Archive for December 20th, 2017

News from Walter December 20, 2017

on December 20, 2017, 8:38 AM / in National News

By Walter Olson Craft brewery regs, Peter Angelos has another special bill in Annapolis, county council vetoes on development, and more in my latest Maryland roundup [Free State Notes] Oh, that pro bono: celebrity lawyer’s pro bono contract for sex accusers included up to one-third commission on selling their stories to media outlets [John Solomon and Alison Spann, The Hill] Forget that […]

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Judge Moooooves Case Out of Court

Judge Moooooves Case Out of Court

on December 20, 2017, 8:36 AM / in State News

A judge in New York has granted Dannon Company’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it that charged shoppers were misled by Dannon’s “all-natural” claims in its dairy products. Polly Podpeskar sued Dannon for false advertising, noting that reasonable consumers would not expect a yogurt labeled “all-natural” to use milk from cows likely fed a diet containing genetically engineered […]

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Do the Math

Do the Math

on December 20, 2017, 8:34 AM / in State News

A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Cheesecake Factory alleging that diners who split the bill may have unwittingly left more for tips than they perhaps otherwise would have. Marcel Goldman is suing the California-based restaurant chain after she followed the suggested tipping chart on her bill, which recommended $11.50 to $16.94, leaving a $15.40 tip when her […]

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Four takeaways from Betsy DeVos’s summit on innovation in K-12 education

Four takeaways from Betsy DeVos’s summit on innovation in K-12 education

on December 20, 2017, 8:31 AM / in National News, Opinion

Chalkbeat Betsy DeVos used her bully pulpit on Tuesday to again call for more school innovation, especially technology-infused “personalized learning.” “Washington, D.C. does not have all the answers,” DeVos said at the Department of Education’s K-12 focused “Rethink Schools Summit.” “But government can be good at bringing people together to highlight their creative thinking and new approaches.” It’s a familiar tactic […]

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Oops: Pretend-Conservative David Frum Should Have Kept His Mouth Shut

Oops: Pretend-Conservative David Frum Should Have Kept His Mouth Shut

on December 20, 2017, 8:27 AM / in Opinion

By Peter Heck  |   The Resurgent It kind of goes without saying that in order to get a job as the in-house conservative columnist for many major media outlets, you have to hold political viewpoints and perspectives that aren’t really conservative. David Brooks at the New York Times comes to mind, Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post, or David Frum […]

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German Wonderland

on December 20, 2017, 8:20 AM / in People

Remember the two brothers, in Germany , who had a wonderful model railway that was something to see? This is an update of their German Wonderland. A short review, it was started by two brothers as a place to show their hobby began to grow by leaps &bounds. Soon they were joined by other ‘Model Railroad Clubs’ and other craftsmen. […]

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US Senate approves tax bill, sends it back to House for final vote

US Senate approves tax bill, sends it back to House for final vote

on December 20, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News

The Republican-led U.S. Senate approved a sweeping, $1.5-trillion tax bill in the small hours of Wednesday morning, moving their party and President Donald Trump a step closer to the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The victory, expected to be sealed within hours, will not come without embarrassment for Republicans, who tripped up on […]

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The War on Due Process

The War on Due Process

on December 20, 2017, 8:10 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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GOP loses control of Virginia House when recount gives Democrat one-vote victory

GOP loses control of Virginia House when recount gives Democrat one-vote victory

on December 20, 2017, 8:07 AM / in State News

In a recount completed Tuesday, Democrat Shelly Simonds beat incumbent Republican David Yancey by one vote, 11,608 to 11,607, to represent Virginia’s 94th District in the state House of Delegates. In the initial count, Yancey led by 10 votes. If the one-vote victory is certified Wednesday, as expected, Republicans will lose their majority in the House of Delegates after controlling […]

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Yemen rebels fire second missile at Riyadh

Yemen rebels fire second missile at Riyadh

on December 20, 2017, 8:05 AM / in International News

Rebel forces in Yemen fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, but it reportedly was intercepted and destroyed without doing any damage. It was the second such attempted missile strike in two months, as Houthi rebels try to attack the heart of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in support of the internationally recognized government of […]

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12 die in Mexico tourist bus crash

12 die in Mexico tourist bus crash

on December 20, 2017, 8:04 AM / in International News

Twelve people were killed on Tuesday when a bus carrying cruise ship passengers flipped over on the way to Mayan ruins in eastern Mexico. Seven Americans and two Swedish citizens were among the dead. The van was carrying travelers from two Royal Caribbean Cruises ships, the Celebrity Equinox and Serenade of the Seas. The bus came to rest on its […]

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GOP lawmakers push through their tax overhaul

on December 20, 2017, 8:00 AM / in National News

Republicans pushed their tax overhaul through the House and then the Senate on Tuesday and early Wednesday, putting the GOP on the cusp of their first major legislative victory since taking control of both houses of Congress and the White House this year. The Senate passed it 51-48, with no GOP defections and no Democratic support. The House will have […]

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Judge: Christian baker cannot be forced to make same-sex wedding cake

Judge: Christian baker cannot be forced to make same-sex wedding cake

on December 20, 2017, 7:13 AM / in State News

By Lisa Bourne (LifeSiteNews) – A state judge handed a Christian bakery owner a temporary reprieve last week from an effort to compel her to make cakes for same-sex weddings in violation of her religious beliefs. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the state of California a temporary restraining order last Thursday against Cathy Miller, a cake artist and […]

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UN TO HOLD EMERGENCY MEETING, NEW VOTE ON TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECISION:

on December 20, 2017, 7:09 AM / in International News, National News

The United Nations General Assembly will reportedly hold an emergency session on Thursday to discuss President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. At that meeting, the General Assembly is set to vote on a resolution calling on the Trump administration to withdraw that decision, according to Reuters. The vote comes on the heels of a U.N. Security Council vote seeking to nullify […]

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Trouble on the Way

on December 20, 2017, 7:06 AM / in International News, National News

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said in a Tuesday morning interview that North Korea is a “grave direct threat” to all countries, including Russia and China. McMaster also said he does not believe the world can allow North Korea to develop nuclear weapons. “I don’t think we can tolerate that risk. The world can’t tolerate that risk,” McMaster told “CBS This Morning” when […]

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Worries about North Korea were front and center Tuesday

on December 20, 2017, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

Japan on Tuesday formally approved the purchase of a U.S.-made, land-based missile defense system to counter the increasing threat from the isolated country. “North Korea’s nuclear missile development poses a new level of threat to Japan and as we have done in the past we will ensure that we are able to defend ourselves with a drastic improvement in ballistic missile defense,” […]

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SENATE TO VOTE ON TAX BILL WITH ANWR DRILLING

on December 20, 2017, 7:03 AM / in National News

The Senate is due to vote late Tuesday on the Republicans’ tax overhaul bill, which would open Alaska’s federally owned Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil drilling. The House voted on the measure earlier Tuesday by a vote of 227 to 203, with all but 12 Republicans voting for it and Democrats joining those 12 against it. But then, […]

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‘It’s a war’: Dog breeders rally behind an 81-year-old convicted of animal cruelty

‘It’s a war’: Dog breeders rally behind an 81-year-old convicted of animal cruelty

on December 20, 2017, 6:59 AM / in National News

This article is a warning to you that believe that the Humane Society, as well as others, are aiding in the salvation of animals. They are corrupting the minds of the young via the ever the helping media as to the proper way to handle animals and designating that animals have additional rights, other than the rights as owners that […]

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Austria’s far-Right Freedom Party, who says ‘Islam has no place in Europe’, is sworn in to power with country’s new conservative leader Sebastian Kurz

on December 20, 2017, 6:46 AM / in International News, Opinion

By Church of God News France’s President Hollande issued a warning to US President Donald Trump: Austria’s far-Right Freedom Party has been sworn in to power amid a heavy police presence as protesters waved ‘No Nazi pigs’ signs in Vienna this morning. The party’s coalition with the conservative People’s Party (OeVP) was agreed on Friday along with pledges to stop illegal immigration and […]

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FDA takes more aggressive stance toward homeopathic drugs

on December 20, 2017, 6:32 AM / in National News, Opinion

Can we really TRUST the FDA and what it tells us?????? Back in the early 1990’s when I had finally had my FILL of  FDA and AMA approved medicine – I began my search for NATURAL remedies.  I didn’t have the Internet to help in my search back then so it was by talking to others – face to face […]

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