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Obama climate change agenda faces first Supreme Court test

Obama climate change agenda faces first Supreme Court test

on February 24, 2014, 6:16 AM / in National News, News

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court considers on Monday whether President Barack Obama’s administration overstepped its authority by imposing new regulations to reduce pollution in response to climate change. In a 90-minute oral argument, extended from 60 minutes because many parties are involved, the justices will examine a relatively narrow challenge by industry groups and Republican-leaning […]

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Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft

Attorney General seeks national standard to protect against identity theft

on February 24, 2014, 6:13 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder, citing the recent massive data theft at retailer Target Corp, urged Congress on Monday to enact a national standard for notifying consumers about such breaches. “This would empower the American people to protect themselves if they are at risk of identity theft,” Holder said in a statement urging congressional action. “It would enable […]

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President Obama Asks Governors for ‘Year of Action’

President Obama Asks Governors for ‘Year of Action’

on February 24, 2014, 6:11 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: My concern is the Gov’s will bite the bait….. By Matthew Larotonda / ABC News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing the realities of a divided congress, President Obama today asked the nation’s governors to join him in a “breakout year.” The state executives, in town for the National Governors Association’s winter meeting, were hosted by the White House for […]

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Nevada congressman goes ‘undercover’ with UPS

Nevada congressman goes ‘undercover’ with UPS

on February 24, 2014, 6:08 AM / in National News, News

Nevada congressman moonlights as UPS deliveryman to stay in touch with his constituents LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rep. Steven Horsford has traded his suit and tie for a brown, short-sleeve UPS uniform — not because he’s quitting Congress, but because it’s a way to make closer contact with his constituents. The Nevada Democrat went “undercover” Friday morning to help a […]

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Made in USA: Pentagon to use only 100% American flags

on February 24, 2014, 6:05 AM / in National News, News

Washington (AFP) – It is the ultimate symbol of chest-thumping American patriotic pride and now the United States flag must be “100 percent made in the USA” — at least where the Pentagon is concerned. A new law requires the Department of Defense — a major consumer of flags for everything from ships to bases to burials — fly only […]

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A second voucher bill– HB 0190, goes to house finance ways and means subcommittee on 2-26-14.

A second voucher bill– HB 0190, goes to house finance ways and means subcommittee on 2-26-14.

on February 23, 2014, 9:33 AM / in News, State News

We are being tag-teamed on voucher bills. A second bill, this one is HB 0190, goes to house finance ways and means subcommittee on 2-26-14. The senate version is by Norris and is SB 0196. It is scheduled for the senate education committee first week of April. Kelsey is cosponsor, so he is floating two senate voucher bills. This bill, […]

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Man burned in one of two explosions at Kilgore Flares plant; ATF serves search warrant to get inside plant to investigate

Man burned in one of two explosions at Kilgore Flares plant; ATF serves search warrant to get inside plant to investigate

on February 23, 2014, 9:22 AM / in Local News, News

The Jackson Sun (yesterday’s news today) reported this morning about an accident that occurred yesterday morning at the Kilgore plant in Toone, Tennessee. Now it has been 20 years since I worked in the facility as an engineer there and I suspect a great many changes have occurred since that time. I also suspect a great many things remain the […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on February 22, 2014, 7:26 AM / in National News, News

1. Ukrainian protesters seize presidential palace as Yanukovych flees After days of violent protests in Ukraine, opposition groups reportedly seized control of Kiev and the presidential palace Saturday, with embattled President Viktor Yanukovych reportedly fleeing the capital entirely. Ukraine’s Parliament has already elected a new speaker, Oleksander Turchynov, an ally of Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister whose imprisonment several […]

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Teachers union hinders district’s investigation into staff member who did heroin in school

Teachers union hinders district’s investigation into staff member who did heroin in school

on February 22, 2014, 7:24 AM / in National News, News

By Victor Skinner  / EAG News FALLSBURG, N.Y. – Someone at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School is doing smack in the men’s faculty bathroom. Six teachers, an aide and a school contractor were identified through surveillance video as the only people to use the men’s room before another staff member found a heroin baggie Feb. 11, which was the second time […]

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Beating the State: Third Century Christianity in the Third World Today

Beating the State: Third Century Christianity in the Third World Today

on February 22, 2014, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

By Gary North  /  GaryNorth.com “A spectre is haunting Communism.  It is the spectre of churches without buildings.” If there were a Christian Karl Marx today, his Manifesto of Third World Christianity could begin with these words. In 1973, in his last years, Mao’s persecution had reduced the number of Protestants in China to something in the range of 3 […]

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Gun Production Continues to Rise

Gun Production Continues to Rise

on February 22, 2014, 6:59 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Raven Clabough The Obama administration’s unfriendly stance toward the Second Amendment has had the opposite effect on the American people, who have been purchasing guns in record numbers. Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. reportedly put out a record number of firearms in 2012, according to government data. Bloomberg News writes, “More than 8.57 million guns were produced in […]

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Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts / Gee, as if we didn’t Already Tell You This….

Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts / Gee, as if we didn’t Already Tell You This….

on February 22, 2014, 6:55 AM / in National News, News

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight. The announcement gave new ammunition to Republican critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law, while disappointing some Democratic senators […]

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Bank tax seen in plan coming from U.S. Congress’s top tax writer

Bank tax seen in plan coming from U.S. Congress’s top tax writer

on February 22, 2014, 6:44 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bank tax similar to one that President Barack Obama once proposed may be part of a broad tax reform package expected to be floated on Wednesday by the top Republican tax writer in the U.S. Congress, lobbyists and analysts said on Friday. Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the tax-writing House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, […]

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Texas Tea Party Accuses Pete Sessions of Not Really Living in Texas

Texas Tea Party Accuses Pete Sessions of Not Really Living in Texas

on February 22, 2014, 6:41 AM / in National News, News

By Arit John The Republican party’s civil war is fierce in Texas, where a Dallas Tea Party group has reintroduced rumors that Republican Rep. Pete Sessions doesn’t actually live in his district. The White Rock Tea Party interviewed his “neighbors” in the apartment complex he listed as his permanent residence when he filed for re-election. Apparently no one has ever seen […]

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Fannie Mae profits push taxpayers into black on housing bailout

Fannie Mae profits push taxpayers into black on housing bailout

on February 22, 2014, 6:37 AM / in National News, News

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fannie Mae said on Friday it would soon send the U.S. Treasury a dividend of $7.2 billion that will make taxpayers whole for the 2008 bailout of the mortgage-financing giant and its sibling company Freddie Mac. Unlike other companies rescued during the financial crisis, however, the firms will remain under government control until Congress […]

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Hamblen GOP primary field mostly set

Hamblen GOP primary field mostly set

on February 22, 2014, 6:29 AM / in News, State News

The qualification deadline for the May 6 primaries in Hamblen County has passed. However, the status of one of the candidates is very much in question. Former Democratic County Commissioner Joe Spoone has challenged District 6 County Commissioner Tim Goins in the Republican Primary. However, local Republican Party officials say that state Republican Party bylaws, which were last amended in […]

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UAW Files Appeal With The National Labor Relations Board On VW Chattanooga Union Vote

UAW Files Appeal With The National Labor Relations Board On VW Chattanooga Union Vote

on February 22, 2014, 6:18 AM / in News, State News

The United Auto Workers on Friday filed an appeal with the National Labor Relations Board, saying that interference from Senator Bob Corker and others swayed the election at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant against the UAW. The UAW took a narrow loss in the election a week ago. Senator Corker, as well as former County Mayor Claude Ramsey, state Senator Bo […]

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It’s Talk Show Radio the FCC is REALLY After

on February 21, 2014, 11:51 AM / in National News, News

This FCC operation is to SILENCE the Christian and Christian Conservative outlets.  Those *monitors* will say NOTHING against the Far Left broadcasters but they will write up reports against the Christian broadcasters. Go to and listen to the real goal of this FCC action    http://aclj.org/ Is Obama Trying to Kill a Free Press? The FCC is launching a new study, […]

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Nashville Bitcoin Presentation: What, Why, and How?

Nashville Bitcoin Presentation: What, Why, and How?

on February 21, 2014, 9:08 AM / in Announcements

Join us on Thursday March 6th in Nashville as Bitcoin expert John R. Meese will be giving a lecture on understanding, using, and investing with Bitcoin. Logan’s Road House 2400 Elliston Pl Nashville, Tennessee 37203 The back room at Logan’s will be available from 5pm for social hour and dinner. The presentation will start at 6:30p This is free and […]

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OPPOSITION TO HB 2385 / SB 2468 — Commercial Breeder Sunset Bill

OPPOSITION TO HB 2385 / SB 2468 — Commercial Breeder Sunset Bill

on February 21, 2014, 9:03 AM / in News, State News

The companion senate bill — SB 2468 — for the Commercial Breeder Sunset bill will be heard in the Tennessee State Senate Energy and AG committee next Wednesday afternoon, February 26. The Senate version is being sponsored by Sen. Ferrell Haile. The House version (HB 2385) is sponsored by Rep. Susan Lynn. mail the members of the Senate Energy and […]

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