• Jon Scott Goes to Africa - His Trip So Far

      I am, on what is Monday morning in the U.S., winging my way across the North Atlantic. Why one flies north from Dulles Airport in Virginia and then hugs the Canadian coastline in order to go south to Africa is still something of a mystery to me; even though I'm a student of aviation and quite aware that the world is round, it nevertheless seems odd that we've crossed Newfoundland and will overfly France in a looping arc to Ethiopia... continue reading »

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    • Targeting ISIS: 224 Air Strikes in Iraq, 66 in Syria

      Airstrikes continue in Iraq and Syria.. latest numbers we have from Centcom suggest there's been 224 air strikes on ISIS targets in Iraq and 66 in Syria so far. The New York Times today reports that the White House had many reports suggesting a growing threat from radical Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria, but those reports didn't get much attention from the Obama Administration. The Times quotes senior administration sources as saying is "just wasn't a big priority." The White House reportedly didn't want to get drawn back into a war in Iraq... continue reading »

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    • Moving to the Center to Win in Midterms

      We're focusing on the Midterms in a big way today. We'll look at the most competitive Senate races and the Republicans chances of capturing the Senate. Mike Emanuel reporting on the battle for the Senate. Alicia Acuna is looking at the CO governor's race.

      There's new reporting on the 36 statehouse races this year. The Washington Post has a good write-up of 12 of the most competitive.

      The Post also takes a look at GOP candidates moving to the middle to win this year (in stark contrast to 2012 and 2010!). Here's how Philip Rucker and Reid Wilson put it:

      ... continue reading »

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    • NYFW: Zang Toi Celebrates 25 Years of the American Dream

      Zang Toi celebrated 25 years at his Spring 2015 fashion show at New York Fashion Week.

      The Malaysian-born designer was honored by the photographers and cameraman at the end of his latest fashion show with a birthday cake as the crowd sang 'happy birthday.' The designer had to be dragged back to the end of the runway by the normally stern photographer and fashion week enforcer Richard Renda.

      In an interview after the show, Toi told me he is very shy and he was embarrassed by the attention, "I hate walking the runway.. I always will."... continue reading »

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    • Congress Endorses Syria Action, but Not Everyone is Onboard

      President Obama expected to sign legislation passed by both houses of Congress to train and arm Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS terrorists. Skepticism about the U.S. strategy remains high from both sides of the aisle. The legislation passed Congress fairly easily, but there was no mention of air strikes or sending troops in the bill.

      Many in President Obama's base are unhappy with the military action. Liberals have been vocal about opposing any return to Iraq, and a wider debate could happen after November's midterms... continue reading »

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    • Poll Problems

      The U.S. Senate to vote on arming and training moderate Syrian rebels fighting ISIS after the House passed a similar measure with bipartisan support yesterday.

      Growing questions about American leadership over the threat from ISIS. A new CBS/New York Times poll shows more Americans disapprove of President Obama's handling of terrorism than approve. There is broad support for air strikes, but a majority doesn't want ground troops sent into Iraq or Syria.

      Chuck Hagel testifying to the House Armed Services Committee on ISIS strategy... continue reading »

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    • War Powers & A Warning from ISIS

      Congress takes center stage today with hearings on several of the huge issues that are dominating headlines.

      The House also expected to vote to authorize training and arming Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State. President Obama looking for a big mandate for military action.

      Later today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony on the strategy for dealing with ISIS from Secretary of State John Kerry... continue reading »

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    • Crisis Mode

      President Obama facing crises all over the world today including the Ebola outbreak in Africa, the terror threat from ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and the threat from Russia in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

      Today the President meets on ISIS with General John Allen and Deputy Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk at the White House. President Obama has authorized air strikes inside Syria, and the Whtie House is making clear that if Syrian dictator Bashir Assad fires on American aircraft, the U.S. will target Syrian air defenses and the Syrian army... continue reading »

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    • NYFW: The Betsey Johnson Spring 2015 Spectacular

      As usual designer Betsey Johnson put on quite a show for New York Fashion Week.

      The designer also debuted last night on "Dancing With the Stars." She was rehearsing for the prime-time dance show while preparing for fashion week. Pretty amazing for a 72-year-old!

      Johnson brought the house down at the tents at Lincoln Center last week. The theme was weddings, and it was called, with tongue-firmly-in-cheek "Pre-Nup"... continue reading »

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    • Targeting ISIS

      Horrible news. Over the weekend we learned a British aid worker named David Haines was executed by ISIS. The terror group also threatening to kill another British citizen being held hostage. His name is

      Alan Henning. British Prime Minister David Cameron vowing that Britain will hunt down those responsible... continue reading »

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