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Charlie Rose Defends Hillary's Benghazi Lie And Rubio Is Having None Of It

You’d be hard pressed to find many people to defend CNBC and their handling of the GOP debate on Wednesday night, save for some media hacks looking …

Government

Analysis: Half of the 10 GOP Reps. Who Didn’t Vote for Speaker Paul Ryan Have History of This

Half of the 10 Republican representatives who did not vote for a Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday have a history of accepting money from the Wisconsin congressman’s PAC, according a CQ Roll Call analysis.<p>Nine Republicans defied leadership Thursday morning, choosing to support Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) …

Court says it’s legal for NSA to spy on you because Congress says it’s OK

"An abrupt end to the program would be contrary to the public interest...."<p>You gotta love this twisted logic.<p>In May, a federal appeals court declared …

Surveillance

Exclusive: U.S. to open new screening centers for Syrian refugees - State Department | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday.<p>A Syrian refugee holds onto his …

Middle East

Pentagon admits 'we're in combat' in Iraq

The US previously characterised the mission as one of training and assisting Iraqi security forces against Islamic State<p>The Pentagon has admitted US troops are "in combat" in Iraq after previously characterising the mission as one of training and assisting Iraqi security forces against Islamic …

The Potential Trouble In The Middle East No One Is Talking About

Sometimes with so much happening in the news it’s easy to get bogged down and not think twice about what a headline really means. We just take it at face value and move on to the next headline. If we do that, there’s a good chance we’ll miss the bigger picture.<p>Let me explain.<p>I recently read an …

Oil

Russia Destroys Most ISIS Heavy Weaponry, U.S. Promptly Airdrops 50-Tons Of Weapons Into Syria

A Syrian rebel firing a TOW missle.<p>Reports this week indicated that Islamic State militants were decimated by recent Russian airstrikes, and have …

Putin is underestimating the blowback of intervening in Syria

For Russia, with 12 percent, mostly Sunni, Muslim population - much of it concentrated in the already turbulent north Caucasus region - it's not a far-fetched fear.<p>Mr. Putin said about 4,000 Muslims from ex-Soviet countries are fighting alongside the Islamic State in Syria and "we cannot let these …

Turkish Fishermen Save Syrian Baby and 15 Other Refugees From Aegean Sea After Boat Sinks

Sixteen Syrian refugees, including an 18-month-old boy, were rescued by Turkish fishermen on Friday after their boat capsized and sank in the Aegean …

America's economic boom, crash, and epic comeback in 128 maps

As the Philly Fed's latest coincident indexes survey shows, six states — North Dakota, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, West Virginia, and Vermont — saw economic activity contract during the three months ending in September.<p>Three other states went sideways, while the other 41 states continued to inch …

Honduras man released from custody after charges of racial profiling by local police

A Honduras man arrested by Louisiana police in what one government lawyer said was a case of racial profiling has been released by immigration officers.<p>Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez, who is in the U.S. illegally, was released from LaSalle Detention Facility by Immigration and Customs Enforcement late …

Immigration

Mapping murder around the globe: Why fatal violence is concentrated in Latin America

Earlier this week, Honduran journalist Lourdes Ramírez was one of three women worldwide awarded a 2015 Courage in Journalism Award from the …

Latin America

The Real Power of ISIS

The West has failed utterly to understand the appeal of the ISIS narrative, much less to develop effective counternarratives.<p>As U.S. troops and their …

Political Science

Russia Takes Over The Mid-East: Moscow Gets Green Light For Strikes In Iraq, Sets Up Alliance With Jordan

Once it became clear that Moscow and Tehran had jointly planned the incursion in Syria with Russia promising full air support and Iran pledging …