Archive for January, 2019

New Report Grades States According to Traffic Safety Laws

New Report Grades States According to Traffic Safety Laws

on January 31, 2019, 2:20 PM / in National News

The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) announced it has released the 16th edition of the annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, a report that rates all 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC) on their progress toward enacting 16 fundamental traffic safety laws. This year’s report shows that 406 laws are needed for all states to meet Advocates’ […]

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Pelosi on Border Deal: ‘There Will be Sizable Funding for Food, Clothing, Medical Care for Immigrants’

Pelosi on Border Deal: ‘There Will be Sizable Funding for Food, Clothing, Medical Care for Immigrants’

on January 31, 2019, 2:17 PM / in National News

By Melanie Arter   (CNSNews.com) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that congressional conferees working on a border security deal agree that there should be “sizable funding for food, clothing, medical care for immigrants,” as well as funding for more judges to adjudicate immigration cases, and sending taxpayer money to countries in the northern triangle to “alleviate” the conditions there […]

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Pelosi: ‘There’s Not Going to Be Any Wall Money’

Pelosi: ‘There’s Not Going to Be Any Wall Money’

on January 31, 2019, 2:12 PM / in National News

By Susan Jones   |   CNSNews.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a news conference on Thursday there will be no money for the wall that President Trump insists upon. Pelosi was asked if she will commit to allowing a floor vote on whatever border security measure the Appropriations conference committee produces:   “Well, if they come out with a bipartisan consensus, of […]

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An Open Letter To Our Legislators, Judges And Lawmen

on January 31, 2019, 2:07 PM / in Opinion

I know I am speaking for tens of thousands of my fellow Montanans and tens of millions of my fellow Americans when I write what I’m about to write. The “red flag” laws that are sweeping the country violate every principle of liberty upon which our country was founded. There is no due process associated with “red flag” laws. A […]

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Feds make largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history near Mexico border

on January 31, 2019, 2:06 PM / in National News

Customs and Border Protection officers said Thursday they discovered 254 pounds of the opioid drug fentanyl hidden in a floor compartment of a truck loaded with cucumbers. The tractor-trailer was stopped Saturday trying to enter the U.S. through the border checkpoint in Nogales, Arizona. CBP valued the powerful and deadly opioid at $3.5 million. The seizure was more twice the […]

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In Border Talks, a New Fight for Barrier Deniers

In Border Talks, a New Fight for Barrier Deniers

on January 31, 2019, 8:45 AM / in Opinion

By Byron York  |  The Patriot Post A House-Senate conference committee is beginning work on a package of border security policies that, it is hoped, can win the support of both Democrats and Republicans. The final product is certain to include several measures that already have full, bipartisan approval: more immigration judges, more technology to detect illegal drugs at ports […]

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Judge Advances Case Against Cops Who Killed Man’s Dog

on January 31, 2019, 8:43 AM / in State News

By NICK CAHILL  |  Courtroom News MERCED, Calif. (CN) – The picturesque May morning was off to a seemingly normal start for George Aguaristi, a self-described animal lover who lived alone in a rural neighborhood in California’s agricultural heartland. But before Aguaristi even stepped outside, a neighbor knocked on the front door with unsettling news: A squad of law enforcement officers […]

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Danes Erect Fence on German Border to Stop Swine Fever

Danes Erect Fence on German Border to Stop Swine Fever

on January 31, 2019, 8:39 AM / in International News

By JAN M. OLSEN, Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has begun erecting a 43.4-mile fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever, which could jeopardize the country’s valuable pork industry. Work on the fence, which will be up to 5 feet tall, began Monday in Padborg, […]

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Limbaugh: ‘What’s the Difference Between Stormy and Kamala Harris?’

on January 31, 2019, 8:30 AM / in Opinion

Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh led off his show discussing Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), a topic he would take on later in his program. While teasing it, he noted that his friends, presumably Republican-leaning, were concerned about Harris’ 2020 run for the Democratic presidential nomination. While noting Harris’ prior association with former San Francisco […]

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Chicago early voting Super Site closes due to polar vortex

on January 31, 2019, 8:16 AM / in State News

Ballotpedia reports that due to extreme cold, the Loop Super Site for early voting in Chicago’s 2019 municipal elections at 175 W. Washington St. was closed on Wednesday. When the site would reopen remains unclear. Representatives at the Board of Election Commissioners told Ballotpedia that voters could vote between 9 am and 5 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 69 […]

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Bipartisan group of lawmakers `cautiously optimistic’ about a border deal

Bipartisan group of lawmakers `cautiously optimistic’ about a border deal

on January 31, 2019, 8:02 AM / in National News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers charged with negotiating a border security deal is “cautiously optimistic” they’ll reach an agreement to avert another government shutdown before the Feb. 15 deadline. The 17 lawmakers from the House and Senate touched gloves on Wednesday, with Democrats signaling that they’re open to a compromise with President Trump. There was no additional border wall money […]

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“Stand fast, therefore, in the LIBERTY, wherewith Christ hath made us FREE”-Rev. Jacob Duche

“Stand fast, therefore, in the LIBERTY, wherewith Christ hath made us FREE”-Rev. Jacob Duche

on January 31, 2019, 8:00 AM / in History

When British troops descended on Boston, the Continental Congress’ first official act was to request that Rev. Jacob Duche’, pastor of Philadelphia’s Christ Church, open Congress in prayer: “Tuesday, September 6, 1774. Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Duche’ be desired to open the Congress tomorrow morning with prayers, at the Carpenter’s Hall, at 9 o’clock.” Born JANUARY 31, 1738, Rev. Jacob Duche’ […]

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Flocking Together

Flocking Together

on January 31, 2019, 7:59 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  Art by A.F. Branco ABC, CNN, NPR, CBS, NBC, and PBS like birds of a feather flocking together, parroting the same Fake News stories such as Covington Catholic kids, Trump told Cohen to lie, and Trump is a Russian Agent.

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Think Local Media – And Get Them On Your Side

Think Local Media – And Get Them On Your Side

on January 31, 2019, 7:58 AM / in Local News, Opinion, State News

by Harold Hutchison Media bias is something we as Second Amendment supporters often complain about and have to deal with. However, much of this bias is in the national news networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC are all bombarding us with hostility. The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers also join in. But while these […]

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Walmart hiring hundreds more truck drivers – and it’s paying nearly $90,000

Walmart hiring hundreds more truck drivers – and it’s paying nearly $90,000

on January 31, 2019, 7:55 AM / in National News

Walmart is looking to add more truck drivers in the upcoming year as an industry-wide shortage continues to loom. And it’s increasing their pay, too. In addition to the more than 1,400 truck drivers hired in 2018, Walmart stated that “hundreds more are slated to join the fleet.” Plus, starting in February, drivers will earn one cent extra per mile as […]

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Texas transgender bills to ‘ban Christianity’ in Texas?

Texas transgender bills to ‘ban Christianity’ in Texas?

on January 31, 2019, 7:49 AM / in State News

A showdown between religious freedom and transgender privileges is underway in Texas, where six pro-LGBTQ bills are targeting the constitutional rights of Christians. The magnitude of the latest wave of pro-LGBTQ legislation is so severe that one conservative columnist argues that the left is attempting “to ban Christianity in Texas.” Bracing for the worst While LGBTQ activists across the Lone […]

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Kentucky governor’s lawyers say Kim Davis responsible for gay couples’ legal fees

on January 31, 2019, 7:48 AM / in State News

Attorneys for Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) said in a court filing that former Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis failed to do her job when she denied same-sex couples marriage licenses, so she should be held responsible for the nearly $225,000 in legal fees of affected couples who sued her, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday. Bevin has praised Davis as […]

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Fed keeps rates unchanged in new ‘patient’ approach

Fed keeps rates unchanged in new ‘patient’ approach

on January 31, 2019, 7:44 AM / in National News

The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged and signaled that it’s done with its steady pace of hikes, for now. In a shift, the Federal Open Market Committee said it “will be patient as it determines what future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate may be appropriate.” The news sent stocks rising sharply, with the Dow […]

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Mueller: Files on indicted Russian company leaked

Mueller: Files on indicted Russian company leaked

on January 31, 2019, 7:42 AM / in National News

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said Wednesday that a pro-Russia Twitter account tried to discredit the investigation into Russian election meddling by releasing more than 1,000 sensitive files from an active criminal case. Mueller filed a complaint objecting to a discovery request from Concord Management and Consulting, a Russian agency owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an associate of Russian President Vladimir […]

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Lawmakers start talks on border security

Lawmakers start talks on border security

on January 31, 2019, 7:35 AM / in National News

Talking about skewed priorities House and Senate negotiators held their first meeting Wednesday on a border-security deal, but President Trump warned they will be “wasting their time” if they don’t discuss funding a wall on the Mexican border. Some Democrats said they would not discuss physical barriers of any kind. “The wall doesn’t work. You can go under. You can […]

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