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Way Too Many Criminal Laws, Lawyers Tell Congress

Way Too Many Criminal Laws, Lawyers Tell Congress

on July 11, 2013, 6:30 AM / in National News, News

by Todd Ruger A panel of four attorneys told members of Congress today that one way to fix the nation’s bloated and convoluted criminal code is to require prosecutors to prove intent, especially when it comes to regulatory violations. Congress could accomplish this by passing one overriding law that requires proof of intent for any federal crime in which mens […]

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No One is Innocent

No One is Innocent

on July 11, 2013, 6:24 AM / in National News, News

by Alex Tabarrok I broke the law yesterday and again today and I will probably break the law tomorrow. Don’t mistake me, I have done nothing wrong. I don’t even know what laws I have broken. Nevertheless, I am reasonably confident that I have broken some laws, rules, or regulations recently because its hard for anyone to live today without […]

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Disgruntled NYPD Officer Reveals World of Casual Potentially Life-Ruining Enforcement of B.S. Law

Disgruntled NYPD Officer Reveals World of Casual Potentially Life-Ruining Enforcement of B.S. Law

on July 11, 2013, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

By Brian Doherty It’s from a few weeks back but just came to my attention this week, and alas the story it tells is timeless: a lengthy New York magazine profile of disgrunted NYPD office Pedro Serrano. Here’s some of what it’s like for a cop on the beat in NYC: “Every now and then, we would have to be […]

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City Council kills ordinance to legalize urban chickens

City Council kills ordinance to legalize urban chickens

on July 10, 2013, 11:17 AM / in News, State News

By James Harrison Nooga.com   It took Chattanooga City Council members more than two months to come to a point where they could vote to finalize a measure to legalize urban chickens inside city limits. It took them less than a minute to shoot it down. In a roll call of six no votes to three aye votes, the group […]

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PETA’s Shelter Killing Gets NYTimes Treatment

PETA’s Shelter Killing Gets NYTimes Treatment

on July 10, 2013, 6:49 AM / in National News, News

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ name should say it all: A group of people who are standing up for dogs and cats to be treated well. At least that’s what PETA would have you to believe, such as when it pictures a cute dog on its “Donate Now” webpage. But as a recent article in The New York […]

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Peter Coyne, poking around in the Fed’s toolbox…

Peter Coyne, poking around in the Fed’s toolbox…

on July 10, 2013, 6:45 AM / in National News, News

Market news is on repeat today. Treasury yields are still rising, gold is up, but around $1,250, and stocks are in their fourth straight day of ascent. In other words, nothing new. Tomorrow, Ben Bernanke speaks. That’s also old news. People are clearing their schedule to watch the press conference. Not us. We’re stocking up on coffee (we’re going to […]

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USA Today scrambles to improve image of late term abortion in wake of polling

USA Today scrambles to improve image of late term abortion in wake of polling

on July 10, 2013, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

By StacyOnTheRight Original Post Abortion is in the news for all of the wrong reasons with the latest horror story hailing from Virginia. Via Life News: An abortion clinic that botched an abortion so badly it left the head of the unborn baby inside the mother says it did nothing wrong and violated no state laws. A woman who was […]

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CBO Estimates Late-Term Abortions Save Medicaid Dollars

CBO Estimates Late-Term Abortions Save Medicaid Dollars

on July 10, 2013, 6:12 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Dave Bohon A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) “cost estimate” of a proposed bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy found that preborn babies who have reached that gestational age are presently aborted at a rate of about 11,000 per year — for an overall savings to the federal Medicaid healthcare system. In its estimation of […]

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Zimmerman defense likely will wrap up case Wednesday, attorney says

on July 10, 2013, 6:03 AM / in National News, News

(Fox News) George Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara said Tuesday the defense likely would  wrap up its case Wednesday — but gave no indication if the former neighborhood  watch volunteer would take the stand at his murder trial. O’Mara’s statement to Judge Debra Nelson means the trial is reaching its  final stages before the jury gets the case. While O’Mara did […]

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Confusion over Snowden status as WikiLeaks refutes Venezuela asylum claim

Confusion over Snowden status as WikiLeaks refutes Venezuela asylum claim

on July 10, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

Another day, another spate of conflicting messages about Ed Snowden’s plans  and whereabouts. WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower group that is advising the fugitive NSA leaker,  now says that Snowden has “not yet formally accepted” an offer of asylum from  Venezuela — despite a claim by a senior Russian official earlier in the day  that he had. “The states concerned will make […]

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Americans Getting Food Stamps Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers

Americans Getting Food Stamps Outnumber Full-Time Private Sector Workers

on July 10, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

(CNSNews.com) – The number of Americans receiving subsidized food  assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million,  representing roughly a third of the U.S. population. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least  one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114  billion […]

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U.S. street preacher arrested in London for saying homosexuality sinful (VIDEO)

U.S. street preacher arrested in London for saying homosexuality sinful (VIDEO)

on July 10, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

  LONDON, July 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A visiting American Christian evangelist was arrested earlier this month in the UK for preaching that homosexual acts are sinful. The arrest was made under the notorious Section 5 of the Public Order Act, despite the fact that the pertinent wording of the law was recently overturned by Parliament after a rash of […]

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Thousands of pro-lifers rally at Texas Capitol in support of late-term abortion ban

Thousands of pro-lifers rally at Texas Capitol in support of late-term abortion ban

on July 10, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

by Cheryl Sullenger Austin, TX, July 9, 2013 (OperationRescue.org) — Thousands of pro-life supporters jammed together in front of the Texas Capitol Building on yesterday’s hot, muggy evening to hear notable speakers such as Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Attorney General Mike Abbott, and Fox News personality former Gov. Mick Huckabee speak in support of a Texas abortion law that was […]

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NY woman declared ‘brain dead’ woke up moments before organs harvested

NY woman declared ‘brain dead’ woke up moments before organs harvested

on July 10, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

by Thaddeus Baklinski SYRACUSE, NY, July 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A woman who was pronounced brain dead by doctors unexpectedly woke up just as her organs were about to be removed for transplant. Doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center were called on the carpet by the state Health Department for not properly determining if Colleen S. Burns was actually […]

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Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charges

Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charges

on July 10, 2013, 5:36 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s note: Why is it that after reading this report from HSUS, I feel like I need a bath…… The Humane Society of the United States continues to care for horses seized following undercover investigation Former Hall of Fame Tennessee walking horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two associates have entered guilty pleas to charges of abusing horses in violation of […]

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Karl Rove: The Authentic Chair of the DNC

Karl Rove: The Authentic Chair of the DNC

on July 9, 2013, 11:21 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

False premises are like cockroaches, ugly with the potential to do harm, and difficult to get rid of. One of the biggest and ugliest false-premise-pests is the faux conservative, Karl Rove. It also does no favors to authentic Conservatives that Rove’s latest creation is called the “Conservative Victory Project” (CVP). Under scrutiny, CVP appears to be a CINO (Conservative in Name […]

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California Gives LA Schools Nearly $1 Million to Push ObamaCare

California Gives LA Schools Nearly $1 Million to Push ObamaCare

on July 9, 2013, 9:43 AM / in National News, News

by  William Bigelow         According to the Heartland Institute, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will receive almost one million dollars to promote ObamaCare. The program is designed to educate teens to target their families. The state’s health insurance exchange, Covered California, said that within the $37 million in grants they are using to promote ObamaCare is $990,000 for the […]

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Dead Raccoon Prank At Gibbs High School Bewilders Tennessee Officials

on July 9, 2013, 9:31 AM / in News, State News

Original Post Typically, senior class pranksters hang toilet paper from the trees. Some Tennessee teens tried the something similar, only with dead raccoons. The students, whose names haven’t been released, hung the carcasses of four raccoons, two possums and a turtle around the perimeter of Gibbs High School. In addition, the pranksters use red paint to leave obscene graffiti on […]

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Chattanooga: Upcoming City Council Agendas

Chattanooga: Upcoming City Council Agendas

on July 9, 2013, 8:50 AM / in News, State News

Last chance to speak up if you live in Chattanooga and you want to say something about dog breeder permits and other pet-related permits and fees being proposed before the city council. Breeder permits are $300. There are also dealer permits required for selling your puppies. I haven’t checked the wording, but cats are probably included, too. Upcoming City Council […]

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Chattanooga, TN: more hatred for chickens

Chattanooga, TN: more hatred for chickens

on July 9, 2013, 8:41 AM / in News, State News

It really beats all. I’ve never seen a city have such a bizarre animus toward backyard chickens. You would think people want to keep pet bears. Roy Exum, of course, is closely tied to HSUS. The McKamey Animal Center and Karen Walsh have been opposing backyard chickens in Chattanooga for several years. I think one story said there were 30-40 […]

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