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Maine Man Challenges Gun Ban For Medical Marijuana Users

on October 14, 2019, 9:40 AM / in State News

by Cam Edwards  |  Bearing Arms A 58-year old man from Maine is challenging the state’s ban on gun possession for those who are “an unlawful user of or is addicted to any controlled substance and as a result is prohibited from possession of a firearm”, arguing that individuals like himself who are certified medical marijuana users are unconstitutionally losing […]

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Freedom Index on Tennessee Representatives in Washington DC Oct 14, 2019

Freedom Index on Tennessee Representatives in Washington DC Oct 14, 2019

on October 14, 2019, 9:25 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Lamar Alexander – 51% Dist.1: David Roe – 68% Dist.2: Tim Burchett – N/A Dist.3: Charles Fleischmann – 61% Dist.4: Scott DesJarlais – 75% Dist.5: Jim Cooper – 21% Dist.6: John Rose – N/A Dist.7: Marsha Blackburn – 64% Dist.7: Mark Green – N/A Dist.8: David Kustoff – 53% Dist.9: Steve Cohen – 22%

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The Queensridge Quagmire: Badlands Fight a Bad Deal for Vegas Taxpayers

The Queensridge Quagmire: Badlands Fight a Bad Deal for Vegas Taxpayers

on October 14, 2019, 9:00 AM / in State News

(Chuck Muth) – Most people have at least heard of the monster-mash brawl between the owner of the Badlands golf course in northwest Las Vegas and the homeowners who bought million-dollar-plus luxury homes in the development that surrounds it. But most people also don’t really understand what the brouhaha is all about.  The minute terms such as “inverse condemnation” are uttered, […]

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Mexican Cartels Reach New Lows In The Face of Impending Border Wall

on October 14, 2019, 8:54 AM / in State News

By Daphne Moon  |  RedRightVideos  So if you’re a Colombian cartel boss, what’s next? Disguising your couriers as nuns and stuffing their habits with pounds of yeyo, of course. Sadly, that brilliant scheme didn’t work out so well either. The problem was when a flight landed at Colombia’s San Andres Island last weekend, security guards immediately noticed that a group of three […]

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RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: CALIFORNIA BRINGS TELEHEALTH REFORMS TO MEDI-CAL

RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: CALIFORNIA BRINGS TELEHEALTH REFORMS TO MEDI-CAL

on October 14, 2019, 8:48 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Matthew Glans In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new guidelines recently introduced in California that take several major steps towards expanding the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. Over the past year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has aggressively shifted its policies in favor of increasing the use of telemedicine and telehealth services […]

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You bet your life: Four killed, five injured in gruesome early morning shooting at illegal Brooklyn gambling den, suspect in custody

You bet your life: Four killed, five injured in gruesome early morning shooting at illegal Brooklyn gambling den, suspect in custody

on October 14, 2019, 8:43 AM / in State News

By NICHOLAS WILLIAMS, WESLEY PARNELL, THOMAS TRACY and LARRY MCSHANE  | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  The deck was stacked against them. Four Brooklyn gamblers drew a dead man’s hand early Saturday when an enraged player opened fire inside an illegal Brooklyn gambling den just before sunrise, authorities said. Bodies were scattered across the club and playing cards still lying on the tables when cops arrived […]

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Climate Protesters Caught Hiding Gas Generator in Their Camp, Politician Says

on October 13, 2019, 8:14 AM / in State News

By Jared Harris | The Western Journal Climate activists love to repeat the phrase “our house is on fire.” Planet Earth, they assert, is at risk of a total ecological collapse that could be the end of humanity as we know it. Groups like Extinction Rebellion seem to like this phrase — a simple but effective mental image that instills just the right amount of fear […]

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Edwards Will Face Rispone In Louisiana Runoff

Edwards Will Face Rispone In Louisiana Runoff

on October 13, 2019, 8:00 AM / in State News

“Republican millionaire Eddie Rispone, making his first bid for public office, edged his way into a Nov. 16 runoff with incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards,” the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. “By a margin of about 50,000 votes, Rispone, of Baton Rouge, beat his Republican rival, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, to face off with Edwards, who led the field Saturday night but […]

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Georgia health care task force looks at saving state more than a billion dollars

Georgia health care task force looks at saving state more than a billion dollars

on October 13, 2019, 7:57 AM / in State News

A group of Georgia lawmakers and health care stakeholders continued their deep dive into Georgia’s health care system on Wednesday. The Task Force on Healthcare Access and Cost held its second meeting at the state capitol aimed at examining cost reduction measures and barriers to health care access in the state. Members of the task force, which consists of medical […]

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AFSCME 75 Vows No Financial Support to Legislators Who Backed PERS Reform

AFSCME 75 Vows No Financial Support to Legislators Who Backed PERS Reform

on October 13, 2019, 7:45 AM / in State News

Story by Mike Nearman  |  Freedom Foundation During this past legislative session, the Oregon State Legislature passed Senate Bill 1049, a measure designed to help begin to fix Oregon’s $27 billion unfunded pension liability. The bill, which received bi-partisan support, would require public employees to set aside a portion of their own salaries to fund the deficit. Government unions seethed. Both […]

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California governor signs law forcing colleges to offer students abortion pills

California governor signs law forcing colleges to offer students abortion pills

on October 13, 2019, 7:14 AM / in State News

(LifeSiteNews) – California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law yesterday a bill (SB 24) forcing his state’s public universities to dispense the abortion pill on campus. The abortion pill – “medication abortion” or “chemcial abortion” – is actually two pills, one to deprive a developing pre-born baby of the nutrition he needs and then one to induce contractions. The first pill […]

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In NYC the Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Can Cost You $250,000

In NYC the Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Can Cost You $250,000

on October 13, 2019, 6:48 AM / in State News

The Left escalates its war on the First Amendment. The September 26, 2019 edition of the Washington Times included an article, NYC bans calling someone an ‘illegal alien’ or threatening to contact ICE that began with the following excerpt: New York City has made it against the law to call someone an “illegal alien” or threaten them by calling immigration officials on […]

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‘A very dangerous situation’: 1 killed, 2 missing after New Orleans hotel construction site collapses

on October 13, 2019, 5:42 AM / in State News

One person was killed and two others are missing after a Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning. “It’s a very dangerous situation,” Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell said, adding that the building is “unstable,” and another collapse is possible. Officials tweeted about the second fatality late Saturday, saying the search and rescue operation would resume Sunday morning. The […]

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Power politics: How the blackout crisis is playing for PG&E and Gavin Newsom

Power politics: How the blackout crisis is playing for PG&E and Gavin Newsom

on October 11, 2019, 9:01 AM / in State News

This story from California Are planned blackouts for millions of Californians whenever a dry wind kicks up “the new normal”? There’s a growing, bipartisan crowd of politicians saying it had better not be. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. turned off the electricity for 2 million people this week to avoid having its power lines spark another wind-blown disaster, like the […]

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California to Lead the Way in Expanding Red Flag Laws

California to Lead the Way in Expanding Red Flag Laws

on October 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

Unless California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoes them by Sunday, all nine gun control bills presently sitting on his desk will become law. Two of the most pernicious and dangerous concern expansions of the state’s already unconstitutional red flag laws, and illustrate the dangers of passing any such laws in the first place. Once enacted politicians then find it easier to expand […]

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Lawyer and Client Sanctioned for Filing “Completely Selfish” Lawsuits

Lawyer and Client Sanctioned for Filing “Completely Selfish” Lawsuits

on October 9, 2019, 9:07 AM / in State News

From the Jester’s Courtroom U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck has sanctioned Miami attorney Scott Dinin for filing frivolous lawsuits on behalf of his client, claiming the attorney and his client filed the suits for “completely selfish” motives. According to news reports, Dinin, on behalf of his client, Alexander Johnson, who suffers from hearing loss, sued more than 100 companies […]

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Minneapolis Mayor Tries to Extort Trump Campaign of $500,000

Minneapolis Mayor Tries to Extort Trump Campaign of $500,000

on October 9, 2019, 9:02 AM / in National News, State News

By Warner Todd Huston  |  Godfather Politics In an effort to force the cancellation of Trump’s Minneapolis rally, the city’s left-wing mayor tried to extort $530,000 out of the Trump campaign for “security” to allow Trump to hold its rally. Leftist mayor Jacob Frey tried to force the Trump campaign to pay the exorbitant amount for “security” at the city’s […]

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital welcomes two staff members

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital welcomes two staff members

on October 9, 2019, 8:51 AM / in State News

Puggle and Huckleberry met their work family at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a town hall meeting over lunch Monday, Sept. 16. When the new hires came down the aisle of the packed theater in the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration, the whole room, balcony included, turned to the kind of mush Memphis usually reserves for […]

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LGBTQ Caucus for Metro Councilmembers Formed, A Historic First. 12.5% of Council openly homosexual.

LGBTQ Caucus for Metro Councilmembers Formed, A Historic First. 12.5% of Council openly homosexual.

on October 9, 2019, 8:44 AM / in State News

Bowing to Sin and the left Chair: Councilmember Nancy VanReece, District 8 Vice-Chair: Councilmember Brett Withers, District 6 Secretary:  Councilmember Russ Bradford, District 13 Additional members: Councilmembers Zach Young, District 10, and Councilmember Emily Benedict, District 7 (Read all about it)

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1 male killed, another in critical condition after South Memphis shooting, police say

1 male killed, another in critical condition after South Memphis shooting, police say

on October 9, 2019, 8:41 AM / in State News

Several police cars surrounded an area on south East Parkway Tuesday night after two males were reportedly shot. Officers arrived to the scene close to 7:20 p.m., where one male was pronounced dead on the scene and another was in critical condition, according to Memphis police. Officers blocked off streets in front of a Valero gas station. Dozens of people were standing across […]

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