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Medicaid expansion could be among issues facing 2015 TN General Assembly

Medicaid expansion could be among issues facing 2015 TN General Assembly

on November 29, 2014, 6:53 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republicans, after just having increased already existing majorities in the state’s General Assembly, will likely have to decide whether to expand Medicaid in the upcoming 2015 legislative session. That issue and many others are expected to dominate the 2015 gathering, scheduled to begin in January. State Senate Democratic Caucus spokesman Matt Anderson told […]

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The Tennessean Outsources News Reporting to Bill Gates

The Tennessean Outsources News Reporting to Bill Gates

on November 29, 2014, 6:48 AM / in News, State News

From Rocky Top Politics No, this is not your typical RTP over-the-top headline. It’s true. It has come to this: The Tennessean, reeling from declining profits, a flawed business model and major reductions in the number of reporters, editors and other staff, decided not to use reporters at all on its largest article about one of the biggest political issues […]

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Scientific American Needs to Do a Better Job at Communicating Science

Scientific American Needs to Do a Better Job at Communicating Science

on November 27, 2014, 8:45 AM / in National News, News

A report in Scientific American discusses summer heat in Madison, Wisconsin: To [Jason] Schatz [from the University of Wisconsin in Madison], the summer of 2012 exemplified temperatures Madison and the rest of southern Wisconsin could see more frequently in July and August by the middle of the century. That summer, Madison had 39 days above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The annual […]

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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson ignites firestorm with Ferguson comments

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson ignites firestorm with Ferguson comments

on November 27, 2014, 8:00 AM / in National News, News

By reputation, Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, a former NBA star, husband to education “reformer” Michelle Rhee, and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, is no dummy.  But evidently Ferguson Derangement Syndrome has overcome him.  At a community meeting, he stated:  “I’m obviously disappointed by the grand jury’s verdict,” Johnson said Monday night. “We may quibble and debate about […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

on November 27, 2014, 7:49 AM / in Announcements
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Texas Open Carry Advocates March With Ferguson Demonstrators — and It’s Not to Protest the Recent Decision

on November 27, 2014, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

Members of an open-carry group marched alongside demonstrators protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision Wednesday night in Dallas, Texas. Three individuals belonging to a group called “Come and Take It” trailed protesters, saying they were there to step in and protect private property if things spiraled out of control. “If, per chance, private property starts to be damaged this evening, […]

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Student took this photo of a bear just before it killed him

Student took this photo of a bear just before it killed him

on November 27, 2014, 7:31 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Notes: Interesting thing about bears… something we used to warn our scouts about on the ranch in New Mexico… is that in the quarter mile, they can outrun a race horse, climb straight up a tree, and scale the sharpest cliff, and they are extremely territorial…. in other words, stay away from them and consider them a real danger. […]

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Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

on November 27, 2014, 7:22 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions could provide a boost to him and other […]

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A jury has found 14 Somali men guilty of running a prostitute ring

A jury has found 14 Somali men guilty of running a prostitute ring

on November 27, 2014, 7:20 AM / in International News, News

by A.B. Sanderson A jury has found 14 Somali men guilty of running a prostitute ring in Bristol where girls as young as 13 were raped and sexually abused. The men preyed on British teenagers and passed them around between their friends, a court in Bristol heard. One of the victims was only 13 when she was taken to a […]

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Five Dead in British Embassy Vehicle Attack in Kabul

Five Dead in British Embassy Vehicle Attack in Kabul

on November 27, 2014, 7:13 AM / in International News, News

by Nick Hallett  / Breitbart At least five people have been killed and 30 injured in a suspected suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, an embassy spokesman has said. The explosion hit the east of the Afghan capital at around 10.30am local time this morning, with a giant column of smoke rising into the air around Pul-e-Charkhi […]

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Why all of the turkey posters? My first Thanksgiving in the U.S.

Why all of the turkey posters? My first Thanksgiving in the U.S.

on November 27, 2014, 7:00 AM / in Opinion

By Silvio Canto, Jr. Back in 1941, President Roosevelt made it official: Thanksgiving became an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century, and in 1777 the Continental Congress declared the first national American Thanksgiving following the Patriot victory at Saratoga. In 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclaimed November […]

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Just who is driving the ‘new civil rights movement’ demonstrations on Ferguson?

Just who is driving the ‘new civil rights movement’ demonstrations on Ferguson?

on November 27, 2014, 6:45 AM / in National News, News

By Lee Cary  /  American Thinker If you think all the demonstrators across America in the wake of the grand jury in Missouri declining to issue a true bill on Officer Wilson are motivated by genuine racial grievances, think again. The message is in the signs, which are basically advertising. Study the photos of demonstrations in Ferguson, and about Ferguson […]

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Jackson police to get body cameras

Jackson police to get body cameras

on November 26, 2014, 10:14 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

Editor’s note: Politics on steroids… apparently Mayor Gist is now on the campaign trail… and giving in order to receive appears to be his now and always motto……. By Nichole Manna and Tyler Whetstone  The Jackson Police Department will try out body cameras for its officers, Interim Police Chief Julian Wiser said Tuesday. “Right now we’re in the process of […]

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Right Hooks by Mark November 26th 2014

Right Hooks by Mark November 26th 2014

on November 26, 2014, 9:35 AM / in National News, News

Racial Narrative Succeeds in Destroying Ferguson St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday night what the police in riot gear, the activated National Guard and the delayed press conference already said hours before: “[The grand jury] determined that no probable cause exists to file any charge against Officer [Darren] Wilson, and returned a ‘No True Bill’ on each of […]

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Weather Bulletin: Record-setting cold – Sarcasm on a stick…..

Weather Bulletin: Record-setting cold – Sarcasm on a stick…..

on November 26, 2014, 9:32 AM / in National News, News

Guess this is why they changed Global Warming to Climate Change. They want to make sure their political actions and outcomes are protected no matter the weather.   America experienced record-setting cold in the past two weeks. Anywhere you go or live, you just couldn’t avoid it. According to Weatherbell: More than 85% of the surface area of the Lower 48 […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday November 26th edition

10 things you need to know today about yesterday November 26th edition

on November 26, 2014, 9:24 AM / in National News, News

1. Ferguson protests spread across the U.S. Mostly peaceful protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri, across the country on Tuesday following the announcement that a grand jury had decided not to charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer, with the August killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. Americans, calling the case a symbol of racial injustice, held at least […]

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With Gratitude and Thanksgiving from The Patriot Post

With Gratitude and Thanksgiving from The Patriot Post

on November 26, 2014, 9:19 AM / in Opinion

“I do recommend and assign Thursday … next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” –George Washington (1789) Patriots, please join me in welcoming this Thanksgiving week as an opportunity to pause, […]

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Become a Citizen Lobbyist. Sign up for Olympia 301 today / Washington State

Become a Citizen Lobbyist. Sign up for Olympia 301 today / Washington State

on November 26, 2014, 8:39 AM / in Announcements

47 days until the 2015 Legislative Session Are you an ordinary citizen that is ready to  make a difference in extraordinary ways? Meet us at the Capitol for FPIW’s 2015 CITIZEN LOBBY BOOTCAMP! Date Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Time 8:30am-5:00pm Location: Washington State Capitol Campus, Olympia John L. O’Brien Building JLOB Basement Rooms 15 and 18 Campus Map   FREE of CHARGE […]

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I give thanks for St. Jude

I give thanks for St. Jude

on November 26, 2014, 7:52 AM / in Announcements

  What are you thankful for? Your favorite sports team? Your happiness, your health? Your sassy cat named Boo? Let us know — write it down, snap a pic, tag it with #StJudeGiveThanks, and share that selfie. Nominate your friends to join in, and you’re all helping St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer! Our Goal: To fill our St. Jude […]

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Smile…. don’t you remember your Drivers Ed Class

Smile…. don’t you remember your Drivers Ed Class

on November 26, 2014, 7:48 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Q: Who has the right of way when four cars approach a four-way stop at the same time? A: The pick-up truck with the gun rack and the bumper sticker saying, “Guns don’t kill people. I do.” Q: When driving through fog, what should you use? A: Your steering wheel. Q: What is the difference between a flashing red traffic […]

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