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  • Greek conservatives on course for election win

    07/07/2019 10:47:40 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | July 2019
    Greece's opposition party New Democracy are set to win the country's snap general election, exit polls suggest. Led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the centre-right party is projected to defeat Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party. New Democracy is forecast to win 38-42% of the vote, while Syriza is projected to win 26.5-31.5%. That would give New Democracy an outright majority, as the winner receives 50 extra seats in parliament. The first official results are expected later on Sunday evening. What does New Democracy stand for? New Democracy has promised to lower taxes and privatise services in the country, which is...
  • Trump Voters – You’re on Ballot, Too

    06/20/2019 1:51:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | June 20, 2019 | Chris Stigall
    I know exactly what the smart-set will say. “Let it go! Focus on the future of the country! Don’t re-litigate the past. Enough with ‘fake news,’ and ‘witch hunt,’ and ‘crooked Hillary.” Know what I say? Please, Mr. President. Do the exact opposite. President Trump’s reelection campaign kicked off this week at a raucous rally in Orlando that must have exhausted Joe Biden just watching. The familiar chants returned. “Build the wall! Lock her up! CNN sucks!” (My personal favorite.) Also returning were the familiar critics who decried them. The aforementioned “news” network we love to hate broke away...
  • President Trump Is Delivering

    06/19/2019 6:05:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | June 19, 2019 | Star Parker
    According to news stories, the Trump campaign fired pollsters who allegedly leaked polling results that show President Trump performing poorly against Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in battleground states. Regardless of the accuracy of the story, what can polling really tell us now? At this time in 2015, polls were showing Hillary Clinton 17 points ahead of Donald Trump. According to Gallup, Ronald Reagan's approval rating was about the same as President Trump's at the same time into his presidency. In November 1984, a year and a half later, Reagan won a historic landslide victory, winning 49 of 50...
  • Australia Election Results: Prime Minister Scott Morrison Seizes a Stunning Win

    05/18/2019 7:05:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Failing New York Times ^ | 5/18/2019 | Damien Cave
    SYDNEY, Australia — Scott Morrison, Australia’s conservative prime minister, scored a surprise victory in federal elections on Saturday, propelled by a populist wave — the “quiet Australians,” he termed it — resembling the force that has upended politics in the United States, Britain and beyond. The win stunned Australian election analysts — polls had pointed to a loss for Mr. Morrison’s coalition for months. But in the end, the prime minister confounded expectations suggesting that the country was ready for a change in course after six years of tumultuous leadership under the conservative political coalition. “I have always believed in...
  • Political Newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky projected to win Ukraine's presidential race

    04/21/2019 12:12:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    CNN Edition ^ | Apr 21, 2019 | Kara Fox
    Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday declared victory in Ukraine's presidential elections after exit polls showed he was on track for a landslide win against incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko. "We did it together. Thanks to everyone! Now there will be no pathetic speeches, I just want to say -- thank you," Zelensky said amongst loud cheers from a crowd of supporters. Projections put Zelensky at 73.2%, giving him a significant lead over Poroshenko, who has won just 25.3%, according to an exit poll published by Ukinform. Shortly after the exit poll, Poroshenko conceded defeat. Zelensky's...
  • Devin Nunes in safe lead over Andrew Janz as ‘Trump looms large,’ new poll shows

    10/05/2018 2:20:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies ^ | 10-5-18 | BY ANDREW SHEELER
    A new poll has bad news for Democrat Andrew Janz, who is running against Republican Rep. Devin Nunes in the November election. Pollsters at the University of California, Berkeley, Institute for Governmental Studies surveyed more than 5,000 likely voters in eight California congressional districts and found that Democrats were “well positioned to capture a number of GOP-held seats considered by neutral observers to be in play in this year’s congressional elections.” But in the 22nd District, the trend doesn’t hold: Incumbent Nunes, a Tulare Republican, had the support of 53 percent of likely voters, while Democratic challenger Janz had 45...
  • May Ratings Crisis: CNN Did Not Place a Single Show in Top 25

    06/03/2018 6:49:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/2018 | John Nolte
    CNN’s ongoing ratings crisis has now reached the point where the far-left anti-Trump channel was unable to place a single show in the top 25 throughout the month of May. Worse still, the Stormy Daniels Network did not have a single show that managed to attract an average of even 900,000 total viewers, much less a million. As my colleague Joshua Caplan reported earlier this week, the overall picture for CNN is disastrous. Even as Fox News climbed in the ratings, the hate-spewing CNN collapsed when compared to last year, a calamitous drop of -25 percent of primetime viewers. CNN...
  • US consumer confidence rises to highest level since 2000

    02/27/2018 8:42:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2018 12:23 PM EST | Paul Wiseman
    American consumers are the most confident they’ve been since 2000. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 130.8 in February, highest since November 2000 and up from 124.3 in January. The business research group’s index measures consumers’ assessment of current conditions and their outlook for the next six months. They feel better about today’s economy than they have since March 2001. Their outlook also improved. Tax cuts passed into law last year are starting to show up in workers’ paychecks. “As people slowly absorb the details of the tax reform package, opinion polls suggest that it is...
  • No medal for Lindsey Vonn in Olympic super-G

    02/16/2018 8:11:21 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 178 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/16/18 | Associated Press
    There will be no medal for American skier Lindsey Vonn in the Olympic super-G at the Pyeongchang Games. She had a fast run going before a mistake near the bottom cost her valuable time. Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein leads after the opening eight racers. Vonn will have another chance in the downhill. At age 33, she is trying to become the oldest woman to win an Olympic Alpine medal. She won bronze in the super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games — to go with her downhill gold — but missed the 2014 Sochi Olympics after surgery on her right knee.
  • Trump Effect? Shares Surge as Twitter Reports First Quarterly Profit in History!

    02/08/2018 5:17:38 PM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    I know what you’re thinking: how on Earth a left wing-hard-core-progressive company, which enables social justice, censors conservatives, alters trends and bans people randomly for illusory “crime-think” can make profits? Well, Twitter just proved it possible, after reporting their first quarterly profit in 12 years. Now, the thing is, Twitter claims its profits in the 4th quarter of 2017 are not due to the American public, as the company actually saw a decline in US-based revenue/sales. Twitter’s revenue from outside the US grew by 17%, thus mitigating the 8% decline in United States sales.
  • Initial jobless claims slump to 44-year low

    10/19/2017 6:28:06 AM PDT · by John W · 32 replies ^ | October 19, 2017 | Jeffry Bartash
    Initial jobless claims, a way to measure layoffs, sank by 22,000 to 222,000 in the week ended Oct. 14. That’s the lowest figure since March 1973 and well below the 244,000 MarketWatch forecast. The more stable monthly average of claims declined by 9,500 to 248,250, though it remains somewhat elevated because of the recent hurricanes.
  • Stuart Varney: Trump has already made America $4 trillion richer (with just six months in office)

    07/20/2017 3:04:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | July 20, 2017 | Stuart Varney
    It’s Thursday, July 20th. As of today, Donald Trump has been president for 6 months. The media coverage of the president is overwhelmingly negative: the press remains contemptuous, and they're pushing to get him out before he completes his first term. Investors might think differently. The great success of the Trump presidency thus far, is not what he's done, but what he promises to do, namely, get the economy going again. Evidently, investors believe he might yet get it done. Look at this: since his election win, the Trump rally has added $4.1 trillion to the nation's wealth. Anyone with...
  • 'We're back in the business of stealing secrets': CIA director trashes Obama legacy and says [trunc]

    05/24/2017 4:58:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2017 13:45 EDT | Nikki Schwab
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo touted a 'more aggressive' Central Intelligence Agency at a session at CIA headquarters Tuesday night, using coded language to throw some shade at his predecessor.   'We are back in the business of stealing secrets,' Pompeo boasted.   Pompeo's comments, made to a small group of reporters and reported by Politico, came the same day as John Brennan, who served as CIA chief under President Obama, testified before Congress. It was Brennan who said on National Public Radio in March of 2016 that the U.S. doesn't 'steal secrets.' 'We uncover. We discover. We reveal. We obtain....
  • Egypt Rounds Up Suspected ISIS Terrorists Over Church Bombings

    05/22/2017 5:37:02 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 May 2017 2:07pm | Ryan Pickrell
    Egypt referred 48 suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists believed to have been involved in several fatal church bombings to the country’s military judiciary, Egypt’s chief prosecutor said Sunday. Egypt declared a state of emergency after ISIS militants bombed two churches in Alexandria and Tanta on Palm Sunday, killing nearly 50 people, The New York Times reports. The April attacks followed one from Cairo in December that ended the lives of over 25 members of Egypt’s Coptic Christian minority. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. Public prosecutor Nabil Sadek revealed Sunday that some of the suspects being held for alleged involvement in the recent...
  • U.S. Companies Strike an Earnings Gusher

    05/07/2017 11:17:03 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 7, 2017 | Steven Russolillo
    Earnings season has offered plenty of reasons for investors to be optimistic. Even more good news is on the way. With over 80% of S&P 500 companies having posted quarterly results, the profit engines at the biggest U.S. public companies are humming along. In an environment of elevated valuations, strong earnings growth helps justify record highs for stocks and suggests the bull market still has legs. First-quarter earnings are on pace to increase 13.5% from the same period a year earlier, according to FactSet. That would be the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year growth and the quickest pace since the...
  • 'We're going to see more': Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump's funding threats

    02/11/2017 7:22:16 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2.10.2017 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump's threat to pull funding, and abandoning their "sanctuary" pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities. Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city’s cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News. Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being held by his department. Other communities that have dropped policies of shielding illegal immigrant suspects from Immigration and Customs Enforcement include Miami-Dade...
  • [Leftist] Dutch PM Tells Migrants To ‘Act Normal Or Leave’

    01/23/2017 5:35:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/17 | Jacob Bojesson
    Mark Rutte, the liberal Dutch prime minister, made a surprising shift to the right Monday when he told immigrants to “act normal or leave” in an op-ed ahead of the general election.Rutte and the Liberal Party (VVD) are neck and neck with Geert Wilders’ populist Freedom Party (PVV), with less than two months to go before the March 15 election. Rutte highlighted the “significance of Dutch values” in what many consider an attempt to steal voters from PVV.“Discomfort will increase if people misuse our freedom, especially since they came to this country to enjoy those freedoms,” Rutte wrote. “I understand...
  • In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal jobs

    01/12/2017 9:08:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2017 6:31 PM EST | John Raby
    A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling made the ruling after reviewing a response from outgoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy had responded to the judge’s previous order in a lawsuit brought against her by Murray Energy Corp. that the EPA must start doing an analysis that it hadn’t done in decades. […] The judge said the EPA is required by law to analyze the economic impact on a continuing basis when...
  • Sprint, OneWeb say 8,000 jobs announced by Trump are part of SoftBank pledge

    12/28/2016 5:03:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 28, 2016 | Richard Cowan
    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said telecommunications group Sprint Corp (S.N) and a U.S. satellite company OneWeb will bring 8,000 jobs to the United States, and the companies said the positions were part of a previously disclosed pledge by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp. SoftBank (9984.T) holds stakes in both companies and its chief, billionaire businessman Masayoshi Son, earlier in December said he would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 jobs. Sprint in January said it had cut 2,500 jobs as part of its plan to cut $2.5 billion in costs. On Wednesday it said it...
  • BREAKING: U.S. Steel CEO Says 10,000 Jobs To Be Brought Back…

    12/25/2016 6:55:12 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 118 replies
    USAPoliticsNow ^ | Dec 8 2016 | USAPolitics Admin
    U.S. Steel CEO Mario Longhi admitted that manufacturing challenges exist exclusively in the United States thanks to oppressive regulation set forth by President Obama. Longhi is willing to bring as many as 10,000 jobs back to the United States because of the prosperity predicted with the advent of the incoming Trump administration. Jobs were lost to lay offs and downsizing during the Obama administration, and many employees found work overseas.