Archive for March 6th, 2018

IS SESSIONS A DEEP STATE PLANT?

on March 6, 2018, 8:39 AM / in Opinion

In August 2015, just two months after Donald Trump announced he was running for president, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions publicly threw his support behind the billionaire, the first major political endorsement for Trump by any major politician.  Sessions did this at a time when Trump’s campaign was just getting warmed up, but the signs were there that Trump was gaining […]

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Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?

Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?

on March 6, 2018, 8:33 AM / in Opinion

From Lincoln to William McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt, and from Warren Harding through Calvin Coolidge, the Republican Party erected the most awesome manufacturing machine the world had ever seen. And, as the party of high tariffs through those seven decades, the GOP was rewarded by becoming America’s Party. Thirteen Republican presidents served from 1860 to 1930, and only two Democrats. […]

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Native Sons & Daughters

on March 6, 2018, 8:28 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, March 6. Fifty years ago today, a written communication was sent from the White House to Capitol Hill about the poverty and lack of opportunity within the nation’s Native American population. Under the signature of President Lyndon B. Johnson, this communication was titled “Special Message to the Congress on the Problems of the American Indian: The […]

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Amazon Wants to Suck Your Blood (and Drain Your Bank Account)

on March 6, 2018, 8:26 AM / in National News, Opinion

Greg Guenthner coming to you from Baltimore, MD… Rolling Stone journalist and Griftopia author Matt Taibbi famously called Goldman Sachs a “great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.” But what if this generation’s biggest blood-sucker isn’t Wall Street’s evil banks, but the world’s most prolific e-commerce company? […]

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The Entrance Exam For Medical School

The Entrance Exam For Medical School

on March 6, 2018, 8:23 AM / in Bedtime Stories

When students took the entrance exam for medical school, They were perplexed by this question: “Rearrange the letters P-N-E-S-I to spell out the part of the human body That is most useful when erect.” Scroll down Those who spelled SPINE became doctors. The rest are in Congress

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Where are the female Marines?

Where are the female Marines?

on March 6, 2018, 8:08 AM / in National News

By: Shawn Snow    |   Marine Times Two years after the Defense Department ordered the Marine Corps to open all combat arms career fields to women, less than 100 women have successfully entered those previously male-only jobs. A total of 92 women are operating in a multitude of combat billets across the Corps, from rifleman to armored reconnaissance to combat engineers. […]

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Kansas City Archdiocese Breaks Ties With Girl Scouts, Cites Planned Parenthood, Radical Feminists

Kansas City Archdiocese Breaks Ties With Girl Scouts, Cites Planned Parenthood, Radical Feminists

on March 6, 2018, 8:02 AM / in National News

By Michael W. Chapman (CNSNews.com) — Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann announced on May 1 that the Catholic churches in his archdiocese would be transitioning away from the secularist Girl Scouts to the Christian-based American Heritage Girls, citing in part the national Girl Scouts’ support for the international Girl Scouts, which is tied to Planned Parenthood, which promotes contraception and abortion. Archbishop Naumann also noted […]

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GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to resign

on March 6, 2018, 7:46 AM / in State News

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran (R) announced Monday that he will resign, citing health concerns. He will leave the Senate on April 1. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge,” said Cochran, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “I intend to fulfill my responsibilities and commitments to the people of Mississippi and the Senate through the completion of […]

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Judge orders Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.4 million

Judge orders Martin Shkreli to forfeit $7.4 million

on March 6, 2018, 7:39 AM / in National News

Judge Kyo Matsumoto ruled Monday that former drug company leader Martin Shkreli will have to forfeit $7.4 million to the federal government under his upcoming criminal sentence on a fraud conviction. Shkreli was reported last year to be cash-broke, so the judge ordered him to forfeit his stake in several “substitute” assets, including a $5 million E-Trade brokerage account, the […]

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Ex-Russia spy ill after exposure to unidentified substance

on March 6, 2018, 7:36 AM / in International News

A former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, fell critically ill on Monday after being exposed to an unidentified substance in the U.K. Skripal, 66, served as a colonel in Russia’s GRU military intelligence service, but was convicted of treason in 2006 for betraying Russian agents to British intelligence. He got out of the country, however, in a 2010 spy swap. British […]

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Trump’s DACA deadline passes with no decisive action

Trump’s DACA deadline passes with no decisive action

on March 6, 2018, 7:34 AM / in National News

President Trump’s March 5 deadline for phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program elapsed Monday with no resolution. DACA, which provides protections for young immigrants brought into America illegally as children, was supposed to terminate Monday after Trump announced he would end the program in September, but a number of court rulings have blocked Trump from […]

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Florida’s Senate passes package of gun-control measures

on March 6, 2018, 7:33 AM / in State News

Florida’s Republican-controlled Senate voted Monday to exclude most teachers from a proposal to let school staff carry guns as part of the state’s response to the school shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida, last month. Many parents, legislators from both parties, and the state’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, opposed arming teachers. The state Senate measure also would […]

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Trump and Netanyahu meet in the White House

Trump and Netanyahu meet in the White House

on March 6, 2018, 7:30 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday to discuss a host of contentious Middle East issues, including Jerusalem, Iran, and reviving peace efforts with the Palestinians. After the discussion, the two leaders presented a united front, with Trump saying he might travel to Jerusalem for the official opening of the new U.S. […]

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Showdown appears to end with Trump name coming off Panama hotel

Showdown appears to end with Trump name coming off Panama hotel

on March 6, 2018, 7:29 AM / in International News

Workers pried the Trump name off the sign in front of the Trump International Hotel in Panama on Monday, after the building’s owner said he had won a battle with the president’s family company over control of the property. The majority owner, Cypriot businessman Orestes Fintiklis, has been locked in a 10-day standoff with the Trump Organization, which has a […]

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South Korea: North Korea willing to discuss giving up its nukes

on March 6, 2018, 7:27 AM / in International News

South Korean officials said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told South Korean envoys he was willing to negotiate with the U.S. on giving up his country’s nuclear weapons, and would suspend nuclear and missile tests during the talks. During a Monday meeting in Pyongyang, the two sides also agreed on a summit meeting between Kim and South […]

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Ex-Trump aide vows to defy Mueller subpoena, then backtracks

on March 6, 2018, 7:26 AM / in National News

Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg said Monday that he would defy a subpoena to appear before a federal grand jury investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Nunberg later appeared to backtrack, suggesting he might show up to testify Friday, after all, and give investigators his password so they can get emails they seek. He had told The Washington […]

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Ryan splits with Trump over tariffs

on March 6, 2018, 7:24 AM / in National News

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) publicly split with President Trump on Monday, saying Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum could spark a trade war that would hurt the U.S. “We are extremely worried about the consequences of a trade war and are urging the White House to not advance with this plan,” a Ryan spokeswoman said in a statement. […]

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Jackson, There Is New Blood in Town

Jackson, There Is New Blood in Town

on March 6, 2018, 7:18 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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Oscars crash and burn: Lowest rating in history of TV broadcast

Oscars crash and burn: Lowest rating in history of TV broadcast

on March 6, 2018, 7:16 AM / in National News, Opinion

We didn’t see…. not even the opening moments. Well, gosh. Maybe this, this, this, and this had something to do with it. The telecast, nearly four hours long, stumbled 19 percent from the previous year to 26.5 million viewers. That’s easily the least-watched Oscars in history, trailing 2008 by more than 5 million.  Overnight returns had the lengthy ABC telecast averaging a 18.9 rating among households […]

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The Connection Between The Parkland Shooting And Obama Administration Policies

The Connection Between The Parkland Shooting And Obama Administration Policies

on March 6, 2018, 7:02 AM / in Opinion, State News

 by Sarah Lee  |   RedState There’s been suspicion for some time now that the Parkland, Fla. shooter who ended the lives of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month may have been free to carry out the killings because the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was interested in artificially keeping student arrests low, but no one was […]

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