Archive for January 8th, 2018

Instead of ‘Infrastructure Investment,’ How About Killing Davis-Bacon?

on January 8, 2018, 8:45 AM / in Opinion

It has never been a secret that I am and have always been  ANTI-UNION.. All I have ever seen with Unions is the additional taking of $$$ – from the Employer and from the Employee… all of which ADDS to the end COSTS of whatever any Union has any connection to.  There may have been a point in the EARLY […]

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Death Valley Highs & Lows

on January 8, 2018, 8:37 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, January 8, 2018. To quote the Cowardly Lion, “Unusual weather we’re having, ain’t it?” Then again, we don’t need a sudden snowstorm in a mythical poppy field in “The Wizard of Oz” to remind us that weather can be unpredictable. The polar vortex and “bomb cyclone” serve that function. On this date in 1913, the coldest […]

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Dem hopefuls flock to Iowa

Dem hopefuls flock to Iowa

on January 8, 2018, 8:27 AM / in National News, State News

Democrats with White House aspirations are flocking to Iowa. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and Rep. Seth Moulton (Mass.) are among the Democrats who visited the Hawkeye state last year. Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley dropped in four times, while former Missouri Secretary of State Jason […]

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SpaceX launches rocket on secret government mission

SpaceX launches rocket on secret government mission

on January 8, 2018, 7:51 AM / in National News

SpaceX on Sunday night successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a secret government payload, in its first mission of 2018. The classified mission, known as Zuma, includes a satellite built by Northrop Grumman, but few other details have been released. The launch was originally planned for late November, but it faced nagging delays. SpaceX managed to land […]

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BBC China editor resigns over gender pay gap

BBC China editor resigns over gender pay gap

on January 8, 2018, 7:50 AM / in International News

Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s China editor, announced her resignation in an open letter posted Sunday on her personal blog, citing gender pay inequality at the British public broadcaster. The BBC has faced criticism recently for paying men more than women in similar jobs, and Gracie said that she learned when salary data was revealed in a July funding settlement how […]

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Israel publishes blacklist of groups that back boycott

Israel publishes blacklist of groups that back boycott

on January 8, 2018, 7:45 AM / in International News

Israel on Sunday released a blacklist barring the leaders of 20 organizations from entry over their support of a boycott of Israel until it ends its occupation of the West Bank and grants the right of return to Palestinian refugees. The list consisted of primarily European and American organizations, including a U.S. Jewish group. It also names entities from Latin […]

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Britain’s May shaking up Cabinet

Britain’s May shaking up Cabinet

on January 8, 2018, 7:43 AM / in International News

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to fire at least four high-profile Conservatives in the biggest reshuffling of her Cabinet since last June’s snap election. The most prominent ministers reportedly facing possible replacement include Education Secretary Justine Greening, Party Chairman Patrick McLoughlin, and Business Secretary Greg Clark. Two key leaders expected to stay put are Boris Johnson, who will […]

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo denounces book and declares Trump fit for duty

CIA Director Mike Pompeo denounces book and declares Trump fit for duty

on January 8, 2018, 7:34 AM / in National News

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Sunday fired back at depictions of President Trump in Michael Wolff’s new book as someone who doesn’t read or process information well. “Those statements are just absurd,” Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday. Pompeo said Trump “reads material that we provide to him. He listens closely to his daily briefing.” The defense by Pompeo and […]

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Dangerous icy conditions persist as temperatures rise after record cold

Dangerous icy conditions persist as temperatures rise after record cold

on January 8, 2018, 7:31 AM / in National News

Temperatures are rising Monday in areas hit by the Arctic blast that brought record lows to parts of the East Coast in recent days. Records were set in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, where a low of minus 9 smashed a 1912 record. Boston tied a record set in 1896 when the temperature fell to minus 2. More […]

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Stephen Bannon apologizes to Trump

Stephen Bannon apologizes to Trump

on January 8, 2018, 7:29 AM / in National News

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Sunday apologized to President Trump after questioning his fitness for office in Michael Wolff’s controversial new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Wolff quoted Bannon describing as “treasonous” a 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr. and the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared […]

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Lady Bird and Three Billboards win big at Golden Globes focused on sexual harassment scandal

Lady Bird and Three Billboards win big at Golden Globes focused on sexual harassment scandal

on January 8, 2018, 7:27 AM / in National News

Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, were the top films at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, with Hollywood stars wearing black and using speeches to support victims of sexual harassment. Lady Bird won Best Picture for a musical or comedy, and star Saoirse Ronan was named Best Actress in a musical or comedy. Three Billboards won […]

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Kristy Titus is Running for 2018 NRA Board Of Directors

Kristy Titus is Running for 2018 NRA Board Of Directors

on January 8, 2018, 7:07 AM / in Announcements, National News

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The NRA is not just about guns; it’s about our FREEDOM. As I watch some of our current political leaders and judges from both parties shred our constitution, I wonder how much longer we can survive as a nation. As Freedom’s Safest Place, the National Rifle Association will continue to play the leading role in expanding the Second Amendment. […]

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Sharia for New Year’s

Sharia for New Year’s

on January 8, 2018, 7:04 AM / in National News

by Bruce Bawer   |   GateStone Institute The same reporters and commentators who insist that it is absurd to worry about sharia coming to the West are, in fact, ideologically arm-in-arm with those in authority who are aggressively introducing sharia-style laws in the West, prosecuting speech that violates those laws, and issuing dark warnings — in tones unbefitting public officials in a […]

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City Of Horn Lake Offers Pet Insurance To Employees

City Of Horn Lake Offers Pet Insurance To Employees

on January 8, 2018, 6:41 AM / in State News

You have got to be kidding us. This in from our friend south of the border. Desoto News The city of Horn Lake is the first in the county to offer pet insurance for their employees. The Board of Alderman recently approved allowing payroll deductions for the program. “This is something that will benefit all of our employees that have […]

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Many lawmakers are leaving Tennessee General Assembly

Many lawmakers are leaving Tennessee General Assembly

on January 8, 2018, 6:34 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher   |     Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Big changes are in store for the 132-member Tennessee General Assembly next year with at least 21 current lawmakers having already announced plans to retire or having already departed, and more are expected to decide later. Their reasons range from seeking higher offices to federal appointments, disenchantment or more pressing […]

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On health care, Democrats are shifting to offense

On health care, Democrats are shifting to offense

on January 8, 2018, 6:29 AM / in National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for all. With Republicans unable to agree on a vision for health care, Democrats are debating ideas that range from single-payer, government-run care for all, to new insurance […]

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Mayor Harris: Talking tax lawsuit? No; well … yes

Mayor Harris: Talking tax lawsuit? No; well … yes

on January 8, 2018, 6:19 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris said at the beginning of his State of the County speech on Friday he was not going to address the lawsuit between the county and the City of Jackson last summer. Harris then reiterated his frustrations with the city’s actions regarding local options sales tax revenue, which resulted in the county having to make […]

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Shelby County Commission Moves Toward More Fixes in Minority Business Rules

Shelby County Commission Moves Toward More Fixes in Minority Business Rules

on January 8, 2018, 6:09 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  |   Memphis Daily News Shelby County commissioners meet Monday, Jan. 8, for the first time in 2018 and have a fairly simple agenda along with some longer-range issues to discuss. Among the more immediate items on Monday’s agenda is a $1.5 million contract for mobile data terminals, tablets and vehicle wireless routers that Tate Computer Systems Inc. of […]

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What’s Worth Keeping?

What’s Worth Keeping?

on January 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

For one morsel of food [Esau] sold his birthright. —Hebrews 12:16 A story is told of a man who loved old books. He met an acquaintance who had just thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his ancestral home for generations. “I couldn’t read it,” the friend explained. “Somebody named Guten-something had printed it.” “Not […]

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January 8th in History

January 8th in History

on January 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

January 8 is the eight day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year (358 in leap years). Holidays Christian feast day: Abo of Tiflis Apollinaris Claudius Gudula Harriet Bedell (Episcopal Church (USA)) Lawrence Giustiniani Lucian of Beauvais Our Lady of Prompt Succor (Bon Secours) (Roman Catholic Church) Pega Severinus […]

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