Monthly Archives: April, 2016

Catholic parishioners seek federal fraud probe of Sanders’ wife for land deal

Catholic parishioners in Vermont reportedly are seeking a federal probe into whether Bernie Sanders’ wife committed loan fraud when she was president of Burlington College — by allegedly exaggerating the amount of money the college could raise in order to secure millions for a land deal.

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Iran, Europe pressuring US to grant Tehran access to financial markets

Iranian and European officials say that they are pushing the US to grant the Islamic Republic unprecedented access to American financial markets and the U.S. dollar, working against promises by top Obama administration officials who had claimed Iran would never be granted such access, according to recent remarks.

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Medicare’s ‘Innovation Center’ rebalancing quality and cost

In a sprawling, nondescript office park near Baltimore, some 360 people at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation are trying to change the health care system, using the government’s premier insurance program as leverage. If they prevail, the U.S. may no longer have the worst of both worlds: unsustainable spending and unenviable results.

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Battle over Obama immigration actions lands before Supreme Court

Obama’s immigration executive actions lands Monday before a short-handed Supreme Court, where justices will consider a fundamental question: how much power does the president truly have? The justices plan to hold 90 minutes of oral arguments dealing with Obama’s bid to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.

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Russian jet threatens U.S. reconnaissance aircraft

U.S. European Command said Saturday a Russian fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. reconnaissance aircraft on Thursday in the latest military provocation by Moscow over the Baltic Sea. The U.S. aircraft, a militarized Boeing 707 jet, was operating in international airspace and at no time crossed into Russian territory, said the Navy, as reported first by The Washington Free Beacon.

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Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church security

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a gun rights bill on Friday allowing churches to create security programs designating members to carry firearms to defend worshipers against violence. The legislation, called the “Mississippi Church Protection Act,” also makes it easier for residents in other settings to carry concealed weapons, drawing criticism from national gun control advocates.

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US aiding business start-ups — for illegal aliens

What a bunch of arrogant asses, using our money, and giving it to criminals. Time to vote these corrupt fools out of office. On the Small Business Administration’s website, the fine print says that the agency does not provide the funds to “start or grow” a small business – the engine of the American economy, providing roughly three-quarters of all new jobs. Rather, the SBA provides offers loan guarantees to the banks and lenders that do provide seed money.

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Trump widens lead in GOP race, Clinton-Sanders tightens

Donald Trump jumps to an 18-point lead over Ted Cruz this week with record high support for the Republican nomination. Trump tops Cruz by 45-27 percent among GOP primary voters in a new Fox News national poll on the 2016 election. John Kasich comes in third with 25 percent.

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Pelosi says lawmakers making progress on Puerto Rico bill

Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are making progress on a measure to address Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

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Hillary Sports Poor Favorability Ratings Nationwide

According to multiple polls, Hillary Clinton is viewed as unfavorable by nearly 60 percent of the country. The Huffington Post calculates Clinton’s unfavorability rating to be at 56 percent, much higher than Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (43 percent), her opponent in the Democrat race for president.

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