Archive for August 8th, 2018

What is religious freedom?

on August 8, 2018, 9:20 AM / in Opinion

I am always amazed at the TIMING of things in life.  Just after I sent the Greg Laurie piece on the bill board fiasco I rec’d an email from a WGEN reader who asked. “WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO FREEDOM?” Here is the answer written by a person more learned on the topic. I’ve never agreed with government *licensing* religion, […]

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TELL THE SENATE:  Fix Healthcare!

TELL THE SENATE: Fix Healthcare!

on August 8, 2018, 9:17 AM / in Announcements

Note: The only real fix is eliminating ObamaCare in its entirety.  Before leaving for August recess, the House of Representatives took a significant step toward expanding the use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to improve access to healthcare coverage and lower medical costs for millions of Americans. Now it’s time for the Senate, which will be in session for most […]

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A new tick in the U S

A new tick in the U S

on August 8, 2018, 9:13 AM / in National News

A tick species that’s native to Asia has now spread to the United States, and it’s popping up in numerous places along the East Coast, according to U.S. officials. The newfound tick, known as the longhorned tick or Haemaphysalis longicornis, was first identified in the U.S. last year, when it was found on a sheep in New Jersey, according to […]

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This State Is Impeaching Its Entire Supreme Court, Maybe They’re Onto Something

This State Is Impeaching Its Entire Supreme Court, Maybe They’re Onto Something

on August 8, 2018, 9:10 AM / in State News

RedState West Virginia is the butt of a lot of jokes, some of them undeserved, but there is something happening there right now that could be a useful lesson for the GOP caucus in Congress. The West Virginia legislature has forced one member of the West Virginia Supreme Court from the bench and seems poised to send the rest packing. The […]

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Johnstone considering running for mayor of Jackson

Johnstone considering running for mayor of Jackson

on August 8, 2018, 7:42 AM / in Local News

By Brandon Shields  |  Jackson Sun Mark Johnstone didn’t announce he’s running for mayor of Jackson, but he’s looking into it. “I’m not swimming in the deep end yet, but I’m not wearing a life jacket, either,” Johnstone said when trying to describe his interest in running. “I’d say it’s highly likely I’m going to run, but I want to […]

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Syria accuses Israel of assassinating rocket scientist

on August 8, 2018, 7:22 AM / in International News

Syria on Tuesday accused Israel of assassinating a top Syrian rocket scientist, Aziz Asbar, with an explosive device that targeted his car over the weekend. Asbar was a research director at Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, which intelligence agencies have long linked to Syria’s chemical weapons program. The Al-Watan Daily newspaper said Asbar was killed over his “important” work […]

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Bolton says North Korea hasn’t taken steps to denuclearize

Bolton says North Korea hasn’t taken steps to denuclearize

on August 8, 2018, 7:19 AM / in National News

National Security Adviser John Bolton acknowledged Tuesday that North Korea had “not taken the steps we feel are necessary to denuclearize” despite the promises North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made during his summit two months ago with President Trump. Bolton said in an interview on Fox News that the U.S. had “lived up to the Singapore declaration” and would […]

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GOP declares victory but Ohio special election too close to call

on August 8, 2018, 7:17 AM / in State News

Republicans declared victory in Tuesday’s Ohio special election in a traditionally conservative district, although the race officially remained too close to call with 100 percent of the precincts reporting. Republican Troy Balderson held a 50.2 percent to 49.3 percent lead over Democrat Danny O’Connor in the election to replace incumbent Pat Tiberi, who resigned to take a private sector job. […]

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Eating Out Takes a New Turn: Bear steals pizza from Tennessee restaurant customers dining on patio

on August 8, 2018, 7:05 AM / in State News

By Alexandra Deabler | Fox News A Tennessee restaurant had a wild run in with a young bear cub who apparently had a hankering for pizza. Carolyn Ball, a waitress at Howard’s Steakhouse in downtown Gatlinburg, said a black bear cub came up from the creek near the restaurant and helped himself to a customer’s pizza.   “Last week, we had […]

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Fake New’s Breathless Outrage Of the Week

Fake New’s Breathless Outrage Of the Week

on August 8, 2018, 6:59 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by Michael Ramirez

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Illegal Alien Pretends Girl Is His Daughter To Enter U.S., Rapes Her, Homeland Security Says

Illegal Alien Pretends Girl Is His Daughter To Enter U.S., Rapes Her, Homeland Security Says

on August 8, 2018, 6:41 AM / in National News

By RYAN SAAVEDRA  |   Daily Wire U.S. law enforcement officials arrested an illegal alien for multiple felony sex crimes after he allegedly raped a young girl that he falsely claimed was his daughter so he could gain entry into the United States, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In a statement provided to The Daily Wire, a DHS official […]

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Zimbabwe authorities arrest opposition leader Tendai Biti

Zimbabwe authorities arrest opposition leader Tendai Biti

on August 8, 2018, 6:05 AM / in International News

By FARAI MUTSAKA | Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe –  Zimbabwean senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been arrested while trying to cross into Zambia, a lawyer said Wednesday, as concerns rose over a government crackdown after last week’s disputed presidential election. Lawyer Nqobizitha Mlilo said more details would be released later. Biti, who was finance minister in an uneasy coalition government […]

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Philippine troops kill 2 suspected bomb couriers in south

on August 8, 2018, 6:02 AM / in International News

Associated Press MANILA, Philippines –  Philippine troops killed two bomb couriers at an army checkpoint Wednesday before the suspected Muslim militants could detonate the explosives in a crowded area in the restive south, military officials said. One of the two local militants opened fire at soldiers who flagged them down at a checkpoint Wednesday, sparking a brief gunbattle in M’lang […]

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Ohio Special Election hanging on 8500 uncounted votes

Ohio Special Election hanging on 8500 uncounted votes

on August 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

The winner in Ohio’s high-profile special election for a U.S. House seat may not be known for weeks. That’s according to the Ohio secretary of state’s office, which says state law doesn’t permit election officials to begin counting provisional and outstanding absentee ballots until the 11th day after the election, Aug. 18. There are 3,435 provision ballots and 5,048 outstanding […]

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Bell wins over Bob McCulloch

Bell wins over Bob McCulloch

on August 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

A white Missouri county prosecutor who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has lost a primary challenge to a black Ferguson councilman. That’s according to unofficial results from St. Louis County. Wesley Bell’s win over St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary on Tuesday means he’s […]

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State Senator Laura Kelly wins Democrat Primary for Kansas Governor Race

State Senator Laura Kelly wins Democrat Primary for Kansas Governor Race

on August 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

A veteran Kansas legislator has won the Democratic primary for governor after stressing her Statehouse experience and fending off questions about her voting record. State Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka defeated former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, former Kansas Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty and two other candidates Tuesday. The 68-year-old Kelly has served 14 years in the Senate and is the […]

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Josh Hawley wins the Republican nomination in Missouri Senate Race

on August 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has won the Republican nomination in one of the nation’s most hotly contested Senate races. Voters on Tuesday picked Hawley as expected over 10 other GOP challengers in the race for Democrat Claire McCaskill’s seat. He was the only candidate to have previously won a statewide election and had considerably more money than the other […]

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Gretchen Whitmer wins the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor

Gretchen Whitmer wins the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor

on August 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

Gretchen Whitmer has won the Democratic nomination for Michigan governor, besting two competitors to advance to the November race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar (shree TAN’-eh-dahr) and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed in Tuesday’s primary. She will face Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOOT’-ee), who defeated Lt. Gov. Brian […]

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John James Wins Republican nomination for Governor in Michigan

John James Wins Republican nomination for Governor in Michigan

on August 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

Detroit-area businessman and Iraq War veteran John James has won the Republican nomination to run against Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow this fall. James is a political newcomer endorsed by President Donald Trump. He defeated Sandy Pensler in Tuesday’s primary. Stabenow is seeking a fourth Senate term and has easily fended off past challengers, but Trump’s narrow 2016 victory in Michigan […]

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First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

First Muslim woman poised to join Congress

on August 8, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress. No Republicans or third-party candidates ran in Tuesday’s District 13 primary race, meaning Tlaib is set to win the seat in November’s election. She would take the spot held since […]

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