Report: U.S. Sharply Cutting Deportations

President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007. According to an analysis of Homeland Security Department figures by The Associated Press, the federal agency responsible for deportations sent home 258,608 immigrants […]

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Yale Chaplain Explains Resignation After Oped About Israel and Anti-Semitism

Letter sparks a debate over what opinions should be permitted in the clergy and on university campuses Yale University Episcopal chaplain Bruce Shipman says three sentences cost him his job. In a short letter to the New York Times late August, Shipman responded to an op-ed by Deborah E. Lipstadt titled “Why Jews are Worried,” about rising anti-Semitism in Europe. […]

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Planned Parenthood Pushes Back Against GOP on Birth Control Support

The organization says the candidates are playing politics with women’s health Planned Parenthood is joining liberal groups in attacking Republican candidates who have recently come out in support of expanding access to over-the-counter contraceptives. Planned Parenthood Votes, the organization’s political action committee, launched ad buys in Colorado and North Carolina on Friday totaling nearly $1 million, targeting GOP Senate candidates […]

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Sen. Blumenthal and Former NOW President: The NFL Owes America a Responsible Policy on Domestic Violence

The NFL benefits from broad anti-trust exemptions granted by Congress, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer benefits Earlier this week, the New York Times ran the following headline: “A Punch Is Seen, and a Player Is Out.” As most Americans knew by then, video footage was released on Monday of running back Ray Rice punching his […]

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CIA Says ISIS Ranks May Have Tripled

Foreign fighters, including Americans, appear to be pouring into Syria to support the terrorist group The number of combatants fighting under the banner of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) could be three times larger than intelligence officials previously believed, according to a new estimate from the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA estimates that ISIS, […]

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Obama’s Breathtaking Expansion of a President’s Power To Make War

President Obama hoped to repeal the Bush-era authorization declaring war on al Qaeda—instead he’s expanded it without bound Future historians will ask why George W. Bush sought and received express congressional authorization for his wars (against al Qaeda and Iraq) and his successor did not. They will puzzle over how Barack Obama the prudent war-powers constitutionalist transformed into a matchless […]

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Rand Paul Calls Obama’s ISIS Plan ‘Unconstitutional’

But he does support the intervention Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) agreed with President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat the threat of Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday night, but criticized Obama’s methods as unconstitutional. “It doesn’t in any way represent what our Constitution dictates nor what our founding fathers intended,” Paul, a likely 2016 presidential contender said on […]

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