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Schiff says whistleblower might not need to testify

Schiff says whistleblower might not need to testify

on October 14, 2019, 10:07 AM / in National News

House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) suggested Sunday that the whistleblower who called attention to President Trump’s push to have Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden might not testify to Congress due to safety concerns. Trump has doubled down on his demand to know the person’s identity, and Democrats have said they feared that Trump’s Republican allies in […]

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Warren’s Tax Dodge; Defending Due Process

Warren’s Tax Dodge; Defending Due Process

on October 14, 2019, 10:00 AM / in National News

Real Clear Politics Why the “Medicare for All” Tax Question Matters. Bill Scher writes that Elizabeth Warren’s dodge on the specifics of cost is politically understandable, but unhelpful to voters and policymakers. Trump Defends Due Process From Congressional Usurpation. Frank Miele applauds the letter presidential attorney Pat Cipollone sent to Nancy Pelosi last week defending a foundational principle of the […]

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Stocks surged on Friday and surged some more as the speculation over the state of trade was building

Stocks surged on Friday and surged some more as the speculation over the state of trade was building

on October 14, 2019, 9:45 AM / in International News, National News

KENNY POLCARI, EDITOR Stocks surged on Friday and surged some more as the speculation over the state of trade was building. What would we hear?  What would they announce? Was this going to be THE TRADE DEAL that we have been waiting 20 months for? Was there really going to be a breakthrough?  And adding excitement to the day was […]

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Freedom Index on Tennessee Representatives in Washington DC Oct 14, 2019

Freedom Index on Tennessee Representatives in Washington DC Oct 14, 2019

on October 14, 2019, 9:25 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Lamar Alexander – 51% Dist.1: David Roe – 68% Dist.2: Tim Burchett – N/A Dist.3: Charles Fleischmann – 61% Dist.4: Scott DesJarlais – 75% Dist.5: Jim Cooper – 21% Dist.6: John Rose – N/A Dist.7: Marsha Blackburn – 64% Dist.7: Mark Green – N/A Dist.8: David Kustoff – 53% Dist.9: Steve Cohen – 22%

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Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese-backed firm, will forgo foreign business if dad is elected

on October 14, 2019, 8:56 AM / in National News

Biden’s attorney wrote that Hunter “never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the president of the United States.” Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden will step down from a Chinese-backed private equity firm, his lawyer said in a statement posted to Medium defending the former vice president’s son’s work abroad for the first time since it […]

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Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

Robert George: Fr. James Martin misunderstands Church teaching on homosexuality

on October 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News, Religion

By Pete Baklinski (LifeSiteNews) — Princeton professor and Catholic heavyweight Robert P. George said he has solved the puzzle of why Jesuit priest and Vatican adviser James Martin speaks positively about homosexual partnerships while insisting to his critics that he does not reject any teachings of the Catholic Church. George, in a recent article in The Public Discourse, related how he himself was once […]

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THE “SAFE DRIVERS ACT” IS A REAL-TIME NATIONAL DRIVER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

THE “SAFE DRIVERS ACT” IS A REAL-TIME NATIONAL DRIVER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

on October 13, 2019, 8:03 AM / in National News, Opinion

This article was originally published my Mass Private I at Activist Post.  A new Senate bill would create a real-time national driver surveillance program that would allow law enforcement to know anything and everything about a driver at the click of a button. A recent article in WCVB Channel 5 revealed that the “Safe Drivers Act” is designed for one purpose and that is to share everything […]

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New on LGBT issues and the law: religious tax exemptions, Title VII coverage

on October 13, 2019, 7:55 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Walter Olson On Thursday evening, “at a CNN candidate forum on gay rights, CNN’s Don Lemon asked Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke: ‘religious institutions like colleges, churches, charities. Should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?’ O’Rourke answered ‘Yes’.” But O’Rourke’s dead wrong as a matter of politics, policy, and law, as I explain Friday post at Cato. […]

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University Professor says Spongebob is a ‘violent,’ ‘racist’ colonizer

University Professor says Spongebob is a ‘violent,’ ‘racist’ colonizer

on October 13, 2019, 7:12 AM / in National News

A professor at the University of Washington recently penned an article in “The Contemporary Pacific: A Journal of Island Affairs,” about the children’s cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants,” claiming it perpetuates a legacy of violence against the indigenous people of the Pacific. Not being a SpongeBob fan, I can’t see the reason for bringing it up, but what do I know…… From foxnews.com […]

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NSSF WELCOMES FEDERAL COURT’S DISMISSAL OF CASE AGAINST FIREARMS MANUFACTURERS

on October 13, 2019, 6:31 AM / in National News

The NSSF: The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) welcomes the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio Eastern Divisions dismissal with prejudice of the Primus Group v. Smith & Wesson, et. al. case. The decision was delivered Oct. 9, brushing aside the frivolous claims against several AR-15 firearms manufacturers, including Smith & Wesson, Remington Arms Company, Sig Sauer, Sturm, Ruger […]

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GIPC Debuts Global Innovation and Creativity Barometer

GIPC Debuts Global Innovation and Creativity Barometer

on October 12, 2019, 6:54 AM / in National News

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) debuted its first Innovation and Creativity Access Barometer, which offers a new, unique and invaluable resource for political leaders, policy makers, scholars and citizens worldwide. Amid our increasingly knowledge-based and internationally competitive global economy, innovation accounts for a greater and greater share of any nation’s growth, wealth and wellbeing.  […]

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Trump Tells Bankrupt UN to Find Money Elsewhere

Trump Tells Bankrupt UN to Find Money Elsewhere

on October 12, 2019, 6:06 AM / in International News, National News

Facing a massive hole in its budget, the United Nations is implementing “emergency measures” to avoid missing payroll and other obligations before the end of the year. Unsurprisingly, UN bosses are demanding that taxpayers in America and other nations hand over more money now or face global catastrophe. Even UN officials and apologists, though, have blasted the “bloated” organization for […]

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PERRY IN HOT WATER WITH DEMS

PERRY IN HOT WATER WITH DEMS

on October 11, 2019, 8:52 AM / in National News

House Democrats on Thursday subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documentation of his involvement with President Trump’s efforts to push the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. Perry is the latest Trump administration official to be issued a subpoena as part of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, which is examining the president’s efforts to persuade the Ukrainian government […]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD TO SPEND $45 MILLION DOLLARS ON 2020 ELECTION…WHY DO THEY NEED TAXPAYER MONEY?

on October 11, 2019, 8:39 AM / in National News

by Stephen Ahle |  Steadfast and Loyal In 2020, PP plans to spend $45 million dollars in an effort to defeat Trump and help the Democrats try to retake the Senate. My question is why the federal government is spending our tax dollars on PP, while they use $45 million to subsidize the Democratic party? PP would just say that […]

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U.S., China start high-level trade talks

U.S., China start high-level trade talks

on October 11, 2019, 8:21 AM / in International News, National News

High-level U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday for their first talks since July aiming to end the trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, representing the Trump administration, met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the USTR office after a series of warnings by economists that the tit-for-tat […]

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2 Giuliani associates arrested after helping effort to investigate Biden

on October 11, 2019, 8:19 AM / in National News

Two associates of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, have been arrested for allegedly trying to funnel foreign money to U.S. politicians, including a pro-Trump re-election committee, prosecutors revealed Thursday. The suspects, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, helped Giuliani in his effort to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine. Prosecutors say Fruman and Parnas gave […]

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Trump’s EU ambassador to testify after Democrats’ subpoena

Trump’s EU ambassador to testify after Democrats’ subpoena

on October 11, 2019, 8:14 AM / in National News

A key witness in House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry will testify next week despite the State Department’s objection. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will testify before the House on Thursday, October 17, in compliance with a congressional subpoena, according to his counsel. Notwithstanding the State Department’s current direction to not testify, Ambassador Sondland will honor the Committees’ subpoena, […]

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News from RealClear Politics October 11, 2019

News from RealClear Politics October 11, 2019

on October 11, 2019, 8:12 AM / in National News

Trump Gets Personal in Minn., Rips Bidens, Omar, Springsteen. Susan Crabtree reports on the president’s remarks at a Minneapolis rally last night. Democrats Making a Big Mistake by Rushing Impeachment. A.B. Stoddard explains why moving too quickly could backfire. Warren’s Transgender Inmate Stance Counters Her 2012 Position. Phil Wegmann has the story. Trump’s Lightweight Alternative to “Medicare for All.” In […]

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Warren And Buttigieg Release LGBTQ Rights Plans Ahead Of CNN Town Hall

Warren And Buttigieg Release LGBTQ Rights Plans Ahead Of CNN Town Hall

on October 11, 2019, 7:26 AM / in National News

by MARY MARGARET OLOHAN  |  SOCIAL ISSUES REPORTER Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released LGBTQ+ rights plans Thursday ahead of CNN’s LGBTQ forum. The two Democratic presidential candidates are set to attend the town hall Thursday in Los Angeles focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer issues. Warren’s plan, titled “Securing LGBTQ+ Rights and Equality,” said her presidency would “lift […]

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Trump Insurance Standard Would Deny Majority Of Green Card Applicants

Trump Insurance Standard Would Deny Majority Of Green Card Applicants

on October 11, 2019, 7:18 AM / in National News

Nearly 400,000 immigrants would be denied admission to the United States for failing to meet the Trump administration’s new insurance requirements, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute. Using data on current immigrants, the MPI estimates that roughly 375,000 immigrants would be barred from entering the United States every year because of inadequate health insurance, which an executive order […]

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