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Dr. Lisa Piercey appointed as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health

Dr. Lisa Piercey appointed as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health

on January 19, 2019, 7:29 AM / in Local News

It is a privilege for me to share with you Governor-elect Bill Lee has announced today that his appointment for the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health will be Dr. Lisa Piercey. Dr. Piercey’s medical skills and knowledge of healthcare operations, particularly in the areas of rural health and population health, make her an ideal candidate to serve in […]

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Pelosi faces tough decision with Trump

Pelosi faces tough decision with Trump

on January 19, 2019, 6:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

After a nasty tit-for-tat with President Trump over the shutdown this week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) faces a delicate decision: whether to rescind her invitation for Trump’s State of the Union speech later this month. Such a move could deny Trump a huge megaphone to tout his border wall amid the ongoing budget impasse, but would also inflame tensions between the sniping powerbrokers and […]

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Brave New World

Brave New World

on January 19, 2019, 6:39 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Art by A.F. Branco Liberals always like to remind us we’re all children of immigrants but for many, they didn’t have FREE welfare & food stamps available when they came here for just showing up.

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Companions

Companions

on January 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am a companion of all who fear You. —Psalm 119:63 Two men were neighbors—one had opened his heart to Christ and the other had not. The believer witnessed often; the other ignored him. One day the Christian answered a knock at his door and his neighbor stood before him with a big smile. “I finally did what you said. […]

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January 19th in History

January 19th in History

on January 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 346 days remaining until the end of the year (347 in leap years). Holidays Birthday of Edgar Allan Poe (commemorated by the Poe Toaster at his grave in Baltimore) Christian Feast Day: Henry of Uppsala Maris, Martha, Abachum and Audifax Mark of Ephesus Pontianus of […]

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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

on January 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Original Post by Mark Alexander Today we take a moment to remember the birth anniversary of Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), one of the greatest military commanders in American history. He was also a great man of faith who gave his all for the cause of liberty and states’ rights. There were many honorable men of the Confederate States of America, […]

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Moving in the Wrong Direction: Picking apart PG&E

on January 18, 2019, 7:44 AM / in State News

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s impending bankruptcy is an opportunity for people in San Francisco who have long wanted a publicly run utility. Chronicle City Hall reporters note that city officials are taking the first steps toward possibly taking over some of PG&E’s assets – an enormously ambitious effort that won’t come cheap. One possible source of cash: the city’s […]

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Karen Pence attacked!

on January 18, 2019, 7:32 AM / in Opinion

This week Vice President Mike Pence’s wife Karen was attacked by vocal LGBT activists and by some in the media. The reason? For teaching at a Christian school that still teaches the Bible as the authoritative word of God! The headlines suggest that Karen Pence and the Christian school are somehow targeting people who identify as LGBT. “Karen Pence teaching […]

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Does the Constitution Mean Anything Anymore?

Does the Constitution Mean Anything Anymore?

on January 18, 2019, 7:30 AM / in Opinion

The Common Constitutionalist This story goes back about 7 months, but it’s still as relevant today as it was then, and will become more so as we get closer to the 2020 elections. It’s about a lawsuit that struck down a Kansas State voter I.D. law. I recall reading about it but didn’t give it much more than a passing tsk-tsk […]

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Dead In The Water: HOUSE DEM TO OFFER MEASURE BACKING PARIS CLIMATE DEAL

Dead In The Water: HOUSE DEM TO OFFER MEASURE BACKING PARIS CLIMATE DEAL

on January 18, 2019, 7:24 AM / in National News

A House Democrat is working with his colleagues to introduce a non-binding measure to support the Paris climate agreement. Rep. Jared Huffman’s (D-Calif.) resolution, if it gets a vote in the full House, would be a rebuke to President Trump’s 2017 decision to pull out of the climate pact. Depending on the timing, it could be the first major action […]

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Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Flight, Tells Her She Can ‘Fly Commercial’

Trump Cancels Pelosi’s Flight, Tells Her She Can ‘Fly Commercial’

on January 18, 2019, 7:22 AM / in National News

By  Mikhael Smits   |   Washington Free Beacon Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) will not be taking an international trip as planned, President Donald Trump informed her in a letter Thursday. In a letter between the two leaders, Trump explained that her “excursion” to Egypt, Belgium, and Afghanistan had “been postponed” due to the government shutdown. The federal government has been […]

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Sen. Warren’s Plan to Wreck Prescription Drugs

Sen. Warren’s Plan to Wreck Prescription Drugs

on January 18, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Opinion

(Chuck Muth) – Ronald Reagan famously declared the most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” And that was WAY before Elizabeth Warren was elected to the U.S. Senate! The problem Sen. Warren wants to “help” with is the unconscionable skyrocketing price of many brand-name drugs.  As Reuters noted in a post-New Year’s Day […]

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Trump unveils new missile defense plan

Trump unveils new missile defense plan

on January 18, 2019, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration on Thursday finally unveiled the long overdue Pentagon plans for missile defense capabilities, which include ambitious space-based technologies. But in announcing the Missile Defense Review at the Pentagon, President Trump took the opportunity to chastise military allies for what he called a lag in cost sharing. Trump said the review — the first since 2010 — would focus on developing new technologies […]

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Bill to permanently ban taxpayer abortion funding fails Senate vote

Bill to permanently ban taxpayer abortion funding fails Senate vote

on January 18, 2019, 6:51 AM / in National News

By Calvin Freiburger WASHINGTON, D.C.,  (LifeSiteNews) – A symbolic vote on legislation banning taxpayer funding of abortion failed to muster enough votes to clear the current Senate rules Thursday afternoon, one day before pro-lifers gather in the nation’s capital for the March for Life. On Wednesday, Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi took to the Senate floor to make the case […]

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Anna Brosche (R) Running for Mayor Jacksonville Fl.

Anna Brosche (R) Running for Mayor Jacksonville Fl.

on January 18, 2019, 6:48 AM / in State News

Last Friday, Jacksonville City Councilwoman Anna Brosche (R) announced her campaign to challenge Mayor Lenny Curry (R) in the city’s 2019 mayoral election. She said the mayor did not do enough to address crime and that the city’s taxpayers were being hurt by what she called a lack of transparency in the mayor’s office. That same day, five members of […]

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Marino to resign from U.S. House next week; special election to be called in PA-12

Marino to resign from U.S. House next week; special election to be called in PA-12

on January 18, 2019, 6:43 AM / in State News

Ballotpedia reports that Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), who has served in the U.S. House since 2011, announced Thursday that he will resign from Congress on January 23, 2019, to pursue a job in the private sector. Marino served as the state co-chair for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 and was briefly a nominee to head the Office of National […]

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The Switch

The Switch

on January 18, 2019, 6:41 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Fact-Free Politics

Fact-Free Politics

on January 18, 2019, 6:40 AM / in Opinion

By Thomas Sowell |  TownHall In this era when there has been more information available to more people than at any time in the past, it is also true that there has been more misinformation from more different sources than ever. We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of […]

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Tensions boil over in Washington as shutdown hits 28 days

Tensions boil over in Washington as shutdown hits 28 days

on January 18, 2019, 6:36 AM / in National News

By Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger Tensions are boiling over in Washington as the partial government shutdown hits 28 days. There are no signs of a breakthrough for the funding lapse impacting hundreds of thousands of federal workers and cutting into U.S. economic growth. On Thursday, lawmakers erupted in anger at one another on the House floor while President Trump retaliated […]

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Bill Lee indicates handgun permit holders are not welcome in “his” Capitol

Bill Lee indicates handgun permit holders are not welcome in “his” Capitol

on January 18, 2019, 6:20 AM / in Opinion, State News

Bill Lee as Tennessee next “Establishment” Governor. In 2010, Bill Haslam promised Tennesseans and specifically members of the Tennessee Firearms Association that he would sign constitutional carry if that legislation was put on his desk. A few years ago, the Tennessee Legislature decided after years of pressure to remove the signs that prohibited Tennessee’s handgun permit holders from carrying their handguns in […]

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