Van Hollen: Democrats Want To End Subsidies For Big Oil

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) says Democrats will continue to fight to end oil subsidies for the Big Five.

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Jesus’ Teachings Make The World A Better Place

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This Easter, the lessons of the Bible have been forgotten.

Too Many Federal Agencies Have Created Their Own Private Armies

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Does the Environmental Protection Agency really need armed agents?

TRNS News Notes — 4/21/14

News Notes

Marathon: Boston “safest place?”
Asia trip: Obama seeks to reassure
Ferry: President condemns/errors mounted
Ferry: stay “little while longer”
Ferry: transcript reveals chaos
Sloviansk shooting: Ukraine launches probe

The Republican Who Fought For Civil Rights

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MLK, JFK and LBJ deserve all the credit for establishing civil rights for African-Americans. But they got a lot of help from a little-known Republican congressman.

Obama Signs Bill Banning Iranian Diplomat From U.S.

Hamid Abutalebi was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran where Americans were held for more than a year.

Homs, Syria A “Theatre Of Death And Destruction”: UN Envoy

Recent fighting in the city has cut its residents off from urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, the opposition Syrian National Coalition said.