Archive for June 16th, 2017

Lincoln’s Prescient Words

Lincoln’s Prescient Words

on June 16, 2017, 8:20 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, June 16, 2017. One hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, a former one-term congressman from Illinois delivered one of the most momentous political orations in American history. “A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln told an audience of Illinois Republicans at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois. “I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, […]

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Around the Block June 16, 2017

Around the Block June 16, 2017

on June 16, 2017, 8:16 AM / in National News

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia and giving Congress the ability to block President Trump from lifting current penalties. Senators voted 98-2 on the bill, which also includes new sanctions targeting Iran’s ballistic missile development, support for terrorism, transfer of weapons and human rights violations. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against the measure. The legislation marks […]

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Defunding the Left: AG Jeff Sessions Ends DOJ Bankrolling of Radical Activists

Defunding the Left: AG Jeff Sessions Ends DOJ Bankrolling of Radical Activists

on June 16, 2017, 8:05 AM / in National News

Written by  William F. Jasper At long last! Attorney General Jeff Sessions (shown) has announced an end to the Department of Justice sweetheart deal that has funneled hundreds of millions of extortion dollars to left-wing activists. On June 5, Sessions issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorney offices and all components the Department of Justice (DOJ) prohibiting payouts to third parties in […]

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Pentagon sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Pentagon sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

on June 16, 2017, 7:42 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has decided to send nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to help the country’s army break an impasse in the war against a resurgent Taliban, a Trump administration official said Thursday. The move could be announced as early as next week. President Trump has given authority on setting troop levels to Mattis, who has warned […]

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Trump expected to roll back Obama’s Cuba detente

Trump expected to roll back Obama’s Cuba detente

on June 16, 2017, 7:40 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump is expected Friday to roll back some of the policies former President Barack Obama put in place under an effort to restore ties with Cuba. Trump will tighten rules that had made it easier for Americans to travel to the communist-run Caribbean island, according U.S. officials who have seen a draft of Trump’s plans. Trump also reportedly will […]

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Otto Warmbier suffered brain injury in North Korea

Otto Warmbier suffered brain injury in North Korea

on June 16, 2017, 7:36 AM / in International News, National News

Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was medically evacuated from North Korea after being jailed for 17 months, has suffered extensive loss of brain tissue and is in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness,” doctors said Thursday. Daniel Kanter, medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said the 22-year-old’s brain injury appeared consistent […]

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Pence hires outside counsel to handle Russia inquiries

Pence hires outside counsel to handle Russia inquiries

on June 16, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News

Vice President Mike Pence has hired an outside lawyer to assist him during congressional hearings and the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election meddling and possible collusion between Moscow and President Trump’s campaign. Pence’s decision to line up outside counsel — Richmond-based lawyer Richard Cullen — came less than a month after Trump’s hiring of his private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, […]

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Russia claims it killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi near Raqqa

Russia claims it killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi near Raqqa

on June 16, 2017, 7:31 AM / in International News

Russia’s military said Friday that it believes it killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike outside of Raqqa, Syria, the Islamist extremist organization’s de facto capital. Russia launched the May 28 airstrike after it received intelligence about a planned meeting of ISIS leaders involving about 30 ISIS commanders, and up to 300 fighters. Russia’s Defense Ministry said […]

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Special counsel reportedly investigating Kushner business dealings

Special counsel reportedly investigating Kushner business dealings

on June 16, 2017, 7:29 AM / in National News

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the business dealings of President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as part of the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing officials familiar with the investigation. The Post reported earlier that investigators are looking into meetings Kushner had in December with the Russian ambassador to […]

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Scalise still critical but improving after surgery

Scalise still critical but improving after surgery

on June 16, 2017, 7:27 AM / in National News

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) has undergone several operations and remains in critical condition nearly two days after he was shot in the hip by a gunman who opened fire on Republican lawmakers and staffers practicing for a charity baseball game. MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise was improving but needed more surgery “related to his internal injuries and […]

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Liberal Democrat says “Every Racist in America Voted for Donald Trump”

Liberal Democrat says “Every Racist in America Voted for Donald Trump”

on June 16, 2017, 7:24 AM / in National News

By Onan Coca  /  Constitution.com Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) probably won’t be winning any popularity contests outside of New York, but he probably doesn’t care about that. We can tell because he’s a big fan of dropping the red meat down for his liberal constituents, but he’s not a big fan of being gracious to his political opponents or respectful of […]

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A Long History of Leftist Hatred

A Long History of Leftist Hatred

on June 16, 2017, 7:15 AM / in Opinion

James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer. Like many before him, Hodgkinson was a malevolent man of the hating and hard left. His planned atrocity failed because two Capitol Hill cops were at that Alexandria baseball field, providing […]

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UMC welcomes a non-gender ‘they’ deacon

UMC welcomes a non-gender ‘they’ deacon

on June 16, 2017, 7:05 AM / in National News, Religion

By Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com) A spokesman for a Christian think tank says the commissioning of a “non-binary” transgendered person in the United Methodist Church is only about advancing a political agenda. The Northern Illinois Conference of the UMC commissioned the first UMC deacon who openly identifies as neither male nor female.  The person, who was born a woman, goes by […]

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$240,418,000,000: Feds Collect Record Taxes in May; Still Run $88,246,000,000 Deficit

$240,418,000,000: Feds Collect Record Taxes in May; Still Run $88,246,000,000 Deficit

on June 16, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News

By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Treasury hauled in $240,418,000,000 in total taxes in the month of May, setting a record for inflation-adjusted tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released this week. Despite these record revenues, however, the federal government still ran a deficit of $88,426,000,000 in May—because it spent […]

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The WILD women who ruled the West

The WILD women who ruled the West

on June 16, 2017, 6:39 AM / in History

In my family ancestors  —   Calamity Jane   aka  Martha Jane Cannary In my family history research it was a surprise to learn that Calamity Jane was one of the limbs in my family tree – the branch that my maternal grandfather was from. Just as it was a surprise to learn that on my Paternal branches was Andrew J. Still […]

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A Great Way To Celebrate Independence Day

A Great Way To Celebrate Independence Day

on June 16, 2017, 6:32 AM / in Opinion

A few years ago, I sadly discovered that it was next to impossible to find our nation’s great historic documents together in one volume–so I decided to fix that problem. It took us a full year to research and compile over 50 of our country’s greatest historical documents, but we did it. So, in honor of Independence Day, we are […]

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Retired U.S. Military Commanders Call For “Perpetual, Networked Presence That Enables Operations And Awareness Anywhere In The World”

Retired U.S. Military Commanders Call For “Perpetual, Networked Presence That Enables Operations And Awareness Anywhere In The World”

on June 16, 2017, 6:29 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Nicholas West   H/T to Thomas Perhaps it should never be surprising when those who have dedicated their lives to the military should call for a further expansion of the military. However, two retired commanders – Charles F. Wald, Retired U.S. Air Force general, former Deputy Commander of EUCOM; and Ted Johnson, Retired Navy Commander – have penned the […]

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Bill Cosby Trial: Judge Orders Deadlocked Jury to Keep Trying

on June 16, 2017, 6:24 AM / in National News, People

by HANNAH RAPPLEYE and TRACY CONNOR  /  NBC News NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said it was deadlocked Thursday but then deliberated another 10 hours without a verdict after the judge ordered them to try again. “We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of these counts,” the sequestered panel said in a […]

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Muth’s Truths, Understanding Trump

Muth’s Truths, Understanding Trump

on June 16, 2017, 6:19 AM / in Opinion

In reading Newt Gingrich’s new book, “Understanding Trump,” last night before bed, I came across a reference to Congressman Steve Scalise, shot by a radicalized liberal in Virginia yesterday, related to Democrat attacks accusing Scalise of being a racist in 2015. I didn’t remember the episode, so I Googled it and found this report by Byron York in the Washington […]

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Fishing on Fridays

Fishing on Fridays

on June 16, 2017, 6:13 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special Thanks to Bill All – you fishermen can understand this. After 35 years of marriage, a husband and wife came for counseling.  When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the years they had been married. On and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, […]

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