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U.S. Justice Department reviews dispute between CIA and Senate panel

U.S. Justice Department reviews dispute between CIA and Senate panel

on March 7, 2014, 4:56 AM / in National News, News

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department and FBI are looking into a dispute over Senate investigators’ access to what the Central Intelligence Agency regarded as highly privileged and sensitive documents about its use of “enhanced” interrogation techniques, sources familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday. The CIA’s inspector general asked the Justice Department to become involved after […]

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Mark Pryor: Military service gives GOP opponent Tom Cotton a ‘sense of entitlement’

on March 6, 2014, 8:16 AM / in National News, News

One of the most vulnerable Democrats in the Senate my have just gotten more vulnerable. In an interview aired Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., said his GOP opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton, feels entitled to the seat because of his service as an Army infantry officer in Afghanistan and Iraq. “There’s a lot of people in […]

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Anti-Gun Doctor Poised for Confirmation as Surgeon General

Anti-Gun Doctor Poised for Confirmation as Surgeon General

on March 6, 2014, 7:50 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Anti-Gun Doctor Poised for Confirmation as Surgeon General ————————————————————————————— Not a GOA member yet? Click here to join Gun Owners of America! ————————————————————————————— On Thursday, the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pension(acronym: HELP!) Committee approved the nomination of anti-gun doctor Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General of the United States. Like most of Obama’s nominees, Murthy’s primary “credential” is his […]

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Video-Streaming Power of Roku Channeled Into a Stick

Video-Streaming Power of Roku Channeled Into a Stick

on March 6, 2014, 7:41 AM / in National News, News

Thumb-size device offers an affordable way to make your TV smart Roku, the maker of video-streaming set-top boxes, is packing its electronics into a thumb-size stick that disappears behind your TV. At $49, the company’s new Streaming Stick offers an affordable way to make your TV smart­and poses a threat to Google‘s GOOG +0.41% popular smartphone-controlled Chromecast. If you shelled […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday

10 things you need to know today about yesterday

on March 6, 2014, 7:27 AM / in National News, News

1. Crimean lawmakers propose leaving Ukraine to join Russia Lawmakers in the Ukraine’s semi-autonomous Crimea region have voted to hold a March 16 referendum on whether to break away and become part of Russia. “This is our response to the disorder and lawlessness in Kiev,” lawmaker Sergei Shuvainikov said Thursday. “We will decide our future ourselves.” The move came a […]

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Bits and Pieces around Washington

Bits and Pieces around Washington

on March 6, 2014, 7:24 AM / in National News, News

Sinking their boat… The White House took the rare step of naming more than a dozen Democrats it worked “in close consultation” with ahead of a Wednesday announcement about changes to the Affordable Care Act. All of the Democrats the administration cited are up for reelection in 2014, and most are either vulnerable or find themselves early targets by the […]

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Wendy Davis cruises to victory in primary, but faces long odds in general election

Wendy Davis cruises to victory in primary, but faces long odds in general election

on March 6, 2014, 7:01 AM / in National News, News

by Dustin Siggins / LifeSiteNews.com AUSTIN, TX, March 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abortion rights activist and State Sen. Wendy Davis is officially the Democratic nominee for governor in the state of Texas. Davis, who entered the national spotlight after a filibuster against a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation in May 2013, won nearly 80 percent of the vote […]

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New Bites From Around the Field

New Bites From Around the Field

on March 6, 2014, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.: SCOTUS considers shareholder class actions : Andrew Grossman reports on yesterday’s oral argument in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, which “may be the biggest business case of the term. …Basic (Basic v. Levinson, 1988, in which the Court dispensed with the reliance requirement in favor of the “fraud on the market” […]

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Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

on March 6, 2014, 5:18 AM / in National News, News

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check. A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the company’s photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The measures will be put into effect over the next few weeks at the world’s largest […]

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Did the “Bitcoin CEO” Just Commit Suicide? Not So Fast.

Did the “Bitcoin CEO” Just Commit Suicide? Not So Fast.

on March 5, 2014, 5:34 PM / in National News, News

The news leapt out at me from my Twitter stream: “Bitcoin CEO Found Dead of Possible Suicide in Singapore.” The headline is all too easy to believe, and to assimilate into the story of bitcoin as an experiment gone tragically awry. Last week, the implosion of leading bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox left investors in the crypto-currency feeling robbed, disillusioned, and […]

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Head of Online Currency Exchange Found Dead in Singapore

Head of Online Currency Exchange Found Dead in Singapore

on March 5, 2014, 5:32 PM / in National News, News

By  Javier E. David / NBC News Autumn Radtke, the CEO of an upstart online currency exchange, died last week under mysterious circumstances at her home in Singapore. Radtke, the U.S.-born head of First Meta, was found dead by local police Feb. 28, with the cause of death yet to be determined. In a statement on its website, First Meta […]

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IRS hit from all political stripes on nonprofit rules

IRS hit from all political stripes on nonprofit rules

on March 5, 2014, 8:57 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Notes: I can not count the times that I have to listen to someone say… it is not perfect but we have to have something….. my first question is why? In the politico article by LAUREN FRENCH from Politico, I hear the same moaning from the IRS, the President and Congress………… Will a record-breaking amount of criticism force the Obama administration’s hand to […]

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Mike Lee Endorses Nebraska’s Ben Sasse

Mike Lee Endorses Nebraska’s Ben Sasse

on March 5, 2014, 8:50 AM / in National News, News

By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON / The Weekly Standard  Mike Lee, perhaps the United States Senate’s leading voice for a conservative reform agenda, has now endorsed Ben Sasse in Nebraska’s Senate race.  Lee declared, “Nebraskans need Ben Sasse to represent their values, reformers in the Senate need his conservative vote, our country needs his voice.”  Lee added that Sasse is “a strong […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday

10 things you need to know today about yesterday

on March 5, 2014, 7:13 AM / in National News, News

1. Envoys seek a peace deal for Ukraine Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, the U.S., Britain, and France are meeting in Paris on Wednesday for emergency talks on resolving the crisis in Ukraine. “Today the Ukrainian future will be decided,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia said. Russia sent troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region on Saturday after president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted. […]

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Unlikely GOP tax plan the result of changing politics

Unlikely GOP tax plan the result of changing politics

on March 5, 2014, 6:34 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Some of this may make you ill…. for the rest of us… sad. By David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner The tax reform plan from Michigan Rep. Dave Camp was unimaginable as a Republican document just a few years ago, the result of a shifting political landscape that has seen the triumph of President Obama‘s tax message and the […]

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Court: Exempt funds protected in bankruptcy

Court: Exempt funds protected in bankruptcy

on March 5, 2014, 6:07 AM / in National News, News

Supreme Court says exempt funds protected in bankruptcy, even in cases of debtor misconduct WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a bankruptcy court may not go after property or funds that are legally exempt from creditors. The justices in a unanimous opinion ruled Tuesday in favor of a California man who declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The man claimed $75,000 […]

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Sessions’ victory against Tea Party challenger

Sessions’ victory against Tea Party challenger

on March 5, 2014, 6:02 AM / in National News, News

By Cameron Joseph / The Hill Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) has won his primary, beating back a Tea Party-backed challenger. Sessions led local Tea Party leader Katrina Pierson by 69 percent to 31 percent with early votes counted when the Associated Press called the race. The House Rules Committee chairman and former National Republican Congressional Committee chairman came prepared for the […]

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Obama urges Democrats to wake up ahead of tough midterm elections

Obama urges Democrats to wake up ahead of tough midterm elections

on March 5, 2014, 5:52 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Word of warning to Republicans and conservatives, if they take it seriously, so should you….. By Roberta Rampton MCLEAN, Virginia (Reuters) – Democrats need to wake up and understand the stakes involved in holding on to control of the U.S. Senate in the November congressional elections, President Barack Obama told Democratic Party donors at a fundraiser on Tuesday. […]

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Abbott pledges to fight for small government

Abbott pledges to fight for small government

on March 5, 2014, 5:49 AM / in National News, News

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Attorney General Greg Abbott says he’ll work to stop people he says are “demanding more government” in Texas. Abbott won the Republican nomination Tuesday night for governor. He’ll face State Sen. Wendy Davis in the closely-watched race to replace longtime Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Speaking at his victory party in San Antonio, Abbott accused his opponents […]

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U.S. Air Force to fund rescue helicopter in last-minute reversal

U.S. Air Force to fund rescue helicopter in last-minute reversal

on March 5, 2014, 5:45 AM / in National News, News

By Andrea Shalal and David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force decided on Tuesday to start work on a new rescue helicopter by United Technologies Corp’s Sikorsky Aircraft in fiscal 2015, a surprising turnaround hours after the Pentagon told Congress the program had been postponed. Air Force Secretary Deborah James made the abrupt decision on the Combat Rescue […]

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