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Making the Case for Immigration: How the GOP Will Cave on Amnesty

Making the Case for Immigration: How the GOP Will Cave on Amnesty

on July 24, 2013, 8:47 AM / in National News, News

Many of us will never have to contemplate a decision to move to another country. Yet, we have heard from members over the years who have had to make that decision. Some escaping from totalitarian regimes and others just looking for a chance at a better life. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, “We estimate that 52 percent of […]

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Could Detroit’s Bankruptcy Filing Be the First of Many?

Could Detroit’s Bankruptcy Filing Be the First of Many?

on July 24, 2013, 8:40 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Raven Clabough Detroit, Michigan’s bankruptcy filing is causing fear that other major U.S. cities face a similar fate as they too are dealing with burdensome underfunded liabilities, such as retiree benefits. Just months ago, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder brought in an emergency financial manager to examine Detroit’s dire financial situation. Four months later, that financial manager, Kevyn Orr, […]

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Gay Human Rights Commissioner to Evangelical pastor: you and your family ‘deserve to burn in hell’

Gay Human Rights Commissioner to Evangelical pastor: you and your family ‘deserve to burn in hell’

on July 24, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

by Kirsten Andersen Editors Note: Reminds me of the campaign trail and my meeting with an episcopal priest and the vulgarities he yelled at me. Burning in Hell was one…. due to opposition of gay marriage. SIOUX CITY, IA, July 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – An Evangelical pastor in Sioux City is requesting the removal of a newly-appointed member of the […]

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Will Senate Republicans Surrender the Fight?

Will Senate Republicans Surrender the Fight?

on July 24, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News

By: Erick Erickson Yesterday, when asked directly about Republicans shutting down the government over Obamacare, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sounded less than committed to the endeavor.  This is not a hypothetical question.  Senator Mike Lee has issued a letter saying he will not pass a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare.  He has been joined by fifteen Republican Senators. Unfortunately, […]

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Liberty and Safety

Liberty and Safety

on July 24, 2013, 8:25 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano When Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government, in direct defiance of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, was unlawfully and unconstitutionally spying on all Americans who use telephones, text messaging or emails to communicate with other persons, he opened a Pandora’s box of allegations and recriminations. The allegations he unleashed are that Americans have a […]

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America’s Texter By Galen

America’s Texter By Galen

on July 24, 2013, 7:53 AM / in National News, News

America’s Texter, Anthony Weiner (D-NY), has been caught doing it again – delivering of lewd text messages. If you’ve forgotten, Weiner was a Congressman from New York who got caught “sexting” underage girls.  At first he claimed his account might have been hacked but when a photo surfaced of him sending out what is now called a “selfie” from the […]

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Obama to Pivot Back to the Economy Wednesday With Same Old Message

Obama to Pivot Back to the Economy Wednesday With Same Old Message

on July 24, 2013, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

By Katie Pavlich Monday afternoon President Obama will give a speech at Illinois’ Knox College in an attempt to regain some ground on the economy as his approval numbers continue to take a nose dive. Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for […]

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Bit’s and Pieces of the News….

Bit’s and Pieces of the News….

on July 24, 2013, 7:40 AM / in National News, News

More Than a Flooded Cellar. A Vintage Mystery. Another unexpected consequence in the (very long) wake of Hurricane Sandy: the millionaires’ missing wine. A fascinating only-in-New-York kinda story. Woman rebuffs, kills armed man at Houston gas stop Now that’s one young lady you don’t want to trifle with. Louisiana flood-protection board to sue oil companies Saltwater incursion and wetlands loss […]

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Paul Ryan’s Immigration Smoke and Mirrors

Paul Ryan’s Immigration Smoke and Mirrors

on July 23, 2013, 4:01 PM / in National News, News

by LAWRENCE  SELLIN, PHD On August 22, 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), then the Republican  candidate for Vice President, implied to talk show host Hugh  Hewitt that he ran “marathons” and that his best time was an exceptional  “two hour and fifty-something.” According to Runner’s  World, however, Ryan has only run one as a 20-year-old, in the 1990 Duluth,  Minnesota […]

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Direct from the TML

Direct from the TML

on July 23, 2013, 3:50 PM / in National News, News, State News

I just received this email a few moments ago the Executive Director of the Tennessee Municipal League. The Tennessee Municipal League (TML) is an association of the incorporated cities and towns of Tennessee, organized for mutual assistance and improvement. The organization’s functions include: lobbying the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of municipal governments, working with the TML Risk Management Pool, […]

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Foretold

Foretold

on July 23, 2013, 9:45 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

I love Bible prophecy, I don’t fully understand all of it but I definitely believe all of it and more and more of it becomes discernible as time goes by. I don’t claim to be an expert or a scholar, I have never had any formal training in interpreting and understanding the scripture, but I have read those I respect […]

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Spending tomorrow’s money is easy

Spending tomorrow’s money is easy

on July 23, 2013, 9:41 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: I watch our city, county, and state government following the lead, within financial constraints, by emulating Detroit and every other city, state, and county in the country minus a few toward perpetual debt. And we as individuals have followed along without a single moment of opposition. Sad, because government is not getting smaller or smarter. By: John Hayward […]

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Primaries Bring Fresh Air to Foul Odor Emanating From GOP Establishment

Primaries Bring Fresh Air to Foul Odor Emanating From GOP Establishment

on July 23, 2013, 9:33 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Daniel Horowitz Conservatives have been ill-served by a prevailing conventional wisdom pertaining to flaccid incumbent Republicans.  The conventional wisdom dictates that every incumbent should automatically enjoy a rubber stamp for 6 more years in the Senate unless he/she is plagued by some egregious scandal or overtly votes with the Democrats on almost every major issue.  If we continue down […]

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Parents:  Just so you will know….

Parents: Just so you will know….

on July 23, 2013, 8:26 AM / in National News, News

The Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean So She Can “Sleep At Night” NOTE:  This issue was very hot a few years ago, then subsided.  Now it is coming back again as the consequences of Gardasil continue to accumulate. In response to some states moving to REQUIRE the drug for young girls (it is now being pushed for young boys too), […]

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ACLU Reverses Championing Pursuit of Zimmerman

ACLU Reverses Championing Pursuit of Zimmerman

on July 22, 2013, 9:14 AM / in National News, News

by William Bigelow   The American Civil Liberties Union, stung by the backlash to its initial reaction to the George Zimmerman acquittal, has reversed its position on whether the Department of Justice (DOJ) should continue its post-acquittal pursuit of Zimmerman. The day after the acquittal, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero released a statement that endorsed the furthering of the DOJ’s […]

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The 10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You to Believe

The 10 GMO Myths That Monsanto Wants You to Believe

on July 22, 2013, 9:09 AM / in National News, News

Posted by: Daisy Luther Monsanto and their biotech buddies would have you believe that they are super-heroes, set on saving hungry children from starvation wearing a dazzling fake-green cape. In fact, in a recent attack on activists, Monsanto’s CEO Hugh Grant said that because critics “can afford” organic food, we don’t care about the plight of those who can’t afford […]

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I Smell A Rat – Barry, Al and Jessie

I Smell A Rat – Barry, Al and Jessie

on July 22, 2013, 9:04 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Posted  by Rick Wells To quote the late Slim Pickens, ”What in the wide wide world of sports is a goin on here?” Our Opportunist-in-Chief is desperate to make the scandals that plague his corrupt regime go away. He can’t undo his wrong doing, but he doesn’t need to. Barry’s got a plan. All criminals need a good plan to […]

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Stand Your Ground Laws are Natural Rights and Long Time Civil Rights

Stand Your Ground Laws are Natural Rights and Long Time Civil Rights

on July 22, 2013, 8:56 AM / in History, National News, News

By Paul Huebl Washington, DC—Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. served on the United States Supreme Court from 1902 until 1932.  Still today he’s probably the most quoted jurist to ever walk the face of the earth.  In 1921 Justice Holmes weighed in on the concept of Stand Your Ground: “The law has grown, and even if historical mistakes have contributed […]

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WaPo reluctantly reports Terry McAuliffe’s bald-faced debate lie

WaPo reluctantly reports Terry McAuliffe’s bald-faced debate lie

on July 22, 2013, 8:51 AM / in National News, News

By: Moe Lane It’s bad when the Washington Post can’t come up with a way to excuse a Virginia Democrat: In the most obvious misstatement of the debate, [Democrat Terry] McAuliffe attacked [Republican Virginia Attorney General Ken] Cuccinelli over the findings of a Richmond prosecutor who had been tasked with investigating Cuccinelli’s financial disclosures. “If you read the whole report, […]

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A Few Thoughts On Integrity

on July 22, 2013, 8:41 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been kind of silent these past couple weeks. Don’t mistake my silence for lack of caring about the things that are going one, it is just that I have been asking myself why waste my time talking about things when what I have to say won’t make a damn bit of difference. […]

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