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CBS released a preview clip of President Obama‘s 60 Minutes interview tonight in which the president acknowledges his failures in shaping public opinion about his policies. Steve Kroft starts out the exchange by telling Obama, “You didn’t change Washington.” Obama immediately took issue with that and said he was able to change things that was …

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Just hours after NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden urged President Obama to “save [Chelsea Manning’s] life by granting her clemency,” Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange says he will agree to be extradited to the United States if the president grants clemency to the former US soldier Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a 35-year sentence for leaking …

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After all the failed policies Obama has pushed on the unsuspecting American people, probably the biggest piece of sh*t is Obamacare. It was pushed through with members of Congress under duress, some of them even bribed, and who could forget Nancy Pelosi’s famous words, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can …

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Washington — Confirming once again that war, to those who are sent to fight them, is absolute hell, newly released Pentagon statistics show that suicide — not combat — is the leading killer of US troops deployed to the Middle East. According to a report in USA Today this week, of the 31 troops who …

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Russian President Vladimir Putin broke with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov — who had earlier vowed to expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to the same move by the Obama administration — announcing Russia would not stoop to unilateral pettiness displayed by outgoing American leadership, stating: “We reserve the right to retaliate, but we will not …

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Anti-Russia and disinformation hysteria has reached new heights, and — after the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S., among other retributions for an ostensively hacked election — the Washington Post continued its foray into Fake News with an article suggesting Kremlin actors hacked the electrical grid in Vermont. Perhaps …

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8-Year-old Joe Maldonado, who was born Jodi, used to belong to Pack 87 in Secaucus, New Jersey. That changed, though. He got kicked out of the Boy Scouts because parents complained that he’s transgender, mother Kristie said. The other scouts were fine with it. Their moms and dads apparently weren’t, though. “Not one of the …

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As the largest police force in the country, the NYPD has long prided itself on being one of the most diverse departments in the United States. Not only are there about 900 Muslim Americans that serve and are allowed to wear headscarves under a religious exemption, but now accommodations are being made for Sikh officers. On …

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Since Election Day, one of the favorite pastimes of the media has been to catch a glimpse of the person who was expected to be our President-elect. Following her shocking loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has largely stayed out of the public eye, making only a handful of appearances, such as Harry Reid’s portrait …

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Belgium — Yves Chandelon, NATO Auditor General, was found dead — by gunshot to the head — in the Belgian city of Andenne last Friday. Authorities are calling the death a suicide, but Chandelon’s family is reportedly vehemently disputing that assessment. Although information remains scarce, there are troubling details suggesting Chandelon indeed might not have …

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According to the albeit dubious Washington Post, the Obama administration will soon announce retaliatory measures against Russia for the putative role it played installing Donald Trump in the White House. Once again citing unnamed “U.S. officials,” the Post reports the punitive moves “are expected to include covert action that will probably involve cyber-operations,” and the …

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As the death toll continues to rise in Chicago every year, an after Christmas bloodbath shouldn’t be too surprising. Most of the killings were done by gang members that were going after other gangs as they gathered for Christmas. The death toll reached a staggering total of 750 people killed with a firearm this year alone. …

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Honolulu’s Café 8 ½ is still getting rave reviews on Yelp even AFTER they banned Trump supporters. The bright yellow, handmade sign posted on the restaurant’s front glass door declares: “If you voted for Trump you cannot eat here! No Nazis.” However, reactions to the small mom-and-pop restaurant’s new ‘policy’ barring pro-Trump patrons has been …

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Germany — In response to putative chaos in the U.S. election putatively caused by “fake news” and Russian hackers — for which no evidence has yet surfaced — Germany plans to create a center of defense against disinformation in advance of its elections next year. Der Spiegel reports the Federal Press Office in the Chancellery …

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During Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign, he touted his financial independence, stating that he would not be owned by donors or special interests the way establishment politicians might be. While it remains to be seen whether Trump’s policies in office will be influenced by his backers, he has been giving them significant access since his election, and …

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With just one month left until Donald Trump is sworn in as President, immigration advocates are reportedly pressing outgoing President Barack Obama, to test some unique legal theories in the hopes of saving upwards of 200,000 immigrants with criminal records from possible deportation. In essence, immigration advocates are arguing that President Obama can achieve this goal by using his …

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After more than a year of provocation and saber rattling, the very real threat of an armed conflict with China is coming to fruition. While Americans opened presents during the holidays, the Chinese government began flexing its military might in the Eastern Pacific — up to, and including, talk of putting its carrier fleet off …

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