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Trump Claims ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in Tweetstorm Watch live: White Sox vs. Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

Trump Claims ‘Complete Power to Pardon’ in TweetstormThe president launched a Twitter blitz Saturday — 10 tweets in all — claiming his power to pardon, demanding action on health care to attacking Hillary Clinton.


It's an all-Chicago showdown in Yahoo's Free Game of the Day as the White Sox visit Wrigley Field.
Trump suggests Republicans should ‘protect their president’ Shark Weak: Internet irate over Phelps stunt (Yahoo Sports)

Trump suggests Republicans should ‘protect their president’The president tweeted on Sunday that it is “very sad” Republicans are doing "very little to protect" him — and admitted that the ongoing Russia probe, while “phony,” may be “taking hold.”


Michael Phelps

Fans were not happy with Discovery Channel's bait-and-switch in its much-hyped race between Michael Phelps and a Great White Shark.


Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal Shooting Predators keep gambling with smart bets (Yahoo Sports)

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns After Fatal ShootingMinneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned on Friday, nearly a week after a police officer fatally Justine Damond.


Predators

The way things have gone for the Predators lately, it’s like great things just keep dropping on their laps.


Gen. Dunford On North Korea: We Can Protect the American People Today Earnhardt Jr. driving right into NBC broadcast booth (Yahoo Sports)

Gen. Dunford On North Korea: We Can Protect the American People TodayJoint Chiefs Chairman Joseph Dunford explains how North Korea is progressing toward a nuclear weapon but stresses the U.S. is more than capable of handling that threat.


Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will hang up his steering wheel and pick up a microphone.


US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute A panic trade isn't in the Dodgers' DNA (Yahoo Sports)

US student freed after week held in China over taxi disputeBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that drew objections over the student's treatment from U.S. lawmakers.


Clayton Kershaw (Getty Images)

Other teams might care about maintaining a winning percentage near .700. The Dodgers care about the future, and the championships they plan on winning.




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The Importance of Free Press in a Democracy

Before we can understand the importance of a free press in a democracy, we need to grasp what it means to have a free press. The Cambridge Dictionary tells us that a free press allows all media outlets to express whatever opinions they desire. That means, it says, that they are enabled to “criticize the government and other organizations.” So why would that be relevant in a democracy?

Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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