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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
March 27th, 2014

Boehner Slams Obamacare Extension: Is This a Joke?
Speaker John Boehner slammed the latest Obamacare extension on Wednesday — angrily asking, "What the hell is this? A joke?"  

Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'
Although Obama and the church remain deeply split over abortion and contraception, Obama considers the pontiff a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality, and their private meeting in the Papal Library ran longer than scheduled. After they emerged to cameras, Francis presented Obama with a copy of his papal mission statement decrying a global economic system that excludes the poor. Obama said he will keep it in the Oval Office.  

KGW: Swarm of quakes recorded around Government Camp
KGW reported Wednesday that more than 30 small earthquakes have rattled the ground under the Mount Hood community since Sunday. None have been big, but they have “captured the attention of state geologists and rattled the nerves of some nearby residents,” the Portland television station reported. According to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the largest of the quakes measured 2.3 on the Richter magnitude scale. Some were as small as 0.3 But KGW said that it’s the location of the quakes, not their size, that has scientists taking note. They are along a newly discovered fault.  

US says Russian forces likely to enter eastern Ukraine
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNN that there have been several signs of Moscow’s plan in the past three to four days. “This has shifted our thinking that the likelihood of a further Russian incursion is more probable than it was previously thought to be,” one official said.  

Supreme Court Update
Just as many (43%) say the justice system is not fair to most Americans, up two points from the previous survey and a new high. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.  

Israel: Abbas refusal to discuss ‘Jewish state’ torpedoing talks
PA president’s stark position contrasts with Netanyahu’s willingness to recognize Palestinian state, senior official says.  

Turkey, Israel said ready to reopen missions as deal nears
Turkey and Israel are set to reopen embassies in each others’ capitals, ending four years of strained ties between the countries, a Turkish newspaper reported Thursday.  

Terrorist Release Must be Hand-In-Hand with Peace Accord
The father of terror attack victim Bat-Chen Posis-Shachak exclaimed that the release of convicted terrorists should only take place under the auspices of a peace treaty.  

Israel must stay out of Ukraine crisis
Our relationship with Russia is not perfect, but Putin combats anti-Semitism, has kept his promise not to complete delivery of anti-aircraft systems to Iran and Syria.  

CA Democrat's Alleged Arms Trafficking Scheme Linked to Islamist Rebels
The 137-page, FBI-sworn affidavit against California State Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat who is also running for Secretary of State, and over two dozen other individuals reads like a crime thriller.  

Obama underlines EU-US ties in first visit to Brussels
US president Barack Obama yesterday underlined the longstanding links between the US and Europe on security and defence policy, as he made his first official visit to the headquarters of the EU.  

Russia Has Been Quietly Doing Something You Should Know About
As U.S. intelligence agencies scrambled in February for reliable information on the crisis in Ukraine, Russia was quietly increasing its gold holdings by 7.24 tonnes...to 1,042 tonnes, according to data released this week... Considering that Russia currently holds approximately $400 billion in foreign exchange reserves, most of it in U.S. dollars, recent developments in the country’s gold holdings could be important.  

World Vision reverses decision to hire married 'gays'
Just two days after announcing it would hire Christians who are in same-sex marriages, the board of the prominent evangelical relief charity World Vision U.S. has reversed its decision, acknowledging it “made a mistake.”  

Syrian rebels battle deeper into coastal province
Syrian rebels pressed their offensive deeper into the coastal heartland of President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect on Wednesday, battling government troops backed by warplanes for control of at least two villages in the heavily wooded and mountainous terrain, activists said.  

NWS prepares for Gulf of Mexico tsunami
"An earthquake off of the New Orleans' coast causes a submarine landslide in the Mississippi Canyon area and this will cause a tsunami and wave across the Gulf of Mexico and impact the coast of Southern Louisiana," explained Joe Rue, NWS Tsunami Program Manager.  

US: Abbas and Kerry held 'constructive' talks in Jordan
The latest round of talks between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Amman on Wednesday were "constructive," a US official said Thursday. Kerry broke off from his visit to Rome with President Barack Obama to rush to Jordan for talks with Abbas in a bid to keep the shaky Israeli-Palestinian from derailing. Obama was to meet Thursday with Pope Francis.  

Moderate quake hits West Halmahera
The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 3:47 a.m. local time, was located 44 km southwest of West Halmahera or 2,456 km northeast of Jakarta at a depth of 140 km, head of the Kotabumi geophysics station in Lampung, Yuharman, said as quoted by Antara news agency.  

NWS confirms EF-0 tornadoes in Glenn, Butte counties; Roseville
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The National Weather Service has confirmed a Roseville neighborhood was hit by a tornado on Wednesday evening -- and preliminary reports show it's an EF-0, but still on the higher end, with strong winds ripping through the area.  

Egypt's military chief Sisi quits to run for presidency
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he has resigned as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency. In a widely expected announcement, he said on state TV he was appearing "in my military uniform for the last time". Field Marshal Sisi led the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July after mass opposition protests.  

Obama meets Pope Francis during Rome visit
US President Barack Obama says it was a "great honour" to meet Pope Francis for the first time during a European tour dominated by the crisis in Ukraine. He flew into Rome after three days of talks with world leaders in the Netherlands and Brussels. Tensions are high following Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.  

Egypt to build anti-terror fence in Sinai
Egypt began constructing its own security barrier a few days ago around the north Sinai city of El-Arish in order to prevent terrorism. The move is meant to isolate the coastal city from others in the Sinai region and to control entry and exit points, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm reported on Wednesday.

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