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Los Angeles Makes A Risky Bet With Its Minimum Wage Increase

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Los Angeles became the latest major city to increase its minimum wage. It’s a risky bet that is likely to do more harm than good.

Ukraine Heads Down The Authoritarian Road With New Restrictions On Speech

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Disturbing developments on the part of the Ukrainian government.

Clinton Foundation Discloses $26 Million In Contributions It ‘Forgot’ To Disclose Before

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The Clinton Foundation has disclosed that there were $26 million in donations that it had failed to disclose while Hillary was Secretary of State.

President Of Boy Scouts Of America Calls For End Of Ban On Gay Scout Leaders

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Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary who now serves as head of the Boy Scouts Of America, has called for an end to that organizations ban on gay Scout Leaders.

Baltimore Grand Jury Issues Indictments Against Police Officers In Freddie Gray Case

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The six Baltimore cops charged in the April death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a Grand Jury.

The Triumph Of Bureaucracy: Al Qaeda’s Job Application

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Who knew terrorists had an H.R. Department?

Support For Same-Sex Marriage Hits Record High In New Poll

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A new Gallup poll puts support for same-sex marriage above 60% for the first time ever.

Mike Huckabee Is The Latest Republican To Skip The Iowa Straw Poll

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What if they held a straw poll and nobody came?

Osama Bin Laden Liked To Read 9/11 Conspiracy Books

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Newly released documents recovered from the home where Osama bin Laden hid until being killed in May 2011 by Seal Team Six reveal that the al Qaeda leader had some interesting reading habits: In his final hours, Osama bin Laden surrounded himself with conspiracy theories, U.S. government documents and even video game guides. The Obama […]

Hillary Clinton Is Ethically Challenged And Hasn’t Accomplished Much, Voters Don’t Seem To Care

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Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed candidate who might not even make a very good President. But that doesn’t matter in the race for the Democratic Nomination, and she’s probably going to be the next President anyway.

Bobby Jindal’s Utterly Pointless ‘Religious Liberty’ Campaign Stunt

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Thwarted by the legislature, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used his executive power to take action that seems directed more toward evangelicals in Iowa than anything happening in his home state.

Congressman Steny Hoyer Thinks Congress Needs A Pay Raise

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer suggests that his fellow Congressmen and Senators are underpaid at $174,000 per year.

Rand Paul Holds The Senate Floor To Talk About PATRIOT Act Renewal, Civil Liberties

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Rand Paul held the Senate floor for nearly twelve hours yesterday to talk about the PATRIOT Act, but it’s unclear if he accomplished anything.

Hillary Clinton Has Her Own Questions To Answer About Iraq, Libya, And Syria

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Hillary Clinton has admitted she made a mistake in supporting the Iraq War in 2002, but there are plenty of other questions she needs to answer when it comes to foreign interventions.

Meanwhile, In North Korea

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North Korea now claims it has miniaturized nuclear warheads sufficienctly so that they can be placed on missiles. They also say they can launch missiles from submarines.

George Pataki Is Running For President For Some Reason

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Former New York Governor George Pataki, who has flirted with the idea of running for President in the past, will be entering the race for the Republican nomination next week: Former New York Governor George Pataki indicated on Wednesday that he would announce his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination next week in New […]

Martin O’Malley To Enter Presidential Race

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Maryland’s former Governor will announce his candidacy for President next week. Don’t expect him to go very far.

New Jersey May Finally Let You Pump Your Own Gas

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A New Jersey legislator is proposing finally getting rid of an antiquated law that makes it illegal to pump your own gas in the Garden State.

What Can Republicans Learn From The Tory Victory In Great Britain?

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Republicans could learn a few things from the Tory victory in the recent British elections, but they are in danger of drawing the wrong conclusions.

Patriots Will Not Appeal N.F.L.’s DeflateGate Sanctions

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In a move that surprised many, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced this afternoon that the team would not appeal the sanctions imposed against it over the scandal that has come to be known as “DeflateGate”: Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, who has been confrontational while warring with theN.F.L. […]

Federal Judge Bars Enforcement Of Restrictive D.C. Concealed Carry Law

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A Second Amendment victory in the District of Columbia,

Federal Judge Orders ‘Rolling’ Disclosure Of Hillary Clinton’s State Department Emails

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Drip, Drip, Drip.

Nebraska Could Be The Next State To Repeal The Death Penalty

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The largely conservative state of Nebraska seems to be on the verge of repealing its law authorizing capital punishment.

Looking For A Job? Saudi Arabia Is Hiring!

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Looking for a new job? Well, Saudi Arabia is hiring: Job seekers in Saudi Arabia who have a strong constitution and endorse strict Islamic law might consider new opportunities carrying out public beheadings and amputating the hands of convicted thieves. The eight positions, as advertised on the website of the Ministry of Civil Service, require […]

Marco Rubio Fumbles The Iraq War Question

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Marco Rubio is the latest Republican Presidential candidate to have a problem giving a coherent answer to a few simple questions about the Iraq War.

Obama Administration To Take Steps To Cut Back On Police Militarization

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President Obama is taking steps to reduce police militarization, but there’s much more that needs to be done.

John Kaisch ‘Virtually Certain’ To Be Running For President

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Ohio Governor John Kaisch looks like he’ll be joining an already crowded Republican Presidential field: John Kasich is “virtually certain” to jump into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, sources close to the Ohio governor tell ABC News. Kasich has said his wife and daughters have given him a green light to run […]

Bobby Jindal Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has formed a Presidential Exploratory Committee: Bobby Jindal announced Monday that he’s forming a presidential exploratory committee for a potential run for the 2016 Republican nomination. The Louisiana governor, a fierce social conservative who has been active in the early nominating states, will make a decision after the state’s legislative session […]

Lindsey Graham To Announce Presidential Run June 1st

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South Carolina’s Senior Senator is set to be the latest entry into the race for the Republican nomination.

Maybe The Economy Won’t Return To Normal

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What if this is the new normal?

Would Jeb Bush Skip Iowa?

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Some analysts are wondering if Jeb Bush might just forgo investing serious resources in the Iowa Caucuses.

ISIS Captures Another Key Iraqi City

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ISIS has captured Ramadi, and revealed yet again how fractured Iraq actually is. Fixing that isn’t something that American aid or arms can accomplish.

What Went Wrong With The Polls In The British Election?

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Pollsters on both sides of the Atlantic have been trying to figure out why the polls released right up until the eve of the British General Election were so wrong. Here’s one theory, and it’s very compelling.

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Bill And Hillary Rake In Millions On The Speaking Circuit

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Bill and Hillary Clinton have done quite well for themselves of the speaking circuit.

The Republican Debate Stage Is Going To Be Awfully Crowded

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The Republican debate stage in 2016 is going to be even more crowded than it was in 2012.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced To Death In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

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Final justice, but far from the end of the road.

Rick Perry To Enter Presidential Race On June 4th

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to be looking for that elusive second act in American politics.

David Cameron To Propose Broad Expansion Of Powers To Crackdown On ‘Extremism’

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Fresh off an election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to propose a series of new measures to crackdown on extremism that raise serious civil liberties concerns.

Hillary Misrepresents Citizen’s United, Says She’ll Demand Promises To Overturn From Nominees

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Hillary Clinton told supporters she’d require Supreme Court nominees to pledge to overturn Citizens United, a decision she completely misrepresented.

George Stephanopoulos And A Question Of Journalistic Ethics

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George Stephanopoulos’ s ties to the Clinton’s have always raised questions about his objectivity. Now, there’s further reason to doubt that he can play fair when the Clinton’s are part of the story he’s covering.

Tom Brady Appeals Suspension, Roger Goodell Says He’ll Hear The Appeal

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As expected, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady formally appealed the four game suspension imposed by the National Football League over the so-called “DeflateGate” scandal, and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would personally hear the appeal rather than handing it off to an outside arbitrator: Tom Brady formally appealed his four-game suspension on Thursday […]

Blues Legend B.B. King Dead At 89

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Blues legend B.B. King, creator of one of the most unique sounds in American music, passed away overnight at the age of 89: B. B. King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas, […]

Saudi, U.S. Relationship Becoming More Tense

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The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has seen better days.

House Passes Bill To Restrict N.S.A. Data Mining

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The House has passed a bill that would place real restrictions on the National Security Agency’s data mining program. Now, it moves to the Senate.

The Voice Of Mr. Burns And Ned Flanders Is Leaving The Simpsons

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The Simpsons has apparently suffered one of its most significant creative losses in the more than two decades its been on the air with the news that Harry Shearer, who voices some of the shows most iconic characters, is leaving the show: It is not looking like an okely-dokely day in the town of Springfield: […]

Russ Feingold Is Running For Senate Again

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Former Senator Russ Feingold announced today that he is seeking to return to the Senate with a rematch against the man who beat him in the Repubican wave election in 2010: Democrat Russ Feingold announced Thursday morning his long-expected bid to win back his US Senate seat from Ron Johnson, the Republican who defeated him […]

University Of Virginia Dean Files Defamation Suit Against Rolling Stone

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The first of what is likely to be many defamation suits related to Rolling Stone’s discredited campus rape story has been filed.

House Republicans Pass Unconstitutional, Doomed, Pandering Abortion Bill

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As expected, the Republican-controlled House passed a bill that would ban most abortions after twenty weeks. It also happens to be completely unconstitutional and has no chance of actually becoming law.

Jeb Bush Has His Own Iraq Quagmire

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Iraq seems to becoming a political headache for yet another member of the Bush family.

Vatican To Recognize Palestinian State

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The Vatican has announced that it will recognize Palestinian statehood, but this is not going to resolve the underlying issues that prevent a Palestinian state from actually coming into existence.

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