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Kentucky coal group targets California
billionaire, climate-protection efforts

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/30/2014 2:45:54 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes´ meeting with California billionaire Tom Steyer has prompted the Kentucky Coal Association to warn her not to accept donations from him or his climate-protection group. Grimes and other candidates attended a meeting Tuesday in Chicago with Steyer and other major Democratic donors, according to her campaign. In a prepared statement, Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett said anyone accepting donations form Steyer or his NextGen Climate Action group would "identify you as being against the production and use of Kentucky coal." "Her comments thus far have been pro coal. She has made

      


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Kentucky coal group targets California
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 2:45:54 PM     Post Reply
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes´ meeting with California billionaire Tom Steyer has prompted the Kentucky Coal Association to warn her not to accept donations from him or his climate-protection group. Grimes and other candidates attended a meeting Tuesday in Chicago with Steyer and other major Democratic donors, according to her campaign. In a prepared statement, Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett said anyone accepting donations form Steyer or his NextGen Climate Action group would "identify you as being against the production and use of Kentucky coal." "Her comments thus far have been pro coal. She has made

   

 

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Firstborn Girls Are the Best at Life
Time, by Eliana Dockterman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 2:42:39 PM     Post Reply
Firstborn girls are more likely than their siblings to succeed, according to a study from the University of Essex. Scientists applied modeling techniques to data from the British Household Panel Survey, which contains 1503 sibling clusters and a total of 3552 people. They examined both within-and between-family variances to find that birth order actually does affect academic success. Firstborns are most likely to be “ambitious” and “accomplished” compared to their younger siblings. And firstborn girls turn out to be the most ambitious: they are 13 percent more likley to aspire to attend graduate school than firstborn boys. These statistics are true regardless

Getting Past Name-Calling
to Talk About Poverty
Wall Street Journal, by Juan Williams    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 11:37:20 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan´s statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that "cannot be tolerated" for ignoring that the majority of the poor are white and often live in the suburbs

U.S. economy stalls on inventories, trade
Reuters, by Lucia Mutikani    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 9:23:35 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as exports tumbled and businesses accumulated stocks at the slowest pace in nearly a year, but activity already appears to be bouncing back. Gross domestic product expanded at a 0.1 percent annual rate, the slowest since the fourth quarter of 2012, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. That was a sharp pullback from the fourth quarter´s 2.6 percent pace and was worse than economists´ expectations for a slowdown to a 1.2 percent rate. The slowdown partly reflected an unusually cold and disruptive winter, marked by declines in sectors ranging from business spending to

Rick Perry Has Last Laugh
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Legal Insurrection, by Leslie Eastman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 5:37:39 AM     Post Reply
Professor Jacobson just asked if a Toyota can get from California to Texas on single tank of gas? As a Californian, I would like to answer that question. First, you need to know that California Governor Jerry Brown recently said Rick Perry’s efforts to recruit businesses to Texas are “barely a fart.” So, if the fuel is blended with those farts, the answer is: Hell, yes! Interestingly,Toyota has had a relatively long-term stay in California. With its worldwide headquarters in Japan, Toyota’s U.S. operation has headquartered in Southern California for more than 50 years. Most employees affected by the move, which begins in 2016, work

Obama’s ugly anti-Americanism
abroad resurfaces in Malaysia
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 5:27:24 AM     Post Reply
It’s in unscripted moments — when there’s no teleprompter rolling — that we get the most telling insights into the mind of President Obama. These insights were especially on view at his joint news conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Sunday in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Obama was asked about Malaysia’s record on “human rights, racial tolerance, political accountability and free speech” and specifically “the precarious legal position” of an opposition political leader, whose case has been taken up by Human Rights Watch, among other monitoring organizations. “I think the prime minister is the first to acknowledge that Malaysia’s still got some

   

 

  


 
Hurricane Carter Exonerated Again...and Again
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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 5:23:15 AM     Post Reply
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter died at the age of 76 two weeks ago and immediately the encomiums began again — “wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit,” “could have been champion,” “victim of racial injustice,” etc., etc. I wasn’t even going to bother with this — what else do you expect of the New York Times? — but then Sports Illustrated arrived: Before he spend 19 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction, before he was the subject of a Bob Dylan hit and a Denzel Washington biopic, before he was a symbol of the ways racial injustice can

The Obamacare Opportunity
Weekly Standard, by James C. Capretta & Yuval Levin    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 5:16:35 AM     Post Reply
Obamacare’s defenders are doing their best to sustain a triumphant mood these days. In the wake of the late-March surge in exchange enrollment, many proponents of the law have insisted it can no longer be rolled back. As the president put it in his April 1 Mission Accomplished speech announcing the enrollment figures, “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” But just as conservative assertions that the law would collapse of its own weight were premature, so too are today’s liberal proclamations that the debate is over. Clear-eyed opponents of Obamacare have long understood that once the Supreme Court upheld

Obama Administration Accused Of
Slow Walking Congress On Benghazi
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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 5:04:57 AM     Post Reply
An important email on Benghazi that showed the White House´s role in the election season spin about the attack was only made available to a key Congressional committee two weeks ago. Almost since Congress began investigating the Benghazi attacks of September 11, 2012 in Libya, the White House has stressed its unprecedented cooperation with lawmakers seeking to get to the bottom of the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Those claims were challenged Tuesday after the conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch published an email from deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes to senior administration officials on

The crazy logistics of packing
up the U.S. war in Afghanistan
Global Post*, by Sarah Dougherty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 5:01:50 AM     Post Reply
As Afghans prepare for a runoff to the April 5 presidential election, another historic transition is taking place — the full withdrawal of international coalition forces from the country by Dec. 31, 2014. That´s when NATO´s combat mission expires, ending 13 years of foreign military presence in Afghanistan, which began when U.S.-led troops ousted the Taliban in 2001. By joint agreement, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) are disengaging from combat activities and handing over security to Afghan forces. They´re also shipping home over a decade´s accumulation of personnel and equipment. The logistical pull-out —

Why Liberals Don’t Care
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PJ Media, by David P. Goldman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 4:54:22 AM     Post Reply
No amount of evidence will convince liberals that they were wrong. Evidence abounds, to be sure: Appeasement invites aggression. Handouts increase dependency. Coddling terror-states like Iran elicits megalomania. Big government stifles the economy. They don’t care. Really. John Kerry romanced Basher Assad and Vanity Fair published a fawning profile of the Assad family, while the Obama administration secretly courted Iran. As a result we have in Syria the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the Arab world in modern times. Algeria racked up more casualties during the independence war of 1954-1962 and the civil war of 1991-2002, to be sure, but the

   

 

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A crucial 2016 opening against Hillary
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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/30/2014 4:43:53 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton is in a formidable position to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, should she decide to run. But someone else also is in an enviable position: Whoever challenges her. The dynamics of the Democratic 2016 race so far feel more like an incumbent president clearing the primary field of any potential spoilers prior to a re-election bid rather than a wide-open nomination contest. At this early juncture, the question is not so much who will be her opponent(s), but whether she will have any, or even one. She certainly should. Any serious Democrat with some gumption and ambition would



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