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Boston Bombing Suspect Received Welfare, But That's Not the Real Story

Lost in the criticism of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's wife receiving government assistance is the fact that she worked between 70-90 hours per week and still needed help.

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It's Time For Men to Do More For Feminism

Gender equality will not be achieved through “girl power” alone. Feminists need men to advocate for and with them.

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CIA Nominee John Brennan Draws Fire From Civil Liberties and Human Rights Advocates

The nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA is full of controversy. He was an architect of "enhanced interrogation" techniques that left a stain on America.

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What Happens in States Like West Virginia After Coal?

Coal is king in southern West Virginia. But we can already see the effect that the dwindling supply of coal is having on this region.

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Obama Wins Presidency. LIVE Updates from Battleground States, Key Veterans Races

Live Election Night updates, with a special focus on the key battleground state of Virginia and the state of Maryland, and veterans who are running for office throughout the country.

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Debate Results: Obama Uses Experience, Steady Leadership to Win Presidential Debate

President Barack Obama won the debate, hands down. He did this by highlighting his policies while Mitt Romney showed his inexperience in foreign affairs.

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Obama Takes Command of Third and Final Presidential Debate

Follow along for some smart, and sometimes humorous (both accidentally and on purpose) insights into the third and final presidential debate on foreign policy in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Outdated GI Bill Cheats our Veterans From College Education, The Sequel

In March, I reported on the failures of the Department of Veterans Affairs in paying out education benefits to student veterans in a timely fashion. Here is an update.

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Rand Paul and GOP Cut Veterans Job Bill: How Vets Became the Latest Casualty in the War Against Obama

By using rules and procedures, Republican members of the Senate kill veterans Job Corps bill. This is just the latest GOP obstruction aimed at denying President Obama any sort of victory.

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Memorial Day Is Not Just for Remembering the Fallen

Because I served my country in Iraq, I have been fortunate enough to have many opportunities come to me. Others who fought alongside are not that lucky.

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Green Energy Will Win With Government Subsidies and Tax Incentives

In order to protect jobs, investments and our troops overseas, the federal government still needs to support the fast growing green energy sector.

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Solar, Wind, and Other Renewable Energy Jobs Are a Perfect Fit For Veterans

With record unemployment in the veteran population and record growth expected in the renewable energy field, matching veterans with clean energy jobs is a no-brainer.

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Chuck Brown's Death Could Usher in a New Era of Political Bipartisanship

Chuck Brown was one of the few things that brought people of the DC together. The celebration of his music could be a rebirth of bipartisanship in Washington.

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Presidential Debate 2012: The Truth Obama and Romney Should Know About China

Attention is on the presidential debate on Monday, but as the candidates discuss China, who are the key players in Chinese politics? Everything you need to know about Chinese leadership.

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Maryland Primaries More About Democrats Than Republicans

A look at Tuesday's Maryland primary.

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Military investment in solar power, biofuels, and clean energy must be supported by Congress

National Security needs to be prioritized over partisanship in Congress. The Military's efforts to integrate clean, alternative energy sources is sound policy.

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Marine Tea Party Facebook Page Goes Against Military Principles

Marine Gary Stein claims that his "Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots" Facebook page is free speech, but using social media to voice political opinions demonstrates poor discipline.

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Kony 2012 Has Highlighted the Uganda Plight, But Development Must Continue Once Joseph Kony is Gone

Because of the video produced by Invisible Children, Joseph Kony has received a lot of attention. But once he is captured, we can not afford to ignore the problems in Uganda.

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Special Forces Make Modern War More Efficient

It is more prudent to use Special Forces in our current conflicts because, as force multipliers, they are better equipped to deal with the problem of global terrorism.

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Outdated GI Bill Cheats Our Veterans From College Education

Thousands of current and future veterans will miss out on a college education because the post 9/11 GI Bill is woefully outdated.

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High Gas Prices Should Spark Washington to Pursue Alternative Energy Solutions

Politicians should use the latest rise in gas prices to push for alternative energy solutions.

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Barack Obama Makes a Smart Choice On Keystone XL Pipeline

Obama is correct in rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline project. This is part of a greater strategy that includes long-term jobs in the U.S. and environmental responsibility.

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