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Police: 14-year-old abducted in Ga. home invasion

Police: 14-year-old abducted in Ga. home invasion

on September 18, 2013, 7:41 AM / in National News, News

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — In an apparent random home invasion, robbers broke in, demanded money and jewelry and when they were told there was none, abducted a 14-year-old girl and killed the family dog, authorities in the Atlanta area said. Police continued searching for Ayvani Hope Perez on Wednesday, a day after her abduction. The FBI and the Georgia Bureau […]

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Quick Bits from the Politcal Scene

Quick Bits from the Politcal Scene

on September 18, 2013, 7:13 AM / in National News, News

School superintendent drinks the koolaid and comments on Common Core As classroom teacher and director of a Tennessee public school district, I understand the importance of high expectations for all students through a challenging, rigorous curriculum. Tennessee has experienced a great diversity in our curricular expectations. In 2007, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave Tennessee an “F” for “Truth in […]

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Starbucks says guns unwelcome but not banned

Starbucks says guns unwelcome but not banned

on September 18, 2013, 6:23 AM / in National News, News

By Candice Choi, The Associated Press NEW YORK — Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes,  though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. A customer is handed a Starbucks coffee drink as he sits with a handgun strapped to his belt while looking on at an anti-gun rally in Seattle in 2010. The fine  line […]

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Chinese State-Owned Company Purchases Smithfield Foods

Chinese State-Owned Company Purchases Smithfield Foods

on September 18, 2013, 6:01 AM / in National News, News

Thanks to Larry for the heads up. Written by  Christian Gomez On September 6, the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment approved a deal valued at approximately $7.1 billion allowing China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd (Shuanghui Group) to officially take ownership of Smithfield, Virginia-based Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork producer. Shuanghui had already purchased all of Smithfield’s stock back […]

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Cold, wet cases: Oklahoma troopers stumble on six bodies in two cars at bottom of lake

Cold, wet cases: Oklahoma troopers stumble on six bodies in two cars at bottom of lake

on September 18, 2013, 5:39 AM / in National News, News

     Law enforcement officers examine one of two cars containing skeletal remains found Tuesday at the bottom of Foss Lake in Custer County, Okla. By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News Two decades-old cars containing six skeletons were recovered from a lake in a remote, sparsely populated area of southwestern Oklahoma, officials said Tuesday — potentially solving a […]

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Trip to the Holy Land

Trip to the Holy Land

on September 17, 2013, 5:15 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

By the time you read this column I will either be in or well on my way to Israel. My trip this time will fall during the Feast of Tabernacles and, in spite of, all the other less pleasant events going on in the neighborhood should make for an interesting visit. Israel is a tiny sliver of a nation – […]

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Pro-Recall Forces to Take Next Step in CO: Repeal Gun Control Laws

Pro-Recall Forces to Take Next Step in CO: Repeal Gun Control Laws

on September 17, 2013, 5:10 PM / in National News, News

I’ve repeated my cry for the time politicians spend in office to be spent REPEALING the thousands of UNCONSTITUTIONAL laws instead of adding to that number by passing more UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS so many times it sounds like a broken record.  America does NOT need *more laws* – America needs a total housecleaning of all the laws that have been passed […]

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The Vote Heard ‘Round the Country

The Vote Heard ‘Round the Country

on September 17, 2013, 4:22 PM / in National News, News

Tuesday, in heated historic Colorado recall elections, two Democrats from heavily Democrat voter districts were fired by their constituents. State Senate President John Morse, representing Colorado Springs, and State Sen. Angela Giron, representing Pueblo, were ousted for supporting an unconstitutional ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds, and expanding background checks to include private sales. A staple in the […]

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The New Communists

The New Communists

on September 17, 2013, 4:16 PM / in National News, News, State News

By Glenn Jacobs Bloomberg recently ran a piece titled Libertarians Are the New Communists by Nick Hanauer and Eric Liu. As one would expect, to reach their conclusion–that these two diametrically opposed political philosophies both inevitably lead to societal collapse–the authors rely either on willful ignorance or deliberate prevarication. Since Liu was a speechwriter and policy advisor for Bill Clinton, you […]

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Tennessee parents say possible new textbooks too racy, anti-American

on September 17, 2013, 4:11 PM / in News, State News

Every K-12 public school in Tennessee is slated to get new social studies textbooks next year, but a group of parents say the books school districts are about to buy up are anti-American and inappropriate. Now, they are taking their concerns to state commissioners, seeking to raise awareness about the books’ content and their perceived bias. “In dozens of instances, […]

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Once again, parents Showed up and Showed Out!!

Once again, parents Showed up and Showed Out!!

on September 17, 2013, 4:08 PM / in News, State News

The TN State Textbook Commission held its meeting yesterday to hear from parents/activists and publishers. First, there are eight members of the Commission: Dr. Brian Tate, Chair; Mr. Kevin Huffman, Secretary, Dr. Jason Robinson, Mr. Bobby Cox, Ms, Edith Williams, Dr. Craig Hammond, Mr. Lewis Moorer, Mr. Dan Lawson. Only THREE commissioners showed up:  Tate, Moorer and Lawson.  Also in […]

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In Washington Today

In Washington Today

on September 17, 2013, 8:44 AM / in National News, News

Ronald Binz, the White House nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He’s taking heat from pro-coal conservative groups, and can expect tough questions Tuesday from Republicans, and probably Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). But a green energy business group, Advanced Energy Economy, offered fresh backing Monday for Binz, the […]

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California Proposals Would Raise Costs for Homebuyers

California Proposals Would Raise Costs for Homebuyers

on September 17, 2013, 8:22 AM / in National News, News

California has no shortage of politicians with “well-meaning” proposals that would ultimately harm the people they are supposed to help. In two recent op-eds,  Benjamin W. Powell, co-editor of Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis, sheds light on counterproductive schemes that are supposed to help homeowners. The first comes from Richmond, Calif., where the mayor has pushed for a […]

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U.S. Energy Freedom Would Undermine Russian Arms Exports

U.S. Energy Freedom Would Undermine Russian Arms Exports

on September 17, 2013, 8:14 AM / in National News, News

Russian President Vladimir Putin may have helped avert U.S. airstrikes in Syria, but he continues to sell arms to Damascus and Tehran. American policymakers could hinder his ability to spread weapons by allowing more U.S. energy exports, according to William F. Shughart II. “The right path forward will not only grow our economy and improve our own energy security, it […]

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40-year-old died from botched IUD removal/tubal ligation surgery: lawsuit

40-year-old died from botched IUD removal/tubal ligation surgery: lawsuit

on September 17, 2013, 8:11 AM / in National News, News

by Ben Johnson (LifeSiteNews.com) – A routine contraceptive procedure left a 40-year-old woman dead, according to a lawsuit filed by her widowed husband in California. Nicole Lee Stein Caruso had a 40-minute medical procedure to remove her IUD and have a tubal ligation on April 13, 2011. However, a pinprick just three-by-four millimeters lacerted Caruso’s left internal iliac artery, the […]

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Fox joins the homosexual agenda

Fox joins the homosexual agenda

on September 17, 2013, 8:07 AM / in National News, News

by Dr. Joel McDurmon Original Post File this under “And you thought Fox was different?” Recent news reports say that college football commentator Craig James was fired by Fox Sports after only one day on the job when his employers discovered his conservative views on sexuality and marriage. The Washington Times reports, Craig James, a former NFL player who unsuccessfully ran last […]

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Lindsey’s Plan for War on Iran

Lindsey’s Plan for War on Iran

on September 17, 2013, 8:00 AM / in News, Opinion

This summer produced a triumph of American patriotism. A grassroots coalition arose to demand Congress veto any war on Syria. Congress got the message and was ready to vote no to war, when President Obama seized upon Vladimir Putin’s offer to work together to disarm Syria of chemical weapons. The war America did not want — did not come. Lindsey […]

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Thought for Today!

Thought for Today!

on September 17, 2013, 7:08 AM / in Opinion

Should we manage by the numbers and utilize formulas or should we listen to God and build your life, our business, our government, through relationships? If you chose either of those answers, you have fallen for the “right/wrong”, “either/or” game. It’s both. And there’s more. If we rely only on numbers or formulas and we leave God out of the […]

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Repeal the new APHIS regulatory ruling regarding the definition of “Retail Pet Stores” under the Animal Welfare Act.

Repeal the new APHIS regulatory ruling regarding the definition of “Retail Pet Stores” under the Animal Welfare Act.

on September 16, 2013, 4:06 PM / in Announcements

This petition is to seek repeal of a new regulation that has been added to the Animal Welfare Act by APHIS. The new rule prohibits hobby dog breeders from selling puppies/dogs sight unseen via the Internet without a USDA license. That means no puppies or dogs can be sold and/or shipped without the buyer personally seeing what they are buying. […]

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Las Vegas Installs 37 DHS Surveillance Cameras on the Strip

Las Vegas Installs 37 DHS Surveillance Cameras on the Strip

on September 16, 2013, 8:57 AM / in National News, News

What happens in Vegas will be recorded by cameras provided by the Department of Homeland Security. All along the storied Las Vegas Strip, 37 surveillance cameras watch and record every movement. Such an expensive purchase might surprise citizens of Sin City given that the Metropolitan Police Department is in the middle of a hiring freeze and has laid off dozens […]

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