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Alabama Democrat quits party over email
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By George Talbot |

Alabama Democrats aren’t shedding any tears over state Rep. Richard Laird’s decision to leave the party this week.

Keith Ellison: Congress must take control of drones
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Civilian deaths are too high, and the president’s power is too sweeping. An unmanned U.S. aerial vehicle — or drone — reportedly killed eight people in rural Pakistan last week, bringing the estimated death toll from drone strikes in Pakistan this year to 35.

Rick Perry Suggests Turkey Should Be Kicked Out Of NATO, Calls Leaders ‘Islamic Terrorists’
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During Fox News’ South Carolina debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry suggested it might be time for Turkey to be kicked out of NATO, saying the country was being ruled by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists.

Tucson should make Rep. King rethink Muslim probe
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The shooting in Tucson offers Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) an opportunity to rethink his planned Homeland Security Committeehearings on Muslim “radicalization” in this country.

Carson: Time To Cool Rhetoric
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INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indianapolis, said the mass shooting in Arizona that critically injured a colleague underscores a need to tone down the contentious rhetoric associated with political debate. As one of two African-American and Muslim members of Congress, Carson said he’s no stranger to political hatred and threats, 6News’ Jennifer Carmack reported.

Simon Hughes condemns Tory boycott of GPU
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The Liberal Democrat deputy leader has criticised the eleventh-hourwithdrawal of the Conservative Party Chairwoman from a prominent Muslim conference, amid claims she had been banned from attending by the Tories.

North Carolina voters reject exploitation of ‘Ground Zero mosque’ controversy
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This is particularly pertinent in the Triangle where Renee Ellmers, challenging long time Democratic Congressman Bob Etheridge, has run television ads about the mosque

Justin Elliot: From accused murderer to member of Congress?
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In a race that has largely been flying under the national radar, a former Marine who killed two unarmed Iraqi prisoners in 2004 and who has made the threat of Islam and the “ground zero mosque” centerpieces of his campaign has a real shot at being elected to Congress.

G.O.P. Sees Mosque Near Ground Zero as Campaign Issue
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Republican Congressional candidates on Monday intensified efforts to inject the divide over construction of an Islamic center near ground zero into the midterm campaigns while the Senate’s top Democrat said he objected to the mosque being built there.