Archive for August, 2017

Evangelicals’ ‘Nashville Statement’ denouncing same-sex marriage is rebuked by city’s mayor

on August 31, 2017, 9:06 AM / in State News

The Washington Post ran an article in condemnation of a released document called the Christian manifesto. As explained in the article the manifesto was written by a coalition of evangelical leaders based upon the teachings of the bible. It was offered as a guide to churches. Of course the Washington Post sucked it up and pushed forward the response of […]

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

on August 31, 2017, 8:48 AM / in Local News

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Dr. Lisa Piercey, Executive VP, Chris Alexander and Hal Crocker, Healthy Community LLC, made a special presentation to the board related to the progress of the Invest Health grant, awarded to the City and its partners in May 2016 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The City of Jackson is one of 50 cities in […]

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22-Year-Old Air Force Lieutenant Died Evacuating People In Harvey’s Path

on August 31, 2017, 8:34 AM / in National News

The very definition of a hero. A 22-year-old airman serving the U.S. Air Force in Texas was killed when the truck he was driving hydroplaned and struck a tree. Second Lt. Nicholas Taylor, a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati, was part of a team evacuating people ahead of Hurricane Harvey’s arrival. He died trying to save others. Taylor was serving as a […]

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Hate Profiteering: The SPLC Hate Hustlers

Hate Profiteering: The SPLC Hate Hustlers

on August 31, 2017, 8:30 AM / in Opinion

“SPLC is a completely ersatz, phony leftwing lobbying group posing as a human rights organization.” —Tucker Carlson “The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” —Thomas Jefferson (1801) In the 5th century BC treatise, “The Art of War” (attributed to Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu), it is written, “If […]

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Everyone stay calm. All is well.

Everyone stay calm. All is well.

on August 31, 2017, 8:04 AM / in Opinion

by RockyTop Politics “Can you hear me NOW, Bob?   Good.” Bob Corker is trying to pretend nothing is wrong between him and Trump.  But the tire marks on his butt say otherwise. The predictable TennessCNN trotted out a strange little article yesterday in an obvious attempt to paper over the political problems of their favorite anti-Trump Republican, Sen. Bob Corker.  For his part, Corker […]

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The News According to Real Clear Politics

The News According to Real Clear Politics

on August 31, 2017, 7:55 AM / in National News

Partisan Politics Laps Up at Floodwaters’ Edge. Caitlin Huey-Burns examines unlikely alliances within the disaster zone in Texas that contrast with polarization-as-usual beyond it. In Tax Reform Pitch, Trump Draws Bead on Missouri Dem. The president on Wednesday urged a Show Me State audience to oust Sen. Claire McCaskill in 2018 if she isn’t on board with tax cuts. Alexis […]

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Solidarity

Solidarity

on August 31, 2017, 7:54 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, August 31, 2017. Thirty-seven years ago today, an event took place that signaled the beginning of the end of the Cold War. In the summer of 1980, as the American presidential field narrowed to three candidates — incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter, GOP nominee Ronald Reagan, and Independent John Anderson — the communist regime in Warsaw responded […]

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Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to Offshore Entities

on August 31, 2017, 7:51 AM / in National News

Someone is Getting Worried / Hate for Profit BY: Joe Schoffstall  /   Washington Free Beacon The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that has gained prominence on the left for its “hate group” designations, pushes millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its business dealings, records show. Additionally, the nonprofit pays lucrative […]

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Politico Mocks Texas’ Suffering

Politico Mocks Texas’ Suffering

on August 31, 2017, 7:47 AM / in Opinion

By Nick Kammer   /   The Resurgent In the midst of the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey, Politico decided to let their true feelings about Houston be known… by expressing how much they hate Texas with the following cartoon: This isn’t at all surprising, since the liberals on the coasts refer to places like Texas as “Flyover Country” and “Jesus Land”.  This […]

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You Probably Should Not Use the Red Cross to Help Texas

You Probably Should Not Use the Red Cross to Help Texas

on August 31, 2017, 7:43 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson  /   The Resurgent  The Red Cross has, in the past number of years, increasingly looked like a giant ponzi scheme and there is more and more evidence it is failing to help people while helping itself. For example, as ProPublica has noted, the Red Cross will not reveal how much it spent to help people after Hurricane […]

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CAGW Names Rep. Don Young August 2017 Porker of the Month

on August 31, 2017, 7:39 AM / in National News

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) its August 2017 Porker of the Month for advocating for the “road to nowhere.” On July 20, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 218, Rep. Young’s King Cove Road Land Exchange Act, which would permit the building of a road between the two remote Alaska towns of King Cove (with a […]

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Report: Mueller Working With Dem State AG On Russia Probe

Report: Mueller Working With Dem State AG On Russia Probe

on August 31, 2017, 7:30 AM / in National News

Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly working with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on his investigation of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Politico reports that Mueller and the NY AG’s office have communicated regularly in recent weeks and shared evidence, though indictments are not immediately forthcoming. Schneiderman’s team is also said to be investigating transactions related to Trump […]

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Judge blocks Texas sanctuary-city ban

Judge blocks Texas sanctuary-city ban

on August 31, 2017, 7:17 AM / in National News, State News

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia on Wednesday blocked a new Texas ban on so-called sanctuary cities, questioning its constitutionality. Texas vowed to appeal. The law was supposed to take effect on Friday, but the ruling temporarily suspends it while a lawsuit against it works its way through the courts. The law, known as Senate Bill 4 or S.B. 4, bars […]

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FDA approves revolutionary leukemia treatment

on August 31, 2017, 7:14 AM / in National News

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a revolutionary new type of cancer treatment that genetically modifies the body’s own cells. The treatment, known as CAR-T therapy, is the first gene therapy approved in the U.S. and will be used to attack one of the most common childhood cancers, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Ted Laetsch, a doctor at the University […]

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U.S. airstrikes halt ISIS convoy in Syria

U.S. airstrikes halt ISIS convoy in Syria

on August 31, 2017, 7:11 AM / in International News

The U.S. on Wednesday launched airstrikes in Syria that destroyed a road and stalled an Islamic State convoy offered safe passage under a deal between ISIS and the Lebanese Army, Hezbollah, and the Syrian Army. The convoy carried 308 fighters and 331 civilians, presumably relatives. The U.S. military, angered by the agreement, cratered the road and destroyed a bridge “to […]

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Suspect in deadly New Mexico library shooting identified

Suspect in deadly New Mexico library shooting identified

on August 31, 2017, 7:09 AM / in State News

Nathaniel Jouett, the 16-year-old accused of fatally shooting two women and wounding four others at a New Mexico public library this week, told police that he had been planning a shooting for a while. Officers said the suspect said he had been angry since getting kicked out of a school last year, and originally planned to shoot people there. He […]

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Kremlin says it received Trump aide’s email about real estate project

Kremlin says it received Trump aide’s email about real estate project

on August 31, 2017, 7:06 AM / in International News, National News

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin received but did not respond to an email from one of President Trump’s lawyers requesting help on a stalled proposal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign. “This indeed happened,” said Dmitry Peskov, a personal spokesman for Putin, during a telephone briefing with […]

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Gasoline prices keep climbing as Harvey disruption spreads

on August 31, 2017, 7:04 AM / in National News

Gasoline futures continued to rise overnight, jumping by 7 percent after rising nearly 6 percent on Wednesday as a major pipeline from Houston to the East Coast and another refinery shut down due to flooding from Tropical Storm Harvey. The surge set another two-year high, and pushed down crude oil prices. On Tuesday, refineries capable of pumping out 4.4 million […]

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Trump says his business and middle-class tax cuts will lift economy

on August 31, 2017, 7:02 AM / in National News

President Trump on Wednesday urged Congress to support his tax overhaul plan, saying, “What could possibly be more bipartisan than allowing families to keep more of what they earn?” Trump, speaking at a Springfield, Missouri, rally, said his plan would boost the middle class by slashing business taxes and bringing back “trillions” in wealth “parked overseas.” Trump reiterated he would […]

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Rains stop in Houston but Harvey hits other areas with flooding

on August 31, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News

Weakening former Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical depression, pushed northeast into eastern Texas and western Louisiana on Wednesday, threatening new areas with dangerous flooding as waters finally began receding in the devastated Houston area. Dangers continued even in areas where the rain had stopped — two explosions rocked a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power, with officials warning that its […]

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