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French president demands any US spying cease now

French president demands any US spying cease now

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is demanding that the United States immediately stop its alleged eavesdropping of the European Union. According to weekend reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have bugged EU offices in three cities. Hollande said on Monday during a trip to western France that “We cannot accept this kind of behavior.” He says, “We demand that this… Read more →

Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Protests in Egypt: Largest Political Event in World History

The demonstrations that began Sunday in Cairo, Egypt against the Muslim Brotherhood government of President Mohamed Morsi have attracted “millions” of supporters and many counter-demonstrators as well, making the protest the largest political event in the history of the world, according to the BBC. The protests in Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt exceed those that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in 2011… Read more →

Judicial Watch: Obama Admin Collecting Financial Data From Private Citizens Without Warrants

Judicial Watch: Obama Admin Collecting Financial Data From Private Citizens Without Warrants

Well, we almost made it through a whole week without a new Obama Regime scandal, but the good folks at Judicial Watch never rest, and they announced today that they’ve obtained records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) exposing that millions of dollars have been spent by the agency on the warrantless collection and analysis of Americans’ financial transactions  The full extent of… Read more →

In “Welcome to the Present,” NRA News Commentator Natalie Foster challenges a perception that women are only interested in guns for self-defense.

Lula Default Scare Echoed in Brazil’s Worst Bond Sell-Off

Lula Default Scare Echoed in Brazil’s Worst Bond Sell-Off

Brazilian government bonds are suffering the biggest quarterly losses since the run-up to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s election in 2002 led to speculation that the nation would default. Dollar-denominated bonds from Brazil, Latin America’s biggest nation, plunged 7.55 percent since the end of March, the biggest slide since a 16 percent drop in the third quarter of 2002 before Lula’s October… Read more →

Egypt clerics warn of 'civil war' as rallies begin

Egypt clerics warn of ‘civil war’ as rallies begin

(Reuters) – Egypt’s leading religious authority warned of “civil war” on Friday and called for calm after a member of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood was killed ahead of mass rallies aimed at forcing the president to quit. “Vigilance is required to ensure we do not slide into civil war,” the Al-Azhar institute said. In a statement broadly supportive of Islamist… Read more →

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Interest rates on student loans are set to double on Monday after lawmakers failed to find a bipartisan solution to keep the federally subsidized borrowing costs down.

The Senate adjourned Thursday night for the July 4 recess without approving a student loan rate package.

With the current, 3.4 percent interest rate on Stafford loans — the most popular funding for college students – set to expire on July 1, a host of 11th-hour fixes all failed to generate support from both sides of the aisle. Without new legislation — either to extend the cap, set a new one or find another way to peg the loans – the cap rises to 6.8 percent. Congress could always forge a solution in the following days, even lowering rates retroactively.

The higher rates would add about $3,000 to the total interest on a $23,000 student loan repaid over 10 years.

 

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IRS COULD REVOKE NON-PROFIT STATUS FOR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

IRS COULD REVOKE NON-PROFIT STATUS FOR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS OVER SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Based on Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling, in which the Court majority determined that the Defense of Marriage Act’s federal definition of marriage had to incorporate state-based same-sex marriages, Internal Revenue Service regulations could be modified to remove non-profit status for churches across the country. The DOMA decision makes clear that marriage is a state-to-state issue, meaning that religious institutions that… Read more →

The US and Russia are coming to blows, leaving the Syrian conflict to spread unabated into widening circles of cross-border and internecine Muslim violence. This also impinges on a secret US-Iranian nuclear dialogue.

Fierce clashes broke out between protesters and riot police during a demonstration near the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Wednesday. Clashes began after tens of thousands of protesters, in part angered by the billions spent in World Cup preparations, tried to march to the stadium and were confronted by police who fired tear gas and rubber bullets. Angry protesters picked up tear-gas canisters and hurled them back at police, along with a shower of rocks. Two protesters were hurt, including a 21-year-old man who fell from an overpass and is reported to be in a critical condition.