Archive for May 5th, 2017

Around the Block In Nashville

on May 5, 2017, 8:01 AM / in State News

Serious ugliness in the State House yesterday. Bobby Patray says there are now three factions within the republican caucus. Tennessee Star House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) said Wednesday in both the Finance, Ways & Means Subcommittee and full Committee that he didn’t have the votes for the $250 million K-12 Block Grant Act, which was reportedly part of the […]

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Senate GOP vows big changes for ObamaCare bill

on May 5, 2017, 7:40 AM / in National News

Senate Republicans plan to dramatically overhaul the House ObamaCare repeal bill that passed Thursday and are warning the process could take weeks. The House bill, the American Health Care Act, has raised an array of concerns among Senate Republicans, chiefly among lawmakers from swing states who are opposed to the cap on ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion that would take effect in […]

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“Chicago Is A War Zone”: Police Suicide Rate Surges To 60% Above The National Average

on May 5, 2017, 7:34 AM / in National News

H/T to Thomas During his early days on the force, 30-year-old, rookie Chicago police officer, Scott Tracz, was described by colleagues as an “upbeat” cop who had always dreamed of becoming a police officer to help people in his city. That is, until he sat in a black sports car outside his girlfriend’s suburban house late last year, put his […]

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Big Pharma Advocate Scott Gottlieb Chosen To Head FDA

Big Pharma Advocate Scott Gottlieb Chosen To Head FDA

on May 5, 2017, 7:19 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Kelleigh Nelson  /   News With Views When speaking to drug manufacturers in late January, Donald Trump said, “We have a fantastic person that I’ll be naming fairly soon who’s going to streamline the FDA. You’re going to get your products approved or not approved, but it’s going to be a quick process. It’s not going to take 15 […]

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House Republicans Pass American Health Care Act

on May 5, 2017, 6:31 AM / in National News

By Ali Meyer Amendments allow states to waive essential health benefits and add $8 billion for high-risk pools House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act, Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R., Wis.) replacement to the Affordable Care Act on a 217 to 213 vote. The original legislation was pulled from a vote more than a month ago. On March 6, 2017, House […]

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Aetna pulls out of another Obamacare market for 2018

on May 5, 2017, 6:25 AM / in National News, State News

Another one bites the dust. Aetna announced Thursday that this would be the last year it participates on the Obamacare exchange in Iowa, where it is the dominant insurer. The move comes days after Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced it was leaving the state’s market after this year. Both insurers also will stop selling individual market policies outside of […]

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Cruz Nails Comey: How Would You Handle an FBI Agent Who Did This?

on May 5, 2017, 6:20 AM / in Opinion

By Peter Heck  /  The Resurgent This really doesn’t seem that difficult. Negligent handling of classified government information is a crime, whether you intend to be negligent or not. Hillary Clinton negligently handled classified government information. So did her top aide, Huma Abedin, who routinely forwarded classified government information to her husband, Anthony Weiner. Not just one or two pieces […]

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on May 5, 2017, 6:14 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Congressman Paul Gosar Over the last 20 years, presidents from both sides of the aisle have used the stroke of a pen to lock up hundreds of millions of acres using the Antiquities Act, but none more egregiously than President Obama. In 2014, then-President Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And that’s all I […]

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Only One Door

Only One Door

on May 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved. — John 10:9 Old Testament scholar Sir George Adam Smith says that when he visited the Holy Land he came upon a shepherd and his sheep standing before a stockade. There was no door in that protective enclosure, only an opening the width of a man’s body. […]

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