Joe Biden, king of gaffes

weird — Joe Biden at the swearing-in of Sec. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall in 2014.  Google Images

Vice president’s continuous blunders may knock him off 2016 candidate list Vice President Joe Biden has provided no shortage of public relations nightmares for President Barack Obama’s White House. With the rest of Washington, D.C., making it through their snow day last week, Biden was definitely not missing any action. …

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Voters lean libertarian

rally — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul takes the stage at annual CPAC Friday, Feb. 27. Google Images

Kentucky senator secures third straw poll victory, Silicon Valley CEO shines The good old boys in Washington, D.C.’s elite Republican club seem to have their hearts set on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to be the party’s 2016 nominee. But the voters’ eyes are looking elsewhere. If last week’s Conservative …

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From the Desk

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Sports bring out the best in people. It seems that every day there is a touching story about teams or athletes spreading hope and happiness to kids or adults with terminal diseases or special needs. But sports also bring out the worst in people. In competition, reputations, bragging rights, wins, …

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No chance for Christie

Shambles — Chris Christie placed tenth in a recent poll of presidential contenders. Google Images

New Jersey Republican governor faces insurmountable climb to the top For the past several years, Chris Christie, the Republican New Jersey governor, has been a favorite presidential candidate for many in the Grand Old Party. There were a number of reasons why many conservatives thought he could win the nomination, …

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ISIS trumps Russian threat

Tense — Diplomatic dealings have been rough between President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin. Google Images

Terrorism remains superior threat amidst other diplomatic tensions abroad When a disease is not fully treated, it can resurface with the same intensity, perhaps with even more intensity than its previous appearance. History provides many instances of this happening figuratively, and many Americans believe this is occurring today in the …

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Convo connection

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They say that laughter is the best medicine. With exams looming, students were able to start their week off with a heaping dose of laughter brought on by comedian Brad Stine. Stine shared some political insight while making everyone laugh. I am certain I was not the only one with …

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From the Desk

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Here we go again. Brian Williams, round two. Last Thursday, Mother Jones, a bimonthly magazine and online news site, accused Fox News correspondent Bill O’Reilly of making false claims about his reporting experiences during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Washington Bureau Chief David Corn and Senior Editor Daniel Shulman’s article centers …

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Oscars: better than expected

Statuettes — The prestigious trophy was officially dubbed the “Oscar” in 1939. Google Images

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony gets most of the winners correct When I decided to cover this year’s Academy Awards, I was ready to rip the ceremony to shreds. Having watched 70 of the 86 movies that had won the famed Best Picture award, I had grown somewhat weary of …

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Defining the value of life

father’s love — Samuel Forrest had to choose between his wife and their son Leo who was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. Photo credit: Google Images

Parent decision in the birth of Down syndrome son becomes worldwide news For most families, the birth of a child is a day of great celebration. For Samuel Forrest and his wife Ruzan Badalyan, the birth of their son Leo quickly sparked international news. People around the world have taken …

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Convo connection

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“Making your life count starts now.” These words spoken by renowned evangelist Scott Dawson seemed to be woven throughout each speaker’s message this past week in Convocation. Whether you are a reality TV star, political figure or evangelist, we all leave a mark on this life. Sean Lowe, star of …

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Faith fuels Islamic terror

holy war — The Islamic State’s ultimate goal is to establish a religious caliphate around the world. Google Images

Religion is the key motivator behind jihadists’ violence, not economic woes Jobs — that is what the Islamic State needs. Jobs. According to State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, that is the solution. But the reality is Islamic State radicals do not need a “shovel-ready,” five-step path to employment. The …

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Lenten season springs faith

Faith — Catholic leader encouraged all Christians to practice Lent. Google Images

Pope Francis admonishes the global Church to become “islands of mercy” “Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our communities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference.” The above words …

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From the Desk

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I could list a number of reasons why Brian Williams should be fired. His story about a 2003 incident involving the Chinook he was in taking fire has evolved over the past 12 years, and ultimately, Williams has not told the truth. But on the other hand, I could also …

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Aerie promotes authenticity

natural — Aerie, a brand of American Eagle Outfitters, launched a campaign with unedited models last year. Google Images

U.S. clothing brand’s campaign boasts realistic, un-Photoshopped models Usually when we look at clothing advertisements, we see a model who is tall, skinny and, frankly, flawless in appearance. But when was the last time you looked at an advertisement and saw models with tattoos, beauty marks or even stretch marks? …

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Men’s volleyball: ‘Thank you’

Club team’s first game in the Vines Center brings more than 2,000 guests Liberty University’s club men’s volleyball team thanks its fellow students for the overwhelming response to the team’s recent Spike at Midnight event. The chance to play a game in Vines Center has long been a dream for …

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