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The Weekend Off – News You Missed

On the campaign trail - A Hillary supporter checks in on her child during a rally in Syracuse, NY

On the campaign trail – A Hillary supporter checks in on her child during a rally in Syracuse, NY


ADN – Rep. Don Young reveals his choice for president

Rep. Don Young shared some frank thoughts about the Democratic presidential candidates — and Donald Trump — and revealed his presidential pick in an interview on “The Dave Stieren Show” this week.

USA Today – Reports: Alaska Air close to deal to buy Virgin America

Alaska Airlines is close to a deal to buy San Francisco-based Virgin America, according to multiple reports out Saturday.

Juneau Empire – Pot initiative backer cites concern with Alaska smoking bill

Public smoking restrictions that recently passed the Alaska Senate could hurt proposed cannabis cafes in the state, a sponsor of the initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in Alaska said Friday.


Washington Post – A scrappy Sanders campaign narrows the Nevada delegate count six weeks after the caucuses

In another sign of the fight left in Bernie Sanders’s campaign, the Democratic presidential hopeful appears to have picked up a couple of delegates in Nevada, a state where Hillary Clinton was declared the winner on Feb. 20.

NY Times – 2 Republican Senators Revoke Support for Garland Hearings

The wall of Republican opposition to the nomination of Judge Merrick B. Garland to the Supreme Court has been shored up by two Republican senators revoking their support for holding confirmation hearings.

Vice News – The Chicago Teachers’ Strike Is Unlike Any Other in Recent Memory

Chicago Teachers Union vice president Jesse Sharkey has probably thought long and hard about whether it’s a good idea for his union to go on strike Friday; the risks are high. But in hearing him talk about it last week, you couldn’t tell.


Independent – Calais ‘Jungle’: 129 unaccompanied children missing since refugee camp demolition

More than a hundred unaccompanied children have gone missing since the southern section of the Calais “Jungle” was demolished last month. According to a census by Help Refugees UK, 129 unaccompanied minors from the camp have gone unaccounted for. The census found that since the demolition took place in March, 4,946 refugees are still living there, including 1,400 in the shipping containers set up by the French government. – Nagorno-Karabakh fighting: Azerbaijan ‘calls truce’

Azerbaijan has announced a “unilateral ceasefire” in fighting with Armenian forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. A defence ministry spokesman said the Azeris were acting in response to international calls to halt violence.

The Guardian – Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin

A network of secret offshore deals and vast loans worth $2bn has laid a trail to Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. An unprecedented leak of documents shows how this money has made members of Putin’s close circle fabulously wealthy.







6 Responses to “The Weekend Off – News You Missed”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    Charles Grassley-one of my sinators and head of the Sinate Judiciary Obstructors of Obama stated there will be no hearings for Obie’s choice for the Soopreme Court before July,at which time he will invoke the Thurmond Rule which states no lameduck Potus gets any nominees seated with less than six months to go in his term. Grassley and crew are well behind the average of sitting justices for Obama. This year I believe the number is 5.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    Little tarsands spill south of Sioux Falls,South Dakota. FAA carved out a no fly zone for a foreign company for some reason. Yesterday the spill was guesstimated at 4.5 barrels. Upon further digging,that guess is 400 plus barrels of really rotten shit. Wingnuts insist it is no-biggie.

    • mike from iowa says:

      One misdemeanor? The sonofabitch should be slapped in prison for life for being an arrogant,right wing prick. Thanks for the link, my friend.

  3. mike from iowa says:

    Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) emerged from an hour-long Tuesday meeting with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland “more convinced than ever” that the Republican-controlled Senate should hold hearings for him.

    “The next step in my view should be public hearings before the Judiciary Committee,” Collins told journalists gathered outside their meeting, according to NBC’s Luke Russert.

    Sinator Moran only studied his judicial record,or so he says.

  4. mike from iowa says:

    Senator Moron, “I got taken behind the woodshed and was given my opinion that no nominee forwarded by Democrats is good enough to sit on the Soopreme Court, not even the one handpicked by Orin Hatchling.”

    In other news Trans-Canada wants to build a pipeline to ship Bakken crude from North Dakota to Canada. Obama is going to have to sign off on this one as it crosses international borders.

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