Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 175)
 

Can the GOP Maintain Their Majority in Congress?

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Posted by    Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8:30am 8/19/2016 at 8:30am

The 2016 primaries and election so far has rattled the GOP, leaving many to wonder if the political party can hold their majority in the House and Senate. GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s numbers aren’t helping:

But, as Trump’s numbers — nationally and in key swing states — continue to tank, a...

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Univision Will Shut Down Gawker Next Week

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Posted by    Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:00am 8/19/2016 at 7:00am

Univision has decided to end production at Gawker after they bought the company for $135 million at an auction. Reporter J.K. Trotter wrote:

After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s...

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State Dept Confirms US Used $400 Million as Leverage For Prisoners

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Posted by    Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00pm 8/18/2016 at 7:00pm

The State Department has confirmed the U.S. used the $400 million payment to Iran as leverage for the prisoners they released in January. From The New York Post:

State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday’s press briefing: “In basic English, you’re saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash...

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Seattle Offers ‘White Fragility’ Class to Explain White Guilt

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Posted by    Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/18/2016 at 5:30pm

The city of Seattle, WA, has offered a class on “white fragility” to white people in order to explain white guilt and why white people cannot “handle matters involving race.” From Fox News:

Lecturer Robin DiAngelo, who coined the term, is teaching the taxpayer-funded class for the city Officeof Arts and Culture....

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*UPDATE* Brazil Police Said Lochte, Others Acted as Vandals, Not Victims

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Posted by    Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/18/2016 at 2:30pm

The Brazilian police have said that U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were not victims of a robbery and security guards only a pointed a gun at them because they were vandalizing a gas station.

Last week, Lochte said a gunman robbed him and three of his teammates after...

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Desperate Times in Venezuela Has Led to Malaria Resurgence

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/17/2016 at 8:30pm

Not only has Venezuelan President Nicolas Madura’s socialist policies starved people to death, but he has also brought back malaria.

The New York Times has reported that desperate times have forced people to seek out gold in watery mines infested with mosquitos, which has led to the malaria resurgence because socialism ruined...

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Libertarian Gary Johnson Bringing in the Big Bucks

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 4:00pm 8/17/2016 at 4:00pm

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and running mate William Weld has pulled in more than $2.9 million since the beginning of August. From The Wall Street Journal:

The campaign ran an online “money bomb” asking supporters to donate $15 by Aug. 15 with a goal of raising $1.5 million. It reported that...

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Liz Cheney Wins GOP Primary in Wyoming

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/17/2016 at 1:00pm

Liz Cheney has emerged victorious in a primary election for Wyoming’s only House of Representatives seat. Her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, once held the exact same seat. She said:

“No state has been hurt more by Barack Obama’s agenda over the past seven-and-a-half years than Wyoming,” said Cheney.

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Congress Receives FBI Hillary Interview Notes, Heavily Redacted Emails

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00am 8/17/2016 at 7:00am

The FBI has sent over some of the classified documents and notes from their untaped interview for their Hillary Clinton investigation to the House Oversight Committee in order to understand why Director James Comey did not recommend charges against her. However, Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said the FBI heavily redacted the...

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Obama Administration Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 6:14pm 8/16/2016 at 6:14pm

President Barack Obama transferred 15 Guantanamo Bay prisoners to the United Arab Emirates, making it the largest transfer in his time in office.

He sent 12 Yemenis and three Afghans to the Middle East country, leaving only 61 prisoners in the Cuba base. Gitmo had 242 prisoners when Obama took office...

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Boko Haram Releases Video of Chibok Girls Pleading For Help

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/16/2016 at 2:30pm

Nigerian radical Islamic group Boko Haram has released a video of the Chibok girls they kidnapped in 2014. The video shows one girl begging the government to a “prisoner swap to secure release.”

One of the jihadists tells the audience that airstrikes killed “some of the 276 girls taken in April 2014”...

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Police Charge Man With Murder of NYC Imam and Associate

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00am 8/16/2016 at 7:00am

Police have charged Oscar Morel, 35, with the murder of Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his associate Thara Uddin, 64. Fox News reports:

Oscar Morel, 35, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder...

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French Police Investigating New Threats Against Charlie Hebdo

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 4:30pm 8/15/2016 at 4:30pm

French police and prosecutors have opened an investigation into new threats French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over images of naked Muslims they published.

The threats come over a year two gunmen slaughtered eleven people at Charlie Hebdo over “offensive” images of Mohammad. They also killed a security guard outside of...

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*UPDATE* Authorities ‘Strongly Believe’ Detained Man Killed Imam

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/15/2016 at 3:00pm

A gunman killed Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and his friend Thara Uddin, 64, near the Furquan Jame Masjid mosque in Queens on Saturday. The man shot the men point blank in the back of the head.

*UPDATE 10:06PM* New York City Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters the police...

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Report: Brexit May Not Happen Until 2019

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/15/2016 at 12:00pm

The Sunday Times has reported that Brexit may not happen until the end of 2019, a full year after the government hoped it would occur. These sources said Prime Minister Theresa May’s “new Brexit and international trade departments will not be ready.”

The French and German elections may have a hand in...

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US Olympic Committee Verifies Someone Robbed Lochte, 3 Others in Rio

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Posted by    Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:30am 8/15/2016 at 10:30am

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) found itself in hot water after they denied that people robbed U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and three others because the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) verified their stories.

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Sore loser Egyptian Judoka Fighter – From Islamic humiliation to internet hero

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Posted by    Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/13/2016 at 3:00pm

Anti-Israel Egyptian judo fighter Islam el-Shehaby received backlash on Friday when he didn’t shake the hand or bow to his Israeli opponent Or Sasson, who defeated him on Friday. In response, the Egyptian Olympic Committee announced they will open an investigation into his actions.

El-Shehaby received pressure from Muslims not to fight...

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