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AP Wire
Mar 5, 2014

1. HOW PUTIN SEES THE U.S. ROLE IN UKRAINE

The Russian leader sarcastically compares it to an experiment with "lab rats" as tensions start to cool in the crisis.

2. OBAMA BUDGET TREADS FAMILIAR GROUND

The $3.9 trillion proposal would use increased taxes on the wealthy to fund programs like job training and early childhood education.

3. PROSECUTOR IN ARMY CASE WANTED SEX CHARGES DROPPED

A month before a general's trial, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears as he told a superior he didn't think the closely watched case should go forward.

4. SEASON'S FIRST PRIMARY HELD IN TEXAS AS GOP PUSHES RIGHT

Republicans decide who is more conservative as Democrats seek to galvanize new voters in an election that could push the state farther right.

5. MEMORY OF VICTIM'S SCREAMS BRINGS WITNESS TO TEARS AT PISTORIUS' TRIAL

"When I'm in the shower, I relive her shouts," neighbor Michelle Burger testified about when Reeva Steenkamp was killed.

6. WHERE THAT BIG BAG WILL COST FLIERS $25

United Airlines says it is reminding customers that oversized carry-ons can mean an additional fee.

7. HOUSE EXPLOSION IN NEW JERSEY KILLS RESIDENT, LEVELS HOMES

Authorities say the blast destroyed at least 10 houses and sent seven workers to the hospital after a contractor had damaged a gas line.

8. DRUG OFFICIAL SAYS FEDERAL LEGALIZATION OF POT WOULD BE "RECKLESS"

The DEA's deputy administrator says Congress shouldn't let public support for legal marijuana overshadow scientific concerns about its use.

9. COLD WEATHER IN NEW ORLEANS CAN'T KEEP REVELERS DOWN

Mardi Gras die-hards endured winter temperatures and a chilling rain along parade routes as Carnival season nears a close.

10. ELLEN GETS AN OSCAR BUMP

The daytime talk show had its highest viewership in its 11-year history the day after the Academy Awards and DeGeneres' viral selfie.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#2. I support President Obama's Budget (since the Democrat Senate will fail to produce one in an election year) because it lays out the Democrat philosophy so starkly:

Duplicity (Lying again) President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 into law on December 26, 2013–barely more than two months ago. His budget busts the spending caps in the Bipartisan Budget Act by $56 billion in FY 2015 alone, and by $791 billion over the ten years covered by the budget proposal.

It would add $8.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years.

Cumulative deficits would amount to $5 trillion, and gross debt would climb to $25 trillion in 2024.

Interest this year on the debt would be $223 billion, but would rise to $812 billion in 2024 under his plan.

By 2024, the total national debt would rise from $17.4 trillion to nearly $25 trillion.

By 2020, U.S. taxpayers would be paying more in interest on the debt than they would on the entire Defense budget.

By 2017, those interest payments would be bigger than the budget for Medicaid.

On the plus side, China's starving millions need that money more than U.S. citizens on Medicaid, and we all know we won't need an Army, Navy, or Air Force since Barack Hussein Obama's "Smart Diplomacy" has made the world a Land of Milk and Honey.

#10. Speaking of homosexuals,

It’s an Obama World… Gays Perform First Drag Show on US Military Base (Video) http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/...

11. BIG OIL WINS ONE

"What’s notable here is that Chevron’s complaint is under the RICO law, meaning that it implies the existence of an ongoing criminal organization. What we have here, if the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York is correct, is the new face of organized crime, and one of the most spectacular attempts at extortion in recorded history." http://www.nationalreview.com/co...

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