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French Political Repercussions Of The Jihadist Attacks

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There will be people who think that any discussion of political leverage and advantage arising out of the recent violence in France is in bad taste. Politics everywhere is seldom know for a high level of taste and decorum. French...More

 

The Race to the Nomination: A Sprint or Marathon

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The 2012 Republican Party primary presents an interesting case study with Mitt Romney’s drawn out, brutal and expensive fight to oust the likes of Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. The primary could have been a quick and convincing...More

 

Chris Christie Tears Are Delicious

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Orange sweater and personal appearance didn't help The Packers prevailed over the Dallas Cowboys this afternoon despite Chris Christie's mojo and orange sweater. Christie exchanged a hug and handshake with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones during warmups about 45 minutes before...More

 

ND-Sen: John Hoeven (R) Admits GOP Senate 4 Votes Shy To Override Obama Veto On Keystone XL Pipeline

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U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R. ND), the Senate's biggest cheerleader for the Keystone XL Pipeline, admits the GOP doesn't have the votes to override a veto from President Obama: http://www.cnn.com/... The North Dakota Republican who is sponsoring the bill that...More

 

Update Iraq: ISIS strips Mosul but leaves troops in place. Pentagon adopts the Friedman Unit

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Truck loads of critical gear and medicines were evacuated out of Mosul last week. Eye witness accounts from Mosul backed up by Kurdish eye-on-the-ground sources had them leaving the town headed up Route 1 toward al-Qamishli in Syria. Meanwhile in...More

 

Intelligence And Terrorism: The Paris Attacks

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Ever since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 US and European governments have used the threat of terrorism to justify a continually expanding intelligence network and security state. Not only have significant financial resources been allocated to the task but the...More

 

Tea Party Candidate Seeks MIGOP Leadership Promising Change We Can Believe In

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Four people so far have thrown their symbolic hat into the ring to be the next chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party. Of the four, one Northern Michigan resident is among them – Joel Poynter of Lake County. Poynter was...More

 

The Phylicia Rashad Defense

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Now that Phylicia Rashad has spoken, I am absolutely convinced that Bill Cosby cannot be a rapist. If she wasn't raped or molested by Cosby, surely he cannot be a rapist. Let's get real here. If a rapist doesn't rape...More

 

Racism Nonexistent Say "Color Blind" Conservatives

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Racism no longer exists. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a racist. That, incredibly, is the developing Republican storyline as conservatives endeavor to explain their disposition in a range of recent controversies, from immigration reform to what seems to be an...More

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Mitch McConnell, the rooster crows at sunrise!

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NV-Sen: Harry Reid (D) Mocks McConnell (R. KY) For Taking Credit For The Economy

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Good one, Mitch! Can't say that I blame him: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/... Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Friday laughed off Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) recent attempt to claim credit for economic growth, arguing that Democratic policies helped the recovery...More

 

Ideology And Violence

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The series of violent events that have been taking place in France have set off a new round of debate as to whether Islam as a religion has a particular propensity to support and promote violence. The killings at the...More

 

#Obamacare or #ACA Has Helped Millions of People Get Healthcare

Here are a few charts on #Obamacare that will make everyone happy excepted Republican in the Congress.More

 

To the Progressives in Congress: Don't Tell Me What You Will Do. Just Do It.

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The progressive wing - what there is - of the Democratic Party announces they are not going to take it lying down anymore. No more Third Way for them! They want a dominant voice in the party! Well, don't tell...More

 

Muslims In France Fear Backlash Over Newspaper Atrocity

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French Muslims and their places of worship have been the targets of scattered attacks following the killings of 12 people at a newspaper that had published material critical of Islam. So far no Muslims in France have been harmed in...More

 

WA-Gov: Inslee's (D) Pollution Solution Is To Tackle Water Toxics At The Source

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We have a few Governor races coming up in 2016 in states like Montana, West Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina that will be big races but it's important that we also make sure Governor Jay Inslee (D. WA) is re-elected:...More

 

IL-Sen: "Moderate" Mark Kirk (R) Goes Into Climate Denier Mode

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Sounds like someone might be worried about a primary opponent from the right: http://www.eenews.net/... Climate change isn't caused by industrial greenhouse gas emissions, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said yesterday, citing evidence that Greenland was once green -- and presenting his...More

 

Weapons Drawn

The GOP takes the Senate with targets set on dismantling Obamacare and rushing Keystone, but the Prez is drawing weapons of his own from executive orders to the veto pen. As protests continue over black lives lost, and the NYPD,...More

 

This Domestic Violence PSA Will Give You Hope For A Better Future

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CA-Sen: Barbara Boxer (D) Officially Calls It Quits, Lists 100 Accomplishments

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I received an e-mail today from U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D. CA) with a video message (posted above) that confirms that she will not be seeking another term in the U.S. Senate. Before leaving, Boxer has posted a list of...More

 

China Produces World's Frist 3D Smartphone

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A Chinese development company has just taken a leap ahead of Apple, Samsung and the other present leaders in the smartphone market place. Holographic smartphone created in China wins 2015 CES Innovations Award Created in China, the takee1 holographic smartphone,...More

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Je suis Charlie!

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AZ-Sen: Syrian Government Accuses John McCain (R) Of Entering Country Illegally

Wow: http://www.theguardian.com/... The Syrian government has accused the US senator John McCain, the former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and two others of entering the country illegally. Syria’s UN ambassador, Bashar Ja’afari, said in identical letters to the secretary-general, Ban...More

 

NC-Sen: Richard Burr (R) Officially Declares He's Running For A Third Term

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Game on: http://thehill.com/... Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) says he is planning to run for reelection, ending speculation based on his slow fundraising that he might be considering retirement. "I judge whether I run based upon whether I've got something to...More

 

NV-Sen: BuzzFeed Gives Us A Preview Of Harry Reid's (D) Strategy As Senate Minority Leader

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First off, I wish incoming Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) a speedy recovery from his injuries. But it looks like Reid isn't letting his injuries stand in the way of getting ready for what the 114th Congress has...More

 

Virginia Legislature Considering Mandatory Reporting Of Sexual Assault

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The University of Virginia is still the focus of controversy stirred up by the disputed Rolling Stone article which alleged a gang rape at a UVA fraternity. Multiple bills have been introduced in the state legislature requiring mandatory reporting of...More

 

The United States Senate: Fact or Fiction?

Come and test your knowledge about the United States Senate.More
 

What are some common sense solutions for fixing the judicial system in the U.S.?

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Scalise says he didn't know what kind of organization he addressed...Hmmm?

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A Foregone Conclusion

It's damned-near as certain as the sun settinging in the western sky this afternoon. Jeb Bush wants to move into the Bush family's home at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue - the one that they sublet in 2009. He's not only started...More

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