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Elderly woman has nightmares due to fraudulent phone calls, police say

Capital Times Features - Mon, 01/18/2038 - 22:14
An 86-year-old Madison woman is fearing for her safety and has developed nightmares, because of a persistent scammer who regularly calls her day and night.

Exclusive: Look out Lucifer! Boehner plans to roast enemies and settle scores at White House Correspondents´ Dinner and claims it´s Cruz who never bothered to speak to*

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Daily Mail (UK), by Geoff Earle Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 30 00 2016 09:00:28 GMT Ted Cruz isn´t going to have the last word in his feud with former House Speaker John Boehner, as the lawmaker who branded Cruz ´Lucifer in the flesh´ is set to have some fun before all of political Washington at the White House Correspondents Dinner, MailOnline.com has learned. Boehner is still seething over Cruz – having branded him ´Lucifer in the Flesh´ during a Stanford University speech this week. Boehner repeated his ´son of a bitch´ characterization when the DailyMail spoke to him at a low'key DC waterfront watering hole just as most of DC was heading to glitzy lobbyist'subsidized

Indiana talk radio isn´t giving air cover to Ted Cruz

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CNN, by Eric Bradner Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 30 54 2016 08:54:44 GMT Indianapolis ''If Ted Cruz is to win his make'or'break primary here, he´ll have to do it without an ally he´s had in major victories over Donald Trump before: Conservative talk radio. The resistance to Trump among right'wing talkers was one of the most powerful tools in Cruz´s arsenal in his win in Indiana´s northern Midwestern neighbor, Wisconsin, earlier this month. But in the Hoosier State, talk radio, and the people on it, just aren´t as interested in stopping Trump. "The audience is pretty damn smart, and they´re not coming to me to tell them what to do," said Tony Katz, a conservative talker

Fraying at the Edges

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New York Times, by N. R. Kleinfield Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 30 44 2016 07:44:57 GMT A LIFE'CHANGING DIAGNOSIS IT BEGAN WITH what she saw in the bathroom mirror. On a dull morning, Geri Taylor padded into the shiny bathroom of her Manhattan apartment. She casually checked her reflection in the mirror, doing her daily inventory. Immediately, she stiffened with fright. Huh? What? She didn’t recognize herself. She gazed saucer'eyed at her image, thinking: Oh, is this what I look like? No, that’s not me. Who’s that in my mirror? This was in late 2012. She was 69, in her early months getting familiar with retirement. For some time she had experienced the sensation of clouds coming over her, mantling

Sanders'Warren ticket would sweep the nation

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The Hill (DC), by Brent Budowsky Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 30 27 2016 07:27:21 GMT For purposes of analysis, and to offer a hint to Team Clinton about the respect that should be shown to Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and his supporters between now and the Democratic convention, my bet would be that a ticket combining Sanders with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) would leave any Republican ticket with Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) ticket in the distant dust and win a landslide victory for Democrats in November. No, I will not be placing a wager on a Sanders'Warren ticket, though the chances that probable Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would run with Warren are

Overnight Flooding Leaves 5 Dead, Including 4 Children in Palestine

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NBC 5 (Dallas/Fort Worth,TX), by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 30 22 2016 07:22:50 GMT (Video) Rising flood waters from Friday´s storms claimed the lives of a grandmother and her four grandchildren in the East Texas town of Palestine, police say. Shortly after midnight, officers were called to reports of heavy flooding in the 100 block of Timber Drive. Crews with the Palestine Fire Department and Public Works employees responded to the area with fire trucks and dump trucks to help evacuate people affected by flooding. Around 3:45 a.m., the Palestine Police Department received reports about a missing family from the area and sent officers to search the houses in waist'deep water. Merta White was

The EPA Stashes BILLIONS In Slush Fund'Like Accounts

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Daily Caller, by Ethan Barton Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 30 15 2016 07:15:38 GMT Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have accumulated at least $6.3 billion in more than 1,300 obscure spending accounts akin to slush funds that are essentially beyond congressional, media and public scrutiny. The accounts – which were created through EPA’s Superfund program – are not technically secret because the agency officially acknowledges their existence. But getting concrete details about deposits and expenditures is extremely difficult. The EPA deposited more than $6.3 billion into an estimated 1,308 special accounts between 1990 and 2015, according to the agency’s website, and has spent more than half of the total. The agency doesn’t publicly report

ABC News Bumps Donald Trump Delegate Count to 996

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Breitbart, by Ezra Dulis Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 30 56 2016 06:56:19 GMT ABC News has updated its estimate of the current delegate totals in the Republican presidential primary, putting Donald Trump closer to the nomination than first thought after Tuesday night’s sweep of five states. Reporter Ryan Struyk said on Twitter that the new numbers came from calls placed to every unbound delegate to gauge their support for Trump plus rivals Sen. Ted Cruz (R'TX)97% and John Kasich. Brand new @ABC count updated after our team called every unbound delegate: Trump 996 Cruz 568 Rubio 167 Kasich 154 Uncommitted 58 Other 16 — Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 28, 2016 This leaves only

New poll finds Cruz with double'digit lead in Indiana

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The Hill, by Jessie Hellmann Posted By: Hazymac- Sat, 30 43 2016 05:43:08 GMT Ted Cruz leads Donald Trump by double digits in a new poll of Indiana, which hosts the next contest in the GOP presidential primary on Tuesday. The Texas senator leads the real estate mogul 45 percent to 29 percent among registered voters, according to a poll by the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trails in third place, with 13 percent, and 13 percent are undecided. The results of the poll are at odds with other recent surveys that show Trump in the lead. The RealClearPolitics average of polls finds Trump with a 5'point advantage over

Exclusive — CLINTON CRASH: Hillary Has Received Hundreds of Thousands Fewer Votes in 2016 vs. 2008

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Breitbart, by Matthew Boyle And Andy Badolato Posted By: My 2 Cents- Sat, 30 30 2016 05:30:22 GMT Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has badly underperformed in 2016 compared with her first run for president in 2008, a new data analysis done exclusively by Breitbart News shows.It’s particularly telling that she’s gotten fewer votes in 2016 than she did in 2008, especially because of the fact that the 2008 race was a three-way race for some time between Clinton, now President Barack Obama, and ex-Sen. John Edwards. She was, despite being the frontrunner for some time, the ultimate loser of that race—and she got more votes that year in a much more competitive primary that she ended up losing than she has this year against a devout, proud socialist in Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)16% of Vermont. Text added*

Who will Hillary Clinton´s running mate be? Here are some ideas

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Guardian (UK), by Sabrina Siddiqui Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 30 26 2016 05:26:50 GMT Hillary Clinton emerged this week as all but certain to secure the Democratic party’s nomination for president after a drawn'out and at times contentious battle with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. And with just seven weeks remaining in the presidential primaries, Clinton’s campaign has begun to pivot toward the general election – a process that will include selecting a running mate ahead of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia this July. (Snip) For Clinton, a diverse bench offers a wide array of possibilities – ranging from rising stars within the party to calculations rooted in demographics and the electoral map in November.

Storming of the barricades: Hundreds of Shia protesters invade Baghdad´s Green Zone, tearing down the blast walls and breaking into Iraq´s parliament

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Daily Mail (UK) & Agencies, by Tom Wyke & Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 30 22 2016 05:22:04 GMT Hundreds of supporters of Shi´ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al'Sadr stormed into Baghdad´s Green Zone and broke into the Iraqi parliament building. The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified district, known as the Green Zone, crossed a bridge over the Tigris River chanting: ´The cowards ran away!´ in apparent reference to departing lawmakers before breaking into the parliament building. The staggering scenes came after Sadr denounced Iraq´s politicians´ for their failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption. (Photos) Army special forces unit were dispatched with armoured vehicles to protect sensitive sites, two security officials said.

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly bombing in Iraq

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Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 30 18 2016 05:18:23 GMT BAGHDAD '' The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an ISIS'affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The ISIS statement described the attack as a three'ton truck bombing. The attack targeted Shiite civilians shopping in an open'air market selling fruit, vegetables and meat in Nahrawan, according to Iraq´s Interior Ministry. The ISIS statement and initial reports from local officials at the scene claimed the bombing targeted Shiite pilgrims walking to

Oh, Ted Cruz. You had the Worst Week in Washington.

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 30 02 2016 05:02:54 GMT Desperation, thy name is Ted Cruz. The Texas senator spent this week doing anything and everything he could think of to blunt the momentum Donald Trump has built with sweeping wins in six primaries over the past two weeks. First was the alliance — announced Sunday night — between Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. (Snip)By Thursday, Cruz was insisting there was no "alliance" — these aren´t the droids you´re looking for — and Kasich´s chief strategist, soon after, sending not'so'cryptic tweets about not being able to stand "liars." Cruz followed up the swelling success of that moment with another transparent attempt to

Melania Trump profiler receives ´torrent´ of hate and anti'Semitic abuse

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Independent [UK], by Andrew Buncombe Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 02 2016 05:02:54 GMT A journalist who wrote a detailed profile of Melania Trump and which the Republican frontrunner’s wife complained about, has been subjected to a barrage of anti'Semitic abuse. Julia Ioffe, a respected New York reporter who has written for the New York Times magazine and the New Republic, wrote a lengthy feature of the potential next First Lady for GQ. In the article, which featured an interview with Mr Trump’s third wife, Ms Ioffe painted a portrait of a reclusive, restrained woman, who had first met the tycoon in 1998 at a New York Fashion Week party, when she was aged 28.

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean'air laws

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Washington Post, by Juan A. Lozano Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 59 2016 04:59:23 GMT HOUSTON — Houston’s efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation’s largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached. The coalition made up of ExxonMobil Corp. and other companies with nearby refineries and plants had sued the nation’s fourth'largest city in 2008 after Houston passed ordinances that required businesses to pay registration fees based on the number and type of pollution sources on each site. The city used the fees to investigate potential violations of air

Human Extinction Isn´t That Unlikely

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Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer Posted By: StormCnter- Sat, 30 55 2016 04:55:28 GMT Nuclear war. Climate change. Pandemics that kill tens of millions. These are the most viable threats to globally organized civilization. They’re the stuff of nightmares and blockbusters—but unlike sea monsters or zombie viruses, they’re real, part of the calculus that political leaders consider everyday. And according to a new report from the U.K.'based Global Challenges Foundation, they’re much more likely than we might think. In its annual report on “global catastrophic risk,” the nonprofit debuted a startling statistic: Across the span of their lives, the average American is more than five times likelier to die during a human'extinction event than

China blocks US Navy aircraft carrier from Hong Kong port

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Fox News, by Lucas Tomlinson Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 30 51 2016 04:51:20 GMT China blocked a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from arriving at a port in Hong Kong as tensions ratcheted up over disputed islands in the South China Sea, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed Friday. The USS John C. Stennis and escort ships had planned to visit the port next week, Stars & Stripes reports. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not explain why it denied the request. "We have a long track record of successful port visits to Hong Kong, including with the current visit of the USS Blue Ridge, and we expect that will continue,” Cmdr. Bill Urban told Fox News. The

Carly Fiorina for VP? These readers aren´t taking Ted Cruz seriously

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Los Angeles Times, by Paul Thornton Posted By: earlybird- Sat, 30 46 2016 04:46:15 GMT Readers aren´t taking Ted Cruz seriously. The Republican senator from Texas and multi'state runner up to Donald Trump in the GOP primary probably won´t receive his party´s nomination for president, but he´s decided to designate a running mate anyway: Carly Fiorina. Pundits elsewhere have busied themselves with sophisticated analyses of Cruz´s political calculation, but Times letter writers in California familiar with the ex'Hewlett Packard chief who tried and failed in 2010 to unseat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer have reacted more lightheartedly. Here are some of their letters. Jeff Pollak of La Crescenta puts a positive spin on Cruz´s move: The

Donald Trump, José Andrés and the death of a grand Washington restaurant

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Washington Post, by Jonathan O´Connell Posted By: Pluperfect- Sat, 30 05 2016 04:05:57 GMT He called it Topo Atrio, his vision for a sumptuous hotel restaurant befitting a $200 million makeover of the Old Post Office Pavilion on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. José Andrés designed a 212'seat, 9,000'square'foot dining room clad in travertine limestone and trimmed in gold. Costing nearly $7 million to build, it would feature hand'carved cured ham from the black'footed Iberico pigs of his native Spain and squid ink pasta with head'on red shrimp, cuttlefish and aioli. But as Andrés prepared to present his final plans, the man whose name would be on the new hotel, Donald Trump, had some business of his
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