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“Bang, Bang,” You’re Suspended: Second-Grader Sent Home for Carrying Invisible Gun

“Bang, Bang,” You’re Suspended: Second-Grader Sent Home for Carrying Invisible Gun

on October 6, 2013, 9:28 AM / in National News, News

By Evan Bernick Just when you thought gun-fearing “educators” couldn’t get any sillier. Last week, it was a couple of teenagers suspended for a year for playing with airsoft guns on the front lawn. This week, it’s a second-grader suspended for a day for using his finger as a pretend gun. Yes, eight-year-old Jordan Bennett was sent home after administrators […]

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Q&A: What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

Q&A: What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

on October 6, 2013, 9:25 AM / in National News, News

By Hans von Spakovsky The Heritage Foundation Some of the claims being made about what happens to the federal government when there is a funding lapse are almost hysterical – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) even claimed that a shutdown would be “as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.” Here are answers to some basic questions […]

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Bits, Pieces and Comments from the Weekend

Bits, Pieces and Comments from the Weekend

on October 6, 2013, 9:19 AM / in National News, News

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior Think free expression is really free. A teenager who claimed “sarcasm” after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this year for making a “terroristic threat.” Over the summer, Instagram photos of guns and money led to New York City’s largest gun bust […]

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House votes to approve back pay for furloughed workers

House votes to approve back pay for furloughed workers

on October 6, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s note: Congress and President Barack Obama sent a message to the 800,000 government employees furloughed by the federal shutdown: We don’t know when the impasses will end but you will get reimbursed for lost pay once the government reopens. A typical congress, one that pays for services never rendered. They never seem to concern themselves with where the money […]

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Finding her voice

Finding her voice

on October 5, 2013, 9:35 AM / in National News, News

                    Join us in the fight to aid children with cancer at St. Jude! Breanna’s family knows she loves two things best of all: cheerleading and singing. Although the athletic 12-year-old has been cheering competitively since the age of 5, she kept her singing private. “She was always singing at home but would chicken out when it came to entering […]

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The USDA Wants YOU!

The USDA Wants YOU!

on October 5, 2013, 8:54 AM / in National News, News

Posted by Starbreeze Original Post The LEFT Swings Again TO STOP SELLING PETS! Of concern to all dog owners and breeders in the US are new APHIS rules set to go into effect in November, 2013. The rules are intended to address internet sales, which the USDA alleges are problematic. I’m still waiting to see the facts and figures which provoked […]

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PolitiFact Articles on Obama Care Plan

on October 4, 2013, 8:46 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: The Tampa Bay Times previously named the St. Petersburg Times, is an American newspaper published in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is one of two major publications serving the Tampa Bay Area, the other being The Tampa Tribune, which the Times tops in both circulation and readership. The Times has won eight Pulitzer Prizes since 1964, and in 2009, […]

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John Kerry’s Jobs Program for Would-Be Jihadists

John Kerry’s Jobs Program for Would-Be Jihadists

on October 4, 2013, 8:22 AM / in National News, News

By Robert Spencer Last Friday in New York, at a meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu launched what they called the “Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience,” which CNSNews.com said was intended to “support local communities and organizations to counter extremist ideology and promote tolerance.” It will do this […]

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Obama cancels trip to Asia, cites shutdown

Obama cancels trip to Asia, cites shutdown

on October 4, 2013, 8:19 AM / in National News, News

By Justin Sink President Obama cancelled his upcoming trip to Asia late Thursday night,  blaming congressional Republicans and the government shutdown for his decision  to remain in Washington. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the Asia Pacific Economic  Cooperation (APEC) summit in Indonesia and the East Asia Summit in Brunei in  place of the president, Press Secretary Jay Carney […]

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How Common Core is Slowly Changing My Child

How Common Core is Slowly Changing My Child

on October 4, 2013, 8:06 AM / in National News, News

NOTE: Yesterday I received a message about a high school girl in our area that is having the exact same experience. “For the first time in her life, she is being beaten down. It seems like she may be giving up. all because of the new Common Core curriculum.. They are given reading assignments, asking for her “opinion”, and if […]

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Common Core Corruption: Pearson Publishing Investigated for Payoffs

Common Core Corruption: Pearson Publishing Investigated for Payoffs

on October 4, 2013, 8:02 AM / in National News, News, State News

Pearson is a huge player in textbooks in Tennessee By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org We recently did an article about a petition authored by Paul Horton, State Liaison Illinois Council for History Education, and History Instructor at the University High School The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools demanding an end to curriculum decisions made among Common Core, and Race to the […]

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Democrats can’t hide their shutdown crazy

Democrats can’t hide their shutdown crazy

on October 4, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Posted  by Dominari Nolo Wow. Take away a baby’s favorite toy, and my, my, my, does the high drama  come. Tears! Rivers of tears! Pointed fingers!  You!!! You did this to  me! I CANNOT LIVE ONE MORE SECOND WITHOUT MY PANDA CAM!!!!!!!!  MURDERER!!!!!! It’s not really that the Democrats desperately need the government open as  usual. I’m not certain they […]

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Study Shows Why Some People Can’t Wake Up

Study Shows Why Some People Can’t Wake Up

on October 4, 2013, 7:47 AM / in National News, News

By Melissa Melton Yale law professor Dan Kahan put together a study which essentially found that people were less likely to choose a mathematically correct answer if it went against their political beliefs. To boil it down, groups were given fake data about skin cream efficacy and asked to solve a math problem. When the same exact data was given […]

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THE ANACONDA IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING—SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN (R-AR)

THE ANACONDA IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING—SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN (R-AR)

on October 3, 2013, 4:10 PM / in National News, News

An editorial appeared in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Sept. 30, 2013) titled the Quiet Man Speaks (aka John Boozman). The elongated 2 column editorial frankly made little sense.  The only conclusions that can be reached is the editors’ assiduous pursuit of the following: 1.    Senator Boozman, the usually quiet sheep, did some “shouting”, but the editorial failed to state what […]

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Police lift Hill lockdown after car chase, gunfire drama near Capitol

on October 3, 2013, 4:08 PM / in National News, News

By Rebecca Shabad and Sheldon Alberts The U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown and lawmakers ordered to shelter in  place Thursday following a car chase that began near the White House and ended  with a dramatic police takedown of a female suspect on Constitution Avenue. At a press conference near the scene after the incident, U.S. Capitol Police  Chief Kim […]

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12 Republicans Sell-Out, Obama Needs Only 5 More Here’s the list of the “Dirty Dozen”

on October 3, 2013, 4:05 PM / in National News, News

Let the traitors below hear from you –  or forever suffer an even more arrogant Soetoro. Jackie Thanks to the WGEN reader who sent this in: ____________________________________ VA: Home of Founding Fathers now spawns TRAITORS, Forbes, Rigell, Wittman, Wolf We won’t forget!  (Primary … Primary …Primary!) Please ask everyone you know to call, email,  Twitter and face book ASAP. If […]

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The Mail

The Mail

on October 3, 2013, 11:02 AM / in National News, News

This is a copy of the email I sent to the three critters who are supposed to represent me in North Texas…. Feel free to copy and send to your critters in WDC. Jackie Do not bend over to those who want to slip you the SOAP of this shutdown causing harm to anyone.  If you really want to HARM […]

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Karl Denninger Goes John Galt!

Karl Denninger Goes John Galt!

on October 3, 2013, 8:45 AM / in National News, News

By The Doc Economist Karl Denninger has gone John Galt.  The Market Ticker founder has released a statement that he is shutting down active market reports and updates at The Market Ticker, as he no longer wishes to actively fund the abuses of our fascist government and banking sector, and says in two words: “I’m done.” I refuse to continue […]

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Government Looking for Witches Will Find Them

Government Looking for Witches Will Find Them

on October 3, 2013, 8:40 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano While the nation’s political class has been fixated on a potential government shutdown in Washington this week, the NSA has continued to spy on all Americans and by its ambiguity and shrewd silence seems to be acknowledging slowly that the scope of its spying is truly breathtaking. The Obama administration is of the view that the […]

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This is About Shutting Down Obamacare

This is About Shutting Down Obamacare

on October 3, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson Congressmen, this is about shutting down Obamacare. Democrats keep talking about our refusal to compromise.  They don’t realize our compromise is defunding Obamacare.  We actually want to repeal it. This is it.  Our endgame is to leave the whole thing shut down until the President defunds Obamacare.  And if he does not defund Obamacare, we leave the […]

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