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Presidential Primary and Caucus Schedule for 2016

Some of the following dates may change. North Dakota’s political parties will eventually decide on their own schedule. Check this calendar for updates from time to time. Monday, February 1 Iowa caucuses Tuesday, February 9 New Hampshire Saturday, February 20 Nevada caucuses (Democrats) South Carolina

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Why Does Ted Cruz Want to Ban the Diversity Visa Lottery?

It’s a mystery: on December 10 2015, Republican Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz introduced S. 2394, a bill with two main provisions.  The first provision is to restrict U.S. employers from using the H-1B Visa system to hire non-Americans at wages lower than the

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A Lamar Smith Christmas

December 10: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.R. 4218, a bill to bring admission of refugees into the United States to a total and immediate halt. December 18: Rep. Lamar Smith cosponsors H.Res. 564, a bill that chastises Americans for not embracing the symbols and traditions

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NOAA Data: November 2015 was the Hottest November on Record

“Climate change is not science. It’s religion.” — GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, October 29 2015 The latest data update from NOAA’s 1880-2015 temperature record is available. The following graph is drawn from that data, showing that of all the Novembers from all those years,

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Terrified By Terrorist Travel? Don’t Get In Your Car!

If Muslim terrorists from the Islamic State were able to unleash one attack the size of the San Bernardino shootings every single day of the year, it would take them ten years at that rate to match the number of Americans killed by the pollutants released by ground transportation in the United States.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?