Archive for November 2015

Puerto Rico governor says officials in talks with creditors on $355M debt payment due Tuesday

Puerto Rico governor says officials in talks with creditors on $355M debt payment due Tuesday

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Debt-burdened Puerto Rico is struggling to make a looming $355 million bond payment. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says he can’t yet say for certain whether the Government Development Bank will make payments due Tuesday. He told reporters Monday that the answer will […]

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Six'year'old boy scales 50' foot tree, gets stuck, and has to be rescued by a cherry picker

Six'year'old boy scales 50' foot tree, gets stuck, and has to be rescued by a cherry picker

  A Message From Lucianne       Six-year-old boy scales 50-foot tree, gets stuck, and hasto be rescued by a cherry pickerTelegraph [UK], by Helena Horton Original Article Posted By:Ribicon, 11/30/2015 11:05:02 PM Climbing trees is a standard activity […]

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Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

Beijing air pollution reaches hazardous levels

Schools in Beijing were ordered to keep students indoors Tuesday after record-breaking air pollution in the Chinese capital soared to up to 35 times the safety levels. The pollution spike is a reminder of China’s severe environmental challenges as President Xi Jinping joins other world leaders at […]

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NY Times: Team Obama's 'Aggressive Assault' on Inspector General Investigations

NY Times: Team Obama's 'Aggressive Assault' on Inspector General Investigations

On the front page Saturday, Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times chronicled another example of the Obama administration’s historic resistance to the free flow of information: an “aggressive assault” curtailing the ability of inspectors general to get access to records inside their agencies. This inspector-general system […]

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Quotes of the day

Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on November 30, 2015 by Allahpundit A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood’s provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week’s shooting deaths at one of the group’s clinics will cause the GOP […]

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Donald Trump demands $5 million from CNN to participate in next Republican debate

Like a star football player holding out before training camp, Donald Trump said he may demand CNN pay him to be in next presidential debate. At a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, Mr. Trump said he pulls in such big ratings that he deserves $5 million from […]

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Pacific Islands Take Steps to Counter Rising Sea Levels

Pacific Islands Take Steps to Counter Rising Sea Levels

Updated Nov. 30, 2015 10:50 p.m. ET CANBERRA, Australia—The small island nations that dot the Pacific are aware they exist on the periphery of many geopolitical calculations. They are also among those most at risk to being flooded by rising sea levels. So, while holding out hope […]

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Senate Confirms Obama's Pick for USAID Administrator

Senate Confirms Obama's Pick for USAID Administrator

The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development after months of delay rooted in a separate dispute over the international nuclear deal with Iran. Senators voted 79-7 Monday to confirm Gayle Smith to be administrator of USAID. Smith, the […]

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Senate Republicans launching bid to repeal ObamaCare, defund Planned Parenthood – Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways

Senate Republicans launching bid to repeal ObamaCare, defund Planned Parenthood – Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways

Senate Republicans are planning to forge ahead on a bid to repeal chunks of ObamaCare and partially defund Planned Parenthood by using a rare fast-track tactic, Fox News has learned. The effort comes despite some internal turmoil in the Republican ranks. Senate Republican leaders huddled with rank-and-file […]

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Senate Republicans launching bid to repeal ObamaCare, defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans launching bid to repeal ObamaCare, defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans are planning to forge ahead on a bid to repeal chunks of ObamaCare and partially defund Planned Parenthood by using a rare fast-track tactic, Fox News has learned. The effort comes despite some internal turmoil in the Republican ranks. Senate Republican leaders huddled with rank-and-file […]

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