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Obama Administration At War With Itself Over Iran Sanctions

Guidelines published last month by the Obama administration protect banks doing business with Iran from U.S. sanctions even if their transactions end …

Palestinians demand UK apology for 1917 Balfour Declaration that pledged British support for the creation of Israel

A campaign demanding that the UK issue a formal apology for supporting the idea of a Jewish state in the Middle East almost a century ago is growing …

Israel

The geography of US economic inequality

Why does it matter where you live? Or where a child grows up? Neighborhoods are a primary non-familial context by which lives are shaped—residential …

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and …

2 Kids—1 White, 1 Black—Died In Hot Cars. Only 1 Parent Was Charged.

In the past few weeks in Mississippi, two cases of young children dying in hot cars resulted in two different legal outcomes.<p>Amy Bryant, a white …

Three religious Zionist judges appointed to Supreme Court

The committee for the appointing of judges on Tuesday evening decided to appoint nine new judges to the Supreme Rabbinical Court, including three …

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

Americans generally get a failing grade when it comes to knowing our “patriotic songs.” I know more people who can recite “America, F—k Yeah” from</i> …

Rand Paul Speaks Up for the 9th Amendment

We often hear from “limited government” types talk of the Tenth Amendment that, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, …

Huffington Post: Self-defense with a firearm is unjust

A blog series published this month by the Huffington Post argued that no one has the right to self-defense with a firearm, and added the Second …

Bill of Rights for foster kids passed by Michigan House of Representatives

LANSING, MI -- The Michigan House of Representatives last week voted to approve a package of bills that would act as a bill of rights for foster …

The Senate unanimously passed a bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

On Monday night, the Senate unanimously voted in favor of the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, <i>Refinery29</i> reported.<p>Amanda Nguyen, a 24-year-old activist-slash-aspiring-astronaut, partnered with New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to push the legislation in February.<p>Herself a survivor of sexual …

Sexual assault survivors now have a basic federal bill of rights

A bill shaping a federal model for sexual assault survivors’ basic rights passed unanimously in the Senate Monday, with the hope of inspiring states …

Recalling Justice Scalia's timeless warning against an unrestrained federal government

Ask your friends, family members and co-workers where they think American freedom comes from and why it has endured for more than 200 years. They …

Alabama Judge Preaches States' Rights, Till He Disagrees With His State

The chief justice, who rejects the authority of federal courts, is trying to save his job ... by asking a federal court.<p>Alabama's erstwhile chief justice, Roy Moore -- twice suspended now under investigation for flouting the commands of the federal courts -- is suing the Alabama Judicial Inquiry …

Waiting for California and the FBI

For months now, poll after poll have registered the judgment of the American people that they want neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump as the …

Obama heads to Vietnam and Japan to confront the ghosts of old wars amid turmoil in modern ones

For nearly eight years, President Obama has struggled to end wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Next week, he'll finally succeed in closing chapters on two other ones instead – Vietnam and World War II.<p>Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima and will meet with survivors of …

National Security

Latest phone surveys give Remain a comfortable lead, suggesting Conservatives are edging towards David Cameron over Boris Johnson<p>This has been the week when the polls – though not all of them – appeared to shift towards Remain. The scale of the move varied across the range of pollsters, but the big …

Great Britain

Mark Cuban: I'd listen if Clinton wanted to talk about VP -- but she needs 'to go more to center'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he would "absolutely" listen to Hillary Clinton if she discussed the possibility of him joining her ticket as her running mate.<p>"You've said that you would love to be Clinton's running mate as long as you were allowed to throw bombs at …

Amid a national discussion of police violence and a series of high-profile shootings, the 2016 election has seen a rare focus on the fight for gun control<p>Related: Donald Trump endorsed by NRA despite history of gun control support<p>For years seen as a losing battle, the push for gun control has …

Guns

A group that helped the White House sell the Iran deal gave NPR $100,000 to report on it

The Ploughshares Fund's mission is to "build a safe, secure world by developing and investing in initiatives to reduce and ultimately eliminate the world's nuclear stockpiles," one that dovetails with President Barack Obama's arms control efforts. But its behind-the-scenes role advocating for the …

The ''Afterbern'': What's Next for the American Left?

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign event on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, in …

Trump rallies gun owners with fiery anti-Clinton speech | Reuters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump assured gun owners on Friday he would protect their constitutional right to bear arms and eliminate gun-free zones if elected, accusing Democrat Hillary Clinton of wanting to weaken gun rights.<p>Trump, who will almost …

NRA gun lobby backs Trump and takes aim at Clinton

The powerful US gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, has endorsed Donald Trump as he attempts to become the next president of the United States.<p>Hillary Clinton is a fierce critic of the US gun obsession and has vowed to appoint supreme court justices to overturn the law that allows Americans …

Donald Trump

Democrats Consider New Rules to Avoid Convention Chaos

PHILADELPHIA – Still reeling from the chaos surrounding last weekend’s Nevada Democratic State Convention, party officials considered new guidelines Friday that would bar interruptions of any kind at upcoming state conventions.<p>Last week’s unrest was on everyone’s mind at a meeting here of State …

Oklahoma lawmakers are trolling the US government on abortion and trans rights

The gloves came off in Oklahoma this week, as conservative lawmakers put forward three separate but equally aggressive pieces of legislation.<p>First, the state legislature approved a bill criminalizing the act of providing an abortion in Oklahoma. Then lawmakers introduced a Senate bill that, among …

Cameron ‘vote of no confidence’ petition hits 100k, may be debated in parliament

A petition calling for a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister David Cameron could soon be debated in parliament after exceeding the required 100,000 signatures.<p>As of Friday afternoon, a total of 121,790 people have signed the online petition, which accuses Cameron of causing “<i>devastation for the</i> …

Further devolved powers for Scotland get thumbs up in House of Commons

The Scotland Bill, which offers further devolved powers, making the Scottish Parliament one of the most powerful devolved assembly in the world, has …

Stop The War: Thousands Protest Against Plans To Join Air Strikes Against Islamic State In Syria

Thousands of people gathered in London on Saturday to protest against plans for Britain to join air strikes against the Islamic State group in …

Oklahoma Wants to Impeach Obama Over Transgender Bathroom Guidance

Oklahoma’s Republican state legislature filed a measure calling to impeach President Obama over his guidelines on transgender bathroom accommodations.<p>…