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May 29, 2015
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Martin O’Malley flashes his guitar and a hint of candidacy


Bill Clinton had his saxophone. Martin O’Malley has his guitar.

O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, posted a 23-second video on YouTube┬áto announce that he’s going to announce something big on Saturday. It no doubt concerns whether he will run for the Democratic presidential nomination against Clinton’s wife, Hillary.

The video shows a close-up of someone doing some rudimentary picking on an acoustic guitar before the camera pans out to show that it’s O’Malley, who nods knowingly but says nothing, followed by the words “Stay tuned. Be the first to know. Sign up at:”

May 19, 2015
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Snoop Dogg endorses Hillary


Recording artist Snoop Dogg and Cori Broadus arrive at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards in Inglewood, California August 24, 2014. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

Snoop Dogg, whose songs don’t always refer to women in the most laudatory terms, says he’s going to vote for Hillary Clinton because it’s time for a woman president.

May 15, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89

By Bill Trott

(Reuters) – Guitarist B.B. King, who took the blues from rural juke joints to the mainstream and influenced a generation of rock guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported late on Thursday. He was 89.

King, who will for ever be linked with the Gibson guitars he named Lucille, died in Las Vegas, the newspaper quoted his attorney as saying.

May 7, 2015
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Mixing sex and politics at the brothel


Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a roundtable of young Nevadans discussing immigration as she campaigns for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Republican customers were not thrilled with the “Hookers for Hillary” campaign at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, the legal Nevada brothel in which prostitutes have endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

May 4, 2015

Republican former CEO Fiorina enters White House race

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – Former Hewlett-Packard Co
Chief Executive Carly Fiorina announced on Monday she
is running for president, becoming the only woman in the pack of
Republican candidates for the White House in 2016.

Once one of the most powerful females in the American
corporate world, Fiorina registers near the bottom of polls of
the dozen or so Republican hopefuls and has never held public

Apr 29, 2015
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Bernie Sanders set for long-shot presidential run after music dabble

Phish may be the best known musical act to come out of Vermont but don’t overlook Bernie Sanders.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at the opening of the 2015 National Action Network Convention in New York City April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Apr 28, 2015

Obama urges ‘soul searching’ after Baltimore custody death and riot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – For President Barack Obama, the riots in Baltimore marked the return of a recurring nightmare that continues to bedevil him: How to stop deadly encounters between police and African-Americans and the resulting race-related violence.

The first African-American president has declared again and again that Americans have more work to do to bridge the racial divide and carry on the civil rights struggle of Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 23, 2015

U.S. Secret Service takes over year to fix ex-president’s home alarm: government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Secret Service failed to replace a broken alarm system at the Houston home of former President George H.W. Bush for more than a year, according to a government report on the troubled protection agency.

The report, sent to Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy and released on Thursday, was compiled by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, John Roth, who said the agency will improve its process for tracking maintenance problems with security equipment and keeping it up to date.

Mar 9, 2015

‘The Simpsons’ co-creator Sam Simon dies at age 59

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (Reuters) – Sam Simon, a co-creator of
Fox’s long-running hit animated series “The Simpsons” and an
ardent philanthropist for animals, died after a battle with
colon cancer, his agent said on Monday. He was 59.

Simon won nine Emmy awards for his work as a writer,
director and executive producer of “The Simpsons,” the situation
comedy that premiered in 1989 and won over a global audience
with its portrait of a bumbling father and his wayward family.

Feb 21, 2015

Court temporarily halts U.S. policy of detaining asylum-seeking mothers, children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal court on Friday temporarily
halted the Obama administration policy of detaining mothers and
children seeking asylum in the United States.

The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a lawsuit in
December against the so-called no-release policy by the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on behalf of mothers
and children who said they had fled violence in Central America.