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Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Admin's 'Despicable' Acts: 'Our Democracy Is In Crisis' NFL Week 3 Power Rankings: Rams are new No. 1 ... and chaos below

Hillary Clinton Slams Trump Admin's 'Despicable' Acts: 'Our Democracy Is In Crisis'Hillary Clinton said President Trump had done “so many despicable things that it can be hard to keep track.”


There's turnover at the top of the Power Rankings, with new teams cracking the top three. Plus: Why every team can be optimistic.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economy Hall of Famers seek insurance, pay from NFL

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Calling a ‘bank holiday’ for a collapsing economyPulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of "Leadership in Turbulent Times" spoke to Yahoo News about FDR’s defining moment of presidential leadership: the “bank holiday” he declared almost immediately upon taking office in 1933, in the hope that doing so would stem the run on the banks and help stabilize the financial system.


Many high-profile Pro Football Hall of Famers said in a letter that they would not attend the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony until Hall of Famers receive health insurance and an annual salary that includes a share of league revenue.
Rivers Rise, Rescues Continue As Florence Rain Pounds North Carolina Jackson: Buccaneers can't take Fitzpatrick out

Rivers Rise, Rescues Continue As Florence Rain Pounds North CarolinaLUMBERTON, N.C. -- The roar of a fan boat echoed through a flooded


Jameis Winston's suspension will be over after the Buccaneers play the Steelers on Monday night but wide receiver DeSean Jackson says Tampa Bay needs to keep riding Ryan Fitzpatrick's hot hand at quarterback.
The 67 Most Delish Fall Soups Not standing pat: Patriots get Browns WR Gordon

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The Patriots have acquired wide receiver Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.
George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11 'Trade me,' Steelers' Brown responds to critic

George W. Bush: Standing up for tolerance after 9/11Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House" spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11. 2001.


Antonio Brown lit up Twitter on Monday with his response to a former Steelers public relations staff member who was critical of the wide receiver's importance to the team's offense.


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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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