Archive for February 7th, 2017

CAGW Names Sen. Chuck Schumer 2016 Porker of the Year

on February 7, 2017, 3:34 PM / in National News, Opinion

The results are in! Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is the “winner” of CAGW’s online poll for 2016 Porker of the Year. Sen. Schumer garnered an astounding 58 percent of the vote and defeated the five other nominees in a landslide “victory.” Sen. Schumer earned this dubious award for his leading role in the effort to create supposedly “debt-free” […]

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Senate confirms DeVos as education secretary

on February 7, 2017, 3:29 PM / in National News

WASHINGTON  — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote. Democrats cited her lack of public school experience and financial interests in organizations pushing charter schools. DeVos has said she would divest herself from those organizations.Two Republicans joined […]

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West Tennessee Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association February 2017 meeting

West Tennessee Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association February 2017 meeting

on February 7, 2017, 3:22 PM / in Announcements

The West Tennessee Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association will hold its February stated meeting on Thursday, February 9th at Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store , 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305. Our room will be available at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to share a meal and fellowship. There will be a short legislative update beginning […]

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Then why produce a resolution at all…..

on February 7, 2017, 9:16 AM / in State News

This is what I just sent out to the Olympia WA city Council members in response to their response to my email to them regarding their SANCTUARY CITY declaration.  These guys really think they are ABOVE the law.  Will be interesting to see if they respond this time or not. ALSO – We did get a good hit of SNOW […]

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What is going on in Washington Today

What is going on in Washington Today

on February 7, 2017, 9:11 AM / in National News

Gen. Daniel Allyn, vice chief of staff of the Army; Gen. Stephen Wilson, vice chief of staff of the Air Force; Adm. William Moran, vice chief of naval operations; and Gen. Glenn Walters, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps will testify before the House Armed Services Committee at 10 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2118. The Senate […]

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PROSECUTORS RESPOND TO BERGDAHL MOTION

on February 7, 2017, 9:09 AM / in National News

President Trump’s comments about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl don’t compromise his right to a fair trial, prosecutors argued in a court filing. Lawyers for Berghdal, who is facing charges after walking away from his post in Afghanistan and being captured by the Taliban, had sought to have the case dismissed over comments made by Trump on the campaign trail. Prosecutors countered […]

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Trump’s Twitter-Heel

Trump’s Twitter-Heel

on February 7, 2017, 8:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

It amazes me how so many of those so called *leaders* in Congress aren’t embarrassed as they stand before the camera and microphones declaring something to be **unconstitutional** –  I seriously doubt that most of them have ever read the Constitution or checked it before opening their uninformed mouths….  making fools of themselves and doing so with a straight face….  […]

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State of WA, State of MN v. Trump

on February 7, 2017, 8:42 AM / in National News, State News

H/T to Jackie…. Here is the government’s response brief.  I do not see how the court can possibly allow this lawsuit to stand – If you want to stay abreast of the briefs, in this case, go here. State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump 17-35105 Due to the level of interest in this case, this site has […]

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Former State Department official meeting with Trump about a job

Former State Department official meeting with Trump about a job

on February 7, 2017, 8:17 AM / in National News

Elliott Abrams, a neoconservative former diplomat, is scheduled to meet with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday to discuss a possible high-level State Department appointment. Trump reportedly is considering naming Abrams the State Department’s No. 2 official, even though he advised Republicans last spring to “keep your distance” from Trump. Even more problematic is Abrams’ history in the […]

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Yemen raid reportedly targeted but missed top al Qaeda leader

Yemen raid reportedly targeted but missed top al Qaeda leader

on February 7, 2017, 8:14 AM / in International News, National News

The recent deadly Yemen raid by Navy SEALs targeted the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Qassim al-Rimi, NBC News reported on Monday, citing military and intelligence officials. Al-Rimi is considered a master recruiter for the terrorism network, and the third most dangerous terrorist in the world. The raid left one SEAL, Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, […]

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Evenly split Senate to vote on DeVos nomination

Evenly split Senate to vote on DeVos nomination

on February 7, 2017, 8:11 AM / in National News

Editor’s Note: Her qualifications don’t bother us as much as we believed that the entire department of Education should be abolished… if this is her goal as well as the President’s then fine. The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on President Trump’s education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos. Democrats made a last-ditch effort to hold the floor for 24 hours […]

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Bill O’Reilly called Putin ‘a killer.’ The Kremlin says it will wait patiently for an apology.

Bill O’Reilly called Putin ‘a killer.’ The Kremlin says it will wait patiently for an apology.

on February 7, 2017, 8:06 AM / in International News, National News

The Kremlin on Monday demanded an apology from Fox News after one of its stars, Bill O’Reilly, called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer” during an interview with President Trump that aired on Sunday. “We consider such words by the Fox News company correspondent to be unacceptable and insulting,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “And honestly, we would prefer to […]

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Trump administration urges judges to reinstate travel ban

on February 7, 2017, 8:03 AM / in National News

The Justice Department on Monday evening urged an appeals court to reinstate President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations to help prevent terrorists from sneaking into the country. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals plans to hear a challenge to the travel ban on Tuesday. A federal judge temporarily suspended the ban last week. The […]

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Is the Moral Life of a Christian Compatible with the Military Life?

Is the Moral Life of a Christian Compatible with the Military Life?

on February 7, 2017, 7:45 AM / in Opinion

A friends response to this article: I responded to this article not because I feel the author is correct but for the very opposite reason, he is incorrect. As it must have to every Christian soldier, this question presented itself to me as a young man. It was something that could not be ignored, but had to be solved. As I studied […]

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Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

Cut, Don’t Reform, Taxes

on February 7, 2017, 6:54 AM / in Opinion

By Ron Paul Many Americans who have wrestled with a 1040 form, or who have paid someone to prepare their taxes, no doubt cheered the news that Congress will soon resume working on tax reform. However taxpayers should temper their enthusiasm because, even in the unlikely event tax collection is simplified, tax reform will not reduce the American people’s tax […]

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THE BEST REPLACEMENT FOR OBAMACARE

on February 7, 2017, 6:50 AM / in Opinion

By Professor Steven Yates   /  NewsWithViews.com “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” —Albert Einstein “You never change something by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” —Buckminster Fuller The (Un)Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s signature legislation, has been a disaster. I […]

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Company Doing Business With Iran Set to Get Billions in Tax Breaks

Company Doing Business With Iran Set to Get Billions in Tax Breaks

on February 7, 2017, 6:38 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

BY: Adam Kredo  /  Washington Free Beacon A major airline company currently engaged in business with Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism, stands to receive billions in tax breaks under a new plan being floated by a large coalition of Republican lawmakers. A new tax plan spearheaded by House Republicans includes a provision that would remove government fees on […]

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“America needs God more than God needs America,” Reagan stated, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

“America needs God more than God needs America,” Reagan stated, “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under.”

on February 7, 2017, 6:30 AM / in History

Ronald Reagan was born FEBRUARY 6, 1911. A graduate of Eureka College, IL, 1932, he worked as a life guard and then announced for radio stations in Iowa. He became a sports announcer for Chicago Cubs baseball games and traveled with the team. While with the Cubs in California, Ronald Reagan auditioned with Warner Brothers, landing a contract doing “B […]

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Minimum Wage and Discrimination

Minimum Wage and Discrimination

on February 7, 2017, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

By Walter Williams There is little question in most academic research that increases in the minimum wage lead to increases in unemployment. The debatable issue is the magnitude of the increase. An issue not often included in minimum wage debates is the substitution effects of minimum wage increases. The substitution effect might explain why Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, […]

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Bannon flies close to the sun

Bannon flies close to the sun

on February 7, 2017, 6:14 AM / in Opinion

We generally love The Hill but even they have to do some creative work when they are blocked from the real news. Reading the article below is a sign of that desperation. BY NIALL STANAGE   /  The Hill A close-up image of him fills the cover of the current edition of Time magazine. He was portrayed as the Grim […]

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