KTTH Morning Update – June 25, 2014

By KTTH | June 25, 2014

Chris McDaniel vows ‘never stop fighting’

Thad Cochran Beats Chris McDaniel in Runoff: A too-close-to-call primary election on June 3 forced a runoff election in Mississippi between Sen. Thad Cochran and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. Cochran won on Tuesday, with a lot of help from Democrats and – uncharacteristic of a Republican election – black voters. However, McDaniel pledges that he will challenge the runoff.

Economy Shrinks 2.9%: In the sharpest decline since 2009, the U.S. economy shrank 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014. Economists say the shrink was due to less consumer spending, and less spending by businesses to replenish stock. Apparently, an “unusually harsh” winter was the biggest factor in the decline.

Bad Poll For Obama: A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows that Obama has gone into the red with his approval rating, with 54 percent saying they disprove of his job. That’s a sharp change from May when 48 percent approved of the job he was doing.

ISIL Attacks Former U.S. Base: The radical Jihadists waging war inside Iraq are battling to take control of Iraq’s largest air base, formerly used by U.S. forces during the war. “Camp Anaconda” is under siege on three sides by mortar attack, witnesses report.

Seattle Archdiocese Settles Abuse Claims: The Seattle Archdiocese will pay $12.125 million to 30 men who say priests at Seattle’s O’Dea High School and Briscoe Memorial School in Kent abused them. The Roman Catholic Christian Brothers operated both of those schools; the brothers filed for bankruptcy in 2011.

Free House With a Catch: A man who will build you a tiny house for free asks for only one thing in return – that you let him live in the building for six months, and don’t bother him while he paints his body in the nude.

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