Archive for March 14th, 2018

Help Protect American Small Businesses and Consumers!

on March 14, 2018, 9:14 AM / in Announcements

Over the years we have consistently advocated against Congress enacting harmful internet sales tax legislation. Unfortunately, there are efforts in Congress to try to jam harmful internet sales tax legislation into a large, must-pass spending bill. Under this proposal, items sold to buyers from small, out-of-state companies, artisans, and average consumers over the Internet will be taxed. Small businesses that […]

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You gotta love Frank!

on March 14, 2018, 9:10 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Mildred, the church gossip and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence & distance. She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the […]

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Hillary and ‘What Happened’ in India

Hillary and ‘What Happened’ in India

on March 14, 2018, 9:00 AM / in Opinion

By Jeannie DeAngelis  |   American Thinker Fourteen months into her “What Happened” tour, Hillary, with Huma in tow, decided to fly a private jet to India.  Part tourist, part guest speaker, while visiting Jahaz Mahal in Dhar’s Mandu, Hillary slipped and fell down a flight of stairs – twice. Thinking back on one of her more ignorant comments, the only explanation for such an awkward […]

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The Great Enigma in the movie “Saving Private Ryan”: what is right?

on March 14, 2018, 8:53 AM / in Opinion

The following exert was posted on another site. While the editors have their own views as to the proper action that should have been taken and was somewhat surprised by the decision made to save the protagonist considering it was day one and the previous experience of the captain. But that was not the story told, was it. I really […]

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Russian exile found dead in London

Russian exile found dead in London

on March 14, 2018, 8:41 AM / in International News

Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov was found dead at a house in London on Tuesday. Police said the cause of death was “unexplained.” Glushkov was a close friend of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, a noted critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was found dead in 2013. The Metropolitan Police counterterrorism unit took over the case “because of associations that the […]

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Driver dies in bus crash involving high school band members

Driver dies in bus crash involving high school band members

on March 14, 2018, 8:40 AM / in State News

A bus carrying 40 high school band members and six adults home to Texas from Disney World plunged off Interstate 10 and down a 50-foot ravine in Alabama on Tuesday. The driver was killed and at least 37 passengers were injured. First responders had to rappel down the steep slope in the middle of the highway and cut victims free. […]

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Trump’s personal assistant abruptly fired

Trump’s personal assistant abruptly fired

on March 14, 2018, 8:37 AM / in National News

President Trump’s personal assistant, John McEntee, was fired and escorted out of the White House on Monday for “security” reasons, according to news reports. Some outlets reported that McEntee had lost his security clearance, while others said he was under investigation for “serious financial crimes” that were not connected to Trump. McEntee reportedly is moving over to work on Trump’s […]

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ARE YOU GOING TO BELIEVE YOUR WALLET OR WHAT WE TELL YOU?

on March 14, 2018, 7:51 AM / in Opinion

Uh, today it was announced that inflation is low at 0.2%, so there’s no need for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Really?  How come grocery costs are so high compared to last year?  Fuel costs a lot more too, but pay no mind to that, because President Bill Clinton devised a way to cheat Social Security recipients during […]

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A Vote for Fix NICS is a Vote to Kill Concealed Carry Reciprocity

A Vote for Fix NICS is a Vote to Kill Concealed Carry Reciprocity

on March 14, 2018, 7:48 AM / in Announcements, National News

Late last year, the House Republican leadership notified us that they intended to combine reciprocity (H.R. 38) with the Fix NICS bill — also known as the “Take the Guns First” bill. Many of our members had real problems with this strategy because it probably meant the sacrifice, at least for this Congress, of our top legislative priority, reciprocity. But […]

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‘Take the Guns First’ Bill may be Stuck to Must-Pass Legislation

‘Take the Guns First’ Bill may be Stuck to Must-Pass Legislation

on March 14, 2018, 7:35 AM / in Announcements, National News, State News

For West Tennessean’s Call Rep. David Kustoff (R) at (202) 225-4714. Urge your congressman to oppose both the rule and final passage of any Omnibus spending bill which includes gun control measures like the “Take the Guns First” bill (aka, Fix NICS). You can also send your Representative an email here. (Different letters will be sent to Republicans or Democrats.)

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POST ICE AGENTS AT EVERY POLLING STATION

on March 14, 2018, 7:30 AM / in Opinion

Hey, I’ve got a great idea!  Since Liberal federal judges have been knocking down the requirement of some states to require voters to provide adequate ID before they vote, why not post two ICE Agents at every polling station, in uniform and clearly identified as immigration agents? The old, invalid argument is that some American citizens would be dissuaded from […]

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Shareholders overwhelmingly approve CVS-Aetna merger

Shareholders overwhelmingly approve CVS-Aetna merger

on March 14, 2018, 7:29 AM / in National News

Shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved CVS’s proposed $69 billion deal to acquire health insurer Aetna. The agreement was approved by about 97 percent of Aetna shareholders and 98 percent of CVS shareholders. The merger is expected to close in the second half of this year, pending regulatory approval by the Department of Justice. It’s not clear if federal regulators will […]

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U.S. spends twice as much as other wealthy countries on health care

U.S. spends twice as much as other wealthy countries on health care

on March 14, 2018, 7:28 AM / in International News, National News

The United States spent twice as much on health care as ten other high-income countries in 2016, largely because of the high costs of prescription drugs, administrative overhead and labor, a new study released Tuesday indicates. While Americans don’t use more services than people in high-income countries, the U.S.’s overall health spending still topped that of the United Kingdom, Canada […]

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Oversight Dem demands info on Conway’s private flights with Tom Price

Oversight Dem demands info on Conway’s private flights with Tom Price

on March 14, 2018, 7:25 AM / in National News

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway flew on several of the same private flights as former Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, but has yet to reimburse the federal government for her share of the costs, House Democrats revealed Tuesday. Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, accused the White House of stonewalling the investigation into how much the […]

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Trump reportedly considering firing VA chief

on March 14, 2018, 7:19 AM / in National News

President Trump is considering replacing Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Two sources close to the White House told The New York Times that Trump is mulling firing Shulkin, who has been under scrutiny over ethics concerns, including his use of a personal security detail to run errands. Trump has not formally offered Perry the job, and it’s […]

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House fails to pass poorly name ‘right to try’ bill

on March 14, 2018, 7:18 AM / in National News

The House failed to pass “right to try” legislation on experimental drugs Tuesday evening after Democrats expressed safety concerns over how the measure would let patients bypass the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a vote of 259-140, the bill failed to garner the necessary two-thirds support to send the legislation to the Senate. The House had voted for the measure under suspension […]

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Trump removes Tillerson, names Pompeo as successor at State

on March 14, 2018, 7:06 AM / in National News

Tuesday brought a major shakeup with President Trump firing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The Hill’s Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger have the story on what many believe could be the first round of high-profile changes within the administration: White House officials were not sorry to see Tillerson go, viewing him as an ineffective leader who was rarely on the […]

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Jordan Peterson: Disney’s Frozen is ‘deeply propagandistic,’ an ‘appalling piece of rubbish’

Jordan Peterson: Disney’s Frozen is ‘deeply propagandistic,’ an ‘appalling piece of rubbish’

on March 14, 2018, 6:52 AM / in National News

By Dorothy Cummings McLean TORONTO,  (LifeSiteNews) — Jordan Peterson, an authority on the psychology of religion and myth, may love stories, but he’s not so keen on propaganda. And as far as he’s concerned, Disney’s Frozen is propaganda. “I could barely sit through Frozen,” Peterson told Time magazine. “There was an attempt to craft a moral message and to build the story around that, instead of […]

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A Convention of States or The 17th Amendment’s Repeal?

A Convention of States or The 17th Amendment’s Repeal?

on March 14, 2018, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

By TJDonegan7  A Convention of the States Project/Movement has been ongoing now since 2011, the movement and some of its advocates would like to wrest State Powers gradually arrogated to – and by – the Federal Government post the ratification of the Bull Moose Platform in 1913, we suggest the better option (A convention of States may result in unexpected […]

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Stephen Hawking, legendary physicist, dies at 76, family says

Stephen Hawking, legendary physicist, dies at 76, family says

on March 14, 2018, 6:27 AM / in People

Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s foremost theoretical physicists, has died at age 76. On the cover of the Oxford Dictionary of Scientists, Hawking appeared with Einstein and Madame Curie, an apt demonstration of his renown. For decades, Hawking was confined to a wheelchair by a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a neurological disease that handcuffs movement. […]

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