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Cambodian PM Criticizes Michelle O Visit

(UPI) – Michelle Obama’s tour of Asia to promote girls’ education was marked by blunt criticism from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who said the first lady was “playing around” and using hopeful rhetoric about making improvements but not guaranteeing aid. The Phnom Penh Post reported that Hun Sen told U.S. embassy personnel and USAID workers Wednesday that …

March 27, 2015, 7:54 am ·
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Corporations Have Us Under Mass Surveillance

(WIRED) – Governments and Corporations gather, store, and analyze the tremendous amount of data we chuff out as we move through our digitized lives. Often this is without our knowledge, and typically without our consent. Based on this data, they draw conclusions about us that we might disagree with or object to, and that can …

March 27, 2015, 7:53 am ·
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Chuck Schumer Frontrunner To Succeed Harry Reid

(Washington Examiner) - Chuck Schumer has the inside track to succeed Harry Reid as Senate Democratic leader in 2017, but party insiders caution that progressive activists could agitate for a fresh alternative, possibly Elizabeth Warren. Reid’s exit after more than a decade as the top Democrat in the Senate could have broad implications for the future …

March 27, 2015, 7:52 am ·
HarryReid

Former U.S. Attorney: DOJ Should Open A Criminal Investigation Into Harry Reid Pushing EB-5 Visa Expansion

(Breitbart) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he intends to retire at the end of his term in 2017. But he may still face legal pressure before he leaves. Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova, a leading legal expert on the prosecution and defense of white collar criminals, tells Breitbart News there is enough public …

March 27, 2015, 7:49 am ·
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Indiana Guv Signs ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill in Private

‘If I thought it legalized discrimination I would have vetoed it’ (Indy Star) – The nation’s latest legislative battle over religious freedom and gay rights came to a close Thursday when Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a controversial “religious freedom” bill into law. His action followed two days of intense pressure from opponents — including …

March 27, 2015, 7:45 am ·
Obama-Iran

Obama In 2009: Iran’s Underground Nuke Facility ‘Inconsistent With Peaceful Program’

(CNS News) - Throughout the negotiations over its nuclear program Iran has insisted that it will not shut a facility it secretly built deep in a mountainside, but reports from the eleventh hour talks in Switzerland now indicate that the U.S. and its P5+1 partners are considering giving in to the demand. If true, their willingness …

March 27, 2015, 7:35 am ·
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GOP: Reid Instantly A Lame Duck

(Washington Examiner) - In response to the news that Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid would not run for re-election, the National Republican Senatorial Committee released the following statement: FAX BLAST SPECIAL: NO AMNESTY for Illegals! “On the verge of losing his own election and after losing the majority, Senator Harry Reid has decided to hang up …

March 27, 2015, 7:29 am ·
Homeland-Security

DHS’s $1 Billion Radio System Doesn’t Work

(Yahoo/The Fiscal Times) - “Can you hear me now?” Border patrol agents say the Department of Homeland Security’s new $1 billion updated radio system makes it even more difficult than before to communicate with each other while patrolling the Southwestern border. The agents’ concerns were documented in a new report from the Government Accountability Office released …

March 27, 2015, 7:27 am ·
Hillary Obama

Judicial Watch: WH Trying To Stop Us From Getting Hillary Emails

(Newsmax) - The Obama administration is trying to stonewall Judicial Watch’s efforts to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails from the private account she used while secretary of state, the conservative advocacy group is charging. According to the group, the Justice Department is bucking Judicial Watch’s request for a status conference in its case, claiming there’s no need …

March 27, 2015, 7:17 am ·
Mike Lee

Mike Lee Seeks To Stall Increase In Gas Tax

(The Hill) - Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) wants to make it harder for lawmakers to increase the federal gas tax as they search for way to pay for a new transportation spending bill later this year. Lee is introducing an amendment to the Senate’s budget resolution that would increase the threshold for lawmakers in the upper …

March 27, 2015, 6:49 am ·
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Obama On The Defensive Over Middle East Chaos

(Newsmax) - Six years ago, an optimistic, newly elected President Barack Obama had a vision of stabilizing the Middle East, but the region’s rapid deterioration is leaving administration officials to defend the policies it’d once hoped would bring a measure of control to an often out-of-control part of the world. “If there’s one lesson this administration …

March 27, 2015, 6:46 am ·
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Obama Unveils Billion-Dollar Plan To Tackle Antibiotics Crisis

(The Hill) - President Obama on Friday announced a long-awaited national plan to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, which he called one of the world’s “most pressing” public health crises. It is the White House’s first-ever plan to specifically address antibiotic resistance, which causes 2 million illnesses a year in the United States and …

March 27, 2015, 6:43 am ·
John Bolton

John Bolton: Bomb Iran Before It Gets The Bomb

(Newsmax) - There is only one way to block the Iranians from building a nuclear bomb, according to former ambassador John Bolton: Bomb them first. “The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear program,” Bolton wrote in an opinion piece for The New York Times on Thursday. “Nor will sanctions block its …

March 27, 2015, 6:38 am ·
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Senate Passes GOP Budget After Marathon Of Amendment Votes

(The Hill) - The Senate approved a Republican budget resolution just after 3:00 a.m. Friday morning in a 52-46 vote, capping a grueling day of floor work that required lawmakers to take sides on dozens of amendments. Only two Republicans voted against the budget: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Cruz announced this week …

March 27, 2015, 6:35 am ·
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Louie Gohmert: ‘I Haven’t Ruled Out’ Running For President

(Newsmax) - Firebrand Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has already announced his presidential bid – and now fellow Texas conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert says he might jump into the 2016 race too, The Hill reports. “Ted is a good friend and would be an outstanding president,” Gohmert said in a statement to The Hill, before dropping the …

March 27, 2015, 6:22 am ·
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Upset By Elizabeth Warren, Banks Debate Halting Dem Campaign Donations

(Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats in symbolic protest, sources familiar with the discussions said. Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to …

March 27, 2015, 6:16 am ·
Chris Christie

Chris Christie: Tax Revenue From Marijuana Is ‘Blood Money’

(Newsmax) - Any tax revenue generated by government-regulated marijuana would be little more than “blood money,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says. The Republican said Colorado, where recreational marijuana use is legal but strictly regulated, proves the point, the Asbury Park Press reports. “Fact is, that we should stop those things we can stop,” Christie said. …

March 27, 2015, 6:07 am ·
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Unhappy With A Moderate Jeb Bush, Conservatives Aim To Unite Behind An Alternative

(New York Times) - Fearing that Republicans will ultimately nominate an establishment presidential candidate like Jeb Bush, leaders of the nation’s Christian right have mounted an ambitious effort to coalesce their support behind a single social-conservative contender months before the first primary votes are cast. In secret straw polls and exclusive meetings from Iowa to California, …

March 27, 2015, 6:04 am ·
Harry Reid

Harry Reid to Retire

But first: ‘Have to make sure that the Democrats take control’ (Mediaite) - In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel minutes ago, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid(D-NV) announced that he would retire from the Senate when his term ends in 2017. “The joy I’ve gotten from serving the people of the State of Nevada is …

March 27, 2015, 5:33 am ·