Archive for February 20th, 2018

Pennsylvania high court unveils congressional map

on February 20, 2018, 7:34 AM / in State News

  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court voted 4-3 Monday to approve a new congressional map to replace one draw by state Republicans in 2010 that the court said unfairly favored Republicans. The new map, created by Stanford law professor Nate Persily, creates eight districts that favored Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016, and 10 that favored President Trump, suggesting it could help […]

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Kremlin says U.S. election-meddling indictment doesn’t implicate Moscow

on February 20, 2018, 7:32 AM / in International News, National News

The Kremlin on Monday said that the indictment of 13 Russians and Russian companies on charges they meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election offered no evidence that the Russian government was involved. “Russia did not meddle, does not have the habit of meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, and is not doing so now,” said Kremlin spokesman […]

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Trump endorses Romney for Senate

on February 20, 2018, 7:30 AM / in National News

A Poor Endorsement  President Trump on Monday endorsed former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in his campaign for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. During the 2016 campaign, Romney called Trump a “fraud.” Trump responded by saying Romney “choked like a dog” when he challenged then-President Barack Obama in 2012. On Monday, however, Trump […]

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Parkland school shooting suspect back in court

Parkland school shooting suspect back in court

on February 20, 2018, 7:28 AM / in National News, State News

Parkland, Florida, school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz returned to court on Monday, appearing in person rather than video feed for the first time, for a hearing on a motion involving his public defender’s “access” to him. Cruz sat silently, with his head bowed, and barely communicated with his attorneys in the heavily guarded Fort Lauderdale courtroom. Lead defense attorney Melisa […]

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Trump reportedly open to tougher background checks for gun buyers

on February 20, 2018, 7:25 AM / in National News

President Trump, facing intense pressure to back gun control measures after the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, is open to legislation to “improve the federal background check system,” the White House said Monday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had spoken to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) to express support for the bill introduced by […]

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Kim Dotcom: “Let Me Assure You, The DNC Hack Wasn’t Even A Hack”

Kim Dotcom: “Let Me Assure You, The DNC Hack Wasn’t Even A Hack”

on February 20, 2018, 7:23 AM / in National News

Kim Dotcom has once again chimed in on the DNC hack, following a Sunday morning tweet from President Trump clarifying his previous comments on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound […]

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This Teacher’s Response to School Shooting is the Best We’ve Read

This Teacher’s Response to School Shooting is the Best We’ve Read

on February 20, 2018, 6:58 AM / in Opinion

A teacher in Florida had one of the best responses to the school shooting in Parkland last week – a Facebook post that recognized that there is something sick in our society that has nothing to do with AR-15s, the NRA, or the Republican Party. “Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough […]

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School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents…

School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents…

on February 20, 2018, 6:55 AM / in National News, Opinion

Here is another report on the Broward County School Board –  much more detail here.  Please share this far and wide. by sundance   |   The Last Refuge CTH has intentionally stayed away from discussion of the Parkland school shooting as we watched and reviewed the response.  However, it’s time to call the Broward School Board officials to task and simultaneously prepare […]

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Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

Is That Russia Troll Farm an Act of War?

on February 20, 2018, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election. On divisive racial and religious issues, the trolls took both sides. In the presidential election, the trolls favored Bernie Sanders, Jill Stein and Donald Trump, and almost never Hillary Clinton. One […]

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FLORIDA SHOOTING: LET’S PLAY DEMOCRAT

on February 20, 2018, 6:46 AM / in Opinion

Given that more people in Chicago get shot to death every two weeks than the 17 people killed in Parkland, Florida, it appears the student protesters in Florida and elsewhere are no-good racist snakes. Most, if not all of the Parkland victims were lily white, while the vast majority of those murdered in Chicago are black.  So how come the […]

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Sum Fuzies

Sum Fuzies

on February 20, 2018, 6:35 AM / in Bedtime Stories

   

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This Does Not Look Like You Care About Those Kids

This Does Not Look Like You Care About Those Kids

on February 20, 2018, 6:13 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson   |   The Resurgent  I think putting them on television after a mass murder at their school is not caring about them. It is using using them Sorry folks, but I think putting a group of kids on television after a mass murder at their school is not caring about them. It is using them. Holding these kids […]

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Quote For Today; February 20th

Quote For Today; February 20th

on February 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

To prevent government from becoming corrupt and tyrannous, its organization and methods should be as simple as possible, its functions be restricted to those necessary to the common welfare, and in all its parts it should be kept as close to the people and as directly within their control as may be.  Henry George Henry George was an American economic […]

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Four Ways to Look

Four Ways to Look

on February 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.  Psalm 77:12 Joan was struggling with some difficult issues with her children when she sat down for a worship service. Exhausted, she wanted to “resign” from motherhood. Then the speaker began to share encouragement for those who feel like quitting. These four thoughts that Joan heard that […]

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February 20th in History

February 20th in History

on February 20, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 314 days remaining until the end of the year (315 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Eucherius of Orleans Eleutherius of Tournai Wulfric of Haselbury Frederick Douglass (Episcopal Church (USA)) February 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) World Day of Social Justice (International) History In 1339,  […]

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