Archive for November 3rd, 2017

The Jackson City Council will be Meeting Tuesday November 7th 2017

on November 3, 2017, 9:49 AM / in Local News

While not on the Agenda, Council will review candidates for replacement to Conger who, like some before him, resigned from the position due to his moving to another district. Other items on the agenda include: Consideration of a contract for computer leasing Consideration of an additional payment of $25,000 to Howell Dozer for underground concrete work at the Bemis Mill […]

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Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case

Utah Nurse Waives Lawsuit, Settles for $500,000 in Patient Privacy Case

on November 3, 2017, 9:34 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Alex Wubbels, the Utah nurse who was violently arrested after trying to protect her patient’s Fourth Amendment rights last July, received a $500,000 settlement on Tuesday from Salt Lake City and the University of Utah which owns and operates the hospital. She waived any plans to sue, saying: “We all deserve to know the truth and the truth comes when you see […]

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An idiot in every tree: Patrick Kennedy: At least $100 billion needed to fight opioids

on November 3, 2017, 9:31 AM / in National News

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a member of the president’s opioid commission, is calling for a robust infusion of federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic, to the tune of $100 billion over 10 years. In an interview with The Hill, Kennedy stressed he views that dollar figure “just as a starting point, at a minimum, minimum, minimum.” His comments came […]

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House votes to repeal ObamaCare’s Medicare cost-cutting board

on November 3, 2017, 9:29 AM / in National News

The House on Thursday voted to repeal a controversial Medicare cost-cutting board that has drawn the ire of both parties. Lawmakers voted 307-111 to abolish what is known as the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). The board is tasked with coming up with Medicare cuts if spending rises above a certain threshold but has been criticized as outsourcing the work […]

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Trump not giving up on mandate repeal in tax bill

on November 3, 2017, 9:28 AM / in National News

President Trump told House Republicans in a meeting Thursday that he still wants to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate in tax reform, perhaps in the Senate, according to two lawmakers in attendance. “He just said he liked the idea and he had asked the senators about it and they said they were considering it,” said Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), who was […]

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House Republican Tax would Eliminate some medical Expenses as deductions

on November 3, 2017, 9:27 AM / in National News

The House Republican tax bill unveiled Thursday would eliminate the ability for individuals to deduct qualified medical expenses, a provision that could have major implications for households with extremely high health-care costs. Under current law, the IRS allows individuals to deduct qualified medical expenses that exceed 10 percent of a person’s adjusted gross income for the year. The bill would […]

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DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize

DNAinfo and Gothamist Are Shut Down After Vote to Unionize

on November 3, 2017, 9:16 AM / in State News

By ANDY NEWMAN and JOHN LELAND  |  New York Times A week ago, reporters and editors in the combined newsroom of DNAinfoand Gothamist, two of New York City’s leading digital purveyors of local news, celebrated victory in their vote to join a union. On Thursday, they lost their jobs, as Joe Ricketts, the billionaire founder of TD Ameritrade who owned the sites, shut them down. At […]

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Organizing for Action

on November 3, 2017, 8:58 AM / in Opinion

If you are a fellow prayer warrior, please make this a matter of urgent & fervent prayer. In Christ, Fred P.S. I know, this country was not founded as a Democracy, as Krauthammer wrongly states at least twice, but as a Republic.  Part of the problem is people’s mis-perception (and in many cases, complete ignorance) of these concepts.  Nevertheless, while […]

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Their America, and Ours

Their America, and Ours

on November 3, 2017, 8:50 AM / in Opinion

“Meet you at Peace Cross.” In northwest D.C. in the 1950s, that was an often-heard comment among high schoolers headed for Ocean City. The Peace Cross, in Bladensburg, Maryland, was a 40-feet concrete memorial to the 49 sons of Prince George’s County lost in the Great War. Paid for by county families and the American Legion, it had stood since […]

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News from RealClear Politics November 3, 2017

News from RealClear Politics November 3, 2017

on November 3, 2017, 8:37 AM / in National News

House GOP Unveils Sweeping Tax Bill, But Obstacles Remain. James Arkin reports on the measure’s details and sticking points. Parties’ 2018 Hopes Ride on Selling — or Maligning — Tax Bill. James has this analysis of the political implications in play as Republicans and Democrats jockey for advantage. The Takeaway: N.J., Va. Races Near the Finish Line. Tom Bevan’s weekly […]

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Spreading the Words

on November 3, 2017, 8:35 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, November 3, a date that serves as a reminder — or should serve as a reminder — that journalists and citizen journalists are obliged seek out original source material before passing around incendiary quotations as fact. That’s the likely path to misinformation, fake quotes, and even libel. Here’s the example I have in mind: “Now the […]

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Don’t You Just Love It: Democrat shouts down black pro-life woman at House hearing, accuses her of ‘ignorance’

Don’t You Just Love It: Democrat shouts down black pro-life woman at House hearing, accuses her of ‘ignorance’

on November 3, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News, State News

By Claire Chretien NOTE:  Really???  Cohen called Star Parker, of all people, “ignorant”? How embarrassing for Tennessee.  Go to the article and you can watch the video of the encounter. WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, yelled at an African-American woman today, accusing her of “ignorance,” after she testified before a Congressional committee about abortion […]

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Federal Reserve nominee Jerome Powell is philosophically closer to Schumer than Trump. And that’s a problem

on November 3, 2017, 7:46 AM / in National News

By Hunter Lewis | Fox News By nominating Jerome Powell as chairman of the Federal Reserve, President Trump is elevating a nominal Republican but also an Obama administration appointee to the chairmanship of our nation’s central bank. Many consider the chairmanship to be the second-most powerful position in the U.S. government. This is not the first time something similar has […]

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Guilty Till Proven Innocent: 8 House of Cards employees accuse Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct

on November 3, 2017, 7:42 AM / in National News

To what end does this serve? Eight people who have worked on Netflix’s House of Cards show told CNN that actor Kevin Spacey made the set a “toxic” work environment with sexually “predatory” behavior toward staffers, typically young men. A former production assistant said Spacey sexually assaulted him. The allegations came just days after actor Anthony Rapp said that when […]

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Catalonia crisis: Protests as ex-ministers held in Spanish custody

on November 3, 2017, 7:36 AM / in International News

A Spanish judge on Thursday ordered the detention of nine Catalan secessionist leaders into custody pending a possible trial on charges related the region’s push for independence. Prosecutors are also seeking a European Arrest Warrant for ousted Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont and four other ex-ministers who did not show up in court. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pushed out Puigdemont’s […]

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Carter Page testifies he told Jeff Sessions about Russia trip

on November 3, 2017, 7:34 AM / in National News, Opinion

President Trump’s former foreign policy adviser, Carter Page, told CNN on Thursday that during more than six hours of closed-door testimony to the House intelligence committee, he said that in June 2016 he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then a senator and Trump adviser, that he was traveling to Moscow. Page claims this trip had nothing to do with his […]

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Trump embarks on lengthy trip to Asia

on November 3, 2017, 7:31 AM / in National News

President Trump heads to Asia today for a 12-day trip that will include visits to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, after a stop in Hawaii on the way. The trip, Trump’s first to the region as president and the longest Asia visit by a U.S. president in decades, will focus on a host of high-stakes issues while […]

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House GOP releases tax reform bill

House GOP releases tax reform bill

on November 3, 2017, 7:30 AM / in National News

House Republicans on Thursday unveiled their broad tax reform plan, combining big, permanent tax cuts for corporations, which get $1 trillion of the plan’s $1.5 trillion in cuts over a decade, with reduced deductions for home-buyers and simplified filing procedures for many Americans. In a White House kickoff event, supporters touted the overhaul as a tax break for the middle […]

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FBI Bombshell: Far-Left U.S. Radicals Colluding With ISIS

FBI Bombshell: Far-Left U.S. Radicals Colluding With ISIS

on November 3, 2017, 7:21 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

BY CLARION PROJECT  A new book by a former editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine and best-selling author reveals for the first time an FBI field report about the collusion between American anti-Trump radicals and foreign ISIS/al-Qaeda operatives. In his latest book, All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, set to be released today, Edward Klein reveals to the public findings from an […]

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Donna Brazile Goes on The Offensive in Latest Democrat Civil War

Donna Brazile Goes on The Offensive in Latest Democrat Civil War

on November 3, 2017, 7:19 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Andrew West   |   constitution.com There is likely little hope left for the desperate democrats as their internally raging civil war continues spilling over into the mainstream. The disastrous results of the 2016 election have sent the democrats into a tailspin the likes of which we have never seen in modern politics.  Hillary Clinton, the chosen one by all accounts on the left, […]

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