Archive for April 24th, 2017

Perils of a Catholic Upbringing… Warning, Not for Children

Perils of a Catholic Upbringing… Warning, Not for Children

on April 24, 2017, 9:13 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Thank you brother Thomas As I walked down the busy sidewalk, knowing I was late for Mass, my eye fell upon one of those unfortunate, homeless vagabonds that are found in every city these days. Some people turned to stare. Others quickly looked away as if the sight would somehow contaminate them. Recalling my old pastor, Father Mike, who always […]

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This week in Congress: Staring down the shutdown threat

This week in Congress: Staring down the shutdown threat

on April 24, 2017, 9:06 AM / in National News

H/T to Thomas WASHINGTON — With a deadline for a new budget deal this Friday, lawmakers will spend the week balancing their negotiations on an immediate fix with their planning for the fiscal 2018 budget. The current budget extension funding fiscal 2017 programs runs until April 28. Congressional leaders and the White House have sparred in recent days over how to pass […]

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American paramedic on Ukraine monitoring mission killed in mine blast

American paramedic on Ukraine monitoring mission killed in mine blast

on April 24, 2017, 9:01 AM / in International News

An American paramedic working for a European monitoring mission in Ukraine was killed and two other members of the team were injured on Sunday when their vehicle hit a mine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the incident was the first time any of its members had been killed on patrol. The 700-member international observer mission reports […]

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French vote lifts stocks

French vote lifts stocks

on April 24, 2017, 8:59 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. stock index futures jumped by 1.2 percent early Monday and European stocks soared as investors expressed relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron had come out on top in the first round of France’s presidential election. Macron is considered the favorite to win the second round on May 7, in which he will face off against second-place vote-getter Marine Le Pen, […]

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Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

Defense secretary makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

on April 24, 2017, 8:57 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived for an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to assess the situation in the country as President Trump considers whether to send more troops to help government forces struggling to contain the Taliban insurgency. Mattis arrived on the same day Afghanistan’s Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim resigned in […]

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China’s president urges calm as North Korea tensions rise

China’s president urges calm as North Korea tensions rise

on April 24, 2017, 8:54 AM / in International News

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged President Trump to show restraint as tensions rise over North Korea. The two leaders spoke by phone on Monday as the Hermit Kingdom prepares to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of its military on Tuesday. Korea experts fear that Pyongyang will mark the occasion with another provocative missile or nuclear weapon test. North Korea […]

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Centrist and far-right candidate advance to presidential runoff in France

Centrist and far-right candidate advance to presidential runoff in France

on April 24, 2017, 8:53 AM / in International News

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent. The center right’s Francois Fillon, the […]

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Mark Green should be confirmed as Secretary of the Army

Mark Green should be confirmed as Secretary of the Army

on April 24, 2017, 8:47 AM / in Opinion

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD President Donald Trump has nominated Mark Green, a Tennessee state senator, West Point graduate and former flight surgeon, for Secretary of the Army. According to the San Francisco Examiner, Green “is facing strong opposition from civil rights groups, which cite his anti-LGBT legislative record, and Muslim-American groups, which are alarmed by comments they say are Islamophobic.” […]

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Starry-Eyed Hubble

Starry-Eyed Hubble

on April 24, 2017, 8:40 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, April 24, 2017. Over the weekend, many thousands of scientists, math geeks, amateur lovers of the cosmos, and assorted political partisans marched in the name of science. Notwithstanding the predictable bashing of President Trump, some of the placards carried by this new cohort of protesters were pretty good. Here are a few of them: “Make Earth […]

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Sessions: Improper Tax Credit Payments to ‘Mostly Mexicans’ Could Fund Border Wall

on April 24, 2017, 8:35 AM / in National News

by PAM KEY  /  Breitbart  Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall could be paid for with improperly paid tax credits that go to “mostly Mexicans.” Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS: You sound quite confident right there. Do you have any evidence that Mexico is going to pay for it? […]

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Workplace roundup April 24th 2017

Workplace roundup April 24th 2017

on April 24, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

By Walter Olson  /   Overlawyered.com Occupational licensure reforms advance in Mississippi and Arizona [Eric Boehm, Reason, first and second posts] I should live so long: “Will the New York Times’ Labor Reporting Ever Get the Facts Straight?” [Jim Epstein; coverage here of the NYT’s 2015 nail salon reporting embarrassment] Silliest claim about proposed salary-history-inquiry bans is that they would […]

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Defund our cause litigation? We’ll have your accreditation for that

Defund our cause litigation? We’ll have your accreditation for that

on April 24, 2017, 8:15 AM / in State News

Some on the Board of Governors that oversees the University of North Carolina are unhappy with UNC law school’s Center for Civil Rights, a source of Left activism and litigation in the Tar Heel State. Now firebrand liberal UNC law professor Gene Nichol has warned the university of “serious accreditation problems in the months ahead” from the American Bar Association […]

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Race Course Against White Supremacy:  The Left versus “white supremacy”

Race Course Against White Supremacy: The Left versus “white supremacy”

on April 24, 2017, 8:13 AM / in Opinion

By Matthew Vadum  /   Canadian Free Press The Left wants to bring down “white supremacy.” The phrase is leftist code for “America.” Communists like Obama best buddy Bill Ayers have been whining about this supposed Caucasian paramountcy for decades. With his terrorist wife Bernardine Dohrn, Ayers wrote a book called Race Course Against White Supremacy. But what is this […]

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The Civil War: The Last Dying Gasp of Federalism in America

The Civil War: The Last Dying Gasp of Federalism in America

on April 24, 2017, 8:01 AM / in History, Opinion

How many of you remember back in grade school when they would give you a sentence with a blank in it, then provide you with choices to fill in the blank correctly? I want to try something similar, except I’ll never know how you answer. So fill in the following sentence with either “federal” or “national”: In the United States […]

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NAACP President: Blacks, Jews Must Unite to Fight Racism, Anti-Semitism

NAACP President: Blacks, Jews Must Unite to Fight Racism, Anti-Semitism

on April 24, 2017, 7:58 AM / in National News

Still trying to chase Dragons…… BY KARL HERCHENROEDER  /  PJ Media WASHINGTON – NAACP President Cornell William Brooks on Wednesday called on African-Americans and Jews to unite against the rise of racism and anti-Semitism in the United States, which he said has been propagated by the White House and Steve Bannon. “When [Bannon] is appointed to a high position in […]

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Former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel claims host Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room

Former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel claims host Sean Hannity invited her back to his hotel room

on April 24, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News

BY KATE FELDMAN  /  NY Daily News Former Fox News contributor Debbie Schlussel claims that host Sean Hannity sexually harassed her. Schlussel said on the Pat Campbell Podcast Friday that Hannity repeatedly invited her back to his hotel room during an event they were at together in Detroit. Schlussel did not say on the podcast when the event took place. “He […]

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If Georgia Democrats Don’t Vote for this Candidate, then they Must be Anti-Woman

If Georgia Democrats Don’t Vote for this Candidate, then they Must be Anti-Woman

on April 24, 2017, 7:35 AM / in Opinion, State News

The special election in the 6th congressional district in Georgia is headed for a runoff. In what has been described as a “Jungle Primary,” if any one candidate did not get 50 percent of the vote, the two top vote-getters would meet in a final election. The supposed Trump-slayer, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, got 48 percent of the vote after spending more […]

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THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON HIDES THE REAL GOALS OF THE US IN YEMEN

THE HEAD OF THE PENTAGON HIDES THE REAL GOALS OF THE US IN YEMEN

on April 24, 2017, 7:23 AM / in International News, Opinion

A point of view from the Russian side of the fence… interesting stuff. By Ivan Konovalov   /   KATEHON The head of the U.S. Department of Defense, James Mattis, announced during his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that he was ready to make an effort to regulate the Yemeni military conflict through negotiations. “We will work with our […]

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Justice Dept. Sends Warning to Nine Sanctuary Cities

Justice Dept. Sends Warning to Nine Sanctuary Cities

on April 24, 2017, 7:12 AM / in National News

By : shawn   /  Unfiltered Patriot Despite significant pushback from Democrat mayors around the country, the Trump administration is ratcheting up the pressure on sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. In letters to nine jurisdictions on Friday, the Justice Department warned officials in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and elsewhere that they […]

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Fewer taxes does wonders for Tennessee’s economy, report says

Fewer taxes does wonders for Tennessee’s economy, report says

on April 24, 2017, 7:09 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler  /  Tennessee Watchdog Tennessee has the nation’s fifth-best economic outlook, says a new report that attributes the ranking to the lack of a state income tax and to lawmakers eliminating other taxes. A while back, state legislators phased out the Hall Income Tax over six years of scheduled reductions. Tennessee and other states with similar tax policies […]

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