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Peter Coyne, trying to remember if stocks go down…

on November 11, 2013, 4:05 PM / in National News, News

After stocks’ steepest two-month decline last Thursday, equities mostly ended last week higher. That was after rosy employment data were printed. Today, stocks are in the green… again. Year to date, the Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq, S&P MidCap and Russell 2000 are all up over 20%. Some of them are up almost 30%. The market is on its way to […]

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Thanks, Thomas Sowell!—But The War on Whites is Nothing New

Thanks, Thomas Sowell!—But The War on Whites is Nothing New

on November 11, 2013, 12:18 PM / in Opinion

By Paul Kersey Original Post The great Thomas Sowell kindly recognized me in a recent syndicated column for showing there is a low-level race war raging in what used to be our country—racially-motivated black violence that deliberately targets the white historic American nation. [Race-Hustling Results: Part III, October 24, 2013] I appreciate the recognition but I have to disagree with […]

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Obamacare, job losses got Dems down? Pivot to gays, amnesty and climate change

Obamacare, job losses got Dems down? Pivot to gays, amnesty and climate change

on November 11, 2013, 8:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Mike DeVine‘s Right.com @ Joe For America.com The Liar-in-Chief exposed as King Lear as his signature Obamacare implodes and 720,000 drop out of the workforce in one month. Insurance policy cancellations and security lapses at HealthCare.gov (when potential victims can get the identity-stealing website to “work”) have interrupted the body politic long enough. Time for Democrats to roll out their favorite pets to distract […]

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Reince Priebus & the RNC: Send in the RINO Clowns

Reince Priebus & the RNC: Send in the RINO Clowns

on November 11, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Christy Waters at Conservative Report Online It is exactly one year before the mid-term elections and the major political parties are starting to shift into campaign mode. So, it was no surprise when a friend received an email from Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee (RNC) asking for a donation. I won’t bore you with the whole RINO […]

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Venezuela sends in troops to force electronics chain to charge ‘fair’ prices

Venezuela sends in troops to force electronics chain to charge ‘fair’ prices

on November 11, 2013, 7:26 AM / in National News, News

The Free Market at Work By Girish Gupta, Correspondent, GlobalPost CARACAS, Venezuela — In his fight against the economic “war” that he says the political opposition, in collusion with the United States, is waging against Venezuela, President Nicolas Maduro ordered the military occupation of a chain of electronics stores over the weekend, forcing the company to charge “fair” prices. The […]

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Radio silence: Europe’s GOCE satellite falls to its fiery doom

Radio silence: Europe’s GOCE satellite falls to its fiery doom

on November 11, 2013, 7:11 AM / in National News, News

What goes up, must come down…. Alan Boyle, Science Editor   NBC News Original Post The European Space Agency’s 1.2-ton GOCE gravity-mapping satellite plunged through the atmosphere and broke into bits on Sunday. In an online update, ESA said that GOCE re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrated around 7 p.m. ET Sunday. That assessment was made on the basis of the satellite’s descending orbital […]

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Packaging a President: Christie’s Rollout Models Clinton, Bush and Obama

Packaging a President: Christie’s Rollout Models Clinton, Bush and Obama

on November 11, 2013, 7:07 AM / in National News, News

By Ron Fournier In an era of wrenching economic and social change, voters bet their hopes on a little-tested leader who a) echoed their disillusionment, b) pledged to end polarization, c) defied his party’s extremists, d) embraced the task of tackling big problems, e) and seemed authentic. And so it happened in 1992, 2000 and 2008 that Bill Clinton, George […]

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American Health Care’s Good Old Days

American Health Care’s Good Old Days

on November 11, 2013, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

By Lucia Graves America’s health care system is in chaos. Or at least, imperfect. The president’s signature HealthCare.gov site is riddled with problems and, so far, not enough young healthy people have signed up for insurance to offset the costs of caring for the old and the sick. Never mind that predictive models say the young procrastinate on enrolling. If […]

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Alaska’s Palin lukewarm on Christie talk for 2016

Alaska’s Palin lukewarm on Christie talk for 2016

on November 11, 2013, 6:55 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she thinks it’s good that Gov. Chris Christie won another term in mostly Democratic New Jersey. But the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate stops short of embracing Christie as a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2016, saying “I would never put my faith and hope in any one politician.” Palin tells […]

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Kerry says Iran rejected nuclear deal

Kerry says Iran rejected nuclear deal

on November 11, 2013, 6:53 AM / in National News, News

Original Article ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the major powers were unified on an Iran nuclear deal during weekend talks in Geneva but the Iranians were unable to accept it. He also said critics of the diplomatic effort should withhold their comments until a deal is reached. Speaking to […]

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Maldives court postpones presidential runoff

Maldives court postpones presidential runoff

on November 11, 2013, 6:35 AM / in National News, News

By HUSSAIN SINAN MALE, Maldives (AP) — The first democratically elected president of the Maldives and the brother of the country’s former autocratic ruler have qualified for a runoff, according to results in the island nation’s presidential election. But the Supreme Court postponed Sunday’s runoff by six days, setting the stage for a constitutional crisis in this tourist paradise nation, […]

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Beating Nazis Faster Than Development of Obamacare Website

Beating Nazis Faster Than Development of Obamacare Website

on November 11, 2013, 6:31 AM / in National News, News

Testifying on October 30 before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the cost to date of the federal government’s malfunctioning HealthCare.gov website is $174 million — “about $118 million on the website itself and about $56 million has been expended on other IT to support the web.” And it still didn’t work, […]

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Senator to block Obama’s nominations over Benghazi

Senator to block Obama’s nominations over Benghazi

on November 11, 2013, 6:17 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday said he will try to block White House nominations for key jobs until he gets more information on last year’s attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, even after a TV network pulled back from a story on the attack that Graham had cited. Graham has threatened to block President Barack […]

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U.S. lawmakers aim to tighten sanctions to spur Iran talks

U.S. lawmakers aim to tighten sanctions to spur Iran talks

on November 11, 2013, 6:11 AM / in National News, News

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday they aim to tighten sanctions on Iran to ensure the Obama administration does not give away too much in a planned deal to stop Tehran’s nuclear development program. The remarks are further evidence of the skepticism the Obama administration faces at home and abroad in its efforts […]

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White House urges Congress to regain U.S. UNESCO vote

White House urges Congress to regain U.S. UNESCO vote

on November 11, 2013, 6:06 AM / in National News, News

Good News…. every once and a while Congress does the right thing….. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House national security adviser Susan Rice on Saturday urged Congress to allow the United States to regain its vote at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, which it lost for not paying dues. “Shameful that US has lost its vote at #UNESCO,” […]

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Why Every Robot Should Love the Senate’s New Minimum Wage Bill

Why Every Robot Should Love the Senate’s New Minimum Wage Bill

on November 11, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

By Jordan Weissmann Reuters President Obama is reportedly ready to back Senate legislation that would up the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour and allow it to automatically rise with the cost of living. While the bill is bound to be politely ignored in the House, it’s a sign that if the Democrats ever control both Congress and the […]

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Academic Cesspools

Academic Cesspools

on November 11, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Over the past 10 years, I have written columns variously titled “Academic Cesspools,” “Academic Dishonesty,” “The Shame of Higher Education,” “Academic Rot” and “Indoctrination of Our Youth.” Therefore, I was not surprised by David Feith’s April 5th Wall Street Journal article, “The Golf Shot Heard Round the Academic World.” In it, Feith tells of a golf […]

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INJUNCTION? – – “AND NOW THE REST OF THE STORY”

INJUNCTION? – – “AND NOW THE REST OF THE STORY”

on November 10, 2013, 11:16 AM / in National News, News

The following is a response to those who have expressed the belief that any effort to oppose implementation of the USDA Retail Pet Store Rule is doomed to failure and should be opposed. The Injunction Action will not assert that the USDA does not have the right to publish a Rule that implements the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The Injunction […]

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City Commission defers spay and neuter ordinance, changes sought in wording

City Commission defers spay and neuter ordinance, changes sought in wording

on November 10, 2013, 11:10 AM / in News, State News

Gary B. Gray / Johnson City Press Original Post City commissioners on Thursday deferred a vote on a spay and neuter ordinance after more than an hourlong debate and a late request by Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin that some language be changed to reflect a more complete fix. The vote was 4-1 to defer on a second reading, with Commissioner […]

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How to Be Your Own Central Banker

How to Be Your Own Central Banker

on November 10, 2013, 10:58 AM / in National News, News

by David Franklin ‘Fedspeak’ was first used to describe the long, often vague statements by Alan Greenspan on changes in Federal Reserve policy. In fact, Greenspan claims opaque answers to straight forward questions were part of the job as he did not want to make markets overreact. In his words, “What tends to happen is your syntax collapses… All of […]

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