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Harvard Law School grad sues New York for not doing more to help her pass bar exam

Harvard Law School grad sues New York for not doing more to help her pass bar exam

on June 19, 2016, 7:56 AM / in National News, State News

A graduate of Harvard Law School is suing New York’s bar examination board, claiming that a promising legal career was derailed because she wasn’t given enough special treatment on the bar exam. Tamara Wyche claims that ever since sustaining a head injury in an ATV accident in 2009, she has suffered from a host of cognitive problems that seem as […]

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Dems push vulnerable GOP senators on gun control

Dems push vulnerable GOP senators on gun control

on June 19, 2016, 7:49 AM / in National News, State News

Democrats are targeting vulnerable Senate Republicans over the issue of gun control in light of last week’s mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub. In their efforts to regain the majority of the upper chamber, Democratic Senate candidates are highlighting GOP incumbents’ opposition to a measure that would bar suspected terrorists from purchasing firearms as well as one to expand […]

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Dems step up Grassley attacks

Dems step up Grassley attacks

on June 19, 2016, 7:29 AM / in National News, State News

By Jordain Carney  /  The Hill Democrats are increasingly laying a hammer to Sen. Chuck Grassley as they seek to unseat the Iowa Republican. Grassley’s Senate seat is widely handicapped as likely to stay in the GOP column, but Democrats believe the rise of Donald Trump and the fight over the Supreme Court are providing the perfect storm for taking […]

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Florida state prosecutor suspended after smearing Orlando: ‘melting pot of miscreants and thugs’

Florida state prosecutor suspended after smearing Orlando: ‘melting pot of miscreants and thugs’

on June 18, 2016, 7:08 AM / in National News, State News

Raw Story’s ARTURO GARCIA posted this article on line yesterday late. I would like for you to catch the convicting words that the writer uses to make the man guilty without actually saying he is evil and vile. Florida Assistant State Attorney Kenneth Lewis was suspended on Friday after insulting the city of Orlando on his Facebook page, WESH-TV reported. Lewis […]

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Williamson County Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Obergefell

Williamson County Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Obergefell

on June 17, 2016, 8:39 AM / in State News

Late Wednesday,  the Constitutional Government Defense Fund (an initiative of Family Action Council of Tennessee, Inc.) received notice that Williamson County Judge Joseph Woodruff dismissed the lawsuit regarding the impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on Tennessee’s marriage license law that it had filed. As attorney for the Constitutional Government Defense Fund, I am, of course, disappointed that the court ruled that […]

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Philadelphia becomes first big city to impose soda tax

Philadelphia becomes first big city to impose soda tax

on June 17, 2016, 8:15 AM / in National News, State News

Philadelphia’s City Council approved a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary and diet drinks on Thursday, becoming the first major U.S. city to do so. Two previous efforts to impose a local soda tax failed. This time, Mayor Jim Kenney (D) told the council the estimated $91 million in new tax revenues would pay for pre-K programs, community schools, and recreation […]

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Disney will post alligator warning signs

Disney will post alligator warning signs

on June 17, 2016, 8:08 AM / in National News, State News

Walt Disney World Resort plans to post signs warning that alligators swim in lakes and canals around its resorts, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday. Disney began reviewing its signs and safety procedures after 2-year-old Lane Graves was attacked and killed by an alligator while wading in a lake near a Disney resort. There was a sign saying “No swimming,” but […]

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Jimmy Eldridge Exposed For His Support of Illegal Immigration- Glen Gaugh Says It Matters What Elected Officials Do, Not What They Say

Jimmy Eldridge Exposed For His Support of Illegal Immigration- Glen Gaugh Says It Matters What Elected Officials Do, Not What They Say

on June 17, 2016, 7:45 AM / in State News

JACKSON, TN: Last week, it was revealed that thousands more illegal immigrants were pouring across the U.S. southern border. About the same time, America learned of more Syrian refugees being brought into the country, many carrying communicable diseases brought under control for decades. Illegal immigration is the #1 issue in this year’s Presidential Campaign, propelling Donald Trump to the Republican […]

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Nanny State of the Week: City cracks down on crawfish boils after mayor’s aide complains

Nanny State of the Week: City cracks down on crawfish boils after mayor’s aide complains

on June 16, 2016, 9:18 AM / in State News

By Eric Boehm  /  Alabama Watchdog From spring through late summer in Mobile, Alabama, it’s crawfish season. At least it was, until the nannies came along. As local news website AL.com described it, the four seasons in Alabama are “beach, football, Mardi Gras and crawfish,” but only during crawfish season can you get a free meal.  Crawfish boils are common […]

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Setting Fire to a Corrupt Investigation

Setting Fire to a Corrupt Investigation

on June 16, 2016, 8:48 AM / in Opinion, State News

by RockyTop Politics AG Investigation a ‘Witch Hunt,’ Should End Immediately Rep. Billy Spivey has thrown down the gauntlet. In a sharply worded letter sent to the Durham Ad Hoc Committee, of which he s a member, Spivey demanded the Committee cease operations because the investigation they authorized to look into the Durham affairs has degenerated into a political witch […]

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Do You Want More Trauma Centers Closer to Home…or Let the Government Decide?

on June 16, 2016, 8:14 AM / in National News, State News

By Chuck Muth Let’s say you’re seriously injured in a car wreck in Sun City Summerlin. Do you think your chances of survival would higher if they take you to a nearby trauma center in northwest Las Vegas – or if they take you all the way down to UMC in downtown Las Vegas or St. Rose in Henderson? Duh. […]

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Alligator drags 2-year-old into water at Disney hotel

Alligator drags 2-year-old into water at Disney hotel

on June 15, 2016, 8:28 AM / in National News, State News

An alligator dragged a 2-year-old Nebraska boy into the water as his father tried desperately to save him at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa near Orlando on Tuesday. The boy was on the shoreline with his parents and 4-year-old sister when the four- to seven-foot-long alligator attack occurred. The parents rushed into the water, and the father unsuccessfully tried […]

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The Madison County, Tennessee June Meeting

on June 15, 2016, 5:30 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Madison County Commission, here in Tennessee, will be coming together June 20th to discuss and vote on a great many items from zoning to political homage. The agenda is below.

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Louisiana Re-brands Common Core in Attempt to Dupe Citizens

Louisiana Re-brands Common Core in Attempt to Dupe Citizens

on June 14, 2016, 7:44 AM / in Opinion, State News

State officials in Louisiana tried to deceive citizens last week by approving what amounts to, essentially, a glorified name change for the deeply unpopular Common Core education standards pushed by the Obama administration. Basically, policymakers re-branded the scheme as “Louisiana Standards,” while pretending that there had been some “revisions” to the widely loathed education-nationalization effort. However, according to experts and […]

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Protesters want to nix Confederate sign on Mississippi flag

Protesters want to nix Confederate sign on Mississippi flag

on June 14, 2016, 6:42 AM / in National News, State News

By Emily Wagster Pettus JACKSON, Miss. — Protesters plan to gather outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to say the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is a vestige of slavery and Congress should erase it. Among the scheduled speakers for the Flag Day rally is Aunjanue Ellis, an actress who lives in Pike County, Mississippi, where she grew up. […]

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Christy Cross Attacks Greer

on June 14, 2016, 5:30 AM / in Local News, State News

Ouch! It appears somebody’s feelings got hurt…… I wouldn’t support @Greer4Congress and he tries to personally attack me. Time that oughtta spent campaigning huh? — christi cross (@christi_cross) May 18, 2016 Hey @Greer4Congress, instead of calling my fellow SEC MEMBERS, why don’t u call me DIRECTLY Like u already tried 15 times asking my support? — christi cross (@christi_cross) May […]

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Here she comes: Mrs. Florida

Here she comes: Mrs. Florida

on June 13, 2016, 9:13 AM / in News, State News

by: Amanda Morales The newly crowned Mrs. Florida America 2016, Rachael Neudecker, experienced her own “Mrs. Congeniality” moment during the qualifying pageant May 7, in Orlando. “I tripped over my gown three times Saturday night,” Neudecker confesses. But if one of Neudecker’s favorite film characters can recover from falling on her face, she figured she, too, could overcome a misstep. […]

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Police arrest armed man who was going to L.A. Pride festival

Police arrest armed man who was going to L.A. Pride festival

on June 13, 2016, 8:48 AM / in State News

Police in Santa Monica on Sunday arrested a heavily armed man who said he was in town for the L.A. Pride festival in West Hollywood. Patrol officers responding to a report of a suspected prowler found the man, who claimed to be waiting for a friend. Police inspected his car, which had Indiana plates, and found several weapons, ammunition, and […]

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George Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, dies

George Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, dies

on June 13, 2016, 8:46 AM / in National News, State News

Former Ohio senator and governor George Voinovich died Sunday at his home in Cleveland. He was 79. Voinovich had been keeping an active schedule, delivering a speech at City Hall on Friday to mark Slovenian Independence Day. He was to be a delegate in the Republican National Convention in his home city next month. Political allies and relatives said he […]

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Rep. Martin Daniel’s Muhammad Ali tweet likely to come up at GOP meeting

on June 13, 2016, 8:19 AM / in Opinion, State News

Someone, somewhere has got their underwear too tight…… Representative Martin Daniel twitted and the whole world goes nuts. This from the Knoxville News Sentinel that must have thought the world stopped turning because of what Rep. Daniel said. Recent Twitter comments by state Rep. Martin Daniel on the life of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali are expected to be […]

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