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So picturesque it´s hard to believe they´re real: The fairy'tale villages that make for a truly magical getaway

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:06
Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Kitching Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 44 2016 08:44:01 GMT In an age when holidaymakers plan their trips around Instagram'worthy destinations, these stunning places that look like they´ve been plucked from the pages of a fairy tale provide the perfect backdrop for selfie'obsessed visitors. They include pretty little villages in breathtaking mountain ranges, superb castles perched on cliffs and abandoned settlements that have been reclaimed by nature. Named one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Hallstatt, Austria, is sandwiched between the Alps and a pristine lake with mirrored waters. The village is so pretty that a mining company built a replica in China. While Hallstatt may not be

Historic U.S. cruise docks in Havana

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:06
CNN, by Annie Rose Ramos & Catherine E. Shoichet Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 10 2016 08:10:44 GMT (Video) Havana, Cuba 'Ana Garcia was crying and could hardly walk as she left the cruise ship that took her from Miami to Havana. It had been more than 48 years since she stepped foot in the country where she was born. "I´m just thinking of that day when we left (Cuba) and shaking like a leaf," she said. Garcia is one of about 700 passengers on the first cruise in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba. The Adonia, a ship on Carnival Corp.´s Fathom cruise line, docked Monday in Havana. The ship´s arrival marks the first

In 6 Months Since Budget Deal: Debt Up More Than $1 Trillion

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 18:06
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 46 2016 07:46:27 GMT In the six months that have passed since then'retiring House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut a budget deal with President Barack Obama that suspended the legal limit on the federal debt until March 15, 2017, the federal debt has increased by more than $1 trillion. The Senate passed “The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” with a vote held in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 30. Obama signed it on Monday, Nov. 2. At the close business on Oct. 30, 2015, the total federal debt was $18,152,981,685,747.52. By the close of business on April

On College Campuses, Now Even Hillary is a Dirty Word

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:47
Mediaite, by Rachel Stockman Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 40 2016 07:40:20 GMT While Bernie may characterize her as otherwise, on the political spectrum, Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton is still very much a liberal. In fact, she’s veered even more in that direction to stay competitive in the increasingly close contest with the Senator from Vermont. Elite universities have traditionally been a bastion for student liberalism, but, apparently, Mrs. Clinton’s politics aren’t quite liberal enough even for them. According to a Letter to the Editor that appeared in The New York Times over the weekend: “At Harvard, admitting that #ImWithHer is nearly tantamount to boasting “Make America Great Again.” Yes, supporting Hillary

Cruz Scolds Boy After Child Tells Him ‘You Suck’ At Indiana Rally [Video]

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:47
Daily Caller, by Kerry Picket Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 36 2016 07:36:56 GMT La Porte, IN–Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said a kid growing up in his household would have been spanked if they acted out the way a boy did towards him Sunday during a rally. The pre'teen boy was escorted out by local law enforcement when he told Cruz during a rally, “You suck.” The incident began when Cruz talked about his tax plan and heard the boy’s voice screaming something un'intelligible to him from the crowd. “Apparently there’s a young boy who’s had some problems,” Cruz said. The child yelled something unknown again at Cruz but then screamed louder, “You suck.”

Fires around Orthodox Easter torch 3 churches in 3 cities

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:47
CBS News and Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: NorthernDog- Mon, 02 30 2016 07:30:40 GMT Investigators in three cities are looking into large fires at Orthodox churches that occurred around the religion´s Easter celebrations and caused widespread damage. The blazes in New York City, as well as Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, caused only minor injuries, according to multiple reports. The New York City conflagration on Sunday at the Trinity Chapel Complex that was host to the Serbian Orthodox Church in Manhattan produced dramatic images of flames shooting through windows that filled social media. FDNY investigators haven´t given any indication yet what started the blaze, reports CBS New York. Only the church caretaker was injured

Report: Rubio won’t endorse Cruz because he doesn’t want it used against him in 2020

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:47
Hot Air, by Allahpundit Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 02 06 2016 06:06:01 GMT The funniest part of this is that Rubio thinks the GOP will still exist in 2020. By then I assume the right will have split into a conservative party, a white'identity party, and a Democrat'lite party to accommodate all of the Beltway Republicans who won’t have a political home otherwise. Does Marco run for the nomination of the first one or the third? No, just kidding. The real impediment to a Rubio run in 2020 will be that President Trump will be running unopposed for his second term. Right, Trump fans? Let’s approach this logically. If Rubio had endorsed Cruz the day

Obama budgets $17,613 for every new illegal minor, more than Social Security retirees get

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:27
Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 04 2016 06:04:53 GMT President Obama has budgeted $17,613 for each of the estimated 75,000 Central American teens expected to illegally cross into the United States this year, $2,841 more than the average annual Social Security retirement benefit, according to a new report. The total bill to taxpayers: $1.3 billion in benefits to "unaccompanied children," more than double what the federal government spent in 2010, according to an analysis of the administration´s programs for illegal minors from the Center for Immigration Studies. The average Social Security retirement benefit is $14,772. (Chart) The report notes that the president´s budget, facing congressional approval, includes another $2.1

Back to the Scooby van! Hillary to tour Appalachian coal country after she pledged to ´put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business´ – but one West Virginia town says she´s not welcome

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:27
Daily Mail (UK) & Reuters, by Geoff Earle & Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 59 2016 05:59:56 GMT Hillary Clinton kicks off a two'day tour through struggling Appalachia Monday, and her first task will be trying to clean up her own comment about putting coal companies ´out of business.´ Clinton has pledged to plow more than $30 billion to help the region, but she´s been trying to dig out of a mess she made with her coal country comment in March. After Clinton said during a CNN town hall in Ohio that, "We´re going to put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business,´ she immediately wrote West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democratic supporter,

How Republicans Lost Control of the Spending Fight in Congress

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 17:27
Daily Signal, by Rob Bluey Posted By: grace127- Mon, 02 57 2016 05:57:00 GMT Republicans arrived in Washington this year promising a return to “regular order” in Congress. It was a hallmark of Paul Ryan’s quest to be House speaker and Mitch McConnell’s way of showing that the Senate could get things done. Gone were the days of omnibus spending bills and continuing resolutions—or the dreaded combination of the two, known as a CRomnibus. In their place would be a budget and 12 spending bills. But four months into 2016, House Republicans have yet to approve a budget and their Senate counterparts are unable to pass even the least controversial spending bill.

Apparently Donald Trump Doesn´t Know What the Word ´Rape´ Means

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
Daily Wire, by Ben Shapiro Posted By: chickadee- Mon, 02 49 2016 05:49:32 GMT On Monday, Arkansas Senate Democrat candidate Conner Eldridge released an ad targeting Senator John Boozman (R-AR). The ad specifically featured Boozman’s quasi-support for Donald Trump: The ad specifically features quotes from Trump about various women, and accuses Trump of harassment, then quotes Boozman: “I’ll support the candidate regardless of who we pick…” This is going to be the Democratic playbook. And it’s going to work, because Trump routinely soft-pedals mistreatment of women. Take, for example, two comments regarding rape by Trump within the last 24 hours. Last Wednesday, convicted rapist Mike Tyson endorsed Trump. Trump chortled, “Mike said: ‘I love

Virginia GOP to sue governor over convicted felons voting

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
The Hill (DC), by Mark Hensch Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 27 2016 05:27:46 GMT Republicans in Virginia plan to file a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) for extending voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons. “Gov. McAuliffe’s flagrant disregard for the Constitution of Virginia and the rule of law must not go unchecked,” Senate Republican Leader Thomas Norment said in a statement, according to Time. Republicans fear that McAuliffe’s executive order will benefit Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee, according to Time. Virginia is a crucial battleground state in the presidential race, and was won by President Obama in 2008 and 2012. Norment said his predecessors and previous attorneys general in

Trump 41%, Clinton 39%

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
Rasmussen Reports, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 02 22 2016 05:22:38 GMT Last week, Rasmussen Reports gave voters the option of staying home on Election Day if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the big party nominees, and six percent (6%) said that’s what they intend to do for now. (SnipTrump now has the support of 73% of Republicans, while 77% of Democrats back Clinton. But Trump picks up 15% of Democrats, while just eight percent (8%) of GOP voters prefer Clinton, given this matchup. Republicans are twice as likely to prefer another candidate. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, Trump leads 37% to 31%, but 23% like another candidate. Nine

Thousands of children stay home as all but three Detroit schools close for the day in massive teacher sick'out over salary issues

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Kiri Blakeley Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 20 2016 05:20:31 GMT Students and parents across Detroit were thrown into chaos today as all but three of the city´s schools were shuttered when teachers staged a massive sick'out. On Monday, 94 of the city´s 97 schools closed, according to District spokeswoman Michelle Zdrodowski. There are about 46,000 students enrolled in the district. Sick'out teachers numbered approximately 2,600. The teachers enacted the sick'out protest after it was announced that there was no longer funding to pay their salaries after June 30. Scroll down for video '(Photos) The Detroit Federation of Teachers announced the sick'out at a press conference on Sunday broadcast on Fox

With time running out, Ted Cruz makes stand in Indiana

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
Washington Examiner, by Byron York Posted By: garnet- Mon, 02 18 2016 05:18:58 GMT With time running short and polls looking grim, Ted Cruz is turning up the intensity as he tries to make the final hours of the Indiana primary campaign a turning point in his uphill presidential run. If there were any doubts about the stakes, Cruz´s friend Rep. Louie Gohmert, who has been traveling with a sometimes motley Cruz campaign entourage, set the stage Sunday by telling about 1,000 supporters gathered at the sprawling Faith Church complex, "This is the defining moment. Tuesday in Indiana is the defining moment."No pressure. At stake is not victory — there´s already no way for

Barnicle on Hillary Email: ´Haven´t Spoken to Anyone Who Believes There´s an Indictable Offense´

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 08 2016 05:08:18 GMT Mike Barnicle´s a guy from the Duke Ellington era, so I suppose it makes sense if he doesn´t "get around much anymore." How else to explain his nonsensical statement on today´s Morning Joe? When Joe Scarborough asked him why the FBI investigation of Hillary´s email is taking so long, Barnicle said "I have not spoken to anyone who believes there is an indictable offense that has occurred." Responded Scarborough sarcastically: "you´re talking to a very tightly focused crowd there," adding that people in the intel community say "anybody else would be in prison right now." The befuddled Barnicle reversed himself

Jeff Zucker Concedes CNN Has Been ‘A Little Too Liberal’

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
Mediaite, by J. D. Durkin Posted By: JoniTx- Mon, 02 05 2016 05:05:42 GMT The President of CNN Worldwide is seeing the advantage of presenting its content down the middle of the aisle as opposed to inadvertently favoring one side. In a Wall Street Journal piece investigating the sweeping “ratings bonanza” that CNN has had in the 2016 election cycle, Jeff Zucker admitted that perhaps in the past the network has ostracized some viewers with its coverage. “I think it was a legitimate criticism of CNN that it was a little too liberal,” Zucker conceded. CNN’s prime'time nightly audience has more than doubled since the start of 2016 in the key 24'54 demographic. WSJ

Watch Carly Fiorina fall off the stage after introducing Ted Cruz as “your next President of the United States”

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:29
Salon, by Sophia Tesfaye Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 02 50 2016 04:50:20 GMT For the second time this Republican presidential primary cycle, Carly Fiorina has fallen from her perch at the number two spot — but this time, more than her poll numbers are plummeting, as the already failed presidential candidate actually fell off the stage Sunday after introducing her running mate, Ted Cruz. “The next President of the United States — Ted Cruz!” Fiorina enthusiastically announced after introducing Cruz’s wife and daughters at a rally in Indiana. Seconds later, the failed Hewlett Packard executive fell off the stage. While Cruz’s wife, Heidi, immediately reached for the falling Fiorina, the presidential candidate himself

One Year of Silence on Hillary Clinton Uranium Deal

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 16:10
Breitbart, by Peter Schweizer Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 02 18 2016 04:18:33 GMT For more than a year, the mainstream media has failed to ask Hillary Clinton some very basic questions about a series of extremely troubling deals. Why? Last Spring, my book Clinton Cash was released and it initially set off a media maelstrom. It began on April 19, 2015, with a leaked copy of the book going to the New York Times. The copy was not sent by me or my publisher.(Snip)–Bill and Hillary Clinton had helped a Canadian financier named Frank Giustra and a small Canadian company obtain a lucrative uranium mining concession from the dictator in Kazakhstan; –The same Canadian company,

Exclusive Data Analysis: Prediction Markets Show Cruz Craters After Deal With Kasich; Fiorina, Pence Not Boosting Him

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 15:31
Breitbart, by Matthew Boyle And Andy Badolato Posted By: earlybird- Mon, 02 14 2016 04:14:10 GMT Prediction market analyses compiled by Breitbart News show that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% crashed his standing in the state of Indiana when he cut a deal with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whereby Kasich ceded the state to Cruz. Prediction market data shows that the Texas Senator has not recovered since, despite several bold and aggressive moves, including the naming of a vice presidential candidate in former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and a tepid endorsement from the state’s governor Mike Pence. On the evening of Sunday, April 24, Cruz’s and Kasich’s campaigns announced a deal whereby Cruz would campaign in Indiana while ceding New