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Poll: Democrats lose lead in 2014 generic ballot following Obamacare rollout

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2013

Poll: Democrats lose lead in 2014 generic ballot following Obamacare rollout

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11/26/2013 at 10:39am
After insurance policy cancellations and the botched launch of healthcare.gov, the political fallout from the rollout of Obamacare seems to be having an impact for Democrats in general and Obama, according to recent polling conducted by CNN and ORC International. From a CNN post this morning entitled CNN/ORC poll: Democrats lose 2014…
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Kenyon College Students Ghosts

Kenyon College students dress up as ghosts, you can guess the rest of this story

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2013

Kenyon College students dress up as ghosts, you can guess the rest of this story

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11/26/2013 at 8:40am
Reader 9thDistrictNeighbor and her husband are Kenyon College graduates. She sent me a link to a story from November 21 about two Kenyon students who dressed as ghosts, were confronted by campus security, accused of racism, and ultimately apologized for being insensitive to their white male privilege. We graduated from Kenyon in ’83,…
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NY troopers using unmarked SUVs to peer in on and nab texting drivers

Posted by  ▪  November 26, 2013

NY troopers using unmarked SUVs to peer in on and nab texting drivers

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11/26/2013 at 7:55am
New York has provided its state police 32 tall unmarked sports utility vehicles so they can more easily peer in on motorists who might be texting while driving. From the Associated Press/News 12 Hudson Valley: Even for a state trooper, it’s not easy to spot drivers who are texting. Their smartphones are down…
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Iran Geneva Deal Announcement

Obama has Bibi just where he wants him: Isolated

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2013

Obama has Bibi just where he wants him: Isolated

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11/25/2013 at 7:00pm
I don’t think it’s overstatement to say that Obama successfully has isolated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by bringing the major world powers plus Germany into an Iran nuclear agreement publicly opposed by Netanyahu (and quietly by many Arab countries). The perennial thorn in Obama’s Mideast side stands almost alone in publicly…
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Mother of Rebecca Sedwick to pursue civil lawsuits and push for anti-bullying laws

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2013

Mother of Rebecca Sedwick to pursue civil lawsuits and push for anti-bullying laws

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11/25/2013 at 5:33pm
Tricia Norman, the mother of Rebecca Sedwick, said on Monday while accompanied by her lawyer that she intends to file wrongful death lawsuits in a civil court in relation to the alleged bullying endured by her daughter.  She and her lawyer also said they will pursue new laws aimed at curbing bullying. From…
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Iran Nuclear Talks

Branco Cartoon – Peace in Our Mind

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Peace in Our Mind

Iran Nuclear Talks
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11/25/2013 at 3:35pm
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Oprah in BBC interview

Oprah: Living In Another Era

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2013

Oprah: Living In Another Era

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11/25/2013 at 1:00pm
Many of you may recall Oprah’s recent comments regarding her sense that Americans disrespect Obama because he is black.  In response, Mark Joseph, writing in his USA Today column, “No, Oprah, America isn’t racist,” argues that she’s “living in another era” and illustrates his point with a rather compelling argument: Because it…
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2013 Iran Nuclear Deal Repeats Mistakes of 2003 Deal

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 11/25/2013 – History’s Lesson of the Additonal Protocol

2013 Iran Nuclear Deal Repeats Mistakes of 2003 Deal

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11/25/2013 at 10:30am
In Saturday night’s P5 + 1 deal with Iran, Iran agreed to submit an “additional protocol” of more intrusive IAEA inspections of its nuclear program. In his statement hailing the P5 + 1 deal with Iran President Obama referenced the 2003 deal: For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted…
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The nuclear option and risk: why now?

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2013

The nuclear option and risk: why now?

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11/25/2013 at 8:30am
Both Democrats and Republicans have talked about the nuclear option for years—usually in favor of it when they’re the majority party and against it when in the minority. But it’s all been talk, till now. So why did the Democrats finally do it? In the Wall Street Journal, James Taranto points out…
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Family of Mike Spann at cemetery

Remembering Johnny Micheal Spann

Posted by  ▪  November 25, 2013

Remembering Johnny Micheal Spann

Family of Mike Spann at cemetery
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11/25/2013 at 7:00am
The first American killed in the Afghan war, during a prisoner uprising in northern Afghanistan.  On November 25, 2001. We have written of Mike Spann several times before, Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann: The story of this small band of men has been told, but not told enough. Spann was killed during the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi when Taliban…
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Ohio State University marching band’s patriotic tribute to the Gettysburg Address

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Ohio State University marching band’s patriotic tribute to the Gettysburg Address

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11/24/2013 at 8:00pm
The Ohio State University Marching Band has made headlines recently with some of its performances, most notably its routine that paid tribute to Michael Jackson and featured an on-field display of the king of pop’s moonwalking. This weekend, the band went in a more patriotic direction, with its amazing marching rendition of the…
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Egypt passes new law restricting public protests

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Egypt passes new law restricting public protests

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11/24/2013 at 5:53pm
Organizers of demonstrations in Egypt will now be required to provide advance notice to police and face other restrictions on demonstrations, according to a new law passed this weekend. From Reuters: Egypt’s president passed a law on Sunday making it illegal to hold demonstrations without the approval of the police and bann…
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Football team bands together for bullied waterboy

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Football team bands together for bullied waterboy

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11/24/2013 at 2:49pm
A first grade boy who suffers from a speech impediment got a big surprise when members of a Williams Intermediate School football team in Bridgewater, Massachusetts banded together to support him after it became known the child was being bullied. Danny Keefe, who is a waterboy for the fifth grade football team,…
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Afghanistan’s president Karzai delays on US security deal

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Afghanistan’s president Karzai delays on US security deal

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11/24/2013 at 12:17pm
Against the recommendation of elders, Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai said on Sunday that he would not immediately sign a security deal with the US, according to the Associated Press.  The news comes after a six-day showdown between Karzai and the US. From the Associated Press (via ABC News): Afghanistan’s president said on Sunday…
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Press TV Iran Nuclear Agreement

Israel and Iran agree – Nuke deal is Iranian victory

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

Israel and Iran agree – Nuke deal is Iranian victory

Press TV Iran Nuclear Agreement
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11/24/2013 at 9:57am
The nuclear agreement with Iran is being touted by the Obama administration as a significant step in keeping Iran from moving towards nuclear weapons. In reality, the agreement is confirmation of Iran’s uranium enrichment program at a relatively high level, although some of the highest level enrichment is supposed to be suspended….
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LI #03 Weather

A Thanksgiving Weather Forecast, Global Warming Style

Posted by  ▪  November 24, 2013

A Thanksgiving Weather Forecast, Global Warming Style

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11/24/2013 at 8:00am
Americans planning to travel around the East Coast this Thanksgiving are in for a real weather treat: A nor’easter is swirling together and it could hit the east coast just in time for Thanksgiving, Quartz reports. The storm looks like it will stretch from New England down to the Carolinas, bringing snow, wind,…
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Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Negotiator

Nuke Deal Reached – Iran gets to keep its enrichment program

Posted by  ▪  November 23, 2013

Nuke Deal Reached – Iran gets to keep its enrichment program

Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Negotiator
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11/23/2013 at 10:25pm
The details are just coming out, but it appears that Iran gets to keep its uranium enrichment program, albeit on a somewhat reduced level pending 6 months of monitoring. The U.S. agreed not to unilaterally impose new sanctions during this time period, something previously under consideration in Congress with strong…
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