Archive for May 31st, 2018

State Senator Ed Jackson of District 27 is seeking reelection this year.

on May 31, 2018, 2:27 PM / in Announcements

Tennessee State Senator Ed Jackson is seeking reelection to office in the Tennessee Senate. He needs help and volunteers to join our his team knocking on doors and calling voters throughout the election season. If you are interested, call Russell Richardson at 865-208-2853 (yes that is an East Tennessee area code) or reach out by email to russelltrichardson@gmail.com. Editors note: We have printed […]

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The Trump Investigation: Origins and Motives

The Trump Investigation: Origins and Motives

on May 31, 2018, 10:09 AM / in National News, Opinion

The genesis of the Trump/Putin collusion investigation from the perspective of a seasoned federal prosecutor. “We should be unfaithful to ourselves if we should ever lose sight of the danger to our liberties if anything partial or extraneous should infect the purity of our free, fair, virtuous, and independent elections.” —John Adams (1797) Among the many resources we use to […]

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Tyranny: Calif. Farmer Thrown In Jail After Complying With Gun Registration Law

on May 31, 2018, 10:05 AM / in State News

BY BEN MARQUIS   |    Western Journal It is common knowledge among gun owners that California has imposed a plethora of strict gun control laws that appear to be more about discouraging lawful gun ownership than preventing crime and violence. At times, it can seem as though California’s laws are designed to trap law-abiding gun owners with good intentions and transform […]

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Eastwood at 88

Eastwood at 88

on May 31, 2018, 9:58 AM / in People

Good morning, it’s Thursday, May 31, 2018. Eighty-eight years ago today in San Francisco, a little boy came into the world who was so big and strong the maternity room nurses at St. Francis Hospital nicknamed him “Sampson.” His mother named him Clinton, after the boy’s father. Unless you live in Carmel, California, you know him as Hollywood leading man […]

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Texas governor releases school safety plan in wake of deadly shooting

Texas governor releases school safety plan in wake of deadly shooting

on May 31, 2018, 9:33 AM / in State News

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Wednesday unveiled a plan for making schools safer following the May 18 shooting that left eight students and two substitute teachers dead at Santa Fe High School near Houston. His 43-page report calls for increasing law enforcement presence at schools, providing more mental health screening for students, arming some teachers, and passing a law […]

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Russian journalist turns up alive after faking death to foil murder plot

on May 31, 2018, 9:31 AM / in International News

Russian dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko, who was reported murdered in Kiev on Tuesday, turned up alive in a news conference on Wednesday. The Ukrainian Security Service explained to a stunned room that Babchenko, who has criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kremlin policy in Syria and Ukraine, had faked his death to help capture assassins who really were trying to […]

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Fed unveils plan to ease rule against risky bank trading

Fed unveils plan to ease rule against risky bank trading

on May 31, 2018, 9:29 AM / in National News

Federal bank regulators on Wednesday released a plan to ease the Volcker Rule, which bars banks from making risky trades for their own profit with customers’ money. The Federal Reserve and other regulators said the rule, part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law, would remain in place in spirit, but that the government would simplify regulations to make it easier for […]

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Grand jury indicts Harvey Weinstein on rape charges

on May 31, 2018, 9:28 AM / in National News, State News

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday by a New York grand jury on charges of rape and a criminal sexual act. “This indictment brings the defendant another step closer to accountability for the crimes of violence with which he is now charged,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said. Weinstein was arrested Friday in connection with allegations by two […]

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Trump widely expected to hit EU with steel, aluminum tariffs by Friday

on May 31, 2018, 9:26 AM / in International News, National News

Barring an unlikely last-minute deal, President Trump will follow through with his threat to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union by Friday. The 25 percent tariffs on imported steel and a 10 percent levy on aluminum will likely be met by swift retaliatory EU tariffs on motorcycles, bourbon, peanut butter, orange juice, and other exports from […]

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Report: Top FBI official gave Mueller secret memo on Comey firing

on May 31, 2018, 7:42 AM / in National News

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe wrote a confidential memo last spring describing a conversation with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the firing of McCabe’s former boss James Comey, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the discussion. McCabe said Rosenstein told him President Trump originally asked him to reference Russia in a memo used to […]

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The Opposition to ERA

The Opposition to ERA

on May 31, 2018, 7:41 AM / in National News, Opinion

Opponents of the ERA focused on traditional gender roles, such as how men do the fighting in wartime. They argued that the amendment would eliminate the men-only draft requirement and guarantee the possibility that women would be subject to conscription and be required to have military combat roles in future wars if it were passed. Defense of traditional gender roles proved to be a […]

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Dawn of an ERA? State House passes Equal Rights Amendment — 95 years later

Dawn of an ERA? State House passes Equal Rights Amendment — 95 years later

on May 31, 2018, 7:37 AM / in National News, State News

By Tina Sfondeles  |  Chicago Sun Times SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois House made history on Wednesday, allowing for the state to become the 37th in the country to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment designed to protect Americans against discrimination based on their sex. Nearly a century after the amendment was drafted, the Illinois House voted 72-45 to ratify it following more than two […]

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Neil Gorsuch Gets to The Heart of the Christian Cakeshop Case

on May 31, 2018, 7:31 AM / in National News, Opinion

Christian cakeshop owner, Jack Phillips, is going before the Supreme Court to defend his First Amendment rights. Can the government force a Christian cakeshop to affirm the reality and morality of same-sex “marriage.” The obvious answer is “no” because that’s barbaric. But you can’t say the obvious to the Supreme Court. Written by Joe Scudder   |   Eagle Rising Thankfully, Neil Gorsuch, […]

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Hackers forged a booming job market

on May 31, 2018, 7:24 AM / in International News, National News

A week doesn’t go by without a major company announcing a data breach. From Sears, to Kmart to Delta to Panera, firms are struggling to keep their servers secure from hackers. Mounting pressure for better security has pushed up demand for cybersecurity experts that is far outstripping the supply of such skills. And the problem will only get worse in […]

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NFL Legend Herschel Walker Had This To Say About New Anthem Policy

NFL Legend Herschel Walker Had This To Say About New Anthem Policy

on May 31, 2018, 7:22 AM / in National News, Opinion

NFL legend Herschel Walker weighed in on the league’s new national anthem policy Wednesday at the Sports and Fitness Day event held at the White House. “My feeling on the anthem is I felt they should have been standing at the beginning,” the 56-year-old football player explained, according to The Hill. Last week, the league announced the new policy that states […]

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Police: Suicidal man kills wife, her parents, self at home

on May 31, 2018, 7:18 AM / in State News

By The Associated Press MURFREESBORO — A man who expressed thoughts about suicide and was briefly hospitalized returned to a home and fatally shot his wife, her father and her stepmother before killing himself, police said. Officers responding to a report of gunshots on Monday afternoon found the four people dead in the bedroom of a home in Murfreesboro in […]

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HOW TO PLANT, GROW, AND CARE FOR SHASTA DAISIES

HOW TO PLANT, GROW, AND CARE FOR SHASTA DAISIES

on May 31, 2018, 7:17 AM / in People

The cheerful shasta daisy is a classic perennial. It looks similar to the familiar roadside daisy but has larger and more robust blooms. Here’s how to grow shasta daisies in your garden! Shasta daisies tend to bloom in clumps from 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide. They bear all-white daisy petals, yellow disk florets, and contrasting glossy, dark […]

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Only Vote Once…..

Only Vote Once…..

on May 31, 2018, 6:52 AM / in State News

The warning to voters in Los Angeles ahead of California’s jungle primary Tuesday. Just because 2 candidates advance to November, doesn’t mean you can vote twice.

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Mitt Romney reveals his 2016 presidential vote

Mitt Romney reveals his 2016 presidential vote

on May 31, 2018, 6:50 AM / in National News

The Desert News SALT LAKE CITY — Mitt Romney revealed Wednesday who he voted for in the 2016 presidential election. His wife, Ann Romney. “I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who I think would be an excellent president,” the Republican U.S Senate candidate told the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards in response to […]

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People are Strange

People are Strange

on May 31, 2018, 6:37 AM / in Opinion

Jim Morris, the vocalist for the rock group the Doors, once sang, “People are strange…” I couldn’t agree more; people definitely are strange. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t particularly hate anyone; it’s just that they confuse and frustrate me sometimes. As long as people are friendly towards me I will be friendly in return; but I am very particular […]

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