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Let me preface this the following: We shouldn't be arming or training anyone but our own. Period. This action will lead to our equipment, once again, falling into enemy hands and being used against us. This action will also lead to the ouster of Bashar al-Assad, a further destabilization of... Continue reading
Posted 12 minutes ago at Mike's Politics
Move over John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte. Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz says there’s a new “Three Amigos” in the U.S. Senate. This week, Cruz, the conservative Texas senator, found himself on the same side as liberal Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in voting against... Continue reading
Reblogged 39 minutes ago at Mike's Politics
The Batmobile hitches a ride with the Millennium Falcon in a new video released by “Star Wars: Episode VII” director J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot. The 36-second clip was posted quietly to YouTube Thursday morning under the title “Hunka... Continue reading
Reblogged 42 minutes ago at Coralville Courier
BURLINGTON, Iowa—Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff Kaufmann highlighted the anti-jobs and anti-transparency agenda of state Sen. Jack Hatch, a Des Moines Democrat, after the second debate of the 2014 gubernatorial cycle. "There is a reason that voters in Iowa don't support and don't trust Jack Hatch: he is running... Continue reading
Posted 56 minutes ago at Mike's Politics
BOSTON, MA. -- Adults who consume a high-protein diet may be at a lower risk for developing high blood pressure (HBP). The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Coralville Courier
A significant benefit of the Affordable Care Act is the opportunity to receive money-saving tax credits up front to cut the overall cost of health insurance, but now hundreds of thousands of consumers could owe back some of that money... Continue reading
Reblogged 1 hour ago at Coralville Courier
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil... Continue reading
Reblogged 1 hour ago at Coralville Courier
The cost of educating illegal immigrant children who are residing in the United States will cost one school district in Louisiana almost $5 million, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. State Superintendent of Education John White crunched the numbers... Continue reading
Reblogged 1 hour ago at Coralville Courier
LOUISVILLE KY. (Reuters) - A Kentucky firefighter who was severely injured a month ago while helping college students take part in an "ice-bucket" fundraiser died on Saturday from his injuries, authorities said. Captain Tony Grider, 41, of Campbellsville was hurt... Continue reading
Reblogged 1 hour ago at Coralville Courier
CEDAR RAPIDS — Outside interest groups have paid for about 80 percent of television advertising since the June primary in Iowa’s heated U.S. Senate race, mirroring a national trend in competitive elections. Candidates Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst chipped in a relatively small share of the nearly $14 million spent... Continue reading
Reblogged 1 hour ago at Mike's Politics
PITTSBURGH (AP) Mark Weisman ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard plunge with 6:56 remaining as Iowa rallied for a 24-20 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (3-1) trailed by 10 at the half but surged when C.J. Beathard replaced starting quarterback Jake Rudock in the... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Mike's Politics
PITTSBURGH (AP) Mark Weisman ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard plunge with 6:56 remaining as Iowa rallied for a 24-20 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (3-1) trailed by 10 at the half but surged... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Coralville Courier
If recent history tells us anything, Barack Obama failed to learn anything from George Bush. Bush's ouster of Sadaam Hussein resulted in chaos. What did Obama do when he took over? He went on a campaign of ouster. He got... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coralville Courier
Obama has wanted to get rid of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for quite some time, just like he ousted Mubarak from Egypt and Khadafi in Libya. And hey, how 'bout all that uprising and chaos as a result of nation-building-by-ouster... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coralville Courier
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has made some saavy moves, taking over Iraqi oil fields and banks, generating millions of dollars a day to finance their operations. Another smart thing for the leaders of ISIL to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coralville Courier
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: This is not a proper role of government. This is $400,000 that should be in taxpayer pockets, not government hands. That figure also doesn't include the costs to *administer*, *manage* and *award* that money. When government... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Coralville Courier
JOHNSTON — Sen. Tom Harkin doesn’t think Hillary Clinton knows whether she’ll run for president in 2016 and said Friday he wouldn’t be surprised by whatever decision she makes. “I don’t know what Hillary’s going to do,” Harkin said about the former first lady and secretary of state who, along... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Mike's Politics
When Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik talked about what to expect from the Panthers today against Iowa, he made two fists and bumped them against each other. That visual told just about all there is to say about this matchup. Pitt (3-0) will try to keep its perfect record intact today... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Sports Blog
When Pitt quarterback Chad Voytik talked about what to expect from the Panthers today against Iowa, he made two fists and bumped them against each other. That visual told just about all there is to say about this matchup. Pitt... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Coralville Courier
(Reuters) - A man jumped over the White House fence and made it to the front doors of the executive mansion before being apprehended on Friday, sparking an evacuation within the complex shortly after President Barack Obama departed for the... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Coralville Courier
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a smart move by ISIL, Turkey was already hesitant to take any action against ISIL... Now they'll be hesitant to an even greater extent. And if any other nation wants to use Turkey as... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Coralville Courier
"The people that write the daily media narrative, that write the daily media soap opera measure their success by learning how much of the general population's thinking on a subject they're able to move or manipulate." - Rush Limbaugh Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Coralville Courier
The Cedar Rapids Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a prescription drug drop-off event at the Police Station, 505 1st Street SW, on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the front... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Coralville Courier
CORALVILLE, Iowa—Robert K. Hauck, 54, of Coralville passed away on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at his home in Coralville. There will be no funeral or visitation. Cremation rites have been facilitated by the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Coralville Courier
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Can you say, "Political correctness influences policy?" Yes, yes you can..... That's a sad statement. IOWA CITY — The Iowa City Police Department has appointed three officers to serve as liaisons to the lesbian, gay, bisexual... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Coralville Courier