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Ebola Plague Spreads to France
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 10:32 PM

Medical officials in Western Africa have confirmed that a French doctor has been struck by ebola and she's expected to return to her home country soon.

The BBC News reports that, "A French aid worker from the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia, reports say. It follows a warning by the World Bank that the epidemic is threatening economic disaster across West Africa."

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Eco-Alarmists Host Taxpayer-Funded Booze Parties
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 09:47 PM

When eco-activists are not spreading an alarmist message of global warming, they love to attend U.S. government-sponsored booze fests.

According to the Daily Caller, "The National Science Foundation and Defense Department are being investigated by senators for signing off on taxpayer funding that went toward partying and coffee drinking at a climate change research nonprofit."

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Canada Diamond Mines Sparkle
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 09:15 PM

Diamond mines in Canada are booming in the Northwest Territories.

The Geology news website reports that, "Throughout the 20th century most people would never have thought about Canada being an important producer of diamonds. [1] Their knowledge of diamonds was fixed on mining operations in Africa and diamond trading centers in Europe."

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China Makes Major Shale Gas Discovery
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 03:14 AM

BEIJING:  China has succesfully tapped into a major shale gas reserve in the Chongqing Basin.

China Radio International reports that, "It's been confirmed that China's first shale gas field has over 100 billion cubic meters of proven reserves. The Ministry of Land and Resources says the field, which is located in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, is highly productive, with daily output at each gas well exceeding 100,000 cubic meters."

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Ukraine Nazis Threaten to Topple Poroshenko
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 01:44 AM

Ukraine Nazi nationalists are demanding that Ukraine President Petro Poroshnko veto a bill iin parliament that supports 'Special status' for Eastern Ukraine. They pledge to resort to violence.

According to Russia Today, "Dozens of radicals threw sound and smoke grenades as they surrounded Kiev’s presidential building. The radical Right Sector leader threatened Ukraine’s president with same fate as Yanukovich, criticizing the law giving special status to eastern regions."

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Bruce Braley Leans Left of Nancy Pelosi in Congress
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Sep 18, 2014, 12:37 AM

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.

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Iran Mocks 'Red Line' Obama
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 08:59 PM

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) in an interview with NBC News Wednesday."

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Democrats Losing Momentum in Colorado
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 08:31 PM

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 a new poll from Quinnipiac University released Wednesday."

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UKIP Nigel Farage Defends Putin
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 01:26 AM

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."

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Obama Asks OECD to Raise Taxes on Global Firms
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 12:48 AM

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). The action plan is aimed at multinational companies that shrink their tax bills by shifting their profits from one country to another."

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