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The Man Who Killed a President Over a Political Appointment

October 5, 2015 Walk­ing in­to the main ex­hib­it hall of the Müt­ter mu­seum in Phil­adelphia is like en­ter­ing a mauso­leum. The re­mains of the de­par­ted are en­cased in its walls, but in­stead of marble name­plates ob­scur­ing the view, glass panes al­low vis­it­ors to look in and mar­vel. Each spe­ci­men tells a story of...

Putin Makes the Case For Dictators With UN Speech

September 28, 2015 Vladi­mir Putin’s the­ory of how to cre­ate a stable world is simple enough: Peace comes through main­tain­ing strong states, strong lead­ers, and stable na­tion­al in­sti­tu­tions. At his ad­dress be­fore the U.N. Gen­er­al As­sembly on Monday, Putin made this point by point­ing to the world’s most press­ing in­ter­na­tion­al crises: the war...

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House Speaker John Boehner Is Resigning From Congress

September 25, 2015 Long un­der-fire from con­ser­vat­ives in his caucus, House Speak­er John Boehner will resign ef­fect­ive Oc­to­ber 30th, leav­ing both his speak­er­ship and his con­gres­sion­al seat, he said in a state­ment Fri­day morn­ing. “Today, my heart is full with grat­it­ude for my fam­ily, my col­leagues, and the people of Ohio’s Eighth Dis­trict,”...

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Trump and the Benefits of Narcissism in Politics

August 23, 2015 It's safe to assume Donald J. Trump has very high self-esteem. Who else but Trump would take complete credit for making immigration a talking point during the first GOP debate? (it's a GOP debate! Of course immigration will be mentioned!) Who else but Trump could answer the question, "What was...

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Democrats Say 'Comprehensive Immigration,' Republicans Say 'Bureaucrats'

July 24, 2015 Ted Cruz said one of the following quotes in his presidential campaign announcement. Hillary Clinton said the other in her first major speech of the campaign. Can you guess which is which? "... imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare." "I believe that success...

Computers Can Tell Republicans From Democrats Based on How They Talk

July 24, 2015 Ted Cruz said one of the following quotes in his presidential campaign announcement. Hillary Clinton said the other in her first major speech of the campaign. Can you guess which is which? "... imagine in 2017 a new president signing legislation repealing every word of Obamacare." "I believe that success...

Obama Offers a Forceful Defense of the Iran Deal

July 15, 2015 This is it: President Obama's moment to defend what may become the most lasting and consequential foreign policy decision of his tenure. "Yesterday was a historic day," the president said during a lengthy press conference Wednesday, where he took many questions. "With this deal, we cut off every single one...

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Video: Obama Spoke Wednesday About Bill Cosby

July 15, 2015 During a Wednesday press conference on the Iran nuclear deal, President Obama was asked an off-topic question. April Ryan, a correspondent with American Urban Radio Networks, inquired: "Would you revoke the Medal of Freedom from Bill Cosby?" Since last year, the actor and comedian has been facing mounting allegations from...

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Obama: Argument for Rejecting Iran Deal 'Defies Logic'

July 15, 2015 This is it: President Obama's moment to defend what may become the most lasting and consequential foreign policy decision of his tenure. "Yesterday was a historic day," the president said at a press conference Wednesday. "With this deal, we cut off every single one of Iran's pathways to a nuclear...

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The Stunning ISIS-Related Allegations Against the Son of a Boston Cop

July 14, 2015 The latest American arrested for alleged ISIS sympathies and possessing firearms to presumably be used in a domestic attack is the 23-year-old son of a Boston police captain. His father, according to ABC News, was one of the first responders in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Arrests of American citizens...