Archive for October 10th, 2017

Bancorpsouth Parkway-ALL-lanes closed from Ridgecrest Ext to East end of E Park Sq, Wed, 10/11/2017 at 12 noon until 12am, 1/3/2018.

on October 10, 2017, 3:59 PM / in Local News

Another contribution from the city to the team. Scott Chandler, City Engineer for The City of Jackson, has authorized the temporary road closures, for ALL-LANES of Bancorpsouth Parkway from Ridgecrest Extended to East end of E. Park Square, beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) until January 3, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. The road closure is for preparations […]

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EPA chief: I’d ‘do away with’ wind, solar tax credits

on October 10, 2017, 8:52 AM / in National News

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Monday that the hot-button federal tax credits for the wind and solar power industries should be eliminated. Pruitt told a crowd at a Kentucky Farm Bureau event that the credits stand in the way of utility companies making the best decisions about power generation. “I would do away with these incentives that […]

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Of Course: Puerto Rico governor asks Congress for more federal aid after hurricane

Of Course: Puerto Rico governor asks Congress for more federal aid after hurricane

on October 10, 2017, 8:51 AM / in National News, State News

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is asking Congress to consider providing about $1.4 billion in funding beyond the Trump administration’s request last week to help the U.S. territory recover from Hurricane Maria. In a letter made public on Monday to House and Senate leaders, Rosselló requested funding for federal grant and loan programs “to meet the immediate emergency needs of […]

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Exactly What Corker Needs: McConnell defends Corker amid Trump feud

Exactly What Corker Needs: McConnell defends Corker amid Trump feud

on October 10, 2017, 8:49 AM / in National News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is offering support to Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) amid a war of words between the latter and President Trump. “Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he’s also on the Budget committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week and […]

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Crunch time for Republicans seeking tax code rewrite

on October 10, 2017, 8:45 AM / in National News, Opinion

It’s crunch time for Republicans as they work toward releasing legislation to overhaul the tax code — a key priority to deliver after their failure to repeal ObamaCare. The White House and congressional Republicans issued a nine-page tax framework in late September, and the House and Senate saw movement on their budget measures in recent days. Once a budget resolution […]

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So Is Todd Womack Lying Through His Teeth?

So Is Todd Womack Lying Through His Teeth?

on October 10, 2017, 8:22 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics After the shi-, uh, tweet storm of the last 24 hours between President Trump and soon-to-be-ex-Senator Bob Corker, the crew here at RTP would like to try to help you make sense of it all. The MSM would have you believe that the Brave Sir Corker, having recently announced his retirement, was now free to move about the […]

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Trump Embraces the Culture War

Trump Embraces the Culture War

on October 10, 2017, 8:03 AM / in Opinion

To attend the Indianapolis Colts game where the number of the legendary Peyton Manning was to be retired, Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor of Indiana, flew back from Las Vegas. With him in the stadium was wife Karen. In honor of Manning, she wore a No. 18 jersey as “The Star Spangled Banner” began. The Pences stood, hands […]

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Shorts from Real Clear Politics

Shorts from Real Clear Politics

on October 10, 2017, 8:01 AM / in National News

Democrats Reject White House Immigration Proposal. James Arkin has the story. Puerto Rico Can Move Forward — Without the Jones Act. Bill Murray explains why the trade protectionist law has become counterproductive, especially in light of the vast rebuilding required in Puerto Rico. The GOP Doesn’t Have a Budget Plan. In RealClearPolicy, James C. Capretta takes issue with budget proposals […]

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Mr. Hoover’s Dam

on October 10, 2017, 7:57 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Eighty-one years ago today, a newly completed high dam first harnessed the power of the great Colorado River and began transmitting electricity to the Los Angeles basin, 250 miles away. The possibilities were many, not just for Southern California, but for the Nevada desert, which soon spawned the neon wonder we know today […]

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45,000 Illegals Using DACA Backdoor to Get Green Cards

45,000 Illegals Using DACA Backdoor to Get Green Cards

on October 10, 2017, 7:56 AM / in National News

President Barack Obama’s deputies opened a little-known immigration backdoor to put 45,000 DACA illegals on a multistep path to citizenship, according to the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to the committee, the “advanced parole” loophole has ensured: As of August 21, 2017, 45,447 DACA recipients have been approved for advance parole through an I-131 Application for travel documents. This approval allows a […]

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ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over tweets urging Dallas Cowboys boycott

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over tweets urging Dallas Cowboys boycott

on October 10, 2017, 7:51 AM / in Football

Good Two weeks without here…. yet others were fired for doing the same. This part we don’t quite understand…. when there are plenty of talented men and women who are not so racially motivated waiting in the wings do you continue to maintain a group of racists. ESPN on Monday suspended SportsCenter co-host Jemele Hill for two weeks for what […]

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Trump praises Columbus and leaves out Native Americans in holiday proclamation

on October 10, 2017, 7:45 AM / in National News, Opinion

President Trump issued a proclamation marking Columbus Day on Monday, praising the explorer Christopher Columbus for his “ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas” in 1492. Trump said the “permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the […]

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Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

on October 10, 2017, 7:39 AM / in Soccer

Iceland on Monday became the smallest country (by population) to qualify for the World Cup. The team from the island nation of 330,000 sealed an automatic berth by winning Group I with a 2-0 defeat of Kosovo. Fans erupted in celebration as fireworks marked the achievement at a packed Laugardalsvollur Stadium, the team’s home field in Reykjavik, and captain Aron […]

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Spain steps up Barcelona security ahead of expected Catalan independence declaration

Spain steps up Barcelona security ahead of expected Catalan independence declaration

on October 10, 2017, 7:34 AM / in International News

Police posted guards at public buildings in Barcelona and closed a park surrounding the regional Catalan Parliament, where many expect Catalan President Carles Puigdemont to make a declaration of independence Tuesday night. Separatist politicians have declared that an Oct. 1 referendum deemed illegal by the Spanish government amounted to a legitimate mandate for Catalonia to secede from Spain. National authorities […]

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Police arrest student for killing of Texas Tech officer

Police arrest student for killing of Texas Tech officer

on October 10, 2017, 7:32 AM / in State News

Police arrested a Texas Tech University freshman on Monday for the fatal shooting of a campus police officer. The suspect, Hollis A. Daniels, 19, had been brought to the police station for questioning after officers conducted a so-called student welfare check on his dorm room, and found evidence of drugs, and drug paraphernalia. At the station, Daniels allegedly pulled a […]

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Monsters Among Us

Monsters Among Us

on October 10, 2017, 7:26 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson   |    The Resurgent  “Well, he’s a private citizen,” say progressives who think there is a big difference between Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump. That was also the excuse a New York Times editor used to kill the story several years ago as claims of abuse piled up. Republicans can legitimately counter that Democrats first turned a blind […]

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Einstein giving a speech…

Einstein giving a speech…

on October 10, 2017, 7:19 AM / in Bedtime Stories

When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker’s circuit, he usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks & manner) that he was tired of speech-making. “I have an idea, boss,” […]

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Commentary: Mike Pence Mocked for Principles the Left Just Can’t Fathom

Commentary: Mike Pence Mocked for Principles the Left Just Can’t Fathom

on October 10, 2017, 7:09 AM / in Opinion

Cheryl K. Chumley Posted with permission from The Washington Times Mike Pence, post-Colts-49ers walkout, has been mocked mercilessly by a vicious left as little more than a media hog and public relations stuntman for daring to leave the game in protest of players’ national anthem kneeling. The left, the suspicious, mega-partisan, ever-political left, just can’t believe that someone would actually […]

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Twitter shuts down Blackburn campaign announcement video

on October 10, 2017, 7:06 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Senate campaign announcement ad has been blocked by Twitter over a statement the abortion rights opponent makes about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research. Blackburn, who is running for the seat being opened by the retirement of Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, boasts in the ad that she “stopped the sale […]

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City of Jackson takes over Humane Society

City of Jackson takes over Humane Society

on October 10, 2017, 6:27 AM / in Local News

The taxpayers rescued the Humane Society again but this time its forever and with at new building and have secured funds meant to aid the population’s charitable  needs and moved it to the needs of animals. A great many will praise this move by the city, taking care forever the needs of those creatures that a portion of our population […]

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