Rand Paul is joining Liberals in blaming Conservatives for the creation of the Islamic State. The accusing of fellow Americans for inciting the establishment of a terrorist organization that murders Christians and homosexuals is someone terribly lacking brain cells. This conspiracy hawk does not stand a chance in a field of candidates that harbor the necessary intelligence and do not mimic the idiot standard his father ran with that derailed him.
Morning Headlines for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Reuters

“Data thieves gain access to 100,000 U.S. taxpayers’ information: IRS”

“Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of data thefts that have alarmed American consumers.”

AFP

“Madagascar parliament votes to dismiss president”

“Madagascar’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to dismiss President Hery Rajaonarimampianina for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.”

AFP

“Gaza rocket hits southern Israel: army”

“A rocket fired by militants in the Palestinian Gaza Strip hit southern Israel on Tuesday, the army said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.”

Al Jazeera America

“Malaysia denies entry to Hong Kong student leader for ‘anti-China’ views”

“Hong Kong pro-democracy student leader Joshua Wong was barred Tuesday from entering Malaysia because of fears he would threaten ties with China, the country’s police chief said.”

AFP

“Former Petrobras executive handed five years jail for graft”

“A Brazilian judge on Tuesday jailed a former executive with Brazil’s state-owned oil giant Petrobras for five years for his role in a huge graft scandal after evidence emerged of a massive kickbacks scandal benefiting politicians.”

Al Jazeera America

“Bernie Sanders officially launches Democratic presidential campaign”

“Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his longshot presidential campaign Tuesday with a pitch to progressives in the Democratic Party and others who want change from a ‘rigged economy’ that favors the rich.”

Washington Post

“Yellen to skip key central bank conference”

“Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will not attend this summer’s central bank meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyo., one of the highest-profile gatherings of international economists and policymakers.”

New York Times

“Nebraska governor vetoes bill to abolish death penalty”

“Gov. Pete Ricketts of Nebraska vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would abolish the death penalty in the state, testing the strength of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who said they would try to override his decision.”

Washington Post

“Obama on the defense again as another defense secretary speaks”

“President Obama has not had an easy time with his secretaries of defense. Two of his defense secretaries wrote books critical of his administration after they left office, and his third was essentially fired. On Tuesday, the White House scrambled to clarify remarks by Obama’s fourth defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, who said over the weekend that Iraqi forces who collapsed in their defense of Ramadi lacked the ‘will to fight’ Islamic State militants.”

Reuters

“Charter’s $56 billion Time Warner Cable deal to face U.S. scrutiny”

“Charter Communications Inc, seeking to remake the U.S. cable television industry by acquiring larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, will try to skirt the regulatory obstacles that helped sink Comcast Corp’s earlier bid for Time Warner Cable.”

New York Times

“Hamas is accused of using Gaza war as cover to torture and kill Palestinians”

“The militant group Hamas used last summer’s war with Israel in the Gaza Strip to carry out extrajudicial killings of at least 23 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel and to torture dozens of others, including political rivals, Amnesty International charged in a report issued early Wednesday.”

Reuters

“Iraq Shi’ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains”

“Iraq’s Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population.”

Reuters

“State Department proposes next Clinton email release on June 30”

“The State Department is proposing to release the second batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails on June 30, with additional releases every 60 days, according to court documents released on Tuesday.”

New York Times

“Supreme Court agrees to settle meaning of ‘one person one vote’”

“The court has never resolved whether voting districts should have the same number of people, or the same number of eligible voters. Counting all people amplifies the voting power of places with large numbers of residents who cannot vote legally, including immigrants who are here legally but are not citizens, illegal immigrants, children and prisoners. Those places tend to be urban and to vote Democratic.”

Associated Press

“China coal production falls in first four months of year”

“Coal production in China, the world’s biggest coal-consuming nation, fell by 6 percent in the first four months of this year as the economy slows and the government makes a concerted push to reduce carbon emissions.”

New York Times

“New Jersey Lassa fever death prompts CDC action”

“The patient, who was not identified, died from Lassa fever on Monday night. The viral disease is not nearly as deadly as Ebola, but it is endemic in several West African countries, as well as contagious, and it sent local and federal health officials scrambling to trace the man’s steps in the four days between his hospitalizations.”

New York Times

“FIFA officials are arrested on corruption charges; Sepp Blatter isn’t among them”

“Swiss authorities conducted an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges.”

AFP

“EU to unveil latest plan to absorb migrants fairly”

“The European Commission is due Wednesday to unveil its latest version of a controversial plan to force EU member states to more evenly absorb the wave of migrants making the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe.”

Associated Press

“Ex-LAPD officer wanted in killing arrested in Mexico”

“A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight was arrested Tuesday in northern Mexico, officials said.”

Al Jazeera America

“MacArthur Foundation aims to cut U.S. jail population”          

“The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars.”

Associated Press

“20,000 residents evacuated in Cologne due to WWII bomb”

“Some 20,000 residents in the western German city of Cologne are being forced to evacuate their homes after authorities discovered a 200-kilogram (440-pound) bomb from World War II. Schools and kindergartens remained closed and dozens of ambulances were on the scene to evacuate residents of a nursing home.”

Reuters

“U.S., South Korea, Japan seek to raise pressure on North’s nuclear program”

“The United States and two key Asian allies discussed how to increase pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program and will urge China to help bring Pyongyang back to the negotiating table, officials said.”

Associated Press

“China touts success of crackdown in restive Muslim region”

“China said Wednesday that it has foiled 181 terror plots since it started a crackdown a year ago on Islamic separatists in the northwestern region of Xinjiang that was prompted by a surge of violence that reached as far as Beijing.”

Associated Press

“U.N.: Fewer hungry people in world despite wars, poverty”

“The number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million from over a billion a quarter-century ago despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty, the three U.N. food agencies said Wednesday.”

Associated Press

“Japan nuclear plant obtains final permit needed to restart”

“A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.”

Reuters

“Japan, Philippines to deepen ties as China asserts sea claims”

“Japan and the Philippines are set to bolster security ties when President Benigno Aquino visits Tokyo next week, the latest move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to beef up cooperation with Southeast Asian nations facing China’s growing naval ambitions.”

Morning News Rundown

Sandtown residents: Real work begins when the cameras leave 

ISIL audio message claims responsibility for Texas shooting

Nepalese family braves quake damage to bring help home

Pipeline poses hidden threat to trout in Pennsylvania

Singer Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show

Migrants feared dead in Mediterranean

Burundi court validates presidential bid

Shanghai officials banned from business

NGOs in Russia suffer under Putin

Coalition mulls Yemen humanitarian pause 

Obama: Inequality behind recent unrest     

US citizen seeks to sue FBI over treatment         

Opinion: The world needs a better US    

Airstrikes pound Yemen as cease-fire mulled 

Opinion: Wellesley’s new womanhood

Scottish Nationalists rain on Labour’s parade

Crater collapses, lava explodes from Kilauea

Imprisoned at 14, inmate resentenced to life

When Greenville lost its refrigerator plant

Thai police make arrests over deadly camp

Canada: Don’t free ex-Gitmo detainee

The five terrorists that were traded in order for the traitor Bowe Bergdahl to be released could very well gain reentry onto the battlefield. This is a very concerning matter that definitely rests on the shoulders of Barack Obama, for now he will be known as the person who put live terrorists back out into the wild to disrupt freedom in order to save the life of a willing deserter and traitor.
Morning News Rundown

Amtrak says it needs billions to meet ‘state of good repair’ for system

Senate cuts deal on 'fast track’ vote for Pacific trade pact

Aboriginal pastors mix Christianity, Native spirituality

Opinion: In 2016, Democrats need to embrace 'Obamacare’

Navajo Nation imposes tax on junk food

Consumer agency probes student loans

Satanic abortion case eyes class action

‘The Invisible Railroad’ for Syrian refugees

William Zinsser taught a nation to write well

Houthis accused of violating cease-fire

Turkish villagers split over new mine

Gunfire in Burundi amid coup claims

Philippine slipper factory fire toll rises

Malaysia: 'They are not welcome here’

Alcohol 'likely’ part of Secret Service crash

House passes NSA phone data reform bill

Enbridge to pay $75M over Kalamazoo spill

No censure over feeding for Gitmo nurse

Colombia gold mine collapse traps at least 15

Opinion: Beirut is losing its public spaces

Utah: Anti-LGBT-bias law gets mixed reviews

Morning News Rundown

‘Nowhere to move’: Marshall Islands adapts amid climate change threat

Tens of thousands flee ISIL-held Ramadi as Shia militias amass

‘If not us, then who?’: Collecting the bodies of Ukraine’s war dead

Opinion: US hosts Gulf allies in vain Camp David meeting

Philippines might allow entry to Rohingya

After Scott shooting, slow progress in SC

Former Thai PM pleads not guilty to scheme

Afghan police sentenced to jail in mob killing

Readying the fight against UK austerity

US drone reportedly kills three in Pakistan

Traumatized students sue Compton schools

Shell oil rig access blocked at Seattle port

Ethiopian Jews protest in Israel over racism

French police cleared in teen deaths 

Older tech could have saved Amtrak lives

Obama restricts military equipment to police

Opinion: An end to political unions

Arizona caps welfare benefits at 12 months     

Texas prohibits local fracking bans  

Scores arrested at Texas biker gang meeting 

Wis. Dems seek probe of Walker over loan