Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Lois Lerner Likely Violated Federal Law in IRS Scandal

We know she broke the law, but politicians and their cronies are never held accountable. New documents show former IRS worker Lois Lerner likely broke the law when she transferred 1.25 million pages of tax returns in 2010 to the Department of Justice. Advertisements

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Senate Democrats block GOP’s Zika funding bill

Senate Demonrats blocked a Republican proposal to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, faulting the GOP for packing the measure with restrictions on Planned Parenthood money and changes to policies on pesticide spraying. The nearly party-line 52-48 vote Tuesday left the Senate short of the 60 votes required to advance the measure. What happens …

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Russia, US point fingers after latest incident in Mediterranean Sea

Tuesday Russian and U.S. officials blamed each other for unsafe maneuvers in an incident involving both countries’ navies in the Mediterranean Sea on June 17. According to Reuters, the Russian Defense Ministry said a U.S. destroyer approached dangerously close to a Russian warship and called it a violation of rules to avoid collisions at sea.

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New Mexico State University offering discounted tuition to students from Mexico

And they wonder why we are against immigrants coming here. New Mexico State University has begun a program that is offering Mexican students tuition at less than half the usual out-of-state rate. Qualifying students from Mexico will now pay an estimated tuition of $4,691 per semester for undergraduate and $3,975 for graduate studies. The rate …

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Federal judge blocks part of Mississippi LGBT marriage law

Monday a federal judge ruled that Mississippi clerks cannot cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves blocks the state from enforcing part of a religious objections bill that was supposed to become law Friday. Reeves is extending his previous order that …

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Russian harassment of US diplomats reportedly includes break-ins, dog-killing

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s security agencies allegedly have ramped up their intimidation of American diplomats across Europe in ways that would be illegal in the United States: harassment, breaking and entering, and in at least one case, killing a man’s dog.

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Supreme Court declines to hear religious liberty case

Tuesday the Supreme Court narrowly rejected an appeal over whether a private pharmacy can be forced by the state to dispense the so-called “morning after” pill, in effect refusing to expand its look into a religious liberty fight and certain reproductive health services.

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House Benghazi report slams administration response to attacks

The new damning report authored by the Republican-led House committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks faulted the Obama administration for a range of missteps before, during and after the fatal 2012 attacks – saying top administration officials huddled to craft their public response while military assets waited hours to deploy to Libya.

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Rep. Tom Price: Trump ‘Absolutely’ Qualified for Presidency

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price said Monday, Donald Trump is “absolutely” qualified for the presidency, and “there’s no doubt about that at this point.” “If you want change, if you want government to actually work for the people, if you want the economy to get rolling, if you want to make certain that the …

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Netanyahu: Israel’s deal normalizing ties with Turkey promotes ‘stability’

Monday Israel and Turkey announced a reconciliation deal to end a bitter six-year rift between the Mideast powers. In Rome, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal would help bring “stability” to the turbulent Middle East. His Turkish counterpart, Binali Yildirim, made a simultaneous announcement in Ankara.

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