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Breitbart
Marco Rubio Goes 8 Consecutive Debates Without Being Asked About TPPThe failure of the ABC moderators to press Rubio on the issue is significant, a
Marco Rubio Goes 8 Consecutive Debates Without Being Asked About TPP
Breitbart / Posted 8 hours ago
The failure of the ABC moderators to press Rubio on the issue is significant, as he is the only top-polling candidate who refuses to tell voters how he will vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Last year, Rubio endorsed the deal on multiple... Read more
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Breitbart
Islamic State, Boko Haram Increasingly Rely on Female Suicide Bombers in AfricaAn article at the Long War Journal notes that the recent headline news reports
Islamic State, Boko Haram Increasingly Rely on Female Suicide Bombers in Africa
Breitbart / Posted yesterday
An article at the Long War Journal notes that the recent headline news reports of female suicide bombers striking on behalf of Boko Haram, an affiliate of the Islamic State, are no coincidence. The use of women and girls as suicide bombers in the... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
A new order has just begunAt the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia limited itself to its traditiona
A new order has just begun
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted yesterday
At the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Russia limited itself to its traditional role of providing arms, as well as military and logistical experts, to its Arab allies. As Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime weakened, the Russians dramatically... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Why Progressive Groups Have A Problem With Clinton On Social SecurityOf course. There is no debate about this among progressives. https://t.co/ZDLj8
Why Progressive Groups Have A Problem With Clinton On Social Security
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
Of course. There is no debate about this among progressives. https://t.co/ZDLj8v193z It is an absolute must for a Democratic nominee who claims to be progressive to say ... they will never cut Social Security benefits. U. S. Secretary of State... Read more
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Business Insider
Christian H. Cooper is the former head of interest rate derivatives trading at an investment bank
Christian H. Cooper
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
is the former head of interest rate derivatives trading at an investment bank in New York and lives part-time in Iran learning Farsi and what opportunities for development lie in Iran post-sanctions. He is a Truman National... Read more
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CTV News
Conservatives blast Sajjan for linking Syrian conflict to climate changeThe Conservatives chastised the defence minister in question period Thursday fo
Conservatives blast Sajjan for linking Syrian conflict to climate change
CTV News / Posted 2 days ago
The Conservatives chastised the defence minister in question period Thursday for remarks he made in a speech last week linking the start of the Syrian civil war to climate change. Defence critic James Bezan said “the defence minister is blaming... Read more
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FOX News
UN raises billions for Syria relief, and critics ask if it is helping AssadWhile the U.N. tries to raise billions for Syrian relief, it is under growing f
UN raises billions for Syria relief, and critics ask if it is helping Assad
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
While the U.N. tries to raise billions for Syrian relief, it is under growing fire for helping the Assad dictatorship carry out a brutal “surrender or starve” strategy against its opponents, who are also beset by the scourge of ISIS. Frustrated aid... Read more
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Aljazeera
Can money ease Syria's humanitarian crisis?Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are being intentionally denied food, water and
Can money ease Syria's humanitarian crisis?
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians are being intentionally denied food, water and medicine. According to the UN, almost 500,000 people are living under siege. They are beseiged by forces aligned with the regime in Damascus, or by other groups. They... Read more
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FOX News
UN raises billions for Syria relief, and critics ask if it is helping AssadWhile the U.N. tries to raise billions for Syrian relief, it is under growing f
UN raises billions for Syria relief, and critics ask if it is helping Assad
FOX News / Posted 2 days ago
While the U.N. tries to raise billions for Syrian relief, it is under growing fire for helping the Assad dictatorship carry out a brutal “surrender or starve” strategy against its opponents, who are also beset by the scourge of ISIS. Frustrated aid... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Pause in Syrian talks shows peace remains elusiveBEIRUT (AP) — It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva wo
Pause in Syrian talks shows peace remains elusive
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 2 days ago
BEIRUT (AP) — It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva would break off in recrimination. But the speed in which it happened — only two days after the U.N. had declared them officially open — was a stark indication of just how... Read more
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Aljazeera
Why ending Colombia's war will not be cheap for the USNew York, United States - From the warzones of Ukraine to Syria and Afghanistan
Why ending Colombia's war will not be cheap for the US
Aljazeera / Posted 2 days ago
New York, United States - From the warzones of Ukraine to Syria and Afghanistan, Washington's foreign policy experts have little to rejoice. Against this backdrop, US support for peace between Colombia's government and Marxist guerrillas is being... Read more
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The Age
The neocon supremacyJeb Bush, right, regards his brother , George W. Bush as an adviser. Photo: AP
The neocon supremacy
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
Jeb Bush, right, regards his brother , George W. Bush as an adviser. Photo: AP Just a couple of years ago Elliot Abrams, a hawkish foreign policy expert who has provided counsel to nearly all the current crop of Republican contenders for the White... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The neocon supremacyJeb Bush, right, regards his brother , George W. Bush as an adviser. Photo: AP
The neocon supremacy
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Jeb Bush, right, regards his brother , George W. Bush as an adviser. Photo: AP Just a couple of years ago Elliot Abrams, a hawkish foreign policy expert who has provided counsel to nearly all the current crop of Republican contenders for the White... Read more
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Canberra Times
The neocon supremacyJeb Bush, right, regards his brother , George W. Bush as an adviser. Photo: AP
The neocon supremacy
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
Jeb Bush, right, regards his brother , George W. Bush as an adviser. Photo: AP Just a couple of years ago Elliot Abrams, a hawkish foreign policy expert who has provided counsel to nearly all the current crop of Republican contenders for the White... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Negative Interest Rates Already In Fed’s Official ScenarioOver the past year, and certainly in the aftermath of the BOJ's both perplexing
Negative Interest Rates Already In Fed’s Official Scenario
Zero Hedge / Posted 4 days ago
Over the past year, and certainly in the aftermath of the BOJ's both perplexing and stunning announcement (as it revealed the central banks' level of sheer desperation), we have warned (most recently "Negative Rates In The U.S. Are Next: Here's Why... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
German-Russian ties feel Cold War chill Published: 2 February 2016 10:36 PM The sign reads ‘Merkel Must Go’. Senior
German-Russian ties feel Cold War chill
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 4 days ago
Published: 2 February 2016 10:36 PM The sign reads ‘Merkel Must Go’. Senior German officials believe Russia is trying to erode public trust in Chancellor Angela Merkel using immigration, an issue which has... Read more
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Zero Hedge
This Is What A "Humbled" Donald Trump Sounds LikeDonald, meet the Deep State... Yet another FSA, people who can't stand the ide
This Is What A "Humbled" Donald Trump Sounds Like
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 days ago
Donald, meet the Deep State... Yet another FSA, people who can't stand the idea of real price discovery for what they do. Our economy is so fucked, it's amazing the veneer of wealth in the U.S. hasn't disintegrated from the rot underneath. Losing... Read more
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TribLIVE
Global concerns led Fed to eschew rate hike, top official says | TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve official s
Global concerns led Fed to eschew rate hike, top official says
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
| TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Wall St cuts losses after Fed commentsWall St shares cut losses after Fed official hints market turmoil cuts rate hik
Wall St cuts losses after Fed comments
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
Wall St shares cut losses after Fed official hints market turmoil cuts rate hike chances Photo: US shares recovered heavier early losses after comments from the Federal Reserve's vice-chairman. (Brendan McDermid: Reuters) US stocks erased most of... Read more
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Market Watch
Fed’s Fischer: Negative rates are ‘working more than I expected’Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Pushing interest
Fed’s Fischer: Negative rates are ‘working more than I expected’
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Pushing interest rates into negative territory has been surprisingly successful in helping ailing economies, the No. 2 official at the Federal Reserve said Monday. Negative interest rates... Read more
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TheBull
Global market turmoil could hit US growthGlobal market turmoil has the potential to weaken US economic growth and inflat
Global market turmoil could hit US growth
TheBull / Posted 5 days ago
Global market turmoil has the potential to weaken US economic growth and inflation, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said Monday. 02.02.2016 08:04 AM Global market turmoil has the potential to weaken US economic growth and inflation,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US vulnerable to global slowdown, volatility: Fed's FischerNEW YORK: The U.S. economy could suffer, with inflation remaining too low, if r
US vulnerable to global slowdown, volatility: Fed's Fischer
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
NEW YORK: The U.S. economy could suffer, with inflation remaining too low, if recent volatility in financial markets persists and signals a slowdown in the global economy, the Federal Reserve's second-in-command said on Monday. Fed Vice Chairman... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Fed's Fischer says persistent volatility could harm USNEW YORK: The U.S. economy could suffer with inflation remaining too low if rec
Fed's Fischer says persistent volatility could harm US
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
NEW YORK: The U.S. economy could suffer with inflation remaining too low if recent volatility in financial markets persists and signals a slowdown in the global economy, the Federal Reserve's second-in-command said on Monday. Fed Vice Chairman... Read more
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Brisbane Times
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseBerlin: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russia
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
Brisbane Times / Posted 5 days ago
Berlin: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is trying to stir up trouble, with a view to weakening Chancellor Angela Merkel. The case of the 13-year-old, named... Read more
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WA Today
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseBerlin: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russia
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
Berlin: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is trying to stir up trouble, with a view to weakening Chancellor Angela Merkel. The case of the 13-year-old, named... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Vice chair: Global concerns led Fed to keep rates unchangedWASHINGTON (AP) - A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased con
Vice chair: Global concerns led Fed to keep rates unchanged
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week. Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said persistent declines in... Read more
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The Age
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseAngela Merkel appreciates the firmness needed to deal with Russian President Vl
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
Angela Merkel appreciates the firmness needed to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin Photo: Ria Novosti Berlin: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is... Read more
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Market Watch
Fed’s Fischer says markets might be right after allFed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Federal Reserve V
Fed’s Fischer says markets might be right after all
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said Monday the U.S. central bank was worried the global market selloff could sap the strength of the U.S. economy, suggesting the market’s... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseAngela Merkel appreciates the firmness needed to deal with Russian President Vl
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Angela Merkel appreciates the firmness needed to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin Photo: Ria Novosti Berlin: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is... Read more
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Canberra Times
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseAngela Merkel appreciates the firmness needed to deal with Russian President Vl
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
Canberra Times / Posted 5 days ago
Angela Merkel appreciates the firmness needed to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin Photo: Ria Novosti Berlin: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is... Read more
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ABC News
Vice Chair: Global Concerns Led Fed to Keep Rates UnchangedA top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the gl
Vice Chair: Global Concerns Led Fed to Keep Rates Unchanged
ABC News / Posted 5 days ago
A top Federal Reserve official said Monday that increased concerns about the global economic outlook led the central bank to leave a key interest rate unchanged last week. Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said persistent declines in the price of oil... Read more
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Swissinfo
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseBy Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Moscow's intervention in a
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
By Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is trying to stir up trouble, with a view to weakening Chancellor Angela... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseBERLIN: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russia
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
BERLIN: Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl has heightened suspicions in Berlin that it is trying to stir up trouble, with a view to weakening Chancellor Angela Merkel. The case of the 13-year-old, named... Read more
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Reuters
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape caseFile photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with German Chancellor
German-Russian ties feel Cold War-style chill over rape case
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls in Moscow, Russia, May 10, 2015. BERLIN Moscow's intervention in an alleged rape case involving a... Read more
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Morningstar
Stocks Tumble Amid Oil Slide, Weak U.S. Manufacturing DataU.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower a
Stocks Tumble Amid Oil Slide, Weak U.S. Manufacturing Data
Morningstar / Posted 5 days ago
U.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower and U.S. manufacturing data showed signals of contraction for a fourth straight month. The S&P 500 lost 12 points, or 0.6%, at 1,928. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell... Read more
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Market Watch
Stocks tumble amid oil slide, weak U.S. manufacturing dataU.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower a
Stocks tumble amid oil slide, weak U.S. manufacturing data
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
U.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower and U.S. manufacturing data showed signals of contraction for a fourth straight month. On the U.S. economic front, U.S. manufacturing companies contracted for the fourth... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Key Events In The Coming "Payrolls" WeekAfter last week's relatively quiet, on macro data if not central bank news, wee
Key Events In The Coming "Payrolls" Week
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
After last week's relatively quiet, on macro data if not central bank news, week the newsflow picks up with the usual global PMI survey to start, and end the week with the US January payrolls report. Here is a closer look at what to expect via... Read more
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Market Watch
U.S. stock futures fall as oil prices, Chinese markets dropU.S. stock futures on Monday pointed to a step lower at the open, putting the s
U.S. stock futures fall as oil prices, Chinese markets drop
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
U.S. stock futures on Monday pointed to a step lower at the open, putting the stock market on track to start February on a downbeat note after a rough January. Sentiment has been hit by drops for oil futures and China’s markets following soft... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
New era dawns as Suu Kyi's party takes over in MyanmarMyanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi leav
New era dawns as Suu Kyi's party takes over in Myanmar
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after the new lower house parliamentary session in Nay Pyi Taw on Feb 1. Myanmar entered a new political era Monday as Mrs Suu Kyi's party took their seats in a... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?Ninety-one percent see the terrorist group as a threat to the vital interests o
Boko Haram is just as vicious. Why does the Islamic State get all the headlines?
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Ninety-one percent see the terrorist group as a threat to the vital interests of the United States, according to a September Washington PostABC News poll. That same month, President Barack Obama called the Islamic State one of the greatest terrorist... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Mizel, Fulenwider family, Caulkinses are 2016 Business Hall of FamersThe 27th class inducted to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on Thursday night
Mizel, Fulenwider family, Caulkinses are 2016 Business Hall of Famers
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 6 days ago
The 27th class inducted to the Colorado Business Hall of Fame on Thursday night includes men and women who shaped progress in Colorado and today wield their influence to help elevate and protect the communities in which they live and work with... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Germany-Based Lecturer Atef Botros Stopped At Cairo Airport - SourcesCairo — Researcher and lecturer Atef Botros, who has been based at a German uni
Germany-Based Lecturer Atef Botros Stopped At Cairo Airport - Sources
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Cairo — Researcher and lecturer Atef Botros, who has been based at a German university for years, was not allowed into Egypt on Friday, sources at the airport told Aswat Masriya. Botros arrived at Cairo International Airport on Friday using a German... Read more
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asianage
Saudis funding 24,000 Pakistan madrasasAbout 24,000 madrasas in Pakistan are funded by Saudi Arabia which has unleashe
Saudis funding 24,000 Pakistan madrasas
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
About 24,000 madrasas in Pakistan are funded by Saudi Arabia which has unleashed a “tsunami of money” to “export intolerance”, a top American Senator has said adding that the US needs to end its effective acquiescence to the Saudi sponsorship of... Read more
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The New Statesman
Rebel with a realist causeA man hangs upside down in a fire. Others are stabbed to death or tortured; the
Rebel with a realist cause
The New Statesman / Posted 8 days ago
A man hangs upside down in a fire. Others are stabbed to death or tortured; their womenfolk offer valuables to save their lives – or try to flee. Elsewhere, women are assaulted and violated. In another image the branches of a tree are weighed down... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Last Days of the Bush Dynasty?HAMPTON, New Hampshire—It is never a good sign for a candidate when your suppor
The Last Days of the Bush Dynasty?
The Atlantic / Posted 8 days ago
HAMPTON, New Hampshire—It is never a good sign for a candidate when your supporters start feeling sorry for you, but that is what has happened to Jeb Bush. “Poor Jeb,” said Tony Manix, a 54-year-old Air National Guard member in jeans and a puffy... Read more
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Business Standard India
Saudi Arabia funding 24,000 Pak madrassas, says American senatorSenator Chris Murphy said Pakistan is the best example of where money coming fr
Saudi Arabia funding 24,000 Pak madrassas, says American senator
Business Standard India / Posted 8 days ago
Senator Chris Murphy said Pakistan is the best example of where money coming from Saudi Arabia is funnelled to religious schools that nurture hatred and terrorism. "In 1956, there were 244 madrassas in Pakistan. Today, there are 24,000. These... Read more
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Market Watch
Fed’s Fischer to get opportunity to clear up central bank messageFed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer (right) with Bank of France Governor Francois
Fed’s Fischer to get opportunity to clear up central bank message
Market Watch / Posted 8 days ago
Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer (right) with Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau. It is likely to be standing room only at the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday as the market strains to hear Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer’s... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
North America needs to pivot … to North AmericaThe authors are former Canadian ambassador to the United States, former Mexican
North America needs to pivot … to North America
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
The authors are former Canadian ambassador to the United States, former Mexican ambassador to the United States and former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, respectively. The foreign ministers of North America will meet in Quebec City on Friday morning... Read more
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Op-Ed News
A Crazy Establishment Demands "Sanity"With ever-growing hysteria, the Establishment is begging, cajoling and warning
A Crazy Establishment Demands "Sanity"
Op-Ed News / Posted 10 days ago
With ever-growing hysteria, the Establishment is begging, cajoling and warning American voters not to elect a rogue President from the Right or the Left, neither Donald Trump nor Bernie Sanders, but to accept instead one of the "sane" mainstream... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Ahead of the Iowa caucus: A Jewish guide to the presidential candidates | Election 2016From left, presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and
Ahead of the Iowa caucus: A Jewish guide to the presidential candidates | Election 2016
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 10 days ago
From left, presidential candidates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders. Photos from Getty Images Next Tuesday, Iowans will gather to launch the 2016 presidential election with an arcane ritual — the caucus. In living rooms... Read more
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