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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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Sheriff: Worried mom finds soldier son bound, shot to death; deputies still seek killer

Sheriff: Worried mom finds soldier son bound, shot to death; deputies still seek killer

on October 9, 2019, 8:35 AM / in State News

An East Tennessee soldier recently returned home from deployment overseas died after being tied up and shot repeatedly by someone who has yet to be caught, authorities said. The mother of Jacob Dean Bishop, 35, found him dead about 7:30 a.m. Oct. 1 inside his duplex apartment on Shaw Ferry Road North in Loudon County. “He was known to oversleep,” said […]

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Flipping the rent control fight: How California tenants and the left won statewide protection

Flipping the rent control fight: How California tenants and the left won statewide protection

on October 9, 2019, 7:41 AM / in State News

As 2019 dawned, the idea of statewide rent control in California seemed dead. The Legislature sharply limited cities’ ability to cap rents in 1995, and when tenant advocates managed to qualify an initiative for last November’s ballot that would loosen those restrictions, voters overwhelmingly rejected it. That makes the Legislature’s passage of a bill this year limiting annual rent increases […]

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Teacher Allegedly Displays Graphic Saying Confederate Flag Means ‘You Intend To Marry Your Sister’

Teacher Allegedly Displays Graphic Saying Confederate Flag Means ‘You Intend To Marry Your Sister’

on October 9, 2019, 7:33 AM / in State News

By Hank Berrien  |  Daily Wire A Georgia teacher allegedly showed a Powerpoint image of a Confederate flag to the teacher’s classroom accompanied by a caption reading, “A sticker you put on the back of your pickup truck to announce that you intend to marry your sister. Think of it like a white trash ‘Save the Date’ card.” That teacher has […]

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Suspect arrested, two others identified in shooting death of key witness at Amber Guyger murder trial

Suspect arrested, two others identified in shooting death of key witness at Amber Guyger murder trial

on October 9, 2019, 7:28 AM / in State News

Three suspects have been identified in the murder of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of former Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger. Jacquerious Mitchell, 20; Michael Mitchell, 32; and Thaddeous Green, 22, traveled from Alexandria, Louisiana, to purchase drugs from Brown, authorities said at a news conference Tuesday. Jacquerious Mitchell is in custody and the other two […]

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DEARBORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOW TO SHARIA LAW AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE – NOW SERVE ONLY HALAL MEAT

on October 9, 2019, 6:49 AM / in State News

By  STEVEN AHLE  |  Steadfast and Loyal Dearborn School District is now serving only Halal meat for school lunches. Besides the hefty extra expense involved in the fact that Halal certification organizations use some of their funds for terrorism. That should be unacceptable for the parents of kids in the Dearborn School System. They could end up paying for the […]

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Behind The Network Of Outside, Left-Wing Groups Pushing Racial Policies In Cities, Counties Across America

on October 9, 2019, 6:37 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Daily Caller News Foundation IS OUR TOWN NEXT? Many cities and counties are adopting radical policies that see every aspect of government operations through the “lens” of race. A network of George Soros-backed activist groups has worked to push these policies at the most local level of government, where there is little scrutiny. The policies are justified by citing research […]

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Ilhan Omar Files for Divorce Amid Affair Allegations

on October 8, 2019, 8:24 AM / in National News, State News

According to a report from Minnesota’s WCCO 4, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has filed for a divorce from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi. The CBS affiliate reports that “Court records confirm that the 37-year-old representative filed for divorce on Friday, from her husband, Ahmed Hirsi.” ‘Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship’ “In the divorce filing,” WCCO continued, “it’s stated that there was an ‘irretrievable breakdown of […]

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