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Norris, Richardson confirmed to judgeships

Norris, Richardson confirmed to judgeships

on October 12, 2018, 8:41 AM / in National News, State News

Trump nominations stalled more than a year, now part of McConnell/Schumer package deal By Stephen Elliott  |  Nashville Post Bass Berry attorney Eli Richardson and state Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris were confirmed Thursday to federal district court judgeships in Tennessee. The two were nominated more than a year ago. Norris was confirmed by a 51-44 vote and Richardson 52-43. Senate Democrats […]

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The Dems Next Move

on October 12, 2018, 8:27 AM / in National News

Democrats are debating tactics and the lengths to which they should go in opposing President Trump with the midterm elections less than a month away and the House majority within reach. Trump and GOP leaders have turned the protests that broke out in opposition to Justice Brett Kavanaugh into a campaign issue, accusing Democrats of stoking angry liberal “mobs” they […]

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Trump continues criticism of Fed over rate hikes

on October 12, 2018, 8:06 AM / in National News

President Trump on Thursday continued to criticize the Federal Reserve, saying that the U.S. central bank was “out of control” and had triggered this week’s nosedive in stock prices by raising interest rates too fast. “It’s a correction that I think is caused by the Federal Reserve with interest rates,” Trump said. “We have interest rates going up at a […]

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Rescuers search wreckage left behind by Hurricane Michael

on October 12, 2018, 8:04 AM / in National News

The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to at least six people on Thursday in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas as rescuers continued to search wreckage in the hardest hit parts of the Florida Panhandle. The town of Mexico Beach, Florida, where the storm made landfall with top sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, was devastated, with entire blocks […]

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The Social Benefits of Fossil Fuels

on October 12, 2018, 7:59 AM / in National News

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), in conjunction with The Heartland Institute, has released the Summary for Policymakers of the forthcoming Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels, the fifth volume in the Climate Change Reconsidered series. In this new volume, 117 scientists, economists, and other experts address and refute the claim by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the impacts of […]

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Michael Avenatti Fundraises For Beto O’Rourke, Half Of The Donations Go To Himself

Michael Avenatti Fundraises For Beto O’Rourke, Half Of The Donations Go To Himself

on October 12, 2018, 7:07 AM / in National News, Opinion

By KASSY DILLON  |  Daily Wire On Wednesday, Michael Avenatti shared a link to encourage his followers to “chip in for Beto now,” which directed to a donation website. But there is one interesting aspect of Avenatti’s generosity: half of the funds go to his own “Fight PAC.” The tweet also said of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Help us send the […]

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That was quick! Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democrats

That was quick! Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democrats

on October 12, 2018, 7:04 AM / in National News

US President Donald Trump’s disgraced former lawyer Michael Cohen has re-registered as a Democrat, taking his flip-flopping on his former boss to the logical extreme. Until June, Cohen served as the RNC’s deputy finance chair. Since falling out with Trump over hush money he paid to porn star Stormy Daniels, with whom the president allegedly had an affair in 2006, […]

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FUSION GPS FOUNDER WILL PLEAD THE FIFTH TO AVOID TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS

FUSION GPS FOUNDER WILL PLEAD THE FIFTH TO AVOID TESTIFYING TO CONGRESS

on October 12, 2018, 6:30 AM / in National News

By Chuck Ross | The DC The co-founder of the opposition research firm behind the Steele dossier, Glenn Simpson, will invoke his First and Fifth Amendment privileges to avoid testifying before Congress next week, his lawyer has told Congress. According to The Hill, Simpson’s attorney, Joshua Levy, told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte that Simpson will not appear for a […]

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Washington Post Column Smears Birch Society

on October 12, 2018, 6:21 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas  “The minute you start sounding like a John Bircher, you’ve made a terrible mistake,” wrote Megan McArdle on Tuesday in the Washington Post. McCardle’s specific argument about The John Birch Society (JBS) is in reference to the recent boasts by some on the Left that they intend to impeach Brett Kavanaugh, the newest member of the Supreme Court. This she then compares […]

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Roberts refers misconduct complaints against Kavanaugh to appeals court

on October 11, 2018, 7:53 AM / in National News

Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday referred more than a dozen recently filed judicial misconduct complaints against Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a federal appeals court in Colorado. The complaints reportedly concern allegations that Kavanaugh made dishonest statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee and demonstrated a lack of judicial temperament during his testimony on allegations by Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh […]

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Hurricane Michael Pounds Panama City with 150 MPH Winds

on October 11, 2018, 7:28 AM / in National News

Shocking footage of Hurricane Michael slamming Panama City, Florida, is making the rounds on social media on Wednesday. Videos captured by meteorologists and storm chasers show potentially catastrophic winds damaging structures across the area. Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, according to the Associated Press. “Hurricane Michael has […]

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EPA REMOVES 22 SUPERFUND SITES FROM LIST

EPA REMOVES 22 SUPERFUND SITES FROM LIST

on October 11, 2018, 7:21 AM / in National News

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed more sites from its Superfund list in the last fiscal year than any year in more than a decade. The agency on Wednesday announced that it deleted 18 complete sites and four parts of sites from the Superfund list in fiscal 2018, the most since 2005. Deletion means that the EPA has formally declared […]

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INTERIOR PUNISHES 1,500 FOR HARASSMENT, MISCONDUCT

INTERIOR PUNISHES 1,500 FOR HARASSMENT, MISCONDUCT

on October 11, 2018, 7:19 AM / in National News

The Interior Department has punished more than 1,500 employees for harassment or other misconduct since the beginning of last year. The revelation came Wednesday in a department-wide email obtained by The Hill in which Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt updated employees on the state of the administration’s attempted crackdown on misconduct. Bernhard also told workers about new changes to address workplace […]

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Democrat Senator Justifies Mob Harassment Of Republicans

on October 11, 2018, 7:17 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Tim Brown |  Freedom Outpost Hirono did not denounce such actions by Democrat supporters who want to form an angry mob like “Mad” Maxine Waters encouraged them to do to force Trump cabinet members out of the public square and threaten Trump supporters, but instead, sought to justify their criminal behavior. Virtually no one had even heard of Senator Mazie […]

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Department of Justice approves Aetna-CVS merger

Department of Justice approves Aetna-CVS merger

on October 11, 2018, 7:09 AM / in National News

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday approved the $69 billion proposed merger between health insurer Aetna and CVS Health. The DOJ said its approval is contingent on Aetna selling its Medicare Part D prescription drug business. Aetna said it reached an agreement last week to sell the plan to WellCare Health Plans. That sale, once finalized, would “fully resolve […]

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Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump’s expansion of short-term health plans

Senate defeats measure to overturn Trump’s expansion of short-term health plans

on October 11, 2018, 7:08 AM / in National News

The Senate narrowly defeated the Democratic measure, as expected, but Democrats were still able to use the vote to put the issue of pre-existing conditions front and center ahead of next month’s election. The politics: Democrats said Republicans voting to keep in place these “junk” insurance plans that do not have to cover pre-existing conditions was another example they can […]

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HHS declares public emergency for Florida

on October 11, 2018, 7:05 AM / in National News

The Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency, giving beneficiaries, providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency health needs. HHS said it has positioned about 125 personnel from the National Disaster Medical System, an incident management team and medical equipment to respond quickly to community medical needs, with another 100 or so ready to assist after the storm if needed. Please […]

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Holder: When Republicans Go Low, ‘We Kick Them’

on October 11, 2018, 6:59 AM / in National News

BY: Andrew Kugle  |   Washington Beacon  Former Attorney General Eric Holder said over the weekend at a campaign event in Georgia that when Republicans go low, “we kick them.” The former Obama administration official, in comments first reported by NTK Network, reminded the crowd of when former First Lady Michelle Obama famously said that when Republicans “go low,” Democrats “go high.” “No. When they […]

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‘I f***ing hate you’: Student vandalizes, tries to steal pro-life signs

‘I f***ing hate you’: Student vandalizes, tries to steal pro-life signs

on October 11, 2018, 6:48 AM / in National News

By Lisa Bourne (LifeSiteNews) – Amid a reported increase in attacks directed at the latest outreach effort of the pro-life group Created Equal, an Indiana University student attempted to steal and repeatedly vandalized the group’s signs as university officials aided the student in fleeing. Created Equal released video Wednesday of what it’s calling the most shocking example of pro-abortion aggression toward the group […]

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Dow Jones plummets over 800 points in its worst day since February 2018

on October 11, 2018, 6:41 AM / in National News

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by 818 points on Wednesday, closing at 25,608, while the S&P 500 closed 3.3 percent lower and the tech-heavy Nasdaq tumbled by 4 percent. Wall Street’s “fear gauge” or volatility index rose to its highest level since April. Investors were mainly reacting to rising rates and Treasury yields, as well as a recent warning […]

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