Sunday show 02-22-15
George Washington could trace his family’s presence in North America to his great-grandfather, John Washington, who migrated from England to Virginia. The family held some distinction in England and was granted land by Henry VIII.
Moody’s downgrades Russia sovereign debt to junk
Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt to junk status on Friday, citing the crisis in Ukraine and the falling price of oil. Moody’s cut Russia’s rating to Ba1 from Baa3, with a negative outlook.
Except for Oakland West Coast seaports in full operation
West Coast seaports were back at full operation Sunday, except in Oakland, California, which has seen another work disruption. It’s unclear what prompted the problems in Oakland. Work at the other 28 West Coast ports is back to normal, Pacific Maritime Association spokesman Steve Getzug said.
DHS circulates report warning of sovereign citizen extremists
While the White House held a Countering Violent Extremism summit this week to talk about “extremist ideologies that radicalize” – not radical Islam in particular but myriad forms of extremism domestic and foreign – CNN reported that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has circulated an intelligence assessment on the “domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists.
Montanans fight to last drop over precious water rights
The American West’s history of conflict between Indians and settlers apparently isn’t over, as tribes in Montana are demanding title to water rights and lands that long have been privately
Susan Rice: ‘Who Better Than a Mother to Spot Unusual Behavior in Her Child and Intervene?’
In a speech at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism, National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Thursday said part of the strategy to combat terrorism is training women – especially mothers – to recognize the signs of recruitment and radicalization in their own families.
Freedom From Religion Foundation says teacher’s memorial violates First Amendment
A West Virginia middle school took down the crosses from a memorial to a beloved teacher, but is standing firm on the angels etched into the stone, despite an atheist group’s threat to sue on constitutional grounds.
SF archbishop answers disapproving letter from lawmakers
The archbishop of San Francisco sent a letter to California lawmakers on Thursday asking them to respect his right to hire people who uphold Catholic teachings.