Archive for July 24th, 2018

Jackson Theatre Guild Auditons for Leading Ladies

Jackson Theatre Guild Auditons for Leading Ladies

on July 24, 2018, 9:55 AM / in Announcements
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Trump endorses Balderson in battleground OH-12 special election, his eighth U.S. House endorsement of the year

on July 24, 2018, 8:20 AM / in National News, State News

President Donald Trump endorsed state Sen. Troy Balderson (R) in the August 7 special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District against Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor (D). He tweeted, “Troy Balderson of Ohio is running for Congress against a Nancy Pelosi Liberal who is WEAK on Crime & Borders. Troy is the total opposite, and loves our Military, Vets & 2nd […]

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Ending Birthright Citizenship Will Make Republicans Look Like The Party Of Dred Scott

on July 24, 2018, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

Not that we agree, it is an interesting argument By Robert Tracinski   |    The Federalist Are Republicans ready to become the party of Dred Scott? I ask because that’s what Michael Anton—a conservative intellectual, former Trump administration official, and fanatical supporter of the president—advocated in the Washington Post. Even worse, he implies that Trump should do it by executive fiat, in defiance […]

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Tronc cuts more than half of Daily News newsroom staff

Tronc cuts more than half of Daily News newsroom staff

on July 24, 2018, 8:03 AM / in National News

Tronc announced Monday that it had laid off half the newsroom staff of the New York Daily News, and said it was cutting staff at some of its other newspapers “today and tomorrow.” CEO Justin Dearborn said fewer reporters and editors would lose their jobs at the newspaper publisher’s other papers. “The Daily News is unique in that local leadership […]

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Dam collapses in Laos, leaving hundreds missing

on July 24, 2018, 8:00 AM / in International News

A billion-dollar hydropower dam that was under construction collapsed in Laos on Monday, leaving several people confirmed dead and hundreds more missing. The failure of the 410-megawatt Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam displaced more than 6,600 others, the state KPL news agency said. Rushing water swept away entire homes in the southern province of Attapeu, which sits along the Vietnam and Cambodia […]

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463 migrant parents may have been deported without their kids

463 migrant parents may have been deported without their kids

on July 24, 2018, 7:53 AM / in National News

The Trump administration said in a court filing Monday that 463 parents of migrant children are no longer in the U.S., even though their children are. The cases suggest that more undocumented migrant parents might have been deported without their children than the government previously acknowledged. The figure was included in a progress report submitted to U.S. District Judge Dana […]

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Senate confirms Robert Wilkie as VA secretary

Senate confirms Robert Wilkie as VA secretary

on July 24, 2018, 7:50 AM / in National News

The Senate on Monday confirmed Robert Wilkie, previously an undersecretary at the Pentagon, as the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed with an 86-9 vote, and has been the acting secretary since President Trump’s last nominee, Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrew from consideration. The VA is the second largest federal agency, behind the Department of Defense, […]

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Prosecutors have 12 audio recordings seized from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Prosecutors have 12 audio recordings seized from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

on July 24, 2018, 7:49 AM / in National News

Federal prosecutors have 12 audio recordings seized from the home, office, and hotel room of President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, according to new court filings made public on Monday. Special Master Barbara Jones, the judge reviewing the seized materials to determine what is protected by attorney-client privilege, wrote in the filing that Cohen and Trump, or the Trump […]

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Dozens killed in wildfires in Greece

Dozens killed in wildfires in Greece

on July 24, 2018, 7:46 AM / in International News

Two wildfires swept through resort areas near Greece’s capital, Athens, leaving dozens dead, with at least 49 deaths reported by early Tuesday. Dozens of others were injured and in serious condition. The blazes were fueled by winds that reached 50 miles per hour. Authorities deployed Greece’s entire fleet of water-dropping planes and helicopters, hoping to keep the flames at bay […]

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Politics in the Short

Politics in the Short

on July 24, 2018, 7:33 AM / in National News, State News

The conservative Judicial Crisis Network is putting another $1.5 million behind ads pushing red-state Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly (Ind.) to back Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (The Hill) A new study finds national support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation is narrower than for past nominees (American Enterprise Institute) Data from several pollsters on past Supreme Court nominations […]

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Trump Weighs Stripping Security Clearances From Officials Who Criticized Him

Trump Weighs Stripping Security Clearances From Officials Who Criticized Him

on July 24, 2018, 7:08 AM / in National News

President Trump is looking to kneecap some of his most vocal critics in law enforcement and the intelligence community, threatening to revoke government security clearances for top former Obama administration officials. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday accused six  former officials of “politicizing” and “monetizing” their government service. She said the administration is looking into how their […]

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Gun Right Battle, Who’s Awake & Who’s Sleeping?

Gun Right Battle, Who’s Awake & Who’s Sleeping?

on July 24, 2018, 6:55 AM / in Opinion

For those who think our adversaries of the Second Amendment are resting or gone away better wake up. They have not let this summer slip away. They are working like never before on preparing for the next wave of attack on gun owners. I said a gun owner, that’s you if you’re reading this. The target is not just the […]

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A Democratic Leap of Faith

A Democratic Leap of Faith

on July 24, 2018, 6:47 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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“Time to arrest Jeff Sessions for LOITERING” 

on July 24, 2018, 6:44 AM / in Opinion

Been gone most of the day and then I hid in my apt to try to stay cool. I just watched Lou Dobbs and he had guest, Mark Simone. make the BEST statement I have heard in a long time……. “Time to arrest Jeff Sessions for LOITERING”  Pres Trump is looking at revoking security clearances for several people.  I don’t […]

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Is Putin’s Russia an ‘Evil Empire’?

Is Putin’s Russia an ‘Evil Empire’?

on July 24, 2018, 6:21 AM / in Opinion

“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce,” a saying attributed to Karl Marx, comes to mind in this time of Trump. To those of us raised in the Truman era, when the Red Army was imposing its bloody Bolshevik rule on half of Europe, and NATO was needed to keep Stalin’s armies from the Channel, the threat seemed […]

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Say It Now! This one is for John

Say It Now! This one is for John

on July 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, . . . to whom . . . I give thanks. —Romans 16:3-4 An unknown author has penned these thought-provoking words: I would rather have one little rose From the garden of a friend Than to have the choicest flowers When my stay on earth must end. I would rather have a pleasant word In kindness […]

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This Day in History July 24th

This Day in History July 24th

on July 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

July 24 is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 160 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Charbel (Maronite Church / Catholic Church) Christina the Astonishing Christina of Bolsena Declán of Ardmore Kinga of Poland Martyrs of Daimiel July 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Pioneer Day […]

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