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Op-Ed: Western Europe gawks as Eastern Europe is invaded by Russia

Kyiv - As Western Europe looks on like a gawker driving by a fatal car accident, Russian forces have entered Ukraine in Eastern Europe, retaking territory lost when the Soviet Union broke up.

Op-Ed: Former Iowa Republican lawmaker going to jail endorsing Ron Paul

Des Moines - Former Iowa lawmaker, Republican State Sen. Kent Sorenson, is going to jail for his endorsement of former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul from Texas, during the 2012 Iowa Republican caucus. Mr. Sorenson had initially supported Rep. Michele Bachmann in the campaign.

Op-Ed: Republican poll of women: 'Barely receptive' to GOP policies

Washington - Politico broke a story yesterday that concludes female voters view the Republican Party as "intolerant," "lacking in compassion" and "stuck in the past." The poll was commissioned by Republican Super PACs: Crossroads GPS and American Action.

Op-Ed: Joni Ernst challenged to disavow anti-RFS efforts by supporters Special

Des Moines - Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Iowa, is under attack once again for taking sides with "Big Oil" and is accused of siding with the corporate interests in an effort to dismantle Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in a farm state like Iowa.

West Point: ISIL grew strong as U.S. withdrew from Iraq

Washington - The Obama administration, fellow Democrats and even some Republicans talk as though Islamic State (ISIL) popped out of thin air in June and seized large swaths of Iraq.

Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of Afghan presidential audit

Kabul - The first deadline for the inauguration of the new Afghan president, August 25, has already passed. Now it seems the new Sept. 2 deadline will also be missed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has pulled out of the auditing process.

Op-Ed: Before striking IS in Syria U.S. should give Assad an ultimatum

The United States is right not to cooperate with President Assad when it comes to combating Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria.

Op-Ed: Mark Pryor releases new ad blaming opponent for spread of Ebola

Little Rock - Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AK) is once again on the offensive in attacking his opponent, freshman U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AK). Last week Pryor released an ad attacking Cotton for opposing the "pre-existing conditions" portion of the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed: Both IS and Iraqi security forces guilty of war crimes

Baghdad - While no doubt the scale of Islamic State(IS) crimes are greater than those of Iraq security forces, both groups are guilty of what can only be termed war crimes.

Op-Ed: Warren Buffett invested $3 billion in Burger King tax inversion

Miami - Democrats have had no better friend in high places than multi-billionaire Warren Buffett. However, the relationship between Buffett - the world’s third-richest person with an estimated net worth of $66.9 billion - and the Democrats just got weird.

ISIS demands $6.6 million ransom for 26-year-old American woman

Washington - Islamic State terrorists are holding a 26-year-old American female humanitarian relief worker taken hostage in Syria by ISIS about. They are demanding $6.6 million in ransom money and that the U.S. stop bombing ISIS fighters.

Michigan unions eye teachers' union as right-to-work law kicks in

Lansing - Amid a backdrop of declining membership in U.S. unions, around three quarters of the 112,000 active educators and school workers in the Michigan Education Association can opt not to pay union membership dues.

Op-Ed: Russian little green men caught in Ukraine

Donets - President Vladimir Putin has been caught lying again, just as he is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Ten of Putin’s paratroopers were captured inside Ukraine.

Op-Ed: Silver lining of ISIS terror may be dialogue with Iran, Russia

The rise of ISIS has created strange bedfellows: With airstrikes on ISIS renegades, the U.S. is now on the same side as Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and the leaders of Iran. Could a silver lining of ISIS terror be dialogue with Iran?

Op-Ed: Scotland — Salmond slaps Darling around a bit with a large trout

Glasgow - The second and final live televised debate on the upcoming Scottish referendum on independence — voters in Scotland go to the polls on September 18 — took place Monday evening.

Op-Ed: Assessing upcoming US action against IS in Syria

Given the Washington administrations reluctance to deploy "boots on the ground" in the fight against Islamic State, one wonders what kind of a campaign we may see against Islamic State in Syria.

Sen. Kay Hagan mum on appearing with Obama at veterans event

Raleigh - North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is facing political pressure, but not from her Republican opponent. Hagan is mum on whether she will appear with Pres. Obama on Tuesday at an American Legion National Convention event in her home state.

Op-Ed: Joni Ernst involved in sexual assault cover-up under her command?

Des Moines - Republican Iowa U.S. Senate candidate, Joni Ernst, was making headway in the campaign against U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, even closing the polling gap on her opponent. For Ms. Ernst, the party may be over amid allegations over a military sexual assault case.

Op-Ed: New Libyan prime minister appointed by GNC in Tripoli

Tripoli - The outgoing Libyan parliament or General National Congress (GNC) met today and elected a new prime minister. The GNC claims to have replaced the House of Representatives.
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