Archive for May 4th, 2018

27 more women accuse Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct

27 more women accuse Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct

on May 4, 2018, 7:46 AM / in National News

Twenty-seven more women have come forward to accuse veteran journalist Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct in the workplace, The Washington Post reported Thursday. CBS News fired Rose last year after eight women accused him of sexual harassment. Others told managers about concerns regarding Rose’s alleged behavior as early as 1986 and as recently as spring 2017. The new allegations date […]

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Report: Pruitt got help from lobbyists, donors to arrange travel

Report: Pruitt got help from lobbyists, donors to arrange travel

on May 4, 2018, 7:43 AM / in National News

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has recruited conservative activists, lobbyists, and GOP donors like Sheldon Adelson to help craft itineraries for a bucket list of at least a dozen countries he wanted to visit, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing four people familiar with the matter. Pruitt allegedly drew up the list after he was confirmed as […]

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Iranian foreign minister says Tehran won’t renegotiate nuclear deal

on May 4, 2018, 7:42 AM / in International News

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday that Iran would not accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. Under the deal, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of punishing economic sanctions. President Trump has harshly criticized the agreement, negotiated under the Obama administration, and threatened to scrap it unless […]

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Arizona teachers end walkout after they get a 20 percent raise

Arizona teachers end walkout after they get a 20 percent raise

on May 4, 2018, 7:39 AM / in State News

Thousands of Arizona teachers will end a week-long walkout and return to schools on Friday after the state agreed to give them a 20 percent raise by 2020 and invest $138 million more in public schools. The concessions did not meet all of the demands in one of the largest in a string of teacher protests across the nation. The […]

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Trump weighs cuts to U.S. troops in South Korea

Trump weighs cuts to U.S. troops in South Korea

on May 4, 2018, 7:38 AM / in National News

President Trump has ordered the Pentagon to present options to cut the number of U.S. soldiers in South Korea, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing several people briefed on the matter. Trump is preparing for a landmark meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who pledged to work toward denuclearizing the Korean peninsula during a recent meeting with […]

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Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, forcing evacuations

on May 4, 2018, 7:37 AM / in National News, State News

Authorities ordered a mandatory evacuation of more than 1,500 people late Thursday after the Kilauea volcano erupted following a series of small earthquakes over several days. Lava spewed from a 492-foot-long crack in the Leilani Estates subdivision near the town of Pahoa on the island of Hawaii, sending molten rock flowing several feet around the crack for two hours, Hawaii […]

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Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller

Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller

on May 4, 2018, 7:28 AM / in Opinion

If Donald Trump does not wish to collaborate in the destruction of his presidency, he will refuse to be questioned by the FBI, or by a grand jury, or by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his malevolent minions. Should Mueller subpoena him, as he has threatened to do, Trump should ignore the subpoena, and frame it for viewing in Trump […]

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Changes for VA health program?

Changes for VA health program?

on May 4, 2018, 7:21 AM / in National News

President Trump urged Congress to “fix” a veterans’ health-care program hours after the chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee reintroduced a plan to do so. “This spring marks [four years] since the Phoenix VA crisis. We won’t forget what happened to our GREAT VETS,” Trump tweeted. What’s at issue: Trump is referring to the Veterans Choice Program, which was created […]

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FDA chief hints at changes to drug rebates.

FDA chief hints at changes to drug rebates.

on May 4, 2018, 7:19 AM / in National News

Just days ahead of the rollout of President Trump’s anticipated drug pricing initiative, the head of the FDA suggested officials might take another look at the legal status of rebates paid by drug companies to insurers and pharmacy benefit managers. In a speech on Thursday, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said if the federal anti-kickback law that protects such rebates were changed, […]

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Conservative groups aim to unveil ObamaCare replacement plan this month

Conservative groups aim to unveil ObamaCare replacement plan this month

on May 4, 2018, 7:18 AM / in National News

Conservative groups are working on a new ObamaCare replacement plan even though their effort has virtually no chance of moving in Congress this year. Why? It’s part of a push to keep the repeal dream alive despite the obstacles, including from GOP leadership. “This is outside-in and bottom-up,” said Marie Fishpaw of the Heritage Foundation. Who is on board? It’s […]

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Registration of commercial motor vehicles and operator’s/drivers’ licenses.

on May 4, 2018, 7:15 AM / in State News

Just got this from a WGEN reader (thanks Steve) that several on WGEN will be thrilled to read about.  It has to do with the requirement to have a drivers license when all you are doing is *traveling*.  There will still be a need for a COMMERCIAL license but not for those not engaged in commercial use.  I know this […]

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More than one million children under age 6 are on psychiatric drugs… parents don’t know what they’re getting into

More than one million children under age 6 are on psychiatric drugs… parents don’t know what they’re getting into

on May 4, 2018, 7:13 AM / in National News, Opinion

(Natural News) Are children in the United States being over-medicated? According to some recent statistics, it surely looks that way. Over a million children six years of age or under are prescribed a psychiatric medication. Overall, more than eight million kids in America are on some sort of psychotropic drug — and the medical establishment is hardly batting an eye. […]

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House Chaplain Retracts Resignation, Dares Speaker to Try to Fire Him

on May 4, 2018, 7:11 AM / in National News

Says in letter that Ryan chief of staff suggested maybe chaplain should not be Catholic House Chaplain Rev. Patrick J. Conroy has informed Speaker Paul D. Ryan that he intends to rescind his resignation. In a letter to the Wisconsin Republican, Conroy wrote, in effect, that Ryan or the House would need to fire him if the intent is to have him […]

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Strictly Personal

Strictly Personal

on May 4, 2018, 7:05 AM / in Opinion

Yesterday, May 3, 2018, was my 66th birthday. Accordingly, it is time for my annual “Strictly Personal” column. I think it only fair that readers should have an opportunity to learn a little something about the person who writes the words they read. Today’s column is designed with that goal in mind. And since Charley Reese (one of my favorite […]

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Shoot Pass Drive: Girls Youth Basketball Camp

on May 4, 2018, 7:01 AM / in Local News
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Tennessee Voters Guide

Tennessee Voters Guide

on May 4, 2018, 6:55 AM / in State News

Soon Tennesseans will vote for the person they want to represent their party when our next governor is elected in November. Since the primary will determine your choices come November, now is the time to find out where the candidates stand on issues involving marriage, family, life, and religious liberty. This year the Family Action Council of Tennessee asked all of […]

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Dick’s Seals Alienation from Gun Owners, Hires Gun Control Lobbyists

Dick’s Seals Alienation from Gun Owners, Hires Gun Control Lobbyists

on May 4, 2018, 6:43 AM / in National News

by David Codrea  |   Ammoland U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Dick’s Sporting Goods, which announced in February it would no longer sell rifles to anyone under the age of 21, hired three Beltway lobbyists to lobby Congress for gun control,” The Federalist reported Wednesday. “The lobbying records show Dick’s hired two Democrats and one Republican from Glover Park Group, a DC-based government affairs firm, for ‘[l]obbying related […]

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May 4th in History

May 4th in History

on May 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

May 4 is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 241 days remaining until the end of the year. This is Bird Day  in the United States. Bird Day is a holiday established by Oil City, Pennsylvania school superintendent Charles Babcock in 1894. It was the first holiday in the United […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on May 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“What, then, do they want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion, not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man — to protect person and property — to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak — in a […]

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Out of the Ruins

Out of the Ruins

on May 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins.Ezra 9:9 In the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem you’ll find Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue. Built in the 19th century, the synagogue was dynamited by commandos during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. For years the site lay in ruins. Then, in 2014, rebuilding began. As city officials […]

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