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Farah Mohamed

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In Latest Book, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Says Reform Is The Best Weapon Against Radical Islam

(113) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 12:42 PM

In her latest book, Somali-born author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, known for her controversial views on Islam, argues that the religion is not a peaceful one and calls for "a Muslim Reformation."

Ali says she hopes Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation will show those she deems her...

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Pervez Musharraf Says Pakistan Does Not Consider United States And West 'Trustworthy Allies'

(171) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 6:04 PM

Pervez Musharraf excoriated the United States and the West on Wednesday, saying his country does not consider them "trustworthy allies" in the war against terrorism.

Speaking to BBC's Newsnight, the former president of Pakistan, who seized power through a military coup d'état in 1999, said:...

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'It's Dirty Work And It's Often Demeaning Work, But At Least It's Work'

(1414) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 9:46 PM

Vanessa Powell, 29, works full time in a Goodwill warehouse in Seattle for $9.25 an hour. She holds a bachelor's degree in English and a master's in business administration.

I now work at Goodwill Industries as a production associate. Basically, I work in a warehouse. I make $9.25 an hour,...

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'I'm Always Filling Out Applications, But I Don't Ever Get Called Back'

(707) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 4:34 PM

DeAngelo Belk, 21, works part-time at a Wendy's restaurant for $7.50 an hour and is constantly searching for other means of employment.

I'm staying at my mother's house. It's the house I grew up in. It's crowded, cramped. It's like sharing rooms and two people in a room, three people...

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'You Plan On Sending Your Kids To College. It's Now Out Of The Question.'

(683) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 3:38 PM

Larry Silveira, 60, worked a full-time, salaried job until a motorcycle injury in 2009 took him out of the workforce for two years. Until then, he lived a comfortable life with his wife and two children. Now, he makes $9.25 an hour working part-time at a major retail chain store...

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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Advocates Calling Obamacare By Its Full 'Orwellian' Name

(3607) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 5:17 PM

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he believes that calling President Barack Obama's signature health care law "Obamacare" is too kind, and he wants to go back to using its actual name, which he considers more sinister and revealing.

"One thing I’ve been trying to do is discipline myself to...

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Al Qaeda Resurgence Tied To Syrian Crisis, Scholar Says

(116) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 9:42 PM

WASHINGTON -- For a while, talk of al Qaeda had died down. American troops withdrew from Iraq, and Osama bin Laden was dead. But in 2012, that changed, with a fresh spate of deadly attacks in Iraq sparking fears of a resurgent al Qaeda. Today, the...

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Allen West Asks If There's 'Nefarious, Malicious Intent' Behind Obama's 'Incompetence'

(551) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 2:14 PM

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) suggested there might be "malicious" intent behind the Obama administration's health care website glitches, its foreign policy struggles and its overall leadership on Wednesday.

Speaking on the Fox News Radio program "Kilmeade and Friends," West criticized the rollout of, pointing to...

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Senator Who Investigated JFK Assassination: 'American Journalism Never Followed Up On That Story'

(486) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 11:17 AM

WASHINGTON -- As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death nears, former presidential candidate Gary Hart, a member of the Senate committee that investigated JFK's assassination, said that the press had failed in its responsibility to investigate the truth behind his killing.

Hart served on the

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Instead Of Turning On Each Other, Immigrant And Domestic Workers Unite To Form New Organization

(509) Comments | Posted November 17, 2013 | 8:25 AM

WASHINGTON -- In times of economic weakness, the ruling class has tended to pit domestic workers against immigrants, warning the former that wages are low and jobs are scarce because of the latter.

The effort in the United States has led to tremendous hostility toward immigrants, exhibited by then-GOP...

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Jeremy Hammond Supporters Speak Out For 'Whistleblower' Ahead Of Sentencing

(73) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 3:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- Supporters are rallying around convicted hacker and activist Jeremy Hammond as his sentencing date looms, calling him a whistleblower and arguing that his case is part of a larger crackdown on the free flow of information.

Hammond, a former member of an affiliate of the hacking...

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GOP Congressman, Confused By Satirical Article, Goes After MSNBC Host Chris Hayes

(650) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 1:32 PM

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa) castigated MSNBC host Chris Hayes this week, calling him "America's village idiot" in a Facebook post. Latham, however, ended up being the one looking uninformed, when he found out that he based his criticism of Hayes on what turned out to be a satirical article.

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Keystone XL Southern Extension Dents, Sags Show Need For More Tests, Public Citizen Says

(395) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 5:26 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Keystone XL pipeline section from the oil transport hub of Cushing, Okla., to the Texas Gulf Coast is plagued by construction problems, code violations and improper inspection and shouldn't be allowed to operate until the government steps up oversight, the watchdog group Public Citizen argued...

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NSA Revelations Threaten Cloud Companies

(184) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 5:00 PM

WASHINGTON -- As revelations about the National Security Agency's secret surveillance continue to trickle out, cloud companies are feeling the fallout.

The "cloud" is a network of servers that provides a variety of functions such as running an application or storing data. Google's Drive allows users to work on documents,...

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Colorado Gun Group Raffling Same Type Of Weapon Used In Aurora Theater Shooting

(204) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 4:46 PM

A group backing the recall of state lawmakers who support gun control is auctioning off an AR-15, the same type of gun used in the 2012 movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a gun advocacy group, is giving away a Stag...

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GOP Senators Who Opposed Sandy Relief Aid Fundraise Around One-Year Anniversary Of Storm

(130) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 4:09 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) may have opposed Hurricane Sandy recovery funding, but that reportedly did not stop them from visiting the Northeast to raise money on the eve of the disastrous storm's anniversary.

McConnell was at a fundraiser in Greenwich,...

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NSA 'Stop Watching Us' Protest Draws Thousands In Washington

(2851) Comments | Posted October 26, 2013 | 7:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- Thousands rallied against the National Security Agency's domestic and international surveillance programs Saturday, marching from Union Station to the Capitol to call for an end to mass surveillance.

"We are witnessing an American moment, in which ordinary people -- from high schools to high office -- stand up...

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Lisa Murkowski Laments 'Enormous Consequences' Following Shutdown

(73) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 3:30 PM

As the government shutdown dragged on, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was one of the senators who attempted to work across the aisle to find a solution out of the impasse. And the recognition that something needed to be done, Murkowski said in a recent interview, came out of...

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Rand Paul: Olmsted Project A 'Boondoggle', But Necessary

(1798) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Though he thinks the project has been wasteful and inefficient, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Monday that he did not object to a provision in the government shutdown deal that allocated billions more to dam construction in his home state of Kentucky.

Speaking at a...

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Steve Southerland Becomes First Target Of Democrats Post-Shutdown

(1041) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 2:53 PM

Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) has the dubious distinction of being Democrats' first target in the aftermath of the government shutdown.

House Majority PAC, a super PAC that aims to help Democrats win control of the House of Representatives, released a TV ad on Monday hitting Southerland for voting against the...

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