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October 20, 2014

ISIS, Ukraine, the South China Sea and the End of the Era of American Power

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Shock and Awe was the name for the onslaught of missiles and bombing that was to initiate the U.S. invasion and would intimidate Saddam, quickly bringing his regime into submission. Little did we know that the opening days of the second Iraq war marked the end of the era of America as the world's dominant military power.

10 Things To Know If The GOP Runs The Senate

Mitch Mcconnell
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How Republicans Could Blow It

Pat Roberts
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Alabama House Speaker Arrested

Mike Hubbard Alabama
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Third Ebola Patient Released From Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital
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NYPD Still Arresting Large Number Of Minorities For Minor Marijuana Offenses, Despite Promises

De Blasio
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GOP Official: Anti-Bullying Legislation Will Teach Students 'Perverted Sex Acts'

Eugene Delgaudio
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GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

Carl Demaio
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Labor Secretary: Lack Of Paid Parental Leave In U.S. Is Embarrassing

Labor Secretary Tom Perez
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Colorado School Board Controversy Turning Frustrated Republicans Into Democrats

Jefferson County
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Marsha Blackburn Wishes Bill Frist, Who Disapproves Of Travel Ban, Were Ebola Czar

Marsha Blackburn
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Silicon Valley Gets A Warm Washington Welcome To Politics

Fred Upton
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Meghan McCain Reveals Her One Big Regret

Meghan Mccain
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GOP Candidate Compares Gay People To 'Gremlins'

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Obama Disputes Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Retirement Analysis

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Donald Trump Hints At Running For President In 2016 Again

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Former Teacher Calls Parent Trigger School 'Law-Breakingly Unprofessional'

Desert Trails
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McCain Will Push For Ground Troops In Iraq, Syria If GOP Wins The Senate

John Mccain
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Monica Lewinsky: I Was 'The First Person' Whose Reputation Was Destroyed By The Internet

Monica Lewinsky
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Wyoming Attorney General Says Gay Marriages Can Begin On Tuesday

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Gabbard Calls On CDC To Increase Incubation Period To Prevent Ebola Spread

Tulsi Gabbard
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Colorado Health Officials Call For Ban On Marijuana Edibles

Marijuana Brownies
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This Cycle's Best Worst Campaign Ad Is Inspired By Sharknado

Sharknado
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'Kissing Congressman' Gets Very Little Love From Donors

Mcallister
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GOP Governors Don't See Obamacare Going Away

Barack Obama
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Colorado Senate Race Tests Reach Of Democrats' Ground Game

Mark Udall
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Honduran Immigrant Teen Leaving U.S., After Becoming Part Of The Family Here

Border Mexico
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Obama Casts His Ballot Early In Chicago

Barack Obama
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Rachel Maddow's List Of Angry Punk Songs To Get You Through The Midterm Elections

Rachel Maddow Punk
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The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker

Cory Booker
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Dems' Internal Polls Challenge One State's Conventional Wisdom

Udall
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Trump Insists 'People Love' Controversial GOP Rep.

Donald Trump
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Supreme Court To Decide Gun Ownership Case

Supreme Court
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Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist In Washington

Rand Paul
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John Kerry: It Would Be 'Irresponsible' Not To Aid The Kurds Against ISIS

John Kerry
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Ann Coulter Tells GOP To Stop 'Sucking Up'

Coulter
Fox News

Obama: 'I Think The Equal Protection Clause Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage' In All States

Barack Obama
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Here Are 5 Takeaways From The Harper's Anti-Clinton Story

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