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Jan 20 07:50

President Obama Writes Heartwarming Final Letter To The American People

Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that President Barack Obama was sworn into office. But eight years later, President-elect Donald Trump will take office in an inauguration tomorrow.
And while it's common practice for the outgoing president to write a note for the incoming president, a tradition that President Obama will be maintaining, it's rarer for a president to write a farewell note to the American people. But this morning, Facebook users are waking up to this sweet message from the president.

Jan 20 07:39

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Jan 20 07:33

Trump's Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Invites Bush-Cheney Insider To Serve As Key Advisor In Trump White House

Neil Patel served as Dick Cheney's right hand man and even represented Cheney at meetings during Bush's reign. Patel is set to help Kushner, who has become a key Trump advisor, on the Middle east conflict. Here is a photo of Patel with Cheney from The U.S. National Archives, and also a photo of Patel with Karl Rove going way back to 2003. Trump often describes Kushner as 'very smart,' but the director of Harvard's college preparatory program at the time described Kushner's admission as "an unusual choice for Harvard to make" given that he was "not anywhere near the top of his class." Kushner's felon daddy donated $2.5 million dollars to Harvard prior to Kushner's admission. Last summer at a Town Hall Q&A, a very polite elderly gentleman told Donald trump that "I'm opposed to wasting our military in the Middle East on behalf of Zionist Israel.

Jan 20 07:29

Sjuggerud: The surprising fall in interest rates is here

It’s already happening.

And it came faster than I expected.

Jan 20 07:23

In final act as president, Obama commutes 330 drug sentences

In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.

Jan 20 07:22

American Airlines is banning carry-on bags and overhead bin use for basic economy passengers

Flying American Airlines just got a bit more affordable.
On Wednesday, the world's largest airline released details of its upcoming low-cost Basic Economy fare class.
"American Airlines now has something to offer every customer, from those who want simple, low-price travel to those who want an ultra-premium experience via First Class," American Airlines President Robert Isom said in a statement.

Jan 20 07:09

BIG Changes And Reasons To Celebrate In AMERICA Today!

Americans have waited for this day a very long time. All the hard work has paid off, and so many prayers have been answered.

Jan 20 05:51

Every Televised Inauguration Ceremony & Speech Since 1909

An interesting collection of videos starting with stock footage of William Howard Taft in 1909, up until Obama in 2013.

Jan 20 05:37

25 Years of Neocon-Neoliberalism: Great for the Top 5%, A Disaster for Everyone Else

It cannot be merely coincidental that the incomes and wealth of the top 5% have pulled away from the stagnating 95% in the 25 years dominated by neocon-neoliberalism.

Jan 20 04:50

The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn't

It proves what we've said all along: The Clinton Foundation was little more than an influence-peddling scheme to enrich the Clintons, and had little if anything to do with "charity," either overseas or in the U.S.

Jan 20 04:45

Like Clinton’s Campaign, Will The Much-Hyped Inauguration Protests End Up Being A Giant Failure For The Left?

Over the past couple of months, the radical left has been endlessly hyping the protests against Donald Trump on January 20th and January 21st.

Jan 20 00:54

Russia records six ceasefire violations in Syria in 24 hours, Turkey records 12

"The Russian members of the joint Russian-Turkish commission on ceasefire violations have recorded five violations in the Latakia province and one in the Hama province. At the same time, the Turkish members of the commission have recorded a total of 12 ceasefire violations: four in the Damascus province, four in the Aleppo province, three in the Hama province and one in the Idlib province," the bulletin reads. Meanwhile, Russia’s representatives confirmed only four of the ceasefire violations recorded by Turkey. In the past 24 hours, one ceasefire agreement was signed with representatives of the Tlazik settlement in the Latakia province. Thus, the total number of the settlements joining the ceasefire has reached 1136. In addition, seven humanitarian operations have been carried out in the past 24 hours. A total of 7.6 tons of humanitarian aid were delivered to Aleppo residents.

Jan 20 00:52

Former USSR leader receives Lithuanian court’s summons as witness in case over 1991 events

The criminal case, which the court began to hear at the beginning of 2016, concerns the events in and around the TV broadcasting center in Vilnius in January 1991. It is unprecedented for the Lithuanian judiciary system in terms of the scope of materials under consideration and the number of people involved. A total of fourteen people died in Vilnius in armed clashes then while the country was trapped in the duality of state power. On January 9, 2017, the circuit court got down to questioning the complainants. The case materials list about 500 people in this category. The summons was handed on December 28 after delivery at the address of the Gorbachev Fund in Moscow. Gorbachev Fund press service refrained from any comments on the issue. "We don’t comment on the situation," a spokesman told TASS.

Jan 20 00:48

Activists in Berlin stage picket condemning Obama’s foreign policy

A picket condemning outgoing US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy was carried out in downtown Berlin on Thursday. The participants included around 30 activists, namely Russian and Ukrainian expats, as well as Germans, particularly members of the Mothers Against War, Berlin-Brandenburg movement led by author Brigitte Queck. The activity dubbed "Farewell, Obama" took place in front of the US embassy near the Brandenburg Gate, a famous Berlin landmark. "It was an information picket dedicated to the end of Obama administration’s term and the coming of the Trump administration," said Oleg Muzyka, member of the Kulikovo Pole movement uniting people opposing the course of the current Ukrainian authorities. "I, personally, tried to make people remember how much Ukraine has suffered from the US policies as it actually lost its national identity.

Jan 20 00:45

Russian regulator promises to respond to any US restrictions of RT channel

On January 19, Facebook blocked an opportunity for RT to publish reports containing references, live broadcasts, videos, and pictures... Russia's Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies, and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) promises to find instruments for wielding impact on U.S. media and social networks if a buildup of pressure on RT channel continues, Roskomnadzor's Director Alexander Zharov told TASS on Thursday. He declined to specify any concrete steps. "We'll find an instrument to wield impact. It's only too obvious for us RT is subjected to unprecedented pressure, most importantly, unjustified pressure." Zharov recalled more than 40 U.S. channels, one news agency and two radio stations were accredited in Russia. "There's quite a big number of U.S. media here and their activities here are totally unrestricted and that's the actions against RT look particularly astonishing for us.

Jan 20 00:41

Russian national detained in Spain suspected of computer fraud

Russian national Stanislav Lisov, detained in the Spanish city of Barcelona, is suspected of conspiracy to commit computer fraud, a source in Spain's national judicial board told TASS on Thursday. According to the source, the US suspects the detained Russian "of conspiracy to commit computer fraud."

Jan 20 00:36

Russian citizen transferred from Guantanamo Bay to UAE

Mingazov has been kept in the US prison without charge or trial for more than 14 years...

Jan 20 00:35

Russia regularly repels cyberattacks from UK, Germany and US

Peskov again rejected accusations that Russia staged cyberattacks against Western countries."Neither Russian government nor Kremlin, nor President Putin personally, nor military intelligence stand behind those attacks, if they really exist"..."Every day, we have hundreds and thousands of cyberattacks against our digital systems in the Russian Federation. Some of them are coming from the territory of the United States. Dozens are coming from the territory of Germany, dozens coming from the Great Britain. "Do you think that it means with a high state of certainty that those attacks against our digital systems are being promoted by the governments in Washington, in London or in Berlin? You will probably say no. It’s out of the question," the Kremlin spokesman noted. "We think it has nothing to do with the governments, although we also have some evidence that some foreign special services might stand behind some very tense attacks against our banks and against our official websites."

Jan 19 21:45

Yes, it's snowing in the middle of summer (NZ)

It's summer but that hasn't stopped snow from falling across North Island mountain ranges.

Whakapapa ski field was this morning blanketed in a fresh coating of snow and even the Tararua Ranges behind Levin were white after an overnight dusting.

Much of the lower North Island was covered by cloud this morning, but forecasters say the temperatures dived low enough for snow flurries on the tops of the inland mountain range.

Horowhenua woke to picture postcard views of snow on the Tararua Ranges.
North Island mid-summer snow on the Tararua Ranges. Photo / Horowhenua Chronicle
North Island mid-summer snow on the Tararua Ranges. Photo / Horowhenua Chronicle

Cheryl Johnstone said she had taken photos in December 2004 of snow on the hills, while Bex Bang said there had been snow in February a couple of years ago.