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President Obama reschedules trip to Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– President Obama was scheduled to campaign for Governor Malloy in Bridgeport last week, but postponed the trip to hold an emergency Ebola meeting. 66 more words

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Rise of ISIS was "well known"

From Biblical Worldview Daily:

Former CIA director David Petraeus said in an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about ISIS:
“ISIS in a sense is the evolution of an organization that we did defeat, Al Qaeda in Iraq.  129 more words

ISIS

Progress

“It’s the same each time with progress.

First they ignore you.

Then they say you’re mad.

Then dangerous.

Then there’s a pause.

Then you can’t find anyone who disagrees with you.”

~ Tony Benn

Life

Not Exactly Profiles In Courage

In Profiles In Courage, John F. Kennedy wrote of eight United States Senators who, at different times in the nation’s history, took brave stands against prevailing opinion, risking their careers by voting against popular causes or opposing what they believed was wrong. 303 more words

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North Carolina students-- not smart enough for Common Core?

Yes, according to some.  I don’t doubt that some Common Core standards might be a little too optimistic, especially in lower grades, but I really am concerned by the sound of these complaints (via… 285 more words

Politics

THE WORLD SERIES, A LITTLE EBOLA, AND, WAIT, WHAT, RENEE?

The World Series starts tonight.  That’s right, a sporting event that is actually slow enough to watch without needing nausea medicine afterward.  This year pits the Kansas City Royals from the American League against the… 446 more words

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27,000 Vote-By-Mail Envelopes Sent To Berkeley Voters Have Wrong Election Date

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Alameda County officials want to remind voters that Election Day is Nov. 4 after the county’s registrar of voters sent return envelopes that say, “Election Day is November 5, 2014” to 27,000 Berkeley voters. 334 more words

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