Archive for January 23rd, 2018

The News with Judicial Watch January 23, 2018

on January 23, 2018, 8:15 AM / in National News

Judicial Watch: Recent President Trump Flights Cost $3,199,188.30 – Judicial Watch announced that it obtained travel records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for President Donald Trump and his family. The total for President Trump’s travels in this production is $3,199,188.30…Read More Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal More Instances […]

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Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Neil Diamond retires from touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

on January 23, 2018, 8:10 AM / in People

Singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, who turns 77 this week, announced Monday night that he was retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He is canceling the third leg of his 50th Anniversary tour in March. “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring,” Diamond said in a statement, going on […]

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Trump imposes tariffs on solar-energy components and washing machines

on January 23, 2018, 8:08 AM / in National News

President Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy products and large washing machines to help American manufacturers gain an edge on foreign rivals. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement announcing the move that it showed Trump “will always defend American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses.” Most imported solar components will incur a 30 percent tariff that […]

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down congressional map

on January 23, 2018, 8:06 AM / in State News

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court on Monday threw out the state’s congressional district map, saying it “clearly, plainly, and palpably” violates the state Constitution. Democrats had sued, accusing Republicans of going too far in manipulating district lines for partisan advantage. In a 4-3 ruling, the justices ordered lawmakers to file a redrawn map with the court by Feb. 15 so it can […]

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Lindy and America First

on January 23, 2018, 8:04 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, January 23, 2018, and the short-lived government shutdown is over — for now. Today’s date in history serves as a reminder that, to many people, “America First” is not merely an expression of pride in the Unites States and its accomplishments. The phrase also has another, more sinister, historic connotation that its supporters would be wise […]

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Pence says U.S. to accelerate move of embassy to Jerusalem to 2019

on January 23, 2018, 7:24 AM / in International News, National News

Vice President Mike Pence said Monday that the U.S. would move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem next year, a speedier timetable than previously discussed. “Jerusalem is Israel’s capital — and, as such, President Trump has directed the State Department to immediately begin preparations to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence told members of Israel’s Parliament. […]

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If God were a football fan

If God were a football fan

on January 23, 2018, 7:23 AM / in Football, People, Religion

By Richard Rowland If God were a football fan, his team would be the Patriots. I’m not into sports all that much, in fact, I can’t name one of today’s quarterbacks, other than Tom Brady. Speaking of quarterbacks, how was it, I wonder, the term quarterback was arrived at? Going back a few years, not sure exactly when, I began […]

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In the Past, We Have Been Known To Offend, So Why Stop Now.

on January 23, 2018, 7:06 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Offend almost anyone: Why is there no Disneyland in China? No one’s tall enough to go on the good rides. Why is divorce so expensive? Because it’s worth it. What do you call a smart blonde? A golden retriever. What do lawyers use for birth control? Their personalities. What’s the difference between a girlfriend and wife? 50 lbs What’s the […]

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Tsunami warnings, watches issued after Gulf of Alaska earthquake

on January 23, 2018, 7:03 AM / in National News, State News

NBC News A tsunami watch issued early Tuesday for coastal areas from Washington state to California was canceled nearly three hours after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska and prompted precautionary calls to evacuate. Tsunami watches were also canceled for the Canadian province of British Columbia and Hawaii, although a tsunami advisory remained in effect for southern Alaska after 3 […]

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Poll: More Americans credit Obama than Trump for economy

on January 23, 2018, 6:57 AM / in National News, Opinion

This is Why We Don’t Take Polls More Americans are crediting former President Obama for the state of the economy than President Trump, an ABC News/Washington Post poll found. The poll, released Sunday, found that 50 percent of voters believe the Obama administration deserves credit for the U.S. economy, compared to 38 percent who said the same of the Trump […]

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SEC charges six in alleged scheme to tip KPMG on future audits

SEC charges six in alleged scheme to tip KPMG on future audits

on January 23, 2018, 6:54 AM / in National News

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday charged six accountants who allegedly shared and misused confidential information about planned audits of KPMG. The SEC alleges that three former employees of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which audits accounting companies, tipped off KPMG on upcoming inspections between 2015 and February 2017. Two of the three former PCAOB employees […]

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On tap today with money and government

on January 23, 2018, 6:52 AM / in National News

Senate Banking Committee: Hearing on the nominations of Jelena McWilliams to be FDIC chair, Marvin Goodfriend to be governor of the Federal Reserve Board, and Thomas Workman to be the FSOC member with insurance experience, 10 a.m. today.

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Left says Dems caved on shutdown

on January 23, 2018, 6:50 AM / in National News

Progressives are hammering Sen. Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) for his agreement with Senate Republican leadership to end the government shutdown on Monday. Even House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has spoken out against the deal, saying there was no reason to support it. “I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members […]

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Trump: Democrats have ‘come to their senses’

on January 23, 2018, 6:49 AM / in National News

President Trump on Monday hailed the end of the three-day government shutdown and sought to draw a hard line with Democrats in immigration negotiations. “I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses,” Trump said in a statement, which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read to reporters at her daily briefing. Trump said he would […]

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Congress clears funding measure to end shutdown

on January 23, 2018, 6:48 AM / in National News

The House cleared legislation on Monday to end the three-day government shutdown, sending it to President Trump for his signature. Lawmakers voted 266-150 to reopen the federal government and extend funding through Feb. 8, as well as provide money for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. Six Republicans voted no, while 45 Democrats voted yes to pass the bill. A government shutdown […]

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No. Stop. Don’t.

No. Stop. Don’t.

on January 23, 2018, 6:38 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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WAYNE PACELLE – TEMPER TANTRUM

WAYNE PACELLE – TEMPER TANTRUM

on January 23, 2018, 6:34 AM / in Opinion

From Protect The Harvest Wayne Pacelle CEO and President of the Humane Society of the United States latest blog post regarding the USDA’s consideration of third-party inspections is interesting, and frankly quite humorous for those of us who know his true agenda.   He has clearly exposed his hypocrisy.  There is no doubt that he would be “all in” if the […]

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New Dog Bills For Tennessee

on January 23, 2018, 6:26 AM / in State News

Links are included with these bills so you can read the text of the bill on the General Assembly web site. If you have any trouble with them, you can look up the bill on the web site by typing in the bill number such as “HB 1584.” Number: TN [R] HB 1584 – Updated (Status 01/20/2018) Title: Alamo – […]

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100 Years After Yellow Fever Eradicated in US, 3rd-World Country Has Outbreak

100 Years After Yellow Fever Eradicated in US, 3rd-World Country Has Outbreak

on January 23, 2018, 6:18 AM / in International News

BY CHRIS GOLDEN   |  CT A state in Brazil has declared a public health emergency after a yellow fever outbreak in the southeast of the country has claimed at least 15 lives since December — and officials worry that the outbreak could travel to the United States for the first time in over a century. According to the BBC, the state of […]

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Is Democracy on the Way Down?

Is Democracy on the Way Down?

on January 23, 2018, 6:13 AM / in Opinion

“The Western democratic system is hailed by the developed world as near perfect and the most superior political system to run a country,” mocked China’s official new agency. “However, what’s happening in the United States today will make more people worldwide reflect on the viability and legitimacy of such a chaotic political system.” There is a worldwide audience for what […]

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