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Emalie Bowman

Senate votes to overturn Obama-era hunting limits of Alaskan wildlife - 0 views

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    A bill is headed to President Donald Trump's desk that would overturn Obama-era hunting restrictions protecting grizzly bears, wolves and other animals on national wildlife refuges in Alaska from hunting tactics such as aerial shooting, baiting and killing animals at their dens or with their cubs.
    I feel as though this should concern more people, as these are their homes that are being intruded upon. It's cowardly to kill something when it is vulnerable. And because these animals are already in danger of becoming endangered it's appalling how many members of our government voted for this bill.
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    Hunting restrictions are created for a reason. Hunting restrictions protect animals of native origin and keep them safe from the possibility of becoming endangered. The fact that so many people are disregarding of this truth is depressing. Alaska is known as the last frontier. It's known for its wildlife and its separation from society.
Bryan Pregon

Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing | Reuters - 0 views

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    "All 100 senators have been asked to the White House for the briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Monday."
Bryan Pregon

It's now illegal in Russia to share an image of Putin as a gay clown - The Washington Post - 3 views

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    "Russia has banned a picture depicting President Vladimir Putin as a potentially gay clown."
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    best headline
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    I don't understand why Putin is making a big deal of this, if it was anyone else he probably wouldn't mind and might even laugh behind closed doors. But because it's him it's a big issue?
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    I think Putin is definitely making a big deal out of one picture, if he doesn't want people to make fun of him or say what they want about him he shouldn't put himself in the spotlight.
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    Freedom of speech isn't much of a right in Russia, but clearly Putin has some insecurities if he went this far.
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    Why is this surprising at all? He is one of the most powerful rulers in the world why would he allow his people to mock him with pictures? Especially pictures depicting him as a gay clown. Not only is it disrespectful it is just dumb in my opinion.
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    Putin is taking this to the extreme. It was just people protesting what they believe in and he got so upset about it that he decided to put people in jail for it.
emmawendland

Ryan promises to keep government open - and makes no promises on health care - 0 views

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    "House leaders told GOP lawmakers Saturday that they plan to devote their energy in the coming week to keeping the federal government open, conspicuously avoiding an immediate commitment to take up health care despite pledges to do so by conservatives and the White House."
Breanna Schmitt

Russia claims it can wipe out US Navy with single 'electronic bomb' - 3 views

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    Russia has claimed it can disable the entire US Navy in one fell swoop using powerful electronic signal jamming. A news report from the country - where the media is essentially controlled by the state - said the technology could render planes, ships and missiles useless.
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    Russia is threatening the US with statements saying that they could destroy our navy and air force by jamming all of the signals. In my opinion Trump should take action to make sure that they don't do that because then America would be vulnerable. I'm not saying that we should attack but we should focus on defense right now.
abomba12

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border - 0 views

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    President Trump and White House officials pressed congressional Republicans on Sunday to use the looming threat of a government shutdown to win funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top priority for the administration as it nears the symbolic 100-day mark.
tjones797

Trump's grand plans collide with 100-day mark - 3 views

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    Trump is approaching the first symbolic milestone of his presidency on Saturday with a familiar mix of bluster and smokescreens, meant to disguise the reality that he has produced one of the least-prolific first 100 day debuts of any president in modern history.
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    Even though he hasn't made any monumental decision for our country yet, it's too early to judge how the rest of his term will turn out. People were quick to judge Franklin Roosevelt on his 100 day mark and he ended up creating the new deal, minimum wage, and setting up social security.
Jorden Crinklaw

Suicide Bomber in Russia - 1 views

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    I think this is horrible and the Russian had something definitely wrong with his head to set off 2 bombs in 2 different places. My question is why? what was his motive?
Bryan Pregon

Report: Manhunt underway for 'traitor' inside CIA - AOL News - 2 views

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    "Now CBS News is reporting that a manhunt for the leaker is underway. The CIA and FBI are joining forces to investigate what has become one of the worst security breaches since Edward Snowden."
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    Information from the CIA has been leaked and everyone is jumping out of there seats and eager to find the person because it is serious information.
dylan_johnson

The Republican health care struggle is real - 0 views

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    The report detonated controversy that risked damaging the push to quickly pass the bill and threatened the viability of the complex process envisioned for eventually constructing a replacement system. "The headlines are terrible," said one senior GOP source involved in the health care process, describing the Congressional Budget Office's conclusions.
Bryan Pregon

Branstad signs laws restricting wages, workers' compensation - 2 views

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    "Gov. Terry Branstad has signed into law a ban on local governments raising the minimum hourly wage and another law changing Iowa's workers' compensation system."
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    I think it was reasonable for Gov. Terry Branstad to place a law on banning minimum wage increase. We have a good minimum wage that meets the circumstances of living in iowa. It's not nearly as expensive as other big cities like Chicago or San Diego. I also think it was good he took into account the workers' compensation.
emmawendland

Ryan says rekindled health-care talks in 'conceptual stage' - 0 views

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    "House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that Republicans are in the preliminary phase of an effort to restart talks over a stalled health-care bill, but he did not commit to a timeline for resolving the differences that sank the measure last month."
Bryan Pregon

Neil Gorsuch nomination: Senate faces nuclear showdown - CNNPolitics.com - 5 views

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    "Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court faces a dramatic week as senators prepare to cast key votes that could splinter the chamber and lead to a divisive rule change imposed by Republicans to ensure they can confirm the judge by Friday."
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    I don't believe filibustering will really do any good. They can't just filibuster until another justice dies or for years. It's really childish in a manner to just be doing it in order to have revenge over the Republicans.
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    What is so bad about having a filibuster? Just let Democrats speak their mind and see what happens, they already waited a year and a half they can wait a little longer for a decision.
tjones797

Syria gas attacks. - 6 views

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tjones797

Trump budget calls for billions for border wall with Mexico - 5 views

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    President Trump's discretionary budget plan set to be released Thursday reportedly includes a request for $2.6 billion in funding to begin planning and building a "physical wall" along the border with Mexico along with security funding. The Wall Street Journal reported that Tump will ask Congress for billions in new spending to be earmarked ofr immigration enforcement.
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    Trump thinks he'll be able to persuade mexico to build the wall. He's crazy for thinking that. Why would they want to help fund for the wall when they don't want be even leave the United States. There's no way he'll be able to persuade them.
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    I doubt Mexico will at all consider paying for the wall, it's just not their problem.
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    I doubt that Mexico will pay for it because Trump is the one who wants it up, not them.
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    What will Trump do if they refuse to pay?
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    I don't think Trump actually thought about what would need to happen to make his precious wall when he was campaigning. I think he was more focused on getting the position and making everything sound good and now that it's time to step up to the plate HE created, he's trying to find anyway to get the money needed to fill said plate. He wants to cut so many programs and he expects others to pay and he just has his expectation bar to high. The border wall he wants to make would take $21 billion dollars! That's a lot of money to raise and I just can't help but think, what are the consequences of the actions he's willing to take to make that money appear.
dylan_johnson

Give it to me straight, doc: Is Obamacare dying? - 2 views

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    For a patient that just turned seven and has already survived numerous near-death experiences, the Affordable Care Act's prognosis is not so bad. "It's a little like a patient with diabetes," Dr. Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Health Care, a major insurer on the ACA exchanges, told NBC News.
nwellman913

Team Trump cites stats, anecdotes to show dangers of sanctuary cities - 0 views

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    A college football prospect gunned down in his own yard, a young convenience store clerk killed over a pack of cigarettes, a young woman murdered in front of her parents in a popular tourist area of San Francisco.
Jaydin

Cheney: Putin made 'a very serious effort' to interfere in US election - 0 views

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    "There was a very serious effort made by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our basic, fundamental democratic processes," Cheney said at the Economic Times Global Business Summit in New Delhi, India. "In some quarters that would be considered an act of war."
fernandocm

AG Sessions threatens 'sanctuary cities,' mayors fight back - 0 views

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    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grant money that has already been awarded if they don't comply.
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