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Georgia couple reportedly sues to make daughter’s surname ‘Allah’

Georgia couple reportedly sues to make daughter’s surname ‘Allah’

on March 27, 2017, 7:19 AM / in State News

A Georgia couple has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the state after they were denied a birth certificate for their infant with the last name they gave her – Allah. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia filed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday. The 22-month-old child does […]

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Republican lawmaker quits conservative House group over healthcare conflict

Republican lawmaker quits conservative House group over healthcare conflict

on March 27, 2017, 7:10 AM / in National News, State News

Not All Republicans are as Conservative as Others….. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Representative Ted Poe resigned from the House Freedom Caucus on Sunday over the conservative legislative group’s role in sinking a healthcare overhaul championed by President Donald Trump. “Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do,” the Texas lawmaker said […]

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Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

on March 27, 2017, 7:01 AM / in International News

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before […]

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Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

on March 27, 2017, 6:58 AM / in State News

By JOHN MINCHILLO and DAN SEWELL CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets in what they described as a chaotic and terrifying scene. A gunfight broke out inside the crowded Cameo club early Sunday […]

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North Dakota Legalizes Constitutional Carry

North Dakota Legalizes Constitutional Carry

on March 27, 2017, 6:43 AM / in National News, State News

Second state to do so this year, 14th overall BY: Stephen Gutowski Republican governor Doug Burgum signed a bill legalizing permitless gun carry in North Dakota on Friday. The bill allows anyone over the age of 21 who can otherwise possess a firearm to carry it concealed on their person without having to obtain a permit beforehand. It does require […]

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Criminal Charges Against LGBTQ DEMANDED by Catholics!

Criminal Charges Against LGBTQ DEMANDED by Catholics!

on March 27, 2017, 6:19 AM / in National News, Opinion

Rev. Austin Miles  / 1 Patriot.com Extortion is a felony that must be punished. Extortion means demanding an act to be performed, such as paying a ransom under threat of violence, and in this case, death. One surrenders to the demand by an act, money, or property to prevent a threatened act of violence, or murder. An example is the old […]

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The federal debt is $20 trillion? Try $100 trillion

The federal debt is $20 trillion? Try $100 trillion

on March 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Johnny Kampis   /   Watchdog.org As the national debt grows toward $20 trillion, a financial watchdog says $100 trillion is a more realistic number when factoring in unfunded obligations. The U.S. Treasury’s “Debt to the Penny” website listed the outstanding debt as $19,846,045,559,411.81 on Monday morning and prognosticators are predicting when the amount will hit $20 trillion. Even Truth […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update , March 26, 2017

on March 26, 2017, 8:54 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Notice more speech restrictions in Canada

on March 26, 2017, 7:42 AM / in International News, Opinion

Notice more speech restrictions in Canada Despite polls showing that 71% of Canadians would not have voted for the measure, Canada’s Parliament, with the strong backing of Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, passed a motion this week 201 to 91 that critics say singles out Islam for special protection. Tabled by Muslim liberal MP Iqra Khalid, M-103 urges the federal government […]

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California considers criminalizing ‘deceptive’ political statements

on March 26, 2017, 7:40 AM / in Opinion, State News

This is just another step towards more censorship and loss of the right to freedom of speech. Bill would allow government to decide what is or isn’t ‘misleading’ There’s a reason the Golden State often is referred to as the “left coast” … But now comes a whole new level of government intervention. It’s a bill that purports to determine “what […]

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Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

on March 25, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News, Opinion

The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued […]

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Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker  of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

Discussion About GOP Replacement to Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House Intensifies in White House, Congress

on March 25, 2017, 8:11 AM / in National News, Opinion

If this bill causes the REPEAL RYAN & REPLACE to happen then it wasn’t a loss at all – it was a  WIN!!!! I would like to see Mark Meadows in the Speakers position because, the House Speaker is THIRD IN LINE for the Oval Office Succession order: President – 1. Vice President 2. Speaker of the House of Representatives […]

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Broadband Accessibility Act might create monopoly, private provider warns

Broadband Accessibility Act might create monopoly, private provider warns

on March 25, 2017, 8:08 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Chris Butler  /   Tennessee Watchdog Bureau Chief’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series about the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act. Tennessee’s General Assembly is likely to change state law and allow electric co-ops to offer internet and cable TV, despite a warning from a private internet provider who says the move would kill competition in rural […]

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Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit

Obama-Backed Group Appears at Democracy Alliance Donor Strategy Summit

on March 25, 2017, 7:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

Former president working with Eric Holder to focus on redistricting efforts BY: Joe Schoffstall  /  The Washington Free Beacon A group backed by former President Barack Obama participated at a D.C. gathering of deep-pocketed progressive donors strategizing to “restore progressive government” and to ensure fair redistricting in upcoming years. The gathering, hosted by the dark money Democracy Alliance network, is part […]

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In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

In 24 States, 50% or More of Babies Born on Medicaid; New Mexico Leads Nation With 72%

on March 25, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News

By Terence P. Jeffrey  Special Thanks to Thomas (CNSNews.com) – In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their […]

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Haslam’s ‘Drive to 55’ Used to Give In-State Tuition to Illegal Immigrant Students

Haslam’s ‘Drive to 55’ Used to Give In-State Tuition to Illegal Immigrant Students

on March 25, 2017, 7:43 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Chris Alto  /  The Tennessee Star During this week’s sessions in a House Education Subcommittee and the Senate Education Committee, Governor Haslam’s education agenda “Drive to 55” was the reason given for needing to pass bills that make illegal immigrant students in Tennessee eligible for in-state college tuition. “Drive to 55″ refers to Haslam’s higher education reform umbrella that includes […]

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Alternate Reality: Trump Blames Democrats For AHCA Fail

Alternate Reality: Trump Blames Democrats For AHCA Fail

on March 25, 2017, 6:59 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Susan Wright  / The Resurgent The set up for the Obamacare replacement vote was under a dark cloud from the beginning. The conservative wing of the GOP, the House Freedom Caucus held firm in their opposition, citing a failure to lower premiums adequately, and calling it the “largest welfare program ever proposed in the history of the Republican Party,” […]

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Voucher bill fails to move forward in Senate

on March 25, 2017, 6:29 AM / in State News

A voucher bill that would let parents spend taxpayer money on private schools has failed to get enough votes to move forward in the Tennessee Senate. While the bill could technically be brought back up, Wednesday’s vote in the Senate Education Committee may have doomed this year’s efforts to pass a statewide voucher program. Last year a similar bill passed […]

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From wrestling ring to political ring: WWE star eyes run for mayor in Tennessee’s Knox County

From wrestling ring to political ring: WWE star eyes run for mayor in Tennessee’s Knox County

on March 25, 2017, 6:23 AM / in State News

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Glenn Jacobs, better known as the towering WWE villain Kane, is stepping into the political ring with a bid for mayor in Tennessee. Jacobs has filed paperwork naming a campaign treasurer, the first step needed to raise or spend money in an effort to succeed term-limited Knox County mayor Tim Burchett in 2018. Tea party groups urged […]

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Chattanooga City Councilman Ken Smith has subtly, but publicly, announced he is taking a serious look at a mayoral run…

Chattanooga City Councilman Ken Smith has subtly, but publicly, announced he is taking a serious look at a mayoral run…

on March 25, 2017, 6:19 AM / in State News

Chattanooga City Councilman Ken Smith has subtly, but publicly, announced he is taking a serious look at a mayoral run in 2021. The message was there for anyone to read if they peeled back a blue “Ken Smith — City Council” sticker advertisement placed on the front page of the March 7 edition of the Times Free Press: “2021 — […]

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