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Benghazi Suspect Stirs Up US Justice System

On June 15, special operations forces in Libya captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya – an attack which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, …

George W. Bush Won’t Bash Obama On Iraq

George W. Bush is taking the high road. The former president could comment on Barack Obama’s weak foreign policy and blame that for the strengthening of terror groups and the rise of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). He …

Troutdale Shooting: One Student, Shooter Dead

A gunman shot and killed a student at an Oregon high school Tuesday and was later found dead in a bathroom stall. Authorities have identified the victim as 14-year-old high school freshman Emilio Hoffman. This is the third violent outbreak …

Sarah Palin Spared by Hillary Clinton in ’08 Campaign

Hillary Clinton celebrated the release of her new book, Hard Choices, at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan Tuesday morning. The memoir seeks to expose the thought processes behind some of the tougher decisions Clinton had to make during her …

Elizabeth Warren Seeks to Lessen Student Loan Burden

On Monday, President Obama signed an executive order which would extend the ability to cap one’s student loan repayment amount at 10 percent of one’s income, finally allowing those who borrowed money before 2007 to take advantage of an opportunity …

Maya Angelou: Remembrances of America’s Wise Woman

Maya Angelou was often called America’s wise woman, and since her passing on Wednesday at the age of 86, many notable people have shared their remembrances of the poet, civil rights leader and storyteller extraordinaire. In addition to those in …

Blocked Live Grenade: Hero to Receive Medal of Honor

An Afghanistan war veteran, who threw himself between a live grenade and a fellow Marine, will receive the medal of honor from President Barack Obama next month. Retired Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter will become the tenth recipient of the award …

Obama Slur Forces Police Commissioner To Resign

A police commissioner of a New Hampshire town has resigned after admitting to using a racial slur to describe President Obama. 82-year-old Robert Copeland announced his resignation on Sunday, according to the Board of Selectmen Chair Linda Murray. “The town …

Narendra Modi To Be Next PM Of India After Violent And “Cool” Elections, Exit Polls Show

Four major exit polls have pegged Narendra Modi to be the next prime minister of India. The campaign has been a lengthy one. Reuters reported that Indian elections are a five week process, in which security forces visit 815 million …

North Korea’s State Owned News: “Obama is a monkey”

Propaganda is usually more eloquent, combined with images of gallantry and false promises through meaningless slogans; a rhetoric that allows for no free thought or discussion – ‘you’re either with us or against us.’ North Korea spares no elegance when …

Christiano Ronaldo on TIME’s ‘Most Influential’ List

FIFA soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is featured this year in TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and joins other influentials like Pope Francis, Barack Obama and pop icon Beyoncé on this year’s list. There were only five …

Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for …

Kathleen Sebelius Says She Told Obama Staying “Wasn’t an Option”

Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned last week as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that she made the decision to leave and told President Barack Obama last month that staying “wasn’t an option.” …

Sophie Okonedo Shines In Broadway’s “Raisin In The Sun”

Sophie Okonedo is stunning in her Broadway debut of “A Raisin In The Sun” opposite Denzel Washington. The British born actress, best known for her role in Hotel Rwanda, stars as Ruth, Walter’s (Washington) distressed, but strong, wife. A review …

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health

Kathleen Sebelius will resign from her post as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, President Obama will announce today, the White House said. Sebelius, 65, will step down just after enrollment in President’s Obama healthcare program …

Fort Hood Shooting Leaves 4 Dead; Gunman Sought Mental Help

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, leaving four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 people wounded. The soldier, identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, turned the gun on himself and …

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and praised the state’s ongoing effort to raise minimum wage. Obama addressed a crowd of about 1,400 that included many students. He called for support in …

Fort Hood Shooting Not Linked to Terrorism

A senior Department of Homeland Security spokesperson has stated that the shooting that occurred Wednesday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas was a “soldier on soldier” incident, and that no links to terrorism have yet been suspected. The Homeland Security …

Jack Lew Resting at Home After Surgery

United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is resting comfortably after undergoing prostate surgery in New York. The surgery had been planned for Tuesday as an outpatient procedure, though Lew developed a low-grade fever and was kept overnight for …

Affordable Care Act Deadline Nears, Obama Urges People to Enroll

President Obama marked four years on Sunday since he signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, and urged people to enroll in the program as the March 31 deadline approaches. The president celebrated the law’s anniversary …

Jimmy Carter Thwarts NSA, Uses Post Office

Jimmy Carter, in an interview for NBC’s Meet the Press, says he uses snail mail when communicating with foreign leaders. He is pretty sure that the NSA is spying on him, a fear that is not unfounded, according to Fox …