Archive for April 6th, 2017

Alabama panel finds probable cause governor broke laws

Alabama panel finds probable cause governor broke laws

on April 6, 2017, 8:57 AM / in State News

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday found probable cause that Gov. Robert Bentley (R) violated state ethics and campaign finance laws. The commission determined that Bentley used public resources for his personal interests, used money from his campaign to pay the legal fees of his former political adviser, Rebekah Mason, and improperly received a campaign contribution and made a loan […]

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Senate heads into historic clash over Gorsuch nomination

Senate heads into historic clash over Gorsuch nomination

on April 6, 2017, 8:53 AM / in National News

The Senate headed into a showdown over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Thursday. Democrats are vowing to use a filibuster to block a key vote on ending debate, and Republicans say they will use the so-called nuclear option of changing Senate rules to scrap the filibuster so they can call a vote to confirm Gorsuch with a simple majority […]

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Trump says chemical attack changed his views on Syria

on April 6, 2017, 8:51 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump said Wednesday that this week’s deadly chemical weapon attack in Syria changed his views on President Bashar al-Assad and his protracted war against rebel groups. The Trump administration said many times recently that it would not press for Assad’s removal from power, but Trump said the killing of “innocent children, innocent babies, little babies” in the apparent nerve […]

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If it looks like a duck….

If it looks like a duck….

on April 6, 2017, 8:48 AM / in Opinion

Rocky Top Politics She’s not Black… She’s not an Indian…  This is NOT a tax cut.

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Find Out How Your Members of Congress Stack Up!

Find Out How Your Members of Congress Stack Up!

on April 6, 2017, 8:45 AM / in National News

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) has released their annual Congressional Ratings! After analyzing 65 votes in the House of Representatives and 16 votes in the Senate on fiscal issues in the second session of the 114th Congress, CCAGW is ready to tell you how your members of Congress stack up. Every year, CCAGW releases our Congressional Ratings […]

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News briefs: Waste, fraud and abuse in Tennessee during March 2017

News briefs: Waste, fraud and abuse in Tennessee during March 2017

on April 6, 2017, 8:41 AM / in Opinion, State News

Bureau Chief’s Note: Tennessee Watchdog is introducing a monthly feature detailing waste, fraud, abuse and other examples of government excess in Tennessee, some of it reported by us, some of it reported by other media. Look for these to run the last week of every month. TN Dept. of Human Services may have wasted $12 million A new audit trashes […]

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Susan Rice Spied on Trump — And CNN Doesn’t Care

Susan Rice Spied on Trump — And CNN Doesn’t Care

on April 6, 2017, 8:34 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas Before and after the 2016 presidential election, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice (shown) asked for the names of U.S. persons found in what has been described as “raw intelligence reports.” Normally, when U.S. intelligence agencies are surveilling foreigners, the names of U.S. persons who are involved in conversation with those foreigners are “redacted,” or edited […]

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AG Sessions Requests Delay in Implementing Baltimore PD’s Consent Decree

AG Sessions Requests Delay in Implementing Baltimore PD’s Consent Decree

on April 6, 2017, 8:31 AM / in National News, Opinion

Eight days before the end of the Obama administration, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the final approval of an agreement allowing the Department of Justice to meddle in the affairs of the Baltimore Police Department. It only required approval from a judge for the agreement to become cemented into place. Trump’s new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, asked the judge, U.S. […]

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House GOP blocks effort to delay tax reform until review of Trump’s returns

on April 6, 2017, 8:28 AM / in National News

House Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic effort to demand President Trump’s tax returns for the sixth time in as many weeks. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) offered a resolution directing the House to delay consideration of tax reform legislation until after lawmakers review Trump’s tax returns and conclude how he could benefit from changes to the tax code. All but […]

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GOP makes case for firing consumer bureau chief

GOP makes case for firing consumer bureau chief

on April 6, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday laid into the leader of the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), calling on President Trump to fire him “immediately.” Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said CFPB Director Richard Cordray has presided over an “unelected, unaccountable and unconstitutional” agency and should be dismissed by the president. “For all of the harm […]

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Stephen Bannon Removed as National Security Adviser

Stephen Bannon Removed as National Security Adviser

on April 6, 2017, 8:23 AM / in National News

By Tim Brown  /  Freedom Outpost President Donald Trump made some changes in his National Security Council on Wednesday.  He removed chief strategist Stephen Bannon from his position and restored roles of top intelligence and defense officials, according to someone close to the administration and a notice published in the Federal Register. The New York Times reports: The shift was […]

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The April 2017 Episode of Life Talk

on April 6, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News, Opinion

This article reveals the beginning salvo of the Godless left to undermine the Trump administration. Please watch this video presented by Life Dynamics that tells us of the battles we will be facing soon in the Pro-Life movement. P It started some years ago with the attempt to deny the person-hood of the unborn and the move to 3 months […]

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DESPERATE: Laughingstock Boss Doss Renames Failing ‘IMPROVE Act’ Gas Tax Increase to ‘Tax Cut Act of 2017

DESPERATE: Laughingstock Boss Doss Renames Failing ‘IMPROVE Act’ Gas Tax Increase to ‘Tax Cut Act of 2017

on April 6, 2017, 8:15 AM / in State News

The Tennessee Star Peals of laughter echoed through the House Finance sub-committee chamber Wednesday as Transportation Committee Chairman Rep Barry “Boss” Doss (R-Leoma) moved an amendment renaming the troubled legislation increasing fuel taxes known as the ‘IMPROVE Act’ to the ‘Tax Cut Act of 2017.’ Proponents of the bill have been claiming it is revenue neutral, despite the fact that […]

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SOCIALISTS: BEWARE OF WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

on April 6, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion

I was only ten years of age when I came up with a grand idea:  My parents would often discuss the difficulties of making ends meet, so it occurred to me that a perfect solution would be for everyone to have a job and work, and share all income, food and goods equally. My father looked at me like I’d […]

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Dr. Ben Carson Discovers Mismanagement and Fraud in Obama’s HUD

on April 6, 2017, 8:08 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Onan Coca  / Constitution.com Remember this from Dr. Ben Carson’s confirmation process as the incoming HUD Secretary? “I have serious concerns about Dr. Carson’s lack of expertise and experience in dealing with housing issues. Someone who is as anti-government as him is a strange fit for Housing secretary, to say the least,” Schumer said in a statement.  Or this? […]

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Does the House Freedom Caucus Have a Plan?

Does the House Freedom Caucus Have a Plan?

on April 6, 2017, 8:04 AM / in National News, Opinion

The House Freedom Caucus (HFC) has pushed for full repeal of Obamacare…until now. These Republicans want the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fully repealed. They opposed Speaker Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) and stopped two floor votes on AHCA (ah-ka). But recently, Congressman Mark Meadows,told the Washington Examiner: The Freedom Caucus has asked for two [mandates] to be included […]

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Mass Media Malpractice — Betraying the First Amendment

Mass Media Malpractice — Betraying the First Amendment

on April 6, 2017, 8:00 AM / in Opinion

Print and other mainstream media outlets have become the archenemies of Liberty. “Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for Liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of Truth and a veneration of Virtue. … If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and […]

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Sessions orders review of race-obsessed DOJ

Sessions orders review of race-obsessed DOJ

on April 6, 2017, 7:55 AM / in National News

By Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is launching a review of so-called consent decrees – oversight agreements between the Obama-led Justice Department and multiple police departments around the country. The riots in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 triggered the highest profile of more than a dozen consent decrees mandated by the Civil Rights Division of Eric Holder’s Justice Department, saddling […]

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Orrin Hatch on PARTS Act: Americans Shouldn’t Have to Pay ‘Unreasonably High Prices to Repair Their Cars’

Orrin Hatch on PARTS Act: Americans Shouldn’t Have to Pay ‘Unreasonably High Prices to Repair Their Cars’

on April 6, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch has reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would reduce the 14-year time period that OEMs can enforce design patents on crash parts such as bumpers, fenders and door panels against suppliers of aftermarket parts. Reintroduced on April 4, the Promoting Automotive Repair, Trade and Sales (PARTS) Act of 2017 would specify that it’s not an act of […]

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Ford Spending $1.2 Billion to Retool Michigan Plants, Build Data Centers

Ford Spending $1.2 Billion to Retool Michigan Plants, Build Data Centers

on April 6, 2017, 7:43 AM / in National News

Ford is investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan manufacturing facilities to support the company’s shift to “an auto and mobility company,” the automaker said. Ford is investing $850 million to retool the Michigan Assembly Plant for the new Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco. Employees at the plant will begin building the Ranger at the end of 2018 and the Bronco […]

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