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  • President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Tuesday, January 20th, the President addressed the American people before Congress in the annual presidential State of the Union address. In this year’s address the President touted his economic recovery strategy, arguing that “the shadow of crisis has past and the state of the union is strong.” To support his claim the President stated

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  • France Resolute Despite Terror Attacks

      [dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast week France was beset by three days of terror incidents that threatened the nation’s freedom of speech. On January 7th, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi stormed into the Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, killing eleven members of its staff after opening fire with assault rifles. Incensed by the newspaper’s caricatures

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  • Defense Secretary Forced Out by White House?

    [dropcap]F[/dropcap]ollowing the news of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s resignation on Monday, questions arose on whether his resignation was voluntary or if he was forced out by the Obama administration. In addressing these rumors, Pentagon Spokesperson Rear Admiral John Kirby maintained that the Secretary was not fired, stating that both the President and Secretary Hagel determined

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  • Thanking Our Veterans: Veterans’ Day 2014

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]n November 11, 2014, America celebrated Veterans’ Day.  Along with many other holidays, people do not often understand the importance of what they are celebrating.  Yet the people that are honored on this holiday are those who have served for the United States, and have put their lives on the line to do so. Veterans’

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  • Showdown in Washington over Immigration Reform

    [dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne week after President Obama expressed his intent to work alongside the incoming Congress after the Democrats lost control of the Senate last week, immigration reform is becoming a hotly contested subject between the President and current members of Congress. Although Press Secretary Josh Earnest has stated that the President has not finalized his plan

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  • American Marine Finally Released from Mexican Prison

    Taylor L. Turner Political Writer  [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being held prisoner in Mexico for two-hundred and fourteen days, Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi was freed from his prison cell last Friday. Tahmooressi, who served two tours in Afghanistan, was arrested March 31st of this year by Mexican authorities after crossing the border with the possession of three guns. The

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  • CIA Annex Security Contractors Speak Out on What Really Happened in Benghazi

    Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter much delay and miring with political rhetoric, details of what truly transpired in Benghazi on the night of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack have been brought to light by security contractors charged with protecting the CIA Annex. In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, security contractors and contributors

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  • Generals Disagree on President Obama’s ISIS Strategy

    Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile the President persists that there will be no American troops involved in combat operations against ISIS, several generals have publicly challenged his strategy. Among the generals to disagree on the use of combat troops are Generals Ray Odierno, Martin Dempsey, James Mattis and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. In an

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  • Cease Fire Reached in Ukraine

    Taylor Turner Political Writer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]s the NATO Summit reaches its conclusion in Wales, details of a cease- fire agreement between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine emerge. In an effort to deescalate conflict and bloodshed in his country, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has endorsed the cease-fire agreement. While NATO leaders originally convened to discuss the winding down

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