Archive for August 20th, 2018

As the progressive push for big spending grows, so does the Democratic divide on the deficit

As the progressive push for big spending grows, so does the Democratic divide on the deficit

on August 20, 2018, 9:20 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Benjy Sarlin All across the country, Democratic candidates are sending a message: We’re the party that isn’t afraid to think big. Elect us, they say, and we’ll pursue transformative policies like Medicare for All, free college, and guaranteed jobs. At the same time, Democratic congressional leaders are sending a parallel message: We’re the party of responsible budgets. Elect us if […]

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An Explorer’s Demise

An Explorer’s Demise

on August 20, 2018, 8:58 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Monday, August 20, 2018. On this date in 1804, a U.S. Army sergeant in his early 20s named Charles Floyd died and was buried on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in present-day Sioux City, Iowa. The first U.S. military man to give his life in service to his country west of the Mississippi, Floyd was laid […]

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Weinstein accuser Asia Argento settled her own sexual assault allegation

Weinstein accuser Asia Argento settled her own sexual assault allegation

on August 20, 2018, 8:03 AM / in National News

In November 2017, a lawyer for actor and musician Jimmy Bennett contacted Italian actress and director Asia Argento, asking for $3.5 million in damages related to a traumatizing sexual encounter in 2013, The New York Times reports, citing documents related to legal a settlement. Argento agreed to pay Bennett $380,000 over two years. Bennett was 17 and Argento was 37 […]

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6.9-magnitude earthquake cuts power on already-damaged Indonesian island

6.9-magnitude earthquake cuts power on already-damaged Indonesian island

on August 20, 2018, 7:59 AM / in International News

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday night, destroying buildings and cutting power across the popular tourist destination. The island was still struggling to recover from another quake that killed hundreds of people earlier this month. A reporter and an emergency official said the latest temblor sparked widespread panic. “Some people are hysterical because they feel […]

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Giuliani tells NBC ‘truth isn’t truth’

on August 20, 2018, 7:57 AM / in National News

President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said on Sunday that Trump has to be careful not to walk into a perjury trap in an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Those who say Trump should simply submit to an interview “because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well, that’s so silly, because it’s somebody’s version […]

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Dozens of families separated by Korean War reunite briefly

Dozens of families separated by Korean War reunite briefly

on August 20, 2018, 7:55 AM / in International News

About 180 families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War will be briefly reunited starting Monday in the North’s tourist resort on Mount Kumgang in the first such exchange in three years. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to the meetings during their first summit in April after a standoff over Pyongyang’s missile and […]

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When Opinion Becomes News

When Opinion Becomes News

on August 20, 2018, 7:52 AM / in National News

Responding to a Twitter tirade by President Trump, The New York Times on Sunday said it stood behind a story saying White House Counsel Don McGahn was cooperating “extensively” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Trump tweeted: “The Failing New York Times wrote a story that made it seem like the White House Councel [sic] had TURNED on the […]

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Brennan considers legal action over security clearance revocation

Brennan considers legal action over security clearance revocation

on August 20, 2018, 7:49 AM / in National News

Good Luck With That One Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday he might take legal action to challenge President Trump’s decision to revoke his security clearance. “If my clearances and my reputation as I’m being pulled through the mud now, if that’s the price we’re going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to […]

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Leftism: A Perfect Track Record of Failure

on August 20, 2018, 7:47 AM / in Opinion

Leftism: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse, by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (EvKL) The purpose of this book is to show the character of leftism and to what extent and in what way the vast majority of the leftist ideologies now dominating or threatening most of the modern world are competitors rather than enemies. This book, published in 1974 by Arlington […]

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Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

on August 20, 2018, 7:45 AM / in History

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!” wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem “In Marmion” (1808, canto VI, stanza XVII). On AUGUST 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Peter Carr: “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells […]

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Some other interesting stuff around the nation

on August 20, 2018, 7:44 AM / in Local News, National News, State News

2018 isn’t just about midterms. It’s also the year of labor lawsuits. I thought you might be interested in an excerpt from last week’s edition of our Union Station newsletter, the one-stop-shop for staying on top of public sector union policy news throughout the country. Here’s just a sampling of what I learned from our team: Noteworthy legislation: Illinois HB4742: […]

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Renewable energy standards initiative qualifies for Arizona ballot

Renewable energy standards initiative qualifies for Arizona ballot

on August 20, 2018, 7:37 AM / in State News

An initiative to increase renewable energy standards to 50 percent by 2030 qualified to go before Arizona voters in the November 2018 election. The initiative would require electric utilities that sell electricity in Arizona to acquire electricity from a certain percentage of renewable resources each year, with the percentage increasing by about 4 percentage points annually from 12 percent in […]

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Race to watch: Wyoming Republican gubernatorial primary

Race to watch: Wyoming Republican gubernatorial primary

on August 20, 2018, 7:34 AM / in State News

Tomorrow, six candidates face off in the Republican primary for a chance to replace term-limited Gov. Matt Mead (R). Four candidates have separated into the top of the pack:  state Treasurer Mark Gordon, longtime Republican donor Foster Friess, attorney Harriet Hageman, and businessman Sam Galeotos. Haven’t been following this race? We’ll catch you up on the recent events: Polls indicate […]

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Welcome and happy Monday, August 20, 2018!

Welcome and happy Monday, August 20, 2018!

on August 20, 2018, 7:30 AM / in Local News, National News

President Trump is putting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials front and center ahead of the midterm elections, betting that the hard line on immigration that he rode to victory in 2016 will be a political winner once again for the GOP in 2018. The president will hold an East Room event at the White House this afternoon that the […]

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NRA Wins Lawsuit in Washington State, Prevents I-1639 From Appearing on Ballot

NRA Wins Lawsuit in Washington State, Prevents I-1639 From Appearing on Ballot

on August 20, 2018, 6:44 AM / in State News

Fairfax, VA – The Thurston County Superior Court today ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association and ordered a writ of mandamus to prevent I-1639 from appearing on the ballot. The judge agreed the signature sheets did not comply with state law – the font size was too small to be readable and didn’t include strikethroughs. “The National Rifle Association […]

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Omarosa Offended that President Trump “May Have” Used the “N” Word

Omarosa Offended that President Trump “May Have” Used the “N” Word

on August 20, 2018, 6:42 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by Michael Ramirez

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Jackson Police investigate shooting at Cody’s.

on August 20, 2018, 6:39 AM / in Local News

Jackson police and investigators are investigating a shooting that occurred at Cody‘s, 59 Heritage Square. At approximately 2 o’clock this morning, Jackson Police Officers responded to a shooting at Cody‘s. Responding officers determined that five individuals had sustained gunshot injuries and are being treated at local hospitals. One of the gun shot victim’s injuries are critical. Jackson Police continue their […]

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Thinking like a mil-lineal: Damaging New Report Proves Conservatives Worst Fears About Lebron James

Thinking like a mil-lineal: Damaging New Report Proves Conservatives Worst Fears About Lebron James

on August 20, 2018, 6:37 AM / in State News

LeBron James has been universally celebrated as some kind of a superhero lately. No, it’s not because of his unlikely journey of putting the Cleveland Cavaliers on his back and single handedly carrying them to another NBA Finals with a marginally talented roster. It’s because the superstar opened a school in Akron, Ohio for at-risk children that had everyone in […]

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THE CASE FOR LICENSING JOURNALISTS

on August 20, 2018, 6:13 AM / in Opinion

Journalism and journalists were once self-regulating from the standpoint that they valued their credibility.  If it was discovered that a journalist had made up a story, that journalist was relegated to the Journalist Trash Heap, meaning no self-respecting news organization would hire a known liar, and it served as a warning to any other journalists what would happen to them […]

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Bill Maher Asks Brutal Question Cakeshop Critics Can’t Answer: ‘Is There Only 1 Bakery in Colorado?’

Bill Maher Asks Brutal Question Cakeshop Critics Can’t Answer: ‘Is There Only 1 Bakery in Colorado?’

on August 20, 2018, 6:04 AM / in Opinion

BY BRYAN CHAI  |  Conservative Tribune Even a broken clock is right twice a day. HBO comedian and liberal pundit Bill Maher proved that adage correct in an episode of his “Real Time” on Friday. Maher first lamented the far-left denouncement of free speech in a surprising defense of polarizing Infowars host Alex Jones. “Everybody gets to speak,” Maher said. Maher’s next bout […]

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