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Over Half of Republicans Want to Ignore Bill of Rights, Make Christianity National Religion
Offbeat  (tags: Bill of Rights, Politics, Law, Republicans, national religion, history, USA )

Ray
- 1 day ago - rt.com
America's Founding Fathers may have explicitly banned the formation of a national religion
MPs Reject Backbench Bid to Amend Abortion Laws
Offbeat  (tags: politics, laws, abortion laws, house of commons, UK )

Ray
- 4 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
MPs have defeated a cross-party bid to clarify in law that abortion on the grounds of gender alone is illegal in the UK.
Farage Condemns 'Deeply Racist' Remarks From Ex-Councillor
Offbeat  (tags: Ukip, politics, race, comment )

Ray
- 5 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
The UKIP leader Nigel Farage has condemned what he's described as "deeply racist" comments that led to the expulsion of a party member.
Borowitz Report - Bush Says He Will Harm Nation Differently From His Brother
Offbeat  (tags: humor, funny, off-beat, culture, ethics, politics, war, usa )

Wild
- 5 days ago - newyorker.com
In an effort to distance himself from the legacy of his brother, George W. Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will use a major foreign-policy speech on Wednesday to assert that, if elected President, he would harm the nation in completely different wa
âEUR~Execution of Saddam Hussein WasnâEUR(TM)t About Justice, But About US Profits âEUR~
Offbeat  (tags: Saddam Hussein, Execution, Conflict, War, Iraq, Oil, Politics, Busines, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
The former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein was not executed as justice for crimes he committed, but for his opposition to Wall Street, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT. The auction to sell the piece of rope he was executed with proves that, Maupin says.
Did Fox Hunting Disappear?
Offbeat  (tags: Fox Hunting, Politics, Law, Animals, UK )

Ray
- 17 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
It's 10 years since the ban on hunting foxes in England and Wales came into force, amid mass protests by those in favour and against. What is the situation like now?
End Scandal of Mentally Ill Being Held in Police Cells, MPs Say
Offbeat  (tags: Mental Health, Police Cells, Politics, NHS, DOH, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Home Affairs Committee report called for a change in the law so that police cells were no longer deemed a "place of safety" under the Mental Health Act.
ISIS Terrorists Try to Stone a Woman to Death for Adultery: Then There Was a Miraculous Intervention
Offbeat  (tags: election, politics, weird news, ISIS, religion, islam, ethics, bizarre )

Hilary
- 21 days ago - ijreview.com
When ISIS' instigated stoning of a woman accused of adultery failed to kill her, a surprising intervention saved her life.
I-Wonder: Would Churchill's Depression Disqualify Him as PM Today
Offbeat  (tags: Politics, Health, Depression )

Ray
- 27 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For many people Winston Churchill was the greatest prime minister of all time, yet he was often deeply troubled. He lived with bouts of depression throughout his life.
Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline
Offbeat  (tags: Oil, Pipeline, Politics, Senate, USA )

Ray
- 29 days ago - rt.com
The Republican-controlled Senate passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, prompting a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the legislation.
Winston Churchill: How a Flawed Man Became a Great Leader
Offbeat  (tags: Churchill, Politics )

Ray
- 35 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
On Thursday, the Magazine looked at the greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career. Here, the BBC's world affairs editor examines how an all-too-human politician became a great wartime prime minister.
Richest 1% to Own More Than Half World's Wealth By 2016 - Oxfam
Offbeat  (tags: oxfam, business, finance, politics, economy )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
As global movers and shakers head to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam is warning that an increasing wealth disparity is "leaving ordinary people voiceless and their interests uncared for."
Fox News Terrorist Expert Calls Everyone in Birmingham UK a Muslim
Offbeat  (tags: environment, humans, politics, americans, media, internet, safety, society, violence, education, ethics, culture, americans, dishonesty, media, news, politics, terrorism, business, corporate, consumers, news, politics, marketing, law, lies, society, bizar )

Wendy
- 46 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Steven Emerson later apologises for error as Twitter rounds on his view of Islam in Britain under the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts
​£50m Cut From Child Mental Health Services Since 2010, Govt Admits
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Law, Mass media, Medicine, Politics, Protest, Social networks, UK )

Ray
- 48 days ago - rt.com
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been criticized after it was revealed £50 million was cut from the children's mental health budget - more than 6 percent in real terms - since 2010 when the Conservative-led coalition came to power.
 

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