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  • Senate takes symbolic shot at Trump tariffs

    07/12/2018 12:17:43 AM PDT · by granada · 24 replies
    the Hill ^ | 11/07/18 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate on Wednesday took a symbolic shot at President Trump’s trade policy amid anxiety on Capitol Hill over his tariff strategy. Senators voted 88-11 to instruct lawmakers hashing out a deal on a government funding bill to include language “providing a role for Congress” on tariffs implemented for national security reasons, known as Section 232 of the trade laws. The vote is nonbinding, meaning lawmakers don’t have to add trade language into the funding bill. But the vote margin, with more senators supporting it than the amount needed to override a veto, underscores the depth of concern on Capitol...
  • We Might Have Just Discovered 2 Dark Moons Hidden Near Uranus

    12/22/2017 6:11:50 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 17 OCT 2016 | FIONA MACDONALD
    ================================================================================================================ Researchers have re-examined data captured by the Voyager 2 spacecraft back in 1986, and think they've found evidence of two never-before-seen moons hidden in the rings of Uranus. Uranus, the third largest planet in our Solar System, already has 27 moons that we know of - but these two new ones appear to orbit the planet more closely than any of its other natural satellites, and are causing wavy patterns in its closest rings. Although Saturn is the most famous ringed planet orbiting our Sun, it's not the only one, with the three other gas giants - Jupiter, Uranus,...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/02/2018 8:10:13 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/2/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Joy in Thailand today with word that rescuers have found 12 missing soccer team members and their assistant coach in a flooded cave. The group of boys and their coach had been missing for 10 days. The challenge for the international team of rescuers now is getting everyone out safely. Late reports suggest that could take some time until waters recede or the group learns basic underwater diving skills to get out. In Germany, a deal was announced to end the threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer dropped his planned resignation after a compromise was...
  • Idaho girl, 3, dies after being stabbed at her own birthday party

    07/02/2018 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Skywise · 42 replies
    WXIN Fox 59 (Indianapolis) ^ | July 2, 2018 | AP
    <p>A 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and stabbed nine people, authorities said.</p> <p>Timmy Kinner is accused of attacking a group of children and the adults who tried to protect them at the party at an apartment complex that is home to many refugee families.</p>
  • Suspect in Boise Stabbing Spree Doesn't Quite Match Media's Narrative

    07/01/2018 4:19:24 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/1/18 | Patrick Poole
    (snip) --- A horrific stabbing spree at a Boise, Idaho, apartment complex last night left nine people injured, including six children. Local media reports state that four of the victims have life-threatening injuries. The national media quickly seized on the fact that the apartment complex was known to house refugees and that some of the victims themselves were apparently refugees. Despite the fact that the 30-year-old male suspect was arrested last night at 8:50 p.m. and his arrest record and mugshot were posted on the Ada County Sheriff's website at 3:46 this morning, none of the articles identified the suspect....
  • News Summary At This Hour

    07/01/2018 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Exit polls show a landslide victory in Mexico's presidential election for leftist Manuel Lopez Obrador. Obrador is expected to take perhaps over 50 percent of the vote with a lead of around 20 to 30 percent over his nearest rival. Large crowds took to the streets of Mexico City during the evening in celebration. Obrador campaigned to reform Mexico dramatically and made strong statements in opposition to US President Donald Trump. Obrador wants to end the war on drugs in Mexico within three years, saying Mexico isn't going to stop drugs entering the USA, let the USA send its army...
  • 9 hurt, 4 critically, as man stabs refugee families at Boise low-income apartments

    07/01/2018 8:51:30 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 62 replies
    Refugee families at a low-income apartment complex were attacked Saturday night by a man who stabbed nine people — more than any other attack in Boise's history, police said. Four of them suffered injuries that police called life-threatening. A 30-year-old man was quickly taken into custody at gunpoint, police said. All of the victims were taken to a hospital.
  • 9 injured, including refugees, in stabbing at Idaho apartment complex

    07/01/2018 6:58:52 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 45 replies
    WFAA.COM | 01 JULY 2018 | USA TODAY
    https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/nation-now/9-injured-including-refugees-in-stabbing-at-idaho-apartment-complex/465-1c97bb37-65d4-4165-b185-09e4b9cbcfe9
  • Idaho trip was great but I have a personal safety question

    06/30/2018 4:32:13 PM PDT · by Califreak · 85 replies
    My keyboard ^ | 6/30/18 | Cali F Reak
    Idaho was great! It is so beautiful there the scenery looks like a painting. The people were great. The only people who were rude were from California, Oregon, Washington and Canada. Idaho residents were uncommonly courteous and friendly. My daughter and I were by ourselves but we felt very safe everywhere we went and slept well for being away from home. We actually felt safer in a strange place than we did at home. Never heard one siren in a whole week. We were mostly passing through small towns that had an openly God oriented atmosphere. Lots of pro life...
  • Justice Elena Kagan kept her promise to Senator Risch of Idaho and went Hunting with Justice Scalia

    06/26/2018 7:57:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    risch.senate gov ^ | Deborah Cassens Weiss
    During a courtesy call before her confirmation, Justice Elena Kagan responded to a remark by Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, about gun rights. Risch told Kagan she may not realize how important the issue was to most Americans... Kagan said she had never owned or fired a gun. "But I told the senator if I was fortunate enough to be confirmed, I would go hunting with Justice Scalia." Kagan lived up to her word. She has accompanied Scalia to a shooting range and on several hunting trips, she said. “It turns out, it's kind of fun," she added.
  • Vanity-going to Idaho

    06/18/2018 2:31:54 PM PDT · by Califreak · 50 replies
    My Keyboard ^ | 6/18/18 | Cali F Reak
    My daughter and I will be traveling to Idaho soon to check out U of I Moscow and surrounding areas. Thinking of doing a loop through Reno, up 95 and back down through Oregon. Looking for ideas, suggestions, warnings and general information.
  • Idaho Wildlife Officials Approve Limited Grizzly Bear Hunt

    05/10/2018 8:52:51 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    US News ^ | 05/10/18
    The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Thursday approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List. Under the plan, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15. If successful, the hunter won't be allowed to reapply for future tags. Baiting or hound-hunting will not be allowed. Grizzlies in the Yellowstone National Park region were on the Endangered Species Act list until 2017,...
  • Idaho school can't find small bit of weapons-grade plutonium

    05/05/2018 7:12:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | May 4, 2018 | Keith Ridler
    A small amount of radioactive, weapons-grade plutonium about the size of a U.S. quarter is missing from an Idaho university that was using it for research, leading federal officials on Friday to propose an $8,500 fine. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Idaho State University can't account for about a 30th of an ounce (1 gram) of the material that's used in nuclear reactors and to make nuclear bombs. The amount is too small to make a nuclear bomb, agency spokesman Victor Dricks said, but could be used to make a dirty bomb to spread radioactive contamination. "The NRC has...
  • ID: Stand Your Ground Bill Clarifies Law

    04/13/2018 1:05:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Idaho bill SB 1313 was enacted into law. It became law without Governor Otter's signature when he failed to veto it. The new law will take effect on 1 July, 2018.  The law qualifies as a "stand your ground" law, consistent with the law in 70% of the states. The law made relatively minor adjustments in the law of self defense in Idaho. It clarified when homicide was justifiable, adding places of business and conveyances as places with the current protections for habitations. In Idaho, the law already defined as justifiable, homicide done to...
  • Idaho Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill to Track How Many Times Abortions Injure Women

    03/27/2018 12:30:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 26, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new Idaho law, signed Thursday by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter, will provide better information about how many women are injured by abortions in Idaho each year. State House Bill 638 establishes a new state reporting system to track abortion complications and other abortion-related data in Idaho, Fox News reports. The data, which also will include the woman’s age, race and number of children, will be collected by the state Department of Health & Welfare and published in an annual report. Idaho Chooses Life celebrated Otter’s decision to sign the law. “We believe this is landmark legislation because, in coming...
  • Idaho Considers What Could Be the Worst Obamacare Plan Yet

    02/26/2018 10:24:01 AM PST · by Twotone · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nicholas Horton
    After rightly rejecting Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion for several years, Idaho officials have now concocted a new version of Obamacare expansion. While some supporters have rallied around the plan’s uniqueness, it’s important to examine exactly what distinguishes this expansion plan from the rest: It’s worse. First, the truly needy already qualify for Medicaid in Idaho. Supporters of Idaho’s Obamacare plan want the public to believe that this plan is essential to the survival of Idaho’s neediest residents. But the truly needy already qualify for Medicaid in the Gem State. Idaho’s Medicaid program already covers low-income kids, pregnant women, seniors, individuals with...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Asharq Al-Awsat Series on Libya Details Gaddafi’s Funding of Western Presidential Campaigns

    02/21/2018 9:21:53 AM PST · by richardtavor · 10 replies
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | February 19, 2018 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    As part of its exclusive series on Libya during the rule of late leader Moammar al-Gaddafi, Asharq Al-Awsat examines the regime’s ties with local and foreign powers, including its attempts to finance western presidential campaigns, particularly in France, the United States and Ukraine. Witnesses from the former regime said that Tripoli had spent some 50 million euros in 2007 to fund the campaign of French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy. Lebanese businessman Ziad Takeieddine, who was present at Sarkozy’s meetings with Gaddafi revealed that the “figures were much higher than that.” Tripoli also pumped 5 million dollars in the presidential campaign...
  • Blowing off Obamacare — Idaho shows how

    02/19/2018 9:33:31 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/17/2018 | Washington Examiner
    Congressional Republicans failed to repeal or replace Obamacare. But one state has come up with a way to get around it. Idaho is dealing with Obamacare by just blowing it off. If it works, other states seem likely to follow. Idaho’s Republican governor, Butch Otter, signed an executive order last year paving the way for non-Obamacare-compliant health insurance plans to be sold in his state, and Lt. Gov. Brad Little has since cobbled together what is sure to be the nation’s most controversial healthcare initiative. Obamacare’s spiraling premium increases have especially hurt middle-income consumers, In Idaho, at least, they will...
  • Idaho to Allow New Insurance Plans Outside of Federal Health Law

    01/26/2018 10:56:30 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-25-2018 | Anna Wilde Mathews
    <p>Idaho officials said they will begin allowing insurers to sell new plans that don't meet requirements set by the Affordable Care Act, a move that will test the limits of states' ability to carve out their own health-insurance rules.</p> <p>Wednesday, the Idaho Department of Insurance said it would allow insurers in the state to begin offering "state-based plans" to consumers. These products could leave out some of the benefits mandated by the ACA for individual coverage. Insurers would be able to consider enrollees' medical history in setting their premiums, a practice known as underwriting, which isn't authorized under the ACA. The new state-based plans could also include dollar limits on total benefit payouts, which the ACA banned.</p>