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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

‘National & World News’ Archives

Comments on the House Budget vote

Comments on the House Budget vote

Republican Press Releases Rep Gardner on Budget Reduction Act of 2011   WASHINGTON D.C. – Following a vote to pass the Budget Reduction Act of 2011 by 218 to 210, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement: “While no plan is perfect, this meets the standards we set forth in the cut, cap and balance proposal. It achieves 70 percent of the discretionary spending cuts that were in the House-passed budget. It calls for a vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment, avoids ... Full Story

Isn’t Medicaid cut a tax hike?

How do you define a tax increase. The government getting more of your money. The following article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities points out that the plan before congress would shift the costs of Medicaid to those least able to afford it. For them, it is the same as a tax increase, they have less disposable income. It is all a mater of semantics and perhaps how much money you have to contributed to political candidates.   Center on Budged and Policy Matters Proposal to ... Full Story

Boehner and Republicans to support Gaddafi

Blomberg Boehner Says Lawmakers May Seek to Deny Funds for U.S. Operations in Libya By Margaret Talev and James Rowley House Speaker John Boehner said President Barack Obama’s explanation of why he can continue the U.S. mission in Libya without lawmakers’ approval “doesn’t pass a straight-face test” and that lawmakers will consider options to constrain the president, including withholding funds. Read More

Zero Tolerance Alert: High School Lacrosse Players

Zero Tolerance Alert: High School Lacrosse Players Charged

  Zero Tolerance Alert: High School Lacrosse Players Charged with Possession of Deadly Weapons (Penknife, Lighter Used to Repair Equipment)   EASTON, Md. — The Rutherford Institute is calling on Maryland school officials to exhibit some common sense and compassion in their handling of an incident involving two Easton High School lacrosse players who were suspended for being in possession of a penknife and lighter used for maintaining lacrosse equipment. It is undisputed that the ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Budget Deal

Udall Statement on Budget Deal

  Mark Udall’s statement regarding the budget agreement reached tonight between Democrats and Republicans: April 8, 2011 “I congratulate both Democrats and Republicans for coming together and agreeing on a budget compromise.  Shutting down the government would’ve affected tens of thousands of Coloradans and their livelihoods were at stake.  Military families were worried about receiving their paychecks, farmers would’ve waiting for operating loans to put seed in the ground, and ... Full Story

Libyan Boy Scouts take on big role

Libyan Boy Scouts take on big role

            Benghazi Boy Scouts Fill Vacuum of Libyan Social Services by Phil Litner When the Gadhafi government lost control of eastern Libya, a vacuum formed in social and other basic services.  Among those who have stepped forward to help are the Benghazi Boy Scouts. The chaos that has engulfed Libya in the last few weeks has sent ripple effects throughout the society.  One unexpected group has been called up to fill gaps that no one could have ... Full Story

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

Time Magazine: A US opportunity in Libya

      Time Magazine The Libyan Conundrum Fareed Zakaria Now the U.S. has the opportunity to break the dysfunctional dynamic that produces anti-American hatred and violence. The Obama Administration has properly aligned itself with the hopes and aspirations of the Arab people, and it has called for governments in the region to engage in serious reform. But right now all these efforts have been sidelined. Libya is burning. Its people rose, and the tyrant gunned them down. Unless ... Full Story

The myth of Tribal Libya

The Libyan youth uses a number of communication media. In addition to their Twitter and Facebook pages, they have a web site on which they keep a running update, publishes some of their own publication and provides articles that have appeared in international newspapers.   Todays page includeds "Libya's uprising attract participants worldwide" from the Washington Post "Video: Apparently the whole Libyan social media revolution is a fake" showing attempts to discredit the Libyan Youth ... Full Story

Videos from Libya

      CNN Reporter gets a look at Misrata after weeks of siege.       Translated Video: Injured revolutionary refuses to praise Gaddafi, shots fired & ending unclear   Translation: Gaddafi Soldier: Raise your head, Raise your head, Get on your back, What is your name?! What is your Name? Injured man: Ahmed. Gaddafi Soldier: Say long live alfatah (Gaddafi/Gaddafi’s revolution) Injured man: God is great Gaddafi Soldier: Say long live Alfatah ... Full Story

A vision of a democratic Libya

A vision of a democratic Libya

The political and international affairs committee of Libya's interim national council presents its eight-point plan for the country The interim national council, formed by opposition groups in Libya, has said it will hold free and fair elections and draft a national constitution. Here is its eight-point plan in full.   A vision of a democratic Libya The interim national council hereby presents its vision for rebuilding the democratic state of Libya. This vision responds to the needs and ... Full Story

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