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For the Tennessee Prayer List

For the Tennessee Prayer List

on March 3, 2014, 7:33 AM / in News, State News

Lots of payer needs this week. Rep. Susan Lynn’s very sick two year old grandson  was rushed to Vanderbilt.  He was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes.  This will be a real life change for the family. Rep. Kevin Cleveland) has been in the hospital for tests.  He is home now recuperating. Rep. Harold Love has been out with his mother this […]

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I Have Already Made My Choice

I Have Already Made My Choice

on March 3, 2014, 7:27 AM / in Opinion

Seeing as how I live in California, a state whose legislators have, for the most part, taken a strict anti-gun rights stance, I have always kept my radar focused on anything regarding the infringement of our Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Therefore it should come as no surprise to anyone that the events currently unfolding in the […]

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TEA PARTIERS, IT IS LATER THAN YOU THINK…LEARN TO I.D.

on March 3, 2014, 7:24 AM / in National News, News

Funneling campaign money, found guilty, lying, vote buying & selling, involvement in the destruction of the U.S. Constitution, cover-ups, doing business with foreign government while ignoring Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution, accompanied by no discussion/debate within the General Assembly & certainly not the people of Arkansas whose property in all forms are being transported to Mexico, & this […]

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Democrats Wooing White Male Voters as Midterms Near

Democrats Wooing White Male Voters as Midterms Near

on March 3, 2014, 7:22 AM / in National News, News

By Sandy Fitzgerald / Newsmax.com   The Democratic Party is working hard to woo back white male voters to help defend their seats as the midterm elections near, when fewer female and minority voters that carry Democratic races traditionally turn out to vote. White men, particularly in the working class, overwhelmingly started voting Republican during the Reagan era because they […]

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Frustrated States Fight Federal Overreach

on March 3, 2014, 7:19 AM / in National News, News

By Cheryl K. Chumley / Newsmax.com States frustrated by federal overreach have been taking action to nullify laws coming from Washington, D.C. — but the efforts may prove futile given long-standing court precedents dictating that states can’t overturn federal law. The federal actions under fire range from Obamacare and gun control laws to a controversial detention measure contained in a […]

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Legislation Updates and Hearing Alerts March, 2014

on March 3, 2014, 7:16 AM / in National News, News, State News

A SAOVA message to sportsmen, pet owners and farmers concerned about protecting their traditions, avocations and livelihoods from anti-hunting, anti-breeding, animal guardianship advocates. Forwarding and cross posting, with attribution, encouraged. Legislation Updates and Hearing Alerts March 2, 2014 SAOVA Friends, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed into law a bill to protect animal production facilities from outside interference and undercover videotaping. […]

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TN COMMERCIAL BREEDER ACT PAGE

TN COMMERCIAL BREEDER ACT PAGE

on March 3, 2014, 7:14 AM / in News, State News

SAOVA has set up a page for the Tennessee Commercial Breeder Act extension bill. It describes the bill, links to the fiscal note, and gives names and contact information to the Senate Ag committee. It’s great to have all of this information in one easy place.   COMMERCIAL BREEDER ACT Under present law, the Commercial Breeder Act requires licensure for […]

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News from Devvy March 3rd, 2014

News from Devvy March 3rd, 2014

on March 3, 2014, 7:09 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Original Post Someone sent me an email with this subject: Time for the United States of America to repel Russia from Crimea! My reply: Hell no. Patrick Buchanan hits it right on the head in his column about their infighting: Ukraine’s Crisis, Not Ours – I hope everyone takes the time to read it. The hysteria over Ukraine is taking […]

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A Terrorist Detainee / Human Rights Activists

A Terrorist Detainee / Human Rights Activists

on March 3, 2014, 7:03 AM / in National News, News

By Jim Kouri / Original Post A terrorist detainee released from the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center who claims to now be a human rights activist was arraigned in a London criminal courtroom on Saturday on charges that he has been promoting jihad in Syria, according to officials at Scotland Yard. Moazzam Begg, who has lived in Britain since his […]

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TPP Negotiations Stalled by Significant Gaps

TPP Negotiations Stalled by Significant Gaps

on March 3, 2014, 7:00 AM / in National News, News

At a press conference held last week at the end of the most recent round of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), trade reps from the 12 member countries report that despite their best efforts to rush to reach an agreement, “significant gaps” in the details remain. Not only are the negotiators finding it hard to mesh the trade standards […]

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Obama to campaign for minimum wage hike despite opposition

Obama to campaign for minimum wage hike despite opposition

on March 3, 2014, 6:55 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will take his campaign to increase the minimum wage on the road in the coming week in an effort to build pressure on Republicans who oppose the raise. Obama will appear on Wednesday in New Bristol, Connecticut alongside four New England governors to make the case, the White House said. The president wants to […]

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Court tackles intellectual disability and the death penalty on this week

Court tackles intellectual disability and the death penalty on this week

on March 3, 2014, 6:52 AM / in National News, News

By NCC Staff The Supreme Court will hear one of the most high-profile cases of its current term this week as weather permits, as the Justices determine how states define if a person is mentally disabled to the point of becoming ineligible for the death penalty. The Hall case arose from the 1978 murder of Karol Hurst, who was 21 […]

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New Disturbing Details of Yemeni Wedding Hit by U.S. Drone

New Disturbing Details of Yemeni Wedding Hit by U.S. Drone

on March 3, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

A new report on the December 12 U.S. drone strike that killed 12 guests at a Yemeni wedding calls on President Obama to come clean on the standards it uses to decide who lives and who dies and when drones are an appropriate weapon in the so-called “War on Terror.” Human Rights Watch published a 28-page report (“A Wedding That […]

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Amid Ukraine crisis, Obama to meet Netanyahu on Mideast peace

Amid Ukraine crisis, Obama to meet Netanyahu on Mideast peace

on March 3, 2014, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

By Jeffrey Heller and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama takes a break from the Ukraine crisis to hold potentially difficult talks on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on U.S. efforts to keep Middle East peace negotiations alive. With time running out for a framework Israeli-Palestinian deal to salvage a troubled U.S.-brokered peace process, Obama and […]

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California lawmaker accused of corruption on leave

California lawmaker accused of corruption on leave

on March 3, 2014, 6:33 AM / in National News, News

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial. The departure of Sen. Ron Calderon deprives Senate Democrats of the two-thirds margin they need in the 40-member chamber to […]

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Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks

Big or small, spending-cut efforts hit roadblocks

on March 3, 2014, 6:20 AM / in National News, News

By CHARLES BABINGTON and ANDREW TAYLOR Editor’s Notes: Taxpayers lose once again WASHINGTON (AP) — The budget gurus in Congress have failed for years to find a grand bargain to reduce the government’s long-term debt, so this year they decided to go small. Just 1 percentage point would be shaved from the annual cost-of-living increase in military pensions for veterans […]

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Boeing may slow F/A-18 plane output to keep line going longer

Boeing may slow F/A-18 plane output to keep line going longer

on March 3, 2014, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co is considering a slower build rate and other options to keep production of its EA-18G electronic attack planes running into 2017, and give Congress time to add more orders, a top company executive told Reuters in an interview. The St. Louis production line for Boeing’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers is […]

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Winter storm closes federal, local offices in Washington D.C. area

on March 3, 2014, 6:14 AM / in National News, News

Reuters) – Federal offices in the Washington, D.C., area will be closed on Monday to the public and non-emergency workers due to a massive winter storm that was bearing down on the East Coast, officials said. Votes scheduled for Monday in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have also been postponed due to the storm, which the National Weather […]

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Massive storm system takes aim at winter-weary U.S. East Coast

on March 3, 2014, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) – A massive winter storm system packing cold air, snow and freezing rain was bearing down on the U.S. East Coast, causing federal and local offices in Washington to close on Monday after it pummeled the central United States over the weekend. The National Weather Service predicted the storm will bring up to 9 […]

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NO “WARM FUZZY” FROM APHIS – – “IF ANY?!?!?”

NO “WARM FUZZY” FROM APHIS – – “IF ANY?!?!?”

on March 2, 2014, 8:35 AM / in National News, News

For the last several weeks some have posted unqualified assurances that, as a result of their behind the scenes efforts, the uncertainties created by the Retail Pet Store Rule were resolved for the vast majority of Hobby Breeders as a result of amendments that were made to the Animal Welfare Act that were included in the Farm Bill that was […]

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