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Federal Reserve interest rate decision announced

Audit the Fed - HR 459

The U.S. Federal Reserves’ Open Market Committee (FOMC) has announced the decision to keep interest rates at 0%. The FOMC cited concerns over global economic conditions as the primary reason for not raising rates. The FOMC doesn’t directly affect all interest rates in the American economy. Instead, “the Fed” sets the overnight rate which banks use to charge interest for ...

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Food Fight! Or, the CNN GOP Primary Debate – [Open Thread]

CNN debate stage

CDN invites you to comment on your observations after the main debate of the Republican Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library Wednesday at 8 pm. Who’s on the main stage? The eleven attendees for tonight’s debate are  Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie and John Kasich. What ...

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The Coming Social Security War


When one faction of politicians makes a principled stance and threatens to shut down the government, the opposing faction likes to conjure up images of an apocalyptic world where the sick and the elderly are left to starve because they cannot get their federal benefits. As it turns out, the real threat to entitlements is a fully functioning government doing ...

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Hillary Is Not Getting The Usual “Under Investigation” Treatment From Obama. I Wonder Why?

Will Obama look American voters in the eye and tell the nation what he knew, when he knew it and what actions did he take to prevent it?

With the Obama administration and its many and sundry scandals, each crime has been  effectively covered up from the outset by Obama shills simply stating that the matter is “under investigation” and no comments can be made about their status or progress. But with Hillary, nearly every day we see more revelations of Hillary’s lying and cheating personality as the ...

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Hillary Makes Changes After New Poll Results


There is no doubt that Hillary is worried because of new polling out of Iowa. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is continuing to gain on Hillary Clinton in Iowa, and is now within 7 points of Hilary in the Democratic presidential race. With Donald Trump getting all the attention in the news media, Hillary decided that Trump must be doing something ...

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The Deeper Problem With Hillary Clinton Likening Republicans to Terrorists


Yesterday, Hillary Clinton launched another attack in the long-running Democrat guerrilla warfare campaign against the “war on women.” In an incredibly bold and impassioned display of rhetoric, which in no way made the same sort of ad hoc judgments her ilk claim to so despise, the Democrat frontrunner likened pro-life Republican presidential candidates to terrorists. As a registered Republican and ...

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Reporter and cameraman killed doing live interview in Virginia [developing]

news crew attacked on live tv

*This story is still developing and will be updated as information is received Vester L. Flanagan II, a former reporter for WDBJ,  fatally shot two members of a central Virginia news crew while the reporter and cameraman were reporting live. The shooting occurred at 6:45am this morning at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va. The victims were 24 year old reporter ...

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Buzzards circling Clinton presidential campaign

Hillary Clinton

Recent polls and signals from democratic party insiders are increasingly indicating the Hillary’s second run for President may end up much like the first. A newly released Rasmussen Reports survey shows that almost half of those asked said that Hillary should suspend her run for the nomination: Growing national security questions about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during ...

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Explosions reported at U.S. military base in Japan [Video]

Sagamihara japan explosion

 The Japanese Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that a series of explosions and fires have been reported at the U.S. military storage deport in Sagamihara, Japan. The depot is known to store petroleum products and munitions.   Sagamihara is a city in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, which borders Tokyo. Youtube videos have recently started appearing of the initial blasts.

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Why a rising GOP star could get left out of the CNN debate

CArly Fiorina Michael Vadon

CNN’s criteria for its September debate may leave out recent rising stars like Carly Fiorina while allowing less-liked candidates to take the stage. CNN’s debate criteria weighs polls from July 16 to Sept. 10 which would give much emphasis to polls before the first GOP debate. The questionable calculus would almost certainly ignore rising stars like Carly Fiorina while elevating less-favored candidates ...

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Explosions at Chinese port leave catastrophic destruction and more than 50 dead [Video]

aerial footage of Tianjin

Huge explosions rocked a hazardous materials warehouse in the Chinese port city of Tianjin killing at least 50 people and injuring more than 700 others. “I thought it was an earthquake, so I rushed downstairs without my shoes on,” Tianjin resident Zhang Siyu, said in a telephone interview. “Only once I was outside did I realize it was an explosion. ...

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CNN/ORC Iowa poll shows Trump holding, someone new closing on him

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A brand new CNN/ORC Iowa poll show that Trump still has what it takes to lead the GOP field, but there is a surprise in the second spot. According to respondents of the poll, possible Iowa voters said that if the caucus was held today, not surprisingly, Trump would clearly win Iowa with 22% of the vote. The real news ...

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Digital Campaigning and the Rise of Populism in the 2016 Primary


Populism is amongst the most significant factors of the 2016 election cycle. Even Carly Fiorina credited competitor Donald Trump’s frontrunner status to his vehement anti-establishment rhetoric. Office seekers tout their populist credential; pundits often weigh the credentials of a candidate against it. But what does “populism” really mean, and how is it being utilized in voter outreach? The simple answer ...

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