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Obama left a moving comment on a 'Humans of New York' photo from Iran

(Business Insider) A recent photograph of an Iranian father and his young son posted to the popular "Humans of New York" Facebook page caught the attention of US President Barack Obama.

And on Thursday, Obama — who is presiding over the biggest thaw in US-Iranian relations in decades — left a comment on the post, saying it "really resonated" with him.


Kim Davis found in contempt and taken into federal custody by US Marshals

(Raw Story) Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky county clerk, was found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis, the Rowan County clerk, to be jailed on the contempt charges until she agrees to comply with multiple court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


"The Bully Proves My Point": Kareem updates on Trump's scrawled response to his WaPo opinion piece.

This morning, an essay of mine was published titled, “This is the Difference Between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.” Trump’s response to my piece is the best, though inelegant, support for my claims. Here again, he attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as “nobody likes you.” Look behind the nasty invective and you find an assault on the Constitution in the effort to silence the press through intimidation. The full text is below.

Uncle Joe

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

(Washington Post) Ernest Hemingway once said that courage was “grace under pressure.” Two presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, have recently tested this proposition. And how each man responded revealed the type of person he is and the type of president he would make: Trump authored his own doom, and Sanders opened immense new possibilities as a compassionate person and serious candidate for president.


Scott’s office scrubbed release that cleared Planned Parenthood

(Politico FLorida) Gov. Rick Scott's office scrubbed a press release written by his own regulators that found there was no "mishandling of fetal remains" at clinics run by Planned Parenthood and, at the same time, said it would refer doctors who worked at those clinics to the state Board of Medicine for possible disciplinary action.

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Democrat Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory

(AP) Democrat Mikulski is 34th senator to support Iran nuke deal, ensuring landmark Obama victory.


Dan Savage: 'A big pile of sweet, sweet bigot money out there waiting' for Kentucky clerk

(The Stranger) This isn't about Kim Davis standing up for her supposed principles—proof in a moment—it's about Kim Davis cashing in. There's a big pile of sweet, sweet bigot money out there waiting for her. If the owners of a pizza parlor could raise a million dollars just by threatening not to cater the gay wedding no one asked them to cater... just imagine how much of that sweet, sweet bigot money Kim Davis is going to rake in. I'm sure Kim Davis is already imagining it.


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Hillary Clinton On Emails: 'I'm Sorry It Has Been Confusing To People'

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Christie: I’d ‘Officially Retire’ Biden If He Runs Against Me In 2016

2 hrs ago - GOP presidential candidate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told a small crowd on Thursday at a New Hampshire restaurant that he would handily defeat Vice President Joe Biden in a general election. “I would win and officially retire him,” Christie ... (TPM)

Huckabee On Kentucky Clerk's Jailing: Even Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer Got Bail!

2 hrs ago - Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Friday during an appearance on Fox News that serial killers got better treatment by the American justice system than the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to ... (TPM)

Donald Trump refuses to support Kentucky clerk Kim Davis: ‘We are a nation of laws’

3 hrs ago - REUTERS 04 SEP 2015 AT 09:17 ET Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday broke away from stances held by many of his rivals on issues ranging from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. Trump’s statem ... (Reuters)

Top Dem On Benghazi Committee: Shut It All Down!

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Patriot Coal miners union reaches agreement

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Donald Trump Stumbles and Bristles During Foreign Policy Interview

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With clerk jailed, gay Kentucky couple gets marriage license

5 hrs ago - By ADAM BEAM MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A gay couple emerged from a Kentucky county clerk's office with a marriage license in hand Friday morning, embracing and crying as the defiant clerk who runs the office remained jailed for her refusal to issue the l ... (AP)

Kansas State campus in Manhattan on lockdown after 'possibly armed' person seen

5 hrs ago - State September 4, 2015 The Associated Press Kansas State University is on lockdown after police received a report of a possible gunman on the campus. University spokesman Steve Logback says police received a report about 4 a.m. Friday of a man ... (Associated Press, via Wichita Eagle)

Payroll employment rises by 173,000 in August; unemployment rate edges down to 5.1%

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Going to the chapel: Will Smith & James Yates get a marriage license in Rowan Co

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Trump's favorability soars among Republicans

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Global stock markets sink ahead of US jobs report

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Lawyer: Vice News journalists face deportation from Turkey

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Saudi King To Meet With Obama Amid Gulf Concerns Over Iran Deal

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Migrant Chaos Mounts While Divided Europe Stumbles for Response

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Colombia issues arrest warrants for 22 army officers

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Mike Huckabee Compares Kim Davis To Abraham Lincoln

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Virginia Officer Stephen Rankin indicted in teen's death at Walmart parking lot

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Polls: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump lead in Georgia

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Rock-throwing that injured teacher results in jail sentences

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Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River

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Amazon.com, Penn sued by family of student who killed herself

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