Archive for April 20th, 2017

American Dream Is Dead: Mexican and Chinese Millennials Have Higher Homeownership Rate Than Americans

American Dream Is Dead: Mexican and Chinese Millennials Have Higher Homeownership Rate Than Americans

on April 20, 2017, 8:51 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Daniel Lang  /  The Daily Sheeple From a cultural and economic perspective, American millennials will likely go down in history as a lost generation. We’re talking about an entire generation that was coddled, and bamboozled by an education system that tricked them into absorbing tens of thousands of dollars in debt for college degrees that are worthless. They came […]

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Haslam Bargained with Democrats and Establishment Republicans to Pass Gas Tax Increase Bill

Haslam Bargained with Democrats and Establishment Republicans to Pass Gas Tax Increase Bill

on April 20, 2017, 8:47 AM / in State News

By Kevin and Laura Baigert  /   Tennessee Star Governor Haslam’s IMPROVE Act “Tax Cut Act of 2017” (HB 534), which includes a 6 cents per gallon gas tax increase and a 10 cents per gallon diesel tax increase phased in over three years, garnered 23 votes from Democrats and 37 establishment Republicans, which was more than sufficient to get it to […]

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Turning Setbacks into Success

on April 20, 2017, 8:37 AM / in Opinion, People

By John Chambers   / Former CEO, current Executive Chair, Cisco In every person’s career, there are pivotal moments that stand out. These experiences can range from landing your dream internship to being made partner at a firm, and each holds its own set of lessons. However, I’d argue that the setbacks and failures we experience shape us equally as much […]

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Trump’s inauguration organizers raised $107 million, doubling record

Trump’s inauguration organizers raised $107 million, doubling record

on April 20, 2017, 8:34 AM / in National News

Politics is Expensive Documents released this week revealed that President Trump’s inauguration organizers raised $107 million for the event, doubling the previous record. The fundraising blitz came after Trump, unrestricted by voluntary limits adopted by his predecessors, benefited from donations of $1 million or more from 48 people or organizations, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission. The […]

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At least 3 more killed in massive Venezuela protests

At least 3 more killed in massive Venezuela protests

on April 20, 2017, 8:31 AM / in International News

The latest in a series of massive demonstrations dubbed “the mother of all protests” erupted in Caracas and other Venezuelan cities Wednesday against the South American country’s increasingly unpopular president, Nicolas Maduro. At least three people were killed, according to human rights groups, bringing the death toll from recent protests to seven. Angry demonstrations have grown increasingly common as critics […]

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And the Left Moves Against the Right or simi Right: Local anti-Trump activists target state GOP elected officials

And the Left Moves Against the Right or simi Right: Local anti-Trump activists target state GOP elected officials

on April 20, 2017, 8:22 AM / in State News

Local opponents of the Trump administration continued Tuesday to criticize GOP lawmakers for avoiding public meetings with their constituents. A group of about 35 members of the Hamilton County Indivisibles, one of several local anti-Trump administration organizations, rallied in Miller Park shortly before noon after presenting position papers outlining the policies they support to representatives of U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann […]

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Search for Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell enters 6th day

Search for Jackson Standefer and LouAnn Merrell enters 6th day

on April 20, 2017, 8:01 AM / in National News, People, State News

Jackson Standefer’s schoolmates and teachers continue to hope as the search for the McCallie School eighth-grader and his stepgrandmother stretches on in Grand Canyon National Park. “Ever since this news hit the school on Monday, we have been in a hopeful and united and supportive mood here at the middle school,” said Jim Suddath, middle school chaplain. He said Jackson […]

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UC Berkeley cancels speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter

UC Berkeley cancels speech by conservative firebrand Ann Coulter

on April 20, 2017, 7:57 AM / in National News

Administrators at the University of California at Berkeley said Wednesday that they were canceling a speech by controversial conservative commentator Ann Coulter over safety concerns. The decision came after three months in which riots and violent protests have erupted in and around the campus. University officials announced the decision in a letter to a campus Republican group that also invited […]

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Russian Putin-linked think tank developed ‘road map’ for tipping U.S. vote

on April 20, 2017, 7:52 AM / in International News

A Russian government think tank controlled by President Vladimir Putin drew up what a former U.S. intelligence official described as a “road map” for tipping the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump, Reuters reported Thursday, citing three current and four former American officials. The plan, described in two confidential strategy documents, also reportedly aimed to undermine voter confidence in […]

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Downtown Library gets $77K for more parking

on April 20, 2017, 7:50 AM / in Local News

The Madison County Commission approved funding Monday night to add additional parking spaces for the Jackson-Madison County Library. The county commission voted 19-2 in favor of paying $77,000 to help purchase a building adjacent to the library, on Lafayette and Royal Street. The building would then be torn down, and the property would be leveled into future parking spaces. Depending […]

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Two more court rulings threaten Arkansas execution wave

on April 20, 2017, 7:34 AM / in State News

Arkansas’ effort to carry out a rush of executions before its supply of a hard-to-get lethal injection drug expires hit more setbacks on Wednesday, when the State Supreme Court granted a reprieve to inmate Stacey Johnson, who was scheduled to die Thursday. Separately, a county court judge blocked the state from using the drug vecuronium bromide, one of the three […]

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House, Senate approve Haslam’s gas tax proposal

House, Senate approve Haslam’s gas tax proposal

on April 20, 2017, 7:25 AM / in State News

By Joel Ebert, Kirk Bado and Jake Lowary   /    USA TODAY NETWORK The IMPROVE Act is Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature piece of legislation, designed to help fund a $10 billion backlog in road projects but to hang it all on him would not be incorrect. There were 60 in the House and 25 in the Senate that stopped […]

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Chaffetz says he won’t run for re-election in 2018

Chaffetz says he won’t run for re-election in 2018

on April 20, 2017, 7:16 AM / in National News, State News

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the powerful chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced Wednesday that he would not run for re-election in 2018. Chaffetz said he did not plan to run for any office that year, although some political analysts predict he will run for governor in 2020. Chaffetz spearheaded numerous investigations during the Obama administration, including […]

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Bill O’Reilly And The Right’s Morality Problem

Bill O’Reilly And The Right’s Morality Problem

on April 20, 2017, 7:11 AM / in Opinion

by Kimberly Ross I’ve come to the conclusion that the Right has a morality problem. It is evident in the leaders of the party and some of the pundits we misguidedly idolize. Bill O’Reilly is the latest example. The creator of the “No Spin Zone” was officially let go from Fox News after the disclosure of sexual harassment allegations, which had included payouts […]

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GOP under pressure as tax reform deadline slips

GOP under pressure as tax reform deadline slips

on April 20, 2017, 6:52 AM / in National News

From The Hill With the deadline for tax reform slipping, some prominent conservatives are pressing President Trump and congressional Republicans to change course. Trump and the GOP have been pushing forward with efforts to make tax changes to both the individual and corporate tax systems in a single bill, with a goal of enacting them by August. But the late […]

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Are You Free Yet? Part 7

Are You Free Yet? Part 7

on April 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

They have regular moments of radical honesty. A man attended a meeting where the guest lecturer was extremely long-winded. When the listener could stand it no longer, he got up and slipped out a side door. In the corridor he met a friend who asked, “Has he finished yet?” “Yes,” the man replied, “he’s been through for a long time, […]

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April 20th in History

April 20th in History

on April 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 20 is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Agnes of Montepulciano Johannes Bugenhagen (Lutheran) Blessed Oda of Brabant Theotimos April 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Ridván begins at sunset (Bahá’í Faith) UN Chinese Language Day (United Nations) […]

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The Man Who Fired The Shot Heard ‘Round The World

The Man Who Fired The Shot Heard ‘Round The World

on April 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

This Sunday, April 19, was rightly identified as “Patriots’ Day.” In truth, April 19, 1775, should be regarded as important a date to Americans as July 4, 1776. It’s a shame that we don’t celebrate Patriots’ Day as enthusiastically as we do Independence Day. It’s even more shameful that many Americans don’t remember what happened on this day back in […]

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Winds Of Love

Winds Of Love

on April 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  —1 John 4:8 A farmer had a weather vane on his barn, on which was written “God is love.” When friends asked why, the farmer said, “This is to remind me that no matter which way the wind blows, God is love.” When the warm “south wind” […]

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