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Obama’s Tax Rate Hypocrisy

Obama’s Tax Rate Hypocrisy

on April 16, 2014, 7:37 AM / in National News, News

By Stuart Stevens  / The Daily Beast                        Barack Obama paid a lower tax rate than his secretary in 2013. But that’s nothing new. He paid a lower tax rate the year before. And he paid a lower tax rate the year before. Is that bad? Here’s Obama describing people like himself, multimillionaires who pay less than their secretaries: “When Americans talk […]

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Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

on April 16, 2014, 7:21 AM / in National News, News

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes. The IRS stopped using private tax collectors in 2009 after determining that agency employees could do a better job. The National Treasury Employees Union said the […]

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Democrat Alex Sink bows out of Florida congressional race

Democrat Alex Sink bows out of Florida congressional race

on April 16, 2014, 7:17 AM / in National News, News

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Democrat Alex Sink said on Tuesday she would not run in November for the congressional seat she failed to win last month in a close special election that garnered national attention. Sink, the state’s former chief financial officer, confirmed her decision on Twitter and in a statement quoted by media outlets. “While […]

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

on April 16, 2014, 7:14 AM / in National News, News

MORE, MORE, MORE….. DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and […]

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Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

Pentagon says automatic budget cuts would hit F-35, other weapons

on April 16, 2014, 7:09 AM / in National News, News

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon on Tuesday detailed $48.3 billion in cuts to major weapons programs like Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35 fighter jet that would kick in from fiscal 2016 to 2019 if Congress does not reverse automatic budget cuts that are to resume in 2016. It said the cuts would slash $40 billion from the Pentagon’s […]

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Wellness walk planned Thursday

Wellness walk planned Thursday

on April 15, 2014, 9:38 AM / in Announcements

The Jackson-Madison County School System and LIFT Wellness Center invite the public to the “Hunt for Good Health” community wellness walk on Thursday. The walk will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the LIFT Center in downtown Jackson. The 1.5-mile walk is a free, just-for-fun event that provides an opportunity to exercise and network during a lunch break. Wellness walks are […]

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Qualified

Qualified

on April 15, 2014, 9:27 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A soldier was asked to report to headquarters for assignment. The sergeant said: “We have a critical shortage of typists. I’ll give you a little test. Type this,” he ordered, giving him a pamphlet to copy and a sheet of paper, and pointing to a desk across the room that held a typewriter and an adding machine. The man, quite […]

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The Donut Question

The Donut Question

on April 15, 2014, 9:18 AM / in Bedtime Stories

The Donuts Dilemma Resolved Last week I asked for your guidance on whether, having won the office NCAA pool, I should buy donuts for my colleagues. You (mostly) said yes, though with varying degrees of persuasiveness. For example, this email wasn’t convincing: “For once in your life be a LIBERAL!!! Buy your oppressed masses donuts!!!” I rather liked this piece […]

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US will pay $5 billion in subsidies to ObamaCare exchanges that permit elective abortion coverage

US will pay $5 billion in subsidies to ObamaCare exchanges that permit elective abortion coverage

on April 15, 2014, 9:10 AM / in National News, News

by Susan T. Muskett, J.D., Senior Legislative Counsel (NationalRighttoLifeNews.org) – Based on the number of persons who had enrolled in ObamaCare as of March 1, at least $5 billion in federal tax subsidies will be available to help purchase health plans that cover elective abortion, with the figure sure to increase as additional millions of Americans enroll. Obamacare provides federal […]

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The End of Ideology?

The End of Ideology?

on April 15, 2014, 9:05 AM / in Opinion

On our TV talk shows and op-ed pages, and in our think tanks here, there is rising alarm over events abroad. And President Obama is widely blamed for the perceived decline in worldwide respect for the United States. Yet, still, one hears no clamor from Middle America for “Action This Day!” to alter the perception that America is in retreat. […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday April 15th, 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday April 15th, 2014

on April 15, 2014, 8:57 AM / in National News, News

1. The Post and The Guardian win a Pulitzer for Snowden stories The Washington Post and The Guardian were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service for their articles on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, Columbia University announced Monday. The articles resulted in a review of the NSA’s mining of telephone and internet communications data, […]

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Feds To Pursue Effort To End Dispute With Rancher In Nevada

on April 15, 2014, 8:45 AM / in National News, News

Paul Joseph Watson /  Infowars.com BLM feds should have been arrested for theft of private property Judge Andrew Napolitano appeared on Fox News to denounce the federal government’s operation against Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, asserting that BLM agents should have been arrested for seizing his property and that the case represents a “line in the sand” for Americans who […]

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U.S. Gas Prices Rise, but not because of Global Factors

U.S. Gas Prices Rise, but not because of Global Factors

on April 15, 2014, 8:41 AM / in National News, News

By Daniel J. Graeber / OilPrice.com Global energy markets are jostling between the return of Libyan crude oil and lingering tensions over Ukraine. It’s domestic supply and demand issues, however, that are weighing on U.S. gasoline prices, AAA said Monday. Prices waxed and then waned amid dueling overseas developments. Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned European energy security was at […]

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BLM Selling Out America-Fabian Calvo

BLM Selling Out America-Fabian Calvo

on April 15, 2014, 8:36 AM / in National News, News

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com   (Early Sunday Release) Real estate expert Fabian Calvo thinks the recent standoff between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy is about much more than grazing rights.  Even though this standoff is over, we find out It’s really about sweetheart deals for federal land.  Calvo says, “The hair on the back of […]

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The EPA’s Science Problem

The EPA’s Science Problem

on April 15, 2014, 8:33 AM / in National News, News

by Arnold Ahlert  / Front Page In a stunning admission, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy revealed to House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) that the agency neither possesses, nor can produce, all of the scientific data used to justify the rules and regulations they have imposed on Americans via the Clean Air Act. In short, science has been […]

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What Eric Holder Doesn’t Want to Talk About

What Eric Holder Doesn’t Want to Talk About

on April 15, 2014, 8:30 AM / in National News, News

by Bruce Thornton  /  Front Page Remember when Attorney General Eric Holder called Americans a “nation of cowards” who put “certain subjects . . . off limits”? Holder, of course, was referring to “subjects” that in fact we do nothing else but talk about non-stop – the refusal of whites to admit the persistence of white racism and its responsibility […]

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The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing

The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing

on April 15, 2014, 8:28 AM / in National News, News

By Ellen Brown  / Global Research Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it. According to an SEIU report: Derivatives . . . have turned into a windfall […]

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Equality in Discipline

Equality in Discipline

on April 15, 2014, 7:55 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams George Leef,  director of research for the North Carolina-based John William Pope  Center for Higher Education Policy, authored a Forbes op-ed article  titled “Obama Administration Takes Groupthink To Absurd Lengths.” The  subtitle is “School Discipline Rates Must Be ‘Proportionate.’”  (http://tinyurl.com/mxnlg9h). Let’s examine some of the absurdity of the  Obama administration’s take on student discipline. Last January,  […]

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Money, Corruption and the Free Thinker Principle

Money, Corruption and the Free Thinker Principle

on April 15, 2014, 7:53 AM / in Opinion

(Editor’s Note: While the text may include a few explicit words that we would not normally condone, we have decided not to remove them because of the point they make) By James Campion / Political Analyst, ‘The Aquarian Weekly’ Original Post   Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God and over these ideals they dispute […]

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Point Wells: James Madison speaks for Richmond Beach

Point Wells: James Madison speaks for Richmond Beach

on April 15, 2014, 7:38 AM / in National News, News

by  Tom Jamieson / Shoreline Patch The state Supreme Court has ruled on Point Wells, but where is Richmond Beach’s justice?  Where is the City of Shoreline? Who is John Galt? In the State Supreme Court case, Town of Woodway and Save Richmond Beach, Inc. v. Snohomish County and BSRE Point Wells, LP, the court sided with BSRE, Snohomish County, and–waiting at […]

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