What We’re Reading July 17, 2013

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Here’s what we’re reading Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

The House will vote on delaying key aspects of the Obamacare legislation today, here’s hoping they can get this past the House and the Senate!

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Panama seizes Cuban arms and sugar headed to North Korea. The Cubans say the weapons are obsolete and were headed to North Korea for repair. The Panamanians wondered why, if this were true, the weapons seem to be hidden by the shipment of sugar.

Justin Amash (R-MI) has introduced an amendment to the Defense budget that would cut spending to the overreaching NSA programs that have recently been uncovered.

America is the richest poor country in the world.

Col. Allen West wonders where the NAACP has been all this time…?

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to rid the nation of “stand your ground laws.” Even though the Zimmerman case had absolutely nothing to do with “stand your ground.”

The Atlantic argues that stand your ground was relevant to the case… though not as important as the media seems to think.

In Florida African-Americans seem to benefit from stand your ground laws at a disproprtionate rate as compared to other groups.PutinRussian_Orthodox_Church

Vladimir Putin seems to be helping the Russian Orthodox Church reinvigorate after decades of Soviet oppression. Does the Russian President hope to use the faith of his people to ensure his power? Or is this simply a restatement of the beliefs of Ivan the Terrible that to be great Russia would have to be unified?

A small-town local newspaper is suing some of its own readers. Doesn’t sound like the best business strategy…

Awwww man… it just isn’t fair. A recent study shows that mosquitoes prefer to drink from those of us who occasionally enjoy drinking beer.

Uh-oh, ABC’s hit drama Castle is currently dealing with some of its own real life drama.


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