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Republican takes large lead in Alabama special congressional election

Republican takes large lead in Alabama special congressional election

on December 18, 2013, 7:57 AM / in National News, News

By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Alabama (Reuters) – A business-backed Republican lawyer captured 68 percent of the vote against his Democratic opponent on Tuesday in an Alabama congressional race, with 85 percent of precincts reporting. Bradley Byrne, 58, declared himself the winner over Democrat Burton LeFlore in a special election to replace Republican Representative Jo Bonner, who in May announced he […]

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Fed faces tough call on bond buying as economy strengthens

Fed faces tough call on bond buying as economy strengthens

on December 18, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

By Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve will decide on Wednesday whether the U.S. economy is finally resilient enough to withstand less policy support, or whether it is prudent to wait a bit longer. With the world’s financial markets on edge, the U.S. central bank wraps up a two-day meeting with a highly anticipated policy announcement at 2 […]

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Employer groups oppose pension fees in budget deal

Employer groups oppose pension fees in budget deal

on December 18, 2013, 7:53 AM / in National News, News

By SAM HANANEL WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers that still offer workers traditional pension plans are in line for hefty insurance premium increases under the budget agreement struck in Congress, the second time in two years that lawmakers have turned to them to help finance spending deals. The basic annual government-charged premium for pension insurance already was scheduled to rise from […]

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Dr. Milton Wolf for Senate

Dr. Milton Wolf for Senate

on December 18, 2013, 7:49 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson In the past six months, Senator Pat Roberts has been a rock ribbed, small government conservative.  He has stood with Ted Cruz.  He has fought the fight.  He’s done in the sixth year of his term everything conservatives have wanted.  And that’s pretty unusual because in the last five years Pat Roberts has stood with his leadership […]

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Happy Birthday December 18th

Happy Birthday December 18th

on December 18, 2013, 7:43 AM / in People

BRAD PITT 50 Golden Globe-winning actor, producer, and icon who won 5 Best Actor awards for Moneyball in 2011. CHRISTINA AGUILERA 33 She gained recognition for her first hit, “Genie in a Bottle” which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the top-selling songs in history. STEVEN SPIELBERG 67 Cross-genre director, and screenwriter known for producing […]

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Scott Brown makes the move to NH, plans to register to vote there

Scott Brown makes the move to NH, plans to register to vote there

on December 18, 2013, 7:33 AM / in National News, News

By REBECCA BERG / Washington Examiner Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, who recently sold his home in the Boston area, will officially move to New Hampshire Tuesday to take up residence and consider running for the U.S. Senate, a close associate confirmed. Brown, a Republican, who is weighing whether to run for against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, will move into his […]

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Top 10 lobbying victories of 2013

on December 18, 2013, 7:29 AM / in National News, News

By Kevin Bogardus / The Hill The influence industry had a tough slog in 2013 as Congress recorded one of the most unproductive years in history. With major initiatives on immigration and taxes stalled, lobbyists scored many of their biggest wins while playing defense on legislation and regulations. Gun rights groups beat back universal background checks for firearm sales; business […]

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Liberal group touted access to Hillary Clinton for $250,000

on December 18, 2013, 7:24 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Nothing like bribery By Kevin Bogardus /The Hill The liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) this year promised corporate donors a chance to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton in return for a $250,000 donation, documents obtained by The Hill show. The meeting never happened, though Clinton spoke at the anniversary gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium that was […]

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10 things you need to know today December 18th, 2013

10 things you need to know today December 18th, 2013

on December 18, 2013, 7:21 AM / in National News, News

1. Budget deal beats filibuster threat A two-year bipartisan budget deal cleared a final major hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday, when a majority of 67 senators beat the threat of a GOP filibuster and approved a final vote on the measure. It could be approved as soon as Wednesday. The budget plan would restore $63 billion in automatic cuts […]

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The Rites of Manhood: Man’s Need for Ritual

The Rites of Manhood: Man’s Need for Ritual

on December 18, 2013, 7:14 AM / in History, Opinion

By Brett and Kate McKay / The Art of Manliness Does modern life ever feel excruciatingly flat to you? A bleak landscape devoid of layers, rhythm, interest, texture? Are you ever haunted by the question “Is this all there is?” Have you ever looked at an old photo and felt that the scene held such an inexplicable richness that it seemed you could practically step […]

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Is Putin One of Us?

Is Putin One of Us?

on December 18, 2013, 7:08 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Is Vladimir Putin a paleoconservative? In the culture war for mankind’s future, is he one of us? While such a question may be blasphemous in Western circles, consider the content of the Russian president’s state of the nation address. With America clearly in mind, Putin declared, “In many countries today, moral and ethical norms are being reconsidered.” “They’re now requiring […]

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Ponzi Scheme

Ponzi Scheme

on December 18, 2013, 7:06 AM / in Opinion

A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to its investors from existing capital or new capital paid by new investors, rather than from profits. I like to cut to the chase, try to reduce things down to their lowest common denominator, stripping away the hyperbole and double talk and getting at the true meaning and intentions […]

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Ross: Has Our Republic Died?

Ross: Has Our Republic Died?

on December 18, 2013, 7:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

I really don’t know if it is that I am a pessimist, or if I am just more willing to face facts than others are, but I keep hearing that there is an awakening going on in this country, that there is this quiet rage building against the assault upon our traditional values. However, as of yet I have not […]

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Law enforcement agencies receive a lump of coal for abusive practices

Law enforcement agencies receive a lump of coal for abusive practices

on December 18, 2013, 6:57 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Justin Owen, (615) 383-6431 / justin@beacontn.org “Policing for profit” draws Tennesseans’ ire in Beacon Center’s annual poll The Beacon Center of Tennessee today announced that Tennesseans have overwhelmingly chosen the 23rd Judicial District, and Cheatham, Dickson, and Humphreys Counties as the recipients of the 2013 Lump of Coal Award. The Beacon Center awards this dubious distinction annually to the […]

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Senate advances budget deal

Senate advances budget deal

on December 18, 2013, 6:51 AM / in National News, News

By Ramsey Cox and Erik Wasson / The Hill The Senate on Tuesday voted to end debate on a two-year budget deal in a 67-33 vote, setting the measure up for a final vote on Wednesday. Twelve Senate Republicans joined all 55 Democrats and independents to advance the bipartisan budget deal approved in a landslide House vote last week. President […]

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Short Books —- Some Christmas gift ideas for you!

on December 18, 2013, 6:44 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Editor’s Note: Tough as it may be for some, try not to take this as nothing more than dry humor…. Thanks to Bill for this list of *gift* ideas.  I sure needed this today… Jackie These should be a must on your  reading list. These books  hold the world record for the shortest stories, and you must  have a pretty […]

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Mother Nature Confounds Forecasts of Global Warming

Mother Nature Confounds Forecasts of Global Warming

on December 18, 2013, 6:40 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Jim Lakely / The Heartland Institute Last week, Cairo, Egypt, saw the first recorded snowfall in 100 years. Jerusalem was hit by a rare December snow storm called the “fiercest in 20 years.” Here in the United States, on Thursday of last week, 59 percent of the country was covered in snow, the highest level in at least a decade, […]

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“No Kid Hungry”: Another Lobby for Big Government & Food Stamp Nation

on December 18, 2013, 6:35 AM / in National News, News

Written by  William F. Jasper You’ve undoubtedly seen the “No Kid Hungry” advertisements on websites. They’ve even popped up here in Google ads on The New American (before we specifically requested that they be blocked). The Food Network is a big sponsor of the program, as are Walmart, Denny’s restaurants, and Sysco Corporation. Actor Jeff Bridges (True Grit, Tron, Iron […]

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Rep. Wolf to retire after 17 terms

Rep. Wolf to retire after 17 terms

on December 18, 2013, 6:31 AM / in National News, News

By Blake Neff and Cameron Joseph / The Hill Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) announced Tuesday he will retire from Congress after 17 terms, opening up a competitive House seat in Northern Virginia. Wolf, 74, has represented Virginia’s 10th District since 1981 and is the longest-serving member from the state. A prominent global human rights advocate, Wolf said he plans to […]

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New Jersey Senate pulls bill codifying same-sex “marriage”

New Jersey Senate pulls bill codifying same-sex “marriage”

on December 18, 2013, 6:23 AM / in National News, News

by Dustin Siggins TRENTON, NJ, December 17 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The New Jersey Senate has pulled a bill that would legislate same-sex “marriage” in the state. Political leaders cited advice from national same-sex “marriage” advocacy organization Lambda Legal, and said they plan to resume their efforts in the 2014-2015 legislative session. New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said she decided not […]

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