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U.S. troops staying in Syria, Iraq indefinitely

U.S. troops aren’t going to be leaving Syria or Iraq anytime soon. Undersecretary of Defense David Trachtenberg sent a letter to Virginia Senator Tim Kaine late last month confirming American forces would be in the two countries indefinitely. The Pentagon believes the authorization of use …

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School Resource Officer who stood outside during shooting thought he did a good job

School Resource Officer Scot Peterson apparently thought he did a good job at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. Peterson is the armed Sheriff’s Deputy who stood outside the school while the shooting was taking place inside. From the NY Post: School resource officer Scot Peterson, …

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New study uncovers the silent bias in our vocabulary

This is something likely many of us knew intuitively. But now the Gallup people have done some polling research and come up with an interesting discovery. We’re coming up on that time of year when both “colleges and universities” and “higher education” will be sending …

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That CNN “scripted town hall” question just became more complicated

On Thursday morning I wrote about the mess that erupted over CNN’s Florida town hall following the school shooting there and the claims by one of the students, Colton Haab, that CNN had “scripted” the questions and wouldn’t allow him to say what he wanted. …

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Actually, there were four police officers waiting outside the school

It just keeps getting worse and worse. CNN reports it wasn’t just Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson who waited outside during the shooting, apparently, the first three officers to arrive on scene joined him in waiting outside, hiding behind their cars with their guns drawn: When Coral …

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How many millions can you fork over to super PACs this year?

It’s 256 days and several hundred million dollars until midterm elections on Nov. 6. This far out, money is the political currency of elections. Dollars are the votes. And the bucks are flowing into the political struggle, especially for fearful Republicans, in a desperate bid …

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Catholic bishop denies Senator Durbin communion until he repents

A Catholic bishop in Senator Dick Durbin’s Illinois diocese has issued a statement that Durbin will be denied communion until he repents for his sin of blocking a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.  Finally, a pro-abortion Democrat is being held accountable for …

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Here’s the warning a tipster gave the FBI about Nikolas Cruz prior to the shooting

The Wall Street Journal has published an account of the call the FBI received on January 5, 2018, warning that Nikolas Cruz was becoming a danger to others. The language of the call makes it crystal clear that Cruz seemed like someone who might go on …

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The dicey “age restriction” for semi-automatic rifles idea

The big “thought balloon” being considered by several people, and endorsed by President Donald Trump, is a new age restriction on semi-automatic rifles. AP has already provided a roundup of the idea, while also positing it was Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump who are really …

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Failed special election candidate Jon Ossoff will not run for Congress again

Remember Jon Ossoff? He’s the progressive candidate who ran in last year’s special election for Georgia’s 6th district seat. That election was hyped for months as a possible turning point for the Democratic party heading into 2018. Money poured in from around the country turning the …

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