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  • Harvey aid inclusion in the budget garners bi-partisan support

    09/08/2017 3:00:14 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 3 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor / AP ^ | September 8, 2017 | Andrew Taylor
    In a deal President Trump struck with Democratic leaders that includes aid for hurricane Harvey heads to the House Friday. Though the deal could lead to continued cooperation across the aisles, some Republicans feel the partnership is short-term. WASHINGTON—Conservative grumbling aside, the House is heading toward backing a $15.3 billion disaster aid package that President Trump and Democrats have linked to a temporary increase in America's borrowing authority and keeping the government funded through December. The House vote on Friday would send the massive package to Mr. Trump for his signature, replenishing rapidly dwindling emergency accounts as Florida braces for...
  • Trump to donate $1 million of his own money to help with Harvey relief

    08/31/2017 3:34:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 87 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sarah Westweed
    President Trump plans to donate $1 million of his personal fortune to help victims of Hurricane Harvey White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders said Thursday.
  • Syrian Rebels Alarmed By Reports Covert CIA Aid Will End

    07/23/2017 10:07:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 07/20/17 | Erika Solomon
    For nearly four years, Syrian rebels have clung to a programme of CIA assistance as a symbol of US support in their battle against Bashar al-Assad’s regime. So reports that Donald Trump’s administration will stop the limited scheme to arm and train Syria’s opposition forces have sparked anger and confusion. Rebels say they have not been informed of any changes to the policy introduced by Barack Obama as US president in 2013 as part of efforts to put pressure on Syria’s president and bring about a political settlement. Mr Assad’s main backer, Russia, has long pushed for the US to...
  • Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria

    07/19/2017 1:51:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/19/17 | Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous
    President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. officials. The program was a central plank of a policy begun by the Obama administration in 2013 to put pressure on Assad to step aside, but even its backers have questioned its efficacy since Russia deployed forces in Syria two years later. Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia, which saw the anti-Assad program as an...
  • Trump's proposed budget would cut $2.2 billion from global health spending

    05/25/2017 1:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Public Radio's Goats and Soda ^ | May 25, 2017 | Nurith Aizenman
    U.S. aid for international family planning would be eliminated. Programs to combat HIV/AIDS in the world's poorest countries would be slashed by 17 percent. Efforts to fight malaria would be chopped by 11 percent. Those are just some of the cuts to global health spending called for by President Trump in the proposed budget he unveiled this week. On one level the reductions did not come as a surprise. Trump had already made clear in his "skinny budget" proposal, released in March, that he wanted to lower spending on foreign assistance by more than a third. Yet advocates for global...
  • Congress wants answers from Turkey on shutdown of US aid pipeline to Syria

    03/16/2017 11:51:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | March 15, 2017 | Julian Pecquet
    Senate Democrats on March 15 vowed to get answers from Turkey one week after Ankara moved to shut down one of the US government's largest partners for aid to Syria. On the sixth anniversary of the start of the Syrian civil war, Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Turkey's recent decision to revoke its registration to operate in the country has disrupted "lifesaving assistance" to 360,000 Syrians every month and "effectively ends" support for 100,000 refugees as well as Turkish families inside Turkey. Turkey hasn't provided a justification for its decision, which was made public March...
  • Exclusive: CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack - sources

    02/21/2017 4:42:02 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | 3:26pm EST | Tom Perry, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and John Walcott
    CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had been given for the move this month following the jihadist assault, though several said they believed the main objective was to prevent arms and cash falling into Islamist militant hands. But they said they expected the aid freeze to be temporary.
  • Butte County California Election Results [Oroville Dam Area voted for Romney & Trump!]

    02/16/2017 4:09:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ROMNEY/RYAN 44479 48.87% OBAMA/BIDEN 42669 46.88%
  • America giving Mexico $135 million in foreign Aid

    01/18/2017 8:30:26 AM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 30 replies
    Foreign Assistance ^ | Jan 2017 | Foreign Assistance
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  • Philippines Duterte Says ‘Bye, Bye’ to US, Its Aid

    12/17/2016 9:58:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 62 replies
    Voice of America ^ | December 17, 2016 | VOA News
    Possibly thinking a major U.S. aid package had been terminated, an enraged Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said “bye, bye” to America in retaliation Saturday and threatened to dissolve an agreement that allows U.S. troops to visit the Philippines. The Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government aid agency, did not actually cancel the aid. Instead, the agency deferred a vote on the renewal of aid for the Philippines “subject of a further review of concerns around rule of law and civil liberties.” Duterte won the presidential election earlier this year largely based on his promise to aggressively target drug dealers and...
  • US and other Countries Drastically Cutting Aid to PA

    12/15/2016 6:21:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) actions of supporting and promoting terrorism against Israel have finally caught up with it, and the US has completely cut its direct support to the PA in 2016 over its belligerent conduct. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah stated earlier this month that the US has completely stopped funding the PA’s general budget. “2016 is about to end, no shekel or agora, or dinar or dollar has been paid,” he said in an interview with the Voice of Palestine Radio, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Hamdallah’s remark corroborates a statement made by US Assistant Secretary of...
  • Stop Paying Pakistan

    06/28/2016 6:31:47 PM PDT · by cold start · 10 replies
    usnews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ted Poe
    Congress should quit funding Pakistan's due to the country's complicity in terrorism.Ted Poe is a Republican U.S. representative for Texas' 2nd district. He is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade. The House of Representatives recently gave Pakistan a $200 million raise. In all, it was a $900 million payday for a country that to this day is supporting terrorist groups that kill our service men and women in Afghanistan. It is well known by now that Pakistan gave safe harbor to Osama bin Laden. Before he met...
  • House approves defense aid to Israel despite veto threat

    06/16/2016 11:06:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States House of Representatives on Thursday passed a $576 billion defense spending bill which includes $635.7 million for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs, despite a threat by the Obama administration to veto the bill, The Jewish Insider reports. The fiscal 2017 defense appropriations bill includes $268.7 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel cooperative missile and rocket defense programs; $25 million in research and development funding for U.S.-Israel directed energy activities, such as laser technologies, to combat missiles and rockets; $72 million for procurement of the Iron Dome rocket defense system; $150 million for procurement of the David’s...
  • Teen Burnt Alive by Mother for Choosing Own Husband

    06/08/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    It was the third such ‘honour killing’ in as many monthsA teenager was burnt alive by her mother on Wednesday after marrying a man of her own choice, Pakistani police said. Zeenat Bibi, 16, was set on fire by her mother Perveen Bibi in the eastern city of Lahore a little more than a week after the wedding, police said. "Perveen Bibi killed her daughter Zeenat Bibi by burning her alive around 9:00 am on Wednesday," Haidar Ashraf, a senior police official told AFP, adding the teen had married a man named Hasan on May 29.
  • United States to give Gaza $50 million in aid

    05/09/2016 3:34:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Monday announced a $50 million aid program for Gaza, reports The Associated Press (AP). American officials quoted by the news agency said that the money will be used over five years to provide basic humanitarian assistance and create jobs in the coastal enclave. The money will be distributed by the U.S Agency for International Development in partnership with Catholic Relief Services. The U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, Donald A. Blume, said the effort is meant to address "the dire needs that are obvious in Gaza", according to the AP report. Gaza's economy has sharply declined since...
  • United States to give Gaza $50 million in aid

    05/09/2016 3:32:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 5/9/16 | Ben Ariel
    The United States on Monday announced a $50 million aid program for Gaza, reports The Associated Press (AP). American officials quoted by the news agency said that the money will be used over five years to provide basic humanitarian assistance and create jobs in the coastal enclave. The money will be distributed by the U.S Agency for International Development in partnership with Catholic Relief Services. The U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, Donald A. Blume, said the effort is meant to address "the dire needs that are obvious in Gaza", according to the AP report. Gaza's economy has sharply declined since...
  • Deny Aid, Visas to Countries That Won’t Accept Deported Illegal Aliens

    04/29/2016 6:40:29 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/29/16
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that “recalcitrant countries” that refuse to take criminal aliens that are being deported should not get federal aid from the U.S. and the U.S. should not give those countries more visas. “They should not be getting federal aid, and we shouldn’t be giving them visas so that more people from those countries can come to the United States,” said Chaffetz during a hearing on illegal immigration crime.
  • Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti farmers

    04/23/2016 8:53:00 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 15, 2016 | AP
    MIREBALAIS, Haiti – The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti's marginal farmland. If he's lucky, Francois Merilus will reap a meager harvest amid a lengthy drought that has shriveled yields and worsened Haiti's chronic hunger. Now the subsistence farmer is dismayed by what he believes could be the latest challenge to his ability to eke out a living: free peanuts arriving from the U.S. as humanitarian aid. "Foreign peanuts can only make things harder for us," said Merilus, whose...
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • New GOP rules designed to aid Bush are aiding Trump

    09/20/2015 12:05:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9-20-15 | Ed Straker
    After the last presidential nomination cycle, where Mitt Romney had to struggle a bit to get the nomination, GOP leaders decided to make it easier for one of their own to get the nomination. They figured that a GOP insider, bankrolled with big money from the Chamber of Commerce and other like-thinking crony capitalists who want illegal immigration and business opportunities with Iran, could, with proper funding, get 35% or 40% of the vote in Republican primaries. Therefore, GOP insiders thought that increasing the number of states who award delegates based on "winner take all" – where the largest vote-getter,...