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Columbus Day 2014 Becomes Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Critics Call Idea ‘Stupid’ Political Correctness

Columbus Day 2014 Becomes Indigenous Peoples' Day, Critics Call Idea 'Stupid' Political Correctness

Columbus Day 2014 has jump-started a political debate over whether or not it is more appropriate to celebrate Native Americans or the European explorer Christopher Columbus. While two cities have already answered that question by creating the so-called “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” critics are already labeling the decision as “stupid” political correctness in action. In a… Read more »

‘Ebola Czar’ Needed In U.S., John McCain Says [Video]

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In the wake of Sunday’s (Oct. 12) news of a second diagnosed case of ebola in the United States, U.S. Sen. John McCain has suggested the appointment of an “ebola czar.” McCain’s “ebola czar” comments were uttered during an appearance on “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, according to Mediaite. “From spending time here… Read more »

Senator John Walsh Has Degree Revoked By Army War College

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Democratic Senator John Walsh of Montana has announced that the U.S. Army War College has revoked his master’s degree after an investigation concluded that he plagiarized his master’s thesis. An academic review board at the college began investigating in August when a New York Times story showed how heavily the Senator’s 2007 paper “borrowed” from… Read more »

Vladimir Putin And Russia’s Nuclear Weapons Require Another Ronald Reagan?

Vladimir Putin 'Cannot Be Defeated Militarily' Due To Russia's Nuclear Weapons, Claims Garry Kasparov

Vladimir Putin has Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov giving the world strategic advice on how to avoid World War 3. Kasparov also criticizes President Barack Obama for the handling of the Ukraine crisis, warning the United States government that they cannot hope to deal with Putin’s threats with military force due to Russia’s nuclear weapons…. Read more »

Oldest-Ever Congressman Seriously Injured In Wreck, Airlifted To Hospital

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The Huffington Post is reporting that the oldest-ever member of Congress was seriously injured in an accident Saturday, Oct. 4 following an accident. According to HuffPost, U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, a Texas Republican, was injured in a two-car accident near the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. WFAA-TV 8, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, reports that the vehicle… Read more »

Alaska Rep. Don Young Exploded At Challenger Before Debate, Newspaper Says

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What better way to start off a political debate than freaking out on your opponent? That is exactly what happened in Alaksa according to the state’s largest newspaper, which reported that U.S. Rep. Don Young exploded at Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar before a debate in Kodiak, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 1. According to the Alaska… Read more »

Rumors Of a North Korea Coup Persist

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For several weeks, rumors that a North Korea coup d’etat had ousted Kim Jong-un from power have persisted. Fueled by the leader’s absence from public view and rekindled by the recent and unexpected delegation from North Korea to South Korea for talks, the rumors continue. It has been about a month since Kim Jong-un has… Read more »

Illegal Immigrants: Obama Heckled By Activist During Hispanic Caucus Speech

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President Barack Obama was heckled by an illegal immigrants activist during his Hispanic Caucus speech Thursday. Blanca Hernandez, identified as an “undocumented activist” yelled “We need relief now” to President Obama twice during the group’s annual gala. Hernandez was reportedly ushered out of the event by security officers. She was reportedly upset that illegal immigrants… Read more »

Jamaica’s Marijuana Legalization Bill Would Have Bob Marley Singing

Jamaica's Marijuana Legalization Bill Would Have Bob Marley Singing

Bob Marley, marijuana and Jamaica are almost always intertwined in the minds of fans of the dead reggae singer. Oddly enough, even though both religious and recreational marijuana smoking have been common in the Caribbean island for many years, the government has officially outlawed cannabis for a century. But now, Jamaica’s marijuana legalization bill may… Read more »

New Secret Service Breach: Armed Felon In Elevator With Obama

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Secret Service protocols were violated earlier this month when an armed felon was allowed into an elevator with President Obama, a situation that could have potentially put his life in danger. According to The Washington Post, an armed security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President… Read more »