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HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CO-DEFENDANTS PAY $15.75 MILLION SETTLEMENT TO FELD ENTERTAINMENT ENDING 14 YEARS OF LITIGATION

HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CO-DEFENDANTS PAY $15.75 MILLION SETTLEMENT TO FELD ENTERTAINMENT ENDING 14 YEARS OF LITIGATION

on May 16, 2014, 6:38 AM / in National News, News

It is not often that we get to share such outstanding news with our readers.  Congratulations to Feld for the very successful close to this long, arduous suit and a historic victory. Susan Wolf  / Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance saova@earthlink.net Unprecedented Settlement Brings Total Paid to Parent Company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus to More […]

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Eric Shinseki on the firing line…

on May 16, 2014, 6:35 AM / in National News, News

Facing angry lawmakers on Thursday, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said he was “mad as hell” over allegations of secret wait lists and delays in care at several VA clinics across the country. At a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing, Shinseki said that “timely action will be taken,” if the allegations are substantiated, but otherwise defended his agency. “I’m not aware other […]

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Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia

Pro-life, pro-family 17-year-old beats 2-time incumbent in West Virginia

on May 16, 2014, 6:29 AM / in National News, News

by Dustin Siggins  CHARLESTON, WV, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Running on an explicitly pro-life and pro-family platform, Saira Blair a 17-year-old high school student beat out two-time incumbent Larry Kump to represent the Republicans in the November race for the state House of Delegates.  Blair, a strong Catholic said on her election signs: “I am a Fiscal Conservative, I’m […]

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Notre Dame refuses to recognize pro-marriage student group

Notre Dame refuses to recognize pro-marriage student group

on May 16, 2014, 6:26 AM / in National News, News

by Dustin Siggins / LifeSiteNews NOTRE DAME, IN, May 15, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Notre Dame’s administration and student leadership is under fire after denying official recognition to a student organization dedicated to promoting the traditional view of marriage, although it has an officially sanctioned group for homosexuals. Students for Child-Oriented Policy (SCOP), which aims to promote the benefits of traditional marriage […]

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Great Books you may Never have Read

Great Books you may Never have Read

on May 16, 2014, 6:19 AM / in Opinion

By Paul Rosenberg  /  Free-Man’s Perspective A few months back, at the request of several readers, I put together a list of history books. This week I’d like to broaden that a bit and list a number of books that are not terribly well-known, but which are important. There is a wide variety of books on this list, but they are […]

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Amid protests, FCC to vote on new ‘net neutrality’ proposal

Amid protests, FCC to vote on new ‘net neutrality’ proposal

on May 15, 2014, 7:59 AM / in National News, News

By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. telecommunications regulators will vote on Thursday on whether to formally propose new “net neutrality” rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has come under fire from consumer advocates and technology companies for proposing […]

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Americans Don’t Want Most Members of Congress Reelected, But Will Do It Anyway

Americans Don’t Want Most Members of Congress Reelected, But Will Do It Anyway

on May 15, 2014, 7:56 AM / in National News, News

By Ben Cosman / new poll from Gallup Wednesday shows that a majority of Americans do not believe that “most members of Congress” deserve to be reelected in the 2014 midterms. But that doesn’t mean incumbents should be scared. According to Gallup, with roughly six months before the midterms, “anti-incumbent sentiment” is high. In fact, it might be the highest […]

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Should Members of Congress Be Forced to Fly Coach?

Should Members of Congress Be Forced to Fly Coach?

on May 15, 2014, 7:52 AM / in National News, News

By Alina Kleineidam / ABC News Blogs  Sometimes life can be hard, especially for members of Congress who have to commute back and forth from Washington to their home states every week or so. And a new bill introduced by Rep. Paul A. Gosar, R-Ariz., and three of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives – Reps. Raul Ruiz, […]

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Pelosi: Republicans ‘Driven To Their Wits’ End’ By Hillary’s ‘Strength, Popularity And Prestige’

Pelosi: Republicans ‘Driven To Their Wits’ End’ By Hillary’s ‘Strength, Popularity And Prestige’

on May 15, 2014, 7:47 AM / in National News, News

The Daily Caller Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had an explanation for recent questions around presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health, claiming Republicans have been “driven to their wits’ end” by the former secretary of state’s “strength, popularity and prestige.” The California congresswoman appeared on CNN Wednesday afternoon. Host Wolf Blitzer asked Pelosi what she thought about Karl Rove’s […]

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US plans nearly $1 billion arms deal with Iraq

US plans nearly $1 billion arms deal with Iraq

on May 15, 2014, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

Washington (AFP) – The United States plans to sell nearly $1 billion worth of warplanes, armored vehicles and surveillance aerostats to Iraq. The deal includes 24 AT-6C Texan II light-attack aircraft, a turboprop plane manufactured by Beechcraft that has .50 caliber machine guns, advanced avionics and can carry precision-guided bombs, the Pentagon said. The aircraft and related equipment and services […]

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Nevada Tells Father: Over $10K to Access Kids’ School Records

Nevada Tells Father: Over $10K to Access Kids’ School Records

on May 15, 2014, 7:30 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Raven Clabough A conscientious father in Nevada received shocking news when he requested to see the permanent records of his four children from state education officials: His request would cost $10,194. John Eppolito, the father, was concerned about a recent decision in Nevada to join a multi-state consortium that would share student data. Fox News explains, “Nevada has […]

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Dems ready student loan push

Dems ready student loan push

on May 15, 2014, 7:05 AM / in National News, News

By Peter Schroeder / The Hill Senate Democrats are preparing a June offensive on student loans meant to bolster the party’s 2014 election message. Democrats will push for a vote on legislation to allow people to refinance student loan debt at a lower rate. “Does Congress work for the rich and the powerful, for those that can hire armies of lobbyists […]

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The Structure and Motivations of Anti-vivisection Organizations and

The Structure and Motivations of Anti-vivisection Organizations and

on May 15, 2014, 6:54 AM / in National News, News

Fascinating look at how AR groups are structured by Tom Holder I recently published a paper in EMBO reports (available free online for a few more weeks) which (among other things) looked at the factors influencing the animal rights movement, causing it to wax and wane over time. Firstly I separated animal rights groups into two general types using the […]

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Pelosi on Illegals: ‘We Cannot Prohibit a Path to Citizenship’

Pelosi on Illegals: ‘We Cannot Prohibit a Path to Citizenship’

on May 15, 2014, 6:50 AM / in National News, News

(CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said today that the United States, as a country, “cannot prohibit a pathway to citizenship” for illegal aliens. “As a country, we cannot, let me say, we cannot prohibit a path to citizenship,” Pelosi said Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation annual economic summit in Washington, D.C. “I don’t think we […]

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Hillary, Run or Not

Hillary, Run or Not

on May 15, 2014, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

The Weekly Standard I suspect that no one–possibly even Hillary herself–has any idea whether or not she’s actually going to run for president. For the moment, all that she likely knows is that it’s in her best interest to at least act like she’s going to run. (Also, as Mickey Kaus points out, this is kind of what Clintons do.) […]

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Rep. John Conyers fails to qualify for ballot

Rep. John Conyers fails to qualify for ballot

on May 15, 2014, 6:31 AM / in National News, News

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) won’t appear on the Democratic primary ballot after failing to submit enough valid signatures, Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett said on Tuesday. “It is my determination that in accordance with the current laws and statutes of the State of Michigan, the nominating petitions filed by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. are insufficient to allow his name to appear on […]

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THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

THE LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

on May 15, 2014, 6:29 AM / in Opinion

By Servando Gonzalez In a 1964 speech Ronald Reagan told his audience, “If we lose freedom here, there’s no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” It seems that Reagan believed that the threat to our freedoms could only come from abroad, from the evil empire, the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, he was wrong. America’s worst enemies […]

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On the Firing Line… State Rep. Steve McDaniel

On the Firing Line… State Rep. Steve McDaniel

on May 14, 2014, 9:05 AM / in News, State News

Tennessee State Representative Steve McDaniel was the guest speaker last night at the Henderson County Tea Party meeting in Lexington and if they allowed such a thing these days, boiling in oil might have been brought back as a means of solving political injustice. Representative McDaniel, unafraid, marched out his call in defense of Common Core, a Constitutional Convention for an […]

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Endangered … Our Freedom

Endangered … Our Freedom

on May 14, 2014, 8:56 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News

Are we being led to the slaughter? Should we change the Constitution or hold elected officials accountable? The Convention of the States to amend the Constitution has the very real possibility of changing our entire Constitution, even the right to bear arms. Come and hear the untold truth about the Convention of the States that Tennessee legislators have requested. Richard […]

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App may help Nashville dog owners find love connection / Must LOVE Dogs

App may help Nashville dog owners find love connection / Must LOVE Dogs

on May 14, 2014, 8:48 AM / in National News, News

By Jamie McGee / The Tennessean Single male. Loves running and live music and owns a Labrador retriever. Looking for a female — and puppy play dates. In what could be described as Match.com for dogs and their owners, a new app called RendezWoof is helping Nashville-area dog owners find other dog owners for dating, for friendship or just to […]

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