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Poll: Here's How Many Americans Will Spend Turkey Day Avoiding Politics at All Costs
Giphy On Thursday, Americans nationwide will slip into a pair of stretchy pants, fill their plates, and gather around the table for the feast known as Thanksgiving. While conversations should be confined to "Can you pass the stuffing?" and "Is there another pie?" for some, politics may be at play. S
Cal Thomas: Politics corrupting evangelicals
Updated 13 minutes ago When Jim Zeigler, Alabama state auditor, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations of inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Moore sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the cor
Goons leave a trail of destruction
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In Defense of Millennial Politics
"It was with a deep craving for freedom that millennials-alongside people of conscience across generations-occupied Wall Street, declared that Black Lives Matter, and stood up against white supremacists in Charlottesville," the authors write. (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Read it enough, a
Crime and politics
ON Nov 3, a leading English daily Indian Express published a full-page report on criminal cases against union ministers and current and former chief ministers. Most of the 1,581 cases relate to rioting, unlawful assembly, murder and attempt to murder. In 1981, one of India's most upright civil serv
Politics podcast: A campaign starts, but will there be an election?
Domecast, The News & Observer's weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Nov. 18-19, 2017. This week, Democrat Anita Earls announced she would run for the seat on the state Supreme Court held by Republican Justice Barbara Jackson. But will there be an
The politics of hunger
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Political parties devour moral movements
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The 4 biggest stories in politics this week
The tax overhaul freight train barreled ahead this week with greater speed than most people realize. A massive, contentious bill passed the House with relatively little trouble, and an equally massive, even more contentious bill went through key procedural hoops in the Senate. It's far from clear th
EDITORIAL - In politics, it is all about numbers
The amazing thing about last Friday's mass oath-taking in Cebu of new members of the president's PDP-Laban party is not that 50,000 people turned up but that it was exactly the number the organizers estimated would do so. Whatever the organizers did to make sure the estimated number would turn up ou
Embedding the army in politics
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Roy Moore Accuser: 'This Isn't Political For Me, This Is Personal'
Leigh Corfman, one of the first women to go public with allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, said her decision to come forward was not politically motivated. She's voted as a Republican for "years and years and years," she said Monday during an inte
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Juan Williams: The politics of impeachment
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Charles Manson's Deathbed Photo Exposed - And His Shocking Final Confessions!
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LARGEST STRUCTURE ON EARTH..FOUND ON OCEAN FLOOR
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Charles Manson's Sons: Death by Suicide and Lesser-Known Facts About His Kids
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The red carpet is normally the place celebrities suffer awkward wardrobe malfunctions but Selena Gomez brought that to the stage when she performed at this year's American Music Awards. The 25-year-old looked sensational as she took to the stage to show off her new blonde locks but during the middle
Christina Aguilera Goes Braless In Chic Black Blazer During AMAs Tribute To Whitney Houston
Christina Aguilera looked completely wow-worthy at the 2017 AMAs performing in a blazer sans bra. The star hit up the stage with major confidence & style, and we love her hot ensemble! What a way to make an impact! Christina Aguilera, 36, rocked the stage at the 2017 American Music Awards on Nov. 19
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Major Indictment: Robert Mueller Has Charged 'Thor: Ragnarok' With Being The Best Movie Of 2017
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