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Generation Opportunity: Let Section 215 Expire

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Washington, DC – (5/20/15) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday that the Senate will vote this week to extend Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, which has been used by the National Security Agency (NSA) and other intelligence agencies to justify the bulk collection of domestic phone records. Earlier this month, a federal appeals court ruled that Section 215 cannot be legitimately interpreted to allow ...

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Ballot Box Demographics

The 2016 Presidential Election campaign cycle started early this time around and perhaps those of us most interested keeping tabs on candidates are the nation’s older folk, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. Seniors have always been keen on their voting rights, accounting for the lion’s share of voter participation, particularly in recent federal elections. Individuals in their fifties ...

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Christian persecution on the rise around the world

WASHINGTON, DC, May 1 – The persecution of Christians is not limited to the middle east.  A new report by the human rights group, China Aid, shows that a tidal wave of brutal religious oppression is sweeping across Communist China.  Its 2014 Annual Report of Religious and Human Rights Persecution in China issued just days ago revealed that there was ...

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Mortgage Rates Show Little Change

NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fixed mortgage rates were unchanged this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate remaining at 3.79 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.2 discount and origination points. To see mortgage rates in your area, go to http://www.bankrate.com/funnel/mortgages/ The average 15-year fixed mortgage also ...

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CenturyLink acquires Orchestrate to enhance cloud platform with new database capabilities

MONROE, Louisiana. and PORTLAND, Oregon, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the acquisition of Orchestrate, a company that offers a fully managed database service for rapid application development. The acquisition enhances the CenturyLink Cloud platform with new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) capabilities and adds Orchestrate’s experienced data services team to CenturyLink’s Product Development and Technology organization. “CenturyLink’s customers, like most ...

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Blue Bell Creameries Voluntarily Expands Recall To Include All Of Its Products Due To Possible Health Risk

BRENHAM, Texas, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections ...

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UN Human Rights Council Condemns Israel, Absolves Hamas

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NEW YORK, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AJC is dismayed by the adoption of a UN Human Rights Council resolution that sharply criticizes Israel, while totally absolving Hamas of any role or responsibility in the current conflict. The vote took place in Geneva today. The resolution was adopted with 29 nations voting in favor, the United States opposed, and 17 ...

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NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Readies for First Test Flight

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WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA’s flying saucer-shaped test vehicle is ready to take to the skies from the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, for its first engineering shakeout flight. The first launch opportunity for the test vehicle is June 3, when the launch window opens at 8:30 a.m. HST. The test will be carried live on NASA TV and ...

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Dr. Ben Carson Takes 2nd Place in 2016 Presidential Straw Poll

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MERRIFIELD, Va., June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, is proud to announce that Dr. Carson made a strong showing in the 2014 National Republican Leadership Conference (NRLC) presidential straw poll, coming in 2nd place in a crowded field of twelve contenders. “Dr. Ben Carson continues to prove he is a strong presidential ...

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Americans Clamoring for Ben Carson in 2016

Dr. Ben Carson Scolds Obama about his failings as president

MERRIFIELD, Va., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee, a political action committee formed to draft Dr. Ben Carson into the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has announced a video contest to spread the word about why Dr. Carson should run for the 2016 Republican nomination. There will be three winning videos, chosen based on the ...

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Chris Christie Further Complicates 2016 Presidential Ambitions

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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Statement by from Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network concerning the renomination of Judge Rabner by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: “Judge Rabner is the ringmaster of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s activist circus, a court that has wrecked the state’s economy and its legal culture by imposing its will instead of faithfully interpreting the law. By reappointing Rabner, Governor ...

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Dem Lobbyist: GOP Will Control House and Senate in Mid-Term Elections

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WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — APRIL 24, 2014-WASHINGTON, DC—The Republican majority in the House will rise to its largest margin in history and the Senate will transfer from Democratic control to Republican come the November mid-term elections, says Neil Dhillon, a Democratic lobbyist and former senior congressional aide.  It’s inevitable with the President’s approval rating at a record low 37% plus the traditional ...

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Libertarian Party of Texas Poised for Largest State Convention in its History

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AUSTIN, Texas, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — With Generation Liberty! as its theme, the Libertarian Party of Texas will host its 2014 state convention April 11-13 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center in Temple. The party will nominate candidates for statewide office and elect new state party officers. The convention will feature an exciting lineup of speakers and events supporting Libertarian goals of peace, liberty and ...

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