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Muddy Waters in 1941, holding one of his Library of Congress 78s.

from The Independent

Outragd by the Hillary Clinton email scandal? George W Bush's White House 'lost' 22 million emails

For 18 months, Republican strategists, political pundits, reporters and Americans who follow them have been pursuing Hillary Clinton's personal email habits, and no evidence of a crime has been found. But now they at least have the skills and interest to focus on a much larger and deeper email conspiracy, one involving war, lies, a private server run by the Republican Party and contempt of Congress citations--all of it still unsolved and unpunished.

Top News: "INDIA: 32 Lawmakers Protest In Punjab Assembly" - - While the Akali and BJP lawmakers left the House, the Congress lawmakers staged a protest by continuing with the debate even as the assembly staff switched off the power of the House. on Politicoscope -

from Mail Online

'You can't take a bad picture of the guy': Legendary photojournalist Art Shay's retrospective of classic American icons, including his favorite John F. Kennedy

JFK with Native American Chief. Back during a time when their 'Chief' was a respected man.

from the Guardian

Inside the fight to reveal the CIA's torture secrets

The first part of the inside story of the Senate investigation into torture, the…

11: James k. Polk 1795-1849 Dates in office 1845-1849 Political Party: Democrat: Often referred to as the first "dark horse" Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War. before he could take office, Congress passed a joint resolution offering annexation to Texas. In so doing they bequeathed Polk the possibility of war with Mexico, which soon severed diplomatic relations..


On the market: Former Lehman Bros. exec's Hamptons home

Luxist.comJoseph Gregory bought this Hamptons home for $19 million, then spent several million more to renovate it. They're now trying to sell it for $32.5 million. As Congress and President Bush wrangle over a proposed $700 billion plan to bail...