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Op-Ed: Sanders and Clinton try to get on same page for November

Washington - News that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic Party nominee for the White House in November, and primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders would meet Tuesday to discuss the future raises the question of what took so long.

Sirhan Sirhan denied parole for 1968 slaying of Robert Kennedy

San Diego - Jordanian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan might not have fired the shot that killed U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-New York) in a Los Angeles hotel on the night of the 1968 California presidential primary.

Bill Clinton makes quiet trip to Colorado to help wife's campaign

Denver - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made an under-the-radar trip to Denver last week to rally support for his wife's campaign before the Colorado caucuses on March 1.

Demographics key to GOP resurgence in California Special

Sacramento - As Californians prepare to go to the polls, the Democrats will once again rule the state, but with anger towards big government and the GOP concentrating on demographics, the Democratic dominance could soon be ending.

Noam Chomsky's statement on the Wall Street protests

To anyone who knows of Noam Chomsky’s background, it should come to no surprise that he has sent a “strong message of support to the activists at the Occupy Wall Street movement.”

Democrats pick Charlotte, NC as 2012 National Convention site

Charlotte - Members of the National Democratic Committee received word via email this morning, sent by First Lady Michelle Obama, of the location for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Op-Ed: Africa hosts World Cup amidst devastating poverty

The hosting of a World Cup in a continent whose people have suffered – and continue to endure – indescribable privations in the modern era may come to be regarded as one of the great postmodern illusions.

Op-Ed: Democracy, Health Care Reform, and the Color of Unicorns

Birthers, deathers, and angry town hallers---is the debate over health care reform displaying American democracy in action?

Op-Ed: Let’s Cut the Fanaticism and Put an End to Trash-Talking Politics

Well, people are being shot on the streets (and in the trees) for supporting Obama. We’re all being flooded with negative attack ads. And we’re all fiending for screw-ups (myself included). But we have to stop it right now.

It's the Economy Again, Stupid

Early data from exit polling, conducted for the Associated Press, of today's South Carolina Democratic Primary is in.. While who people voted for won't be released till all polls are closed, why people are voting is just as interesting.

The Hidden Cost of Free Congressional Trips to Israel

The former Democratic Senator for South Dakota exposes the Israeli lobby's far reaching tentacle-like grip on the American congress.

Murtha to Block Bush's Troop Surge by Limiting Funds

Democratic Representative John Murtha, chairman of a House subcommittee on defense spending, said he will try to block the increase of U.S. forces in Iraq and force the closing of a military prison in Guantanamo Bay by withholding funds.

DNC chooses Denver to host 2008 convention

Denver has been chosen by the Democratic National Convention (DNC) as the city where the 2008 national convention will be hosted, the committee announced today.

Chris Hedges : The Christian right is a "deeply anti-democratic movement"

Chris Hedges says,” The Christian right is a "deeply anti-democratic movement" that gains force by exploiting Americans' fears.”

Clinton vs Obama: the battle that could shatter her dreams

"In the murky world of Hillary Clinton's undeclared run for the White House, official denials and bland statements are ubiquitous." Last week her campaign moved rapidly into high gear, spurred into action by the meteoric rise of Barack Obama.

Ecuador's Correa claims victory

Ecuador's presidential candidate Rafael Correa's political movement has claimed victory in Sunday's run-off election.
 

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SHAKE: Hillary Clinton presses the flesh at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in August 2015.
SHAKE: Hillary Clinton presses the flesh at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines in August 2015.
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Map showing the provinces of the vast Central African nation of the DRC.
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