Archive for May 9th, 2018

Facebook shakes up management

Facebook shakes up management

on May 9, 2018, 7:27 AM / in National News

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday ordered the biggest executive shakeup in the company’s 15-year history. The move appeared to consolidate power at the top, leaving the roles of Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, while giving more responsibility to Chris Cox, the chief product officer in charge of the flagship Facebook service. He now will preside over the […]

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GOP establishment fares well in key primaries

on May 9, 2018, 7:25 AM / in National News, State News

Republican primary voters on Tuesday nominated several Senate candidates deemed to have good chances against vulnerable Democrats in the fall midterms, rejecting controversial candidates that party strategists considered to be likely losers in a general election. Anti-Washington coal baron Don Blankenship, who had claimed to be “Trumpier than Trump,” lost to former lobbyist and congressional aide Patrick Morrisey in West […]

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CIA nominee Gina Haspel vows not to restart harsh interrogations

CIA nominee Gina Haspel vows not to restart harsh interrogations

on May 9, 2018, 7:24 AM / in National News

President Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, Gina Haspel, plans to assure senators she would not restart harsh interrogations using techniques that critics call torture, according to excerpts of prepared remarks released ahead of her Wednesday confirmation hearing. Haspel, 61, has been deputy director of the CIA since February 2017. She reportedly offered to withdraw her nomination last week to […]

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Pompeo makes second trip to North Korea

on May 9, 2018, 7:23 AM / in International News, National News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Tuesday on his second trip to North Korea to iron out preparations for President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo’s visit raised hopes that Pyongyang would release three American prisoners as a gesture of good faith. Pompeo left a day after Kim held his second visit with Chinese President Xi […]

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Iranian base in Syria hit; location used for ‘special forces’ training, possibly drone ops support

Iranian base in Syria hit; location used for ‘special forces’ training, possibly drone ops support

on May 9, 2018, 7:16 AM / in International News

By J.E. Dyer   |  Liberty Unyielding It’s too early to “call” anything here, but it does look at the moment as if Israel is preempting Iran in Syria, after recent reporting that threatening Iranian movements were detected there, and Israeli forces were placed on high alert. A report a couple of hours ago indicates that the Iranian base at Al-Kiswah, south of […]

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Well Johnny What Did You Learn At School Today?

Well Johnny What Did You Learn At School Today?

on May 9, 2018, 7:06 AM / in Opinion

By Ron Ewart   |   News with Views “By educating the young generation along the right lines, the People’s State will have to see to it that a generation of mankind is formed which will be adequate to this supreme combat that will decide the destinies of the world.”  —Adolf Hitler It’s 3 O’clock in the afternoon when little Johnny comes barging […]

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Draining the Food Stamp Swamp

Draining the Food Stamp Swamp

on May 9, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Opinion

By Star Parker  |   Townhall The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is high on the Republican list of programs targeted for reform — and justifiably so. The program has gone from 17 million enrollees in 2000 to about 43 million today, with outlays up from about $25 billion to more than $70 billion. The Trump administration’s budget submitted last February includes […]

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Before and After Welfare Handouts

Before and After Welfare Handouts

on May 9, 2018, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

By Walter Williams Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment to honor […]

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What happens when a local newspaper dies

What happens when a local newspaper dies

on May 9, 2018, 6:41 AM / in Opinion

By David Von Drehle  |    The Washington Post What comes after the death of the local newspaper? This question is suddenly urgent in Denver, of all places, a thriving metropolis that used to be one heck of a newspaper town. Long after most places had settled on a single local paper, the Mile High City sustained a swashbuckling newspaper war, […]

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Morrisey wins W.Va. Senate primary, averting GOP fears

on May 9, 2018, 6:34 AM / in State News

Republicans may have avoided a disaster in West Virginia on Tuesday night. Former coal CEO Don Blankenship, who spent a year in prison for his role in a 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia, will not be the Republican candidate for Senate in the fall. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) triumphed over Blankenship and Rep. Evan […]

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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake is latest warning of San Andreas’ power

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake is latest warning of San Andreas’ power

on May 9, 2018, 6:30 AM / in National News, State News

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook a large portion of Southern California on Tuesday, and was felt from San Diego to Santa Clarita, authorities said. Tuesday’s temblor struck at 4:49 a.m. about seven miles north of Cabazon and 85 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The epicenter was close to the San Gorgonio Pass, through which Interstate 10 connects Palm Springs […]

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Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

on May 9, 2018, 6:19 AM / in National News

BY: Paul Crookston  |   Washington Free Beacon President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that the United States will “withdraw” from the Iran nuclear deal, promising to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic lifted under the accord.   “The Iran deal is defective at its core,” Trump said from the White House’s Diplomatic Room. “If we do nothing, we know exactly what […]

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George Deukmejian, ex-governor of California, dies

George Deukmejian, ex-governor of California, dies

on May 9, 2018, 6:14 AM / in People

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two-term California Gov. George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname “The Iron Duke,” died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 89. The Republican spent three decades in California politics as an assemblyman, senator, state attorney general and governor. He was elected as the state’s 35th governor in 1982 when a massive absentee voting campaign […]

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Keep Climbing!

Keep Climbing!

on May 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Encourage one another daily. Hebrews 3:13 Richard needed a push, and he got one. He was rock climbing with his friend Kevin who was the belayer (the one who secures the rope). Exhausted and ready to quit, Richard asked Kevin to lower him to the ground. But Kevin urged him on, saying he had come too far to quit. Dangling […]

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Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

Five items Congress deleted from Madison’s original Bill of Rights

on May 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

When James Madison spoke to the First Congress he proposed 20 amendments for a Bill of Rights, and not the 10 we all know about. So what did Congress delete from the final list that was ratified by the states? There were some very significant deletions as his proposed list went through the House and Senate, and Madison himself took […]

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The Power of Habeas Corpus in America

The Power of Habeas Corpus in America

on May 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror By  Anthony Gregory Highlights | Synopsis Highlights Misconceptions about habeas corpus—commonly understood as the legal right not to be  detained arbitrarily by the government—abound. A bumper sticker slogan critical of George  W. Bush’s detention policy reflects a popular myth: “Habeas Corpus, 1215−2006.” Contrary  to this view, habeas corpus did not enjoy […]

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May 9th in History

May 9th in History

on May 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

May 9 is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of Dianetics (Church of Scientology) Christian Feast Day Beatus of Lungern Beatus of Vendome Christopher (Αγιος Χριστόφορος) (Eastern Orthodox Church) George Preca Gerontius of Cervia Gregory of Nazianzus, Doctor, Bishop […]

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