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  • Anthem-Cigna merger blocked despite ties to White House

    04/30/2017 1:07:10 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | 28 April 2017 12:11pm | Josh Kosman
    Anthem’s efforts to buy Cigna were dealt a potentially fatal blow Friday despite the health insurance giant’s deep connections to the White House. A US appeals court blocked health insurer Anthem’s bid to merge with rival Cigna on Friday, upholding a lower court’s decision that the $54 billion deal should not be allowed because it would lead to higher prices for healthcare...
  • Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit

    04/30/2017 12:54:23 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29 April 2017 4:57pm | Andrew Osborn and Svetlanda Reiter
    MOSCOW - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Putin, who has dominated Russian politics for 17 years, has not said whether he will run in presidential elections in March 2018. But the 64-year-old politician, who enjoys high popularity ratings, is widely expected to do so. Saturday's protest in the capital -- called "We're sick of him" -- was organized by the Open Russia movement...
  • Vanity - WHCD......simply a major Flop!!! Trump Rally...Rip Roaring Success!!!

    04/30/2017 12:10:45 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 9 replies
    To the point. Boring, all loser, WHCD "Dead On Arrival"...no one watched, listened, or cared!!! Massive Trump Rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania...success, success, success!!! End of story!!! Trump buries Media & Democrats!!! Millions of Trump supporters tune in on TV or live stream!!! MAGA...DJT!!!
  • Berkeley Liberal on the Right: "...White supremacists and/or fools"

    04/29/2017 11:46:00 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 4 replies
    BasedinLA ^ | Published on Apr 19, 2017 | BasedinLA
    not sure how to post youtube stuff but this is good discussion. basedinla was the berkeley riots
  • Bernie Sanders says it is 'likely' he would have beaten Donald Trump

    04/29/2017 10:57:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 27, 2017 | Mythili Sampathkumar
    Senator Bernie Sanders has said it is “likely” he would have beaten Donald Trump in the 2016 election, but that “it doesn’t matter” now that Mr Trump is president. He was speaking on Showtime’s The Circus when he was asked about populism in the US and how Mr Trump had tapped into it to win. “What I recognised was pain. All over this country people are hurting and they are hurting very badly. Trump understood that, by the way, and that's why he said, 'The whole system sucks. I'm going to blow it up,’” Mr Sanders said. Mr Sanders has...
  • Warehouses will soon cover more than 100 football fields in Allen Township (Pennsylvania)

    04/29/2017 10:51:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call ^ | April 29, 2017 | Matt Assad
    Just a few miles off Route 22 in Allen Township, quarter horses gallop through a pasture and farmers tend to soil that will soon sprout corn. By summer, fields of wildflowers will bloom, giving motorists off the beaten path a pleasing dose of nature. That scene will soon be harder to find as a township blanketed with farmland and green open space becomes the Lehigh Valley's epicenter for warehouse development. Plans are in the works for 6.5 million square feet of the kind of massive distribution centers that line Interstate 78 and Route 100 — imagine warehouses stretching across more...
  • Donald Trump: Chuck Schumer ‘Leading Democrats to Doom’

    04/29/2017 10:47:20 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 29 Apr 2017
    During his speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump attacked Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), describing him as a “bad leader” who is “leading the Democrats to doom.” Discussing the opposition from Democrats to his plans to build a border wall, Trump said, “Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress have no leadership, they are rudderless.” “Senator Schumer is a bad leader. I’ve known him a long time, Senator Schumer is a bad leader, not a natural leader at all. He works hard to study leadership … Well if you have to study leadership you’ve got problems,” Trump said. “His policies are hurting...
  • Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to White House in 'friendly' call

    04/29/2017 10:32:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    France24 ^ | April 30, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to Washington in a "friendly" call in which the leaders discussed the "threat" of North Korea, the White House said. The announcement comes amid rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs following its latest test-fire, as well international criticism of Duterte's drug crackdown that has claimed thousands of lives. "It was a very friendly conversation, in which the two leaders discussed the concerns of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regarding regional security, including the threat posed by North Korea," the statement said. The leaders also...
  • Trump Excoriates Media, Cites MRC Study in Rally Marking First 100 Days in Office

    04/29/2017 10:31:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | April 29, 2017
    During a Saturday night rally packed with devoted supporters at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA, President Donald Trump spent extensive portions of his first 100 days speech torching the news media for their liberal tilt, using facts like the blockbuster April 19 Media Research Center study. Trump launched into a lengthy disassembling of liberal media outlets on the same night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD) by suggesting that “before we talk about my first 100 days which has been very exciting and very if, let's rate the media's 100 days.” Knocking the media as “a...
  • People are furiously canceling their New York Times subscriptions after an op-ed disputing ...

    04/29/2017 10:16:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sonam Sheth
    Complete Headline: People are furiously canceling their New York Times subscriptions after an op-ed disputing climate change was published The New York Times' decision to publish a debut op-ed column by the newly-hired Bret Stephens, a notable denier of anthropogenic climate change, has sparked an uproar from the paper's subscribers, who are furious that the Times decided to publish a column that is contrary to much of the modern-day scientific consensus on the dangers of global warming. [Snip] "We live in a world in which data convey authority. But authority has a way of descending to certitude, and certitude begets...
  • A look inside Elon Musk's futuristic LA traffic-beating tunnel system

    04/29/2017 10:12:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    ABC 7 Eyewitness News ^ | April 28, 2017 | Coleen Sullivan
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- He's conquered the streets with electric cars, and he's leading the commercial race to space, but that's not enough for Elon Musk. Billionaire Musk spoke at a TED Talks conference and gave the first glimpse of the traffic-beating underground tunnels he hopes to create. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO plans to build the network of tunnels with his latest venture, The Boring Company. Construction was well underway at the Hawthorne-based business on Friday. AIR7 HD was overhead as crews worked on the early designs of a tunnel-digging machine with The Boring Company logo. Here's how it...
  • Bloomberg's Gun Control Rally Against NRA Fizzles In Atlanta

    04/29/2017 9:54:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | April 29, 2017 | Bob Owens
    Michale Bloomberg's purchased gun control groups Mom's Demand Action and Everytown promised to "confront" the National Rifle Association in Atlanta (GA) during the NRA's Annual Meetings and Exhibits. It was a less than impressive event. According to an officer providing security at the event, Mom's Demand and Everytown brought just 75-100 people to Woodruff Park to "confront" the NRA, at a venue 7/10ths of a mile away from the Annual Meetings. The twinned gun control groups appear to have attempted to pad their numbers by handing out tee shirts to the many homeless people inhabiting the park, though most...
  • WOW Something Falling Out The Sky In Louisiana

    04/29/2017 9:52:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 64 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/29/17 | David Lunar
    What is this?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i4Z2CgZh3U    
  • Chuck Schumer: NYC should stop protecting Trump family if feds don't pay up

    04/29/2017 9:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 29, 2017 | Joel Gehrke
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants New York law enforcement to stop protecting President Trump if the federal government doesn't up. "[Mayor Bill de Blasio] ought to tell the Congress if we don't pay for it, New York City cops aren't guarding it, and let the Feds put more people in," Schumer, D-N.Y., told Buzzfeed. "That's what I think he should do." New York City spent $24 million providing security for Trump Tower between election day and and the inauguration, according to city officials. Those costs have continued as first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump won't move to...
  • President Trump: In my first 100 days, I kept my promise to Americans

    04/29/2017 9:21:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29 at 6:00 PM | By Donald J. Trump
    People cheer as President Trump walks out to speak during a campaign rally in Nashville on March 15. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) One hundred days ago, I took the oath of office and made a pledge: We are not merely going to transfer political power from one party to another, but instead are going to transfer that power from Washington, D.C., and give it back to the people.In the past 100 days, I have kept that promise — and more.Issue by issue, department by department, we are giving the people their country back. After decades of a shrinking middle...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH APRIL 30 [AM][BIBLE THEME **DEVOTIONAL]

    04/29/2017 9:12:49 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 4 replies
    THE HOLY BIBLE | KING JAMES
    APRIL 30 MORNING /Whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected. The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that Great Shepherd of the sheep, through the Blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.Amen. Hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. If a man love Me, he will keep My Words: and My...
  • Russia Blinks – Lavrov Says: Russia Ready To Cooperate with U.S. on Syria…

    04/29/2017 9:02:54 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    Oh noes, how is the U.S. media going to find a way to spin this? It was only a matter of time. President Trump and Secretary Tillerson played out the global strategy perfectly. By assembling international allies in a coalition of influence, specifically by pulling China into a close relationship with President Trump, Russia has been cast into a brutally diminished role. Secretary Tillerson’s exceptionally well received visit to the U.N. Security Council yesterday appears to have been the final straw.... (Reuters) Moscow is ready to cooperate with the United States on settling the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei...
  • The media assault on Trump could win him a second term

    04/29/2017 8:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 29, 2017 | Salena Zito
    GENEVA, OHIO — Dennis Dixon didn’t vote for Donald J. Trump. For the first time in his 46 years, the self-described “moderate Midwestern Republican” sat out a presidential election because he was less than thrilled with both major candidates. “I wrote in John Kasich,” he says, with a trace of humor. Dixon stands in the showroom of Griffiths Furniture along West Main Street — a charming business district, its sidewalks decorated with grape-vine etchings to celebrate the produce for which this Ohio wine region is known. He is not one of those voters who doesn’t wish success for the president....
  • Methodist Court Ruling a Blow for First Openly Lesbian Bishop

    04/29/2017 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    nbc ^ | April 29, 2017 | ap
    The first openly lesbian bishop in the United Methodist Church can stay on the job for now, but she is subject to a disciplinary review that could lead to her removal, the top church court ruled Friday. Bishop Karen Oliveto's civil marriage to another woman violates church law that bars clergy who are "self-avowed practicing homosexuals," the Judicial Council said. However, a decision over whether she can remain in the position must come from a separate disciplinary process, the court ruled.
  • Trump Continues To Have Staunch Supporters And Determined Opposition

    04/29/2017 8:41:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 29, 2017 | Don Gonyea
    Talk to voters across the country about President Trump's first 100 days in office and a few things become abundantly clear: His supporters — those who turned out in force and voted for him — still overwhelmingly love him. His detractors — and they are many, given that Trump failed to win the popular vote — are still shocked by his election and appalled by his behavior. He has lost support, particularly among moderates and independent voters. That's a big reason that polls give him the lowest approval rating of any modern president this soon after taking office. And, at...