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This week in Congress: Staring down the shutdown threat

This week in Congress: Staring down the shutdown threat

on April 24, 2017, 9:06 AM / in National News

H/T to Thomas WASHINGTON — With a deadline for a new budget deal this Friday, lawmakers will spend the week balancing their negotiations on an immediate fix with their planning for the fiscal 2018 budget. The current budget extension funding fiscal 2017 programs runs until April 28. Congressional leaders and the White House have sparred in recent days over how to pass […]

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French vote lifts stocks

French vote lifts stocks

on April 24, 2017, 8:59 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. stock index futures jumped by 1.2 percent early Monday and European stocks soared as investors expressed relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron had come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election. Macron is considered the favorite to win the second round on May 7, in which he will face off against second-place vote-getter Marine Le Pen, […]

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Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

on April 24, 2017, 8:57 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived for an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to assess the situation in the country as President Trump considers whether to send more troops to help government forces struggling to contain the Taliban insurgency. Mattis arrived on the same day Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim resigned in […]

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Sessions: Improper Tax Credit Payments to ‘Mostly Mexicans’ Could Fund Border Wall

on April 24, 2017, 8:35 AM / in National News

by PAM KEY  /  Breitbart  Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall could be paid for with improperly paid tax credits that go to “mostly Mexicans.” Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: You sound quite confident right there. Do you have any evidence that Mexico is going to pay for it? […]

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Workplace roundup April 24th 2017

Workplace roundup April 24th 2017

on April 24, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

By Walter Olson  /   Overlawyered.com Occupational licensure reforms advance in Mississippi and Arizona [Eric Boehm, Reason, first and second posts] I should live so long: “Will the New York Times’ Labor Reporting Ever Get the Facts Straight?” [Jim Epstein; coverage here of the NYT’s 2015 nail salon reporting embarrassment] Silliest claim about proposed salary-history-inquiry bans is that they would […]

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NAACP President: Blacks, Jews Must Unite to Fight Racism, Anti-Semitism

NAACP President: Blacks, Jews Must Unite to Fight Racism, Anti-Semitism

on April 24, 2017, 7:58 AM / in National News

Still trying to chase Dragons…… BY KARL HERCHENROEDER  /  PJ Media WASHINGTON – NAACP President Cornell William Brooks on Wednesday called on African-Americans and Jews to unite against the rise of racism and anti-Semitism in the United States, which he said has been propagated by the White House and Steve Bannon. “When [Bannon] is appointed to a high position in […]

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Former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel claims host Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room

Former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel claims host Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room

on April 24, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News

BY KATE FELDMAN  /  NY Daily News Former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel claims that host Sean Hannity sexually harassed her. Schlussel said on the Pat Campbell Podcast Friday that Hannity repeatedly invited her back to his hotel room during an event they were at together in Detroit. Schlussel did not say on the podcast when the event took place. “He […]

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Justice Dept. Sends Warning to Nine Sanctuary Cities

Justice Dept. Sends Warning to Nine Sanctuary Cities

on April 24, 2017, 7:12 AM / in National News

By : shawn   /  Unfiltered Patriot Despite significant pushback from Democrat mayors around the country, the Trump administration is ratcheting up the pressure on sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. In letters to nine jurisdictions on Friday, the Justice Department warned officials in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and elsewhere that they […]

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Sanders defends Coulter speech rights in Berkeley controversy

on April 23, 2017, 8:58 AM / in National News

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday waded into the controversy surrounding free speech at the University of California, Berkley, where pundit Ann Coulter was invited to speak and then temporarily uninvited following threats of violent protest. “I don’t like this,” Sanders said. “Coulter’s outrageous ― to my mind, off the wall. But you know, people have a right to give […]

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Pence: U.S. to honor refugee deal with Australia

Pence: U.S. to honor refugee deal with Australia

on April 23, 2017, 8:53 AM / in National News

The United States will proceed with an agreement with Australia to help resettle refugees, Vice President Mike Pence pledged Saturday. “President Trump has made it clear that we’ll honor the agreement — that doesn’t mean we admire the agreement,” Pence said. The arrangement requires the U.S. to accept up to 1,250 refugees, many from Iran and Syria, from their present […]

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March for Science draws huge crowds in cities worldwide

March for Science draws huge crowds in cities worldwide

on April 23, 2017, 8:50 AM / in National News

Saturday’s international March for Science included events in more than 600 locations around the world. Comprehensive crowd size tallies have yet to be released, but police estimate tens of thousands gathered in cities including Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Today “we have a great many lawmakers — not just here, but around the world — deliberately ignoring […]

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THE HOMOSEXUAL MANIFESTO IS JUST SATIRE! SILLY AMERICANS!

THE HOMOSEXUAL MANIFESTO IS JUST SATIRE! SILLY AMERICANS!

on April 23, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By BRADLEE DEAN  /  Patriot Update “If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticize.” -Tacitus Originally Posted in April 2016 It has been a week of weeks concerning the assaults on the American people coming from this administration and their communist allies within and without. They are becoming more emboldened, ruthless and obvious as to who […]

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Search scales back for grandmother and grandson still missing in Grand Canyon

Search scales back for grandmother and grandson still missing in Grand Canyon

on April 23, 2017, 6:08 AM / in National News, State News

by Leigh Egan  /  CrimeOnline.com The wife of a famed footwear maker and her grandson are still missing after they lost their footing while hiking with family in the Grand Canyon last Saturday. On Friday, after nearly a week of search efforts, the Grand Canyon National Park scaled back the search efforts. Lou Ann Merrell, 64, and her step grandson, Jackson Standefer, […]

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Hail Stones Left The Dallas, McKinney TX area Heading North East

Hail Stones Left The Dallas, McKinney TX area Heading North East

on April 22, 2017, 6:22 AM / in National News

Golf ball sized hail stones landed in the McKinney, Dallas TX area. This is part of the storm moving Northeast.

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Art teacher at Sherman Junior & Senior high School in Boone County, West Virginia wears Trump Trashing shirt to school

Art teacher at Sherman Junior & Senior high School in Boone County, West Virginia wears Trump Trashing shirt to school

on April 21, 2017, 9:17 AM / in National News, State News

Cheryl Judy is the art teacher at Sherman Junior & Senior high School in Boone County, West Virginia. She is also a self-described liberal. The other day she committed an anti-Trump fashion faux pas in the classroom – surrounded by several students. Ms. Judy was photographed wearing a jacket with the words “Tuck Frump” pinned on the back — the letters comprising […]

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Report: Concealed Carry Permits Up As Murder Rates Fall

Report: Concealed Carry Permits Up As Murder Rates Fall

on April 21, 2017, 7:34 AM / in National News

By Courtney Coren   /  Newsmax Special Thanks to Thomas Murder rates across the country have fallen as the number of concealed carry permits have gone up since President Barack Obama took office in 2008. According to a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), concealed handgun permits have increased from 4.6 million in 2007 to more than 12.8 […]

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Tennessee teacher caught in California with missing 15-year-old girl

Tennessee teacher caught in California with missing 15-year-old girl

on April 21, 2017, 7:23 AM / in National News, State News

Authorities in northern California have arrested former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins and found Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl he allegedly kidnapped, safe, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday. Both were found at a cabin in Cecilville, about 120 miles south of the Oregon state line. They had been missing since March, when Cummins disappeared with the girl, who had […]

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White House pushes revised health-care bill, stopgap spending measure

White House pushes revised health-care bill, stopgap spending measure

on April 21, 2017, 7:15 AM / in National News

White House officials are pushing a new compromise version of the Republican health-care bill in a bid to deliver on President Trump’s promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare before his 100th day in office, which comes next week on Saturday, April 29. Revisions aiming to please the conservative Freedom Caucus, such as eliminating guaranteed coverage for preexisting conditions, could stoke […]

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One of those Cases That Shouldn’t be pursued Is: Prosecutors weigh pursuing charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

on April 21, 2017, 7:12 AM / in International News, National News

Federal prosecutors are considering seeking criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of the organization. Since 2010, the Justice Department has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks, which came to prominence after posting files stolen by former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, but the Obama administration decided against pursuing charges because WikiLeaks wasn’t the only site to publish the […]

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National Park Service scales back search for Jackson Standefer, LouAnn Merrell

National Park Service scales back search for Jackson Standefer, LouAnn Merrell

on April 21, 2017, 5:49 AM / in National News, People, State News

by Wire Service and Emmett Gienapp  /  Times Free Press UPDATE: The National Park Service is scaling back the search for Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell, focusing efforts downstream from where the pair were swept away while hiking in Grand Canyon National Park five days ago. Searchers are combing the water with an inflatable motor raft that was flown into […]

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