GOP debate drinking game

On Thursday, in a highly anticipated debate dually hosted by Fox News and Facebook, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich will be going head to head. Fox News determined these to be the top 10 GOP candidates through several
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Targeting gun violence

It has been almost a year since the massacre of 26 individuals ravaged a small elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and shocked a nation about the dangers of gun violence. Yet since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, there have been more than 10,000 gun-related murders, and zero comprehensive
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Protecting all LGBT employees with ENDA

The biggest problem with the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is that most Americans think it already exists. It is not getting nearly the attention it deserves. When discrimination based on gender, age, ability or race is illegal, we would expect discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is illegal, too.
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A grim future for Congressional Republicans

We’re in uncharted territory. The 16-day government shutdown that cost the economy billions of dollars and brought the country to the edge of default is behind us, and now it’s time to take stock of its political impact. At this point, it seems the debacle brought up more questions than
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Speaker Boehner’s future and the failing Republicans

Like all good soap operas, our recent shutdown fiasco did not fail to entertain. While it made some of us cry, some of us laugh and some of us pull out our hair, the surreal circus atmosphere of Washington has some important insights into the future of House Speaker John
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Blame the Republicans

NATIONAL ISSUES: Republicans are to blame for the twin budget and debt crises facing America, and students should be furious about it

The federal government shutdown, now two weeks under way, has resulted in near-disastrous consequences for the country. Research in Antarctica is slowing to a halt, perhaps causing irreparable damage to invaluable scientific work on climate issues. Services and benefits for veterans are being cut, leaving veterans with no access to
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Why Congress lacks any common sense

The battle lines have been drawn. As the government shuts down, our leadership continues to be uncooperative. The government’s traditionally routine authorization to keep its doors open, known as the continuing resolution, has once again devolved into gridlock. Both political parties continue to bask in national attention as they herald
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Republicans are the ones to blame

The Political Circus

What in the world have we gotten ourselves into? On Oct. 1, the government shut down, furloughing 800,000 federal employees and forcing tens of thousands of other workers, including prison guards, air traffic controllers and U.S. Border Patrol agents to work without pay. And we aren’t too far from another
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