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Politics, Sports October 9, 2014 at 12:11 am Comments are Disabled

If you’ve ever wondered why references to Congress are oftentimes preceded by the words, “do-nothing,” read on. In the wake of repeated reports of domestic violence committed by NFL players, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker introduced a bill designed to repeal the league’s tax-exempt status. As if that move doesn’tRead More

Tennessee voters to weigh in on constitutional amendments

Tennessee voters to weigh in on constitutional amendments

Politics October 8, 2014 at 6:47 pm Comments are Disabled

In addition to the traditional votes for city, state and federal office that occur in every election, Tennesseans will also be asked to weigh in on a multitude of constitutional amendments on the November 4 ballot. These amendments will appear on the ballot, and be adopted on a simple yesRead More

Senate control likely won’t be known until January 2015

Senate control likely won’t be known until January 2015

Politics October 8, 2014 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

The 2014 midterm elections have essentially been going on since January of 2013, when many candidates initially announced their intentions to run for various offices. Over the last 22 months, many voters have been inundated with countless television ads, and are eagerly awaiting the conclusion of this election season onRead More

Just how liberal is Obama?

Just how liberal is Obama?

Politics October 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm Comments are Disabled

President Obama is no stranger to the label of liberal. Oftentimes, it is the first word associated with the president. In February of 2012, 51 percent of registered voters described Obama as “too liberal.” In 2008, an analysis of then Sen. Obama’s voting record by the National Journal indicated heRead More

ISIS military campaign expands into Syria

ISIS military campaign expands into Syria

International News October 2, 2014 at 8:06 pm Comments are Disabled

On Monday evening, at roughly 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, the Pentagon confirmed the United States conducted a series of 20 airstrikes in Syria on ISIS targets in conjunction with “partner nation forces,” including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan. This coalition conducted additional airstrikes on Tuesday and Wednesday.Read More

Eric Holder

Attorney General Eric Holder resigns

National News, Politics October 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm Comments are Disabled

On Thursday, September 25th, Eric Holder announced his intention to step down as Attorney General. Holder will be known as America’s first African American Attorney General and steps down as the fourth longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history. Eric Holder was one of only three members of Obama’s cabinetRead More

Rev. Al Sharpton claims to be helping search for new attorney general

Politics September 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. The Obama administration may have been as surprised as the American people last week. It was reported by Business Insider that the Rev. Al Sharpton “wants to help the White House pick the next U.S. attorney general” after President Barack Obama accepted Eric Holder’s resignation.Read More

Sanders, Biden follow Hillary to Iowa

Sanders, Biden follow Hillary to Iowa

Politics September 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm Comments are Disabled

After Sec. Hillary Clinton made a trip to Iowa on September 14, a slew of other Democratic 2016 hopefuls also made their way around the first-in-the-nation caucus state. On Sunday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a town hall in Des Moines, the third and final stop of his tour aroundRead More

The end of the beginning for ISIS

Politics September 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. Although it wasn’t Franklin Roosevelt’s declaration of war on the Japanese in 1941, most Republicans are behind President Barack Obama’s pledge yesterday to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State (ISIS). Few specifics were provided as to how that will be accomplished however. House Speaker JohnRead More

Iraq: The closest Obama’s been to being right—until now

Humor, Opinion September 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

President Obama has not been particularly engaged in Iraq. He concluded that he is so likable that people in the media heap massive kudos on him for anything he does. Why shouldn’t terrorists? Instead, Obama has focused his considerable community organizing skills on domestic issues, like wealth redistribution and fanningRead More