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    Bernie Sanders: A 90% tax rate sounds fine to me

    by JAZZ SHAW | HotAir.com
    May 27, 2015
    4127afca-9ecb-11de-a266-001cc4c002e0.image This week Vermont Senator and self-avowed socialist Bernie Sanders sat down with CNBC’s John Harwood for an interview on the issues facing all the 2016 candidates.…
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    Illegal aliens first in line over American workers

    by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times
    May 26, 2015
    imm_c0-206-4938-3084_s561x327 Technology workers who say they lost their jobs to immigrant workers lost their bid to halt President Obama’s latest guest-worker program after a court ruled Sunday…
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    U.S. MILITARY AND CIVILIANS ARE INCREASINGLY DIVIDED

    by DAVID ZUCCHINO AND DAVID S. CLOUD | Los Angeles Times
    May 25, 2015
    la-na-warrior-main-20150317-pictures-016 Jovano Graves’ parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. But…
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    The Tea Party Evolution

    by FOXNews.com
    May 24, 2015
    TeaParty_CPAC FreedomWorks, often considered the ideological brains behind the 2010 Tea Party wave, is trying to reinvent itself for the 2016 elections and beyond, even borrowing from…
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    Health issues to doom Hillary campaign?

    by Alex Pappas
    May 23, 2015
    2015-05-21T184533Z_1_LYNXMPEB4K13S_RTROPTP_4_USA-ELECTION-CLINTON-e1432271168557 Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed with aides the chatter on cable news about whether she actually suffered a concussion in 2012, according to emails released…

RISE UP  Featured Articles

House bill would make vodka, whiskey and rum cheaper

by Lydia Wheeler | The Hill
May 27, 2015
House Republican Todd Young (Ind.) has introduced legislation to reduce the excise tax on vodka, rum, gin and whiskey. Excise taxes are paid when purchases are made on a specific good and often included in the price of the product. The Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act unveiled Tuesday would drop the current tax rate for distilled spirits from… READ MORE

GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

by Sarah Ferris - The Hill
May 27, 2015
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of… READ MORE

Arabs Who Want Israeli Rule

by Jack Abramoff, The 1776 Coalition
December 3, 2014
“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” When former British Prime Minister,… READ MORE

OTHER NEWS  From Around The Country

D.C. asks that gun-carrying restriction remain in effect

by Andrea Noble - The Washington Times
May 27, 2015
D.C. officials have asked a judge to let the city enforce a central element of its restrictive concealed-carry law — the requirement that handgun owners demonstrate a “good reason” for a permit to carry — while a lawsuit over the matter works its way through the federal court system. Last week, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. granted a… READ MORE

Even in flood-prone Houston, 11 inches of rain catches many unprepared

by MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE | Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2015
The Tuckers thought they were prepared. The couple knew they lived in a flood-prone area: the Meyerland neighborhood, near Brays… READ MORE

Marine Corps veteran’s proposed gun shop riles Arlington, Virginia

by Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times
May 26, 2015
Residents of Arlington, Virginia — which in 2012 overwhelmingly voted for President Obama and sits directly across the Potomac River… READ MORE

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide

JACKSON, Miss. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger’s photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office… READ MORE

One arrested after bomb squad detonates pressure cooker found in car near Capitol

One person was arrested Sunday evening after a bomb squad detonated a pressure cooker that was found in a vehicle near the U.S. Capitol building. U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Schneider said in a… READ MORE

Obama orders Rick Scott to expand Medicaid but without funds to do so

Florida lawmakers say they’re closer to averting a government shutdown this summer after the Obama administration moved to defuse a health-funding standoff with Republican Gov. Rick Scott that has featured a lawsuit, comparisons to a… READ MORE

Several arrests made as protesters flood Cleveland streets after officer’s acquittal

Police in riot gear made several arrests Saturday as protesters stormed the streets of Cleveland after a judge found a white city police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed… READ MORE

NEWS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD

Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China’s island building in the South China Sea.… READ MORE

SHOCK POLL: 81% OF AL JAZEERA ARABIC POLL RESPONDENTS SUPPORT ISLAMIC STATE

In a recent survey conducted by AlJazeera.net, the website for the Al Jazeera Arabic television channel, respondents overwhelmingly support the Islamic State terrorist group, with 81% voting “YES” on whether they approved of ISIS’s conquests… READ MORE

Countries pick sides in global fight for the Internet

The world is choosing sides in a fight over what the Internet will look like in the years to come. In recent months, countries have rushed to sign cybersecurity pacts that not only secure cyberspace… READ MORE

Irish voters back same-sex marriage in ‘social revolution’

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The people of Ireland backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum that marked a dramatic social shift in a traditionally Catholic country that only decriminalized homosexuality two decades ago. After… READ MORE