Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 167)
 

House Freedom Caucus Submits Resolution to Impeach IRS Commissioner

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/13/2016 at 5:30pm

The House Freedom Caucus submitted a resolution to force a vote to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. They have accused him of hampering, “Congress’ effort to investigate the IRS for tough assessments of Tea Party groups that sought tax exemptions several years ago.”

Caucus members Members claim Koskinen failed to provide proper email documents...

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NCAA Nixes Championship Events In North Carolina Due to Bathroom Law

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/13/2016 at 2:30pm

North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy and Security Bill have drawn another major boycott. The NCAA recently announced its decision to remove seven previously scheduled championship events from the state, including the first and second round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

In July, the NBA decided to move its All Star Game from...

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Austrian Presidential Election Delayed Over Mail-in Ballots and Defective Glue

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Posted by    Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/12/2016 at 8:30pm

The current Austrian presidential election is filled with more drama than America’s election cycle, if you can believe that.

Independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Green Party, barely beat Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer in May in an election that came down to the mail-in ballots.

However, Austria’s highest...

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Obama Will Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia

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Posted by    Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/12/2016 at 7:00pm

The Senate and House both unanimously passed a bill that allows families 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia even though President Obama threatened to veto.

Monday, the White House confirmed President Obama’s veto plans:

“That’s still the plan,”...

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Poll: More Veterans Support Gary Johnson Than Other Presidential Candidates

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Posted by    Monday, September 12, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/12/2016 at 1:00pm

According to new polling, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has more support from military veterans than the other presidential candidates.  Recent polling of active military showed 37% of respondents chose Johnson, reports The Hill.

Depending upon the accuracy of the polling, it may serve as further evidence that military service members are increasingly Libertarian.

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Reagan’s would-be assassin John Hinckley, Jr. released from mental hospital

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Posted by    Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:00pm 9/10/2016 at 5:00pm

Back in July, U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman decided to release John Hinckley, Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, since he “no longer poses a danger to himself or others.”

Officials at St. Elizabeths Hospital in DC let Hinckley go this morning to live with his mother...

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Nurse in famous V-Day Times Square photo kiss passes away

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Posted by    Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:50pm 9/10/2016 at 1:50pm

Greta Friedman gained fame when a photographer captured the moment when a soldier grabbed her in Times Square and planted a kiss on her as America celebrated the end of World War II. It quickly became an iconic picture.

Her son Joshua confirmed the 92-year-old nurse passed away this morning.

She spoke to ...

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House unanimously passes bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia

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Posted by    Friday, September 9, 2016 at 3:00pm 9/9/2016 at 3:00pm

The House of Representatives passed a bill allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

The Senate drafted legislation in April. Saudi Arabia threatened economic retaliation if...

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Supreme Court won’t hear Michigan’s appeal on straight-ticket voting ban

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Posted by    Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/9/2016 at 1:00pm

The Supreme Court refused to consider Michigan’s emergency appeal that would eliminate its 125 year-old straight-ticket voting option. The justices gave no reason:

“The application for stay presented to Justice (Elena) Kagan and by her referred to the Court is denied. Justice (Clarence) Thomas and Justice (Samuel) Alito would grant the application.”

In 2015, the state...

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Democrats Worry Their Chance to Regain Senate is Slipping

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Posted by    Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/8/2016 at 6:00pm

I continue to keep an eye on the vulnerable Republicans in the Senate because the Democrats only need four seats to retake the majority. Not helpful is that Hillary and her campaign hope to raise $1 billion to help unseat vulnerable GOP senators.

Their efforts may not come to fruition as Sen. Jon Tester (MT),...

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Hillary Finally Holds Press Conference, Complains About Media Coverage

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Posted by    Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3:00pm 9/8/2016 at 3:00pm

Today Hillary Clinton decided to hold her first formal press conference…the first in 287 days. She used it to attack GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and his performance at the forum both attended Wednesday night. She also complained about the media coverage she was receiving.

Not that we need to remind you,...

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Apple Event: New Mario Game, iPhone 7, and Apple Watch

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 6:08pm 9/7/2016 at 6:08pm

As the resident Apple geek, I decided to watch the Apple Event and provide some key points on the new products CEO Tim Cook displayed for the world today. He introduced the iPhone 7, second generation Apple Watch, and a new MARIO game for iOS!

1. Yes, the headphone jack is gone.

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Only One Benghazi Email in Latest Hillary Email Dump

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/7/2016 at 4:00pm

Everyone perked up when the State Department said it found 30 Benghazi emails in the 15,000 Hillary Clintons they discovered on a disc. Well, the officials only found ONE Benghazi email.

That’s right. Only ONE. It’s from then- U.S. Ambassador to Brazil to Hillary after she testified in front of Congress in...

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Obama Admin Finally Tells Congress How U.S. Paid $1.3 Billion to Iran

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 11:30am 9/7/2016 at 11:30am

Back in August, the Obama administration would not tell Congress how the U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran. The lawmakers asked questions after...

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VIDEO: Six-year-old year girl takes on ax-wielding robbers

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 11:13am 9/7/2016 at 11:13am

What a brave girl! In New Zealand, six-year-old Sarah Patel attacked the ax-wielding men who tried to rob her family’s shop. CCTV caught the footage:

The Guardian reported:

CCTV footage shows the masked men kicking, punching and threatening employees with an axe and a crowbar, or iron lever.

In the video Sarah rushes at...

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Jason Chaffetz asks US Attorney to open criminal probe of Hillary emails

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:00am 9/7/2016 at 10:00am

House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has asked the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia (USADC) to review the email case against Hillary Clinton because evidence “may amount to obstruction of justice and destruction of evidence.”

The FBI released its notes from its investigation into the private server...

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UCLA Student President Leaves School Over Anti-Israel Harassment

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 5:30pm 9/6/2016 at 5:30pm

Former UCLA law student and Graduate Student Association (GSA) president Milan Chatterjee has left the school after constant harassment from the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and anti-Israel hate. All because he decided to remain NEUTRAL.

The Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has led numerous smear campaigns against Chatterjee, even...

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