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Republicans following Cruz’s playbook as crisis unfolds

Republicans following Cruz’s playbook as crisis unfolds

on October 2, 2013, 8:49 AM / in National News, News

By Mike Lillis, Peter Schroeder and Bernie Becker The Hill House Republicans have more than taken a page out of Sen. Ted Cruz’s  (R-Texas) shutdown playbook. They’re following it to a “T.” GOP leaders on Tuesday introduced a series of bills to fund specific parts of  the government in lieu of one sweeping package — a strategy Cruz had floated […]

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Obamacare: What Every American Should Know – Minus the Parts We Don’t Want You To Know

Obamacare: What Every American Should Know – Minus the Parts We Don’t Want You To Know

on October 2, 2013, 8:36 AM / in National News, News

posted in Just Sayin’ by Shelley Okay… So, I got this from the Obamacare Explained website. They have it listed by  bullet point. Let’s go over it… Shall we? Here is a simplified ObamaCare explanation of what every American should know  about our new health care law. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) does a lot, luckily  most of us don’t need to know the details, […]

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Pit Bull Strikes Again; Bites Another Child

Pit Bull Strikes Again; Bites Another Child

on October 2, 2013, 8:33 AM / in News, State News

by Janet Kim Original Post NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After biting a child, a pit bull mix, sentenced to be euthanized, was given a second chance at life. However, luck may have run out for the dog who was accused of attacking another child less than a month later. It’s become an all too familiar scene on Watts Lane in West […]

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Venezuela Expels 3 US Diplomats in ‘Sabotage Conspiracy’

Venezuela Expels 3 US Diplomats in ‘Sabotage Conspiracy’

on October 2, 2013, 8:15 AM / in National News, News

by nevaehwest Original Post BUENOS AIRES,  (RIA Novosti) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced on national television that he has ordered the expulsion of three US diplomats from the country for allegedly plotting acts of sabotage in conspiracy with “far-right” opposition. Speaking in a public address Monday, Maduro gave Charge D’Affaires Kelly Keiderling, the top US diplomat in Caracas, […]

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Pentagon Spent $5 Billion on Weapons on the Eve of the Shutdown

Pentagon Spent $5 Billion on Weapons on the Eve of the Shutdown

on October 2, 2013, 8:12 AM / in National News, News

By John Reed Original Post The Pentagon pumped billions of dollars into contractors’ bank accounts on the eve of the U.S. government’s shutdown that saw 400,000 Defense Department employees furloughed. All told, the Pentagon awarded 94 contracts yesterday evening on its annual end-of-the-fiscal-year spending spree, spending more than five billion dollars on everything from robot submarines to Finnish hand grenades […]

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Tomita, Van Brocklin split on spending for Washington County Animal Shelter

on October 2, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Tony Casey – Johnson City Press Original Post Editor’s Note: More regulation. Discussion of the mandatory spay/neuter ordinance is deeply buried in this article. Breeders and people with show dogs would have to be licensed to avoid MSN. At Tuesday night’s monthly Animal Control Board meeting, city commissioner David Tomita voiced his concerns over the value of paying a […]

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Surprised to wake up to a partially shuttered government…

Surprised to wake up to a partially shuttered government…

on October 1, 2013, 9:14 PM / in National News, News

  Peter Coyne If you’re not a bureaucrat or you try not to read the news, then today is just another Tuesday. For everyone else, the federal government is shut down until Congress funds it. We know that because istheusgovernmentshutdown.com told us so. Here’s what the site looks like right now… Soon after the DR hit your inbox yesterday, we […]

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Mississippi town sued after refusing to license gay bar

Mississippi town sued after refusing to license gay bar

on October 1, 2013, 8:46 PM / in Local News, News

By Robbie Ward Reuters  Pat “P.J.” Newton stands in front of the building she is leasing in Shannon, Mississippi September 30, 2012. A rural northeast Mississippi community discriminated against a lesbian woman by denying her a license to reopen a bar catering to gays and lesbians, a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU accused […]

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Government shutdown: How could you be affected?

Government shutdown: How could you be affected?

on October 1, 2013, 7:48 AM / in National News, News

You have heard all the lies… now the truth…. A look at which services will and will not be affected after Congress failed to reach an agreement averting a government shutdown. Guide to the shutdown A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some but minimal impact on others. Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue […]

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They’re Lying to You: Appropriations and “Shutdown” Lies

They’re Lying to You: Appropriations and “Shutdown” Lies

on September 30, 2013, 9:42 PM / in National News, News

Written by  Thomas R. Eddlem As Democrats and Republicans squabble over federal funding and a partial shutdown of the federal government looms, many in the press are mindlessly parroting the Democratic Party’s talking points about the shutdown. But what’s the reality? Following are three false claims regarding the looming shutdown, and why they are lies. False claim #1: Republicans are […]

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Countdown to Shutdown

Countdown to Shutdown

on September 30, 2013, 2:18 PM / in National News, News

On Saturday, the House passed another Continuing Resolution to temporarily fund the government, this time with a one-year delay of ObamaCare and a repeal of the medical-device tax — the one that Harry Reid called a “stupid tax” but promised to save. The House also passed a separate CR (continuing resolution) to fund the Defense Department in the event of […]

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The Constitution vs. the UN Arms Treaty

The Constitution vs. the UN Arms Treaty

on September 30, 2013, 11:21 AM / in National News, News

Posted by Lesley Swann Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry signed a UN arms treaty that opponents say will implement a broad firearms registration scheme and eventually lead to global bureaucrats imposing gun control on the American people in spite of the Second Amendment.  Despite the Obama administration’s support for the treaty, it remains to be seen whether the […]

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Obama’s Renewed Iranian Romance

Obama’s Renewed Iranian Romance

on September 30, 2013, 11:18 AM / in National News, News

Three days after being snubbed at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, President Obama made a hurriedly arranged telephone call to Rouhani last Friday as the Iranian president was heading to the airport to return to Tehran.  This followed what Secretary of State John Kerry had described as his own “constructive” meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]

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Lessons in Manliness: The Hobbit

Lessons in Manliness: The Hobbit

on September 30, 2013, 11:15 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Jeremy Andenberg The Art of Manliness The Hobbit has been a favorite of children and adults alike since its publication in 1937. It used to take a backseat to The Lord of the Rings, but with the movie being released last summer, interest has been renewed in Bilbo Baggins’ adventure. When it was originally published, it was put into the children’s […]

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The Guns of ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEOS)

The Guns of ‘Breaking Bad’ (VIDEOS)

on September 30, 2013, 11:12 AM / in National News, News

by Aaron Samsel The final episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad airs this Sunday and the Guns.com staff is eagerly anticipating a just and Scarface-esque finale to this epic piece of moral madness.  We know it’s not your classic Western (yet), but this grand homage to nerd rage won our hearts and minds back in 2008 with a bag full of mercury […]

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Oppose the Medical Device Tax Repeal

Oppose the Medical Device Tax Repeal

on September 30, 2013, 11:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson Republicans are attempting two tricks to convince conservatives the GOP is still with them. The first is the Vitter Amendment, named for Senator David Vitter, which would require Congress to adhere to Obamacare like the rest of us.  I consider it a shiny object and you should not be cheering the GOP is they get it.  Congress […]

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Hypocrite in Chief

Hypocrite in Chief

on September 30, 2013, 10:55 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Rick Biesada Barack Obama attacked Ted Cruz and the 18 patriotic senators who voted to de fund the Affordable Care Act, known as Obama Care. He must be jealous because they figured out that his feeble health care plan is a disaster that will destroy our economy. Well, well, well… Listen to this fucking hypocrite in chief, lecturing the […]

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Breaking: African Islamists attack and murder sleeping college students

Breaking: African Islamists attack and murder sleeping college students

on September 30, 2013, 8:38 AM / in National News, News

By Jim Kouri Original Post Suspected Muslim terrorists ambushed a Nigerian college’s students as they slept in their dorm rooms early Sunday morning. Nigerian officials say at least 50 students, all males, were killed by the armed gunmen. The marauders are believed to be members of the radical Muslim terrorist organization, Boko Haram, which is affiliated with al-Qaeda in the […]

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Cokie’s Racism Charge: Black Tea Leader Retorts

Cokie’s Racism Charge: Black Tea Leader Retorts

on September 30, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Cokie Roberts recently calling the Tea Party racist is tired and unfounded. http://bit.ly/1biuENn As a black man who has been actively involved since its inception, I have been refuting this evil liberal/Democrat lie for 5 years. I have over 400 tea party rallies under my belt after several national bus tours on Tea Party Express, Our Country Deserves Better and […]

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Over the Hill

Over the Hill

on September 30, 2013, 8:06 AM / in Opinion

I, moving fast to 62, have a stake in the term “Over the hill”. So do all of us….. so try this story by Gerald R. Chester, Ph.D. It is an expression that is used in corporate America today in reference to workers over fifty—in some cases the line of demarcation is as low as forty. The inference of the expression […]

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