Archive for March 12th, 2017

GOP’s Chaffetz: Choose Between Health Insurance or New iPhone

GOP’s Chaffetz: Choose Between Health Insurance or New iPhone

on March 12, 2017, 11:58 AM / in Opinion

House Republicans unveiled their bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Monday, drawing a mixture of cheers and jeers from conservatives who weren’t sure what to expect. While the plan makes noticeable cuts to current federal health insurance expenditures, some critics on the right are disappointed by what Republicans have decided to keep. Nevertheless, the overwhelming volume of criticism comes […]

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Garbage landslide kills at least 15 in Ethiopia

Garbage landslide kills at least 15 in Ethiopia

on March 12, 2017, 11:22 AM / in International News

A landslide at a garbage dump near the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Saturday killed at least 15 people, local officials said, and dozens more remain missing as rescue workers canvass the site for survivors. About 150 people were present when the landslide occurred. Some were scavenging the debris, while others live at the dump in makeshift homes. “My […]

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Iraqi troops retake a third of west Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi troops retake a third of west Mosul from ISIS

on March 12, 2017, 11:18 AM / in International News

U.S.-supported Iraqi forces have recovered a third of the western half of Mosul, the last major Islamic State stronghold in Iraq, Major General Maan al-Saadi of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service said Sunday. Fighting is slow going thanks to ancient, narrow alleyways which cannot accommodate modern armored vehicles, but ISIS terrorists have been forced out of several key neighborhoods, including […]

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Secret Service arrest intruder with mace on White House grounds

Secret Service arrest intruder with mace on White House grounds

on March 12, 2017, 11:13 AM / in National News

An intruder arrested on White House grounds late Friday night while carrying a backpack containing mace has been identified as a California man named Jonathan Tran, age 26. Tran has been charged with entering restricted grounds while carrying a dangerous weapon and faces 10 years in prison. He has a court hearing Monday and is presently held without bail. When […]

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A Very Flattering Comparison for Trump’s Bannon

on March 12, 2017, 11:11 AM / in National News, Opinion

New York Times:  Like Henry VIII’s Thomas Cromwell, Trump’s Steve Bannon is a Brilliant and Cunning Strategist Trying to Destroy the Existing Order http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/03/10/nyt-like-henry-viiis-thomas-cromwell-trumps-steve-bannon-is-a-brilliant-and-cunning-strategist-trying-to-destroy-the-existing-order/ This should tell you, if you don’t already know, why the establishment media is so apoplectic about everything Trump and Bannon do;  it is their (media’s) job to uphold and perpetuate the existing order, and destroying […]

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Obama-appointed US attorney fired by Trump after refusing to resign

on March 12, 2017, 11:09 AM / in National News

BY BROOKE SEIPEL   /    The Hill Preet Bharara, one of the most high-profile federal prosecutors in the country, said Saturday he was fired from President Trump’s administration after he refused to resign when asked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Gov’t Grants

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Gov’t Grants

on March 12, 2017, 9:56 AM / in National News

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Gov’t Grants BY: Joe Schoffstall  /  Washington Free Beacon The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was awarded more than $500,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2010, records show. Seven of its leaders additionally paid themselves six-figure salaries, according to the group’s most recent tax filings. The CBC Foundation, a nonprofit that is […]

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Legislative Update, March 11, 2017

Legislative Update, March 11, 2017

on March 12, 2017, 9:49 AM / in Opinion, State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by goingHERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to […]

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Governors, state AGs ask EPA head Pruitt to scale back federal overreach

Governors, state AGs ask EPA head Pruitt to scale back federal overreach

on March 12, 2017, 9:12 AM / in National News, State News

By Johnny Kampis  /  Watchdog.org Twenty attorneys general and governors are asking new Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to rein in what they perceive as federal overreach by the agency under the Obama administration. In a letter sent Tuesday, the state officials, all Republicans, said the “extensive regulation” by the EPA in the past decade “is directly at odds […]

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7 Reasons Why Obamacare 2.0 Is All But Guaranteed to Impose Crushing Costs on Voters, Hurt Trump’s Base, And Hand Power Back to the Democrats

7 Reasons Why Obamacare 2.0 Is All But Guaranteed to Impose Crushing Costs on Voters, Hurt Trump’s Base, And Hand Power Back to the Democrats

on March 12, 2017, 8:47 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Katie McHugh   /  Breitbart If passed in its current form, the GOP’s Obamacare 2.0 bill will impose brutal costs Americans still struggling to make it through a great recession—particularly President Donald Trump’s base—and risk handing Congress and the presidency back to Democrats. 1) The bill’s provisions increase healthcare costs for Trump voters in critical states. As an analysis conducted […]

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Ryman has a history of pleading for government handouts

Ryman has a history of pleading for government handouts

on March 12, 2017, 8:31 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Chris Butler  /   Tennessee Watchdog Bureau Chief’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series about tax incentives Ryman Entertainment may get to build a waterpark in Nashville. Ryman Hospitality officials want $14 million in tax incentives to build a waterpark in Nashville, and it’s not the first time they’ve reached out for corporate welfare. As reported, Nashville […]

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U.S. Adds 28,000 Jobs in Manufacturing–and 8,000 in Government

U.S. Adds 28,000 Jobs in Manufacturing–and 8,000 in Government

on March 12, 2017, 8:11 AM / in National News

By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – The United States added 28,000 jobs in manufacturing in February and 8,000 in government, according to numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So far in 2017 (January and February), the U.S. has gained 39,000 manufacturing jobs and 25,000 government jobs. Nonetheless, in February, government jobs in the United States outnumbered manufacturing […]

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The Conflict Within The Deep State Just Broke Into Open Warfare

The Conflict Within The Deep State Just Broke Into Open Warfare

on March 12, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News, Opinion

The *Serpent* who beguiled Eve is very active to this day.  Under the lie of SAFETY and FREEDOM the Seprent has sold a bill of goods to most all Americans…. resulting in all this *Deep State* activity. There is really only ONE way to combat this and that is thru Jesus Christ.  Letting one snake pretend to do battle with […]

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PETA’s the Best—At Killing Dogs and Cats

PETA’s the Best—At Killing Dogs and Cats

on March 12, 2017, 7:48 AM / in National News, Opinion

The Center for Consumer Freedom Another year, another pile of dead dogs and cats for the crematorium, courtesy of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Late Tuesday night—almost literally at the last minute—PETA filed its 2016 animal custody information with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) admitting it had killed nearly 72% of the cats and dogs […]

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Are Tennessee Officials Content to Ignore the Law?

Are Tennessee Officials Content to Ignore the Law?

on March 12, 2017, 7:44 AM / in Opinion, State News

by David Fowler  /  Family Action Council of Tennessee It is becoming increasingly apparent to me that we have a number of state officials (non-legislators) and local elected officials who either don’t know the law or are content with ignoring it. An opinion from Attorney General Slatery proves my point. I was recently preparing for oral arguments in a lawsuit […]

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Cruz Works Behind Scenes to Change Obamacare Repeal Bill

Cruz Works Behind Scenes to Change Obamacare Repeal Bill

on March 12, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News, Opinion

By James Arkin   /   RCP Staff Sen. Ted Cruz’s unyielding opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his willingness to publicly take the fight to fellow Republicans helped cause a brief government shutdown four years ago. But now, with a Republican in the White House and repeal legislation working its way through Congress, the Texas Republican is keeping a low […]

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Why Nobody Has A Right To Health Care

Why Nobody Has A Right To Health Care

on March 12, 2017, 7:26 AM / in Opinion

By David Weinberger  /   The Federalist Buried beneath the Obamacare replacement debates is the philosophical question of whether health care is a “right.” Article 25 of the United Nations’ Declaration of Rights, for instance, declares it so. While this is correct as a means, it’s wrong as an end. Understanding the distinction is vital. For the first time in human […]

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Top vote counter on ObamaCare bill: ‘We’re gonna get this done’

Top vote counter on ObamaCare bill: ‘We’re gonna get this done’

on March 12, 2017, 7:23 AM / in National News

They STILL haven’t gotten the message…… By Scott Wong and Bob Cusack   /   The Hill The top vote-counter in the House says there is no doubt that the Republican ObamaCare repeal and replace bill will pass. “We’re gonna get this done,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said with a smile on Thursday. Scalise had a good reason to be in […]

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Illinois State Senator Pushes Bill Allowing Government To Confiscate Guns Without Due Process

Illinois State Senator Pushes Bill Allowing Government To Confiscate Guns Without Due Process

on March 12, 2017, 7:14 AM / in Opinion, State News

Via Daniel Lang of SHTFPlan.com, There are people in our government who are determined to chip away at our Second Amendment rights, and they are an insidious bunch. Rarely do they make blatant gun grabbing attempts. Typically they push for policies that quietly set back gun rights. They like laws that merely set precedents without alarming the public, and they’ve […]

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Evolving Culture and Adherence to Abstraction

Evolving Culture and Adherence to Abstraction

on March 12, 2017, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

By Bionic Mosquito Sheldon Richman has written a piece entitled “In Defense of Extreme Cosmopolitanism.”  What does he mean by “cosmopolitanism”? Original cosmopolitan liberalism, what we call libertarianism today…. Huh?  I guess I need to understand the definition of “cosmopolitan”: Free from local, provincial, or national ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world. What does this have […]

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