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Senate to tackle military pension cuts

Senate to tackle military pension cuts

on February 8, 2014, 8:48 AM / in National News, News

By Jeremy Herb The Senate will vote next week on whether to repeal the $6 billion cut to military pensions that was included in the December budget deal. The Senate is holding a cloture vote Monday to proceed to debate on a bill that would repeal the controversial cuts, which would reduce the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for working-age military retirees […]

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Congress to examine slew of energy, environment issues

Congress to examine slew of energy, environment issues

on February 8, 2014, 8:38 AM / in National News, News

  By Laura Barron-Lopez Congressional Republicans will zero in on the Obama administration’s clean-coal agenda this week. The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday will hold an oversight hearing on the Energy Department’s clean-coal programs. GOP members have not shied away from expressing their doubts with the clean-coal technologies the Obama administration has used to back up its climate […]

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10 things you need to know today, February 8th 2014

10 things you need to know today, February 8th 2014

on February 8, 2014, 8:32 AM / in National News, News

1. Woody Allen denies abusing Dylan Farrow In a letter to The New York Times, the celebrated filmmaker aggressively denies allegations that he abused his daughter when she was 7. “Of course, I did not molest Dylan,” he writes. “I loved her and hope one day she will grasp how she has been cheated out of having a loving father […]

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Lawmakers crunch the ObamaCare numbers

Lawmakers crunch the ObamaCare numbers

on February 8, 2014, 8:02 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: It may seem odd to you that a sleep disorder cartoon accompany a discussion of ObamaCare….. just read the last line and you will find the humor in it. By Elise Viebeck Congress will grapple with the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) explosive findings on ObamaCare next week before heading into recess. CBO Director Doug Elmendorf will be back […]

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New York Revolts Against Common Core

New York Revolts Against Common Core

on February 8, 2014, 7:52 AM / in National News, News

The deeply controversial nationalized education scheme known as “Common Core,” pushed by the Obama administration and billionaire Bill Gates, is under major pressure in the establishment-stronghold state of New York. With parents, teachers, unions, and political leaders from across the political spectrum in open revolt, some analysts even say that the widely criticized school standards may be on the verge […]

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Alabama chief justice calls on all 50 governors to enshrine true marriage in the US Constitution

Alabama chief justice calls on all 50 governors to enshrine true marriage in the US Constitution

on February 8, 2014, 7:47 AM / in National News, News

by Dustin Siggins / LifeSiteNews.com MONTGOMERY, AL, February 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 2003, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from office after refusing to remove the 10 Commandments from the front of the state’s highest court. Now, after winning back his old job, he is back in the spotlight after sending a letter to all 50 governors urging them […]

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Revised Factsheet Posted — Regulation of Dog/Cat Breeders and Dealers

Revised Factsheet Posted — Regulation of Dog/Cat Breeders and Dealers

on February 8, 2014, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

USDA Animal Care has revised its factsheet entitled Questions and Answers: Regulation of Dog/Cat Breeders and Dealers. This factsheet provides information that we hope you find useful, including: 1) the types of dog/cat breeders and dealers regulated under the Animal Welfare Act; 2) the standards of care required by USDA; and 3) USDA’s role in the commercial transport of dogs/cats. […]

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Families Afield Bill Advances in Utah

Families Afield Bill Advances in Utah

on February 8, 2014, 7:34 AM / in National News, News

Original Post Recently introduced Families Afield legislation in Utah cleared its first hurdle this week as the bill passed the Senate’s Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee. Senate Bill 165, introduced by Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, would allow a first time hunter 12 or older to hunt with a mentor. Known as the “Trial Hunting Permit,” Utah SB 165 […]

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We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help You

on February 8, 2014, 7:29 AM / in National News, News

by Jerry Newcombe A majority of Americans are now opposed to Obamacare (which has the euphemistic title of the “Affordable Care Act”), even those who supported it earlier. Once the program began, sticker shock set in. Long before any of us heard of Obamacare, P.J. O’Rourke famously said: “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free.” […]

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Are Drug Dealers Murderers?

on February 7, 2014, 10:58 AM / in National News, News

Alan M. Dershowitz wrote an article asking the question and his argument is not necessarily invalid. Maybe if I cut to the chase. Are those who sold heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman morally culpable for his death? If they are morally culpable should they be legally culpable? Think about that for awhile before you answer……. now if you believe that to be […]

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Postal Service had $354 million first quarter loss

Postal Service had $354 million first quarter loss

on February 7, 2014, 10:27 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service says it lost $334 million over the last three months and that mounting losses could lead to cash flow problems for the rest of the year. The report for the financial quarter ending December 31 comes as lawmakers in Congress work toward fixing the agency’s troubled finances. Officials say there was continued growth in […]

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US employers add 113K jobs; rate dips to 6.6 pct.

US employers add 113K jobs; rate dips to 6.6 pct.

on February 7, 2014, 10:22 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for a second straight month, likely renewing concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year. Employers added 113,000 jobs, the government said Friday, far fewer than the average monthly gain of 194,000 last year. Job gains have averaged just 154,000 the past three months, down […]

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Congresswoman: Drafting Executive Orders “Number One Agenda”

Congresswoman: Drafting Executive Orders “Number One Agenda”

on February 7, 2014, 9:26 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Thomas R. Eddlem Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told a meeting of the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus January 29 that the chief job of Congress in the coming months should be to draft executive orders for President Obama to sign instead of Congress passing laws themselves, as required by the U.S. Constitution and its separation of powers doctrine. […]

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MCRP Reagan Day Dinner & Silent Auction

MCRP Reagan Day Dinner & Silent Auction

on February 7, 2014, 9:16 AM / in Announcements

Saturday, February 8, 2014 Carl Grant Events Center 1050 Union University Drive Jackson, TN 38305 Doors Open at 5:30 PM Dinner at 6:00 PM Program at 7:00 PM A LIMITED NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL SEATS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $40 EACH   Please contact Jay Bush at (731) 499-0075 or Teresa Henson at (731) 664-5858 to reserve your seat. Our keynote speaker […]

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Nashville Tea Party Meeting

Nashville Tea Party Meeting

on February 7, 2014, 9:13 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

Save the Date: Tues Feb 18 at 7PM Meeting Location: Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville. See Map Here 2025 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN   We can WIN, it is time to  seize the moment. Joe Carr, US Senate Candidate who is challenging Lamar Alexander will speak. We will have Federal and State Legislative Updates. This meeting will be information rich with […]

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Trickle down politics

Trickle down politics

on February 7, 2014, 9:08 AM / in Opinion

By Sarge / Thanks for Listening “Trickle-down theory” is a term in United States politics attributed to Will Rogers, who said during the Great Depression that “money was all appropriated for the top in hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Hey! Guess what! We’ve got another major fiscal deadline coming directly at us like the “World Killer” […]

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Obama at Prayer Breakfast: ‘Killing the Innocent’ Is ‘Ultimate Betrayal of God’s Will’

Obama at Prayer Breakfast: ‘Killing the Innocent’ Is ‘Ultimate Betrayal of God’s Will’

on February 7, 2014, 8:54 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday,  President Barack Obama said that “killing the innocent” is the “ultimate  betrayal of God’s will.” But the president was talking about terrorism, not abortion: “Extremists  succumb to an ignorant nihilism that shows they don’t understand the  faiths they claim to profess, for killing the innocent is never  fulfilling God’s will. […]

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Eyewitness news from Little Rock from Saturday Feb 1, 2014 around 1 pm

Eyewitness news from Little Rock from Saturday Feb 1, 2014 around 1 pm

on February 7, 2014, 8:48 AM / in National News, News

Got this email from Sharon in Arkansas and I asked for a URL source – she wrote back that her source is herself and a police that the papers wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot pole as it isn’t PC. As I read this it reminded me of the 60’s in Federal Way WA where I was living in […]

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Senate rejects jobless benefits

Senate rejects jobless benefits

on February 7, 2014, 8:15 AM / in National News, News

By Ramsey Cox Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked Democrats’ third attempt to pass an extension of federal unemployment benefits. The Senate voted 58-40 Thursday on a proposal that would have continued unemployment insurance for three months, just short of the 60 votes needed to end debate. “I’m beginning to believe there is nothing that will get Republicans to yes,” Senate […]

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Around the Block in Washington

Around the Block in Washington

on February 7, 2014, 8:06 AM / in National News, News

Good Morning: The Sierra Club and labor leaders will release a report that lays out strategy for workers as the nation transitions to clean energy. The debate over whether pushing clean energy and climate issues helps or hurts the economy continues to be a long-running one between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill. The United Steelworkers, United Mobile Workers and […]

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