states families in the district pay more…

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Lawmakers to host and attend Veterans Day observances – Oklahoman.com

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Dr. Dutch Doerman, psychologist with the Substance Treatment and Recovery Program at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System, will be the guest speaker at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Medical Center’s Health Wing as part of a Veterans Day observance.

A reception and visits to the patient wards will follow immediately after the remarks, according to a spokeswoman for the center.

U.S. Sen James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, is scheduled to give the opening prayer at a Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday at 1900 SE 4th Street in Moore. Later that day, again in Moore, he will…

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Ayanna Pressley and Black women activists endorse Elizabeth Warren for President – The Philadelphia Tribune

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Rep. Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts, the only member of the group of progressive first-term congresswomen nicknamed “the squad” who had not yet backed a Democratic presidential candidate, has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a longtime ally.

Pressley announced her decision in an email to supporters on Wednesday afternoon and released a corresponding video announcement.

“Elizabeth has made it her life’s work to pursue justice for working families and put economic and political power in the hands of people,” Pressley said in the…

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Lewandowski moves timetable for decision on Senate run to before end of year – WMUR Manchester

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Corey Lewandowski, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, said Thursday he’ll decide by the end of the year if he will run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.“I love a fight, you know that,” the Windham resident. “If I were to run against Jeanne Shaheen, it would be unlike any race she’s ever seen before. I’m tenacious. I don’t back down.”Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, was among a handful of leading Trump supporters who joined a few hundred others at the State House to greet Vice…

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Letter: Claims of rigged elections have a negative impact – Roswell Daily Record

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Response to Nov. 5 front-page Roswell Daily Record headline, “NM GOP sues to halt absentee voting in Las Cruces”:

There they go again. The Republican Party is once again trying to suppress votes in heavily Democratic Dona Ana County. This time the GOP is claiming that state and local officials are “rigging” the mayoral election. They are asking for an injunction to stop the counting of absentee ballots because they have evidently determined that those votes are going against them.

If this sounds familiar it is because the Republicans in the 2018…

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Colorado Ex-Gov. Hickenlooper’s Travel Ethics Probe Released – The New York Times

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DENVER — A report from the Colorado Ethics commission released Thursday came to no conclusion about whether former governor and current U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper’s use of private planes during his time in office violated state laws but detailed trips to Connecticut, Wyoming and elsewhere on the jets.

The report is the result of an investigation into a complaint filed by a former Republican speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives that alleged Hickenlooper, a Democrat challenging GOP Sen. Cory Gardner, violated the state’s limits on gifts to elected officials.

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Some Alabama Voters Surprised By Jeff Sessions’ Potential Senate Comeback – KERA News

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A Senate comeback bid from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has upended the Republican race for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Sessions made his campaign official tonight. He joins a crowded field vying to challenge the Democratic incumbent, Doug Jones. NPR’s Debbie Elliott reports.

DEBBIE ELLIOTT, BYLINE: Jeff Sessions stepped down as attorney general last year after Trump berated Sessions for recusing himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. In a videotaped campaign announcement, he…

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