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Hoyer: ‘Almost every Democrat’ will support procedural move to revive Ex-Im

Hoyer: ‘Almost every Democrat’ will support procedural move to revive Ex-Im

on October 7, 2015, 9:28 AM / in International News, State News

Mike Lillis for The Hill Democrats will provide near-unanimous support in the effort to force a vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has refused to vote on renewing the bank, leading its Republican supporters to take a rare stab at sidestepping their own party leaders to force the bill […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Deal Reached, Tell Congress To Vote NAY!

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Deal Reached, Tell Congress To Vote NAY!

on October 6, 2015, 9:57 AM / in Announcements, International News, National News

On Monday, October 5, 2015, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations have finally reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). “We, the trade ministers of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam are pleased to announce that we have successfully […]

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U.S. commander says Afghanistan called for strikes that hit hospital

on October 6, 2015, 9:17 AM / in International News

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Monday that Afghan forces had called for the Saturday airstrikes that hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital. The U.S. military is investigating the incident, which killed 22 people, but Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent inquiry. The international aid group on Sunday closed the hospital in Kunduz, which was briefly taken […]

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Historic Pacific trade deal reached

Historic Pacific trade deal reached

on October 6, 2015, 9:09 AM / in International News, National News

Negotiators from the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations reached a trade deal on Monday after years of talks. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the largest regional trade accord in history, joining nations that represent about 40 percent of the global economy. The agreement is meant to help set global standards on commerce, worker rights, and pollution control, and to […]

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Lesbian bishop: ‘Remove crosses from church’

Lesbian bishop: ‘Remove crosses from church’

on October 6, 2015, 8:56 AM / in International News, Opinion

By Leo Hohmann   /  WND The world’s first lesbian bishop of a mainstream Christian denomination has put forth a call for one of the country’s seaport churches to remove its crosses, so as to avoid offending Muslims. Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden has proposed to remove the Christian symbols of the Seamen’s Church in Freeport to […]

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Obama Is Going to Get a U.S. Pilot Killed

Obama Is Going to Get a U.S. Pilot Killed

on October 5, 2015, 5:49 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Obama’s latest foreign policy debacle with Russia hugely raises the chances of one of our service members falling into ISIS’s hands. President Obama has allowed President Putin to maneuver the United States into a no-win position.  He has made it more likely that a U.S. Air Force pilot or crew will be shot down and killed or captured […]

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Briefs for Sunday October 4th 2015

Briefs for Sunday October 4th 2015

on October 4, 2015, 9:46 AM / in International News, National News

The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new term beginning on Monday including affirmative action, union powers and voting rights, and could add major cases involving abortion and birth control. The justices, five appointed by Republican presidents and four by Democrats, often divide along ideological and political lines on […]

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Are You Prepared for “Financial Prohibition”?

Are You Prepared for “Financial Prohibition”?

on October 4, 2015, 8:12 AM / in International News, National News

By Bill Bonner  / Bonner & Partners ROME – What are we doing in Rome? We’ll tell you Monday. That will give us time to figure it out… In the meantime, remember: Cash is king. It’s one of the best-performing major asset classes this year. (More on that below in today’s Market Insight…) It’s also – by far – the […]

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What Will It Take to Solve Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis?

What Will It Take to Solve Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis?

on October 2, 2015, 2:12 PM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Maurice McTigue, The Fiscal Times How serious was the default by Puerto Rico on its bond obligation? As a member of parliament and associate minister of finance during the recovery in New Zealand during the mid-1980s when the commonwealth almost went bankrupt, I have firsthand knowledge of how difficult recovery is — but I also know that it is […]

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‘The more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight’: College gunman, 26, was ‘filled with hate,’ lived with his mother and asked if his victims were Christian in rampage that left at least ten dead

‘The more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight’: College gunman, 26, was ‘filled with hate,’ lived with his mother and asked if his victims were Christian in rampage that left at least ten dead

on October 2, 2015, 6:34 AM / in International News, National News

H/T Jackie Juntti The gunman who opened fire on students at a college in Oregon has been identified as 26-year-old Chris Harper-Mercer, pictured center, according to law enforcement sources. ‘He appears to be an angry young man who was very filled with hate,’ one law enforcement source said of the man, who lives with his mother. He killed at least […]

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Putin building air-defense wall in Mideast

Putin building air-defense wall in Mideast

on October 1, 2015, 6:23 AM / in International News

By L. Todd Wood  /  Washington Times                     In air defense terms, it’s called anti-access/area denial, or A2/AD in Pentagon speak. Since landing multiple aircraft and loads of troops in Syria, Russia is building an air-defense wall around the region that can keep all opposing aircraft out of Syria and the territory around it, including Israeli airspace, historically an American ally. […]

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NATO forces bolster Afghan troops against Taliban in Kunduz

NATO forces bolster Afghan troops against Taliban in Kunduz

on September 30, 2015, 8:32 AM / in International News

By Nasir Waqif NATO said Wednesday its special forces joined Afghan troops in Kunduz to try to push back Taliban insurgents who have seized the city, fought off a counter-attack and advanced on the airport to shore up their biggest victory in 14 years. Heavy fighting was underway near the northern city’s airport where government forces retreated, highlighting the potent […]

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Pope says officials have right to refuse duties over religious beliefs

Pope says officials have right to refuse duties over religious beliefs

on September 29, 2015, 8:25 AM / in International News

Pope Francis said Monday that government officials have a “human right” to refuse to carry out duties that are inconsistent with their religious beliefs — such as issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The pope did not address the issue of gay marriage directly during his just-completed six-day visit to the U.S., although the Catholic church opposes it. “Conscientious objection […]

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Taliban seizes Afghan provincial capital

on September 29, 2015, 8:18 AM / in International News

The Taliban seized the provincial governor’s office in the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan on Monday, in one of the Islamist extremist movement’s biggest victories since it was driven out of power 14 years ago. It was the second Taliban assault on the city since NATO pulled out most of its troops last year, and “the first major breach […]

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NASA says it found evidence that water recently flowed on Mars

NASA says it found evidence that water recently flowed on Mars

on September 29, 2015, 8:14 AM / in International News

Scientists have discovered definitive evidence of liquid water on the surface of present-day Mars, NASA announced Monday. The find could help answer the question of whether there is life in the solar system beyond Earth, as water is a necessary part of that equation. Satellite images showed streaks left by what appeared to be water flowing downhill, along with salt […]

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Obama and Putin clash over Syria

Obama and Putin clash over Syria

on September 29, 2015, 8:05 AM / in International News, National News

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin clashed openly Monday over Syria before they held what Putin called “frank talks” on the Syrian civil war during the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. Obama said in a speech that Russia’s support of the government in Syria was harmful to “democratic principles and human rights.” Putin said the West’s […]

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At UN Summit, World Rulers Adopt Agenda for Global Socialism

At UN Summit, World Rulers Adopt Agenda for Global Socialism

on September 29, 2015, 7:46 AM / in International News, National News

A far-reaching United Nations plot to re-engineer civilization and impose global socialism on humanity, variously dubbed “Agenda 2030” and the “Sustainable Development Agenda,” was ushered in on Friday with a “thunderous standing ovation,” the UN Department of Public Information reported. Every one of the 193 UN member governments on the planet — from communist and Islamist dictatorships to those ruling […]

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Iraq announces intelligence sharing with Russia, Syria, and Iran, surprising U.S.

Iraq announces intelligence sharing with Russia, Syria, and Iran, surprising U.S.

on September 28, 2015, 8:27 AM / in International News

The Iraqi military said Sunday that it would begin sharing intelligence about the Islamic State with Russia, Syria, and Iran. Iraq explained that one reason for the move, which took the U.S. by surprise, was that many ISIS new recruits were coming to the region from Russia. The intelligence-sharing was also seen as a way to boost Russia’s support for […]

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on September 28, 2015, 8:18 AM / in International News, National News

Pope Francis met with victims in the Catholic church’s clergy sexual abuse scandal on Sunday, telling them he was “deeply sorry” and that “God weeps” for what they have suffered. He also promised that those involved in the crimes and any cover-ups would be held responsible. “Clergy and bishops will be held accountable when they abuse or fail to protect […]

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Rare, red supermoon lunar eclipse to grace night sky

Rare, red supermoon lunar eclipse to grace night sky

on September 27, 2015, 9:18 AM / in International News, National News

We know, there is nothing political in this story…. well maybe a little bit…. In clear skies, watchers Sunday night can expect to see a crimson-colored moon in a total lunar eclipse. On top of that, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth all year, making for a bigger and brighter supermoon. The last time a supermoon […]

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