Archive for January 29th, 2019

Congress might actually do something bipartisan on healthcare: Stopping surprise medical bills

Congress might actually do something bipartisan on healthcare: Stopping surprise medical bills

on January 29, 2019, 12:16 PM / in National News

Momentum is building for action to prevent patients from receiving massive unexpected medical bills, aided by President Trump, who is vowing to take on the issue. “[People] go in, they have a procedure and then all of a sudden they can’t afford it, they had no idea it was so bad,” Trump said at a roundtable with patients about the […]

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Liberty Park Streaker apprehended

on January 29, 2019, 12:10 PM / in Local News, State News

Jackson Police have made an arrest involving the naked man seen at Liberty Park. Earlier this month, a man was seen walking through Liberty Park and a witness took a photograph of him.  Jackson Police had received several calls about a naked man in the area of Liberty Park. The perpetrator was identified as John David Robison, 42, a Jackson resident. A state […]

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A New York State of Mind

A New York State of Mind

on January 29, 2019, 12:08 PM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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Apple disables Group FaceTime after bug allows iPhone users to listen in before call starts

Apple disables Group FaceTime after bug allows iPhone users to listen in before call starts

on January 29, 2019, 12:03 PM / in International News, National News

By Brad Mielke and Kelly Terez  |   ABC News Apple has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime app after the discovery of a bug raised privacy concerns. Multiple tech outlets reported on Monday that iPhone users had been able to listen in on the person they were calling via FaceTime without the recipient accepting the call. On Monday night, Apple said on its System Status page that […]

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If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

on January 29, 2019, 12:00 PM / in Opinion

“Pay the soldiers. The rest do not matter.” This was the deathbed counsel given to his sons by Roman Emperor Septimius Severus in A.D. 211. Nicolas Maduro must today appreciate the emperor’s insight. For the political survival of this former bus driver and union boss hangs now upon whether Venezuela’s armed forces choose to stand by him or to desert […]

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How many citizens does your state legislator represent?

on January 29, 2019, 11:57 AM / in National News, State News

Ballotpedia is reminding us the each decade, the federal government conducts a census to update its population counts. Changes in population counts then require state governments to redraw their legislative jurisdiction boundaries. The 2020 election will directly impact who draws boundaries. Before that process begins, here’s a snapshot of some basic facts about state legislative districts. The average state senate […]

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Whitaker says Mueller’s investigation is nearly complete

on January 29, 2019, 9:47 AM / in National News

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is close to finishing his investigation into whether President Trump’s campaign was involved with Russia’s effort to interfere in the 2016 election. “I have been fully briefed on the investigation and I look forward to Director Mueller delivering the final report,” Whitaker told reporters during an unrelated news […]

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Poland’s Populist Turn

Poland’s Populist Turn

on January 29, 2019, 9:45 AM / in History, International News

By Wojciech Moskwa   and Rodney Jefferson  |  Bloomberg  If Poland had a tumultuous 20th century, the 21st started off pretty well. The country cemented the transition to capitalism, joined the European Union and enjoyed unrivaled economic growth. Then in a 2015 election, the people swept in a party that promised a shakeup in the name of ordinary Poles. They were fed up with uneven wealth […]

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The Dangerous Face of the Future: Megan Rapinoe: ‘Maybe men should just take a few hundred years off’

The Dangerous Face of the Future: Megan Rapinoe: ‘Maybe men should just take a few hundred years off’

on January 29, 2019, 9:36 AM / in People

The US midfielder talks about why women are at the forefront of fighting injustices and whether she feared for her football career after taking a knee during the national anthem  Megan Rapinoe says: ‘It’s not really an issue of whether police brutality exists or not or whether racism is still an issue or not. It very much is.’ Photograph: Jeff […]

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Willie Brown: My Extramarital Affair With Kamala Harris Benefited Her Politically

Willie Brown: My Extramarital Affair With Kamala Harris Benefited Her Politically

on January 29, 2019, 9:23 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Sister Toldjah  |  RedState Senator Kamala Harris announced last week her intentions to run for president, and on Sunday she officially kicked off her bid with a rally in Oakland. While she’ll talk about a wide array of issues on the campaign trail and how she believes her qualifications make her the best Democrat to take on President Trump in 2020, one thing […]

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The Kansas in All of Us

on January 29, 2019, 8:56 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Five years ago this week, I interviewed two members of Congress — one Republican, one Democrat – who’d made a point of sitting together during President Obama’s State of the Union address. The bipartisan seating arrangements were recommended by the good-government group No Labels. If this gesture seems dated only half a decade […]

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Nothing like a whole bunch more spending….

Nothing like a whole bunch more spending….

on January 29, 2019, 8:33 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Migrant detained at US-Mexico border had flesh-eating bacteria, Border Patrol says

on January 29, 2019, 7:58 AM / in National News

Watch the latest video at foxnews.com  A man among a group of migrants detained in a desolate part of New Mexico near the Mexican border has a flesh-eating bacteria. The man was taken to a hospital recently after telling a federal agent that he had a growing rash on his leg, Border Patrol spokesman Carlos Antunez said Friday. The rare […]

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Good morning, Is it?

on January 29, 2019, 7:56 AM / in National News

What does one say about people cheering when a bill is signed that permits the killing of unborn babies right up to the time they are born? I HAVE NO WORDS! Every baby is “fearfully and wonderfully made.” All this attack on life sure makes me wonder how long before God calls a halt to all this evil. It certainly […]

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Ice-Cream Man

Ice-Cream Man

on January 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. —2 Timothy 2:22 Little Jeff was trying his best to save money to buy his mother a present. It was a terrible struggle because he gave in so easily to the temptation to buy goodies from the ice-cream […]

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January 29th in History

January 29th in History

on January 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of the year (337 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Aquilinus of Milan Juniper Valerius of Trèves January 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Fat Thursday can fall, while March 4 is the latest; celebrated on […]

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