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Hillary Clinton set for rough road as attack books crank out ahead of expected White House run

No public office comes with more trappings, or could be more calculated to give its holder airs and graces, than the presidency of the United States. 1,412 more words

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U.S. The Only "No" Vote On U.N. Resolution

Wednesday, the UN Human Rights Council voted to start an inquiry into potential violations of human rights by Israel in its conflict in the Gaza Strip. 337 more words

How three botched executions went awry in the U.S.

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. 801 more words

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Arizona inmate was 'gasping and snorting' during two-hour execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. – The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor’s office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes. 893 more words

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This Land Is Mine - By By Nina Paley

The following video blew my mind with the excellent ¬†graphics and professional presentation of her version of Middle East history…

One commenter on Vimeo says what I was thinking but couldn’t articulate: 133 more words

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Obama Speaks In Favor Of DC Statehood

President Barack Obama said Monday that he supports statehood for the District of Columbia, a rare public endorsement of the movement to bring full voting rights and local control to city residents. 59 more words

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Was Romney right?

Supporters of Mitt Romney have pointed out that Romney claimed during the 2012 election campaign that Russia was the greatest geo-political threat to the US. Was Romney right? 581 more words

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