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  • Iran complying with nuclear deal, IAEA says

    11/13/2017 9:16:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 13, 2017
    VIENNA -- A new review by the United Nations agency monitoring Iran's compliance with a treaty that restricts its nuclear activities has not identified any violations by Tehran. The quarterly report issued on Monday by the International Atomic Energy Agency is significant considering President Donald Trump's criticism of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "Iran is now subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime, and the IAEA has so far had access to all the locations it needed to visit in the country," Amano said, pushing back on the criticism from Mr. Trump and Republican lawmakers. On Friday, Amano...
  • Bill Nye: “I am a Failure”

    10/24/2017 8:34:11 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 63 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 10/23/17 | Eric Worrall
    Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bill Nye seems to think he has failed to reach people with his demand for urgent action on climate change, but he blames others for creating the conditions which led to his failure. Bill Nye on his climate change education efforts: “I am a failure” “The Science Guy” looks back on his 1990s TV show, and why climate change education has not reflected policy change Between hosting “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and serving as CEO of The Planetary Society, Bill Nye’s career as a science educator means he is also, inherently, an activist when...
  • Susan Rice defends Bergdahl comments, calls his service 'honorable' [From 2014]

    10/16/2017 9:23:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2014 | By Jim Acosta
    President Barack Obama's national security adviser said Friday that her full-throated praise of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was appropriate given the former Taliban prisoner's willingness to go to war for his country -- despite questions about whether or not he deserted his Army colleagues. Susan Rice, who on Sunday said Bergdahl served the United States with "honor and distinction," told CNN in an interview that she was speaking about the fact the Idaho native enlisted and went to Afghanistan in the service of his country. "I realize there has been lots of discussion and controversy around this," Rice said. "But...
  • John Kerry says Trump is "creating an international crisis" over Iran deal

    10/13/2017 3:11:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | By KATHRYN WATSON
    Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday blasted President Trump's decision not to re-certify Iran's compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, accusing Mr. Trump of jumpstarting an "international crisis." "President Trump's decision today is dangerous," Kerry said in a lengthy statement he posted to Twitter. "He's creating an international crisis. It endangers America's national security interests and those of our closest allies. "The president has polluted the negotiating waters and made it easier for legitimate concerns to be distinguished from back-door efforts to kill the deal," Kerry added. "What we've seen today lacks common sense and strategic thinking to...
  • Obama Foundation searching for “diversity consultant”

    09/29/2017 1:12:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 29, 2017 | by Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON – The Obama Foundation announced on Friday a search for a “diversity consultant” to enforce minority contracting goals for the future Obama Presidential Center and to police pledges that jobs will flow to South and West Side residents. In a statement the foundation said the “diversity consultant” should “demonstrate a verifiable record of implementing transparent and significant diversity and inclusion programs” working with companies owned by minorities, women, veterans, the disabled and “individuals who identify as LGBTQ.” The “diversity consultant” should have “a history of working with unions and engaging with underemployed populations including ex-offenders and youth to increase...
  • Speaker Ryan’s 200 Day Deadline Is Fast Approaching with Nothing Accomplished for Working Americans

    09/01/2017 10:50:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/2017 | Jim Hoft
    President Donald Trump won the November 8, 2016 election in an electoral landslide. President Trump captured several states that have not voted Republican in decades. Riding on his coattails the Republican Party also won back the House of Representatives and won a majority in the US Senate. In December 2016 Speaker Paul Ryan spoke about how he would help the new president push through his agenda. The new Republican president wanted to pass tax cuts, repeal Obamacare and build a border wall in his first 100 days. But no matter how hard President Trump and his team worked, the Republican...
  • It Only Took a Day for the March to DC to Lose Nearly All the Marchers

    08/30/2017 5:04:04 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2017 | Philip Stucky
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  • Vanity - Is Matt Drudge finished?

    08/18/2017 10:54:19 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 91 replies
    Matt Drudge (Drudge Report) knows from A-Z that Virginia, Democrat, Governot, Terry McAuiliffe, the Mayor of Charlottesville and the Assistant Racist Mayor of Charlottesville were 100% guilty of conceiving & executing the "out of-hand", unrest, the riots, the murder(s), the loss of life, the injuries and the mayhem caused by allowing the "Hate" of left & right, riots to go forward, unfettered or controlled by the Virginia National Guard, The Virginia State Police and the local police of Charlottesville, Virginia. The details of their direct guilt have been duly noted and validated, in multiple right wing, left wing and independent,...
  • Sticker Shock: Iowa's only ObamaCare insurer seeks 57 percent rate increase

    08/17/2017 2:13:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 17, 2017 | By Barnini Chakraborty
    In one of the biggest 2018 premium hikes sought to date, Iowa’s only ObamaCare insurer is looking for a 57 percent rate increase – that’s 13 percent more than they asked for just two months earlier. It’s a troubling trend that’s been spreading across the country as jittery insurers stay stuck in a holding pattern waiting on Congress and the Trump administration to decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. President Trump has at different times encouraged lawmakers to let ObamaCare implode, pushed his party to repeal and replace the bill, admonished his own party for failing to do...
  • Vanity - Takes Two To Tango, The McAullife folly.

    08/14/2017 2:23:53 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 53 replies
    After listening to the disheartened Charlottesville, Virginian, Police Chief press conference a few minutes ago...now I know why Democrat, Governor, Terry McAuliffe looked like he had been sentenced to the electric chair on Saturday afternoon. IMHO, this cute little gig, set-up and planned by Democrat, McAuliffe and his buddy Mayor and assistant Mayor in Charlottesville did not go off as planned, because the police were setup to fail with the orders issued by the Governor and his two Mayors. Results, three people murdered, multiple people injured while extreme Right wing & Left wing nutcases tried to kill each other, uncontrolled...
  • Venezuela inflation quickens to 248.6 percent in year to July: opposition

    08/09/2017 11:12:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 9, 2017 | by Corina Pons
    Inflation in Venezuela's crisis-hit economy quickened to 248.6 percent in the first seven months of the year, the opposition-led congress said on Wednesday in the absence of official data. Various factors underlay the seven-month price rise, including a lack of U.S. dollars in the country, a sharp weakening of the bolivar currency, and political uncertainty, opposition lawmaker Angel Alvarado said. The government says it is victim of an "economic war" led by opposition-linked businessmen.
  • The New Face Of The Democratic Party?

    08/02/2017 7:32:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 25 Jul, 2017 | Francis Menton
    A good one-sentence summary of the current American political divide is this: Republicans think that Democrats are wrong, but Democrats think that Republicans are evil. I mean, if you believe that all human problems -- poverty, racism, inadequate healthcare, income inequality, whatever -- can be solved, and that the world can be perfected, by another government program and some more spending and coercion, then who could be so evil as to stand in the way? And, if our opponents are evil, shouldn't we be angry? Really angry? We just need someone to articulate and channel that anger to rev up...
  • 100,000 terminally ill patients denied hospice care [single payer]

    08/02/2017 6:35:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    SKY News ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Paul Kelso
    One in four terminally ill people who need expert end-of-life care are not receiving it because of funding pressures, the hospice movement has told Sky News. Hospice UK said as many as 118,000 people in the UK with terminal or life-limiting conditions are not able to access palliative care from its members. On average, hospices most of which are charities, receive just one-third of their funding from the NHS and rely on donations, shops, bequests and investments for the rest. Hospice UK said two-thirds of hospices had their NHS funding cut or frozen last year. It argues that with more...
  • Idaho blames Trump for big Obamacare rate increases

    07/31/2017 1:37:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 31, 2017 | by Robert King
    Idaho's insurance regulator blasted the Trump administration's unwillingness to pay Obamacare insurers as the reason premiums couldrise by up to 38 percent next year. The state's Department of Insurance posted proposed rates for 2018 Monday. The state's six Obamacare insurers are calling for an average 38 percent rate hike, including a 50 percent increase for the silver plan, which is the most popular of Obamcare's three plan options. Idaho said the proposed increase for silver plans was because of "the potential refusal by the federal government to fund the cost share reduction mechanism." Insurers are required under law to lower...
  • Chuck Schumer was on the verge of tears speaking about John McCain after 'skinny repeal' failed

    07/28/2017 11:19:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 27, 2017 | by Bryan Logan
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was moved to near tears while speaking about Sen. John McCain early Friday morning after the Republican "skinny repeal" of Obamacare failed on the Senate floor. Schumer choked up as he turned his attention to McCain, who recently received a diagnosis of brain cancer. "And let's turn the page in another way," Schumer said. "All of us were so inspired by the speech and the life of the senator from Arizona. And he asked us to go back to regular order, to bring back the Senate that some of us who've been here a while...
  • EXCLUSIVE: $2 Million Government Program Gets 17 People Jobs

    07/22/2017 11:24:57 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 07/21/2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    A government-funded job training program that promised to turn hundreds of residents of Kentucky’s coal country into computer coders so far has spent $2 million to place 17 people in tech jobs and may have left others worse off, The Daily Signal has learned. The program, a private-public partnership between state and federal agencies and Interapt, a Louisville-based software development company, is a product of President Barack Obama’s TechHire Initiative of 2015. The job training program, budgeted for a total of $4.5 million, was supposed to last through 2019 and train up to 200 people from an economically depressed region...
  • Vanity - Democrat Party will collapse in 2018.

    07/15/2017 8:35:06 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 54 replies
    I predicted the Trump POTUS victory from the day Trump announced his candidacy. I predicted that the industrial "blue collar" union folks would go massively for Trump, they did, I said Trump would get over three hundred electoral votes, he did. I now predict the Democrat Party will lose between 8-10 Senate seats and, 12-20 House seats in the upcoming 2018 Mid-Term elections. The Senate losses could even be larger. If the attempts to repeal Obamacare fail and Senate Democrats do not support the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, the Democrat Party will lose Senate seats in Florida, Virginia, West...
  • Why Single-Payer Health Care Saves Money

    07/07/2017 12:26:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 7, 2017 | By ROBERT H. FRANK
    Lingering uncertainty about the fate of the Affordable Care Act has spurred the California legislature to consider adoption of a statewide single-payer health care system. Sometimes described as Medicare for all, single-payer is a system in which a public agency handles health care financing while the delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Discussions of the California measure have stalled, however, in the wake of preliminary estimates pegging the cost of the program as greater than the entire state government budget. Similar cost concerns derailed single-payer proposals in Colorado and Vermont. Voters need to understand that this cost objection...
  • Economists Hilariously Over-Predicted Economic Growth Under Obama

    06/27/2017 9:25:27 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/2017 | Tim Pearce
    White house economists overestimated annual economic growth by about 80 percent on average for a six year stretch during Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Freedom Works economic consultant Stephen Moore. Economists predicted growth between 3.2 to 4.6 percent for the years 2010 through 2015. Actual economic growth never hit above 2.6 percent. {..snip..}
  • Talks over boosting Illinois Medicaid payments fail

    06/27/2017 9:10:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2017 | By Karen Pierog
    Negotiations over increasing Illinois' payments to Medicaid providers have failed, opening the door for a U.S. judge to force the cash-strapped state to pay as much as $1 billion a month to ensure medical care continues for the program's three million recipients, according to a court filing on Monday. The move would cause a huge problem for the state, which has accumulated a $15 billion bill backlog due to a budget stalemate between its Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature. It could force Illinois to stop making full payments on other state-mandated or court-ordered spending such as pensions...