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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Morning Joe
The president of South African said Friday that Nelson Mandela's body will be taken to his ancestral village of Qunu where he will be buried on Dec. 15 alongside three of his deceased children.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, said Thursday that people are able to "window shop" for health care on the federal government website at this point, but that "the store is open and we've locked the front door."
Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday said a potential agreement with Iran is the "best first step" toward quashing the country's nuclear capabilities and that there is no daylight between the United States and Israel on the joint goal of preventing the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski interviewed Emily Miller about her new book "Emily Gets Her Gun." The debate topics included misleading terms for firearms, expanding background checks and the "assault weapons" ban.
House Democrats would vote for a short-term continuing resolution that also raises the debt ceiling, averting a crisis where America could default on its debt later this month.
After once comparing Sen. Ted Cruz to a Nazi sympathizer and a terrorist, MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Tuesday that "the President's met his match" with the "brilliant" Republican.
Sen. Ted Cruz's filibuster may have boosted his presidential aspirations, but it also created an opening for such potential 2016 rivals as Rep. Peter T. King, who Thursday called some of Mr. Cruz's supporters "vile."
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday that he would have supported President Obama's push for airstrikes against Syria's Assad regime in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons, a position putting him out of sync with his former party, which led the push back against the plan.
In the wake of a shooting at the Navy Yard on Monday that left 12 employees dead, Police Chief Cedric Alexander, from the DeKalb, Ga., County police department, said it's important to shift the conversation back to the role mental health plays in many of these mass shootings.
Republican Sen. John McCain said Wednesday President Obama struck an emotional chord with the American public late Tuesday, but he was "very disappointed" that he did not lay out a plan to arm vetted rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Sen. Chris Murphy said Friday he is worried that the Syria resolution making its way through the Senate could drag the United States into a broader conflict that could last a decade.
Howard Dean appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday, suggesting that it's best to trust President Obama on U.S. military action in Syria because he knows more about the crisis than most, Newsbusters.org first reported.
Former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden said Thursday that he "reluctantly" backs a military strike against the Syrian government and that President Obama painted the United States into a corner by saying the use of chemical weapons represented a "red line" for his administration.
Chris Matthews appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, accusing President Obama of putting Democratic leaders in a "wicked position." Matthews argued that politicians would be forced to support the president as he wages war, or shun their party loyalty by acting on principle.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Friday that Sen. Jeff Flake is a "strong conservative," putting him at odds with some voices in the GOP who have hammered the Arizona Republican's reluctance to embrace a government shutdown in order to stop funding for Obamacare.