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Biden sworn in for second term as vice president

US Vice President Joe Biden re-took the oath of office Sunday as Barack Obama officially begins his second term, a day ahead of public festivities planned for Monday. Biden placed his hand on a thick and weathered-looking bible held by his wife, Jill, and pledged to “support and defend the constitution of the United

Priebus: Republicans in blue states ‘ought to be’ rigging Electoral College

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus says that conservative lawmakers in blue states like Wisconsin “ought to be looking at” ways to rig the Electoral College system to tilt elections towards Republican candidates in a way that could have allowed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to win. On Sunday, the Journal Sentinel reported that

Florida GOP leaders admit crafting law to suppress college vote

The chairman of the Alachua County Republican Party told a newspaper this week that he and another prominent Florida Republican pushed for changes to the state’s provisional balloting system in order to suppress young and poor voters, many of whom are students or rent their residence. The Miami Herald found that the law, sponsored

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