Archive for December 3rd, 2019

U.S. reportedly releases Lebanon military aid

on December 3, 2019, 8:01 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration released more than $100 million in military assistance to Lebanon before Thanksgiving, two congressional staffers and an administration official confirmed on the condition of anonymity. The money was caught in limbo at the Office of Management and Budget for months despite the State Department alerting Congress in September that it would be spent. The reason for the […]

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N.C. judges approve congressional map replacing GOP-gerrymandered districts

on December 3, 2019, 7:59 AM / in State News

What is the difference between legislators defining districts and judges defining districts?…. nothing. A panel of North Carolina judges on Monday approved a new congressional map lawmakers submitted last month to be used in the 2020 primaries. The three-judge Wake County Superior Court panel had blocked the use of a 2016 congressional map next year because the court found that […]

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The News from Real Clear Politics December 3rd 2019

on December 3, 2019, 7:55 AM / in National News

Trump Tries Normal — How Long Can It Last? A.B. Stoddard takes note of the president focusing lately on positive things that unite most voters, like pets, freedom and the flag. Kellyanne Conway, Playing Chicken With Adam Schiff? Phil Wegmann reports on the White House adviser’s offer to represent President Trump at upcoming impeachment hearings — if the chairman of […]

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So, stocks did an about face.

on December 3, 2019, 7:53 AM / in National News

By KENNY POLCARI Futures, which had been up in the early morning hours, suddenly turned lower as we moved into the opening bell. What looked like a nice start to the final month of the year, turned negative fairly quickly. It turned even more negative when Trump “tweeted” out that he was initiating a “new trade war” by restoring tariffs […]

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Kaepernick Gets Passed Over By Injury-Plagued Detroit Lions

Kaepernick Gets Passed Over By Injury-Plagued Detroit Lions

on December 3, 2019, 7:47 AM / in Football

The injury-plagued Detroit Lions need a quarterback but ignore Colin Kaepernick and sign two young quarterbacks instead. The Lions were one of eight teams that sent representatives to attend Kaepernick’s workout in November. Over the weekend, they signed Kyle Sloter, 25, from the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad and Joe Callahan, 26, and put both of them on their practice squad, as Fox Business reported. #Lions […]

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House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law

on December 3, 2019, 7:44 AM / in National News

A majority of House and Senate Democrats are urging the Supreme Court to block a Louisiana abortion law. A group of 161 House Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), and 36 Senate Democrats, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), filed an amicus brief in support of the law’s challengers, June Medical Services. The law would require doctors who perform […]

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Pelosi: Congress has ‘iron-clad’ commitment to climate crisis

Pelosi: Congress has ‘iron-clad’ commitment to climate crisis

on December 3, 2019, 7:38 AM / in National News

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) promised world leaders Monday that Democrats in Congress have an “iron-clad” commitment to addressing climate change despite the Trump’s administration rollback of multiple environmental efforts. Speaking at a United Nations conference in Madrid, Pelosi promised that the U.S. would continue to push for the goals set by the Paris climate agreement despite President Trump removing the […]

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Happy Tuesday, Trump to London and NATO

on December 3, 2019, 7:35 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump left for Monday for London, where he’ll be participating in a meeting with NATO leaders marking the 70th anniversary of the alliance. The meeting comes at a time of tension in the alliance – French President Emmanuel Macron made waves last month when he said NATO is in a state of “brain death.” Meanwhile, allies are at odds […]

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Whiskey Is for Drinking and Water Is for Fighting

Whiskey Is for Drinking and Water Is for Fighting

on December 3, 2019, 7:33 AM / in Opinion

by Kathleen Marquardt If whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting, as Mark Twain famously said, then the 2015 Montana Legislature affirmed the truism.  Tristan Scott, Flathead Beacon In the mid-90s, before the Internet, the U.S. government held a meeting via satellite link between Washington, D.C., and cities and towns across western Montana, Idaho, eastern Washington, and Oregon. The subject […]

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Close Quarter

on December 3, 2019, 7:30 AM / in Opinion

Let’s say it’s night, late, and you hear a noise. You get up and move toward the door when the door breaks open and someone comes in. The total distance between you and the intruder is less than feet. He moves quickly to you…. when I was young, I could cover 100 yards in a little over 10 seconds which […]

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Report: YouTube Blocked More Than 300 of Trump’s Ads

Report: YouTube Blocked More Than 300 of Trump’s Ads

on December 3, 2019, 6:13 AM / in National News

Written by  R. Cort Kirkwood YouTube is blocking President Trump’s paid political advertisements, but the video service won’t say which YouTube policies the ads violated. YouTube has censored hundreds of the Republican president’s ads, CBS’ 60 Minutes reported on Sunday, news that is hardly surprising given revelations that surfaced over this summer. As The New American reported in June, Google is reworking its algorithms to help defeat […]

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Looking For God?

Looking For God?

on December 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. —Matthew 21:31 My wife and I were having dinner with another couple at a fishing lodge in Montana. It was interrupted when a fellow fisherman in a drunken rant began to regale us with tales of the houses of ill-repute he had visited. Though his comments were crass and […]

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December 3rd in History

December 3rd in History

on December 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

December 3 is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 28 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Advocate’s Day (India) Christian feast day: Abbo of Auxerre Pope Abraham of Alexandria (Coptic, 6 Koiak)) Adrian (Ethernan) Birinus Cassian of Tangier Emma (of Lesum or of Bremen) Francis Xavier Blessed Johann Nepomuk von Tschiderer zu […]

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Some Democrats Reluctant to Support Impeachment

Some Democrats Reluctant to Support Impeachment

on December 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News

Written by  Warren Mass Two Democratic members of the House of Representatives, Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, voted against a resolution passed on October 31 calling for an inquiry into the impeachment of President Trump. And — as was noted in an article posted by The New American on November 25 — “an increasing number of Democrats in […]

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