Archive for July 12th, 2017

Beachgoers form human chain to rescue swimmers caught in rip current

Beachgoers form human chain to rescue swimmers caught in rip current

on July 12, 2017, 10:18 AM / in National News, People

More than 40 good Samaritans formed a human chain to wade into the Gulf of Mexico off of Panama City, Florida, to rescue swimmers caught in a powerful rip current over the weekend, according to news reports that circulated Tuesday. Two elementary-school-age boys on boogie boards got caught in the current, then their mother, grandmother, and uncle swam out to […]

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Joe Leaving the Republican Party… damn glad to know it….

Joe Leaving the Republican Party… damn glad to know it….

on July 12, 2017, 10:11 AM / in National News

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, is leaving the Republican Party. The MSNBC broadcaster announced his decision Tuesday during a taping of Tuesday’s Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “I’m not going to be a Republican anymore,” Scarborough said. “I’ve got to become an independent.” He said the GOP “betrayed their core values” ahead of President Trump’s win […]

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Markets cautious ahead of Yellen remarks to Congress

Markets cautious ahead of Yellen remarks to Congress

on July 12, 2017, 10:02 AM / in National News

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is due to testify to Congress on the U.S. central bank’s semiannual report today, potentially giving investors and analysts clues on the Fed’s plans on interest rates. Yellen is expected to indicate that the Fed plans to add more gradual rate hikes to the three it has made since December if the economy continues to […]

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Judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

Judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

on July 12, 2017, 10:00 AM / in National News

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that 1,400 Iraqi immigrants cannot be deported from the United States while courts are reviewing their cases. The Justice Department argued that the court did not have jurisdiction in the case, but U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected that argument. He said that, if deported, the Iraqis would be exposed to “substantiated risk of death, […]

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McConnell delays August recess so Senate can work on health bill

on July 12, 2017, 9:57 AM / in National News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that he was delaying the Senate’s August recess to allow time to complete work on the GOP health bill and other legislation, such as raising the federal debt ceiling. McConnell said the extra time was needed for continuing negotiations on the GOP proposal to replace ObamaCare, with too many moderates and conservatives […]

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Ferraro’s Moment

Ferraro’s Moment

on July 12, 2017, 9:50 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Thirty-three years ago today, Walter Mondale chose Rep. Geraldine Ferraro of New York as the Democrats’ vice presidential nominee. If you were on the floor of the Moscone Center in San Francisco a week later when Ferraro addressed the convention, as I was, you couldn’t help but feel the import of the moment. […]

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The Gathering Storm

on July 12, 2017, 9:40 AM / in Opinion

Larry Taunton is a former history teacher who has set up an apologetics ministry in Birmingham, AL,  that has had an impact both by sponsoring debates and by mentoring young people. This is short and profound. The whole article, written some time ago, is here because I can’t find it on the internet any longer. It is well worth reading. […]

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Americans Wary Of Mueller Investigation’s Conflicts Of Interest: IBD/TIPP Poll

Americans Wary Of Mueller Investigation’s Conflicts Of Interest: IBD/TIPP Poll

on July 12, 2017, 7:59 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Terry Jones   /   Investor’s Business Daily Is Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in trouble? Officially, the answer is no. But the results of a new IBD/TIPP Poll suggest that many Americans are highly skeptical of both Mueller and the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election. Mueller was named to be special counsel after […]

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Soldier salutes funeral procession in pouring rain

Soldier salutes funeral procession in pouring rain

on July 12, 2017, 7:54 AM / in People

Story by Madison Hever Erin Hester was on her way to work after a lunch break when a soldier got out of his car in the pouring rain to salute a funeral procession as it drove by in Vine Grove, Kentucky last week. “As soon as he got out of the car, it made me tear up,” Hester told Fox News. […]

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Top Stolen Cars

on July 12, 2017, 7:49 AM / in National News

By Clifford Atiyeh  /  Fox News Car thieves covet 20-year-old Hondas more than any other vehicle in the country. According to the most recent data compiled by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the 1997 Accord and 1998 Civic were the most stolen cars nationwide in 2016. Cheap, plentiful, and devoid of modern anti-theft technology like coded ignition keys that […]

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There’s now an app to fight traffic tickets

There’s now an app to fight traffic tickets

on July 12, 2017, 7:44 AM / in National News, State News

By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore Traffic violations can be pricey, with low-level speeding tickets costing as much as $400 in some US cities. After entrepreneur Chris Riley faced a huge fine for going less than 10mph over the speed limit in Miami, he decided to try to “give people access to services [like lawyers] in a cost efficient way,” he tells CNN […]

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Do red states have a greater care and concern for how taxpayer dollars are spent?

Do red states have a greater care and concern for how taxpayer dollars are spent?

on July 12, 2017, 7:27 AM / in National News

This story by Rick Moran and the report Mercatus Center at George Mason University gives you some view of financially sound states. The rankings in the fourth-annual “Ranking of the States by Fiscal Condition” report, which was released this morning, are based on a review of audited financial statements for 2015 covering five measures that gauge the states’ ability to pay […]

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Facebook cowers and complies with sharia

Facebook cowers and complies with sharia

on July 12, 2017, 7:19 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Thomas Lifson   /   American Thinker Facebook has become the dominant force in the distribution of news in the United States, making it powerful beyond the dreams of Edward Bernays. If Facebook determines that a source of news is to be shunned, the results can be catastrophic, effectively silencing the voice involved just as surely as cutting off the loudspeakers at […]

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China sending forces to its first overseas military base — in Africa

China sending forces to its first overseas military base — in Africa

on July 12, 2017, 7:16 AM / in International News

By Thomas Lifson  /  American Thinker Yesterday marked a new era in China’s geostrategy, as it began deploying military forces to its first overseas military base, building the capacity to protect military force globally. The Associated Press reports: China has sent members of its People’s Liberation Army to the African nation of Djibouti to man its first overseas military base. The move on […]

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The Latest: Governor warns against taking plane crash debris

on July 12, 2017, 7:04 AM / in National News

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly military plane crash in Mississippi (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is warning people to not remove debris from the area where a Marine Corps plane crashed. Bryant, in statements Tuesday on Twitter, said law enforcement authorities have received reports that items are being taken from the […]

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H.R. McMaster’s own ‘Dereliction of Duty’

H.R. McMaster’s own ‘Dereliction of Duty’

on July 12, 2017, 6:46 AM / in Opinion

Trump national security adviser defects  By Bruce Fein  /  Washington Times National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is guilty of the same deceits, expediencies and tergiversations for which he sharply rebuked our military leadership during the Vietnam War in “Dereliction of Duty.” Mr. Master’s defection from his own gospel to the catechisms of the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial-counterterrorism complex was no aberration. John Kerry began […]

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Greed in Health Care

Greed in Health Care

on July 12, 2017, 6:32 AM / in Opinion

By Renee Garfinkel  /  Washington Times There’s an infection in our health care system and its name is greed. Greed is seldom mentioned in the waterfall of words about the health care crisis. “Greed” would sound oddly out of place in a discussion of national policy. It is an old-fashioned word, and judgmental. Nevertheless, there it is; there is no way […]

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Beginning From The End

Beginning From The End

on July 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

May the day perish on which I was born. – Job 3:3 At age 30 she was ready to give up. She wrote in her diary, “My God, what will become of me? I have no desire but to die.” But the dark clouds of despair gave way to the light, and in time she discovered a new purpose for […]

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This Day in History July 12th

This Day in History July 12th

on July 12, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 12 is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Birthday of the Heir to the Crown of Tonga (Tonga) Christian Feast Day: Blessed Louis Martin and Zélie Martin (parents of St. Thérèse de Lisieux) Hermagoras and Fortunatus Jason of Tarsus […]

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