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Man In Custody After Landing Gyrocopter On Capitol Grounds

Is there any possibility that we could learn about Doug Hughes, the Florida postal worker who today flew his gyrocopter into restricted airspace in Washington D.C., landing on the Capital lawn, and NOT respond with the headline of “Raising serious issues of national security”? Which by the way, is an exact quote from tonight’s “Action News”…
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Republican Objections To Iran Nuclear Deal Framework

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Republicans had objections before talks with Iran began. Republicans had objections as talks with Iran commenced. Republicans had objections as talks with Iran continued and deadlines were pushed back. And now Republicans have objections with the nuclear deal framework announced this past week. So, tell me again why we should believe Republicans are being anything…
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House of Cards: Question For Big Government Supporters

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A commenter on the IMDb (Internet Movie Database) House of Cards message board asks, “If you find this show to be a reflection of reality for U.S. politics, namely, that the vast majority of politicians are narcissists looking to secure their ‘legacy’ and are simply parading as caring compatriots, how do you rationalize maintaining or expanding…
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Rick Scott, And Amassing Personal Wealth In Health Care

Should someone, let’s say for example, Florida Governor Rick Scott, be able to amass great personal wealth working in the field of health care? Because that’s exactly why Rick Scott is a wealthy person. That’s exactly why Rick Scott had the name recognition required to be elected governor of Florida. Without the wealth he amassed…
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Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ Oscars Joke: What’s Wrong With Liberals?

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I’m not using Sean Penn as a proxy when I ask what’s wrong with liberals. No, I’m asking what’s wrong with liberals who missed the larger point in Penn’s “joke” by instead focusing only on the surface of a political correctness issue. Of course, this time around, I can’t say I know this latest “political correctness”…
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