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Feb 18 2013
Hagel and the new balance of power
The nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense has hit a snag. Not just by questions about the former senator, the attack in Benghazi, and partisan politics. It's also caught on what may be a massive shift in the balance of power between Congress and the President.
[:23] Don Ritchie, historian of the U.S. Senate says, “Since WWII, at least, the executive branch has taken overCNN (Online News)
Jul 24 2015
Tennessee Is the Capital of American Jihad
The road to jihad began here, where Highway 40 bisects the state Abraham Lincoln once called the “keystone of the southern arch,” heading southwest out of Nashville and Jackson and through endless miles of rich Mississippi delta before riding the steel scaffolding of the Hernando de Soto Bridge across the wide lazy waters. Memphis is where the call-and-response songs of the cotton fields andPolitico
Jun 09 2020
Media Bias Alert: Were London Protests and Riots “Largely Peaceful”?
After protests and riots erupted in London over the weekend, seemingly inspired by similar gatherings in the U.S. over alleged racism in policing, some Twitter users pointed out apparent media bias in a BBC headline.
“27 police officers injured during largely peaceful anti-racism protests in London,” the headline reads.
The tweet led many on Twitter to point out theJulie Mastrine
Jul 08 2020
AllStances™: How should we handle controversial statues in public areas?Tear them down and destroy them These statues glorify racism and hate. We must tear them down now to have our voices heard and to drive change. See arguments » Tear them down and put them in museums These statues glorify racism and hate. We must take them down, and put them in museums to warn against the evils of the past. See arguments » Discuss and Julie Mastrine
Aug 11 2020
Story of the Week: Biden VP Search Ends; Harris has Chance to Make History
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Former vice president and presumptive democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) as his running mate in a tweet Tuesday. Harris, the Senate’s only black woman, previously served as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general before starting her own presidentialHenry A. Brechter
Nov 03 2013
The Facts On Obamacare: Will It Make America Sick?
If you find yourself confused over the complexities of Obamacare, you’re not alone. The problem is that there has been a tremendous amount of rhetoric from both sides of the political aisle. This, coupled with media spin, has created a great deal of confusion among the population.
When Congress passed the Social Security Act in 1935, it represented the most sweeping shift in AmericanForbes
Dec 30 2014
Boehner Stands By Steve Scalise After Revelations
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on Tuesday said he supports House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.), following revelations that the Louisianian addressed a white nationalist group in 2002.
“More than a decade ago, Representative Scalise made an error in judgment, and he was right to acknowledge it was wrong and inappropriate,” Mr. Boehner said. “Like many of my colleagues onWall Street Journal (News)
Jun 11 2014
Does Hillary Clinton Feel Your Pain?
Her “dead broke” comment will be forgotten. What’s more problematic are questions about her honesty. - It’s not the empathy, it’s the honesty. Hillary Clinton told Diane Sawyer that she and her husband were “dead broke” when they left the White House. The remark caused something between a flap and a stir. It might even have qualified as a ruckus. The Republican National Committee said itSlate
Aug 26 2019
Trump Hints at US Hosting G7 at His Florida Golf Course
President Donald Trump suggested that the Trump National Doral golf course near Miami, Florida would be a great location for next year's G7 summit. Trump conveyed that his golf course would be an ideal venue, due to its size and distance to the nearest airport.
Left-leaning media criticized Trump for plugging his own businesses for international correspondence. Comparatively, right-Reuters Fox News (Online News) CNN (Online News)