Ukraine’s Western-backed prime minister said on Tuesday that his country’s conflict with Russia was entering a “military stage” following claims by Kiev that one of its officers was shot and wounded in Crimea. “The conflict is shifting from a political to a military stage,” Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told an emergency government meeting. “Russian soldiers have started shooting at Ukrainian… Read more →
Alvaro Villarueda starts his morning the same way every day — putting in a call to his friend who has a friend who works at a Caracas, Venezuela, supermarket. Today, he’s looking for sugar, and he’s asking his friend if he knows if any shipments have arrived. As he talks on the phone, his wife Lisbeth Nello, is in the… Read more →
Obama Budget Director’s Stunning Refusal To Admit President’s Plan Hikes Spending
WASHINGTON, March 5–When President Obama submitted his budget yesterday to Congress, the Associated Press observed that it “lays waste to the spending caps that the White House and Congress agreed to late last year…” In the next year alone, the plan would increase spending by $56 billion above the statutory caps, and the total 10-year spending breach would be $791 billion—all funded by a massive proposed tax increase.
Yet when President Obama’s budget director testified before the Budget Committee today, she refused to even answer a simple question about whether or not the President wants to spend more than the law allows.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is preparing to “invade eastern Ukraine” after occupying the country’s Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, Estonia said. Russia warned that Ukraine’s government has lost control of the country today, fueling concern the Kremlin may extend a military intervention as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called for it to halt a takeover of the disputed province. Events in Ukraine “clearly… Read more →
Nearly one out of every ten Israelis who apply for tourist visas to the United States are denied entry by the U.S. State Department. According to figures posted in Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot, in 2013 year of the 125,000 Israelis requested tourist visas to the US, 9.7% were refused. In 2012 that figure was at 5.4%, and as recently as 2007, a mere 2.5% of… Read more →
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday. The report said Department of Defense… Read more →
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps air force commander was reported Tuesday by Iran’s Fars news agency as saying that Iran’s military has its finger on the trigger to destroy Israel just as soon as it receives the order to do so, according to The Times of Israel. “Today, we can destroy every spot which is under the Zionist regime’s control with any… Read more →
EXCLUSIVE – DR. BEN CARSON: OUR GOVERNMENT IS LIKE ‘NAZI GERMANY’ On Monday, Breitbart News broadcast the New York Meeting live. Following the event, the principals shared their provocative thoughts and ideas regarding the state of the nation and the Republican Party with moderator Mallory Factor. Following a standing ovation at his address to the standing-room-only crowd, Dr. Ben Carson… Read more →
A Jewish watchdog group in the Netherlands has reported a 23 percent rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the country since 2012. The website JTA.org reports that the Centre for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI), recorded 147 anti-Semitic incidents in 2013, compared to 114 in 2012. The group report that verbal assaults on Jews rose from 14 to 21,… Read more →
Electric grid compounds across the country have faced an uptick in unauthorized intrusions by unknown individuals, causing concern that the U.S. grid is “inherently vulnerable” to widespread sabotage, according to a recent oversight report issued by New Jersey’s Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC), which monitors the threat level. Following at least eight “reports of intrusions at electrical grid facilities in New Jersey”… Read more →