Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 162)
 

Paul Ryan Will Vacate Convention Chair if Trump Asks

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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/9/2016 at 2:30pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would leave his GOP convention chair if presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump asks him.

“He’s the nominee. I’ll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention,” he said.

Speaker Ryan responded to Trump’s interview on NBC’s Meet the Press...

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Former Facebook Employees Claim Website Snuffed Conservative News

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Posted by    Monday, May 9, 2016 at 9:44am 5/9/2016 at 9:44am

Former Facebook employees have told Gizmodo that the company regularly told them to stamp out conservative news even if it trended on the website.

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Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module,...

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MLB Changes Puerto Rico Series to Miami Due to Zika

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:20pm 5/6/2016 at 7:20pm

The Zika virus has forced the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) to move the Pittsburgh Pirates and Miami Marlins series from Puerto Rico to Miami.

Several players voiced their concerns over the virus, which led the union to ask Commissioner Rob Manfred to move the...

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Speaker Paul Ryan, Donald Trump Will Meet Next Week

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 3:15pm 5/6/2016 at 3:15pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced he will meet with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump next week.

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Guccifer: Clinton’s Server ‘An Open Orchid on the Internet’

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Posted by    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:00am 5/6/2016 at 10:00am

Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, known as Guccifer, described Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s server to NBC News.

“It was like an open orchid on the internet,” he said. “There were hundreds of folders.”

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Iowa Governor Will Sign Anti-BDS Legislation

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:30pm 5/5/2016 at 8:30pm
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad confirmed he will sign a bill that will not allow public companies to do business with firms involved in Israel boycotts.

Iowa’s Senate passed House File 2331 last week in a 38-9 vote. The legislators hope the bill counters “efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement.”...

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NATO Establishes Israel Presence at Headquarters

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Posted by    Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45pm 5/5/2016 at 1:45pm

NATO has accepted Israel’s request to establish an office at the headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

The decision went through because Turkey decided to stop opposing Israel’s attempts at opening an office at NATO. A non-NATO country needs unanimous consent from all NATO members in order to collaborate with the organization.

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Kuwait Airways Stops Inter-European Flights Instead of Accepting Israeli Passengers

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:00pm 5/4/2016 at 2:00pm

Kuwait Airways has decided to stop all of their inter-European flights instead of accepting Israeli passengers.

The Lawfare Project filed civil and criminal complaints against the airlines in Geneva, Switzerland, over their discrimination policies. They claimed the policy violated “the Swiss Penal Code as well as the Swiss constitution, which protects individuals...

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Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrants for Putin’s Friends, Officials

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10:00am 5/4/2016 at 10:00am

A judge in Spain’s National Court has sent out international arrest warrants for Russian citizens, including some close to President Vladimir Putin, allegedly linked to the mafia.

Judge Jose de la Mata, who investigates organized crime, found “very serious facts” against each of the men stemming from the Troika operation. The court...

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Turkish Parliament Breaks Out in Another Fight

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 4:30pm 5/3/2016 at 4:30pm

The Turkish parliament dived into another fistfight this week as the lawmakers debate changes to the country’s constitution.

The members fought again about stripping some members of parliament of their immunity if they face charges.

The fight “left one person with a dislocated shoulder and a second with a bloodied nose.”

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Trump Claims Cruz’s Father Helped Oswald

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 12:00pm 5/3/2016 at 12:00pm

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed the father of his rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) helped Lee Harvey Oswald kill President John F. Kennedy.

“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” he told Fox News. “What is...

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First U.S. Cruise Ship in 38 Years Docks in Cuba

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Posted by    Monday, May 2, 2016 at 3:30pm 5/2/2016 at 3:30pm

Cuba has received their first U.S. cruise ship in the last 38 years as the two countries relax their tense relationship.

Carnival’s Adonia landed at Havana Bay with 700 passengers at 9:30AM Eastern time. It will also make stops at Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba.

The ship included Cuban passengers who escaped the...

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General Breedlove: NATO Needs To Focus On Russia

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Posted by    Monday, May 2, 2016 at 12:00pm 5/2/2016 at 12:00pm

Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top military commander of NATO, has warned the organization they need to focus on Russia before he leaves his position at the end of May.

“We see that Russia has not accepted the hand of partnership but has chosen a path of belligerence,” he stated. “We need to...

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