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Post navigation ← Older posts Barack Obama’s presidential library may need $1.5 billion

Post navigation ← Older posts Barack Obama’s presidential library may need $1.5 billion

on February 21, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News

By AgainstCronyCapitalism.com And…Consider this. $1.5 BILLION. If people want to pay for it, so long as it’s not the tax payers, I guess OK. But it is fitting. This guy is something else. The chip on his shoulder will never be dislodged. It is hilarious that this is even a thing. You were the PRESIDENT Mr. Obama. You’ve got nothing […]

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Russia’s United Nations ambassador dies suddenly

Russia’s United Nations ambassador dies suddenly

on February 21, 2017, 8:08 AM / in International News, National News

Russia’s United Nations ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, died while working at his desk in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. He was 64. The tough-talking envoy clashed with the U.S. on numerous issues, including the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. A career diplomat, he also had served as his country’s ambassador to Canada and Belgium, and its liaison […]

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Trump opponents hold ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies

Trump opponents hold ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies

on February 21, 2017, 8:05 AM / in National News, State News

Crass Behavior Still Rules  Protesters held “Not My Presidents Day” rallies in cities across the country on Monday, using the federal holiday honoring past presidents to criticize President Trump’s policies on issues such as immigration and the environment. “While we acknowledge that Donald Trump holds the current title, the policies he’s trying to put in place are not the beliefs […]

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Trump picks Army strategist H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

Trump picks Army strategist H.R. McMaster as national security adviser

on February 21, 2017, 8:00 AM / in National News

President Trump on Monday announced that he had picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser. McMaster replaces Michael Flynn, who was ousted last week for withholding information on his communication with Russia’s ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence. In an appearance at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump introduced […]

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Trump officials weigh fate of birth-control mandate

Trump officials weigh fate of birth-control mandate

on February 21, 2017, 7:24 AM / in National News

BY JESSIE HELLMANN   /   The Hill The era of free birth control for women could be coming to an end. The requirement that insurance companies cover contraception at no cost is believed to be on the chopping block now that Tom Price has taken over the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Price opposed the mandate as […]

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A Man with no Ethics: Rep. Steve Cohen: Ethics panel vital to restoring respect for Congress

A Man with no Ethics: Rep. Steve Cohen: Ethics panel vital to restoring respect for Congress

on February 20, 2017, 9:07 AM / in National News, State News

WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Cohen’s (Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 22%) newest committee assignment isn’t exactly the most sought-after job in Congress, but it does come with considerable clout. Cohen, a Memphis Democrat, was chosen last week by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to sit on the House Ethics Committee, the panel responsible for investigating complaints against Congress members accused of […]

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Kraft Heinz withdraws proposal to merge with Unilever

Kraft Heinz withdraws proposal to merge with Unilever

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News

Kraft Heinz has scrapped its $143 billion merger proposal with Unilever, the companies announced Sunday. The companies said the decision had been made amicably. Kraft Heinz made the surprise offer on Thursday, proposing a price that marked an 18 percent premium on Unilever’s Thursday closing price, but Unilever, which makes Dove soap, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and Hellmann’s mayonnaise, […]

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North Korea says it doesn’t trust Malaysian investigators

North Korea says it doesn’t trust Malaysian investigators

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News

North Korea said Monday that it did not trust Malaysia to properly investigate last week’s murder of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. Pyongyang is calling for a joint investigation. South Korea has said it was “certain” that North Korea was behind the killing, which Seoul called an “act of […]

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Trump interviews national security adviser candidates

Trump interviews national security adviser candidates

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in National News

President Trump on Sunday met with four potential replacements for retired general Mike Flynn, who was ousted as national security adviser last week. The candidates for the job reportedly included Trump’s acting adviser, retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, as well as former United Nations ambassador John Bolton, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, and Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen, the superintendent […]

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SpaceX launches rocket after delay

SpaceX launches rocket after delay

on February 20, 2017, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News

SpaceX launched a rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station on Sunday, a day after an unexpected reading from the rocket’s second stage forced a delay 13 seconds before liftoff. Sunday’s launch was the first from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center since the last space shuttle launch more than five years ago, and SpaceX’s first from the historic Launch Pad […]

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Sweden demands explanation for Trump’s terror comment

Sweden demands explanation for Trump’s terror comment

on February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

The Swedish government on Sunday demanded an explanation from the State Department on what President Trump meant when he said a day earlier, “You look what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this?” Trump’s comment about the challenges involved in keeping America safe was widely interpreted to mean that some kind of attack had taken place this […]

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Defense Secretary Mattis says U.S. won’t seize Iraqi oil

Defense Secretary Mattis says U.S. won’t seize Iraqi oil

on February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday said that the U.S. would not try to seize Iraq’s oil, an idea President Trump floated last month that has upset Iraqi leaders. Some local lawmakers have been pressuring Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to cut back on the country’s cooperation with the U.S. due to Trump’s oil threat and his travel ban, which included […]

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Pence tells EU leaders U.S. wants to ‘deepen’ relationship

Pence tells EU leaders U.S. wants to ‘deepen’ relationship

on February 20, 2017, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

Vice President Mike Pence told European Union officials on Monday that the Trump administration wants to “deepen our relationship” with the 28-nation trading bloc. The comment, which came in a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels, was seen as an attempt to reassure EU leaders’ concerns over President Trump’s support for Britain’s decision to leave the […]

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Amid Russia concerns, Comey’s closed-door Hill visit results in uncanny silence among lawmakers

on February 19, 2017, 8:53 AM / in National News

By Chad Pergram  /  Fox News Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., had two main objectives. First, hoof it to the Senate’s Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility as quickly as possible. Secondly, elude reporters. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comThe Senate was still taking its final vote Friday before a 10-day recess when Burr bounded out of the chamber. He […]

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Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find ‘super Earth’

Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find ‘super Earth’

on February 19, 2017, 8:47 AM / in International News, National News

By James Rogers  /  Fox News An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.” The experts also found evidence of an additional 54 planets, bringing the potential discovery of new worlds to 114. One planet in particular, Gliese 411b, has been generating plenty of attention. Described […]

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Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ of Roe v. Wade, dies at 69

Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ of Roe v. Wade, dies at 69

on February 19, 2017, 8:38 AM / in National News, People

Norma McCorvey, the woman who successfully challenged U.S. abortion laws under the pseudonym “Jane Roe” in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case, died in Texas Saturday of heart failure, her daughter reported. She was 69 years old. After her high-profile legal battle, McCorvey converted to Catholicism and became a prominent opponent of the abortion rights she’d pursued […]

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‘Blind sheikh’ convicted of 1993 WTC bombing dies in prison

‘Blind sheikh’ convicted of 1993 WTC bombing dies in prison

on February 19, 2017, 8:36 AM / in National News

Islamic extremist cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the “blind sheikh,” has died in a South Carolina prison, his family and law enforcement confirmed Saturday. He was 78 years old. Abdel-Rahman was convicted on 48 of 50 charges of conspiracy and sentenced to life in prison for his role in planning the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed six […]

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SpaceX-NASA joint rocket launch delayed till this morning

SpaceX-NASA joint rocket launch delayed till this morning

on February 19, 2017, 8:27 AM / in National News

SpaceX on Saturday announced it would delay the planned launch of its Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. “Standing down to take a closer look at positioning of the second stage engine nozzle. 9:38am ET tomorrow is next earliest launch opportunity,” the company tweeted. The rocket, under contract with NASA, is headed to the International […]

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U.S. aircraft carrier begins ‘routine’ patrols in disputed South China Sea

U.S. aircraft carrier begins ‘routine’ patrols in disputed South China Sea

on February 19, 2017, 8:24 AM / in International News, National News

The USS Carl Vinson, accompanied by the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer, was deployed to the disputed waters of the South China Sea on Saturday to make what the U.S. Navy says are routine patrols. The Vinson carries a fleet of 60 aircraft and will be “demonstrating [the strike group’s] capabilities while building upon existing strong relationships with our […]

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U.S.-supported Iraqi troops begin battle to take western Mosul

U.S.-supported Iraqi troops begin battle to take western Mosul

on February 19, 2017, 8:16 AM / in International News, National News

The Iraqi army’s U.S.-supported battle to retake the western side of the city of Mosul from the Islamic State began in earnest Sunday. The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets warning civilians trapped in the area of the coming onslaught before beginning an air and ground offensive. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described Sunday’s operation as a “new dawn” for freedom […]

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