Archive for July 5th, 2017

TRUMP WILL ATTACK NORTH KOREA — Carl F. Worden

on July 5, 2017, 8:48 AM / in Opinion

Just as I predicted, North Korea has left President Trump with only one option, and that is to militarily attack North Korea and end the nuclear threat they present. Apparently, Kim Jong Un thinks he’s still dealing with a useless wimp like Barack Obama, and that is the danger of electing a weak president because it leads to miscalculations by […]

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Canada reaches deal to apologize and pay former Guantanamo detainee

on July 5, 2017, 8:46 AM / in International News

Doesn’t it just gap you as wrong! The Canadian government reportedly reached a deal to apologize and pay millions of dollars to Toronto-born Omar Khadr for abuses he allegedly suffered while he was detained by the U.S. in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Khadr’s lawyers said the Canadian government violated international law by failing to protect one of its citizens, […]

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Most GOP senators skip July 4 events as health-care backlash continues

Most GOP senators skip July 4 events as health-care backlash continues

on July 5, 2017, 8:42 AM / in National News, State News

Most Republican senators skipped public appearances on the Fourth of July — the handful who did show up at Independence Day parades and other events opposed the Senate GOP health-care bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who scrapped a planned vote last week after a handful of Republicans threatened to block the bill, had wanted a vote before the […]

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U.S. and South Korea hold missile drill after North Korea ICBM launch

U.S. and South Korea hold missile drill after North Korea ICBM launch

on July 5, 2017, 8:39 AM / in International News, National News

The United Nations Security Council has scheduled a Wednesday meeting to discuss North Korea’s latest missile test. The U.S. called for an urgent closed-door session of the 15-member council after U.S. officials said they believed that North Korea had, as it claimed, successfully launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, which experts said might be able to reach Alaska with a nuclear […]

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Pressure on McConnell to deliver ObamaCare repeal

Pressure on McConnell to deliver ObamaCare repeal

on July 5, 2017, 8:35 AM / in National News

BY ALEXANDER BOLTON   /   The Hill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is in the pressure cooker as Republicans seek to deliver on the healthcare reforms they’ve been promising voters for years. The majority leader has drawn high marks in recent years for his ability to keep the Senate GOP conference unified, but that discipline has been shattered by the divisive […]

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Against All Odds…POTUS Won….Happy Independence Day!

Against All Odds…POTUS Won….Happy Independence Day!

on July 5, 2017, 8:31 AM / in Opinion

From The MidSouth Sentinel  NEVER FORGET…this all could have been so different. President Trump may not be a conservative, he’s not perfect, you aren’t going to like everything he has done but he’s not Hillary and that is something to be celebrated especially considering everything he had to go up against…everything he is still going up against. All the stars […]

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Colleges: Islands of Intolerance

Colleges: Islands of Intolerance

on July 5, 2017, 8:16 AM / in Opinion

By Walter Williams Is there no limit to the level of disgusting behavior on college campuses that parents, taxpayers, donors and legislators will accept? Colleges have become islands of intolerance, and as with fish, the rot begins at the head. Let’s examine some recent episodes representative of a general trend and ask ourselves why we should tolerate it plus pay […]

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What’s on the (Nashville) Council agenda for July 8th: banning decorative rope lighting, creating a new neighborhood bureaucracy, banning hotel room rentals for less than ten hours, and ending lifetime healthcare for former council members.

What’s on the (Nashville) Council agenda for July 8th: banning decorative rope lighting, creating a new neighborhood bureaucracy, banning hotel room rentals for less than ten hours, and ending lifetime healthcare for former council members.

on July 5, 2017, 8:14 AM / in State News

A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville The Metro Council will meet Thursday July 6, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Council chamber at the Metro Courthouse. Normally Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of the month but due to Tuesday being the 4th of July holiday, the meeting is moved to the sixth.  The most controversial item on the […]

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More than $1.2 million in taxpayer waste in Tennessee in June

More than $1.2 million in taxpayer waste in Tennessee in June

on July 5, 2017, 8:09 AM / in State News

Bureau Chief’s Note: This is a monthly feature detailing waste, fraud, abuse and other examples of government excess in Tennessee, some of it reported by state Comptrollers, some of it reported by other media. Look for these to run every month. Yet another California artist gets taxpayer money for TN public art A Los Angeles artist will design one of […]

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Judge Declares Florida’s Expansion of “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional

Judge Declares Florida’s Expansion of “Stand Your Ground” Law Unconstitutional

on July 5, 2017, 7:45 AM / in National News, State News

The decision by Florida Circuit Court Judge Milton Hirsch on Monday delighted opponents of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” laws. Declaring on procedural grounds that changes just enacted into law by the Florida legislature were unconstitutional, Hirsh’s decision “totally derails these changes to ‘stand your ground’ [law],” chortled Tamara Lave, law professor at the University of Miami’s School of Law. She added […]

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Slate of candidates for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District is getting crowded

Slate of candidates for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District is getting crowded

on July 5, 2017, 7:38 AM / in State News

A second Democratic candidate has entered the running against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the 2018 race for the 4th Congressional District seat. Mariah Phillips, a Rutherford County teacher and MTSU graduate, is among the candidates being trained and supported by Emerge Tennessee, founded last year to help more left wing democrat women seek public office. Phillips joins Steven […]

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State Law Changes for Head Injuries

State Law Changes for Head Injuries

on July 5, 2017, 7:07 AM / in State News

New Mexico and Kentucky are enacting laws attempting to safeguard student athletes. New Mexico will require student training on the danger of brain injuries, while Kentucky will prohibit high school coaches from putting athletes back in the game after potential concussions if no doctors are available to assess them.

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Some gun laws changed in U.S. states including Tennessee, Georgia

Some gun laws changed in U.S. states including Tennessee, Georgia

on July 5, 2017, 7:03 AM / in National News, State News

Starting today, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states. The firearms policies are among scores of laws that took effect Saturday, along with the start of the […]

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American Medical Association Pushes Democrat Control Poll Showing Tennesseans opposed to changes in Medicaid

American Medical Association Pushes Democrat Control Poll Showing Tennesseans opposed to changes in Medicaid

on July 5, 2017, 6:59 AM / in Opinion, State News

That is right your doctors, the once bastions of independence, has unleashed itself on the political world of medicine. That once proud group has decided to lower itself further by sponsoring a poll showing 60 % of Tennesseans opposing federal money for Medicaid. The AP reports that: NASHVILLE — Six out of 10 Tennessee voters said in a recent survey […]

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Democrat seeks to challenge Tennessee Republican Rep. Blackburn

Democrat seeks to challenge Tennessee Republican Rep. Blackburn

on July 5, 2017, 6:27 AM / in State News

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A film writer and producer says he is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee next year. The Tennessean reports that Justin Kanew says he was inspired to run for the heavily Republican 7th Congressional District seat because he opposes efforts to replace and repeal former President Barack Obama’s signature health care […]

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Dashboard Dining

Dashboard Dining

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

  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. – Revelation 3:20 The term “dashboard dining” has come to signify the growing practice of eating while driving to save a little time. Popular freeway fare includes yogurt in squeeze tubes, soup in heat-and-sip containers, and […]

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July 5th in History

July 5th in History

on July 5, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 179 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Bloody Thursday (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) Christian feast day: Anthony Maria Zaccaria, priest (d. 1539) Zoe of Rome (Roman Catholic Church) July 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) X-Day (Church of the […]

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