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Labor market benefits from higher unemployment rates

Compared to last year, the amount of unemployment benefits at the state level hiked up 12,000 to reach 293,000, according to the Labor Department.

Mitt Romney keeps using this 'Dumb and Dumber' line to explain whether he'll run again

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney again refused to flatly say he would not run for president again in 2016 — as more and more momentum begins to build for a potential third run.

Op-Ed: Abbas turns up rhetoric against Israel

New York - The US expressed annoyance at the UN speech of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out acts of genocide during the recent Operation Protective Edge.

Op-Ed: Boehner - U.S. may have 'no choice' on combat troops fighting ISIL

Washington - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appeared Sunday on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, and said that the United States may have no other choice than to send combat ground troops to fight the war against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

Peace group calls for Canada not to follow United States in Iraq Special

Edmonton - An information picket held by the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism (ECAWAR) on September 27 called for Canada to stay out of the current conflict in Iraq.

Op-Ed: Iowa Democrat declares Bruce Braley the winner over Joni Ernst

Des Moines - Tonight’s KCCI/Des Moines Register U.S. Senate debate between Democrat U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley and Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst gave Iowans across the state an opportunity to see the two candidates side-by-side, with their divergent political views.

Op-Ed: Bush/Cheney foster ISIS-ISIL

Once again former President George W. Bush and his careless gun-handling vice president, Dick Cheney, are getting off the hook. Let's blame the black guy.

Op-Ed: ISIS and the corporate state of war profiteering

Ever since World War I, fear of foreign invasions has been an obsession in the American collective consciousness. It is no coincidence that major U.S.corporations have profited from this fear, at the expense of massive death and destruction worldwide.

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

Ferguson - If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

Op-Ed: Kay Hagan comeback in North Carolina polls spells trouble for GOP

Raleigh - Senate Republicans need to net six seats in the United States Senate in the November midterms. Unfortunately for Republicans, the "Grand Old Party" has suffered another setback as one-term North Carolina U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is polling remarkably well.

PM Modi lands in New York to strengthen ties with the U.S.

New York City - Narendra Modi arrived in New York, Friday, marking his maiden five-day visit to the United States as India’s Prime Minister.

Op-Ed: Watch for more foreign intervention in Libya against Islamists

New York City - A common narrative about what is happening in Libya will be about the threat of radical Islamist groups such as Ansar al-Sharia, a group thought to be responsible for the attack on the American consul in Benghazi which killed the ambassador among others.

Obamacare saves states with Medicaid $5.7B for uncompensated care

Washington - The pressure for the 23 states that have not enrolled to enroll in the Medicaid cash expansion portion of the Affordable Care Act, is increasing by the day. This year alone, those states enrolling in the Medicaid expansion will save $5.7 billion dollars.

Op-Ed: Syrian rebels incensed at U.S. bombing attacks in Syria

Washington - The Islamic State(IS) has captured territory held by other rebel groups and fought against them. Surely the rebels should welcome the strikes. However, the strikes were directed not only against IS but other radical rebel groups as well.

Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

Washington - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, ending a tumultuous six-year tenure marked by progress as well as disappointment, partisan controversy and constant battles with conservatives over his policies and actions.

Op-Ed: Neo-con Stephen Hayes placed on DHS Terrorist Watchlist

Washington - Stephen Hayes is an unlikely candidate to be on the Department of Homeland Security's Terrorist Watchlist. As a senior writer for the conservative Weekly Standard and a regular commentator on Fox news he seems an unlikely terrorist sympathizer.

Shocking number of Americans support secession from the U.S.

Recent polls show that a large number of American citizens support the idea of their state peacefully leaving the United States and forming a new government.

China expresses opposition to further sanctions on Russia

Moscow - China has been careful in its responses to the Ukrainian situation. While it wants to retain Russia as an ally it is concerned that the Crimea referendum could set a precedent for areas such as Tibet, which is part of China.

Op-Ed: Will Russia be next ISIS target?

New York - Despite being proposed by President Barack Obama, Russia supported a Security Council resolution condemning the Islamic jihadist group ISIS.
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