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  • Investigators: Scant evidence Clinton had malicious intent in handling of emails

    05/05/2016 8:17:51 PM PDT · by Fasceto · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Matt Zapotosky
    Prosecutors and FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server have so far found scant evidence that the leading Democratic presidential candidate intended to break classification rules, though they are still probing the case aggressively with an eye on interviewing Clinton herself, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. FBI agents on the case have been joined by federal prosecutors from the same office that successfully prosecuted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui — and who would handle any Edward Snowden case, should he ever return to the country, according to the U.S. officials familiar with the matter....
  • New questions emerge about Bentley's Vegas trip, Republican Governors Association's influence

    05/05/2016 6:16:34 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 4 replies
    al.com The Birmingham News ^ | 5/5/16 | Connor Sheets
    The Republican Governors Association (RGA) has given Gov. Robert Bentley far more money than any other governor since Bentley and his former adviser and alleged mistress Rebekah Mason attended RGA's annual conference in Las Vegas in November. The RGA made a one-time payment of over $11,000 to Bentley on March 14, three months after it doled out travel reimbursements of no more than $1,307 to six other Republican governors, IRS records show. None of the nation's other 24 Republican governors have received travel reimbursements from the RGA since the November event, according to the IRS documents. And while the RGA...
  • U.S. Ran $165 Billion Merchandise Trade Deficit in Q1

    05/05/2016 5:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 5, 2016 | 5:02 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $165.0623 billion in the first quarter of 2016, which was down slightly from the $165.7159 billion merchandise trade deficit the United States ran in the first quarter of 2015, according to data released Wednesday by the Census Bureau. The U.S. exported $347.5618 billion in goods during the quarter and imported $512.6241 billion. The bilateral merchandise trade deficit with China during the first quarter was $77.9461 billion—by far the largest with any nation. […] The second largest bilateral merchandise trade deficit the United States ran during the quarter was the $16.9356 billion...
  • Why Did NBC News Sit on Explosive Story About Clinton’s Alleged Hacked Email Server For Weeks?

    05/05/2016 5:28:07 PM PDT · by McGruff · 20 replies
    LAW NEWZ ^ | May 4, 2016 | Chris White
    As LawNewz.com reported on Wednesday evening, NBC News was the second major news network to announce an upcoming interview with the notorious Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, better known by the name “Guccifer.” Lazar, whose actions led to the exposure of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, was extradited to the United States in March. He is alleged to have posted emails that were sent to then-Secretary of State Clinton on the internet, including correspondence from close Clinton family confidant Sidney Blumenthal. Lazar was extradited to the United States just as reports indicate that the FBI investigation into...
  • California becomes second state to raise smoking age from 18 to 21; will others follow?

    05/05/2016 5:14:36 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 05 MAY 2016 | SUZANNE KENNEDY
    WASHINGTON (ABC7) — California is taking a big step toward getting tobacco out of the hands of teenagers. It has raised the age at which cigarettes, e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco can be bought from 18 to 21. Hawaii is the only other state that has passed a similar law. Lunch time at the District's Woodrow Wilson High School had teens flooding into Tenleytown. A few were smoking, most were not. When asked about the law, teenager Mariah Auth, who has been smoking for three years said she thinks the law is a good idea. She's currently trying to kick the...
  • 120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

    05/05/2016 5:06:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country. A communiqué issued by the NAM’s Coordinating Bureau follows an Iranian appeal to the United Nations last week to intervene with the U.S. government to prevent the loss of their funds. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called the ruling an “outrageous robbery, disguised under a court order.” The NAM, comprising mainly developing countries, called the U.S. waiver of “the sovereign...
  • Trump: Nikki Haley Not Considered for VP

    05/05/2016 4:39:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 99 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | May 5, 2016 | Greg Richter
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump says he does not have the governor of South Carolina on his list of potential running mates. "No, not Nikki Haley. She wasn't under consideration," Trump told Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Thursday after Baier noted she was on a reported list of people Trump is looking at. Haley has said she has no interest in the job, though she said she would be backing him as the nominee.
  • Paul Ryan Faces Tea Party Primary Challenger

    05/05/2016 3:27:14 PM PDT · by central_va · 32 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3/28/16 | J. Brufke
    Eric Odom, a Wisconsin-based political consultant, said the soon-to-be-candidate feels “betrayed” by Ryan’s positions on trade and immigration. “It’s very personal for him,” he told the Washington Times. “He intends to run a full-scale candidacy that will shake up the establishment in a profound way.” Odom revealed the unnamed challenger has donated to the nine-term congressman, but feels it is time for a change.
  • Rep. Black pans Justice Dept. decision to stop using words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’

    05/05/2016 3:17:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The decision by a Justice Department office to cease using the words “convict” and “felon” in official communications ignores “the personal responsibility that these ex-offenders must assume for themselves,” said Rep. Diane Black. Responding to Wednesday’s announcement that the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs would no longer use the “disparaging labels” when officials refer to individuals convicted of crimes, the Tennessee Republican was critical of the message the decision sent to crime victims. “The words ‘convict’ and ‘felon’ are not disparaging, in fact they are quite generous compared to some of the phrases we could accurately ascribe to certain...
  • U.S. Foreign Policy: Spread Homosexual Agenda

    05/05/2016 3:02:51 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 May 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    The United States imports nearly everything. The nation that built a strong economy on manufacturing now exports very little. One new thing that is being exported from the United States is a foreign policy of subversion and perversion. Having nearly wrapped America in the rainbow flag of the homosexual agenda, the Obama administration has now begun the process in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2013 President Obama appointed James Walter "Wally" Brewster — who is openly homosexual — as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He was not well received. As Nil Nikandrov wrote for the online journal of...
  • Allen West Concedes Despite Massive Voter Fraud (141% turnout-Video-2012)

    05/05/2016 2:46:00 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 20, 2012 | The Western center for Journalsim
    Allen West defrauded by Patrick Murphy- 18th Congressional District- YouTube Boxes of ballots uncounted from republican precincts. A mobile home park with 7 registered voters, cast 900 votes. Congressional District with 175,574 registered voters, cast 247,713 votes 141% TURNOUT Democrats stole another election!
  • Why Regulations Are Fueling Corporate Activism in America

    05/05/2016 2:33:40 PM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 04, 2016 | James M. Roberts
    It is no surprise that “lawfare” attacks by the left on traditional American values have ramped up since President Barack Obama took office. What has been surprising, though, is how swiftly many major U.S. corporations have acted to support its radical agenda. Why has this happened? Is it simply a case of corporate cronyism? Or have these companies been drafted into the social justice army against their better judgement?
  • Judicial Watch Lawsuit Uncovers More Hillary Clinton Emails Withheld from State Department

    05/05/2016 2:22:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 5, 2016
    Clinton Aide Huma Displeased with Clinton’s ‘I’m Exhausted Thing’ Abedin using additional non-.gov email address for government business (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released new State Department emails (one batch of103 pages, the second of 138 pages) that again appear to contradict statements by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department and that she did not use her clintonemail.com system until March 18, 2009. Judicial Watch recently released Clinton State Department emails dating from February 2009 that also call into question her...
  • The White House is Lying About U.S. Troops in Combat and This Video Proves It

    05/05/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 05, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Since 2014, three U.S. service members have been killed in the war against ISIS in Iraq. Earlier this week, the Pentagon confirmed Navy SEAL Charles Keating IV was killed during operations with peshmerga fighters. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter specifically referred to the loss of life as a combat death. Despite Americans being killed on the battlefield with ISIS, the White House has maintained U.S. troops are simply acting as advisors in a dangerous region but are not involved in combat. "What I think is true is that Iraq and Syria are dangerous places and our men and women in...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Court Allows Discovery to Begin in Clinton Email Case

    05/05/2016 1:56:33 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 4, 2016 | Judicial Watch
    udicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted “discovery” to Judicial Watch into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system. The order allows Judicial Watch to take testimony of former top Clinton State Department aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Bryan Pagliano. The Court also notes that “based on information learned during discovery, the deposition of Mrs. Clinton may be necessary.” The discovery will take place over the next eight weeks. The discovery arises in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records about the controversial employment status of Huma...
  • Not over yet: Reid cautions Democrats relishing Trump election battle

    05/05/2016 1:51:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | By Richard Cowan
    For some Democrats, Donald Trump may seem to be a gift - set to steer Republicans into a trainwreck election in November - but senior Democrat Harry Reid said on Thursday he worried people might be too confident. "Am I concerned about it? Of course I am," the U.S. Senate Democratic leader said. "I think this race could be a debacle for the Republicans," Reid added. "But I'm not taking anything for granted. I'm not being over confident." "By nominating Trump, I guess it's the natural evolution of a party that's spent eight years defining itself entirely on what it's...
  • California Lawmakers Want to Give Illegal Immigrants Obamacare

    05/05/2016 1:36:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 5, 2016 | by Aaron Kliegman
    State lawmakers in California are circulating legislation that would open the door for illegal immigrants to buy health insurance from Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange. State Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced the bill to pave the way for illegal immigrants to purchase health plans from Covered California. Many people believe this move to not grant money makes the legislation mainly symbolic because most illegal immigrants would not practically be able to pay for health premiums on their own, according to Kaiser Health. Covered California staff personnel presented an analysis of the proposed legislation to the organization's board last month and...
  • Indiana Becomes First State With Baby Drop Off Boxes to Save Babies From Infanticide

    05/05/2016 1:26:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Indiana has a new option for desperate mothers who cannot care for their newborn babies. Two Safe Haven Baby Boxes, sometimes called baby hatches, recently were installed in Indiana fire stations to receive abandoned infants in a safe, warm environment, according to The Daily Mail. The boxes have padding and climate control, and they alert authorities when a baby has been placed inside. Several European and Asian countries have been using them for years, but Indiana is the first state in the U.S. to initiate the project. A key leader behind the effort is Monica Kelsey, whose mother abandoned her...
  • New Law Stops Rapists From Getting Custody of Child When a Raped Woman Rejects Abortion

    05/05/2016 1:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com | May 4, 2016 | Right to Life of Michigan
    Governor Snyder signed the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act into law on May 3. The new law helps prevent a rapist from gaining custody of a child. The law was included in a larger package of bills addressing domestic violence that Governor Snyder also signed. Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “Half of women who become pregnant through rape don’t have abortions and most of those women decide to keep their child. Michigan was not doing enough to protect women from their attackers in those circumstances.” Under old state law a parent whose child was conceived through...
  • From Nixon to Clinton

    05/05/2016 1:16:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    I’ve been saying for months that Donald Trump is the George McGovern of the GOP, the fractious leader who so alienated the elders of his party that they deserted him in droves, handing the election to his opponent. We’re already seeing the signs. Clinton has begun casting her candidacy in recent days as a cry to unify a divided country. After a series of victories last week, which all but ensured she will capture her party’s nomination, Clinton called on Democrats, independents and what she called “thoughtful Republicans” to back her bid.
  • Insurers planning big Obamacare price hikes next year

    05/05/2016 1:05:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2016 | By/ Aimee Picchi
    It's still early days for the Affordable Care Act. But it may be dismaying to some consumers to learn that it appears 2017 may bring another year of big rate hikes. The first two states to release insurers' premium proposals for next year suggest that individual insurance premiums could rise by as much as one-third. In Oregon, the steepest requested rate hike is 32.3 percent. In Virginia, five of the biggest insurers are asking for increases of 9.4 percent to 37.1 percent for individual policies. The proposed rate hikes follow an average increase of 8 percent for 2016, and are...
  • Congress Subpoenas StemExpress, Which Buys Intact Aborted Babies From Planned Parenthood

    05/05/2016 12:47:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The bio-tech firm that purchases aborted baby parts and fully intact aborted babies from the Planned Parenthood abortion business is stonewalling Congress in its attempt to research and investigate the sales. It is failing to provide financial records so the panel can determine if federal law has been broken which prohibits profiting from the sale of aborted baby parts. To gain access to the records, the Select Investigative Panel has issued subpoenas to two financial entities — Scinto Group, LLP and Five Star Bancorp — in an effort to obtain StemExpress accounting and banking records, which the fetal tissue procurement...
  • Oklahoma Defunds Planned Parenthood, Medicaid Agency Cancels Its Contracts

    05/05/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The state of Oklahoma is taking steps to divorce itself from the Planned Paethood abortion business after the company was caught selling the body parts of aborted babies. A Medicaid agency is canceling the contracts it has with the abortion company. Last year, Oklahoma pro-life Gov. Mary Fallin called for defunding Planned Parenthood after a state review discovered that the abortion giant’s state affiliates may be overbilling Medicaid. Fallin that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority end its contracts with the abortion business’s affiliates that operate in the state. Her call came after a state review of Planned Parenthood found a...
  • John McCain on the 2016 Campaign: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This'

    05/05/2016 11:36:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 81 replies
    News Max ^ | May 5, 2016 | Video
    The GOP's 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, says the 2016 campaign is like none other because candidates in both parties are tapping into the "frustration and anger" of voters.[snip] "You see a frustration and anger which then rejects the establishment," he added. "[Sen. Ted] Cruz has tapped into it, [Vermont Sen. Bernie] Sanders has tapped into it, [Donald] Trump…" "Anybody that says he can shoot somebody and still get elected, that's beyond any framework of politics that I've ever seen," the Arizona lawmaker said, USA Today reports.
  • Jerry Brown raises California smoking age to 21, tightens vaping rules

    05/05/2016 11:11:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21. Brown signed five closely watched bills, which will also expand smoking restrictions in the workplace and on school properties. California now joins jurisdictions like Hawaii, New York City and San Francisco that have bumped the tobacco-buying age to 21 in an effort to block young people’s route to obtaining tobacco. But Brown vetoed one measure that would have allowed...
  • Trump Names Former Goldman Partner, Soros Money Manager As Finance Chairman

    05/05/2016 10:40:43 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 286 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:38 AM 05/05/2016 | Alex Pappas
    After acknowledging he will now raise money for the general election, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named a national finance chairman who has a history with some organizations that could clash with his conservative populist message. On Thursday, Trump named Steven Mnuchin, the chairman and CEO of private investment firm Dune Capital Management LP, to lead his fundraising. Mnuchin, according to his Bloomberg profile, was a partner at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for 17 years. He also worked at Soros Fund Management LLC, founded by liberal mega-donor George Soros. During the primary, Trump criticized rival Ted Cruz...
  • Clinton Email Scandal: Hillary’s Legal Troubles Mount As Her Nomination Nears

    05/05/2016 10:29:29 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Despite being dogged by Bernie Sanders late into the primary season, Hillary Clinton is by all accounts virtually guaranteed her party’s nomination. But even as she gets closer to that goal, she still can’t shake the email scandal that has dogged her since March 2015. If anything, her legal situation is more perilous than ever. Item 1: Earlier this week, the Department of Justice apparently admitted that the investigation into the email scandal was a law enforcement proceeding, not — as Clinton has maintained — a review of classification procedures.
  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • Legal Experts Say Pay Up! Mike Barnicle on Hook After Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski...

    05/05/2016 10:08:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 76 replies
    LAW NEWZ ^ | May 4, 2016 | Chris White
    Last summer when Donald Trump announced he was running for the GOP presidential nomination, few, if any, political pundits were willing to give him a chance. Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski, however, was willing to stick her neck out and buck conventional wisdom, saying Trump should not be underestimated and she predicted he may very well end up as the GOP nominee. That got a laugh out of Morning Joe regular Mike Barnicle, who was so certain that Trump had zero chance, he offered to buy Mika a brand-new truck if Trump won the nomination. As the months went by...
  • Liberal Activists Worked With AGs to Target Conservatives

    05/05/2016 9:51:33 AM PDT · by milton23 · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/5/2016 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative. Read his research. In Ray Bradbury’s classic dystopian novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” a future society criminalizes the possession of books and burns them in order to suppress any dissenting ideas, opinions, and views. Today, we have state attorneys general trying to implement their own version of “Fahrenheit...
  • ObamaCare, Illegal Aliens Pushing New York to Bankruptcy

    05/05/2016 9:44:34 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    FrontPage ^ | May 5, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Undocumented illegal aliens are having a documented effect on New York City's finances. New York's flailing left-wing mayor is proposing $2 billion for the city's hospitals as part of an $82 billion budget. A budget that the city can't afford. What's driving the costs? Illegal aliens and ObamaCare. Closer to home, de Blasio said the growth in tax revenue that has swelled city coffers is starting to slow — with projected growth of 3.6% in 2016 and 1.9% in 2017, compared to an average of 7% in the last five years.
  • How Ugly Will This Get? – Many 2016 Voters Don’t Know About Team Clinton Destroying White House

    05/05/2016 9:22:33 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-5-2016 | sundance
    People wondering why Donald Trump might be referencing some historical Clinton issues should refresh their memory on how vengeful Clinton staffers trashed the White House when Vice-President Al Gore lost to George W Bush in 2000.When considering how the office of the presidency is regarded by the Clintons, a new generation of voters may not even know about Team Clinton:♦ writing vulgar messages on the White House office walls, ♦ destroying furniture, ♦ slicing chair cushions, ♦ ripping phones out of walls, ♦ removing the historical door knobs, ♦ cutting all the electronic cabling ♦ stealing items (lots of stuff),...
  • Donald Trump Thinks Global Warming Is "B***S***"

    05/05/2016 9:14:04 AM PDT · by McGruff · 132 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | May 4, 2016 | Rebecca Leber and Clayton Aldern
    Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, making it almost certain that Donald Trump will win the GOP nomination and face Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders in November. For those who've been in denial that this day could ever come, we figured a refresher course on the real estate developer's musings about climate and energy might be in order. On the basic science: "I am not a great believer in man-made climate change," Trump told the Washington Post editorial board in March. "If you look, they had global cooling in the 1920s and now they have...
  • US Judge: Clinton may be ordered to testify in records case

    05/05/2016 9:04:44 AM PDT · by McGruff · 34 replies
    AP ^ | May 4, 2016 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    A federal judge said Wednesday he may order Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to testify under oath about whether she used a private email server as secretary of state to evade public records disclosures. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan signed an order granting a request from the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch to question six current and former State Department staffers about the creation and purpose of the private email system. Those on the list were some of Clinton's closest aides during her tenure as the nation's top diplomat, including former chief of staff Cheryl D. Mills,...
  • Report:Taxpayer Cost for Each Illegal Unaccompanied Child Budgeted at $17,613 & Statistics Video

    05/05/2016 7:54:45 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 2 2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    As the influx of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors from Central America has increased, so too has the cost to assist each migrant, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. CIS reveals that the cost per “unaccompanied alien child” has more than doubled since FY 2010, when the cost per UAC was $8,217. CIS projects that the cost in FY 2017 will reach $17,613. CIS senior researcher Nayla Rush, the author of the report, reached the cost per UAC by looking at the total budget requests for UACs in FY 2017 and the number of UACs expected...
  • Bill Clinton in Southern California: Hillary Champion of ‘Freedom Loving’Muslims

    05/05/2016 7:53:53 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Hundreds of San Diegans gathered Wednesday morning to hear former U.S. President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife Hillary as a pack of Bernie Sanders supporters rallied outside. “The trick in this election and the key to California’s future is how to maximize all of the positive forces that are flowing through our country and embodied in this crowd,” said Clinton, who called America’s workforce the youngest and most diverse in the world. He promised that solar panels were going to become so cheap that they will be routine in every home in America.
  • Cupertino's mayor: Apple 'abuses us' by not paying taxes

    05/05/2016 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/05/16 | Nellie Bowles
    Getting local politicians to battle Apple is hard, Chang said. He recently proposed that Apple – which is building a massive new campus its own employees nicknamed the Death Star, or more favorably, The Spaceship – should give $100m to improve city infrastructure.
  • Trump 'open' to raising federal minimum wage in GOP agenda break

    05/05/2016 7:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    UPI ^ | 05/05/2016 | By Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Soon after becoming the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump said he would be open to raising the federal minimum wage in a notable reversal of GOP policy. During a debate in November, Trump said he would oppose raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. "I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is," Trump said at the time. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, Trump was asked about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders' desire to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. "You can't live...
  • Local Funding=Local Control

    05/05/2016 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    School boards have been vexing about their loss of authority over the schools they ostensibly govern. There is a solution to their problem, but it's not necessarily one they want to hear. "The public must be owners of the educational system and not simply the recipient of its services," Thomas J. Gentzel, the executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) avers in the latest issue of the American School Board Journal (ASBJ). The ASBJ is published by the NSBA. "Without school boards and the leadership role they provide, education would be little more than just another public service,"...
  • Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite

    05/05/2016 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:06 AM EDT
    Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents into cash hunter-gatherers. This week, Zimbabwe’s central bank imposed measures in an attempt to ease the cash crunch, which reflects the country’s dire economic situation. The measures include reducing the amount of money that travelers can take outside the country and limiting daily cash withdrawals. …
  • Harry Reid: Democrats Will Take Senate Majority

    05/05/2016 7:12:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid vows that a Democratic takeover of the Senate is fairly certain in the November elections. Discussing the race for president, Reid said he was confident that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would win the party's nomination and then the general election. He stressed her intelligence and ability to grasp the issues on a wide variety of subjects. Reid harshly criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he "can't imagine how the establishment Republicans feel about somebody who’s about as far from anything that anyone believes in as Donald Trump. I can’t imagine this man being the...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt Part 3.. Is It Loving Thy Neighbor or Empowering the Enemy?

    05/05/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 2 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 5/2/2016 | Cath Hinners
    It only takes a glance at what is occurring around the world to see Islam becoming the largest and most dominant way of life. Muslims are adhering to exactly what their doctrine ascribes, to make Islam dominant over all religions. So why then, do Christian pastors believe conversations with Muslims are so important? Do Christian pastors not have a responsibility to protect the church and its congregants from those who practice following the life of the prophet Muhammad, who was peaceful in the Meccan years, but became political and violent on his journey to Medina. “Good” Muslims are commanded to...
  • Fannie Mae posts $1.1B profit in 1Q; paying $919M dividend

    05/05/2016 5:50:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:14 AM EDT
    Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings. […] Washington-based Fannie is paying a dividend of $919 million to the U.S. Treasury next month. Fannie will then have paid a total $148.5 billion in dividends, exceeding the $116 billion it received from taxpayers during the financial crisis. …
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part Two

    05/05/2016 5:47:09 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 10 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    Nashville Tennessee usually recognized as “music city” is becoming identified now as a “welcoming city”, but not so much for the tourists but rather for refugees. As a matter of fact, Nashville was once nick named the “gateway for refugees” as groups like the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) became heavily involved with pushing for more displaced persons to enter the state. But TIRRC isn’t just about refugees, it’s about a plan for a “new south”. TIRRC is about using legal and illegal immigration to change the demographics to mutate our communities until they satisfy a leftist open-borders,...
  • Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down

    05/05/2016 5:44:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:22 AM EDT | Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country’s president to pursue a tighter grip on power. “I decided that for the unity of the (ruling party) a change of chairman would be more appropriate. I am not considering running at the May 22 congress,” Davutoğlu told the nation. Davutoglu, who had fallen out with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced he was stepping aside following a meeting with executives of the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, which has dominated Turkish politics since 2002. …
  • National Day of Prayer a Time for Americans to 'Shout it Aloud' [TODAY]

    05/05/2016 5:04:42 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    CBN News ^ | May 5, 2016 | N/A
    Thursday May 5 marks the 65th annual National Day of Prayer and organizers are calling upon Americans across the country to humbly come before God's throne. The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, which highlights the need for people, as a group and individually, to turn back to the God of our Fathers and revere His Holy Name. This year's National Day of Prayer Scripture is Isaiah 58:1a: "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet." The co-chairmen of the Congressional Prayer Caucus released a video to recognize Thursday's observance and the importance of...
  • Puerto Rico's hyped "humanitarian crisis" narrative backfires

    05/05/2016 5:00:20 AM PDT · by cll · 11 replies
    The "humanitarian crisis" narrative fueled by the administration of Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla, together with the fiscal crisis and the impact of the transmission of the Zika virus, is backfiring on the government of Puerto Rico, costing millions of dollars in revenue and affecting directly tourism, one of the few economic sectors that produce positive results for the U.S. territory. While it is true that the spread of Zika has had a strong impact on attracting tourists, groups and conventions to the island, this factor has been lagging in third place, taking the head "humanitarian crisis" narrative followed...
  • Trump shores up Republican unity as he takes on Clinton

    05/05/2016 4:53:07 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Michael Mathis
    Billionaire Donald Trump set about unifying a fractured Republican party Thursday, fortified by the support of a key party leader as he launches into battle for the White House against likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Late Wednesday the top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, publicly endorsed Trump's candidacy "to prevent what would be a third term of Barack Obama." "As the presumptive nominee, he now has the opportunity and the obligation to unite our party around our goals,” McConnell said in a statement. Trump's commanding victory in Indiana's primary Tuesday pushed remaining challengers Ted Cruz and then Ohio Governor...
  • Navy SEAL takes on Hundreds of Islamic State Muslims - Dies Defending Christian Village in Iraq

    05/05/2016 4:35:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/4/2016 | Tim Brown
    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." –John 15:13 A US Navy SEAL has been killed in the Iraqi town of Tel Asqof. He was serving as an advisor to the Kurdish Peshmerga when he was killed during an Islamic State assault "on a Peshmerga position approximately three to five kilometers behind the forward line of troops," according to a Pentagon press statement. RT reports: US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says an American service member has been killed in Iraq. A statement from the US-led forces in Iraq added the...
  • As global temperatures rise, children must be central climate change debates

    05/05/2016 4:27:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Science Daily ^ | May 4, 2016
    Rising temperatures, rising sea levels and the increasing likelihood of extreme weather will all alter children's lives and the lives of their own children. And yet, children are largely left out of discussions about appropriate responses to climate change, according to a journal released by Princeton University and the Brookings Institution. The findings in this issue have clear implications for policymakers and researchers trying to tackle the many challenges that climate change poses: * Policies must be developed to prepare and adapt in the face of inevitable climate change. States, cities and communities throughout the world must promote preparedness and...