1. excalibur

    Manafort judge deals blow to Mueller probe

    Mueller wanted witnesses names kept secret. How rich. A federal judge in Virginia agreed Monday to grant immunity to five potential witnesses in Paul Manafort’s upcoming trial — but, in a blow to special counsel Robert Mueller, said their identities would be made public. Mueller’s team...
  2. Southern Dad

    Supreme Court deals blow to unions, rules against forced fees for government workers

    Wow, this one is going to leave a mark.
  3. bajisima

    China snatches Dominican Republic from Taiwan in diplomatic blow

    The Dominican Republic has announced it has severed ties with Taiwan and switched its allegiance to China, reducing the number of countries with formal relations with the government in Taipei to fewer than 20. In a hastily arranged ceremony, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his...
  4. The Man

    She was gonna blow up Hitler

    Moscow by December of 1941, was a grim place. The Germans were advancing day by day. People on the outskirts of the city had Red Army artillery positions dug in right next to them You could see sandbagged defense points along many big streets There were anti-aircraft crews...
  5. bajisima

    Obamacare mandate repeal may not deliver predicted blow

    Repealing Obamacare's individual mandate might not be the devastating blow to health insurance markets that supporters of the law fear. Even the Congressional Budget Office says it's rethinking its estimates of the consequences. Because the tax penalty for not having insurance is far less...
  6. D

    10 Very Strange Facts About the August 21 Solar Eclipse That Will Absolutely Blow You

    I was intuitively led to the following website and others like it at this special time, as often happens. There can be no doubt that these are very troubling times. Wars, famine, destruction, conflict in the streets, great division between countries, murder and mayhem. That signals the need for...
  7. D

    2 more senators oppose health bill in apparent body blow to GOP effort to replace Oba

    Are they trying to tell us something we didn't already know was going to happen? As I have been saying all along, the Republican healthcare bill is so DOA each and every time it is presented. This now makes FIVE (5) Republican Senators opposed to the bill. So, McCain better take all the time he...
  8. Pragmatist

    Muslims blow up Mosque?

    So this groups who calls themselves the "Islamic state" just finished blowing up a historic 12th century mosque. I have been arguing in other threads that calling these animals "Muslim" or "Islamic" is a big mistake. I was just wondering if anyone thought Muslims around the world would be...
  9. cpicturetaker12

    PARLIAMENTARIAN threatens deadly blow to TRUMPCARE bill over abortion provision...

    Very technical but as effective! (Details are deeper in the article). Parliamentarian threatens deadly blow to GOP healthcare bill BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 06/08/17 06:30 PM EDT 1,259 The Senate parliamentarian has warned Republicans that a provision in their healthcare reform bill related...
  10. Singularity

    Trump 'likely' to blow up NAFTA barring major concessions from Canada/Mexico

    Business leaders and Congressional Republicans are said to be leaning heavily on the administration to hold off, but the report at this point is that the Canadian lumber tariff was a trial run. But they may not have the leverage or the persuasive power to stop it. They all bet against Trump for...
  11. bajisima

    Nuclear power suffers a major blow with Westinghouse bankruptcy

    Major nuclear power company Westinghouse, a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Toshiba, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday in a massive blow to the industry. "Toshiba/Westinghouse is responsible for building more nuclear reactors worldwide than any other entity," the group observed. "With...
  12. BAZINGA DrumpF

    WOW! There goes the Little 4-Year old GIRL! WOW! Gone with the WIND... BLOW!

    Video shows 4-year-old girl swept off her feet by fierce Ohio winds A 4-year-old girl was swept off her feet by fierce winds in Northeast Ohio Wednesday when a gust hit a door that she was trying to open. Security camera footage from the home of Ohio resident Brittany Gardner shows her young...
  13. John T Ford

    Major Blow to Obamacare Mandate

    "For most filers, filling out line 61 would be mandatory. The IRS would not accept 1040s unless the coverage box was checked, or the shared responsibility payment noted, or the exemption form included. Otherwise they would be labeled "silent returns" and rejected. Instead, however, filling...
  14. bajisima

    Supreme Court opens new term with blow to undocumented immigrants

    Just a half hour before the Supreme Court gavels in its first argument session of its 2016–17 term, the justices quietly delivered bad news to millions of immigrants. On the 69th page of a 71 page list of routine orders, the Court announced on Monday that it will not rehear United States v...
  15. Dittohead not!

    Blow them out of the water

    yet another absurd statement by Trump. Does he think a war with Iran would be a good thing, or is he just shooting off his mouth yet again? source
  16. BAZINGA DrumpF

    Edward Snowden Tweets Cryptic Code: Was it a Dead Man’s Switch? Gee? Blow from Grave?

    After posting a 64 character hex code that is believed to be an encryption key, the internet worries that the famed whistleblower may have been killed or captured resulting in the triggering of a dead man’s switch and potentially the release of many more US national secrets. Mysterious...
  17. cpicturetaker12

    Am I the only one that missed this?? POIGNANT. (Might blow your mind, it is mine)

    Am I the only one that missed this?? POIGNANT. Might blow your mind, it did mine. Did the other members of this board know this kid, KHAN was in Arlington National? I must have missed that detail this past week. I sure haven't heard his dad or mom mention it. Editors Choice from REUTERS...
  18. Dr Sampson Simpson

    Another blow to ISIS

    Islamic State: Up to $800m of funds 'destroyed by strikes' - BBC News Nice! that will hurt their operations significantly. I guess this is Obama doing nothing about ISIS again
  19. Vladimir Putin

    COWARD: Salah Abdeslam ‘voluntarily’ refused to blow himself up in Paris, claims bro

    The primary suspect behind the Paris attacks Salah Abdeslam “voluntarily chose” not to blow himself up in the French capital during the November massacre, because he didn’t want more victims, his brother told French media. “If I wanted, there would have been more victims,” Salah told his...
  20. G

    Democrats win 3 House races, a blow to GOP takeover attempts

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats won three of four special House elections on Tuesday, dealing a blow to Republican takeover attempts in the last legislative chamber in the South that still eludes their control. Democrats successfully defended seats in Greenup County near the border with Ohio...