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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...

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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.

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

Scott Walker Defends Mandatory Ultrasounds: They're 'A Cool Thing' ~ Yes, the technology is very cool and a lovely experience for anyone who wants one. The STATE forcing a woman to have a transvaginal ANYTHING is Sexual Assault,

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

from nytimes.com

Ted Cruz Runs Counter to the Senate’s Courtly Ways

from Salon

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

Back in the White House "lost" more than FIVE MILLION private emails! Where was the public outrage then? How many millions were spent investigating this? The man is a war criminal and no-one (in this country at least) seems to care!

from Washington Post

Family history hounds Jeb Bush on campaign trail

Wash Post Family History Hounds Jeb Bush on campaign trail corriea mattina: JEB has to Defend Bush 43 policies He can't escape it! wapo.st

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29 U.S. Scientists Praise Iran Nuclear Deal in Letter to Obama

The letter from some of the world’s most knowledgeable experts in nuclear weapons and arms control called the agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear program innovative and stringent.