Archive for October 10th, 2018

Maine: It Must Be Maine

on October 10, 2018, 9:53 AM / in State News

Ballotpedia reports to us…. Maine is holding elections for one U.S. Senate seat, two U.S. House seats, governor, all 35 state Senate seats, and all 151 state House seats. Five statewide ballot measures are also on the ballot. What is the partisan balance in the state? Congress: Democrats hold one U.S. House seat, and Republicans hold one U.S. Senate seat […]

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Justice For All

Justice For All

on October 10, 2018, 9:50 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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McConnell Points to Hillary’s Call for Dems to Abandon Civility, Warns the ‘Madness Hasn’t Stopped’

McConnell Points to Hillary’s Call for Dems to Abandon Civility, Warns the ‘Madness Hasn’t Stopped’

on October 10, 2018, 9:20 AM / in National News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday that twice-failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a very clear signal earlier Tuesday when she told CNN that it was time for Democrats to abandon civility. “The far-left mob is not letting up,” he said on the floor of the Senate. “Earlier today former Secretary of State […]

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Supreme Court upholds North Dakota voter ID law challenged by Native Americans

Supreme Court upholds North Dakota voter ID law challenged by Native Americans

on October 10, 2018, 9:17 AM / in National News, State News

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that North Dakota could enforce a controversial voter ID law in the 2018 elections. A group of Native American residents challenged a new state law requiring voters to present identification with a current residential street address, arguing it would disenfranchise Native Americans, a key Democratic constituency, disproportionately because many Native American voters live on […]

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Turkey says Saudi leaders ordered murder of missing journalist

Turkey says Saudi leaders ordered murder of missing journalist

on October 10, 2018, 9:14 AM / in International News

A senior Turkish official told The New York Times on Tuesday that security officials have determined that missing Saudi dissident journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday on orders of the royal court. Khashoggi was at the consulate to pick up a document he needed to get married, and was […]

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Trump calls rivals ‘wacko,’ Democrats shift focus away from Kavanaugh

Trump calls rivals ‘wacko,’ Democrats shift focus away from Kavanaugh

on October 10, 2018, 9:11 AM / in National News

President Trump continued his attacks on Democrats Tuesday, calling them “unhinged” and “wacko” during an Iowa rally a day after a White House ceremonial swearing-in of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “The Democrats have become too extreme and, frankly, they’ve become too dangerous to govern,” Trump said, escalating criticism he began after Kavanaugh was confirmed despite Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation […]

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Trump says Fed interest-rate hikes unnecessary

on October 10, 2018, 9:07 AM / in National News

President Trump on Tuesday resumed his criticism of the Federal Reserve for steadily raising interest rates even though inflation is under control near the Fed’s target rate of 2 percent. “I like to see low interest rates,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn before leaving for an Iowa event. “The Fed is doing what it thinks is necessary […]

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Kavanaugh hears first arguments as a Supreme Court justice

on October 10, 2018, 9:04 AM / in National News

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is officially back to work. Kavanaugh joined the court Tuesday about a week after the start of the new term and heard his first oral arguments in a case having to do with repeat offenders’ prison sentences. Chief Justice John Roberts reportedly wished him a “long and happy career” on the bench before the court […]

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Hurricane Michael strengthens into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 storm

Hurricane Michael strengthens into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4 storm

on October 10, 2018, 9:02 AM / in National News, News, State News

Hurricane Michael strengthened into a major Category 4 storm on Tuesday as it barreled through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Florida Panhandle, threatening to hammer the state on Wednesday with winds as high as 140 mph and a life-threatening storm surge of up to 13 feet. Forecasters warned it could be the most powerful storm on record to hit […]

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Nikki Haley to leave as Trump U.N. ambassador

on October 10, 2018, 8:54 AM / in News

President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said on Tuesday that she was resigning at the end of the year. It is yet another high-level departure to hit an administration already rocked by repeated shake-ups. The announcement by Haley, a former governor of South Carolina and one-time Trump critic, took many world leaders and administration officials by surprise. […]

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You Can’t Get Rich In Politics Unless You’re A CROOK!

You Can’t Get Rich In Politics Unless You’re A CROOK!

on October 10, 2018, 6:37 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Mob Erupts in Fury Over Trump Apology; Media Misrepresents Accusations Again

Mob Erupts in Fury Over Trump Apology; Media Misrepresents Accusations Again

on October 10, 2018, 6:30 AM / in National News

Written by  R. Cort Kirkwood President Trump boldly and forthrightly apologized to newly minted U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a ceremony that included Kavanaugh’s family and his eight colleagues on the court. But Trump’s loyalty and firm support of his pick wasn’t the only news from that event. As expected, the usual suspects exploded in fury because Trump declared […]

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Mr. Hoover’s Dam

on October 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Eighty-one years ago today, a newly completed high dam first harnessed the power of the great Colorado River and began transmitting electricity to the Los Angeles basin, 250 miles away. The possibilities were many, not just for Southern California, but for the Nevada desert, which soon spawned the neon wonder we know today […]

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Have A Wonderful Day

Have A Wonderful Day

on October 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. —2 Corinthians 9:7 After admiring a painting in a woman’s home, I was surprised by her generosity when she took it down and gave it to me. I’ve seen many similar acts of kindness. For years, my mother-in-law hung […]

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October 10th in History

October 10th in History

on October 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 82 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Arbor Day (Poland) Capital Liberation Day (Vietnam) Christian feast day: Cerbonius Daniel Comboni Paulinus of York (in England) Tanca Vida Dutton Scudder (Episcopal Church) Viktor of Xanten October 10 (Eastern Orthodox […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on October 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

“No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt.” George Washington

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