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Ex-North Carolina police chief detained at airport

Ex-North Carolina police chief detained at airport

on March 20, 2017, 7:38 AM / in National News

Sometimes we take it a bit too far Former Greenville, North Carolina, police chief Hassan Aden said Sunday that he was detained at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for 90 minutes because of his name. The alleged incident occurred earlier this month when Aden, 52, was returning from Paris after a visit to celebrate his mother’s 80th birthday. […]

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Uber’s No. 2 quits

on March 20, 2017, 7:35 AM / in National News

Damned glad to see him GO! Uber’s president, Jeff Jones, is leaving the ride-hailing company after just six months on the job, Recode reported Sunday. Jones left Target last fall to join Uber as its No. 2 executive, and one of his jobs was repairing the business’ image, which has been tainted by charges of sexism and sexual harassment. “It […]

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Senate committee scheduled to start Gorsuch confirmation hearing

Senate committee scheduled to start Gorsuch confirmation hearing

on March 20, 2017, 7:29 AM / in National News

Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, heads into his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Gorsuch is a highly regarded federal appeals court judge, and has faced no opposition over his legal credentials. Democrats, who say Gorsuch has sided with business interests over individuals, have vowed to oppose him on principle because Republicans refused to even […]

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Ryan says House GOP will make changes to health bill

Ryan says House GOP will make changes to health bill

on March 20, 2017, 7:26 AM / in National News

Another one of those, “You have to pass it so that we can read it Bills” House Republicans are working on amendments to their plan to replace ObamaCare, aiming to increase tax credits for older Americans and add a work requirement for some Medicaid recipients, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday. Democrats oppose the proposal because they say it […]

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House panel to hold hearing on Russian election meddling

on March 20, 2017, 7:20 AM / in National News

The House Intelligence Committee on Monday is scheduled to hold a hearing on Russia’s alleged attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), told Fox News on Sunday that he had seen no evidence of collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign. “I’ll give you a very simple answer: ‘No,’” he said. “… There’s […]

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Tax reform coming in ‘late spring to summer,’ Spicer says

Tax reform coming in ‘late spring to summer,’ Spicer says

on March 19, 2017, 8:59 AM / in National News

Expect the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a little later this year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told Ireland’s Independent in an interview published in the paper’s Sunday edition. “We are going to have tax reform after we get healthcare completed,” Spicer said. “I think we are looking at late spring to summer.” Trump is expected to propose three […]

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Homeland Security requests proposals for Trump’s border wall

on March 19, 2017, 8:56 AM / in International News, National News

It would be a lot cheaper to just not provide them with resources when they come. The Department of Homeland Security on Friday evening released a request for prototype proposals for the planned U.S.-Mexico border wall, revealing further details of the Trump administration’s goals. The contract notices describe a “physically imposing wall” made of reinforced concrete and standing as tall […]

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Rex Tillerson and Xi Jinping promote cordial U.S.-China relations

Rex Tillerson and Xi Jinping promote cordial U.S.-China relations

on March 19, 2017, 8:51 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday held an apparently cordial meeting, emphasizing friendly relations between China and America. “You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this,” Xi said to Tillerson. “The joint interests of China and the United States far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is […]

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Judge grants warrant for Google to reveal ID data on all users who used specific search terms

Judge grants warrant for Google to reveal ID data on all users who used specific search terms

on March 19, 2017, 8:48 AM / in National News, State News

Andrew West, Constitution.com [Ed. – Google hasn’t responded yet, apparently.  But this is indeed worrisome.  In a city the size of Minneapolis, there could be hundreds or thousands users who made a search using some variations of the terms in question.  And only one might be the perp.  Or might not be!  This is a fishing expedition if ever there […]

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Russia, China making gains on US military power

Russia, China making gains on US military power

on March 19, 2017, 6:22 AM / in International News, National News

BY NIKITA VLADIMIROV  /  The Hill Russia and China are increasingly challenging the military superiority that the United States has held since the early 1990s. Since the end of the Cold War, America’s naval, air, land and space capabilities, paired with key bases in Europe and Asia, has created a strategic advantage over other major superpowers. The United States still […]

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When did the effort to Repeal ObamaCare change to repeal and replace?

on March 18, 2017, 7:30 AM / in National News, Opinion

Over the six years since the law passed, Republicans in Congress have vowed to completely repeal the Affordable Care Act, yet today they talk repeal, change or replace from some very powerful members in the House and the Senate… What the heck happened?

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Trump’s “Blueprint” Budget Is a Policy Statement; Real Budget to Follow

Trump’s “Blueprint” Budget Is a Policy Statement; Real Budget to Follow

on March 18, 2017, 6:37 AM / in National News, Opinion

President Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) unveiled “America First — A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” on Thursday, noting that the president’s actual budget will be released in May. President Trump and his OMB Director Mick Mulvaney joined in outlining the “blueprint” without disclosing hard numbers, revenue projections, or even an economic outlook to back […]

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Mulvaney: Funding Corporation for Public Broadcasting ‘a Hard Sell’ That Can’t Be Defended Anymore

Mulvaney: Funding Corporation for Public Broadcasting ‘a Hard Sell’ That Can’t Be Defended Anymore

on March 17, 2017, 7:56 AM / in National News

(CNSNews.com) – When asked whether the president would veto any appropriations bills that fund agencies or programs like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in defiance of the president’s “America First” budget blueprint, which defunds them, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said the administration would work with Congress to decide whether or not to sign appropriations bills or […]

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Teacher stayed at Culleoka school for two weeks after allegedly kissing teen

Teacher stayed at Culleoka school for two weeks after allegedly kissing teen

on March 17, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News, State News

By James Bennett /  The Columbia Daily Herald  The Culleoka Unit School teacher who allegedly ran away with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas was allowed to remain on the faculty for two weeks after a reported impropriety with the freshman. Health sciences teacher Tad Cummins, 50, was caught kissing Thomas at school by another student Jan. 23, according to the attorney for […]

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Republicans vow big changes to Trump budget

Republicans vow big changes to Trump budget

on March 17, 2017, 7:36 AM / in National News, Opinion

When you finally have a President who understands the frustration of budget mismanagement and starts to do something about it… we get complaints from the so called conservative legislators that he going too far…. President Trump’s budget proposal came under intense criticism in Congress on Thursday, with even some of his closest allies saying it has no hope of being […]

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Senators dismiss wiretap claims, but Trump stands by them

on March 17, 2017, 7:28 AM / in International News, National News

Senate Intelligence Committee leaders said in a joint statement Thursday that there were “no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) also confirmed — “at least so far with respect to our intelligence community — that no such […]

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Rex Tillerson: Military Action Against North Korea Is ‘On the Table’

Rex Tillerson: Military Action Against North Korea Is ‘On the Table’

on March 17, 2017, 6:50 AM / in International News, National News

by ALEXANDER SMITH  /   NBC News Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Friday that military action against North Korea was “on the table” if the country continued to develop its weapons program. “If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action then that option is on the table,” he told a […]

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News from the Left, Right and Center…

News from the Left, Right and Center…

on March 16, 2017, 12:02 PM / in National News

We have to read these each day… but we are busy… so here is few samplings of news from left, right, center and Mars Trump’s ‘Hard Power’ Budget David Catanese, U.S. News & World Report Can Trump Change the Predictable Budget Battle? Ed Rogers, Washington Post Democrats’ Sudden Amnesia About Obamacare’s Ills Ian Tuttle, National Review The Dutch Dike Holds […]

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President Trump rallies supporters in Nashville

on March 16, 2017, 10:31 AM / in History, National News

By WSMV-TV NASHVILLE — President Donald Trump arrived in Nashville on Wednesday afternoon for an event at The Hermitage and a rally at Municipal Auditorium. Air Force One landed at Berry Field National Guard Base just before 4 p.m. after visiting two cities in Michigan. The presidential motorcade then made its way to The Hermitage for a celebration of what […]

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House intelligence chair says no evidence exists to back Trump wiretap claim

on March 16, 2017, 10:26 AM / in National News

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), delivered a sharp repudiation of President Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama had his New York City skyscraper wiretapped during last year’s campaign. “We don’t have any evidence that that took place,” Nunes said. “I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.” Attorney General […]

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