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A war is about the begin and it has nothing to do with summer jobs… people shot in Jackson late Thursday night

A war is about the begin and it has nothing to do with summer jobs… people shot in Jackson late Thursday night

on June 13, 2014, 6:50 AM / in Local News, News

Written by Nichole Manna / The Jackson Sun   Shootings in Jackson sent three people to the hospital Thursday about 11 p.m. Two victims were taken from East End Street by ambulance to the hospital with gunshot wounds, according to police scanner reports. Their conditions and injuries were not known late Thursday night. A neighbor of the victims, who didn’t […]

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Cantor shock stalls offshore corporate tax break in Congress

Cantor shock stalls offshore corporate tax break in Congress

on June 13, 2014, 6:32 AM / in National News, News

By Emily Stephenson and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The defeat of House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor shifted the political ground under U.S. multinational corporations this week, just as they seemed to be gaining traction in their push for a $95 billion tax break on bringing foreign profits home. With House Republicans in turmoil after their leader’s loss, […]

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Prayers for Rep. Alan Nunnelee

Prayers for Rep. Alan Nunnelee

on June 13, 2014, 6:30 AM / in National News, News

Our prayers go out to Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and his family. He had surgery Monday at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to remove a small mass on his brain. The surgery on the Republican congressman has at least temporarily harmed his ability to talk and move the left side of his body. Rep. Nunnelee’s office […]

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Factbox: Secret ballot to determine new Republican House leaders

Factbox: Secret ballot to determine new Republican House leaders

on June 13, 2014, 6:18 AM / in National News, News

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican members of the House of Representatives have less than a week to decide who will replace outgoing Congressman Eric Cantor as the caucus’ majority leader. The party now faces a contentious battle for control of the House’s legislative priorities. The process is designed to keep votes secret, making false promises of endorsement rampant. […]

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US transfers 12 detainees out of Afghan prison

US transfers 12 detainees out of Afghan prison

on June 13, 2014, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

A US official said Thursday the United States has repatriated a dozen inmates from a secretive military prison in Afghanistan where foreign terror suspects have been held for years without trial. A French national, a Kuwaiti and 10 Pakistani detainees were sent back to their home countries last month from the Parwan prison, the defense official told AFP on condition […]

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Kevin McCarthy lone contender for U.S. House No. 2 job after rivals quit race

Kevin McCarthy lone contender for U.S. House No. 2 job after rivals quit race

on June 13, 2014, 6:12 AM / in National News, News

By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California lawmaker Kevin McCarthy emerged as the sole contender in the Republican contest to fill one of the top positions in the U.S. Congress after two candidates dropped out on Thursday, but some lawmakers said McCarthy was not conservative enough and hoped others would jump in the race. McCarthy, the House […]

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Child Immigrant Facility ‘Dog And Pony Show’ Invite Comes With Tons Of Rules

Child Immigrant Facility ‘Dog And Pony Show’ Invite Comes With Tons Of Rules

on June 13, 2014, 6:10 AM / in National News, News

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is welcoming members of Congress and their senior staff to tour a temporary shelter being used to house illegal immigrant children — but the invite comes with a list of rules, including a suggestion that members leave their cellphones in their vehicles. The 40-minute tour will take place Friday at the Ventura […]

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THE GOP’s STUDENT LOAN PROPOSAL

THE GOP’s STUDENT LOAN PROPOSAL

on June 12, 2014, 9:15 AM / in National News, News

Left-leaning Slate economics reporter Jason Weissman: “With summer campaign season underway, the Democrats are looking to rouse young voters by offering them a break on their student debt. “At the moment, liberal favorite Elizabeth Warren is championing a bill that would let borrowers save money by refinancing their old education loans at today’s low interest rates. “By funding it with […]

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HILLARY: OFF MESSAGE?

HILLARY: OFF MESSAGE?

on June 12, 2014, 9:11 AM / in National News, News

Gabriel Debenedetti for Reuters: “Accused of being out of touch after making comments about her finances, likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton headed for a speaking engagement on Tuesday that could earn her up to $250,000. “Clinton’s address to food trade groups in Chicago comes as she takes heat for comments that her family was ‘dead broke’ when it left the […]

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CANTOR TO SPEAK AT NAM SUMMIT

CANTOR TO SPEAK AT NAM SUMMIT

on June 12, 2014, 9:05 AM / in National News, News

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will address the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) tomorrow morning at 8:15 a.m., where he’s set to take questions after prepared remarks. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will speak at 11:45 a.m. in a closed-press panel. So, will Ex-Im come up? “It wouldn’t shock me,” NAM senior director Matt Lavoie told OF. “That is […]

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Where the Money Comes From

Where the Money Comes From

on June 12, 2014, 9:03 AM / in National News, News

The Senate will likely confirm Shaun Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. But the outgoing-secretary of Housing and Urban Development will first have to square off against Senate Budget committee members at his 2 p.m. Wednesday confirmation hearing. Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) grabbed headlines when he grilled Sylvia Mathews Burwell during her confirmation hearings […]

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SHOW ME THE ENERGY MONEY

SHOW ME THE ENERGY MONEY

on June 12, 2014, 8:56 AM / in National News, News

The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a $34 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill funnels money into fossil-fuel energy programs while placing renewable technologies on the chopping block. All together it is expected to reduce spending on nuclear and energy security from 2014 levels. The bill details funding for a number of Energy Department nuclear […]

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West Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting

West Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting

on June 12, 2014, 8:51 AM / in Announcements

The May 2014 Stated meeting will be held Thursday June 12th at Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store located in the Casey Jone Village, Jackson, TN. For those who wish to share a meal and fellowship, our room will be available at 5:30 P.M.. A brief update on things TFA will begin at 6:45, and our featured speaker, Mr. Tim York of […]

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Jackson Madison County TEA Party Meeting

Jackson Madison County TEA Party Meeting

on June 12, 2014, 8:41 AM / in Announcements

Jackson Madison County TEA Party Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 PM Location:  Casey Jones Museum Thank you!! In HIM, Jackosn Madison County TEA Party

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday June 12th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday June 12th 2014

on June 12, 2014, 8:19 AM / in National News, News

1. Sunni insurgents seize another major Iraqi city Al Qaeda-linked Sunni militants overran a second city in northern Iraq — Tikrit — on Wednesday, and vowed to push south to Baghdad. The rapid advance is being made easier by the crumbling of the Iraqi military. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government reportedly covertly asked the U.S. in May to use […]

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Bits and Pieces June 12, 2014

Bits and Pieces June 12, 2014

on June 12, 2014, 7:57 AM / in National News, News

Some Kind of Friend A Washington State man is facing criminal charges after allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing her iPad, and then having the gall to “friend” his victim on Facebook the next day. According to news reports, a woman was struck on the head from behind while sitting at the Bremerton, Washington, ferry terminal. Although the victim claims […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on June 12, 2014, 7:50 AM / in Bedtime Stories

This is some thing I not an expert on, but when I read the novel it struck a cord with me….. and I am not sure why. “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one […]

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Veterans Affairs audit exposes Hawaii’s ‘infuritating’ wait list

Veterans Affairs audit exposes Hawaii’s ‘infuritating’ wait list

on June 12, 2014, 7:07 AM / in National News, News

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN – HONOLULU — Veterans seeking care at the VA Medical Center here in Hawaii wait an average of 145 days. Maybe more striking, some 64,000 veterans enrolled in the system for at least 10 years have yet to see a doctor, says a Department of Veterans Affairs audit released Monday Even before the audit, said Willes Lee, a West Point graduate, […]

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Must-Watch: Congressman Delivers Major Blows to the Obama Admin’s Excuses for Taliban 5 Release

Must-Watch: Congressman Delivers Major Blows to the Obama Admin’s Excuses for Taliban 5 Release

on June 12, 2014, 7:03 AM / in National News, News

By IJReview Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) took Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to task Wednesday over the release of the “Taliban Five” in the Bergdahl trade. At the heart of the fiery exchange was a national intelligence assessment that four of the five terrorists would return to the battlefield to fight against American forces. Forbes asked Hagel if the military would risk […]

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ObamaCare’s Looming Subsidy Overpayment Crisis

ObamaCare’s Looming Subsidy Overpayment Crisis

on June 12, 2014, 6:58 AM / in National News, News

Waste: Lawmakers have learned that ObamaCare could end up overpaying insurance subsidies by as much as $152 billion. That’s more than the deficit cut Washington once promised ObamaCare would produce. Former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin on Tuesday told members of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health that ObamaCare would likely result in huge overpayments. To make […]

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