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NEWSLINK: Shift by hard-line Taliban factions may have sealed prisoner exchange

Afghanistan Map

[“Exclusive: Shift by hard-line Taliban factions may have sealed prisoner exchange” – Reuters 6.1.14] Reuters covers speculation about the internal politics of the Taliban, and how they might have impacted a recent prisoner-exchange deal with the United States.  The sole U.S. POW in Afghanistan was released in exchange for five of allegedly the most dangerous terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay being flown to Qatar. Complicating

The “Immigration” Name Game

File Photo of U.S.-Mexican Automobile Border Crossing - adapted from fbi.gov image

(Analysis and Commentary) Are they immigrants? Or are they illegal aliens? Or illegal colonists? Illegal colonists … illegal aliens … illegal immigrants … undocumented immigrants … undocumented persons … immigration … migrants … the massaging of jargon continues to be part of the political posturing over U.S. residency and illegal entry. The would-called “immigration” debate rages anew.  Both the Senate “Gang of Eight” and the

NEWSLINK: Obama, congressional leaders to meet

U.S. Capitol and Environs at Twilight

[Obama, congressional leaders to meet – UPI – Dec. 27, 2012 – click here for full article] UPI, citing Politico, reports on a possible meeting between President Barack Hussein Obama and Congressional Leaders set for Friday, on looming automatic spending cuts and tax increases known as the “Fiscal Cliff”: U.S. President Obama will meet with leaders of Congress to try to avert tax hikes and