Archive for July 9th, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

Brett Kavanaugh is nominated by Trump to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

on July 9, 2018, 8:49 PM / in National News

President Trump on Monday nominated federal judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, elevating a conservative stalwart with deep ties to the Republican establishment to succeed retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and triggering a partisan war over the court’s future. Kavanaugh, 53, who lives in the Maryland suburbs, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and […]

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Thailand cave rescue resumes with 5th boy rescued

Thailand cave rescue resumes with 5th boy rescued

on July 9, 2018, 7:45 AM / in International News

by Duncan Forgan  |   NBC News CHIANG RAI, Thailand — A fifth member of the youth soccer team trapped for more than two weeks in a flooded cave in Thailand was freed Monday. Rescue workers carried a stretcher from the mouth of the cave to a waiting ambulance, which then sped away with flashing lights. A Thai navy official later confirmed […]

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Here is a neat couple of stories about one of our favorite subjects… dogs

Here is a neat couple of stories about one of our favorite subjects… dogs

on July 9, 2018, 7:41 AM / in National News

And finally a dog story … If you’ve ever hiked, or even gone for a long walk, you’ll appreciate TWO dog-saves-a-hiker tales this morning. Nanook, a “guardian angel” husky is apparently a self-trained rescue dog. He helped a college student from Tennessee, who was hiking alone in Alaska in June and got into trouble not once, but several times (The […]

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Dawn Sturgess, British Woman Poisoned by Novichok, Dies

Dawn Sturgess, British Woman Poisoned by Novichok, Dies

on July 9, 2018, 7:36 AM / in International News

By Ellen Barry  |   New York Times LONDON — A 44-year-old British woman who was exposed to a nerve agent died on Sunday, bringing new urgency to a four-month-old diplomatic standoff in which Britain has accused Russia of sending the poison to a small city in southern England in a botched attempt to kill a former spy. The British authorities have now opened […]

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Watch your Wallet

Watch your Wallet

on July 9, 2018, 7:33 AM / in National News

The House returns to work on Tuesday. The Senate convenes at 3 p.m. and resumes consideration of the nomination of Mark Bennett to be United States Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit. A cloture vote on Bennett’s nomination is expected at 5:30 p.m. The president will have lunch with Vice President Pence at 12:30 p.m., and later announce his nominee […]

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State of New Jersey Subsidizes Local News, While Tennessee Star Thrives in Free Market

State of New Jersey Subsidizes Local News, While Tennessee Star Thrives in Free Market

on July 9, 2018, 7:28 AM / in State News

During Friday’s Gill Report, broadcast live on WETR 92.3 FM in Knoxville, Steve Gill contemplated the decline of the main stream news outfits and New Jersey’s new found attempt at a tax payer funded media. “Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere, you probably have noticed that the main stream media is well, running down the tubes,” said Gill; noting, “Newspapers are […]

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Tennessee county Dems, NAACP sue to open early voting sites

Tennessee county Dems, NAACP sue to open early voting sites

on July 9, 2018, 7:24 AM / in State News

The arrogance never ends………….. This report via the AP states that Democrats in Tennessee’s largest county and the local NAACP are suing to try to open more early voting sites. According to The Commercial Appeal, the Shelby County Democratic Party and the Memphis NAACP sued the Shelby County Election Commission in separate chancery court lawsuits Friday. They argue having only three […]

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The White House and the Rest of The World: Busy Week for the President

The White House and the Rest of The World: Busy Week for the President

on July 9, 2018, 7:10 AM / in National News

The president has a big week ahead, including a consequential NATO summit in Brussels, and meetings outside London with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Queen Elizabeth II. A week from today in Helsinki, Trump meets one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In Brussels, Trump will continue to urge NATO allies to boost their defense budgets, while relations between the […]

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Good Monday Morning July 9th, 2018

Good Monday Morning July 9th, 2018

on July 9, 2018, 7:03 AM / in National News, Opinion

Our daily news, hopefully,  gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus a few trends to watch. So let’s get to it President Trump announces his nominee to the Supreme Court at 9 p.m. from the East Room of the White House in a dramatic, reality television-style presentation that will kick-start a furious […]

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TRUMP DEALS ANOTHER BLOW TO OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE LEGACY

on July 9, 2018, 6:40 AM / in National News

Robert Donachie  |   The Daily Caller The Trump administration announced Saturday evening that it is temporarily freezing billions of dollars of payments to health insurance companies intended to help them manage higher-risk patients, sparking backlash from the industry’s lobbying arm as insurers continue to struggle to adjust to the administration’s repeated attacks on Obamacare. The federal government provides Obamacare insurers […]

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Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools

Legally Armed Teachers Explain Why They Carry Guns in Their Schools

on July 9, 2018, 6:35 AM / in National News, State News

‘Why do teachers have to die protecting their students? Why can’t we live protecting our students?’ By Stephen Gutowski  |  The Washington Free Beacon In the weeks and months since the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, the debate over whether teachers should be able to carry firearms in schools has received a great deal of attention. A […]

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Wallace’s Family Foundation Gave Away Millions, But Not One Penny for His Own District

Wallace’s Family Foundation Gave Away Millions, But Not One Penny for His Own District

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

Scott Wallace’s family foundation steered millions to anti-Israel, environmental, left-wing groups BY: Joe Schoffstall  |   The Washington Free Beacon A wealthy Democratic congressional candidate’s family foundation that was criticized for giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-Israel groups has not given money to any organizations or charities located in the district he’s seeking to represent, according to a review of […]

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Delaware: Legislature Adjourns from its 2018 Legislative Session

Delaware: Legislature Adjourns from its 2018 Legislative Session

on July 9, 2018, 6:18 AM / in State News

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- July 1st, the Delaware General Assembly adjourned from their 2018 Legislative Session. Anti-gun legislators and Governor Carney worked hard this session in an attempt to impose extreme anti-gun legislation onto law-abiding Delaware gun owners.  Thankfully when the gavel finally fell, those gun control measure had failed to garner enough votes to make it to Governor Carney’s desk.  A few […]

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Sea of Political Changes

Sea of Political Changes

on July 9, 2018, 6:16 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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A Public Health Crisis Driven by Politics

A Public Health Crisis Driven by Politics

on July 9, 2018, 6:14 AM / in National News, Opinion

by NRAHQ Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Deeming “gun violence” a “public health crisis” has become commonplace in the efforts to curtail the rights of law-abiding Americans. Comparisons are made to cigarettes and cars, both of which were the focus of public health campaigns. Dr. Daniel Blumenthal wrote in an op-ed that “A public health approach has been used in addressing other causes of death and […]

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Southern Baptists Drown in Their Own Virtue Signaling

Southern Baptists Drown in Their Own Virtue Signaling

on July 9, 2018, 6:05 AM / in Opinion

by Adam Grey  |   Faith & Heritage The Southern Baptist Convention is slouching towards Gomorrah. Sad but true, given the valiant history of its Adrian Rogers-led resurgence in the late twentieth century, and its Russell Moore-led degeneration in the early twenty-first century. While the denominational leadership shakes its head at the 75% of white evangelicals who support President Donald Trump’s civic nationalist agenda, […]

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Everything We Need and More

Everything We Need and More

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

[God’s] divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life. 2 Peter 1:3 In a field on the English countryside, G. K. Chesterton stood up from where he had been sitting and exploded with laughter. His outburst was so sudden and so loud that the cows could not take their eyes off him. Just minutes before, the […]

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July 9th in History

July 9th in History

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

July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 175 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Agilulfus of Cologne Amandina of Schakkebroek (one of Martyrs of Southern Hunan) Blessed Marija Petković Everilda Gregorio Grassi (one of Martyrs of Shanxi) Martyr Saints of China Martyrs […]

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4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

on July 9, 2018, 5:34 AM / in International News

by Associated Press MAE SAI, Thailand — Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. Eight of the boys and the coach remained […]

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