August 27, 2014

Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

By: Leonard Pitts Jr.
Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?
August 27, 2014

Rick Perry’s Clown Show

By: Jim Hightower
Rick Perry’s Clown Show
August 26, 2014

Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

By: Henry Decker
Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem
What? No Breakfast?

What? No Breakfast?

We've heard it all our lives – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But as pervasive as ...

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On The Road In Search Of Indie Bookstores – Northeast Edition

I admit it, I love shopping online as much as the next person.  It probably started with Amazon more ...

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Poll: Wisconsin Race For Governor Is The Tightest In The Country

Poll: Wisconsin Race For Governor Is The Tightest In The Country

By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The race for governor in Wisconsin -- featu ...

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Investors Offer $4B Loan To Bankrupt Detroit With Art Museum As Collateral

Investors Offer $4B Loan To Bankrupt Detroit With Art Museum As Collateral

By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press DETROIT -- An investor group offered to loan the City of Detroit ...

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Deficit Dips, But Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Remains Dim

Deficit Dips, But Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Remains Dim

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit continues to decline th ...

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ISIS’ New Orders

ISIS’ New Orders

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Florida Supreme Court Agrees To Decide State’s Gay Marriage Ban

Florida Supreme Court Agrees To Decide State’s Gay Marriage Ban

By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel In a ground-breaking move, the Florida Supreme Court agreed Wedne ...

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Long Live The King

Long Live The King

England’s Queen Victoria hung on to her throne for over 60 years from the early 19th century to the ...

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Drones At Disneyland? Disney Seeks Patents

Drones At Disneyland? Disney Seeks Patents

By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times On top of Mickey Mouse, Cinderella and Aladdin, visitors to Disn ...

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Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing Into Israel-Held Golan Heights

Syrian Rebels Seize Border Crossing Into Israel-Held Golan Heights

By Laura King and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times TEL AVIV, Israel -- Fighting in Syria's civil war r ...

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Just A Gut Feeling

Don’t freak out, but all of us contain millions of bacteria both on the inside and the outside. And ...

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Nine-Year-Old Kills Shooting Instructor In Uzi Mishap

Nine-Year-Old Kills Shooting Instructor In Uzi Mishap

Washington (AFP) - A nine-year-old girl learning to fire an Uzi submachine gun was unable to control ...

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U.S. Journalist, Home From Hostage Ordeal, Gives Thanks

U.S. Journalist, Home From Hostage Ordeal, Gives Thanks

Boston (AFP) - A U.S. journalist taken hostage by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria thanked those w ...

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Life Stirs In Gaza As Ceasefire Holds

Life Stirs In Gaza As Ceasefire Holds

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Life in Gaza resumed some semblance of normality Wednesd ...

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Court Calls Wisconsin, Indiana Gay Marriage Bans Into Question

Court Calls Wisconsin, Indiana Gay Marriage Bans Into Question

By Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel CHICAGO -- A three-judge federal appeals panel on Tues ...

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Credit Card Travel Tips

Regardless of which season lures you with its wealth of travel options, credit cards are a necessity ...

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Washington State Man Seeks His Gay Partner’s Federal Benefits

Washington State Man Seeks His Gay Partner’s Federal Benefits

By Kyung M. Song, The Seattle Times WASHINGTON -- The ceremony was meticulously planned, befitting a ...

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Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

By Josh Richman, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer's blitz a ...

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Napa Earthquake: Damage Assessment Won’t Come Easy

Napa Earthquake: Damage Assessment Won’t Come Easy

By David DeBolt, San Jose Mercury News NAPA, Calif. -- Power is back on citywide, business is trickl ...

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U.S. Confirms Former Minnesota Man Linked To Terror Group Killed In Syria

U.S. Confirms Former Minnesota Man Linked To Terror Group Killed In Syria

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS -- A former Minnesotan linked to the terrorist group Islamic ...

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Manhattan DA Probes Secret Settlement Between Port Authority, Seaport Company

Manhattan DA Probes Secret Settlement Between Port Authority, Seaport Company

By Shawn Boburg, The Record HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is investig ...

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IMF Chief Charged With Negligence In French Arbitration Case

IMF Chief Charged With Negligence In French Arbitration Case

By Clare Byrne, dpa PARIS -- International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde has been char ...

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Florida Primary Voters Make Crist-Scott Gubernatorial Battle Official

Florida Primary Voters Make Crist-Scott Gubernatorial Battle Official

By Aaron Deslatte and Scott Powers, Orlando Sentinel TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Charlie Crist's transforma ...

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Lawsuit Filed After Toddler Was Allegedly Duct Taped To Nap Mat At Texas Daycare

Lawsuit Filed After Toddler Was Allegedly Duct Taped To Nap Mat At Texas Daycare

By Deanna Boyd, Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH, Texas -- Parents of a toddler who was allegedly ...

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Prosecutors Reject Venue Change For Boston Bombing Trial

Prosecutors Reject Venue Change For Boston Bombing Trial

Boston (AFP) -- Prosecutors pushed back against a request by accused Boston Marathon bomber Djokhar ...

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CNN Broadcasts Alleged Audio Of Black U.S. Teen’s Shooting

CNN Broadcasts Alleged Audio Of Black U.S. Teen’s Shooting

Washington (AFP) -- A previously undisclosed sound recording captured the shooting of Michael Brown ...

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Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Demonstrators, including a Republican law ...

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The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

The Tape Doesn’t Lie: Mitch McConnell Is Serious About Another Shutdown

One week ago, when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave an intervi ...

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50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

50 Years Later, SNAP Proves Its Continuing Vitality

By James Weill, McClatchy-Tribune News Service A lot has happened in the 50 year ...

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Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

Michael Brown No Angel? Why Should It Matter?

You've probably never heard of Claudette Colvin. And yet, had history twisted in ...

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Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Rick Perry’s Clown Show

Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury ...

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The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weep ...

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Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Republicans Have A Joni Ernst Problem

Throughout the 2014 campaign season, the Iowa Senate seat held by retiring Democ ...

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Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Most Americans Have Low Confidence In Police Ability To Treat Races Equally

Americans have little confidence in the police, according to a USA Today/Pew Res ...

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Big Business Takes Aim At Corporate Activists

Big Business Takes Aim At Corporate Activists

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times "Shareholder democracy" long has been deri ...

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What About That VA Hospital Scandal?

What About That VA Hospital Scandal?

The unofficial end of summer, Labor Day, may serve as a bookend to a scandal tha ...

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Police Forces Nationwide Need A Reality Check

Police Forces Nationwide Need A Reality Check

One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that ...

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Republicans Need A New ‘Go-To Guy’ On Immigration

Republicans Need A New ‘Go-To Guy’ On Immigration

Republicans know they need to broaden their party's appeal to Hispanic voters to ...

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Study: Reducing Carbon Emissions Actually Saves Money, Has Health Benefits

Study: Reducing Carbon Emissions Actually Saves Money, Has Health Benefits

Opponents of carbon-reduction policies always argue that they’re too expensive. ...

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WATCH: Grimes Slams McConnell’s Shutdown Threat In New Ad

WATCH: Grimes Slams McConnell’s Shutdown Threat In New Ad

After Mitch McConnell suggested that a Republican Senate majority could force an ...

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Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

Candidates Should Agree To Stop Avalanche Of Outside Spending

By Robert Weissman, McClatchy-Tribune News Service The attack ad is the defining ...

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‘Perry v. Lehmberg’ And The Veto That Illuminated An Unsettling Trend

‘Perry v. Lehmberg’ And The Veto That Illuminated An Unsettling Trend

A truism: Almost nobody looks good in his booking photo. That said, the 47th gov ...

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Obamacare, Beyond The Label

Obamacare, Beyond The Label

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam-dunk issue for t ...

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Weekend Reader: ‘Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong With The U.S. Congress’

Weekend Reader: ‘Dangerous Convictions: What’s Really Wrong With The U.S. Congress’

Tom Allen has a unique understanding of congressional dysfunction and the challe ...

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Hillary Clinton’s Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Hillary Clinton’s Hawkishness May Be Her Undoing

Even without a formal declaration of her intent to run, Hillary Clinton is the p ...

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Rand Paul’s Trip To Guatemala Is GOP Business As Usual

Rand Paul’s Trip To Guatemala Is GOP Business As Usual

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), who was a practicing ophthalmologist before joining Co ...

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Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

Poll Roundup: Scott Brown Catches Up In New Hampshire

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

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Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

Dick Cheney Is Still A Petty Hypocrite

Former vice president Dick Cheney resurfaced again this week, to sharply critici ...

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Ferguson Reveals A Growing Gap In A Black And White World

Ferguson Reveals A Growing Gap In A Black And White World

By Jerry Large, The Seattle Times A poll and a set of charts both say something ...

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Black And White In Ferguson And Journalism

Black And White In Ferguson And Journalism

When you don't know if the violent scenes on the evening news are in Iraq or in ...

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This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Common Core Makes Your Kids Gay, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildes ...

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Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

Journalists On The Government’s Blacklist

As states move to hide details of government deals with Wall Street, and as poli ...

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Republicans: History Classes Should Leave Out The Bad Parts

Republicans: History Classes Should Leave Out The Bad Parts

Republicans are always talking about how the government is way too involved in t ...

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Ferguson: A Failure Of Empathy

Ferguson: A Failure Of Empathy

Earlier this week, I arrived for a scheduled visit with a medical professional a ...

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A Black President’s Burden

A Black President’s Burden

It was shortly before 1 a.m. when President Barack Obama arrived at the White Ho ...

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Is Ferguson A Social Media Victim?

Is Ferguson A Social Media Victim?

Soon the cameras, protesters, gawkers and tweeters will depart Ferguson, Missour ...

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Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

Ferguson Divides Us Less Than We Imagine

WASHINGTON -- African-Americans are not alone in being horrified by the killing ...

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