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Paul Ryan: Good for Republicans, Bad for America


With Paul Ryan taking the gavel, he becomes the youngest Speaker of the House since 1869.  His party seems to have chosen him as a consensus builder—a figure who can bridge the moderate wing of his party and the Freedom Caucus (a little group of hyper-conservative Members that rebranded the “tea party” movement when it started polling poorly). However, while Paul Ryan might bring the Republican Party together—his policies will tear America apart.

Obama speaks before police chiefs: says cops get ‘scapegoated’ for broader societal failings


Speaking before the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Chicago on Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave a wide-ranging speech touching on the issues of criminal justice reform, distrust between cops and communities of color, gun control, law enforcement funding, the drug trade, police brutality and viral videos.


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November 20-December 3, 2015


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