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Pinkerton: Reagan Rising, Carter Falling: a New Book Offers Lessons for Trump from Two Presidents

“For conservatives, it was their Camelot.” Those words appear as the epigraph to Craig Shirley’s new book, Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. In his new volume, Shirley chronicles the years 1976 to 1980, when Reagan, having lost his bid to grab the Republican presidential nomination away from Gerald Ford, was pondering his next political move—if there was to be one. Along the way, we learn much about America in the late 70s—lessons that echo even to this day, as Americans once again see populist insurgency pitted against establishment power.

California Moves Closer to Dumping Daylight Savings Time

Despite warnings from law enforcement that criminals hate daylight savings time (DST) because they are more likely to be seen by witnesses and police, Assembly Bill 385 cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee and is headed for confirmation, to be placed on the state ballot in 2018.

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Washington Post: Boycotts of Israel Will Never Work

TEL AVIV – Boycotts of Israel, such as those by “naïve academics” in the U.S., don’t work and are mostly “noise and hot air,” an editorial in the Washington Post claimed. The editorial, published on Sunday, asserts that BDS – the

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Jimmy Carter Reveals He Has Cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter revealed that a recent liver surgery found cancer has spread in his body but gave few details about his prognosis in a brief statement released Wednesday.

Carter: US Political System Oligarchy with ‘Unlimited Bribery’

Last week on the “The Thom Hartmann Program,” former President Jimmy Carter decried America’s political system as an “oligarchy with unlimited political bribery.” Carter said, “It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it

Carter: ‘I Believe Jesus Would Approve of Gay Marriage’

In an interview with HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter sounded off on the issue of same-sex marriage on the heels of last month’s Supreme Court ruling declaring bans on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional.

Rick Perry: We Must ‘Eliminate’ ISIS, the Taliban and Boko Haram

War veteran and former Gov. of Texas Rick Perry expounded on his executive experience as the Lone Star State’s longest-serving governor and laid out the ways in which he would combat the rise of radical Islam, in addition to providing his promise of unwavering, tangible support for our country’s esteemed veterans — if he decides to run for president.

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Jimmy Carter: Hamas Leader Is Not a Terrorist, Wants Peace

TEL AVIV, Jerusalem — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas this weekend at his headquarters in Ramallah, and declared that Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is not a “terrorist.” Carter said that he would not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it was a “waste of time,” and that Meshaal not only wanted a “peace process,” but would commit to recognizing Israel as part of a deal brokered by Saudi Arabia.