Archive for March 14th, 2019

The opinion of the City Lawyer is equal in weight to helium

on March 14, 2019, 9:13 AM / in Opinion

“I have expressed the opinion that the election starts when people can start voting,” City of Jackson Attorney Lewis Cobb said. “Some people think it should be the last day of voting and I think it should be the first day.” And Minions Follow: “The city attorney has given us the direction that signs are allowed 45 days before early voting […]

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‘Bomb cyclone’ slams central U.S.

‘Bomb cyclone’ slams central U.S.

on March 14, 2019, 8:20 AM / in National News, State News

A “bomb cyclone” slammed parts of the central U.S. on Wednesday, forcing airlines to cancel more than 1,200 flights at Denver International Airport after a wind gust of 80 miles per hour was reported. A total of 2,700 flights were canceled around the country. A Colorado state trooper was killed when a car lost control in the storm and hit […]

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Manafort sentenced to 73 months in second federal case

Manafort sentenced to 73 months in second federal case

on March 14, 2019, 8:18 AM / in National News

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Wednesday sentenced Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, to 73 months in prison for witness tampering, unregistered lobbying, and other related charges. Berman ruled that 30 months of the sentence would be served concurrently with the 47-month prison term Manafort got last week in another federal case. That meant the new sentence […]

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U.S. joins other nations by grounding Boeing 737 Max jets

on March 14, 2019, 8:15 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Wednesday announced that the U.S. was grounding Boeing 737 Max jets like the ones that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia and in the Java Sea five months earlier. Both crashes killed everybody on board.   The Federal Aviation Administration had resisted calls to bar the popular Boeing planes from flying until an investigation was completed, saying it had […]

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The Well Done

The Well Done

on March 14, 2019, 7:56 AM / in Announcements

Wow, what a great job Tuesday in making a stand against SB 5395 Requiring Comprehensive Sexual Education.  Hundreds of pro-family, pro-child advocates were lined up before dawn at the Capitol, and the line only grew as time went on.  Eventually, so many of you made an effort to be there that multiple overflow rooms in two buildings had to be […]

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A Black Female Harvard Professor Reconsiders the Second Amendment

A Black Female Harvard Professor Reconsiders the Second Amendment

on March 14, 2019, 7:52 AM / in Opinion

“The NRA has long been a boogeyman for me.” A New York Times op/ed by Harvard history professor Tiya Miles has received some questionable praise and promotion from a few conservative commentators this week. Miles, who describes herself as “an African-American historian and, on most issues, decidedly liberal,” asks an introspective question: “Could I rethink my anti-gun stance?” Apparently, the […]

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NYE COUNTY DECLARES ITSELF A 2ND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY, 1ST IN NEVADA

NYE COUNTY DECLARES ITSELF A 2ND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY, 1ST IN NEVADA

on March 14, 2019, 7:46 AM / in National News, State News

H/T to my brother for this item. Rob Lauer | Political Reporter Real estate prices in Nye County may have just gone. Today, Commissioners passed a resolution declaring Nye County a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary and calling on Gov Sisolak to “veto any legislation which infringes on the right of the people to keep and bear arms”. Now 15 out of […]

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GUN STORES REFUSE TO CONDUCT PRIVATE BACKGROUND CHECKS UNDER SB143

GUN STORES REFUSE TO CONDUCT PRIVATE BACKGROUND CHECKS UNDER SB143

on March 14, 2019, 7:43 AM / in State News

We need to have rules that for every ANTI-GUN (ANTI 2nd Amendment) ‘law’ that the politicians have to eliminate their armed security that protects them – personally and professionally.  As long as they maintain THEIR ARMED SECURITY and disarming the citizens – we no longer have a Constitution as they have taken our RIGHTS by legislation which is what this […]

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Avoiding the “Twinkie Diet

on March 14, 2019, 7:38 AM / in Religion

Tony Perkins (bio) is President of both Family Research Council and the Council for National Policy. A member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, he is an ordained Southern Baptist minister. This is from his periodic Fox News religious column: Avoid the ‘Twinkie diet’ in your prayer life…Imagine the reaction to a diet and exercise plan that claimed […]

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HR1 Threatens Freedom

on March 14, 2019, 7:37 AM / in National News, Opinion

This past Friday, the liberal progressive-led House of Representatives passed HR1, the “For the People Act,” the Democratic Party’s signature piece of legislation for 2019. It is the most sweeping, unwise, destructive and I believe anti-American election “reform bill” ever proposed in America. I had a hard time writing a Prayer Target about it earlier this week. From my perspective, […]

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Outgoing FDA chief issues proposal to limit sales of flavored e-cigs

Outgoing FDA chief issues proposal to limit sales of flavored e-cigs

on March 14, 2019, 7:33 AM / in National News

The FDA released its long-awaited draft regulation on e-cigarettes, just a week after commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced his intended resignation. Meanwhile, HHS chief Alex Azar faced another grilling from House Dems, and the Energy and Commerce Committee is launching an investigation into short term insurance plans. We’ll start with the vaping announcement:  Outgoing FDA chief issues proposal to limit sales […]

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Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi-led war in Yemen

Senate breaks with Trump on Saudi-led war in Yemen

on March 14, 2019, 7:31 AM / in National News

The Senate broke with President Trump on Wednesday over the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, paving the way for a veto showdown with the White House. Senators voted 54-46 to pass a resolution requiring the president to withdraw any troops in or “affecting” Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda. GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Steve Daines (Mont.), Mike Lee (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young (Ind.) voted […]

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Operation Varsity Blues: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Operation Varsity Blues: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

on March 14, 2019, 7:28 AM / in National News

A massive federal investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” has snared at least 50 people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in a widespread college admissions cheating and bribery scandal, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Huffman, Loughlin and Loughlin’s husband are among the dozens of wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to help get their children into top universities, including USC, Yale, Stanford, Wake Forest […]

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Big Law Dealmaker Charged in the National College Admissions Scandal

Big Law Dealmaker Charged in the National College Admissions Scandal

on March 14, 2019, 7:10 AM / in National News

The Willkie Farr & Gallagher co-chair made The American Lawyer’s 2018 Dealmaker of the Year list. Gordon Caplan, the New York-based co-chair of international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher and The American Lawyer’s 2018 Dealmaker of the Year, has been named as a defendant in a nationwide college admissions scandal.

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Good Morning, Senate poised to pass resolution revoking Trump’s national emergency declaration

on March 14, 2019, 7:03 AM / in National News

By Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to part company with Trump over his decision to bypass Congress by declaring an emergency at the southern border as a way to fund a wall. The White House had been negotiating with Senate Republicans to find a way around a vote of disapproval rebuking Trump, but talks collapsed […]

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Goldwater a cautionary tale for Second Amendment Supporters

Goldwater a cautionary tale for Second Amendment Supporters

on March 14, 2019, 6:57 AM / in Opinion

By Harold Hutchison (AmmoLand.com)- In 1968, Second Amendment supporters nearly found themselves in a deep hole. By a slim margin, they were able to keep a licensing and registration scheme that Johnson wanted out of the Gun Control Act of 1968. This greatly angered Lyndon Johnson, who denounced the “gun lobby” for the omission of the means of eventual gun confiscation from that bill. But […]

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Can Congress Amend the Constitution?

on March 14, 2019, 6:45 AM / in Opinion

By Andrew P. Napolitano “Emergency does not create power. Emergency does not increase granted power or remove or diminish the restrictions imposed upon power granted or reserved. The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency. Its grants of power to the federal government and its limitations of the power of the States were determined in the light of emergency, […]

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Beto O’Rourke announces his campaign for president

on March 14, 2019, 6:41 AM / in National News

When EGO’S Take OFF Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who drew national attention and broke fundraising records with his losing campaign against Sen. Ted Cruz last year, announced on Thursday that he is running for president, entering an already crowded primary field. The 46-year-old former congressman from El Paso has captivated some in the party with his skateboarding, adventurous road trips […]

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House Democrats vote to allow illegal immigrants the right to vote

on March 14, 2019, 6:22 AM / in National News, State News

House Democrats voted Friday to allow localities to grant voting privileges to illegal immigrants. They did this by blocking a GOP proposal that would prevent illegals from voting, which is the confusing part. Illegal immigrants voting in US elections is already illegal. It’s like the Republicans proposed a bill making murder illegal. Murder is already illegal! In response to the […]

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Mao’s Great Leap Forward ‘killed 45 million in four years’

on March 14, 2019, 6:11 AM / in History

Arifa Akbar @arifa_akbar  |  Arts Correspondent  |  INDEPENDENT Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official Communist Party archives said yesterday. Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing […]

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