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House Republicans Gear Up For Failure On Immigration Follow the draft: Live updates and pick-by-pick analysis

House Republicans Gear Up For Failure On ImmigrationWASHINGTON ― Despite President Donald Trump's stated ― albeit, at times,


The 2018 NBA draft is underway! We've got you covered with full breakdowns of every pick.
Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For Fraud Mavericks move up for Doncic; Young to Hawks

Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Sara Netanyahu, Indicted For FraudSara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was on


The Mavericks will be the final destination for Luka Doncic, with the Hawks acquiring Trae Young after the teams traded picks in Thursday night's NBA draft.
Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization test How Luka Doncic got to the Mavs

Trump aide Stephen Miller, meet your great-grandfather, who flunked his naturalization testWhite House aide Stephen Miller, who is behind Trump’s harsh position on immigration, had immigrant great-grandparents, including one who flunked his naturalization test on his first try.


After a pre-draft process full of mystery and one of the most celebrated careers by any European prospect ever, Doncic has landed in Dallas.
ABC News Apologizes After Huge Mistake On Chyron About Paul Manafort New Cavaliers PG Sexton to LeBron: 'Let's do it'

ABC News Apologizes After Huge Mistake On Chyron About Paul ManafortABC News apologized on Wednesday for briefly airing an erroneous graphic


The Cavaliers selected Collin Sexton with the No. 8 pick of the NBA draft, and the athletic Alabama point guard did not waste time making his pitch to LeBron James.
An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of Fascism Porter Jr. drops to Nuggets with final lottery pick

An Italian Official Is Calling for a Census of the Roma Minority. Critics Warn It Reeks of FascismItaly’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has pledged to conduct a census of the nomadic Roma people and drive out those lacking valid residence permits, escalating the anti-immigrant attitude he rode to power.


Michael Porter Jr. slid out of the top 10 in Thursday night's NBA draft, ultimately landing at No. 14 with the Nuggets amid concerns about the forward's back.


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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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