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Quote for Today December 15th

on December 15, 2013, 8:59 AM / in History

“His divine power HAS GIVEN to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through […]

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Happy Birthday, December 15th

Happy Birthday, December 15th

on December 15, 2013, 7:56 AM / in People

TIM CONWAY 80 Comedian known for starring on The Carol Burnett Show. DON JOHNSON 64 Actor best known for starring in the television series, Miami Vice and Nash Bridges. MICHELLE DOCKERY 32 Played the role of Lady Mary Crawley in the series, Downton Abbey and Princess Myagkaya in the 2012 award-winning film, Anna Karenina. DAVE CLARK 71Drummer in the British […]

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Supreme Court Union Intrigue

Supreme Court Union Intrigue

on December 15, 2013, 7:45 AM / in National News, News

With Unite Here v. Mulhall, the Justices make news by not deciding a case. Wall Street Journal The Supreme Court doesn’t usually make news when it fails to decide a case, but this week it did on a major labor relations question. Rarely has the lack of a ruling been so intriguing. The Justices dismissed as “improvidently granted” Unite Here […]

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AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

AP-GfK poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

on December 15, 2013, 7:39 AM / in National News, News

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JENNIFER AGIESTA WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that health care remains politically charged going into next year’s […]

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Bigger and More Dangerous Than ObamaCare (Video)

on December 15, 2013, 7:36 AM / in National News, News

Written by  William F. Jasper We all remember Representative Nancy Pelosi’s infamous statement that we have to pass the ObamaCare legislation so that we can find out what’s in it. That was in 2010 and Mrs. Pelosi was then speaker of the House of Representatives. Well, Congress followed her advice and passed ObamaCare, formally known as the Patient Protection and […]

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Review of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Review of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

on December 15, 2013, 7:31 AM / in National News, News

Written by  Charles Scaliger It’s impossible to surmise what J. R. R. Tolkien’s shade might think about the latest big screen adaptation of his fantasy corpus set in a fictional Middle Earth of elves, hobbits, orcs, and rings of power. But New Zealand director Peter Jackson’s latest cinematic tour de force, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is undeniably a […]

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Christmas Under Assault, but Faithful Fight Back

Christmas Under Assault, but Faithful Fight Back

on December 15, 2013, 7:23 AM / in Opinion

Written by  Dave Bohon It has been a tough road the last few years for those who wish to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, and thus far this holiday season hasn’t held much hope for an end to the various and sundry attacks on those celebrating the birth of the Savior. Several weeks ago, a choir director for a […]

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Where Have You Gone, Bill of Rights?

Where Have You Gone, Bill of Rights?

on December 15, 2013, 7:20 AM / in Opinion

On June 8, 1789 James Madison, the congressman representing Virginia’s 5th District, rose to speak in a session of the First Congress and advocated passage of a slate of amendments to the Constitution that would come to be known as the Bill of Rights. On December 15, 1791, the requisite number of states (three-quarters, or nine states) ratified 10 of […]

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Obama marks Newtown school shooting anniversary with call for gun control

Obama marks Newtown school shooting anniversary with call for gun control

on December 15, 2013, 7:12 AM / in National News, News

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Newtown school shootings on Saturday by calling for tighter gun control and expanded mental healthcare, and by lighting 26 candles to commemorate the victims. “We haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer,” the president said in his weekly address. “We have […]

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CIA Benghazi team clash led to ‘stand down’ report

CIA Benghazi team clash led to ‘stand down’ report

on December 15, 2013, 7:10 AM / in National News, News

By KIMBERLY DOZIER WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA officers revealed a clash over how quickly they should go help the besieged U.S. ambassador during the 2012 attack on an outpost in Libya, and a standing order for them to avoid violent encounters, according to a congressman and others who heard their private congressional testimony or were briefed on it. The Obama […]

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Key U.S. lawmakers agree to trade authority deal: aides

Key U.S. lawmakers agree to trade authority deal: aides

on December 15, 2013, 7:07 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three top U.S. lawmakers on key congressional committees have reached a bipartisan deal on legislation the White House needs to advance international trade agreements and will introduce the measure early next month, congressional aides said on Saturday. The Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which would let the White House put trade agreements before Congress for an up or […]

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December 15th

December 15th

on December 15, 2013, 7:04 AM / in History

There are only 10 days till Christmas Holidays Bill of Rights Day (United States) Christian feast day: December 15 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Drostan (Aberdeen Breviary) Maria Crocifissa di Rosa Mesmin Valerian of Abbenza Virginia Centurione Bracelli John Horden and Robert McDonald (Episcopal Church (USA)) Consualia, in honor of Consus. (Roman Empire) Homecoming Day (Alderney) Kingdom Day (Netherlands) Remembrance Day of […]

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Christmas Quote December 15th

Christmas Quote December 15th

on December 15, 2013, 6:35 AM / in Bedtime Stories

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.” Andy Rooney, -2011American writer, producer, humorist. He was most notable for his weekly broadcast “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney,” a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His […]

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10 things you need to know today

10 things you need to know today

on December 14, 2013, 10:58 AM / in National News, News

1. 18-year-old shooter terrorizes Colorado school, takes own lifeA year after the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, a suspected gunman, identified by police as 18-year-old student Karl Halverson Pierson, opened fire at his suburban Denver high school. A 15-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound, and two others reportedly received minor injuries. The gunman was reportedly seeking revenge against a teacher. Pierson […]

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Republican Insiders to Tea Party: You’re Not Helping Us

Republican Insiders to Tea Party: You’re Not Helping Us

on December 14, 2013, 7:43 AM / in National News, News

Editor’s Note: When you do need our support what makes you think you will get in?  By Marina Koren For Democrats, the tea party is the gift that keeps on giving. For Republicans, the group is something akin to a flesh-eating virus that threatens to chomp away at the GOP. The civil war between establishment and tea-party Republicans intensified this […]

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Madison County, Tennessee, Commission Agenda, December 2013

on December 14, 2013, 7:38 AM / in Local News, News

THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE MADISON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST TENNESSEE RESEARCH & EDUCATION CENTER, 605 AIRWAYS BOULEVARD, SEMINAR ROOM 150, JACKSON, TENNESSEE, ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013, AT 8:30 A.M. THE FOLLOWING MATTERS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: 1. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG 2. ROLL CALL AND APPROVAL […]

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IRS: The Left’s Weapon of Choice

IRS: The Left’s Weapon of Choice

on December 14, 2013, 7:15 AM / in National News, News

Here’s a question: When did it become acceptable for the IRS to be used as a tool to target enemies of the president? Moreover, what article or amendment of the U.S. Constitution authorizes a component of the Executive Branch to be used as a powerful political weapon? The answers to these questions should be obvious to most: “never” and “none,” […]

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Christmas Blues

Christmas Blues

on December 14, 2013, 6:47 AM / in Opinion

I am currently on the west coast doing a string of dates and will fly back home on Monday with only New Orleans left on the 20th to finish up the touring year. It’s gone by in a hurry and, as always, I have thoroughly enjoyed being on the road with my guys and thank God that I can make […]

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New Mexico groups promote same-sex “marriage” as a benefit to kids, ignoring the evidence

New Mexico groups promote same-sex “marriage” as a benefit to kids, ignoring the evidence

on December 14, 2013, 6:42 AM / in National News, News

by Kirsten Andersen SANTA FE, December 13, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As the New Mexico Supreme Court mulls whether to order the state to permit homosexual couples to “marry,” three high-profile organizations have announced their support for same-sex nuptials, a move that garnered praise from homosexual activists. The New Mexico Pediatric Society, the New Mexico Psychological Association, and the New Mexico […]

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Secrecy clause plays Santa Claus to abortion crowd

Secrecy clause plays Santa Claus to abortion crowd

on December 14, 2013, 6:39 AM / in National News, News

by Tony Perkins December 12, 2013 (FRC) – Don’t expect Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Congressman John Shimkus (R-Mich.) to be sharing a cup of Christmas wassail anytime soon. The two leaders got into a heated exchange during the HHS chief’s latest turn in the House’s witness chair. In a scene eerily similar to October 30 when Sebelius first testified, Shimkus […]

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