Archive for January 30th, 2018

FDR and Memory

on January 30, 2018, 9:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the birth date of one of America’s most beloved presidents. Franklin Roosevelt, now immortalized with an extensive monument near the National Mall, would have been 136 years old today. Monuments can be tricky things, however. Like old photographs — and even literary classics or our favorite Hollywood movies — they are works of […]

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What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?

on January 30, 2018, 8:58 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Opinion

by Harrison Stock The keepers of public opinion today hand down to the masses what we are to say. I try hard to please them and follow the mob. If I say the wrong thing, I’ll be out of a job. So, Masters, please tell me the rules of fair play, and please let me know what you want me to […]

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Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

Cleveland Indians to drop controversial Chief Wahoo logo

on January 30, 2018, 8:55 AM / in Baseball, National News

The Cleveland Indians plan to stop using their controversial Chief Wahoo uniform logo next year, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday. The change came after “constructive conversations, between the league and Indians top executives. “Major League Baseball is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the game,” Manfred said in the statement. “The club ultimately […]

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Paris floods spread as Seine peaks

Paris floods spread as Seine peaks

on January 30, 2018, 8:53 AM / in International News

Floodwaters spread to Paris suburbs and other parts of France after peaking in the French capital on Monday. The Seine River has overflowed its banks in Paris and forced the evacuation of at least 1,500 people. “It’s been a gradual rise, so you can’t really call it a ‘peak’ — we prefer to say it has plateaued,” said Rachel Puechberty, […]

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Another powerful House Republican announces he won’t seek re-election

on January 30, 2018, 8:52 AM / in National News, State News

The GOP effort to keep control of Congress suffered another setback when Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) announced Monday he would not seek re-election. Frelinghuysen is the 40th Republican to announce plans to leave the House. As chairman of the powerful appropriations committee, he is among the most prominent to bow out ahead of what GOP strategists fear will be a […]

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Senator Bob Corker owed $120.5M when he was elected; now he’s worth $69M

Senator Bob Corker owed $120.5M when he was elected; now he’s worth $69M

on January 30, 2018, 8:48 AM / in Opinion

Senator Bob Corker got a rush of progressive love when he dissed Donald Trump in public, then fell from grace when he flipflopped on blocking the tax-bill after his colleagues modified it to personally give him millions — but that guy was always dirty as hell. He’s a mini-Trump himself, a sleazy property developer whose business was between $24.2M and $120.5M […]

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Adam Schiff’s Versions Of Events Are Frequently False Or Missing Key Details

on January 30, 2018, 8:44 AM / in National News, Opinion

by MOLLIE ZIEGLER HEMINGWAY   |   The Federalist  Adam Schiff is portrayed by many in the media as a straight shooter. His record in reality is of fanning the flames of every single Trump-Russia collusion allegation out there. Yesterday the House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence voted to release a four-page summary document alleging surveillance abuses by the Justice Department and FBI. […]

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Homebuyers are Screwed — But Not Your Homebuilder Trade

on January 30, 2018, 8:24 AM / in National News, Opinion

Greg Guenthner coming to you from Baltimore, MD… For the better part of the past two years, we’ve stuck to our bullish call on residential real estate. Our thesis was simple enough. The housing bust and ensuing financial crisis gutted the market and scared away buyers for years. When demand tanked, builders shifted their focus to multi-family units. Single-family home […]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: Liberal or conservative? “WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression” “WE CHOOSE the Christian ideal”

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Liberal or conservative? “WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression” “WE CHOOSE the Christian ideal”

on January 30, 2018, 8:20 AM / in History

Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, October 28, 1940: “WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without.” FDR said in a Fireside Chat, April 28, 1942: “THIS GREAT WAR effort must be carried through … It shall not be imperiled by the handful of noisy traitors — betrayers of America, betrayers of Christianity itself.” FDR stated […]

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Dems demand answers on family planning funds

Dems demand answers on family planning funds

on January 30, 2018, 7:02 AM / in National News

Top Democrats on the House’s Energy & Commerce committee are demanding the Trump administration explain why it’s running months behind in a process to fund organizations that supply reproductive health services to low-income women. There are about 60 days before Title X family planning grants expire for some recipients, and in the past, they’ve typically been given 60 to 90 […]

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Azar takes over at HHS

Azar takes over at HHS

on January 30, 2018, 7:00 AM / in National News

President Trump said prescription drug prices will come “rocketing down” under the leadership of Alex Azar, who was sworn in on Monday as the new head of the Department of Health and Human Services. “We have to get the prices of prescription drugs way down and unravel the tangled web of special interest that are driving prices up for medicine […]

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Dems block 20-week abortion ban

on January 30, 2018, 6:58 AM / in National News

Democrats blocked a bill on Monday that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks, a blow to anti-abortion groups that considered its passage a top priority for Congress in 2018. The bill, authored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), was unable to get the 60 votes necessary to end a filibuster and proceed to a vote, meaning the bill is effectively dead in […]

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House Intelligence Committee Votes to Release the FBI Memo

House Intelligence Committee Votes to Release the FBI Memo

on January 30, 2018, 6:36 AM / in National News

The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a classified memo to the public detailing alleged abuse by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in their investigation of the Trump campaign. by KRISTINA WONG  |   Breitbart News The committee voted on a party line — all 13 Republicans for and all nine Democrats against, according to the Ranking […]

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Top ten things progressive politicians should do to prove they’re progressive

on January 30, 2018, 6:29 AM / in Opinion

H/T to Carol for this item …… I’ve stated many of these same points over the years. Nice to see them all in one list. When the likes of PeeLousy lives like the rest of us – then I might take her and her ilk a bit more seriously. Until then – well they are simply trying to convince how […]

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Rights

Rights

on January 30, 2018, 6:21 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ‘removed’ from the bureau

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ‘removed’ from the bureau

on January 30, 2018, 6:18 AM / in National News, Opinion

There is SOMETHING going on that will come forth as the SWAMP begins to dribble out.  –  Jackie Juntti Watch the latest video at foxnews.com FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe ‘removed’ from the bureau Top FBI official Andrew McCabe has been “removed” from his post as deputy director, Fox News is told, leaving the bureau after months of conflict-of-interest complaints […]

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Trump Guests for SOTU Includes Parents of Children Murdered by MS-13

Trump Guests for SOTU Includes Parents of Children Murdered by MS-13

on January 30, 2018, 6:11 AM / in National News

(CNSNews.com) – The White House on Monday released the details of those who will be guests of President Donald Trump at his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. Among those who will be seated in first lady Melania Trump’s box are Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, parents of two girls murdered by MS-13 gang […]

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Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Fails to Clear Senate

Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Fails to Clear Senate

on January 30, 2018, 6:07 AM / in National News

By Melanie Arter (CNSNews.com)  – A bill that makes it illegal to abort a baby after 20 weeks of pregnancy failed to clear the U.S. Senate after Democrats blocked the bill from further consideration. In a vote of 51 to 46, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act bill failed to get the 60 votes necessary to advance. President Donald Trump […]

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Trump: ‘Democrats Do Not Want to Solve DACA’

Trump: ‘Democrats Do Not Want to Solve DACA’

on January 30, 2018, 6:04 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Susan Jones   (CNSNews.com) – In a tweet on Saturday, President Trump gave two reasons for offering a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million “dreamers,” a much larger population than the 690,000 DACA enrollees. “I have offered DACA a wonderful deal, including a doubling in the number of recipients & a twelve year pathway to citizenship, for two reasons: (1) Because […]

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The Mention of His Name

The Mention of His Name

on January 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.  John 16:22 When the soloist began to sing during our Sunday service, the congregation gave him full, hushed attention. His mellow bass-baritone voice brought them the soul-touching words of an old song by Gordon Jensen. The song’s title expresses a truth that grows […]

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