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Jon Queally, staff writer
President Barack Obama has authorized the use of airstrikes against targets inside Syria in order to defend Western-backed fighters now operating on the ground, according to administration officials who spoke with journalists off the record over the weekend and later confirmed by the Pentagon. According to the Wall Street Journal , the new...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"This plan is a good first step but not enough for Obama to hang his climate legacy on," said Karthik Ganapathy, U.S. communications manager for the climate action group 350.org. (Image: Screen shot from White House video)
President Barack Obama declared Sunday that his administration is poised to...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"The problem is that the ground rules could restrict journalists from reporting what's right in front of their eyes," noted Michael Calderone in the Huffington Post. (Photo: Alamy)
Major media outlets granted access to Koch Brothers' affair in exchange for...

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Talk about powerful visuals: Ray Tensing, fired Cincinnati wannabe cop who shot Samuel DuBose in the head - we don't need "allegedly" thanks to chilling video - appeared in court Thursday in handcuffs and jail stripes to plead not guilty to executing a man over a missing license plate in what prosecutors called "without question a murder." Indictment isn't conviction, but still: The cuffs and stripes led DuBose's grieving family to hope for "some kind of justice."