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Trump to name former Delta pilot to lead FAA

Trump to name former Delta pilot to lead FAA

on March 21, 2019, 8:35 AM / in National News

President Trump plans to nominate former airline pilot Steve Dickson to lead the Federal Aviation Administration, the White House said Tuesday. The FAA has been run by an acting administrator, Dan Elwell, for more than a year since the departure of Obama administration appointee Michael Huerta at the end of his five-year term in January 2018. Dickson’s nomination comes as […]

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High Court Blocks Google Settlement on Standing Issue

High Court Blocks Google Settlement on Standing Issue

on March 21, 2019, 7:40 AM / in National News

By ALEXANDRA JONES WASHINGTON (CN) – A privacy class action that Google settled for $8.5 million faced a Supreme Court clamp-down Wednesday, with the justices ruling 8-1 that there are too many questions about standing to move forward. Google established the fund in 2015 to resolve claims that it allowed third-party websites to access users’ search terms without permission. Search terms are […]

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The SPLC’s Scandalous History on Race

on March 21, 2019, 7:35 AM / in National News

BY TYLER O’NEIL |  PJ Media Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights watchdog that has devolved into a far-left smear factory, fired its co-founder, Morris Dees, and announced a workplace culture investigation. This drastic action highlighted the organization’s scandalous history on race. Despite its fervent battle for civil rights, the SPLC has long been criticized for […]

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Straight Out of a Seinfeld Episode?

on March 21, 2019, 7:23 AM / in National News

Which do you think is more stupid…. to buy something valueless or pay $1.5 million for a car. A company is suing actor Jerry Seinfeld claiming it bought the comedian’s 1958 Porsche only to discover it was a fake. According to news reports, Fica Frio Limited paid $1.54 million for the vintage car that was allegedly owned by Seinfeld, now […]

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Some Lawsuits Just Stink

on March 21, 2019, 7:17 AM / in National News

A railroad company has filed a lawsuit defending its right to terminate an employee who admitted that during a train stop he defecated on a knuckle that joins a locomotive and box car. According to news reports, Union Pacific terminated the engineer for his actions, which also included throwing a feces-covered tissue out the window of the locomotive, informing his […]

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Cradle Act would allow parents to use Social Security benefits towards paid parental leave

Cradle Act would allow parents to use Social Security benefits towards paid parental leave

on March 21, 2019, 7:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Bethany Blankley | Watchdog.org Republican U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst of Iowa and Mike Lee of Utah introduced the Child Rearing and Development Leave Empowerment (CRADLE) Act that seeks to allow new parents to access their Social Security benefits to partially fund paid time off for maternity and paternity leave. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, introduced a similar measure, “Economic Security […]

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Supreme Court OKs asbestos suits against non-asbestos manufacturers

on March 21, 2019, 6:51 AM / in National News

By Walter Olson Tuesday’s 6-3 decision in Air & Liquid Systems v. DeVries took an expansive view of asbestos liability in the maritime context. I discuss at Cato at Liberty: …By requiring makers of components to pay for damages they did not cause in the name of warnings that the U.S. Navy almost certainly would not have heeded, the Court yields to an […]

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Does European data privacy regulation help entrench U.S. tech firms?

on March 21, 2019, 6:50 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), along with similarly heavy-handed regimes such as California’s Consumer Privacy Act, entrenches established platforms that have the resources to meet their onerous compliance requirements. Since the GDPR’s implementation in May, the rank and market share of small- and medium-sized ad tech companies has declined by 18 to 32 percent in the EU, while […]

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The $1.5 Trillion US Student Loan Debt Scam: Schools Get All of the Benefits and Avoid All of the Risk

The $1.5 Trillion US Student Loan Debt Scam: Schools Get All of the Benefits and Avoid All of the Risk

on March 21, 2019, 6:14 AM / in National News

US student loan debt stands at $1.5 trillion and cannot be erased through bankruptcy. The youth of America are captives to colleges and universities that hold a monopoly over credentials. A hundred schools have endowments worth over a billion dollars, and are essentially hedge funds that are attached to schools. The money from increased tuition has been spent on beautifying […]

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AOC lies to make a point

AOC lies to make a point

on March 21, 2019, 6:02 AM / in National News, Opinion

 by Joe Cunningham |  RedState This comes from the Washington Free Beacon, and it is a great one: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) spoke Saturday at an event focused on eliminating private education and boycotting ‘racial’ and ‘gender-biased’ standardized testing. The ‘Education Town Hall’ organized by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools included a medley of New York’s progressive organizations. NYC Opt Out, […]

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Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Emphasizes Need For Space Force

Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Emphasizes Need For Space Force

on March 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan recently reiterated the need for a Space Force. While speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Wednesday, Shanahan said the force is needed to protect the U.S. “We can’t afford to lose our margin of dominance,” he stated. “What is vital is that we protect a $19 trillion economy and the systems our […]

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900,000 Illegal Aliens Voted in 2018

900,000 Illegal Aliens Voted in 2018

on March 21, 2019, 5:39 AM / in National News

Following the 2016 election, it was claimed that over 3 million non-citizens (including illegal aliens) voted in the election and that the majority of them voted Democrat. I’ve said before that if that claim was verified and those illegal votes subtracted from the total that Trump would have won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College vote. When […]

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DOJ reached agreement with Clinton lawyers to block FBI access to Clinton Foundation emails, Strzok says

on March 20, 2019, 9:17 AM / in National News

The Justice Department “negotiated” an agreement with Hillary Clinton’s legal team that ensured the FBI did not have access to emails on her private servers relating to the Clinton Foundation, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok testified during a closed-door appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last summer, according to a newly released transcript. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com  Republicans late last year renewed their efforts to […]

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft is offered deal to have solicitation charges dropped in connection to Florida massage parlor

on March 20, 2019, 9:07 AM / in National News

Florida prosecutors have offered a pretrial deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 77, and about two dozen other men charged with solicitation in February in an investigation of a massage parlor in Jupiter, Florida. In exchange for having charges dropped, Kraft and the others would each have to concede they would have been found guilty and fulfill other […]

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Sanders’s Newest Hire Wrote He Hoped the Boston Marathon Bomber Was White

Sanders’s Newest Hire Wrote He Hoped the Boston Marathon Bomber Was White

on March 20, 2019, 9:06 AM / in National News

By Andrew Kugle  |  Washington Free Beacon David Sirota praised Hugo Chavez for creating an ‘economic miracle’ in Venezuela David Sirota, one of the newest additions to the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign, once wrote that he hoped the Boston Marathon bomber was a white American. Two days after the bombing, which killed three people and injured hundreds of others, Sirota argued in […]

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Liberal groups pressure Dems over Trump’s tax returns

on March 20, 2019, 9:03 AM / in National News

By Sylvan Lane Progressive organizations said Tuesday that they are ramping up pressure on House Democrats to immediately request President Trump’s tax returns from the Treasury Department, after some lawmakers suggested that the request would likely be made soon. Tax March and Stand Up America said that they are hosting a “national day of action” for Tuesday, when constituents will […]

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Trump heads to battleground Ohio to press for defense spending

Trump heads to battleground Ohio to press for defense spending

on March 20, 2019, 8:52 AM / in National News

By Jonathan Easley, Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Good Morning: President Trump will turn his attention to the manufacturing sector in the heart of the Rust Belt on Wednesday when he visits the nation’s last remaining tank manufacturer in Lima, Ohio. The president will deliver remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant, which has teetered on the edge of insolvency […]

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Funding Loss Tagged

Funding Loss Tagged

on March 19, 2019, 8:25 AM / in National News

By Rebecca Kheel It took a few extra days, but Congress now has a list from the Pentagon of military construction projects that could lose funding because of President Trump’s national emergency declaration. The Pentagon delivered the list to Congress on Monday, days after acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan had pledged to Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) he would do so. […]

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University trumpeters among volunteers playing ‘Taps’ for veterans’ funerals

University trumpeters among volunteers playing ‘Taps’ for veterans’ funerals

on March 19, 2019, 8:23 AM / in National News

By: Janet McConnaughey  |  The Associated Press  Ten trumpet students at a Louisiana university are offering to play “Taps” at veterans’ funerals, rather than leave the haunting farewell bugle call to a mechanical device. “A lot of people get a recording, and play it over a speaker. It means something because it’s the song. But when you have an actual person […]

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Dems promote Supreme Court expansion, jettisoning Electoral College and lowering the federal voting age

Dems promote Supreme Court expansion, jettisoning Electoral College and lowering the federal voting age

on March 19, 2019, 8:15 AM / in National News

Democrats are embracing a handful of dramatic reforms that stem directly from their frustration at President Trump’s victory in 2016. The 2020 Democratic contenders and some liberals on Capitol Hill have embraced ideas such as expanding the Supreme Court, abolishing the Electoral College and lowering the voting age to 16. But some in the party are warning that those positions […]

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