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Why Is the ObamaCare Mandate So Toothless?

Why Is the ObamaCare Mandate So Toothless?

on March 20, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

Investor’s Business Daily Health Care: Some think Democrats designed ObamaCare to fail so they could  get to a single payer system. Seems a bit extreme. But it does help explain why  they made the individual mandate so easy to avoid. According to ObamaCare’s architects, the individual mandate is key to making  the law work. The mandate is supposed to force […]

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John Boehner nixes unemployment insurance extension

John Boehner nixes unemployment insurance extension

on March 20, 2014, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

By Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News Fresh criticism of a Senate bill to extend a lapsed unemployment insurance program has all but killed the chances that it will become law just a week after a compromise deal on the issue raised its prospects for the first time in months. Before the Senate left town last week, 10 senators reached a […]

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Objects could be Malaysia Airlines debris; weather hampers search

on March 20, 2014, 6:34 AM / in National News, News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN) — Two objects spotted by satellite in the southern Indian Ocean may be debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian authorities said Thursday, fueling cautious hopes of a breakthrough in an international search of unprecedented scale. A Royal Australian Air Force search plane dispatched to the remote spot was unable to find either object […]

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MH370 Search: Australian Satellite Spots Possible Plane Debris

MH370 Search: Australian Satellite Spots Possible Plane Debris

on March 20, 2014, 6:27 AM / in National News, News

NBC News They were spotted about 1,400 miles west of Perth by a satellite on Sunday and “an expert assessment” of the images was received by Australian rescue coordinators on Thursday. Addressing Parliament, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said more analysis was needed before it could be determined whether the objects were from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. However, Young […]

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The Plant?

The Plant?

on March 19, 2014, 8:46 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

The other day we ran a story called “Why DC Hates This Nevada Guv”.  We ran this story because the Nevada Governor has never passed a litmus test as a conservative, as a matter of fact he reminded us a great deal of our own governor sitting in Nashville. They have both spread the gospel of a bigger government. Anyway, a friend of mine linked the […]

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United States to Give Up Its Control of the Internet

United States to Give Up Its Control of the Internet

on March 19, 2014, 8:13 AM / in National News, News

Last Friday the Department of Commerce announced that in October 2015 it will relinquish all remaining control over the “root” of the Internet to an obscure but vital private non-profit organization. That group, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), promises to create a new structure that will keep the Internet private, safe, and robust. Many freedom-loving people and organizations […]

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Doctor: No Such Thing as ADHD

Doctor: No Such Thing as ADHD

on March 19, 2014, 8:09 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Selwyn Duke The child would daydream in class, his elementary-school teachers said. He often just didn’t pay attention the way they would have liked. This was before the age of prevalent ADHD diagnoses and Ritalin, so no remedy was at hand, either. If one had been, though, who knows what he might have been? Perhaps not co-valedictorian of […]

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Oberweis wins GOP primary to face Durbin

Oberweis wins GOP primary to face Durbin

on March 19, 2014, 8:04 AM / in National News, News

By Cameron Joseph / The Hill Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis (R) has won his Senate primary and will face Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) in the fall. Oberweis, a wealthy dairy magnate, hardline conservative and perennial candidate, leads businessman Doug Truax (R) by 55 percent to 45 percent, with 54 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press has called […]

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SURGEON GENERAL PICK ON LIFE SUPPORT, THANKS TO GUN OWNERS

SURGEON GENERAL PICK ON LIFE SUPPORT, THANKS TO GUN OWNERS

on March 19, 2014, 8:01 AM / in Announcements

Anti-gun Surgeon General Nominee in Serious Trouble, Thanks to You! — Plus, GOA needs your help to stick it to fascist states like NY and CT “Past comments [Vivek Murthy] made in support of gun control have drawn strong opposition from the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.” — The Huffington Post, March 17, 2014  It’s not time […]

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Tuesday in Tennessee House Education Subcommittee

on March 19, 2014, 7:55 AM / in News, State News

When I arrived at the Plaza at 7:00am yesterday morning, Room 30 was already filled with Common Core supporters for the 8:00am 5:15pm. The entire time was spent on four  Common Core Bills. Go HERE to watch the first portion of the meeting, go HERE to watch the second portion. The Committee meets again this morning at 8:00am in Room […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday March 19th, 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday March 19th, 2014

on March 19, 2014, 7:46 AM / in National News, News

1. Putin signs a treaty making Crimea part of Russia Russian-backed forces stormed Ukraine’s naval headquarters in Crimea on Wednesday and raised the Russian flag, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty annexing the Crimean Peninsula. A Ukrainian serviceman was killed Tuesday as a base in the main Crimean town of Simferopol was attacked — the first […]

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Who Said Politics Wasn’t Funny!

on March 19, 2014, 7:23 AM / in National News, News

Obama, Zach Galifianakis Trade Insults in Hilarious ‘Between Two Ferns’ Interview By Daniel Kurtzman In what may be the funniest interview he has ever given, President Obama sat down with comedian Zach Galifianakis on Funny Or Die’s web-based comedy show “Between Two Ferns” to talk about birth certificates, the “Hangover” movies, basketball, and Healthcare.gov. The hilarious interview, which was intended […]

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Hobby Lobby Hysteria Hits New High

Hobby Lobby Hysteria Hits New High

on March 19, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Panicky progressives hyperventilate. By David Catron / The American Spectator Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning constitutional challenges to Obamacare’s contraception mandate brought by Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties. The families that own and operate these private corporations believe the mandate violates the First Amendment and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by forcing them to […]

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Hate-Crime Laws and the Expansion of Federal Power

Hate-Crime Laws and the Expansion of Federal Power

on March 19, 2014, 6:58 AM / in Opinion

How does the Thirteenth Amendment justify making certain kinds of violence a federal crime? By John Fund / National Review Online Forty-five states and the District of Columbia provide additional penalties for crimes that they classify as “hate crimes,” over and above what would have been available if the same crime been committed with a different motivation. In 2009, President Obama […]

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Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

on March 19, 2014, 6:53 AM / in National News, News

By CHRIS BRUMMITT and THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia’s defense minister said Wednesday. Hishammuddin Hussein told a news conference that the pilot, Capt. […]

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Former Congress Woman to Head Hawaii GOP

Former Congress Woman to Head Hawaii GOP

on March 19, 2014, 6:47 AM / in National News, News

Author: Hawaii Reporter HONOLULU – Former Congresswoman Pat Saiki will head the Hawaii GOP, Hawaii’s second largest political party announced today. She replaces David Chang, who is being deployed for military exercises in the Pacific and North Africa. “A few months ago, if you told me I’d be assuming the chairmanship of the Hawaii Republican Party I would have said […]

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24 Veterans Awarded the Medal of Honor

24 Veterans Awarded the Medal of Honor

on March 19, 2014, 6:40 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were heroes who didn’t get their due. On Tuesday, 24 mostly ethnic or minority U.S. soldiers who performed bravely under fire in three of the nation’s wars finally received the Medal of Honor that the government concluded should have been awarded a long time ago. The servicemen were identified following a congressionally mandated review to ensure […]

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Special prosecutor appointed to investigate Sullivan County campaign allegations

Special prosecutor appointed to investigate Sullivan County campaign allegations

on March 19, 2014, 6:23 AM / in News, State News

BY JAMES SHEA / BRISTOL HERALD COURIER BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. – A special prosecutor from Sevier County has been appointed to investigate allegations of improper campaigning against Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson made by his challenger, according to District Attorney Barry Staubus. In November, Anderson’s campaign mailed a flier to supporters. The flier used the main phone number and the sheriff’s […]

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‘It would be a shame to back up’: Haslam touts Common Core standards in visit to Lexington

‘It would be a shame to back up’: Haslam touts Common Core standards in visit to Lexington

on March 19, 2014, 6:17 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Written by David Thomas / Jackson Sun Editor’s Note: A true sad state of affairs LEXINGTON — After state House members approved a bill seeking to delay the implementation of Common Core standards by two years, Gov. Bill Haslam hit the highway Tuesday. Haslam paid a visit to each of the three regions in the state to seek support from educators […]

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Young Tennesseans to protest tobacco

Young Tennesseans to protest tobacco

on March 19, 2014, 6:07 AM / in News, State News

Nothing like a little government inspired discrimination The Daily Herald –  Maury County youngsters will join thousands of peers across the country taking part in Kick Butts Day on Thursday. This national day of activism empowers children and teenagers to be leaders in efforts to stop youth tobacco use. The theme for Kick Butts Day is “Stand Out. Speak Up. […]

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