Tonight on The Independents: Obama's 3-Year War, ISIL vs. Putin, Ray Rice's Knockout Blow, NBA Owner 'Racism,' Presidential Optics, Price-Gouging for Passport Revocations, and Snarly Aftershow!


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Heard the one about America's latest, greatest Three Year Plan for bombing the bad guys away? That will kick off the discussion on tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later). Party Panelists K.T. McFarland (former Reagan-administration deputy defense secretary) and Will Rahn (Daily Beast senior editor) will preview President Barack Obama's evolving strategy to contain/destroy the Islamic State. Later in the show the panel will talk about the president's relationship with the word "optics," and also the latest NBA owner to be forced out of the league by doing something that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for one, said wasn't remotely racist.

You have seen that awful video of NFL footballer Ray Rice stone clocking his then fiancee, right? Well, he's now been fired, even as questions abound about just how much the Baltimore Ravens and National Football League knew about the video that has sparked so much outrage. So we'll talk about it. That, and the news that the U.S. government is stone cold jacking up the prices for Americans to renounce their citizenship, from $450 to $2350. And if you think we were going to have a show without Michael Weiss talking about Vladimir Putin and Ukraine, well, you're wrong!

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