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Jackie’s News from Around the Block

Jackie’s News from Around the Block

on September 14, 2013, 8:00 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

To: W.G.E.N. From: Lynn Stuter My response to Rand Paul’s claim that America is “exceptional”.  It once was; it is no more.  I also include my e-mail to Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers regards the same. Representative McMorris Rodgers, Apparently, John Boehner is “insulted” by Valadimir Putin’s remark about “American Exceptionalism”. There a day when America was exceptional, when our esteemed […]

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Pastor Terry Jones held after threats to burn Korans

Pastor Terry Jones held after threats to burn Korans

on September 13, 2013, 10:14 AM / in National News, News

Pastor Terry Jones was arrested while driving through liberal-leaning Mulberry, Florida after announcing plans to burn nearly 3,000 copies of the Koran on the anniversary of 9/11. His truck was towing a large barbecue grill filled with the kerosene-soaked Muslim holy books. He had said he planned to burn the 2,998 copies at a Tampa Bay park in recognition of […]

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Rand Paul rips Booker, praises Lonegan, spares Christie

Rand Paul rips Booker, praises Lonegan, spares Christie

on September 13, 2013, 10:06 AM / in National News, News

By Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger Original Post TRENTON — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky today said Republican U.S. Senate nominee Steve Lonegan could be the conservative “hero of the year” if he pulls off a victory against Democrat Cory Booker in the special October election. “If he wins, he’ll be a huge hero because it will probably be […]

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Recalled Colorado Senator Has a Meltdown on CNN

Recalled Colorado Senator Has a Meltdown on CNN

on September 13, 2013, 9:51 AM / in National News, News

By Katie Pavlich Town Hall Original Post Former Colorado Senator Angela Giron, who was recalled in a historic election Tuesday night for her pro-gun control votes last Spring, tore a page out of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s playbook on CNN yesterday by blaming her defeat on voter suppression. Thanks to Twitchy for the partial transcript: Giron: What this story […]

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GOP bill blocks food stamp users from buying junk food

GOP bill blocks food stamp users from buying junk food

on September 13, 2013, 9:44 AM / in National News, News

By Pete Kasperowicz Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday proposed legislation that would require  people using federal food stamps to buy only healthy food. The Healthy  Food Choices Act, H.R. 3073, reflects a long-standing criticism that the  government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allows people to buy billions of dollars worth of junk food. A 2012 study found that food […]

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Teachers Union Decertified in Wisconsin

Teachers Union Decertified in Wisconsin

on September 13, 2013, 8:17 AM / in National News, News

By Thomas Lifson American Thinker Teachers  in Kenosha, Wisconsin – the third largest school district in the state — have  voted overwhelmingly to free themselves from the clutches of the teachers union,  the Kenosha Education Association, which will now disband. Thanks to the reform  bill, Act 10, pushed by Governor Scott Walker, public employee unions are  limited to bargaining over […]

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The World is a Tough Town

The World is a Tough Town

on September 13, 2013, 8:11 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Rich Galen President Barack Obama is back on his heels and that is a dangerous place to be. The more foreign leaders he met with, the more made it clear they were not going to be helpful in Syria.  The more White House staff he sent to the Hill, the fewer Members and Senators were convinced.  The more everyone […]

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Americans escape harm in assault on U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan

Americans escape harm in assault on U.S. Consulate in Afghanistan

on September 13, 2013, 8:02 AM / in National News, News

By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier Original Post KABUL, Afghanistan — Militants carried out a brazen attack on the U.S. Consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat early Friday, killing two policemen and injuring dozens of other people, including civilians, according to local officials. No Americans were believed to be among those hurt. The attackers were all reported to […]

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State passes bill to license more drivers who are here illegally

State passes bill to license more drivers who are here illegally

on September 13, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

Eligibility for immigrants in the country illegally would be expanded. Another measure requires OT for domestic workers. By Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason, Los Angeles Times Original Post  SACRAMENTO — Laboring late into the night Thursday to finish their work for the year, state lawmakers acted to allow many more immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain California […]

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13 Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9-11

13 Too Many Years Of Lies: From Mossadeq to 9-11

on September 13, 2013, 7:52 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Paul Craig Roberts Original Post Washington has been at war for 12 years. According to experts such as Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes, these wars have cost Americans approximately $6 trillion, enough to keep Social Security and Medicare sound for years. All there is to show for 12 years of war is fat bank balances for the armament industries […]

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Rules for Russians

Rules for Russians

on September 13, 2013, 7:44 AM / in National News, News

Vladimir Putin‘s much-discussed op-ed in today’s New York Times is a clever piece of work, but the conclusion is diabolical–and we mean that in the original sense of “devilish”: My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree […]

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California raisin grower battles federal order taking almost half his crop

California raisin grower battles federal order taking almost half his crop

on September 13, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News

By Dominic Di-Natale FoxNews.com KERMAN, CALIF. –  Marvin Horne had been praying for what drought-struck central California’s famous farmlands need little of — a good dry spell.  His acres of raisin vines require two weeks of uninterrupted scorching sun to shrivel the grapes here in this gentle valley of sleepy fruit groves and yawning blue skies. Unfortunately, an unseasonal inch and […]

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Prisoner Not Barred from Filing Frivolous Lawsuit

Prisoner Not Barred from Filing Frivolous Lawsuit

on September 13, 2013, 7:24 AM / in National News, News

A Sacramento, California, car-repair shop is being sued by an inmate at Solano state prison for $15,000 in damages for the lost use of his transmission. Michael Witkin, who will be an inmate at the state prison at least until 2026, filed a lawsuit against PTS Extreme Transmissions for failure to return a transmission Witkin dropped off for repair at […]

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

on September 13, 2013, 7:18 AM / in National News, News

A New Orleans District Court Judge has thrown out a lawsuit against several local restaurants charged with over-spicing their crawfish. Chad Arnold filed a lawsuit against several Marigny, Louisiana- area bars and restaurants after his now ex-girlfriend was served an over-spiced turkey neck. Arnold charged that the crawfish was over-spiced as well. Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Roy Frohmeyer […]

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A Settlement Not to “Like”

A Settlement Not to “Like”

on September 13, 2013, 7:13 AM / in National News, News

A judge has signed off on a proposed class action settlement against Facebook, approving the establishment of a $20 million settlement fund that will pay $15 to each of the roughly 614,000 Facebook members who submitted valid claims in the “Sponsored Stories” case.  The three named plaintiffs in the case each will receive $1,500 in settlement awards, down from their […]

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NY Prescription Tracking Database

NY Prescription Tracking Database

on September 12, 2013, 9:25 AM / in National News, News

New York State has introduced a new regulation for every prescriber that orders controlled substances for patients. I-STOP, the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing, requires practitioners to log into and update a centralized database before prescribing controlled substances such as opioids (OxyContin, Vicodin) and benzodiazepines (Xanax). Patients will also be required to provide detailed information about their past prescriptions. I-STOP […]

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Boycott the Baltimore Ravens

Boycott the Baltimore Ravens

on September 12, 2013, 9:24 AM / in National News, News

The Obama administration has failed to obtain NFL cooperation in promoting Obamacare exchanges, but the Baltimore Ravens have jumped in with both feet. Considering the law’s widespread unpopularity, the NFL has left promotional decisions up to individual teams and players. The Ravens became the first team to publicly support the law. They will join efforts to promote the Maryland Health Connection […]

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HHS Issues HIX Propaganda

HHS Issues HIX Propaganda

on September 12, 2013, 9:22 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a list of 10 “facts” health care providers “need to know” about the health insurance exchanges (HIX). The list includes the following facts, lies and propaganda. We have provided some truth for the telling: HHS: The exchanges are “a new way to shop for health coverage,” and allow customers to […]

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Coverage Disappears for Millions

Coverage Disappears for Millions

on September 12, 2013, 9:19 AM / in National News, News

Millions who have affordable bare-bones insurance will have to purchase new plans due to Obamacare. Even state programs are disappearing. For example, Tennessee’s CoverTN is shuttering their state-administered insurance program due to Obamacare. At least 16,000 people who liked their coverage will NOT be able to keep it. Minnesota is shuttering their state-administered “high risk” insurance program leaving 26,000 people into MNSure, […]

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Obamacare Navigators Outraged at Inquisition

Obamacare Navigators Outraged at Inquisition

on September 12, 2013, 9:16 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

It would be funny if it weren’t so serious. The groups that have received Obamacare “navigator” grants are outraged because Congress has asked them to detail the planned use of these taxpayer funds, which total $67 million. A “navigator” is a new federally-funded government worker created by Obamacare. Their job is to implement Obamacare enrollment by gathering the necessary personal […]

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