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No guns policy at new Toby Keith restaurant in Woodbridge

No guns policy at new Toby Keith restaurant in Woodbridge

on December 29, 2013, 7:14 AM / in National News, News

WOODBRIDGE, Va. – By John Henrehan, FOX 5 Reporter A big country star opened a huge, new restaurant last week in Woodbridge, Va. But a house rule for the new establishment is roiling some Virginians: no guns are allowed inside. Toby Keith is not only a hugely successful country star (and actor), he also has personally opened a couple of […]

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Zack Langford: 3 year-old Denied Obamacare

Zack Langford: 3 year-old Denied Obamacare

on December 29, 2013, 7:08 AM / in National News, News

Posted  by Joe For America One night before Christmas, a Hawaii-vacation-bound President Barack Obama “encouraged” American families to eschew usual yuletide meanderings around “holiday” trees in favor of donning Swee’Pea footie-pajamas while surfing Healthcare.gov. Of course, his eponymous Obamacare law, that neither protects patients nor allows affordable acts of care, MANDATES such forays on the government’s insecure website lest one […]

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Transit supervisor saves girl from beating and gets fired

on December 29, 2013, 6:57 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Posted  by Michael Becker Consider this a rant about the evils of government and unions and following the absolute letter of the rules. We hope the supervisor gets his job back and gets back pay. The bus company says he violated the company “workplace violence policy” by rescuing a woman from an abusive boy friend on the street near where […]

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Races to Watch

Races to Watch

on December 29, 2013, 6:55 AM / in National News, News

Fundraising numbers to watch is the Key By Cameron Joseph / The Hill Several congressional candidates are aiming to prove their readiness for 2014 by posting strong numbers in the fundraising quarter that ends on New Year’s Eve. The fourth quarter is a hard time to fundraise due to the difficulty of reaching donors around the holidays. That makes a […]

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The Ballad of Sun Po Tai

The Ballad of Sun Po Tai

on December 29, 2013, 6:26 AM / in Bedtime Stories

In keeping with our series we offer this lighthearted allegory for your entertainment. by Peter Coyne “You   guys seem to have forgotten how the economy nearly collapsed,” writes   one indignant reader. “What kind of freedom do the tens of millions of   Americans living in abject poverty have? When the government of the people tries to   ameliorate […]

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Scenic Mexico coastal highway collapses after rain, small earthquakes: reports

Scenic Mexico coastal highway collapses after rain, small earthquakes: reports

on December 29, 2013, 5:54 AM / in National News

By Alastair Jamieson, Staff writer, NBC News A 300-yard section of scenic highway near the U.S. border collapsed Saturday, sinking up to 300 feet and forcing the closure of the route, according to reports. Mexico’s federal highway authority says the collapse occurred about 58 miles south of the border city of Tijuana, according to The Associated Press. The road leads […]

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Former Ind. Congressman Andrew Jacobs dies at 81

Former Ind. Congressman Andrew Jacobs dies at 81

on December 29, 2013, 5:50 AM / in National News, News

INDIANAPOLIS  / AP — Andrew Jacobs Jr., a former longtime Indiana congressman, died Saturday afternoon, according to a family spokesman. He was 81. Gary Taylor, a family friend and former campaign manager for Jacobs, said the former Democratic lawmaker had died earlier in the day at his Indianapolis home among family. Taylor said Jacobs had experienced declining health in recent […]

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HEADS UP TENNESSEE!

HEADS UP TENNESSEE!

on December 28, 2013, 7:51 AM / in News, State News

Select Trailer in Shelbyville, Tennessee has 3 HSUS trailers parked behind their building hidden out of public view today. Although Select Trailer does work on these trailers, please stay alert  for a possible HSUS raid in the area.

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You Don’t Have to Look Far to Find a Certain Kind of Freedom

You Don’t Have to Look Far to Find a Certain Kind of Freedom

on December 28, 2013, 7:45 AM / in Opinion

Paul Rosenberg / FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE Liberty is important, not for its own sake, but because it’s the condition that allows life to flourish. So, you could call the list below “pro-life.” However, since we don’t want to confuse this with an abortion debate, let’s just call it “Pro-Freedom.” Two weeks ago, I published a list of important history books. Now, I’d […]

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A&E Reverses Course, Will Resume Duck Dynasty With Phil Robertson

A&E Reverses Course, Will Resume Duck Dynasty With Phil Robertson

on December 28, 2013, 7:00 AM / in National News, News

By Kevin Glass Editor’s Note: They do so with reservations and very possibly a larger effort to do something ever more harmful…. In the wake of the controversial and unpopular news to suspend Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty family, in the wake of his religious remarks to GQ Magazine, the A&E television network has announced that Duck Dynasty […]

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Breaking: Four American Military Personnel Detained In Libya Have Been Released

on December 28, 2013, 6:54 AM / in National News, News

Washington (CNN) — The four U.S. military personnel being held in Libyan government custody have been released, a U.S. Defense Department official said late Friday. The four were believed to be held by the ministry of the interior, the official, with knowledge of the situation, said on condition of anonymity. It was not immediately known why the American personnel were […]

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The Stock Market Has Officially Entered Crazytown Territory

The Stock Market Has Officially Entered Crazytown Territory

on December 28, 2013, 6:33 AM / in National News, News

By Michael Snyder / Original Post It is time to crank up the Looney Tunes theme song because Wall Street has officially entered crazytown territory.  Stocks just keep going higher and higher, and at this point what is happening in the stock market does not bear any resemblance to what is going on in the overall economy whatsoever.  So how […]

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Open thread for night owls: Age discrimination could be headed for you, sooner than you think

Open thread for night owls: Age discrimination could be headed for you, sooner than you think

on December 28, 2013, 6:28 AM / in National News, News

If not already Here! As part of Alternet’s New Economic Dialogue Project, Lynn Parramore writes 50 Is the New 65: Older Americans Are Getting Booted from Their Jobs — and Denied New Opportunities. An excerpt: In every corner of America, millions of people are terrified of losing their jobs and falling into financial ruin. Men and women with impressive professional […]

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The Freedom Index as of December 28th, 2013

The Freedom Index as of December 28th, 2013

on December 28, 2013, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

The Freedom Index is a Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution, developed by The New American magazine, which rates congressmen based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements. The percentages below are cumulative scores are based on key votes from Current Members of the 113th […]

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Democrats Say Pass Extension of Unemployment Benefits First; Pay Later

Democrats Say Pass Extension of Unemployment Benefits First; Pay Later

on December 27, 2013, 9:35 AM / in National News, News

By Susan Jones (CNSNews.com)  – Interrupting their vacation on Thursday, two Democrats — Sen. Jack  Reed of R.I. and Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan — demanded that  Republicans go along with a three-month extension of long-term  unemployment benefits without immediately paying for them. The cost of a  three-month extension is around $6.5 billion Losing jobless  benefits is like being hit […]

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Cops: 4 dead, including suspect’s wife and ex-mother-in-law, in Louisiana shootings

Cops: 4 dead, including suspect’s wife and ex-mother-in-law, in Louisiana shootings

on December 27, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

A south Louisiana man attacked his former in-laws, his current wife, and the head of a hospital where he’d worked, killing three before killing himself, authorities said. The shootings happened at four locations in two parishes about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans on Thursday. The first report came about 6:40 p.m., when Lafourche Parish Councilman Louis Phillip Gouaux — […]

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Ex-ambassador to US killed in Lebanon bomb blast; four others slain

Ex-ambassador to US killed in Lebanon bomb blast; four others slain

on December 27, 2013, 8:32 AM / in National News, News

By Mustafa Kassem and Alastair Jamieson, NBC News BEIRUT – The former Lebanese ambassador to the United States was killed early Friday by a bomb explosion close to the government headquarters in central Beirut that also killed at least four others. Mohammad Chatah, who was a senior aide to former prime minister Saad Hariri, was attending a meeting of senior […]

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8 US islands that are warm now

8 US islands that are warm now

on December 27, 2013, 8:26 AM / in National News, News

Mark Sullivan  / Budget Travel Editor’s Note: For 5 years we went without a vacation to work with the city…. now this comes up during the perfect time….. don’t you just sometimes dream of this…… You don’t need to splurge on a trip to the Caribbean to spend time on the beach  this winter. These eight U.S. islands have the […]

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For divided Congress, water projects are a unifier

For divided Congress, water projects are a unifier

on December 27, 2013, 8:07 AM / in National News, News

By Henry c. Jackson, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Big multimillion-dollar water projects, once a favorite target of good-government reformers who made them a poster child of political pork, are back in vogue as a rare force of concord in a dysfunctional Congress. Republicans and Democrats who found little common ground in 2013 are rallying around a bill they hope […]

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Cruciphobia at Mt. Soledad: The Cross the Left Can’t Bear

Cruciphobia at Mt. Soledad: The Cross the Left Can’t Bear

on December 27, 2013, 7:25 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Michelle Malkin Original Article Consider  this: Taylor Swift wasn’t even born yet when the fight over the Mount  Soledad cross began. How much longer will it drag on? Disgruntled  atheists first filed suit over the memorial at a veterans park in San  Diego in the summer of 1989. The fringe grievance-mongers have clung  bitterly to their litigious activities for […]

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