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It does not appear to matter what befalls Rob Ford, he seems incapable of staying away from controversy; indeed, not even his grave illness can stop him from making headlines. This time it was Ford's repeated failure to comply with election rules.

Op-Ed: Libyan government declares war on Islamists

The Islamist-dominated militias who control Tripoli and Benghazi, convened the General National Congress(GNC), which appointed a prime minister who formed a government, but the internationally recognized elected government is in Tobruk in eastern Libya

Op-Ed: A confederacy of homophobes

With federal courts knocking down same-sex marriage bans in Arizona and Alaska, the practice is now legal in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Appeals of the ban are pending in all 12 states still prohibiting it.

Pres. Obama to seek extra funding as he continues Ebola fight

With the U.S. mid-term elections a scant two weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama is busy seeking solutions to the Ebola virus scare. Bloomberg News reported the president will do so, at least in part, by asking Congress for more funding to fight the disease.

Justin Trudeau memoir had no ghostwriter: 'I wrote this book'

The Justin Trudeau memoir 'Common Ground' is days from publication and if Canadians were wondering if the leader of the Liberal Party used a ghost writer — he is, after all, a busy man — the answer came in an interview published today.

Op-Ed: Realpolitik continues to permeate Washington's Syria policy

One of the primary reasons that the U.S. administration is prioritizing Iraq in its campaign against Islamic State (IS) is because a form of realpolitik still largely dominates its policy towards the Syria situation.

Op-Ed: Ebolabama the latest problem of Barack Obama

With all the attacks on President Barack Obama over Ebola it needs to be remembered that the disease has been known to exist since 1976.

Op-Ed: Yemen Al-Qaeda group supports the Islamic State

The Islamic State (IS) has been disowned by Al-Qaeda for not following orders. The Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front is now recognized as the official representative of Al Qaeda in Syria.

Op-Ed: Assisted suicide is a right we should support

The Supreme Court of Canada has begun hearing the case to legalize assisted suicide. It is a continuation of a case decided by the Court decades ago where they made the wrong choice. Canada's sick and dying should be given the right to die peacefully.

Op-Ed: Harper government to give spy agency more powers

The Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper has announced that it will increase the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service(CSIS) the main spy agency in Canada.

Arizona same-sex marriage legal, couples can marry immediately

The Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the law that prohibits same-sex marriages was unconstitutional. Same-sex couples in Arizona can legally marry effective immediately.

VP Joe Biden's son booted from Navy over cocaine

It was one of the best-kept secrets inside the Washington DC Beltway. Reports surfaced Thursday that VP Joe Biden’s 44-year-old son, Hunter Biden, who joined the Navy reserves in 2013, has been discharged after testing positive for cocaine.

Mayor Rob Ford victim of breach of privacy at Toronto hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, where Rob Ford is being treated for a rare form of cancer, has admitted that the mayor's privacy was breached there. Two employees, the hospital said, accessed his personal health records.

Report: U.S. concealed discovery of Saddam's chemical weapons

The Rumsfeld-era Pentagon concealed the discovery of old but dangerous chemical weapons stockpiled by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces, even after US troops were repeatedly exposed to and sickened by the deadly nerve and blister agents.

Op-Ed: Bruce Braley suddenly snags support of independent voters in Iowa

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley has positively reversed course in his race against Republican Iowa state senator Joni Ernst, gaining increasing support from two important voting groups in Iowa: independents and women, according to the a Quinnipiac University poll.

Poll: Republican Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall by 4 points

Just 20 days before voters decide which political party will control the U.S. Senate, Republican Cory Gardner leads Colorado’s incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall by four points, according to a new CNN/ORC poll published Wednesday.

Tory welfare minister says disabled 'not worth the full wage'

The UK opposition Labour Party is urging a welfare minister to resign, after comments made at a Conservative Party fringe meeting suggested disabled people could be paid less than the minimum wage.

Nicola Sturgeon elected SNP leader unopposed

Nicola Sturgeon is to replace Alex Salmond as leader of the Scottish National Party, it has been confirmed, paving the way for her to become Scotland's first female First Minister.

No delay for health-care rule in California

Home health-care workers in California will be eligible for overtime and minimum wage pay on January 1, 2015. The Obama administration has delayed the enforcement of the new rule for six months, nationwide.

Conflict between Turkey and PKK Kurds heats up

Kurds in Turkey are already outraged that Turkey has done nothing to stop the Islamic State advance into the Kurdish border town of Kobane. Kurds wanting to cross over to join the battle have also been prevented from doing so.

Op-Ed: Democrats stop running TV ads for Alison Lundergan-Grimes

When do 2014 Democratic Senate candidates realize the Democratic Party has pulled the rug out from under them? Alison Lundergan-Grimes might say when the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) stops running TV ads on her behalf.

Op-Ed: Libyan clashes continues as UN seeks a ceasefire agreement

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon made a surprise trip to Libya to Tripoli in support of an ongoing reconciliation process. Libya has two separate governments, one in Tripoli, and the elected internationally-recognized one in Tobruk.

Mrs Clooney to fight for return of Greek monuments from Britain

Newly-wed Mrs Clooney, formerly Amal Alamuddin, has flown into Greece to help the nation try and claim back the Parthenon marbles from Britain.

Lundergan-Grimes refuses to say who she voted for, again

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, wouldn't answer a simple question during their Monday night debate. Her non-response went viral.

Op-Ed: New Saudi legislation classifies atheists as terrorists

Human Rights Watch reports that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia has introduced new legislation to deal with terrorism that includes as terrorists not just members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic State but atheists.

Charlo Greene: The time is now for Alaska to legalize cannabis Special

In the upcoming mid term elections, Alaska is one of two states, along with Oregon to have marijuana legalization on the ballot. Pro pot activists in Alaska are working hard in the hopes of becoming another state that has legal marijuana.

Op-Ed: Conservative alternatives to Obamacare that just might be better

Republicans and Tea Party members don't care about people. Obamacare proves President Obama does care. Liberals tell you these things. There are conservative alternatives which might be better and do show compassion, however, maybe more compassion.

Trial raises questions over Navy's order for silencers

What started out as an investigation into an alleged contract fraud scheme by a U.S. Navy directorate involving untraceable rifle silencers has raised questions about whether they were part of a secret mission or rogue operation.

Op-Ed: Krugman: Obama 'most consequential president in American history'

Paul Krugman, a professor at Princeton and the winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2008, is saying nice things about President Barack Obama and his presidency. This is the same Krugman that once said he was "skeptical" of Obama succeeding.

Chukchansi casino shut down as tribal leaders resort to force

After an armed altercation on Thursday forced the closure of the Chukchansi casino in Coarsegold, Calif. members of both factions remain holed up in the casino. The armed confrontation resulted in no serious injuries and no arrests have been made.

Op-Ed: ISIS and Ebola — Could international extremists spell disaster?

Despite the West launching an air war against ISIS, the terrorist organization is still on the offensive. Even worse, it remains popular with foreign extremists. Could porous borders lead to west Africa extremists bringing Ebola samples to ISIS?

Op-Ed: $486 million worth of aircraft sold for scrap by Defense Dept.

Close to half-a-billion dollars worth of aircraft bought with U.S. taxpayers money has been destroyed and sold for scrap at six-cents a pound, or $32,000. With a half-trillion dollar budget, the DOD considers a half-billion dollars pocket change.

Op-Ed: Obama being pushed to send ground troops to Iraq

For several weeks now there has been an apparent tension between Obama and some US generals with respect to the role of "boots on the ground" in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq.

Op-Ed: ISIS. Do we really know what we are doing? Special

Much is being made of attempts to destroy ISIS but the question needs to be asked, will the current strategy work or will it lead to increased chaos in the Middle East?

Egyptian court adjourns trial of 23 activists

The Egyptian government has imprisoned thousands simply for taking part in protests not authorized by the government. The trial of the activists will resume on October 16.

Poll shows Petro Poroshenko poised to win Ukrainian Presidency

New elections in the Ukraine are set for October 26. The bloc that supports President Petro Poroshenko appears to be heading for a big win according to a new poll by the GfK research group on Friday.

Op-Ed: U.S. coalition risks being unwitting accomplice in Syrian carnage

In Syria lack of a long-term strategy will eventually make the United States and its coalition allies unwitting accomplices in that country's destruction.

Nova Scotia apologizes to residents of Home for Colored Children

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil offered a formal apology today on behalf of the province to those who suffered abuse and neglect at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Op-Ed: Free college to foreign students? Germany challenges, leads world

Germany made the news recently for doing away with remaining college tuition fees and returning to a true state of free higher education...and now it is offering this tuition-free higher education to international students as well. Will the world follow?

UKIP deliver 'earthquake' with first elected Member of Parliament

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has gained its first elected Member of Parliament, with Tory-defector Douglas Carswell romping home with a 12,000-plus majority at the Clacton by-election.

Op-Ed: Kurdish 'terrorists' defending Kobane inspired by US anarchist

You would never know from most mainstream news reports that the Kurds defending the Syrian border city of Kobane from the Islamic Front advance are part of the Kurdistan Worker's party or PKK widely regarded as a terrorist organization.


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