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NRA seeks to block gun magazine ban

NRA seeks to block gun magazine ban

on March 11, 2014, 7:41 AM / in National News, News

NRA asks Supreme Court justice to block law banning high-capacity magazines WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association is asking Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets. The ban in Sunnyvale went into effect Thursday after 66 percent of voters approved it in […]

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Common Core Architect Now Dumbing Down SAT

Common Core Architect Now Dumbing Down SAT

on March 11, 2014, 7:32 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Even as the unprecedented uprising continues to grow against the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalization of education, one of the key “architects” of the controversial national standards announced an overhaul of the SAT that has critics up in arms. In addition to dumbing down the important test, one of two main standardized exams generally used by colleges for admissions, analysts […]

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The Left Versus Minorities

The Left Versus Minorities

on March 11, 2014, 7:29 AM / in Opinion

Written by  Thomas Sowell If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political left’s avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now — and the place would be New York City, where far left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding, among other things. […]

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US plans to scan workers with secret clearances

US plans to scan workers with secret clearances

on March 11, 2014, 7:26 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Wonder if that includes me? By STEPHEN BRAUN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they plan to set up a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that will tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances. The system is intended to identify rogue agents, corrupt […]

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Holder Weighs In: Heroin an urgent ‘public health crisis’

on March 11, 2014, 7:21 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Maybe we are just not compassionate enough to have much of a feeling for those that wish to do such harm to themselves and most first responders are always late to this type of call but that doesn’t mean Holder can’t weigh in. WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths […]

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Prosecutors: DC mayor knew of ‘shadow campaign’

Prosecutors: DC mayor knew of ‘shadow campaign’

on March 11, 2014, 7:11 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of Vincent Gray’s three-plus years as District of Columbia mayor, federal prosecutors have been investigating alleged dirty tricks in his 2010 campaign. While the mayor never spoke in great detail about the investigation, he maintained he did nothing illegal and was aware of nothing illegal. And even when four people who worked on his campaign […]

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Judge’s order preserves NSA surveillance records

Judge’s order preserves NSA surveillance records

on March 11, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Agency more than five years ago. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, who is overseeing an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the agency, issued a nationwide order Monday to safeguard evidence until March 19, when he will hold a hearing […]

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Florida election a bellwether for fall U.S. mid-term race

Florida election a bellwether for fall U.S. mid-term race

on March 11, 2014, 7:01 AM / in National News, News

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Voters on Florida’s Gulf Coast head to the polls Tuesday to fill a vacant U.S. Congressional seat in a special election watched by both major parties for what it portends for November when all 435 congressional seats will be up for grabs. “It’s still anybody’s guess who’s going to win. Turnout is key,” […]

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Seeking wider influence, Tea Party group goes professional

Seeking wider influence, Tea Party group goes professional

on March 11, 2014, 6:58 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: We are not exactly sure how to take this…. we saw this occur in 1996 with the split of Ross Perot’s United We Stand group and knew then the split would be fatal. Will the creation of top down organization change to effective work local’s have done? Time will tell. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In early 2009, amateur conservative […]

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How Maryland’s Obamacare Exchange Became the Worst In the Country

How Maryland’s Obamacare Exchange Became the Worst In the Country

on March 11, 2014, 6:50 AM / in National News, News

By Arit John / Wire As far as disastrous Obamacare exchanges go, Maryland has taken the lead. The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday night that the federal inspector general will launch a probe into how the state spent federal funds, according to Rep. Andy Harris, the Republican congressman who asked for a probe last month. This comes less than a week after […]

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US lawmakers to hold all-nighter on climate change

US lawmakers to hold all-nighter on climate change

on March 11, 2014, 6:48 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: We had almost decided not to run this article… one, it was a little late and two, they seemed a little old for a slumber party. Washington (AFP) – Dozens of US lawmakers eager to make climate change a major political issue will begin an all-night Senate session Monday urging Washington to enact legislation that reduces the threat of […]

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Obama economists: Rosier picture if budget passed / Pigs Fly

Obama economists: Rosier picture if budget passed / Pigs Fly

on March 11, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: Sorry did I say that… WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top economists say the nation is on track to make economic progress over the next two years, but say it would do even better if Congress would enact the additional spending he proposed in his most recent budget. A divided Congress in an election year is not […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday

10 things you need to know today about yesterday

on March 10, 2014, 8:48 AM / in National News, News

1. Search fails to explain disappearance of Malaysian airliner The fate of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that vanished in flight remained a mystery early Monday after a two-plus-day search involving 40 ships and 34 aircraft. There were unconfirmed reports that a Vietnamese plane had spotted parts of the plane — possibly a door and part of the tail — […]

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West TN Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association March 2014 Meeting

West TN Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association March 2014 Meeting

on March 10, 2014, 8:44 AM / in Announcements

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND AND BRING A FRIEND! The March Stated Meeting of the West TN Regional Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association will be held Thursday, March 13 at the Old Country Store located in Casey Jones Village, Jackson, TN. Our meeting room will be available at 5:30 P.M. for those who would like to share a meal and […]

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Legislative Updates March 10th, 2014 Eagle Forum

Legislative Updates March 10th, 2014 Eagle Forum

on March 10, 2014, 8:06 AM / in News, State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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‘Crush Them Everywhere’

‘Crush Them Everywhere’

on March 10, 2014, 6:26 AM / in Opinion

By: Erick Erickson / RedState.com “Crush them everywhere.” That is not Mitch McConnell’s expectation on beating the Democrats. That is not Mitch McConnell’s hope against Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats. This — “crush them everywhere” — is what Mitch McConnell tells the New York Times he intends to do to conservatives. Across the country, as conservatives realize that to change […]

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Actress Slams American Schools for ‘Brainwashing’ Kids With ‘Progressive, Liberal’ Agenda

Actress Slams American Schools for ‘Brainwashing’ Kids With ‘Progressive, Liberal’ Agenda

on March 9, 2014, 7:21 AM / in National News, News

The Blaze Actress Sam Sorbo, the wife of “Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo, slammed the American education system during an interview with Dana Loesch that aired Friday. The homeschooling mother remarked passionately: “You people who send your kids to school, you have no idea what the schools are doing to their fresh little brains, in brainwashing them into this progressive, liberal […]

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Paul clinches straw poll gold

on March 9, 2014, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

By Alexandra Jaffe / The Hill Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s straw poll for the second year in a row. Paul took 31 percent of the vote, a 20 point lead over second-place finisher Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The freshman senator got 11 percent, but saw a significant uptick from just 4 percent last […]

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Who’s Counting the Uninsured?

Who’s Counting the Uninsured?

on March 8, 2014, 8:20 AM / in National News, News

When Democrats were making the case for ObamaCare, they insisted that the primary problem they were trying to solve was covering the “47 million uninsured.” But when asked for metrics on how ObamaCare is solving that problem, we get this from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: “That’s not a data point we are really collecting in any sort […]

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February Jobs Thaw

February Jobs Thaw

on March 8, 2014, 8:17 AM / in National News, News

The February jobs report contained a bit of good news this month, though it is just a bit. Some 175,000 jobs were created last month, numbers for December and January were revised up by 25,000, and more people entered the workforce. All good things, though of course the last item meant that headline unemployment ticked up 0.1 percentage points to […]

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