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Army secretary nominee Mark Green draws opposition from military academics, ex-Pentagon official

Army secretary nominee Mark Green draws opposition from military academics, ex-Pentagon official

on April 30, 2017, 8:32 AM / in National News

Editor’s Note: The Jackson Sun has decided to go negative with the nomination of Mark Green for the head position of Department of the Army and publish an article by Michael Collins of USA TODAY NETWORK. Collins has been on a torrid march campaigning for the rejection of the nominee by writing several articles promoting the cause of the LGBT and there […]

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Report: A More Conservative Alternative To Fox News Is In The Works

Report: A More Conservative Alternative To Fox News Is In The Works

on April 30, 2017, 6:33 AM / in National News

The canning of Bill O’Reilly by Fox News has now created an opportunity for an alternative conservative news network. Fox fans have been all over the spectrum in their reaction to the latest moves by Fox. Overall, they are seemingly taking a left turn in their position on things politic. It is feared that they will no longer live up […]

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Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss

Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss

on April 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News

BY: Joe Schoffstall   /  Washington Free Beacon The campaign committee of former Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.), who is currently on trial for corruption charges, spent thousands on hotels and small travel expenses after Brown was defeated in the Democratic primary last year. Brown, who lost to former Florida State Sen. Al Lawson in the August 2016 primary, spent$11,278 on “lodging” at a Marriot […]

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Coming Up This Next Week in Washington

Coming Up This Next Week in Washington

on April 29, 2017, 6:21 AM / in National News

House Republicans will hold a hearing Tuesday to probe controversial national monument designations under the Antiquities Act. The hearing in the federal lands subpanel of the House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), focuses on what the GOP sees as “executive branch overreach” in the use of the Antiquities Act. The event will come less than a week after […]

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Trump Again Derides Elizabeth Warren as ‘Pocahontas’

on April 29, 2017, 6:18 AM / in National News

President Donald Trump returned one of his best insults Friday, referring to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” — a jab at her so called Native American ancestry. Speaking to a cheering crowd of NRA members in Atlanta, Trump said “it may be Pocahontas” who seeks the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. “She is not big on the NRA,” Trump […]

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Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

on April 28, 2017, 8:52 AM / in International News, National News

Two American soldiers were killed in the eastern Afghanistan province of Nangarhar in an operation against an Islamic State affiliate, Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said Thursday. The operation targeted the Afghanistan wing of the terrorist group, known as ISIS-K; another Special Operations Forces soldier was wounded but is expected to live. “The fight against ISIS-K is important for the […]

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Senate confirms Alexander Acosta as labor secretary

on April 28, 2017, 8:49 AM / in National News

The Senate on Thursday confirmed former U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta as labor secretary. The 60-38 vote made Acosta, a Cuban American from Miami, the first Latino in President Trump’s Cabinet. Acosta, 48, will be tasked with addressing policies that have gone unattended for the 100 days of Trump’s administration, such as Trump’s order to review and possibly undo rules finalized […]

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GOP scraps plan for Friday vote on health bill

on April 28, 2017, 8:46 AM / in National News

Republicans backed off from their push for a Friday vote on a revised proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare after House GOP leaders failed to muster enough votes to pass the legislation. The decision removes a potential obstacle toward getting Democrats to agree to a stopgap spending deal to avert a government shutdown at midnight, but thwarts President Trump’s push […]

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Informed Delivery® Overview, Now That is An Interesting Title

Informed Delivery® Overview, Now That is An Interesting Title

on April 28, 2017, 8:01 AM / in National News

It seems that the USPS is already photographing your mail (yeah, just the front of the envelope), yep back in 2013 the Postal Service on confirmed that it takes a photograph of every letter and package mailed in the United States — about 160 billion pieces last year — and occasionally provides the photos to law enforcement agencies that request them […]

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Bill introduced to expand wilderness in Polk, Monroe counties

Bill introduced to expand wilderness in Polk, Monroe counties

on April 28, 2017, 6:27 AM / in National News, State News

Theft on a Grand Scale, maybe. Tenth Amendment Center Rob Natelson wrote: Under the Property Clause (Art. IV, Sec. 3, Cl. 2), land titled to the federal government and held outside state boundaries is “Territory.” Federal land held within state boundaries is “other Property.” * If the host state agrees, the federal government can acquire an “enclave” within the state […]

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Grand Canyon launches drones for search and rescue to now avail

Grand Canyon launches drones for search and rescue to now avail

on April 27, 2017, 2:41 PM / in National News

Chief Ranger Matt Vandzura said they’ve been working on the program for at least a year and have had the UAS in the park for about six months. Risk management, Vandzura said, was one of the main drivers behind the decision to introduce the program in an effort to create the biggest safety margin for their staff. “Many of the missions […]

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Fox News’ Jesse Watters faces backlash over lewd remark on Ivanka Trump

Fox News’ Jesse Watters faces backlash over lewd remark on Ivanka Trump

on April 27, 2017, 7:34 AM / in National News

Fresh off Bill O’Reilly’s departure over sexual harassment allegations, Fox News host Jesse Watters — O’Reilly’s former on-the-street reporter — is facing harsh criticism for a comment about Ivanka Trump that critics say was sexually suggestive. Watters, who came under fire last year for a segment on Chinatown criticized as racist (believe me it wasn’t even though the Hollywood Report […]

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House conservatives back revised health bill ahead of possible Friday vote

House conservatives back revised health bill ahead of possible Friday vote

on April 27, 2017, 7:21 AM / in National News

The conservative House Freedom Caucus agreed Wednesday to get behind a revised Republican plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. An amendment drafted by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) would preserve much of the American Health Care Act, the original GOP bill, but it would offer states a waiver program letting them apply to scrap several key elements of ObamaCare, such as […]

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Trump unveils tax plan with cuts for businesses and families

Trump unveils tax plan with cuts for businesses and families

on April 27, 2017, 7:14 AM / in National News

President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp tax cuts for businesses and individuals, promising that the overhaul would help pay for itself by dramatically boosting economic growth. Critics, however, said that the steep reductions would inflate the federal deficit. Trump proposed reducing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent. The plan also would double the standard amount that […]

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White House says Trump won’t immediately pull out of NAFTA

White House says Trump won’t immediately pull out of NAFTA

on April 27, 2017, 6:37 AM / in International News, National News

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. The White House made the surprise announcement Wednesday in a […]

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The Latest: GOP offers stopgap bill to fund government

The Latest: GOP offers stopgap bill to fund government

on April 27, 2017, 6:34 AM / in National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Republicans controlling the House have unveiled a stopgap bill to keep the government open past a shutdown deadline of midnight Friday. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen says the […]

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U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks

on April 27, 2017, 6:17 AM / in International News, National News

By Phil Stewart and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Wednesday it aimed to push North Korea into dismantling its nuclear and missile programs through tougher international sanctions and diplomatic pressure, and remained open to negotiations to bring that about. The U.S. stance, which appeared to signal a willingness to exhaust non-military avenues despite repeated warnings […]

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Chaffetz out for surgery

Chaffetz out for surgery

on April 27, 2017, 6:12 AM / in National News, State News

Prayers for Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, who stated he needed immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open. Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, surprised the political world last week by announcing he will not seek re-election. He […]

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Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore running for U.S. Senate

on April 27, 2017, 5:43 AM / in National News, State News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for U.S. Senate. The fiery Republican jurist, who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defiance of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays and lesbians to marry, said he will seek the Senate seat previously held by […]

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Trump to sign executive orders on education and public lands

Trump to sign executive orders on education and public lands

on April 26, 2017, 7:36 AM / in National News

President Trump will continue a flurry of moves to pile up achievements before his 100th day in office on Saturday by signing executive orders on education and public lands. Trump will call for a review of all national monuments designated by his predecessors since 1996, with a perceived goal of opening more protected public lands to drilling, logging, and mining. […]

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