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Richard Haass: U.S. is going to take military action against Syria

Richard Haass, the president on the Council on Foreign Relations, said Monday he was almost certain the United States was going to attack Syria. “Secretary Kerry went far out on a limb, both in the content and, as you say, the tone,” he told CNN. “So, sure, I would frankly…

Ken Ham responds to ‘secularists’ who mocked Creation Museum lightning incident

The fact someone was zapped by lightning at Kentucky’s Creation Museum shows “we all need salvation,” according to Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis. The founder of the Creationist-themed museum has responded to those poking fun at the incident, which occurred last week. “It has been quite amazing (and in…

John Kerry: Syria guilty of ‘a moral obscenity’

Washington warned Syria on Monday it would face action over the “moral obscenity” of a chemical weapons attack, as UN inspectors braved sniper fire to gather evidence about the incident. Speaking amid reports that Washington and its allies are preparing to launch a punitive cruise missile strike on Syrian targets,…

Sen. Patrick Leahy calls on Eric Holder to testify about federal marijuana policy

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) will hold a hearing on the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws next month, and he hopes Attorney General Eric Holder will be there to testify. “It is important, especially at a time of budget constraints, to determine whether it is the…

Veterans memorial at center of church and state fight damaged by bomb

A veterans memorial involved in a dispute over the separation of church and state was vandalized with an improvised explosive device over the weekend. The Vietnam War Memorial in Mingus Park in Coos Bay, Oregon appears to have only suffered superficial damage from the blast. The memorial, which features a…

Five new J.D. Salinger books to be published?

A new documentary and biography claim that American author J.D Salinger, who died in 2010, left detailed instructions for at least five new books to be published after his death. The reclusive author of ‘Catcher in the Rye’ last published in 1965, and lived in seclusion in New Hampshire in…

Treasury chief: U.S. to hit debt ceiling in mid-October

The US will hit its statutory debt ceiling in mid-October, raising the chance that the government will be forced to default on its debts, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday. In a letter to Congress, Lew urged legislators to raise the limit from the current $16.7 trillion, saying to not…

War Powers Resolution gives Obama the power to attack Syria

US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress — a process which Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday has begun. “The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these…

Watch: Wisconsin Capitol police tackle man for photographing progressive protest

A photographer and activist was aggressively arrested at the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday during a daily singalong protest. Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed two police officers approaching Damon Terrell, who can be heard saying, “This is not illegal.” As Terrell backed away, one of the officers grabbed…

Obama rodeo clown: People have lost their ability to laugh

A rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair who sparked outrage earlier this month by wearing an Obama mask is speaking out about the controversy. Tuffy Gessling told KCTV people have threatened to burn down his house and run him over with a car since the incident at the fair.…

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