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A look at the day's political happenings, including Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker's personal connection with gun violence and the surprising information revealed by the FBI's internal records on the Occupy movement A look at the day's political happenings, including Newark, N, Mayor Cory Booker's personal connection with gun violence and surprising information revealed by the FBI's internal records on the Occupy movement .

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Significant anniversaries are sometimes ignored. At the moment, we are failing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the most destructive and murderous act of aggression of the post-World War II period: the invasion of South Vietnam and later all of Indochina.At our peril, we are failing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the most destructive and murderous act of aggression of the post-World War II period: the invasion of South Vietnam and later all of Indochina.

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For years, the conservative wing of the Supreme Court has flapped mightily in the face of any attempt to deny American corporations their ability to disenfranchise and dispossess the American public. (more)

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Here we have a headline that smacks of the inevitable: Arnold Schwarzenegger has conceded that he fathered a child just over 10 years ago with a longtime member of his household staff This "event," as the former California governor called it in a statement (more).

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This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Cuba's defeat of a CIA-backed invasion at the Bay of Pigs, and the communist nation remembered the occasion with a parade Saturday celebrating the bloody nose it delivered to its powerful neighbor.

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Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States. He gave a stirring inaugural address and then took over a job for which he was unprepared. No one is ever prepared.

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The History Channel announced Monday that it was dropping "The Kennedys," an expensive eight-part miniseries about the American political dynasty, from its spring lineup, sparking speculation that political drama may have extended beyond the narrative scope of the series itself.

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It's not polite to speak ill of the dead, but Jimmy Carter is still harboring a grudge from his health care showdown with Ted Kennedy. Asked about his use of the words "irresponsible and abusive" to describe the Senate lion, the former president said Kennedy opposed his health care proposal out of spite.

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