News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Wed, 01 20 2016 08:20:58 GMT Wed, 01 20 2016 08:20:58 GMT It costs $200 to buy a dozen eggs in Venezuela right now Wed, 01 45 2016 07:45:12 GMT b7efeee7f3ffebe44f594be1f02a32abada2e6a3 Sydney Morning Herald [Australia], by Mery Mogollon & Alexandra Zavis Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 01 45 2016 07:45:12 GMT The International Monetary Fund has predicted that inflation in Venezuela will hit 720 per cent this year. That might be an optimistic assessment, according to some local economic analysts, who expect the rate to reach as high as 1200 per cent. A sharp drop in global prices for oil ' on which Venezuela depends for most of its foreign currency ' is a big part of the problem. Critics also accuse the government of irresponsible spending on social welfare programs and oil subsidies to Cuba and other countries. Venezuela´s Maduro rooting for ´revolutionary friend´ Sanders in U.S. campaign Wed, 01 29 2016 07:29:00 GMT 59606ed38ce4701bc2eb582c616b08848f45338e Reuters, by Girish Gupta and Corina Pons Posted By: PageTurner- Wed, 01 29 2016 07:29:00 GMT CARACAS '' Venezuela´s embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday night he supported Bernie Sanders in the U.S. presidential race, adding that the candidate, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, would win if the vote were "free." Maduro, a socialist who sees himself as the political heir to his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, has long railed against the United States, blaming it for Venezuela´s economic crisis and accusing Washington of attempting to topple him. "Bernie Sanders, our revolutionary friend, ought to win in the United States," Maduro said during an hours'long televised broadcast. The Washington Post’s Readers Really Don’t Like Hillary Wed, 01 26 2016 07:26:59 GMT 36bb392604630df5cee44ffa65d9c320f25caf4f Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 26 2016 07:26:59 GMT In a rare bout of hard'hitting journalism, The Washington Post broke the news that some Texans don’t like the word “haboob” because it sounds Arabic. The Post uncovered this breaking news by looking at the Facebook page for the US National Weather Service in Lubbock, Texas, where they found two commenters complaining about the word “haboob.” Inspired by the Post’s ground'breaking method of journalism, The Daily Caller investigated the Post’s Facebook page to see what their commenters are saying. Upon looking at a handful of comments, it quickly became apparent that The Washington Post’s readers are vehemently opposed to Hillary ´She´s Accomplished Nothing!´: Watters Visits Hillary´s NY Hometown Wed, 01 22 2016 07:22:32 GMT 98b7090ed331dbf37954e1c68a9dc56e05ae2463 Fox News, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 22 2016 07:22:32 GMT (Video) After Jesse Watters visited Trump Tower earlier this month, The O´Reilly Factor got emails saying he should hit the New York town of Chappaqua where Hillary Clinton lives next. Well, it turns out he already did that, back in 2013! So, The Factor presented that footage on tonight´s show. The locals had a range of opinions about the former secretary of state and then'future 2016 candidate. Check out some highlights...If Hillary is elected president, Bill is going to be back in the White House. (Video) When Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, what do you think her main accomplishment Lawyers for Clinton aide block questioning on IT specialist who set up server Wed, 01 17 2016 07:17:25 GMT 41d1c46a96078936b789cb819c1d1b98cbe2fb46 Fox News, by Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 17 2016 07:17:25 GMT Lawyers for senior Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills, during a nearly five'hour deposition last week in Washington, repeatedly objected to questions about IT specialist Bryan Pagliano’s role in setting up the former secretary of state’s private server. According to a transcript of the deposition with watchdog group Judicial Watch released on Tuesday, Mills attorney Beth Wilkinson – as well as Obama administration lawyers – objected to the line of questioning about Pagliano, who has emerged as a central figure in the FBI´s ongoing criminal probe of Clinton´s email practices. “I´m going to instruct her not to answer. It´s a legal That’s convenient! Clinton’s chief of staff is quizzed about her secret email server – but can’t answer questions because she is now Hillary’s lawyer Wed, 01 11 2016 07:11:51 GMT 943ef46c57fa194b7095d1df7c2de0c8d7458fd9 Daily Mail (UK), by Nikki Schwab Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 11 2016 07:11:51 GMT Hillary Clinton´s former chief of staff discussed the Democratic hopeful´s secret email server with the IT aide who set the system up, but can´t talk about it because she´s now Clinton´s lawyer. Aide'turned'attorney Cheryl Mills testified for five hours on Friday as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit launched by the conservative group Judicial Watch, which has been trying to get access to Clinton´s emails during her tenure as secretary of state. But Mills´ attorney Beth Wilkinson shut lines of questioning down from Judicial Watch´s lawyer Ramona Cotca arguing that something the former chief of staff learned after Woman, 21, and father'of'one, 22, die and FIFTY SEVEN others are hospitalized from ´drug overdoses´ at Florida dance music festival which medical staff blasted as ´frightening´ Wed, 01 06 2016 07:06:46 GMT e8ab3d1cd8bd230304f2615ec1f8dba4cc4619b2 Daily Mail (UK) & Associated Press, by Wills Robinson & Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 06 2016 07:06:46 GMT Two people have died and 57 others are in hospital after attending a Florida music festival. Katie Bermudez, 21, from Kissimmee, and father'of'one Alex Haynes, 22, from Melbourne, died from likely overdoses of an undetermined drug at the Sunset Music Festival, according to reports. They were among the 50,000 people who attended the EDM event at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. A spokesperson for St. Joseph´s Hospital in Tampa told WFLA the number of people coming to the hospital for drug overdoses over the weekend was ´frightening.´ (Photo/Video) Tampa police officers made more than 30 arrests at the festival; Don´t vote for Trump, former Gov. Whitman tells N.J. primary voters Wed, 01 51 2016 05:51:07 GMT e5ddaf6d5f53da72b46fd6eefb75408153540ce2, by Kelly Heyboer Posted By: Ribicon- Wed, 01 51 2016 05:51:07 GMT Tewksbury — Donald Trump may have locked up the Republican presidential nomination, but one of the state´s most prominent GOP leaders is urging the party faithful to vote against him in next week´s New Jersey primary. (Snip) Whitman, an outspoken member of the moderate wing of the Republican party, has been one of Trump´s harshest critics. Earlier this year, she endorsed Kasich and compared Trump´s rise to the ascent of Hitler and Mussolini before World War II. She also said in February she was "ashamed" fellow Republican Gov. Chris Christie endorsed Trump given the candidate´s statements about race. There is still time Hillary Clinton yet to hold single press conference in 2016 Wed, 01 17 2016 04:17:58 GMT 8ada19ba1505d4aa16a0a8ae5a6b0ececf4a866f Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang Posted By: Dreadnought- Wed, 01 17 2016 04:17:58 GMT Hillary Clinton is 0'for'2016, having failed to hold any full press conferences this year — fueling the perception that she is the most guarded major candidate in recent political history, in stark contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Mr. Trump has held at least four full, formal press conferences this year, including one Tuesday, and has fielded questions at length from the flock of reporters covering his campaign on numerous occasions. Mrs. Clinton took questions from the press traveling with her campaign once, in Minnesota in March, but hasn’t held an organized press conference in six months. “She Socialism for the Uninformed Wed, 01 18 2016 03:18:22 GMT 1a767f76784741a68446150ed275bbdd4bd3b19c Townhall, by Thomas Sowell Posted By: Tianne- Wed, 01 18 2016 03:18:22 GMT Socialism sounds great. It has always sounded great. And it will probably always continue to sound great. It is only when you go beyond rhetoric, and start looking at hard facts, that socialism turns out to be a big disappointment, if not a disaster. While throngs of young people are cheering loudly for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, socialism has turned oil'rich Venezuela into a place where there are shortages of everything from toilet paper to beer, where electricity keeps shutting down, and where there are long lines of people hoping to get food, people complaining that they cannot feed their families. With Variety of solutions discussed to Beale Street violence Wed, 01 01 2016 03:01:31 GMT 24ee973e5973beb892c54f65d66217d2e7353924 WMCA'TV [Memphis, TN], by Jerry Askin Posted By: Ribicon- Wed, 01 01 2016 03:01:31 GMT Memphis, TN ' Mothers are demanding answers to the violence from city leaders after an alarming number of homicides involving teenagers being killed and teenagers being charged with murder. "We´re not even halfway through the year and it´s already been 93 murders; that´s a problem," Bridget Bradley said. (Snip) One mother said it is time to address the issues on and around Beale Street as well. The very area that for years was known as a safe place in the city is now a concern after several high'profile violent events. For example, a Facebook video posted just last week shows an out'of'control The Obama Narrative Goes to Hiroshima Wed, 01 58 2016 02:58:22 GMT 200242b8f5828df9aa0d1612c63903b2ab7bd190 PJ Media, by Claudia Rosett Posted By: abuela10- Wed, 01 58 2016 02:58:22 GMT This past Friday, President Obama became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima. There, in that solemn setting, he delivered a speech so grandiose, so full of sophistries, so stuffed with America'denigrating baloney, that on those grounds alone it ought to qualify as historic '' except in essence he´s said it all before. I don´t know if White House Boy Wonder Ben Rhodes wrote this particular riff on the The Narrative. But if he did not, we may safely assume that Obama has found another speechwriter who is a perfect replica. No, Obama did not explicitly apologize for America´s dropping Mass sexual assault reported at music festival in Germany Wed, 01 56 2016 02:56:24 GMT 153a1274b6886c757af43b2dc44945442e19d8f5 Independent [UK], by Samuel Osborne Posted By: Ribicon- Wed, 01 56 2016 02:56:24 GMT Eighteen women have said they were sexual assaulted at a music festival in Germany. Three men from Pakistan aged between 28 and 31 have been arrested and police are still searching for three men who may also have been involved. The attacks are similar to those reported in Cologne and other cities on New Year´s Eve, when as many as 1,000 women were groped and robbed. Police said three women reported being groped at the Schlossgrabenfest music festival in Darmstadt on Saturdaym saying they had been encircled then sexually harassed by a group of men. By Tuesday, 15 more women had made Big Trump checks to vets groups sent on day of media report Wed, 01 50 2016 02:50:06 GMT 6cee86e1bb6dcb8efdbe16b999259da269983666 Associated Press, by Michael Biesecker, Jill Colvin, Steve Pe Posted By: chickadee- Wed, 01 50 2016 02:50:06 GMT NEW YORK — More than a dozen big checks flowed out of New York last week, bound for veterans´ charities from Donald Trump. On Tuesday, he announced he had made good on his promise of last January to give the groups millions of dollars from a highly publicized fundraiser. The announcement by the presumptive Republican presidential candidate came in the midst of a 40'minute rant against "dishonest" and "sleazy" reporters who have been pressing the issue. The largest donation, a $1 million check dated May 24 and drawn from Donald J. Trump´s personal account, was addressed to a small Tuckahoe, The Shield star Michael Jace, 53, is found GUILTY of murdering his wife: Actor facing life in prison after shooting her three times in front of their children Wed, 01 46 2016 02:46:44 GMT 530271a544b1b32b52eee30d1ad9dace5c27d160 Daily Mail (UK), by Jessica Chia Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 46 2016 02:46:44 GMT Actor Michael Jace, who is best known for his role in the TV show The Shield, was found guilty of killing of his wife in front of their two children in 2014. Jace admitted to shooting April Jace once in the leg, but the court heard he shot her in the back and told her to ´run to heaven´ before firing two more bullets into her legs. Defense lawyers argued Jace should be convicted of voluntary manslaughter because he acted in the heat of the moment after his wife asked for a divorce earlier that day. But the jury found Hidden Spending Wed, 01 45 2016 02:45:34 GMT 8062796d1aed07b6b7b1c35e238a831eb186cc82 Weekly Standard, by Jeffery H. Anderson Posted By: grace127- Wed, 01 45 2016 02:45:34 GMT Obamacare has raised Americans’ health'insurance premiums, sapped their liberty, caused millions to lose their doctors, and funneled huge amounts of power and money to Washington. It has become a vehicle for executive lawlessness?—?a federal judge recently ruled the Obama administration has been violating Article I of the Constitution by giving insurers monies that Congress never appropriated. But that´s not the only chicanery involving funds paid to insurers. Largely unnoticed, the architects of Obamacare have invented a new way to hide federal spending. In addition to dumping people into Medicaid, Obamacare functions by having the federal government send billions of dollars This Lyft driver uses her congressman father´s Honda Wed, 01 44 2016 02:44:13 GMT 77bf0c042db463bed39798278dfe87ead13e1261 Washington Examiner, by Anna Giaritelli Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 01 44 2016 02:44:13 GMT Users of the ride'sharing app, Lyft, were treated to more than just a low'cost ride when they requested one specific car. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings confirmed Tuesday he gave his daughter, Adia, permission to use his Honda while she was a student at Howard University in Washington, D.C. (Snip) The only problem was Adia did not remove the car´s congressional plate, which granted her the Democratic congressman´s parking privileges, before she slapped on a Lyft sticker. The car was photographed by the Popville blog, drawing Cummings´ attention to his blunder. General Mills recalls flour over possible E. coli link Wed, 01 40 2016 02:40:59 GMT d7d1c8f314e8dc6c8cbeff3911c2cd05bdfcaef4 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 40 2016 02:40:59 GMT NEW YORK — General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states. The recall is for several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour that were sold at Safeway, Albertsons and other supermarkets. General Mills said E. coli hasn’t been found in any of its flour products, but is still recalling them out of “an abundance of caution.” The company said Tuesday 38 people were sickened from mid'December through May 3. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that half of the people used Former State Dept. chief of staff blames Clinton email bungle on Benghazi terrorist attack Wed, 01 37 2016 02:37:15 GMT 6109eb1bcb68d888b12e777f9708bcfde42488a8 Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 01 37 2016 02:37:15 GMT Cheryl Mills, the former chief of staff at the State Department, partly blamed the Benghazi terrorist attack for former Secretary Hillary Clinton failing to turn over her emails as she left office in 2013, saying there was “a lot going on” that distracted them from fulfilling their obligations under open records laws. (Snip) “The secretary was not only transitioning, there had been a — we had lost our first ambassador in quite some time, and we were stepping through the sets of issues associated with that. And she, too, had fallen ill, and there — and there had been a Kristol´s white knight: David French Wed, 01 36 2016 02:36:18 GMT 501c2b31e41cf059e83a648f8df184a2df9bd966 CNN, by Dana Bash and and Eric Bradner Posted By: shalimar- Wed, 01 36 2016 02:36:18 GMT Bill Kristol´s white knight independent presidential candidate is a fellow conservative writer with no national name recognition: David French. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard magazine and a leader of the conservative movement to find an alternative to likely major'party nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, confirmed to CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel on Tuesday that the search has zeroed in on French. Kristol´s focus on French was first reported by Bloomberg Politics. French is a writer for another conservative publication, National Review ... Wall Street Journal Editorial Page: Johnson/Weld Is an ‘Honorable Alternative’ to Trump/Clinton Wed, 01 35 2016 02:35:38 GMT b9e801d6a4ec4d0ddf729036d1f9b5a9444b4508 Reason, by Matt Welch Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 35 2016 02:35:38 GMT The lead editorial in today´s Wall Street Journal is headlined "The Libertarian Alternative: An option for the many Never Trump, Never Clinton voters." After throwing cold water on "the mooted third'party campaign from within the GOP," the Journal makes its case: The Libertarians will offer a policy alternative to both candidates on free trade, and perhaps on taxes if Mr. Trump doesn´t clarify his position on taxing the rich. They´ll also contrast with the Republican on immigration. Mr. Johnson could help himself by reassuring voters that he isn´t one of those libertarians who thinks the only defenses we need are CNN’s S.E. Cupp: Trump Is ‘Fundamentally Confused About the Role of Free Press’ Wed, 01 31 2016 02:31:23 GMT 68a4b8a08de6ee9c44f00b3f5695e38e2a01636b Mediaite, by Josh Feldman Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 31 2016 02:31:23 GMT At his big presser to address his donations to vets’ groups today, Donald Trump complained that the media is being “nasty” and isn’t giving him credit for giving the money. But as CNN’s S.E. Cupp explained earlier tonight, that’s not how this works. She said that while Trump might complain, it’s actually the role of the press to ask tough questions of people running for the highest office in the land, and not––as Trump would like––say “thank you” to him for doing a good thing. (Video) “That’s not the role of the media,” Cupp said, “to thank the presidential nominee Jeff Sessions’ Senate decorum Wed, 01 25 2016 02:25:02 GMT 9d28282b82d49e48c98faaa6863160d62ef70063 Washington Times, by David Keene Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 01 25 2016 02:25:02 GMT Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is a senator from a different day. He’s unfailingly polite, rarely has a bad thing to say even about those of his colleagues with whom he strongly disagrees, and truly seems to revere the institution of which he is a part. When he rises to speak, his colleagues listen knowing that regardless of whether they agree with him, the case he makes will be fact'based, intellectually sound, rational and logical. Although Mr. Sessions is in his fourth term, serves on the Senate Judiciary, Budget and Armed Services committees, and chairs the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration where Bosses can ban headscarves and crucifixes, EU judge says Wed, 01 13 2016 02:13:16 GMT 7015be46d16f4538408d499319c0431ee4ac98f1 Telegraph (UK), by Matthew Holehouse Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 13 2016 02:13:16 GMT Employers can ban workers from wearing headscarves, crucifixes and other religious clothing, the European Union’s top legal adviser said yesterday. G4S, the security firm, did not breach EU anti'discrimination laws when it fired a Belgian Muslim receptionist who wanted to cover her head, it was argued. Company dress codes that ban religious clothing are legal in the EU as long as they apply to all faiths and political views equally, it was said. Juliane Kokott, the European Court of Justice’s advocate general, issued the opinion which gives a strong indication of how Europe’s top court will eventually rule. (Video) Previous Administration accuses judge of scaring illegals away from signing up for Obama’s amnesty Wed, 01 05 2016 02:05:46 GMT d48a08fa73146967985d2c55e237fb9d0554abbc Washington Times, by Andrea Noble & Stephen Dinan Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 01 05 2016 02:05:46 GMT The Obama administration accused a federal judge Tuesday of sowing “fear and confusion” among illegal immigrants, potentially scaring them away from signing up for President Obama’s deportation amnesty by demanding immigration officials submit names of tens of thousands of migrants who’ve already enrolled. Justice Department lawyers also asked Judge Andrew S. Hanen not to force thousands of attorneys to take remedial ethics classes — an order the judge issued two weeks ago after he concluded that the administration intentionally and repeatedly misled him by implementing part of the amnesty, even as they assured the court it wasn’t in operation yet. “The sanctions Police: Houston shooter fired 212 rounds Wed, 01 02 2016 02:02:45 GMT 2a2fec2f5d8441daa4b659757144a6e9f350daca Associated Press, by Michael Graczyk Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 01 02 2016 02:02:45 GMT HOUSTON' An Army veteran of two Afghanistan tours who killed one person and wounded several others during a weekend rampage fired 212 rounds from his military'style rifle before a SWAT officer fatally shot him, police said Tuesday. "Suffice to say, after he fired 212 rounds, he was prepared," police Lt. John McGalin said of ammunition carried by 25'year'old Dionisio Garza III, of Rancho Cucamonga, California. McGalin said Garza was armed with an AR'15 rifle and a pistol and likely was experiencing a "mental health crisis" when he opened fire Sunday morning at a Houston auto detail shop, using the pistol to