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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Excerpted from The Hill: Only two years ago, House Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Recently, Senate Republicans have trashed the former head of his civil rights division, Thomas Perez, and blocked his current choice to run the division, Debo Adegbile. But now the attorney general is making surprising friends ...

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(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon – 4.2 grams - of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener. The measure (HB 5279), introduced Wednesday says, “A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - The total federal debt of the U.S. government has now increased more than $7 trillion during the slightly more than five and a half years Barack Obama has been president. That is more than the debt increased under all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined, and it is more debt than ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

On Sunday's State of the Union on CNN, Texas Governor Rick Perry said a record number of illegal border crossers from Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. "I'm the governor of the state of Texas. My citizens' safety is what is foremost here. And it hasn't got anything to do ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Today's @StateDept condemnation of #UNRWA school shelling by IDF is some of the harshest US criticism of #Israel ever.— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) August 3, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The US condemns Israel's 'disgraceful' shelling of UN school in Gaza, calls attack 'appalling' In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced in a ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from THE HILL: Only two years ago, House Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Recently, Senate Republicans have trashed the former head of his civil rights division, Thomas Perez, and blocked his current choice to run the division, Debo Adegbile. “There are still [racial] issues we as a society ...

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Aug 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama dismissed Russia as a nation that "doesn't make anything" and said in an interview with the Economist magazine that the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy. Obama downplayed Moscow's role in the world, dismissing President Vladimir Putin ...

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Excerpted from National Review: Representative Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) justified his recent vote against additional funding for Israel’s missile-defense system as part of an effort to reach a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. “Because a cease-fire is what we should prioritize now,” he said when asked to explain his vote on Meet the Press. “A cease-fire ...

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The civilians are forced by Hamas to stay in place as human shields. Excerpted from Politico: White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett says Israeli strikes near civilian havens in Gaza were indefensible. "This is why the cease-fire is so important," Jarrett said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "It's a devastating situation. Israel ...

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Aug 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: NBC/WSJ/Marist has published a new poll, conducted July 28-31, that shows a majority of registered voters want a Republican majority in both the House and Senate. They were asked if they would like to see the majority in the House stay Republican, or become Democrat. 43 percent of registered voters ...

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Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: At Chapman School in Nebraska, resourceful students hawk pizza and cookie dough to raise money for school supplies, field trips and an eighth-grade excursion to Washington. They peddle chocolate bars to help fund the yearbook. But the sales won't be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of ...

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Excerpted from The Hill: Republicans believe that the deepening crisis in Gaza could ultimately loosen the grip that the Democratic Party has traditionally held upon American Jewish voters. While declarations of a rift between Democrats and the Jewish community have proven premature in the past, things could be different this time, they assert. Just in the last ...

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Aug 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Washington Times: Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was hospitalized Saturday night after he drove a vehicle into an oncoming lane of traffic and was involved in a wrong-way car crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast. Mr. Barry’s spokeswoman Latoya Foster said the 78-year-old, now a D.C. Council member representing Ward 8, “had a ...

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