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Archive for November 2014

GOP Making Inroads with Black Voters

No one is saying that the GOP has returned to their prior status with African-American voters where they regularly vied for majority share of the votes cast among this key demographic vote. The mistrust of the GOP that started with… Continue Reading →

Grand Jury Decides that Officer Darren Wilson was Justified in Using Deadly Force in Ferguson, Missouri Incident

In a highly anticipated decision, the grand jury in the Ferguson, Missouri case decided not to indict the officer involved in the incident. The case involved an officer who was responding to a burglary that took place at a convenience… Continue Reading →

Obamacare Premiums for 2015 Set to Rise 10% on Average

At the time the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed, Americans were told they would be able to keep existing doctors and private health care plans if they liked them. Americans were also promised their premiums would decrease by $2,500… Continue Reading →

Same-Sex Couples Demand Marriage Right in Louisiana

Across the United States there has been some states that have declared same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. These states have imposed a ban denying same-sex couples to get married. Kansas recently joined the states that will have to allow same-sex… Continue Reading →

Senate Set To Vote on Keystone Pipeline Next Week

The Democrats have held the U.S. Senate since the 2006 midterms and during that time, they have put off voting on approving usage of the Keystone Pipeline, an oil pipeline that starts up in Canada. However, after losing badly, even… Continue Reading →

Same Sex Couples in Louisana Ask Supreme Court to Hear Their Marriage Court

The LGBT community has been steadily making progress in their fight for civil rights, and Lousiana is the site of the next battleground in the fight. Four petitions were filed to the supreme court last week, and this petition is… Continue Reading →

FSU Shooter Identified

Florida State University is still reeling from the terror filled shooting at a campus library. Details are slowly beginning to be released including the identity of the shooter. Myron D. May was formerly a student at FSU and worked as… Continue Reading →

Several Major TV Networks Will Not Be Carrying President Obama’s Speech on Immigration

Several networks will not be carrying President Obama’s prime time address to the nation on immigration. The announcement from the White House says President Obama will speak on the broken immigration system and the steps he’s taking to fix it…. Continue Reading →

The Logic Behind No Logic: Politics for Principles

Sometimes, a person’s irrational behavior tells the most about them. Reporting by The Huffington Post suggests that stalwart Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Pauls’ logic behind his “No” vote regarding a sweeping NSA bill may relate to the PATRIOT ACT’s extension…. Continue Reading →

Ferguson Citizens Exercising Their Gun Rights

Ken Griffin states that gun sales have increased in Ferguson, Missouri firearm stores in the wake of the grand jury decision. It is good to see citizens in fear of their safety taking actions to protect themselves. This is patriotic… Continue Reading →