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Surprise! Sandra Fluke still whining about Hobby Lobby

It is really sad that the American experiment has devolved into people whining about having to pay for stuff with their own money.  Even worse, we now have candidates and politicians who make it their raison d’être to force one group of people to pay for another group of people’s birth control.   249 more words

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Knock, knock - you're dead! The militarisation of the police force in the Land of the Free

by Andy Warren

While black men are being executed on the spot in Missouri, if not harvested for the private prison industry (1), heavily-militarised police SWAT teams are smashing down doors across America and terrifying people in “the safety of your own home”, a place once considered the sacrosanct privacy and safety of the family castle, a corner stone of US white middle class expectations. 1,212 more words

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President authorizes 350 additional US military personnel to Baghdad in non-combat role

State department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf tweeted Tuesday night that the president has authorized, at the request of the State Department, an additional 350 military personnel to be deployed “to protect our diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad.” 306 more words

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COO says St. Louis County spent $4.5 million on Ferguson protests

St. Louis Call writer Gloria Lloyd reports that St. Louis County spent $4.5 million on its response to the protests that rocked Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown. 97 more words

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'A weak America invites chaos': Governor Jindal calls out Obama

It certainly does. But Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal

I have no doubt about the President’s sorrow over the two murders of American citizens by ISIS.

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Fundraising pages for Officer Darren Wilson suspended after pulling in $400,000

We’ll let go for now CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s query if donating to a fund for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson makes one a racist. More worthy of investigation is why two fundraising pages for Officer Wilson were suspended on Saturday. 343 more words

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