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1. New poll: Does President Obama not love America?

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 23, 2015

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani raised controversy last week by commenting that President Barack Obama does not love America and was heavily influenced by communism. In subsequent interviews, the former Republican presidential candidate said he stood by his remarks. What do you think? Is Giuliani right? This week's question: Do you agree with Rudy Giuliani that President Obama does not love America? Cast your vote below. You can also send your comments, questions and suggestions to us at politics@reply.smartbrief.com. We will publish the results Friday.


2. Can you name the 5 countries that ducked European colonialism?

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 24, 2015

Of all the countries in the world, only five can boast of never having been subjected to European colonialism. This map shows which ones, and also shows how other countries were divided up by the colonial powers. Vox (02/24)


3. Vote in this week's poll

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 24, 2015

There is still time to participate in this week's poll: Does President Obama not love America? We will publish the results Friday. View the poll and cast your vote.


4. Vote in this week's poll

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 25, 2015

There is still time to participate in this week's poll: Does President Obama not love America? We will publish the results Friday. View the poll and cast your vote.


5. Emanuel, Garcia head to runoff in Chicago mayoral race

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 25, 2015

Deep-pocketed donors and the support of President Barack Obama weren't enough to bring Rahm Emanuel an outright victory in Tuesday's Chicago mayoral race. Emanuel won more than 45% of the vote and will now face an embarrassing runoff campaign against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, who won nearly 34% of the vote. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (02/25) Chicago Sun-Times (free registration) (02/24)


6. Before suicide, Mo. gubernatorial candidate faced anti-Semitic remarks

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 27, 2015

Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (02/27)


7. Vote in this week's poll

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 26, 2015

There is still time to participate in this week's poll: Does President Obama not love America? We will publish the results Friday. View the poll and cast your vote.


8. House trying to avoid DHS shutdown with stopgap bill

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 27, 2015

The House will vote today on a stopgap measure aimed at funding the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks, punting the showdown over immigration language included in the original funding bill until March 19. It remains unclear whether disgruntled Republican conservatives will support the measure, which is unlikely to pass without their backing. "I've had it with this self-righteous, delusional wing of the party, which leads us over the cliff and may turn us into the charge of the light brigade," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. Hill, The (02/26) Politico (02/26) National Journal (02/26)


9. Democrats block DHS funding bill, setting stage for shutdown

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 24, 2015

Hill, The (02/23)


10. How Scott Walker dismantled Wisconsin's labor movement

SmartBrief on Business & Politics | Feb 23, 2015

Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The (02/23)




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