Archive for May 2nd, 2017

OK What is the Answer?

OK What is the Answer?

on May 2, 2017, 8:02 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Question for the IRS Special thanks to Thomas ‘Many years ago, I married a widow out of love who had an 18-year-old daughter. After the wedding, my father came to visit a number of times, and suddenly he fell in love with my step-daughter. My father eventually married her without my authorization. As a result, my step-daughter legally became my […]

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Maduro calls for new constitution to end Venezuela’s crisis

Maduro calls for new constitution to end Venezuela’s crisis

on May 2, 2017, 7:54 AM / in International News

Embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday announced that he was calling for a citizens assembly and a new constitution in a bid to end the oil-producing South American nation’s political and economic crisis. Maduro said the move was necessary to prevent his rivals from staging a coup. Julio Borges, the leader of the opposition-controlled National Assembly, said Maduro’s plan […]

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Bill Shine Leaves Fox News

on May 2, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News

Bill Shine, co-president of Fox News, will part ways with the cable news network, according to Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine. BREAKING: Two sources inside Fox News say Bill Shine is out as of this morning — Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) May 1, 2017 A Fox News source told Breitbart News that Shine resigned. UPDATE: Fox News has confirmed Shine’s […]

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Facing a financial squeeze, hospitals nationwide are cutting jobs

Facing a financial squeeze, hospitals nationwide are cutting jobs

on May 2, 2017, 7:43 AM / in National News

Hospitals nationwide are cutting jobs amid a whirlwind of financial pressures — and sharp fears about the direction Republicans will steer health care policy. Just in the past month, hospitals in 10 states, from Kentucky to Minnesota to New Mexico, have made public plans for staff reductions. In the largest such announcement, a prominent Boston hospital — Brigham and Women’s, which is […]

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Vox reports from Tennessee, where there might not be an ObamaCare insurer in some parts of the state next year

Vox reports from Tennessee, where there might not be an ObamaCare insurer in some parts of the state next year

on May 2, 2017, 7:36 AM / in State News

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Kerry Reed spent the second week of April experimenting with canned corn and tortilla chips. Tacos were on the menu. She worked some of the corn products into them, just to see how her body would react. For now, anyway, she could still afford the treatment if something went wrong. Reed, a 46-year-old freelance grant writer, has […]

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Trump to name anti-abortion advocate to lead federal family planning programs

Trump to name anti-abortion advocate to lead federal family planning programs

on May 2, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News

President Trump has picked an anti-abortion advocate to lead federal family planning programs. Teresa Manning, who has worked for the Family Research Council, will serve as the deputy assistant secretary for population affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, The Hill confirmed Monday. The news was first reported by Politico. In her role, Manning will help oversee the […]

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Patient advocacy groups denounce ‘inadequate’ and ‘unaffordable’ health bill

Patient advocacy groups denounce ‘inadequate’ and ‘unaffordable’ health bill

on May 2, 2017, 7:25 AM / in National News

Ten leading patient advocacy groups on Monday denounced the revised GOP healthcare bill as “inadequate” and “unaffordable” for people with major medical conditions. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, and others criticized the latest changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) allowing states to apply for waivers to certain ObamaCare provisions. “As introduced, the […]

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Abortion roils GOP ObamaCare debate; Nice to know that the unborn could still be worthy of a tax credit.

Abortion roils GOP ObamaCare debate; Nice to know that the unborn could still be worthy of a tax credit.

on May 2, 2017, 7:16 AM / in National News, State News

Tax credits under the House GOP’s ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill meant to help people afford insurance could be largely unusable in some blue states because of a showdown over abortion rules. The issue has largely flown under the radar, but it could have serious implications, potentially keeping people in California and New York from accessing assistance that helps them afford coverage […]

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A Staunch Conservative Viewpoint ….. well maybe not

A Staunch Conservative Viewpoint ….. well maybe not

on May 2, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News, State News

The Republican bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare appears to lack sufficient votes to pass the House, despite hopes from GOP leaders and the White House that it might be approved by the lower chamber this week. According to The Hill’s Whip List, 22 Republicans oppose the bill — the maximum number of GOP defections that can be afforded — […]

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Nixon’s Revenge: The Fall of the Adversary Press

Nixon’s Revenge: The Fall of the Adversary Press

on May 2, 2017, 6:48 AM / in Opinion

Saturday’s White House Correspondents Association dinner exposed anew how far from Middle America our elite media reside. At the dinner, the electricity was gone, the glamor and glitz were gone. Neither the president nor his White House staff came. Even Press Secretary Sean Spicer begged off. The idea of a convivial evening together of our media and political establishments is […]

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Congressman David Kustoff’s Newsletter May 2, 2017

Congressman David Kustoff’s Newsletter May 2, 2017

on May 2, 2017, 6:47 AM / in National News, State News

Dear Friends, As we begin a brand new month, I am pleased that Congress is addressing the issues that are most important to West Tennesseans. We are working hard to repeal Obamacare, create a simpler tax system and eliminate Dodd-Frank regulations that are keeping Americans from achieving true financial independence. Below you will find a few highlights from last week. […]

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May 2nd In History

May 2nd In History

on May 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 2 is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 243 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo, also Teachers’ Day (Bhutan) Christian Feast Day: Athanasius of Alexandria (Western Christianity) Boris I of Bulgaria (Bulgarian Orthodox Church) José María Rubio Germanus of Normandy […]

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The Devil’s Soup Bowl

The Devil’s Soup Bowl

on May 2, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Read: Matthew 4:1-11  When [the devil] speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. — John 8:44  While my sons-in-law and I were hiking in a state park last summer, we noticed a trail marker that pointed toward something called The Devil’s Soup Bowl. Intrigued, we took off for […]

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Federal budget includes millions for ongoing water, infrastructure projects in Tennessee

Federal budget includes millions for ongoing water, infrastructure projects in Tennessee

on May 2, 2017, 5:55 AM / in State News

WASHINGTON — The budget compromise that congressional negotiators hammered out over the weekend contains millions of dollars for ongoing energy and water projects in Tennessee. “This bill demonstrates our commitment to building and maintaining our nation’s water infrastructure, to driving forward basic energy research in the (Energy Department’s) Office of Science … and to strengthening our national security by maintaining […]

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Former Tennessee lawmaker Joe M. Haynes indicted on sexual battery charge

Former Tennessee lawmaker Joe M. Haynes indicted on sexual battery charge

on May 2, 2017, 5:47 AM / in State News

By Dave Boucher , Joel Ebert and Stacey Barchenger   /  The Tennessean A former leading state senator and prominent Nashville Democrat has been indicted on one felony count of sexual battery. Joe M. Haynes is accused of sexually touching a woman without her consent, according to an indictment filed Monday in Nashville court. The indictment states Haynes, who is an […]

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