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  • Opinion: ‘Spectacular rallies’ await investors who buy Greece now

    06/30/2015 4:43:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Michael Brush
    After months of complacency, a little fear has crept back into the markets. Fear is good because one of the best ways to make money is to buy fear, says Lawrence McDonald, head of U.S. macro strategy at Societe Generale. A good way to buy fear is to go long on Greek stocks via the exchange traded fund Global X FTSE Greece. “Over the next week, there is a good chance we may see spectacular rallies, because this is by no means over,” says McDonald. McDonald sees Greek shares as more of a trading opportunity but, ultimately, he thinks Greece...
  • Even more bad news for Hillary Clinton

    06/30/2015 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    Hillary Clinton’s re-launch did absolutely nothing to improve the trajectory of her campaign. And there are daily reminders that far from being Democrats’ best bet she may be the Republicans’ ideal opponent. First, she generates as much enthusiasm as dental surgery. But don’t just take my word for it. A new poll from Democracy Corps and Women’s Voices, Woman Vote Action Fund shows that Clinton’s hopes rest with “the changing demographic reality of the new American electorate. Unmarried women, people of color, millennials—voters of the Rising American Electorate (RAE)—will make up a majority of voters for the first time in...
  • Clinton payment plan: Campaign seeks monthly donations from supporters

    06/30/2015 4:20:23 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    A top Clinton campaign official has urged supporters to making monthly donations and volunteer in the former first lady's effort to win the presidency. The call from campaign manager Robby Mook apparently startled a crowd of 150 attending a $25-a-head fundraiser. It was part of his pitch to supporters to help in what is expected to be a well-funded and record-smashing $2.5 billion campaign. Appearing at the top-rated Mise en Place wine restaurant in Tampa Monday, Mook also said that Clinton plans to end Super PACs. Clinton has promised to remove "unaccountable money" from the political process if elected, but...
  • Saying Hillary Clinton Should Ditch Bill is Really Asking Once Again -- "Why Does She Stay?"

    06/30/2015 3:55:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Joanne Bamberger
    As Hillary Clinton is at the beginning of her second campaign for president, her husband Bill -- "42" in White House parlance -- appropriately has been laying low, presumably to let her gain the traction she needs to be her own candidate. But a recent article in The New Republic suggests that Bill should go one step further for the entire 2016 political season for his wife to succeed -- that he should Stay. Away. From. Hillary. he article goes one step further in offering the unsolicited advice that if Hillary really wants to be elected in 2016, she'd better...
  • Who Is Hillary Clinton? [Video]

    06/30/2015 3:22:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 15, 2015 | Staff
    A new video produced by Ben Howe and National Review asks how much Americans really know about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. It features a quick montage of pundits and politicians across the spectrum questioning her private email server and multiple conflicts of interest while serving at the State Department.
  • State Department to release new batch of Clinton emails

    06/30/2015 3:14:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2015 | by Sandra Maler
    The U.S. State Department said it would release 3,000 pages of emails from the account of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at 9 p.m. EDT on Tuesday (0100 GMT on Wednesday). Department spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing the latest batch of emails would cover March through December 2009. "We recognize it's an inconvenient time," Kirby said of the nighttime release. He said State officials would be working until the last minute to get the second tranche of emails out to meet a court-ordered deadline.
  • Same-Sex Marriage Fight Turns to Clerks Who Refuse Licenses

    06/30/2015 2:56:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2015 | By CLAIRE GALOFARO and ADAM BEAM
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." Moments later, she told a lesbian couple who walked in asking for a license to try another county. Davis is among a handful of public officials across the Bible Belt so repulsed by the thought of enabling a same-sex marriage that they are defying the U.S. Supreme Court and refusing to issue a license to anyone, gay or straight. "It's a...
  • Hey politicians: California is more than just a money bag for your 2016 campaign

    06/30/2015 9:47:48 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | By TED RALL
    California has become the place where politicians go to rich people's homes to talk about the lives of less-fortunate people they rarely meet. What's notable is the fact that California, despite its huge number of electoral votes, is no longer in play politically in general elections. The state is widely considered to be a shoo-in for Democratic presidential candidates. But contenders from both parties continue to visit to raise money, which they spend on advertising and other campaign costs in battleground states. That’s why visits by presidential contenders to the Golden State tend to be private affairs rather than public...
  • 11 shot in Baltimore Monday

    06/30/2015 9:37:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Christina Jedra and Sean Welsh
    Eleven people were shot Monday in Baltimore following a Sunday that saw two shot dead in the city. At 11:07 p.m. Monday, police found a 22-year-old man shot in the buttock in the 2900 block of Mosher Street in the Franklintown Road neighborhood. At 11:35 p.m., police found a 26-year-old man shot multiple times in both arms. At 6:59 p.m. police officers responded to a report of a walk-in shooting victim at an area hospital, police said. There they found two victims being treated by staff. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the face and a 15-year-old male was shot...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Softer Side Shows Up on Pinterest

    06/30/2015 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Amy Chozick
    Cookies have played a part in previous Clinton campaigns: Like the time, in 1992, when Hillary Rodham Clinton faced a criticism when she said, in response to a question about her legal career: “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.” Twenty-three years later, this time in her own campaign for president, Mrs. Clinton pinned a recipe for chocolate chip cookies under the Summer Style category of her brand new Pinterest page. The page also shows off a “Grillery Clinton” apron (modeled by a young campaign aide) and Iowa cherry pie with the campaign’s “H”...
  • Bill Clinton: How we can fight childhood obesity

    06/30/2015 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30, 2015 | By Bill Clinton and Nancy Brown
    In the early 1990s, fried foods, carbohydrates and desserts dominated Marybelle's high school lunch choices. Vending machines lined the school hallways, offering sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks. With limited healthy options, Marybelle unsurprisingly developed habits that led to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Today, it's a different story for her son, Bobby, who's in the seventh grade, and his generation. Bobby started an afternoon fitness club at his middle school and volunteers in his school garden. The school's food service director ensures that students are served fresh fruits and vegetables. Bobby has motivated his mom to give up soda,...
  • State Department Announces Extension of Iran Nuclear Deal Until July 7

    06/30/2015 8:59:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2015 | By ALEXANDER MALLIN
    The U.S. State Department announced this morning that Iran and the major countries negotiating a nuclear deal have extended the deadline from today to July 7 to "allow more time for negotiations to reach a long-term solution." At issue is how fast billions of dollars in sanctions relief against Iran’s economy will be implemented by the international community, as well as the level of access inspectors will have to Iranian military sites and nuclear scientists.
  • Islamic State beheads female civilians for first time in Syria: monitor

    06/30/2015 7:58:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2015
    The hardline Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria, the first time it has decapitated female civilians, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday. The beheadings took place in the eastern Deir al-Zor province this week said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. One of the women was beheaded along with her husband in Deir al-Zor city. In al-Mayadeen city to the south east, the group beheaded another woman and her husband. All of them were accused of sorcery, the monitor said
  • Bill Clinton Gets in Some Retail Therapy at Hermès in Paris

    06/29/2015 4:35:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    People Magazine ^ | June 29, 2015 | BY PETER MIKELBANK AND MARIA CODER
    When in Paris, even former President Bill Clinton can apparently spare a little time for shopping – at Hermès. A five-car convoy carrying the former president and a security detachment arrived out front of the luxury brand's landmark boutique on Monday at noon. Clinton, 68, spent more than an hour on the shop's third floor section, where windows were closed after his arrival. The observer speculated: "He's up there, probably buying the store." He reportedly left with several shopping bags. We can't help but wonder what he purchased and whether Clinton was shopping for himself or his wife and U.S....
  • Israeli official: Obama's got Muslim Daddy issues

    06/29/2015 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 29, 2015
    During a radio interview Sunday, former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren reinforced his position that President Obama’s relentless outreach to the Muslim world may be motivated by Obama’s being abandoned by two Muslim father figures. Last week, Oren had speculated Obama’s purported abandonment issues may have caused him to seek acceptance from the Muslim world. Sunday, Oren maintained “it’s a legitimate question” to ask whether the “abandonment” of Obama’s Kenyan Muslim father and Indonesian Muslim stepfather have been partially driving Obama’s policy toward Islam , the Middle East, the war on terrorism and Iran.
  • How kids can get free meals this summer

    06/29/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Teri Weaver
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – School children who qualify for free and reduced lunches can receive free summer meals at thousands of locations throughout New York. Last year, almost 360,000 children participated in the summer meals program statewide, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. Persons with disabilities, also can receive free nutritious meals and snacks at the summer meals sites. To find a free meal site near you, use this website. You can search the entire nation by clicking on "find sites."
  • Evidence in Freddie Gray case is vast and varied

    06/29/2015 3:20:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Ian Duncan
    Prosecutors turned over vast trove of evidence to lawyers representing six police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, court documents show — including some 8,000 pages of the officers' emails, CCTV videos and statements by more than a dozen civilians. The officers' attorneys will now have the job of wading through the evidence — which prosecutors estimated amounts to 52 gigabytes of digitial files — searching for details that could help clear their clients or damning information to be blunted.
  • First lady: More foreign travel to promote girls' education

    06/29/2015 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she'll do more foreign travel to promote education for girls in developing countries. The first lady announced a new program earlier this year to help adolescent girls improve their lives by attending and staying in school. Mrs. Obama says the U.S. will continue to urge developed countries to join the effort. And when they join, she says "I'm going to hop on a plane and join them" to highlight the work.
  • Man killed when firework held to head explodes

    06/29/2015 2:45:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    A Michigan man died when a firework he was holding to his head exploded, police said. The blast of the mortar shell happened Sunday night in front of the family of the 47-year-old man, who was not identified. Walled Lake Police Chief Paul Shakinas told the Free Press that alcohol was a factor in the death. WXYZ in Detroit said the man may not have realized the firework was lit when he put it up to his head.
  • Sailor gets 10 months for illegal taping of female officers

    06/29/2015 1:01:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 29, 2015
    MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. – A submarine sailor pleaded guilty Monday to illegally videotaping female officers in the vessel's shower area and was sentenced to 10 months in a Navy brig. Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Secrest also received a bad conduct discharge and a reduction in rank. Secrest, a missile technician, is among seven sailors who served aboard the USS Wyoming out of Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base who are charged in the case. The video scandal has disrupted the Navy's integration of women into its submarine force. Navy prosecutors say the men waited until the officers were done...
  • In Wake Of Hack, OPM Shutters System For Federal Background Checks

    06/29/2015 12:22:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 29, 2015 | By MIKE LEVINE
    Three weeks after U.S. authorities determined foreign hackers may have stolen sensitive government records tied to tens of millions of people, the Office of Personnel Management has now shut down a system tied to the breach, essentially bringing to a halt the way federal agencies have conducted background checks for years. According to an "alert" posted on OPM's website today, the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing system -- or “e-QIP” -- "will be down for an extended period of time for security enhancements.” In a subsequent news release, OPM called it a "temporary suspension" that "will ensure our network is...
  • Baltimore Is Hosting America's Largest Police Expo This Week (shortened)

    06/29/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Eric Markowitz
    BALTIMORE, Md. -- If you've ever wondered where police get their military-style tanks or grenade launchers -- or even those fancy new hi-tech body cameras -- there's a good chance your local sheriff was pitched by a company here at the annual National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) conference, the country's largest trade show for cops, which kicked off Sunday evening in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference attendees include sheriffs and their staff, as well as jail adminstrators, members of the FBI, U.S. Marshals office, the DEA, police chiefs and U.S border control and customs agents.
  • Fournier: Hillary Clinton Undermining Public Trust In Her and Politics In General

    06/29/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    National Journal reporter Ron Fournier said Monday on Morning Joe that Hillary Clinton has undermined the public’s trust in government and politics. “White House officials tell me they’re disgusted with the fact that Hillary Clinton violated their rules on foreign donations, violated their rules on email,” Fournier said. “Well, I haven’t heard the president rebuke her. I haven’t seen his State Department investigate this. So I’ve got to assume that the Obama White House is complicit in this lack of transparency and in this rule breaking and whatever else is going on that we don’t know about.”
  • Rich countries' $100bn promise to fight climate change 'not delivered'

    06/29/2015 6:42:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | June 29, 2015 | by Suzanne Goldenberg
    Rich countries are very, very far from raising the billions they promised to help poor countries fight climate change, jeopardising the prospects of reaching a global warming deal at Paris, the world’s rising economies warned. As a key United Nations meeting got underway, Brazil, China, India and South Africa said they were disappointed in rich countries’ failure to make good on a promise six years ago to mobilise $100bn a year by 2020 for climate finance. The funds, intended to help developing countries cut their greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for sea-level rises, extreme weather and other consequences of climate...
  • Oman Golf Committee reschedules practice timings for Ramadan

    06/27/2015 6:54:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | June 27, 2015
    With the Holy month of Ramadan underway, the OGC (Oman Golf Committee) has altered the timings of practice session for its senior, junior and ladies squads. The players are now training in the evening, instead of their customary morning and late-afternoon sessions. The OGC’s senior players are undergoing hour-long training sessions at Almouj Golf in The Wave, Muscat starting at 5pm, and the junior and ladies teams are going through the paces at Ghala Golf Club starting at 8pm on a routine basis.
  • Greeks Line Up to Withdraw Cash After Referendum Announcement

    06/27/2015 6:31:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 27, 2015 | By COSTAS PARIS
    ATHENS—Lines formed at ATMs in Greece’s capital city on Saturday as uncertainty spread about the nation’s solvency and fate inside the eurozone. Most ATMs continued to disburse bank notes, but some ran out. Greek bank officials said they were making efforts to replenish ATMs that were running out. It wasn’t clear how heavy the day’s bank withdrawals would be in total. But the unusually long queues were a sign of many Greeks’ surprise and anxiety after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday night announced a referendum on July 5 on the economic-policy conditions that creditors want to impose in exchange...
  • NYC pol wants businesses to have unisex bathrooms

    06/26/2015 4:10:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2015
    NEW YORK — New York City businesses could soon need to convert some of their bathrooms to gender-neutral facilities. The legislation comes after a report by Stringer’s office found that transgender people experience harassment in public bathrooms. Advocates say it is a common-sense step to tackling gender bias and harassment. New York’s proposal follows similar measures in Philadelphia, West Hollywood and the District of Columbia.
  • In Testy Debate, E.U. Leaders Fail to Agree on Quotas to Spread Migrants Across Bloc

    06/26/2015 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2015 | By ANDREW HIGGINS
    BRUSSELS — Facing a migration crisis that has infused Europe’s usually arid and consensual decision-making with angry passions, European leaders ended an ill-tempered discussion early Friday about what to do with a vague pledge to spread 40,000 migrants around the Continent. But they ditched what had been the heart of a plan to share a burden now borne largely by Greece and Italy — a system of mandatory quotas to spread the tens of thousands of migrants in the two countries across the European Union. The intersection of the Greek debt crisis and the migration issue also underscored the dangers...
  • No probe over undisclosed Clinton emails, State says

    06/26/2015 3:33:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Martin Matishak
    The State Department says there won't be an internal investigation into why the agency couldn’t find part or all of 15 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. “I know of no such investigation, certainly not by the State Department, no,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a Friday press briefing. “We were clear about that in our communication with the committee that of the 15 that we did not have, that Mr. Blumenthal had, they were not specifically related to Benghazi, which was the original mandate on the select committee,” Kirby said. “Again, we...
  • Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short

    06/26/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2026
    FERGUSON, Mo -- An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short. County Board of Elections says Ground Level Support was 27 votes short of the required 1,814 valid signatures needed to force an election to recall Mayor James Knowles III. Knowles, who's white, was criticized for comments he made after last August's shooting death of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.
  • Bay Area joyous at news of high court ruling affirming same-sex marriage

    06/26/2015 11:08:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Hamed Aleaziz, Vivian Ho and Kurtis Alexander
    Bay Area residents, with longtime stakes in the fight for same-sex marriage, yelled, hugged and honked in ecstasy Friday upon hearing of the Supreme Court decision that gays and lesbians have the right to marry nationwide. From San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood and City Hall to Oakland and beyond, commuters and residents blared their car horns, shouted “yes!,” and let the tears flow as the news filtered by word of mouth and on media. “I think it’s awesome. We’ve fought hard for this. This is a watershed moment for gay rights in the U.S. and the world,” said Rick Lee, 49....
  • Study Finds Almost Half Of Health Law Plans Offer Very Limited Physician Networks

    06/26/2015 6:06:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Michelle Andrews
    If the physician networks for plans sold on the health law’s online insurance exchanges were T-shirts, more than 40 percent would be size X-small or small. That’s the takeaway from a new study that analyzed nearly 400 physician networks in silver-level plans sold around the country in 2014. The study labeled 11 percent of plans “extra small” because they covered fewer than 10 percent of physicians in a plan’s region. Another 30 percent were “small,” meaning they covered between 10 and 25 percent of physicians. Just 11 percent of plans were classified as “extra large” because they covered at least...
  • Do your neighbors believe in global warming? New map has answer

    06/26/2015 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Kelly House
    Multnomah County has the state's highest percentage of global warming believers, according to new figures from Yale University. According to the university's national climate change opinions map, 74 percent of residents believe global warming is happening, while 13 percent don't buy it. The newly released figures are based on a complex statistical analysis of public perceptions about climate change in every state, congressional district and county across the country. Washington, D.C. residents led the nation in climate change affirmation, with 81 percent of residents. Floridians' title as the nation's biggest climate change deniers. Curious what your neighbors think about global...
  • US intel chief calls Iran the leading terror sponsor, as nuke talks enter final phase

    06/25/2015 4:50:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 25, 2015 | By Catherine Herridge
    The nation’s top intelligence official labeled Iran the leading state sponsor of terrorism and called the regime -- and its proxy Hezbollah -- the single most important factors keeping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad in power, according to a letter obtained by Fox News. The warning comes as Obama administration officials enter the final phase of nuclear negotiation with Tehran. But despite the diplomatic track, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper assailed the country’s role in destabilizing the region in the letter to Republican senators. "Iran remains the foremost state sponsor of terrorism and is increasing its ability to influence regional...
  • Prosecutors take credit for restoring order in Baltimore after riot

    06/25/2015 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Ian Duncan
    By charging six police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby restored order to Baltimore "before the entire city became an armed camp or was burned to the ground," her office argues in a new court filing. Attorneys for the officers say Mosby's public announcement of the charges tainted the pool of potential jurors for their trial. They have asked a judge to throw the charges out. But Michael Schatzow, Mosby's top deputy, said her announcement from the steps of Baltimore's War Memorial was appropriate in a city still reeling from a night...
  • Mulling presidential run, Ohio Gov. Kasich says he opposes deporting undocumented immigrants

    06/25/2015 3:45:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 25, 2015
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich says it's not practical or humane to deport the millions of immigrants who are in the United States illegally. "I'm not for putting them on a school bus, driving them to the border, opening the door and just telling them to get out," Kasich told reporters. He favors fines for those here illegally but said Republicans need to show more compassion toward immigrants and minorities, as well as more sensitivity on the environment. Kasich says he'll decide soon whether to enter the 2016 race.
  • As Medicaid grows, will there be more cuts to provider payments?

    06/25/2015 3:28:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Connecticut Mirror ^ | June 25, 2015 | By: ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER
    Dr. Gary Dee figured the state’s fiscal troubles would lead radiologists like him to face a cut in their Medicaid payment rates. But he wasn’t anticipating the 42.5 percent cut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration imposed this spring. Now, Dee’s private practice has stopped taking new Medicaid patients. “The reimbursement is to the point where we can’t take care of these patients. They’re going to lose access,” said Dee, president of MidState Radiology Associates in Meriden. The result is that it could become harder for the more than 725,000 state residents with Medicaid to find specialists to treat them, undermining...
  • At least 19 shot over 12-hour span in Chicago

    06/25/2015 3:10:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | June 24, 2015 | BY PATRICK ELWOOD
    CHICAGO — Two people were killed and at least 16 people were injured in shootings across Chicago since 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. In Englewood, three women were standing in the street near 75th Street and Stewart Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a man ran by and opened fire, then took off in a dark colored SUV. Ten minutes later and several blocks away, three more people were shot at 80th Street and Stewart Avenue. Police say someone in a white vehicle opened fire on the group, hitting a woman and a teenaged girl and boy.
  • Baltimore Mayor wants park named for Robert E. Lee changed, other monuments may come down

    06/25/2015 6:13:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    First the flag, now monuments honoring the Confederacy may be coming down. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is pushing for the name of a park in the city to be changed. The park is named after Robert E. Lee and it is the latest push to erase history related to the Confederacy in the wake of the deadly church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last week. A member of the Baltimore chapter of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans said the hatred of the flag is an attempt to hide history. Elliot Cummings told WBAL, "We are becoming like the Taliban....
  • AP Exclusive: Iran would get nuclear help in proposed deal

    06/24/2015 5:04:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 25, 2015
    VIENNA — Western powers are offering Tehran high-tech reactors under a proposed nuclear agreement, a confidential document says, but a defiant speech by Iran's supreme leader less than a week before a negotiating deadline casts doubt on whether he's willing to make the necessary concessions to seal a deal. The West has held out the prospect of providing Iran peaceful nuclear technology in the nearly decade-long effort to reduce Tehran's ability to make nuclear weapons. But the scope of the help now being offered in the draft displeases U.S. congressional critics who say Washington is giving away too much.
  • Raid of the decade underway in America’s pot-growing epicenter

    06/24/2015 4:29:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 24, 2015 | by David Downs
    An estimated 100,000 marijuana plants are expected to be eradicated this week at an enormous, multi-farm bust in remote Northern California — the heart of the famed Emerald Triangle. Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies — with no federal involvement — began serving search warrants Monday in a remote area at the intersection of the three counties. Dozens of deputies are staging a four or five-day operation in what is being called the largest raid in a decade. The raid targeted some very prominent members of the community, including public members of lobbying groups and marijuana PACs like the...
  • Four Wounded in Upper Manhattan Shooting

    06/24/2015 4:09:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | By J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Three men and a woman were shot in and around an Upper Manhattan deli on Wednesday afternoon, the police said. At least one of the men is likely to die, according to the Fire Department. The gunfire erupted just before 3:30 p.m. inside the Twenty Stars deli on 132nd Street near Madison Avenue. Several police precincts in northern Manhattan have seen a rise in shootings this year though the 25th Precinct, where the shooting occurred on Wednesday, had recorded only four shootings through Sunday, down from eight over the same period in 2014. Gun violence across the city has increased...
  • China busts gangs smuggling 40-year-old meat

    06/24/2015 3:53:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 24, 2015
    Chinese authorities have broken up an international smuggling ring that was trying to sell chicken wings and pork, some of it more than 40 years old. The smugglers reportedly bought cheap meat overseas and brought it into the country via Vietnam. While traveling this circuitous route, the meat thawed and was refrozen several times before it finally reached the market. “The products fully filled an entire compartment. It was smelly, and I nearly threw up when I opened the door,” Zhang Tao, a government official, told the China Daily.
  • The border surge, a year later: Schools struggling with influx of unaccompanied minors

    06/24/2015 3:21:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Bryan Llenas
    A year after the height of the so-called surge, a weeks-long period last summer when tens of thousands of Central American children crossed illegally into the United States, education experts say the federal government has left the burden of educating and caring for these children to cash-strapped public schools. Over the last year, teachers and administrators have been left to teach these kids English, even though some of them had never stepped foot inside of a classroom and many are in need of mental health counseling following their traumatic encounters with gang violence, sex trafficking or kidnapping in their native...
  • DHS to free illegal immigrant families

    06/24/2015 3:07:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security will begin releasing more illegal immigrant families from detention, Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday as he bowed to political pressure from activists and members of Congress who’d called the conditions inhumane for families. Despite offering amenities for the illegal immigrants ranging from flat-screen televisions in every suite, classrooms and ball fields at their disposal and 24-hour access to snacks and sodas, Mr. Johnson said he’s concluded things are still too harsh. He said illegal immigrant parents and children who claim they fear for their lives back home will now have the chance to post a “reasonable and realistic”...
  • Obamacare could create quandary for Republicans before 2016 election

    06/24/2015 2:46:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24, 2015 | BY JOHN WHITESIDES
    Obamacare could put Republicans in a bind in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election if the U.S. Supreme Court in the next week upends part of the law designed to make healthcare accessible to all Americans, leaving millions to fend for themselves for health insurance. Presidential battleground states such as Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin and North Carolina will be among the states with residents who lose their subsidies, heightening the political impact. Republicans who have long fought the law could begin to look hard-hearted and ineffectual if they ignore what is certain to be an explosion of stories about...
  • California, once again, ranks 50th

    06/24/2015 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | Updated June 23, 2015 5:31 p.m. | Editorial
    For the past 11 years, Chief Executive magazine has been polling hundreds of CEOs from across the nation and evaluating state budgetary and economic growth metrics to determine the best and worst states for business. And for the 11th straight year, California has come in dead last. Texas repeated as the best state for business, aided by its lack of corporate or personal income taxes, and Florida, also without an individual income tax, once again finished runner-up. Rounding out the bottom five of the list were New York, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts, which remained unchanged from last year’s survey....
  • California teachers want Supreme Court to take up union-dues dispute

    06/24/2015 2:18:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Sam Hananel
    Powerful public-sector unions are facing another high-profile legal challenge that they say could wipe away millions from their bank accounts and make it tougher for them to survive. A group of California schoolteachers, backed by a conservative group, has asked the Supreme Court to rule that unions representing government workers can’t collect fees from those who choose not to join. Half the states currently require state workers represented by a union to pay “fair share” fees that cover bargaining costs, even if they are not members. The justices could decide as early as next week whether to take up the...
  • Immigration reform: 'The California Package'

    06/24/2015 2:12:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2015 | By KARTHICK RAMAKRISHNAN
    While the federal government stalls on immigration reform, some states have begun acting on their own. California has passed more than a dozen laws on immigrant integration between 2001 and the present. In mid-June, the state expanded healthcare access to all undocumented children and boosted spending for naturalization assistance. These various laws collectively produce a kind of state-level citizenship — call it "the California Package." The California Package is innovative in several respects. Not only does it grant rights to immigrants that are restricted at the federal level, but it also tends to blur the distinction between citizens, authorized, and...
  • Kids Create Salt Black Markets in Cafeterias Due to Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules

    06/24/2015 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 24, 2015 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    Children are creating their own black markets to trade and sell salt due to First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules. During a hearing before the House, a school administrator told Congress of the “unintended consequences” of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. “Perhaps the most colorful example in my district is that students have been caught bringing–and even selling–salt, pepper, and sugar in school to add taste to perceived bland and tasteless cafeteria food,” said John S. Payne. “Students are avoiding cafeteria food,” Payne said. “More students bring their lunch, and a few parents even ‘check out’ their child from...