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Barack Obama completes 150 golf rounds as president

Barack Obama completes 150 golf rounds as president

on November 13, 2013, 7:59 AM / in National News, News

By Asian News International Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Barack Obama has hit the milestone number of 150 golf rounds in less than five years in the White House. The secret service had loaded the 52-year-old President’s gold club bag, having the presidential seal into the motorcade, to head to the private Grande Oaks Golf Club, where he spent five hours, […]

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Tony resort city mulls bankruptcy, blaming wages, pensions

Tony resort city mulls bankruptcy, blaming wages, pensions

on November 13, 2013, 7:54 AM / in National News, News

Tim Reid Reuters DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. – A resort town in California warned on Tuesday that it will run out of money by March due to burdensome salary and pension costs and could join other U.S. cities that have recently filed for bankruptcy protection. A bankruptcy filing by Desert Hot Springs, a city of 26,000 about 110 miles east […]

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State Revenues Sagging as Governor Opens Budget Hearings

State Revenues Sagging as Governor Opens Budget Hearings

on November 13, 2013, 7:36 AM / in News, State News

TNREPORT Gov. Bill Haslam kicked off the administration’s annual fall process of publicly discussing state agency budgets in preparation for delivering his fiscal operating proposal to the Legislature after the new year. As in years past, the governor is asking agencies to submit scaled-back contingency proposals in addition to their full funding requests. This year Haslam said he’s directing all […]

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Unpayable Debt

Unpayable Debt

on November 13, 2013, 7:19 AM / in Opinion

Today has rightfully been set aside to honor the men and women who have stood in the breech between us and those who would estroy us, devoting precious years in the very prime of their young lives to protect the country, the people and the way of life they love. They all made tremendous sacrifices, up to and including the […]

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Around the Block November 13th / Tennessee

Around the Block November 13th / Tennessee

on November 13, 2013, 6:48 AM / in News, State News

Metro school board limits ’14 charter expansion to certain areas The Metro school board approved a plan Tuesday night effectively restricting the authorization of new charter schools next year to South Nashville or to schools tagged for three straight years of poor performance. The resolution approved by the board requires all new charter schools to be located either within areas […]

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N’uh Uh! You can never cook just enough spaghetti

N’uh Uh! You can never cook just enough spaghetti

on November 13, 2013, 6:21 AM / in Food

By Andrea Agardy / Tullahoma News, Tennessee Try as we might, there are just some codes that humanity hasn’t been able to crack — at least not yet. Outside of comic books and movies, people still can’t fly unassisted. No matter how much women wish it were true, or how much empathy it would create, men can’t have babies. I’m […]

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Arian Foster IPO postponed after Texans place running back on IR

Arian Foster IPO postponed after Texans place running back on IR

on November 13, 2013, 6:00 AM / in Football, National News, News

Posted by Laces Out Crew Whether investing in stocks for your portfolio or running backs for your fantasy team, it’s the first rule to memorize: every investment comes with risk. So here’s to hoping you weren’t set to “buy” on Arian Foster — in either type of venture. Less than a month after making news with a Securities Exchange Commission […]

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Euthanasia Gains Steam

Euthanasia Gains Steam

on November 13, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

A proposed amendment to Belgium’s 2002 euthanasia law would give children the right to decide whether they wish to be euthanized. The bill also applies to disabled infants and seniors with dementia. Existing law limits euthanasia to those over 18 and requires consent of the person or guardian. “It is strange that minors are considered legally incompetent in key areas […]

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Top Catholic Scholars Slam Common Core

Top Catholic Scholars Slam Common Core

on November 12, 2013, 3:13 PM / in National News, News

As the uproar grows against the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalized education standards, a coalition of more than 130 prominent Catholic scholars and professors outlined its firm opposition to the scheme and is now asking U.S. bishops to reverse the advance of the controversial reforms among American Catholic schools. Already, more than half of U.S. dioceses have replaced Catholic teaching […]

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NBC News Poll Explains Why NBC Entertainment Was Naive About Hillary Clinton Miniseries

NBC News Poll Explains Why NBC Entertainment Was Naive About Hillary Clinton Miniseries

on November 12, 2013, 3:04 PM / in National News, News

By LISA DE MORAES NBC News this morning illustrated why it was naïve of NBC Entertainment to have assumed it could air a Hillary Clinton miniseries before Clinton declared her intentions about another possible run at the White House, as if that formality still mattered in the rough and tumble of political life (NBC News was among the parties unhappy […]

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Barack Obama’s Iraq

Barack Obama’s Iraq

on November 12, 2013, 9:09 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson In lamenting the sorry state of Meet the Press these days, Dave Weigel reminds me of a Barack Obama quote worth pointing out to Republicans. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Barack Obama opined on Iraq, “There’s an old saying in politics: when your opponent’s in trouble, just get out of the way … in […]

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A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

on November 12, 2013, 9:06 AM / in History, Opinion

Which is exactly what Bibi wants. For what terrifies Tel Aviv, and rattles Riyadh, is not a U.S. war with Iran, but the awful specter of American rapprochement with Iran, a detente. Thus, when France’s foreign minister torpedoed the deal John Kerry flew to Geneva to sign, France soared in neocon esteem. The “cheese-eating surrender monkeys ” of 2003 who […]

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‘Say what?’ Texans respond to Wendy Davis’ ‘ludicrous’ claim that she is ‘pro-life’

‘Say what?’ Texans respond to Wendy Davis’ ‘ludicrous’ claim that she is ‘pro-life’

on November 12, 2013, 8:54 AM / in National News, News

by Ben Johnson AUSTIN, TX,  (LifeSiteNews.com) – State Senator Wendy Davis’ statement that she is “pro-life,” made just before she officially entered the governor’s race this weekend, was designed to “muddy the waters” about her position on abortion and appeal to voters who are far more conservative on the issue than she is, according to some pro-life leaders in the […]

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SALLY JEWELL

SALLY JEWELL

on November 12, 2013, 8:51 AM / in National News, News

Kirk   MacKenzie  / Kirk@DefendRuralAmerica.com SALLY JEWELL From Britain, Big Oil, and Big Banking to Big Government Let me introduce you to our new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. Does anyone else find it interesting she wasn’t born in our country, but managed to hop from big oil and banking, to REI, to her first job in government–nothing less than […]

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Regulatory Commissars: Clean Water Act Holes

Regulatory Commissars: Clean Water Act Holes

on November 12, 2013, 8:38 AM / in National News, News

Ronald Reagan once noted, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” Under the Obama administration, the EPA is relentlessly proving Reagan’s observation by attempting to regulate small water bodies as “wetlands” under the Clean Water Act. Naturally, leftist green pressure groups who mindlessly believe an ever more intrusive […]

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IRS Scandal Investigation Continues

IRS Scandal Investigation Continues

on November 12, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

Six months after the May 10 discovery that the IRS illegally targeted conservative organizations for additional “scrutiny,” House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) remains committed to finding answers about the scope of the IRS prying. It was the admission of former IRS official Lois Lerner that blew the lid off a scandal of epic proportions. Lerner then pleaded the Fifth […]

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Atheist ‘mega-churches’ take root across US, world

Atheist ‘mega-churches’ take root across US, world

on November 12, 2013, 8:35 AM / in National News, News

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God. Dozens of gatherings dubbed “atheist mega-churches” by supporters and detractors are springing up around the U.S. after […]

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The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

on November 12, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News

Original Post CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. With the […]

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When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

on November 12, 2013, 8:26 AM / in Opinion

By Robert Spencer Original Post “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators. It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing […]

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Gay marriage heads for final legislative approval in Hawaii

Gay marriage heads for final legislative approval in Hawaii

on November 12, 2013, 8:19 AM / in National News, News

  By Treena Shapiro HONOLULU (Reuters) – The Hawaii Senate is expected to give final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in a state long popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination and regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony. Governor Neil Abercrombie has indicated he would swiftly sign the measure […]

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