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Here's a surprising result: Republican Janice Frey Van Ness won a special election runoff Dec. 1 in Georgia's 43rd state Senate district. The surprise is that this is a district whose population is 61 percent black and voted 72 percent for Barack Obama in 2012. It covers suburban territory southeast of Atlanta, including most of Rockdale County, a small part of DeKalb County and part of Newton County. This is an area of rapid population growth, with a growing population of middle-income black homeowners. Does this mean that middle-income blacks are trending Republican? Maybe, maybe not. Van Ness undoubtedly benefited from local ties: a small business owner and found of a private school, she was elected to the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners in 2006 and 2010. Turnout was low and she probably benefited from personal ties. But it does suggest that in the post-Obama years more black voters than in the past may be willing to give serious consideration to Republican candidates.
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Monsanto is being placed on trial by a consortium of international companies, including the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), IFOAM International Organics, Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI), and Millions Against Monsanto and dozens of global food, farming and environmental justice groups. Monsanto, known for the toxic chemicals it has produced and used on the world including PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl), one of the 12 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) that affect human and animal fertility, 2,4,5 T (2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid), a dioxin-containing component of the defoliant, Agent Orange, which was used by the US Army during the Vietnam War, and Lasso, an herbicide that is now banned in Europe, will be put on trial for crimes against humanity and the environment in October of 2016. The most recent and biggest global health scandal involves Monsanto's Roundup, which has been classified as a probable carcinogen by the World Health Organization.  The toxic herbicide has been linked to devastating health conditions throughout the world and traces of it are found throughout the food chain. Based on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, a document created by the UN in 2011, the group of international lawyers will determine the level of criminal liability placed on Monsanto for damages inflicted on human health and the environment. “Monsanto is able to ignore the human and environmental damage caused by its products, and maintain its devastating activities through a strategy of systemic concealment: by lobbying regulatory agencies and governments, by resorting to lying and corruption, by financing fraudulent scientific studies, by pressuring independent scientists, and by manipulating the press and media,
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#121404
Presidential candidates Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are demanding a halt to immigration from Muslim nations with jihadist movements.
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#121405
Pastor Darrell Scott, who leads a large black evangelical congregation in Cleveland, is hoping black voters will give Donald Trump a chance.
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By Theodore Shoebat An American Muslim man of Jordanian descent tried to hijack a German plan and crash it down, screaming “I want to meet Allah,” but luckily a group of Eastern Orthodox Christian men from Serbia took him down and beat him up. He first knocked on the door and tried to get inside, …
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter delivered an unexpected message on Sunday to the several hundred people gathered at a Baptist church in Georgia for his Bible lesson - his latest brain scan showed no sign of cancer.
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#121408
White House officials expressed alarm about anti-Islamic rhetoric on the campaign trail.
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Since the draft’s inception, women have not been required to register. All of that changed overnight with the Pentagon’s decision, which of course created an immediate, new legal problem: now women have access to all the same positions that men do, but under current Selective Service laws, they do not [...]
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#121410
In interviews, speeches and in stealthier ways, Mr. Rubio has abruptly changed the course of his campaign to zero in on Mr. Cruz and reverse his gains among conservative voters.
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Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were working late at night in their garage and receiving numerous packages to their home in Redlands, California, neighbors said.
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HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s remarks from the Oval Office tonight: “On December 7, 1941, in response to Pearl Harbor, FDR did not give a partisan speech, rather he called on Americans to unite and ‘win through to absolute victory’. “If I am elected President, I will direct the …
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#121413
Senator Ted Cruz is the best candidate to change Washington's reluctance to fight Islamic Supremacism.
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The anti-immigration party received at least 29.4 per cent of the votes and won six out of 13 areas in the regional election's first round less than three weeks after the Paris terror attacks.
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Ted Cruz Vows to 'Destroy ISIS' and 'Shut Down Broken Immigration System' Letting in Jihadists
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Jerry Brown claimed pro-Second Amendment laws in other states were a "terrorist back door" to events like the San Bernardino terror attack.
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The BBC's Lyse Doucet reports from Kisweh in Syria about what daily life is like there, on the day the UN is expected to request a record sum to help Syrians as part of its annual appeal
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"If you want a cause—want to get on a bandwagon—then get these guns outlawed, and do something about the Second Amendment."
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The U.S. Air Force has fired off more than 20,000 missiles and bombs since the U.S. bombing campaign against ISIS began 15 months ago, according to the Air Force
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#121421
Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet.
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#121422
In Fisher v. University of Texas, a Supreme Court majority appears ready to strike down affirmative action.
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#121423
Our idiot-in-chief gave a speech largely in defense of Islam when it was supposed to be about the jihadist attack in San Bernardino, but he won’t let him stop his partying!! But hey, we know …
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#121424
After Attorney General announced that her biggest fear is not the growing terror of radical jihad and Islam, but rather anti-Muslim speech across the country. However, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
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#121425
Cuba's regime will allow opposition parties to operate, but power will be in the hands of a dominant, PRI-like party controlled by the military.
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