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Montenegro Becomes Newest NATO Member

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/5/2017 at 7:30pm
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Montenegro has become the 29th member of NATO on Monday, defying Russia’s demands not to join. From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty:

Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic handed over the Balkan nation’s accession papers in a ceremony at the State Department’s ornate Treaty Room on June 5, making the country the 29th member of the North...

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Trump has a Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/5/2017 at 6:00pm
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President Donald Trump and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao have a plan to make air travel better: privative air traffic control. From CNN Money:

“We live in a modern age, but our air traffic control system is stuck, painfully, in the past,” he said at a White House event attended by current and...

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Trump Will Not Use Executive Privilege to Block Comey’s Testimony

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/5/2017 at 3:00pm

President Donald Trump has decided not to invoke executive privilege to block former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony this week. From The New York Times:

“The president’s power to assert executive privilege is well established,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a White House spokeswoman, told reporters. “However, in order to facilitate a swift and...

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U.S. Officials Mulling Over Sanctions Against Venezuela’s Oil Sector

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/5/2017 at 2:30pm
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Reuters has reported that President Donald Trump’s administration has started to think about possible sanctions against Venezuela’s lucrative oil sector. The sanctions would include PDVSA, the country’s state oil company.

Venezuela continues to see protests against socialist President Nicolás Maduro, but he keeps cracking down on the opposition to keep his power....

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Will the House Vote to Repeal Dodd-Frank?

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/5/2017 at 1:00pm
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The House of Representatives will vote on the Financial CHOICE Act this week, which will repeal a lot of the Dodd-Frank Reform Act. The Hill reported:

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, UAE Cut Ties With Qatar

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Posted by    Monday, June 5, 2017 at 8:30am 6/5/2017 at 8:30am

Officials in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have all announced the countries have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar due to terrorism and extremism. From The Guardian:

The official state news agency, citing an official source, said Saudi Arabia had decided to sever diplomatic and consular relations with...

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What We Know About the Latest London Terrorist Attack

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Posted by    Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/4/2017 at 5:00pm
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Terrorists killed seven people and injured 48 more on London Bridge and Borough Market in London on Saturday night. 35 of the injured remain in hospitals around the area.

Police have also made 12 quick arrests in east London in connection with the terrorist attack.

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Thunder’s Enes Kanter Tweets that Turkish Officials Arrested His Father

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Posted by    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/2/2017 at 5:30pm
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It appears Turkey will do anything to get its hands on Oklahoma City Thunder’s Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of Dictator President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

In May, Turkey canceled Kanter’s passport when he landed in Romania, but luckily he made it back to the states. Then the country issued an

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UK Election: Will Conservatives, Theresa May LOSE Seats in the House of Commons?

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Posted by    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:30am 6/2/2017 at 11:30am

A new poll has shown that British Prime Minister Theresa May and her fellow conservatives face a massive loss in seats in the snap election scheduled for June 8. YouGov released a poll that shows Conservatives at 310 seats, down from the 330 they hold now in the House of Commons....

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Palestinian Women’s Center Refuses to Drop Terrorist’s Name

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Posted by    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:00am 6/2/2017 at 7:00am
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Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has reported that the village council of Burqa will not budge on their decision to name a women’s center after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. The UN lashed out at the center for glorifying a terrorist and Norway demanded a refund of its donations to the center, as we ...

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Illinois Fails to Pass a Budget for the Third Year in a Row

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Posted by    Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/1/2017 at 7:00pm
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What a shock. The Illinois legislature has once again missed its spring deadline to pass a budget even though the state owes $14 billion to unpaid bills. From ABC 7:

Knowing the Governor Rauner would veto a budget that included tax increases, House Democrats left town without voting on a Senate-passed budget....

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Trump Announces America Will Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

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President Donald Trump has announced from the Rose Garden that America will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump talked about withdrawing from the agreement.

However, the U.S. did not officially join the agreement as

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Lebanon Officially Bans Wonder Woman After Group Complains of Israeli-Born Lead

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/31/2017 at 5:30pm
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Well, Lebanon has officially banned the movie Wonder Woman after a group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel (CBSI) urged the government to do so since Israeli-born Gal Gadot stars as the lead. From USA Today:

While no official reason was given for the ban, the Associated Press reports that the...

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No Wonder Al Franken’s Still Appearing With Kathy Griffin – He Once Joked About Al-Qaeda Killing Bush

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/31/2017 at 1:00pm

*UPDATE* CNN has cut ties with Kathy Griffin. From USA Today:

“CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” CNN spokesman Shimrit Sheetrit confirmed to USA TODAY...

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#TheResistance: Kathy Griffin Holds Decapitated Trump Head in Photoshoot

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/30/2017 at 5:30pm
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No one knows hypocrisy more than the left.

The latest example appeared in a photoshoot with “comedian” Kathy Griffin by photographer Tyler Shields, which has her holding the bloody severed head of President Donald Trump.

According to TMZ, Griffin told Shields that...

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Sportswriter Out at Denver Post After Controversial Tweet About Japanese Indy 500 Winner

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/30/2017 at 2:30pm
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Now former Denver Post sportswriter Terry Frei faced massive criticism after he tweeted he felt “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.”  Takumo Sato became the first Japanese winner of the famous car race.

The social media pile on led him to apologize and delete...

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Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI in Florida

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00am 5/30/2017 at 9:00am
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Officers placed golfer Tiger Woods under arrest in Jupiter, FL, for allegedly driving under the influence. From WPTV:

Woods, a Jupiter Island resident, was taken into custody at 3 a.m. on Military Trail South of Indian Creek Parkway.

Palm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods, 41, was booked at 7:18 a.m. and released...

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