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  • President Trump Orders Review Of Government Structure To Reduce Size And Cost – Huge Undertaking

    03/14/2017 8:15:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    President Donald Trump ordered work to begin on a reorganization plan for the federal government to reduce its size and cost. “Today there is duplication and redundancy everywhere,” Trump said in an Oval Office signing ceremony on Monday. “Billions and billions of dollars are being wasted.” I bet that is an understatement when it comes to government waste. He had better be careful, or he will ignite another war with the fat cats around him. I hope first on his list is getting rid of the NSA or the CIA one. We certainly don’t need all of those spies breathing...
  • The Republican Party of Virginia Trying to Reduce Voter Turnout

    12/27/2015 1:02:54 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-27-2015 | sundance
    A series of tweets from candidate Donald Trump toward the Republican Party of Virginia have many wondering what’s going on. It would appear Mr. Trump, and/or the Trump Campaign, has become aware of the RPV intentions to force Virginia voters to swear an loyalty oath (statement of intent) prior to voting in the upcoming primary. We Provided The Leaked Documents In November Virginia is an interesting state when it comes to the Republican Party and conservative voters. Partly due to the vicinity to Washington DC, and party due to many of the professionally republican living in the state, the hierarchy...
  • Bill could reduce illegal immigration 25 percent

    06/19/2013 3:22:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/19/13 | David Espo and Erica Werner | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of far-reaching immigration legislation rejected a challenge Wednesday from Senate conservatives demanding evidence that the nation's borders are secure before millions living in the United States unlawfully can gain legal status. The vote came as lawmakers on both sides of the issue digested a startling Congressional Budget Office forecast that the bill would fail to prevent a steady increase in illegal residents in the future, even though it would grant legal status to millions already in the country without the necessary papers. "Illegality will not be stopped, but it will only be reduced by 25 percent,"...
  • With New Laws, Obama Calls on Congress to Reduce Gun Violence

    01/19/2013 11:03:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/1/13
    Obama urged Congress to pass measures aimed at reducing gun violence, while reaffirming his commitment to the right to bear arms. .....
  • US Navy to Briefly Reduce Carriers in Persian Gulf

    11/22/2012 10:53:10 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 11/21/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    The U.S. aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf will temporarily decline due to unexpected repairs and unusual maintenance problems, the Navy said on Wednesday. The USS Nimitz was expected to be deployed to the Gulf early next year to relieve the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which is now stationed in the region, but will be delayed due to the need for extensive repairs on a failed propulsion pump. The USS Eisenhower is being sent back to the U.S for repairs to its flight deck. It will remain in Norfolk, Virginia, for two months and then return to the Middle...
  • Reduce Spending to 21% of GDP--1 Point Higher Than Highest Taxes Since WWII(Erskine Bowles)

    07/25/2012 3:13:57 AM PDT · by Son House · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 18, 2012 | By Elizabeth Harrington
    Erskine Bowles, the co-chair of President Obama’s fiscal responsibility commission, says that the federal government should aim at cutting spending back to 21 percent of GDP--which is 1 point more than the highest level federal tax revenues have reached in any year since World War II. At the National Press Club on Tuesday, CNSNews.com asked Bowles at what level of Gross Domestic Product he would balance the federal budget, given that federal spending has exceeded 24 percent of GDP over the last four years and that since World War II federal tax revenues have reached 20 percent of GDP only...
  • Eating Less Salt May Not Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    07/25/2011 7:50:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 6, 2011 | KIM CAROLLO
    Eating Less Salt May Not Lower Risk of Heart Disease Contrary to what medical experts have been saying for years, a new study suggests salt may not be as bad for the heart as commonly believed. Researchers from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth in Exeter, U.K. reviewed data from seven studies with nearly 6,500 participants who reduced their salt intake and found that while eating less salt did lower blood pressure, it did not reduce the risk of dying or of having heart disease.
  • Will New ObamaCare Regulation Reduce Insurance Competition?

    10/22/2010 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/22/10 | David Hogberg
    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners today finally released its final set of regulations on the “Medical Loss Ratios” established under ObamaCare. The NAIC regulations are widely considered to be the ones that the Department of Health and Human Services will adopt. Bottom line: The proposed rules don’t bode well for the long-term health of private health insurance. They would give insurers perverse incentives to neither control costs nor root out fraud.
  • Eating less meat won't reduce global warming: study

    03/22/2010 7:34:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 566+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/22/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Eating less meat will not reduce global warming, and claims that it will distract from efforts to find real solutions to climate change, a leading air quality expert said Monday. "We certainly can reduce our greenhouse gas production, but not by consuming less meat and milk," Frank Mitloehner, an air quality expert at the University of California-Davis, said as he presented a report on meat-eating and climate change at a conference of the American Chemical Society in California. Blaming cows and pigs for climate change is scientifically inaccurate, said Mitloehner, dismissing several reports, including one issued in...
  • US order to reduce civilian casualties protects Afghans but frustrates, slows Marines

    08/13/2009 1:30:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 719+ views
    Canadien Press ^ | 8/13/09 | Alfred De Montesquiou
    DAHANEH, Afghanistan — The British jet called in by the U.S. Marines had the Taliban position in sight, but the pilot refused to fire, a decision that frustrated Marines on the ground but was in line with new orders by the top U.S. commander to protect civilians. The Marines themselves didn't attack militants shooting at them from a compound Wednesday during the same battle because women and children were there, an approach meant to avoid civilian casualties at all costs.
  • Economy: Landfills (and thrift stores) hurting as consumers repair, reuse

    04/26/2009 3:37:32 PM PDT · by llevrok · 50 replies · 1,135+ views
    Thrift-driven Americans are fixing up, making do and reusing so much to cope with the recession that the drop in throwaways means less fill for landfills. To deal with the drop-off in dropoffs, landfills are laying off workers, reducing hours of operation and hiking disposal fees, with the increases passed along to cities, businesses and consumers. "You can look at waste and see what the economy is doing," said Tom Houck, manager at the Defiance County Landfill in northwest Ohio. He's watched the amount of trash arriving at the landfill plunge 30 percent in the past year. With consumers cutting...
  • Democrats turn back GOP call to reduce spending (Senate Budget Committee party-line vote 13-10)

    03/26/2009 9:55:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 643+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/26/09 | AP
    <p>WASHINGTON – Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee defeated a Republican call to reduce recommended spending across hundreds of programs over the next five years as they moved toward approval of a blueprint that preserves President Barack Obama's top priorities.</p>
  • Pro-Life Groups Meet With Obama Faith Staffer on Reducing Abortions

    03/25/2009 8:56:54 AM PDT · by julieee · 5 replies · 317+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 25, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Several representatives of leading national pro-life groups held a meeting with President Barack Obama's top White House faith office staffer on Tuesday. One participant describes the meeting as polite and cordial, but pro-life groups aren't expecting much from Obama given his pro-abortion record.
  • CA: Ruling may sharply reduce California refinery pollution

    12/20/2008 9:03:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 866+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/20/08 | Margot Roosevelt
    Toxic air pollution spikes from California's 21 refineries may be sharply curtailed in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision Friday in Washington. In a suit brought by the Sierra Club and other groups, the court struck down a 14-year-old federal regulation thatallowed refineries, chemical plants and other industrial plants to exceed pollution limits during start-ups, shutdowns and equipment outages. Public health advocates in Southern California's oil refinery hub hailed the decision, saying that facilities routinely operate in malfunction mode to evade pollution caps. ... The Environmental Protection Agency regulation amounted to a "gaping loophole," according to the...
  • Study Shows Parental Involvement Laws Reduce Abortions From 19-31 Percent

    09/18/2008 8:56:35 AM PDT · by julieee · 3 replies · 269+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | September 18, 2008 | Steven Ertelt
    Indeed, pro-lifers should insist that these candidates support pro-life parental-involvement laws. Such laws enjoy broad support and unlike other laws limiting abortion, they can be easily justified as a parental-rights issue. Furthermore, my recent study for the Family Research Council provides evidence that well designed parental-involvement laws have been surprisingly effective at reducing abortion rates among minors.
  • American Portions Reduce As Food Prices Rise

    04/29/2008 9:17:37 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 71+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-30-2008 | Tom Leonard and Alex Spillius
    American portions reduce as food prices rise By Tom Leonard and Alex Spillius Last Updated: 1:57AM BST 30/04/2008 Faced with growing delivery costs driven by higher fuel prices, many US restaurants have done the previously unthinkable and introduced smaller food portions served on smaller plates. The increase in fuel prices was identified yesterday as the biggest issue affecting the lives of ordinary Americans. It surpassed even unemployment and home repossessions, according to a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Until now, Americans have taken for granted the relative cheapness of petrol and food. Although $3·60 (£1·80) for a gallon of...
  • EPA denies California's bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    12/19/2007 3:56:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 202+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/19/07 | Ken Thomas and Erica Werner - ap
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday slapped down California's bid for first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, denying a request for a waiver that would have allowed those restrictions to take effect. "The Bush administration is moving forward with a clear national solution - not a confusing patchwork of state rules - to reduce America's climate footprint from vehicles," EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson said in a statement.
  • Thompson: Reduce future retiree benefits

    11/09/2007 6:43:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 80+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/9/07 | David Espo - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson on Friday proposed reducing benefits promised to future retirees and establishing a system of voluntary personal retirement accounts under Social Security to help shore up the program's finances. "If somebody's got a better idea let them put it on the table," said the former Tennessee senator in a challenge to fellow Republicans as well as Democrats vying for the White House in 2008. President Bush proposed roughly similar changes three years ago, but they proved so controversial that they never came to a vote in either house of the Republican-controlled Congress. Thompson's proposal...
  • Fardh Al-Qanoon lowers violence in northwest Baghdad

    03/18/2007 10:33:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 319+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    An Iraqi Army Soldier from the 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, questions the local population about insurgent activity during a foot patrol in Buhriz, Iraq, on Feb. 17. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall. BAGHDAD -- Violence has reduced since moving Coalition forces out of big forward operating bases and into smaller community-based combat outposts as part of the Fardh Al-Qanoon, a senior Army officer serving there said Friday.The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division has seen a significant drop in violence over the past few months in the province of Shula and Kadtimiya,...
  • Sadr threatens rogue commanders of his Iraqi milit

    10/27/2006 7:35:10 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 670+ views
    AP ^ | 27 October 2006 | staff
    Radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened rogue commanders in his Mahdi Army militia with the wrath of God, his principal mouthpiece told worshippers at prayer Friday. The Mahdi Army is one of the most powerful armed Shiite groups in Iraq and has been implicated in a number of recent battles with police, despite orders from Sadr to his followers not to spill Iraqi blood without permission. "This disobedience to the leadership has divided us and earned us multiple enemies," declared Sheikh Jaber al-Khafaji, the preacher who speaks for Sadr at the mosque in the central Iraqi town of Kufa....