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Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Dances for ‘Faith’, ‘Family’ on ‘Stars’

on October 8, 2014, 9:10 AM / in National News, News

By Eric Scheiner (CNSNews.com) – Robertson family members gathered on the stage as Sadie Robertson danced a samba celebrating ‘Duck Dynasty’. Monday Night’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ showcased couples dancing to songs commemorating their most memorable year. For Sadie, that year was 2012 when the ‘Duck Dynasty’ program starring her family started. Robertson’s performance to Pharrell’s “Hunter,” included having dance partner […]

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Anyone Who Thought Bush Was Bad with Words Should See This Clip of Obama

on October 8, 2014, 7:57 AM / in National News, News

Author: Alexa Coombs Unlike his mispronunciation of “corpsman,” a term that Obama might not be familiar with because of his disdain for all things military, Obama should know what an OB-GYN is after the birth of his two daughters!

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday October 8th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday October 8th 2014

on October 8, 2014, 7:33 AM / in National News, News

1. Appeals court overturns same-sex marriage bans in two more states A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday struck down gay-marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. The ruling, if unchallenged, would clear the way for same-sex weddings in all nine states under the court’s jurisdiction. The decision came a day after the U.S. Supreme court declined to hear […]

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White House’s economic pitch: Europe and Japan are doing worse

White House’s economic pitch: Europe and Japan are doing worse

on October 8, 2014, 7:23 AM / in National News, News

By Joseph Lawler  /  Washington Examiner The Obama administration has a new talking point for the economy: At least we’re not Europe. President Obama is making the struggles of other advanced economies such as Europe and Japan the main feature of his latest economic pitch to voters, highlighting the relative strength of a U.S. economic recovery that is weak by […]

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Sacking Plastic Bags, Ctd

on October 8, 2014, 7:03 AM / in National News, News

If you think plastic bags have a high energy cost, one of Andrew Sullivan’s readers has news for you [The Dish; related, Julian Morris/Albuquerque Journal] A researcher who studies the environmental effectiveness of recycling admits that he “can’t stand” the plastic-bag ban: Part of the reason can be found in the quote you cited: Although plastic bags’ manufacture is relatively […]

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“Blind man sues Redbox, alleges kiosks are not accessible to visually impaired”

“Blind man sues Redbox, alleges kiosks are not accessible to visually impaired”

on October 8, 2014, 6:51 AM / in National News, News

“Because a blind or visually impaired individual cannot discern the visual cues displayed on the kiosk controls, they cannot independently browse, select and pay for DVDs at kiosks, and instead must rely upon sighted companions or strangers to assist them,” states the complaint, filed in a Pittsburgh federal court by Robert Johoda. “Further, the blind or visually impaired consumer must […]

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Quote for Today October 8th 2014

Quote for Today October 8th 2014

on October 8, 2014, 5:57 AM / in People

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” ― André Gide, Autumn Leaves André Paul Guillaume Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 “for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems […]

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Madison County Republican October Party Meeting

Madison County Republican October Party Meeting

on October 7, 2014, 10:48 AM / in Announcements

Monday, October 13, 2014 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM   Coyote Blues 4 Stonebridge Blvd. Jackson, TN   Guest Speaker: Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney Lunch is Dutch treat and guests are welcome. If you plan on ordering lunch, please arrive by 11:30 AM, the meeting will start promptly at noon.  

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on October 7, 2014, 10:39 AM / in National News, News

1. Supreme Court clears path for resuming same-sex marriage in 5 states The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear appeals of rulings allowing same-sex marriages in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The unexpected move cleared the way for lower courts to order the resumption of gay marriages in those states, as Virginia did at 1 p.m. Still, by […]

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Around Washington and the country …. Energy

Around Washington and the country …. Energy

on October 7, 2014, 10:02 AM / in National News, News

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) and former Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) will discuss energy and the midterm elections in Detroit during a conversation hosted by The Atlantic. The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute will host a Tuesday event on “The Politics and Process of Keystone XL.” Guests will speak about what Keystone means for the midterm elections, how it became such a […]

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Nothing like doing nothing..

Nothing like doing nothing..

on October 7, 2014, 9:59 AM / in National News, News

The Supreme Court on Monday denied an industry group’s appeal of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2008 ground-level ozone standard. As usual, the justices did not give a justification for the decision. The refusal means that a lower court’s ruling will stand, keeping in place the Bush administration’s 75-parts-per-billion ozone standard, which was reduced from 80 parts per billion. The […]

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VA Fires Two

VA Fires Two

on October 7, 2014, 9:55 AM / in National News, News

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that it is moving to fire two key officials following a summer scandal over falsified appointment wait times. The Washington Post identified VA Deputy Chief Procurement Officer Susan Taylor and Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton as the officials to be terminated. The agency issued a statement Monday on Taylor’s removal, noting […]

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HILLARY CLINTON SEES ‘LONG-TERM STRUGGLE’ AGAINST ISIS

HILLARY CLINTON SEES ‘LONG-TERM STRUGGLE’ AGAINST ISIS

on October 7, 2014, 9:53 AM / in National News, News

Former Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton said Monday that military force is a necessary part of the “long term” struggle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Clinton said at an event in Ottawa on Monday that she supports military action against ISIS because the terrorist group’s mission is “expansionary” in nature and working to embed militants in countries. She […]

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Panetta’s criticisms were not legitimate states the White House…. interesting….

Panetta’s criticisms were not legitimate states the White House…. interesting….

on October 7, 2014, 9:51 AM / in National News, News

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s new memoir Worthy Fights is due to be released on Tuesday, but the book is already causing headaches for the Obama administration. On Monday, the White House rejected Panetta’s criticisms that President Obama’s decisions made the current U.S. fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) harder. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said […]

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Couple addresses Synod, urges soft-pedaling on homosexuality

Couple addresses Synod, urges soft-pedaling on homosexuality

on October 7, 2014, 9:48 AM / in International News, News

By John-Henry Westen   /  LifeSiteNews.com One of the six couples chosen to participate in the Vatican’s Synod on the Family had some rather controversial advice for the gathered leaders of the Catholic Church. Ron and Mavis Pirola, co-directors of the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council, spoke this afternoon to the 191 synod fathers. The text of their address was released […]

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VoteVets group backs Takai’s congressional run with ad dollars

VoteVets group backs Takai’s congressional run with ad dollars

on October 7, 2014, 9:42 AM / in National News, News

By The Hawaii Reporter VoteVets Action Fund, a national veterans advocacy group, will spend $800,000 on an advertising campaign to boost candidates in three races across the country, including that of Hawaii state Rep. Mark Takai. Takai, a progressive Democrat running for Congress, will take on former Congressman Charles Djou, a Republican who served in 2010, in the November general […]

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Panetta Details Frustrations with Obama

Panetta Details Frustrations with Obama

on October 7, 2014, 9:32 AM / in National News, News

The New York Times reviews Leon Panetta’s new memoir, Worthy Fights. “Typically frank, occasionally feisty and finally free of the constraints of clearing opinions with the White House, Mr. Panetta is re-emerging with a blunt account of his time in the Obama administration. In a new memoir to be published on Tuesday, Mr. Panetta draws a largely respectful portrait of […]

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“The CDC Doesn’t Have A Funding Problem.”

“The CDC Doesn’t Have A Funding Problem.”

on October 7, 2014, 9:28 AM / in National News, News

By Walter Olson / Overlawyered “It Has A Mission Creep Problem,” argues David Harsanyi, noting that large chunks of the Centers for Disease Control’s budget and attention now go “to temporary health scares and trendy crusades that often go well beyond any mission it should be pursuing.” Glenn Reynolds has more at USA Today on how the agency has far […]

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Statutes of limitation and the pancake box

Statutes of limitation and the pancake box

on October 7, 2014, 9:23 AM / in National News, News

By Walter Olson The R.T. Davis Milling Co.’s Aunt Jemima brand of self-rising pancake mix was a big hit at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, thanks in part to the efforts of Nancy Green, the first of a series of women hired (after auditions) to promote the established brand, which had been named after a vaudeville tune of the […]

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Supreme Court Rejects Same-Sex Marriage Appeals, Is Tennessee Next?

on October 7, 2014, 9:14 AM / in Opinion

Stephan Hale posted a position of note in regards to yesterdays Supreme Court’s decision not to rule on cases pushed up by the lower courts. If you have watching closely, bans in those states had been struck down by federal appellate court rulings. By declining to review the cases, the high court effectively upholds those rulings, expanding same-sex marriage rights […]

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