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Rand Paul says the Islamic State exists and increased in strength because of the hawkish wing of the Republican Party that provided weapons to the region “indiscriminately.”

The Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate blasted members of his own party like South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for arguing that the terrorist group exists because of people like him.

POLITICO

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is running out of time to save sections of the Patriot Act that the White House deems crucial to national security.

Top lawmakers and their aides are scrambling to find a last-minute deal to save the law, which is speeding toward expiration — at midnight Sunday — after a series of Senate votes failed to resolve an impasse over the National Security Agency (NSA).

The White House is dialing up the pressure, with President Obama on Tuesday suggesting that the Senate should break from its Memorial Day recess to pass a bill that will “keep the American people safe and secure.”

THE HILL

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By this time we should be aware of the organizing body that oversees world wide soccer (ooope, football) – and the issue of whether or not (most say yes to this one) – there is corrruption at the top level of the sport.

U.S. prosecutors have unveiled an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering conspiracy and corruption.

Earlier, Swiss officials rounded up six soccer officials in Zurich as a part of probes related to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

FIFA has been regularly accused of bribery and kickbacks, allegations that reached fever pitch after it awarded Russia and Qatar the World Cup in 2018 and 2022, respectively.

In the aftermath, the group carried out its own internal investigation and cleared itself.

So why is the United States, a country where soccer ranks far below football and basketball in popularity, now taking top FIFA officials to court?

CNN

Washington Post

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At least 17 people are dead, four of them in Houston, and 13 are missing after heavy rain and floods swept through Texas and Oklahoma over the weekend.

Officials said the death toll is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue across the state.

Around 350 homes have been destroyed so far and up to 1,000 residents are now homeless.

Houston officials said the number of damaged homes could reach up to 4,000.

That’s a staggering number and you’ll want to continue monitoring The Weather Channel

Well, there’s not a whole lot more that can be said – other than – have a great day!

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OK, here’s what you need to begin your day!

The quickest way to ‘read-in’ – every day – ‘The Daily Beast’ and the ‘The Cheat Sheet’ will get you up to speed ASAP with the day’s most importanttop talk topics‘.

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Other Must Reads – ‘TIME’MSNBCFOX – and, The Daily Mail

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The Insider’s Guide to DC Political Activities - ‘The HILL’

‘Talking Points Memo’ is HERE

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What’s the world talking about?

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For the June-November 6 month Hurricane season -

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From the World of Sport – go HERE for the Top Story’s from ‘‘The Sporting News’‘ – with the day’s ‘Top Ten Trending Sports Topics’ -

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Need More? How about Social Media – the top trending items – the “Hey, didja know items…etc.” your listeners want to know about.

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From the NBC/TODAY Morning Show – pushing their ‘Orange Room’ – Go HERE for their take on trending items.

Catch up with the National Enquirer Go HERE

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Need a quick LINK to the MOST POPULAR web-sites being viewed today?

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When you need to scan the morning newspaper front pages – Click HERE.

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Back in the day, we had the pleasure of working with one of the BEST DJ’s who ever sat in front of a studio microphone –

That was in the Tampa/St. Pete market and it was a long time ago –

Bob Dearborn is still very much active on line and with any luck you’re reading his blog on a daily basis –

Here’s a sample – “Today in History”

May 12, 1930…Syndicated gossip columnist Walter Winchell made his radio debut on WABC-New York. From 1930 to the late 1950s, his Sunday night broadcasts on the ABC Radio Network were heard by an estimated 20 million people.

May 12, 1932…Near Hopewell, New Jersey, the body of Charles and Anna Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son was found just a few miles from the Lindbergh home. The infant child of the aviation pioneer had been abducted from the family residence ten weeks earlier and held for ransom in what was termed “The Crime Of The Century.” Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a 34-year-old German immigrant carpenter, was arrested and convicted of the crime. He was electrocuted at Trenton State Prison on April 3, 1936.

May 12, 1937…Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey. The BBC aired the coronation throughout the British Empire in its first outside broadcast and the world’s first global radio broadcast.

Much more when you visit Bob’s ODJA Blog –

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Finally, make sure you have the FACTS! Check the latest polling figures to see how Americans (your audience) are reacting to people, events and trends.

Go HERE to check the latest Gallup survey information.

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