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Cuba Welcomes Removal From U.S. List Of States Sponsoring Terrorism

Cuba Welcomes Removal From U.S. List Of States Sponsoring Terrorism

April 24, 2015


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By Tracy Wilkinson Los Angeles Times (TNS) PANAMA CITY — Cuba welcomed President Barack Obama’s decision to remove the island nation from the list of states that sponsor terrorism — a list on which “Cuba never should have been included,” a senior Cuban official said. Josefina Vidal, head of...

In Wake Of Shootings, Congressmen Want More Oversight Of Border Patrol

In Wake Of Shootings, Congressmen Want More Oversight Of Border Patrol

March 25, 2014


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By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A wave of fatal shootings of unarmed civilians by Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico line has drawn bipartisan scrutiny to the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency. As attention increases on the deaths o...

For Farmers, Decisions From New Farm Bill Will Be Taxing

For Farmers, Decisions From New Farm Bill Will Be Taxing

February 23, 2014


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By Chris Adams McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — All the jawboning about the big farm bill was over two weeks ago, when Congress finally passed the $956 billion package. But for America’s farmers, the decisions are just beginning. And they could get complicated. “The trick...

Washington State Gets Leading Role In Clash Over Minimum Wage

Washington State Gets Leading Role In Clash Over Minimum Wage

February 22, 2014


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By Rob Hotakainen McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — A bidding war of sorts has broken out in Washington state, where politicians are scrambling to raise the state’s minimum wage of $9.32, already the highest in the nation. Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who went to the White H...

With Voters Still Skeptical, Dozens Of Democrats Inch Away From Obamacare

With Voters Still Skeptical, Dozens Of Democrats Inch Away From Obamacare

February 20, 2014


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By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Mark Kentley is the kind of voter who will help decide the short-term political verdict on the new health care law known as Obamacare. A 27-year-old who studies business administration while working at the College of t...

Clay Aiken Just The Newest In Long Line Of Celebs Jumping To Politics

Clay Aiken Just The Newest In Long Line Of Celebs Jumping To Politics

February 6, 2014


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Clay Aiken just the newest in long line of celebs jumping to politics By Sean Cockerham McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — At a closed-door meeting once in Boise, Idaho, a group of Republican governors quizzed actor-turned-aspiring-politico Arnold Schwarzenegger on the secret of rai...

The Big Debate in Church and State

Quinn Kelly, Shift Editor

September 13, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Politics and religion are two of the touchiest subjects today. Talking about either one can end in arguments and, dare I say, hurt feelings. Not talking about it though will just end up making everything worse. According to “The Pew Forum” website statistics, approximately 78% of all Adult Americans...

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