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In many reports and investigations there has been no hard evidence that Iran has any intentions of building nuclear weapons for illicit reasons. “The latest report, which came out in this year and remains highly classified, is said to reinforce the conclusion of the last N.I.E Report of 2007, that ‘Iran halted weaponization in 2003.” […]
In the escalating war on women’s rights in statehouse across the country, Iowa state Rep. Kim Pearson (R) may have just dropped the biggest bomb yet. Pearson, a freshman Tea Party lawmaker so extreme that she’s already drawn scorn from fellow Republicans and decided not to run for re-election, introduced a bill in February morning […]
If everything goes according to the White Houses’ demands, America could soon see reduction in the nuclear stockpile dramatically, so much so that we would potentially have as few bombs as the earliest days of the Cold War. Obama and his administration are considering a number of proposals by the pentagon to cut the number […]