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Cuba Removed from US Terror List

Posted April 15th, 2015 at 8:41 am (UTC-4)
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Based on a review by the U..S. State Department, the Obama administration has removed Cuba from the list of nations that sponsor terrorism – a spot it held for 33 years. The move is yet another step in the warming of relations between the two long-term foes.

Equal Pay Day

Posted April 14th, 2015 at 10:34 am (UTC-4)
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April 14 is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into the year American women must work to earn as much as their male counterparts earned last year. According to U.S. government statistics, women currently earn 78 cents to every dollar earned by men.

Hillary Clinton Enters Presidential Race

Posted April 13th, 2015 at 7:59 am (UTC-4)
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Former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it official this week, announcing her second bid to become the first female President of the United States. Her candidacy for was no surprise — nor was the strong reaction from columnists, editorialists and political pundits.

Iran’s Ayatollah On Nuclear Deal

Posted April 10th, 2015 at 10:05 am (UTC-4)
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A week after the announcement of the framework nuclear deal between Iran and the United States and the other P+5 countries, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took a hard-line stance, demanding immediate sanctions relief.

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

Posted April 9th, 2015 at 1:49 pm (UTC-4)
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The guilty verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing trial set off intense debate about whether or not Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, shown in this courtroom sketch with his lawyer, should receive the death penalty.

Iran Nuclear Deal

Posted April 8th, 2015 at 12:00 pm (UTC-4)
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The framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program with the United States and other P+5 countries has spurred much opinion and commentary reflecting a wide range of views across America’s media outlets. Iranians celebrated in the streets after learning about the historic deal.

2016 Presidential Race Underway

Posted April 7th, 2015 at 1:52 pm (UTC-4)
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Libertarian and Tea Partier Rand Paul, a Republican senator from Kentucky, joined the 2016 presidential race, and instantly grabbed the attention of the party, the media and opinion columnists. Paul Pins 2016 Hopes on His Iconoclastic Views Margaret Carlson – Bloomberg News Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator who formally announced his presidential campaign Tuesday, may […]

Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted April 1st, 2015 at 12:40 pm (UTC-4)
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This process of engagement is a significant achievement of the Obama administration, even if the nuclear accord unravels. Iran is now a diplomatic and political factor in regional and world politics, for better or worse.

Religious Freedom

Posted March 31st, 2015 at 2:02 pm (UTC-4)
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When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a “religious freedom” bill, a legislative battle between religious freedom and gay rights was once again front and center, sparking an intense and divisive debate, particularly among gays and lesbians, who fear the law will allow discrimination. Gov. Pence, Fix ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Now The Editorial Board for The Indianapolis […]

Iran and Yemen

Posted March 30th, 2015 at 1:43 pm (UTC-4)
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The eruption of violence and political instability in Yemen has put President Barack Obama in a difficult position as he tries to negotiate a historic nuclear deal, while at the same time opposing Shi’ite rebels widely believed to be backed by Tehran. Why the Chaos in Yemen Could Force Obama to Take a Harder Line […]

Yemen; Germanwings Crash

Posted March 27th, 2015 at 9:59 am (UTC-4)
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Where George W. Was Right Fareed Zakaria – The Washington Post Yemen’s descent into chaos — with jihadist groups jumping in to fill the vacuum of authority — has startled many observers. Just months ago, the White House was touting the country as a model for its anti-terrorism campaign. But Yemen’s trajectory should not surprise anyone. […]


Posted March 26th, 2015 at 3:23 pm (UTC-4)
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Bringing Bergdahl Home Was the Right Choice—Deserter or Not Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. – The Army’s decision to charge former Taliban captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy is reigniting the controversy about the prisoner exchange that freed him in Afghanistan in May 2014. If the evidence (which the Army […]