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Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard

An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said. The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj in Isfahan province, said Mohammad Tabatabai, director of public relations for the airline.

The Mental Fog of Our Foreign Policy Leaders

The Mental Fog of Our Foreign Policy Leaders

. By Sigrid Weidenweber For more years than I care to admit, I have watched our government elites rob us blind in the making of foreign policy.  Americans support an amazing amount of military, educational, health and food programs all over the world that are paid for by American tax payers. We provide enormous sums […]

DACA Ping Pong and Twitter – Another Week! The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Jan. 6-Jan. 12/Day 352-358) Week 51

DACA Ping Pong and Twitter – Another Week! The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Jan. 6-Jan. 12/Day 352-358) Week 51

By Michael Hernandez Saturday, January 6  (Day 352): Twitter explains why it doesn’t block President Trump’s account Twitter issued a statement on Friday explaining why it isn’t banning President Donald Trump after he boasted about his “nuclear button,” but did so without ever using the president’s name. “Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing […]

State TV: 10 More Dead in Iran Protests

State TV: 10 More Dead in Iran Protests

Iranian state television said Monday 10 people were killed overnight during anti-government protests that have emerged in areas across the country since late last week. The report did not offer additional details to go along with the death toll.

LIVE BLOG: Iran Protests

LIVE BLOG: Iran Protests

12/31/17 11:50am – Iran’s semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that police arrested around 200 protesters in the capital Tehran on Saturday. 12/3117 11:45am – Anti-government protests continued for a 4th day in Iran. 12/31/17 11:43am – U.S Ambassador to the U.N.

Things I’ve Found to be Thankful for in 2017

Things I’ve Found to be Thankful for in 2017

. by Thomas L. Knapp It’s that time of year, and like most of you I’m planning on a big meal and a lazy afternoon as America celebrates yet another Thanksgiving. Naturally, I’m also thinking back over the previous year and looking for things to be thankful for. I’ve found some. Here are a few […]

The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Oct. 7-12/Day 261-266) Week 38

The Fourth 100 Days (Trump Briefs:  Oct. 7-12/Day 261-266) Week 38

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, October 7 (Day 261): Million Poles turn out for “Rosary on the Borders” prayer campaign Millions of Polish citizens went to the nation’s borders to “pray for the salvation of their country” in the second-largest prayer event ever held in Europe (second only to the 2016 World Youth Day) according […]

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 26-Sept. 1/Day 219-225) Week 32

The Third 100 Days (Trump Briefs: August 26-Sept. 1/Day 219-225) Week 32

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, August 26 (Day 219): House Speaker, Pelosi,  and Schumer rip Trump for Arpaio pardon House Speaker Paul Ryan, Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Minority Senate Leader Chuck Schumer have all ripped President Trump for pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio. “The speaker does not agree with the decision,” Ryan spokesman Doug […]

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales

Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales

Under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Amazon.com has admitted to selling consumer goods to at least one person on the government’s list of people and entities associated with terrorism. In its quarterly financial report filed this past week, Amazon revealed that it sold about $300 worth of consumer goods to someone […]

Trump moves to accept hundreds of refugees from Iran under Obama deal

Trump moves to accept hundreds of refugees from Iran under Obama deal

President Trump is preparing to accept hundreds of refugees from Iran and other terrorist-connected countries, taking them from camps being maintained by Australia under a deal his predecessor struck, without putting them through the long vetting that usually takes place, according to a new report being released Monday. Some of the refugees have tried to […]