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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion And Other Charges

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:39:44 +0000

The Bergdahl case comes to an end.

Iraqi Army Moves Against Kurdish Oil Assets

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:03:33 +0000

Iraqi military forces begin to crack down against Iraqi Kurds after last month's independence referendum.

Mississippi School District Bans ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:16:09 +0000

The school district in Biloxi, Mississippi has removed 'To Kill A Mockingbird' from the 8th-grade reading list because it "makes people uncomfortable."

N.F.L. Won’t Force Players To Stand For National Anthem

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:57:04 +0000

Downplaying earlier reports, the National Football League is shooting down reports that it would move to force players to stand for the National Anthem.

Trump Decertifies Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Weapons Agreement

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:58:20 +0000

Despite the fact that everyone seems to agree that Iran is complying with the nuclear weapons deal, President Trump took steps that will undermine that agreement and do serious damage to American credibility around the world.

Susan Collins Forgoes Bid For Maine Governor, Will Run For Re-Election Instead

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:10:33 +0000

Susan Collins will stay in the Senate rather than running for Governor of Maine next year.

Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Reinstated By Federal Appeals Court

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:08:16 +0000

A legal setback for Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys.

Trump isn’t Playing Multidimensional Chess (in Case you were Wondering)

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:06:39 +0000

President Trump in an interview with Sean Hannity this week: “The country — we took it over and owed over $20 trillion,” Trump said. “As you know, the last eight years, they borrowed more than it did in the whole history of our country. So they borrowed more than $10 trillion, right? And yet, we picked […]

A Photo for Friday: “One for the Money”

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:42:38 +0000

“One for the Money” January 1, 2016 Pike Road, AL For more info on this photo, or to see more of my photography, just click the image.

Poll Shows Increased Support For Gun Control Measures In The Wake Of Las Vegas

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 18:47:40 +0000

New polling shows increased support for gun control measures in the wake of Las Vegas, but it's not likely to last and it won't lead to any significant action by Congress.