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The NYPD’s ‘Moroccan Initiative’

An Associated Press investigative team revealed in an article Thursday ways that, sometime around 2003 or 2004, part of the New York Police Department transformed from being a public security service that solved murders and muggings to a mini domestic intelligence agency that targeted the Moroccan Muslim community.

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 READ MORE


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Dems Take the Initiative

Democrats are hoping ballot initiatives in favor of stem cell research and raising the minimum wage will help drive voter turnout in the upcoming election.  Republicans pioneered the initiative strategy, but this time around the electorate seems to be suffering from gay marriage fatigue.

Posted on Oct 28, 2006 READ MORE


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Former Bush ‘Faith’ Staffer: God’s Name Savaged for Politics

David Kuo, the former deputy in Bush’s Office of Faith-Based Initiatives and author of the new book “Tempting Faith,” told Leslie Stahl on “60 Minutes” that “the name of God is being destroyed in the name of politics.” (Watch it)

Posted on Oct 16, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


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Gay Marriage Scare Wears Thin

In the 2004 election, anti-gay ballot measures effectively drew conservatives to the ballot box, but the appeal of banning gay marriage is wearing off, polls suggest.

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


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Bill Clinton’s ‘American President’ Moment

Remember the scene toward the end of “The American President” in which Michael Douglas, playing President Andrew Shepherd, delivers a stand-up-and-cheer tongue-lashing of his critics? Watch as Bill Clinton demolishes Fox News’ Chris Wallace in a similar manner.

Posted on Sep 24, 2006 WATCH & LISTEN


Bush Funds Exotic Languages in Schools

Kindergartners to learn Arabic, Farsi, Chinese. | more

Posted on Jan 5, 2006 READ MORE


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