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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday called the Holocaust "the most heinous crime" of modern history and expressed his sympathy for the victims, a rare acknowledgment by an Arab leader of Jewish suf...

from The Huffington Post

Senate Panel Votes Yes On Plan To Bomb Bashar Assad

WASHINGTON -- Overcoming reservations from the left, the right and the American public, a Senate committee Wednesday passed a resolution to bomb Syria in retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. In a delayed markup of a resolution to authorize the use of military force, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10 to 7, with one present, to let President Barack Obama mount a bombing campaign aimed at the Syrian regime's weapons of mass destruction for…

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Barack Obama Marks 50th Anniversary Of 'Bloody Sunday' With Powerful Speech In Selma

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama joined nearly 100 members of Congress in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" -- a watershed moment of the civil rights movement -- where he honored the men and women w...

from Vox

Obama's new, anti-war foreign policy doctrine

In a West Point address, the president articulated what may be the most dovish foreign policy vision since Carter or even Eisenhower.

from The Huffington Post

Scott Walker Strips Wisconsin Workers Of 'Living Wage' In New State Budget

E-mails, Charges, Probes! Chris Christie? No, Scott Walker

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Rand Paul Gets Combative In Radio Interview

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took a combative tone Tuesday when the host of a radio interview pressed him on his former aide Jack Hunter and whether his ideology is "racist." Paul, on the public radio show "On Point," bristled at questions from guest host John Harwood of CNBC about a recent Economist blog post that criticized Paul's ideology and said it was "little surprise that a man styling himself a 'Southern Avenger'" would be an aide to Paul.

LONDON Veteran broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74.

from Salon

It is all still about race: Obama hatred, the South and the truth about GOP wins

All the conventional wisdom you'll hear tonight is wrong: Republican gains are really proof of age-old ugliness

Texas Senator Goes on Attack and Raises Bipartisan Hackles

from Salon

George W. Bush owns this mess: Iraq, Afghanistan and the history we’re doomed to repeat

First came Fallujah. Now there is Kunduz. America's Global War on Terror has been a disaster since its inception....unfortunate unintended consequences of a stupid war in the first place.