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White House highlights ‘obstacles’ to taking action on guns

White House highlights ‘obstacles’ to taking action on guns

on December 18, 2012, 6:42 AM / in News

By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News | The Ticket As gun control advocates and even some gun rights supporters call for renewed focus on gun control, including a ban on assault weapons, following Friday’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., the White House tamped down suggestions Monday that it will act quickly on the issue. When asked at Monday’s press briefing about […]

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Australian resort owner doesn’t want Tiger Woods at his tournament because he apparently hates money

Australian resort owner doesn’t want Tiger Woods at his tournament because he apparently hates money

on December 18, 2012, 6:29 AM / in Sports

By Shane Bacon If there is one thing people in the golf world know, it’s that including the words “Tiger Woods” into anything will get eyeballs on your craft. A party, a golf tournament or even a measly blog post, Tiger is THE guy in the game to create buzz and it still isn’t even close (sorry Rory McIlroy). But […]

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Texas school board bans Confederate battle flag

Texas school board bans Confederate battle flag

on December 18, 2012, 6:21 AM / in News

BUDA, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas school board is banning the Confederate battle flag from district property and district-sponsored events. Hays board members voted 5-2 Monday to amend the student code of conduct to ban the flag, which was formerly displayed with the Hays High School Rebel mascot. The ban also covers any imagery deemed to be racially hostile, […]

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Give Me A Break, Yes

Give Me A Break, Yes

on December 18, 2012, 6:17 AM / in News

‘Give me a break’ – Tarantino tires of defending ultra-violent films after Sandy Hook massacre The Django Unchained director spoke at a press conference in New York a day after Friday’s Connecticut massacre In the wake of Friday’s shootings at a school in Connecticut which left 26 dead, arts events across America were cancelled. But director of ultra-violent film Django […]

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Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal

Obama, Boehner move closer to ‘cliff’ deal

on December 18, 2012, 5:57 AM / in News

By Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane, President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner moved close to agreement Monday on a plan to avert the year-end “fiscal cliff,” but they had yet to clear several critical hurdles, including winning the support of wary House Republicans. Obama and Boehner (R-Ohio) huddled at the White House for 45 minutes Monday morning for […]

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This Day in History December 17th

This Day in History December 17th

on December 17, 2012, 5:18 PM / in History

He began going deaf at age 28, yet composed A peer of Mozart and Haydn, he started becoming deaf at age 28, yet incredibly wrote some of the world’s most beautiful symphonies, concertos and sonatas. This was Ludwig van Beethoven, baptized DECEMBER 17, 1770, in Bonn, Germany. President Jimmy Carter noted while visiting Bonn, July 14, 1978: “As the world’s […]

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Stewart wins POWRi Midget Battle

on December 17, 2012, 3:31 PM / in NASCAR

Tony Stewart returned to his short-track roots Saturday, winning the feature in the third annual Battle at the Center on the one-sixth mile indoor Mini Magic Mile at the Southern Illinois Center. The 41-year-old from Columbus, Ind., led all 40 laps in the non-points event organized and sanctioned by the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. It had 67 entries […]

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Hillary Clinton recovering at home following concussion caused by fall

Hillary Clinton recovering at home following concussion caused by fall

on December 17, 2012, 10:50 AM / in News

Secretary of state, 65, likely to miss congressional hearings into Benghazi attack next week after fall brought on by stomach virus By Matt Williams in New York The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, is recovering at home after suffering concussion in a fall brought on by illness, her spokesman said on Saturday. Clinton, 65, had already been forced to […]

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Carbon Tax Runs Into Opposition

on December 17, 2012, 9:05 AM / in News

One need not look far to see the federal government and state governments are moving further apart on their approaches to energy policy. More states are looking at ways to encourage the development of affordable domestic energy sources such as natural gas and away from picking winners and losers through arbitrary renewable portfolio standards. By contrast, discussions in Washington, DC […]

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Newtown, Gun Control, And The MSM’s Continuing Ability To Shape The Narrative

on December 17, 2012, 8:23 AM / in Opinion

By Peter Brimelow A couple of times today, in the wake of the appalling school shootings in Newtown CT, I’ve found myself talking to politically-aware individuals who are genuinely surprised to hear that there have been several instances where mass killings have been stopped because private citizens intervened with their own, legal, guns. (Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds discusses two such cases […]

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Gov. Haslam rebukes critics of Muslim aide

Gov. Haslam rebukes critics of Muslim aide

on December 17, 2012, 7:45 AM / in State News

Knoxnews.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday issued his strongest defense yet of a Muslim aide who has been criticized for once working in the field of Shariah compliant finance. The Republican governor was asked after a speech to a Nashville Republican group whether he was incorporating elements of Islamic law into state government. Such criticism emerged […]

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New Poll Shows Voters in Tennessee and Kentucky Overwhelmingly Support Bill to Strengthen the Horse Protection Act

on December 14, 2012, 2:15 PM / in News, State News

(Editor’s Note: At least they show what the questions were. With questions phrased this way, they were sure to get the kind of answers they wanted. The sampling size was only 625 people in each state, so their results are highly misleading. ) Legislation would address the widespread abuse in Tennessee walking horse industry A new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon […]

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How Obama replaced Christ among blacks

on December 14, 2012, 8:48 AM / in News

Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson asserts minorities have found ‘a physical messiah’ Original Post President Barack Obama is the most divisive man to ever occupy the White  House –period! Yet, 95 percent of black Americans worship him as if he’s the  messiah. Why? Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx recently took the stage at the Soul Train  Awards and told the audience, […]

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The Neo-Communist Economic Agenda

The Neo-Communist Economic Agenda

on December 13, 2012, 3:48 PM / in Opinion

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. … Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy.” –Winston Churchill Today, I have a new entry for the political lexicon to categorize the latest ideological iteration of Marxists in America: […]

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Gov Haslam Approaches Congress Again To Allow Internet Sales Tax!

Gov Haslam Approaches Congress Again To Allow Internet Sales Tax!

on December 13, 2012, 3:17 PM / in News, State News

Governor Haslam once again lobbied Congress yesterday for a national Internet sales tax… Gov. Bill Haslam and Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire have sent a letter to two U.S. Senate Finance Committee leaders urging action before the end of the year on legislation allowing states to collect sales taxes on Internet sales. The bill is known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act.” […]

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Whodunit?

on December 13, 2012, 11:23 AM / in News

By: Erick Erickson Conservatives need answers.  Four Republicans were removed from their respective committees for voting against House Republican Leaders.  As has now been well chronicled, the excuses for why the removals happened keeps changing. It is time for conservatives to start fighting back.  As House Republicans continue to surrender and out negotiate themselves, we must demand answers.  Go here […]

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Tennessee Municipal District 7 Meeting Set For January 16th 2013

Tennessee Municipal District 7 Meeting Set For January 16th 2013

on December 13, 2012, 11:08 AM / in Local News

In a recent notice to municipal officals from Medina Mayor  and TML District 7 Director Vance Coleman, he annouced a business meeting for District 7. The meeting will be held at the Medina City Hall at 112 North Main Street in Medina from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Lunch will be served, thanks to the taxpayers of Medina, prior to […]

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UN Takes Concrete Steps Toward Global Tax

on December 12, 2012, 5:48 PM / in News

by Cathie Adams President of Texas Eagle Forum Eagle Forum International Issues Chairman cathieadams@me.com In Doha, Qatar, late Saturday, delegates attending the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took concrete steps toward a new global treaty to address global warming that will transform the economic structure of the world with a new global tax. To be completed by […]

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Children of gay couples academically disadvantaged: study

Children of gay couples academically disadvantaged: study

on December 12, 2012, 5:32 PM / in News, Opinion

By Johanna Dasteel A new  study has found that children of same-sex couples suffer a marked disadvantage in educational progress when compared to children living with married parents of opposite sexes. The study, spearheaded by Dr. Douglas Allen of Simon Fraser University, took a fresh look at data that had previously been analyzed by a Stanford sociologist, Dr. Michael Rosenfeld. While […]

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Obamacare Creates a Privacy Nightmare

Obamacare Creates a Privacy Nightmare

on December 12, 2012, 5:26 PM / in National News, News

Commentary from Twila Brase, President CCHF  Obamacare creates a privacy nightmare. Have you heard of the “HUB”? Last week in the USA Today, two authors laid out the national database being built by the Obama administration as part of Obama’s federal exchange system. This is the “Federal Data Services Hub ” (HUB). These authors note: By mid-December, the federal government […]

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