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Charting Our Destinies: From FDR to Obama

Charting Our Destinies: From FDR to Obama

on December 2, 2013, 7:49 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

by EDWARD  CLINE In “What’s to Like About JFK?” I cited humorist Art Buchwald’s maudlin poem about the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963, as an example of how captivated Americans were by JFK. Two lines from the second stanza stuck in my mind: We weep for our children and their children and everyone’s children. […]

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Obamacare website-maker runs failed Army Human Terrain System program

Obamacare website-maker runs failed Army Human Terrain System program

on December 2, 2013, 7:44 AM / in National News, News

By Patrick Howley / Daily Caller The company that earned the no-bid contract to build the failed Obamacare website also runs the Army’s disastrous Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan, which has been accused of fraud, sexual harassment and racism. The much-maligned Human Terrain System (HTS), launched in 2007, sends academics from social science fields like anthropology and linguistics into […]

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Faced with a Collapse of America’s Health System, Schumer Pushes … More Gun Control

Faced with a Collapse of America’s Health System, Schumer Pushes … More Gun Control

on December 2, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News

Urgent alert:  Gun vote could come as soon as Monday in the House With 80,000,000 Americans poised to lose their employer-provided insurance plans, what would you think the Senate’s number three Democrat, Chuck Schumer, is now poised to cram down Republicans’ quivering throats? ANSWER:  More gun control. Senator Schumer already tried to sneak a gun control bill through the Senate […]

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Bearing Witness: Survivor Describes Nigerian Islamist Terror

Bearing Witness: Survivor Describes Nigerian Islamist Terror

on December 2, 2013, 7:33 AM / in National News, News

by Andrew E. Harrod Special to IPT News Are you ready to die as a Christian?” asked Habila Adamu‘s AK-47-armed assailants from Nigeria’s Boko Haram (BH) Islamist terrorist organization. During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., Adamu recounted surviving a massacre of Christians, in an effort to focus American attention on the bloody turmoil BH poses for Nigeria. Adamu described […]

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10 More Things to Know about Today December 2nd

on December 2, 2013, 7:28 AM / in National News, News

1. Investigators   search for clues in deadly train derailment Commuters from New York City’s northern   suburbs face delays on Monday as the National Transportation Safety Board   begins an exhaustive investigation into Sunday’s train derailment that killed   four people and injured 63 others. The train will be flipped upright to   search for more victims. New York […]

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Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

on December 2, 2013, 7:17 AM / in History, News, State News

By Hayden Evans Imagine a city of 75,000 behind a security fence in East Tennessee so cloaked in secrecy that its workers and other inhabitants did not know what was being produced in three manufacturing facilities of unprecedented scope of the U. S. Government. The creation of the secret city of Oak Ridge began in 1942 as a major site […]

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Reward for ‘hard work:’ Townsend campground named nation’s Small Park of the Year

Reward for ‘hard work:’ Townsend campground named nation’s Small Park of the Year

on December 2, 2013, 7:07 AM / in News, State News

By Iva Butler | (ivab@thedailytimes.com) Daily Times Big Meadow Family Campground in Townsend was recently named  the Small Park of the Year by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Big  Meadow, which opened on May 22, 1995, is located on 14 acres at 8215 Cedar Creek Road, just off  Wears Valley Road at the bridge over Little […]

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Happy 100th to the crossword puzzle

Happy 100th to the crossword puzzle

on December 2, 2013, 7:03 AM / in National News, News

By Merl Reagle Special to The Washington Post On a snowy evening in the early 1900s, a newspaper editor at the New York World was hunched over his desk trying to think of something special for the Christmas issue. Remembering the small word squares he’d solved as a young Brit in Liverpool, he drew a diamond-shaped grid with numbered squares […]

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City of Memphis would pay $20 million for AutoZone Park, plus $5 million for improvements, in proposed deal

City of Memphis would pay $20 million for AutoZone Park, plus $5 million for improvements, in proposed deal

on December 2, 2013, 6:41 AM / in News, State News

Cardinals would buy team, spend $15 million on park upgrades The City of Memphis would take on $25 million in debt to buy AutoZone Park in a multiparty deal that would also see the St. Louis Cardinals take control of the Memphis Redbirds, according to a document with details of the agreement that was received Sunday by The Commercial Appeal. […]

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Flames destroy firefighter’s family home

Flames destroy firefighter’s family home

on December 2, 2013, 6:35 AM / in News, State News

By RIC BOHYrbohy@c-dh.net Columbia, TN Original Article Firefighter Will Craft stood outside the charred ruins of the house he grew up in and spoke with the resignation of someone who knows a done deal when he sees it. “I’m just here to be with Mom and Dad,” he said as fellow firefighters finished the work of drowning the blaze that […]

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10 Things to Know Today December 2nd 2013

on December 2, 2013, 6:25 AM / in National News, News

AP Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1) OFFICIALS PROBE DEADLY NYC COMMUTER TRAIN DERAILMENT Investigators looking into the Metro-North wreck will examine factors ranging from excessive speed to mechanical problems. 2) ADMINISTRATION SAYS WORST GLITCHES GONE FROM HEALTH CARE WEBSITE The online portal will face a new test […]

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Historic home for sale: 90-year-old Chattanooga mansion has view of Tennessee Valley

Historic home for sale: 90-year-old Chattanooga mansion has view of Tennessee Valley

on December 2, 2013, 6:22 AM / in News, State News

A 90-year-old Chattanooga mansion with sweeping views of the Tennessee Valley is on the market for the only the fourth time since it was built in 1923. The 7,400 square-foot home is listed at $2.5 million and sits at 960 Cumberland Road — the highest point on Elder Mountain with an 1,860-foot elevation. Built by George S. Elder — the […]

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Mack Hatcher work could be done by spring

Mack Hatcher work could be done by spring

on December 2, 2013, 6:12 AM / in News, State News

Project adding links to Franklin greenway system Written by Kevin Walters / Tennessean Original Article FRANKLIN — After two years of roadwork, the widening of a 3½-mile portion of the Mack Hatcher Parkway bypass between Highway 96 East and Franklin Road is on track to be completed by late spring. Begun in early 2012, the $23 million project has upgraded two-lane […]

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Crash The Site…..

Crash The Site…..

on December 2, 2013, 6:08 AM / in Opinion

CRASH THE SITE –  Just open a browser window on http://healthcare.gov  and leave it open! #CrashTheSite Wish from Little Ms Liberty

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Healthcare.gov Still Barely Works

on December 2, 2013, 6:04 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson As we get back up and running from the Thanksgiving Holiday, the deadline for the Obamacare website has come and gone.  CNN was able to get it to crash live on national television. But that’s okay.  The Obama Administration got the New York Times to run a full page ad . . . errr . . . […]

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Assessing the 2014 Senate Races- Part 1: The West and Midwest

Assessing the 2014 Senate Races- Part 1: The West and Midwest

on December 2, 2013, 6:04 AM / in National News, News

  By: davenj1 The following is an assessment of the state of the Senate races for 2014 by region starting out west. In Hawaii, Democratic incumbent Brian Schatz will face a primary fight against Democratic Representative Colleen Hanabusa, Daniel Inouye’s hand-chosen successor who was passed over in favor of Schatz.  One expects Hanabusa to win this primary and win the […]

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Embracing what’s Important

on December 2, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Love You Life; Living Happy, Healthy and Whole By Victoria Osteen My friend Shannon grew up with a heart for God, but as a young woman in her mid-twenties, her life became focused on other things. Her hands were full. Her career as a journalist was taking off beyond her wildest dreams. It appeared from the outside that she had […]

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10 things you need to know today

on December 1, 2013, 9:36 AM / in National News, News

1. White   House declares new HealthCare.gov a success Following a frenzied race to fix the site,   the Obama administration declared victory on Sunday in its effort to get   HealthCare.gov working smoothly for the vast majority of users. In a six-page   progress and performance report, administration officials said the troubled   website could now handle at least […]

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Reasons

Reasons

on December 1, 2013, 7:45 AM / in Opinion

Almighty God, As we approach this day that has been set aside to express our thankfulness to you for the boundless blessings you have showered on this United States of America and the people who are fortunate enough to be called Americans, I would like to take a few minutes to, in my own words, say thank you for some […]

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Make Yours A Patriotic Christmas

Make Yours A Patriotic Christmas

on December 1, 2013, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

This column is archived here. I am happy to report that the highly-prized FREEDOM DOCUMENTS are now available–just in time for Christmas! Many people greatly anticipate this fall printing of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS so they can purchase them as Christmas gifts. Here’s how it all came about. A few years ago, I sadly discovered that it was next to impossible […]

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