International News

Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

on June 5, 2015, 7:49 AM / in International News, Opinion

Who rises if Assad falls? That question, which has bedeviled U.S. experts on the Middle East, may need updating to read: Who rises when Assad falls? For the war is going badly for Bashar Assad, whose family has ruled Syria since Richard Nixon was president. Assad’s situation seems more imperiled than at any time in this four-year civil-sectarian war that […]

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OIL EXPORTS?

OIL EXPORTS?

on June 3, 2015, 6:49 AM / in International News, National News

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) seemed to warm to oil exports Tuesday when he said lifting the current ban “can be a win.” Upton’s comments at a subcommittee hearing are the most positive assessment he’s given on the subject of ending the four-decade-old ban on shipping crude oil, but he stopped short of endorsing the proposal […]

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Gay atheist rips into Irish bishops’ weak response on gay ‘marriage’

Gay atheist rips into Irish bishops’ weak response on gay ‘marriage’

on June 3, 2015, 6:45 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: I am greatly encouraged when a “gay atheist” gets it right and disappointed when the church deceives itself in order to be popular. (LifeSiteNews.com) — A leading British commentator who is both a homosexual and an atheist has come down hard on the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ireland for what he calls its complacent “willingness to […]

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Vince Vaughn Goes Off on Gun Rights in a Way That Will Make 2nd Amendment Advocates Smile: ‘Banning Guns Is Like Banning Forks’

Vince Vaughn Goes Off on Gun Rights in a Way That Will Make 2nd Amendment Advocates Smile: ‘Banning Guns Is Like Banning Forks’

on June 1, 2015, 9:45 AM / in International News, National News

Actor Vince Vaughn sounded off on gun ownership rights in a big way in a new interview with British GQ.  In excerpts from the interview published Monday, Vaughn said he supports the right for people to have a gun in public “full stop, not just in your home” and that the Second Amendment is “not about duck hunting” but “to resist the […]

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States declare war on powdered alcohol

States declare war on powdered alcohol

on May 29, 2015, 7:57 AM / in International News, National News

By Nathan Rubbelke  / Washington Examiner Powdered alcohol, given the green light by federal regulators in March, is facing battles across the country as state legislatures and federal politicians file legislation aimed at banning the newly approved product. Eighty-one bills seeking to ban or regulate powdered alcohol have been filed in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico […]

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Brazil Runs into the Reality of Race

Brazil Runs into the Reality of Race

on May 29, 2015, 5:52 AM / in International News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Brazil is actually two countries: The very white European south, and the very African north. The dichotomy could not be clearer. …read more Source:: American Thinker       

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Secret Pentagon Report Reveals U.S. “Created” ISIS

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals U.S. “Created” ISIS

on May 26, 2015, 7:47 AM / in International News, National News

Several years ago I passed along the fact that members of the intelligence community privately admit that al-Qaeda was an invention of the U.S. government to provide the face of the enemy in the perpetual, amorphous, knowingly unwinnable, misnamed global war on terror (GWOT).  Actually, changing one letter would make it more accurate – global war OF terror. When (and […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday May 26, 2015 Edition

10 things you need to know today about yesterday May 26, 2015 Edition

on May 26, 2015, 7:37 AM / in International News, National News

1. Cleveland reaches settlement over police practices Cleveland reportedly has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over an alleged pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by city police. The settlement came after weekend protests over the Saturday acquittal of a white officer who fired the last 15 rounds of a 137-shot police barrage that killed two unarmed black […]

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Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide

Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide

on May 24, 2015, 6:49 AM / in International News

Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, according to electoral figures announced Saturday — a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this traditionally Catholic nation. Figures from Friday’s referendum announced at Dublin Castle showed that 62.1 percent of Irish voters said “yes.” Outside, watching the results announcement live in the castle’s cobblestoned courtyard, […]

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Pacific free-trade talks ‘in the end-game:’ U.S. trade official

Pacific free-trade talks ‘in the end-game:’ U.S. trade official

on May 24, 2015, 6:35 AM / in International News, National News

By Rosemarie Francisco BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) – The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon, with sensitive issues likely to be ironed out when its Congress resumes sessions, the top U.S. trade official said on Sunday. “We are very much in the end-game,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael […]

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U.S.-Cuba talks: Looks like a one-way street

U.S.-Cuba talks: Looks like a one-way street

on May 24, 2015, 6:29 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: U.S. Gets NADA! We keep hearing that the U.S. and Cuba are making progress on the so-called talks.  I guess that it depends on what the meaning of “negotiations” or “progress” is. So far, we’ve agreed to sit down with the Castro regime.  This is huge, because every previous administration, from Kennedy to G.W. Bush, refused to meet […]

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PAUL RYAN TO OBAMA’S RESCUE ON TRADE? What?

PAUL RYAN TO OBAMA’S RESCUE ON TRADE? What?

on May 22, 2015, 7:18 AM / in International News, National News

The trade fight is heading to the House. Vicki Needham for the hometown paper: “Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is rallying Republicans around fast-track authority. Ryan, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, spent Thursday morning courting his party for votes before heading out of town for the Memorial Day recess.” THE POLICY BEHIND THE POLITICS, via Needham: “Fast-track would allow […]

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Chart Of The Day: The Relentless 65-Year Decline In The Labor Force Participation Of Men

Chart Of The Day: The Relentless 65-Year Decline In The Labor Force Participation Of Men

on May 22, 2015, 6:40 AM / in International News, National News

By David Stockman  /  David Stockman’s Corner There are powerful domestic and international economic forces and welfare state policy impacts—-such as the huge increase in Social Security disability and food stamp recipients—– that are roiling labor force participation rates and weakening labor hours utilized and labor productivity. Yet the Fed is led by a clueless, paint-by-the-numbers Keynesian “conomist” who is trapped in a 1960s “full-employment” time warp. […]

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Rural Ireland wary of same-sex marriage vote

Rural Ireland wary of same-sex marriage vote

on May 20, 2015, 8:05 AM / in International News

By Conor Barrins Knock (Ireland) (AFP) – In the village of Knock in the west of Ireland, support for a “No” vote in Friday’s same-sex marriage referendum is strong, as it is in many rural areas where the Catholic Church still holds sway. Lying about 200 kilometres (124 miles) west of Dublin, Knock is in Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s constituency […]

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WORLD COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT PLANNED AND FINANCED BY USA

WORLD COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT PLANNED AND FINANCED BY USA

on May 20, 2015, 6:17 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Charlotte Iserbyt  /  NewsWithViews.com Euro-federalists financed by US spy chiefs -…  By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in Brussels  19 September 2000 United States Key Player in Creation of Communist One World Government aka United Nations Agenda 21 (Regional Government) I (Charlotte) just found an old email upon which I had written “This is one of the most important pieces of paper […]

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Two Conservative Jewish Women are Driving the Left Insane

Two Conservative Jewish Women are Driving the Left Insane

on May 20, 2015, 5:53 AM / in International News

by Daniel Greenfield  /  FrontPage Mag Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. This month the left lost its mind over Ayelet Shaked. The daughter of an Iraqi Jewish immigrant, Ayelet Shaked was an infantry instructor who worked for Israel’s elite Golani Brigade and a computer […]

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Right Hooks by Mark May 19th, 2015

Right Hooks by Mark May 19th, 2015

on May 19, 2015, 10:41 AM / in International News, National News

DHS Report Undercuts Obama’s Amnesty Rationale While Barack Obama’s amnesty actions are held up in court, the administration has argued Obama’s power grab is simply prosecutorial discretion and a prioritization of enforcement. Specifically, Obama’s Justice Department says it can “focus limited resources on higher priority aliens” who pose “threats to national security, border security, and public safety.” That’s a convenient […]

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Mohammed Morsi Gets Death: Court Sentences Egypt’s Ousted President

on May 16, 2015, 7:22 AM / in International News

An Egyptian court sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi to death on Saturday over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. As is customary in passing capital punishment, Judge Shaaban el-Shami referred his death sentence on Morsi and others to the nation’s top Muslim theologian, or mufti, for his non-binding […]

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Blowing smoke: More Clinton dirty money

Blowing smoke: More Clinton dirty money

on May 15, 2015, 7:14 AM / in International News, National News

by Lachlan Markay An Indonesian tobacco magnate secured U.S. government assistance for his foundation after donating to Hillary Clinton’s and hiring lobbyists, themselves Clinton Foundation donors, who worked for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. The Putera Sampoerna Foundation, founded by the Indonesian tobacco heir Putera Sampoerna, got the U.S. government to underwrite millions in loans offered by the foundation and […]

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Shell, with unexpected Arctic drilling approval, looks like Obama’s kind of oil company

Shell, with unexpected Arctic drilling approval, looks like Obama’s kind of oil company

on May 13, 2015, 7:32 AM / in International News, National News

By J.E. Dyer / Liberty Unyielding As noted earlier today, the Obama administration on Monday gave Royal Dutch Shell “conditional approval” to drill an Arctic oil lease off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea – a move that has environmental groups in a tizzy. Shell actually gave up on its hopes of drilling in the Arctic a little […]

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