Archive for December 16th, 2019

How the Democrats Will Try to Beat Trump at Ballot Box

How the Democrats Will Try to Beat Trump at Ballot Box

on December 16, 2019, 9:25 AM / in Opinion

By Devvy Kidd A hundred million Americans or more have not watched the grotesque spectacle called an ‘impeachment inquiry’, Horowitz’ time in the hot seat and the absurd 14-hour marathon debate for mark-ups regarding articles of impeachment. Why? Well, work for one thing and who knows how many simply don’t care.  I would venture to guess many have already made […]

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Pentagon brushes aside bombshell ‘Afghanistan Papers’

Pentagon brushes aside bombshell ‘Afghanistan Papers’

on December 16, 2019, 9:17 AM / in National News

The Pentagon has kept quiet over the damning reports from last week that found U.S. officials lied about the progress in the 18-year war in Afghanistan, with little likelihood the documents will alter the administration’s approach to America’s longest conflict, according to experts. The reports have largely been sidestepped by defense officials when questions arose from lawmakers and reporters alike. […]

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Impeachment headlines Congress to-do list ahead of Christmas

on December 16, 2019, 9:15 AM / in National News

By Al Weaver Lawmakers are facing a monumental week on Capitol Hill as they prepare for a historic midweek vote to impeach President Trump over his actions with Ukraine and to potentially pass a key trade agreement and an end-of-year funding bill to avoid a government shutdown ahead of the Christmas break. As lawmakers brace for the Wednesday vote, which […]

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Lessons From Atlas Shrugged: The Playboy

Lessons From Atlas Shrugged: The Playboy

on December 16, 2019, 9:05 AM / in Opinion

By Atilla Mert Sulker Ayn Rand’s 1957 dystopian novel Atlas Shrugged remains a controversial piece of literature to this day. It is generally remembered for its advocacy of free market capitalism, something hardly revered in the age of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez socialism. While many chastise the book−some even proclaiming that they will “burn the book!” (yes, I actually knew someone who held this […]

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Dallas woman is a millionaire for a day: The transforming joy of selfless giving

Dallas woman is a millionaire for a day: The transforming joy of selfless giving

on December 16, 2019, 8:56 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Ruth Balloon finished her shift at Roma Boots in Dallas last week, then she happened to check her bank account. It turned out, she had an extra $37,000,000. She called her husband, who called the bank, who explained that it was a clerical error and took back the money. “I was a millionaire, I have a […]

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Grin On !

on December 16, 2019, 8:52 AM / in Opinion

First President to be photographed smoking a joint. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States. First President to violate the […]

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Senate Confirms Hunter-Friendly Candidate to Oversee Wildlife Management

Senate Confirms Hunter-Friendly Candidate to Oversee Wildlife Management

on December 16, 2019, 8:48 AM / in National News, Opinion

The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauds the U. S. Senate for confirming Aurelia Skipwith to serve as director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Skipwith, who has been serving as USFWS deputy assistant secretary, holds degrees from multiple universities, including a bachelor’s degree in biology from Howard University, a master’s degree in molecular biology […]

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn Sponsors Bill to Import Unlimited Number of Syrian & Iraqi Refugees to Tennessee

Sen. Marsha Blackburn Sponsors Bill to Import Unlimited Number of Syrian & Iraqi Refugees to Tennessee

on December 16, 2019, 8:42 AM / in National News

From Dailyrollcall.com Blackburn’s bill mandates a fast track for Syrians, Iraqis and Kurds who claim they were in some way connected, however loosely or remotely, to America’s fight against ISIS. The bill’s language in this regard is very broadly written. No cap is put on the numbers to be admitted as refugees, nor does this priority group of refugees count towards President Trump’s […]

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News From Real Clear Politics December 16th 2019

News From Real Clear Politics December 16th 2019

on December 16, 2019, 8:36 AM / in National News, Opinion

Cory Booker and Julian Castro Should Form a Ticket. Bill Scher writes that the gambit might rescue the two candidates’ flagging campaigns. Dems’ California Debate in Turmoil Again Over Labor Fight. Susan Crabtree has the story. Damn the Impeachment Torpedoes; Full Speed Ahead. Frank Miele explains why he believes Democrats’ efforts to remove the president will boomerang. Trump May Win Elusive Latino Support for the […]

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‘Jingle’ Jangle

on December 16, 2019, 8:34 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. On this date in 1965, the ground crew at Mission Control heard something from outer space that — for a few seconds — made them fear a UFO was stalking Gemini 6, which carried astronauts Walter Schirra Jr. and Thomas P. Stafford. The day before, Gemini 6 had rendezvoused in space with Frank Borman and […]

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Once more……with feeling…..PLEASE!!

on December 16, 2019, 8:14 AM / in National News, State News

Good Morning Well, guess what?  The refugee resettlement INDUSTRY (yes, I said INDUSTRY, this is NOT just some ‘feel good’ thing going on here) is increasing their pressure on the Governor to say ‘yes’ to more refugees in Tennessee, despite what we KNOW, and now they are involving ‘evangelicals’ to do it. Soros-Linked Group Gets Six GOP Governors to Resettle […]

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Hallmark reverses decision to pull ad featuring kissing brides

Hallmark reverses decision to pull ad featuring kissing brides

on December 16, 2019, 7:20 AM / in National News

The Hallmark Channel announced Sunday it was reversing a decision to pull a same-sex marriage commercial that sparked outrage from a conservative group. The One Million Moms organization complained to the network about a commercial for Zola, a wedding planning site, that featured two brides kissing at the altar.   Hallmark agreed to stop airing the ads, but on Sunday, […]

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DNC not Fair and Inclusive: DNC balks at easing debate qualification rules

DNC not Fair and Inclusive: DNC balks at easing debate qualification rules

on December 16, 2019, 7:08 AM / in National News

The Democratic National Committee reportedly is rejecting calls to ease the requirements for qualifying for the next presidential debates. Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the seven candidates who have earned spots on the stage, signed a letter to the DNC urging the party to lower the thresholds for poll numbers and fundraising. Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) and former Housing and […]

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Lighthizer says U.S.-China trade deal ‘totally done’

Lighthizer says U.S.-China trade deal ‘totally done’

on December 16, 2019, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said Sunday that the first phase of the U.S.-China trade deal the two sides announced Friday is now “totally done.” Under the agreement, he said, the U.S. will “double exports” to China over the next two years. The gains stemmed partly from China’s agreement to buy billions of dollars’ worth of American agricultural products. In […]

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Comey admits ‘real sloppiness’ in FBI warrant application

on December 16, 2019, 7:00 AM / in National News

Former FBI Director James Comey on Sunday acknowledged “real sloppiness” in the way the bureau obtained warrants to surveil Trump adviser Carter Page in 2016 at the beginning of the Russia election-meddling investigation. Comey said he had always believed the FBI’s procedures for applying for warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act were solid, but that the Justice Department’s inspector […]

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Polls: Americans evenly divided over impeachment

on December 16, 2019, 6:50 AM / in Opinion

With the House headed for a historic impeachment vote, Americans remain deeply divided on whether the House should impeach President Trump, and whether the Senate should remove him from office, according to two new polls. A CBS News poll found that 46 percent of Americans surveyed believed Trump deserved to be impeached for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Democrats, up from […]

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House enters key week for impeachment inquiry, with vote looming

House enters key week for impeachment inquiry, with vote looming

on December 16, 2019, 6:44 AM / in National News

The House Judiciary Committee released its impeachment report on Monday as the full House prepares to consider the panel’s two articles of impeachment against President Trump. The Democratic-controlled House plans to vote Wednesday on the articles, which accuse Trump of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Democrats say Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate one of his main Democratic rivals, former […]

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Christmas Quote for Today

Christmas Quote for Today

on December 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love. Lucinda Franks Lucinda Franks is a former staff writer for The New York Times, and she has written for The New […]

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The Gift Of Family

The Gift Of Family

on December 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Honor your father and your mother. —Exodus 20:12 Through her books and lectures, Edith Schaeffer has become much appreciated for her insights into the value of life’s ordinary days. When she and her husband Francis were first married, both sets of parents lived nearby. The newlyweds divided each Sunday afternoon and evening be-tween the Schaeffers and the Sevilles. After a […]

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December 16th in History

December 16th in History

on December 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

December 16 is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Adelaide of Italy Ralph Adams Cram, Richard Upjohn and John LaFarge (Episcopal Church (USA)) December 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) O Sapientia (Anglicanism) Day of Reconciliation, formerly celebrated as […]

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