Archive for June 13th, 2018

GOP Rep. Mark Sanford, attacked by Trump over affair, defeated in South Carolina primary

on June 13, 2018, 7:59 AM / in National News, State News

Both the president and Sanford’s Republican rival revived his much-publicized relationship with an Argentinian journalist in 2009 while he was governor. Hours after a last-minute broadside from President Donald Trump, South Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Sanford lost his primary race on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press, possibly ushering in an end to a political career plagued by a […]

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Tesla to cut 9 percent of its workforce

Tesla to cut 9 percent of its workforce

on June 13, 2018, 7:44 AM / in National News

Tesla plans to cut several thousand jobs, about 9 percent of its workforce, as part of an effort to “reduce costs and become profitable” without threatening the crucial ramping up of production of the Model 3, its first mass-market vehicle, the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, said in an email to staff on Tuesday. Tesla shares jumped by as much as […]

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House to consider 2 immigration bills after moderate proposal fizzles

House to consider 2 immigration bills after moderate proposal fizzles

on June 13, 2018, 7:23 AM / in National News

A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced Tuesday that the House would vote next week on rival immigration bills after a proposal by GOP moderates to protect young undocumented immigrants known as “DREAMers” collapsed due to a lack of support. The moderates fell two signatures short on a petition to hold a debate on a bill to protect […]

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White House adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’

White House adviser apologizes for saying Trudeau has ‘special place in hell’

on June 13, 2018, 7:21 AM / in National News

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday apologized for saying that “there is a special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has been slammed by President Trump and some of his top aides for warning that Canada would retaliate for Trump’s new tariffs. Navarro said he was trying to send a signal of the Trump […]

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Proposal to split California into 3 states makes it onto ballot

Proposal to split California into 3 states makes it onto ballot

on June 13, 2018, 7:20 AM / in National News, State News

California’s Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday that a ballot measure to split the Golden State into three states — California, Northern California, and Southern California — had gotten more than enough valid signatures to make it onto the November ballot. The initiative was spearheaded by Silicon Valley venture capitalist and cryptocurrency enthusiast Tim Draper, whose previous efforts to split […]

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Allies, lawmakers confused by Trump vow to end Korea ‘war games’

Allies, lawmakers confused by Trump vow to end Korea ‘war games’

on June 13, 2018, 7:17 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would stop “war games” near North Korea took Japan and South Korea by surprise, and met opposition from U.S. lawmakers. Trump, speaking after his summit on denuclearization with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said the change would save the U.S. money and remove a “provocative” obstacle to diplomacy with Pyongyang. Critics said Trump […]

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Trump critic loses primary in sign of president’s influence

Trump critic loses primary in sign of president’s influence

on June 13, 2018, 7:15 AM / in State News

In a sign of President Trump’s influence over GOP voters, frequent Trump critic Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) on Tuesday lost his Republican primary to state Rep. Katie Arrington, who ran as a Trump ally. Trump backed Arrington in a tweet hours before polls closed, saying Sanford was “nothing but trouble,” marking the first time he had targeted a GOP incumbent […]

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NEW USCIS OFFICE INVESTIGATING THOUSANDS WHO GOT US CITIZENSHIP THROUGH IDENTITY FRAUD

NEW USCIS OFFICE INVESTIGATING THOUSANDS WHO GOT US CITIZENSHIP THROUGH IDENTITY FRAUD

on June 13, 2018, 7:13 AM / in National News

Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter  |   The Daily Caller A new government office created to investigate bogus naturalization applications estimates there are at least 3,000 cases of aliens who used false identities to obtain U.S. citizenship, federal officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The office, housed inside U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has identified the […]

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The 30,000 dollar funeral

The 30,000 dollar funeral

on June 13, 2018, 7:10 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Joe passed away. His will provided $30,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the affair, his wife, Helen, turned to her oldest friend. “Well, I’m sure Joe would be pleased,” she said. “I’m sure you’re right,” replied Jody, who lowered her voice and leaned in close. “How much did this really cost?” “All of it,” said Helen. […]

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GROWING DELPHINIUMS

GROWING DELPHINIUMS

on June 13, 2018, 7:05 AM / in News

HOW TO PLANT, GROW, AND CARE FOR DELPHINIUM FLOWERS Delphiniums are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous shades of blue, pink, white, and purple. They are popular in cottage-style gardens and cutting gardens. Delphiniums are a favorite of many gardeners, but can sometimes be a challenge. They prefer moist, cool summers and do not fare well in […]

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Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies in Utah at age 94

Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday dies in Utah at age 94

on June 13, 2018, 7:01 AM / in People

The Spectrum Samuel Tom Holiday, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers who used his native language to create an uncrackable code to help win World War II, died in Southern Utah at age 94 on Monday. Holiday was known in the area for his attendance at veterans events and his visits sharing his experiences with schoolchildren. He spent his later days living […]

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Honor-Shame dynamics enter the STEMs

Honor-Shame dynamics enter the STEMs

on June 13, 2018, 6:59 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

By Donald Sensing  |  Sense of Events I have posted before of how the Left’s social dynamic, its basic way of relationships with other persons, is one of honor-shame. Honor-shame is the basic dynamic that human beings evolved with and is still found in Arab and other cultures around the world. The Middle East Quarterly explains the essence of the honor/shame culture: [I[n traditional Arab society […]

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Rep. Steve Cohen Unhinged Over Trump North Korea Summit Public Largely Supports

Rep. Steve Cohen Unhinged Over Trump North Korea Summit Public Largely Supports

on June 13, 2018, 6:47 AM / in State News

Story by John Bryant  |   The Tennessee Star Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) has come unhinged on Twitter over President Trump’s historic summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore earlier this week. While there is certainly room for skepticism as to how much trust to place in North Korea’s leaders on the heels of their meeting with President Donald Trump, a new PEW […]

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State and federal authorities raid Oneida doctor’s office

State and federal authorities raid Oneida doctor’s office

on June 13, 2018, 6:43 AM / in State News

USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee State and federal authorities raided an Oneida doctor’s office on Tuesday afternoon. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said agents were at “locations in Scott County as part of an active and ongoing investigation.” She referred further questions to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Allen […]

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Small Business Optimism Index Soars, Continuing Historic Run

on June 13, 2018, 6:40 AM / in State News

Press release, NASHVILLE, June 12, 2018 —The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased in May to the second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history. The index rose to 107.8, a three-point gain, with small businesses reporting high numbers in several key areas including compensation, profits, and sales trends. State-specific data is unavailable, but NFIB Tennessee State Director Jim Brown said Tennessee businesses are […]

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Coalition seeks solutions to opioid crisis

on June 13, 2018, 6:38 AM / in State News

We have yet to buy into this. Don’t get us wrong, we know that there are addictions out there waiting to take us for a joy ride, but this level of governmental spending and subsidizing over an issue that has been going on since dawn of ages, we are not so sure about that. The recovery rate is abysmal after […]

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Pope: Arts and culture pump $2 million into Hamblen County economy

Pope: Arts and culture pump $2 million into Hamblen County economy

on June 13, 2018, 6:29 AM / in State News

Ever wonder how they might have deduced (recorded and justified) this information… so have we…. The nonprofit arts and culture industry pumps in at least $2 million annually in revenue to Hamblen County with $1.3 million coming from audiences and $760,000 being spent by local nonprofits, according to a state report on arts economic impact. In Hamblen County, 53 percent […]

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Corker blasts Senate colleagues for blocking vote on tariffs

Corker blasts Senate colleagues for blocking vote on tariffs

on June 13, 2018, 6:16 AM / in National News, State News

This article was edited to bring it up to date…. the original piece was published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press…. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., yesterday took to the Senate floor to denounce Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues for not allowing a vote on his proposal to require congressional approval of proposed tariffs by the […]

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Tennessee elections chief says review shows McCormick meets residency requirements

Tennessee elections chief says review shows McCormick meets residency requirements

on June 13, 2018, 6:04 AM / in State News

We call this the McMeen Shuffle… low and dirty. by Andy Sher  |  Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Tennessee Election Coordinator Mark Goins says he’s determined that state Rep. Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, whose legal residency in Hamilton County has been questioned, “meets a sufficient number of factors” to remain on the ballot as a candidate in the House District 26 […]

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