October 22, 2014

Ready For 2016? Too Bad.

By: Gene Lyons
Ready For 2016? Too Bad.
October 22, 2014

Going From One Bad War To A Worse One

By: Jim Hightower
Going From One Bad War To A Worse One
After Days Of Talking To Police, Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Speak To Judge

After Days Of Talking To Police, Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Speak To Judge

Darren Deon Vann is a suspect in the killings of seven women in Indiana, and he claims to have kille ...

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Analysis: A Good Year May Not Save These Three Vulnerable House Republicans

Analysis: A Good Year May Not Save These Three Vulnerable House Republicans

Three GOP incumbents may cost their party large gains in the House. ...

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Two Under Observation At Hospitals After Falling Ill During Flights From Liberia To O’Hare

Two Under Observation At Hospitals After Falling Ill During Flights From Liberia To O’Hare

Out of an "abundance of caution", two people who arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport a ...

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Bears Are On The Ballot In Maine As Hunting Methods Are Debated

Bears Are On The Ballot In Maine As Hunting Methods Are Debated

Voters in Maine are facing the question of how to manage the bear population in a way that satisfies ...

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Family Greets Jeffrey Fowle In Ohio This Morning

Family Greets Jeffrey Fowle In Ohio This Morning

After being held in North Korea for more than five months, U.S. citizen Jeffrey Fowle returns to his ...

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Pistorius Starts Five-Year Jail Term For Killing Girlfriend

Pistorius Starts Five-Year Jail Term For Killing Girlfriend

On Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius received the long-awaited sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend. ...

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Why Baseball Is Better

Why Baseball Is Better

Ready for the October Classic? ...

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Passengers From Ebola-Stricken Countries To Use Five U.S. Airports

Passengers From Ebola-Stricken Countries To Use Five U.S. Airports

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Passengers flying to the U.S. from three E ...

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Wendy Davis Facing Long Odds In Texas Governor’s Race Without An ‘October Surprise’

Wendy Davis Facing Long Odds In Texas Governor’s Race Without An ‘October Surprise’

Is this the end of Wendy Davis' political career? ...

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Ukraine Denies Rights Group Report It Uses Cluster Bombs

Ukraine Denies Rights Group Report It Uses Cluster Bombs

Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists refute the claim that they are using prohibited we ...

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Senate Control May Hinge On Louisiana, Land Of Political Melodrama

Senate Control May Hinge On Louisiana, Land Of Political Melodrama

Can veteran Democrat Mary Landrieu survive in deep-red Louisiana? ...

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Guantanamo Board Says Saudi Captive Can Go Home

Guantanamo Board Says Saudi Captive Can Go Home

Muhammed Zahrani was released back to his native Saudi Arabia, raising to 80 the number of men appro ...

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Despite Petition, Toys ‘R’ Us Won’t Pull ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures

Despite Petition, Toys ‘R’ Us Won’t Pull ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures

Toys 'R' Us has no plans to stop selling Breaking Bad figurines that some customers believe to be co ...

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Lewinsky Says She’s ‘Patient Zero’ For Cyberbullying

Lewinsky Says She’s ‘Patient Zero’ For Cyberbullying

Monica Lewinsky speaks out against cyber-bullying, drawing on her personal experience to inform her ...

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Partisans Segregate Themselves In Separate News Universes, Study Finds

Partisans Segregate Themselves In Separate News Universes, Study Finds

A Pew Research Center project has shown that conservatives and liberals revolve in their own separat ...

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Obama Votes Early In Chicago

Obama Votes Early In Chicago

Obama casts his ballot for the midterm elections two weeks ahead of time. ...

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Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

The acclaimed fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at his home in Kent, Connecticut on Monday. ...

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Hong Kong Officials, Democracy Protesters Hold First Talks

Hong Kong Officials, Democracy Protesters Hold First Talks

Hong Kong-- Hong Kong authorities and pro-democracy protesters Tuesday held their first talks aimed ...

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Another Ebola Challenge: Disposing Of Medical Waste

Medical authorities are thinking logistically about how to deal with Ebola and the medical waste it ...

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U.S. Dept Of Justice Reveals Plan To Investigate Baltimore Police Department

U.S. Dept Of Justice Reveals Plan To Investigate Baltimore Police Department

In an effort to curb police brutality in Balitmore, the U.S. Department of Justice plans to investig ...

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Police Question Suspect As Bodies Of Seven Women Found In Indiana

Police Question Suspect As Bodies Of Seven Women Found In Indiana

Police in Indiana may have a serial killer on their hands. ...

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Kerry In Southeast Asia Seeking Support Against IS Group

Kerry In Southeast Asia Seeking Support Against IS Group

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Indonesia on Monday to visit with President Joko Wido ...

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The Weatherman In Europe

The Weatherman In Europe

It's getting chilly in Europe. ...

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‘Fury’ Wins War At N. American Box Office

‘Fury’ Wins War At N. American Box Office

The new war movie 'Fury' beat out 'Gone Girl' to take first place at the box office this weekend. ...

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Study: IQ, Exposure To Violence Could Predict Which Kids Will Commit Murder

Study: IQ, Exposure To Violence Could Predict Which Kids Will Commit Murder

Scientists have found two factors that could help predict who is more likely to commit murder. ...

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WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free In ‘Spectacular Success’

WHO Declares Nigeria Ebola-Free In ‘Spectacular Success’

After a 42-day period of no new, confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria, the World Health Organization ...

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Obama’s Decision To Aid Kobani Puts Him Squarely At Odds With Turkey’s Erdogan

Obama’s Decision To Aid Kobani Puts Him Squarely At Odds With Turkey’s Erdogan

President Obama clashes with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the extent of Turkey's mi ...

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Ready For 2016? Too Bad.

Ready For 2016? Too Bad.

The media's obsession with the 2016 campaign -- and its "Clinton rules -- are ba ...

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Going From One Bad War To A Worse One

Going From One Bad War To A Worse One

The war against the Islamic State has all of the hallmarks of our past misadvent ...

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We Must Address Racial Disparity In Police Shootings

We Must Address Racial Disparity In Police Shootings

Why are minorities so much more likely to be the victims of a crime? ...

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Midterm Roundup: Gardner Leads In Colorado

Midterm Roundup: Gardner Leads In Colorado

Get the latest news from the campaign trail. ...

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Nurses Need To Be Listened To, Not Blamed

Nurses Need To Be Listened To, Not Blamed

It's time for a smarter response to Ebola. ...

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5 Things Politicians Think They Know About Ebola

5 Things Politicians Think They Know About Ebola

These politicians' misinformation on Ebola is scarier than the disease itself. ...

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‘Death With Dignity’ Law Is Least Slippery Slope

‘Death With Dignity’ Law Is Least Slippery Slope

Terminal illness does not come with simplistic guidelines. ...

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Here’s One Easy Way For Republicans To Reduce Government Dependency

Here’s One Easy Way For Republicans To Reduce Government Dependency

Too bad they'll never actually do it. ...

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Midterm Roundup: Hagan Hanging On In North Carolina

Midterm Roundup: Hagan Hanging On In North Carolina

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail. ...

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Obama’s Second-Term Slide Mostly About Us, Not Him

Obama’s Second-Term Slide Mostly About Us, Not Him

Why are President Obama's poll numbers really sliding? ...

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Feminist Fighters: Kurdish Women Battling ISIS In Kobani

Feminist Fighters: Kurdish Women Battling ISIS In Kobani

Courageous Kurdish women, answering the Islamic State's abuse of their gender wi ...

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Zombie Ideas Live On Even Though They’re Wrong

Zombie Ideas Live On Even Though They’re Wrong

Why do we keep listening to pundits who blow it over and over again? ...

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Do You Trust Your Government On Ebola?

Do You Trust Your Government On Ebola?

There's no need for panic -- but there is cause for concern. ...

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The Blue-Collar Imperative

The Blue-Collar Imperative

Can Democrats overcome the politics of resentment and save their Senate majority ...

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Despite Polls, GOP Still Quietly Opposes Marriage Equality

Despite Polls, GOP Still Quietly Opposes Marriage Equality

Republicans still oppose marriage equality -- they've just learned to keep quiet ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘The Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party’

Weekend Reader: ‘The Republicans: A History of the Grand Old Party’

Don't miss this week's excerpt highlighting the history of our deranged politics ...

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Midterm Roundup: Willie Horton 2.0

Midterm Roundup: Willie Horton 2.0

Get all of the latest news from the campaign trail. ...

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Can Kobe Bryant Run A Union And Save The NBA?

Can Kobe Bryant Run A Union And Save The NBA?

Can the Black Mamba become an unlikely labor hero? ...

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Why Bush Rejected A Travel Ban In Avian Flu Pandemic

Why Bush Rejected A Travel Ban In Avian Flu Pandemic

Did Republicans attack the Bush administration for rejecting an avian flu travel ...

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Republicans Pave The Way To All-White Future

Republicans Pave The Way To All-White Future

The GOP's xenophobic wing has won. Now what? ...

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Ebola Politics: Let Obama — And Frieden — Do Their Jobs

Ebola Politics: Let Obama — And Frieden — Do Their Jobs

Now is not the time to distract the Pentagon and the CDC from the difficult task ...

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Book Review: ‘To Make Men Free’

Book Review: ‘To Make Men Free’

Find out the GOP abandoned moderation -- over and over again. ...

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This Week In Crazy: Atheists Ruined Columbus Day, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Atheists Ruined Columbus Day, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Ebola conspiracies, gay brainwashing, and so much more. ...

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Fracking For The Cure?

Fracking For The Cure?

Does this energy giant want to cure cancer -- or "pinkwash" its pollution? ...

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Midterm Roundup: Joni Ernst’s Flip-Flop-Flip

Midterm Roundup: Joni Ernst’s Flip-Flop-Flip

Get all of the latest news from the key campaigns. ...

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Chevron Swamps A Small Town With Campaign Money And Bogus News

Chevron Swamps A Small Town With Campaign Money And Bogus News

You won't believe how far Chevron will go to dominate Richmond politics. ...

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Poll: Minimum Wage Could Save Democrats In Tight Midterm Races

Poll: Minimum Wage Could Save Democrats In Tight Midterm Races

Could this be the Democrats' ace in the hole on election day? ...

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Endorse This: You Won’t Believe Why Rick Scott Refused To Debate His Opponent

Endorse This: You Won’t Believe Why Rick Scott Refused To Debate His Opponent

Don't miss one of the strangest moments in recent political history. ...

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Why Millennials Don’t Drive So Much

Why Millennials Don’t Drive So Much

Find out why young Americans are hanging up the car keys. ...

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Voter ID Laws Make The Poll Tax Look Good

Voter ID Laws Make The Poll Tax Look Good

The intent of these laws couldn't be clearer: Republicans want to stop minoritie ...

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