Archive for March 9th, 2018

WNWS: Total Speculation

WNWS: Total Speculation

on March 9, 2018, 9:09 AM / in Opinion

Special thanks to Janis What’s the definition of “news”? We are not journalists and couldn’t give an industry standard definition of what news is, but we think we have a good idea of what it is not.  A recent piece written by David Thomas and posted on the WNWS website and Facebook page was not news. The link: https://www.facebook.com/NewsTalk1015/posts/10156181246352840 Here’s what […]

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Being Barbara Cegavske: Clowns to Left, Jokers to the Right

Being Barbara Cegavske: Clowns to Left, Jokers to the Right

on March 9, 2018, 8:59 AM / in Opinion, State News

(Chuck Muth) – It ain’t easy being a secretary of state – especially if you’re actually doing your job in a professional, non-partisan manner.  In which case you attract gadflies and goofballs from both sides of the aisle. Just ask Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske. Cegavske has been under attack by some fringe agitators on the right ever since the 2016 […]

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Time to Get Over the Russophobia

Time to Get Over the Russophobia

on March 9, 2018, 8:58 AM / in Opinion

Unless there is a late surge for Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who is running second with 7 percent, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president of Russia for another six years on March 18. Then we must decide whether to continue on course into a second Cold War, or engage Russia, as every president sought to do in Cold War […]

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Congress grills Marines over M27

Congress grills Marines over M27

on March 9, 2018, 8:48 AM / in National News

Marine commanders were grilled by members of Congress on Tuesday over their decision to seek a single-source contract from a foreign company to procure the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle, or IAR. The Corps is seeking to procure nearly 15,000 Heckler & Koch M27 rifles to field to the infantry. But the nearly $3,000 automatic rifle is being sourced to a German company, an […]

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Wild otter attacks 77-year-old Florida kayaker: ‘It didn’t want to come off’

on March 9, 2018, 8:40 AM / in State News

A 77-year-old woman received stitches and treatments for rabies after a wild otter viciously attacked her while she was kayaking down a Florida river. Sue Spector and her husband, Marty, were kayaking down Braden River early Sunday morning with a group of 10 people when they spotted an otter. Spector told FOX13 the animal suddenly jumped on her and began clawing at […]

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Democrats Announce 2020 Dream Ticket

Democrats Announce 2020 Dream Ticket

on March 9, 2018, 8:37 AM / in Bedtime Stories

We can’t wait.

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CNN’s Oliver Darcy Tried Calling Out The Daily Caller — It Didn’t Go So Well

on March 9, 2018, 8:35 AM / in National News, Opinion

Oliver Darcy, the conservative wunderkind turned Jeff Zucker lapdog, has decided in the last year or so that his chief mission in life is to hold conservative-friendly media organizations accountable. Problem is, he’s not very good at it — as evidenced by his latest attacks on The Daily Caller’s reporting over the Stormy Daniels controversy. As the drama continues to […]

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Will atheist Dem have a prayer in deep-red Tennessee’s special election?

on March 9, 2018, 8:28 AM / in State News

A state Senate hopeful in Tennessee is testing whether voters in the deep-red state will support an openly atheist candidate. Gayle Jordan, a Democrat running in a state that Donald Trump won by 26 points in 2016, is executive director of Recovering from Religion, a group that supports people who wish to leave their faith behind. She is a former […]

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The Left Attacks The Evil Of ‘Gunsplaining’ And The Fun Begins

on March 9, 2018, 8:22 AM / in National News, Opinion

This all started a couple of days ago when the Washington Postran this op-ed by a former Gawker writer named Adam Weinstein. Weinstein is incensed that gun-rights supporters keep confounding anti-gun fascists and their talking points by insisting that words mean something: The NRA and its allies use jargon to bully gun-control supporters. The phenomenon isn’t new, but in the weeks since […]

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Trump Defies His Party; Polling Takeaway; Medicaid & Virginia

Trump Defies His Party; Polling Takeaway; Medicaid & Virginia

on March 9, 2018, 8:10 AM / in National News

Trump Imposes Tariffs, Openly Defying GOP. Caitlin Huey-Burns has the story. The Takeaway: Democrats’ Favorability Falls. Tom Bevan’s weekly roundup of polling data points is here. Why Medicaid Expansion Is a Bad Deal for Virginians. Brooklyn Roberts asserts that other states’ experiences with expanded rolls provide warning signs for the Old Dominion. Tariffs Threaten American Manufacturing. John Bozzella and Dennis […]

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MCRPTN MEETING MONDAY, 3-12-18

MCRPTN MEETING MONDAY, 3-12-18

on March 9, 2018, 8:08 AM / in Announcements

The Madison County Republican Party will meet Monday, March 12, at Coyote Blues, 11:30 am. We hope to see several newly announced candidates for local office. Please come and congratulate them on their dedication to run as Republicans and serve the community as dedicated Americans.   Each candidate for office will be given a few minutes to speak. Also, now is […]

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Daylight saving time: When and why we spring clocks forward

on March 9, 2018, 8:06 AM / in National News

Friendly reminder: daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. (local time) on Sunday, March 11, which means it’s almost time to “spring” those clocks forward. Sadly, yes, we’ll lose an hour of sleep. But on the bright side (literally), we’ll be gaining an hour of evening light through Nov. 4 — when it’s time to “fall” back. Daylight saving time […]

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The Lesser of Two Evils

on March 9, 2018, 8:01 AM / in National News

There is good news and bad news for Democrats in the newest Quinnipiac University survey. The bad: The favorable rating of the Democratic Party has hit an all-time low. Just 31 percent of Americans say they view the party favorably, while 52 percent view it unfavorably. That’s a far cry from the 55 percent favorable rating the party enjoyed when […]

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Economy adds 313K jobs in February

on March 9, 2018, 7:56 AM / in National News

The U.S. economy added a robust 313,000 jobs in February as the tax cuts kicked in amid a tightening labor market to boost economic growth. The number of jobs added exceeded economist expectations and was is the biggest gain since July 2016. The unemployment rate was  4.1 percent for the fifth straight month, the lowest level since December 2000, when it was […]

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Obamas in talks to produce content for Netflix

Obamas in talks to produce content for Netflix

on March 9, 2018, 7:41 AM / in National News

Former President Barack Obama is negotiating a deal to produce a series of high-profile shows for Netflix, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Under the proposed deal, Obama and his wife, Michelle, would produce shows that would only be available to the streaming service’s nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. Obama reportedly does […]

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Mississippi lawmakers approve 15-week abortion restriction

Mississippi lawmakers approve 15-week abortion restriction

on March 9, 2018, 7:38 AM / in State News

Mississippi’s House approved a bill seeking to bar women from having abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive such ban in the country. The state Senate passed the bill Tuesday, so it now goes to Gov. Phil Bryant (R), who plans to sign it next week. “I want Mississippi to be the safest place in America for an […]

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State Department closes office in Mexican resort city over ‘security threat’

on March 9, 2018, 7:36 AM / in International News

The State Department has closed a consular office in Playa del Carmen, and barred U.S. government employees from traveling to the Mexican resort city on the Caribbean coast, citing an unspecified “security threat.” The Mexican government said the city was safe despite the U.S. alert. “All tourism and economic activity in Playa del Carmen continues in a normal manner,” the […]

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Florida authorities release school shooting 911 calls

on March 9, 2018, 7:34 AM / in State News

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday released recordings of 10 of the 81 calls it received during the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In one call, a male, possibly a student, whispers, “Someone is shooting up the school at Stoneman Douglas.” One operator tells another that he heard […]

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Manafort pleads not guilty to second round of charges

on March 9, 2018, 7:33 AM / in National News

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, on Thursday pleaded not guilty in a Virginia court to 18 charges, including tax evasion and fraud, in the second criminal case filed against him under Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. A trial date was set for July 10. Manafort also pleaded not guilty in a […]

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Trump signs steel, aluminum tariffs but exempts key allies

on March 9, 2018, 7:31 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Thursday signed a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum, saying the measures were necessary to protect U.S. companies and workers from unfair trade practices. Trump defied opposition from fellow Republicans and threats of a trade war from allies, although he exempted Canada and Mexico as they renegotiate the North […]

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