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Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape? NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, more

Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?In 2006 President George W. Bush called it a “thumping.” In 2010 President Barack Obama compared it to a “shellacking.” If the polls and prognostications are correct and Republicans end up losing the House on Nov. 6, how will President Trump describe the experience? It’s worth asking after the week Trump’s GOP just had. For months now forecasters have given Democrats a better chance than Republicans of running the next House of Representatives.


Winners and projections for every matchup. Fantasy nuggets to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 7 here.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says He Won't Attend Saudi Arabia Summit Cardinals fire OC McCoy, name Leftwich to job

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says He Won't Attend Saudi Arabia SummitTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that he would no longer attend


The morning after an embarrassing prime-time loss to the Broncos, the Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and promoted quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich to the job.
Multidrug-resistant salmonella linked to chicken products sickens nearly 100 people across 29 states White: Ignore Mayweather-Nurmagomedov talk

Multidrug-resistant salmonella linked to chicken products sickens nearly 100 people across 29 statesA multidrug-resistant strain of salmonella linked to raw chicken products has


UFC's Dana White says to ignore talk of a Floyd Mayweather-Khabib Nurmagomedov boxing match, and that "Floyd is very good about getting his name out there."
9-Year-Old Falsely Accused Of Groping White Woman Says He 'Felt Humiliated' LeBron: Team chemistry not like 'instant oatmeal'

9-Year-Old Falsely Accused Of Groping White Woman Says He 'Felt Humiliated'Jeremiah Harvey, the 9-year-old boy accused of groping a woman at a Brooklyn


After losing in his much-anticipated Lakers debut, LeBron James stressed patience with the squad, saying that developing team chemistry doesn't happen as fast as making "instant oatmeal."
Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue Photo, Twitter Flips CB Norman relieved not to talk about Dez

Jason Chaffetz Mocks Elizabeth Warren With Native American Statue Photo, Twitter FlipsFormer Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) might have set himself up for selfie-


Redskins cornerback Josh Norman doesn't miss facing Dez Bryant when Washington plays the Cowboys, saying, "It's a relief, if anything."


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    The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

    Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

    Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

    Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

    Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

    When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

    Living Wages Are A Global Problem

    The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

    Ukraine: Not What It Seems

    After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

    Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

    After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

    Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

    The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

     

     
     
     
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