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Entire Nation Of Sierra Leone On Lockdown Due To Ebola Epidemic

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The entire nation of Sierra Leone is essentially on lockdown due to the ongoing Ebola epidemic: FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The most ambitious and aggressive government campaign against the Ebola epidemic gripping parts of West Africa began on Friday when Sierra Leone ordered everyone in the country to remain indoors for three days, suspending commerce, […]

White House Fence Jumper Makes It To Front Door Of White House

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Late yesterday afternoon, a man scaled the fence at the North Lawn of the White House and managed to get to the front door of the building before being caught by Secret Service agents: A man climbed over the White House fence and raced across the lawn and through the north portico doors Friday night, […]

Catalonia Secession Movement Moves Forward

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Despite seeing the effort fail in Scotland, Catalans say they intend to move forward with their own independence effort.

Bob Dole Tries To Rescue GOP In Kansas As Another Poll Shows Pat Roberts Losing

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With Pat Roberts’ Senate campaign, not to mention the rest of the GOP statewide ticket, in serious trouble, former Senator Bob Dole is heading home to try to save things: It has been a rough two-and-a-half weeks for Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, a three-term Republican facing his toughest fight for re-election since arriving in Washington […]

Justice Ginsburg Lifts The Curtain On How The Court Might View The Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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Justice Ginsburg had some interesting things to say about the same-sex marriage cases headed to the Supreme Court.

Despite Abuse Scandals, The NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

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A new poll indicates that NFL fans plan to keep watching despite the recent domestic abuse scandals.

Federal Probe Of Bridgegate Finds No Connection To Christie

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A Federal investigation of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge appears to vindicate Governor Chris Christie.

Scots Reject Independence, But The United Kingdom May Never Be The Same

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The United Kingdom will stay united, but it may never be the same again.

Kansas Supreme Court Rules Democratic Candidate’s Name Must Be Removed From Senate Ballot

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The Kansas Supreme Court may have just upended the battle for control of the U.S. Senate

Apple Strikes A Blow For Privacy

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A recent change by Apple is good news for advocates of privacy and civil liberties in the Internet Age.

Americans View Both Major Parties Equally, Which Probably Helps The GOP

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The GOP has bounced back significantly from the lows it experienced after last year’s government shutdown.

Gerard Depardieu Says He Drinks 12 To 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day

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French actor Gerard Depardieu claims he drinks 12 to 14 bottles of wine a day: GERARD Depardieu is tired of only getting plaudits for his acting — he wants them for his drinking too. The French movie star, 65, claims he starts tipping drinks back at 10am and downs “12, 13, 14″ bottles of wine […]

Final Election Eve Poll In Scotland Finds ‘No’ Leading By Six Points

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As this post is being written, voters in Scotland have been heading to the polls for roughly seven hours, and polls will remain open until 10pm local time, or 5pm U.S. Eastern time. By all accounts, turnout is expected to be quite high, and neither side is claiming that they are assured of victory. However, […]

Compact Discs Still Rule The Japanese Music Business

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A nation known for adopting new technology is behind the rest of the world in one interesting way.

Air Force Lifts Requirement For Enlistees To Say ‘So Help Me God’ In Oath

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Earlier this month, I noted the case of an unnamed member of the Air Force who had been denied reenlistment because he declined to say “so help me God” at the end of his enlistment oath. As I noted at the time, while this language is set forth in the statute that creates the oath, […]

Obama Must Be Honest About The Possibility Of American Ground Troops In His War Against ISIS

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President Obama is still insisting that his war against ISIS will not require American ground troops. He’s not being honest with the American people.

Good News For GOP, Bad News For Obama In Latest CBS/New York Times Poll

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President Obama hits new job approval lows, while the GOP seems poised for success in November,

On Eve Of Vote, Anti-Independence Forces Have Slight Lead In Scotland

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It’s all over but the voting in Scotland.

Obamacare Fading As A 2014 Campaign Issue

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The Affordable Care Act is playing almost no role in the midterm elections.

We May Not Know Who Controls The Senate Until January

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A number of factors unique to 2014 make it likely that control of the Senate could be up in the air for months after Election Day.

Kansas Supreme Court Appears Prepared To Allow Democrat Chad Taylor To Get Off Ballot

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Kansas’s highest court heard argument today in a legal dispute that could play a huge role in deciding who controls the Senate after November 4th.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Doesn’t Rule Out U.S. Ground Troops In ISIS Fight

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So much for the President’s promise about ‘no ground troops.’

Race For Senate Control Tightening

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Republicans still have an advantage, but Democrats seem to be holding their own in the battle for Senate control.

Iran And The U.S. On The Same Side Against ISIS?

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Iran and the United States are on the same side in the fight against ISIS, whether they like it or not.

Time To Get Rid Of The Star Spangled Banner?

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After 200 years, Francis Scott Key’s most famous work may have outlived its usefulness..

Mike Huckabee Leads In Iowa, And That Shows What’s Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses

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The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa Caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa Caucuses.

President Obama’s Misplaced Trust In The “Moderate” Syrian Rebels

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After keeping his distance from them for three years, President Obama is placing much misplaced hope in the “moderate” Syrian rebels,

Egyptian Stamp Honoring Suez Canal Depicts Panama Canal

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A new Egyptian stamp meant to mark an effort by the government to build an expansion to the Suez Canal contains an embarrassing error: When the Egyptian government proudly announced plans to build a new Suez Canal last month, officials were so puffed up with pride that they took the time-honoured step of commissioning a […]

7th Circuit Allows Wisconsin Voter ID To Stay In Effect

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A set back for opponents of Voter ID in Wisconsin.

Initiative To Break California Into Six States Fails To Make Ballot

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A ballot initiative that would have put the question of splitting California up into six separate states has failed to qualify for the ballot: A proposed ballot measure to carve California into six states failed to qualify for the November 2016 ballot Friday after election officials determined that backers did not collect enough valid signatures. […]

Mark Sanford Surfaces Again

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South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford, who ended his time as Governor of that state amid controversy after disappearing for days without explanation to visit a mistress in Argentina and then made a seemingly unlikely comeback last year by being elected to his old Congressional seat, is back in the news: Representative Mark Sanford, whose extramarital […]

Obama’s Anti-ISIS Coalition Seems To Exist Only In His Mind

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Despite the President’s assurances of an international coalition, the rest of the world doesn’t seem all that interested in joining the fight.

We Won’t Have Rob Ford To Kick Around Anymore

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Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who has made news on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, has dropped out of the race for Mayor: In a stunning last-minute reversal, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn from the mayoral race, with brother Doug Ford registering instead to run in his place. Doug Ford officially signed his […]

Obama’s Flimsy Legal Case For War

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The Obama Administration’s legal justification for war against ISIS is laughably flimsy.

Kansas Democrat Files Lawsuit To Get Off Ballot

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Kansas Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor really doesn’t want to be on the ballot in November: Chad Taylor, the Democrat attempting to drop out of the Kansas Senate race, filed a petition with the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to remove his name from the ballot and block state officials from printing ballots with his […]

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Now Working For CNN

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Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will premier as an analyst for CNN during tonight’s speech by his former boss: Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will join CNN as a political commentator, the network announced Wednesday. He will start Wednesday night as President Barack Obama makes a prime-time statement about the Islamic […]

Before We Go To War Against ISIS, We Need To Answer Some Questions

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If the President is going to increase American involvement in the Middle East, he needs to address some fundamental questions first.

N.C.A.A. Lifts All Of Its Sanctions Against Penn State

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Well, that punishment didn’t last for very long.

Congress Ready To Abdicate Its Responsibility On Attacks Against ISIS

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Congress seems ready to avoid having to vote on expanded attacks against the Islamic State

Scottish Independence Becoming More Likely?

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With just nine days to go, it’s anyone’s guess how the Scottish Independence vote will turn out.

Republican Senate Candidate Backs Same-Sex Marriage In New Ad

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Monica Wehby, the Republican nominee for Senate in Oregon, comes out in favor of same-sex marriage in a new ad: A Republican Senate candidate in Oregon will unveil a television commercial Tuesday that highlights her support for gay marriage — a reflection of the rapidly shifting politics of the issue. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon, […]

First Poll Shows Pat Roberts Trailing Independent Candidate In Kansas

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Less than a week after Democratic nominee Chad Taylor announced his withdrawal from the race for Pat Roberts’s Senate seat, the first new poll of the race shows the veteran Republican Senator trailing Independent candidate Greg Orman: After a monumental shake-up last week in which the Democratic nominee attempted to drop out of the Kansas Senate […]

Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice

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Less than a day after the release of a new surveillance video showing the full extent of the physical assault he inflicted on his then girlfriend in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, Ray Rice has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens: The Baltimore Ravens terminated running back Ray Rice’s contract Monday after a graphic video […]

Federal Judge Voids Changes In Ohio Early Voting Law In A Troubling Decision

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A Federal Judge in Ohio has issued a very troubling ruling on that state’s early voting law.

Army Can’t Track Spending On Program That’s Supposed To Help It Track Spending

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In a tale that seems it’s right out of Catch-22, the Army apparently cannot track spending on a project that is designed to help it track spending: More than $725 million was spent by the Army on a high-tech network for tracking supplies and expenses that failed to comply with federal financial reporting rules meant […]

Obama To Delay Action On Immigration Reform Until After Election

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For purely political reasons, the Administration is delaying the announcement of new executive action on immigration.

Airman Reportedly Denied Reenlistment For Failing To Say ‘So Help Me God’

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It would appear that someone needs to introduce the Air Force to Article VI of the Constitution.

Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Indiana And Wisconsin Bans On Same-Sex Marriage

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Another Federal appellate Court has struck down state law bans on same-sex marriage, but the only thing that matters now is the Supreme Court.

August Jobs Report Disappoints

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After several months of good news, the August Jobs Report was quite a disappointment.

The Kansas Senate Race Is Just Getting Weirder

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The Kansas Senate race is becoming unexpectedly interesting.

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