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Pakistani Students Face Expulsion and Worse For Pro-Israel Display

After a firestorm of criticism, authorities at the prestigious International Islamic University of Pakistan empaneled a special disciplinary committee to “investigate” and punish the students behind a booth that promoted Israeli culture at a recent international student fair held at the university’s Faisal Mosque. Show More Summary

Southern Shockwave: Mary Landrieu Blames Obama's Unpopularity on Racism

In comments sure to cascade into regional races across the South, embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday that Southern racism is to blame for President Barack Obama's unpopularity. "Why does President Obama have a hard time in Louisiana?" asked Todd. Show More Summary

'Stop the Violence' Activists Attack Ex-Roommate

Two "Stop the Violence" organizers in Washington, Pennsylvania, allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition. Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused...Show More Summary

Leading Hispanic Civil Rights Group To Fox News: Encouraging Americans To Vote Is Not "Voter Fraud"

National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a leading Hispanic civil rights group, issued a statement responding to Fox News' baseless claim that the organization had encouraged voter fraud. After NCLR retweeted a link to an October 27 article...Show More Summary

DESPITE DEMOCRATS’ FONDEST HOPES, Texas Isn’t Turning Purple. “There’s a perception that Wendy …

DESPITE DEMOCRATS’ FONDEST HOPES, Texas Isn’t Turning Purple. “There’s a perception that Wendy Davis is pro-abortion, and that’s hard to overcome with us Latinos.”

3.5 percent third-quarter growth in GDP exceeds economists' consensus

Growth of real (inflation-adjusted) U.S. gross domestic product for the third quarter outpaced the consensus of analysts. The Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis announced Thursday that, on a seasonally adjusted, annualized...Show More Summary

YEAH, BIG DEAL — IN NEW YORK CITY, WOMEN ARE BEING SPOKEN TO WITHOUT PERMISSION! ‘Treated like cat…

YEAH, BIG DEAL — IN NEW YORK CITY, WOMEN ARE BEING SPOKEN TO WITHOUT PERMISSION! ‘Treated like cattle’: Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS.

Jeb Bush Tests Campaign Theme By Blasting Clinton

As Jeb Bush hits the campaign trail for Republican candidates, it appears as though he’s trying some language that would resonate in a presidential campaign. Attacking Hillary Clinton seems like a clue as to his 2016 intentions. Speaking in Colorado on Wednesday, Bush took a jab at Clinton for her remarks last week – which she [...]

Landrieu: South Not Always ‘Friendliest Place for African-Americans'

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) blamed the president’s lack of popularity in the South in part on the fact that “the South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans” during an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd. “I'll be very, very honest with you. Show More Summary

Conservative Group: IRS, Jeanne Shaheen Hiding Communications They Had About Targeting Us

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — A conservative group targeted by the IRS here is filing a lawsuit in federal court to force the tax agency, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) to comply with open records laws requests regarding communications the Democrats had with the IRS about targeting them. Show More Summary

CNN Is Now Just Like the National Inquirer

Earlier today I was idly flipping channels on the TV and came upon a CNN chryon informing me breathlessly that Chuck Hagel had just "blasted" President Obama's Syria policy. Unfortunately, I came in at the end of the segment, so I didn't get to find out just what kind of blasting Hagel had done. Show More Summary

Survivors of ISIS Massacres Tell Harrowing Stories of Terrorism

Iraqis fortunate enough to have survived the wrath of the Islamic State in northern Iraq as the terrorist group took control of Mosul and its surrounding areas have begun to tell their stories. Children, mothers, husbands, and clergy lost all in their flight to freedom. Show More Summary

Fox's Bill O'Reilly: "The White Republican Power Structure Is Afraid Of Black Americans"

From the October 30 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: O'Reilly Denies White Privilege Benefit From Growing Up In Whites-Only Levittown Bill O'Reilly's "Moral Instruction For Black People": Michael Brown Edition Bill O'Reilly's Attacks On Black Culture

T Minus 4: GOP Fights to Escape 'Margin of Fraud'

With less than a week until the midterm elections, Republicans maintain pole-position in enough races to gain control of the Senate. They hold slim leads in a number of high-profile governor races and are within striking distance of capturing the top office in a handful of deep-blue states. Show More Summary

Gang of Eight Republicans Discourage Obama Against Executive Amnesty

Three of the Republicans who worked to push comprehensive immigration reform through the Senate last year are calling on President Obama to refrain from taking executive action on immigration reform. In a letter to Obama Thursday, Sens. Show More Summary

Writer fired for calling Mike Brown an animal who needed to be put down

Sometimes in life you get a second chance for mistakes you make. When Don Surber, editorial columnist for Charleston's Daily Mail, called Mike Brown an "animal" who deserved to "be put down," and referred to protestors as "packs of racists,"...Show More Summary

O’Keefe Hoist by his own Petard?

Had the case NOT been filed, it is doubtful that the documents in question would have become public knowledge AND have established that Wisconsin Club for Growth spent ALL its money on political activity, which is prohibited by federal law. Continue reading ?

National Journal: Scott Brown Has Chance to Win Thanks to 'Nationalized' Campaign

From National Journal: In the last month, Scott Brown has transformed the New Hampshire Senate race into an unexpected, nail-biting contest. The state's unique sensitivity to nationalized politics, and its proclivity to ride the wave, is at the core of his success. Show More Summary

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