Articles by: Staff

Power plant limits at center of Obama climate plan

Power plant limits at center of Obama climate plan

on June 25, 2013, 2:09 PM / in National News, News

Obama to unveil climate plan focusing on power plant emission limits, renewable energy By Josh Lederman and Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Associated Press President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013, with CEOs, business owners and entrepreneurs to discuss …more  immigration reform. From left are, Cecilia Muñoz, […]

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MARK TAYLOR’S FIGHT FOR COLUMBINE

MARK TAYLOR’S FIGHT FOR COLUMBINE

on June 25, 2013, 2:05 PM / in National News, News

By Ann Blake Tracy MARK ALLEN TAYLOR On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris opened fire outside Columbine High School. Standing with his friends having a discussion on the Bible was Mark Allen Taylor. The first bullets hit Mark with anywhere from 7 – 13 entering his body. The damage was so great that doctors could not determine the number of […]

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IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

on June 24, 2013, 7:31 PM / in National News, News

by TERRANCE  JEFFREY The  Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined    $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same   address in  Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector   General for Tax  Administration (TIGTA). That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by   thousands of  “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal   tax […]

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Analysis: For Obama, a world of Snowden troubles

on June 24, 2013, 4:47 PM / in National News, News

By Warren Strobel and Paul Eckert See video – Senior correspondent John Miller talks to the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts about how and why NSA leaker Edward Snowden is able to stay one step ahead of American authorities and avoid capture. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Since his first day in office, President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has rested on outreach: resetting ties […]

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Latest “Deal” from the Senate: Pass Amnesty First, Read the Bill Later

Latest “Deal” from the Senate: Pass Amnesty First, Read the Bill Later

on June 24, 2013, 8:51 AM / in National News, News

By: Senator Ted Cruz On Monday at 5:30pm, the United States Senate will vote on the most sweeping immigration reform proposal it has considered in almost 3 decades – and it will do so having only seen the nearly 1200 pages of text for approximately 72 hours.  Americans – including myself, my fellow senators and our staffs – are still trying to […]

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PBS Blog: Common Core Has Fatal Flaw

PBS Blog: Common Core Has Fatal Flaw

on June 24, 2013, 7:57 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Diane Ravitch On the PBS blog, economist Robert Lerman of the Urban Institute and American University expresses skepticism about the one-size-fits-all academic nature of the Common Core. Lerman strongly supports youth apprenticeship programs. Lerman is skeptical of Common Core for two reasons: One is that it lacks any evidence. In other words, as I have written repeatedly, Common Core […]

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Republicans Get Played Again

on June 24, 2013, 7:52 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Ann Kane Four  weeks ago the College Board president David Coleman admitted he snookered  Republican governors into accepting Common Core. In his May 17 presentation to education data analysts in Boston, the author of Common Core State Standards  said: When  I was involved in convincing governors and others around this country to adopt  these standards, it was not ‘Obama […]

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The Tennessean’s Inaccurate Editorial on Common Core

The Tennessean’s Inaccurate Editorial on Common Core

on June 24, 2013, 7:48 AM / in News, State News

By Shane Vander Hart The editorial board at The Tennessean clucks its tongue at parents and citizens who recently showed up to protest the Common Core State Standards being implemented in their state in an editorial yesterday. Apparently Tennessee legislators, parents and citizens are to blindly accept as fact the talking points circulated by those who advocate for the Common […]

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Commitment

Commitment

on June 24, 2013, 7:37 AM / in Opinion

There is a story about Thomas Edison, whom some have said that at one time opened a shop here in Jackson, TN, that at the age of 67, Thomas Edison watched as fire destroyed much of his work and equipment. Most of us would say it was time to retire? Was it time to hang up the lab coat? That […]

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U.S. seeks Snowden’s extradition, urges Hong Kong to act quickly

U.S. seeks Snowden’s extradition, urges Hong Kong to act quickly

on June 23, 2013, 2:35 PM / in National News, News

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, an analyst with a U.S. defense contractor, is seen in this file still image taken from video during an interview by The Guardian in his hotel room in Hong Kong June 6, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters By Steve Holland and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on […]

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Obama birthplace mistake: Yahoo! News declines comment

Obama birthplace mistake: Yahoo! News declines comment

on June 23, 2013, 2:32 PM / in National News, News

Erik Wemple: A reported opinion blog on news media The Washington Post In April 2011, Barack Obama, president of the United States, took the extraordinary step of releasing the long-form version of his birth certificate. As the New York Times wrote at the time, the idea behind the move was “to finally end a long-simmering conspiracy theory among some conservatives […]

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Thank you American Taxpayers

Thank you American Taxpayers

on June 22, 2013, 5:52 AM / in Opinion
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Owner Fined After Dog Found Roaming Free

on June 22, 2013, 5:50 AM / in News, State News

LEBANON, Tenn. – A mid-state pet owner is in trouble for the second time in less than a month. Last month, one of Andy Poston’s dogs had to be euthanized after reportedly attacking one of his neighbors, Jane Counts. “I came around the corner and the next thing I know, the dog is on me on my ankle and calf,” […]

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Dogs Euthanized After Virus Outbreak

on June 21, 2013, 8:16 AM / in News, State News

by Marcus Washington SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – A deadly virus outbreak has forced Robertson County Animal Control to shut down after a serious case of Canine Parvovirus. This past weekend, officers with the county’s animal control discovered a dog was diagnosed with Canine Parvovirus, most commonly referred to as Parvo. “Won’t eat or drink, they might vomit up yellow foam and […]

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SCHOOL CHOICE AND CHARTERS WILL KILL PRIVATE EDUCATION

SCHOOL CHOICE AND CHARTERS WILL KILL PRIVATE EDUCATION

on June 21, 2013, 7:16 AM / in National News, News

PART 1 of 2 By Charlotte Iserbyt Have any of us ever seen such a whirlwind education controversy taking place nationwide? We have been maneuvered by “change agents at the highest level” into a position where there are really no legitimate/safe options for educating our children than “in the home.” This is safe only if home schoolers do not accept one […]

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Farm Bill Update…..

Farm Bill Update…..

on June 21, 2013, 6:42 AM / in National News, News

By: Daniel Horowitz Edited by Frank Neudecker Yesterday, GOP leadership suffered a stunning defeat as 62 Republicans voted against the 5-year farm bill (H.R. 1947), which locks in the record baseline of food stamp spending and creates multiple new agriculture subsidy programs.  A handful of them voted against it because it cut too much spending, and others like Bill Shuster […]

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Farm Bill in House, Online Petition to U.S. Representatives

Farm Bill in House, Online Petition to U.S. Representatives

on June 21, 2013, 6:02 AM / in Announcements, National News, News

Editor’s Note: while we might not agree with best use of federal funds for farming, we can agree that information is important. FARM BILL AMENDMENTS – Ask Your U.S. Representative to Support non-GMO Agriculture, Small Farmers and Local Food! The U.S. House is debating its version of the Farm Bill (H.R. 1947). Over 200 amendments have been introduced, including several […]

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THREAT OF THE GLOBAL CABAL OF COLLUDING ENTITIES

THREAT OF THE GLOBAL CABAL OF COLLUDING ENTITIES

on June 21, 2013, 5:54 AM / in National News, News

By Ron Ewart At the risk of offending just about everyone, we’re going to lay it on the line here because we have been working up to these words for a long time. This is not some playground spat we’re in. We are in a war, a battle for our very lives, our freedom and American sovereignty but most Americans […]

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Appellate Judges Consider Firing New York’s Nanny

Appellate Judges Consider Firing New York’s Nanny

on June 19, 2013, 5:42 AM / in News, State News

On Tuesday, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division (New York’s second-highest tier of courts) heard New York City’s appeal against the decision by Judge Milton Tingling that struck down the ban on restaurant soft drink servings greater than 16 ounces. Attorneys for the coalition of business and community groups opposing the diktat argued that the city’s unelected Board of […]

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CBS News Compares Iranian Candidates to Tea Party

on June 18, 2013, 11:56 AM / in National News, News

On Saturday, CBS News reported on the elections in Iran – by comparing the mullahs to the Tea Party. Reporter Elizabeth Palmer said, discussing the new president, Hassan Rahjani, “Well, he was seen as the most reform-minded of all the candidates who ran this time, that being said, they were all very conservative. In US terms it was as if […]

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