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Larry Clifton

Digital Journalist based in Tampa Bay area, Florida, United States. Joined on Sep 8, 2008
Expertise in Government, Politics, Health


Op-Ed: Massachusetts awards Chinese $566.6 million contract

Boston - While the Obama administration scrambles to block U.S. companies from headquartering abroad to save in taxes, the state of Massachusetts just granted a $566.6 million subway contract to a Chinese company.

Coalition weapons drop may have been recovered by ISIS

Islamic State fighters Near the Syria/Iraq border may have seized a cache of weapons dropped by U.S.- led coalition forces meant for Kurdish militiamen.

Radicalized militant attacks Canadian soldiers, kills one

Quebec - *updated 9 a.m. 10/22* Monday, two Canadian soldiers were ran down, and one killed, by a car driven by a radicalized militant. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney labelled the attack a "terrible act of violence against our country."

Op-Ed: Feminist Tina Brown says Obama making women feel 'unsafe'

Washington - Tina Brown, leading American feminist, founder and former editor of the Daily Beast and former editor for Newsweek, who currently heads up Tina Brown Live Media, slammed Pres. Barack Obama Monday on the MSNBC “Morning Joe” program.

Op-Ed: Most watched projection models show Republicans winning Senate

Washington - U.S. Pres. Barack Obama couldn't even hold the attention of those in attendance as he campaigned for Maryland Gubernatorial Democrat candidate Lt. Governor Anthony Brown at an Early Vote Rally at Dr. Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, Md.

VP Joe Biden's son booted from Navy over cocaine

Washington - 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.

Michael Dukakis testifies for friend of Boston Marathon bomber

Boston - Two-time Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis testified Thursday in defense of Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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

Denver - 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.

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

Washington - 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.

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

Washington - 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.

Democrats join Republicans calling for Ebola flight bans

Washington - U.S. Pres. Barack Obama has steadfastly refused to ban flights from Ebola ravaged countries in Africa in spite of Americans' growing fears that the contagious and deadly disease could spread across the country.

Huge NYT/CBS News/YouGov poll boosts Republicans

Washington - With midterm elections bearing down, most polls continue to suggest Republicans will maintain control of the House of Representatives and take control of the U.S. Senate.

Op-Ed: German singer could summon extraterrestrials with song

She says it’s originally from Mongolia and called Sygyt, but Anna-Maria Hefele’s singing style is out of this world. George Lucas surely would have cast Hefele, who hails from Germany, in the Star Wars bar scene had she been around at the time.

Study: Minimal exercise increases memory by 10 percent

New Haven - Some folks are at peace with that extra 30 pounds they lug around each day - after all, exercise is hard work and causes one to sweat.

U.S. factory orders plunged in August

Washington - Factory orders, a traditional catalyst for economic growth, plunged in August to the lowest level ever recorded. The fundamental drop in factory production was led by a steep decline in orders for U.S. manufactured commercial aircraft.

Op-Ed: Western Media blasted Israel over casualties; mostly quiet now

During the recent Hamas/Israeli conflict, Western media criticized, condemned and generally lynched the Israeli military for its lopsided victory against Hamas.

Republican Joni Ernst pulls ahead in Iowa senate race

Des Moines - The battleground state of Iowa, where Republicans are trying to flip retiring Democrat Sen. Tom Harkin’s seat, has turned pink, according to a new poll.

Scott Brown in 48-48 tie with incumbent Jeanne Shaheen

Concord - If Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown can pull it off, a win against incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Sheehan would provide a cushion for Republicans as they attempt to take control of the U.S. Senate in November.

Real costs of Obamacare to hit Democrats hard in 2016

Washington - The White House and other Obamacare enthusiasts believe Americans have learned to love the "Affordable Care Act" imposed by Democrats in December 2010. Unfortunately, for them, Democrats running for office in 2014 are not feeling the love.

Liberal U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders tests waters for 2016

Washington - Liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders, 73, one of two Independents in the U.S. Senate who caucuses with Democrats, is exploring a 2016 run for the presidency. Saunders, a socialist, is undecided whether he would run as a Democrat or Independent.
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