Archive for July 18th, 2017

Russia warns of retaliation if U.S. doesn’t return diplomatic compounds

Russia warns of retaliation if U.S. doesn’t return diplomatic compounds

on July 18, 2017, 7:15 AM / in International News, National News

Russia said Monday that it was ready to retaliate against the U.S. if Washington doesn’t return two Russian diplomatic compounds the Obama administration shut down last year. Then-President Barack Obama ordered the properties seized last year and expelled 35 Russian diplomats in December over Russia’s hacking during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Russia denies the allegations. “We have repeatedly said […]

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‘Threatening’ message found at Sen. Dean Heller’s office

on July 18, 2017, 7:13 AM / in National News, State News

A “threatening” note to Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) was found outside the lawmaker’s Las Vegas office, police said Monday. Officers were notified at around 9 a.m. Sunday that a burglary alarm had gone off at the office building where Heller has an office. Responding officers found no sign of a break-in, but they did discover the note addressed to Heller […]

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Sessions calls for increasing property seizures from criminals

Sessions calls for increasing property seizures from criminals

on July 18, 2017, 7:10 AM / in National News

This one worries us… if you can take from the guilty, why can you not take from the innocent…. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that he would issue a directive to increase police seizures of cash and property from criminals, “especially for drug traffickers.” Asset forfeiture is a controversial practice in which law enforcement agencies are allowed to take […]

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Report: Tillerson closing war crimes office

Report: Tillerson closing war crimes office

on July 18, 2017, 7:06 AM / in International News, National News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down the State Department office that has focused on war crimes for the last two decades, Foreign Policy reported Monday. Citing several former U.S. officials, Foreign Policy said that Tillerson’s office recently informed Todd Buchwald, the special coordinator of the Office of Global Criminal Justice, that he would be reassigned to the State […]

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Grandparents added to list of relatives exempt from travel ban

Grandparents added to list of relatives exempt from travel ban

on July 18, 2017, 7:04 AM / in National News

Grandparents of U.S. citizens are eligible to receive new visas under revised instructions on enforcing President Trump’s temporary travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries, according to a State Department memo seen by Reuters. The cable from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson went out to U.S. diplomatic posts after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii said that the […]

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Two more defections kill Senate GOP health bill

on July 18, 2017, 6:57 AM / in National News

Two more Republican senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas, announced Monday that they would oppose the GOP plan to repeal and replace key elements of ObamaCare, leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at least two votes short of the 50 needed to pass it, or even begin debate. With four solid Republican “no” votes, McConnell […]

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Police continue to investigate July 14 homicide of Kenneth Mahone

on July 18, 2017, 6:44 AM / in Local News

By Thomas Jackson police are continuing to investigate the homicide of Kenneth Mahone. Around 10:20 p.m., on July 14, Officers responded to a shooting in front of a duplex on Bayberry Drive. Mahone, 29, of Jackson, was found outside with gunshot wounds. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he died from his injuries. Investigators are working […]

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Evergreen State finally tells protesters–two months after melee–their actions were ‘criminal’

Evergreen State finally tells protesters–two months after melee–their actions were ‘criminal’

on July 18, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

As long as the MONEY keeps coming in those in the administration (including the $$$ in tax funds) and college staffers will refuse to maintain any kind of common discipline of the students.  This falls on the  BS taught in the teacher colleges and in the parents who never taught their children that NO means NO….  not maybe.  That disobedience […]

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Hamilton County commissioner plans to reveal taxpayer waste

Hamilton County commissioner plans to reveal taxpayer waste

on July 18, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler   /    Tennessee Watchdog Members of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau spend a lot of taxpayer money on travel to promote Hamilton County. Trips have included jaunts to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and even Canada. Yet most of the sincere interest in the area comes from within 150 miles of Chattanooga, County Commissioner Tim Boyd said. “So […]

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The Real Crimes of Russiagate

The Real Crimes of Russiagate

on July 18, 2017, 6:32 AM / in Opinion

For a year, the big question of Russiagate has boiled down to this: Did Donald Trump’s campaign collude with the Russians in hacking the DNC? And until last week, the answer was “no.” As ex-CIA director Mike Morell said in March, “On the question of the Trump campaign conspiring with the Russians … there is smoke, but there is no […]

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Trump, McConnell, Pence Call For Full, Clean Obamacare Repeal

Trump, McConnell, Pence Call For Full, Clean Obamacare Repeal

on July 18, 2017, 6:31 AM / in National News

By CHRISTOPHER BEDFORD  /  The Daily Caller WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for the full, clean repeal of Obamacare in late-night statements Monday. The statements were released after four Republican senators backed away from the repeal-and-replace bill, leaving McConnell unable to reach the 50 votes required to pass the Obamacare rewrite. (RELATED: Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill […]

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

on July 18, 2017, 6:24 AM / in News

By Thomas DiLorenzo Book Review: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean, New York: Viking Press, 2017, 334 pp. The primary theme of Democracy in Chainsby Nancy MacLean, a Duke University history professor, is that participation in American democracy by conservatives or libertarians threatens the destruction of American democracy by imposing restraints on the unlimited growth […]

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Union Boss: Hundreds of EPA Employees’ Jobs at Risk

Union Boss: Hundreds of EPA Employees’ Jobs at Risk

on July 18, 2017, 6:15 AM / in National News

AFGE exec: Buyout notices have gone out to more than 1,000 agency workers BY: Bill McMorris  /   Washington Free Beacon The Environmental Protection Agency has sent out more than 1,000 buy-out notices to its employees as Congress debates a $528 million budget cut, according to a union executive. American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 Michael Mikulka said that 182 […]

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GOP reeling after healthcare collapse

GOP reeling after healthcare collapse

on July 18, 2017, 6:11 AM / in National News

BY PETER SULLIVAN  /  THE HILL Republicans offered competing ideas for what to do next on healthcare Monday night, now that the current ObamaCare replacement effort has fallen apart. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged late Monday that the chamber’s current approach would fail after two more senators announced opposition to the current healthcare draft. Without the needed votes, he said, the Senate […]

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Donnelly Family Business Scrubs Mexican Plant from Website

Donnelly Family Business Scrubs Mexican Plant from Website

on July 18, 2017, 6:04 AM / in National News

Indiana Democrat sold stock in company after called out for outsourcing hypocrisy BY: Brent Scher   /   Washington Free Beacon The family business that Indiana Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly was invested in until last Friday has removed all mention of its Mexican manufacturing operation from its website. Donnelly, who has been an outspoken critic of companies that outsource labor, came under […]

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This Day in History July 18th

This Day in History July 18th

on July 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 18 is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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A Brilliant Idea

A Brilliant Idea

on July 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Help us, O Lord our God, for we rest on You. – 2 Chronicles 14:11 An ancient Indonesian fable tells of a turtle that could fly. He would hold on to a stick with his mouth as it was carried by geese. When the turtle heard the onlookers on the ground saying, “Aren’t those geese brilliant!” his pride was so […]

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Calvin Coolidge and the Greatness of a ‘Not Great’ President

Calvin Coolidge and the Greatness of a ‘Not Great’ President

on July 18, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

Written by  Jack Kenny If brevity is the soul of wit, it is unfortunate that Calvin Coolidge (shown) is remembered more for his greatly exaggerated brevity than for his frequently overlooked wit. Indeed, two of the famous quotes attributed to Coolidge have often been cited to suggest dullness rather than keenness of insight. “The business of America is business,” our […]

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Mr. President, Why Are You Letting Mitch McConnell Scuttle Your Agenda?

Mr. President, Why Are You Letting Mitch McConnell Scuttle Your Agenda?

on July 18, 2017, 5:59 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson   /  The Resurgent Mitch McConnell, in public, says he wants to pass a health care reform plan that repeals Obamacare. Remember, McConnell says he wants to scrap Obamacare “root and branch.” But behind the scenes, McConnell has been working over liberal senators to assure them his plan will not actually scrap the medicaid expansion and that he will […]

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