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Nasty Michigan Campaign Ends With Epic Speech

Victor Justin Amash denounces opponent's 'disgusting, despicable' campaign

(Newser) - If you weren't paying attention to last night's primary contests, you missed one of the more memorable victory speeches in a while. It came from Republican Justin Amash, a libertarian-leaning politician who defeated challenger Brian Ellis in Michigan's 3rd District. Candidates generally "kiss and make up"... More »

Congress Votes to Kick Killer Out of Cemetery

Bill passes House 398-1

(Newser) - The House voted overwhelmingly today on a bill that will evict a killer from a national cemetery, and give the Pentagon the power to disinter any future murderers it buries by mistake. Michael LeShawn Anderson shot three people and then himself at an Indianapolis apartment complex last year, killing complex... More »

'Shocking' NSA Vote Signals Change Is in the Air

Glenn Greenwald: Forget left vs. right, this is authoritarianism vs. liberty

(Newser) - Republicans won't support any of President Obama's policies no matter what, right? Wrong, writes Glenn Greenwald in the Guardian , and last night's "extraordinary" NSA vote in the House is the best evidence yet that it's time to dispel this partisan myth. The House defeated an... More »

NSA Can Keep Snooping After Close House Vote

Amendment would have stopped the collection of phone records

(Newser) - The NSA can keep collecting the phone records of Americans, but the surveillance program just barely survived a bipartisan effort to rein it in, reports the Hill . An amendment by Michigan Republican Justin Amash would have prevented the agency from gathering data under the program revealed by Edward Snowden, but... More »

Democrat Levin Won't Seek Re-Election in Senate

Michigan senator retiring; libertarian Amash seen as challenger

(Newser) - Democrats will have another Senate seat to contest in the 2014 elections: Carl Levin said today he won't seek re-election, reports the Detroit News . The 78-year-old has been in the Senate since 1979 and currently serves as chair of the powerful Armed Services Committee. "I can best serve... More »

GOP Rep. Calls McCain Racist After Monkey Joke

McCain's Ahmadinejad-themed tweet does not go over very well

(Newser) - As so often happens, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has triggered a merry-go-round of things we wish we could unhear: It seems the Iranian would like to be sent to outer space , which reminded one John McCain that just last week Iran said it sent a monkey there. And so the senator took... More »

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