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Annual UN Meeting Wraps Up in New York

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly annual debate closed on Monday.  The week of speeches and meetings focused largely on problems in the Middle East and Africa, including Islamophobia, the conflict in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and the effort to send military help to...

Stuff Liberals Say

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Obama, Romney Prepare for First Debate

U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be mostly out of sight Monday, as each man prepares for the first nationally televised debate of the 2012 presidential race.  Obama will gather with his campaign advisors at a resort in Nevada, where he held a rally for 11,000 people on Sunday...

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DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples. According to the AP: The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge who ruled in 2010 that the law is unconstitutional because it interferes with...

US Lends Vietnam $118 Million For Satellite

The United States says it will give Vietnam a loan of more than $100 million to buy a telecommunications satellite from a U.S. company. The U.S. Export-Import Bank Monday said the Vietnamese state-owned company, Vietnam Post, will use the satellite to meet the growing demand of...

WOMEN’S RIGHTS INTACT IN VIRGINIA AS PERSONHOOD BILL IS DEFEATED

Virginia's "Personhood Bill", which would have essentially made abortions in the state either impossible, illegal, or humiliating by the use of trans-vaginal ultrasound, was defeated in a 24-12 vote.   The Senate agreed to table the legislation until next year's legislative session. For now, women's...

Proposition 8 Ruled Unconstitutional

The judges of the 9th Circuit court in California agreed that the ballot initiative, Proposition 8, violates the 14th Amendment and that they could find no "legitimate reason" for the law to be in force. The judges released this statement: “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and...

Stay and Fight!

I realized early on last night, election night, that Donald Trump was going to win the election.  My friends and family were enthused and excited until it all became clear that Hillary Clinton, although she won the popular vote, would not win enough electoral votes...