Archive for October 24th, 2017

China leader elevated to status of Mao Zedong in communist party constitution

on October 24, 2017, 8:36 AM / in International News

China’s Communist Party wrote President Xi Jinping’s name into the party constitution on Tuesday, formally elevating him to a status shared only by party icons Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The unanimous vote came at the end of the week-long Party Congress that occurs every five years, effectively marking the start of Xi’s second five-year term. The inclusion of “Xi […]

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Tillerson makes surprise visits to Iraq and Afghanistan

on October 24, 2017, 8:34 AM / in International News, National News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the leaders of Afghanistan and Iraq in surprise visits to both countries on Monday. The trips — Tillerson’s first to either nation as secretary of state — came as he works on forging a stronger alliance against Iran and implementing the Trump administration’s strategy for fighting a resurgent Taliban. Tillerson called on Pakistan […]

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Army widow confirms congresswoman’s account of call with Trump

on October 24, 2017, 8:30 AM / in National News

Myeshia Johnson, the widow of one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger early this month, said Monday that President Trump told her that her husband, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, “knew what he signed up for, but it hurts anyway.” She told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that Trump “couldn’t remember my husband’s name,” and that his remarks made her […]

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Senate GOP pushes Trump to join ObamaCare talks

on October 24, 2017, 8:26 AM / in National News

Senate Republicans say it’s up to the White House to decide whether a bipartisan ObamaCare deal can move forward. President Trump has repeatedly expressed support for the bipartisan negotiations led by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), but has sent mixed signals on whether he supports the agreement that the senator reached with Democrats. Without Trump’s support, it’s unlikely the bill can pass. The […]

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Federal Court Rules WWI Memorial “Unconstitutional”

Federal Court Rules WWI Memorial “Unconstitutional”

on October 24, 2017, 8:23 AM / in National News

Written by  Dave Bohon A federal appeals court has ruled that a 92-year-old cross-shaped memorial to soldiers who perished in World War I represents an unconstitutional promotion of religious sentiment and must be removed. The 40-foot-tall memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, known locally as the “Peace Cross,” was erected in 1925 by the American Legion to memorialize the 49 soldiers from Prince […]

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EPA TO ROLL BACK TRUCK EMISSIONS RULE

EPA TO ROLL BACK TRUCK EMISSIONS RULE

on October 24, 2017, 8:20 AM / in National News

The Trump administration is formally considering repealing an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule limiting emissions from truck components. According to an Office of Management and Budget notice, the EPA is formally proposing to repeal an Obama administration regulation to cut climate change-causing emissions from the transportation sector aimed at pollution from trucks. The rule applies to gliders, which are medium- and […]

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Trump spoke to House Republicans Sunday on the Senate’s budget

on October 24, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News

President Trump on Sunday pressed House Republicans to adopt their Senate counterparts’ budget so that they can start moving tax-reform legislation. In a conference call with House Republicans, Trump and GOP leaders said that agreeing to the Senate budget swiftly would help get the process moving faster. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said he wants the House to pass a […]

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House to take up Senate budget on Thursday

on October 24, 2017, 8:16 AM / in National News

The House is expected to vote on the Senate-amended 2018 budget resolution on Thursday, according to a leadership aide, moving ahead the Trump administration’s tax reform efforts. The budget will allow Republicans to pass tax legislation through a special process called reconcilation, which only requires 51 votes in the Senate instead of the usual 60. While the House passed its […]

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Treasury opposes consumer bureau arbitration rule

on October 24, 2017, 8:15 AM / in National News

The Treasury Department on Monday criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule on arbitration, claiming it would impose “extraordinary costs” with little justification. In a report released Monday morning, the department argued that CFPB failed to consider cheaper, more effective options for consumers than the controversial rule. The report argues that the rule, meant to prevent financial services companies […]

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Trump promises: ‘NO change to your 401(k)

Trump promises: ‘NO change to your 401(k)

on October 24, 2017, 8:13 AM / in National News

President Trump on Monday tweeted that changes won’t be made to 401(k) plans after reports that congressional Republicans were considering a major alteration to the retirement accounts in forthcoming tax-reform legislation. “There will be NO change to your 401(k),” Trump tweeted. “This has always been a great and popular middle class tax break that works, and it stays!” Financial industry […]

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MINNESOTASTAN: Amazon not only is hiring Somali Muslim migrants instead of Americans, they are providing FREE transportation for them to and from work

on October 24, 2017, 8:01 AM / in National News, Opinion

It will be a COLD – VERY COLD – day in hell before I give one cent to Jeff BOZO.  I fail to understand why anyone supports that LEFTIST.  Any conservative that buys anything from Amazon is supplying the political bullets to be shot with.  Like Lenin or whoever it was said – The Americans will buy the rope for […]

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Mueller  =  Mule-Lure  =  Jackass Bait

Mueller = Mule-Lure = Jackass Bait

on October 24, 2017, 7:56 AM / in Opinion

For almost a year now we have been hearing wild tales about President Trump’s supposed “collusion” with the Russians and Putin. Of course no credible evidence for this has showed up, but, hey, that makes no difference. Robert Mueller will continue to probe this until the cows come home, hoping to dig up some Trump acquaintance from twenty years ago […]

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Perspective

Perspective

on October 24, 2017, 7:47 AM / in Opinion

We could not have said it better……. By Don in Medford <Don_inMedford@hotmail.com> To the NFL and its players, If I have brain cancer, I don’t ask my dentist what I should do. If my car has a problem, I don’t seek help from a plumber! Why do you think the public cares what a football player thinks about politics? If we […]

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‘Transgender’ man faces jail time for sexually abusing a child

‘Transgender’ man faces jail time for sexually abusing a child

on October 24, 2017, 6:53 AM / in National News, State News

By Lisa Bourne   CASPER, Wyoming, (LifeSiteNews) — A “transgender” Wyoming man who identifies as a woman has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl. Miguel Martinez was found guilty in a jury trial Wednesday of first-degree and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. He faces up to 70 years in prison. Sentencing will be at a later date. […]

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Sexual Harassment Scandal Brings Down Fight for 15 Exec

Sexual Harassment Scandal Brings Down Fight for 15 Exec

on October 24, 2017, 6:17 AM / in National News

BY: Bill McMorris  |   Washington Free Beacon The embattled head of the Fight for $15 movement resigned on Monday amid a sexual harassment and nepotism investigation. Scott Courtney tendered his resignation to Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on Monday, one week after the union first suspended him from his role as executive vice president. Courtney was a top union officer and spearheaded […]

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Trump Admin Expected to Kill Landmark Boeing Plane Sales to Iran

Trump Admin Expected to Kill Landmark Boeing Plane Sales to Iran

on October 24, 2017, 6:10 AM / in National News

Boeing effort to sell to Iranian airline implicated in terror operations opposed by administration BY: Adam Kredo  |   Washington Free Beacon The Trump administration is coming under increased pressure from Congress to kill a landmark deal between Boeing and an Iranian airline known for engaging in terrorism over concerns the Western airline company would enable Tehran’s transfer of militant fighters across […]

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Maryland State Senator is Submitting Bill to Revive Death Penalty

Maryland State Senator is Submitting Bill to Revive Death Penalty

on October 24, 2017, 6:06 AM / in State News

A Maryland congressman will submit a bill to revive the death penalty in the state, local media is reporting. State Sen. Bob Cassilly, a Republican, will introduce a bill that would reintroduce the death penalty as a punishment for people convicted of certain crimes. #Breaking: State Sen Bob Cassilly plans to introduce legislation to bring back death penalty in Maryland […]

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King Of The Apes

King Of The Apes

on October 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.  —2 Corinthians 10:17 Studies conducted by the National Geographic Society provide some fascinating insights into the behavior of chimpanzees. Observers noted how the leadership of a chimp community changed because of a dramatic bluff used by one of the lowliest members of the colony. Mike, as he was affectionately known, learned […]

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October 24th in History

October 24th in History

on October 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays: Christian feast day: Anthony Mary Claret October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zambia from United Kingdom in 1964. Suez Day (Egypt) United Nations Day, the anniversary […]

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Are Our Mideast Wars Forever?

Are Our Mideast Wars Forever?

on October 24, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

“The Kurds have no friends but the mountains,” is an old lament. Last week, it must have been very much on Kurdish minds. As their U.S. allies watched, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters were run out of Kirkuk and all the territory they had captured fighting ISIS alongside the Americans. The Iraqi army that ran them out was trained and armed […]

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