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CNN Offers Sneak Peek at Hillary Clinton’s Emails Ahead of Hearings

On Monday morning, CNN posted what it described as an advanced look "Inside Clinton's Benghazi Emails," a body of correspondence that will soon be reviewed by Rep. Trey Gowdy and his House Select Committee on Benghazi. The CNN article is based on "several government officials" who anonymously characterized the emails.
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The Science Is Settled: Welfare Discourages Work

The practical and spiritual benefits of work and independence are undervalued in America today. It is better for the economy, and for the heart and soul of the individual, to work for $8 an hour than to be paid $12 an hour by the government to do nothing.
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ISIS Releases Propaganda Video Showing Fighters Training In Yemen

A new Islamic State propaganda video claims the establishment of a "caliphate" in Yemen, displaying a unit of Islamic State troops conducting rifle drills in the desert near Yemen's capital city. The Islamic State has previously claimed responsibility for the monstrous suicide bombings at a pair of mosques in Sanaa.

Russian Hackers Read Obama’s Emails in White House Computer System Hack

"Some of President Obama’s email correspondence was swept up by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House’s unclassified computer system that was far more intrusive and worrisome than has been publicly acknowledged," The New York Times reported over the weekend, based on comments from "senior American officials briefed on the investigation."
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American Volunteer Talks About Fighting ISIS Alongside the Kurds

Kurdish news agency Rudaw published an interview with American volunteer Jordan Matson over the weekend. Matson, a 28-year-old U.S. Army veteran from Wisconsin, said he had no combat or even overseas deployments with the Army, but he decided to travel to Syria and fight alongside the Kurdish YPG militia "because they stood by the United States for 10 years while my country was in Iraq," and he wanted to "repay that debt."

Fox News Reports on the Tangled Web of Clinton Cash

On Friday night, Fox News aired a one-hour special on 'The Tangled Clinton Web," providing a fine summary of the scandals thus far spinning out of Peter Schweizer's new book Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich.

Kurds Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide and Their Role In It

The hundredth anniversary of the Armenian genocide caused many world leaders to blink, notably President Barack Obama, who abandoned his old campaign promises--and fiery criticism of the Bush administration--by refusing to acknowledge it. Much of this moral cowardice emanates from Western politicians who wish to curry favor with the Turkish government. The Turks have been trying to erase the genocide from history, shortly after they gave up trying to erase the Armenians from history.
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EU Plans to Return Most Mediterranean Refugees

The European Union's summit to deal with the Mediterranean refugee crisis is underway, and based on leaked documents, it appears a major component of the strategy will involve returning most migrants to their countries of origin.
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Sunni Tribes In Iraq Have Second Thoughts About Supporting ISIS

The sectarian and factional chaos unleashed in Iraq by the ISIS invasion has neighboring tribes literally at each other's throats, according to a report by the Associated Press. Some Sunni tribes initially welcomed the Sunni extremists of ISIS when they rolled across the border, thinking they might help change the balance of power in Shiite-dominated Baghdad. After watching ISIS turn northern Iraq into a torture chamber, some members of the al-Lehib tribe changed their minds, and ended up fighting alongside Iraqi military forces and the Kurds.

EU Will Meet to Discuss Libyan Refugee Crisis

In the wake of a horrible tragedy in the Mediterranean that appears to have drowned over 800 refugees, the European Union called a summit, scheduled to begin on Thursday, to consider options for dealing with the Libyan crisis. According to a report at the Telegraph & Argus, experts are "warning the death toll could reach the tens of thousands as growing numbers of desperate migrants take to the waters in overcrowded and unseaworthy boats."

Turkish Mayor Builds Mini-Mecca Theme Park

Hurriyet Daily News has an odd little story from the Uskudar district of Istanbul, where the mayor has constructed a miniature replica of Mecca, Islam's holy city. It is essentially a theme park of Mohammed's life and times, with replicas of "the Kaaba, Prophet Mohammad’s house, the Hira cave, the Sevr cave, the Muallaq Stone, the Zamzam well and an elephant statue."
President Barack Obama walks the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park, Fla,, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Obama visited the Everglades on Earth Day to talk about how global warming threatens the U.S. economy. He says rising sea levels are putting the "economic engine for the South Florida tourism industry" at risk.

Earth Day and the Sustainable Resource Of Guilt

On Earth Day, it's remarkable how much Green energy (of the political variety) has been pumped into the climate change movement. It gives people an easy way to assume intellectual superiority with virtually zero effort. It's the eternal crusade, the insoluble problem, the hypothesis that can never be falsified, so it provides sustainable fuel for countless rallies and political power grabs.

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