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Report: California Second Worst State for Economic Freedom

A new international report has found that due to the burden of regulatory overreach and the highest taxes in the nation, California ranks 49th out of all 50 U.S. states in economic freedom. Only New York is worse.

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Source: Hamas Orders Members To Avoid Military Escalation With Israel

Hamas members fear that a military escalation is on the horizon thanks to the financial crisis in the Gaza Strip brought on in part by the Palestinian Authority’s freeze on payments to thousands of its employees in Gaza and Israel’s cessation of electricity payments on behalf of the Gaza Strip.

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Body of Fire Victim Left on Greek Street Because He Was Poor

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – Greek officials say an 86-year-old man died in a single-home fire in the northern city of Thessaloniki and his body was then left on the street for two hours because undertakers refused to transport the destitute

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DONNELLY: Does California Export Poverty to Texas?

If all you read was the Sacramento Bee headline,“California exports its poor to Texas, other states, while wealthier people move in,” you might think it was true. But upon deeper inspection, it appears to be false — or, at the very least, highly debatable.

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California Dream Died by Exporting Middle Class

The out-migrating of California middle class citizens to other states explains why California uniquely has seen the number of 30-year-olds earning more than their parents has been cut in half since 1970.

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Before and After Obama: 10 Signs of a Diminished America

President Obama has spent his final months in office giving juvenile speeches full of excuses for why nothing bad since 2009 was his fault, while everything good was his personal handiwork. In truth, everyone paying attention can see the signs of a diminished America. A new Gallup poll finds Americans believing their country slid backwards in 14 out of 19 policy domains, with the worst deterioration in the national debt, crime, income inequality, and race relations. Here is the state of America after eight years of Obama.

Leslie Parms, with the Nation of Islam, talks to a small crowd outside the Triple S Food Mart where Alton Sterling was killed, July 11, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on July …

Media Blackout: Letter from a Black Man in Baton Rouge

While the MSM wants to pitch Baton Rouge as an example of racist America, when I talk to the residents of Baton Rouge—some white but mostly black—I’ve gotten a different story; one that’s more complex than the simple paint-by-numbers Democrat narrative that the media is shoving down America’s throat.

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Richmond, CA Fire Chief Makes $560K; Avg. Income $26K

Despite a $10.2 million budget deficit, 12 percent unemployment, 17 percent poverty rate, and a $25,769 average annual income, Richmond, California’s fire chief made $560,000 in salary and benefits in 2014.

Pope Francis during a meeting with priests, religious men and women and seminarians at Don Bosco school in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on July 9, 2015.

Pope Francis: ‘To Ignore the Poor Is to Scorn God!’

In his weekly General Audience Wednesday, Pope Francis had hard words for those who go through life “pretending not to see” the poor, declaring that those who disregard the poor show disdain for God at the same time.

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Exclusive: Renowned Economist Says Pope And Trump Both Wrong

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, the renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto said that both Pope Francis and Donald Trump suffer from an excessively Eurocentric worldview, leading them to see solutions to social ills in terms of walls

In a Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, center, Jeb Bush and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. at the Kemp Forum, in Columbia, S.C.

Paul Ryan: Ben Carson Deserves ‘Lombardi Trophy’ For Fighting Poverty

Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is a champion poverty fighter. Carson responded by proposing a six month hiatus on corporate taxes from overseas in order to jump start the private sector and create more jobs.