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The battle over the deceptively titled Common Core State Standards Initiative, or CCSSI, is raging, and the rhetoric is fierce. Supporters of the national standards have called their opponents “right-wing nuts” and “black helicopter” types. “All of us get lumped together as ‘the fringe,’ ‘the far right,’ tea partiers,’ etc.,” said Jane Robbins, co-author of the report “Controlling Education from the Top: Why the Common Core is Bad for America.” “When they don’t have the facts on their side they resort to ad-hominem,” she said. Opponents of Common Core claim it is the product of progressive elitists who want to put all children under control of federal government bureaucrats. That view was reinforced when a panelist at the liberal think-tank Center for American Progress discounted the opposition as only a “tiny minority,” claiming such views should be ignored because “the children belong to all of us.” MORE

PROPHECY ALERT: Netanyahu vows hard line against International pressure to Divide Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will maintain a tough line against heavy international pressure to make concessions to Palestinians. The Israeli prime minister made the remarks on Sunday shortly before heading to Washington for a meeting with US President Barack Obama. The Israeli premier vowed to resist pressures and to “stand steadfast” on the interests of Israel in dealing with Palestinians. Obama and Netanyahu are going to discuss issues around the so-called peace talks in the Middle East. Palestinian and Israeli negotiators began a fresh round of talks in July 2013. Since the resumption of the direct talks, Palestinians have objected to a number of issues including the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem). MORE

ALERT: Nato warns that Russia is risking Europe’s peace and security

Ukraine has mobilised for war amid warnings from Nato that Russia’s annexation of Crimea “threatens peace and security in Europe”. With tension nearing boiling point, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Nato Secretary General, vowed the organisation would stand by Ukraine, a nation of 46 million which occupies a vital strategic position between Europe and Russia. Speaking before he chaired an emergency meeting of ambassadors from the 28 Nato member states, he said: “Russia must stop its military activities and its threats.”  The United States dramatically instensifed pressure on Moscow, threatening to remove Russia from the G8 club of developed economies. John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, condemned Russia for what he called an “incredible act of aggression” and threatened “very serious repercussions”, including Russia’s possible expulsion from the G8. MORE

 An estimated 675,000 Ukrainians left for Russia in January and February, fearing the “revolutionary chaos” brewing in Ukraine, Russia’s Federal Border Guard Service said. Officials fear a growing humanitarian crisis. On Sunday, the border guard service said Russian authorities have identified definite signs that a “humanitarian catastrophe” is brewing in Ukraine. “In just the past two months (January-February) of this year…675,000 Ukrainian citizens have entered Russian territory,” Itar-Tass news agency cited the service as saying. “If ‘revolutionary chaos’ in Ukraine continues, hundreds of thousands of refugees will flow into bordering Russian regions,” the statement read. MORE

WITH OR WITHOUT YOU! What Netanyahu will say to Obama on Iran

In an appearance at the Saban Forum here two months ago, US President Barack Obama declared that Iran might be allowed to have a peaceful nuclear program with “modest enrichment” capabilities under a permanent deal. He indicated that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s all-or-nothing demands were unrealistic: “You’ll hear arguments, including potentially from the prime minister, that we can’t accept any enrichment on Iranian soil. Period. Full stop. End of conversation,” said Obama. “In an ideal world,” he said, “Iran would destroy every element and facility, you name it.” But, Obama went on, “We have to be more realistic.” MORE

Pope Francis Allows Married Man to Join Priesthood for First Time in Nearly 100 Years

Pope Francis has signed off on a married man’s decision to join the priesthood in the Maronite Catholic Church. Deacon Wissam Akiki, of St. Louis, Mo., who is married and has a daughter, was expected to be ordained on Thursday night, in a the Maronite church. The sect of the Eastern Catholic Christianity originated in the fifth century in what is now modern-day Lebanon.  While married priests are common within in the Maronite Catholic Church overseas, says St. Raymond’s Chancellor Louis Peters, marriage for religious leaders was banned in the U.S. in the 1920s. According to the church’s American spokesperson, the Pope did not reverse the ban but merely made an exception for Akiki. MORE

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea fires two Scud missiles from east coast

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea fired two short-range missiles from its east coast on Monday, Seoul’s defense ministry said, in its latest provocation seen as a reaction to the ongoing joint military drills between South Korea and the United States. One missile was fired from the Gitdaeryeong area and the other from Wonsan, both on the North’s southeastern coast, in a northeast direction beginning at 6:19 a.m.   “The missiles are evaluated to have flown over 500 km,” the ministry said, adding the missiles were believed to be Scud-C type. Last Thursday, Pyongyang fired four Scud missiles from the same area, which flew about 220 km in a northeast direction. The latest firings came as South Korea and the U.S. have been conducting annual joint military exercises that Pyongyang has condemned as a rehearsal for an invasion of the communist nation. On the first day of the Key Resolve drills last week, the North briefly violated the tense western sea border three times. ”North Korea should immediately stop provocative acts,” defense ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said, saying the South Korean military has stepped up its vigilance against further provocations. YONHAP AGENCY

The Food and Drug Administration is looking for a contractor to monitor social media chatter about the drugs and other products it regulates and how that chatter shifts as a result of FDA risk warnings, solicitation documents show. The agency is looking for a contractor that can provide historical information about the sorts of conversations consumers are having on blogs, message boards and social media sites about the product classes FDA regulates — such as drugs, medical devices, food and tobacco — and then track when the sentiment or volume of those conversations shifts, according to the sources sought notice posted on Tuesday. MORE

AMERICA IN DANGER – Obama will Pressure Israel ‘Forcefully’ over Framework

Ahead of the scheduled meeting Monday between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority sources have told Arabic-language international newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat that “this time, Obama will intervene forcefully and directly, and will apply pressure to Netanyahu and [PA chairman Mahmoud] Abbas, so that they agree to a framework agreement.” According to these sources, the framework agreement will determine that the capital of the Palestinian state will be eastern Jerusalem, and in exchange, there will be Palestinian concessions in other matters, including borders and refugees. According to the appendices to the framework agreement, joint Israeli-Palestinian committees will discuss issues relating to borders, refugees, Jewish communities and water. The Palestinians, for their part, strenuously rejected the offer to recognize Israel as the Jewish state. MORE

PROPHECY ALERT: Obama to Netanyahu on peace: ‘If not NOW, WHEN?’

America’s ability to “manage the international fallout is going to be limited” if Israel does not strike a peace deal with the Palestinians and there is “continued aggressive settlement construction,” US President Barack Obama said in an interview published on the eve of his Monday meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Washington’s inability to manage this fallout will have consequences, Obama said in the interview with Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg that appeared Sunday. MORE

DAYS OF LOT – Imagine a day of pleasurable activities with someone who loves and appreciates you, followed by a bottle of Cabernet and a delicious dinner, laughing all the way, maybe ending the night with some light cuddling. That’s a snapshot of a day in the life of an affectional bonding relationship. What is affectional bonding, “AB”? It’s defined as emotionally significant, not transitory, involving a particular person who is not interchangeable with anyone else. “AB” is being responsive and open to deeper, intimate experiences with women you know, love, and admire — like the friend you travel with to Europe every summer or the quiet, interesting gal in your book club. Maybe my lonely, single, women friends who’ve been influenced by outmoded values and religious beliefs, but hungry for appreciation should consider “AB.” MORE

Obama Warns ” US won’t be able to defend Israel if peace talks fail”

Israel can expect to face international isolation and possible sanctions from countries and companies across the world if Benjamin Netanyahu fails to endorse a framework agreement with the Palestinians, US President Barack Obama cautioned on Sunday ahead of a meeting with the Israeli prime minister.  In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. In an interview with Bloomberg, Obama stressed that time was running out for Israel to achieve a peace deal, and added that he believed Netanyahu had the capacity to rally Israel’s citizens behind an agreement. MORE

‘We Can’t Prove Sex With Children Does Them Harm’ Says Labour-Linked NCCL

DAYS OF LOT –  PIE members were lobbying NCCL officials for the age of consent to be reduced and campaigning for “paedophile love”. Their view that children were not harmed by having sex with adults appears to have been adopted by those at the top of the civil liberties group. Today we publish extracts from an NCCL report written for the Criminal Law Revision Committee in 1976 when Mrs Hewitt was general secretary. It says: “Where both partners are aged 10 or over, but under 14, a consenting sexual act should not be an offence. As the age of consent is arbitrary, we propose an overlap of two years on either side of 14. “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage. “The Criminal Law Commission should be prepared to accept the evidence from follow-up research on child ‘victims’ which show there is little subsequent effect after a child has been ‘molested’. MORE


The Invasion So Far: Visual Summary Of Russian Forces And Movements

Moments ago Interfax reported that two Russian anti-submarine warships have appeared off the coast of Ukraine’s Crimea region, violating an agreement on Moscow’s lease of a naval base, according to a Ukrainian military source as saying. Then again what else would a Ukrainian military source say. The source added that the two vessels, part of Russia’s Baltic Fleet, had been sighted in a bay at Sevastopol, where Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet has a base. So imagine two extra anti-sub ships off Sevastopol in the map below which until this latest update from Contemporary Issues and Geography, was keeping an accurate running update of all the most recent developments in the staggered Russian invasion of the Ukraine. More

Plastic chemical found in nearly 500 foods sold in US

Nearly 500 food items commonly sold in the United States contain a chemical compound also used in synthetic leathers and yoga mats, but a health research and advocacy organization is aiming to change that. Fast-food chain restaurant Subway made headlines earlier this month when it announced that it would no longer be including that compound — azodicarbonamide, or ADA — as a “dough conditioner” in the sandwich bread used in thousands of locations around the globe. But researchers at the Environmental Working Group say Subway isn’t the only guilty party, and that roughly 130 other companies mass-produce and sell an array of products that should have that chemical from their recipes as well. More

WAR DRUMS: Five top military, police commanders take oath to Crimea

BREAKING NEWS: A number of high ranking Ukrainian officials in Crimea have sworn their allegiance to the autonomous republic of Crimea, as Simferopol pushes for its autonomy from the self-imposed government in Kiev. The head of the Security Service of Crimea Petyor Zima, Chief of Department of Internal Affairs in the Crimea Sergey Abisov, the head of Service for Emergency Situations Sergei Shakhov and acting Chief of the Border Guards of Crimea Victor Melnichenko all took an oath of allegiance to the people of Crimea. Earlier rear admiral Denis Berezovsky swore allegiance to the people of Crimea taking control over Crimea’s newly formed Navy. The ceremony took place in the Council of Ministers chamber in the presence of regional government officials, mayors of different cities and regions.More

WAR DRUMS: Kerry tells Russia ‘you don’t invade a country on completely phony pretexts’

The US Secretary of State spoke today of the unacceptability of invading a sovereign country on phony pretexts in order to assert one’s own interests in the 21st century. But no, he was not speaking about the United States, as one might have thought. “You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests,” John Kerry said during an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press. “This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behaviour in the 21st century.” Kerry has also threatened to isolate Russia economically and politically and warned of potential asset freezes and visa bans, adding to media and political hype that followed Russia authorization of sending a stabilization force in Crimea on official request from the authorities. “There could be certainly disruption of any of the normal trade routine, there could be business drawback on investment in the country,” he said. “There could even be ultimately asset freezes, visa bans.” More

90 million in path of Winter Storm “TITAN” ( Defender )

Here we go again. On the heels of a January and February filled with vicious, snarling storms, the first March wave of arctic air pushing eastward has prompted National Weather Service warnings, watches, and advisories for more than 90 million people. Snow is threatening to add to the already record-high accumulations in cities across the Midwest, Southeast and Northeast. The winter-weary Washington area is awaiting a dangerous tenth of an inch of ice, topped by 8 to 12 inches of snow. The precipitation means more misery for travelers, and the airlines that carry them. As of 4:30 p.m. ET Sunday, flightaware.com reported close to 1,800 canceled flights and some 4,400 flight delays within, into or out of the United States. Inclement weather around the Dallas Fort Worth airport was causing the greatest inconveniences. This storm is a coast-to-coast event. It started as a low pressure system dumping rain on California, then proceeded east in two prongs. As the northern prong of the system has cascaded across the country, it’s delivered dangerous, even deadly, weather to places unfazed by typical winters. More

DEVELOPING: Ukraine mobilizes troops after Russia’s ‘declaration of war’

Ukraine’s new leaders accused neighboring Russia of declaring war, as Kiev mobilized troops and called up military reservists in a rapidly escalating crisis that has raised fears of a conflict. Amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, Russian generals led their troops to three bases in the region Sunday, demanding Ukrainian forces surrender and hand over their weapons, Vladislav Seleznyov, spokesman for the Crimean Media Center of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, told CNN. By late Sunday, Russian forces had “complete operational control of the Crimean Peninsula,” a senior U.S. administration official said. The United States estimates there are 6,000 Russian ground and naval forces in the region, the official said. ”There is no question that they are in an occupation position — flying in reinforcements and settling in,” another senior administration official said. More

DAYS OF LOT – Shock as Pastor orders Ladies to go to Church without Panties and Bras … for Christ to ‘enter’

A pastor from a church in Dandora Phase 2 has ordered all female members to go to the church free -without bras and panties for Christ to enter their lives! Rev. Njohi of Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church has advised female worshippers from wearing any undergarments to the church terming them as ungodly. In a meeting chaired by him, a law was passed banning the wearing of inner wears. Njohi claims that when going to church, people need to be free in ‘body’ and ‘spirit’ to receive Christ. He went ahead to warn members of dire consequences if they secretly put on their inner wears.  A member of the church who sought anonymity said that in last Sunday’s service, ladies were ngothaless and braless just as the pastor ordered. Mothers were advised to do the same and check their daughters when coming to church on Sundays so as to receive Christ too. What is really happening to our pastors? The Kenyan Daily Post


shezow29f-3-webChildren need to be playing games like Monopoly, Tag, Hide and Seek, Playing House, Lego’s, sleepovers, camping etc.  Whatever happened to letting kids have a childhood?  Why do liberals want the kids to grow up and not enjoy a childhood at all?  Childhood is a time of learning.  It’s a time of fun.  It is NOT a time to even THINK about sex or sexual interaction or gay pride parades! However, nothing says “child-appropriate material” quite like gender-bending underage superheroes. At least that’s the theory over at the Hub, the network co-owned by Discovery and Hasbro, which is trotting out its latest soon-to-be-dud, SheZow. That show follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Guy who uses a magic ring to transform himself into a crime-fighting girl. Yes, you read that correctly. When Guy says the magic words – “You go girl!” – he becomes SheZow, wearing a purple skirt and cape, as well as pink gloves and white boots. The Hub is hoping some of SheZow’s magic powers rub off on it so it can better battle the giants of children’s television: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Tom O’Halloran

Connecticut anti-gun officials call for bloodshed

A journalist in Connecticut reports that the highly restrictive and punitive gun control laws the state passed last year carry an ominous threat for citizens. Those who missed the deadline to register their “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines, which have been outlawed, will be treated as criminals although they may have attempted to obey the law but just missed the deadline. Ed Jacovino of The Journal Inquirer further stated that Michael P. Lawler, a top aide to Gov. Dannel Malloy, contends that the state will punish those who missed the registration deadline whether they intended to or not. More

Massive sinkhole shuts down intersection in Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.  – The Bay Area saw spotty showers in some parts of the region on Saturday. But it’s the high surf that caused some big problems. West Cliff Road in Santa Cruz is down to just one lane and people are walking in the opposite lane. The sidewalk itself blocked off because a massive 10 foot by 10 foot sinkhole. It drops about another 40 feet to the ocean below. It was spotted at about 9:30 Saturday morning. Santa Cruz Public Works crews say the storm-whipped ocean washed huge rocks out of a beach cave that reaches toward the street. ”The waves were strong enough to pull that rock out,” said Steve Wolfman an associate civil engineer with Santa Cruz Public Works. Police shut down a stretch of West Cliff Road at Woodrow Avenue all morning until public works crews could assess the danger. More

DEVELOPING: Hundreds of gunmen surround Ukraine military base

Hundreds of unidentified gunmen surrounded a Ukraine’s infantry base in Privolnoye in its Crimea region Sunday.  The convoy included at least 13 troop vehicles each containing 30 soldiers and four armored vehicles with mounted machine guns. The vehicles — which have Russian license plates — have surrounded the base and are blocking Ukrainian soldiers from entering or leaving it. Ukrainian soldiers, with clips in their weapons, have positioned a tank at the gate.  The outnumbered Ukrainians placed a tank at the base’s gate, leaving the two sides in a tense standoff. In Kiev, Ukraine’s new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military, warning that “we are on the brink of disaster.” More

WAR DRUMS: Ukraine calls up Military Reserves, Prepares for War

Ukraine’s national security council secretary ordered the call-up of military reservists Sunday, saying the country’s forces must be “combat ready.” “I oblige the ministry of defense to organize and conduct training to those liable for military service,” Andriy Parubiy said Sunday.  He also called for the United States and Britain to become diplomatically involved. He said government and military representatives would be sent from the capital, Kiev, to the Crimea province where Russian troops crossed the border late Saturday.NBC News

Russian military move on Ukraine would echo HITLER annexing the Sudetenland, expert warns

Dr Jonathan Eyal, International Director of the security think-tank Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) said a such Russian move would be President Vladimir Putin’s “Sudetenland option”. He was referring to the annexation of the German-speaking part of Czechoslovakia in 1938 when Hitler claimed he was merely trying to protect the ethnic German population in the area, a move that led eventually to the Second World War. It is now feared President Putin could seek to take over the eastern part of Ukraine to protect the ethnic-Russians in the region, following the ousting of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych last weekend. Dr Eyal warned that state-owned Russian media outlets are already focusing on the suffering of ethnic-Russians in the region, just as Nazi Germany did with its propaganda in 1938.More

RUMORS OF WAR – China and Japan on the brink of Third World War

As China flexes its military might, with huge increases in defence spending and increasingly assertive patrols in disputed territories, Japan has compared the tensions to those between England and Germany before the First World War. So far it has been a war of words. However, historian Niall Ferguson has warned that US President Barack Obama’s policy of non-intervention, or, as he puts it, his being “resolved only to avoid being George W Bush”, also resembles the incoherent foreign policies of British Liberals a century ago before the First World War. Against this background, a dispute over five uninhabited islands and three barren rocks looks increasingly dangerous. China views the “nationalisation” of what it calls the Diaoyu Islands by the Japanese in 2012 as a serious provocation and will do whatever is necessary to assert its sovereignty. Japan, meanwhile, which calls the territory the Senkaku Islands, is using an ever increasing number of naval ships and warplanes to guard them and is trying to involve the US. More


Federal government sues California companies for unsafe toxin levels in children’s toys

Leaded gasoline for vehicles and lead-based paint for homes used to be the norm, as the dangers of lead went unnoticed. While the public has become aware of lead’s health dangers, there remains concern for high levels of lead persisting in children’s toys. These toys, typically imported from China, can induce blood lead levels exceeding 5 micrograms per deciliter in children, which is unsafe, according to new EPA safety standards. Children are most sensitive to lead, which can affect the cells of almost every organ in their body. Competing with calcium absorption in the bones, lead toxicity can stunt growth and hinder brain function. The EPA also attributes many behavioral and learning problems to lead, including hearing problems, anemia, lower IQ and hyperactivity. If a child is becoming hyperactive and showing learning disabilities, the best next step forward would be to remove lead-based products and tainted foods and toys from the child’s everyday life. More

FDA deliberately allows animal drugs to stay legal even when they threaten humans with superbugs

The FDA allowed 18 separate animal antibiotics to remain on the market even after concluding that they posed a “high risk” of leading to antibiotic resistance in bacteria that cause disease in humans, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Microbiologist and lead author Carmen Cordova called the FDA’s inaction in the face of its own findings “a breach of their responsibility and the public trust.” The study is the latest contribution to an ongoing debate over the prolific use of antibiotics as growth-promoting agents in the meat industry. Scientists and health professionals have been warning for years that this practice promotes the evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria, including among many species that can infect human beings. Antibiotic-resistant infections are responsible for 23,000 deaths per year in the United States alone. More

Israel legally separates Christians from Muslim Arabs

Israel’s Knesset on Monday signed into law a bill that legally distinguishes between local Christians and the bulk of the Arabic-speaking population, which is primarily Muslim.  The stated goal of the law is to boost Christian employment rights by recognizing them as an independent minority, and thereby granting them separate representation on local councils and employment committees. Israeli Arab (mostly Muslim) members of Knesset blasted the new law, insisting it would undermine Arab identity in the Holy Land. But beyond the increased employment rights, that is precisely the point for many Arabic-speaking Christians in Israel. More

Netanyahu defends status quo on Temple Mount

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday vowed that his government would not alter the status quo regarding the Temple Mount, a day after Israel’s Knesset held its first ever debate on extending Jewish sovereignty over Judaism’s holiest site. “The policy of the government of Israel has been and continues to be the maintenance of the status quo at the Temple Mount, including freedom of access for all faiths to the holy sites,” Netanyahu spokesman Mark Regev told The Jerusalem Post. But, of course, the reason behind Tuesday’s Knesset debate was that currently Jews and Christians (all non-Muslims, in fact) do not enjoy full religious freedom at the Temple Mount. More

Hollywood’s ‘biblical’ epic beaten to the punch

No historical character is getting as much attention in the movie business these days as the Bible’s Noah, who now has not one, but two movies being released about him on March 28. One film, of course, is the $125-million blockbuster “Noah,” from Paramount Pictures, featuring actor Russell Crowe in the title role.  The second film is from Christian evangelist and filmmaker Ray Comfort, who boasts, “Theirs is a fake Noah; ours is the real thing.” Comfort’s movie, “Noah and the Last Days,” however, will go beyond retelling the tale of the famous Ark builder to reveal how the ancient story applies to both today and the near future, which Comfort says is being revealed through biblical prophecies, indicating the return of Jesus Christ is coming soon. More

Soldiers deeply concerned about big military cuts

A key member of the House Armed Services Committee says the Pentagon’s proposed defense cuts are too big, show no coherent national security strategy and will not pass the House of Representatives. He also said the administration’s actions smack of political calculation. On Monday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced troop reductions to the lowest levels since the days before World War II. The Army will drop its troop levels to between 440,000-450,000. The U-2 surveillance planes and A-10 Warthogs would be scrapped under this plan and replaced in part by unmanned vehicles. Eleven Navy cruisers would also be put of the shelf for modernization.  Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Va., represents a district in one of the most military-centered states in the country and chairs the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness. He said the reductions are too much and don’t follow a coherent strategy. More

Supremes shoot down state’s fight for gun rights

Contending it is “fruitless” to expect that the federal government would rein in its own “lust” for tyranny, the instigator of a years-long conflict with Washington over the Interstate Commerce Clause says the battle is over.  At least for now. Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, said the lawsuit he and his organization brought to uphold the state’s rights on weapons will not be considered at the Supreme Court. The court’s unwillingness to take the case leaves standing a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a lower court’s decision to throw out the Montana Firearms Freedom Act. The law states that firearms made and kept in Montana are exempt from federal regulation under the Commerce Clause, which gives the federal government authority to regulate commerce only “among” the states. More

Costs of ObamaCare bungles start to add up, with Maryland first at about $30.5M

Maryland could end up spending as much as $30.5 million as a result of a glitch in its ObamaCare website, as the Obama administration steps in to help states with problematic exchanges. Because of Maryland’s defective exchange, the state cannot determine whether customers remain eligible for Medicaid, according to a report by state budget analysts released Thursday. As a result, the state has agreed with the federal government to a six-month delay in determining eligibility, meaning that payments will continue to be made to customers who are not eligible until the system is fixed. The delay will cost the state $17.8 million in fiscal 2014 and $12.7 million in fiscal 2015, the analysts estimated. More

Ukraine’s shaky new government mobilized troops and called up military reservists Sunday even as the defense minister said Kiev stood no chance against Russian troops in a rapidly escalating crisis that has raised fears of war. Amid signs of Russian military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, Russian generals led their troops to three bases in the region Sunday demanding Ukrainian forces surrender and hand over their weapons, Vladislav Seleznyov, spokesman for the Crimean Media center of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, told CNN. Speaking by phone, he said Russian troops had blocked access to the bases but added “there is no open confrontation between Russian and Ukrainian military forces in Crimea” and that Ukrainian troops continue to protect and serve Ukraine. More



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