1. Become the first person to ever live on an Amtrak train. I mean, hey, he is Amtrak Joe, right? It only seems appropriate that he should be the person to reside on an Amtrak. Think of the possibilities. Biden, riding the rails, cutting a path across the American Heartland, possibly coining the phrase “housetrain.” […]

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic trip to Hiroshima Monday, visiting one of the two Japanese cities affected by the nuclear bombs dropped by the United States during World War II, Bloomberg reported. It is estimated that 80,000 people perished immediately when the nuclear bomb hit Hiroshima, and another 40,000 were killed when […]

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Are rules for debate even considered anymore? The past three debates on the Republican side have been filled with outrageous candidate-on-candidate attacks, hilarious screenshot-worthy Trump faces and outlandish, straight-up lies from the likes of Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson. All these happenings are pretty telling of the Republican Party at this stage in the presidential […]

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Common folk like us should feel proud that Shell pulled out of their multi-billion-dollar drilling endeavor in the Arctic. But honestly, who at the top of the company thought it was a good idea to go against all of the red flags that popped up en route to their goals? For a surefire three years, […]

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LGBTQ rights activists rejoice. The U.S. President Barack Obama administration finally took a stance against LGBT conversion therapy on Wednesday. Though no therapy-banning legislation is slated to follow, it’s monumental that the president even commented on an LGBT issue other than same-sex marriage. This is proof that petitions can actually work. The White House’s statement is […]

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Inspired to “lead by example,” U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on March 19 that would cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over the next decade. This is the president’s most recent step in his climate-change agenda. Given the federal government’s already-low emission rates, this attests to the president’s […]

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At 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the U.S. Congress. Where was U.S. President Barack Obama? Answer: not invited. The event that took place is rather unconventional, as generally when two nations are forging diplomatic relations, the premiers of each convene as a public spectacle and to have an administrative […]

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As contentious as U.S. President Barack Obama’s presidency has become, its quest is visibly transformative. What is least likely to go down with his legacy, but is arguably most notable, is the way he has challenged public discourse. On Feb. 5, Obama addressed religious leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast by decrying those who distort […]

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Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq As anti-abortion activists marched through Washington, D.C. on Thursday for the annual March for Life, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure limiting federal funding for abortions. And this was the moderate alternative. Late Wednesday night, an anti-abortion bill — banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with […]

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Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein Back in October, I wrote a blog on the power of YouTube vloggers reaching unprecedented success through gaming channels, makeup tutorials, video diaries or a combination of the three. At that time, the Internet was blowing up over news of popular British vlogger, Sam Pepper, who had released a “prank” video in […]

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