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Fuller is a former senior CIA official and author of numerous books on the Muslim world. His latest book is Breaking Faith: A novel of espionage and an Americans crisis of conscience in Pakistan. A version of this piece first appeared on GrahameFuller.com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Breitbart News
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Tuesday in an interview with New York City-based NY1, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she expected President Donald Trumps nominee to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy Neil Gorsuch to be confirmed. She explained why she opposed the 10th Circuit Court appellate judge but said she had little faith that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wouldnt do what was necessary to see that he is confirmed. I am hopeful that my colleagues will vote their conscience and decide up or down whether this nominee is worthy of this high responsibility, she said. I hope we do vote him down. But make no mistake: If we do hold the line with 60 votes, Mitch McConnell will change the rules the next day. So it will be Mitch McConnells decision. I do not have any hope that he wont change the rules the minute he doesnt get his way.
Collective Evolution
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S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The declassified letter is from 1999, and it states that the two leaders were briefed on a UFO incident reported by a Royal Air Force (RAF) bomber crew. While traveling back from Germany, the crew allegedly spotted a metal UFO and even took pictures of it. This event should be immediately classified since it would create mass panic amongst the general population and destroy one's faith in the Church, Churchill allegedly said. The letter reveals that Churchill requested that the information be kept secret for at least 50 years. The archives also show that this wasn't a rare occurrence at the time; in 1957, reports proved that there was, on average, one UFO sighting per week ( source ). Dr. David Clarke, a UFO consultant to the National Archives, explained why the papers were only being released now, stating , Since the Freedom of Information Act arrived in 2005, this subject UFOs have become the third-most popular subject for people to write to the Ministry of Defence saying please could you release this file, or papers that you hold on this particular case.
PerezHilton
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Music by Videosuploaded123 Get your tissue boxes ready. On Wednesday, the BRIT Awards remembered the countless industry vets we lost this past year. Specifically, the awards show focused on the tragic death of George Michael . In case you forgot, the Faith singer passed away this past Christmas due to heart failure. George touched many people's lives, which explains why his former Wham bandmate Andrew Ridgeley and the duo's backing vocalists, Helen Pepsi" DeMacque and Shirlie Holliman , got teary eyed while speaking about their fallen friend onstage. The emotional moments didn't stop there though as Chris Martin also performed a musical tribute to Michael during the show! Be sure to ch-ch-check out the touching tribute for yourself (above)!
Sputnik International
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A report bu Gallup reveals that Americans are much more likely to consider the US military as being the best fighting force in the world than to believe the United States has the world’s top economy.
TIME - Top Stories
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Mahershala Ali has graced our screens for years, appearing in everything from House of Cards to The Hunger Games. But with recent star-making turns both on the silver screen ( Moonlight , Hidden Figures ) and on television ( Marvel's Luke Cage ), the 43-year-old Ali suddenly feels like he's everywhereand with a supporting actor Oscar nomination and a SAG award for Moonlight under his belt this award season, he's being recognized for his craft too. A recent spate of late-night appearances and interviews suggest that the actor should also be garnering accolades for his downright charming disposition and ace sense of humor. Here's a list of nine reasons you should be watching out for Ali: He's not afraid to stand up for what he believes in : Alis proud of his faith. One of the most poignant examples of this came during his powerful Screen Actors Guild award acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.
ITV
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Everyone had was extremely competent. Everyone had a great deal was extremely competent. Everyone had a great deal of respect for her. And faith. had a great deal of respect for her. And faith. My personal interactions with her was when she was Commissioner of special operations in 2014 when a decision was made Commissioner of special operations in 2014 when a decision was made to prosecute for murder. Clearly once I had been charged prosecute for murder. Clearly once I had been charged with murder, prosecute for murder.
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Design Sponge
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On a wall in the Noel home hangs a very special piece of art. The painting is an abstract mixture of blues, green, red, yellow, orange, and black. It’s vibrant and compelling, much like the Noels themselves. Lauren , and her youngest son Keegan (age seven), created the painting together. Mother and son recently had an art show entitled Us at The Creative Clubhouse in Cleveland, OH displaying 20 of their collaborations. But the original that hangs on the boysbedroom wall, the very first painting they created together, is not for sale. It remains as a testament to this family’s colorful life and spirit. The Noel family made up of Lauren and her husband Rian, sons Dylan (age eight) and Keegan, and their “fur creatures,” cat Margot Tenenpaw, and dogs Edie and Mowgli recently moved from Florida to Cleveland. Lauren describes the move as an act of faith.
MintPress News
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On Monday, ProPublica, citing former Mexican and American officials, reported on how that policy shift could create new security issues for the region as authorities in each country push unwanted migrants back and forth. Visiting Austin on Tuesday , U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul , R-Austin, defended Trump's actions so far on immigration law enforcement and downplayed their scope. I think, quite frankly, this is not a very large departure from the previous administration because they were, again, prioritizing criminal aliens, McCaul, who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, told reporters at the Texas Capitol. And so I think you’re going to see more of an emphasis on this, and you’re going to see more of an attempt to get people who are in this country, who are not acting in good faith, who are a danger to our public safety, out.
South China Morning Post
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Backing a winner is hard enough when everything goes your way. When a jockey isnt doing his or her utmost to help achieve it, that task becomes almost impossible. In the past week, punishments have been handed down to three different riders in three different jurisdictions where something has stopped them obtaining the best possible placing. The circumstances around each are different, but the outcome is the same. The horse doesnt win, punters lose faith and racing as an industry/...
TIME - Top Stories
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Washington Free Beacon
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Edward Price, who served as a CIA analyst since 2006 before quitting this year, was challenged by CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday about his political contributions to Democrats. Price resigned from the CIA last week and wrote in the Washington Post that he could not "in good faith serve this [Trump] administration as an intelligence professional." He claims that his decision to quit is not political and that he "would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration." Critics have raised questions, however, over reports on Price's contributions to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016. "Your critics already pointing out, you probably know this already, that you did make political contributions back in August to the Hillary for America campaign, $2,700, to the DNC, $2,300," Blitzer said to Price.
Mondoweiss
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Religious and secular alike hungered for the rest of Palestine. Shimon Peres was among the leaders who began the settlement drive immediately following the 1967 occupation. Those territorial ambitions were muffled by Oslo, but will be unleashed again in full force by Trump’s stated indifference. The Palestinianshistory points in a parallel direction. As Zionism made its first inroads into Palestine, they rejected any compromise with what were seen as European colonizers. In the 1950s, after Israel’s creation, the resistance under Yasser Arafat espoused a single secular democratic state in all of historic Palestine. Only with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Palestiniansgrowing isolation in the early 1990s, did Arafat cave in to European and US pressure and sign up for partition. But for Palestinians, Oslo has not only entailed enduring Israel’s constant bad faith, but it has also created a dee
Washington Free Beacon
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Edward Price, who served as a CIA analyst since 2006 before quitting this year, was challenged by CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday about his political contributions to Democrats. Price resigned from the CIA last week and wrote in the Washington Post that he could not "in good faith serve this [Trump] administration as an intelligence professional." He claims that his decision to quit is not political and that he "would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration." Critics have raised questions, however, over reports on Price's contributions to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016. "Your critics already pointing out, you probably know this already, that you did make political contributions back in August to the Hillary for America campaign, $2,700, to the DNC, $2,300," Blitzer said to Price.
The Week
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When painting He-Man, for example, I wanted his head to look squishy and chewy compared to the rigid plastic of his torso. I wanted to paint the toys as they exist now, with wonky legs, parts missing and noticeable damage. I got a kick out of painting the weathered sticker on the R2-D2 figure and the scratches on Optimus Prime. Video of Joe Simpson paintsOptimus Primeaction figure // TIME LAPSE The whole project has been a greatly nostalgic trip for me – I originally only planned to paint about eight pieces, but fell down a rabbit hole and ended up making 34 paintings in total. It's been really great to hear people's reactions to them, and the memories that are provoked by the toys. I'm excited to finally show them all together for the first time at the London exhibition. Joe Simpson is a figurative painter living and working in London. Best known for his life-like paintings of actors and musicians including Olivia Colman, Brandon Flowers, Paloma Faith and Michael Sheen, Simpson's paintings have been shown at venues such as the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Albert Hall, Manchester Art Gallery and the House of Commons; joe-simpson.
Politico
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That drew criticism that the organization, which awards ratings to state and federal lawmakers based on their adherence to conservative doctrine, was an unreliable keeper of the faith. Keene, for example, maintained his lobbying practice while he presided over the organization, which — according to two sources familiar with the situationled National Review to sever its affiliation with the ACU and CPAC. He came under fire in 2009 when evidence surfaced that he had asked FedEx for $2 million in exchange for the ACU’s support in a legislative battle — and then sided with UPS when FedEx declined to pay up. On his watch, CPAC ballooned from a modest event to its present-day bonanza — with the help of speakers who blurred the line between seriousness and celebrity, from Ann Coulter to Sarah Palin and, in 2011, for the first time, Trump, who appeared at the invitation of GOProud.
OK!
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Robron fans have been hoping for the couple to tie the knot for months ever since the pair got engaged on Emmerdale. But there were plenty of troubles on the way that threatened their happiness. During Monday night’s episode, the pair were about to say “I do” when the police came knocking. In a shock twist, Aaron’s grandmother Faith Dingle had the police on her back over murder claims. Emmerdale star Danny Miller was left 'emotional' by his character Aaron Dingle's wedding ...
Breitbart News
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A conference on race took place at The Crossing Church in Tampa Bay, Florida, last week. The forum, titled “Under Our Skin,” attracted sports figures such as Super Bowl champion Tony Dungy, former player Ben Watson, and current ESPN anchor Sage Steele. The forum’s purpose was to "discuss the intersection of race and faith in America today." That topic certainly got plenty of coverage at the conference. What’s more notable, however, is how no one in the sports media covered what was actually said there.
Sunderland Echo - Sport
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A taxi journey in Sunderland like any other.
Open Culture
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3. Tyranny of the Majority De Tocqueville, De Botton says, thought that “democratic culture… often ends up demonizing any assertion of difference, and especially cultural superiority, even though such attitudes might be connected with real merit.” In such a state, “society has an aggressive leveling instinct.” It wasnt only attacks on high culture that De Tocqueville feared, but what he called the “ Omnipotence of the Majority ,” a phrase he used to denote the power of public opinion as an almost totalitarian means of social control. In volume two of his study, published in 1840, De Tocqueville devoted particular attention to “the power which that majority naturally exercises over the mind…. By whatever political laws men are governed in the ages of equality, it may be foreseen that faith in public opinion will become for them a species of religion, and the majority its ministering prophet.
Politico
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That drew criticism that the organization, which awards ratings to state and federal lawmakers based on their adherence to conservative doctrine, was an unreliable keeper of the faith. Keene, for example, maintained his lobbying practice while he presided over the organization, which — according to two sources familiar with the situationled National Review to sever its affiliation with the ACU and CPAC. He came under fire in 2009 when evidence surfaced that he had asked FedEx for $2 million in exchange for the ACU’s support in a legislative battle — and then sided with UPS when FedEx declined to pay up. On his watch, CPAC ballooned from a modest event to its present-day bonanza — with the help of speakers who blurred the line between seriousness and celebrity, from Ann Coulter to Sarah Palin and, in 2013, for the first time, Trump. After writing a six-figure check from his charitable foundation to the ACU, Trump showed up to tell conservatives that if they thought they were going to reform Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and win elections at the same time, “it just really is not going to happen.
Nottingham Evening Post
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When Andrew Slater and Julian Boneham set out on their own and re-mortgaged their respective homes, they took a giant leap of faith into the world of business.But two years later, they're reaping the benefits after trebling revenue and winning a technology award.Now their data firm Onomi looks set for further growth after moving into a new office in Nottingham, with new jobs on the way.Mr Slater said: It's great to have reached this point already. Bearing in mind both our wives and...