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Roger Ailes: A Man I Admire

Even in faraway Africa, I will risk a fight at the dinner table to defend his good name.

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Balance The Budget, But Not On The Backs Of The Poor

Simply cutting the food-stamp program and cutting corporate taxes – while making the “beltway bandits” who design weapons systems richer – is not the way to achieve a budget that balances.

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Helping The Mentally Ill In South Sudan

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South Sudan has endured two wars with what is now Sudan and one civil conflict resulting in the deaths of about 4.5 million people.

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“Historical Trauma” Is Fracturing South Sudan

There is immense fallout from the war that ended in 2005 and the current conflict.

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Obama V Putin: ‘Dr. Strangelove’ And The Doomsday Machine

Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be enjoying playing a deadly game of chess while the West continues to be engaged in a child’s game ‘tiddlywinks’ over Ukraine.

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How Will Christie’s Unfiltered Style Play?

Some of the most entertaining and memorable moments in American politics occur from these unscripted moments when politicians speak off-the-cuff and mince no words.

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Female Genital Mutilation Must Be Stopped

These women had no choice. They were held down and cut.

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Economic Recovery: Who Forgot the Children?

Not once during Obama’s speech did I hear reference to the fact that, in 2014, one in five children in America lived in poverty and food stamps.

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Jeb Bush’s “Bullying” And Pot Use Irrelevant

Let’s focus on real issues.

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Obama’s Middle East Challenge

The stakes couldn’t be higher.

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Sen. Menendez To Face Federal Charges

The Senator could be arraigned as early as Thursday

California Gov. Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions

Aerial view of Reno, Nevada (foreground), and Lake Tahoe (background) on January 14, 2014. Between the city and the lake, the mountains are nearly bare of snow, an unmistakable sign of precipitation deficits. Photo: Kelly Redmond/NOAA

“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Gov. Brown said.

Amnesty: US Carried Out Fifth-Most Executions in 2014

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‘Governments are deceiving the public if they say the death penalty will solve crime problems,’ says Amnesty International’s Renzo Pomi.

Iran Talks Extended For Second Time

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The State department announced that Sec. John Kerry will remain in Switzerland another day for negotiations.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 1, 2015

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New death penalty statistics show the U.S. carried out the fifth-most executions in 2014 and the Islamic State attacks the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus.

Hillary Clinton Urges Arkansas Gov. To Veto Religious Freedom Bill

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Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, is expected to officially launch her presidential bid in the weeks ahead.