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Internet Commerce Threat Spreads Across The States

Internet Commerce Threat Spreads Across The States

on March 24, 2017, 11:36 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

State legislatures across the country are threatening Internet commerce, especially for small businesses, artisans and consumer sellers, through legislation that will impose tax burdens on even the most casual sellers and online marketplaces. Since the beginning of the year, over 40 bills have been introduced in more than 25 states on the issue. In fact, New York, Rhode Island, Minnesota, […]

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Around the State Legislature…. Senate Education Committee Approves Instate Tuition for the Children of Illegals and other matters

on March 24, 2017, 11:28 AM / in State News

Yesterday in the state Senate education committee 1–they approved a bill supporting instate tuition for the children of illegals SB1014 by Gardenhire – SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE: Recommended for passage with amendment/s, refer to Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee Ayes 7, Nays 2 PNV 0 3/22/2017 Passed Ayes…………………………………………7 Noes…………………………………………2 Senators voting aye were: Crowe, Dickerson, Gardenhire, Gresham, Haile, Tate, Tracy […]

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Ouch, That is a little too close

Ouch, That is a little too close

on March 24, 2017, 10:59 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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House votes to begin debate on ObamaCare repeal bill

on March 24, 2017, 10:36 AM / in National News

The House voted to begin debate on the GOP’s healthcare plan Friday, paving the way for a cliffhanger vote in the afternoon. Lawmakers voted largely along party lines 230-194 to adopt parameters for floor debate and late amendments to the legislation. The floor debate on the legislation will last four hours, with time equally divided between Republicans and Democrats. That […]

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Trump calls out Freedom Caucus in tweets

on March 24, 2017, 8:42 AM / in National News

BY JORDAN FABIAN  /  The Hill President Trump on Friday morning directly challenged the House Freedom Caucus to support his ObamaCare repeal plan, warning that they would be inadvertently supporting Planned Parenthood if they opposed his bill. “The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this […]

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Trump issues permit approving Keystone XL pipeline construction

on March 24, 2017, 8:36 AM / in National News

The Trump administration issued a presidential permit on Friday approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. President Trump had earlier signed an executive order to move the project forward, arguing that the pipeline would create thousands of jobs. The $8 billion pipeline has faced fierce protest from environmental activists, who point to its use of Alberta’s carbon-laden tar […]

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‘Nuclear Option’; Scoring the CBO; Defense Spending; Management Lessons

on March 24, 2017, 8:31 AM / in History, Opinion

Thirty years ago today, management guru Peter F. Drucker wrote a scathing critique of how the White House operated under Ronald Reagan — at least regarding the festering controversy known as the Iran-contra scandal. The president was a longtime fan of Drucker’s, who was only 15 months older, and had followed his work longer than most. Each man had been […]

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Agency: Trump’s Washington hotel not in violation of lease

Agency: Trump’s Washington hotel not in violation of lease

on March 24, 2017, 8:21 AM / in National News

A federal agency has ruled that President Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C., does not violate lease terms that prohibit elected officials from receiving benefits, The Associated Press reported on Thursday. A clause in the hotel’s lease states that “no … elected official of the Government of the United States … shall be admitted to any share or part of this […]

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Some Senators war over Wall Street during Trump SEC pick’s hearing

Some Senators war over Wall Street during Trump SEC pick’s hearing

on March 24, 2017, 8:17 AM / in National News

Senators battled over Wall Street’s relationship with the White House Thursday during the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s pick to lead the financial sector’s top watchdog. The three-hour Senate Banking Committee hearing featured little hostility toward Jay Clayton, President Trump’s nominee to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, but plenty of partisan skirmishes over Wall Street. Democrats repeatedly expressed concerns […]

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A Trump Threat!

on March 24, 2017, 7:24 AM / in National News

President Trump warned House Republicans on Thursday that he will leave ObamaCare in place unless they approve legislation to repeal and replace it. Seriously, Donald Trump vowed as a candidate to kill Obamacare in short order. But more than two weeks into his presidency, some Republicans are starting to ask: What happened to repealing the law quickly? The sentiment is beginning […]

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Celebrate Beginnings

Celebrate Beginnings

on March 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. —Luke 1:31 Many churches observe March 25 as Annunciation Day. It commemorates the angel’s announcement to Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus, the Messiah. In our success-oriented society, this festival is a needed reminder to recognize and rejoice at the […]

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Conservatives Should Ignore Overtures from HSUS

Conservatives Should Ignore Overtures from HSUS

on March 23, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion

It isn’t enough that the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) misleads the American public with ads focused on helping pets – only about 1% of its budget goes toward funding local shelters – now it is making overtures to conservatives with similarly distorted rhetoric. Recently, we’ve seen HSUS hire a GOP fundraiser, reach out to conservative think-tanks, and […]

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The Powerful Osprey

on March 23, 2017, 7:43 AM / in History

Special Thanks to Thomas BOTH THE BIRD AND THE PHOTOGRAPHY ARE INCREDIBLE Hard to believe this Osprey got 5-6 fish at a time and then got a flounder under 3 feet of water and made off with what looks to be a 5+ lbs steel head. Have you ever seen a bird shake water off like a dog does? Wouldn’t […]

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Questions for Judge Gorsuch

Questions for Judge Gorsuch

on March 23, 2017, 7:24 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano I have spent this past week watching the Senate Judiciary Committee interrogating U.S. Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch. Judge Gorsuch is President Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. The vacancy was created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia more than 13 months ago. The Supreme Court is currently generally divided […]

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CHRIST-LESS CONSERVATISM

CHRIST-LESS CONSERVATISM

on March 23, 2017, 7:19 AM / in Opinion

By Coach Dave Daubenmire /  NewsWithViews.com America is a mess and it is getting messier every day. If you think I am wrong I invite you to spend a couple of hours with a group of high school seniors. I don’t care where you find them. I don’t care if it is in a school, at a mall, or, dare […]

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Terror attack kills three in London

Terror attack kills three in London

on March 23, 2017, 7:12 AM / in International News, News

A man killed at least three people and injured 40 more in an attack with a vehicle and a knife at Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday, sending lawmakers and tourists dashing for safety. Two of the people killed were among pedestrians the attacker plowed through on Westminster Bridge near the Parliament building. The other was a police officer stabbed at the […]

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Trump Nominates Thapar to Sixth

Trump Nominates Thapar to Sixth

on March 23, 2017, 7:08 AM / in National News

President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Judge Amul Thapar to one of two open seats on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. For Bench Memos readers, this should come as no surprise. Judge Thapar is currently a federal district court judge in Kentucky, and previously served as a federal prosecutor. His nomination was urged by Senate […]

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“It’s Irrational to Require 1,000 Hours of Training to Be Able to Braid Hair”

“It’s Irrational to Require 1,000 Hours of Training to Be Able to Braid Hair”

on March 23, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News, State News

By Walter Olson Ilya Shapiro and David McDonald describe the background of the Eighth Circuit case of Niang v. Carroll, in which Cato has filed an amicus brief: …the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners (an administrative board made up primarily of practicing barbers and cosmetologists, as well as the owners of in-state cosmetology/barbering schools) has declared that anyone […]

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The End Is Nigh for an American Retail Legend

The End Is Nigh for an American Retail Legend

on March 23, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

BY RICK MORAN  /  PJ Media Sears Holdings, the parent company of Sears and Kmart, announced in its annual report that “substantial doubt exists related to the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.” The long, slow death of a retail legend appears to be inevitable. The death of Sears, while not imminent, brings to a close a significant chapter […]

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More Feinstein insanity: Isn’t Roe v. Wade a ‘super-precedent,’ Judge Gorsuch?

on March 23, 2017, 6:52 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Dan Calabrese  /   Canada Free Press I sometimes get frustrated with conservatives who treat Supreme Court nominations as if they are nothing more than a means to stop abortions – not that this isn’t important, but you’d think the federal courts do nothing that matters aside from deciding whether Roe v. Wade will stand or fall. But let’s […]

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