Romance Finally Breaks WashPost’s ‘No Self-Published Books’ Rule

“You asked me to choose the five best romances of the year, and I did,” she tells me. “ ‘Serving Pleasure’ is an excellent example of the best of romance.” And MacLean isn’t surprised that […]

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Ted Cruz Even with Trump in Iowa, Bernie Gets a Rapper, Hillary Hit on Instagram

Ted Cruz, buoyed by tea party support and the backing of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, has surged to a virtual tie with Donald Trump in the first caucus state of Iowa, […]

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U.S. Travel Alert Over Da’esh, as Turkey Downs Russian Jet

Turkish warplanes have shot down a Russian military aircraft on the border with Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Su-24 was hit by air-to-air missiles fired by Turkish F-16s while it was […]

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Republicans Play Speech Police, DNC Ad Focuses on Fear & Bigotry

IT IS a brave statement Democrats are making through an ad that refuses to cave to the GOP speech police, who are demanding everyone rally ’round “radical Islam,” or else. The DNC launches […]

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Shonda Rhimes Honors Planned Parenthood, Reveals Heart of Abortion Rights

NOBODY DOES primetime drama like Shonda Rhimes and she did it again this past week in the fall finale of ABC’s Scandal. Fearlessly saying that a woman’s decisions about her life are her […]

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Trump Targets Muslims, as Week Ends with Mali Hostage Crisis, & CNN Reporter Suspension

[8:32 a.m. ET] U.S. special operations forces are assisting with Friday’s hostage situation at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital, a U.S. military spokesman said. “U.S. forces have helped move civilians to secured […]

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A Brit’s View: Met Police Apology to Female Victims

This feels like a bit of a turn up for the book. The Metropolitan Police today issued an unreserved apology to seven women who were coerced into relationships with undercover officers during the 1980s, […]

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House Challenges Obama, Desperate Syrian Refugees Pay the Price

The bill has unanimous support from Republicans, who were joined by 47 Democrats — even after the Obama administration made a last-minute pitch to persuade wavering House Democrats to oppose the GOP-written bill. And […]

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Clinton at Council on Foreign Relations on ISIS *Updated*

HILLARY CLINTON addressing the Council on Foreign Relations, due to start at 10:30 a.m. eastern. Taking questions from Fareed Zakaria, the CFR Twitter feed chronicles the event.

A lot more people will be talking […]

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