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10 things you need to know today about yesterday July 16th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday July 16th 2014

on July 16, 2014, 7:03 AM / in National News, News

1. Israel launches more air strikes after Hamas rejects truce Israel resumed its air strikes in Gaza on Tuesday after Hamas, which runs the Palestinian territory, rejected a cease-fire plan proposed by Egypt and approved by Israel’s security cabinet. Israel warned that Hamas “would pay the price,” and urged tens of thousands of Palestinians to leave their homes in northern […]

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CNBC’s worst states to live in / Here is a list Tennessee made

CNBC’s worst states to live in / Here is a list Tennessee made

on July 16, 2014, 6:57 AM / in National News, News

Special Thanks to all those “Progressive Political Leaders” that brought to our state this glorious award. 10. Arkansas Arkansas’ official nickname is the Natural State. But perhaps a bit more natural food might be in order. The United Health Foundation says more than one third of Arkansas residents are obese. One quarter of all adults are smokers. In all, Arkansans […]

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Balkanization Beckons

Balkanization Beckons

on July 15, 2014, 7:24 AM / in Opinion

Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.” Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from Mexico exploited his magnanimity to violate our laws, trample […]

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Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

on July 15, 2014, 7:09 AM / in Opinion

By Walter Williams The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort to protect ourselves. According to LifeLock, while the laws against identity theft […]

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Supreme Court Ruling on Public Invocations Gives Atheists a Prayer

Supreme Court Ruling on Public Invocations Gives Atheists a Prayer

on July 15, 2014, 7:01 AM / in National News, News

By Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal At a recent meeting of the Osceola County, Fla., board of commissioners, many attendees bowed their heads in silence as they listened to an invocation delivered by an atheist. “Habit, I guess,” says David Williamson of Central Florida Freethought Community, who, in lieu of calling on the almighty, invoked the spirit of goodwill […]

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Hamas closes border crossing with Israel

Hamas closes border crossing with Israel

on July 15, 2014, 6:53 AM / in National News, News

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Hamas said Tuesday it has closed the Erez border crossing due to Israeli shelling, in a move that stranded a group of Palestinians planning to cross for medical treatment. A group of about 20 Palestinians, some of whom were scheduled to enter Israel for cancer treatment, had arrived at the crossing early on Tuesday, […]

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US Admiral Greenert in China for top-level navy talks

US Admiral Greenert in China for top-level navy talks

on July 15, 2014, 6:48 AM / in National News, News

Beijing (AFP) – The chief of the US Navy met his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday for talks aimed at improving cooperation between their fleets amid concerns over regional territorial disputes and potential armed conflict. Admiral Wu Shengli, commander in chief of China’s navy, welcomed Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the US chief of naval operations, with a red carpet ceremony and an […]

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Congressman: Human Traffickers Asking HHS For Immigrant Children

Congressman: Human Traffickers Asking HHS For Immigrant Children

on July 15, 2014, 6:45 AM / in National News, News

A Republican congressman from Oklahoma says that individuals associated with human traffickers have asked the Department of Health and Human Services to hand over unaccompanied alien children being housed at a facility in the state. “There have been cases of people who have attempted to be sponsors actually being identified as associated with trafficking organizations,” Rep. Jim Bridenstine told National […]

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Boeing sees F/A-18 fighter line continuing through 2017

Boeing sees F/A-18 fighter line continuing through 2017

on July 15, 2014, 6:42 AM / in National News, News

By Andrea Shalal  LONDON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said on Sunday it was optimistic it could maintain production of its F/A-18 and EA-18G fighter jets in St. Louis through the end of 2017 – a year longer than expected – if Congress approved additional orders of a dozen more planes. But the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer, Frank Kendall, told reporters […]

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Former U.S. congressman Ken Gray of Illinois dies at 89

Former U.S. congressman Ken Gray of Illinois dies at 89

on July 15, 2014, 6:37 AM / in National News, News

(Reuters) – Former U.S. Representative Ken Gray of Illinois, once known as the “Prince of Pork” for his ability to win federal support for his district, has died at age 89. Gray, a Democrat, died on Saturday at a hospital in Herrin, Illinois, according to the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort. Born on Nov. 14, 1924, in West Frankfort, […]

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California politicians call for Fox News host to resign over slur

California politicians call for Fox News host to resign over slur

on July 15, 2014, 6:32 AM / in National News, News

By Jennifer Chaussee Editor’s Note: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me”! Here is the question that I put to anyone… are you really offended by the slip of the word or are you just politically motivated enough to make some silly point. If you are really offended, then you should insist that any form requesting […]

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U.S. Rep. Hensarling invites Republican lawmakers to ‘Ex-Im 101’

U.S. Rep. Hensarling invites Republican lawmakers to ‘Ex-Im 101’

on July 15, 2014, 6:20 AM / in National News, News

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Jeb Hensarling, who favors closing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, has invited his fellow House Republicans to a closed-door briefing Tuesday to discuss the fate of the export financing agency, several Republican aides said on Monday. The aides said Hensarling may have felt the need to counter stepped-up activity by supporters of the bank who […]

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Hong Kong leader tells Beijing electoral reforms needed before 2017

Hong Kong leader tells Beijing electoral reforms needed before 2017

on July 15, 2014, 6:17 AM / in National News, News

By Greg Torode HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader formally asked Beijing on Tuesday to allow electoral reform, paving the way for a city-wide leadership election in the free-wheeling Asian financial hub in 2017. The devil remains in the details, however, with Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying offering no firm proposal and the city’s democrats fearing they will be shut […]

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EPA seems coldly detached about real-life consequences of its policies

EPA seems coldly detached about real-life consequences of its policies

on July 14, 2014, 7:18 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — When a doctor delivers bad news, he usually does so with a certain dose of tact and humanity, and these are traits government bureaucrats, when placed in similar circumstances, often seem to lack. Bureaucrats at the federal level, in particular, seem to possess the same coldly logical people skills as Sheldon Cooper from […]

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Comptroller: TN Ranking Among Most Corrupt States Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

Comptroller: TN Ranking Among Most Corrupt States Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

on July 14, 2014, 6:55 AM / in News, State News

by Alex Harris / TNReport A recent study showing that Tennessee is the third most corrupt state in the nation behind Mississippi and Louisiana isn’t particularly bothersome to the state’s Comptroller of the Treasury, Justin Wilson. In fact, it is a sign the state is doing things right when it comes to rooting out and remedying corruption among public officials in state and local […]

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Son Skips Church, Father Arrested for Child Endangerment

Son Skips Church, Father Arrested for Child Endangerment

on July 13, 2014, 9:24 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Jordan Richardson What started out as a normal Sunday morning for Jeffrey Williamson of Blanchester, Ohio, turned into a nightmare when police officers showed up to his front door and arrested him in front of his family. His crime? Child endangerment—as the authorities described it—because his son skipped church to go play with friends. He now faces up to […]

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Conservatives & independents must understand how they’ve been played

Conservatives & independents must understand how they’ve been played

on July 13, 2014, 9:17 AM / in Opinion

“Please understand that I’m writing this series to make people aware that all those great sounding right wing groups have hidden agendas and affiliations with the Communist left and the shadow government of the CFR. We must know our enemies. In doing so, we can counter their efforts with the truth.” Kelleigh Nelson wrote those words in part 5 of […]

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It’s that time of year….. when the muck runs deep

It’s that time of year….. when the muck runs deep

on July 13, 2014, 9:11 AM / in News, State News

It is the time of year for elections to become interesting, and things are heating up in Tennessee’s State Representative District 94 race. District 94 (No incumbent – Barrett Rich R-Somerville, retiring) Republican: Stephen Lee Hale, Rossville Republican: Hal Rounds, Somerville Republican: Leigh Rosser Wilburn, Somerville This district contains Fayette, McNairy, and parts of Hardeman counties in West Tennessee. While organizing […]

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The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper

on July 13, 2014, 6:17 AM / in Bedtime Stories

  I am a great believer in stories. I can not tell you how many books, short stories, novels, or novelettes I have read in the past and I have learned something of myself in all of them. Here is a story that some have said is true and actually sent out by Mr. Robert Peterson. It happened over 20 […]

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Finally! A Conservative Congressman Files Resolution to Arrest Lois Lerner

Finally! A Conservative Congressman Files Resolution to Arrest Lois Lerner

on July 12, 2014, 7:32 AM / in National News, News

The Political Insider The tough Texas conservative Rep. Steve Stockman has filed a motion which directs the congressional  police to arrest ex-IRS official Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress and take her to the D.C. jail for questioning. The Texas Republican filed a resolution that would instruct Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to issue a warrant for Lerner’s arrest, commanding the Sergeant-at-Arms […]

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