Archive for February 16th, 2018

Romney makes Utah Senate bid official

on February 16, 2018, 8:25 AM / in National News, State News

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has launched his long-awaited bid for a Utah Senate seat. He made the announcement Friday in an online video and has a seemingly clear path to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee who has emerged as a vocal critic of President Trump‘s, extolled the virtues of the Beehive State and talked about his […]

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The News According To Real Clear Politics Feb. 16, 2018

on February 16, 2018, 8:23 AM / in National News

Senate Votes Underscore Parties’ Immigration Litmus Tests. Caitlin Huey-Burns reports on the seemingly intractable divisions that led to failure of three bills yesterday. The Takeaway: No N.Y. State of Mind for 2020. Tom Bevan’s weekly polling roundup highlights New York voters’ reluctance to see three of their more prominent politicians seek the Oval Office. After Shootings, Trump Says He’ll Work […]

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Tea Party’s Dawn

on February 16, 2018, 8:21 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, February 16, 2018. Nine years ago today, a modern version of the Boston Tea Party emerged in U.S. politics. It took place in Seattle, not at Boston Harbor, and although it didn’t have anything to do with tea or British trade tariffs, it certainly concerned taxation. Taxes have long been a touchstone for fiscal conservatives in […]

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Allegiance

on February 16, 2018, 8:20 AM / in Opinion

FACTS: In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16 as part of his eye-black to avoid glare,  and made him take it off. In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health […]

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They Want Your Guns

They Want Your Guns

on February 16, 2018, 8:15 AM / in Opinion

By Erich Pratt  |   Gun Owners of America Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families in Florida. I’m sure that by now, you’ve heard about the tragic school shooting that took place yesterday in Broward County. And if you have been following the news, no doubt you’ve been disgusted by the commentary. It’s getting quite old. […]

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The Motives Behind the Massacre

The Motives Behind the Massacre

on February 16, 2018, 8:10 AM / in Opinion

“Enough is enough!” “This can’t go on!” “This has to stop!” These were among the comments that came through the blizzard of commentary after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. We have heard these words before. Unfortunately, such atrocities are not going to stop. For the ingredients that produce such slaughters are present and abundant […]

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An Idiot in Every Bunch: Trump health chief supports CDC research on gun violence

on February 16, 2018, 8:09 AM / in National News

Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said Thursday that he would allow his department to conduct research into the causes of gun violence, a major Democratic priority. Democrats on Thursday pushed for lifting a provision that restricts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from conducting research into gun violence as part of their response to the […]

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U.S. Bancorp to pay $613 million for lack of anti-money laundering checks

on February 16, 2018, 8:07 AM / in National News

The parent company of U.S. Bank will pay a total of $613 million for a lack of sufficient checks to ensure the bank was adhering to the Bank Secrecy Act and laws meant to weed out illicit finance. The company will forfeit $528 million in profits and pay fines to three federal agencies: $15 million to the Federal Reserve Board, […]

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The Big Deal

on February 16, 2018, 8:06 AM / in National News

The Senate cannot agree on a bill to fix the immigration system, protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and solve a critical issue threatening government funding talks. Four separate bills failed earn the necessary 60 votes to break a filibuster – including one containing border security funding and a DACA extension, one offered by a bipartisan group of moderates, and […]

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SULLY WEIGHS IN ON PRUITT’S TRAVEL

on February 16, 2018, 8:04 AM / in National News, Opinion

Famous retired airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger weighed in on EPA head Scott Pruitt’s premium-class flying record, saying there’s no reason first class is safer. Pruitt and the EPA have cited security concerns to justify him using taxpayer funds to fly in first or business class, despite government standards meant to limit official travel to coach class. “First class is […]

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COURT ORDERS REGULATORS TO IMPLEMENT EFFICIENCY RULES

COURT ORDERS REGULATORS TO IMPLEMENT EFFICIENCY RULES

on February 16, 2018, 8:03 AM / in National News

The Trump administration must implement four energy efficiency regulations that it has delayed for more than a year, a federal court ruled Thursday. The Department of Energy (DOE) wrote the rules and made them public in December 2016, under the Obama administration. But when President Trump took office Jan. 20, 2017, his administration took advantage of a 45-day window for […]

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EPA PENALTIES FOR POLLUTERS CUT IN HALF UNDER TRUMP

on February 16, 2018, 7:56 AM / in National News

The amount of civil penalties charged to polluters by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dropped by nearly half under President Trump, according to a new study released Thursday. The report by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) found that in the year since Trump’s inauguration, the penalties companies were forced to pay for violating regulations dropped by 49 percent compared to […]

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Todays events and H.R.4918 – Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018

on February 16, 2018, 7:54 AM / in National News

H/T to Alice for this important notice: Jackie, this is serious.  Their “Findings” is almost laughable, except it’s so serious.  From the bill it states the following: “SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) White supremacists and other right-wing extremists are the most significant domestic terrorism threat facing the United States.” This reminds me of the MIAC Report, where […]

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The Trump Presidency: A Repeat Of G.W. Bush?

The Trump Presidency: A Repeat Of G.W. Bush?

on February 16, 2018, 7:43 AM / in Opinion

The Republican Party claims to be “pro-life” and “the party of smaller government.” President Donald Trump claims to be “pro-life” and for “smaller government.” It’s all a pack of lies. With the Republicans in total control of both houses of Congress and the White House, they voted for—and Trump quickly signed—the biggest spending bill in U.S. history. The bill, which […]

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Gates Foundation Annual Letter Reveals New Plans for Education

on February 16, 2018, 7:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

In their annual letter released on February 13, Bill and Melinda Gates reveal some of the ambitious goals for their eponymous foundation. Surprising to no one is the priority they place on fiddling with education. Presented in the form of “The Ten Toughest Questions We Get” and their corresponding answers, the Gateses come right out of the gate with their […]

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Enough Of The Hyphenated Christians

on February 16, 2018, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

This same analogy goes along with the *type* of *AMERICAN* –  there are NO HYPHENS in a TRUE *AMERICAN*.  Coach has set forth an excellent read here. Jackie Juntti WGEN  idzrus@earthlink.net by Dave Daubenmire    |    News with Views I find it more and more difficult to swallow the wide variety of Christianity that I see in America today. […]

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Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

on February 16, 2018, 7:34 AM / in Opinion

By Selwyn Duke    |    Canada Free Press  We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve—in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in […]

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Grand Theft Auto Chicago: Car-Jackings Surge To Decade Highs

Grand Theft Auto Chicago: Car-Jackings Surge To Decade Highs

on February 16, 2018, 7:19 AM / in State News

by Tyler Durden  |   zerohedge According to the Wall Street Journal, a surge in carjackings in Chicago has led to the highest number of car thefts in more than a decade, terrifying residents who are often traumatized about the explosion in homicides and shootings over the past two years. Law enforcement and crime specialists mostly attribute the surge, which is also evident in […]

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Russian Hacker Gets 12 Years in Jail for Largest Data Theft in US History

Russian Hacker Gets 12 Years in Jail for Largest Data Theft in US History

on February 16, 2018, 7:11 AM / in International News, National News

Camden (Sputnik) – A federal court in New Jersey sentenced a Russian national, Vladimir Drinkman, to 12 years in jail on cybercrime charges, a Sputnik correspondent reported Wednesday. Drinkman was accused of an alleged role in a worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that resulted in more than $300 million in losses to people and businesses in the United States. However, the defense for Russian national has not decided […]

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A Million Dollars a Minute

A Million Dollars a Minute

on February 16, 2018, 7:07 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now imagine that it comes out at the rate of $1 million a minute. You call your plumber, who thinks you’re crazy. To get you off the phone, he opines that it is your sink and therefore must be your money. […]

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