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Bryan Pregon

Cleveland, Mississippi, views on desegregation ruling not so black and white - CNN.com - 1 views

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    "Mississippi town's views on desegregation ruling aren't so black and white"
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    Keeping the two high schools the way they are is not entirely because of racism. Some of the kids go to the schools out of tradition. I think for this case the courts are going to have to decide what defines integration. Do the races need to be 50/50 in schools? Is it still integrated if it is 75% white and 25% black?
emmaseilstad

Warren blasts 'insecure, money-grubber' Trump - 0 views

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    In a speech at the Center for Popular Democracy's annual gala, the progressive stalwart took aim at Trump's business record and populist rhetoric during a 10-minute invective, and sought to portray the billionaire real estate mogul as uncaring and dishonest -- picking up on Trump's comments he made about the 2008 financial crisis.
alyssaserrano

A city's plan to fight heroin by allowing it - 1 views

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    Suffering from the drug epidemic isn't what sets Ithaca apart. It's how their mayor wants to deal with it that makes Ithaca unique. The city is nestled along the southern shores of Lake Cayuga and consistently recognized as a great place to live in United States.
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    There have been other countries who have tried similar approaches and it showed a dramatic drop in violent crime. It might seem risky but the people who are addicted to heroin are using no matter what the laws allow.
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    why would you do that when all thats going to do is make the crime rate over that drug and stuff go down. But yet therewill still be those people who do nothing but the drug and not get a job so there are still to many people relying on the government to take care of them for the rest of their life.
morgandooty

House GOP Conference chair backs Trump, isolating Paul Ryan - 2 views

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    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, announced her support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign late Wednesday, leaving House Speaker Paul D. Ryan as the last major GOP leader on Capitol Hill not to back Trump.

    I think she is right. Trump has one people over for speaking his mind, but now he has to show that he has the "temperament for the job."
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    One of the most important jobs of the president is to form diplomatic relationships with other countries. Given Trump's plans for solving the debt crisis and building his infamous wall, it seems unlikely that he would be able to work well with other countries. I believe that it is foolish to back Trump for president because he is all over the board and has yet to prove he is capable of such a position.
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    I think she refused to debate because she knew she would lose
bwest01

Clinton declines invitation to debate with Sanders - 4 views

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    Clinton going against her statements from previous campaigns yet again when she refused, also again, to debate with Democratic rival Bernie Sanders.
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    wow she told him off and then raged on trump
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    She blew Sanders off and said some mean stuff about Trump.
egessert

Trump protesters smash door, break through barriers - 2 views

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    Despite initial word of gunshots, Albuquerque's police department said on Twitter that there was "no confirmation" of gunshots. "There is no confirmation that any gunshots were fired, contrary to reports. Possible damage to Convention Center Windows by pellet gun," the department tweeted.
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    I think it is ridiculous how Trump rallies come to such violence and in some cases Donald Trump even supports the violence by saying in one of his rallies that is someone says something negative about him to throw a tomato at them.
Bryan Pregon

Senate Republicans rule out Garland confirmation in lame duck session - CNNPolitics.com - 3 views

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    "Top Senate Republicans closed the door Tuesday to the possibility of confirming Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in a post-election lame duck session -- even if Hillary Clinton wins the White House -- reiterating their long-held position that a new president should pick someone to fill the vacancy on the high court."
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    On Wednesday, the liberal group MoveOn.Org is holding a Washington press conference with a group of Iowans who will say they are disappointed with Grassley's handling of the Garland nomination. Also, the Center for American Politics, a Democratic group, will release a report critical of Grassley's stewardship of the Judiciary Committee.
kfloerchinger

Four months later, Donald Trump says he gave $1 million to veterans group - 0 views

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    Almost four months after saying he would give $1 million of his own money to veterans' causes, Republican candidate Donald Trump moved to fulfill that pledge on Monday evening -- promising the entire sum to a single charity. Trump said in an interview Tuesday that he pledged the $1 million to the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation.
lizretikis

Trump dredging up 1990s attacks against the Clintons - 0 views

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    The presumptive Republican nominee is reintroducing Americans to a panoply of dormant scandals, personal transgressions and partisan controversies that rocked Bill Clinton's White House and first lady Hillary Clinton in two turbulent presidential terms leading up to the end of the 20th Century.
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    I feel that Trump is only doing this to make it harder for Hillary to win the republican party. He wants to split up the Republican votes between both canidates.
kadenroen

Clinton declines to debate Sanders in California - 1 views

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    Declining to participate in the Fox News debate -- which Sanders had agreed to -- is another clear sign that Clinton and her top aides are fully focused on the general election against Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee.
kadenroen

Bill Clinton responds to Donald Trump: Voters are 'smart enough to figure this out' - 2 views

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    On a campaign swing through Puerto Rico Tuesday, the former president was asked by a reporter whether he had any response to Trump's latest attack on Twitter -- alluding to his past infidelities and charging that he was the "worst abuser" of women in U.S. political history. "No.
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    On a campaign swing through Puerto Rico Tuesday, the former president was asked by a reporter whether he had any response to Trump's latest attack on Twitter -- alluding to his past infidelities and charging that he was the "worst abuser" of women in U.S. political history. "No.
kfloerchinger

CENTCOM head: Potential concerns over Baghdad attacks - 0 views

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    While he doesn't see that shift in Iraq's priorities yet, he calls it a potential worry as he looks at ISIS attacks. While ISIS is still committed to a caliphate, Votel suggests the organization is shifting back to its terror roots to try to gain momentum. "We are seeing them see opportunities," he said.
bwest01

Bernie Sanders, Democratic establishment battle boils over - 2 views

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    With the Democratic presidential primary in its twilight, frustration within the ranks over the party's handling of the primary process spilled out this week as Bernie Sanders supporters lashed out at party leaders, arguing that their candidate has been treated unfairly.
Bryan Pregon

Judge orders Cleveland, Mississippi, schools to desegregate - CNN.com - 0 views

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    "Court documents show that 62 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional, the schools in this west Mississippi town of 12,000 are still divided, black and white -- and the abandoned Illinois Central Railroad tracks that run through town serve as the line of demarcation."
alexander4434

Romney encouraged senator to launch independent bid - 1 views

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    Sasse, the freshman Republican, has emerged as one of Trump's foremost critics from the right. Romney and Sasse have talked, the source said, and Romney encouraged Sasse to seriously consider a run. But Sasse is refusing to enter the race. "We will decline to comment on the senator's conversations," Sasse spokesman James Wegmann said.
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    Sasse, the freshman Republican, has emerged as one of Trump's foremost critics from the right. Romney and Sasse have talked, the source said, and Romney encouraged Sasse to seriously consider a run. But Sasse is refusing to enter the race. "We will decline to comment on the senator's conversations," Sasse spokesman James Wegmann said.
kadenroen

Trump warns of another attack - 4 views

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    "Our country has enough difficulty right now without letting the Syrians pour in," Trump said on The Green Line. Trump also suggested ISIS is paying for refugees' cell phone plans. "They all have cell phones so they don't have money, they don't have anything, they have cell phones," Trump said.
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    I think there is a possibility that Trump is right. We could be letting people in that are terrorists. It is a problem that we can not keep track of the refugees and we have no way to know if they are working for ISIS or not. There has to be a way that we protect ourselves. If we can not protect ourselves at home we will not be able to help other countries.
bwest01

Obama knocks Trump at Rutgers: 'ignorance is not a virtue' - 5 views

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    "In politics and in life, ignorance is not a virtue," he told the more than 12,000 graduates in New Brunswick, New Jersey. "It's not cool to not know what you're talking about. That's not keeping it real or telling it like it is. That's not challenging political correctness.
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    wow he is going out with a bang
kittyterhune

Hillary Clinton Wants to Put Bill Clinton 'In Charge' of the Economy - 0 views

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    I think this is a wise choice on Hillary's part because during his time, Bill Clinton had a relatively healthy economy when he was president.
kadenroen

Judge rules in favor of GOP in Obamacare suit - 2 views

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    At issue is the "cost sharing" provision in the law that requires insurance companies offering health plans through the law to reduce out-of-pocket costs for policy holders who qualify. The government offsets the added costs to insurance companies by reimbursing them. But lawyers for the House argued that Congress did not properly approve the money for those reimbursements.
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    This suit represents the first time in our nation's history that Congress has been permitted to sue executive branch over a disagreement about how to interpret a statute," Earnest said during his daily briefing. "These are the kinds of political disputes that characterize a democracy. It's unfortunate that Republicans have resorted to a taxpayer-funded lawsuit to re-fight a political fight they keep losing.
Bryan Pregon

Fatal accidents involving stoned drivers soared in Washington since pot was legalized -... - 18 views

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    "Fatal accidents involving stoned drivers have soared in the state of Washington since marijuana was legalized there, according to a study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. But it's difficult to determine whether a high-on-pot driver is too impaired to drive, according to a separate study from the same group."
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    I believe that this is null and void, just because someone has the drug in their system at the time of driving does not mean that it was the reason for their impairment.
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    Fatal accidents involving the use of marijuana have risen ever since it was legalized. Sparking the debate, which is worse? Driving drunk or stoned? This is a hard thing to prove which one is worse, so the answer is unclear. Either way just because the drug is legal does not mean you are totally safe to be operating a vehicle.
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    I think that they should try and invent things to help test and see if it impairs their judgment.
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    If it is harder to tell whether marijuana has something to do with impairment or no then they need to do more studies on it. Once they have done more studies and figured out what effects marijuana have then they can decide on laws or regulations that they need to have.
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    I believe that it could have happened if they weren't using the drug
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    But coming up with a test to get impaired drivers off the road will be far more difficult than the blood alcohol tests used to test for drunk drivers, according to the group. While tests show the ability to drive gets worse as blood alcohol rises, laboratory studies show the same is not necessarily true with increased levels of THC,
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    If they are going to legalize marijuana they should come up with a test like a breathalyzer test so they can actually tell if the incidents were the cause of being stoned.
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    I think it is a possibility that people who are stoned are at an increased risk of crashing their car. The article said, "One driver with high levels of THC might not be impaired, while another driver with very low levels can be impaired." I think that researches should base regulations off of the people that are impaired by low levels. They should also look at how levels of THC decrease over time to see how long it would take to get down to the lowest level that would affect people.
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    I believe more research needs to be done. Like alcohol, there should be limits and rules with the marijuana. Because it is a drug, there should be a law about driving because it impairs your thinking just like alcohol.
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    I think that in order to decide what they are going to use to test the amount, more research needs to be conducted on how marijuana affects the brain. It seems to be proven that marijuana can have a negative affect on driving and can impair people who are using it and I think that's reason enough to do more research. I also think that before a state legalizes marijuana they need to find solutions to all of the precautionaries, such as driving, first.
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    There is currently no way of testing if someone was "high" at the time of an accident and having THC in your system at the time of the accident means nothing, you could have smoked a week or even a month prior to the accident and had it in your system! I think they should keep doing studies and try and come up with a way of telling just like they have for alcohol testing for drunk driving but "All this report really shows is that more people in Washington State are likely consuming cannabis, and thus might have some THC in their systems at the time of an accident. But since having THC in your system tells us nothing about your potential impairment, it would be like a report showing how many people involved in accidents had drunk a beer in the last week" is all that needs to be said
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    there is a way but its not like a brethalizer or anything like that for alcohol and other stuff.they can give u a piss test and it will tell weather u are on weed,pills and a bunch of other stuff so there is a way but i dont think that they think about it at the time.
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    I think they need to do at least 10 to 20 years of research to confidently say marijuana is bad and causes this to happen so it should be illegal or its not so bad and can stay legal. I think its highly likely the deaths will go up for stoned driving for the first couple years then go down.
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