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Political Scientist: Patriot Act Blocked Aid to Somalis

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Humanitarian groups withheld aid from Somalis suffering the effects of a severe drought that killed tens of thousands and displaced more than a million people last year out of fear that their assistance would amount to material support for regional terrorists under the U.S. Patriot Act, a Davidson College professor says.

Washington: Still a Boy's Town

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Women's lib hasn't made it through Washington yet. Micah Zenko at Foreign Policy magazine looked at the percentages of females holding leadership roles related to foreign policy and national security and found that women remain vastly underrepresented among our nation's policymakers. (more)

Study: To Win Votes, Motivate Your Base

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Numbers from a recent Pew Research Center study contradict the conventional thinking on independent voters Independents are not moderates who can be swayed to the right or left with appeals to moderation and centrism, but "disaffected political partisans" (more).

Gonzales' New Gig

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Seems like even those Bushies who didn't manage to make it to the end of the W. age with their political reputations intact are popping up with brand new jobs; take, for example, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who's slated to teach a political science course at Texas Tech University this fall.

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