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President Obama Needs Impeached Not Killed

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A 55-year-old man who claimed that it was a “Constitutional duty” to kill Barack Obama has been charged with threatening to kill the US President whom he termed as the “usurper”. A warrant was issued for Brian D Dutcher, 55, from Tomah, Wisconsin, for making the threat to kill the President. The threat was made in La Crosse on Wednesday as Obama was in Wisconsin promoting his proposal for overtime pay reform, according to documents filed in US District Court in Madison. Dutcher approached a security guard at the La Crosse Public Library and said, “The usurper is here and ...

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Politicians Are Just A Bunch Of Followers

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says: Take down the Confederate flag. Not every American agrees. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP) Politicians were tripping over themselves to call for the Confederate flag to be taken down in the wake of the Charleston shootings. But a new poll found Americans weren’t quite so decisive. In fact, for once, politicians might actually have gotten out ahead of public opinion. The Suffolk University/USA Today poll conducted two weeks after the apparently racially motivated shooting and a week after calls for the flag to come down first built. It found that 42 percent of Americans think the ...

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Immigrants should adopt American values, learn English

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Washington: Himself son of an immigrant parents from India, two-term Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal believes that immigrants in the US should learn English and adopt American values. In a video advertisement, launched by his super PAC, 44-year-old Jindal is first shown stating he is tired of hyphenated Americans, as he referred to labels such as Indian-Americans, African-Americans and Asian-Americans. “I think our immigration system is broken. If folks want to immigrate to America, they should do so legally. They should adopt our values. They should learn English. And they should roll up their sleeves and get to work,” Jindal said. ...

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Supreme Court gets one right in shutting down EPA rules

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The Supreme Court has blocked Obama administration rules designed to sharply limit the hazardous air pollutants that spew from the nation’s power plants. The justices by a 5-4 vote agreed with the coal industry and Republican-led states that said the forced cutbacks were too costly and could lead to power outages. Justice Antonin Scalia, speaking for the majority, said it was not reasonable for the Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with the new rules without weighing their cost, estimated to be about $9.6 billion a year. “It will be up to the agency to decide — as always, within the limits of reasonable interpretation — how ...

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Obama is the only one who doesn’t think Iran nuke deal is bogus

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Five former members of President Obama’s inner circle of Iran advisers have written an open letter expressing concern that a pending accord to stem Iran’s nuclear program “may fall short of meeting the administration’s own standard of a ‘good’ agreement” and laying out a series of minimum requirements that Iran must agree to in coming days for them to support a final deal. Several of the senior officials said the letter was prompted by concern that Mr. Obama’s negotiators were headed toward concessions that would weaken international inspection of Iran’s facilities, back away from forcing Tehran to reveal its suspected ...

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Obama Will Inevitably Piss Away Extended Iran Talks

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President Barack Obama has growing political leeway to extend the Iran nuclear negotiations if there’s no deal by the June 30 deadline set seven months ago. An extension of the talks by days — or longer — seems increasingly likely as Iran and most of the other world powers involved in the negotiations have signaled doubt about being able to resolve all the issues in the next week. A former Obama administration adviser, an architect of American sanctions against Iran and an influential U.S. lawmaker all have said the deadline matters less than the outcome, and the State Department’s spokesman ...

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Cruz: Kill Ex-Im Before Voting for Trade Promotion Authority

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The effort to get “fast-track” trade authority for President Barack Obama has lost the support of one of the Republicans who could benefit from the powers if he became president in 2017. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said Tuesday the process by which the Trade Promotion Authority measure advanced through the House meant he could not support it without new assurances about winding down the authorization for the Export-Import Bank, claiming Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, must have made some kind of backroom deal with Democrats about the bank. “Enough is enough. I cannot vote for TPA unless McConnell and Boehner both commit publicly to allow ...

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