Archive for February 9th, 2017

Cruz and Sanders Debate ObamaCare Repeal on CNN

Cruz and Sanders Debate ObamaCare Repeal on CNN

on February 9, 2017, 8:40 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas In what was dubbed by some as the “Runner-up Bowl,” Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) squared off Tuesday night in a debate sponsored by CNN and moderated by Dana Bash and Jake Tapper. While the two men who finished second in the race for the presidential nominations of the two major parties debated […]

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In 2013 Chuck Schumer said ‘a president deserves his choices’ for his cabinet

on February 9, 2017, 8:35 AM / in National News, Opinion

Of Course That Was A Different President By Jeff Dunetz How soon they forget! Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been slow-walking the confirmation of Donald Trump’s cabinet. Yet in 2013 the same Sen. Schumer justified Harry Reid’s elimination of the filibuster for presidential appointments (except the Supreme Court) by saying, ”Just about everyone in America, Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, […]

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Ala. attorney general appointed to Sessions’s Senate seat

Ala. attorney general appointed to Sessions’s Senate seat

on February 9, 2017, 8:28 AM / in National News, State News

BY ELLIOT SMILOWITZ   /  THE HILL Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange (R) was named to the U.S. Senate on Thursday morning, replacing Jeff Sessions. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) appointed Strange just hours after Sessions was confirmed by the Senate to be the U.S. attorney general, the Associated Press reported. Sessions will be sworn in Thursday morning. Strange will […]

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Russian opposition politician convicted of fraud

Russian opposition politician convicted of fraud

on February 9, 2017, 8:25 AM / in International News

Russian opposition politician Aleksei A. Navalny was convicted on fraud charges on Wednesday, disqualifying him from running for president next year. President Vladimir Putin is expected to run for re-election, and the verdict removes a Kremlin critic widely considered to be Putin’s only viable rival. Navalny, who received a five-year suspended prison sentence and $8,400 fine, said he would appeal. […]

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TRASH TALKING From Around The Internet

TRASH TALKING From Around The Internet

on February 9, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News

The Seattle city council voted Tuesday to stop the city’s banking relationships with Wells Fargo over the bank’s lending to the Dakota Access pipeline project, the Seattle Times reports A Florida plan to buy fields and build a reservoir to reduce harmful runoff into the Everglades is moving forward in the state Legislature, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Wikipedia has banned the […]

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EX-OBAMA OFFICIAL BLASTS DAKOTA ACCESS MOVES; LET US EMPHASIZE THE EX PART

on February 9, 2017, 8:01 AM / in National News, Opinion

Sally Jewell, the politically appointed Interior secretary under President Obama, on Wednesday slammed the Trump administration’s push to complete the Dakota Access pipeline. She said the Army Corps of Engineer’s decision to approve the project “reneges” on the government’s promises to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which opposes the project. “I was proud to stand with the Army Corps earlier […]

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GREENS SUE TRUMP OVER ‘1-IN-2-OUT’ ON REGS

on February 9, 2017, 7:59 AM / in National News

An environmental group and its allies are suing the Trump administration over its new restrictions on federal regulations. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and Public Citizen say Trump’s Jan. 30th order exceeds his authority under the Constitution and will block important health, safety and environmental protections without taking the benefits of those rules […]

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EX-OFFICIALS PITCH CARBON TAX TO GOP

on February 9, 2017, 7:51 AM / in National News

A group of Republican former government officials is making a new push for their party to endorse a tax on carbon dioxide emissions. The group, which includes people such as former Secretaries of State James Baker and George Schultz, as well as former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, rolled out their plan Wednesday and met with White House officials on the […]

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ALERT: Border Patrol Catches Egyptian, Iraqi Nationals Sneaking Across the Border

on February 9, 2017, 7:49 AM / in National News

The Conservative Tribune The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol agents reportedly apprehended two individuals who were attempting to sneak across the border Saturday — but they weren’t the customary illegal aliens from Mexico or Central America. CBP confirmed to Breitbart Texas that one Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were detained by Border Patrol agents after they […]

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Alternate Proposition for Funding Roads in Tennessee

Alternate Proposition for Funding Roads in Tennessee

on February 9, 2017, 7:43 AM / in Announcements, Local News, State News

For those that are politically conscious, the Governor of the State of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, during his state of the state address, requested a tax increase on fuel to aid in the funding of state highway projects. Haslam and Transportation Commissioner John Schroer estimated Tennessee has a $6 billion backlog on previously approved projects with billions of dollars more in various […]

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Woman’s Right to Choose?  Not So Fast…

Woman’s Right to Choose? Not So Fast…

on February 9, 2017, 7:03 AM / in Opinion

According to CNN, “A new Arkansas law allows husbands to sue wives to stop abortion.” Feminists always say “it takes two to tango” in making a baby.  As such, they’re constantly hitting up the guy for child support.  But if it takes two to tango and the guy is the one who will be on the hook financially, shouldn’t he […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich

Nanny State of the Week: Aspen City Council helps the rich stay rich

on February 9, 2017, 7:00 AM / in State News

By Kevin Glass  /  WatchDog Colorado The richest and most exclusive town in America is instituting rules that will make it even richer and more exclusive, in direct violation of what the claimed goals of its development plans have been. Aspen, Colorado, where the average property costs $2.7 million, has long been a resort destination for the elite and the wealthy. […]

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Gallatin and Murfreesboro Receive CMAQ Grants for Transportation Projects

on February 9, 2017, 6:53 AM / in State News

In a press release we find that on December 30, the City of Murfreesboro announced that it had been awarded a $3.35 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT)’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program. The grant funding will cover 100% of the costs needed to develop an adaptive signal control technology system for seven miles of roadway (totaling […]

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Gorsuch’s First Test? “Disheartening”

Gorsuch’s First Test? “Disheartening”

on February 9, 2017, 6:37 AM / in Opinion

I wonder if this isn’t a harbinger of things to come. Why is everyone so damn spineless when it comes to pushing back against left-wing authoritarians? Have we got another John Roberts on our hands? Editorial of  The New York Sun I wonder if this isn’t a harbinger of things to come. Why is everyone so damn spineless when it […]

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The Solution for Information Overload

The Solution for Information Overload

on February 9, 2017, 6:31 AM / in Opinion

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety.” —Thomas […]

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American Minute  “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered”   – The Boy Scouts’ long journey

American Minute “Morally Straight” to “Transgendered” – The Boy Scouts’ long journey

on February 9, 2017, 6:27 AM / in History

Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, FEBRUARY 8, 1910. Robert Baden-Powell was educated at Charterhouse, London, and joined the English hussars in 1876. As a soldier for in British Empire, which was the largest empire in world history, Robert Baden-Powell served in India, Afghanistan, and […]

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Fast Freeze

Fast Freeze

on February 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Go down quickly from here, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt have . . . quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. —Deuteronomy 9:12 Thanks to Internet technology, I can watch ice building up on Lake Michigan from my warm office 30 miles away. The changing angle of the sun’s rays in winter chills […]

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There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

There is no lawful role for the federal government in education

on February 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

The General Education Provisions Act of 1965: No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, […]

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The USS Constellation

The USS Constellation

on February 9, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

The USS Constellation captured the French L’Insurgente in a single-ship action between the frigates on 9 February 1799. The previous year, French privateering attacks against American vessels had led to the undeclared Quasi-War. Four US naval squadrons were sent to the Caribbean with orders to seize armed French vessels and prevent attacks on American ships. The squadron under Commodore Thomas […]

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February 9th in  History

February 9th in History

on February 9, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History

February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 325 days remaining until the end of the year (326 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Anne Catherine Emmerich Ansbert of Rouen Apollonia Maron (Lebanon) Teilo (Wales) February 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Clean Monday can fall, while March 15 is […]

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