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CBO: The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025 -- Not Good - NC_Tigah
CBO Congressional Testimony The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2015 to 2025 Douglas W. Elmendorf, Director January 27, 2015 [link=(https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49906-Outlook_Testimony_House.pdf)]LINK[/link][quote]The federal budget deficit, which has fallen sharply ...


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Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union - NC_Tigah
Interesting piece. [quote][img]http://l.yimg.com/os/152/2012/04/21/image001-png_162613.png[/img] [b]Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union[/b] [i]By Areej Hazboun and Daniel Estrin January 27, 2015[/i] HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel's Arab political parties are bandin...


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The Imitation Game - One of the Best Gay Related Movies I've Seen - NC_Tigah
Saw it this afternoon. Outstanding treatment of both Asperger's and Homosexuality IMO.[quote]For all of the distinctly drawn period piece-ness of The Imitation Game, with its English rain, tweeds, tea and understated heroism and humor, the film holds bracingly modern themes that make it both mainstr...


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11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy With Food Stamps - NC_Tigah
[quote] . . . According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, SNAP benefits (which are transferred to the EBT card) can only be used to buy healthy foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products. The USDA also says that items such as hot food, pet food, soap, house...


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HIPAA be damned - Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal - NC_Tigah
[quote][img]http://l.yimg.com/os/152/2012/04/21/image001-png_162613.png[/img] [b]Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal[/b] [i]By JackGillum 17 hours ago[/i] WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the rel...


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59% say US is on the Wrong Track, BHO Approval Ratings Under Water - NBC News - NC_Tigah
[quote][b]US Right Direction Wrong Track - Wrong Track 59%, Right Direction 31% [/b] [i](NBC News/Wall Street Journal 1/14-1/17)[/i] Population 800 Adults Margin of Error ±3.46 percentage points Polling Method Live Phone Source NBC/WSJ [PDF] This poll asked respondents 14 questions tracked ...


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The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent - NC_Tigah
[quote][b]The Top 1 Percent Pays More in Taxes than the Bottom 90 Percent[/b] [i]By Andrew Lundeen January 07, 2014[/i] The top 1 percent of taxpayers pay more in federal income taxes than the bottom 90 percent. As you can see in the chart below, this is a stark change from the 1980s and early...


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Richest 1% to own half of world’s wealth by 2016, says Oxfam - NC_Tigah
[quote][img]http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/news/2013-08-26/d19448d6-6aaa-4359-a768-eadacf5fbca9_afp-gif_new.gif[/img] [b]Richest 1% to own half of world’s wealth by 2016, says Oxfam[/b] Paris (AFP) - Wealth accumulated by the richest one percent will exceed that of the other 99 percent in...


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Miss Lebanon in hot water for selfie with Miss Israel - NC_Tigah
[quote][b]Miss Lebanon in hot water for selfie with Miss Israel[/b] [i]Saly Greige, Miss Lebanon, slammed in local media for taking selfie with Doron Matalon ahead Miss Universe contest: 'She photobombed us,' she said in her defense amid cries for her to be stripped of title. by Roi Kais Januar...


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Republicans Say Goodbye to Latino Voters - NC_Tigah
[quote][b]HuffPo[/b] [b]Republicans Say Goodbye to Latino Voters[/b] [i]By Fernando Espuelas 01/18/2015[/i] The Congressional GOP's unhealthy obsession with President Obama's use of his presidential powers has driven them into a strategic black hole, with very high, long-term costs for the p...


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Martin Luther King III sees Ferguson riots, violence against police as setbacks - NC_Tigah
[quote][img]http://ahki.co/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/logo-washington-time-e1404458457547.jpg[/img] [b]Martin Luther King III sees Ferguson riots, violence against police as setbacks [i]Says destructive demonstrations don’t reflect MLK approach of advocating for change peacefully[/i][/b] [i]B...


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Europe's Muslims feel heat of backlash after Paris terror - NC_Tigah
[quote][img]http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/images/AP-logo.jpg[/img] [b]Europe's Muslims feel heat of backlash after Paris terror[/b] [i]By ELAINE GANLEY January 13, 2015 3:08 PM[/i] PARIS (AP) — Firebombs and pig heads thrown into mosques. Veiled women subjected to insults in th...


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Virginia lawmaker wins election amid sex scandal - NC_Tigah
[quote][img]http://www.floridarealtors.org/NewsAndEvents/images/AP-logo.jpg[/img] [b]Virginia lawmaker wins election amid sex scandal[/b] [i]By LARRY O'DELL 8 hours ago[/i] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state lawmaker who resigned his seat following a sex scandal involving a teenage employee won it...


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Murdoch's Paris tweet nails it! Predictable response . . .Twitter outrage - NC_Tigah
[quote]Rupert Murdoch's Paris tweet sparks Twitter outrage, Aziz Ansari responds 'You are Catholic, why are you not hunting pedophiles?' By Dylan Stableford 18 hours ago Murdoch wrote on Twitter after the deadly attack by Islamic militant gunmen on the offices of satirical French newspaper...


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The twisted saga behind California’s bullet train - NC_Tigah
[quote][img]http://now.dartmouth.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/inthenews-yahoo.jpg[/img] [b]The twisted saga behind California’s bullet train It’s a bold vision. No, it’s an Obama-esque boondoggle. What the Golden State’s war over high-speed rail says about America’s ability to do Big Things[/b...


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Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change - NC_Tigah
[quote][b]Little recourse seen for Democrats on Social Security rule change [/b][i]Reuters By David Lawder 21 hours ago[/i] WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats appear to have little recourse against a House of Representatives rule change that could prompt a steep cut to Social Security disability ...


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Third Terrorist Located: Tracked down in Paris. 2nd Hostage Situation Reported. - NC_Tigah
Looks like they've located an SOB involved in the separate murder of the female cop yesterday. Apparently involves several hostages being held in a "Kosher Market". [quote]Paris Terror Attack: 2nd Hostage Situation Reported in France Jan 9, 2015, 7:01 AM ET By ABC NEWS via GOOD MORNING AMERICA ...


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Paris: 12 Dead in Islamist Shooting Targeting Magazine - NC_Tigah
Gunfire has been reported at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Reuters reports that 10 people are dead, while some witnesses claim two or three black-clad gunmen armed with automatic weapons stormed the premises. They later escaped aboard a getaway vehicle. Le Figa...


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Boehner just re-elected speaker - NC_Tigah
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PETA "placated" by turning a live opossum into opossum stew - NC_Tigah
Yep! Be careful what you ask for . . . PETA decided to sue a small town over its New Year's tradition. Traditionally Brasstown, NC slowly lowers a live opossum in a glass box during its Annual Possum Drop New Year's countdown. The opossum is then released. However, PETA filed a last minute i...


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