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Russian ambassador met with numerous Democrats

Democrats were aghast after learning Attorney General Jeff Sessions met twice, as a senator, with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. without telling Congress at his confirmation hearing – but it turns out Sergey Kislyak is no stranger to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The longtime Russian ambassador met with seven then-Democratic senators in

Round-the-clock manhunt on for Army reservist who escaped Rhode Island detention center

A round-the-clock state and federal manhunt was underway Monday for an inmate who escaped from a Rhode Island detention center. Former Army reservist James Morales, 35, fled Saturday by climbing a basketball hoop to reach a rooftop, cutting through a fence and climbing through razor wire, the Wyatt Correctional Center warden Daniel Martin said. Martin

Employees Accuse Kellogg’s of Racism, Subjecting Them to N-Word, Photo of a Baboon

Warner Todd Huston, #DumpKelloggs The progressive Kellogg cereal company, known for funding causes aimed at “white privilege,” “institutional racism,” and efforts to defeat voter ID laws, has been accused of standing by and doing nothing as employees at one of its New England distribution centers are daily subjected to mistreatment and racist name calling by management. One African American employee

Trump takes early lead over Clinton in electoral votes

Donald Trump took the early electoral-vote lead over Hillary Clinton Tuesday night, as the candidates each claimed big – albeit expected – state victories, but were locked in a tight race for numerous key battlegrounds. It was too early or close to call a range of vital swing states, including Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, New Hampshire,

Dozens of investors say North Carolina bathroom law ‘bad for business’

Nearly 60 U.S. investors who together manage more than $2 trillion in assets called on North Carolina on Monday to repeal a law they said is making it harder for companies in the state to hire top talent by limiting protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender people. Under the law, enacted in March,

Prayer or politics? Evangelist rallying Christians in Boston

The son of famed evangelist Billy Graham is holding a mass prayer rally in Boston as part of a 50-state tour to urge evangelicals to vote. Franklin Graham’s noontime rally on Tuesday on Boston Common is a stop on his “Decision America” tour. Churches from across the state are sending busloads of people to the

The Sacrifices Made by the Men Who Signed the Declaration

Michael Sabo, When reading the Declaration of Independence, it is easy to focus only on the sweeping language of the second paragraph and skip over the names and mutual pledge of the signers at its conclusion. Though the principles enunciated in its opening paragraphs, such as the self-evident truth that all men are created equal,

What Is Really Holding American Workers’ Back?

Helen Raleigh,  Even though the official unemployment rate fell below 5%, most of us who live in the real world know better: there are still an estimated 30 million Americans who have either given up looking for work or are underemployed. According to the latest Pew Research, the American middle class has shrunk for the