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Monday, February 01, 2016

For all the complaints from Democrats about the amount of big money in politics, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have raised a staggering amount of cash.Clinton's campaign raised $112 million in 2015, and top Democratic billionaire donor George Soros recently gave $6 million to her super PAC, according to new figures filed with the Federal Election Commission Sunday night. read more


MSNBC's Chris Matthews shares his feelings about tomorrow's Iowa caucus during the network's live Sunday night political coverage in Des Moines."I have to start by saying I feel butterflies out here in the locker room," Matthews observed. "It's a very strange time to try to be a pundit or a journalist in politics because we're into strange territory." read more


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Some had their skulls crushed. Others were struck with arrows in their necks and heads. Among those killed was a pregnant woman with her hands and feet bound.Researchers recently unearthed the 10,000-year-old remains of 27 people near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya and this brutal scene is a controversial find -- it may be the oldest evidence of warfare between humans. While large-scale acts of violence were common among settled societies, there had previously been little evidence of warfare in hunter-gatherer societies. Some scientists suggest that as hunters lived a nomadic lifestyle, there was little ownership of land or significant property. As they had fewer possessions to fight over, some experts suggest these societies were relatively peaceful (and possibly egalitarian). Many experts argued that with farming came warfare; humans now wanted to protect their property by whatever means necessary. read more


Monday, December 21, 2015

Barack Obama's repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate' rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon's Joint Staff. Their criticism has focused on what they see as the administration's fixation on Assad's primary ally, Vladimir Putin. In their view, Obama is captive to Cold War thinking about Russia and China, and hasn't adjusted his stance on Syria to the fact both countries share Washington's anxiety about the spread of terrorism in and beyond Syria; like Washington, they believe that Islamic State must be stopped. read more


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Real-estate mogul Donald Trump's campaign released a report on Monday that declared he'd be the healthiest president "ever." Bornstein wrote that Trump's laboratory results were "astonishingly excellent" and that Trump's "physical strength and stamina are extraordinary.""If elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency," he concluded. "I am fortunate to have been blessed with great genes -- both of my parents had very long and productive lives." read more


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