Independent media under attack ahead of Belarus presidential election

Friday, 09 October 2015 01:01 Written by
Katerina Tkachenko, a journalist at an independent television station in Belarus, used to keep a bag by the door with warm clothes and a toothbrush in case KGB agents came. “For a long time the risk of prison was such a reality,” Tkachenko said. It was December 2010, after long-time president Alexander Lukashenko had been declared the winner of the presidential election with an unlikely 80% of the vote, and thousands of Belarusians had taken…
Immigration group's protester heckles Clinton
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:56 Written by
Hillary Clinton was in the middle of a short speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala Thursday when an immigration protester stood up and began shouting. Videos Carson: Is Obama 'real black president?' Rubio under fire for missed Senate votes Trump expounds on his tax plan Trump: 'This clown Marco Rubio' Walker suspends campaign for president Bar fight kicks off GOP leadership.
Chelsea Clinton Appears On ‘Ellen,’ ‘Extra,’ Discusses Ivanka Trump, Political Aspirations, Mother’s Candidacy [Video]
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:51 Written by
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Former President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State and Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, appeared on both The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Extra yesterday where she discussed her new children’s book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, her mother’s presidential candidacy, her own political ambitions, and her relationship with Ivanka Trump.
Congress should reauthorize the Export-Import Bank
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:39 Written by
St. Louis was founded in 1764 as a trading center, and since then our region has relied on manufacturing and trade to fuel our economy. Thanks to its strong manufacturing base, our bistate region — representing 15 counties in Missouri and Illinois — is an economic powerhouse helping drive both states’ economies.
Hillary Clinton proposes plan to hold Wall Street accountable
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:26 Written by
Washington, Oct 9: Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed measures including new taxes for trading to hold Wall Street accountable and reduce risk of the failure of big banks and investor firms. ”The bottom line is that we can never allow what happened in 2008 to happen again. Just as important, we have to encourage Wall Street to live up to its proper role in our economy — helping Main Street grow and…
LSU soccer team puts nine-game unbeaten streak on the line against Missouri
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:23 Written by
The LSU soccer team will put its nine-game home unbeaten streak on the line at 7 p.m. Friday night when it welcomes red-hot Missouri to town for a key Southeastern Conference match at the LSU Soccer Stadium. The Tigers (7-3-3, 1-3-1 SEC) enter Friday’s contest with a 6-0-3 mark at home this fall, including a 0-0 draw with Vanderbilt on Oct. 2. They have picked up all four of their points in SEC play on…
U.S. Supreme Court Won't Allow Parents To Challenge New York's Vaccination Rule For Kids
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:21 Written by
Three families, who challenged New York state's rule requiring children to be vaccinated before attending school, suffered a huge loss on Oct. 5 when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their case. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in January that the vaccine requirement did not violate the students' religious freedom per the U.S.
Superior Court Scuttles Hopes of Pension Trustees for Legal Settlement
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:21 Written by
Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson.A new attempt to use the courts to secure more money from the state for the chronically underfunded public-employee pension system has been dealt a major blow by a Superior Court judge in Mercer County. Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson, in a ruling issued yesterday from the bench in Trenton, said she could not allow a case pressed by the trustees of three individual funds that are part of the broader pension…
Was Ben Carson Really Held at Gunpoint? Featured
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:21 Written by
Super PAC changes course on airing ad urging Biden to run
Friday, 09 October 2015 00:20 Written by
Draft Biden, a super PAC which is trying to convince Vice President Joe Biden to run for the presidency, had just announced a six-figure TV ad buy Wednesday for an emotional 90-second spot called "My Redemption," only to reverse course on Thursday. Though the TV ad had not yet started to run, it was already online and had been covered by news outlets including CBS News. A person familiar with the vice president's thinking confirmed…
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