Archive for June 8th, 2017

The Right Way to Deal with Lawsuit Abuse isn’t in Congress

The Right Way to Deal with Lawsuit Abuse isn’t in Congress

on June 8, 2017, 9:07 AM / in Opinion

With a Republican-sponsored bill (HR 1215) titled “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” you’d think we were talking about repealing and replacing ObamaCare, right? Wrong. As is the case with so many deceptively-named bills sponsored by both parties – as well as socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders – this bill isn’t about health care reform.  It’s about tort reform – […]

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Melania Trump set to make her D.C. move next week

Melania Trump set to make her D.C. move next week

on June 8, 2017, 8:25 AM / in National News, People

Staffers hope the first lady will be a stabilizing presence in a White House that’s been consumed by scandal and infighting. President Donald Trump’s White House residence — where an increasingly isolated figure under siege conducts his late-night phone klatches and early morning tweetstorms — is about to get a little less lonely. With the school year over, first lady […]

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Eulogizing RFK

Eulogizing RFK

on June 8, 2017, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, June 8, 2017. Forty-nine years ago today, Robert F. Kennedy was laid to rest on a green hillside near one of his two older brothers at Arlington National Cemetery. Many trees have been felled producing paper for the vast archive of books written about the Kennedys. Much of this literature is hagiographic, some ferociously critical. Occasionally, […]

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According to some we have been here for some time: Researchers say oldest Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco

According to some we have been here for some time: Researchers say oldest Homo sapiens fossils found in Morocco

on June 8, 2017, 8:18 AM / in International News

A team of anthropologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary scientists have found 300,000-year-old bones from “early anatomically modern” humans in a cave in Morocco — making them about 100,000 years older than the oldest Homo sapiens bones found previously, according to two papers published Wednesday in the journal Nature. These newly discovered human ancestors have some primitive traits, but would not appear […]

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North Korea test fires several short-range missiles

on June 8, 2017, 8:15 AM / in International News

North Korea launched several short-range missiles Thursday from the eastern coastal town of Wonsan, continuing a flurry of weapons tests that have defied international condemnation and increased tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and South Korea, the U.S., and other nations. The suspected anti-ship missiles flew far shorter distances than the long-range missiles North Korea has tested recently, but they were […]

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Death toll in Iran attacks rises to 12 as Iran blames Saudi Arabia

Death toll in Iran attacks rises to 12 as Iran blames Saudi Arabia

on June 8, 2017, 8:13 AM / in International News

The death toll from the Islamic State’s first terrorist attacks inside Iran rose to 12 on Wednesday. Eleven of the victims died at the parliament building in the capital city, Tehran, and the other died in a simultaneous attack at the tomb of the Islamic republic’s revolutionary founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, on the outskirts of the city. “The Iranian nation […]

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U.K. snap elections get underway

U.K. snap elections get underway

on June 8, 2017, 8:11 AM / in International News

British voters are going to the polls Thursday in snap elections called by Prime Minister Theresa May, who hopes to strengthen her Conservative Party’s majority in the House of Commons in order to bolster her position in negotiations for the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. Early expectations that May would secure an easy victory over the Labour Party, led […]

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Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt ‘considering’ run against Sen. Bob Corker

Tennessee state Rep. Andy Holt ‘considering’ run against Sen. Bob Corker

on June 8, 2017, 7:50 AM / in State News

The Tennessean  U.S. Sen. Bob Corker could face a deeper primary challenge in his next bid to keep his Senate seat. Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, told the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee on Wednesday that he’s in the process of deciding whether to run against Corker. He said “multiple polls” have shown Corker’s approval rating dwindling, and has been […]

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Tennessee Rep. Blackburn confirms bid for 9th term in House

Tennessee Rep. Blackburn confirms bid for 9th term in House

on June 8, 2017, 7:39 AM / in State News

Republican Marsha Blackburn has confirmed she will seek another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2rIGLi8 ) that Blackburn’s bid for a ninth term puts an end to speculation in some circles that she might instead try to run for statewide office next year. Republican Sen. Bob Corker hasn’t yet announced whether he will seek a […]

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Tennessee campaign finance panel fines former lawmaker $465K

on June 8, 2017, 7:37 AM / in State News

Associated Press    /   The Star Tribune NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee campaign finance officials have imposed a nearly $465,000 fine on a former lawmaker who was expelled from the General Assembly last year amid a series of sexual harassment allegations. The Tennessean reports it’s the largest fine ever imposed by the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance. Jeremy Durham was […]

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Mississippi River Mayors Say Climate Change Is a Real Threat

Mississippi River Mayors Say Climate Change Is a Real Threat

on June 8, 2017, 7:30 AM / in State News

by TOBY SELLS   /  Memphis Flyer Mayors from across the country and up and down the Mississippi River (including Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland) vowed to keep working toward a clean future despite President Donald Trump’s removal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Trump said last week that the deal was a threat to the U.S. economy […]

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Pamela Geller: Idaho Muslim Migrants who raped 5-year-old plead guilty, get no jail time

Pamela Geller: Idaho Muslim Migrants who raped 5-year-old plead guilty, get no jail time

on June 8, 2017, 6:32 AM / in National News, Opinion

BY PAMELA GELLER The travesty of justice in Idaho is now complete. In the summer of 2016, a 5-year-old girl was orally and anally raped and urinated upon by three Muslim migrant boys in Twin Falls, Idaho. Since then, instead of getting justice, the victim’s family has been abused by law enforcement and governing authorities as if they were the […]

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Now We Know: ObamaCare’s ‘Guaranteed Issue’ Is Another Big Lie

on June 8, 2017, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

Investors Business Daily Health Reform: As Republicans try to figure out how to replace ObamaCare, they are getting viciously attacked by Democrats who claim the GOP plan would take away the law’s guarantee to those with pre-existing conditions. But what use is ObamaCare’s “guarantee” if there aren’t any insurance plans at all? This week, Anthem (ANTM) announced that it will […]

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Shattuck: Taking a stand on ex-FBI director

Shattuck: Taking a stand on ex-FBI director

on June 8, 2017, 6:23 AM / in National News

By  Tom Shattuck Opening statement reads like summer blockbuster James Comey just tossed a match on Washington, D.C., and the ensuing inferno will rage all summer. The former FBI director’s statement reads like a political thriller, with secretive meetings, treacherous innuendo and hints of cold, calculated corruption. “When the door by the grandfather clock closed, and we were alone, the […]

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Baltimore Shootout Robbery Suspect Fires at Cops (Muslim in gunfight with cops)

Baltimore Shootout Robbery Suspect Fires at Cops (Muslim in gunfight with cops)

on June 8, 2017, 6:14 AM / in State News

Baltimore Robbery Suspect Shot and Killed in Crazy Shootout with Cops (VIDEO) Baltimore Shootout Robbery Suspect Fires at Cops … In Crazy Video 3.0k 591 6/7/2017 7:39 PM PDT An armed robbery suspect got off a bus and started shooting at cops in broad daylight — striking one of them — before being shot and killed himself. The shootout went […]

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U. S. Trade Rep. Wants Your Input About NAFTA Negotiations

U. S. Trade Rep. Wants Your Input About NAFTA Negotiations

on June 8, 2017, 6:05 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By  Chris Stevens You have until June 12th to post your online comments to the U.S. Trade Representative on the NAFTA negotiations. Millions of Americans voted for Trump to “rip up those trade deals.” He said NAFTA is “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever signed in this country.” But U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, […]

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US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

on June 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in National News

By Deb Riechmann and Eric Tucker, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lawmakers verbally sparred with top intelligence chiefs on Wednesday after they staunchly refused to answer questions about conversations they had with President Donald Trump regarding probes into Russian activities during the election. Members of the Senate intelligence committee wanted to know about news reports claiming Trump had asked Director […]

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Rings and Grace

Rings and Grace

on June 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

[I] will remember their sins no more.Hebrews 8:12 When I look at my hands, I am reminded that I lost my wedding and engagement rings. I was multitasking as I packed for a trip, and I still have no idea where they ended up. I dreaded telling my husband about my careless mistake—worried how the news would affect him. But […]

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Lawsuit for Not Being in the City

Lawsuit for Not Being in the City

on June 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

A writer for the popular show “Sex and the City” has had her lawsuit against a homeowner thrown out and declared “frivolous.” According to news reports, Emmy Award-winning writer Cindy Chupack and her husband, Ian Wallach, sued homeowner Rebecca Gomez, claiming Gomez failed to return their $15,000 deposit on a home they were going to rent in Greenwich Village for […]

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Juiced Up Jelly Belly Lawsuit

Juiced Up Jelly Belly Lawsuit

on June 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

From The Jester’s Courtroom A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit against the makers of Jelly Belly jelly beans, alleging the candy company used “fancy phrasing” to mislead customers into believing its Sport Beans were free of sugar. Jessica Gomez claims the use of “evaporated cane juice” in the exercise supplement’s list of ingredients violates the state’s Consumer […]

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