September 17, 2014

ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

By: Gene Lyons
ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies
September 17, 2014

America’s Natural Politics

By: Jim Hightower
America’s Natural Politics
September 17, 2014

No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

By: Leonard Pitts Jr.
No Defense For What Ray Rice Did
Better Together?

Better Together?

Is the world ready for Scottish independence? ...

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Survivor Kent Brantly Tells Congress Of ‘Emotional Toll’ Of Ebola

Survivor Kent Brantly Tells Congress Of ‘Emotional Toll’ Of Ebola

Brantley says WHO hasn't done anything 'significant' to fight Ebola. ...

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After Benghazi, State Department Toughened Embassies In High-Risk Countries

After Benghazi, State Department Toughened Embassies In High-Risk Countries

State Department officials discussed the security changes they've made since Benghazi. ...

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Charity Declares New York Vegan Capital Of 2014

Charity Declares New York Vegan Capital Of 2014

New York can now add vegan capital of the world to its resume. ...

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Senator Wants To Strip NFL Of Tax-Exempt Status In Light Of Abuse Cases

Senator Wants To Strip NFL Of Tax-Exempt Status In Light Of Abuse Cases

Cory Booker wants sports leagues to pay taxes and have that money go towards domestic violence victi ...

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Obama Reiterates That U.S. Forces Have No ‘Combat Mission’ In Iraq

Obama Reiterates That U.S. Forces Have No ‘Combat Mission’ In Iraq

Obama details his strategy to defeat the Islamic State. ...

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Islamic State Is A Symptom, Not The Disease

Islamic State Is A Symptom, Not The Disease

It's time for a real "comprehensive strategy" in the Middle East. ...

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Boko Haram Blamed As 13 Die In Nigeria College Shooting, Blast

Boko Haram Blamed As 13 Die In Nigeria College Shooting, Blast

The Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram is suspected of being involved in the gun battle and explosi ...

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Freshman Lawmaker Hosts Security Forum

Freshman Lawmaker Hosts Security Forum

European leaders meet with U.S. lawmakers to discuss concerns over U.S. surveillance programs. ...

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Family Takes In Guatemalan Teen Who Crossed Border

He's just one of thousands of kids who have crossed the border looking for a better life in America. ...

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Dallas A Hub For Boom In Heroin

Dallas is the major center for transporting drugs from Central America to the Northeast. ...

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Big Question In NC Senate Race: Who’s Worse — Obama Or GOP?

Big Question In NC Senate Race: Who’s Worse — Obama Or GOP?

Obama's unpopularity is hurting Kay Hagan in her North Carolina Senate race. ...

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U.S. Man Indicted For Material Support To IS Group

U.S. Man Indicted For Material Support To IS Group

The Department of Justice has indicted a Yemini-born U.S. citizen for providing material support to ...

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Sweeping New California Groundwater Pumping Rules Signed Into Law

Sweeping New California Groundwater Pumping Rules Signed Into Law

California will regulate its groundwater for the first time. ...

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Voters Not Sold On Tax Money For Obama Library

Voters Not Sold On Tax Money For Obama Library

Illinois voters support Obama, but not enough to pay for his library. ...

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Forensic Sleuths Sketch Richard III’s Brutal End

Forensic Sleuths Sketch Richard III’s Brutal End

In a study released on Wednesday, scientists find that Shakespeare may not have been far off in his ...

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Militants Quickly Adjust Tactics To Blunt Airstrikes

Militants Quickly Adjust Tactics To Blunt Airstrikes

Islamic State militants are making it even harder for the United States to find them. ...

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Trade, Border Dispute On Agenda During Xi’s India Visit

Trade, Border Dispute On Agenda During Xi’s India Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first visit to India. ...

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Jihadists Face Growing Pressure As U.S. Mulls Strategy

Jihadists Face Growing Pressure As U.S. Mulls Strategy

The U.S. has started to implement the Obama administration's strategy for battling IS militants, wit ...

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New Texas Social Studies Textbooks Draw Fire During Public Hearing

New Texas Social Studies Textbooks Draw Fire During Public Hearing

By Terrence Stutz, The Dallas Morning News AUSTIN, Texas -- Too much negative about former President ...

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U.S. Inflation Falls For First Time In Over A Year

U.S. Inflation Falls For First Time In Over A Year

Washington (AFP) -- Consumer prices in the United States fell in August for the first time in more t ...

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Wildfires Rage Across Drought-Hit California

Wildfires Rage Across Drought-Hit California

Los Angeles (AFP) -- As many as 6,000 firefighters were battling a wave of wildfires raging across C ...

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Vikings Place Peterson On Exempt List, Keeping Him Off Team

Vikings Place Peterson On Exempt List, Keeping Him Off Team

By Matt Vensel, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) The Vikings announced early Wednesday morning they have p ...

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Scotland Campaigns Race For Votes On Referendum Eve

Scotland Campaigns Race For Votes On Referendum Eve

Edinburgh (AFP) -- Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on Wednesda ...

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Are You A Willpower Wimp? Then Change Your Environment To Lose Weight

Are You A Willpower Wimp? Then Change Your Environment To Lose Weight

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Need to lose weight? Instead of changing yourself, you might cons ...

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Obama Meets With Generals Planning IS Assault

Obama Meets With Generals Planning IS Assault

Tampa (AFP) -- President Barack Obama meets Wednesday with generals planning his assault against the ...

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LAUSD Police To Give Up Some Weaponry Obtained In Federal Program

LAUSD Police To Give Up Some Weaponry Obtained In Federal Program

By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Unified school police officials said ...

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The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The Politics Gap Between The Rich And The Rest

The super rich really are different from most Americans, and not just because th ...

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A Rough Month In America For Women

A Rough Month In America For Women

From Maureen McDonnell to Janay Rice, things haven't been going well. ...

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Midterm Roundup: Another Plagiarism Scandal

Midterm Roundup: Another Plagiarism Scandal

Get the latest news on the key midterm races. ...

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More Data Rebut GOP Attacks On Minimum Wage

More Data Rebut GOP Attacks On Minimum Wage

The Labor of Department released data to dispute the idea that increases in mini ...

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Short On Supporters, Fracking Group Turns To The Homeless

Short On Supporters, Fracking Group Turns To The Homeless

Some of the so-called fracking supporters didn't even seem to know what fracking ...

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For The Love Of Scotland

For The Love Of Scotland

The referendum on independence will be decided by voters whose hearts say yes bu ...

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ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’ ...

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America’s Natural Politics

America’s Natural Politics

My father, W.F. "High" Hightower, was a populist. Only he didn't know it. Didn't ...

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No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

No Defense For What Ray Rice Did

"I think they're going too far with Ray Rice." So said a civil servant I know on ...

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Midterm Roundup: Bad News For Kansas Republicans

Midterm Roundup: Bad News For Kansas Republicans

Here are some interesting stories on the midterm campaigns that you may have mis ...

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New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

New Study Reveals Depths Of Fox’s Benghazi Obsession

It's hardly a secret that Fox News is fixated on the 2012 terrorist attacks in B ...

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Scott Walker Wants To Revisit Drug Tests For Welfare

Scott Walker Wants To Revisit Drug Tests For Welfare

Governor Scott Walker is the latest Republican to suggest mandatory drug testing ...

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Report: Climate Change Action Is Good For The Economy

Report: Climate Change Action Is Good For The Economy

Another study has found that mitigating climate change not only helps the enviro ...

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American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

American Amnesia: Why The GOP Leads On National Security

If the latest polls are accurate, most voters believe that Republican politician ...

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Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Sleeper In Kansas Might Upset Senate Election Calculus

Let's go out on a limb and predict that a Republican majority will retake the Se ...

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How Not To Get Your Country Back

How Not To Get Your Country Back

The Tea Party mantra, "I want my country back," resonates with many. The racial ...

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Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Rand Paul Want To Repeal All Executive Orders? Depends When You Ask

Does Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) want to repeal the Emancipation Proclamation? It d ...

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Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Arizona Republican Resigns After Proposing Sterilization Of Poor Women

Former Arizona state senator Russell Pearce resigned from his position as the Ar ...

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Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Don’t Use Religion To Cloak Bias Toward LGBT Families

Growing up with two moms in the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought a family was d ...

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WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

WATCH: Grimes Shoots Gun, Is Not Obama

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes released a new TV ad on Mond ...

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Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

Wondering ‘What If’ As U.S. Forces Head Back To The Middle East

If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English lang ...

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Can Congress Be Responsible?

Can Congress Be Responsible?

WASHINGTON -- There was a moment in the last quarter-century when the Congress o ...

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Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Five Undercovered Midterm-Election Stories

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) -- It’s terrific that we have six polling aggregators ...

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Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

Return Of Troops To Iraq Is Genuine Failure Of Leadership

You have to give the bloodthirsty jihadists of the Islamic State (also known as ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

Weekend Reader: ‘The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession’

As a new school year begins for students across the country, we remember the str ...

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Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

Poll Roundup: Hagan Pulls Ahead In North Carolina

As the 2014 midterm elections draw closer, pollsters across the country will beg ...

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Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Memo To Democrats: Change Campaign Strategy Or Keep Losing

Democrats can win control of the House of Representatives, governorships and man ...

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Book Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

Book Review: ‘The Invisible Bridge’

The Invisible Bridge is the third and weightiest installment in Rick Perlstein’s ...

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Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

Goodell Investigation Is All Among Friends

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg View) -- Ignorance is not a suitable defense. That was what ...

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Shareholders’ Quest For More Transparency

Shareholders’ Quest For More Transparency

If you own a share of a company, how much information about the company are you ...

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