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Senator John McCain Calls Out Protesters Who Swarmed Henry Kissinger

Sen. John McCain earned some applause inside a Senate Armed Services hearing this morning after he erupted at protesters of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, calling them “low-life scum.” “I’ve been a member of this committee for many years, … Continue reading

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Taliban Are Not Terrorists, or So Says the White House

They act like terrorists, they regularly kill civilians like terrorists, but the White House does not consider the Afghan Taliban to be a terrorist group. “They do carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism. They do pursue terror attacks … Continue reading

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Jeb and the myth of the Sister Souljah moment

As a ’90s rapper, Sister Souljah was no Queen Latifah; she made one solo album that went nowhere, and that was that. As a political cliché, though, she seems bound to outlast all of her contemporaries. In modern punditry, “Sister … Continue reading

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Moscow, Washington discuss possible Kerry visit to Russia: sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow and Washington are discussing a possible visit to Russia by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the Ukraine crisis, diplomatic sources say. It would be Kerry’s first visit to Russia since the start of … Continue reading

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Romney to provide update to supporters on potential 2016 run

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney is to give an update to his supporters on Friday on whether he should run for president a third time in 2016 amid signs he has yet to convince some financial … Continue reading

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Obama budget seeks boost for military, domestic programs

By Jeff Mason PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as “sequestration,” the White House said on Thursday, setting up … Continue reading

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Near-brawl breaks out at city council meeting to heal wounds between police and public after Ferguson unrest

A city council meeting in St. Louis turned ugly on Wednesday when the business manager of the city’s police union got into an altercation with people he called “anti-police radicals.” The board meeting was hosted to get public input on … Continue reading

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Texas lawmaker under fire for Facebook post on Muslim Capitol Day

A newly elected Texas state lawmaker is under fire for a divisive Facebook post asking Muslim visitors attending an event at the state capitol in Austin to pledge allegiance to the United States. The event, Texas Muslim Capitol Day, was … Continue reading

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Obama budget to propose spending lift for military, domestic programs

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s budget will call for an increase in U.S. domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as ‘sequestration,’ a White House official said, setting up a new source of … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate panel advances Iran sanctions bill

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted 18-4 on Thursday to advance a bill that would toughen sanctions on Iran if international negotiators fail to reach an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program by the end … Continue reading

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