Archive for December 8th, 2017

Democrat Pundit and Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. Fired by Morgan Stanley for Allegedly Harassing, Intimidating, and Forcibly Grabbing a Woman

Democrat Pundit and Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. Fired by Morgan Stanley for Allegedly Harassing, Intimidating, and Forcibly Grabbing a Woman

on December 8, 2017, 8:22 AM / in National News, State News

The Tennessee Star Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford, Jr was summarily dismissed from his position at a Managing Director at the investment firm Morgan Stanley amid an internal investigation by its Human Resource department, the Huffington Post reports. In an email to the progressive news and opinion giant, a Morgan Stanley spokesperson wrote, “He has been terminated for conduct inconsistent with our […]

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Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate run draws mixed reviews

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen’s U.S. Senate run draws mixed reviews

on December 8, 2017, 8:14 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  |   Chattanooga Times Free Press Respected analyst switches rating of race from ‘Likely Republican’ to ‘Toss Up’ NASHVILLE — Former Gov. Phil Bredesen on Thursday formally launched his bid to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in 2018, describing himself as a practical problem-solver who can reach across the political aisle in Washington. “I have the right kind of […]

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Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas. The committee said it will investigate whether Farenthold sexually harassed a former member of his staff and retaliated against her for complaining. The committee also said the panel would review allegations that Farenthold made inappropriate statements […]

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U.N. torture watchdog calls out U.S. jails for Taser use

on December 8, 2017, 8:07 AM / in International News, National News

The United Nations special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, on Thursday urged U.S. authorities to investigate inappropriate use of Tasers on inmates in some U.S. jails. Melzer viewed video footage from 22 incidents in jails in Ohio, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma that Reuters released this week, and said the incidents showed “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” that […]

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2 students killed in shooting at N.M. high school

2 students killed in shooting at N.M. high school

on December 8, 2017, 7:55 AM / in State News

Two students and a suspected attacker were killed Thursday in a shooting at Aztec High School in northwestern New Mexico near the Colorado state line. Students hid in classrooms after the male shooter opened fire inside the school. Investigators would not immediately say whether the suspect was killed by police or committed suicide. They identified the victims as Casey Marquez […]

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GOP Rep. Trent Franks resigning after discussing surrogacy with female staffers

GOP Rep. Trent Franks resigning after discussing surrogacy with female staffers

on December 8, 2017, 7:52 AM / in National News, State News

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that he is resigning early next year after learning that the Ethics Committee is reviewing his discussions of surrogacy with two former subordinates, “making each feel uncomfortable.” “I deeply regret that my discussion of this option and process in the workplace caused distress,” Franks said in a statement. Franks reportedly asked the staffers if […]

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President Trump’s Democratic Opponents Ranked

President Trump’s Democratic Opponents Ranked

on December 8, 2017, 7:46 AM / in National News, Opinion

Column: The best and worst the Democratic Party has to offer in 2020 BY: Matthew Continetti  |   Washington Free Beacon CNN informs me there are “at least” 22 Democrats thinking of running for president in 2020. So who among them had the best 2017? Below is my list, in descending order, of the strongest members of the emerging 2020 Democratic field, […]

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If Kate Steinle’s Killer Isn’t Guilty, Who Is?

If Kate Steinle’s Killer Isn’t Guilty, Who Is?

on December 8, 2017, 7:34 AM / in Opinion

By Christopher Manion They say that success has 1000 fathers, while failure is an orphan. In the case of José Ines García Zarate, failure has a thousand fathers. García Zarate is an illegal alien who was deported to Mexico five times. He had already been convicted of seven felonies when he killed Kate Steinle. His reentry into the United States was […]

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The Nutball the Neocons Wanted in NATO

The Nutball the Neocons Wanted in NATO

on December 8, 2017, 7:29 AM / in Opinion

Even interventionists are regretting some of the wars into which they helped plunge the United States in this century. Among those wars are Afghanistan and Iraq, the longest in our history; Libya, which was left without a stable government; Syria’s civil war, a six-year human rights disaster we helped kick off by arming rebels to overthrow Bashar Assad; and Yemen, […]

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White House official sees ‘tentative’ deal on defense spending

White House official sees ‘tentative’ deal on defense spending

on December 8, 2017, 7:28 AM / in National News

President Trump and congressional leaders reached a “tentative agreement” on Thursday to raise defense spending levels as part of a year-end government funding package, according to a White House official. The leaders were “moving toward an agreement” on nondefense spending after a meeting in the Oval Office designed to resolve the contentious funding battle, the official said. The official requested […]

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YouTube Hires 10,000 Brownshirts To Rid You Of “Extremist” Content

on December 8, 2017, 7:25 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Tim Brown  |    Freedom OutPost Understand that when I reference YouTube in this article, that YouTube is owned by Google.  Thus, when these brownshirts start their censorship, their efforts will undoubtedly be applied to Google as well. While I’m sure they will censor other content, it has become painfully obvious that YouTube is targeting conservative voices because it believes […]

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Senate sends funding bill to Trump to avert shutdown

on December 8, 2017, 7:19 AM / in National News

BY JORDAIN CARNEY    |     THE HILL The Senate on Thursday easily cleared a two-week stopgap funding bill, one day before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown. Senators voted 81-14 on the legislation, which cleared the House earlier in the day. The bill now heads to the White House, where President Trump is expected to sign it. Six Republicans, seven Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted against […]

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Survey: Okay To Kill Two Million People In A Preemptive Nuclear Attack

Survey: Okay To Kill Two Million People In A Preemptive Nuclear Attack

on December 8, 2017, 7:17 AM / in Opinion

A recent survey conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed a chilling discovery: a majority of Americans are apparently agreeable to preemptively nuking other nations, knowing that millions of civilians would die. The theoretical nation used in the survey was Iran. And the MIT survey found that 60% of the American people would be willing to preemptively nuke […]

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Johnson City: Local organizations’ dog advocacy is off the chain

Johnson City: Local organizations’ dog advocacy is off the chain

on December 8, 2017, 7:05 AM / in State News

By JESSICA FULLER   |   Johnson City Press Over the past few years, several animal activist groups have popped up in the region to give an unchained life to as many dogs as possible. Chainfree Bristol, an organization dedicated to getting dogs off their chains, began the local crusade eight years ago. The organization, like several others, offers to build free fences […]

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Trey Gowdy Is Furious at Robert Mueller’s Embarrassing Investigation – Calls Probe ‘Embarrassing’

on December 8, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Thomas  |   Political Insider Former prosecutor Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who has never lost a case, just fired off a warning shot to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, he has already threatened to hold the FBI and Department of Justice in contempt of Congress for withholding information related to the removal of FBI agent Peter […]

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Franken resigns in defiant floor speech

on December 8, 2017, 6:32 AM / in National News

BY JORDAIN CARNEY  |  THE HILL Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) resigned from the Senate on Thursday in a defiant speech in which he said some accusations of sexual misconduct against him were not true, while others he remembered differently. Franken, who faced enormous pressure from his own colleagues to step down, insisted he had done nothing to bring “dishonor” to the Senate […]

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Is Feminism Ruining Relationships?

on December 8, 2017, 6:25 AM / in National News, Opinion

Anyone who has read any of my rants over the years is more than well aware of my disdain for females in leadership role of any kind other than that of being a nurturer of the family.  Having been a political activist since my late teens I’ve watched how EMOTIONS are the ruling force for most all females.  There are […]

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