Articles by: Staff

Mary Bono resigns as head of USA Gymnastics

Mary Bono resigns as head of USA Gymnastics

on October 17, 2018, 7:51 AM / in National News

Mary Bono abruptly resigned Tuesday as interim president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics after facing a barrage of criticism. Two-time Olympian Aly Raisman and others slammed Bono, who took over less than a week ago, because of the former congresswoman’s work with a law firm linked to the cover-up of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. Another former Olympic […]

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Florida authorities raise Hurricane Michael death toll

on October 17, 2018, 7:45 AM / in National News

Hurricane Michael killed at least 16 people in Florida, twice the previous count, state emergency authorities said Tuesday after crews managed to search more of the most devastated areas. Ten deaths have been reported in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia, so the total death toll has risen to 26. Many of the victims in Florida were in Bay County, which […]

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Canada becomes second nation to legalize recreational marijuana

Canada becomes second nation to legalize recreational marijuana

on October 17, 2018, 7:44 AM / in International News

Canada at midnight became the second country, after Uruguay, to allow the legal sale, possession, and use of recreational marijuana. Provinces and territories will set the parameters of where pot can be purchased and consumed in their boundaries. While adults will be able to purchase dried weed and cannabis oil from licensed producers and retailers, it will be illegal to […]

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Trump defends Saudi leaders as inquiry into journalist’s fate continues

on October 17, 2018, 7:41 AM / in International News, National News

  President Trump tweeted Tuesday that Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, “totally denied any knowledge” of what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish officials have said that Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi leaders, was killed inside the consulate and dismembered. Several of the 15 […]

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McConnell says deficits ‘not a Republican problem’

McConnell says deficits ‘not a Republican problem’

on October 17, 2018, 7:35 AM / in National News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave an interview to Bloomberg today, and made some remarks that have Democrats fired up. In Minnesota, the attorney general is suing drug companies over insulin prices, and the CDC is investigating cases of a polio-like illness across the country. We’ll start with McConnell’s interview:  Democrats seize on McConnell comments. In an interview with […]

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Marsha Blackburn Reception

Marsha Blackburn Reception

on October 17, 2018, 7:31 AM / in Announcements

Got a few bucks to toss aside…. then maybe you would like to attend the party.

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City settles lawsuit with fire chief fired for his faith

City settles lawsuit with fire chief fired for his faith

on October 17, 2018, 7:27 AM / in State News

by Chris Woodward   |   (OneNewsNow.com) The former fire chief of Atlanta who has argued over the last few years that he was fired for his Christian faith and beliefs got some good news yesterday. On Monday the city of Atlanta agreed to pay Kelvin Cochran $1.2 million in the wake of a federal district court ruling in December 2017 that found some […]

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Shut Up, They Explain

Shut Up, They Explain

on October 17, 2018, 7:19 AM / in Opinion

By John Stossel  |   TownHall.com Gloria Alvarez, the young woman from Guatemala I wrote about last week, just got blocked by Facebook. Why? Because she criticizes socialism. After Alvarez joined me in my American studio to make a video we titled “Socialism Fails Every Time,” she flew to Mexico City to make a speech. A few days later she wrote me […]

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Gun Displayed in School Bathroom Image Appears to be Loaded S&W Revolver

Gun Displayed in School Bathroom Image Appears to be Loaded S&W Revolver

on October 17, 2018, 7:09 AM / in State News

by Dean Weingarten (Ammoland.com) A middle school student from Mobile, Alabama, is shown holding a revolver in a school bathroom. The picture has gone viral. The photo was taken sometime before September 11, 2018. From mynbc15.com: MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A photo of a Mobile middle school student allegedly depicting the student with a gun in a school restroom is under investigation […]

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Modern American Civil War: Pick Your Side Collectivists vs Individualists

Modern American Civil War: Pick Your Side Collectivists vs Individualists

on October 17, 2018, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

by Roger Katz (AmmoLand.com)- When looking at the Civil War* taking shape in this Country, it is useful to have a concise descriptor for the two sides, or factions in this conflict. How do we describe each side? When, for comparative purposes, we look at the American Civil War of the Nineteenth Century, there were several colloquial, informal descriptors: ‘The North’ versus The South;’ ‘The Union’ […]

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Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim

on October 17, 2018, 6:57 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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Transgender Cyclist Wins Women’s Race, Calls Critics “Transphobic Bigots”

Transgender Cyclist Wins Women’s Race, Calls Critics “Transphobic Bigots”

on October 17, 2018, 6:40 AM / in Opinion

Written by  Raven Clabough A transgender cyclist won the women’s 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles on Sunday, and is now accusing his critics of being “transphobic bigots” simply because they are opining that he had a clear advantage over his female counterparts. The Daily Wire reports that Rachel McKinnon (shown), an assistant professor of philosophy at the College […]

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Mayoral candidates explain why you should vote for them

on October 17, 2018, 6:35 AM / in State News

By James Bennett  |  Columbia Daily Herald Early voting starts Wednesday morning with high-profile races on the local election ballot. They include Columbia mayor, vice mayor, state representative, governor and U.S. Senate. The campaign for mayor features incumbent Dean Dickey, 85, against attorney Chaz Molder, 35. The 50-year age gap created a natural difference in style during the campaign. Dickey’s […]

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Group Sues Tennessee County Over Invalid Voter Registrations

on October 17, 2018, 6:29 AM / in State News

By ADRIAN SAINZ  |  Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group representing black voters is suing the election commission in Tennessee’s largest county, which includes Memphis, after thousands of registrations were deemed invalid by the commission. The Tennessee Black Voter Project filed a lawsuit Monday in Shelby County Chancery Court asking a judge to allow the group to inspect […]

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Deputy Shot, Suspect Killed In Tennessee Shooting

on October 17, 2018, 6:27 AM / in State News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An official at a Tennessee sheriff’s office says an on-duty deputy has been wounded in a shooting that killed a suspect. Shelby County Sheriff’s Lt. Anthony Buckner tells WMC-TV that the deputy was shot outside a Memphis apartment complex Wednesday morning. News outlets report the suspect was declared dead at the scene, and the deputy was taken to […]

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America’s most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

America’s most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

on October 17, 2018, 6:24 AM / in State News

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — America’s most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature this year, spent his last […]

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Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

on October 17, 2018, 6:20 AM / in National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re asking pastors to text their congregants about the importance of voting. They’re connecting with thousands of Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria. And they’re relying on groups like the NAACP, which has tripled its spending from 2016 to energize black voters. Less than three weeks before Election Day, Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their […]

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Pardon Power

on October 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 17, 2017. A few discerning readers noticed that the two events I cited in yesterday’s note (the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and an 1823 letter from James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson) actually occurred on today’s date, not October 16. Forgive me of that lapse. I was in San Francisco for the 1989 “Bay Bridge” World […]

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Do We Have To?

Do We Have To?

on October 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16 Joie started the children’s program with prayer, then sang with the kids. Six-year-old Emmanuel squirmed in his seat when she prayed again after introducing Aaron, the teacher. Then Aaron began and ended his talk with prayer. Emmanuel complained: “That’s four prayers! I can’t sit still that long!” If you think […]

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Quote for Today

on October 17, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest. J. G. Holland Josiah Gilbert Holland (July 24, 1819 – October 12, 1881) was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. He helped to found and edit Scribner’s Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, […]

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