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Wednesday Morning News Roundup 4-23-2014

April 23, 2014 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Texas officials are raising alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, on the heels of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas. Source: Fox News… 
  • U.S. Army paratroopers arrived in Poland on Wednesday as part of a wave of U.S. troops heading to shore up America’s Eastern European allies in the face of Russian meddling in Ukraine. Source: Fox News… 
  • The Internal Revenue Service has revoked the tax-exempt status of a conservative-aligned charity for engaging in political activity as far back as the 2004 Presidential election — including statements opposing Hillary Clinton for President. Source: USA Today…
  • Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines. Source: NBC News… 
  • At a prominent conference of education innovators, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who is considering a 2016 Presidential run, called for more guest worker programs and a path to amnesty for all of the country’s illegal immigrants. Source: Breitbart… 
  • The New York Police Department on Tuesday launched a social media campaign aimed at drumming up some feel-good images of everyday people striking a friendly pose with the city’s finest. Unfortunately, the campaign monumentally backfired. Within minutes, citizens seized on the #myNYPD hashtag and hijacked the thread, resulting in pretty much the kind of worst-case nightmare scenario that keeps public affairs officials up at night. Source: Vocativ… 
  • An anti-biotic resistant “superbug” that has long affected hospitals and other health care locations around the world has now found a new “reservoir” location: inside U.S. homes. Source: CBS Atlanta… 
  • The Republican National Committee has released a brutal memo on Senate majority leader Harry Reid, savaging him for repeatedly lying. The memo, under the name of press secretary Kirsten Kukowski, is titled “Nothing’s Too Unethical for Harry Reid.” Source: The Weekly Standard…
  • The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving. Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the dissent in which he called the majority opinion “a freedom-destroying cocktail.” Source: CBS DC… 

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