Date: February 3rd, 2023

National News

Accumulating Numbers Confirm Biden’s Economic Mismanagement

BY TIMOTHY H. LEE | CFIF For a man who ironically chose “No Malarkey!” as his campaign slogan, Joe Biden certainly traffics in it. In the latest farcical example, witness the Biden Administration repeating for weeks on loop that he “takes classified documents very seriously,” even while continuing new discoveries confirm just the opposite. On issues of more immediate…

State News

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders Set to Ban Drag Shows for Children in Arkansas

by Rusty Weiss | Political Insider Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is poised to sign a bill that will re-define drag shows as ‘adult-oriented performances’ and ban them from public squares with children in attendance. It is astounding that there would be a side debating against it. But, as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports, there was “audible dissent”…

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Clip of the day

Reporter: “Do you take any blame for inflation?” Biden: “No” Reporter: “Why not?” Biden: “Because it was already here when I got here, man” (Inflation was 2.4% when Biden took office and rose to a record high of 9.1%) — Greg Price (@greg_price11) February 3, 2023


Scientists aim to resurrect the dodo: How the power of small change can change the world

RYAN DENISON, PHD The old cliché that something went “the way of the dodo” could soon have a very different meaning. As Antonio Regaldo writes for the MIT Technology Review, scientists at Colossal Biosciences in Austin, Texas, are currently working to resurrect the bird that has become synonymous with extinction. If your mind is trending toward Jurassic Park flashbacks as…


The Great Chicken Egg Conspiracy

by Erick-Woods Erickson Poultry houses have slaughtered millions of chickens in the United States to stop the spread of avian flu.  The disease spreads quickly and can contaminate egg production. Along with other factors, this has caused a shortage of eggs and a spike in prices.  But even some healthy populations have stopped laying eggs…

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Why Powell Won’t Gamble on Disinflation Yet

The arrival of soft wage data and stronger than expected productivity data this week has reignited hopes that the U.S. economy could achieve a “soft landing” in which inflation comes down steadily without a serious slump in the economy. This, in turn, has encouraged investors to expect that the Fed could pause earlier than previously expected and at a…


Madison County Republican Party Important Dates

February 13th, 11:30 – Monthly Membership Meeting Location: Rock’n Dough Downtown Chairman Brad Greer will be introducing the new Executive Committee, speaking about the plans for the party, and discussing committee assignments. Bring your suggestions!  (Monthly meeting is always the 2nd Monday of each month at Rock’n Dough unless otherwise announced. Arrive early if you…

State News

Memphis library shooting leaves one dead, cop in ‘extremely critical condition’

By Jorge Fitz-Gibbon | New York Post A Memphis police officer is in “extremely critical condition” and a second individual is dead following a midday shootout at a local library, cops said Thursday. The Tennessee Department, already reeling from the police-custody death of FedEx worker Tyre Nichols, said the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. when cops responded to a call at…


TFA’s tracked bills for 2023 and the first ones are already on notice for the week of February 6, 2023.

Tennessee Firearms Association volunteers have been busy reading and flagging legislation to be tracked in 2023. At present, there are 67 bills that have been identified for tracking. Several of those bills are “caption bills” which appear to do insignificant or immaterial things but they were selected because they indicate the intent to amend many…

State News

Restore Sound Money in Tennessee with SB 150 & SB 311

ACT NOW: Members of the Tennessee General Assembly are seeking to enact legislation helping restore sound money and enforce the U.S. Constitution’s monetary provisions. Senate Bill 150 (SB 150), titled the “Tennessee Bullion Depository Act,” and Senate Bill 311 (SB 311) have been introduced. Both bills are sponsored by Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains). If enacted,…


First lady Maria Lee to undergo bone marrow transplant

First lady Maria Lee is preparing to undergo a bone marrow transplant, Gov. Bill Lee announced on Thursday. Maria Lee was diagnosed with lymphoma in August. “The first phase of treatment went well, and we thank the medical team for their exceptional care and commitment,” Lee said in the post. “While there are difficult days…

State News

Sen. Braun criticizes Democrats on police pursuit reform; WA’s low-income tax credit, established in 2008, available for first time

AGRICULTURE & WATER State to enforce cleanup of drinking water near Yakima Training Center (Yakima Herald-Republic) ‘Forever chemicals’ found in Camas water (Camas-Washougal Post-Record/The Columbian) BUSINESS, ECONOMY & LABOR Wage growth is slowing, but experts don’t anticipate a return to 2019 pay trends (Puget Sound Business Journal) As labor force shrinks, unemployment increases in Chelan…

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Biden, McCarthy meet face-to-face on debt crisis worries

President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met face-to-face Wednesday for more than an hour of highly anticipated budget talks — “a good first meeting,” the new Republican leader said — but expectations were low for quick progress as GOP lawmakers push for steep cuts in a deal to prevent a national debt limit…


Nikole Hannah-Jones isn’t done challenging the story of America

A new Hulu series is the latest version of “The 1619 Project,” a landmark reframing of American history around slavery that triggered a firestorm Perspective by Wesley Lowery | Washington Post Just about 16 minutes into the opening episode of Hulu’s “The 1619 Project” docuseries, the journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones walks through Colonial Williamsburg in a pair…


History of Rifle Scopes and the Future of Optics

U.S.A. –-( We tend to take for granted the number of rifle scope options on the market today. From fixed or variable magnification to reticle shape and illumination, and myriad other options and choices in between, there’s never been a better time to add a scope to your rifle. But the choices weren’t always so great. In…

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‘Set phone up so I can spy on you showering.’ Hunter Biden threatened to withhold cash-strapped assistant’s pay if she didn’t FaceTime him naked, texts show – as it’s revealed she’s the FOURTH employee with whom he had a sexual relationship

Hunter Biden threatened one of his cash-strapped young female staffers with withholding her pay if she didn’t FaceTime him for sex. Shocking texts between the President’s son, 52, and his young assistant, who was 29 at the time, show Hunter asking for video sex sessions and sending her cash via Apple Pay after she pleaded that…

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