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  • v. Present participle of federalize.


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  • The Supreme’s made a dred scott level mistake in federalizing an issue that would have stayed nicely under the state radar, and we now pay for it in every federal bench nomination.

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  • And the White House, as I understand it, is lobbying people, trying to work against the idea of federalizing, even as the White House has clearly signaled the president will sign whatever bill comes to him.

    CNN Transcript Oct 31, 2001

  • "The government agrees with the idea of federalizing crimes against freedom of expression," Calderón tells the delegation.

    Committee to Protect Journalists

  • But as Anrig acknowledges, the idea of federalizing Medicaid actually has a solid conservative pedigree. News

  • There's no reason to believe that the criteria the DoJ initially applied in deciding to seek the death penalty in these cases, particularly the obviously political one of "federalizing" the death penalty, would meet the criteria Holder and/or Obama might require in these cases.

    Claudia Ricci: Eric Holder: Help Save 49 Lives, Please!

  • With communications knocked out and confusion over who was in charge, Brown said he suggested "federalizing" the National Guard forces in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to better coordinate what everyone agreed had been a haphazard response.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • A debate over "federalizing" the National Guard had been rattling in Washington for the previous three days.

    How Bush Blew It

  • If the liberal Democrats have saddled us with affirmative action, conservative Republicans are busily "federalizing" crimes that used to be within the purview of states and local communities.

    Archive 2008-04-27

  • Setting up a national database hardly constitutes "federalizing" is that a word? the problem.

    Religion, free speech, and license plates.

  • Meek goes on offense, warns against 'federalizing' Rubio: The Reid Report In case you missed it: the Crist-Rubio Fox smackdown ** UPDATED**

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