Politics

Florida death row inmate asks for electrocution

Florida Department of Corrections This three-legged oak electric chair, which has been dubbed “Ol’ Sparky,” could be used for the first time if Florida death row inmate Wayne Doty gets his wish to die by the electric chair. A Florida death row inmate asked to die by electrocution because it would bring “peace to the victim’s family as well as ...

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Obama to states: stop ‘obsessing’ over standardized tests

Jacquelyn Martin/AP President Barack Obama wants states to limit time spent in classrooms taking standardized tests: “We’re going to work with states, school districts, teachers, and parents to make sure that we’re not obsessing about testing.” WASHINGTON — Addressing one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2% of classroom time ...

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De Blasio talks peace with Arab, Jewish students

Tsafrir Abayov/AP Mayor de Blasio talks to children from a mixed Israeli-Palestinian school in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Tsafrir Abayov/AP “This is an example of the way forward,” de Blasio said after meeting kids and parents from the Hand in Hand school. BAZ RATNER/REUTERS De Blasio poses for a photo with Arab and Jewish children on Saturday from the Hand in ...

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Joe Biden speaks out in defense of religious liberty

DARREN ORNITZ/REUTERS “Put one foot in front of the other, as my son Beau used to say, just keep moving forward,” Biden said. “It is my faith that has kept me moving forward.” Vice President Joe Biden is still looking forward. Speaking Saturday night to a group of Greek Orthodox Church leaders in Manhattan, Biden did not mention his contemplation ...

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Larry David and Bernie Sanders are one and the same in SNL

Of course Larry David would impersonate Bernie Sanders. The “Seinfeld” writer returned to SNL for the first time in 30 years to mimic the Vermont senator’s tirades — an obvious move as politicos have long compared Sanders to David and his brash George Steinbrenner impersonation. “I’m going to dial it right up to a ten: We’re doomed! We need a ...

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Larry David and Bernie Sanders are one and the same on 'SNL'

Of course Larry David would impersonate Bernie Sanders. The “Seinfeld” writer returned to SNL for the first time in 30 years to mimic the Vermont senator’s tirades — an obvious move as politicos have long compared Sanders to David and his brash George Steinbrenner impersonation. “I’m going to dial it right up to a ten: We’re doomed! We need a ...

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Trump doubles down on comments that blame Bush for 9/11

Steve Helber/AP Donald Trump said that some of George W. Bush’s immigration policies may have led to the 9/11 attacks. “I believe that if I were running things, I doubt that those people would have been in the country.” For a third day in a row, Republican front-runner Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on his controversial comments that George W. ...

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Ben Carson distances himself from Trump's comments on 9/11

Andrew Harnik/AP When asked if he would blame George W. Bush for the 9/11 attacks, Ben Carson said “I certainly don’t think so,” and also said he doubts Trump actually meant to blame the former President for the attacks. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson distanced himself Sunday from Donald Trump’s controversial assertion that George W. Bush was to blame for ...

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Giuliani: Hillary Clinton 'got away with murder' at debate

David Wexler/David Wexler For New York Daily Former Mayor Rudy Guiliani said that if he had the opportunity to question Hillary Clinton about her emails, “it would have been a lot different.” Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that Hillary Clinton “got away with murder” at last week’s inaugural Democratic debate on CNN. “Bernie Sanders virtually applauded Hillary ...

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Chairman of Benghazi special committee defends Clinton probe

Cliff Owen/AP House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) has defended his panel’s probe into Hillary Clinton. The chairman of the special House committee looking into Hillary Clinton’s role in responding to the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attack defended his panel’s probe Sunday amid chatter that the inquiry has been politically motivated. “I get that there’s a presidential ...

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