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GOP: NO CLIMATE FUNDING, EITHER

GOP: NO CLIMATE FUNDING, EITHER

on November 21, 2015, 6:36 AM / in International News, National News

Republicans looked to further cement their opposition to the climate talks on Thursday, writing a letter to the White House expressing opposition to President Obama’s $3 billion commitment to an international climate change fund that will be considered during the UN conference. Thirty-seven Republicans, led by Inhofe and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). said they will look to block Obama budget […]

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Gunmen Take 170 Hostage at Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali

Gunmen Take 170 Hostage at Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali

on November 20, 2015, 7:17 AM / in International News

by Henry Austin   /  NBC News Gunmen stormed a hotel packed with foreigners in the former French colony of Mali on Friday, taking 170 guests and workers hostages, U.S. Embassy officials and a hotel spokeswoman told NBC News. Some managed to escape the upscale Radisson Blu, in the capital Bamako, but military officials told The Associated Press that at least […]

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Drug Smugglers Flow Across Our Border, Syrian Christians Don’t

Drug Smugglers Flow Across Our Border, Syrian Christians Don’t

on November 20, 2015, 6:45 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

by TERRANCE JEFFREY   /  Family Security Matters Who should Americans see as worthier candidates for entering our country? Syrian Christians fleeing persecution – and possible beheading by the Islamic State – or smugglers moving drugs across our Mexican border? Under existing U.S. law, a Christian fleeing from regions in Syria threatened or controlled by the Islamic State could claim asylum […]

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Merkel / Zuckerberg faceoff….

Merkel / Zuckerberg faceoff….

on November 20, 2015, 6:36 AM / in International News, National News

CNBC is reporting that “German Chancellor Angela Merkel was overheard confronting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over incendiary posts on the social network, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, amid complaints from her government about anti-immigrant posts in the midst of Europe’s refugee crisis. The Facebook CEO was overheard responding that “we need to do some work” on curtailing anti-immigrant posts about the […]

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Not Every Trade Deal a Bed of Roses

Not Every Trade Deal a Bed of Roses

on November 19, 2015, 8:21 AM / in International News, National News

A half dozen House Democrats asserted on Wednesday that opposition is growing against a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade agreement as the White House ramps up efforts to build support for the deal. The six Democrats — Reps. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), Marcy Kaptur (Ohio), Nydia Velázquez (N.Y.), Mark Pocan (Wis.) and Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) — said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal […]

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Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed in Saint-Denis Raid: Officials

Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed in Saint-Denis Raid: Officials

on November 19, 2015, 6:57 AM / in International News

by Nancy Ing, Jake Cigainero and Alastair Jamieson PARIS — The Belgian jihadist suspected of being the ringleader of the Paris terrorist attacks was killed during a raid on a suburban apartment, officials said Thursday. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, died during Wednesday’s operation in Saint-Denis, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. He was identified by his fingerprints. Officials said his body […]

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Obama gets really angry — at Americans

Obama gets really angry — at Americans

on November 19, 2015, 6:34 AM / in International News, National News

Three days after the Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris, Americans were primed to hear their president express heartfelt anger, which he did in his press conference in Antalya, Turkey, at the end of the G-20 Conference. And they did hear him describe the Islamic State as “this barbaric terrorist organization” and acknowledge that “the terrible events in Paris were […]

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Apple Takes On PayPal

Apple Takes On PayPal

on November 19, 2015, 6:11 AM / in International News, National News

By Katie Carroll Apple’s latest attempt to woo Millennials: It’s not exactly Apple Music, but the company’s latest endeavor still hopes to be hip with the kids. The service “would let people use their smartphones to send money to one another as easily as they send messages,” thereby directly competing with PayPal’s Venmo (uber popular amongst Millennials) and Square’s Square Cash. […]

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Obama tells China to halt South China Sea construction

Obama tells China to halt South China Sea construction

on November 18, 2015, 7:50 AM / in International News, National News

President Obama on Wednesday called on China to stop building on contested islands in the South China Sea, putting the dispute on the agenda at a two-day economic summit of Pacific Rim leaders. Obama urged Beijing to halt all military activity in the area to “lower tensions” with its Southeast Asian neighbors. The U.S. has not taken a position on […]

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Woman blows herself up, man killed, in massive Paris assault

Woman blows herself up, man killed, in massive Paris assault

on November 18, 2015, 7:13 AM / in International News

  By Guy Jackson with Sarah BRETHES in Saint-Denis Gunfire and explosions rocked the Saint-Denis area in the north of the capital near the Stade de France stadium from before dawn as terrified residents were evacuated or told to stay in their homes. Authorities arrested seven people, while five police officers suffered minor injuries in the operation which turned into a […]

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Cuban migrants paralyze Nicaragua-Costa Rica border

Cuban migrants paralyze Nicaragua-Costa Rica border

on November 18, 2015, 7:08 AM / in International News

By Blanca Morel, Marco Sibaja, Ezequiel Becerra La Cruz (Costa Rica) (AFP) – A protest by desperate Cuban migrants stranded on their journey to the United States paralyzed a key border crossing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua Tuesday. Long lines of buses and trucks formed on both sides of the frontier as the migrants refused to let traffic pass, authorities […]

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Paris attacks reshape U.S. debate on immigration, security

Paris attacks reshape U.S. debate on immigration, security

on November 18, 2015, 6:41 AM / in International News, National News

By Patricia Zengerle and Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers called on Tuesday for even tighter scrutiny of Syrian refugees fleeing to the United States as last week’s deadly Paris attacks recast America’s debate over immigration and national security, prompting a sharp rebuke from President Barack Obama, who said attempts to block entry were “offensive and contrary to American […]

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Prospects dim for 2016 Pacific Rim trade vote in Congress

Prospects dim for 2016 Pacific Rim trade vote in Congress

on November 18, 2015, 6:28 AM / in International News, National News

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A 12-nation Pacific Rim free-trade deal, facing stiff opposition from many Democrats and unexpected resistance from Republicans, is unlikely to be voted on by the U.S. Congress before President Barack Obama leaves office, according to some Republican lawmakers and aides. A veteran Senate Republican aide, who asked not to be identified, said Republican leaders […]

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France bombs ISIS stronghold for second day

France bombs ISIS stronghold for second day

on November 17, 2015, 7:26 AM / in International News

France launched a second day of airstrikes on the Islamic State’s de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday. The bombings came as French police conducted 128 overnight anti-terrorism raids to find terrorists linked to Friday’s attacks in Paris, which killed at least 129 people, and prevent further attacks. French President Francois Hollande said the attacks were […]

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Two airport workers detained over Metrojet bombing: Egypt source

on November 17, 2015, 6:47 AM / in International News

MOSCOW — Traces of explosives have been found in the debris of the passenger jet that crashed in Egypt last month, the Kremlin announced on Tuesday as it unveiled a $50 million reward in the case. A senior Egyptian official also later told NBC News that two employees at Sharm el-Sheikh airport had been detained in connection with the bombing. […]

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Morning Jolt … with Jim Geraghty November 16th 2015

on November 16, 2015, 8:59 AM / in International News, National News

Be Horrified or Angry, but Don’t Be Surprised by Friday Night’s Terror Attack One of the most maddening aspects of our reaction to Friday’s Paris attacks is that we’ve been here before. I can understand responding to the attacks with horror and disgust — and 55-gallon drums of anger — but I don’t understand why some people are surprised. I […]

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BEHOLD, THE MADNESS IS CONTINUES

BEHOLD, THE MADNESS IS CONTINUES

on November 15, 2015, 7:12 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” Philip Dick VALIS  It appears France has closed its borders—perhaps 25 years too late for those who were killed and wounded yesterday and their families. What event and massive loss of life here will it take before we close our borders, bring our military home and truly protect our […]

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Guess Who the French Intelligence Director met with Just Prior to Paris Attacks?

Guess Who the French Intelligence Director met with Just Prior to Paris Attacks?

on November 15, 2015, 6:40 AM / in International News

by Tim Brown  /  Freedom Outpost Just prior to the Islamic jihad attacks in Paris, the French met with Central Intelligence Agency Director and Muslim convert John Brennan. Bernard Bajolet, the director for Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DSGE), the equivalent of MI6 and the CIA, met with Brennan, according to the French publication RTL (translated with Google). The […]

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German Police Intercepted Car With Eight AK-47s, Grenades, TNT, Paris Programmed Into Satnav

German Police Intercepted Car With Eight AK-47s, Grenades, TNT, Paris Programmed Into Satnav

on November 15, 2015, 6:28 AM / in International News

German police are scrambling to discover whether they inadvertently prevented another Islamist from joining the Paris massacre, after they arrested a man driving with a significant cache of weapons heading to Paris. The arrest took place on Thursday the 5th, when during a routine inspection police investigated a car driven by a 51-year-old Montenegrin man as he drove west on […]

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ISIS claims responsibility for Paris attacks; over 120 killed

on November 14, 2015, 6:45 AM / in International News

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the string of attacks across Paris on Friday that killed at least 120 people — the deadliest evening the French capital has seen in a generation. The terror group released a statement in French and Arabic early Saturday, according to the Associated Press, hours after French President François […]

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