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What could go wrong: Folk singer hopes to personally serenade ISIS into non-violence

James Tyman

Just when you thought you’d heard every possible solution to President Obama’s giant mess in the middle-east, someone does something more incredible. I’m a religious guy, but thinking that millions of radical, militant, Islamist fighters will succumb to a dude with a guitar is pushing my faith to the limit. James Twyman, of Portland, Ore., told he feels a ...

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Paul, Fiorina cut from Thursday’s GOP debate main event


Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina didn’t make the cut for the 6th GOP debate main stage. Stricter polling criteria down-selected the main debate attendees to seven candidates: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich. Four candidates will be invited to the ‘undercard’ pre-debate debate: Fiorina, Paul, Huckabee and Santorum, but Sen. Paul has ...

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Why is everyone so curious about Marco Rubio’s boots?


I don’t get it.  Since when did footwear become the hotbed issue of the presidential campaign? Marco wears boots .. that’s news? Apparently so –  the New York Times went home page with it this morning: As sartorial politics go, bootgate has eclipsed any other fashion story of the election thus far, including any fashion story related to the two female candidates, ...

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Missing Hellfire missile ends up in Cuba, Obama unable to get it back

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Oct. 12, 2012) Aviation MachinistÕs Mate Airman Kenzie Lane, left, Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd Class John Goyarola and Aviation ElectricianÕs Mate 2nd Class Anthony Boccanelli lift an AGM-114N Hellfire missile from its case to load onto an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter from the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, Det. 7, on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. AmericaÕs Sailors are Warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide. Join the conversation on social media using #warfighting. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Deven B. King/Released) 121012-N-XQ375-101
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Hellfire missiles are highly-effective and technologically-advanced air-to-ground missiles usually fired from attack helicopters or drones. Somehow this one, intended for European training, ended up in Cuba in 2014. An inert U.S. Hellfire missile sent to Europe for training purposes was wrongly shipped from there to Cuba in 2014, said people familiar with the matter, a loss of sensitive military technology that ranks among the worst-known incidents of its ...

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Frontline’s ‘Netanyahu at War’ is a telling history of Obama’s failures in the MIddle-East


I spent a few hours watching Frontline’s “Netanyahu at War” this evening and what is apparent that at least one news outlet is interested in truth over politics. The documentary correctly portrays Israel’s leader as a truthful and strong leader while also demonstrating that President Obama is singularly leading the world into the third world war. How’s that feel Nobel ...

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Polar Vortex REDUX next week – bitter cold, snow, mayhem, cats and dogs living together..

polar vortex january 2016

Ok, get a grip, it’s winter and stuff, but next week, it’s not just going to be winter, it’s going to be winter, winter for parts of the United States. According to AccuWeather Chief Long Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, “A major and far-reaching blast of cold air will sweep in over much of the Central and Eastern states next week ...

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Trump pulls in ‘thousands and thousands’ at Massachusetts stop

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We had recently said that even with the massive crowds Trump was pulling in, the media had been largely quiet. Now, it looks like one mainstream media outlet has decided to check things out. Jenna Johnson, a reporter for the Washington Post, attended an event in Lowell, Massachusetts and tweeted a photo at what’s becoming a typical Trump campaign stop. ...

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