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Investigators Conclude Flight MH-17 Shot Down By Missile Brought Into Ukraine From Russia

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:49:28 +0000

A new report concludes that Malaysia Air Flight 17 was brought down by a missile brought into Ukraine from Russia.

Former Israeli Prime Minister And President Shimon Peres Dies At 93

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:05:23 +0000

One of the last survivors of Israel's founding generation has passed away.

First Clinton v. Trump Debate Sets Record At 81 Million Viewers

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:44:44 +0000

Last night’s Presidential debate drew a record number of viewers: The first general election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump averaged nearly 81 million viewers, according to data from Nielsen, making it the most watched presidential debate in modern history. Until last night, the most-watched debate in history was the 1980 debate between Jimmy […]

First Clinton-Trump Debate and Low Expectations Redux

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:58:10 +0000

Judging 2016 by historical standards hasn't worked out well thus far.

Trump’s Pettiness

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:01:34 +0000

It not a new revelation that Donald J. Trump can be a petty individual, but here is the latest example via NPR:  In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant-Winner’s Weight At the end of Monday night’s presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of taunting one of his former Miss Universe contestants about her weight. […]

Clinton And Trump Clash In First Presidential Debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:59:51 +0000

It wasn't exactly Lincoln-Douglas but, in the end, Hillary Clinton clearly outperformed Donald Trump last night.

First Clinton-Trump Debate Confirms Low Expectations

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:53:10 +0000

Trump had a much lower bar than Clinton going in. Neither cleared it.

Democratic Hopes Of Winning Back The Senate Seem To Be Slipping Away

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:35:23 +0000

Democratic hopes of retaking the Senate aren't going so well at the moment.

Watching Tonight’s Debate Guide For Cord Cutters

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:52:47 +0000

If you’re among that growing group of people who have cut the cord to their cable television provider, there are still ways to catch the debate if you’re so inclined. With the proper antenna, you can watch on any of the over-the-air networks and PBS or, you can check out the live-streaming services that will […]

Presidential Race Remains Tight Heading Into First Debate

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:42:06 +0000

With just hours before the first debate, and six weeks until Election Day, the race for President remains tight.

Golf Legend Arnold Palmer Dies At 87

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:13:55 +0000

A golf legend passes away.

OTB Caption Contest

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:01:06 +0000

Time the Monday OTB Caption ContestTM

OTB Caption Contest Winners

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:24:35 +0000

The A Priest, a Rabbi and a Swami walk into a Babar Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Suspect Arrested In Seattle Area Mall Shooting

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:40:38 +0000

Late  last night, police announced that they had taken the suspect in Friday night’s shooting spree at a Seattle area mall into custody, but many questions remain unanswered: A 20-year-old man was taken into custody on Saturday night in connection with a shooting that killed five people on Friday at a mall north of Seattle, […]

Ted Cruz Proves His Political Opportunism Is More Important Than His Conscience

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:28:12 +0000

In which Ted Cruz endorses the guy who called his wife ugly and said his father was involved in the Kennedy assassination.