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Conservative lawmakers split on debt limit increase

Conservative lawmakers split on debt limit increase

on February 6, 2014, 5:53 AM / in National News, News

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative Republicans differed on Wednesday over their party’s approach to raising the U.S. debt ceiling, underscoring the challenges faced by House Speaker John Boehner as Congress considers the Obama administration’s request for an increase in the federal government’s borrowing authority. At a question-and-answer session with reporters, Representative Joe Barton said Republicans should push for […]

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Members of Congress push to expedite rancher help

Members of Congress push to expedite rancher help

on February 6, 2014, 5:50 AM / in National News, News

By HENRY C. JACKSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress pressed the U.S. agriculture secretary Wednesday to expedite a provision in the new farm bill that helps ranchers in the Dakotas and Nebraska recover from an October blizzard. The nearly $100 billion-a-year federal farm bill, which awaits President Barack Obama’s signature, restarts a livestock disaster program that had expired. Members […]

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Woolfork explains retirement: “This isn’t a decision that I made lightly”

Woolfork explains retirement: “This isn’t a decision that I made lightly”

on February 5, 2014, 4:08 PM / in Local News, News

Written by Nichole Manna / Jackson Sun Two hours after a Nashville judge suspended David Woolfork from his position as sheriff of Madison County, Woolfork announced his retirement to a room full of his employees and the press. “This isn’t a decision that I made lightly,” Woolfork said. “I have thought about it for some time. I have, as I mentioned, […]

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Victims of the Common Good

Victims of the Common Good

on February 5, 2014, 3:55 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

The CBO on Obama’s bifurcated economy. By Matt Purple / The American Spectator “We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” So said Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser back in 2004. Conservatives, in a rush to tag Clinton as a Marxist, sometimes strip out the context; she was talking about repealing President Bush’s tax cuts. […]

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Judge who vetoed Messiah name change fired

Judge who vetoed Messiah name change fired

on February 5, 2014, 3:44 PM / in News, State News

Tennessee judge Lu Ann Ballew had ordered that the word ‘messiah’ was a title and was reserved for one person, Jesus Christ. By  Tim Ghianni  /  Reuters NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee judge who ordered a baby’s name changed from Messiah to Martin, saying the former was reserved for Jesus Christ, has been fired, court officials said on Tuesday. Child Support […]

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Rather than the Benedict Option, the Francis Option

Rather than the Benedict Option, the Francis Option

on February 5, 2014, 11:24 AM / in Opinion

The American Scene French Catholics are outraged at new sex education curricula in French public schools. I think the outrage is largely misplaced, but I wrote a post (in French) arguing to my fellow French Catholics that they should realize they’re a (tiny) minority now and they shouldn’t be surprised when the majority enacts public school curricula that disagree with […]

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Clay Aiken Gives Himself a Golden Ticket to Election Day, When He’ll Probably Lose

Clay Aiken Gives Himself a Golden Ticket to Election Day, When He’ll Probably Lose

on February 5, 2014, 11:11 AM / in National News, News, State News

  “I’m running for Congress,” American Idol contestant-turned-pop-singer Clay Aiken tweeted Wednesday morning to his (rather unimpressive?) 49,000-or-so followers. He will not win. Aiken, a native of North Carolina, plans to challenge the Rep. Renee Ellmers for the state’s Second Congrssional District. Aiken has long lived in the area, just southeast of Raleigh, a fact that plays heavily in the […]

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Cuban doctor defects in Brazil over pay, plans to seek asylum

on February 5, 2014, 11:01 AM / in National News, News

BRASILIA (Reuters) – A Cuban doctor working in Brazil has sought political asylum in the office of a conservative party complaining that Cuba’s communist government takes too big a slice of her pay, a party official said on Wednesday. Ramona Rodriguez, 51, entered the office of the center-right Democratas party leadership in the lower chamber of Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday […]

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New way to ticket speeders: Jackson police will have cameras on radar guns

New way to ticket speeders: Jackson police will have cameras on radar guns

on February 5, 2014, 10:32 AM / in Local News, News

When you thought robo cop was gone, the Jackson City Police department decides to return to the process of issuing speeding tickets without really stopping you. The maximum fine for a civil case such as this is $50.00. Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said the reasoning behind the use of technology to catch speeding drivers is to save the lives of […]

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Pilots on Justin Bieber ‘pot plane’ were ‘forced to wear oxygen masks and star and his dad were so abusive to plane hostess she had to cower in cockpit’

Pilots on Justin Bieber ‘pot plane’ were ‘forced to wear oxygen masks and star and his dad were so abusive to plane hostess she had to cower in cockpit’

on February 5, 2014, 8:43 AM / in National News, News

This kid is a mess and needs to be incarcerated for his own protection from himself and his father.  If you have a child in your family that spends one cent on anything affiliated with Bieber then you are financially supporting this kind of outrageous behavior.  Until the parents and others take a stand against these kind of animals – […]

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Welcome back, Mr. Koskinen

Welcome back, Mr. Koskinen

on February 5, 2014, 8:32 AM / in National News, News

The new IRS commissioner, John Koskinen, returns to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify for the first time since taking over the top slot at the tax agency — just in time to answer questions about his decision to green-light bonuses for agency staffers. Republicans were quick to criticize the bonus decision in the wake of last year’s targeting controversy, […]

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Key Events in Washington This Wednesday

Key Events in Washington This Wednesday

on February 5, 2014, 8:28 AM / in National News, News

The Environmental Law Institute is hosting a discussion on “Key Legal Issues Facing the Administration in 2014: Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources.” It will host former White House official Gary Guzy for a conversation on legal environment and energy issues facing the Obama administration this year. Guzy was deputy director for the White House Council on Environmental Quality until stepping […]

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THE ONE PIPELINE TO RULE THEM ALL

THE ONE PIPELINE TO RULE THEM ALL

on February 5, 2014, 8:16 AM / in National News, News

Following the release of the State Department’s environmental impact analysis on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline Friday, Washington D.C., erupted in accelerated calls for President Obama to approve or deny the project. Surprise, surprise, Keystone XL dominated the energy world on Tuesday. Green groups told The Hill that President Obama could “deflate the base” if he gives the TransCanada […]

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The Fight Against Obama Anti-gun Policies Continues on Multiple Fronts

The Fight Against Obama Anti-gun Policies Continues on Multiple Fronts

on February 5, 2014, 8:13 AM / in National News, News

The Fight Against Obama Anti-gun Policies Continues on Multiple Fronts And there is some good news! The group Gun Owners of America has for a while now been sounding the alarm about the link between “immigration reform” and “gun control.” — Kurt Hofmann, Examiner, Jan. 29, 2014 Barack Obama is ruthless in his efforts to destroy those he regards as […]

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Cops endorse legislation to stop federal gun grabbing laws and agencies

on February 5, 2014, 7:26 AM / in National News, News

By Jim Kouri  / Law Enforcement Examiner The campaign to stop federal violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment at the state and local level got two big boosts with the introduction of the Second Amendment Preservation Act in Arizona and an important police endorsement for a similar bill pending in Florida, according to press statement released on Monday by […]

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CVS to stop selling cigarettes, tobacco products by Oct. 1; Obama praises decision

CVS to stop selling cigarettes, tobacco products by Oct. 1; Obama praises decision

on February 5, 2014, 7:23 AM / in National News, News

NEWS WIRE SERVICES The 2nd largest drugstore chain has become the first in the nation to complete end the sale of cigarettes, as well as other tobacco products. CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain says it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco […]

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Overdue farm bill passes; Cornyn and Cruz vote no

Overdue farm bill passes; Cornyn and Cruz vote no

on February 5, 2014, 7:18 AM / in National News, News

By Nick Swartsell  / nswartsell@dallasnews.com WASHINGTON– A  lot of people– from needy families in Dallas to small farmers in rural Texas– have been holding their breath for today’s passage of the five-year farm bill. But for Texas’ senators, the long wait wasn’t worth it. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz both voted against the bill, citing its huge price tag […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on February 5, 2014, 7:12 AM / in National News, News

1. CBO says ObamaCare will mean two million fewer full-time workers The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office released a report predicting that because of the Affordable Care Act, the economy will have 2.3 million fewer full-time workers in 2021, partly due to some opting to work fewer hours to avoid losing Medicaid or insurance subsidies. Republicans said that proved ObamaCare was […]

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As Super Bowl exits NJ, taxpayers on hook for many expenses

As Super Bowl exits NJ, taxpayers on hook for many expenses

on February 5, 2014, 7:09 AM / in National News, News

By Mark Di Ionno/Star-Ledger Columnist The Star-Ledger As the NFL packs out of town, with their self-proclaimed all-American extravaganza, we should say good riddance, and make sure they don’t come back with their big money, big everything, big game. Because you, New Jersey taxpayer, are on the hook for the league’s big party for itself. Consider these facts: • The […]

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Vegas Homeland Security Theater Operation Ends its Run

Vegas Homeland Security Theater Operation Ends its Run

on February 5, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

By William Norman Grigg Homeland Security Theater productions follow a rigid formula. A suitably unpleasant and easily manipulated person is identified by undercover operatives, carefully cultivated as a “villain,” then lured into saying something stupid into a recorder. Or quietly assenting to some outlandish plot concocted by a “terrorism facilitator” (yes, that is what the Regime calls its hired provocateurs). At […]

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