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Obama boasts ‘I’ve never been more optimistic’ about enacting my agenda

Obama boasts ‘I’ve never been more optimistic’ about enacting my agenda

A supremely confident President Obama said Friday he’s “never been more optimistic about a year ahead” than he is right now, and he made the case that 2016 could be a landmark year in which he is able to enact even more of his agenda before leaving office. At his traditional year-end press conference, Mr. […]

White House declares total victory over GOP in budget battle

The White House declared victory Wednesday over congressional Republicans in the budget negotiations that concluded lateTuesday night, discount saying Democrats beat back the GOP across the board. White House officials cited a long list of wins over majority Republicans on individual budget items ranging from funding for Planned Parenthood to an overall increase in spending […]

Federal Reserve boosts lending rates for first time under Obama

After one of the longest wind-ups in monetary policy history, salve the Federal Reserve on Wednesday delivered a small brushback pitch to the American market, hospital raising its key lending rate by a quarter of a percentage point for the first time in nine years. The decision, meant to head off future inflationary pressure as […]

Republican debate winners and losers

Republican debate winners and losers

The fifth Republican presidential debate Tuesday night displayed the undeniable impact of the Paris and San Bernardino attacks, sildenafil with a heavy focus on terrorism that played to the strengths of a handful of candidates. And the Las Vegas venue produced some clear winners before Americans ease into the holiday celebrations. WINNERS Marco Rubio: The […]

Priority-based budgeting comes to Oxnard- and not a moment too soon

Priority-based budgeting comes to Oxnard- and not a moment too soon

By George Miller Advocates say it is an advanced methodology/concepts for better budgeting Mayor Tim Flynn, City Manager Greg Nyhoff and Assistant City Manager Maria Hurtado have all seen information about Priority-Based Budgeting (PBB) at various symposia and in print material, liked the concept and have been working to introduce its concepts to the city. At the 12-9-15 […]

Christianity In The Middle East: On The Verge Of Extinction

Christianity In The Middle East: On The Verge Of Extinction

One million three hundred thousand Iraqi Christians have been displaced, murdered or taken prisoner since 2003. A centuries old civilization now faces permanent extinction while the rest of the world, including the U.S. government, looks on. As Christians across the world begin to celebrate Christmas, the 300,000 remaining Christians displaced in Iraq and Syria are […]

Talk of gun control spurs increase in firearms, Smith and Wesson maker says

Talk of gun control spurs increase in firearms, Smith and Wesson maker says

Firearms maker Smith and Wesson Holding Corp. posted better than expected earnings on Tuesday, purchase as investors predict the gun control debate, driven by President Obama and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, will only spur sales. The company boosted its revenue outlook for its fiscal year to as much as $635 million as well as […]

Justice Department launches investigation of Chicago PD practices

Justice Department launches investigation of Chicago PD practices

The Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department to examine officers’ use of force and the department’s internal system of accountability, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday. The probe comes less than week after the Chicago mayor fired the city’s police chief amid outrage over the recent release of […]

San Bernardino shooters had target practice before massacre: FBI

San Bernardino shooters had target practice before massacre: FBI

The husband and wife who carried out the San Bernardino, California, shooting spree participated in target practice with firearms multiple times, including at least one time within days of Wednesday’s massacre, according to the FBI. David Bowdich, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, provided some additional details about the Muslim couple […]

ISIS claims responsibility: says California killers were their followers

ISIS claims responsibility: says California killers were their followers

The Islamic State group on Saturday said that a married couple who murdered 14 people in California in an attack the FBI is investigating as an “act of terrorism” were followers of the terrorist organization. The extremist group made its claim in an online radio broadcast, pharmacy Reuters reported. The declaration comes three days after […]