Economist: Troika Planning to Rig Greek Referendum

With Greeks preparing to decide on whether to accept a bailout from the EU and the IMF in a crucial referendum on Sunday, economist Martin Armstrong sensationally claims that the troika is planning to rig the vote. Armstrong quotes Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who accused the EU of forcing Greece to close banks “for… [Read More]

On This Day 134 Years Ago, President James Garfield Was Shot In The Back

William Federer, One bullet grazed his elbow, but a second lodged in the back of President James Garfield, who was shot JULY 2, 1881, as he waited in a Washington, D.C., train station. The assassin was Charles Guiteau, a free-love polygamist who had been a member the communist cult called ‘Oneida Community.’ President Garfield had… [Read More]

Uh Oh: Survey Shows Hillary Will Have a Tough Time Turning Out Democratic Voters

Katie Pavlich,  Liberals are pros when it comes to getting people out to vote, but a new survey shows Hillary Clinton will have major trouble turning out Democrats in 2016. From Real Clear Politics (bolding is mine):  Americans want change and reforms, but “people don’t think any of this is going to happen,” Stan Greenberg,… [Read More]

Greek Banks Shut Until July 6, ATM Limit 60 Euros a Day

Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding after an 8-hour session that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. The Athens Stock Exchange would also not open Monday, financial sector officials confirmed. The moves were meant to staunch… [Read More]

A Nation of One

Derek Hunter,  Remember ‘An Army Of One,” that US Army recruiting ad slogan from a few years back? It not only was stupid, it was wrong. An army is, by definition, a group, and “one” of anything is rarely enough to win anything armies try to win, such as taking over countries. Unless that “one”… [Read More]

Confederate flag debate reaches Congress

A growing backlash in Southern states against flying the Confederate battle flag spread to the U.S. Congress on Thursday when Democratic lawmakers aimed to remove the banner from parts of the Capitol, but it quickly ran into opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi sought House approval of a resolution… [Read More]

Congress victory moves Obama’s Pacific trade pact forward

Legislation vital to securing the largest U.S. trade deal in decades was passed by the Senate on Wednesday by a comfortable margin, advancing President Barack Obama’s efforts to strengthen U.S. economic ties around the Pacific Rim. After a six-week congressional battle including two brushes with failure, some fancy legislative footwork and myriad backroom deals to… [Read More]

Key Democratic senators back plan for trade legislation

The U.S. Senate is headed toward showdown votes this week on legislation key to a Pacific trade pact, with some Democrats essential to passing the measure vowing to support it again and others undecided on whether to change their votes to oppose the bill. Four of 14 Democrats who last month backed a bill to… [Read More]

Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama’s healthcare law by the end of the month. Of the 11 cases left to decide, the biggest are a challenge by gay couples… [Read More]

Democracy Makes a Comeback

Paul Jacob,  He’s back. And he’s not running for president. (Not yet?) Just when big government boosters in the Evergreen State thought it was safe to raise taxes, Tim Eyman and the group Voters Want More Choices have returned to the streets with Initiative 1366. I-1366 is identical to Initiative 1325, a measure Mr. Eyman… [Read More]

Why Voters Vote

John C. Goodman,  Hillary Clinton is still refusing to say whether she thinks President Obama should have the same fast track authority her husband and other presidents have had to negotiate trade agreements. She is refusing to say how she would have voted the other day when Democrats in the House of Representatives abandoned their… [Read More]

Hillary Finally Breaks Her Silence On A Huge Issue By Stabbing Obama In The Back

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she would “probably not” vote for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) if she was still in the Senate today. TPA is legislation championed by both the Republican leadership and President Obama. In an interview on KNPB with Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston Thursday, Clinton reiterated her history in the upper… [Read More]