Archive for April 4th, 2017

Tongue-in-cheek ‘pregnancy Q&A’

Tongue-in-cheek ‘pregnancy Q&A’

on April 4, 2017, 8:56 AM / in Bedtime Stories

We all need a GOOD LAUGH every day and this is my pick for today..  –   Jackie

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Wellmark to leave ObamaCare’s markets in 2018

Wellmark to leave ObamaCare’s markets in 2018

on April 4, 2017, 8:53 AM / in National News

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Monday it would pull out of the individual health insurance market in Iowa in 2018, another sign of the uncertainty facing insurers amid the Republican ObamaCare repeal effort. Wellmark said in a statement that it has lost $90 million in the ObamaCare markets in three years and its customers have “endured double-digit premium […]

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Not Even Conservatives Get The Message – Repeal First

on April 4, 2017, 8:52 AM / in National News

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Monday that talk of a compromise to win over conservatives to the ObamaCare replacement bill is “helpful” but needs more time. Multiple reports surfaced Monday that the White House and conservatives are discussing a compromise to grant Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price more authority to allow states to waive certain ObamaCare regulations that conservatives want […]

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Paul wants Rice Before Congress

Paul wants Rice Before Congress

on April 4, 2017, 8:45 AM / in National News

I have been ranting for decades that we need a complete audit of all the laws, agency regulations, Executive orders, or those infamous signing memo. There is at least one E.O. that as I recall, each new President signed to make sure that that one is always in effect. I can’t recall which one it is right now but I […]

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Why Is Kim Jong Un Our Problem?

Why Is Kim Jong Un Our Problem?

on April 4, 2017, 8:43 AM / in Opinion

“If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” So President Donald Trump warns, amid reports North Korea, in its zeal to build an intercontinental ballistic missile to hit our West Coast, may test another atom bomb. China shares a border with North Korea. We do not. Why then is this our problem to “solve”? And why is […]

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27 dogs killed, 16 others saved in Clarksville house fire

27 dogs killed, 16 others saved in Clarksville house fire

on April 4, 2017, 8:42 AM / in State News

I wouldn’t want to give my name either if I was that neighbor. These people lose their home and their dogs and she’s just worried about herself. “I was completely unaware of that large amount of animals living in that home.” That should be the end of neighbor comments. If owners are doing such a good job of caring for […]

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If Congress Doesn’t Act On Internet Sales Tax, Gorusch And The Courts Will

If Congress Doesn’t Act On Internet Sales Tax, Gorusch And The Courts Will

on April 4, 2017, 8:35 AM / in Opinion

by Neil Stevens Amazon was the first to fall, charging sales taxes nationally on Internet purchases. But it’s going to come everywhere as soon as the courts get their hands on the issue, unless Congress acts fast. The limits on sales taxes these days all derive from one Supreme Court case: Quill Corp. v. North Dakota. Tax and spend politicians […]

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Jacuzzi

on April 4, 2017, 8:26 AM / in History

On this date in 1941, Italian immigrant Candido Jacuzzi and his wife, Inez, were preparing for the arrival of their fourth child. Living the upwardly mobile California dream, they would give their youngest kid a name that shouted out assimilation: Kenneth Anthony. Little Kenny arrived nine days after Easter and hit the ground running. He walked early, talked early, and […]

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Don’t get fixated on Susan Rice as the authority behind back-door surveillance of Trump

Don’t get fixated on Susan Rice as the authority behind back-door surveillance of Trump

on April 4, 2017, 7:52 AM / in Opinion

By J.E. Dyer  /  Liberty Unyielding As everybody and his dog is reporting today, including LU contributor Onan Coca, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice has been fingered as having signed an “unmasking” request for NSA surveillance data on the Trump team.  White House logs reportedly show that she did it. This indeed implicates the White House in at least […]

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Trump to donate first-quarter salary to National Park Service

on April 4, 2017, 7:44 AM / in National News

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that President Trump would donate his first quarter salary, $78,333, to the National Park Service. “It is every penny that the president received from the first quarter to the day,” Spicer said. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the money would help maintain the nation’s historic battlefields from conflicts such as the Civil […]

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Kansas House fails to override veto on Medicaid expansion

Kansas House fails to override veto on Medicaid expansion

on April 4, 2017, 7:42 AM / in State News

The Kansas House of Representatives on Monday failed to override Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of lawmakers’ proposed expansion of Medicaid for the poor in the state. The vote came in 81-44 in favor of the expansion, but 84 were needed to override the veto, which Brownback issued on Thursday. Kansas was among several Republican-led states that explored Medicaid expansion […]

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Split Senate panel sends Gorsuch nomination to full Senate

on April 4, 2017, 7:35 AM / in National News

A divided Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted along party lines to recommend the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. The 11-9 vote, with Republicans backing Gorsuch and Democrats opposing him, sends Gorsuch’s nomination to the full Senate for three days of debate. Democrats, however, said they had lined up enough support to block a final confirmation vote […]

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Russia subway explosion kills 14

on April 4, 2017, 7:20 AM / in International News

An explosion killed 14 people on a subway in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday. More than 40 other people were injured. The blast, which occurred while President Vladimir Putin was in the city, blew a hole in the side of a car as it traveled between two stations in the heart of the city, Russia’s second largest. Investigators were treating […]

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Rory Feek gives update on the hole in daughter Indy’s heart

on April 4, 2017, 6:59 AM / in People

By Sterling Whitaker Rory Feek’s daughter Indiana was born with a hole in her heart, and the father and daughter just got great news after a medical checkup. Feek posted to Instagram on Monday, revealing that doctors at Vanderbilt University in Nashville told him the hole appears to be getting smaller on its own. “…hole-in-her-heart checkup this morning at Vanderbilt. Closing. Thank […]

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School board says ‘Nanny’ still can’t go to prom: What’s wrong with these people?!

School board says ‘Nanny’ still can’t go to prom: What’s wrong with these people?!

on April 4, 2017, 6:47 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Todd Starnes   /   Fox News In spite of a national uproar, an Alabama school district is standing by its decision to ban a teenager from inviting his grandmother to be his prom date. Bryce Maine, a senior at Eufaula High School, was told that his beloved “Nanny” would not be a suitable prom date because she was too […]

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Florida Gov. Scott takes away 21 more murder cases from anti-death-penalty prosecutor

Florida Gov. Scott takes away 21 more murder cases from anti-death-penalty prosecutor

on April 4, 2017, 6:43 AM / in State News

Fox News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Florida’s Republican governor on Monday took 21 more first-degree murder cases away from a Democratic prosecutor who has said she will no longer seek the death penalty. Gov. Rick Scott gave the cases being handled by Orlando-area State Attorney Aramis Ayala to neighboring judicial circuit State Attorney Brad King. Ayala has come under fire recently […]

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Trump Signs Bill Blocking Online Privacy Regulation

Trump Signs Bill Blocking Online Privacy Regulation

on April 4, 2017, 6:40 AM / in National News

By Darlene Superville  /  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After his press secretary blasted it as an example of rampant government overreach, President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers’ browsing habits. The bill scraps a Federal Communications Commission online privacy regulation issued in October to give […]

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North Carolina squeaks by Gonzaga to win 6th NCAA men’s basketball title

North Carolina squeaks by Gonzaga to win 6th NCAA men’s basketball title

on April 4, 2017, 6:37 AM / in Basketball

By Samuel Chamberlain  /  Fox News This time, there was no last-second heartbreak for North Carolina. Justin Jackson’s three-point play with 1:40 to play sparked an 8-0 run to close the game as North Carolina outlasted Gonzaga 71-65 in Monday night’s NCAA men’s basketball championship game. Nigel Williams-Goss had given Gonzaga a 65-63 lead by nailing a short jumper with […]

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Tennessee’s online sales tax rule draws legal challenge by catalog mailers, e-commerce groups

Tennessee’s online sales tax rule draws legal challenge by catalog mailers, e-commerce groups

on April 4, 2017, 6:32 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  /   Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Associations for online retailers and catalog companies have filed a legal challenge to Tennessee’s rule that seeks to compel out-of-state companies with no physical presence here to collect state sales taxes from in-state customers. Attorneys for American Catalog Mailers and NetChoice, an association of e-commerce retailers, filed the lawsuit Thursday in […]

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Tennessee Senate OKs bill to let nonprofit electric co-ops offer broadband

Tennessee Senate OKs bill to let nonprofit electric co-ops offer broadband

on April 4, 2017, 6:29 AM / in State News

Fascism is approved by the Senate………. In an article by Andy Sher and published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press State senators voted 31-0 on Monday to allow Tennessee’s nonprofit electric cooperatives to offer broadband, complete with cable-like video entertainment offerings, to customers living in their service areas. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam pushed the legislation, dubbed the Broadband Accessibility Act. […]

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