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  • What the rising US debt means for Americans

    05/16/2024 1:18:28 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies
    the hill ^ | 5/7/24 | Aris Folley
    s the nation’s $34 trillion-plus debt remains top of mind for some on Capitol Hill, polling has shown Americans have also grown more concerned about the country’s balance sheet. Although Washington is deeply divided over how to tackle the nation’s deficits, there has been some momentum among House Republicans for a special commission to explore ways to improve the country’s fiscal trajectory. Those efforts have fueled concerns about cuts to key programs seniors rely on, like Social Security and Medicare. But experts warn the potential consequences of higher debt could impact all Americans.
  • Trust what I do, not what I say - A possibly coordinated Iranian strike, aid for the ICJ case against Israel, and siding with Hamas demonstrate the Biden administration’s true interests

    05/12/2024 2:06:44 PM PDT · by Lake Living · 4 replies
    All Israel ^ | May 12, 2024 | J. Micah Hancock
    Shortly after the unprecedented Iranian attack on Israel during the night of 13-14 April, a small group of news analysts and commentators began to warn that the attacks were not actually designed to damage Israel. According to these analysts, and based on comments from anonymous officials, the true purpose of the attacks was largely two-fold: 1) allowing Iran to project a stronger image after repeated small-scale Israeli attacks against its interests in the region, and 2) giving Iran a chance to test Israel’s air defenses against a larger-scale attack than Israel had previously experienced.
  • Russian Troops Enter Base Housing US Military in Niger, US Official Says

    05/02/2024 4:13:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    Reuters US News ^ | 05 02 2024 | Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
    Russian military personnel have entered an air base in Niger that is hosting U.S. troops, a senior U.S. defense official told Reuters, a move that follows a decision by Niger's junta to expel U.S. forces from the country. The military officers ruling the West African nation have told the U.S. to withdraw its nearly 1,000 military personnel from the country, which until a coup last year had been a key partner for Washington's fight against insurgents who have killed thousands of people and displaced millions more. A senior U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Russian forces were...
  • Biden administration considering giving refugees from Gaza permanent safe haven in the U.S. with access to housing and a pathway to citizenshiping and a pathway to citizenship

    04/30/2024 5:37:47 PM PDT · by bitt · 57 replies ^ | 4/30/2024 | By NIKKI SCHWAB
    The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program could move some Palestinians out of Gaza Top Biden officials have discussed resettling some Palestinians Family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents could be considered The Biden administration is considering allowing some Palestinians to come live in the United States as refugees. CBS News reported Tuesday that senior officials across several federal agencies have discussed how to resettle Palestinians from Gaza, potentially using the United States Refugee Admissions Program. The individuals chosen would have to have immediate family members who are American citizens or permanent residents. They would have to pass a series of...
  • A Warning to America: 25 Ways the US is Being Destroyed | Explained in Under 2 Minutes

    04/28/2024 7:47:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | 4/21/2024 | westernlensman
    A Warning to America: 25 Ways the US is Being Destroyed | Explained in Under 2 Minutes
  • North Korea Says Missile Launch a Nuclear ‘Warning Signal’ to US

    04/23/2024 6:53:00 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies ^ | 4/23/2024 | CRISTINA LAILA
    North Korea issued a nuclear ‘warning signal’ to the United States and South Korea. Pyongyang held a nuclear strike drill as a “warning signal” to the US, according to North Korean state media. US Indo-Pacific Command said the launch “does not pose an immediate threat to U.S. personnel or territory, or to our allies,” stressing instead the “destabilizing impact of the DPRK’s illicit weapons program.” “South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff claimed that any reports of such accuracy or capabilities of its weapons system were likely exaggerated, and that South Korea’s military could detect and intercept any weapons.” – Fox...
  • Zelensky says the US is ‘not funding’ war in Ukraine

    04/21/2024 9:47:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/21/2024 | Lauren Sforza
    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reiterated Sunday that the United States is “not funding” war in his country, emphasizing that the U.S. is helping protect democracy throughout the region. NBC host Kristen Welker asked Zelensky on “Meet the Press” how long Americans can expect to fund the war in Ukraine,” noting that there has been some strong opposition to sending additional aid to the country. Zelensky emphasized that Ukraine is doing the fighting and the U.S. is only providing the munitions.
  • Tehran warns against Israeli counterstrike, threatens US bases if Washington assists

    04/16/2024 6:50:35 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    All Israel ^ | 4/14/24 | All Israel Staff
    Just hours after the unprecedented Iranian missile and drone attack against Israel, top Iranian military leaders threatened to launch even larger attacks if the Jewish state decides to launch a counterstrike. “Our response will be much larger than tonight’s military action if Israel retaliates against Iran,” the head of the Iranian military, Maj.-Gen. Mohammad Bagheri warned. The Israeli Air Force (IAF), the United States and other allies successfully neutralized about 99% of the 300 missiles and drones Tehran fired toward Israel in the early morning hours on Sunday Bagheri further warned the U.S. that Iran would attack U.S. military bases...
  • ‘Something will have to give’: IMF sounds alarm on US debt

    04/16/2024 12:12:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/2024 | JULIA SHAPERO AND ARIS FOLLEY
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Tuesday that America’s recent economic performance is partially the result of the country’s unsustainable fiscal practices, creating risks for the global economy. “The exceptional recent performance of the United States is certainly impressive and a major driver of global growth, but it reflects strong demand factors as well, including a fiscal stance that is out of line with long-term fiscal sustainability,” the IMF wrote in its latest World Economic Outlook. “This raises short-term risks to the disinflation process, as well as longer-term fiscal and financial stability risks for the global economy since it risks...
  • U.S. Warships in Eastern Mediterranean Down Iranian Ballistic Missiles

    04/15/2024 8:16:31 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 9 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | APRIL 14, 2024 | HEATHER MONGILIO
    USS Carney (DDG-64) and USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) shot down between four and six Iranian-launched ballistic missiles, a senior military official told reporters Sunday.Both ships were in the Mediterranean. Carney most recently made a port visit to Palermo, Sicily, Italy, on April 10. Arleigh Burke is forward deployed to Rota, Spain.A senior military official said that land- and sea-based aircraft were also involved in the U.S. response. USNI News understands that the aircraft did not come from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). The aircraft carrier is in the Red Sea as part of the country’s Operation Prosperity Guardian, which aims...
  • In Last Speech Before He Was Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan, Released In July 2022, Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri Stated: Muslims Should Resist Occupation Of Their Lands, Expose Christianity..

    08/01/2022 6:37:58 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 11 replies
    Memri ^ | Aug 1, 2022
    On July 14, 2022, Al-Qaeda's official media outlet Al-Sahab released a video featuring an audio address by the organization's leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri. The video is the sixth part in a series titled "Deal of the Century or Crusades Spanning Centuries," whose first part was released on September 11, 2020. The fifth part was released on June 14...
  • US high schoolers want financial education, but many schools don't offer it: survey

    04/13/2024 3:37:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 4/13/24 | Eric Revell
    A recent survey by Intuit found that U.S. high school students want to learn about personal finance in schools but that many lack access to such courses at school, while parents may be reluctant to teach their children about financial literacy. Intuit's Financial Education survey found that 85% of U.S. high school students said they're interested in learning about financial topics at school and that 95% of those who currently receive a financial curriculum find it helpful. "Ultimately, what we learned is that 81% of students said they really try to discuss financial topics with their parents, but parents typically...
  • US jobs boom raises doubts about rate cuts

    04/06/2024 6:22:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/05/2024 | BBC
    Employers in the US added more than 300,000 jobs last month - the biggest gain in almost a year - as the boom in the world's largest economy continued. The jobless rate fell to 3.8%, as most sectors, including health care, construction and the government added roles, the Labor Department said. It marked another month of stronger-than-expected growth. Economists had forecast job gains of about 200,000. Analysts said the strong figures could delay cuts to US interest rates.
  • Biden Co-Chair Coons: It’s Now Time for U.S. to Put Conditions on Aid to Israel

    04/04/2024 11:59:10 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/04/2024 | Pam Key
    Biden 2024 campaign co-chairman Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said Thursday on CNN that he now wants the United States to put conditions on military aid to Israel. Host Sara Sidner said, “You’ve had words with Benjamin Netanyahu. The president has had words with Benjamin Netanyahu. At what point does the policy change? Do you support a change in policy instead of a carrot, instead of words, a stick up saying to Israel that in order to get military aid, you have to change your tact? When does that happen?” Coons said, “I think we’re at that point. I think we’re...
  • Today's hypocrisy: (Biden's) US "concerned" at Israel banning Al Jazeera - yet the US designates MANY media outlets as 'terrorist.' (Bowing to Islamofascistic Qatar who holds West hostage)

    04/04/2024 4:38:08 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 11 replies
    EOZ ^ | Apr 4, 2024
    At the White House press briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked for an official reaction to the news that Israel Knesset passed a law giving the prime minister the power to shutter foreign news networks, specifically aimed at Al Jazeera.She answered, "If it is true, if it is true, a move like this is concerning. We believe in the freedom of the press. It is critical. It is critically important. And the United States supports the critically important work journalists around the world do. And that includes those who are reporting in the conflict in Gaza. So...
  • US inflation moderating; consumer spending underpinning economy

    03/30/2024 2:10:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/29/2024 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - U.S. prices moderated in February, with the cost of services outside housing and energy slowing significantly, keeping a June interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve on the table. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday also showed consumer spending rising by the most in just over a year last month, underscoring the economy's resilience. The United States continues to outperform its global peers despite higher borrowing costs, thanks to persistent labor market strength.
  • Mexican President Demands U.S. Pay Up or ‘Flow of Migrants will Continue’

    03/26/2024 8:12:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies ^ | 3/26/2024 | Bob Unruh
    Demands $20 billion a year, amnesty, sanctions lifted The president of Mexico, in an interview, has confirmed what essentially appears to be his attempt to blackmail the United States into paying billions of dollars, or else the “flow of migrants will continue.” A report at Fox News reveals that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador earlier demanded a series of actions by the United States in order for him to try to cut off some of the millions of illegal aliens coming from Mexico into the United States across its southern border. Then just days ago, he said in an appearance on...
  • US submits UN resolution calling for Gaza cease-fire, hostage release

    03/21/2024 8:21:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hills ^ | 03/21/2024 | BRAD DRESS
    The U.S. has submitted a resolution at the United Nations that calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza and the release of all hostages held by Hamas, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Blinken said in an interview Wednesday with an outlet in Saudi Arabia that the U.S. put forward a resolution that calls for an immediate cease-fire tied to a release of hostages. Hamas is believed to be holding some 100 hostages still alive in Gaza. “We hope very much that countries will support that,” Blinken said. “I think that would send a strong message, a strong signal.” A...
  • Most US adults say decline in union membership bad for the country: Pew

    03/13/2024 12:58:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/13/2024 | LAUREN SFORZA
    A majority of adults in the United States said the decline in union membership is bad for the country, according to a survey conducted earlier this year. The Pew Research Center poll found that 54 percent of surveyed U.S. adults believe the decline in union membership is bad for the country. Another 59 percent said that the decline is bad for working people, the survey found. Union membership has been decreasing in the U.S. in recent years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the union membership rate at 10 percent in 2023, which is slightly down from 10.1 percent...
  • US patient dead from bubonic plague as concerns rise over ‘ongoing risk’ of rodent-borne disease

    03/11/2024 7:51:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/11/2024 | Ben Cost
    A New Mexico man has died of complications from the bubonic plague as state health officials scramble to assess the ongoing risk in the region. The unidentified Lincoln Country resident had been hospitalized recently with the bacterial affliction, although the details surrounding how he contracted it and how his health deteriorated remain unclear, the state Department of Health (NMDOH) announced Friday. Despite medics’ best efforts, the patient succumbed to his symptoms, marking New Mexico’s first recorded case of bubonic plague since 2021. This was also the state’s first BP-related fatality since 2020; the state recorded four cases of the disease...