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Week in Review by the Family Action Council of Tennessee

on July 22, 2017, 7:20 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Mark Norris Nominated as TN Judge Last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and three other Tennessee attorneys were tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as federal judges in Tennessee. Norris and Thomas L. Parker were picked to serve as judges in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, while Chip Campbell Jr. and Eli J. […]

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Health Care Votes Coming Up

Health Care Votes Coming Up

on July 22, 2017, 7:13 AM / in National News

The coming week will be crucial for the years-long fight to repeal ObamaCare, as the Senate heads towards a key vote expected on Tuesday. But it is unclear what exactly the Senate will be voting on. The chamber will be voting to begin debate, known as a “motion to proceed,” but leaders have not yet said which bill the Senate […]

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Two-thirds of states adding jobs, government says

Two-thirds of states adding jobs, government says

on July 22, 2017, 6:56 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

For 10 Years the economy has gone down the toilet but government related positions, such as health care and public offices grew… as a matter of fact government related positions was the only field growing but now, with all this faith in the new admin, there has been a surge in the American market again. Is it real or just […]

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Week ahead: Treasury chief heads before Congress | Senate takes up bank regulator nominees | Big vote coming on healthcare

on July 22, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News

By Sylvan Lane Expect some sparks when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee. Mnuchin is slated to deliver a semi-annual report on the international financial system, but he can also expect some tough questions from Democrats on President Trump’s potential financial connections to Russia. The investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly expanded to […]

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Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare

Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare

on July 21, 2017, 9:12 AM / in National News, State News

For seven years, Republicans said they would repeal ObamaCare, no one said replace….. as it stands now we see they meant nothing like that… Even our on two Senators from Tennessee have trouble understanding that universal health is not a winning project, so why do they hesitate in the REPEAL of ObamaCare? The medical profession has a lot of voters. […]

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NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Would Diminish U.S. Sovereignty

NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Would Diminish U.S. Sovereignty

on July 21, 2017, 8:55 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas During his successful bid for the White House, President Donald Trump gave hope to many Americans that he was going to — as he put it himself — “put America First” when it came to trade deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump called NAFTA “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever […]

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Trump unveils first regulatory agenda

Trump unveils first regulatory agenda

on July 21, 2017, 8:52 AM / in National News

The Trump administration for the first time is mapping out its plans to cut down on the nation’s regulatory rulebook with the release of its first agenda. The semi-annual Unified Regulatory Agenda published by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Thursday is a policy blueprint of sorts for federal agencies. Under the Obama administration, it focused […]

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House committee advances budget resolution

on July 21, 2017, 8:51 AM / in National News

The House Budget Committee on Wednesday approved the fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would increase military spending, produce billions in cuts to mandatory spending and open the door for a Republican tax reform plan. “With the election of President Trump, our budget goes from being a vision document to being a governing document that outlines how we build a better […]

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Ryan: 20 percent corporate tax rate ‘very realistic’

on July 21, 2017, 8:49 AM / in National News

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that a 20 percent corporate tax rate is “very realistic,” despite news reports that the rate could end up higher than that. “That’s the plan that we put in the House, and there are other ways of getting to that rate than just the House blueprint plan,” Ryan said at a news conference at […]

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Senate ignores Trump and House budgets in favor of 2017 funding levels

Senate ignores Trump and House budgets in favor of 2017 funding levels

on July 21, 2017, 8:47 AM / in National News

The Senate Appropriations Committee departed from the budget plans of President Trump and the House, choosing to stick to 2017 funding levels for its fiscal 2018 spending plan. The committee’s funding guidance laid out on Thursday $1.07 trillion in discretionary funding: $551 billion for defense and $518.5 billion for non-defense, with an additional $103.7 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations […]

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Feds fine Exxon $2M for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

Feds fine Exxon $2M for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

on July 21, 2017, 8:44 AM / in National News

The Treasury Department on Thursday fined Exxon Mobil Corp. $2 million for violating sanctions against Russia while now-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the company. According to an enforcement filing from Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Exxon in 2014 signed “eight legal documents related to oil and gas projects in Russia” with Igor Sechin, the president […]

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GOP lawmakers introduce measures to repeal consumer bureau arbitration rule

on July 21, 2017, 8:40 AM / in National News

Senate and House lawmakers introduced companion measures on Thursday to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recently issued arbitration rule. More than a dozen Republican senators, including most GOP members of the Senate Banking Committee, offered a resolution Thursday morning to repeal the CFPB rule under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). GOP lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee […]

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O.J. Simpson granted parole

O.J. Simpson granted parole

on July 21, 2017, 7:44 AM / in National News

The Nevada Parole Board on Thursday granted early release to former football star and actor O.J. Simpson, after he served more than eight years in prison for a 2008 armed robbery. Simpson, 70, was convicted of going to a Las Vegas hotel room with accomplices, two carrying guns, to retrieve some of his sports memorabilia from two dealers. Simpson, whose […]

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Trump lawyers look for conflicts of interest to discredit Mueller

on July 21, 2017, 7:41 AM / in National News

President Trump’s legal team is investigating the backgrounds of aides hired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit Mueller’s work, The New York Times and The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the effort. The research covers past donations to Democrats, former clients, and Mueller’s relationship to former FBI […]

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Rep. Jim Jordan: We Have to Repeal Failing Obamacare at Some Point; ‘Let’s Just Get It Done’

Rep. Jim Jordan: We Have to Repeal Failing Obamacare at Some Point; ‘Let’s Just Get It Done’

on July 21, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News

I have posted some things on the WGEN board  https://www.voy.com/19385/  as some ISP’s are denying delivery of some of my posts. There is nothing in the Constitution that says government is to provide any insurance – other than to protect and defend this nation from foreign invaders. Let the REPEALING of all non-constitutional regulations begin and a hold placed on […]

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Teacher Calls Students Racist… She Shows Up to a Class to Find a “Decorated” Room

Teacher Calls Students Racist… She Shows Up to a Class to Find a “Decorated” Room

on July 21, 2017, 7:29 AM / in National News, State News

BY BEN MARQUIS  /  Conservative Tribune Throughout the 2016 campaign season and beyond, then-candidate, now-President Donald Trump has been labelled a “racist” by Democrats, the media and the leftists who follow their every word. That baseless smear has also been routinely extended to the tens of millions of the president’s supporters, even if all they support is the conservative agenda put forth […]

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2017 Congressional Pig Book Summary

2017 Congressional Pig Book Summary

on July 21, 2017, 6:10 AM / in National News

This is a 15 page  pdf file that we all need to read…..  All those earmarks that politicians use to buy their seats. https://www.cagw.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2017_Congressional_Pig_Book_Web_Version.pdf CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE “The Book Washington Doesn’t Want You to Read” 2017 Congressional Pig Book Summary Pork-barrel spending is alive and well in Washington, D.C., despite claims to the contrary. For the fifth time since […]

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Under Obamacare, Federal Health Spending Will Double Defense in FY19

Under Obamacare, Federal Health Spending Will Double Defense in FY19

on July 20, 2017, 6:55 AM / in National News

By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – Under current law–which, of course, includes Obamacare and its insurance-premium subsidies and expansion of Medicaid–total federal spending on major health-care programs will double federal spending on defense in fiscal 2019, according to the latest budget projections published by the Congressional Budget Office. In fiscal 2018, according to the CBO’s estimates published June 29, total federal spending […]

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US armored vehicles seen pouring into Syria

US armored vehicles seen pouring into Syria

on July 20, 2017, 6:49 AM / in International News, National News

Over the last week videos and pictures posted by Kurdish activists on social media show flatbed trucks delivering U.S.-made MRAP, M-ATVs, and up-armored bulldozers into Syria. Military officials say these vehicles are not part of the U-S.-led coalition’s aid to Kurdish allies on the ground who are currently engaged in a tense street-by-street urban battle in Raqqa — ISIS’s self-proclaimed […]

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A Fall From Grace

A Fall From Grace

on July 20, 2017, 6:46 AM / in National News, State News

A Wyoming woman is suing Wal-Mart, claiming unsafe work conditions after she allegedly fell backwards over a pallet jack. Store employee Theresa Burfiend was returning the pallet jack to its storage space after unloading milk pallets when a fellow employee offered to put it away for her. According to news reports, Burfiend did not know the employee placed the jack […]

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