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Around the Block in Washington

Around the Block in Washington

on February 12, 2014, 7:55 AM / in National News, News

Snow Falls: As Washington, D.C., and much of the Southeast and East Coast brace for a strong winter storm, it seems only fitting that a Senate committee hold a hearing on extreme weather events. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will examine the costs associated with not being prepared for extreme weather and the federal response to weather […]

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The Debt Limit with the Senate

The Debt Limit with the Senate

on February 12, 2014, 7:16 AM / in National News, News

  After the House passed a bill on Tuesday to raise the debt ceiling, all eyes turned to the Senate as the threat of a major winter storm looms for Washington in the next day or so. The Senate could clear the bill on Wednesday — if the upper chamber can muster the votes needed to squash a potential GOP […]

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Nevada governor says he won’t defend state’s marriage amendment

Nevada governor says he won’t defend state’s marriage amendment

on February 12, 2014, 7:00 AM / in National News, News

by Dustin Siggins CARSON CITY, NV, February 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On the heels of the announcement by Virginia’s attorney general that he will not defend the constitutional amendment enshrining marriage as between a man and a woman, Nevada’s attorney general and governor are following suit. Approved by voters and added to the state constitution in 2002, the Nevada amendment […]

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North Carolina’s ‘choose life’ license plates unconstitutional: Appeals court

North Carolina’s ‘choose life’ license plates unconstitutional: Appeals court

on February 12, 2014, 6:58 AM / in National News, News

by Ben Johnson / LifeSiteNews.com RICHMOND, VA, February 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – North Carolina’s “Choose Life” license plates have been ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. Appeals Court today. A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that such license plates violate the First Amendment, because the state does not also give residents the chance […]

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Are Gun Owners Walking into an Ambush?

Are Gun Owners Walking into an Ambush?

on February 12, 2014, 6:54 AM / in Announcements

— We are making headway, but we must stay vigilant! “‘Immigration reform will add over 8,000,000 anti-gun voters to the voting rolls,’ Gun Owners of America warned its members and supporters in a January 24 alert.” — The Examiner, January 29, 2014 Take a deep breath! You’re in for a wild ride. For months, as you know, GOA has been […]

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URGENT ACTION – Support Common Core Repeal Bill

URGENT ACTION – Support Common Core Repeal Bill

on February 12, 2014, 6:51 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

The information included below came in over the weekend, and we need your help getting the word out. A bill has been filed that would repeal Common Core in Tennessee. We need to take this opportunity and turn it into something real for the children of our State. Please keep reading to see how you can help Sen. Beavers, Rep. […]

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Obama Spins Subsidies Both Ways

Obama Spins Subsidies Both Ways

on February 12, 2014, 6:46 AM / in National News, News

By Peter Schiff / Euro Pacific Capital In our current age of spin and counter-spin, there is no contortion too great for a politician to attempt. On occasion, however, the threads of one story become entangled with another in a manner that should deeply embarrass, if the media were sharp enough to catch it. This happened last week in response to […]

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How John Boehner decided to give up on the debt limit fight

How John Boehner decided to give up on the debt limit fight

on February 12, 2014, 6:27 AM / in National News, News

By Robert Costa / Washington Post This week’s debt-limit drama ended as it began: with House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), standing alone before his colleagues, seeking consensus but receiving only silence and stares in return. The scene happened Tuesday morning at the Capitol Hill Club, where House Republicans had gathered for a private breakfast. After listening to a handful […]

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With GOP divided, House passes clean debt-ceiling increase

With GOP divided, House passes clean debt-ceiling increase

on February 12, 2014, 6:15 AM / in National News, News

By Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner The House Tuesday narrowly voted in favor of increasing the nation’s $17.2 trillion debt limit, relying on a majority of Democrats to carry the measure to passage after a nail-biter of a roll call. Republicans have been struggling for days to come up with an agreement among themselves that would set the terms of raising […]

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Rapist Have Parental Rights!?

Rapist Have Parental Rights!?

on February 12, 2014, 6:08 AM / in National News, News

Posted  by Joe Wurzelbacher Original Post Parental rights and rapist. Those do not belong in the same sentence. EVER Currently 18 states and Washington DC allow rapists to have visitation. 32 States do not allow visitation. That number needs to be 50. DC is in the business of raping, America, Economy our Rights. I hope this article motivates you to […]

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Eric Holder Stepping Down

Eric Holder Stepping Down

on February 12, 2014, 6:01 AM / in National News, News

According to the Washington Times: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition. In a feature article, Mr. Holder said he plans on staying in his position “well into” the year. Last November, Mr. Holder, the first black attorney general, told CBS News he didn’t have “any […]

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Republican wins San Diego mayor special election

Republican wins San Diego mayor special election

on February 12, 2014, 4:51 AM / in National News, News

Kevin Faulconer defeated Democrat David Alvarez on Tuesday in the election to replace Bob Filner, making San Diego the nation’s largest city with a Republican mayor. SAN DIEGO — A Republican city councilman has been elected mayor of San Diego to replace Bob Filner, who resigned amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations. Kevin Faulconer will be the only Republican […]

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Wire fox terrier named Sky wins best in show

Wire fox terrier named Sky wins best in show

on February 12, 2014, 4:46 AM / in National News, News

By Ben Walker of Associated Press A wire fox terrier named Sky won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club held at Madison Square Garden in New York. NEW YORK — Sky the wire fox terrier became America’s top dog Tuesday night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. The No. 1 show dog in the […]

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The Tuesday Patriot Post

The Tuesday Patriot Post

on February 11, 2014, 10:47 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’ “[A]s a president, I can do whatever I want,” Barack Obama reportedly said while, ironically, visiting Thomas Jefferson’s home with French President Francois Hollande. Obama obviously believes that, because, yet again, he issued a unilateral delay of […]

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McConnell’s GOP rival has praised, attacked TARP

McConnell’s GOP rival has praised, attacked TARP

on February 11, 2014, 10:39 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party-backed Republican in Kentucky’s Senate race often rebukes Sen. Mitch McConnell for supporting the 2008 federal bailout of struggling banks. But the challenger, Matt Bevin, had praised the bailout in financial documents filed in October 2008. As president of Veracity Funds, Bevin signed a report to investors that praised the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief […]

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11th Amendment: Suits Against States

11th Amendment: Suits Against States

on February 11, 2014, 10:37 AM / in National News, News

 By NCC Staff As part of the National Constitution Center’s 27 Amendments (In 27 Days) project, each day we will look at a constitutional amendment. Through partnerships with leading scholars and universities, government agencies, media outlets, and more, the National Constitution Center will profile one amendment each day throughout the month of February. Full Text of the 11th Amendment The […]

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Dept. of Ed: Catholic H.S. Students Twice as Likely to Graduate College

Dept. of Ed: Catholic H.S. Students Twice as Likely to Graduate College

on February 11, 2014, 10:30 AM / in National News, News

By Terence P.  Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) – Students who attended Catholic high schools were approximately twice  as likely as students who attended public high schools to go on and  graduate from college, according to a new report from the U.S.  Department of Education’s National  Center for Education Statistics. According to the report, 61.9 percent of Catholic high school  students went on […]

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EU Parliament Calls for UN Control of Conventional Arms

EU Parliament Calls for UN Control of Conventional Arms

on February 11, 2014, 10:22 AM / in National News, News

On February 5, the European Parliament voted to authorize European Union (EU) countries to ratify the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In a less-than-enthusiastic press release, the European Parliament declared that the Arms Trade Treaty “wouldn’t necessarily result in the reduction of arms production, but it should stop arms getting into the hands of terrorists and should stop arms […]

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The Poet Iran Executed

The Poet Iran Executed

on February 11, 2014, 10:13 AM / in National News, News

By David Keyes / The Daily Beast As Iranian poet Hashem Shaabani was dangling from a noose two weeks ago, desperately grasping for his last breath of air, one wonders what he would have thought about Western leaders who call President Hassan Rouhani a moderate.  What exactly is moderate, Shaabani could have thought, about a regime which brands a poet […]

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Toss-up seen in race to succeed San Diego’s disgraced ex-mayor

Toss-up seen in race to succeed San Diego’s disgraced ex-mayor

on February 11, 2014, 10:05 AM / in National News, News

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – San Diego voters head to the polls on Tuesday to choose between two city councilmen vying in a race seen as too close to call to succeed disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned amid a hail of sexual harassment allegations in August. The runoff between the two top vote-getters in a special […]

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