Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal

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Source: The Washington Post In other words, the Obama administration: (1) told Congress it would not allow Iran access to U.S. financial institutions; (2) issued a special license allowing Iran to do exactly that; (3) unsuccessfully pressured U.S. banks to help Iran; (4) lied to Congress and the American people about what it had done; (5) admitted in internal emails that these efforts “exceeded” U.S. obligations under the nuclear deal; (6) sent officials, including bank regulators, around the world to urge foreign financial institutions to do business with Iran; and (7) promised that they would get nothing more than a slap on the wrist for violating U.S. sanctions.

A Vietnamese Immigrant Speaks of America and the American Dream

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Authorship and event confirmed by Truth or Fiction. Thanks to Keith for sharing it. It was 2010 but you may recall our Federal (er, Obama) government opposing an Arizona state immigration law. In response, a “Prescott Valley Freedom Rally” was held. One of the speakers was Quang Nguyen, an immigrant from Vietnam who spoke of his experience as an immigrant and his reflections on his adopted country. His remarks are timeless. Thank you Mr. Nguyen. 35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I’d laugh at you. Man, every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in the greatest country on earth. I just want you …

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)

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Introduction There is an organized effort in Minnesota — and currently and particularly in Rochester — to spread the use of ranked choice voting. RCV, a form of Instant Runoff voting, is a system in which each voter can vote for more than one candidate per office, ranked by their personal preference. See the nearby sample ballot. The voter marks a ‘1’ or fills a #1 bubble related to the most preferred candidate, a ‘2’ beside the second-most preferred, and so forth. The number of allowed choices can vary. Minneapolis allows up to three choices, St. Paul allows up to six. Tallying rules can vary but generally, RCV ballots are first counted with first-preference votes. If a candidate receives a majority of the votes, s/he wins. If there …