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Democrat John Bel Edwards declared winner in runoff election for La. governor

Democratic Louisiana State Representative John Bel Edwards was declared the winner Saturday in the runoff election for the state’s governorship, the Associated Press reported. … Read entire article »

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Charities chafe at IRS proposal to collect donors’ Social Security numbers

The IRS once again has stirred the ire of nonprofit groups, this time with a proposal organizations say could someday require them to collect and hand over the Social Security numbers of their donors. … Read entire article »

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Clinton says she knew American killed in Mali terror attack

Daniel Chaitin Hillary Clinton expressed her condolences to the family of the American citizen killed during a terrorist attack at a hotel in Mali on Friday. In a statement released Saturday, the Democratic presidential candidate said aid worker Anita Datar was “a bright light who gave help and hope to people in need around the world, especially women and families. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Sanders: Police can resemble an ‘invading army,’ ‘Iraq’

Curt Mills Bernie Sanders passionately opined on the subject of criminal justice reform Saturday, citing the slayings of unarmed black men nationwide by police, and calling for “a set of new rules on the allowable use of force,” adding, “lethal force must be the last resort, not the first resort. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Report: Canada to accept up to 900 refugees a day

Daniel Chaitin Canada will soon make a major move to resettle Syrian refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East. The country will accept up to 900 Syrian refugees a day, reaching up to 6,300 per week, according to local media. The refugees will fly out of Jordan as early as Dec. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Clinton: GOP should ‘just get out of the way’

Curt Mills Hillary Clinton, who listed “Republicans” as her enemy in the first Democratic debate, wasted no time laying into her longtime foil at Saturday’s North Charleston, S.C., “Jamboree. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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White House candidates with ties to American killed in Mali express sympathies

White House candidates with ties to the American woman killed in the Mali terror attacks expressed their sympathies and praised her efforts to help others around the world. … Read entire article »

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Trump: Kerry is a loser

Daniel Chaitin Donald Trump knows a lot of words, and he’s got a new one in particular to describe Secretary of State John Kerry: “loser. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Clinton, U.S. leaders mark 20 years since Dayton peace accord

Jacqueline Klimas Lawmakers are working to improve the economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina as they recognize 20 years since the Dayton Accord ended the Bosnian War on Sunday. Sens. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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New ad touts Carson’s ability to ‘inspire life’

Daniel Chaitin An ad released Friday by Ben Carson’s campaign tells the story of a woman who credits the former pediatric neurosurgeon with saving her pregnancy. The 60 second ad, titled “Isabella,” features Christy Wood, who got pregnant at the age of 40, and five months in found out her daughter had Dandy-Walker Syndrom, a congenital brain malformation that results in physical and mental disabilities. After speaking with a handful of neurologists who gave her varying opinions on whether to keep the baby, Wood called Ben Carson. Text in the ad explains that Carson provided a review free of charge, as Wood says her insurance would not… examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Trump goes to war with de Blasio, Jindal

Curt Mills Fresh off declaring himself the “Ernest Hemingway of 140 characters,” Donald Trump was at it again Saturday, laying into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Trump on if U.S. should declare war on ISIS: Why not?

Jacqueline Klimas Donald Trump said the U.S. should declare war on the Islamic State, following in the footsteps of French President Francois Hollande after the terrorist attacks in Paris. “I think so, why not? examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Obama a ‘hypocrite’ for rejecting Keystone, says labor leader

Daniel Chaitin A labor union leader called President Obama a “hypocrite” for refusing to green-light the Keystone XL pipeline project. Sean McGarvey, president of the North America’s Building Trades Unions, said the president joined “radical environmentalists” and turned his back on labor groups, which largely back Democrats, when his administration rejected the 1,187-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast. The company looking to build the pipeline, TransCanada, had applied for a permit with the State Department seven years ago and was denied by the administration on Nov. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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WATCH: Clinton champions Obamacare in new ads

Curt Mills Hillary Clinton is proudly running on her association with Obamacare and her longstanding efforts to pass healthcare reform. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Republicans call for American leadership against ISIS

Jacqueline Klimas Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., said Saturday that the administration must develop a strategy to defeat the Islamic State, which has demonstrated in a string of violence over the past week its ability to conduct deadly attacks outside of the Middle East. McSally, a former fighter pilot who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said other countries are stepping up their missions against the Islamic State after last week’s attacks in Paris and the revelation that a bomb brought down a Russian airliner earlier this year. “France and Russia have shown resolve in response, but the world is waiting for America’s resolve and… examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Biden: ‘Refugees face most rigorous screening’ of anyone

Curt Mills Vice President Joe Biden stood in for the president in the first weekly radio address since the Nov. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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Terrorists Strike Again, But This Time, It’s Probably al-Qaeda, Not ISIS

Hard on the heels of attacks in Beirut and Paris, terrorists have struck again. This time, an unconfirmed number of gunmen stormed the upscale Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, capital of the West African country of Mali. Details are murky and likely to change in the hours and days ahead, but what is clear is that the attack represents a significant broadening of the war Mali is fighting against an array of militant and Islamic terrorist groups in the country. For decades the Malian government has struggled to assert control over stretches of its vast north. The Malian instability historically has stemmed from periodic rebellions by the Tuareg tribe that inhabits much of the north and parts of neighboring countries. They are fighting for a Tuareg state. International Islamic terrorist organizations have become increasingly … Read entire article »

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Bernie Sanders Is a Socialist and So Are You By Ted Rall

When it comes to politics, Americans are idiots.        … Read entire article »

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What They Told Us: Reviewing Last Week’s Key Polls

President Obama is at odds with the American people again this week. … Read entire article »

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Obama reacts to terror attacks in Mali

Anna Giaritelli President Obama said Saturday attacks at a Mali hotel that killed 20 people, including an American, serve as a reminder of the “scourge of terrorism” that threatens the world. “Like the heinous attacks we saw in Paris, and attacks we see all too often elsewhere, this is another awful reminder that the scourge of terrorism threatens so many of our nations,” Obama said at the ASEAN Business & Investment Summit in Malaysia, according to the White House Press Office. The shootings came exactly one week after Islamic State attackers killed 130 people in Paris. examinerpolitics.com … Read entire article »

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