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GOP lawmakers open door to brokered convention

GOP lawmakers open door to brokered convention

on December 12, 2015, 6:19 AM / in National News

By Scott Wong  / The Hill Next summer could see the first brokered convention in four decades. While still unlikely, the idea got a big boost from some Republicans in Congress who are grasping for some way, any way, to deny front-runner Donald Trump the party’s presidential nomination. Capitol Hill was set abuzz this week by a Washington Post report that GOP party elders […]

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Word Meanings for Today

Word Meanings for Today

on December 12, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Stress: The confusion created when ones mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some idiot who desperately needs it.

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Citadel starts suspension process for students photographed wearing white hoods

Citadel starts suspension process for students photographed wearing white hoods

on December 11, 2015, 7:29 AM / in National News, State News

So Much For Free Expression The Citadel is investigating eight cadets after photos emerged online Thursday showing them wearing white hoods resembling Ku Klux Klan garb. The school’s president, retired Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, called the images “offensive and disturbing,” and said the South Carolina military school had started suspension proceedings. “Preliminary reports are cadets were singing Christmas carols […]

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Connecticut to ban gun purchases by people on watch lists

Connecticut to ban gun purchases by people on watch lists

on December 11, 2015, 7:23 AM / in National News, State News

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) said Thursday that he plans to make his state the first to ban gun purchases by people on federal terrorism watch lists. President Obama called for such a move after a series of recent terror attacks, but the proposal failed to clear Congress last week. The ban would require approval by the Justice Department. […]

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Marines – Star Trek

Marines – Star Trek

on December 11, 2015, 7:17 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special Thanks to our friends…. MARINES ARE VERY INTERESTING / No Offense Meant….. The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech, and walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he was introduced to a United States Marine Corps General.  As they talked, the Iranian said, “I have just one question about what I […]

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Senator Brian Kelsey asks Tennessee Attorney General for Ruling

Senator Brian Kelsey asks Tennessee Attorney General for Ruling

on December 11, 2015, 7:08 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE, TN: The Tennessee Firearms Association’s Executive Director, John Harris, today expressed support for the move by Senator Brian Kelsey, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary, to obtain an official opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General on several specific questions regarding whether local governments, specifically Nashville, have the legal authority to regulate gun shows that have historically taken place on public […]

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Maryland Deputy Attorney General Busted on Video: “We Should Ban Guns Altogether, Period”

Maryland Deputy Attorney General Busted on Video: “We Should Ban Guns Altogether, Period”

on December 11, 2015, 6:50 AM / in National News, State News

By Tim Brown  /  Freedom Outpost Maryland, the now ironically named “Free State,” has been through eight years under Communist Martin O’Malley’s governorship.  Now, it appears that the state’s Deputy Attorney General, Thiruvendran Vignarjah was busted by Project Veritas as he attended a national conference of state attorneys general in New York City and said that he was for a […]

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2 Afghan airmen still missing from Ga. base

2 Afghan airmen still missing from Ga. base

on December 11, 2015, 6:39 AM / in National News

By Dontaye Carter  /  USA Today Special thanks to Jackie and Lynn MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — New details emerged Thursday in the intense search for two Afghan student airmen missing from Moody Air Force Base, about 230 miles south of Atlanta, near Valdosta. Authorities say Mirwais Kohistani and Shirzad Rohullah failed to show up at the base for training Monday. Separate Story […]

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Whistleblower: Feds Shut Down Terror Investigation That Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Attack

on December 11, 2015, 6:07 AM / in National News

By Chuck Ross  /  The Daily Caller A former Department of Homeland Security agent says that an investigation he was conducting into a fundamentalist Islamic group operating in the U.S. may have helped stop San Bernardino jihadi Syed Farook had the government not shut down his probe. During an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Thursday, Philip Haney said […]

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The Amazing Insight of 35 Undecided Voters

The Amazing Insight of 35 Undecided Voters

on December 11, 2015, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Erick Erickson Paul Begala once told me a story about Ann Richards, the former Governor of Texas who lost to George W. Bush in 1994. He said after Richards lost her re-election she told Bill Clinton that he was going to lose in 1996 because he was making the same mistake she made in 1994. Richards told Clinton she […]

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Study: Obama being left behind in TV’s mania to cover Trump

Study: Obama being left behind in TV’s mania to cover Trump

on December 11, 2015, 5:53 AM / in National News

By Paul Bedard  /  Washington Examiner Maybe Republican presidential front-runner is right that TV should pay him for the boosted ratings and story fodder he’s providing, especially to the network news operations. Just consider these new results from a Media Research Center analysis of the two hottest political topics, President Obama’s Oval Office plan to fight ISIS and Trump’s plan […]

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Word Meanings for Today

Word Meanings for Today

on December 11, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Cigarette: A pinch of tobacco, wrapped in paper, fire at one end, fool at the other.

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL REQUEST

HOLIDAY TRAVEL REQUEST

on December 11, 2015, 5:30 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A student was heading home for the holidays. When she got to the airline counter, she presented her ticket to New York.  And as she gave the agent her luggage, she made the smart remark, “I’d like you to send my green suitcase to Hawaii, and my red suitcase to London.” The confused agent said, “I’m sorry, we can’t to […]

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Wait, We need more Time….

on December 10, 2015, 10:20 AM / in National News

Federal government funding runs out on Dec. 11, but lawmakers need more time to work out a long-term deal, known as an “omnibus.” Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), the House’s top appropriator, introduced a five-day extension of current government funding. If enacted, Congress will have through Dec. 16 to cut a deal. Talks are moving forward–albeit slowly–on controversial policy attachments complicating […]

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Judge says “Happy Birthday to You” case settled

Judge says “Happy Birthday to You” case settled

on December 10, 2015, 10:16 AM / in National News

A federal judge said Wednesday that a settlement had been reached in a documentary filmmaker’s class lawsuit trying to end copyright protection for the lyrics to “Happy Birthday to You” and make the song part of the public domain. A judge in September ruled that the copyright claim of Warner/Chappell Music was not valid. The company collected royalties on the […]

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House to vote on temporary spending bill Friday to avoid shutdown

House to vote on temporary spending bill Friday to avoid shutdown

on December 10, 2015, 10:13 AM / in National News

The House of Representatives has scheduled a Friday vote on a stop-gap spending measure to keep the federal government from shutting down this weekend. Lawmakers are negotiating a $1.15 trillion bill that would fund government operations through September. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Congress needs to extend the temporary spending bill that expires Friday, before breaking for the holidays […]

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Nearly two-thirds of Republicans back Trump’s call for ban on Muslim travelers

Nearly two-thirds of Republicans back Trump’s call for ban on Muslim travelers

on December 10, 2015, 10:11 AM / in National News

Sixty-five percent of likely Republican primary voters support GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s call for barring Muslims from entering the U.S., according to a Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday. More than a third said the controversial proposal “makes them more likely to vote for him,” Bloomberg reports. Trump’s rhetoric did not go over so well with the general public, however, with […]

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Supreme Court hears arguments in affirmative action challenge

Supreme Court hears arguments in affirmative action challenge

on December 10, 2015, 10:08 AM / in National News

The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments for a second time on a challenge to a race-based admissions policy at the University of Texas. Members of the court’s conservative wing indicated they do not believe affirmative action is necessary — or constitutional, with Justice Antonin Scalia saying it would benefit black college students to attend “a slower-track school where they […]

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Paying $124,668 a year, San Antonio can’t find enough cops

Paying $124,668 a year, San Antonio can’t find enough cops

on December 10, 2015, 10:04 AM / in State News

By Kenric Ward  /  Watchdog Texas San Antonio is short 200 police officers, despite offering hiring bonuses and boosting entry-level pay past $40,000 to bolster its thin blue line. Reasons for the shortage are unclear, as San Antonio’s finest have the second-highest police compensation packages in Texas, right behind big-spending Austin. Rookies in the newest cadet class earn an average […]

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Is your city hiding its debt?

Is your city hiding its debt?

on December 10, 2015, 10:01 AM / in National News, State News

3 Texas cities have heaviest taxpayer burdens in US By Kenric Ward  /  Watchdog Texas With billions of dollars in “hidden debt,” three Texas cities have among the heaviest taxpayer burdens in the United States. Dallas, Houston and San Antonio owe a combined $23 billion, according to Truth in Accounting, a think tank that rated government finances in the country’s […]

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