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U.S. Senate Seats up for Reelection in 2020

It's 2020 vision time. The U.S. Senate elections will be held on November 3, 2020. Thirty-four of the 100 Senate seats are up for reelection. The GOP will have to defend more Senate seats than Democrats. As of now, there will be 22 Republican Senate seats on the line, while Democrats will only need to protect 12 seats. The time to start organizing is now.

Current Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

If we’ve learned anything from the 2018 midterm elections, it’s that political complacency is no longer an option. And to effect change, there is no need to look any further than your own legislative backyards. 

NRA Money to Congress — Follow the Cash and Make a Change in 2020

Americans are boycotting companies that support the National Rifle Association and lawmakers are coming under fire for their political donations from the NRA. Lawmakers' careers can be elevated or destroyed by the NRA, who have strategically spent millions supporting some candidates and fiercely opposing others.

The NRA and Russia

The NRA "guns everywhere" agenda will be on full display in Dallas, even as the FBI investigates whether Alexander Torshin, a top Russian banker, and ally to Vladimir Putin, illegally funneled money to the NRA to help sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.

Iran Threatens to Wipe out Israel in Half Hour If US Attacks Them

In a local television interview Sunday, a senior Iranian lawmaker threatened that Israel will not survive if the United States attacks his country.

The Marijuana Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Cannabis cultivation is a 24-hour business—the lights stay on, no matter what. So, while most businesses and residences power down at night, growing facilities remain active, putting pressure on energy grids. Cannabis cultivation generates $6 billion in energy costs each year, and uses about 10x more power per square foot than a standard office building.

The Justice Kennedy & President Trump Connection

The claim that Justice Anthony Kennedy resigned from the Supreme Court as part of a deal to shield his son Justin from ongoing Russian investigations has so far gone unproven. Did Donald Trump make Justice Kennedy an offer he couldn’t refuse?

A Personal Account of Hawaii's False Missile Alert

The warning read, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." The Hawaii false missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones and sparked panic across the islands for more than half an hour.

Countries North Korea Can Currently Hit With Their Missiles

Should North Korea ever have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, Trump would have approximately ten minutes to react and make a decision to counterattack.

Middle East

ISIS Brutality Becomes a TV Series

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ISIS, Turkey and Oil: Interview with Pelicourt

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Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS

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Europe

Isolated in Greek Camps, Migrants Find Work

Alice Maiden

The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek

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Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

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Asia-Pacific

Could Iran Emerge as the Middle East Superpower?

Doreen Horschig

Taiwan Seeks to Join Fight Against Global Warming

Ying-Yuan Lee, Minister of Environmental Protection Administration, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Myanmar: Transition Within Transition

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Americas

NRA Money to Congress — Follow the Cash and Make a Change in 2020

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The Day Hell Came to School

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How a Democracy Can Implode

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Africa

Child Brides in Zimbabwe

Stephen Tsoroti

Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Joshua Goldfond

Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba

Angela Smith Kirkman

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