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House rejects call for Afghan withdrawal

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a resolution calling for the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, a war that is facing growing public opposition.

The proposal was defeated by a vote of 321-93, but it showed increased opposition compared with March 2010 when a similar bill was defeated by 356-65.

The vote came days after a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed 64 percent of Americans feel the US war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting. That was a sharp rise from April 2010, when 52 percent expressed a similar view.

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The resolution offered by Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich would have required all US forces to be pulled out of the Asian country within 30 days.

“Afghanistan is already the longest war in the history of our country, how can we afford the lives anymore?” Kucinich said in a floor speech.

“Maybe it’s time to start taking care of things at home.”

But Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said the war effort is paying off.

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“The enemy is indeed on the run,” she said.

“It is demoralized and divided. Let us not give up now. Let us not betray the sacrifices of our men and women serving in harm’s way and ask for nothing in return except our full support.”

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In extreme crises, conservatism can turn to fascism. Here’s how that might play out

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5 movie "Back to the Future," Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) travels in a time machine from the 1980s to the 1950s. When he tells people of the '50s he is from the '80s, he is met with skepticism.

1950s person: Then tell me, future boy, who's President of the United States in 1985?

This article first appeared at Salon.com.Marty McFly: Ronald Reagan.

1950s person: Ronald Reagan? The actor? [chuckles in disbelief] Then who's vice president? Jerry Lewis [comedian]?

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Body language expert dissects the power dynamic at play in the iconic Nancy Pelosi photo

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Last week, President Donald Trump met with Democrats at the White House to discuss the way both sides could work to fix the President's mistakes in Syria. Democrats left the White House saying that the President had another meltdown during the meeting, which prompted Trump to claim Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was the one who had a meltdown. He then posted photos of Pelosi sitting quietly and another photo of Pelosi standing and pointing at him.

Body language expert Dr. Jack Brown posted the photo and gave his own analysis of what he believed was happening in the photo.

"When a person has little or no empathy — and/or when they're far from their emotional baseline, their ability to interpret how others will view an event becomes dramatically distorted," Brown explained Sunday. "Rarely has this behavioral axiom been better exemplified than last Wednesday at the White House."

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Internet cracks up at possible fake Mitt Romney Twitter account — and wants him to ‘run against Trump as Pierre Delecto’

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UPDATE: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has confessed to the account being his. When an Atlantic reporter called to ask for comment and ask if he was the account, Romney replied, "C'est moi."

Slate reporter Ashley Feinberg wrote that she may have discovered a secret Mitt Romney Twitter account under the name Pierre Delecto.

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