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A Reality Check on Donald Trump's Poll Numbers Once-revered Giants heading down cloudy road (Yahoo Sports)

news First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Once-revered Giants heading down cloudy road

The NFL's power brokers used to frame co-owner John Mara as patient and level-headed. The last 10 months have changed a lot of that.

Poll: GOP Fractured As Clinton Maintains Solid Lead Logano leapfrogs four spots in Power Rankings (Yahoo Sports)

news A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters see a lasting fracture in the GOP, the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll shows.

Kevin Harvick trails Joey Logano in this picture, but he leads him in Power Rankings. (Getty)

Sunday's win in the No. 22 car allowed Joey Logano to move up to No. 2 in this week's power rankings, just behind Kevin Harvick.

No, This Election Won't Be The Next 'Brexit' for Polls Who will win World Series - Cubs or Indians? (Yahoo Sports)

news Experts say a polling upset in the U.S. presidential election is incredibly unlikely, and Donald Trump's Brexit comparisons just don't hold water.

Yahoo Sports and Big League Stew look at some statistical comparisons before the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.

Trump Brags of Endorsements That Never Happened WS preview: Cubs, Indians try to end droughts (Yahoo Sports)

news Donald Trump claimed that the United States military "conceptually" endorsed him. But that is not true.

Jon Lester Corey Kluber

The Indians have a long history of losing, but even Cleveland’s misery is overshadowed in this matchup.

World Series Will End a Title Drought for Cubs or Indians This World Series isn't just about the Cubs (Yahoo Sports)

The Chicago Cubs could end the longest World Series title drought baseball. The'll have to beat the Cleveland Indians with the second-longest drought.

FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, file photoCleveland Indians relief pitcher Cody Allen (37), cather Roberto Perez (55) and teammates Andrew Miller and Coco Crisp celebrate the team's 3-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays during Game 5 of the baseball American League Championship Series, in Toronto. Four months after LeBron James and the Cavaliers ended the city’s championship drought at 52 years by winning the NBA title, the Indians are back in the World Series for the first time since 1997. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

The indians have been coming up short for seven decades and now they can once again try to prove themselves on the big stage.

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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.


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