Army to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan

More proof that Obama hates the military, as to him, they are a threat of him remaining in power…bout 550 Army majors, including some serving in Afghanistan, will soon be told they have to leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service.

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Pelosi Asks Reporters To Be ‘Messengers’ For Flailing House Dems

On Thursday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that the media needed to carry water for her party in order to help their message resonate with voters.

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Bringing in the illegals means big business for some US companies

There’s a handful of U.S. companies that have exclusive or longstanding contracts with federal agencies dealing with illegal immigrants, the recent wave of children crossing the southern border with Mexico is a business opportunity. Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities. The two companies have thousands of unoccupied beds in their prisons and jails that potentially could be modified to house immigrant families.

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House Republicans draft new border bill after vote collapse

A day after failing to get enough votes to pass their immigration bill, House Republicans are regrouping to piece together a new version before lawmakers break for the August recess — even though there’s little chance of any bill getting to President Obama’s desk in the near-term.

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Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it.  She told a summit of regional leaders that failure to contain Ebola could be “catastrophic” in terms of lives lost.

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Congresswoman who co-sponsored Bush impeachment bill said Democrats never tried to impeach Bush

Wednesday night, Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee voiced her opposition to the House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama and said that Democrats had never moved to impeach former President George W. Bush when he was in office.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining law

On Thursday, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court ruled Wisconsin’s collective bargaining reforms, which prompted protests from organized labor, do not violate the free speech and equal protection rights of public sector union workers.  The reforms, passed in 2011 by Republican lawmakers, severely limit the bargaining power of public sector unions while forcing most state workers to pay more for benefits such as health insurance and pensions.

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Nato ‘unprepared’ for Russia threat, say MPs

NATO is a worthless organization anyway. Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state from Russia, an influential group of MPs has warned. The Commons Defence Committee said the recent Ukraine conflict showed “serious deficiencies” in Nato’s preparedness to counter threats – and “radical reform” was needed.

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Israel ‘to destroy’ Hamas Gaza tunnels

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said they won’t stop its operation in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed.   Israel was determined to destroy the tunnels – used to attack troops and towns – “with or without a ceasefire”.  Some 425,000 people in Gaza have been displaced by fighting, the UN says.

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Hundreds of Obama Administration Regulations Are Illegal

In the last 2 years, the Obama administration has published hundreds of new regulations that are technically illegal because they were not reported to Congress as required under law, a new analysis has found.

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