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Warren Buffett isn’t worried about President TrumpRaiders trade up to take QB Cook in 4th round of NFL draft (Yahoo Sports)

GOP 2016 TrumpNo president will derail the U.S. economy, Warren Buffett said at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting.


Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook passes the ball during the first half of the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football semifinal playoff game against Alabama, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Connor Cook is the winningest quarterback in Michigan State history. Andrew Billings is coming off a dominant season on Baylor's defensive line. Cook watched as six quarterbacks came off the board before he was selected by Oakland with the second pick of the fourth round on Saturday, and Billings tumbled all the way to Cincinnati at No. 122 after it looked as if he could be a first-round pick.


Five killed in Texas floods as severe weather lashes central U.S.Colts hope to have new deal with Luck before training camp (Yahoo Sports)

A woman holds a baby in a canoe as Texas Guardsmen arrive to assist after flooding in BrookshireA grandmother and four of her grandchildren were killed and another person was missing in floods in Texas caused by storms that unleashed tornadoes, damaging hail and torrential rains on several central U.S. states, officials said on Saturday. The flood victims in Palestine, Texas, 100 miles (160 km)southeast of Dallas, escaped a house where flood waters had reached the roof line and were then swept away, Palestine police Captain James Muniz said.


Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Saturday that negotiations on Andrew Luck's contract extension are getting serious and a deal could be reached before training camp begins. Irsay has repeatedly said he plans to pay market value to keep his franchise quarterback and has even used the term ''shocking numbers'' to describe how high he's willing to go to keep Luck in town. Both sides are trying to figure out how to come up with a salary-cap friendly deal that would assure Luck will be surrounded by good players for the duration of the deal.


UK royal Kate appears on cover of Vogue's 100th anniversary editionCowboys looking more to future in draft even after 4-12 year (Yahoo Sports)

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, arrives for a jeep safari at KazirangaThe Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will appear on the cover of the 100th anniversary edition of the British version of fashion magazine Vogue, following in the path of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana. Late on Saturday Vogue revealed the cover of its June edition on its website, which goes on sale on Thursday, showing a smiling Kate in a rural outdoors setting wearing a green hat, brown jacket and white blouse. "I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture," Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said.


Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott is seen at the NFL football scouting combine Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

The Dallas Cowboys finally took a glimpse at a future without Tony Romo while taking a Baylor basketball star who hasn't played football since he was 13. The final day of the NFL draft was something like the first two for owner and general manager Jerry Jones on Saturday. Put another way: Jones thinks a healthy Romo and receiver Dez Bryant are better than anything else at getting the Cowboys closer to 12-4, the record for his NFC East-winning team two years ago.


NFL's Vikings draft German wide receiver BoehringerBills select Ohio State QB Cardale Jones 139th overall (Yahoo Sports)

Minnesota Vikings players celebrate at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, MinnesotaThe Minnesota Vikings made German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer the first European drafted directly to the NFL on Saturday, taking him in the sixth round. Boehringer got interested in the gridiron game five years ago at the age of 17 -- when he saw a video of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. "I can't describe how I feel right now, just happy to be drafted," said Boehringer, who played four years in a German league but unlike the other Europeans who have made it to the NFL has never played in North America.


Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones drops back to pass during NFL Pro Day at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, March 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

The Buffalo Bills filled their most pressing defensive needs early in the NFL draft before adding an intriguing long-term prospect at quarterback on Saturday. ''I'm going to have a tough time believing somebody had a better draft,'' Ryan said. The Bills' immediate focus was to improve a defense that disappointed and underwhelmed in Ryan's first year on the job.


CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly FiorinaZimmermann goes 5-0, Upton homers as Tigers top Twins 4-1 (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, then-California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina talks to volunteers and supporters at California GOP election night headquarters in Irvine, Calif. When Fiorina speaks to the California Republican party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport Saturday night it will be a homecoming of sorts for the newly-minted vice presidential candidate. Fiorina grew up in the Bay Area and became chief executive officer of Hewlett Packard there before plunging into politics with an unsuccessful run against Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — When Carly Fiorina speaks to the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate.


Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann (27) delivers to the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Jordan Zimmermann hasn't required much run support this year. Justin Upton gave him all he needed in the first inning Saturday. Zimmermann won his fifth straight start to begin his first season with Detroit, and Upton hit a three-run homer for the Tigers in their 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.




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Unfair Questions or Democracy At Work ?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” -- The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Capitalism and The Wealth Gap

When it comes to the efficient delivery of goods and services, capitalism is the proven economic model that puts people to work and products on the shelves. Whether those jobs end up paying enough money to purchase the items on those shelves is another matter, however.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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