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A busy week ahead for the Supreme Court

A busy week ahead for the Supreme Court

on February 24, 2014, 6:35 AM / in National News, News

By The Supreme Court could announce some news cases and settle some old cases, and will hear arguments in five cases in what will be a busy last week of February. First, on Monday morning the Court is expected to issues orders from its private conference last Friday. Among the cases the Justices voted on whether to consider in that […]

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Article V Group Ignores States’ Complicity in Federal Power Grab

Article V Group Ignores States’ Complicity in Federal Power Grab

on February 24, 2014, 6:29 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Of all the misrepresentations often repeated by the pro-Article V constitutional convention proponents, one of the most important is the “states as victims” mantra. For example, on its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, the Convention of States (COS) organization writes: “Washington, D.C., is broken. The federal government is spending this country into the ground, seizing power from the states and […]

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Arkansas lawmakers to vote on funds for alternative to Obamacare

Arkansas lawmakers to vote on funds for alternative to Obamacare

on February 24, 2014, 6:27 AM / in National News, News

By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK (Reuters) – Arkansas lawmakers will try once again to provide funding this week for the state’s Private Option medical insurance plan that has drawn interest from other states’ lawmakers, who see it as an alternative to Obamacare. The Arkansas Senate approved the $915 million appropriation for the Private Option plan last week, but the House […]

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California lawmaker due to surrender on bribery, corruption charges

California lawmaker due to surrender on bribery, corruption charges

on February 24, 2014, 6:23 AM / in National News, News

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California state senator was expected to surrender to federal authorities on Monday to face charges that he took bribes from a businessman and from undercover FBI agents posing as Hollywood film executives to steer legislation in their favor. Democrat Ron Calderon was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on two […]

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La.’s Landrieu looks for independent, GOP support

La.’s Landrieu looks for independent, GOP support

on February 24, 2014, 6:19 AM / in National News, News

By BILL BARROW LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Democrat Mary Landrieu’s quest for a fourth Senate term will turn on whether she can attract just enough support from independents and Republicans to win in this increasingly conservative state. The daughter and sister of New Orleans mayors, that’s been Landrieu’s re-election strategy since 2002, when her donors included a Baton Rouge physician […]

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Obama climate change agenda faces first Supreme Court test

Obama climate change agenda faces first Supreme Court test

on February 24, 2014, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court considers on Monday whether President Barack Obama’s administration overstepped its authority by imposing new regulations to reduce pollution in response to climate change. In a 90-minute oral argument, extended from 60 minutes because many parties are involved, the justices will examine a relatively narrow challenge by industry groups and Republican-leaning […]

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Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft

Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft

on February 24, 2014, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder, citing the recent massive data theft at retailer Target Corp, urged Congress on Monday to enact a national standard for notifying consumers about such breaches. “This would empower the American people to protect themselves if they are at risk of identity theft,” Holder said in a statement urging congressional action. “It would enable […]

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President Obama Asks Governors for ‘Year of Action’

President Obama Asks Governors for ‘Year of Action’

on February 24, 2014, 6:11 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: My concern is the Gov’s will bite the bait….. By Matthew Larotonda / ABC News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing the realities of a divided congress, President Obama today asked the nation’s governors to join him in a “breakout year.” The state executives, in town for the National Governors Association’s winter meeting, were hosted by the White House for […]

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Nevada congressman goes ‘undercover’ with UPS

Nevada congressman goes ‘undercover’ with UPS

on February 24, 2014, 6:08 AM / in National News, News

Nevada congressman moonlights as UPS deliveryman to stay in touch with his constituents LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rep. Steven Horsford has traded his suit and tie for a brown, short-sleeve UPS uniform — not because he’s quitting Congress, but because it’s a way to make closer contact with his constituents. The Nevada Democrat went “undercover” Friday morning to help a […]

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Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags

on February 24, 2014, 6:05 AM / in National News, News

Washington (AFP) – It is the ultimate symbol of chest-thumping American patriotic pride and now the United States flag must be “100 percent made in the USA” — at least where the Pentagon is concerned. A new law requires the Department of Defense — a major consumer of flags for everything from ships to bases to burials — fly only […]

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A second voucher bill– HB 0190, goes to house finance ways and means subcommittee on 2-26-14.

A second voucher bill– HB 0190, goes to house finance ways and means subcommittee on 2-26-14.

on February 23, 2014, 9:33 AM / in News, State News

We are being tag-teamed on voucher bills. A second bill, this one is HB 0190, goes to house finance ways and means subcommittee on 2-26-14. The senate version is by Norris and is SB 0196. It is scheduled for the senate education committee first week of April. Kelsey is cosponsor, so he is floating two senate voucher bills. This bill, […]

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Man burned in one of two explosions at Kilgore Flares plant; ATF serves search warrant to get inside plant to investigate

Man burned in one of two explosions at Kilgore Flares plant; ATF serves search warrant to get inside plant to investigate

on February 23, 2014, 9:22 AM / in Local News, News

The Jackson Sun (yesterday’s news today) reported this morning about an accident that occurred yesterday morning at the Kilgore plant in Toone, Tennessee. Now it has been 20 years since I worked in the facility as an engineer there and I suspect a great many changes have occurred since that time. I also suspect a great many things remain the […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on February 22, 2014, 7:26 AM / in National News, News

1. Ukrainian protesters seize presidential palace as Yanukovych flees After days of violent protests in Ukraine, opposition groups reportedly seized control of Kiev and the presidential palace Saturday, with embattled President Viktor Yanukovych reportedly fleeing the capital entirely. Ukraine’s Parliament has already elected a new speaker, Oleksander Turchynov, an ally of Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister whose imprisonment several […]

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Teachers union hinders district’s investigation into staff member who did heroin in school

Teachers union hinders district’s investigation into staff member who did heroin in school

on February 22, 2014, 7:24 AM / in National News, News

By Victor Skinner  / EAG News FALLSBURG, N.Y. – Someone at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School is doing smack in the men’s faculty bathroom. Six teachers, an aide and a school contractor were identified through surveillance video as the only people to use the men’s room before another staff member found a heroin baggie Feb. 11, which was the second time […]

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Beating the State: Third Century Christianity in the Third World Today

Beating the State: Third Century Christianity in the Third World Today

on February 22, 2014, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

By Gary North  /  GaryNorth.com “A spectre is haunting Communism.  It is the spectre of churches without buildings.” If there were a Christian Karl Marx today, his Manifesto of Third World Christianity could begin with these words. In 1973, in his last years, Mao’s persecution had reduced the number of Protestants in China to something in the range of 3 […]

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Gun Production Continues to Rise

Gun Production Continues to Rise

on February 22, 2014, 6:59 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Raven Clabough The Obama administration’s unfriendly stance toward the Second Amendment has had the opposite effect on the American people, who have been purchasing guns in record numbers. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. reportedly put out a record number of firearms in 2012, according to government data. Bloomberg News writes, “More than 8.57 million guns were produced in […]

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Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts / Gee, as if we didn’t Already Tell You This….

Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts / Gee, as if we didn’t Already Tell You This….

on February 22, 2014, 6:55 AM / in National News, News

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight. The announcement gave new ammunition to Republican critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law, while disappointing some Democratic senators […]

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Bank tax seen in plan coming from U.S. Congress’s top tax writer

Bank tax seen in plan coming from U.S. Congress’s top tax writer

on February 22, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bank tax similar to one that President Barack Obama once proposed may be part of a broad tax reform package expected to be floated on Wednesday by the top Republican tax writer in the U.S. Congress, lobbyists and analysts said on Friday. Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the tax-writing House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, […]

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Texas Tea Party Accuses Pete Sessions of Not Really Living in Texas

Texas Tea Party Accuses Pete Sessions of Not Really Living in Texas

on February 22, 2014, 6:41 AM / in National News, News

By Arit John The Republican party’s civil war is fierce in Texas, where a Dallas Tea Party group has reintroduced rumors that Republican Rep. Pete Sessions doesn’t actually live in his district. The White Rock Tea Party interviewed his “neighbors” in the apartment complex he listed as his permanent residence when he filed for re-election. Apparently no one has ever seen […]

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Fannie Mae profits push taxpayers into black on housing bailout

Fannie Mae profits push taxpayers into black on housing bailout

on February 22, 2014, 6:37 AM / in National News, News

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fannie Mae said on Friday it would soon send the U.S. Treasury a dividend of $7.2 billion that will make taxpayers whole for the 2008 bailout of the mortgage-financing giant and its sibling company Freddie Mac. Unlike other companies rescued during the financial crisis, however, the firms will remain under government control until Congress […]

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