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California Proposes Dodgy State-Run Charity Scheme JAMIE G

California Proposes Dodgy State-Run Charity Scheme JAMIE G

on January 13, 2018, 7:06 AM / in State News

by JAMIE GREGORA  |   The Daily Caller The California state Senate is currently considering a bill that would devolve many of the state’s responsibilities to a state-sponsored charity. The Republican tax plan that passed late last year abolished many deductions, including one that allowed taxpayers to deduct state and local income taxes from their taxable income. The result will be that residents of […]

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Tennessee town’s broadband plan may face difficult hurdles

Tennessee town’s broadband plan may face difficult hurdles

on January 13, 2018, 7:02 AM / in State News

By Johnny Kampis   |   Watchdog.org If Newport, Tennessee, moves forward with its plan to build a broadband network while also upgrading its electrical grid, the project will cost nearly $7,000 per potential customer. Newport Utilities recently announced a contract with nearby Morristown Utilities that would involve running fiber between the two towns, with a goal of signing up customers starting in […]

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Florida House’s AOB reform bill passes, now waits for Senate response

Florida House’s AOB reform bill passes, now waits for Senate response

on January 13, 2018, 6:57 AM / in State News

By John Haughey  |   Watchdog.org The Florida House has moved quickly to adopt a bill that would impose a range of restrictions on assignment of benefits agreements between property owners and contractors. The legislation also eliminates a “one-way” attorney fee provision that has spurred a landslide of lawsuits that insurers say is partially responsible for the state’s skyrocketing homeowners’ insurance […]

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Worst of the worst lawsuits from 2017

on January 13, 2018, 6:50 AM / in National News

The law is a complex thing apparently and each and every year something new shocks us into the reality that something has gone really, really wrong. So our friend Walter Olson has put together his list of real winners of strange cases for 2017. If you have anything to add, keep it to yourself. We don’t wish to make it […]

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Pro-Trump teachers forced to fund Hillary

Pro-Trump teachers forced to fund Hillary

on January 13, 2018, 6:44 AM / in National News

By Jami Lund  |   Freedom Foundation An education professional publication, Education Week, recently completed a national survey to take a political snapshot of America’s educators. Key results show that: 29% consider themselves “Liberal” or “Very Liberal” 27% consider themselves “Conservative” or “Very Conservative” 41% consider themselves Democrats 27% consider themselves Republicans 50% voted for Hillary Clinton 29% voted for Donald Trump 8% did […]

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Democrats Fight Over Language as Immigration Negotiations Head South

Democrats Fight Over Language as Immigration Negotiations Head South

on January 13, 2018, 6:38 AM / in National News

While the White House remains open to an immigration deal with the Republican establishment and Democrats, leaders in the Democratic Party have started fighting over politically correct language. This week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attacked a group of Democrat leaders who met with President Trump to discuss a deal on immigration. “The five white guys I call them, you know,” […]

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President Trump had first medical checkup since becoming president

on January 13, 2018, 6:29 AM / in National News

President Donald Trump arrived for his first medical checkup as president at Walter Reed military hospital on Friday, undergoing a physical examination amid suggestions in a recent book and by his detractors that he’s mentally unfit. Trump’s motorcade pulled into the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, early Friday afternoon. But what has been a fairly routine exam for previous presidents […]

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Gates of Paradise

Gates of Paradise

on January 13, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.   –  John 10:9 Italian artist Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378–1455) spent years skillfully crafting images of Jesus’ life into the bronze doors of Italy’s Florence Baptistery. These bronze reliefs were so moving that Michelangelo called them the Gates of Paradise. As an artistic treasure, the doors greet visitors with echoes of […]

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Nashville council overwhelmingly endorses holding referendum on Barry’s $5.4B transit plan

Nashville council overwhelmingly endorses holding referendum on Barry’s $5.4B transit plan

on January 12, 2018, 8:16 AM / in State News

Only goes to show to what lengths stupidity will reach Nashville Metro Council members gave their overwhelming endorsement Thursday night to hold a public referendum on Mayor Megan Barry’s transit proposal, setting up likely council approval in the coming weeks to add the measure to the May ballot. A special council committee composed of the entire body voted 29 to 1, with one abstention, to […]

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East Tennessee lawmaker to attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

East Tennessee lawmaker to attempt to defund Planned Parenthood

on January 12, 2018, 8:11 AM / in State News

Tyler Whetstone, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee An East Tennessee lawmaker has started drafting legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood operations across the state after a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the 2014 vote in favor of Amendment 1, a ballot measure that stripped the right to an abortion from the Tennessee constitution. Rep. Jimmy Matlock, R-Lenoir City, issued a […]

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Kingsport man added to TN Animal Abuse Registry after brutal cat beating

on January 12, 2018, 8:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

As expected, there seems to be a push for more attention to the animal abuse registry. You can see the bias in the story below when the writer says, “…explained why the registry is seemingly short when cases of animal abuse are widespread in Tennessee.” Who says that cases of animal abuse are widespread in Tennessee? We post as many […]

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DIABLO CANYON ON TRACK TO CLOSE

on January 12, 2018, 7:40 AM / in State News

California officials voted Thursday to approve the closing of the state’s last remaining nuclear power plant. All five members of the California Public Utilities Commission voted to approve Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s request to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County by 2025, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported. “With this timing in mind, and […]

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Twitter Engineer Admits to Banning Accounts that Express Interest in God, Guns, and America

Twitter Engineer Admits to Banning Accounts that Express Interest in God, Guns, and America

on January 12, 2018, 7:38 AM / in National News

Twitter direct messaging engineer Pranay Singh admitted to mass-banning accounts that express interest in God, guns, and America, during a Project Veritas investigation. by CHARLIE NASH  |   Breitbart News “Just go to a random [Trump] tweet and just look at the followers. They’ll all be like, guns, God, ‘Merica, and with the American flag and the cross,” declared Singh, who was secretly recorded […]

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Facebook Takes Down Christian Group’s Page, Calls Abortion Opposition “Hateful and Threatening”

Facebook Takes Down Christian Group’s Page, Calls Abortion Opposition “Hateful and Threatening”

on January 12, 2018, 7:31 AM / in National News

By MICAIAH BILGER   The West Virginia-based ministry Warriors for Christ repeatedly has had its Facebook pages removed by the social media giant, according to the Christian Post. Its main page, which has more than 225,000 followers, was removed again last week, allegedly for “hateful, threatening or obscene” content. Ministry leader Pastor Rich Penkoski told the Post that they missed out […]

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Merkel’s conservatives strike tentative coalition deal with Social Democrats

on January 12, 2018, 7:28 AM / in International News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives reached a deal with the Social Democrats early Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations. If solidified, the agreement could end months of political uncertainty after Merkel’s party emerged from September elections without enough parliamentary seats to easily form a new government, which raised questions about how long Merkel could stay in her job. […]

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Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship

Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship

on January 12, 2018, 7:26 AM / in International News

Ecuador has granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange citizenship, the South American country’s foreign minister announced Thursday. Ecuador gave Assange asylum after he sought refuge in its London embassy in 2012, seeking to avoid being extradited to Sweden for questioning about an alleged rape. Sweden dropped the investigation because it couldn’t interview Assange, but he has remained in the embassy for […]

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Facebook alters algorithm to favor posts from friends over companies

Facebook alters algorithm to favor posts from friends over companies

on January 12, 2018, 7:24 AM / in International News, National News

Facebook said Thursday that it plans to change its algorithm to give its two billion users more content from friends and families, favoring it over news and brands. “We built Facebook to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote. “But recently we’ve gotten feedback […]

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The House rejects limits on warrantless wiretapping

The House rejects limits on warrantless wiretapping

on January 12, 2018, 7:20 AM / in National News

The House voted Thursday to extend for six years the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, rejecting a bipartisan push to rein it in. The 256 to 164 vote renews an expiring law letting the government monitor electronic communication, without warrants, from foreigners abroad even if they are talking to U.S. citizens. The original 2008 law gave legal approval to the […]

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The Missing Democratic Agenda

The Missing Democratic Agenda

on January 12, 2018, 7:16 AM / in Opinion

Column: Liberal exhaustion from Oprah to DACA by Matthew Continetti  |  Washington Free Beacon Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Elizabeth Warren’s house as people went crazy over the prospect of Oprah 2020. I can only imagine Warren’s reaction. Did she yell at the TV? Mutter under her breath? Immediately call her media consultant in panic? We […]

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Push It Real Good

Push It Real Good

on January 12, 2018, 6:33 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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