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Congress Moves to Spike China’s Missile Deal with Turkey

Congress Moves to Spike China’s Missile Deal with Turkey

on December 10, 2013, 6:25 AM / in National News, News

BY Dan Lamothe Turkey stunned U.S. officials in September when it reached a provisional deal worth up to $3.4 billion with a Chinese company blacklisted in the United States to build Turkey’s first long-range air and missile defense system. Monday, Congress drew a line in the sand over it: If the 2014 U.S. defense spending bill goes through as proposed, […]

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“Conservatives,” Mandela, and the Founders: Do Conservatives Really Believe in Liberty?

“Conservatives,” Mandela, and the Founders: Do Conservatives Really Believe in Liberty?

on December 9, 2013, 8:24 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

Written by  Jack Kerwick, Ph.D. In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s death, National Review Online published accolades from several self-avowed “conservatives.” John Boehner, for example, alluded to Mandela’s “long walk to freedom” while praising him as “a champion of peace and racial harmony.” Marco Rubio went even further. Lamenting that “the world has lost one of history’s most important figures,” […]

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US Sen. Mark Kirk has gallbladder removed

US Sen. Mark Kirk has gallbladder removed

on December 9, 2013, 8:08 PM / in National News, News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, who returned to Congress after suffering stroke last year, had his gallbladder removed Monday due to an unrelated medical issue. Kirk underwent surgery around 9:30 a.m. Monday at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and was resting comfortably by early afternoon, Dr. Kim Sobinsky, who performed the procedure, told The Associated Press. The Highland […]

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Ex Mayor, Bob Filner Sentenced

Ex Mayor, Bob Filner Sentenced

on December 9, 2013, 8:05 PM / in National News, News

By ELLIOT SPAGAT SAN DIEGO (AP) — When he was mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner waited to be alone with women to kiss, grope and manhandle them without any witnesses, according to a probation officer’s report released after he was sentenced Monday to home confinement. Filner, 71, apologized and told the judge he would try to earn the trust […]

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Congress renews expiring ban on undetectable guns

Congress renews expiring ban on undetectable guns

on December 9, 2013, 8:02 PM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a 10-year extension of a ban on plastic firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines. But it has defeated gun-control advocates’ push for tougher restrictions. The Senate used a voice vote Monday to renew the ban. The House did the same last week, so it now goes to President Barack Obama for […]

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APNewsBreak: Fla. congressman lost $18M in scheme

APNewsBreak: Fla. congressman lost $18M in scheme

on December 9, 2013, 8:00 PM / in National News, News

By MATTHEW BARAKAT McLEAN, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida lost $18 million in a scheme that cheated him and about 120 other investors out of more than $35 million, according to court papers. The Virginia man who ran the scheme, William Dean Chapman, was sentenced Friday in federal court to 12 years in prison. Prosecutors say […]

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Santa, Please Come to Jackson

on December 9, 2013, 5:06 PM / in Announcements

Written by Allison Tubbs, produced and arranged by Dr. Jeremy Tubbs, video production by Joe Urcavich, and featuring the EMI Kids Choir. Recorded at The University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus, Jackson, TN, 2013. Marketed by the Entertainment Music Industry department (EMI) at the University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus. Purchase it on iTunes and a portion of the profits will go […]

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Smile, It is the least you can do…..

Smile, It is the least you can do…..

on December 9, 2013, 4:12 PM / in Bedtime Stories
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Quote for Today December 9th, 2013

Quote for Today December 9th, 2013

on December 9, 2013, 3:40 PM / in Bedtime Stories

Make sure to remember that today is Agnes Roberts Combs’ birthday today. I am not sure of her age but she is a pretty girl.   I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell. Harry S. Truman    

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Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Couples

Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Couples

on December 9, 2013, 8:47 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Dave Bohon A Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for two men who wanted cake for their “wedding” has been found guilty of discrimination and ordered to serve future same-sex couples or face stiff fines. Administrative Law Judge Robert N. Spencer ruled December 6 that Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in the Denver suburb […]

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Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms

Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms

on December 9, 2013, 8:41 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Monday’s vote to extend the prohibition on plastic guns for another […]

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After Newtown, focus of U.S. gun control battle shifts to states

After Newtown, focus of U.S. gun control battle shifts to states

on December 9, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the year since the massacre of 26 schoolchildren and adults in Newtown, Connecticut, efforts to pass gun legislation have stalled in the U.S. Congress but shifted to the states, helped by the deep pockets of outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In scores of statehouse battles, both gun-control and gun-rights advocates have notched […]

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Uncle Jay Explains: Dec. 9, 2013

Uncle Jay Explains: Dec. 9, 2013

on December 9, 2013, 7:49 AM / in Bedtime Stories, National News, News

So many big news stories happening at once, even Ron Burgundy can’t photobomb all of them!  Uncle Jay can’t even fit in something about Obamacare!  Not even enough time to sing ‘Climb Every Mountain!’  Speaking of singing, don’t miss Uncle Jay’s Singing Year in Review, just before Christmas!

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Remember Pearl Harbor! But Not in Common Core Textbooks.

Remember Pearl Harbor! But Not in Common Core Textbooks.

on December 9, 2013, 7:40 AM / in National News, News

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org On this day Seventy two years ago, my late father-in-law, Captain Walter J. Stencil, United States Navy was Officer of the Deck on the USS Tennessee at Pearl Harbor when America was “suddenly and deliberately attacked by the Empire of Japan.” Captain Stencil would go on to fight in 11 major Pacific battles including Guadalcanal, Iwo […]

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Your Brother’s Keeper

Your Brother’s Keeper

on December 9, 2013, 7:34 AM / in National News, News

By Eric Peters In Connecticut, prosecutors are beta-testing a new legal doctrine: That a person can be held criminally responsible for the actions of other people. The case at issue (see here) involves two teenage boys who were out drinking with their friend, 17-year-old Jane Modlesky. After some hearty partying, the teens parted ways. Modlesky dropped the boys off at home and […]

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Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

on December 9, 2013, 7:27 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

On Dec. 8, 1941, Franklin Roosevelt took the rostrum before a joint session of Congress to ask for a declaration of war on Japan. A day earlier, at dawn, carrier-based Japanese aircraft had launched a sneak attack devastating the U.S. battle fleet at Pearl Harbor. Said ex-President Herbert Hoover, Republican statesman of the day, “We have only one job to […]

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Coming To A Fast Food Restaurant Near You: Machines That Won’t Be Paying SEIU Dues

Coming To A Fast Food Restaurant Near You: Machines That Won’t Be Paying SEIU Dues

on December 9, 2013, 7:24 AM / in National News, News

460,000 job losses due to union’s higher wage push may be the tip of the iceberg. The quick-service restaurant (aka fast-food) industry is undergoing some cataclysmic changes. On one hand, the Service Employees International Union and its hordes of astroturf allies are unleashing their four-year old scheme to unionize fast-food workers and drive up the wages of these workers to […]

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GOP Must Shut Down Senate

GOP Must Shut Down Senate

on December 9, 2013, 7:21 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Daniel Horowitz It takes only an inch of snow to shut down Washington, but even the nuclear option cannot get Republicans to shut down the Senate. Several weeks after Harry Reid changed hundreds of years’ of Senate rules by abolishing the filibuster for all judicial and executive appointments, Republicans have all but forgotten about it.  They could have threatened […]

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You Will Be Made to Care

You Will Be Made to Care

on December 9, 2013, 7:18 AM / in National News, News

By: Erick Erickson Christian baker in Colorado refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding.  A judge is now ordering him to do so or face financial penalties. Surely there are plenty of bakers who would bake a cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig, the gay men who wanted the cake.  But they went to Jack Phillips of […]

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The Hunt Is On And I Smell’s RINOs..

The Hunt Is On And I Smell’s RINOs..

on December 9, 2013, 7:14 AM / in National News, News

Even after my opponent made his pro-Amnesty, “legalize everyone now” intentions clear; voted YES on the Senate negotiated CR spending and debt ceiling deal (funding ObamaCare), NO on Tom McClintock’s $1.5 billion Dept. of Energy cut; refused pledge not to raise taxes… shall I go on, or do you get the picture? Keep in mind this is less than a […]

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