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Job Cuts Surge 68%, Most In 3 Years; Worst October Since 2009

Job Cuts Surge 68%, Most In 3 Years; Worst October Since 2009

on November 6, 2014, 7:37 AM / in National News, News

Submitted by Tyler Durden  /  zerohedge Maybe this explains the election results? Challenger reports US companies laid off over 51,000 people in October, the most since May (and 2nd most since Feb 2013). This is a 68% surge MoM (and 11.9% rise YoY) – the biggest monthly rise since September 2011. Retail, Computer, and Pharma industries saw the biggest layoffs. […]

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Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats

Dear Republicans: No One Elected You to Work with Democrats

on November 6, 2014, 7:24 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Leon H. Wolf  /  RedState.com As the reality of a Republican wave became imminent last night, a dangerous narrative began to take hold among the conservative talking heads on cable news and in the victory speeches of the victorious Republicans. The narrative was that now that the Republicans have control of both chambers of Congress, it is incumbent upon […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday November 6th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday November 6th 2014

on November 6, 2014, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

1. Republicans lay out their legislative agenda A day after retaking the Senate and adding to their majority in the House, the GOP leadership is letting Americans in on their plan for the next two years. Chief among their priorities is balancing the budget, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, and revising or repealing the Affordable Care Act. Republican lawmakers are […]

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Forum demonstrates benefits of therapy dogs

Forum demonstrates benefits of therapy dogs

on November 6, 2014, 7:12 AM / in Local News, News

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff By news@wbbjtv.com JACKSON, Tenn.- The University of Memphis Lambuth Campus library hosted a forum, Wednesday on the benefits of therapy dogs. Representatives of the local therapy dog group “Maggie and Friends hosted the discussion. They focused on the roles the dogs play and the training required. Organizers said they want everyone to understand why […]

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Ben Shapiro: Amnesty Won’t Create Conservative Victories

Ben Shapiro: Amnesty Won’t Create Conservative Victories

on November 6, 2014, 6:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

After the last election cycle, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, wrote what has now become the conventional wisdom in conservative circles with regard to Hispanic immigrants: “They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative (on abortion, for example). The principle reason they go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants.” This argument has […]

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President Obama unrepentant after losing control of Senate

President Obama unrepentant after losing control of Senate

on November 6, 2014, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

By Laura Barron-Lopez and Sarah Ferris   /  The Hill An unrepentant President Obama said he had one major concession to the Republican Party that stormed to big majorities in the Senate and House in Tuesday’s midterm elections: He plans to listen more. Well, at least with the issues they agree on. Pressed repeatedly during a post-election press conference Wednesday on […]

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Chicago Voting From The Grave

Chicago Voting From The Grave

on November 6, 2014, 6:17 AM / in Bedtime Stories

“Uncle Frank was a Conservative until the day he died in Chicago.  Since then, he has voted Democrat”. Dearly departed relatives casting votes for Dems from their graves.

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Always a Silver Lining

Always a Silver Lining

on November 6, 2014, 6:10 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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The Elections are almost over… watch out for the Lame Duck Session

The Elections are almost over… watch out for the Lame Duck Session

on November 5, 2014, 9:35 AM / in Announcements, National News, News

I received a note from Tod Cohen, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Government Relations, for eBay Inc. just the other day. In that note he reminded me that over 18 months ago the U.S. Senate had voted on a deeply unpopular Internet sales tax bill, pushed by Tennessee’s current Senator Lamar Alexander. Unfortunately, rather than find consensus, there are now plans to […]

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Mia Love: 1st black female Republican ever elected to congress

Mia Love: 1st black female Republican ever elected to congress

on November 5, 2014, 7:46 AM / in National News, News

SALT LAKE CITY Republican Mia Love has won the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District, becoming the first black female Republican ever elected to Congress. Love’s win over Democrat Doug Owens means Utah Democrats will no longer have any representatives in Congress. She will replace longtime Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson, who chose not to seek another term. Love, the former mayor […]

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Voters pass all four constitutional amendments; Counties pass the sell of Wine

Voters pass all four constitutional amendments; Counties pass the sell of Wine

on November 5, 2014, 7:40 AM / in News, State News

Tennesseans apparently ratified all four amendments to the state constitution Tuesday, including the controversial Amendment 1 giving the state Legislature power to restrict abortion and, if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned at the national level, to ban abortions in the state. That should put a shoe in it! Amendment 1 The passage of Amendment 1 represented a big victory […]

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The Biggest Winners and Losers of 2014

The Biggest Winners and Losers of 2014

on November 5, 2014, 6:46 AM / in National News, News

Jonathan S. Tobin  /  Commentary The 2014 midterms turned out to be the wave election that Republicans dreamed of and Democrats dreaded. But amid the debris of what turned out to be a stunning repudiation of the administration, there are some people who must be judged to be the big winners and losers on both sides. Here’s my list: The […]

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Wendy Davis Was The Face Of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d That Go?

Wendy Davis Was The Face Of ‘War On Women’ Politics. How’d That Go?

on November 5, 2014, 6:28 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Mollie Hemingway  / The Federalist This was a year when the War on Women messaging — previously employed so successfully by the Democrats — failed to yield the desired results. Most of the discussions about that failure have focused on Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado. Udall’s obsessive focus on the “War on Women” playbook became so annoying that journalists […]

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Boehner: ‘Jobs and Energy Bills’ Come First; No Mention of Obamacare

Boehner: ‘Jobs and Energy Bills’ Come First; No Mention of Obamacare

on November 5, 2014, 6:14 AM / in National News, News

By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), declaring himself “humbled” by Tuesday night’s many Republican wins, says it’s not time to celebrate, it’s time to pass jobs, energy, tax and regulatory reform bills: “It’s time for government to start getting results and implementing solutions to the challenges facing our country, starting with our still-struggling economy,” Boehner said […]

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Election News November 4th 2014

Election News November 4th 2014

on November 4, 2014, 9:37 PM / in National News, News

Republicans expected to keep House majority, gain several seats Republicans are aiming to add to their House majority in the midterm elections, with most pollsters expecting the GOP to win enough races to widen the party’s advantage. Republican Rep. Gardner ousts Dem senator in Colorado, Fox News projects Fox News projects that Republican Rep. Cory Gardner will oust first-term Democratic […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday November 4th, 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday November 4th, 2014

on November 4, 2014, 8:11 AM / in National News, News

1. Democrats brace for tough midterm results As millions of Americans head to the polls for election day, most observers are expecting to see significant GOP gains in both the House and Senate. The Republicans have the wind at their backs thanks to the combination of an unpopular incumbent president, a favorable electoral map, and a host of issues that […]

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Reporter James O’Keefe Allowed to Vote as 20 Different People Without Showing Any ID

Reporter James O’Keefe Allowed to Vote as 20 Different People Without Showing Any ID

on November 4, 2014, 7:33 AM / in National News, News

By Reagan Wilson  Investigative Reporter James O’Keefe has completely destroyed the idea that voting with no ID requirements does not result in election fraud. In his latest undercover video, O’Keefe shows how easy it is for him to go vote as 20 different people just by providing a name and address, without an identification whatsoever. Please note, O’Keefe did not […]

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More Judges Resign in N.C. Over Order to Perform Gay Marriages

More Judges Resign in N.C. Over Order to Perform Gay Marriages

on November 4, 2014, 7:28 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Dave Bohon A total of six county magistrates have resigned over the past several weeks in North Carolina rather than honor a court order requiring them to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. As reported earlier by The New American, on October 20 Swain County Magistrate Judge Gilbert Breedlove, in office for nearly 25 years, resigned his position […]

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The Elections and other Climate Issues

The Elections and other Climate Issues

on November 4, 2014, 7:25 AM / in National News, News

Will today’s election returns impact energy and environment issues? The short answer is “Yep”. Here are a few things that you might should keep in mind today … 1. Keystone XL The project is still in limbo at the State Department. However, depending on which seats the GOP picks up Tuesday, Keystone may find life in the Senate. The Hill will break down the […]

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FAST BUT NOT SO FURIOUSLY EFFICIENT

FAST BUT NOT SO FURIOUSLY EFFICIENT

on November 4, 2014, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

Automakers Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America are facing a settlement worth $350 million for overstating some cars’ fuel economies. While the companies did not violate greenhouse gas emissions or fuel efficiency rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), their overestimates were dishonest to consumers and put them at an unfair advantage, Obama administration officials said. “When you misstate […]

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