U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Ca.) does not have the most liberal voting record in Congress. U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D.-IA.) scored 0 percent as a conservative in 2013, while even Pelosi voted conservative at 8 percent. The American Conservative Union 2013 Report noted that Braley was the only member of Congress to earn a 0 percent ranking.
Braley voted in favor of a Christmas Tree tax, carbon tax and oppossed increases in defense spending and to boost benefits for military veterans.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is taunting President Barry Obama in regards to his "red lines" on foreign policy matters.
According to the Daily Caller, "Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mocked President Barack Obama and ripped America’s strategy to destroy the terrorist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ."
Colorado Democrat Party incumbent candidates are struggling in voters' polls, as the state's voters are leaning towards the GOP.
The Daily Caller reports that, "Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez sprang into a double-digit lead over his opponent, incumbent Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, in from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday."
UKIP leader Nigel Farage, a British politician, is a staunch supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "The West must stop opposing Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine and join forces with the Russian leader in the fight against Islamic extremists, Nigel Farage has said."
President Barry Obama has called for global tax officials to implement new regulations that require companies to pay taxes in the countries that generate income. Accordingly, firms could not base their operations elsewhere to enjoy lower tax rates.
According to the BBC News, "Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale have been unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). is aimed at multinational companies that shrink their tax bills by shifting their profits from one country to another."
BEIJING: Don't you hate it when your annoying friend or relative asks to borrow money from you? It's even more of a nuissance when somebody posing as you is claiming to borrow money allegedly on your behalf. Apparently, Tom McGregor of the Dallas Blog suffered from a hack attack and the criminals behind the scheme have sent emails to everyone on my contact list claiming that I got lost in Turkey and I need to borrow a few bucks to pay for a plane ticket home. I had to post this message here, because after changing my password I still could not email anyone to warn them about the message.
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Apparently, not all illegal immigrants living in New York are "Ready for Hillary." Amnesty acitivists were protesting at a fundraiser for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and they were beaten up by her 'emergency response' security team.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Immigration activists disrupted a speech by Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening at an event in New York City to benefit groups advocating on behalf of programs and legislation to support first responders and workers affected by the September 11th attacks."
Senate Democrats are pushing for legislation that would dramatically halt coal mining in the USA.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program."
A Professor of Islam at Oxford University, Taj Hargey, argues that the Prophet Mohammed forbids Muslims from eating pork, but he insists that those who pray to Allah can get a gay marriage. Nevertheless, Muslim militants disagree and have issued a fatwa to declare jihad against pro-LGBT mosques.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "A Muslim academic is vowing to push ahead with the launch of his woman and gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats. Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, a group of "forward thinking" Muslims, said his Open Mosque will welcome all genders, religions and sexual orientations when it opens in Wynberg, a Cape Town suburb, on Friday."
A Belgium court has ruled that every condemned prisoner has a human right to request the death penalty.
"According to the BBC News, A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will be allowed to have doctors end his life, after a landmark ruling. Unable to control his violent sexual urges, Frank Van Den Bleeken, who is 50, argued he would never be freed."