News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Tue, 31 29 2015 04:29:20 GMT Tue, 31 29 2015 04:29:20 GMT Payday Loan Tue, 31 15 2015 04:15:26 GMT ec1d7acbe13a13b7cd1ebe4241b3251b3fcb5af1 PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Posted By: Hazymac- Tue, 31 15 2015 04:15:26 GMT One of the signs of bankruptcy is the willingness to sell valuable items cheaply for immediate cash or borrow small sums of money at high rates of interest. The most familiar example is the payday loan, meant to tide a cash'strapped person over until the next salary day. “Since payday lending operations charge higher interest'rates than traditional banks, they have the effect of depleting the assets of low'income communities. John Hudson and Colum Lynch argue in Foreign Policy that the Obama administration is down at the Iranian pawnshop trying to get something — at almost any rate of interest — A classic Jersey diner comes to an end Tue, 31 42 2015 03:42:09 GMT a7d44c3476ba7db36cb8048839f192448fa86781 Star'Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Mark Di Ionno Posted By: Ribicon- Tue, 31 42 2015 03:42:09 GMT Bill Nicholas locked up, expecting to open after a few hours of sleep just like always. Always, as in almost 60 years. That´s how long he´s been working at the Harris Diner in East Orange, the last 56 as owner. So on March 9 at 8.p.m., when he bolted the door on the stainless'steel landmark, he fully expected to be back at 5 a.m., frying bacon and potatoes, making soup, preparing for another day in the kitchen as he had roughly 22,000 days before. But a few minutes after he got home to Livingston, word came from his security company Report Accuses Hillary Adviser Who Ran Intel Service of Illegally Lobbying for Vladimir Putin Ally Tue, 31 15 2015 03:15:55 GMT c42449133cb0c2e114d477328f3e0cd49a732ab9 Breitbart Big Government, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 31 15 2015 03:15:55 GMT The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.” Americans Support Nuclear Deal With Iran? Tue, 31 04 2015 03:04:47 GMT a9064ef6eac122159f865c31ec91315e71162918 Power Line, by John Hinderaker Posted By: Dreadnought- Tue, 31 04 2015 03:04:47 GMT The Washington Post reports that a “clear majority” of Americans support President Obama’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran: By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post'ABC News poll finds. As always, we need to know what question was asked. Here it is: Q: Thinking now about the situation with Iran – would you support or oppose an agreement in which the United States and other countries would lift major economic sanctions against Iran, in exchange for Canadian Parliament backs air strikes on Islamic State in Syria Tue, 31 02 2015 03:02:37 GMT 0ff17f3c5385cf2738f32120c1966d7283724dc0 Reuters, by David Ljunggren & Jeffrey Hodgson Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 31 02 2015 03:02:37 GMT Toronto - Canadian legislators on Monday voted to back the government´s plans to bomb Islamic State positions in Syria, a move that opposition parties say threatens to drag Canada into a long war. The House of Commons approved the plan 142-129. The result was never in doubt, since the ruling Conservatives have a majority in the chamber. The vote also approved the extension of Canada´s six-month mission by a year to the end of March 2016. Canada has around 70 special forces troops in northern Iraq and six Canadian jets are taking part in U.S.-led bombing attacks attacks against Islamic State in Iraq. As U.S. and Iran Seek Nuclear Deal, Saudi Arabia Makes Its Own Moves Tue, 31 55 2015 02:55:50 GMT a54b947c829e843ece7597439b9e3699f13fd42b New York Times, by David D. Kirkpatrick Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 31 55 2015 02:55:50 GMT Cairo ' As America talks to Iran, Saudi Arabia is lashing out against it. The kingdom, Iran’s chief regional rival, is leading airstrikes against an Iranian'backed faction in Yemen; backing a blitz in Idlib, Syria, by jihadists fighting the Iranian'backed Assad regime; and warning Washington not to allow the Iranian'backed militia to capture too much of Iraq during the fight to roll back the Islamic State, according to Arab diplomats familiar with the talks. Through Egypt, a major beneficiary of Saudi aid, the kingdom is backing plans for a combined Arab military force to combat Iranian influence around the region. Justice Department Sues University Over Alleged Anti'Transgender Discrimination Tue, 31 46 2015 02:46:09 GMT ceb8e775e6f9c594a224dd6c4a33ddca98da2877 BuzzFeed News, by Chris Geidner Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 31 46 2015 02:46:09 GMT Washington ' The Justice Department on Monday filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging that the school discriminated against a transgender professor in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case is the first time the Justice Department sued an entity alleging that the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the historic civil rights legislation protects transgender people from discrimination. In December 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the department would use that interpretation — advocated for since 2012 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill To Delay Identifying Police Officers Who Shoot People Tue, 31 41 2015 02:41:30 GMT 883bb1f24e9f31ec3279509f7f7b02666b947d2e BuzzFeed News, by Alison Vingiano Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 31 41 2015 02:41:30 GMT A controversial bill that aimed to prohibit law enforcement in Arizona from releasing the names of officers involved in shootings until 60 days after the incident was vetoed Monday by Gov. Doug Ducey. Ducey said his No. 1 goal was to protect officers and their families, and the “arbitrary” 60'day timeframe didn’t help police. In a letter explaining his decision, the governor also noted that Arizona law already allows local police departments to weigh officer safety as they decide when to release names. In one recent case, the Phoenix Police Department waited seven days after a shooting to release the officer’s name. Americans Favor Deal With Iran by 2'1; Relations With Israel Are Highly Politicized Tue, 31 33 2015 02:33:49 GMT fab6103f6e651540420fd4433b7526d8cfcce845 ABC News, by Gary Langer Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Tue, 31 33 2015 02:33:49 GMT Americans by a 2'1 margin favor an agreement with Iran over its nuclear development program, even while broadly questioning whether a deal would, in fact, prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons. A new national ABC News/Washington Post poll also finds sharply politicized views of U.S.'Israel relations, which have been strained by the two allies’ dispute over the advisability of an agreement with Iran. In a result that supports the Obama administration’s position in the face of Republican and Israeli criticisms alike, Americans by 59'31 percent back a plan to lift major economic sanctions against Iran in exchange Astronaut´s awesome Vine shows storms from space Tue, 31 20 2015 12:20:19 GMT ca5f1e57912c47a2e76f5f0cc405b2ba80bf9beb CBS News, by Amanda Schupak Posted By: JoniTx- Tue, 31 20 2015 12:20:19 GMT (Video) While flying more than 200 miles above Earth Sunday, NASA astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this striking video of thunderstorms across central Africa. From his view aboard the International Space Station, the storms look like the flashes of fireworks. But they hold an "amazing amount of power," he pointed out in his tweet. It´s been a big week at the ISS. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts, Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka, launched from from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday and docked later that night with the space station. Virts captured this fantastic photo of the Soyuz Samper calls for review of U.S., LatAm relations at summit Mon, 30 55 2015 11:55:41 GMT f105de9a6c4181305cf6b6fef1ad4c21efc376f0 Agencia EFE [Madrid, Spain], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 55 2015 11:55:41 GMT Quito ' The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, considers it opportune to "make use of the (April 10'11) Summit of the Americas to reassess relations between the United States and South America." In an interview with Efe, former Colombian President Ernesto Samper said it would be a worthwhile item on the agenda of the summit, whose expectations now largely center on an eventual meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba´s Raul Castro. Aside from media interest in the presence of Obama and Castro, Samper said, analyzing the state of Cuban'U.S. interests cannot dodge subjects like The loud last gasp that should be heard around the world Mon, 30 48 2015 11:48:36 GMT b972e20962407027be94f0f3724a327926693907 Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod Posted By: snowcloud- Mon, 30 48 2015 11:48:36 GMT If only the “loud last gasp” of the 7'month'old unborn baby ripped out of her mother’s womb in Colorado last week would end for once and for all the fallacious argument that a human baby is only a fetus while still in her mother’s womb. Then her moment’s'long life would have saved millions of innocent children slaughtered by abortions that have become commonplace since the law birthed by Roe vs.Wade. The baby girl was murdered in the most heinous and shocking of crimes and the law of the land that so callously identified her as a fetus can never justify Mumia Abu'Jamal ailing, supporters say Mon, 30 38 2015 11:38:18 GMT f0d4a666be1ca6f7ff533576dbfbce148e52ae9d Philadelphia Inquirer, by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 38 2015 11:38:18 GMT A nonprofit advocacy group that supports former death'row inmate Mumia Abu'Jamal reported that he had been hospitalized Monday afternoon. Prison Radio, which distributes recordings made by Abu'Jamal in prison, said the 60'year'old had been transported from the State Correctional Institution at Mahanoy in Schuylkill County at 1 p.m. to the intensive care unit at Schuylkill Medical Center. A spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections declined to comment on the report. "We never discuss an inmate´s medical condition," said deputy press secretary Susan Bensinger in an e'mail. Federal Government Economist Calls Indiana Christians ‘Nazis’ Mon, 30 35 2015 11:35:53 GMT a0ceaba55a26e96beb156b0f860d4db833746185 Breitbart Big Government, by John Nolte Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 30 35 2015 11:35:53 GMT Since 1998, Elizabeth Ashack has worked as an economist for the US Department of Labor. Sunday, using her Twitter account, this government employee wrote “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian.” She quickly deleted the Tweet, which was directed at the new religious freed law passed in Indiana. SooperMexican grabbed a screencap before it was deleted. (Tweet) Along with the “Nazi” tweet, Ashack removed the fact that she is a government employee from her Twitter bio. Numerous sources on Twitter claim Ashack claimed this morning that she was the victim of the Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy Mon, 30 30 2015 11:30:04 GMT f248aac8caf3153a0ade8f0e9efb87fd669f2157 Associated Press, by David Espo & Nedra Pickler Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 30 30 2015 11:30:04 GMT BOSTON— President Barack Obama summoned today´s quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator´s name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward M. Kennedy Report: It looks like Tiger Woods will play the Masters Mon, 30 55 2015 10:55:27 GMT b5c07120fc6baa2f78bf83cd25d75bb6dc786eae CBS Sports, by Kyle Porter Posted By: SoCalGal- Mon, 30 55 2015 10:55:27 GMT Few folks in golf are better connected than Golf World´s Tim Rosaforte. When he says Tiger Woods will play in the 2015 Masters, it holds some weight. Here´s what Rosaforte said in Golf World on Monday: "I think Tiger Woods is going to play the Masters. I also think you´ll see him take a trip to Augusta National this week where he can practice in solitude without a camera on him. "I base this not only on Notah Begay´s 50'50 prediction that got so much traction, but by some of the scores he´s been posting and the improvement he´s shown over the past Harry Reid´s Mobster Fistfight and Cover'Up Mon, 30 40 2015 10:40:18 GMT 5170b72de2a34fcb37ed30e4248931d178c6b092 Bloomberg, by David Weigel Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 30 40 2015 10:40:18 GMT On Friday afternoon, in a segment about the retirement of Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Rush Limbaugh cast doubt on the official story of the Democratic leader´s gruesome facial injuries. Reid kept saying that he had wounded himself and damaged his right eye when a piece of exercise equipment broke. Not so, said Limbaugh. "I don´t believe for a minute that whatever happened to Harry Reid has anything to do with an exercise machine unless somebody repeatedly threw him into it," said Limbaugh. "Harry Reid looks like and is acting like—and now with this announcement, behaving like—somebody who may have been beaten Car that tried to crash NSA gate was stolen from Maryland hotel, police say Mon, 30 35 2015 10:35:51 GMT ef84c856bb308e7ce56d7649e7a6cce69accd7bd Los Angeles Times, by Christine Mai'Duc Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 30 35 2015 10:35:51 GMT One person was killed and two others, including a police officer, were injured Monday after police confronted a car that tried to crash through a gate outside National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., the agency confirmed. NSA police opened fire when the car rammed into a police car. FBI officials say they don’t believe the incident is related to terrorism. According to Howard County police spokeswoman Mary Phelan, the black SUV was stolen from a hotel in Jessup, Md., on Monday morning. Phelan would not say which hotel, citing the FBI´s ongoing investigation, and no other information was Obama Lackey, Anti'Israel Propagandist Harvey Weinstein Honored For Fighting Anti'Semitism Mon, 30 26 2015 10:26:51 GMT 7031168401a0daa29414de65052bb8ba56533a8d Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Ben Shapiro Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 30 26 2015 10:26:51 GMT On Tuesday night, Hollywood bully Harvey Weinstein received the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton. There, he spoke forcefully about the need to fight anti'Semitism. “We’re gonna have to get as organized as the mafia,” he said, after being introduced by Jeffrey Katzenberg. “We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass… We just can’t take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards.” He continued: I think it’s time that we, as Jews, get together with the Muslims who are honorable and peaceful – but we [also] have to go and protect Maternity Tourism: The Profitable Business of Having a Child in the U.S. Mon, 30 09 2015 10:09:03 GMT 9eeb3be253764df94117b185dced07d1788a06fc Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 09 2015 10:09:03 GMT SEATTLE – The United States grants citizenship to any person born in its territory, a constitutional provision that in recent years has promoted the creation and expansion of a new business: maternity tourism. With a neatly organized network of agencies and hotels, maternity tourism targets pregnant women, most of them Chinese, who want to give birth in the United States so their child will be a natural-born U.S. citizen. “Many benefits come from being a U.S. citizen,” the Shanghai-based Star Baby Care firm, which specializes in maternity tourism in Southern California, advertises on its Web site. “You will have free access to an Brazilian Priest Suspended for Posting Nude Photos on Social Media Mon, 30 04 2015 10:04:55 GMT cc2515ae366803c03adc87b1ad1791823076dd77 Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 04 2015 10:04:55 GMT SAO PAULO – A 40-year-old priest was suspended by the Catholic Church for appearing nude in photographs posted on social networks, Brazilian media reported Sunday. The unidentified priest was assigned to a church in Miracema, a small city in the northern state of Rio de Janeiro, and told the Diocese of Campos dos Goytacazes that he was the victim of blackmail. Selfies of the naked priest were posted on the Internet and church officials became aware of the images, deciding to suspend the man on Saturday, the Globo network reported. The priest said the photographs were posted on the Internet by a woman Mexican Immigration Agents Stop Woman Posing as Mother of 3 Guatemalan Kids Mon, 30 01 2015 10:01:48 GMT 379646eca159c94ac28eca39876612fd4004d8df Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Staff Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 01 2015 10:01:48 GMT MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration agents stopped a woman in the northern state of Chihuahua who was posing as the mother of the three Guatemalan children traveling with her, the National Migration Institute, or INM, said. The Mexican woman was stopped at a checkpoint in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, along with two 16-year-old boys and a 4-year-old girl for whom she presented birth certificates to INM agents. The agents determined that the documents belonged to the woman’s real children and not to the three kids traveling with her. The woman is not related to the three children, who are from Guatemala, the INM said in New spa-like abortion clinic is part of a trend to ‘destigmatize’ the procedure Mon, 30 57 2015 09:57:51 GMT bee550987c62a676642e79938ce1479272b947ce Washington Post, by Sandhya Somashekhar Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 57 2015 09:57:51 GMT With its natural wood floors and plush upholstery, Carafem aims to feel more like a spa than a medical clinic. But the slick ads set to go up in Metro stations across the Washington region leave nothing to doubt: “Abortion. Yeah, we do that.” The clinic, opening this week in tony Friendship Heights, specializes in the abortion pill and will be unique for its advertising. Its unabashed approach also reflects a new push to destigmatize the nation’s most controversial medical procedure by talking about it openly and unapologetically. Plagued by political setbacks in recent years, abortion-rights activists are now seeking to normalize Ted Cruz´s team says this is the proof that he can run for US president despite his Canadian roots Mon, 30 36 2015 09:36:03 GMT 4ae472a6861458f76a9cad737473a3c5168c6933 Business Insider, by Hunter Walker Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 30 36 2015 09:36:03 GMT According to his campaign team, two top lawyers definitively settled the question of whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is eligible to run for US president with an article published in the Harvard Law Review earlier this month. In an email to Business Insider last week, Cruz´s senior adviser Catherine Frazier said the campaign is pointing any reporters who ask about Cruz´s eligibility to the March 11 article by Neal Katyal and Paul Clement. "Any coverage on this issue should include the Harvard Law Review article by Katyal and Clement," Frazier wrote. Questions have been raised about Cruz´s eligibility as he In Venezuela Elections, Too Many Dead Vote Mon, 30 35 2015 09:35:17 GMT 771868e35e1e8bb12945f04835ef67a68450cc01 Latin American Herald Tribune [Miami], by Andres Oppenheimer Posted By: PageTurner- Mon, 30 35 2015 09:35:17 GMT MIAMI '' While U.S. and Latin American officials say that Venezuela’s political crisis should be solved through upcoming legislative elections, recent testimony before the U.S. Senate raised many questions: It said Venezuela’s voting registry includes the names of so many dead, many states have more registered voters than people. In March 17 testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Russ Dallen, editor in chief of the Caracas-based Latin American Herald Tribune, said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government is overseeing a voting process that almost guarantees electoral fraud in the legislative elections tentatively scheduled for September. Before we get into whether Obama to visit Kenya Mon, 30 22 2015 09:22:54 GMT f322b4487f96425ee01b4ca1e070dd9ebe11cab9 Agence France-Presse, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 30 22 2015 09:22:54 GMT Washington - Barack Obama will make a long-awaited trip to Kenya later this year, visiting his father´s homeland for the first time since becoming US president six years ago, the White House said on Monday. During the long-promised visit this July, Obama will attend a Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the east African nation, a statement said. Obama has visited Africa four times since becoming president, but has not visited the country where he still has relatives. For much of Obama´s presidency, Kenya´s leaders have been under a cloud of prosecution by the International Criminal Court. Uhuru Kenyatta was indicted over the country´s 2007-08 post-election