Archive for April 19th, 2018

President Trump and the Attorney-Client Privilege

President Trump and the Attorney-Client Privilege

on April 19, 2018, 9:00 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump was an outwardly happy man because of the utterance of one solitary word from the lips of special counsel Robert Mueller to one of Trump’s lawyers. The word that thrilled the president and his legal team was “subject.” It seems that Mueller and one of Trump’s lawyers had been negotiating […]

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Jackson Theater Guild auditions for MY FAIR LADY

Jackson Theater Guild auditions for MY FAIR LADY

on April 19, 2018, 8:40 AM / in Announcements
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Lexington & Concord

Lexington & Concord

on April 19, 2018, 8:37 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, April 19, 2018. In yesterday’s newsletter I wrote about a famous chapter in America’s founding — the midnight ride of Paul Revere — and today, in a passage reprised from my recent book, I’ll continue the story of “the shots heard ’round the world.” Alarmed about the militancy blossoming in Boston and surrounding towns, British Gen. […]

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NEW: Reward increased in case of missing 700 pounds of explosives

NEW: Reward increased in case of missing 700 pounds of explosives

on April 19, 2018, 8:26 AM / in National News, State News

ATF: After taking inventory, investigators discovered additional case of dynamite missing MARIETTA, Pa. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is now offering a reward of $20,000 as they continue to look for hundreds of pounds of explosives that disappeared from a pipeline work site in Marietta, Lancaster County. The previous reward was $10,000. The ATF made the […]

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Lindsey Graham: We’re Getting Pompeo Confirmed as Secretary of State

Lindsey Graham: We’re Getting Pompeo Confirmed as Secretary of State

on April 19, 2018, 8:23 AM / in National News

by Katie Pavlich   |   Townhall Late last week former CIA Director and President Trump’s choice to be the next Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, sat through hours of questioning on Capitol Hill during his confirmation hearing. With the exception of an outburst from Democrat Senator Cory Booker about “gay perversions,” the hearing went relatively smoothly. During the time leading up to the confirmation […]

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Turkish president calls early elections

Turkish president calls early elections

on April 19, 2018, 8:16 AM / in International News

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday unexpectedly called early presidential and legislative elections for June, a year ahead of schedule. He said the vote was necessary “for Turkey to overcome uncertainties,” which analysts interpreted as a reference to Turkey’s military operations against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Critics said Erdogan wanted to hold the vote at a time […]

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Cuba gets its first non-Castro president since 1959 revolution

Cuba gets its first non-Castro president since 1959 revolution

on April 19, 2018, 8:14 AM / in International News

Cuba’s newly seated parliament named First Vice President Miguel Díaz-Canel as the lone candidate to succeed Raúl Castro, setting him up to be sworn in Thursday morning after a confirmation vote. He will be the communist-run nation’s first leader outside the Castro family since the 1959 revolution. Raúl Castro took over as president when his ailing brother, Fidel, now deceased, […]

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Patriots’ Day and the Flags of Our Forefathers

Patriots’ Day and the Flags of Our Forefathers

on April 19, 2018, 8:06 AM / in Opinion

We thank God for those generations of Patriots who sacrificed their personal safety in defense of Liberty. “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” —Thomas Jefferson (1800) April 19th is Patriots’ Day, commemorating the anniversary of that date in 1775 when American militiamen at Lexington and Concord fired […]

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Climate Alarmists Use Children to Sue Florida Governor Over Climate Change

Climate Alarmists Use Children to Sue Florida Governor Over Climate Change

on April 19, 2018, 8:04 AM / in National News, Opinion

Written by  James Murphy Having witnessed the use of children to promote gun control after the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, a group of Florida lawyers has decided to do the same thing with regard to climate change. On April 16, a squad of politically-minded ambulance chasers used a group of children as human shields by filing suit against Florida Governor Rick Scott because […]

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Senate repeals auto-loan guidance in precedent-shattering vote

on April 19, 2018, 8:01 AM / in National News

BY SYLVAN LANE   |  THE HILL The Senate on Wednesday repealed a controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) decree on auto-loan financing in a vote that could set a precedent for Republicans to repeal a broad range of regulations. Senators generally fell along party lines in the 51-47 vote to repeal 2013 guidance from the CFPB on “dealer markups” — the interest […]

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Rep. Rokita Pushes to End Citibank’s Federal Contract After Finance Giant Pushes Corporate Gun Control

on April 19, 2018, 7:57 AM / in National News

by AWR HAWKINS  |   Breitbart News Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) is pushing to end Citibank’s federal contract after the finance giant adopted new gun policies that do not respect the Second Amendment. Citibank currently enjoys a $700 billion contract with the General Services Administration (GSA), and Rokita is seeking to have that contract terminated. Rokita sent a letter to GSA administrator Emily W. […]

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Pompeo and North Korea

on April 19, 2018, 7:50 AM / in National News

Word starting leaking last night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — which President Trump confirmed in one of his signature morning tweets. The meeting, Trump said, went “very smoothly.” “Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week,” Trump said. “Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship […]

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SunPower buying SolarWorld

SunPower buying SolarWorld

on April 19, 2018, 7:47 AM / in National News

Solar panel maker SunPower Corp. said it’s buying SolarWorld, the Los Angeles Times reports. SolarWorld successfully petitioned the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported solar panels, which help SolarWorld, but hurt SunPower due to its reliance on imports.

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SENATE BLOCKS COAST GUARD BILL

SENATE BLOCKS COAST GUARD BILL

on April 19, 2018, 7:45 AM / in National News

The Senate blocked legislation on Wednesday that environmentalists and opponents argue would weaken water pollution standards. The 56-42 vote deprived the legislation of the 60 votes it needed to move forward. The bill included a version of the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA), which would exempt ships’ ballast water from Clean Water Act oversight under the EPA and stop most […]

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WHITE HOUSE OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO PRUITT

WHITE HOUSE OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO PRUITT

on April 19, 2018, 7:42 AM / in National News

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced it will investigate EPA’s decision to spend more than $43,000 for the purchase and construction of a soundproof booth in Pruitt’s personal office. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney announced the probe during a House hearing Wednesday in front of a subcommittee for the House Appropriations Committee. Mulvaney noted the Government Accountability […]

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SENATE FLOOR DRAMA OVER NASA PICK

SENATE FLOOR DRAMA OVER NASA PICK

on April 19, 2018, 7:40 AM / in National News, News

The Senate nearly blocked confirmation of President Trump’s nominee to lead the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wednesday. The vote to confirm Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.) was held open for about a half hour after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) changed his vote to “no,” which temporary tied the vote at 49 to 49. But Flake eventually switched back […]

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Second Amendment Organization: If ATF Proposed Regulation Goes Into Effect, Half A Million Bump Stock Owners Will Be Instant Felons

on April 19, 2018, 7:28 AM / in National News

By Tim Brown  |  Freedom Outpost “What should surprise gun owners is that it was a Republican administration that put a gun parts maker out of business — especially since the Obama administration had refused to take such a course of action on several occasions.” Gun Owners of America have been steadfast as a Second Amendment lobbying organization on behalf […]

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The Lessons of Lexington

The Lessons of Lexington

on April 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News

Editor’s Note: The deeper story of Lexington is a story about an unknown pastor, a small congregation, and how in the Providences of God the commencement of armed hostilities took place there. Today, April 19th, is the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Lexington. Once known as Patriot’s Day, this day has been viewed as the commencement of the American […]

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April 19th in History

April 19th in History

on April 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 19 is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 256 days remaining until the end of the year. In 65,  The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso’s plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested. In 531,  Battle of Callinicum: A Byzantine army under Belisarius is defeated by […]

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The God Who Paints

The God Who Paints

on April 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Psalm 42:2 Nezahualcoyotl (1402–1472) may have had a difficult name to pronounce, but his name is full of significance. It means “Hungry Coyote,” and this man’s writings show a spiritual hunger. As a poet and ruler in Mexico before the arrival of the Europeans, he wrote, “Truly the gods, which I […]

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