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Friday, April 18, 2014

‘National & World News’ Archives

“Occupy” the World

“Occupy” the World

Are we becoming a police state. The scene of armed police in riot gear confronting unarmed protestors of the Occupy Denver protest was a chilling sight. It must have been a frightening experience for the protestors. Use of government force against protestors is nothing new in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Civil Rights Marches to antiwar protests to the Occupy protests of today, protest is a common occurrence in our society. The use of force against protestors is also ... Full Story

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Reuters is reporting that a local military commander in the city of Misrata, where the forces which captured Gaddafi took his body, said "over-enthusiastic" fighters took matters into their own hands when they came face to face with the man they despise. "We wanted to keep him alive but the young guys, things went out of control," he said speaking on condition of anonymity. -Reuters "Clues to Gaddafi's death concealed from public view"     Situation Report October 20, ... Full Story

The GOP’s ludicrous claim about their jobs bill

The GOP’s ludicrous claim about their jobs bill

“The entire plan will not add one penny to the federal debt, while creating 5 million new jobs.” By Glenn Kessler Politicians love to make claims about how many jobs their proposals will create. As a practical matter, readers should immediately discount such assertions, since they are often based on guesstimates that are then extrapolated beyond reality. One good example of such a dubious claim is one made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in August about the Federal Aviation ... Full Story

Accounts emerge of Gaddafi’s final moments

Accounts emerge of Gaddafi’s final moments

Witness accounts and grainy footage offer partial glimpses into the former Libyan leader's last stand. While reports surrounding the circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi's death remain murky, amateur footage combined with eyewitness accounts tell a dramatic story of the toppled leader's last stand.  Shortly before dawn prayers on Thursday, Gaddafi surrounded by a few dozen loyal bodyguards and accompanied by Abu Bakr Younis Jabr, the head of his now defeated army, broke out of Sirte where his ... Full Story

Meltdown

Meltdown

A four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that led to financial collapse. By       Part one  The men who crashed the world. (Video) In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne. The crash of September 2008 brought the largest ... Full Story

The Las Vegas Debate: Fact Check

The Las Vegas Debate: Fact Check

      Las Vegas Smackdown Republican candidates hammered each other for two hours in a lively Nevada confrontation — and often strayed from the facts. Read More             Fact checking the CNN Republican debate in Las Vegas By Glenn Kessler The Republican debate hosted by CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night was certainty lively and at times feisty. Read ... Full Story

Libya Situation Report: October 18

Libya Situation Report: October 18

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BLM announces Fall-Winter Wild Horse and Burro Gather

BLM announces Fall-Winter Wild Horse and Burro Gather schedule

  The Bureau of Land Management today announced its tentative fall-winter schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds on Western public rangelands.  The gathers are needed to bring herd sizes into balance with other rangeland resources and uses, as required by Federal law and approved land-use plans.  Along with removals, the fall-winter gathers will be used to apply a fertility- control vaccine during the ideal time (from November through February) for ... Full Story

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

  The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is up in arms over a new report that indicates a vast number of voters are being disenfranchised in the 2012 elections. The DSCC press release states According to the report, 5 MILLION voters – more than decided the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections – could be affected by this coordinated GOP effort to skew the 2012 elections. Not surprisingly, the suppression effort specifically targets traditionally Democratic voters. ... Full Story

Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate

Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate

              Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate By Bill Adair Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 After several debates that were so similar they sometimes felt like reruns, Thursday night's debate in Orlando brought some new twists, the appearance of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and questions from YouTube. Read More            

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