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Democrats seek federal contract ban for tax-dodging corporations

Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would deny federal contracts to US companies which incorporate overseas in order to avoid paying taxes.

Jewish group calls for NRA lobbyist resignation after Nazi remark

Remarks made by a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association comparing gun control to Nazi Germany has enraged Washington's Jewish community and members are asking for his resignation.

Op-Ed: Texas logic on gay marriage would also ban marriage of minorities

Texas attorney general Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for governor this fall, says that the state's ban on gay marriage should be upheld because gay couples are allegedly not as conducive to "stable" families and child-rearing.

Op-Ed: The Islamic States' Achilles heel

The recent ban by the United Nations on oil from areas the Islamic State control in Iraq and Syria is hopefully the first step towards setting back that groups gains.

NRA's top lawyer was allegedly convicted of gun crimes in 1964

Bob Dowlut has been the general counsel for the NRA across several years. Now the man stands accused of hiding a past of violence. According to reports Dowlut murdered multiple people with a gun during his youth.

Op-Ed: President of Canadian Green Party pens pro-Israel blog entry

No one has been surprised by Canadian Conservative Prime Minister's strong support for Israel during the Gaza conflict. However, the Liberal leader's statement on the issue was hardly less supportive.

U.S. gov't surveillance undermining journalists, lawyers

Though its official mission is to thwart terrorist threats, the massive U.S. surveillance program is having a chilling effect on journalists and their sources, and lawyers and their clients, according to a report issued Monday.

Op-Ed: U.S. administration misfires on Middle East cease-fire

The Obama administration, after presiding over 5 ½ years of deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Israel, has expressed frustration over its inability to get Israel to sign on to its cease-fire proposal.

Op-Ed: Detroit's controversial water shutoff reeks of 'too big to fail'

Detroit's deep financial woes have been public for years. Many of its residents are behind on their water bills, and the city has been controversially shutting off water to some delinquent residents. But are delinquent businesses getting a free ride?

Op-Ed: USDA modernization will end up being hazardous to our health

Most people are better off not knowing how the chicken they buy at the supermarket is raised and processed. Knowing that information would make people swear off eating meat for the rest of their lives. But new regulations aren't going to improve things.

Op-Ed: The failure of New York's medical marijuana law Special

It's legislation that took nearly 20 years to get a governor's signature, instead of signing a bill to provide vast, quick access to medical cannabis, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave New Yorkers a bill that fails on so many levels.

Op-Ed: The Egyptian Connection

In light of recent speculation about plans in Turkey to send another IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) flotilla to the Gaza Strip one sees an apt opportunity to reevaluate the disastrous Mavi Marmara raid of 2010.

Op-Ed: Bill Maher — Asks GOPers for specifics of what Obama’s doing wrong

Critics of President Barack Obama love to say that he lacks leadership, that he doesn't have the respect of the world or that he isn't strong enough when it comes to foreign policy. Ask that same critic for specific examples and they come up empty.

Op-Ed: Carnage and ceasefire games in Gaza

First an Egyptian sponsored ceasefire proposal negotiated without any input from Hamas was rejected by that group. Later, last Friday, Israel rejected a proposal with input from Hamas presented to Israel by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Mayor Rob Ford apologizes for incident at Ford Fest

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made an apology on a news station for an incident that occurred at his family's annual 'Ford Fest' celebration on Friday. Members of the LGBT community were there and were harassed by other attendees.

Op-Ed: After rejecting U.N. ceasefire Saturday, Hamas backtracks Sunday

After responding to an Israeli 24 hour cease-fire with a barrage of rockets and mortars Saturday, the Hamas terrorist organization has called for a conditional ceasefire on Sunday.

Bar Russia from hosting 2018 soccer World Cup — UK Deputy PM

The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has called for Russia to be stripped of its scheduled hosting of the 2018 World Cup soccer finals.

Op-Ed: Israel accepts, HAMAS rejects, 24-hour ceasefire

The militant Palestinian terrorist group, HAMAS, rejected Israel’s latest offer to extend a humanitarian truce in Gaza by another 24 hours.

Glenn Beck may set astounding legal precedent on public figures

Glenn Beck, the famous conservative political commentator, has created the possibility of a groundbreaking legal precedent while defending himself in a defamation lawsuit.

New York's 'poor door' policy 'slammed' by public opinion

A week ago the City of New York approved a request from one of its largest real estate developers to construct a separate door, or "poor door" for residents living in affordable housing in one of the apartment complexes under construction.

Op-Ed: Lawmakers on both sides complain about 'indifferent' President

U.S. Pres. Barack Obama’s ambivalence toward Congress over the border crisis and other matters has raised the ire of Democrats and Republicans alike.

Op-Ed: Is Snowden trying to incite world against U.S., UK and Israel?

Numerous Islamic websites and a number of other independent sites have reported in the last few days that former NSA and CIA agent Edward Snowden has now allegedly revealed that British, American and Mossad worked together in training the leader of ISIS.

Israel rejects John Kerry's cease-fire plan for Gaza

Secretary of State for the US John Kerry's plan for a five day truce between Hamas and Israel, together with negotiations for a longer term settlement of outstanding issues, failed to gain support from Israel.

Members of Congress banned from Wikipedia for 10 days

Wikipedia has banned members of Congress and house staffers from posting anonymous edits for 10 days following a slew of wrongful edits.

Oregon proposes smoking ban along entire coastline

Authorities with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department have called for a ban across 362 miles of coastline. The ban would include 224 state parks as well.

Justice Department expands Americans With Disabilities Act

The Justice Department announced today that Attorney General Eric Holder has signed a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the Title III regulation for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Op-Ed: Rise of test-optional college admissions will backfire

With elite women's university Bryn Mawr College joining the ranks of "test-optional" colleges and universities, critics are split on the merits of allowing students to gain admission to universities without submitting either SAT or ACT scores.

Op-Ed: Burn it down, Mr. Obama

During the first five and a half years of his presidency – and I imagine for the 30 or so months that remain — I’ve had a difficult time supporting many of the decisions made by President Obama.

Iraq elects president and speaker but no prime minister yet

Amid continuing carnage in parts of the country, the Iraqi parliament elected Fuad Massoum, a Kurdish politician, as president, a largely ceremonial post. By tacit agreement the president will be a Kurd, the speaker, Sunni, and prime minister, Shia.

Op-Ed: New Libyan parliament to meet August 4 in Benghazi

A day late, the HIgher National Elections Commission(HNEC) of Libya has announced the official results of the second parliamentary elections since Qaddafi was ousted.

U.S. Senate Democrat John Walsh hit by charges of plagiarism

Thursday, the Democrat running for U.S. Senate from Montana made headlines from New York to Montana for allegedly lifting much of his 2007 master’s thesis from publications without adequate credit - a serious academic offense.

White House officials schedule report on Bush era torture

A Senate Committee has approved measures to declassify information related to torture during the previous Bush administration.

Ted Nugent: Indian tribe 'unclean vermin' for canceling concert

Ted Nugent was fired by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe for an upcoming Aug 4 concert performance in the northwest Idaho city of Worley at its casino. The reason given for the firing was the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks" directed at President Obama.

Ted Cruz claims FAA flight ban is 'economic boycott of Israel'

Texas Republican Ted Cruz attacked the Obama administration on Wednesday, claiming the FAA flight ban to Israel was politically motivated.

Quinnipiac: Florida poll shows Hillary romps; Rubio and Bush down

Quinnipiac University released its latest poll from the swing state of Florida, which has been in focus on the national political scene since the 2000 presidential debacle. The survey shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton far ahead of Democrats.

John Dingell adds a little humor to his Twitter feed

John Dingell, who is the longest serving member of the US House of Representatives, seems to take a humorous approach to his recent tweets resulting in a surge of traffic around his social media presence.

Op-Ed: Marco Rubio hurts 2016 chances by being intolerant on intolerance

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claims that there is rising intolerance against religious conservatives. His attempt to portray religious and social conservatives as victims will come back to haunt him.

Op-Ed: NRA opposes Rep. Robin Kelly on outlawing marketing guns to kids

The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its monopoly on the "final word" on guns and the Second Amendment, coming to an end thanks to Rep. Robin Kelly's emergence on the national stage as an articulate national spokesperson for "common sense" gun reform.

Op-Ed: Gaza cease-fire terms may weaken Hamas empower Abbas

The US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in particular would like to see the Palestinian Authority under President Mahmoud Abbas take over control in the Gaza Strip replacing Hamas.

Can Rob Ford win? Poll has Ford tied for lead in race for Mayor

A new poll conducted in Toronto on Monday, July 21, has Mayor Rob Ford in a statistical tie with his two top rivals in the mayoral race. Toronto's municipal election doesn't go until October 27 but these results suggest the embattled Ford has a chance.
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