Archive for March 14th, 2017

Post-Preet, Can America Survive?

Post-Preet, Can America Survive?

on March 14, 2017, 9:59 AM / in Opinion

Trump is testing the value of federal employees. At the start of the first week since 2009 in which Preet Bharara will not be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Manhattan residents are jamming local markets in search of emergency supplies of food and water. Most shoppers are likely responding to a blizzard warning from the […]

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Jackie comments on the LYIN’RYAN hell-th covers

Jackie comments on the LYIN’RYAN hell-th covers

on March 14, 2017, 9:56 AM / in Opinion

It is NO SECRET my absolute disdain for any – A N Y  – government mandated kind of health coverage –  there is NO *CARE* in this fraudulent labeling.  It is ALL about making money for the Insurance Industry – the AMA –  BIG PHARMA –  – none of which provide actual health CARE.  The Lobbyists make sure their $$$$ […]

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SOME METEOROLOGISTS TO PRUITT: YOU’RE WRONG

SOME METEOROLOGISTS TO PRUITT: YOU’RE WRONG

on March 14, 2017, 9:52 AM / in National News, Opinion

The nation’s top organization for meteorology is refuting EPA head Scott Pruitt’s recent comments on the role of carbon dioxide in climate change. Pruitt questioned mainstream climate science last week, saying in a CNBC interview, “I would not agree that [carbon dioxide is] a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” The American Meteorological Society wrote a letter […]

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MEET ‘WAYNE TRACKER’

on March 14, 2017, 9:47 AM / in National News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an alias email account to discuss climate change issued while he was CEO of ExxonMobil Corp., according to New York’s attorney general. In a letter to a state judge, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office on Monday said his investigation into the company’s climate science revealed Tillerson used an email account under the name “Wayne […]

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TRUMP TO TAKE ON AUTO REGS

TRUMP TO TAKE ON AUTO REGS

on March 14, 2017, 9:44 AM / in National News

President Trump is planning to start the process of potentially weakening greenhouse gas emissions limits for cars this week. Trump is traveling to Michigan on Wednesday, where he’ll sign an executive order asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reopen the formal review process for the greenhouse gas rules, sources familiar with the plans said. White House press secretary Sean […]

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Is Turkey Lost to the West?

Is Turkey Lost to the West?

on March 14, 2017, 9:41 AM / in Opinion

Not long ago, a democratizing Turkey, with the second-largest army in NATO, appeared on track to join the European Union. That’s not likely now, or perhaps ever. Last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared Angela Merkel’s Germany to Hitler’s, said the Netherlands was full of “Nazi remnants” and “fascists,” and suggested the Dutch ambassador go home. What precipitated Erdogan’s outbursts? […]

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We have a modest proposal

We have a modest proposal

on March 14, 2017, 9:38 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics…..  We were greeted yesterday morning with this 1,000+ word essay from the Tennessean’s “Community Engagement” editor (not to be confused with a “community organizer): Ever helpful, Rocky Top has an alternate suggestion for President Trump on the occasion of his visit to Nashville: Trump should use Nashville rally to explain to Plazas where he can stick […]

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CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $337 Billion

on March 14, 2017, 9:34 AM / in National News

CBO: American Health Care Act Will Reduce Deficit By $337 Billion BY: Ali Meyer   /  Washington Free Beacon Editor’s Note: There is not a bad side to everything… and this is certainly something that should not ignored… but what if they just eliminated the whole damn thing…. The American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to the Affordable Care Act, […]

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The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

on March 14, 2017, 9:28 AM / in Opinion

Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him. Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What […]

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First in the Nation — Tennessee Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the Federal Refugee

First in the Nation — Tennessee Files Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the Federal Refugee

on March 14, 2017, 9:24 AM / in National News, State News

By the Thomas Moore Law Center ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center, a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, today filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee General Assembly, and two State legislators, challenging the constitutionality of the federal refugee resettlement program as a violation of […]

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The 3-Step Plan to Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

The 3-Step Plan to Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

on March 14, 2017, 9:19 AM / in National News, Opinion

Family Security Matters If you had never heard of the differences between the US House and the US Senate in Washington, you are about to learn a lot about them in a very short time frame. Based on initial news reports, a ‘normal’ (as in ‘I have better things to do than hang onto every word uttered on MSNBC, FOX […]

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Business Boutique is back in Nashville on November 2–4!

Business Boutique is back in Nashville on November 2–4!

on March 14, 2017, 9:11 AM / in Announcements

Business Boutique is back in Nashville on November 2–4! Do you have a hobby or skill you’ve thought about turning into a business? Do your friends and family compliment your work or admire your passion for something? Do you dream about making money on your own terms, on your own time? It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for an extra […]

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Former Lt. Gov. Ramsey speaks at local GOP meeting

on March 14, 2017, 9:08 AM / in Opinion, State News

Former Lt. Governor Speaks about School Choice So What is School Choice? What the hell does he really mean? HERE IS OUR DEFINITION School choice allows public education funds to follow students to the schools or services that best fit their needs—whether that’s to a public school, private school, charter school, home school or any other learning environment parents choose […]

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Gas Tax Opposition Letter Released

on March 14, 2017, 8:57 AM / in State News

Conservative organizations across the state of Tennessee have released a joint letter in opposition to the Governor’s plan to raise taxes on fuel consumption. Their letter states that they (collectively) “do not believe that ANY tax increase or new taxes are needed while Tennessee has been the beneficiary of BILLIONS of dollars in new recurring revenue and surpluses in recent […]

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Lawyers counter documentary’s Ferguson claims

Lawyers counter documentary’s Ferguson claims

on March 14, 2017, 8:32 AM / in National News, State News

Prosecutors and a lawyer for a Ferguson, Missouri, convenience store on Monday disputed claims in a documentary released over the weekend that security footage proved that Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, did not rob the store shortly before he was shot by a white police officer in 2014. Jason Pollock, who made the film Stranger Fruit, said the video […]

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Pirates hijack oil tanker off Somalia

Pirates hijack oil tanker off Somalia

on March 14, 2017, 8:29 AM / in International News

Pirates hijacked an oil tanker off Somalia’s coast in the first such attack on a large commercial ship since 2012, Somali officials said Tuesday. The vessel, Aris 13, was carrying fuel from Djibouti to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, when it reported on Monday that it was being approached by two skiffs. An official in the semiautonomous state of Puntland said […]

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Poland seeks Minnesota man’s arrest on WWII war crime allegations

Poland seeks Minnesota man’s arrest on WWII war crime allegations

on March 14, 2017, 8:26 AM / in International News, National News

Polish prosecutors said Monday that they were seeking the arrest of a Minnesota man, Michael Karkoc, accusing him of ordering the killing of 44 civilians as a Nazi commander in World War II. Prosecutor Robert Janicki said evidence collected during an investigation that spanned years confirmed Karkoc’s identity “100 percent,” although the 98-year-old’s family denied he had ever committed war […]

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Diplomatic fight between Turkey and the Netherlands escalates

Diplomatic fight between Turkey and the Netherlands escalates

on March 14, 2017, 8:24 AM / in International News

Turkey suspended high-level diplomatic relations with the Netherlands on Monday, escalating a dispute that began when Turkey’s foreign minister was denied permission to visit the Netherlands for a political rally. Turkey said it would not permit the return of the Dutch ambassador to Turkey, and Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, demanded to know why the Dutch government refused to let […]

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Justice Department asks for more time on wiretap evidence

Justice Department asks for more time on wiretap evidence

on March 14, 2017, 8:22 AM / in National News

The Justice Department, facing a Monday deadline, asked for more time to provide lawmakers with evidence supporting President Trump’s claim that former President Barack Obama had New York City’s Trump Tower wiretapped during last year’s election campaign. The House intelligence committee agreed to give the Justice Department another week to comply, moving the deadline to March 20, the day of […]

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U.K. Parliament clears government to start Brexit process

U.K. Parliament clears government to start Brexit process

on March 14, 2017, 8:20 AM / in International News

The U.K.’s Parliament on Monday gave the government of Prime Minister Theresa May authority to start formal negotiations on the country’s departure from the European Union, with no further input from lawmakers. Voters approved the move in a 2016 referendum. David Davis, the Cabinet minister responsible for negotiating Brexit, said lawmakers agreed “to get on with the job of leaving […]

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