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Legislation and Ballot Initiative Updates March 16, 2014 – SAOVA

Legislation and Ballot Initiative Updates March 16, 2014 – SAOVA

on March 16, 2014, 7:19 AM / in National News, News, State News

Sportsmen’s and Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance (SAOVA) A SAOVA message to sportsmen, pet owners and farmers concerned about protecting their traditions, avocations and livelihoods from anti-hunting, anti-breeding, animal guardianship advocates. Forwarding and cross posting, with attribution, encouraged. SAOVA Friends, APHIS held the first of what will be many sessions focused on implementing animal care provisions included in the recently passed […]

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WARNING! EMAIL & INTERNET CENSORSHIP RUNNING RAMPANT

WARNING! EMAIL & INTERNET CENSORSHIP RUNNING RAMPANT

on March 14, 2014, 8:57 AM / in National News, News

WGEN subscribers are wll aware of the ongoing denials of delivery by their ISP’s. I try hard to notify those who are denied by other methods so that you know your ISP is denying delivery of certain emails. This is plain old censorship and we all know it. Jackie Juntti /  WGEN idzrus@earthlink.net Commentary and Alert By Dwight Kehoe Editor […]

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“Anti-Christian Hate Group” SPLC Becoming Increasingly Discredited

“Anti-Christian Hate Group” SPLC Becoming Increasingly Discredited

on March 14, 2014, 8:00 AM / in National News, News

With its latest hate-mongering tirades, the Southern Poverty Law Center, widely viewed as an extremist anti-Christian hate group, has descended to comedic new lows, earning ridicule and criticism even from the establishment media that in the past have often parroted its screeds as credible. Even the Obama administration is now stepping back from relying on the group’s discredited and hateful […]

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More wolves, fewer livestock deaths in Washington

More wolves, fewer livestock deaths in Washington

on March 14, 2014, 7:58 AM / in National News, News

There are two claims in this report that should give everyone a clue where the “wolf recovery” project in Washington State is headed: 1.  Last year, the department estimated 51 to 101 wolves were in the state. This year, the minimum increased to 52, based on the number of wolves seen by department staff. “I do believe the number is […]

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What Difference Does it Make?

What Difference Does it Make?

on March 14, 2014, 7:38 AM / in Opinion

In the last stanza of “The Battle of Blenheim,” Robert Southey writes: “But what good came of it at last?” Quoth little Peterkin. “Why, that I cannot tell,” said he; “But ’twas a famous victory.” What did it really matter? The poet was asking of the triumph of the Duke of Marlborough — “Who this great fight did win.” What […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday March 14th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday March 14th 2014

on March 14, 2014, 7:28 AM / in National News, News

1. Senators strike a deal on renewing jobless benefits Senate negotiators announced on Thursday that they had reached a bipartisan deal to restore emergency long-term unemployment benefits to more than two million Americans. The bill would provide benefits through May, with retroactive payments to those whose coverage lapsed in December. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said the House would consider […]

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California Presbyterian Mega-church Votes to Leave Liberal PC-USA

California Presbyterian Mega-church Votes to Leave Liberal PC-USA

on March 14, 2014, 7:00 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Dave Bohon One of the largest congregations in the beleaguered Presbyterian Church USA has voted to leave the denomination over doctrinal issues and the church’s philosophy of evangelistic outreach. Over 90 percent of the 4,000-member Menlo Park Presbyterian Church near San Francisco voted to sever ties with the denomination, even though the move will cost the church $8.89 […]

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Obama’s overtime pay push seen reshaping U.S. payrolls, courts

Obama’s overtime pay push seen reshaping U.S. payrolls, courts

on March 14, 2014, 6:42 AM / in National News, News

By Amanda Becker and Carlyn Kolker (Reuters) – If the Obama administration follows through on overtime pay reforms, businesses will have to realign payroll policies for millions of salaried workers and a flurry of lawsuits could follow asking courts to clarify the new standards. Legal battles over overtime pay are already common. Workers often sue for unpaid wages, claiming they […]

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Courts will decide on Fannie, Freddie shareholders: U.S. lawmaker

Courts will decide on Fannie, Freddie shareholders: U.S. lawmaker

on March 14, 2014, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee’s new legislative framework to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not determine whether their investors can share in the companies’ renewed profitability, the panel’s top Republican said on Thursday in a televised interview. Private shareholders, including Perry Capital and Fairholme Capital Management, had sued the government over […]

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Scott Brown explores bid as GOP gathers in NH

Scott Brown explores bid as GOP gathers in NH

on March 14, 2014, 6:23 AM / in National News, News

By STEVE PEOPLES BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is exploring a U.S. Senate bid in New Hampshire as high-profile Republicans from across the country gather in the state with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest. Friday marks the first day of the two-day Northeast Republican Leadership Conference, which features prospective presidential candidates and other GOP heavyweights […]

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Senators strike bipartisan jobless benefits deal

Senators strike bipartisan jobless benefits deal

on March 14, 2014, 6:17 AM / in National News, News

A Gift for a Vote WASHINGTON (AP) — Chalk up one partisan election-year battle that senators seem likely to resolve when they return from recess later this month — the fight over renewing expired benefits for the long-term unemployed. Bipartisan Senate negotiators said Thursday that they’d struck a $9.7 billion compromise over the issue, agreeing to a five-month extension paid […]

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Rule targets for-profit colleges over student debt

Rule targets for-profit colleges over student debt

on March 14, 2014, 6:14 AM / in National News, News

By PHILIP ELLIOTT WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing new rules designed to protect students at for-profit colleges from amassing huge debt they can’t pay off — and still pass judicial muster after a previous version was thrown out by a federal judge. The proposed regulations would penalize programs that produce graduates without the training needed to find […]

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Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations

Under pressure, Obama vows to examine deportations

on March 14, 2014, 6:11 AM / in National News, News

By JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — With prospects for real immigration reform fading, President Barack Obama is yielding to pressure from some of his staunchest allies and looking for ways to act without Congress to ease the suffering caused by deportation. An Oval Office meeting with three Latino lawmakers brought about a late-night announcement from the White House on Thursday: […]

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Obama to sign relief from flood insurance hikes

Obama to sign relief from flood insurance hikes

on March 14, 2014, 6:09 AM / in National News, News

Obama to sign bill relieving homeowners from big flood insurance hikes set out in 2012 law By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to sign into law a bipartisan bill relieving homeowners living in flood-prone neighborhoods from big increases in their insurance bills. The legislation, which cleared Congress on Thursday, reverses much of a […]

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Congressional lawsuits against Obama would face steep hurdles

Congressional lawsuits against Obama would face steep hurdles

on March 14, 2014, 6:07 AM / in National News, News

By Scott Bomboy This week, the House of Representatives approved a bill to fast track civil lawsuits filed by Congress against President Barack Obama for allegedly abusing his powers. The bill does raise some interesting constitutional questions, but it also faces steep challenges. Before the constitutional questions, there is the basic political question of how the bill, proposed as the […]

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Wisconsin Republicans Accused of Sabotaging Common Core Bill

Wisconsin Republicans Accused of Sabotaging Common Core Bill

on March 14, 2014, 5:55 AM / in National News, News

Even though the national Republican Party has officially rejected the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalization of education, a handful of GOP figures in Wisconsin are being accused of sabotaging legislation that would have created a panel to review the controversial standards — and potentially kill them. As the national and statewide uprising against the dubious new federally backed education regime […]

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Missouri Moves Closer to Nullifying Federal Gun Grab

Missouri Moves Closer to Nullifying Federal Gun Grab

on March 14, 2014, 5:52 AM / in National News, News

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder better warn his agents that soon they could be arrested and jailed if they try to enforce certain federal gun restrictions in the state of Missouri. On March 6, that happy possibility took one step closer to reality when the Missouri House of Representatives General Laws Committee approved a bill to thwart the Obama administration’s […]

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Oklahoma Won’t Apply for Con-Con, Votes Not There

Oklahoma Won’t Apply for Con-Con, Votes Not There

on March 14, 2014, 5:45 AM / in National News, News

After a close battle that featured several late nights, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives has decided not to vote to apply for a constitutional convention (con-con) under the authority of Article V of the Constitution. Put simply, the votes needed to approve the con-con application were not there, and it’s now dead for this year’s legislative session in Oklahoma. […]

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APNewsBreak: Transgender troop ban faces scrutiny

APNewsBreak: Transgender troop ban faces scrutiny

on March 13, 2014, 9:10 AM / in National News, News

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday. The report said Department of Defense […]

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Tea Party Responds

Tea Party Responds

on March 13, 2014, 9:06 AM / in Opinion

It seems that the little move made by a certain Rhea County Tea Party in Dayton, Tennessee, 1991, has recently caught on worldwide. Fed up with burdensome regulations and playboy, globe-trotting politicians who use the people as cannon fodder for their dark purposes, we hear of movements around the world of an uprising among common patriots. Keep in mind that […]

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