Archive for May 12th, 2017

The Castaway

The Castaway

on May 12, 2017, 9:36 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special thanks to Thomas One day a Scotsman, who has been stranded on a desert island for over ten long years, sees an unusual speck on the horizon. “It’s certainly not a ship,” he thinks to himself. As the speck gets closer and closer, he begins to rule out the possibilities of a small boat, then even a raft. Suddenly, […]

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Columbia woman earns her bachelor’s degree at age 81

Columbia woman earns her bachelor’s degree at age 81

on May 12, 2017, 9:31 AM / in State News

Columbia’s Patricia Selle was an honors graduate at Columbia State Community College and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree — 34 years later. Thousands of students complete the cycle every four years. They start careers and begin raising families. It’s a rite of passage in southern Middle Tennessee. For 81-year-old Selle, the path from Columbia State to her degree […]

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Napolitano: The GOP Didn’t Touch the Core of Obamacare

Napolitano: The GOP Didn’t Touch the Core of Obamacare

on May 12, 2017, 9:26 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Ryan McMaken  /  Mises On Kennedy this week, Judge Andrew Napolitano explained how the GOP’s “repeal” of Obamacare does nothing to touch the four foundations of the Obamacare plan. The new plan “assumes the premise of Obamacare,” Napolitano noted, explaining that the ideological and legal foundations of Obamacare are still in place. Napolitano continued: There are 4 premises of Obamacare. The […]

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Mormon church drops Boy Scout programs for older teens

Mormon church drops Boy Scout programs for older teens

on May 12, 2017, 9:21 AM / in National News

The Mormon church on Thursday announced that it was drastically loosening its ties with the Boy Scouts of America, removing up to 185,000 older teenagers from the organization as it starts its own scout-style program. The church said it wasn’t making the change due to the Boy Scouts’ 2015 decision to allow gay troop leaders, because it remains free to […]

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Federal agents search office of Republican consulting firm

Federal agents search office of Republican consulting firm

on May 12, 2017, 9:18 AM / in National News

Federal authorities on Thursday raided the Annapolis, Maryland, office of a Republican political consulting firm that was sued in 2014 for alleged fundraising fraud. The firm, Strategic Campaign Group, has worked with Republican candidates from the local to national level, helping them with mail, fundraising, and town hall meetings. Six FBI agents went into the consultancy’s office and collected computer […]

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Former Dem Rep Found Guilty of Tax Evasion and Fraud

Former Dem Rep Found Guilty of Tax Evasion and Fraud

on May 12, 2017, 9:10 AM / in National News, State News

Written by Philip Hodges Corrine Brown had served as a U.S. representative from Florida since 1993. She was defeated in 2016. I’m sure she and her supporters blame the Russians for her defeat. But more than likely, she lost because she was under federal investigation. She had a charity organization called the One Door for Education Foundation Inc. that was supposed to […]

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Around the Block….

Around the Block….

on May 12, 2017, 9:07 AM / in National News

What we’re reading Finland, the country taking over the Arctic Council chairmanship from the United States, is worried about rising climate denialism in the U.S. and Russia, The Guardian reports. Tesla is taking deposits for its solar roof product, at a price point lower than analysts expected, NPR reports. Is rape a pre-existing condition? Not exactly. (NPR) Sen. Lamar Alexander: Women will […]

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WASHINGTON AG VOWS TO PROTECT MONUMENTS

on May 12, 2017, 9:02 AM / in National News, State News

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) is vowing legal action against the Trump administration if the president tries to rescind national monuments within his state’s borders. Ferguson, who grabbed national headlines by challenging Trump’s travel ban in court earlier this year, sent a letter to Zinke saying that the administration has no authority to undo or reduce the size of monument designations. […]

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PENCE TO VISIT MONTANA COAL MINE

on May 12, 2017, 9:00 AM / in National News

Vice President Mike Pence will campaign for Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte on today, on a trip that will also see him venture into one of the state’s coal mines. Pence will meet with business leaders and officials from the Crow Nation Tribe while in the state, and he will also tour Westmoreland Coal Company’s mine with Interior Secretary Ryan […]

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PRUITT TAKES ON OBAMA

PRUITT TAKES ON OBAMA

on May 12, 2017, 8:59 AM / in National News

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt slammed former President Obama’s environmental record on Thursday, saying he fell victim to “poor leadership” and “poor focus.” Pruitt, appearing on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show, said the Obama administration’s policies led to bad air quality, more Superfund cleanup program site projects and water pollution crises. “The past administration is viewed as the […]

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The “World Wide Threats” hearing

on May 12, 2017, 8:55 AM / in National News

The Senate Intelligence Committee held it’s annual “World Wide Threats” hearing on Thursday, and while topics ranged from North Korea to Afghanistan to surveillance laws, the clear spotlight was on the firing of James Comey as FBI director. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe appeared in place of Comey at the hearing, where he was peppered with questions on the issue. […]

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NBC’s Lester Holt Interrupts Trump 9 Times in Less than 3 Minutes

NBC’s Lester Holt Interrupts Trump 9 Times in Less than 3 Minutes

on May 12, 2017, 8:53 AM / in National News

by AARON KLEIN  /  Breitbart NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34 second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt’s exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the president on many of those occasions. The short clip is part of […]

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Fox News host celebrates his gay lifestyle, slams conservative Christians

on May 12, 2017, 8:49 AM / in National News

By PETER LABARBERA (LifeSiteNews) — Fox News’ Shepard Smith may have entered a new phase in his life in which he is open about his homosexuality, but longtime viewers of the daytime anchor are familiar with a “Shep” who reveals his pro-homosexual bias through snarky, on-air putdowns of social conservatives. Smith went public in October about his long-suspected homosexuality, in an […]

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Watch: Lenticular clouds dance over Mt. Rainier as moon rises behind

Watch: Lenticular clouds dance over Mt. Rainier as moon rises behind

on May 12, 2017, 8:46 AM / in State News

by Scott Sistek  /  KomoNews.com VASHON, Wash. — You should have known it was going to rain this week, and you didn’t even have to check your phone’s app or ask Steve Pool. Mt. Rainier told you so — it put up its umbrella on Tuesday. Meg McDonald with Wild Northwest Beauty Photography shot an hours-long time lapse that provides […]

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Corporate Influence in White House Equals Profit, Study Shows

Corporate Influence in White House Equals Profit, Study Shows

on May 12, 2017, 8:41 AM / in National News

Written by  Michael Tennant A new study confirms everyone’s suspicions about the intersection between the corporate world and the executive branch of the U.S. government. “Money can buy you greater access to the White House, and … for corporations, that access translate[s] into big returns on Wall Street,” researchers Jeffrey Brown and Jiekun Huang reported in the Politico magazine. Brown, […]

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After Trump Fires FBI Boss Comey, Swamp Explodes

After Trump Fires FBI Boss Comey, Swamp Explodes

on May 12, 2017, 8:38 AM / in National News, Opinion

The Washington, D.C., “swamp” exploded with conspiracy theories, as well as real and feigned outrage, after President Donald Trump decided to fire Federal Investigation Bureau chief James Comey (shown) this week. Democrats demanded a “special prosecutor” and claimed the justice system was now “shattered.” The establishment media pushed silly conspiracy theories and acted as if the sky was falling. Indeed, […]

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Jasper to issue new requirements for pit bull owners

Jasper to issue new requirements for pit bull owners

on May 12, 2017, 8:33 AM / in State News

If you live in Jasper or Marion County, you need to speak up and contact the powers that be in the town. AKC, SAOVA, and other groups have materials you can use when you talk to local officials about BSL. Many cities and counties that passed BSL laws a few years ago have since reversed them. Bless The Bullys used […]

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China Warns Washington Its Latest Missile Can Sink A US Aircraft Carrier

China Warns Washington Its Latest Missile Can Sink A US Aircraft Carrier

on May 12, 2017, 8:29 AM / in International News

by Tyler Durden  /  Zerohedge.com China recently tested a new, advanced type of guided missile in the sea near the Korean peninsula, the Chinese defense ministry said Tuesday cited by the Times of India, just as South Korea concluded its presidential elections amid rising regional tensions. The test in the Bohai Sea was conducted to “raise the operational capability of […]

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Comey firing could spur new review of Clinton case, immunity deals, ex-agent says

on May 12, 2017, 8:20 AM / in National News

By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne  /  FoxNews President Trump’s decision to fire James Comey touched off widespread speculation in Washington over what will happen to the FBI’s Russia meddling probe – but the prospect of new leadership at the bureau also could hold implications for the ‘closed’ Hillary Clinton email case. Brian Weidner, a veteran former FBI agent, suggested […]

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College Lacrosse Team Chooses Entrance That Makes Liberals See Red

College Lacrosse Team Chooses Entrance That Makes Liberals See Red

on May 12, 2017, 8:17 AM / in State News

The state of affairs on our nation’s college campuses has been quite sad in recent weeks, as a liberal takeover of the millennial generation seems inevitable. By Andrew West   /   Constitution.com The left has certainly needed support wherever they can get it in the age of Trump, as Americans have grown to recognize the impact that a strong, […]

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