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CANTOR TO SPEAK AT NAM SUMMIT

CANTOR TO SPEAK AT NAM SUMMIT

on June 12, 2014, 9:05 AM / in National News, News

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) will address the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) tomorrow morning at 8:15 a.m., where he’s set to take questions after prepared remarks. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will speak at 11:45 a.m. in a closed-press panel. So, will Ex-Im come up? “It wouldn’t shock me,” NAM senior director Matt Lavoie told OF. “That is […]

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Where the Money Comes From

Where the Money Comes From

on June 12, 2014, 9:03 AM / in National News, News

The Senate will likely confirm Shaun Donovan to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. But the outgoing-secretary of Housing and Urban Development will first have to square off against Senate Budget committee members at his 2 p.m. Wednesday confirmation hearing. Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) grabbed headlines when he grilled Sylvia Mathews Burwell during her confirmation hearings […]

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SHOW ME THE ENERGY MONEY

SHOW ME THE ENERGY MONEY

on June 12, 2014, 8:56 AM / in National News, News

The House Appropriations Committee unveiled a $34 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal year 2015. The bill funnels money into fossil-fuel energy programs while placing renewable technologies on the chopping block. All together it is expected to reduce spending on nuclear and energy security from 2014 levels. The bill details funding for a number of Energy Department nuclear […]

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West Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting

West Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting

on June 12, 2014, 8:51 AM / in Announcements

The May 2014 Stated meeting will be held Thursday June 12th at Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store located in the Casey Jone Village, Jackson, TN. For those who wish to share a meal and fellowship, our room will be available at 5:30 P.M.. A brief update on things TFA will begin at 6:45, and our featured speaker, Mr. Tim York of […]

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Jackson Madison County TEA Party Meeting

Jackson Madison County TEA Party Meeting

on June 12, 2014, 8:41 AM / in Announcements

Jackson Madison County TEA Party Thursday, June 19th at 6:30 PM Location:  Casey Jones Museum Thank you!! In HIM, Jackosn Madison County TEA Party

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday June 12th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday June 12th 2014

on June 12, 2014, 8:19 AM / in National News, News

1. Sunni insurgents seize another major Iraqi city Al Qaeda-linked Sunni militants overran a second city in northern Iraq — Tikrit — on Wednesday, and vowed to push south to Baghdad. The rapid advance is being made easier by the crumbling of the Iraqi military. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Shiite-led government reportedly covertly asked the U.S. in May to use […]

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Bits and Pieces June 12, 2014

Bits and Pieces June 12, 2014

on June 12, 2014, 7:57 AM / in National News, News

Some Kind of Friend A Washington State man is facing criminal charges after allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing her iPad, and then having the gall to “friend” his victim on Facebook the next day. According to news reports, a woman was struck on the head from behind while sitting at the Bremerton, Washington, ferry terminal. Although the victim claims […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on June 12, 2014, 7:50 AM / in Bedtime Stories

This is some thing I not an expert on, but when I read the novel it struck a cord with me….. and I am not sure why. “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one […]

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Veterans Affairs audit exposes Hawaii’s ‘infuritating’ wait list

Veterans Affairs audit exposes Hawaii’s ‘infuritating’ wait list

on June 12, 2014, 7:07 AM / in National News, News

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN – HONOLULU — Veterans seeking care at the VA Medical Center here in Hawaii wait an average of 145 days. Maybe more striking, some 64,000 veterans enrolled in the system for at least 10 years have yet to see a doctor, says a Department of Veterans Affairs audit released Monday Even before the audit, said Willes Lee, a West Point graduate, […]

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Must-Watch: Congressman Delivers Major Blows to the Obama Admin’s Excuses for Taliban 5 Release

Must-Watch: Congressman Delivers Major Blows to the Obama Admin’s Excuses for Taliban 5 Release

on June 12, 2014, 7:03 AM / in National News, News

By IJReview Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) took Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to task Wednesday over the release of the “Taliban Five” in the Bergdahl trade. At the heart of the fiery exchange was a national intelligence assessment that four of the five terrorists would return to the battlefield to fight against American forces. Forbes asked Hagel if the military would risk […]

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ObamaCare’s Looming Subsidy Overpayment Crisis

ObamaCare’s Looming Subsidy Overpayment Crisis

on June 12, 2014, 6:58 AM / in National News, News

Waste: Lawmakers have learned that ObamaCare could end up overpaying insurance subsidies by as much as $152 billion. That’s more than the deficit cut Washington once promised ObamaCare would produce. Former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Holtz-Eakin on Tuesday told members of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on health that ObamaCare would likely result in huge overpayments. To make […]

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‘Put on your belts and get ready, the battle will rage in Baghdad’: ISIS militants march on Iraq capital with a bullet in the head for anyone who gets in the way as US considers air strikes

‘Put on your belts and get ready, the battle will rage in Baghdad’: ISIS militants march on Iraq capital with a bullet in the head for anyone who gets in the way as US considers air strikes

on June 12, 2014, 6:55 AM / in National News, News

Iraq’s government has indicated a willingness for the US military to conduct airstrikes against radical Islamist militants Islamist militants have taken over Iraq’s second biggest city Mosul and Saddam Hussein’s home town of Tikrit Government forces have stalled the militants’ advance near Samarra, a city just 110km (68 miles) north of Baghdad ISIS’s goal is to create a Islamic caliphate […]

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Chattanooga City Council OKs Mayor Andy Berke’s $216 million budget

Chattanooga City Council OKs Mayor Andy Berke’s $216 million budget

on June 12, 2014, 6:41 AM / in News, State News

by Joy Lukachick / Chattanooga Times Free Press City Council gave Mayor Andy Berke’s $216 million budget their first stamp of approval after the city added money to pave 56 more miles of city roads. After back-and-forth-debate the mayor’s office added $400,000 to Chattanooga’s road paving budget bumping the total to $3 million — nearly double what the city allocated […]

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RSS TN Supreme Court justice operatives have Obama ties, troublemaking history

RSS TN Supreme Court justice operatives have Obama ties, troublemaking history

on June 12, 2014, 6:34 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Some of the primary people hired to help three Tennessee Supreme Court justices win retention this summer appear to have blatantly partisan ties to the Democratic Party, despite justices insisting they themselves are apolitical. One operative has a notorious past for causing trouble that might shock you — especially given that justices Gary […]

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Eric Cantor Defeat: Tea Party Looks For Next Upset

Eric Cantor Defeat: Tea Party Looks For Next Upset

on June 12, 2014, 6:15 AM / in National News, News

By  Mark Murray  / NBC News Eric Cantor’s shocking primary defeat on Tuesday not only sent shockwaves through Capitol Hill and his state of Virginia – but also surely rattled the nerves of other Republican incumbents facing Tea Party challenges in the coming weeks. And the challengers aren’t wasting any time trying to capitalize on the huge upset. Chris McDaniel, […]

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Two More Men Charged in Holly Bobo’s Disappearance

Two More Men Charged in Holly Bobo’s Disappearance

on June 12, 2014, 5:45 AM / in News, State News

By M. Alex Johnson One brother was free on bond and the other remained in jail Wednesday after being charged in connection with the disappearance of Tennessee nursing student Holly Lynn Bobo. Jeffrey Kurt Pearcy, 42, was released on $25,000 bond after he pleaded not guilty Wednesday to tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in the presumed death […]

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Supreme Court to weigh next steps in Argentina bonds case

Supreme Court to weigh next steps in Argentina bonds case

on June 11, 2014, 9:26 AM / in National News, News

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court is due to meet behind closed doors on Thursday to consider how to act on Argentina’s appeal of lower court decisions ordering the country to pay $1.33 billion to hedge fund creditors. A loss in the high-profile litigation could force Argentina to default on its sovereign debt, its government has said. […]

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HOMESTRETCH” CALL TO ACTION

HOMESTRETCH” CALL TO ACTION

on June 11, 2014, 9:20 AM / in Announcements

Posted by:  franklosey@twc.com Now that Ms. Lois Lerner has been found to be in Contempt of Congress, I believe a “Window of Opportunity” now exists that could result in a critical mass of Members of Congress finally connecting the dots between the fact that Lois Lerner was a Member of the HSUS and Lois Lerner protected the HSUS from being […]

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Clarksville: 37 bags of dead dogs found at home of ‘rescuer’s’ mother

Clarksville: 37 bags of dead dogs found at home of ‘rescuer’s’ mother

on June 11, 2014, 9:09 AM / in News, State News

Nicole Hulbig now faces eight counts of animal cruelty in Sumner County after 39 live dogs were seized Written by Stephanie Ingersoll  /  Leaf-Chronicle CLARKSVILLE, TENN. — Hours after four dead puppies were found inside a Clarksville home Thursday, deputies in Sumner County went to a Cottontown home and found 37 bags containing animal remains and seized 39 live dogs […]

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Defending Hillary

Defending Hillary

on June 11, 2014, 9:02 AM / in National News, News

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her ABC News interview that airs tonight at 9 p.m., defending her big-money speeches: “We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, for houses, for Chelsea’s education. “You […]

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