Archive for May, 2017

CAGW Names Rep. Tom Rooney May 2017 Porker of the Month

on May 31, 2017, 8:52 AM / in National News

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) its May 2017 Porker of the Month for his reckless push to revive earmarks, which are one of the most wasteful and corrupt practices in the history of Congress. On May 4, 2017, Rep. Rooney introduced a resolution that would change the definition of a “congressional earmark” to allow Army […]

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Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense

Republican Under House Ethics Probe as Dem Colleagues Get Away with Similar Offense

on May 31, 2017, 8:44 AM / in National News, Opinion

Why is the House Ethics Committee selectively investigating a Republican lawmaker for publicly commenting on classified material while two Democrats who committed similar acts go unscathed? It appears to be a new low for the notoriously remiss panel that’s charged with investigating and punishing corrupt legislators but instead has a long tradition of letting them off the hook. In short, […]

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SOROS INVESTIGATION IN CONGRESS?

SOROS INVESTIGATION IN CONGRESS?

on May 31, 2017, 8:39 AM / in National News, Opinion

Special Thanks to Lucy ALL MEMBERS AND DONORS WHO ARE ALSO REPUBLICAN PARTY PRECINCT CHAIR HOLDERS, Back in March 2017, the following House Republicans called for an investigation into George Soros and his NGOs for meddling in party politics in Macedonia, involving U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily, appointed by Barack Obama, chose Soros’ Open Society Foundation as the main […]

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Texas Democrat Doesn’t Deny He Threatened Fellow Lawmaker, Tries to Justify Actions

on May 31, 2017, 8:34 AM / in State News

BY: Jack Heretik  /  Washington Free Beacon Texas State Rep. Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez (D.) would not deny Tuesday that he threatened a fellow lawmaker at the Texas State Capitol the prior day, and instead tried to justify his actions. Nevárez did not deny that he threatened Rep. Matt Rinaldi (R.) during a chaotic legislative session, which was interrupted by protesters demonstrating […]

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Dallas Officials Infuriated They Can’t Impose Eminent Domain (VIDEO)

Dallas Officials Infuriated They Can’t Impose Eminent Domain (VIDEO)

on May 31, 2017, 8:26 AM / in State News

By Against Crony Capitalism  This woman is a good example of why free people should generally never trust government officials. She laments that a property owner is “rich” enough to fight the city of Dallas and as such can protect his land. “Ordinary” people would just have their land taken by the government she explains. She thinks that since the […]

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Memphis region dominates headlines for waste, fraud and abuse in May

Memphis region dominates headlines for waste, fraud and abuse in May

on May 31, 2017, 8:11 AM / in Opinion, State News

Bureau Chief’s Note: This is 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. Memphis taxpayers pay for ‘Chill, don’t kill’ FOX 13 of Memphis reported in May that Mayor […]

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Councilman Bob Mendes says his Immigration Bills would not create “Sanctuary City” status 

Councilman Bob Mendes says his Immigration Bills would not create “Sanctuary City” status 

on May 31, 2017, 8:07 AM / in Opinion, State News

From A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville A right-leaning disgruntled Republican comments on the news of the day and any other thing he damn-well pleases. From The Bob Mendes blog– Along with co-lead sponsor Colby Sledge and a growing list of additional co-sponsors, I have submitted two bills to guide Metro’s role in federal immigration enforcement. First reading will be on June […]

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Ross named CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare

Ross named CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare

on May 31, 2017, 8:00 AM / in Local News

West Tennessee Healthcare officially named a new president and CEO during the board of trustees meeting — giving a new title to a longtime hospital employee. James “JR” Ross, named interim CEO in April 2016 after Bobby Arnold resigned from the position, was voted in after a unanimous vote by the board during Tuesday’s meeting. “I feel extremely blessed,” he […]

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Cleveland fires officer who shot Tamir Rice

Cleveland fires officer who shot Tamir Rice

on May 31, 2017, 7:57 AM / in State News

Looking for any reason….. Cleveland city officials announced Tuesday that they had fired Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice as he played with an airsoft gun outside a recreation center in 2014. The official reason for Loehmann’s dismissal was that he had provided misinformation on his employment application. The other officer involved in the case, […]

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Trump attorney agrees to testify if subpoenaed by Congress

Trump attorney agrees to testify if subpoenaed by Congress

on May 31, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney and a person of interest in the probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, told NBC News Tuesday he will testify if issued a subpoena. Cohen had earlier denied requests by the House and Senate intelligence committees to turn over information. Speaking to NBC News, Cohen said a letter was […]

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Pentagon successfully tests missile defense system as North Korea threat looms

Pentagon successfully tests missile defense system as North Korea threat looms

on May 31, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News

The U.S. successfully tested a missile defense system on Tuesday, shooting down a mock intercontinental ballistic missile with a long-range interceptor missile over the Pacific Ocean. The Missile Defense Agency launched the ground-based interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to test the U.S. military’s ability to block a North Korean missile launch. The test marked a “critical milestone” […]

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White House communications director resigns

White House communications director resigns

on May 31, 2017, 7:47 AM / in National News

White House communications director Michael Dubke announced Tuesday that he was resigning. Dubke, a veteran Republican strategist, is the first person to leave in what is expected to be a series of staff changes as President Trump and his White House push back against a backlash over a report that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, tried to open […]

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It’s all a just a “vast right wing conspiracy”…that is until it’s not …His Name was Seth Rich UPDATED

It’s all a just a “vast right wing conspiracy”…that is until it’s not …His Name was Seth Rich UPDATED

on May 31, 2017, 7:45 AM / in National News, Opinion

From the MidSouth Sentinel  read them everyday….. Thanks to @NE_PATRI0TS for creating  SethRich.com …….. Psalms 37: 35 – 36 I have seen the wicked strong, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and lo, he was gone, and I sought him, but he could not be found. Are we at the precipice of the Deep State’s House of […]

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Tennessee veterans boost lobbying efforts and secure property tax relief, at what cost….

Tennessee veterans boost lobbying efforts and secure property tax relief, at what cost….

on May 31, 2017, 7:41 AM / in Opinion, State News

For years military veterans have informally, and sometimes unsuccessfully, lobbied their causes with Tennessee lawmakers. That is, until this year, and state officials anticipate more than 12,000 veterans will reap the benefit of that work. The reason? As part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act, disabled veterans and military widows, who often live on fixed incomes, will receive major property […]

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Green puts off public announcement of Tennessee gubernatorial plans

Green puts off public announcement of Tennessee gubernatorial plans

on May 31, 2017, 7:01 AM / in State News

By Associated Press Republican state Sen. Mark Green has made up his mind about whether to rejoin the governor’s race in Tennessee, but he doesn’t want to make his decision public until later this week. The Ashland City physician suspended his gubernatorial campaign while seeking confirmation as President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary. He withdrew from consideration for that […]

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Are We Tired of Winning Yet?

Are We Tired of Winning Yet?

on May 31, 2017, 6:55 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson  /  The Resurgent Is the GOP good at anything other than sucking? The President is beyond his first 100 days. He and the Republican congress have, to their credit, spent a good bit of time repealing last minute regulations from the Obama administration. But what else? They have not repealed Obamacare. Their plan does not even repeal […]

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Overpopulation Hoax

Overpopulation Hoax

on May 31, 2017, 6:51 AM / in Opinion

By Walter Williams In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote “An Essay on the Principle of Population.” He predicted that mankind’s birthrate would outstrip our ability to grow food and would lead to mass starvation. Malthus’ wrong predictions did not deter Stanford University professor Paul Ehrlich from making a similar prediction. In his 1968 best-seller, “The Population Bomb,” which has sold more […]

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Kabul Bomb: Explosion Near German Embassy Kills Dozens

Kabul Bomb: Explosion Near German Embassy Kills Dozens

on May 31, 2017, 6:46 AM / in International News

KABUL, Afghanistan — A rush-hour suicide bomb attack in the center of Afghanistan’s capital killed least 80 people and wounded more than 300 others early Wednesday, officials said. The powerful explosion occurred at a time when Kabul’s roads were packed with commuters. A huge plume of smoke rose over the city. Windows were shattered in shops, restaurants and other buildings […]

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Trump’s impatience with GOP grows

Trump’s impatience with GOP grows

on May 31, 2017, 6:30 AM / in National News, Opinion

BY ALEXANDER BOLTON   /  THE HILL An impatient President Trump is putting new pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to get rid of the filibuster in order to speed progress on legislation repealing ObamaCare and reforming the tax code. In a message posted Tuesday on Twitter, Trump urged Republican senators to invoke the so-called nuclear option and “switch […]

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Bill O’Reilly Makes A Prediction About The Future Of Fox News

Bill O’Reilly Makes A Prediction About The Future Of Fox News

on May 31, 2017, 6:27 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Teri Christoph   /   RedState Bill O’Reilly may not have his Fox News gig anymore, but he’s still got his books. He has authored and co-authored numerous political and historical non-fiction books, including his bestselling “Killing” series (“Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Reagan,” and “Killing Kennedy” among them). He has a new book, “Killing England,” coming out this September, so he sat […]

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