Monthly Archives: November, 2015

De Blasio: City Won’t be Intimidated by New ISIS Video

Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City will not be intimidated by a newly released ISIS showing images of Times Square, and that residents should continue to go to work and live their lives. The video was released Wednesday, just a week before the city goes into full holiday mode with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade followed by the Christmas tree lighting in Rockefeller Center. These and other events attract tens of millions of visitors each year.

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ISIS says ‘Schweppes bomb’ used to bring down Russian plane

ISIS’  official magazine carried a photo on Wednesday of a Schweppes drink it said was used to make an improvised bomb that brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.

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Hill Republicans move to ‘pause’ Syrian refugee effort, with states having limited say

U.S. governors have made clear they don’t want Syrian refugees in their states after the deadly Paris terror attacks, but only Congress appears to have the authority to stop President Obama’s plan. And Capitol Hill lawmakers are moving swiftly.

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Bill clears House to curb pay of CEOs of Fannie, Freddie

What have these CEOs done in the first place, to even deserve a bonus? Legislation that has cleared the House would curb the pay of the CEOs of government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, overriding regulators’ approval of nearly $4 million yearly pay packages for each.

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IS conflict: US-led air strikes ‘destroy 116 IS oil trucks’

The US-led coalition destroyed 116 fuel trucks operated by so-called Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria in one day. A Pentagon spokesperson said the trucks were hit in a single air strike near the IS-held town of Albu Kamal, according to AFP news agency.

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Netanyahu Says Radical Islam Spurred Paris Attacks: ‘The Time Has Come for the World to Wake Up’

Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that it was time for the “world to wake up” and come together to fight terrorism which he asserted is fueled by “radical Islam.” “In Israel, as in France, terrorism is terrorism and standing behind it is radical Islam and its desire to destroy its victims. The time has come for the world to wake up and unite in order to defeat terrorism,” Netanyahu said at his weekly cabinet meeting, where he also described the attacks as “vicious.”

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘There Is a 9/11 Coming’

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is pleading with President Barack Obama to take stronger action against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) now before America experiences another 9/11.

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Carson Defends Relationship With Convicted Felon

Friday, presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his continuing business relationship with a friend convicted of defrauding insurance companies. Carson said he has no regrets over helping Alfonso A. Costa, a Pittsburgh dentist and wealthy real estate developer, avoid prison time.

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As Calif. moves on Medicaid expansion, study finds half of illegal immigrants qualify

Time to kick those jackasses out of office, and deport all illegal asses. Over half of all illegal immigrants in California earn incomes so low that they would be eligible for the state Medicaid system Medi-Cal, a new study has found, just as California is about to extend the health insurance to children in the country illegally.

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US B-52 bombers fly near Chinese man-made islands in South China Sea

Two American B-52 bombers flew near artificial islands built by China in the South China Sea last week in the latest close encounter between U.S. and Chinese forces in the disputed area. Thursday’s flight has been confirmed by the Pentagon, saying the B-52s were contacted by Chinese air traffic controllers, but completed their mission as planned.

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