Archive for March 13th, 2019

Stacey Abrams Strongly Considering Challenging Trump in 2020

on March 13, 2019, 8:20 AM / in National News

The Political Insider Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams may bypass a Senate run in 2020 and gun straight for the White House, announcing to supporters that she is seriously considering running for President. Abrams contradicted her own assessment at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday, when she indicated the earliest she would run is 2028. “In […]

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‘Shooting with real bullets,’ Democrats change tune on impeachment vote

on March 13, 2019, 8:17 AM / in National News

Rep. Al Green prepared to force third vote on impeaching Trump but has lost some support An intransigent proponent of impeaching President Donald Trump plans to force his Democratic colleagues to go on record on the issue again this year — after twice doing so last Congress. But the vote tally may look a lot different than in 2017 and 2018 when […]

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U.S. to shut down international immigration offices

U.S. to shut down international immigration offices

on March 13, 2019, 8:11 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. Customs and Immigration Services reportedly told its staff Tuesday that it would shut down all 21 of its foreign offices by the end of this year. The move could delay processing of paperwork the offices handle, including family visa applications, foreign adoptions by U.S. citizens, and citizenship petitions from members of the military. The offices also investigate visa fraud. […]

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British Parliament rejects May’s Brexit plan

British Parliament rejects May’s Brexit plan

on March 13, 2019, 8:07 AM / in International News

Britain’s Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for the U.K.’s exit from the European Union in the latest in a series of embarrassing defeats for the British leader. Lawmakers voted 391-242 against the deal despite last-minute concessions May got from the EU to guarantee that the U.K. wouldn’t be indefinitely bound by EU regulations under provisions […]

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Dozens charged in alleged college admissions cheating scheme

on March 13, 2019, 8:05 AM / in National News

A teenage girl who did not play soccer magically became a star soccer recruit at Yale. Cost to her parents: $1.2 million. Nearly 50 people, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been charged in an alleged $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed in Boston on Tuesday. Authorities said wealthy parents used a […]

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Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt executions in California

on March 13, 2019, 7:55 AM / in State News

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is expected to announce Wednesday that he is placing a moratorium on capital punishment in his state. The move will temporarily grant reprieves to all 737 California inmates awaiting execution, a quarter of those on death row in the U.S. Newsom says capital punishment is “fundamentally immoral” and biased against the mentally ill and people […]

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National Data | February Job Growth Poor, Immigrants Grab Most—And Wage Growth Still Weak. NOT Time To Increase Immigration, President Trump!

National Data | February Job Growth Poor, Immigrants Grab Most—And Wage Growth Still Weak. NOT Time To Increase Immigration, President Trump!

on March 13, 2019, 7:50 AM / in National News

by Edwin S. Rubenstein  |  V Dare Clunk. Clunk. You heard it right. This is the sound made by the February jobs report—almost a crash landing. The meager payroll survey bump, up by just 20,000 jobs, blindsided the Main Stream Media talking heads. Was it a slowing economy? A shortage of available workers? A fluke? “This is a disappointing report,” […]

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Rubio Puts Forth Bill To Officially Kill Off Daylight Savings Time

on March 13, 2019, 7:45 AM / in National News

By ALICIA F. LUKE |  Godfather Politics Year-round daylight savings time? President Donald Trump is on board with Rubio’s idea. Congressman Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that would end the November clock change from daylight saving time. The new bill, called the Sunshine Protection Act of 2019, also follows similar legislation enacted by the state of […]

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Bad to the Bone

Bad to the Bone

on March 13, 2019, 7:34 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Art by A.F. Branco

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Firearms Registration Act Introduced in Pennsylvania

Firearms Registration Act Introduced in Pennsylvania

on March 13, 2019, 7:32 AM / in Opinion, State News

by John Crump A new bill introduced in Pennsylvania would establish a gun registry within the state. HB0768 is known as the Firearms Registration Act. The Democrats that introduced the bill were Mary Louise Isaacson (D), Angel Cruz (D), and Mary Jo Daley (D). Last Friday, the General Assembly referred the bill to the committee on judiciary. The bill would require […]

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Prestige Parenting and the Illusory Meritocracy

Prestige Parenting and the Illusory Meritocracy

on March 13, 2019, 7:22 AM / in News

by Erick Erickson  |  The Resurgent The United States prides itself on having a meritocracy and at some level it does. But this collegiate application scandal is a reminder that the meritocracy goes only so far. Many of the wealthy families in this country want their children to get a college degree, not for the education, but for the pretended […]

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Energy, Another Lie

on March 13, 2019, 7:04 AM / in Opinion

  Essentially what it is doing is taking British oil, from the British Dominion of Canada Piping it through the United States and putting it on tankers which will take the oil to South America and Europe. That’s cool The United States makes money putting the pipeline together, right???? Well all the refineries are down by the Gulf of Mexico […]

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Is Income Inequality Fair?

Is Income Inequality Fair?

on March 13, 2019, 6:56 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure” tweeted, “My goal for this year is to get a moderator to ask […]

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Financial Crisis Looming for NYC as It Teeters on the Edge of Bankruptcy

Financial Crisis Looming for NYC as It Teeters on the Edge of Bankruptcy

on March 13, 2019, 6:22 AM / in Opinion, State News

Written by  James Murphy According to some financial experts, New York City is currently facing the worst financial situation since February of 1975 when the city, under Democrat Mayor Abraham Beame, literally ran out of money to pay for its operating expenses and was on the verge of declaring bankruptcy. The federal government, under President Gerald Ford, eventually bailed the city […]

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Quote for Today

Quote for Today

on March 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams John Adams was an American statesman who served as the second president of the United States (1797–1801) and the first vice president (1789–97). He was a lawyer, diplomat, statesman, political theorist, and, as a Founding […]

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March 13th In History

March 13th In History

on March 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

March 13 is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 293 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Euphrasia of Constantinople Gerald of Mayo James Theodore Holly (Episcopal Church (USA)) Leander of Seville Leticia Nicephorus Roderick Sabinus of Hermopolis Kasuga Matsuri (Kasuga Grand Shrine, Nara, Japan) […]

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A Ref’s Toughest Call

on March 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, March 13, 2019. Eighty-four years ago today, Nicholas and Helen Oprian, first-generation Romanian immigrants living in San Francisco, welcomed their only child into the world. They named her Virginia, a nice American name. She was my mother. Mom has been gone these past three years, and I’ve written about her before, so here we are at […]

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Stars & Sand

Stars & Sand

on March 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. —Psalm 147:4 A team led by an Australian astronomer calculated the number of stars in the known universe to be 70 sextillion—7 followed by 22 zeros. That unfathomable number is said to be more than the grains of sand in every beach and every desert on earth. […]

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