Invoking Tucson Shooting, Obama Seeks ‘Common Sense’ Restrictions on Gun Sales
Washington (CNSNews.com) – Two months after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, President Obama is calling for “agreement on gun reforms.” He says he wants to start a new dialogue with both sides of the gun debate. In reaction, the National Rifle Association said on Monday it “welcomes any serious discussion on policies that focus on prosecuting criminals and fixing deficiencies in the mental health system.”
‘Guns Kill’ vs. ‘Guns Save Lives’: Dueling Billboard Messages Coming to Los Angeles
(CNSNews.com) – A Second Amendment group is sending a “billboard” truck to Los Angeles on Wednesday to counter the “campaign of fear” being waged by gun control advocates, who are running their own mobile billboard message in the same city. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) is spreading the message that guns save lives.
Medicare and Medicaid Made $70 Billion in ‘Improper Payments’ Last Year—More Than All Spending by Homeland Security and State Departments Combined
(CNSNews.com)- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services — the federal agency that has a major role in implementing Obamacare — made at least $70.5 billion in “improper payments” last year. “An improper payment,” said the Government Accountability Office, “is any payment that should not have been made or that was made in an incorrect amount (including overpayments and underpayments) under statutory, contractual, administrative, or other legally applicable requirements.”
House Republican Leader: CR Will Permit Funding of Obamacare
(CNSNews.com) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said on Monday that the new continuing resolution (CR) the House will consider this week to keep the federal government funded will permit the Obama administration to continue spending money on the implementation of Obamacare. Two conservative lawmakers are pressing House Republicans to refuse vote for any CR that permits funding of Obamacare.
Rep. Mike Pence Will Not Support Another Short-Term CR
(CNSNews.com) – Enough is enough, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said in a statement issued on Tuesday: “It’s time to take a stand for taxpayers and future generations. I will not vote for the short-term Continuing Resolution,” he said.
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I told everyone this was the ultimate goal when Schumer sold Energy East to Spain, now the islamists are owning our power companies, next up, they will buy GINNA, the Nuclear Plant Schumer sold to France!
Qatar buys 6 percent share of Iberdrola, RG&E parent, Rochester, NY
Mar. 15, 2011 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund agreed Monday to buy more than 6 percent of Spanish power utility Iberdrola SA — the parent company of Rochester Gas and Electric Corp. — for just over $2.8 billion.
As part of the deal, Qatar Holding and Iberdrola said they would work together to develop new electricity-related business projects, mainly in emerging markets.
Qatar Holding will pay $2.82 billion for the stake, which will mostly come from new shares. It said the deal is part of its strategy of building a diverse portfolio of global businesses.
“In addition to a strong, stable European franchise, our investment in Iberdrola provides significant exposure to other important global markets including Brazil, Mexico and the United States of America,” Qatar Holding managing director and CEO Ahmad Mohamed al-Sayed said in a statement.
Iberdrola is boosting its share capital by 6.17 percent as part of the deal. The new shares are valued at $7.88 apiece — below the $8.34 its stock fetched on the open market at the close of business last week.
It is also selling Qatar Holding $161 million worth of shares it already had on hand.
Once the deal is complete, Qatar will own a total of 6.16 percent of Iberdrola.
Iberdrola is Spain’s largest utility by market value and the world’s biggest wind-power generator. Monday’s deal calls for it to set up a regional headquarters and research and development operations in Qatar.
Iberdrola said it would use Qatar’s cash injection to shore up its finances and pursue deals of its own. It has announced plans to take over Brazilian electricity company Elektro Eletricidade e Servicos SA for $2.4 billion, though the acquisition hasn’t yet been completed.
Qatar Holding is the main investment arm of the OPEC member’s Qatar Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund