Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Netanyahu: I Respect Obama, but Israeli Security is My Priority

Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said  that he respected President Barack Obama and believed in strong ties with the U.S, but that Israel’s security was his top obligation. Netanyahu made a rare pilgrimage to pray at the Western Wall, Jerusalem’s holiest site, before his controversial visit to Washington next week. Advertisements

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Unions gave $575G to Wisconsin Democratic senators voting against right-to-work bill

See how corrupt politics are? Labor unions have contributed about $575,000 to the 14 Democratic senators who voted Wednesday against right-to-work legislation being fast-tracked through the state Legislature, according to a Wisconsin Reporter review of campaign finance records.

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Safe havens: Indiana bill would allow baby boxes for surrendering infants

It appears that Indiana could be the first state to allow the use of baby boxes in an attempt to prevent the abandonments of newborn babies. The box is a metal newborn baby incubator and is meant to save an abandoned newborn’s life. The box could start showing up at hospitals, fire stations, churches and …

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Pro-Russian rebels, government forces withdraw weapons from east Ukraine front line

Both the Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements. Separatist fighters moved rocket launchers to a location 43 miles back from the line of contact with Ukrainian …

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32,000 emails recovered in IRS targeting probe amid allegations agency chief may have lied

On Thursday, investigators said they have recovered 32,000 emails in backup tapes related to the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative organizations. Although they don’t know how many of them are new, they told a congressional oversight committee that IRS employees had not asked computer technicians for the tapes, as directed by a subpoena from …

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Russian President Putin cuts staff’s salaries by 10%

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the salaries of his staff are to be cut by 10%. The move follows a proposal to slash 10% from MPs’ salaries and ministry spending, and to use billions of dollars from an emergency fund.

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Germany: Court gives life sentence to German nurse who says he killed up to 30 patients

A German court has sentenced a male nurse to life in prison for killing patients with overdoses of heart medication. News agency dpa reported that the Oldenburg regional court found the 38-year-old guilty of charges including two counts of murder, and two counts of attempted murder.

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Senate panel OK’s Obama attorney general pick

The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate. The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans joining all committee Democrats in voting in favor of Lynch.

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Donation to Clinton Foundation while Hillary was secretary of state violated ethics agreement

Wednesday, the Clinton Foundation went on the defensive as it was revealed that it had accepted millions of dollars from several foreign governments while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, including one donation that violated the foundation’s ethics agreement with the Obama administration.

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Intel chief says 2014 deadliest year for terror ever recorded, in counter to upbeat Kerry

On Thursday, a top intelligence official gave a drastically different assessment than Secretary of State John Kerry of the terror threat — declaring 2014 the deadliest year for global terrorism ever recorded, after Kerry claimed that threat was diminishing.

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