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Apr 25, 2014

1. THREE AMERICANS SLAIN BY AFGHAN SECURITY GUARD

The shootings at a hospital in Kabul are the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the city this year.

2. UKRAINE MOVES AGAINST PRO-RUSSIAN INSURGENTS

The military action brings new threats from Putin, who says it would be a "grave crime" for Kiev to use the army against its own people.

3. WHO'S NOT CONCEDING DEFEAT IN PEACE TALKS

Despite a new rift between Israel and the Palestinians, Kerry says "we will never give up our hope" for a settlement in the Mideast.

4. OBAMA FINDS HIMSELF IN FAMILIAR ROLE

He'll once again be the consoler-in-chief while visiting South Korea, a nation in mourning for the ferry sinking victims.

5. U.S. HEALTH WATCHDOGS OK ALTERNATIVE TO PAP SMEAR

The decision means drugmaker Roche can now market the genetic test as an option for cervical cancer screening.

6. NRA PUSHING FOR RECIPROCITY

The gun-rights group wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.

7. WHAT'S A SIGN THAT HIRING MAY PICK UP

Big companies such as General Electric, Honeywell and Caterpillar are reporting increased demand for their products.

8. NEVADA RANCHER CONDEMNED FOR COMMENTS ON RACE, SLAVERY

Cliven Bundy, at the center of a feud over cattle grazing on public land, says he wonders whether black people are better off now or when they were slaves in the South.

9. WHY BUFFALO BILLS CHEERLEADERS HAVE GONE SILENT

The company that manages the squad suspends operations after five former cheerleaders sued, complaining they worked hundreds of hours for free.

10. YANKEES PITCHER SUSPENDED 10 GAMES FOR USING PINE TAR

Michael Pineda says he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.

Comments

newsblogger

#8 When you watch it in its original context, and not the left wing clipped version, what Cliven Bundy said was not nearly as racist as they are making it out to be. Here is the full version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

And lets not forget Harry Reids use of the word Negro: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/20...

Freddo

The use of the word Negro is outdated and borderline offensive, but that pales compared to Bundy's other comments. It's incredibly stupid to suggest that African-Americans were happier under slavery. Bundy expanded upon this point on the Peter Schiff Show, when he said, "I'm wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were when they were slaves and they was able to their family structure together and the chickens and the garden and the people have something to do?"

I don't know if the man is a bigot; he certainly sounds more sympathetic to Hispanic immigrants than do most conservatives. At best, though, he's shockingly ignorant of the violent reality of slavery, including the fact that families were usually torn apart due to the slave trade. Also, even under the most generous interpretation, he's generalizing about "the Negro," for which one must read all African-Americans, based on some families he saw in Las Vegas. He also seems to be unaware that large numbers of white people live in poverty and receive government assistance.

Tri-cities realist

#6 Anyone who is pro-SSM and anti-conceal carry faces a dilemma: If the 14th Ammendment demands that all states allow SSM, then the same would apply for concealed carry permits. Although we do have the 2nd Ammendment which specifically states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be INFRINGED. I wonder why we don't have a US constitutional right to SSM?

Freddo

The phrase, "a well-regulated Militia," emphasis on the regulated part, is one solution. Justice Scalia says that it's an explanatory phrase of no particular importance, but scholarly opinions differ.

The Fourteen Amendment prohibits violations of equal protection under law.

Tri-cities realist

The phrase "well regulated" means well supplied, trained, etc. It does not mean that the federal govt should mandate how many bullets, or what type of guns the people can own. And the term "militia" means the citizens, not professional soldiers. And you will note that pesky comma between the phrases, indicating two different but related ideas. And then there is the word "infringed".

As for the 14th Amendment, a strict interpretation would suggest that their is no room for states or communities to enact legislation that differs from other states or communities. Was this the original intent? I doubt it, but that was the way it was written. While its cause was noble, it is being used today by the progressive statist's "one size fits all" mentality, to restrict the states and the people from altering state constitutions and enacting legislation, as they see fit. I doubt most of the founders would have supported a federal constitutional mandate that trumps all state's rights.

Wingmaster

Well said TCR.

Vladtheimp

#11. MORE OBAMA LAWLESSNESS

".[1] As the LA Times reported, since 2009, there has been a 40% decline in removals of individuals living and working in the interior of the country.[2] And, recently revealed documents from ICE show that in 2013, the agency released 68,000 potentially deportable aliens deemed by ICE to pose a criminal threat."

"Because these priorities require at least one, and frequently multiple, criminal convictions, countless dangerous offenders are released back onto the streets on a continual basis. Since ICE frequently takes no action until after the most serious crimes have occurred and the offenders have been tried and imprisoned, the administration is allowing preventable crimes harming innocent people to take place every day."

"Chris Crane, President of the National ICE Council, testified before Congress about the inability of ICE agents to do their jobs, saying: “I think most Americans assume that ICE agents and officers are empowered by the Government to enforce the law. Nothing could be further from the truth."

"Your actions demonstrate an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law, and the rights of American citizens and legal residents.

Our entire constitutional system is threatened when the Executive Branch suspends the law at its whim and our nation’s sovereignty is imperiled when the commander-in-chief refuses to defend the integrity of its borders.

You swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We therefore ask you to uphold that oath and to carry out the duties required by the Constitution and entrusted to you by the American people." http://www.powerlineblog.com/arc...

Harry Kovaire

The plane has been hijacked, they are in control of the cockpit.

It seems that all we can do is buckle in for the plunge into the ground while half the passengers cheer.

Lanivan

#8. If the above photo of Cliven Bundy is any indication, it appears more than his cattle have been over-grazing. What an odious man - talk about lawlessness! And the plane being hijacked! This certifiable, treasonous, seditious racist, white supremist coward, who brags about putting up local women as human shields (polygamous?) as he faces off with the FBI has become the poster boy of the right wing Tea Party. Isn't it wonderful? - apparently he and his militias are now in control of the cockpit. I can hear you cheering way over here! Oh well, you always have the Koch Bros to bail you out!

Tri-cities realist

Lets apply that same line of thinking to Ted Kennedy, the poster boy of good health and clean living! :-S At least Clive Bundy's car hasn't killed anyone (of which I'm aware).

And before you jump all over me, I'm not the biggest Clive Bundy fan, but I do understand and sympathize with his thoughts regarding the federal govt's take over of public land. Should he pay grazing fees? Absolutely, but his beef is with the federal govt, not the state of Nevada. And was it really necessary to amass that level of power for someone the govt claims owes them some money? Why not handle it through the courts? Thankfully the Feds realized they would have had another ruby ridge on their hands if they didn't back down.

echo5oscar

Does the name calling apply to Harry Reid on this subject?

Lanivan

No.

Tri-cities realist

Hmm, I see you didn't reply to my comment above, does that mean you agree with me? Although I'm not assuming anything...

Lanivan

No - it means bad connection here in God's country and no time. more later.

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