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Julian Hattem – Clinton sides with Dem leaders on Iran sanctions

Hillary Clinton is siding with leading Senate Democrats in a looming fight over expiring sanctions on Iran. In a statement to The Hill, a spokesman for Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, called for Congress to renew the expiring Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) without adding additional measures to combat recent aggressive behavior in the wake of the international nuclear deal. “Hillary Clinton …

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Leid Stories—Election 2016: All the World’s A Stage, and Donald Trump’s On It—09.01.16

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s hasty, fly-by meeting yesterday with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico served as a backdrop for a speech he made later in the day at a rally in Phoenix to present his policies on immigration.

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Infectious Myth – Is the United States a Democracy – 08.23.16

David examines the problematic characteristics of the United States unique electoral system. Some of these include the embedded two party system, where third parties are allowed, but can never achieve power, and the lack of true federal elections, with most rules about the elections controlled by states or counties. The US constitution appears to act as a barrier to real and rapid reform.

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Margaret Kimberley – Republicans Reject Trump and Join Hillary

For all intents and purposes, the establishment GOP has dumped Donald Trump and joined Hillary Clinton’s corporate presidential campaign. Trump “shows all the signs of being headed for defeat,” but the Democrats hope to pile up huge majorities by pretending that he’s a threat. Anti-Trump hysteria gives Bernie Sanders cover to “sheep dog” his supporters to Clinton. The only sane …

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Sarah Aziza – Meet Khalid Latif, a One-Man Crusade to Fight Bigotry and Oppression Facing Muslims in America

On the morning of the September 11 World Trade Center attacks in 2001, Khalid Latif was an 18-year-old undergraduate at New York University. During one of several campus evacuations that day, at the top of his dormitory stairway, Latif felt a forceful shove on his shoulders. Turning around, he faced the anger-stricken face of a fellow student who had attempted …

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Face It: A Vote for Hillary Clinton Is a Vote for War

Can we please stop kidding ourselves that the likely Democratic candidate is different from most of her would-be Republican rivals? Less than a week out from the next Democratic debate—and less than a month from the Iowa caucuses—it’s time for all of us to acknowledge what is plainly true: A vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for war. Liberals …

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Gleb Tsipursky – The reality TV star and first-rate attention getter knows how to manipulate the media — and our emotions

Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee — at least, if all the media attention paid to his candidacy has anything to do with primacy and caucus results. A recent analysis found that he has received over 50 percent of the summer media coverage of Campaign 2016. Yet Trump’s position in the polls for the Republican nomination is far lower …