Archive for June 9th, 2018

President Trump Requests Russia’s reinstatement to G7

President Trump Requests Russia’s reinstatement to G7

on June 9, 2018, 7:51 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Friday said that Russia should be reinstated into the Group of Seven major economies, a comment that could further anger U.S. allies during what is already expected to be a tense set of meetings. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving for Canada to attend the G-7 summit, Trump said he has been “Russia’s worst nightmare” but argued […]

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Alternative Fuel School Bus Workshop

Alternative Fuel School Bus Workshop

on June 9, 2018, 7:48 AM / in Announcements

Tennessee Cleans Fuels, in partnership with Central States Bus Sales, will host an alternative fuel school bus workshop to equip Tennessee school bus fleets with the knowledge they need to evaluate natural gas, propane, and electric alternatives. Fleet managers, superintendents, and other school bus fleet decision-makers are encouraged to attend. Presenters include representatives from ROUSH CleantTech and Adomani Electric who will […]

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Mulvaney Drains Part of the Swamp by Firing 25 CFPB Board Members

Mulvaney Drains Part of the Swamp by Firing 25 CFPB Board Members

on June 9, 2018, 7:44 AM / in National News

Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB) Mick Mulvaney (also Office of Management and Budget director) is no fan of the agency that he runs, having called it a “sick, sad joke” and “essentially a one-person dictator[ship].” The CFPB, a brain-child proposed by left-wing Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren as far back as 2007, was specifically and deliberately designed […]

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Farewell

Farewell

on June 9, 2018, 7:40 AM / in People

By Charles Krauthammer I have been uncharacteristically silent these past 10 months. I had thought that silence would soon be coming to an end, but I’m afraid I must tell you now that fate has decided on a different course for me. In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen. That operation was […]

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White House worker arrested by Secret Service agents for attempted murder

White House worker arrested by Secret Service agents for attempted murder

on June 9, 2018, 7:22 AM / in National News

A man was taken into custody at the White House by Secret Service agents for an attempted first-degree murder charge. 29-year-old Martese Edwards worked for a government contractor who was hired to do work at the White House. Edwards had a valid pass when he arrived at the visitor center at noon. When he showed his Maryland driver’s license, he […]

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Golden State of Domination: Warriors win second straight title, sweep Cavaliers in NBA Finals

on June 9, 2018, 7:10 AM / in Basketball

CLEVELAND – The brightest dreams of the Bay Area and the darkest nightmares of everywhere else – especially here – have come to fruition. The Warriors, already great then supercharged by Kevin Durant, blazed through the field to win their second straight championship and third in four years. The 2018 title came with a sweep of the Cavaliers, capped by a 108-85 […]

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US service member killed in Somalia

US service member killed in Somalia

on June 9, 2018, 7:08 AM / in International News, National News

BY REBECCA KHEEL  |   THE HILL A U.S. service member has been killed and four others injured in Somalia, the U.S. military confirmed Friday. “During an operation June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack,” U.S. Africa Command […]

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Lawsuit Filed over FBI’s Willful Failure to Process NICS Denial Appeals

Lawsuit Filed over FBI’s Willful Failure to Process NICS Denial Appeals

on June 9, 2018, 7:02 AM / in National News

by David Codrea USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Today we filed suit against the Attorney General, USA and the FBI for more NICS denials,” Stamboulieh Law, PLLC, announced in a Tuesday press release. “After it was reported that the FBI stopped processing firearms denials in early 2016, we filed a FOIA [request] for that information. It was recently received.” What did it reveal? “The documents produced […]

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Madison County Republican Party Meeting

Madison County Republican Party Meeting

on June 9, 2018, 6:57 AM / in Announcements

Please note the meeting venue.  This location is just off of Highland Ave, downtown, beside The Lift.  We will meet in the covered patio area.  (216 N. Shannon Street). Our monthly meeting will be as follows: Date:  June 11, 2018 Day: Monday Time:  11:15 am Place:  Blacksmith Restaurant Speakers:  Commissioners Billy Spain, Cyndi Bryant, Larry Sipes and former commissioner and […]

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Honoring Social Justice

on June 9, 2018, 6:50 AM / in State News

KNOXVILLE — Almost 100 years ago, a Tennessee mother wrote her lawmaker son to urge him to cast the last vote needed to secure the voting rights of American women. This weekend, their roles in ratifying the 19th Amendment will be memorialized. The Burn Memorial will be unveiled at 5:15 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Clinch Avenue and Market […]

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June 6th

June 6th

on June 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

Something I had not forgotten, because Sally and I sent Ray a card, but I didn’t actually do anything about it. I didn’t spend time with Ray and I should have…. I will probably regret not doing so. But he and I have different lives… we always have, but I do love talking to him. Well anyway, June the 6th […]

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“Dumb Ox”

“Dumb Ox”

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

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. – 1 Samuel 16:7 When Thomas Aquinas began to attend classes at the University of Paris in the 13th century, he seldom spoke up in class. His fellow students thought that his silence meant he wasn’t very smart, so they nicknamed him “the dumb ox.” His peers […]

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