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  • Al-Shabaab
    Top Al-Shabaab leader surrenders to Somali forces
    Local government forces on Saturday in Somalia captured top commander of the militant group Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab intelligence chief, Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi was captured in a house in an area near El Wak. Hersi was a close associate of the...
  • Pakistan and Egypt jump on the censorship bandwagon along with North Korea
    Pakistan and Egypt jump on the censorship bandwagon along with North Korea
    On the heels of North Korea’s fury about “The Interview,” other countries are now attempting to influence American film and television productions. On Dec. 27, 2014, Pakistani diplomats told the New York Post that the fourth...
  • President Obama Press Conference
    Obama's Christmas present: Higher approval ratings
    The best capital for any politician is public support, as the will of the people tends wins out in a democracy. In that light, President Obama may have received the best Christmas gift of all this year in the form of new polls which show his...
  • Gov. Rick Snyder
    Governor Rick Snyder signs controversial welfare drug testing bill into law
    Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan on Friday signed a law that creates a drug-testing program for welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs. Republicans backed both the House and Senate bill. This program will run for a year in three...
  • North Korea blames the US for Internet disruptions, compares Obama to "a monkey”
    North Korea blames the US for Internet disruptions, compares Obama to "a monkey”
    On November 26, 2014, North Korea fired another salvo against the United States, blaming the US for shutting down its Internet services and expressing outrage at the release of Sony Pictures film, “The Interview.” North Korea’s...
  •  Michelle Obama shared a photo of herself and the president from 1992 on Instagram
    Obamas celebrate Christmas marking the end of the War in Afghanistan
    There was a definite theme and message President Barack Obama was trying to get across this Christmas, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, that after 13 years the combat war in Afghanistan will officially be over on Dec. 31. The president and his family...
  • Alan Gross
    Former Cuban prisoner Alan Gross receiving a $3.2 million settlement
    After spending five years in a Cuban prison, Alan Gross will receive a $3.2 million dollar settlement from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The agency made the announcement on Friday. The agency, which oversees foreign aid, said it...
  • Doctors dumping Obamacare patients
    Doctors dumping Obamacare patients
    Obamacare payments to doctors are so paltry it has been reported by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) that many doctors are saying “no” to accepting of Obamacare patients and dropping those who are on plans covered by the...
  • The North Pole
    Battle for the North Pole heating up as the Arctic melts
    With Christmas finally over, Santa Claus has returned to his base at the North Pole. But what country is he in when he’s hanging out with his elves and reindeer? That question is a bit trickier than it would seem on its surface.Under...
  • Black Friday in annexed Crimea
    Black Friday in annexed Crimea
    As of December 26, 2014, Ukraine cut off electricity to Russian-annexed Crimea. Ukraine also discontinued train and bus service to the beleaguered peninsula. Ukrainian security services issued a statement, stating that travel to Crimea is being...
  • police cars
    The District reaches an unofficial milestone over the holiday break
    Over the Christmas holiday the District of Columbia reached a milestone: surpassing 100 murders since the beginning of the year (102, unofficially). While most people were celebrating the holiday season by being joyful, the District's police...
  • Putin Becomes Scrooge
    Putin Becomes Scrooge
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has called all government officials back to the Kremlin rather than continue on their Holiday vacations. This is a far cry from his annual press conference that he held last week. There he told the Russian people...
  • NYPD Police
    NYPD arrests seven for posting and calling in threats to officers
    New York Police Department arrested four people on Thursday for making threats against officers following the recent murder of two police officers. The suspects involved have been charged with making terrorist threats against police and filing...
  • GOP candidates
    What is the crop of GOP candidates missing?
    Here is a list that identifies what GOP candidates are missing. The discussion begins with candidate, Marco Rubio.Marco Rubio is in the race unless his funding stream is siphoned off by Jeb Bush. He said that he would run if he believed it was the...
  • deadly weekend shootings
    Officers involved in two shootings over the holiday season
    A police related shooting took place in Southeast D.C. on Christmas Eve.Sixth District Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers responded to an alleged armed robbery in the area of Alabama Avenue, SE (between 30th Street and Naylor Road), at...