Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Donald Trump vows to take on ‘corrupt’ Veterans Affairs

Saturday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a new pitch to veterans,  promising them that he’ll take on the “corrupt” and incompetent” Department of Veterans Affairs. Trump told a crowd of supporters in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, Va., that the department is mismanaged and “not efficient.”

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Iran detains another American amid nuclear deal

A fourth Iranian-American has been arrested by Iranian security forces as the Islamic Republic begins implementing a nuclear deal struck with world powers, according to reports.

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Taxpayer-backed solar plant actually a carbon polluter

Although the Obama Administration announced another $120 million in grants to boost solar energy, new reports indicate a centerpiece of the administration’s green-energy effort is actually a carbon polluter. Located in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, the $2.2 billion Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System benefited from a $1.6 billion Energy Department loan guarantee, and a $539 million Treasury …

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North Carolina outlaws sanctuary cities

Wednesday North Carolina Gov Pat McCrory signed a bill into law that bans any policy that interferes with the enforcement of federal immigration laws. The Protect N.C. Workers Act, HB 318, reins in local and municipal policies that disregarded federal law by providing sanctuary or “safe” cities, and public benefits like food stamps, for individuals illegally in the …

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RNC boss vows debate changes as GOP candidates threaten to go around party

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is vowing to “reset” his party’s presidential debates in the wake of Wednesday’s controversial face-off — but he still faces a possible revolt by frustrated candidates reportedly looking at taking power away from the party.

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Deutsche Bank to cut 15,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank has said it will cut 15,000 jobs as it announced a third-quarter €6bn (£4.3bn) loss. Germany’s biggest bank said it would cut 9,000 full-time jobs and 6,000 contractor roles. The bank is also planning to sell businesses employing 20,000 people over the next two years.

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Paul Ryan elected US House speaker

Republican congressman Paul Ryan has been elected as the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Hesitant to run at first, he eventually gained support of the majority of Republicans in Congress to succeed John Boehner of Ohio for the job.

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Anonymous intends to unveil names of up to 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

Hacking group Anonymous announced on Wednesday its intentions to name up to 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous says it is right for the group to unveil the hoods behind the Ku Klux Klan. Anonymous said it has been watching the group for so long and revealing the people behind the hoods is …

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US special forces reportedly in covert combat for months against ISIS

U.S. special operations forces reportedly have carried out several covert combat missions against ISIS over the past year, contrary to the Pentagon’s insistence that operations like last week’s raid of an ISIS-held prison in northern Iraq was a “unique” circumstance.

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HUD backs $9.5M loan on property valued at $3.8M

The corruption continues. The HUD provided a $9.4 million loan guarantee to renovate an apartment complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., eight months after the owner convinced the county to value the complex at just $3.8 million, a Watchdog.org investigation found.

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