Archive for January 3rd, 2019

Government “Shutdown” Forces IRS To Lay Off Most of Its People

Government “Shutdown” Forces IRS To Lay Off Most of Its People

on January 3, 2019, 11:04 AM / in National News, Opinion

Tax preparation firm Bacon & Gendreau informed its clients on December 28 that, due to the so-called government shutdown, “the IRS has furloughed all but 12% of its employees across the country.” Because of that, the IRS “will continue to process electronically filed and paper returns with payments” but they “will not issue any refunds.” In addition the agency “will not perform […]

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Bob Einstein Dies: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Who Also Played Super Dave Osborne Was 76

Bob Einstein Dies: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Actor Who Also Played Super Dave Osborne Was 76

on January 3, 2019, 8:49 AM / in People

Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died today in Indian Wells, CA. He was 76 and recently had been diagnosed with cancer. Best known to today’s viewers for playing the serious, often surly but always hilarious Marty Funkhouser on Curb, Einstein was a foil for its […]

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Daryl Dragon, half of the duo Captain & Tennille, dies at 76

on January 3, 2019, 8:41 AM / in People

Daryl Dragon, the keyboardist known as the Captain in the 1970s pop duo Captain & Tennille, died of renal failure in a Prescott, Arizona, hospice on Wednesday. He was 76. Dragon’s former wife and musical partner, Toni Tennille, reportedly was by his side when he died. The couple divorced in 2014 after 39 years of marriage but remained close. “He […]

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U.S. ambassador allowed to see American arrested in Russia

U.S. ambassador allowed to see American arrested in Russia

on January 3, 2019, 8:38 AM / in International News

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman was allowed to visit Paul Whelan, the American detained by Russia on spying charges, at a Moscow prison on Wednesday. “Ambassador Huntsman expressed his support for Mr. Whelan and offered the embassy’s assistance,” a State Department spokesman said. Huntsman then spoke with members of Whelan’s family, who say he’s not a spy. Secretary of State Mike […]

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China lunar rover successfully touches down on far side of the moon, state media announces

China lunar rover successfully touches down on far side of the moon, state media announces

on January 3, 2019, 8:34 AM / in International News

China successfully landed its Chang’e 4 probe and lunar rover on the far side of the moon, marking the first time a spacecraft has touched down on the part of the moon that always faces away from the Earth, China state media announced Thursday. The Chang’e 4 landed at 10:26 a.m. Beijing time at the South Pole-Aitken Basin, the moon’s […]

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The ’68 Race

on January 3, 2019, 8:27 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Thursday, January 3, 2019, Day 13 of the latest government shutdown. Seven years ago today, Iowan Republicans made their preferences known in that state’s quadrennial presidential caucuses. The results were a surprise — and confusing. The night of the caucuses, state GOP officials reported that Mitt Romney narrowly edged past upstart Rick Santorum. And I do mean […]

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Good morning, January 3rd, 2019

Good morning, January 3rd, 2019

on January 3, 2019, 8:21 AM / in National News

Well, it’s time to get “back in the groove” after what I hope was an enjoyable and pleasant holiday season. I always take “CHRISTmas” down on New Year’s Day and almost finished but, as always, I already miss all the lights of my favorite time of year! In my never-to-be-humble-opinion, raising children is the most difficult and most important job we […]

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Can gun owners expect Constitutional Carry from Bill Lee?

on January 3, 2019, 7:38 AM / in Opinion, State News

In just a few weeks, Bill Lee will become governor as the Haslam error ends. Haslam had promised Tennessee voters in 2010 when he first ran for governor that he would sign constitutional carry legislation.  At least, it was a suggestion that he would support it.  After eight years of seeing his administration oppose that legislation and many other pro-2nd […]

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100+ Violent Caravan Migrants Just Rushed the US Border!

100+ Violent Caravan Migrants Just Rushed the US Border!

on January 3, 2019, 7:33 AM / in National News, Opinion

SHARP SHOOTERS pointed South with an itchy trigger finger will turn them back or make them buzzard bait.  Either way they do NOT get in to America.  These are NOT people we want in here as the fact they refuse to apply to enter the LEGAL WAY tell all that they are INVADERS who intend to steal all they can […]

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Dumping On The Donald

Dumping On The Donald

on January 3, 2019, 7:28 AM / in National News, Opinion

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth, I still had some things I didn’t talk about in Sunday’s Trump Derangement International, about how the European press have found out that they, like the US MSM, can get lots of viewers and readers simply by publishing negative stories about Donald Trump. The US president is an attention magnet, as long […]

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Rep. John Duncan’s Final Comment on the House Floor: ‘Seek Peace and Pursue It’

Rep. John Duncan’s Final Comment on the House Floor: ‘Seek Peace and Pursue It’

on January 3, 2019, 7:15 AM / in National News, State News

  Come the swearing in of members of the new United States Congress on January 3, Rep. John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN), who is one of the longest-serving Republican members of the House of Representatives and among the House’s strongest peace advocates, will be beginning his retirement from political office. Duncan spoke on the House floor in a short December 21 […]

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Dah! Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a year before the Benghazi consulate attacks.

on January 3, 2019, 7:08 AM / in National News

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew that the US was sending arms from Libya to Syria back in 2011, a year before the Benghazi consulate attacks. Hillary Clinton denied she knew about the weapons shipments during public testimony (under oath) in early 2013 after the deadly Benghazi terrorist attack. Senator Rand Paul questioned Hillary Clinton about this gun running program back in January 2013 during her […]

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National Security Debates on the Border and Beyond

National Security Debates on the Border and Beyond

on January 3, 2019, 6:58 AM / in National News, Opinion

Two national security issues are casting a long shadow over 2019. “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit […]

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Pelosi has a message for Trump: ‘Nothing for the wall’

on January 3, 2019, 6:48 AM / in National News

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is set to be elected House speaker on Thursday, told NBC News in an exclusive interview that she doesn’t want to give President Donald Trump a penny for his border wall. “No. How many more times can we say no?” Pelosi told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in a clip that aired Wednesday. “Nothing for the wall.” Read […]

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Zinke marks last day at Interior

on January 3, 2019, 6:44 AM / in National News

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke formally left his position Wednesday, tweeting that it has been a “high honor” to serve President Trump and the American people. Zinke announced his plan to resign last month amid numerous investigations into whether he violated ethics standards. Zinke, whose 22-month tenure was marked by rollbacks of environmental policies and a push to boost fossil fuel […]

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Shanahan takes reins at Pentagon

on January 3, 2019, 6:39 AM / in National News

New year, new secretary. Patrick Shanahan had his first full day as acting Defense secretary on Wednesday, and it was an eventful one. He started the day with a meeting of top Pentagon officials, where, according to reports, he told them to remember “China, China, China.” Later, Shanahan attended a Cabinet meeting at the White House where President Trump railed against his […]

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Abortion activist tells kids: Abortion is ‘part of God’s plan,’ like visiting dentist

Abortion activist tells kids: Abortion is ‘part of God’s plan,’ like visiting dentist

on January 3, 2019, 6:26 AM / in National News

By JONATHON VAN MAREN (LifeSiteNews) – By any definition, the video featuring a young woman chatting with children has now gone viral, racking up 822,00 hits by January 2. It is part of a series called “Kids Meet,” and prior episodes have included gimmicky setups like “Kids Meet A Bounty Hunter” as well as your typical progressive indoctrination sessions, such as […]

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God’s Perspective and What to Say

God’s Perspective and What to Say

on January 3, 2019, 6:15 AM / in Religion

by Jeffrey Moore  |  iPatriot A young woman died suddenly last week. 26 years old. I didn’t know her personally but I knew her work and I saw her videos. I’m certain she was born again. I’m even more certain God didn’t “take her.” Why? Because the Bible doesn’t say God does that. What does the Bible say about death? It’s […]

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Office Pool 2019

on January 3, 2019, 6:08 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano 1) On Jan. 1, 2020, Donald Trump will be fighting an indictment for fraud. fighting impeachment proceedings. running for re-election. no longer president. 2) In 2019, the House Democrats will drive Trump crazy with subpoenas and investigations. finally get their hands on Trump’s tax returns. try to make it more difficult to own a gun. collectively agree […]

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Cuomo Attacks American Sovereignty, Pardons Illegal-alien Convicts To Stop Deportation

Cuomo Attacks American Sovereignty, Pardons Illegal-alien Convicts To Stop Deportation

on January 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in State News

by  R. Cort Kirkwood New York Governor Andrew Cuomo thinks like California Governor Jerry Brown. He wants to make the country safe for dangerous criminals, particularly illegal-alien criminals. Cuomo pardoned 22 illegal aliens who could have been deported for their crimes. Not that Cuomo followed Brown’s lead. This is the second time that Cuomo, a hard leftist, has pardoned criminals to […]

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