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The Post-Election Political Situation of Egypt

This piece was originally written for the former conservative youth blogging and news site, Resist44 on June 21, 2012.

Yesterday afternoon, word reached the U. S. news sources that Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt, had a stroke and was then pronounced clinically dead. Not more than an hour later, conflicting reports began coming in saying that this was not the case. Today, no one can confirm the actual the physical state of Mubarak’s health.

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) An American woman who was working in humanitarian relief was kidnapped by the Islamic State in Syria, say reports from last night.   She was captured last year and some reports say the Islamic State would negotiate (ransom/prisoner release) for her freedom. For her, and her family’s safety, the aid worker’s name has not been released.

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World Class Hour

The World Class Hour on FTR Radio – 8/26/14 – with @mchastain81

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Guest: Mary Chastain @mchastain81 of Brietbart News and MisFit Politics.

1. Russia / Ukraine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6763c8nf-E

Discussion: Mary’s perspective on the current situation overall, long term decisions for Ukraine, humanitarian aid as a weapon

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Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today

1) France’s government resigned today. President Hollande has asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government due to divided approaches on economic reforms. 

 

2) A US journalist, kidnapped by Al Qaeda affiliated Al-Nursa in Syria, was released today. Theo Curtis was handed over to UN peacekeepers after Washington worked with more than 20 other countries to secure his release.

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Disturbing Trend: Half of Americans Can’t Identify Their Represenative’s Party

This piece highlights a disturbing statistic from a recent Pew Survey. The poll shows how out of touch many voters are with their local politics. Almost half of Ameircan in this survey couldn’t correctly identify their congress member’s political affilitation. Read more over at My News Hub. 

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The UN Security Council Elections: Perpetuating Cognitive Dissonance

When it comes to the United Nations Security, the only power that matters is the power of veto. And the veto card usually belongs to Russia and China, who tend to pick divisive positions—mostly for the media attention. But 10 other countries also sit on the Security Council. These countries get to debate and vote on each issue that comes up, hopefully influencing the deciding members.

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