Archive for January 7th, 2020

Now we are in real trouble…. The holiday break is over, and lawmakers and officials are returning to town with a new Iran crisis unfolding.

on January 7, 2020, 7:15 AM / in International News, National News

By Rebecca Kheel Let’s go back a bit…..  In December, the United States blamed a rocket attack in Iraq that killed a U.S. contractor on an Iran-backed militia and responded with strikes on the militia. Supporters of the militia then stormed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Days later, the U.S. military killed Iranian Quds Forces leader Gen. Qassem Soleimani in […]

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‘We’ve just had the best decade in human history’: Finding providence in surprising places

‘We’ve just had the best decade in human history’: Finding providence in surprising places

on January 7, 2020, 6:31 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison If a news story claimed we just experienced the best decade in human history, would you believe it? Consider this evidence in the Spectator and Axios: Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 percent of the world’s population for the first time (it was 35 percent in 1987). Child mortality has fallen to record low levels. Famine has virtually gone extinct. […]

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If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let’s Go!

If Baghdad Wants Us Out, Let’s Go!

on January 7, 2020, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

Perhaps, rather than sending troops into Iraq and Kuwait to defend U.S. troops already there, we should accede to the local nationalist demands, start bringing our troops home, and let Iranians, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians, Yemenis and Afghans settle their quarrels. Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Iraq to turn Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship into a beacon of democracy, Iraq’s Parliament, amid […]

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Esper says U.S. won’t target Iran cultural sites, contradicting Trump

on January 7, 2020, 6:22 AM / in International News, National News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday said the U.S. military would not target Iranian cultural sites in retaliation for any response by Iran to the killing of top military commander Qassem Soleimani, contradicting threats by President Trump. Esper said strikes against places with historic, artistic, or religious significance but no military value would constitute a war crime. “We will follow […]

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Julián Castro endorses Elizabeth Warren for president

on January 7, 2020, 6:18 AM / in National News

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Monday. Castro is now the best known former Democratic candidate to throw his support to one of the candidates still in the running. Castro dropped out of the race last week after he failed to raise enough money or rise […]

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Bolton says he’d comply with subpoena for impeachment testimony

Bolton says he’d comply with subpoena for impeachment testimony

on January 7, 2020, 6:16 AM / in National News

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton said Monday that he would testify if the Republican-controlled Senate called for him to appear in President Trump’s impeachment trial. “I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify,” Bolton said. Democrats said Bolton’s unexpected statement strengthened their argument to call top current and former […]

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Milton McLean

Milton McLean

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

From The Memphis DAILY AVALANCHE, January 8, 1876 Jackson, Tenn. [Special to the Avalanche, January 7] From the Jackson Sun of today we collate the following; Milton McLean was hung one-half mile south of this City at the foot of Liberty Street, precisely at 1 o’clock today. Mayor King and the city police force constituted the Sheriff’s guard. McLean was […]

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More Attention Should be Paid to Elizabeth Warren’s Callous Church Shooting Answer

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Erick Erickson  |  The Resurgent By now everyone has heard, seen, or read about the heroism of volunteer church security guard Jack Wilson who saved potentially hundreds of lives inside West Freeway Church of Christ last week. When a deranged man stood up in the middle of communion and opened fired on the unsuspecting congregation, Wilson drew his pistol […]

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Iraqi Parliament Votes to End U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq

Iraqi Parliament Votes to End U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in International News

Written by  Warren Mass The Iraqi Parliament voted on January 5 to eliminate the U.S. troop presence in Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi told French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in a phone conversation the same day that Iraqi officials were preparing a memorandum calling for the withdrawal of foreign forces. Parliament’s vote was obviously intended as a response […]

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I’m in Debt

I’m in Debt

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. —Romans 1:14 A shopper underestimated the total cost of her groceries. When the cashier added up the items, the woman was $4 short. Then something unusual happened. The man behind her in the checkout lane saw her digging through her purse and motioned to […]

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Calif. Democrats Pay Big Time for #MeToo Cases Involving Gay Party Boss

Calif. Democrats Pay Big Time for #MeToo Cases Involving Gay Party Boss

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  R. Cort Kirkwood California Democrats will cough up nearly $3 million to pay for the sexual predation of their former chieftain, Eric Bauman, an out-of-control homosexual who couldn’t keep his hands to himself, forced himself upon male subordinates, and repeatedly harrassed and otherwise mistreated women underlings. The #MeToo takedown, according to news reports, came after several of Bauman’s abused […]

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Trump’s Tax Cut Act 2.0 Coming

Trump’s Tax Cut Act 2.0 Coming

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in National News

Few details are presently available about what the president will be proposing later on in his campaign for reelection regarding his “tax cuts 2.0” package, but the rumors are tantalizing. If Republicans regain control of the House, many of those rumors could be enacted. It was Larry Kudlow, Trump’s economic advisor and head of his National Economic Council, who timed […]

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American Minute    “May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.”- Millard Fillmore

American Minute “May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.”- Millard Fillmore

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“May God save the country, for it is obvious the people will not.” -Millard Fillmore Millard Fillmore was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1832, the same year the Paris riots took place which were described in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Miserables. Comparing the American Revolution with France’s numerous revolutions and riots, President Millard Fillmore stated in his Third Annual Message, December 6, 1852: “Our own free […]

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World leaders, U.S. lawmakers eye next steps with Iran, Iraq

World leaders, U.S. lawmakers eye next steps with Iran, Iraq

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News

by Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver Tehran’s highways were choked with masses of people on Monday in a public outpouring of mourning for a powerful general, Qassem Soleimani, killed by a U.S. drone last week. Amid the torching of American and Israeli flags in Tehran’s streets and a stampede that killed 35 people today in Soleimani’s hometown, Supreme Leader Ayatollah […]

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January 7th in History

January 7th in History

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 358 days remaining until the end of the year (359 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Canute Lavard Charles of Sezze St. André Bessette (Canada) Lucian of Antioch Raymond of Peñafort January 7 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Christmas (Eastern Orthodox Churches and Oriental Orthodox Churches […]

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