Archive for June 21st, 2019

Snide Illinois Senator Tells Her Concerned Gun-Owning Constituent: Maybe I’ll Just Confiscate Your Guns

Snide Illinois Senator Tells Her Concerned Gun-Owning Constituent: Maybe I’ll Just Confiscate Your Guns

on June 21, 2019, 8:54 AM / in State News

 by Alex Parker  |  RedState If you’re in Illinois and own a gun, State Sen. Julie A. Morrison wouldn’t mind just snatchin’ it outta your hand and keepin’ it. How ya like THEM apples?? At a public meeting sponsored by five Democratic senators, she listened to the concerns of a firearm-owning citizen and then threatened him. The man said, “Senator Morrison, […]

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Today’s news shorts from Real Clear Politics

on June 21, 2019, 8:48 AM / in National News

GOP Launches Ad Campaign Hitting Porter on Impeachment. Susan Crabtree reports on efforts to unseat the freshman congresswoman who turned a long-red California district blue in 2018. Despite “Fight Club” Reports, Job Corps Centers to Stay Open. Phil Wegmann has this follow-up on administration efforts to shutter troubled facilities, which triggered strong lobbying from local lawmakers. Virtue and the Social […]

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Baseball legend David Ortiz wasn’t intended target in shooting, police say

Baseball legend David Ortiz wasn’t intended target in shooting, police say

on June 21, 2019, 8:45 AM / in National News

The man who shot former Rex Sox slugger David Ortiz thought he was shooting at Ortiz’s friend, authorities say. Ortiz was at a bar with friend Sixto David Fernandez in the Dominican Republic on June 9 when he was shot. The attack was initially thought to be a murder-for-hire against the baseball legend, but authorities now say the hitman was […]

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Senate votes to block Trump’s $8 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia

on June 21, 2019, 8:42 AM / in National News

The U.S. Senate passed three resolutions on Thursday in an attempt to block President Trump’s $8 billion sale of munitions to Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Seven Republicans voted alongside unanimous support from Democrats, but the resolutions failed to gain enough support to override a presidential veto. Trump announced the sales last month, invoking an emergency provision to […]

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Oregon governor sends police to round up Republican lawmakers

Oregon governor sends police to round up Republican lawmakers

on June 21, 2019, 8:40 AM / in State News

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) sent police out on Thursday to locate 12 Republican legislators who left the Capitol to avoid voting on a landmark climate plan. The proposal, which aims to dramatically lower the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, would be the second of its kind nationwide. Republican lawmakers walked out following failed negotiations with Democrats. The Oregon […]

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Trump pulls back approved military strikes against Iranian targets following destruction of US drone

Trump pulls back approved military strikes against Iranian targets following destruction of US drone

on June 21, 2019, 8:10 AM / in International News, National News

By Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver After warning that Iran’s decision to shoot down a U.S. surveillance drone was “a big mistake,” President Trump approved military strikes but pulled back late on Thursday after a day spent conferring with national security advisers and congressional leaders about a measured response, The New York Times reported. Officials told the Times that the […]

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McConnell-aligned group launches $4M ad campaign against ‘Medicare for All’

on June 21, 2019, 8:02 AM / in National News

The GOP attacks on Medicare for all are ramping up. A GOP outside group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign against “Medicare for All.” The group One Nation is spending $4 million on the first round of TV, radio and digital ads nationwide, but the full 18-month campaign will exceed that total. […]

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Appeals court allows Trump abortion referral ban to take effect

Appeals court allows Trump abortion referral ban to take effect

on June 21, 2019, 7:55 AM / in National News

The Trump administration’s plan to ban federally funded family planning clinics from giving abortion referrals will be allowed to go into effect nationwide, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The ruling means the administration can implement a rule issued earlier this year that bans abortion providers from participating in the Title X family planning program, removes a requirement that clinics […]

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Income for all is on Democrats’ 2020 radar. One California city is trying it

Income for all is on Democrats’ 2020 radar. One California city is trying it

on June 21, 2019, 7:52 AM / in National News, State News

By Joe Garfoli  Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang will talk a lot about giving every U.S. citizen $1,000 a month for life in the first Democratic presidential debate next week. It’s called universal basic income, and it’s Yang’s big issue. But it’s theoretical to him — he’s never held elective office. Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs has been running a pilot program […]

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Roy Moore, who lost Alabama Senate race after allegations of sexual misconduct, announces another run for the seat

on June 21, 2019, 7:43 AM / in State News

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore announced Thursday that he will make a second run for U.S. Senate in Alabama. Moore, a Republican, lost a special election for the seat in 2017 to former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, a Democrat, after the former judge was accused of sexual misconduct by several women when they were teenagers or young […]

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Upstate NY clerks refuse to grant illegal immigrants driver’s licenses

Upstate NY clerks refuse to grant illegal immigrants driver’s licenses

on June 21, 2019, 7:28 AM / in State News

By Tamar Lapin  |  New York Post Some upstate New York county clerks are taking a stand against the state’s controversial new lawgranting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Clerks in Erie, Rensselaer, Niagara and Allegany counties have said they won’t be handing out the licenses, despite the legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Erie County Clerk Michael Kerns said he believes […]

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‘Everyone I Don’t Like Is Hitler’

‘Everyone I Don’t Like Is Hitler’

on June 21, 2019, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

It’s nothing new for leftists to hurl the “ultimate” insult at conservative opponents — the inevitable comparison to Nazis generally or Adolf Hitler specifically. As we’ve noted before, they root this insult in decades of propaganda in American schools mislabeling the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazis) as “right wing.” Wikipedia’s definition is both typical and particularly hilarious for its […]

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The War Party Is At It Again

The War Party Is At It Again

on June 21, 2019, 6:52 AM / in Opinion

Trade a Democrat for a Republican; trade a liberal for a conservative: It doesn’t matter. The War Party remains in charge either way. The people who thought they were voting for Donald Trump because he would extricate America from these endless foreign wars should realize by now that he is just another wuss for the War Party. Donald Trump has […]

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June 21st in History

June 21st in History

on June 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year. This day usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight […]

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Better Than Your Best

Better Than Your Best

on June 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.  – Colossians 1:29  When John became a salesman in a well-known insurance company years ago, his aim was to work effectively in his firm without compromising his Christian integrity. But there were those who considered him naive. In their view, one could possess either job security or […]

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