Tackling the red cedar menace

Eastern Cedar Tree

Eastern Cedar Tree

KRMG Reporter Russell Mills offers an excellent story on an Oklahoma lawmaker “taking another swing at cutting down a growing problem in Oklahoma, specifically an invasive species of tree that’s proven extremely dangerous.”

Mills reports, “Rep. Richard Morrissette (D-Oklahoma City) says the eastern red cedar is taking over 700 acres a day in the state. And with the ongoing drought, it doesn’t help that each tree can consume between 40 and 80 gallons of water daily.

“The trees grow quickly, and are taking over vast swaths of prairie and farm land.
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US gives $2 billion to Ukraine

Jack Lew and Natalia Yaresko sign the aid deal in Kiev. Photo: Sky News

Jack Lew and Natalia Yaresko sign the aid deal in Kiev. Photo: Sky News

The British based Sky News is reporting on US support for the Ukraine. The war-torn country invaded by the Russian Military will receive $2 Billion to help with “near-term social spending.”

The deal came as America and the European Union said they were considering further sanctions on Russia to stop its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
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Federal Reserve audit bill reintroduced

FederalReserveWASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today cosponsored the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2015 (S. 264), to require a full audit of the U.S. central bank. The bill was reintroduced for consideration by Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY.

“At long last, it’s time for a complete audit of the Federal Reserve, so the American people can fully understand the scope and consequences of the agency’s extraordinary monetary policy since 2008,” Cruz said.

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Iran blamed for attack

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Sources in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau blamed Iran for Wednesday’s attack on the northern border according to the Jerusalem Post.

“Iran is behind this heinous terrorist attack. The same Iran which the world powers are forming an agreement with, that would allow it to maintain its ability to acquire nuclear weapons capacity,” the sources said.

“This is the same Iran that tried to build a terrorist infrastructure in the Golan Heights, similar to what it has in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Iraq and Yemen,” the sources said.

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Lynch hearing may focus on Holder

Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. Photo: The Hill

Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch. Photo: The Hill

Justin Sink and Tim Devaney writing for The Hill this morning suggest that Republicans in the Senate will use their first high-profile confirmation hearing to put Eric Holder on trial today.

Wednesday’s examination of Loretta Lynch, the federal prosecutor picked by President Obama to replace Holder as attorney general, they suggest, will allow Republicans air long-standing grievances with the Obama administration. Actually, if the committee has read the book “Injustice” by J. Christian Adams, the question is very simple.

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