Archive for April 13th, 2017

Scalia’s Legacy and Schumer’s Real SCOTUS Strategy

Scalia’s Legacy and Schumer’s Real SCOTUS Strategy

on April 13, 2017, 8:26 AM / in Opinion

The political contest for judicial control of the nation’s future is a four-dimensional chess match. “[T]here is not a syllable in the plan under consideration which directly empowers the national courts to construe the laws according to the spirit of the Constitution.” —Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper No. 81 (1787) In February 2016, the death of Antonin Scalia, the Supreme […]

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The Simplicity of Real Repeal

on April 13, 2017, 8:23 AM / in Opinion

MEDIA CONTACT: Hamilton Strategies, 610.584.1096, ext. 104, or Media@HamiltonStrategies.com The Simplicity of Real Repeal Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom’s Twila Brase Says 2,700 Pages of a Bad Law and 40,000 Pages of Intrusive Government Regulations Can Be Fully Repealed with Just a Few Words ST. PAUL, Minn.—Lawmakers are still squabbling about health care, more than a week after the American […]

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Children’s Fairytale Book Normalizes the Abnormal

Children’s Fairytale Book Normalizes the Abnormal

on April 13, 2017, 8:21 AM / in National News, Opinion

This is what the Sodomite Government rulers are pushing down the throats of our children. This is what all those Education Funding tax dollars are paying for….. This is why I keep asking and get no answers to –  What is it that government defines as *Basic Education*? It now includes every immoral act there is and reading, writing, and […]

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Paul Ryan’s Giving Up: No Obamacare Repeal, No Tax Cuts, No Wall

Paul Ryan’s Giving Up: No Obamacare Repeal, No Tax Cuts, No Wall

on April 13, 2017, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

We are more than 80 days into Donald Trump’s Presidency and the sheer inaction in Congress is unbelievable. With the exception of Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation, what has Congress done so far? Yes, they have passed a few small bills here and there. But none of the legislative agendas We the People voted for have made it through Congress… The House […]

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Planned Parenthood honors Hillary Clinton as ‘champion of the century’

Planned Parenthood honors Hillary Clinton as ‘champion of the century’

on April 13, 2017, 8:15 AM / in National News

By Claire Chretien NEW YORK, New York  (LifeSiteNews) – Planned Parenthood is honoring Hillary Clinton as “Champion of the Century” and the creator of a TV show that set its main character’s abortion to Silent Night with the “Champion of Change Award” at a 100th anniversary gala in May. The award will thank Clinton for “40 years of service to women […]

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Preserve Property Rights by Defunding HUD’s AFFH Rule

Preserve Property Rights by Defunding HUD’s AFFH Rule

on April 13, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion

The pressure by property advocates from across the nation to rein in HUD’s disastrous Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule is being felt on Capitol Hill. As a result, two bills have been introduced to defund and eliminate the program. Representative Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has introduced H.R. 482 (24 cosponsors), called the Local Zoning Decisions Protection Act of 2017. Meanwhile, […]

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Law of unintended consequences

Law of unintended consequences

on April 13, 2017, 8:05 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics Was the Gardenhire/White In-state Tuition for Illegals bill a Trojan Horse for deportation? After the stunning defeat of the illegal tuition bill in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee, some members quietly (since doing so publicly would be politically incorrect, ya know) voiced concerns the legislation offering of taxpayer-subsidize college tuition to children of illegal […]

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Jimmy Demaret

Jimmy Demaret

on April 13, 2017, 7:59 AM / in History, People

Seventy-five years ago yesterday, Jimmy Demaret packed up his golf clubs after finishing the final round in the Masters. Demaret, who’d won the tournament in 1940, finished sixth in 1942, 10 strokes behind winner Byron Nelson. Bobby Jones, the founder of Augusta National, had already decreed the 1942 Masters to be the last until World War II ended. In any […]

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Governor, Harwell, House GOP leadership losing their grip.

Governor, Harwell, House GOP leadership losing their grip.

on April 13, 2017, 7:49 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics There’s  no shame in losing a vote on the House floor. But it’ a big deal when you lose the vote in your own caucus. First it was the defeat of the instate tuition for illegals legislation.  Now this: The gas tax bill may still pass, but this means in order to ram a gas tax […]

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Remember these Names… Group launches statewide radio campaign touting IMPROVE Act

Remember these Names… Group launches statewide radio campaign touting IMPROVE Act

on April 13, 2017, 7:33 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE – A group of associations backing Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposed IMPROVE Act is launching a statewide radio campaign with ads touting the legislation that raises fuel taxes for transportation while also cutting other taxes. With the legislation heading to the state House and Senate floor as early as next week, the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee plans to begin airing […]

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New school bus seat belt law passes Tennessee transportation committee

New school bus seat belt law passes Tennessee transportation committee

on April 13, 2017, 6:53 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE — State Rep. JoAnne Favors’ bill requiring Tennessee school buses to be equipped with seat belts narrowly passed a House panel Tuesday amid concerns over costs and other factors. An amended version of the bill, introduced by the Chattanooga Democrat after last year’s deadly Woodmore Elementary School bus crash on Nov. 21 that killed six children, narrowly passed the […]

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Thousands in anti-smoking dollars paid for movies and gift cards

Thousands in anti-smoking dollars paid for movies and gift cards

on April 13, 2017, 6:38 AM / in State News

The Loudon County Health Department may have misspent more than $8,000 intended to keep teens and pre-teens off tobacco, Tennessee Comptrollers said in an audit report, released Tuesday. County officials got $106,689 from the Tennessee Department of Health through the state’s Tobacco Settlement Initiative of 2014, said department spokesman Bill Christian. County Mayor Rollen Bradshaw said county officials used that […]

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Tennessee Senate advances de-annexation despite frustration from sponsor

on April 13, 2017, 6:34 AM / in State News

By Jake Lowary   /   USA Today A measure to allow city residents the chance to remove themselves from those cities cleared a key Senate hurdle this week but doesn’t look likely to make it to Gov. Bill Haslam this legislative session. The measure was delayed in the Senate after a contentious debate last week between Sens. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, […]

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Ex-Kingston Springs mayor, fire chief Ray Crouch Sr. dead at 67

Ex-Kingston Springs mayor, fire chief Ray Crouch Sr. dead at 67

on April 13, 2017, 6:22 AM / in People

By Andy Humbles , USA Today Network – Tennessee Wendell Ray Crouch Sr., a former Kingston Springs mayor who was also prominent in fire protection in the city and state and with Boy Scouts of America, died Tuesday. He was 67. Crouch served as mayor in Kingston Springs from 2004 to 2006 as part of a four-year term as city commissioner, current Mayor […]

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Haslam gas tax plan inches closer to approval with key Senate committee win

Haslam gas tax plan inches closer to approval with key Senate committee win

on April 13, 2017, 6:16 AM / in State News

By Joel Ebert , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s gas tax proposal inched closer to the finish line on Wednesday after another key vote, ensuring his signature piece of legislation for the year will be heard in both the Senate and House floors, as early as next week. On Wednesday, the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee voted 10-1 to send […]

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Special Rules for Special Groups…. Alcohol sales 23 hours a day? Two Nashville bars may get own law

on April 13, 2017, 6:09 AM / in State News

Getahn Ward, The Tennessean The Diner Nashville will open Friday, giving downtown its second new 24/7, seven-day-a-week eatery in just over four months. The Diner Nashville is six floors of bars and dining tables with different options on each. It can hold more than 500 patrons. And it’s one of downtown Nashville’s few restaurants open around the clock. Now, owners […]

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April 13th in History

April 13th in History

on April 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 13 is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Hermenegild Pope Martin I April 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Jefferson’s Birthday (United States) New Year festivals in South and Southeast Asian cultures. (see April 14): Assamese New Year, […]

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When The Pressure Is On

When The Pressure Is On

on April 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance.  —Romans 5:3 What makes a shiny apple look so delicious? The skin, of course. But what is it about an apple that actually makes it delicious? The juice and substance inside. That’s the apple’s real “character.” I learned this as a boy watching my mom make applesauce. With a wooden […]

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Quote for Today April 13th

on April 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“…The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn’t say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a ‘compelling interest’ in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say you have […]

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