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September 16, 2014 Comment

Detroit’s Post-Bankruptcy Blues

Detroit is one step closer to ending its bankruptcy ordeal, but it doesn’t mean the city’s revenue problems will be over.

September 16, 2014 Comment

Sheriff Defends Use Of Military Equipment

The Sheriff of Payne County, Okla., defends the possession and use of military equipment by local law enforcement.

September 16, 2014 Comment

U.S. to Increase Response to Ebola, Send Troops to Liberia

The U.S. will send some 3,000 troops to conduct the military and medical response in Liberia as that country faces an ongoing Ebola outbreak.

September 16, 2014 3 Comments

A Voice For Scottish Independence

Scottish bagpipe champion Andy Clark says the working class would be the real winners if Scotland votes for independence.

September 15, 2014 2 Comments

Frustration Over Fracking Could Play Role In November Elections

A compromise over fracking in Colorado left some environmental activists furious and vowing payback on election day.

September 15, 2014 Comment

Chinese Opinion Does Not Favor Scottish Independence

Chinese citizens love Scottish music and whisky but are lukewarm about Scotland’s independence movement.

September 15, 2014 Comment

Week in Politics: Congress Focuses On ISIS Strategy Ahead Of Recess

With a recess coming up at the end for the week, members of Congress have a short amount of time tackle major issues.

September 15, 2014 3 Comments

Scottish Independence Vote Too Close To Call

Polls are evenly divided as Thursday’s vote approaches on whether Scotland should end its over 300 year union with England.

September 15, 2014 5 Comments

Hillary Clinton Adds Sizzle To Iowa Steak Fry

Hillary Clinton’s appearance at an annual Iowa steak fry fueled speculation about another potential presidential bid in 2016.

September 15, 2014 Comment

World Leaders Meet In Paris Over ISIS Strategy

World leaders and diplomats are gathered in Paris today to flesh out an international strategy for confronting ISIS.

September 12, 2014 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama’s plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12, 2014 Comment

District Profile: Florida’s 26th Congressional District

Incumbent Democrat Joe Garcia is facing Republican candidate Carlos Curbelo.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Royal Bank Of Scotland Considers Leaving Scotland

The Scottish bank considers moving its headquarters to England as a vote for Scottish independence draws near.

September 11, 2014 5 Comments

An Ohio Republican’s Response To Obama’s ISIS Strategy

Ohio Republican Mike Turner says he is concerned the President will walk away from Iraq and Syria.

September 11, 2014 Comment

Senate Tracker: A ‘Hanging Chad’ In Kansas

In the latest installment of our Senate Tracker series, we turn to the race in Kansas.

September 11, 2014 9 Comments

After Obama's Speech, Congress Discusses Options On ISIS

Members of Congress are meeting today to talk about what’s next in the strategy to stop the militant group calling itself the Islamic State.

September 10, 2014 97 Comments

DA Drops Criminal Charges Against Activists

In a surprising move, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter said he agreed with environmental activists who blocked a coal shipment.

September 10, 2014 Comment

Fighting ISIS: The View From The Middle East

How is the Middle East reacting to news that the U.S. may begin another military action in the region?

September 10, 2014 Comment

Primary Watch: Iraq Vet Beats Incumbent Congressman

In New England, a former Marine beats an 18 year Congressional incumbent, Rhode Island could have its first woman governor and Scott Brown makes a comeback in New Hampshire.

September 10, 2014 9 Comments

Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Support Military Action Against ISIS

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll results come as President Obama prepares to lay out his strategy to curb the militant group to the nation tonight.

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September 12 9 Comments

Senator: Arab Countries ‘Need To Step To The Plate’ In Fight Against ISIS

Mark Begich (D-AK) is one of the few members of Congress speaking out against a key part of President Obama's plan for fighting the Islamic State.

September 12 Comment

Ecuadorian Drilling Damage Inspires Documentary

An American and an Ecuadorian are inspired to help Ecuador heal from decades of drilling and oil spills.

September 11 9 Comments

Doctor: 9/11 Responders’ Illnesses Becoming Worse

A World Trade Center Health Program medical provider says chronic illnesses affecting first responders are lingering and becoming worse.

September 11 Comment

Dennis Lehane Takes ‘The Drop’ From Screen To Page

Author Dennis Lehane discusses adapting a screenplay into a novel.