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Aereo v. the Networks: The Supreme Court Battle

on April 23, 2014, 2:58 PM / in National News, News

  Aereo, the online-video startup, and television broadcasters have squared off at the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s a battle over copyright law that could shake up the industry. Why do the networks want to kill Aereo? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

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APNewsBreak: Oklahoma court could face impeachment

APNewsBreak: Oklahoma court could face impeachment

on April 23, 2014, 2:55 PM / in National News, News

By SEAN MURPHY OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the Oklahoma House is drafting a resolution seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death-row inmates. Republican state Rep. Mike Christian told The Associated Press on Wednesday that five justices engaged in a “willful neglect of duty.” Under the state constitution, […]

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GOP Leaders Are Successfully Fighting Off the Tea Party Rebellion (For Now)

GOP Leaders Are Successfully Fighting Off the Tea Party Rebellion (For Now)

on April 23, 2014, 2:39 PM / in National News, News

By Philip Bump The long-expected Tea Party-versus-Republican-establishment primary brawl seems to have largely evaporated. The real battles may emerge in January 2015, when the party needs to pick the House speaker — and maybe also a new leader in the Senate. Not that we’re trying to get ahead of ourselves. It’s seemed pretty clear since at least February that the threat […]

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Texas’ Republican Candidate for Governor Is Ginning Up a Bundy-Style Land Fight

Texas’ Republican Candidate for Governor Is Ginning Up a Bundy-Style Land Fight

on April 23, 2014, 2:36 PM / in National News, News

By Philip Bump / Wire Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott — who is running for governor in November — wrote a letter to the Bureau of Land Management blasting a (possible) move to make (up to) 90,000 acres of Texas federal property. It’s a situation that is tangentially similar to the politically potent dispute between the government and rancher Cliven Bundy in […]

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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

on April 23, 2014, 2:31 PM / in National News, News

Operatives cast contest for Senate majority as boogeyman billionaires against unethical leader By Philip Elliott WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives’ spin is to be believed. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unrelenting in his criticism of Charles and David Koch, […]

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High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

on April 23, 2014, 2:28 PM / in National News, News

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress […]

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IRS Revokes Tax-exempt Status From Patrick Henry Center

IRS Revokes Tax-exempt Status From Patrick Henry Center

on April 23, 2014, 2:25 PM / in National News, News

Now, at last, Gary Aldrich is free to speak his mind on matters of great concern to him without having to worry about overstepping the bounds imposed on his First Amendment rights by the Internal Revenue Service. His Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty had its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code revoked, effective last July. […]

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Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

on April 23, 2014, 7:00 AM / in National News, News

By YURAS KARMANAU DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine admitted on Wednesday that they are holding an American journalist who has not been seen since early Tuesday. Simon Ostrovsky, a journalist for Vice News, has been covering the crisis in Ukraine for weeks and was reporting about groups of masked gunmen seizing government buildings in one eastern […]

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Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo

on April 23, 2014, 6:54 AM / in National News, News

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West’s dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming. Obama arrived in Tokyo Wednesday night on an official state visit. He was headed straight for a private dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) before bilateral talks […]

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Ex-CEO wins Republican primary for Radel’s seat

Ex-CEO wins Republican primary for Radel’s seat

on April 23, 2014, 6:51 AM / in National News, News

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The former CEO of an aluminum wheel company has won a Republican primary in Florida for the seat of a congressman who resigned in January after being arrested for buying cocaine. With 96 percent of precincts counted, Curt Clawson had received 38 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s four-way race, ahead of Lizbeth Benacquisto, who […]

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U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

U.S. to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

on April 23, 2014, 6:49 AM / in National News, News

By Phil Stewart and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Tuesday it will deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a partial suspension of aid imposed after Egypt’s military ousted President Mohamed Mursi last year and cracked down violently on protesters. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed his Egyptian counterpart of the decision, which will […]

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California congressman woos Sriracha pepper sauce factory after odor complaints heat up

California congressman woos Sriracha pepper sauce factory after odor complaints heat up

on April 23, 2014, 6:47 AM / in National News, News

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A U.S. congressman from a Los Angeles community is seeking to lure the factory that makes the bestselling Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce to his district after residents in its current location complained about the smell. U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas, a Democrat whose district includes much of the San Fernando Valley, wants to convince […]

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Parents of woman killed in DUI hit-and-run sue CONGRESSWOMAN after top aide ‘downed 8 cocktails while on duty for her’ before getting behind the wheel

Parents of woman killed in DUI hit-and-run sue CONGRESSWOMAN after top aide ‘downed 8 cocktails while on duty for her’ before getting behind the wheel

on April 23, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

Iraq war veteran Raymond Morua had two DUIs, a hit-and-run and a grand theft conviction when Rep. Lois Capps hired him as her chief district aide Capps, a Democrat in Congress since 1998, never vetted him with a criminal background check Her political director allegedly forged the defendant’s signature on VA paperwork in a bid to move him from jail […]

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USC shooter’s 40-year prison sentence: Don’t call it justice

USC shooter’s 40-year prison sentence: Don’t call it justice

on April 23, 2014, 6:28 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s note: This is to remind you that the California Supreme Court viewed capital punishment unconstitutional. By Paul Thornton / L A Times Brandon Spencer, the 21-year-old former gang member sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for attempted murder, may have sobbed like a toddler Friday after learning that the next several decades of his life will be […]

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Reporter Asks State Dept for One Accomplishment from Hillary Clinton’s Big Review Process. Let’s See What Happens.

on April 23, 2014, 6:22 AM / in National News, News

by Bryan Preston / Pj Media.com When she was secretary of state, Hillary Clinton instituted a Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. The first one was completed in December 2010. Nearly four years later, AP reporter Matt Lee asked State Department Jen Psaki to name one thing that Clinton’s QDDR accomplished. Just one. She can’t. LEE: “Off the top of your […]

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Why Does Nation Tolerate A Habitual Liar As President?

Why Does Nation Tolerate A Habitual Liar As President?

on April 23, 2014, 6:15 AM / in Opinion

Investors Business Daily Public Trust: Sixty-one percent polled say President Obama lies “some of the time” or “most of the time” on matters of national importance. Americans have to ask: Why do we let him get away with it? It’s no surprise that a Fox News poll of 1,012 registered voters last week found immense distrust of a president whose […]

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Smile, It could be Worse…

Smile, It could be Worse…

on April 23, 2014, 6:12 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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New Jersey school sued over ‘under God’ in pledge

New Jersey school sued over ‘under God’ in pledge

on April 22, 2014, 2:41 PM / in National News, News

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was filed in state court last month and was announced Monday by the American Humanist Association. The group says the phrase, added in 1954, […]

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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

on April 22, 2014, 2:39 PM / in National News, News

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution in 2006 to […]

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Remember Ray “Wilkie” Fain

Remember Ray “Wilkie” Fain

on April 22, 2014, 11:30 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Mr. Fain has left Jackson and is in Nashville. Our story “Were We Told the Truth?” explains part of his short stay here. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/alliance-network#home He wants your $1.  He wants $25,000.  He wants to help a law firm file a civil rights class action lawsuit against Tennessee Family Court. He wants you to subscribe to a digital television station which will […]

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