Archive for January 4th, 2019

God are We In Trouble: House Democrats are using their new majority to put the spotlight on the Trump administration’s ObamaCare decisions, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she supports holding hearings on Medicare for all.

God are We In Trouble: House Democrats are using their new majority to put the spotlight on the Trump administration’s ObamaCare decisions, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she supports holding hearings on Medicare for all.

on January 4, 2019, 8:15 AM / in National News

We’ll start with an update on the GOP’s ObamaCare lawsuit: A coalition of Democratic states defending ObamaCare filed notice Thursday to appeal a recent federal court ruling that struck down the health-care law as unconstitutional, sparking what’s likely to be a lengthy legal fight that could reach the Supreme Court and influence the 2020 elections. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) led […]

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Mexican Mayor Assassinated First Day In Office

Mexican Mayor Assassinated First Day In Office

on January 4, 2019, 8:03 AM / in International News

Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, a member of the National Regeneration Movement, had just taken office in Tlaxiaco when he was attacked A newly sworn-in mayor in Mexico was assassinated on his first day in office. Alejandro Aparicio Santiago, a member of the National Regeneration Movement, had just taken office in Tlaxiaco when he was attacked. NPR reports: Alejandro Aparicio Santiago had just […]

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The Truth About Trump’s Withdrawal Of U.S. Forces From Afghanistan And Syria

on January 4, 2019, 7:59 AM / in Opinion

As we all know, Donald Trump campaigned on a platform of disengaging U.S. forces from unconstitutional, perpetual foreign wars. However, the first two years of Trump’s presidency was a flagrant disavowal of that campaign promise. Not only did Trump not disengage our forces from these illegal and immoral wars, but, as I have documented, he dramatically INCREASED America’s involvement in these […]

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Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On?

Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On?

on January 4, 2019, 7:58 AM / in Opinion

If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind. Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president. And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion. […]

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Florida commission recommends arming more teachers

Florida commission recommends arming more teachers

on January 4, 2019, 7:53 AM / in State News

A Florida commission formed to investigate the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting that killed 17 people last year has recommended arming teachers as part of an effort to make the state’s schools safer. Florida law already allows school districts to arm some staff, but teachers must have a police or military background to carry a gun. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

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State Department renews warning on China travel

on January 4, 2019, 7:51 AM / in Announcements

The State Department on Thursday renewed its warning for travelers to “exercise increased caution in China” due to the “arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.” The department added a warning about increased security checks. In the wake of China’s anger over the detention of a Chinese telecom executive in Canada at Washington’s […]

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Russia formally charges American with spying

on January 4, 2019, 7:50 AM / in International News

Russia formally charged former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan with espionage, the Interfax news agency reported on Thursday, citing an informed source. He could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Relatives have said Whelan, who is also a British citizen, was in Russia for a friend’s wedding when Russia’s FSB state security service detained him in Moscow a […]

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Senate Will Kill Democrat Funding Bill Because It Lacks Border-wall Money

Senate Will Kill Democrat Funding Bill Because It Lacks Border-wall Money

on January 4, 2019, 7:45 AM / in National News

by  R. Cort Kirkwood Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the plan from House Democrats to fund the government and end the shutdown isn’t going anywhere. The Senate will not, he said yesterday, approve such a bill if it does not include money for a border wall. Upshot: The bill that leftist House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her party propose […]

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An Indiana cancer cluster in the NYT

on January 4, 2019, 7:35 AM / in National News

By Walter Olson  |  Overlawyered Over the years, the New York Times and writers associated with it have done more than most of us to debunk scares over purported cancer clusters. “When multiple cases of cancer occur in a community, especially among children, it is only human to fear a common cause,” wrote George Johnson in a 2015 Times piece. “Most often […]

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REP. RASHIDA TLAIB SWORN IN ON JEFFERSON’S QURAN

on January 4, 2019, 7:32 AM / in National News

By Joshua Gill | Religion Reporter  |   The Daily Caller Rep. Rashida Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, used Thomas Jefferson’s English translated copy of the Quran for her swearing-in ceremony. Tlaib intended the use of the Quran to be a statement about Islam’s role in American history and modern American society. Jefferson acquired his […]

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Allow Me To Play Devil’s Advocate

on January 4, 2019, 7:28 AM / in Opinion

I know that there are some of my friends, particularly on Facebook, who are ardent supporters of President Trump. Among them I think the majority only want what is best for America. Of course there are those who only voted for him to prevent Hillary from getting elected, but for the most part they are a minority. I have never […]

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May I Have This Dance?

on January 4, 2019, 7:18 AM / in State News

By Jester’s Courtroom Two video game makers are being sued by a Hollywood star after allegedly including similar versions of the star’s signature dance moves in their video games. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K after having found an unusual similarity between Fortnite’s “Fresh” dance emote and another in […]

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Critics reviewing Death Wish give it a thumbs down… see why.

Critics reviewing Death Wish give it a thumbs down… see why.

on January 4, 2019, 7:17 AM / in National News

While we are not really Bruce Willis fans (in our opinion he is a lazy actor), we tend to like California movie critics less…. a movie we might simply because they didn’t. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Bruce Willis was considered a box-office Midas as every film he touched turned to gold. Sadly, it seems his star power has waned as his […]

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Shutdown Lingers on as House Democrats Approve Spending Bill

on January 4, 2019, 6:54 AM / in National News

By TIM RYAN  |  Court House News Service WASHINGTON (CN) – The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a short-term spending package to end the ongoing partial government shutdown, though the measure appears doomed to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate. Democrats used their newly sworn-in majority to approve two separate bills that would combine to reopen the federal government. The bill […]

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Pelosi Defends Trip to Hawaii While Suggesting President Trump Didn’t Observe Christmas Mass

on January 4, 2019, 6:52 AM / in National News, Opinion

By ALICIA F. LUKE |  Godfather Politics Pelosi defends her vacation to Hawaii over the holidays in midst of a partial government shutdown. She observed her “religious” holiday at a swanky resort. While President Donald Trump observed it in a church at the National Cathedral with his wife, calling kids to wish them a Merry Christmas and visiting our troops in Iraq and […]

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What the hell is a presidential “exploratory committee”?

What the hell is a presidential “exploratory committee”?

on January 4, 2019, 6:36 AM / in National News

Exploratory committees, the opening bells of the 2020 campaign, explained. By Dylan Scott  |  Vox For the next few months, you’re going to hear a lot of high-profile Democrats announce they are forming an “exploratory committee” for a 2020 White House run. Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro have taken that step. More will certainly follow. When the words “exploratory committee” flick across your Twitter stream or TV […]

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Memphis Blogger, Activist Details Local Police Surveillance, Successful Federal Lawsuit

Memphis Blogger, Activist Details Local Police Surveillance, Successful Federal Lawsuit

on January 4, 2019, 6:30 AM / in Opinion, State News

“WE HAVE A PROBLEM THAT AFFECTS THE WHOLE COUNTRY” by Sharon Rondeau  |   The Post & Email On Monday The Post & Email interviewed Fergus Nolan, the author of the Memphis Truth Commission blog, launched in 2016 after Nolan was arrested following his participation in a peaceful public protest. “I was filming the police; it was a bogus arrest,” Nolan told us, […]

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Border Patrol Agent Destroys ‘Experts’ Wall Arguments in Trump’s Surprise Press Briefing

Border Patrol Agent Destroys ‘Experts’ Wall Arguments in Trump’s Surprise Press Briefing

on January 4, 2019, 6:25 AM / in National News

BY BEN MARQUIS  |   CT The Trump administration announced an unscheduled surprise briefing in the White House briefing room on Thursday, one in which President Donald Trump actually addressed the gathered media in person. The impromptu event began with press secretary Sarah Sanders in her familiar spot behind the podium as Border Patrol officials filed on to the stage behind her. […]

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi Says She’s Entrusted to Serve ‘in the Spirit of St. Francis’

on January 4, 2019, 6:21 AM / in National News

By CNSNews.com Staff (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.), who was elected Speaker of the House this afternoon, said in her speech accepting the position that she intends to serve “in the spirit of St. Francis.” “Let me especially thank my constituents in San Francisco, who have entrusted me to represent them in Congress in the spirit of Saint Francis, our […]

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Michigan college student wandered onto ice before deadly plummet — sheriff

Michigan college student wandered onto ice before deadly plummet — sheriff

on January 4, 2019, 6:19 AM / in State News

By STORM GIFFORD  |  Daily News New York A Michigan college student, missing since leaving a New Year’s Eve party, was found dead in a river on Thursday. Cops claim Parker Haire, who attended Michigan State University, wandered more than two miles after his vehicle got stuck early Jan. 1. Haire called to report he needed help early Tuesday morning, saying […]

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