Archive for December 14th, 2017

In the Shadow of Wind Farms.

In the Shadow of Wind Farms.

on December 14, 2017, 7:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

How the wind industry angers landowners and divides communities in pursuit of billions of dollars in subsidies and other incentives. First came the animosity. Cary and Karen Shineldecker faced name-calling and middle fingers for opposing an industrial wind development in their rural Mason County, Michigan, community. Longtime friends who supported the project stopped speaking to them. Someone poisoned their dogs. They felt unwelcome […]

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News from Real Clear Politics December 14, 2017

News from Real Clear Politics December 14, 2017

on December 14, 2017, 7:48 AM / in National News

Alabama Special Election: Winners and Losers. I offer this assessment of Tuesday’s outcome. Democrats Assess “Me Too” Impact on Their 2018 Push. Caitlin Huey-Burns reports on the party’s response to Doug Jones’ victory and the implications for next year’s midterms. Dems Urge GOP to Delay Tax Vote Until Jones Takes Seat. James Arkin has the story. Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s […]

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3 women accuse Russell Simmons of rape, sparking strong denial

3 women accuse Russell Simmons of rape, sparking strong denial

on December 14, 2017, 7:45 AM / in National News

Three women told The New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons had raped them. Four women spoke to the newspaper on the record, describing violent sexual misconduct from 1988 to 2014. Simmons, 60, “vehemently” denied the allegations. “These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual,” he said. Last month, Simmons […]

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FCC poised to approve proposal to scrap net neutrality

FCC poised to approve proposal to scrap net neutrality

on December 14, 2017, 7:41 AM / in National News

The three Republican commissioners on the Federal Communication Commission, led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, are expected Thursday to approve Pai’s proposal to rescind 2015 net neutrality rules adopted under former President Barack Obama to guarantee equal access to the internet. The two Democratic commissioners are expected to vote against Pai’s proposal. The new rules will at least theoretically allow […]

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Fed announces 3rd interest rate hike of 2017

Fed announces 3rd interest rate hike of 2017

on December 14, 2017, 7:39 AM / in National News

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday hiked interest rates by 0.25 percent as expected, but kept its projections of future increases unchanged despite accelerating economic growth. It is the third time the Fed has raised rates this year as the economy improves and it winds down its effort to stimulate the economy. The Fed’s benchmark short-term rate will now be between […]

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Disney to buy 21st Century Fox entertainment assets

Disney to buy 21st Century Fox entertainment assets

on December 14, 2017, 7:36 AM / in National News

Walt Disney Co. is buying 21st Century Fox’s film and TV studios for $52.4 billion in a landmark all-stock deal unveiled early Thursday. Disney also is assuming $13.7 billion in 21st Century Fox debt, bringing the deal’s total value to $66.1 billion. The sale comes after nearly 50 years of expansion by Fox media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 86, and leaves […]

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Republicans reach a deal on taxes

Republicans reach a deal on taxes

on December 14, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News

Congressional Republicans on Wednesday reached a deal to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the GOP tax overhaul. The joint bill would expand tax cuts for the richest Americans, while giving big tax cuts to corporations and smaller ones for the middle class and low-income families. The legislation also would end ObamaCare’s insurance mandate, a significant step toward realizing […]

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Omarosa Manigault throws tantrum, has to be escorted from White House after chief of staff fires her

Omarosa Manigault throws tantrum, has to be escorted from White House after chief of staff fires her

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

NY Daily News She’s tired of being fired by Donald Trump. Former “Apprentice” contestant turned political aide Omarosa Manigault Newman threw a tantrum in the White House and demanded she be allowed to speak with the President as chief of staff John Kelly gave her the boot, sources told the Daily News. “General Kelly didn’t allow her to speak to […]

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Bermuda poised to become first nation to repeal same-sex ‘marriage’

on December 14, 2017, 7:23 AM / in International News

By Doug Mainwaring BERMUDA,  (LifeSiteNews) – After instituting same-sex “marriage” less than a year ago, Bermuda is quickly moving toward overturning the new law. If the tiny island nation succeeds, it will be the first country in the world to return to marriage defined solely between a man and a woman. Same-sex “marriage” became law in Bermuda earlier this year […]

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BREAKING: Former Planned Parenthood VP will be appointed to U.S. Senate

BREAKING: Former Planned Parenthood VP will be appointed to U.S. Senate

on December 14, 2017, 7:12 AM / in State News

By Claire Chretien MINNESOTA, (LifeSiteNews) – The governor of Minnesota has appointed former Planned Parenthood vice president Tina Flint Smith to replace Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who resigned last week over sexual misconduct. Smith is Gov. Mark Dayton’s Lieutenant Governor. She was the vice president of public policy at Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and the Dakotas from 2003 to 2006. Minnesota Citizens […]

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Panhandler Strategy..

Panhandler Strategy..

on December 14, 2017, 7:04 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Jose and Carlos are panhandlers that panhandle in different areas of town. Carlos panhandles just as long as Jose but only collects $2-3 every day. Jose brings home a suitcase FULL of $10 bills every day, drives a Mercedes, lives in a mortgage-free house and has a lot of money to spend. One day, Carlos asked Jose: “I work just […]

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Wizard of the Swamp

Wizard of the Swamp

on December 14, 2017, 6:50 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Coverup? Alabama Supreme Court Blocks Lower Court Order To Preserve Senate Election Voting Records

on December 14, 2017, 6:48 AM / in State News

by Tim Brown  |    Freedom Outpost Is there a coverup going on in the Alabama Senate election that took place on Tuesday? On Monday, it was reported that Montgomery County Circuit Judge Roman Ashley Shaul issued an injunction in response to a lawsuit in which four Alabama voters argued that the state must save the records under state and federal law. “All counties employing digital ballot […]

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Moderate (Socialist) Republicans relieved by Moore loss in Alabama

Moderate (Socialist) Republicans relieved by Moore loss in Alabama

on December 14, 2017, 6:44 AM / in National News, Opinion

The title was modified by us…. BY JORDAIN CARNEY   |   The Hill  Republicans are breathing a sigh of relief after GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s defeat Tuesday in Alabama. Moore’s loss will cut Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) already narrow two-seat majority down to just one next year. That razor-thin 51-49 margin will leave GOP leadership with no room for error on […]

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