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Obama unloads on Republicans, sees ‘cynical genius’

NEWPORT R.I. (Reuters) – Obama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday……

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Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several……

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Jack Abramoff Exclusive: Words Have Consequences

by Jack Abramoff, The 1776 Coalition
August 29, 2014

One of the great diplomatic blunders of post-World War II American history occurred when April Glaspie, the United States Ambassador to Iraq during the George…

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OTHER NEWS  From Around The Country

Final arguments unfold at ex-governor’s trial

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special……

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Two California cities to give up military vehicles, amid local unease

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two Northern California cities have made plans to rid themselves of armored vehicles…

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2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to…

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U.S. court will not block lawsuits over Connecticut SWAT raid

By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) – A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash……

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Former Florida Gov. Crist wins Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Crist wins Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott.…

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Bills to regulate California groundwater use opposed by farmers

By Joaquin Palomino (Reuters) – A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California’s stressed groundwater supplies has come……

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NC senator braces for Obama’s visit to her state

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina’s Democratic senator has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama……

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NEWS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

Left Goes Ballistic over ISIS Waterboarding of Foley

On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that journalist James Wright Foley, whom ISIS beheaded last week, was also waterboarded by the terrorist groups “several times.” The Post wrote, “James Foley was among the four [hostages]…

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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are……

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Mexican president praises California policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto praised Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers Tuesday for approving a series of……

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Hamas: Israel's Destruction Remains Ultimate Goal

To hear some Palestinian advocates, if Israel simply lifted its blockade on Gaza – aimed at curbing weapons smuggling into the Hamas-controlled territory – then peace could be enjoyed by all. One of the main…

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