Archive for June 20th, 2017

After the ISIS War, a US-Russia Collision?

After the ISIS War, a US-Russia Collision?

on June 20, 2017, 8:49 AM / in Opinion

Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war. Washington says the Syrian plane was bombing U.S.-backed rebels. Damascus says its plane was attacking ISIS. Vladimir Putin’s defense ministry was direct and blunt: “Repeated combat actions by U.S. aviation under […]

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The Dignity of Being Black or Hispanic in America

The Dignity of Being Black or Hispanic in America

on June 20, 2017, 8:47 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson  /  The Resurgent I am writing here about something I know nothing about and, given the demographics of this website, most of you know nothing about. I have witnessed it, but I have not experienced it. Maybe you have too — the non-white friend who is handed the luggage while standing in front of a hotel; the […]

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What’s on the Council agenda for June 20th: Making Nashville a Sanctuary city and passing the $2,209,690,100 budget for FY2018

on June 20, 2017, 8:19 AM / in State News

From A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville The Metro Council will meet Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Council chamber at the Metro Courthouse. The most controversial item of the night is legislation that would make Nashville a sanctuary city, or maybe not. To watch the Council meeting, you can go to the courthouse and watch the meeting in […]

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Nervous Rex Over Abortion Abroad

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

By Tony Perkins  /  Tennessee Watchman Cutting 28 percent of the State Department’s budget is no easy task. But Secretary Rex Tillerson got a great head start, thanks to the White House’s decision to ax billions of dollars in overseas abortion funding. Pro-lifers let out a huge cheer last month when President Trump not only reinstated the Mexico City policy […]

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Nashville Preparing to Become Most Liberal Sanctuary City in the U.S. /  Tennessee Star

Nashville Preparing to Become Most Liberal Sanctuary City in the U.S. / Tennessee Star

on June 20, 2017, 8:06 AM / in State News

Two ordinances filed by Metro Councilmen Bob Mendes and Colby Sledge, drafted with the assistance of the TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and cheered on by Mayor Megan Barry, will make Davidson County and Metro Nashville the most liberal sanctuary city in the U.S.; in fact, even more liberal in its policies than New York City or San […]

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Democrats protest secretive drafting of Senate health bill

Democrats protest secretive drafting of Senate health bill

on June 20, 2017, 8:00 AM / in National News

We don’t know why, they are going to get most everything they want…. Senate Democrats on Monday used a flurry of floor motions and long speeches to criticize Republicans for meeting behind closed doors to put together a proposal to replace ObamaCare. Democrats called for holding open committee hearings and giving time for other lawmakers to examine the bill and […]

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Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering

on June 20, 2017, 7:58 AM / in National News

(Ed. – This could all be resolved by taking race and age and any other distinguishable marks as a requirement to vote.) The Supreme Court said Monday that it would consider whether the partisan gerrymandering of election maps violates the Constitution. The high court has invalidated state electoral maps in the past because they were found to have been drawn […]

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Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korea

Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korea

on June 20, 2017, 7:53 AM / in International News, National News

Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, died Monday, his family said. Warmbier, 22, had been in a coma since shortly after he tearfully confessed at his March 2016 trial to stealing a propaganda poster in his hotel while on a North Korean tour from China, and was sentenced […]

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Dem. candidate Ossoff in GA-6 election gets 7,200 donations from CA – 800 from GA

Dem. candidate Ossoff in GA-6 election gets 7,200 donations from CA – 800 from GA

on June 20, 2017, 7:50 AM / in National News, State News

Guy Benson  /  Liberty Unyielding [Ed. – Sounds a bit unbalanced.  Emphasis in original.] For liberals, this is a national referendum on Trump, so big blue California (the land of passing single-payer healthcare with no plans to pay for its doubling of the state budget, and making abortion as accessible as possible by removing the requirement that actual doctors perform them) is taking the lead in […]

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US moves deeper into Syrian civil war

on June 20, 2017, 7:17 AM / in International News, National News

The United States is inching closer to involvement in the Syrian civil war after U.S. forces shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday. The incident is the fourth time in as many weeks the United States has shot at pro-Syrian regime forces, and carries the potential for further escalation — particularly with Russia threatening to target U.S. aircraft that […]

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SCUTTLEBUTT OVER DEPUTY EPA CHIEF

SCUTTLEBUTT OVER DEPUTY EPA CHIEF

on June 20, 2017, 7:16 AM / in National News

Jeff Holmstead, who served as a top EPA official under President George W. Bush, is emerging as the top candidate to be the agency’s deputy administrator, Axios reported Monday. Holmstead is a partner at the law and lobbying firm Bracewell. Other potential contenders for the post have been ruled out, Axios said, citing two sources. Trump has allegedly met with […]

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JUSTICES WON’T HEAR CHEVRON CASE

JUSTICES WON’T HEAR CHEVRON CASE

on June 20, 2017, 7:14 AM / in International News, National News

The Supreme Court declined Monday to hear arguments in a long-running legal dispute between Ecuador and oil giant Chevron. An American lawyer representing Ecuadoran citizens in the contest had appealed a federal lower court’s August decision that blocked the $8.6 billion fine assessed against Chevron by an Ecuadoran court. The Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in August ruled […]

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PERRY QUESTIONS CARBON’S ROLE IN CLIMATE

PERRY QUESTIONS CARBON’S ROLE IN CLIMATE

on June 20, 2017, 7:10 AM / in National News

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he doesn’t believe carbon dioxide is the “primary control knob” behind climate change on Monday, a position at odds with the conclusions of most climate scientists. Asked by CNBC on Monday if he believes carbon dioxide is “the primary control knob for the temperature of the Earth and for climate,” Perry said no, and that […]

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The Latest: Tennessee Deputies Being Treated After Shooting

on June 20, 2017, 7:06 AM / in State News

U.S. News Thanks to Thomas MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Tennessee courthouse (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Tennessee officials say one of the deputies shot at a county courthouse is undergoing surgery and the second deputy is being treated for a hand injury. Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott said at a news […]

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Senators ask Mnuchin, Tillerson to probe possible Russian takeover of Citgo

Senators ask Mnuchin, Tillerson to probe possible Russian takeover of Citgo

on June 20, 2017, 7:01 AM / in National News

Six senators are calling on the secretaries of State and the Treasury to review whether a potential Russian takeover of petroleum company Citgo could threaten national security and violate economic sanctions. Citgo, owned by the government of Venezuela, risks defaulting on a loan from Rosneft, a Russian state-owned energy company. Rosneft could take control of Citgo upon default, giving a […]

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Ryan seeks manufacturing muscle for tax reform

Ryan seeks manufacturing muscle for tax reform

on June 20, 2017, 6:58 AM / in National News

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday will rally manufacturers on tax reform, as the tax plan he released nearly one year ago faces increasing pushback from fellow Republicans. The Speaker will give an address at an event hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) that his office is billing as his first major address on tax reform this year. […]

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Rep. Massie Offers D.C. Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

Rep. Massie Offers D.C. Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

on June 20, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie (R) has introduced a bill that would afford reciprocity of firearm carry permits to those from other states working in Washington, D.C. Massie, the chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, responded to the reprehensible shooting at the congressional baseball game practice held in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14 (in which Rep. Steve Scalise [R-La.] was seriously […]

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Alex Jones Trumps Megyn Kelly With Pre-emptive Interview Release

on June 20, 2017, 6:38 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  William F. Jasper The media storm over Megyn Kelly’s video interview with Alex Jones, scheduled to air on NBC this Sunday, June 18, took an unexpected turn, as Jones struck first, airing his own video of the interview, along with his trademark blistering commentary. Yesterday, Alex Jones released on his Infowars.com website audio and video recordings illustrating the […]

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Rock-Solid

Rock-Solid

on June 20, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. – Psalm 34:15 It was a sad day in May 2003 when “The Old Man of the Mountain” broke apart and slid down the mountainside. This 40-foot profile of an old man’s face, carved by nature in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, […]

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