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National Public Radio (@NPRNews) Misrepresents Facts to Fan Racial Tension

National Public Radio (@NPRNews) Misrepresents Facts to Fan Racial Tension

on February 17, 2014, 8:11 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson / RedState.com On February 6, 2014, NPR listeners heard this report about the voting rights act. A portion of the story involves Macon, GA, where I live. NPR did its listeners a great disservice in how it presented the story. But don’t believe partisan conservative me. An attorney for the local Democratic Party is calling foul too. As […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on February 17, 2014, 8:04 AM / in National News, News

1. Romney says the Lewinsky scandal shouldn’t matter in 2016 (Idiot Speaking) Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday that Bill Clinton “breached his responsibility” and “embarrassed” the nation by getting sexually involved with Monica Lewinsky while in the White House, but that Republicans should not exploit the scandal to oppose Hillary Clinton’s possible 2016 presidential bid. “I don’t […]

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Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Introduce State Marriage Defense Act

Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Introduce State Marriage Defense Act

on February 17, 2014, 7:41 AM / in National News, News

by William Bigelow On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced S. 2024, the State Marriage Defense Act, which allows states to set their own standards as to what defines marriage and protects the states from having the federal government encroach on that territory. Thirty-three states define marriage as the union between one man and one woman. Cruz […]

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Lawsuit challenges Alabama’s ban on gay marriage

on February 17, 2014, 7:38 AM / in National News, News

(Reuters) – A civil rights group sued Alabama on Thursday on behalf of a gay man challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing he should be able to claim the estate of his husband who died in a car crash. Paul Hard, an associate professor at a university in Montgomery, is seeking to be recognized as the beneficiary of […]

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Judge: Ky. must recognize same-sex marriages

on February 17, 2014, 7:31 AM / in National News, News

Video: A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. By Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, according to a ruling Wednesday by a federal judge, who struck down part of the state ban that he wrote treated “gay and lesbian persons differently in a way […]

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Trader Joe’s Need Not Apply: Would Attract Too Many Whites

Trader Joe’s Need Not Apply: Would Attract Too Many Whites

on February 17, 2014, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Selwyn Duke A certain store won’t be opening its doors in Portland, Oregon — it seems it would attract the “wrong kind” of people. No, it’s not a strip club or porn shop, or even a pawn shop. It’s Trader Joe’s, the unique grocery chain famous for offering health foods and exotic fare at reasonable prices. So what’s […]

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Romney says Clinton-Lewinsky scandal won’t be campaign issue for Hillary

Romney says Clinton-Lewinsky scandal won’t be campaign issue for Hillary

on February 17, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

Washington, Feb. 17 (ANI): Mitt Romney has said the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal would not be an issue if former secretary of state Hillary Clinton runs for president again. Senator Rand Paul has pressed the issue, suggesting Americans should think twice about putting Bill Clinton in the White House again as the spouse of a president, the Washington Post reports. […]

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This Ain’t Yo Daddy’s RoboCop

This Ain’t Yo Daddy’s RoboCop

on February 17, 2014, 6:53 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Eric Egan As technology continues to develop at breathtaking speeds, it is always refreshing to see a film that urges us to step back and ponder the ethical questions that inherently pop up when we discover new ways to tinker with creation. That RoboCop, the reboot of the 1987 original of the same name, does this in multiple […]

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Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

Legacy of civil rights leaders source of fights

on February 17, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

By JESSE J. HOLLAND WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers. She accused them of plotting to sell their father’s personal Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize — items she declared “sacred” and worth […]

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Obama visits Sunnylands twice in less than a year

Obama visits Sunnylands twice in less than a year

on February 17, 2014, 6:38 AM / in National News, News

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE   RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — With two visits in less than a year to the sprawling Sunnylands estate in Southern California, President Barack Obama is helping to fulfill the dream of the late philanthropists Walter and Leonore Annenberg, who hoped the desert property they used as a winter home would become the “Camp David of the West.” […]

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The Eye is Upon You

The Eye is Upon You

on February 17, 2014, 6:35 AM / in National News, News

By PHILIP ELLIOTT WASHINGTON (AP) — The days when political campaigns would try to make inroads with demographic groups such as soccer moms or white working-class voters are gone. Now, the operatives are targeting specific individuals. And, in some places, they can reach those individuals directly through their televisions. Welcome to Addressable TV, an emerging technology that allows advertisers — […]

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Candidate reaps benefits of super PAC he founded

Candidate reaps benefits of super PAC he founded

on February 17, 2014, 6:27 AM / in National News, News

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. House candidate in Montana is benefiting from a political action committee he created, leading at least one opponent and some experts to question the legality of the peculiar arrangement. Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL who is seeking the Republican nomination for Montana’s lone congressional seat, created the Special Operations for America (SOFA) super […]

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Officials investigating bizarre shooting report

on February 17, 2014, 6:11 AM / in State News

View Larger Map Cocke County (Tennessee) authorities released information Friday in connection with an alleged shooting of a Blount County man on his Cosby property on Feb. 4. Detectives Kevin Benton and Pam Wilson are working with Sevierville police to piece together details of the case. They said Lionel Gene Herndon, 65, of Maryville drove to the McDonald’s restaurant at […]

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No more falling back: Tennessee lawmaker wants to make daylight savings time permanent

No more falling back: Tennessee lawmaker wants to make daylight savings time permanent

on February 17, 2014, 6:01 AM / in News, State News

BY Tom Humphrey /  The Knoxville News Sentinel   NASHVILLE — When Tennesseans spring forward into daylight-saving time next month, they will never fall back into standard time again under legislation that has cleared its first step toward passage in the General Assembly. “It will be great for the farmers. It will be great for the school kids,” said Rep. Curry […]

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Devvy News February 16th

Devvy News February 16th

on February 16, 2014, 6:54 AM / in National News, News

And, still those gutless cowards in the Outlaw Congress do nothing –   like refusing to impeach Eric Holder for starters. He is stepping down   later this year and will escape without being held accountable. This time for the death of   a border Patrol Agent. But, hey – your incumbent in Congress wants your vote in the upcoming   primaries so he/she […]

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Pure Gold: Obama Slams Bush for Expanding Executive Power, Ignoring Congress

Pure Gold: Obama Slams Bush for Expanding Executive Power, Ignoring Congress

on February 16, 2014, 6:43 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Guy Benson / Town Hall As you may recall, we tend to reserve the “pure gold” descriptor for uniquely egregious instances of Obama hypocrisy.  This one surely qualifies.  American Commitment clips a stump speech snippet from 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama, scrupulous defender of our constitutional structure, and righteous critic of executive power grabs.  Behold: “I taught constitutional law for […]

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The Dirty Deal for a ‘Clean’ Debt Bill

The Dirty Deal for a ‘Clean’ Debt Bill

on February 15, 2014, 9:37 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by  Chip Wood Well, the Republican leadership has done it again. In the battle over government spending, they waved the white flag of unconditional surrender. Believe it or not, they gave Barack Obama permission to spend as much money as he wants over the next year — with absolutely no strings attached. The media are reporting that the House […]

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Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Confuses Declaration of Independence with Constitution

on February 15, 2014, 9:20 AM / in National News, News

by Frances Martel / Breitbart A federal judge struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine’s Day. Except the history of the historic ruling isn’t exactly up to par: Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that “all men are created equal,” which is, instead, the first line of the Declaration of […]

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Dog accidentally euthanized at Memphis Animal Shelter

on February 15, 2014, 9:07 AM / in News, State News

You have to be a subscriber to read this story on the Commercial Appeal web site (I’m not a subscriber). There might be more news about it later. Unfortunately, the Memphis shelter has done things like this before. Apparently a rescue group was ready to take this dog. Carlotta Dog accidentally euthanized at Memphis Animal Shelter Killed after rescue group […]

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Bank Bailouts Without End

Bank Bailouts Without End

on February 15, 2014, 9:06 AM / in National News, News

Written by  William F. Jasper And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the     Dane-geld You never get rid of the Dane. — Dane-geld, by Rudyard Kipling For more than 250 years — from the end of the 8th century to well into the 11th — […]

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