Monthly Archives: January 2015

Russia’s economy heading down the commode

The Wall Street Journal has the details. Russia’s economy minister said Saturday that the country’s gross domestic product is expected to shrink by 3% in 2015 with oil prices at $50 a barrel and an estimated capital outflow at $115 … Continue reading

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Proposal to raise smoking age in California to 21

The Sacramento Bee has the story. In an effort to keep cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers, state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, announced legislation that would raise the legal smoking age in California from 18 to 21.

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BREAKING: Report: Daughter of Whitney Houston in a medically induced coma

Variety has the details. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was reportedly placed in a medically induced coma due to swelling of the brain after being found unconscious in a bathtub in her home in Roswell, Ga. … Continue reading

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Chief constable warns against “drift towards police state” in Britain

Originally posted on Stop Making Sense:
Vikram Dodd reported in December for The Guardian: ‘The battle against extremism could lead to a “drift towards a police state” in which officers are turned into “thought police”, one of Britain’s most senior chief…

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BREAKING: Wisconsin governor has lead in latest Iowa poll

Jennifer Jacobs of the Des Moines Registers tweeted the following less than one minute ago: Iowa Poll by @DMRegister/@bpolitics without Romney: 1.Walker 2.Paul 3.Huck 4.Carson 5.Bush 6.Tie: Cruz Christie. 8.Santorum 9 Rubio 10Perry

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Anti-Defamation League Slams Texas Lawmaker Who Asked For Pledge From Muslim Visitors

From The Forward: Anti-Defamation League Slams Lawmaker Who Asked For Pledge From Muslim Visitors.

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Congratulations, ISIS

Congratulations, ISIS. You — once again — have sickened the civilized world. You — once again — have killed an individual who never declared war against you. You — once again — have validated that you have no sense of … Continue reading

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