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Russia: Syria Regime, Rebels Agree To Ceasefire Deal

On Thursday, Russian state media announced a cease-fire between the Syrian government and Syrian rebel groups. “Reports have just arrived that several hours ago there was a development that we all have looked and worked for for so long,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said. “Three documents have been signed. A cease-fire between the Syrian government…

U.S. Adds More Russians to Sanctions List

The U.S. Treasury Department has added seven Russians and dozens of companies to its sanctions list because of Moscow’s activities in Crimea and Ukraine. The updated list, released Tuesday, includes Yevgeny Prigozhin, a St. Petersburg businessman known as President Vladimir Putin’s chef. The addition of new names provoked an angry response from the Kremlin, with…

NC GOP Moves to Strip Power From Incoming Democratic Governor

North Carolina Republican lawmakers moved Wednesday to strip power from the state’s governor’s office before an incoming Democrat assumes the post in January. Legislators in control of the general assembly introduced a number of measures, including ones that would require state senate approval of new Cabinet members, terminate a governor’s control over state election boards,…

UN: Aleppo Civilians ‘Shot on the Spot’ [VIDEO]

Syrian government troops in Aleppo have been reportedly going door-to-door killing civilians Tuesday in the holdout city’s sole remaining rebel-held enclave—a development the United Nations human-rights office termed “a complete meltdown of humanity.” The UN office said it had reliable evidence that at least 82 civilians, including 11 women and 13 children, have been shot…

Janet Reno, Attorney General Under Bill Clinton, Dies

The first woman to serve as America’s attorney general, Janet Reno, died early Monday at the age of 78. She passed away in her Miami home after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Reno served in the White House under Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. During her tenure, she oversaw the conviction of Sheik…

U.K. Court Rules Parliament Must Approve Brexit [VIDEO]

England’s High Court ruled Thursday the British government can’t formally launch the Brexit process without Parliament’s approval. The government can appeal, and it is expected to do so. Still, the ruling marked a clear setback for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for the country’s exit from the European Union. Lawmakers could demand changes in May’s…

Joe Arpaio Officially Criminally Charged

Maricopa County Sheriff and immigration provocateur Joe Arpaio has been formally charged with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a federal judge’s order in a racial-profiling case. The controversial Phoenix lawman could face as much as six months in jail if convicted. The profiling case stems from his immigration patrols and Arpaio has openly defied the judge’s…

President Obama Holds Conference From G20 Summit -WATCH LIVE

Barack Obama holds a news conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, China. Watch Live President Obama Speaking From G20 Summit —————- This year’s G20 economic summit is officially underway in Hangzhou, the first time world leaders have convened the meeting in China. The summit began Sunday, though President Obama and Chinese…

Brazil Senate Votes to Remove President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday voted 61-20 to impeach embattled President Dilma Rousseff, who was accused of illegal federal budget manipulation in violation of the country’s constitution. An impeachment in Brazil requires two-thirds of the 81 senators, or 54, to vote in favor of removal from office. Rousseff has proclaimed her innocence and has testified in…

Huma Abedin Announces She’s Leaving Anthony Weiner

Huma Abedin announced Monday morning that she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after it was revealed he sent sexually explicit messages to a woman last year. “After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin, a close aide to Democratic presidential…

Anthony Weiner Quits Twitter After New Sexts

Anthony Weiner deleted his Twitter account Monday morning following the revelation of new sexually explicit messages he traded with a woman other than his wife. The New York Post reported Sunday night that Weiner, married to Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, sent a picture and messages to a woman on July 31, 2015. One of…

Penn. AG Kathleen Kane Found Guilty on All Charges [VIDEO]

Kathleen Kane, the attorney general for Pennsylvania, was convicted Monday of nine criminal charges, including perjury and conspiracy. Kane was accused of leaking secret grand-jury files and lying about it under oath. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele told the jury that Kane orchestrated a leak of secret grand-jury documents to plant a negative story…

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry ‘Walks Off’ Her Show

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry is going on strike from her eponymous weekend morning talk show over what she alleges to be a loss of editorial control. In an email sent to staff this week, obtained by The New York Times, Harris-Perry said she feels “worthless” to NBC executives because of recent pre-emptions in coverage, adding,…

Ed Schultz Returns to TV on RT America 8pm Weekdays [VIDEO]

Click Here to Watch RT America Progressive political journalist Ed Schultz is joining RT America as the host of a primetime news show. “The News with Ed Schultz” will explore the issues that most affect working Americans, particularly within the context of the upcoming US presidential election. The new journalistically based show, which will air…

Ted Cruz Wins Unofficial Straw Poll To Be 2016 GOP Nominee

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday won an unofficial straw poll to be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee at the Penobscot County Republican caucus at Husson University. Administered by the Maine Republican Liberty Caucus, caucus attendees paid $1 for a ballot that listed 20 potential GOP presidential candidates’ names plus room for write-ins,…

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors @ His Fifth State Of The Union Address

While President Barack Obama’s attempts to increase the nation’s minimum wage through legislation have stalled in Congress, the White House announced plans on Tuesday to use the president’s executive powers to partially address the problem. Just hours before the President is scheduled to deliver his fifth State of the Union address, the White House revealed…

Gabrielle Giffords Calls For Patience On Third Anniversary Of Shooting

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), a gunshot survivor and gun control advocate, called for patience on gun reform in a column published in The New York Times on Wednesday. In the op-ed, printed on the third anniversary of the assault that left six of her constituents dead and Giffords in critical condition, the former representative…

Where Can I Buy Legal Weed In Colorado? HERE IS THE LIST!

Adults 21-and-over can legally purchase recreational marijuana for the first time in U.S. history starting today in Colorado. Although hundreds of marijuana businesses have received approval from the state and local authorities, only a fraction of those pot shops around the state were able to get through the lengthy and rigorous licensing process in time…

Rachel Maddow: No one likes a bully

Late Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) top two appointees to the Port Authority, both of whom have since resigned, complied with subpoenas related to the ongoing bridge scandal. Soon after, state Assemblyman John Wisnieswki (D), chairman of the committee investigating the incident, acknowledged soon after that the probe will continue into 2014. But…

Obama Warns Of Possible Military Action In South Sudan

President Barack Obama told Congress Sunday that he may take further military action to protect Americans in violence-plagued South Sudan. In a letter to Congress, Obama said that about 46 U.S. troops were deployed Saturday to help evacuate Americans. That’s in addition to another 45 troops deployed to reinforce the U.S. Embassy in Juba. Four…

And To End His Campaign in Style, Chris Christie Does What He Does Best: Lashes Out At a Teacher “You People??”

Chris Christie Reportedly Lashes Out At Teacher Melissa Tomlinson

The contentious relationship between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) and state public school teachers does not seem to be smoothing over anytime soon. On Saturday, just days before the state gubernatorial election, the candidate reportedly argued with Buena Regional Middle School teacher Melissa Tomlinson at a campaign stop in Somers Point. Tomlinson told The…

GOP In Grave Danger Of Losing House In 2014, PPP Polls Show

Shutting down the government may end up costing Republicans control of the House of Representatives. A series of polls released Sunday show just how damaging the shutdown has been for the GOP. The liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling compiled two dozen surveys, commissioned and paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action, from House districts around the country,…

John Boehner Mocks Obama In House Floor Speech

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) mocked President Barack Obama in a floor speech Monday, hours before a potential government shutdown — marking a rare move and a public sign of the two leaders’ increasingly soured relationship. “I didn’t come here to shut down the government,” Boehner said, moments before the House voted on the GOP’s…

(VIDEO) HOUSE PASSES GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL THAT DEFUNDS OBAMACARE

The House of Representatives passed on Friday morning a spending bill that would keep the government funded past Sept. 30 — and would also strip funding for the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed by a 230-189 vote. All but one Republican voted in favor of the bill. All but two Democrats opposed it. The…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Restrictive Abortion Bill Into Law

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Signs Restrictive Abortion Bill Into Law

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed sweeping new abortion restrictions that sparked weeks of protests at the state Capitol into law. Perry signed the legislation at a ceremony Thursday morning. The bill will require abortion clinic doctors to have hospital admitting privileges, restrict abortions to surgical centers, dictate when abortion-inducing drugs can be taken and…