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Obama: ‘Our ideals and principles, as well as our national security, are at stake in Syria’

President Barack Obama responded to detractors on both sides of the political aisle while defending his administration’s military pressure on Syria in a televised address on Tuesday night. “Our ideals and principles, as well as our national security, are at statke in Syria,” Obama said. “Along with our leadership of…

Police release footage from Zimmerman confrontation

Police in Lake Mary, Florida are analyzing an iPad used by Shellie Zimmerman to film an encounter with her husband George to determine whether charges should be filed against either of them, WKMG-TV reported. Authorities also released two separate videos connected to the incident. One of the videos, captured on…

WATCH LIVE: President Obama addresses nation on prospect of attack on Syria

President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the issue of a possible U.S. military attack against Syria at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday. On Monday, Obama said in an interview with ABC News that Syria’s response to a Russian proposal to give up its chemical weapon stockpile was a “modestly…

Eight immigrants injured in auto accident on their way to deportation

Eight undocumented immigrants and two Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were injured Tuesday morning when their van blew a tire and rolled off the highway in south Texas, KGBT-TV reported. The accident occurred as the immigrants from Honduras were being taken from the Port Isabel Detention Center to the Coastal…

WATCH LIVE: Hillary Clinton receives National Constitution Center Liberty Medal

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will receive the 25th National Constitution Center Liberty Medal Tuesday night at a ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, joining a group of recipients that includes former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton and Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Thurgood Marshall.…

School that sent home 7-year-old girl for ‘dreadlocks’ is reversing policy

The Tulsa, OK charter school that sent home 7-year-old Tiana Parker last week for having the wrong hairstyle has adopted a more inclusive dress code in the wake of the incident. According to Tulsa’s Channel 6 News, officials at the Deborah Brown Community School voted to change the code on…

Civil rights activist: U.S. system is based on dehumanization and exploitation of the poor

Veteran civil rights activist Rev. James Lawson said in an interview that the United States has a long tradition of dehumanizing and exploiting groups of people for labor and profit. He told Laura Flanders of Grit TV that that the U.S. economic system is modeled on what he calls “plantation…

Glenn Beck: I’m anti-war now because war is ‘a progressive idea’

On Monday, erstwhile Fox News personality Glenn Beck announced that he has become anti-war because war is too “progressive.” RingWingWatch.org reported that Beck said he is against the possibility of a war in Syria because it would be all about oil, and that in the end, Pres. Barack Obama is…

Florida Gov. Rick Scott delays execution for Attorney General Pam Bondi’s fundraiser

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) kicked off her re-election campaign by admitting she made a mistake when she asked Gov. Rick Scott to delay an execution because it conflicted with a fundraiser. Marshall Lee Gore, 50, was scheduled to die on Monday for the rape and murder of 30-year-old…

Robert Reich warns: Record-breaking U.S. inequality being ignored

Economist, author and political commentator Robert Reich appeared on “Conan” on Monday night and discussed the ongoing issue of wealth inequality in the United States. He explained to host Conan O’Brien that the country currently has the widest gap between rich and poor of any nation outside of the developing…

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