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Jeh Johnson: President Announced His Pick for DHS Head Moments Ago

President Barack Obama just announced his new Department of Homeland Security head, Jeh Johnson, on the steps of the Rose Garden. Obama: "I’m proud to announce my choice to lead [@DHSGov]—an outstanding public servant who I’ve known & trusted for …

Jeh Johnson: Controversial Lawyer To Be Nominated as Head of Homeland Security

According to an unidentified White House official, President Barack Obama will nominate criminal trial lawyer Jeh Johnson on Friday 18, 2013, to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The official made the following remarks …

Paul Ryan May Be Challenged By Dead Sikh’s Son
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In 2012, a white supremacist military veteran loaded up with weapons and attacked the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Five people were killed in the attack, including Satwant Singh Kaleka, the small-business owner who founded the temple. No motive …

Bob Costas Comments on Redskins Moniker
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One week ago, members of the Oneida Indian Nation, and others sympathetic to their cause, held a conference in Washington, DC to discuss how they plan to persuade the Washington Redskins to change their name to something less racist and …

Mike Ditka Regrets Not Challenging Obama For Senate
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Mike Ditka revealed recently that he thought about running against Obama in the race for Senate that Obama eventually won. Barack Obama, the former Illinois senator, obviously went on to become the president of the United States after serving for …

Oneida Indians to Meet with NFL About Redskins Name Oneida Indians to Meet with NFL About Redskins Name
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In a move spurred by high school students in their home state, the Oneida Indians started the “Change the Mascot” campaign a few months ago. Since then, the Oneida Nation has become the leading force behind changing the mascot of …

Chuck Hagel Announces Return of DOD Employees
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On Saturday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that “most” of the Pentagon’s 400,000 furloughed civilian employees will return to work starting Monday. The Pentagon, interpreting the Pay Our Military Act—a measure passed by Congress and signed into law by …

Barack Obama Is The First Gay President
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This writer takes both personal interest and joy in the wacky world of conspiracy theories about president Barack Obama. Springing from such fertile lands of crazy as the conservative areas of the internet and the ever-entertaining-yet-simultaneously-infuriating Fox news, theories about …

Government Shutdown, It Is Official

“We’re at the brink,” says Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), and boy wasn’t she right as the clocks ticked down to tonight’s midnight deadline for the government shutdown. Twice today, the Senate voted down options to keep the government up-and-running and …

Navy Yard Footage Released by the FBI

Aaron Alexis is gaining more and more YouTube hits, and frankly, it is disheartening. This man’s name will forever be known as the Navy Yard Shooter, while the victims are now being forgotten. The FBI has released the footage of …

Financial Aid: Hindering the American Dream

As a student, after you get past the battle of getting into your favorite, or back-up, colleges, the next big step to work towards is paying for that said college. Everyone who is admitted to any college goes through this …

Government Shutdown Imminent, For Once Government Shutdown Imminent, For Once
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Since Obama’s presidency began, there have been threats about a government shutdown. Fighting a two-front war and continuing to pay for ever-increasing Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs have been the main culprits. Over the years, however, Democrats and Republicans …

Obamacare at Risk of Being Defunded by Republicans

The new agenda for House Republicans is drawing national attention, after they are pushing legislation introduced Wednesday in an attempt to defund Obamacare. Using the upcoming budget deadline, John Boehner, R-Ohio, is one that is leading this effort, taking one …

Larry Summers Withdraws Name from Fed Chair Debate Larry Summers Withdraws Name from Fed Chair Debate

In somewhat surprising news Sunday, Larry Summers has withdrawn his name for the discussion of who will replace Ben Bernanke as Chair of the Federal Reserve when his term ends in January. All signs seemed to point to Summers as …

George Stephanopoulos talks to President Obama

President Barack Obama went mano-a-mano with George Stephanopoulos on the ABC News segment “This Week” to talk about what will certainly be a defining moment for the Obama presidency: the handling of the Syrian chemical weapons quandary. Stephanopoulos spoke with …

Hillary Clinton Backs Obama’s Stance on Syria

In a speech given at an event sponsored by the Department of the Interior on Monday, former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced her support of President Barack Obama’s plan for a limited military strike against Syria. Clinton …

Syria Turn Over Weapons Promise Sways Obama
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While expressing skepticism about promises from the Syrian regime to turn over chemical weapons, during a Monday night NBC News interview, later that evening… President Barack Obama leaned toward the proposal in the face of public opposition and wavering congressional …

Harry Reid, Reconvenes Senate Early, Files Syria Rez
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid started forward momentum in Congress this weekend toward possible military intervention in Syria. The Democratic Senator from Nevada briefly reconvened his colleagues on Friday to file a resolution authorizing President Barack Obama’s desired military strikes …

G20 Summit: Syria, World Economy Discussed G20 Summit: Syria, World Economy Discussed

The Group of 20, a group of countries developed and emerging whose populations comprise two out of three people on Earth, saw their world leaders gather in St. Petersburg over the last two days. First coming together in 2009 to …

John Boehner backs Obama for Military Action in Syria

Despite many constituents strongly disagreeing, John Boehner has verbally backed Obama after he called for American military action in Syria after learning Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, possible use of chemical weapons in the country’s civil war. “I’m going to support …

Syria: Latest Global Responses and Developments

After announcing his intentions to intervene militarily in the Syrian crisis, President Barack Obama is working on building support before Congress reconvenes on 9 September and discusses the President’s resolution. In the meantime, other nations and organizations are communicating an …