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10 things you need to know today about yesterday July 11th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday July 11th 2014

on July 11, 2014, 7:29 AM / in National News, News

1. Obama offers to broker truce between Israel and Hamas President Obama offered to help start cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas in a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. Obama condemned Hamas’ firing of rockets into Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself. Rocket fire continued early Friday from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. One […]

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New Internet speed record blows past Google Fiber

New Internet speed record blows past Google Fiber

on July 11, 2014, 7:22 AM / in National News, News

Special thanks to Jocelyn….   By David Goldman  @DavidGoldmanCNN Bell Labs researchers just broke the broadband Internet speed record. With speeds of 10 gigabits per second, Bell Labs’ technology proved to be 1,000 times faster than traditional broadband speeds. It is even 10 times faster than Google (GOOGL, Tech30) Fiber, which offers the fastest broadband available to consumers. Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), […]

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Isaac and his daughter, St. Jude patient Izarah

Isaac and his daughter, St. Jude patient Izarah

on July 11, 2014, 6:52 AM / in People

In June 2012, Izarah was found to suffer from acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer. Her parents, Nohelia and Isaac, turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her treatment, which includes two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy. Izarah’s family is grateful for the care she’s receiving. Isaac is a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the United States Army, […]

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“probably” Word That Excuses Commissioner Justin Ford But Not You

“probably” Word That Excuses Commissioner Justin Ford But Not You

on July 11, 2014, 6:49 AM / in News, State News

An investigation into where County Commissioner Justin Ford lives has found that he “probably” lives at 638 Tulane Cove in Whitehaven, which is inside the district he represents, according to the county attorney. Ford, who could not be reached for comment, has leased the apartment since 2010 when he was elected to the District 3, Position 3 seat and has […]

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Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty

Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty

on July 11, 2014, 6:46 AM / in National News, News

This article originally appeared in National Review One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans. The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of […]

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Lamar Alexander is SO SORRY

on July 11, 2014, 6:40 AM / in News, State News

Published on July 9th, 2014, this ad conveys the feelings of some Tennesseans.

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UAW coming to Chattanooga VW, despite getting thumbs down from workers

UAW coming to Chattanooga VW, despite getting thumbs down from workers

on July 11, 2014, 6:32 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — A majority of Volkswagen workers in Chattanooga told the United Auto Workers union earlier this year it’s not wanted there, but union officials aren’t getting the message. UAW officials announced Monday the formation of UAW Local 42, which they say will represent Chattanooga VW employees using what they call a “works council” approach. […]

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Haslam Optimistic New HHS Head Will Work With TN on Medicaid Expansion

Haslam Optimistic New HHS Head Will Work With TN on Medicaid Expansion

on July 11, 2014, 6:31 AM / in News, State News

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said he expects discussions about Medicaid expansion in the Volunteer State will come up this week at the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville. Sylvia Burwell, the new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary, is expected to attend the NGA meeting, Haslam told reporters following a grant announcement in Dunlap Tuesday. She was appointed to the […]

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What you do matters.

What you do matters.

on July 11, 2014, 6:10 AM / in Opinion

There are always upcoming elections and there are always good people running for office. This is where the best and the worst come out in people as voters, sometimes as the candidates. For us, the voters, we should remember, it’s not enough to elect the best people.  (It should be, but Jackson, Nashville, and Washington can be corrupting places.)  I […]

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WHAT IF IT WAS ALL TRUE

WHAT IF IT WAS ALL TRUE

on July 10, 2014, 9:16 AM / in Opinion

By Coach Dave Daubenmire July 10, 2014 NewsWithViews.com One of the techniques that the Left loves to employ is ridicule. In fact, it is right out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook Rules For Radicals. Interestingly, in the forward of the book, Alinsky gives an “ over the shoulder acknowledgment to Lucifer.” I often hear from “loyal Democrats” who resent it when […]

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Smile, What else can you do this July 10th

Smile, What else can you do this July 10th

on July 10, 2014, 9:06 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special Thanks to Bobby…..

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Bits and Pieces Around Washington July 10th

Bits and Pieces Around Washington July 10th

on July 10, 2014, 9:00 AM / in National News, News

The Tough Front The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning will hold a hearing on a number of crucial military nominations, chief among them Army Gen. John Campbell’s selection to command U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. If confirmed, Campbell could be the last U.S. commander in the country as the Obama administration winds down combat operations there this December and […]

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DEVIL IN THE DETAILS

DEVIL IN THE DETAILS

on July 10, 2014, 8:45 AM / in National News, News

The path to opening up greater U.S. exports of crude oil may be through an ultralight oil, known as condensate. Or at least, that is what Sen. Lisa Murkowski is betting on. The Alaska Republican is riding on a Commerce Department ruling to allow two Texas companies to sell light condensate oil that went through a minimal refining process to […]

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Harry Reid’s Silly Ploy to Fight the Hobby Lobby Ruling

Harry Reid’s Silly Ploy to Fight the Hobby Lobby Ruling

on July 10, 2014, 8:42 AM / in National News, News

By Edward Morrissey More than a week has gone by since the Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision on Hobby Lobby et al, but the hysterical reaction to it has continued and amplified, especially on Capitol Hill. Backers of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) reversed course this week on their 20-year project, declaring that similar language in that bill to […]

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Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court’s new unanimity an illusion?

Constitution Check: Is the Supreme Court’s new unanimity an illusion?

on July 10, 2014, 8:39 AM / in National News, News

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, looks at the large number of unanimous Supreme Court decisions in the term that concluded in June, and if there is a lesson to be learned from the trend. THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “If one looks at this court, it’s striking what [Chief Justice] John Roberts and his eight colleagues […]

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Harebrained Bureaucrats and Gun Craziness

Harebrained Bureaucrats and Gun Craziness

on July 10, 2014, 8:35 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by  Ralph R. Reiland Regarding a recent dust-up near Pittsburgh, here’s the June 6 headline at Reason magazine’s blog: “First-Grader Finds Toy Gun, Turns It In, Gets Suspension.” How a seven-year-old kid ended up in serious trouble is reported by Robby Soave, a staff editor at Reason.com: “Pennsylvania first-grader Darin Simak brought a different backpack to school this week, […]

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Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

Fed independence questioned as Republicans ramp up pressure

on July 10, 2014, 8:30 AM / in National News, News

By Michael Flaherty and Alistair Bell  WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve’s long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny. With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related […]

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THE SEARCH FOR HISTORICAL TRUTH

THE SEARCH FOR HISTORICAL TRUTH

on July 10, 2014, 8:14 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“An un-believed truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times. ~John Steinbeck For the better part of a century, our government and their bought and paid for media and academia have promulgated a series of falsehoods that have been repeated so often that their veracity has become […]

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Senate Democrats introduce bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

Senate Democrats introduce bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

on July 10, 2014, 8:10 AM / in National News, News

By Kirsten Andersen  / LifeSiteNews WASHINGTON, D.C. – A pair of Democratic senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would overturn a recent Supreme Court ruling that defended the rights of private for-profit employers to opt out of providing insurance coverage for abortifacient drugs on religious grounds. Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) held a press conference Wednesday morning to […]

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Fed sets an expiration date for quantitative easing

Fed sets an expiration date for quantitative easing

on July 10, 2014, 8:03 AM / in National News, News

By Joseph Lawler / Washington Examiner Federal Reserve officials have an end in mind for the latest round of quantitative easing: If all goes to plan, they will taper the central bank’s bond purchases from the current $35 billion a month to zero by October, the minutes from the June monetary policy meeting released Wednesday reveal. The minutes show that Fed […]

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