Susan Rice sells Obama’s case for strike

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice made a forceful case Monday for the Obama administration’s pursuit of military strikes on Syria, arguing that failing to respond strongly to alleged chemical weapons use would cast doubt on the United States’ willingness to defend its interests. If the nation does not [...] Full Story — Obama adviser […]

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Social media mocks Administration

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Twitter hasn’t been very charitable to Obama administration officials trying to make a nuanced argument for a limited military strike against Syria. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made fun of Secretary of State John Kerry for saying that a military strike in Syria would be “ unbelievably small “: Kerry says #Syria [...]

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Inside Final 48 Hours of Alligator Hunting Season

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

VIDEO: Record Alligator Caught at Mississippi Gator Hunt It’s midnight deep in the dark waters of the Mississippi Delta, and there’s 48 hours of this year’s record-breaking alligator hunting season left to go. Over the past 10 days, three teams have captured some of the largest alligators ever recorded, [...]

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NAACP Preparing Committee to Search for New CEO

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Leaders of the nation’s largest civil rights group pledged to continue fighting for voting rights, health care, a higher minimum wage and immigration reform, even as the NAACP begins searching for a new president and CEO. After suffering turbulent leadership changes and scandals in the past, NAACP board members [...]

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Hawaii Gov. Calls Special Session on Gay Marriage

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday called for a special legislative session to move forward on a bill that would legalize gay marriage. If lawmakers pass a bill, Hawaii would join 13 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in allowing gay marriage. The special session is scheduled to begin [...]

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Sudden Plan: Syria to Dispose of Chemical Weapons?

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a “potentially a significant breakthrough” that could head off the threats of U.S. air strikes [...]

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Zimmerman’s Wife Won’t Press Charges Despite Call

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The sobbing wife of George Zimmerman called 911 on Monday to report that her estranged husband was threatening her with a gun and had punched her father in the nose, but hours later she decided not to press charges against the man acquitted of all charges for fatally shooting [...]

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Mexico President Gambles With Left-Leaning Reform

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

President Enrique Pena Nieto is gambling that a surprise plan to increase social spending and raise taxes on wealthier Mexicans can quiet much of the left-wing opposition to his most ambitious proposal, opening the state-owned oil company to private investment, analysts and politicians said Monday. Pena Nieto took aback [...]

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Did 107-Year-Old Have to Die in Gun Standoff?

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

When the time came to move 107-year-old Monroe Isadore to a new home, police say he resisted and barricaded himself inside. Authorities tried using a camera to monitor him, along with negotiating tactics, and finally gas to get him to come out. None of it worked. So, a SWAT [...]

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How the Feds Take Your Laptop at the Border

Sep 10, 2013 No Comments

Newly disclosed U.S. government files provide an inside look at the Homeland Security Department’s practice of seizing and searching electronic devices at the border without showing reasonable suspicion of a crime or getting a judge’s approval. The documents published Monday describe the case of David House, a young computer [...]

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