Archive for March 19th, 2017

Tennessee: House to Consider Self-Defense Legislation on Monday

on March 19, 2017, 9:19 AM / in State News

If we didn’t know that there a better set of the cards on the table, we might jump for joy over this one. Thanks to Thomas for the heads up.. On Monday, March 20, the Tennessee House of Representatives is scheduled to consider and vote on House Bill 752. House Bill 752, sponsored by state Representative Tilman Goins, would allow […]

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Why We Love College Basketball; Top seed Villanova ousted by Wisconsin in upset game

Why We Love College Basketball; Top seed Villanova ousted by Wisconsin in upset game

on March 19, 2017, 9:04 AM / in Basketball

The Villanova Wildcats, the No. 1 team in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, unexpectedly lost to the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers 65-62 in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday. The upset win means Wisconsin will now advance to its fourth consecutive Sweet 16 round. For March Madness brackets, the game meant widespread chaos, as 47 percent of brackets had Villanova in […]

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Iraqi forces close on strategic mosque in Mosul fight

Iraqi forces close on strategic mosque in Mosul fight

on March 19, 2017, 9:02 AM / in International News

U.S.-supported Iraqi forces on Sunday are closing in on a strategic building, the al-Nuri Mosque, as they continue the fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. The eastern half of the city, which is the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq, has already been liberated; ISIS terrorists in the western half control a shrinking territory. The mosque is important […]

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Tax reform coming in ‘late spring to summer,’ Spicer says

Tax reform coming in ‘late spring to summer,’ Spicer says

on March 19, 2017, 8:59 AM / in National News

Expect the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a little later this year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told Ireland’s Independent in an interview published in the paper’s Sunday edition. “We are going to have tax reform after we get healthcare completed,” Spicer said. “I think we are looking at late spring to summer.” Trump is expected to propose three […]

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Homeland Security requests proposals for Trump’s border wall

on March 19, 2017, 8:56 AM / in International News, National News

It would be a lot cheaper to just not provide them with resources when they come. The Department of Homeland Security on Friday evening released a request for prototype proposals for the planned U.S.-Mexico border wall, revealing further details of the Trump administration’s goals. The contract notices describe a “physically imposing wall” made of reinforced concrete and standing as tall […]

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North Korea tests new rocket engine

North Korea tests new rocket engine

on March 19, 2017, 8:53 AM / in International News

North Korea successfully conducted a “high-thrust engine test” of “historic significance,” the totalitarian nation’s state media reported Sunday. The new engine will be a “great leap forward” for Pyongyang’s missile ambitions, the report said, noting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed the world will “soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won today carries.” Pyongyang’s announcement was […]

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Rex Tillerson and Xi Jinping promote cordial U.S.-China relations

Rex Tillerson and Xi Jinping promote cordial U.S.-China relations

on March 19, 2017, 8:51 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday held an apparently cordial meeting, emphasizing friendly relations between China and America. “You said that China-U.S. relations can only be friendly. I express my appreciation for this,” Xi said to Tillerson. “The joint interests of China and the United States far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is […]

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Rock legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Rock legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

on March 19, 2017, 8:50 AM / in People

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry died Saturday at his home in Missouri after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful, local police reported. He was 90 years old. Dubbed “the Shakespeare of rock ‘n’ roll” by Bob Dylan and the “alpha and omega of rock and roll” by former Rolling Stone editor Joe Levy, Berry ranks as perhaps the genre’s most influential […]

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Judge grants warrant for Google to reveal ID data on all users who used specific search terms

Judge grants warrant for Google to reveal ID data on all users who used specific search terms

on March 19, 2017, 8:48 AM / in National News, State News

Andrew West, Constitution.com [Ed. – Google hasn’t responded yet, apparently.  But this is indeed worrisome.  In a city the size of Minneapolis, there could be hundreds or thousands users who made a search using some variations of the terms in question.  And only one might be the perp.  Or might not be!  This is a fishing expedition if ever there […]

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The Hill’s Whip List: Where Republicans stand on ObamaCare repeal plan

on March 19, 2017, 8:26 AM / in News

The Hill Staff Republican leaders are aiming to move quickly on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare, with a vote by the full House slated for Thursday. But the plan faces a difficult path. Conservatives were quick to criticize the legislation, saying it falls short of full repeal and would create new entitlements. Centrist Republicans and many from districts won […]

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Russia, China making gains on US military power

Russia, China making gains on US military power

on March 19, 2017, 6:22 AM / in International News, National News

BY NIKITA VLADIMIROV  /  The Hill Russia and China are increasingly challenging the military superiority that the United States has held since the early 1990s. Since the end of the Cold War, America’s naval, air, land and space capabilities, paired with key bases in Europe and Asia, has created a strategic advantage over other major superpowers. The United States still […]

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Riding A Rollercoaster

Riding A Rollercoaster

on March 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. —Galatians 6:9 If you love someone who struggles with a substance-abuse problem, you know that your emotions and his can be like riding a rollercoaster—up and down. Today he wants help; tomorrow he’s drinking or is high on drugs […]

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Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life

Thomas McKean: A Founding Father with a double life

on March 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

  Thomas McKean was a President before George Washington and supported judicial review before John Marshall. But today, McKean is mostly forgotten in the discussion about Founders who had a significant impact on the Constitution and the early Supreme Court. McKean also had the interesting distinction of serving in the Continental Congress from one state while serving as Chief Justice […]

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Quote for Today, March 19th

Quote for Today, March 19th

on March 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil… “ John Adams Letter to Jonathan Jackson, October 2, 1789 John Adams was the second president […]

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March 19th in History

March 19th in History

on March 19, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 19 is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 287 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Joseph of Nazareth (Western Christianity) March 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Minna Canth‘s Birthday (Finland) Earliest day on which Maundy Thursday can fall, while April 22 is the latest; […]

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