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Borking

on December 26, 2012, 10:19 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Robert Bork’s 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court, and the uproar over his ideology that ultimately led to his defeat, forever changed the process by which the Senate confirms judges. In the 25 years that have followed Bork’s nomination, the two parties have fought increasingly bitter battles over high court picks in an effort to tilt the third branch of […]

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Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just a start

Health care tax hikes for 2013 may be just a start

on December 26, 2012, 8:36 AM / in National News, News

WASHINGTON (AP) — New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Most people may not notice. But they will pay attention if Congress decides to start taxing employer-sponsored health insurance, one option in play if lawmakers can ever agree on a budget deal to reduce federal deficits. The tax hikes already on the […]

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Senator Ben Affleck? Only on the big screen.

on December 26, 2012, 8:29 AM / in National News, News

The actor has put the kibosh on speculation that he’s eyeing John Kerry’s seat in the senate. Sen. Kerry has been nominated as Hillary Clinton’s replacement as Secretary of State. “I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office,” he wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. “Right now it’s a privilege to spend my […]

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Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

Abraham Lincoln, Stepfather of Our Country

on December 26, 2012, 4:20 AM / in History

Written by John J. Dwyer “Anyone who embarks on a study of Abraham Lincoln … must first come to terms with the Lincoln myth. The effort to penetrate the crust of legend that surrounds Lincoln … is both a formidable and intimidating task. Lincoln, it seems, requires special considerations that are denied to other figures.” — Robert W. Johannsen Lincoln, […]

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Madison County Republican Party Reorganization Meeting

Madison County Republican Party Reorganization Meeting

on December 25, 2012, 2:28 PM / in Local News, News

The Madison County Republican Party will hold County Officer elections on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM. The location of the reorganization will be announced soon. Under the by-laws of the Tennessee Republican Party, individuals seeking to become County Officers must have voted in the last three Republican Primary Elections, be active within the county party or a recognized […]

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Christmas with Adams

on December 25, 2012, 4:37 AM / in History, Opinion

As we approach the celebration of Christ’s birth, I am reminded of the words of John Quincy Adams. On July 4, 1837, he spoke these words: “Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? … Is it not that, in the chain of […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Jesus Came

on December 24, 2012, 5:00 PM / in Bedtime Stories

“He came to pay a debt He did not owe for those who owe a debt they cannot pay.” author unknown ‘Twas the Night Before Jesus Came ‘Twas the night before Jesus came and all through the house Not a creature was praying, not one in the house. Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care In hopes that […]

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Local GOP Pushes Powerful Congressman to Oppose ‘Treasonous’ Boehner

Local GOP Pushes Powerful Congressman to Oppose ‘Treasonous’ Boehner

on December 24, 2012, 4:57 PM / in National News, News

The Republican Party for the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia has formally requested its GOP congressman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, to oppose the re-election of House Speaker John Boehner, Breitbart News has learned. On November 10, the local district committee–which officially represents Republicans, including Goodlatte, in his district–unanimously passed a resolution to ask Goodlatte to vote for someone other than Boehner. […]

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So much for Michael Bloomburg’s gun-free NY

So much for Michael Bloomburg’s gun-free NY

on December 24, 2012, 4:54 PM / in National News, News

2 firefighters killed in fire set as trap in NY Special Thanks to Lynn M Stuter ROCHESTER, NY (CNN/RNN) – The gunman who shot four firefighters, killing two, set the fire in order to ambush those responding to the blaze “It does appear that [the fire scene] was a trap that was set,” Police Chief Gerald Pickering said  in a […]

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Liquor sales up 40 percent in Post Falls, Moscow

on December 24, 2012, 4:49 PM / in National News, News

SPOKANE, Wash. –          Idaho liquor officials say more people appear to be crossing state lines to Idaho in the wake of Washington voters electing to privatize the state’s liquor system earlier this year. Idaho State Liquor Director Jeff Anderson said November sales for example are up 40 percent compared to the year before in Moscow, a college town along the […]

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The Founders would be livid

on December 24, 2012, 9:26 AM / in Opinion

This wasn’t in this morning’s headline, “Some travelers OK with full body scans“, but it has been and it proves two things; one, the sheer ignorance on the part of “some”  and the relationship between safety and liberty, and two, the shamelessness with which the media reports its consequences. Unfortunately for what’s left of America, the people who don’t know any better than to […]

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Serena Williams did not find Caroline Wozniacki’s imitation to be racist

Serena Williams did not find Caroline Wozniacki’s imitation to be racist

on December 23, 2012, 9:44 PM / in Sports, Tennis

  Caroline Wozniacki was accused of being racist when she stuffed her chest and behind in an attempt to imitate Serena Williams during a recent exhibition tennis match. Williams, who calls the Danish tennis player a friend, has responded and indicated she did not find the imitation to be racist. “I know Caro and I would call her my friend […]

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Zvonareva out of Australian Open

Zvonareva out of Australian Open

on December 23, 2012, 9:39 PM / in Sports, Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the Australian Open in January with a right shoulder injury. (BETTER TOGETHER Want to know who supports the best players in the game? Check out these wives and girlfriends.) The two-time Grand Slam runner-up made the announcement on her Facebook page Friday, saying ”I will not be able to go to Australia […]

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Top US Federal Judge Assassinated After Threat To Obama Agenda

Top US Federal Judge Assassinated After Threat To Obama Agenda

on December 23, 2012, 9:23 PM / in National News, News

A Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the top US Federal Judge for the State of Arizona was assassinated barely 72-hours after he made a critical ruling against the Obama administrations plan to begin the confiscation of their citizen’s private retirement and banking accounts in order to stave off their nations imminent economic collapse, […]

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Are We Witnessing the Break-Up of the Unite States?

Are We Witnessing the Break-Up of the Unite States?

on December 23, 2012, 5:31 PM / in National News, News

Editors Note: A quick programming note before we dive into the essay by Bill Bonner, archives and a special “video of the week” installment. As you may or may not have heard, the world did not end on Friday. And so, in light of this non-development, Christmas will go ahead as scheduled. Markets will trade a half day tomorrow, then close […]

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Ana Veciana-Suarez: Social media: too much of a good thing?

on December 23, 2012, 1:08 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

All of my life I have worked hard to have MY TIME – Time away from others. I remember as a child grabbing a book or maybe just finding some quiet place where I could be ALONE – without the company of any others – other than God. It has been a *thing* with me all of my life and […]

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Sex-offender intern’s case goes underground

on December 23, 2012, 1:04 PM / in National News, News

by Michael Carl Homeland Security, courts, senator’s office all mum The case against an intern serving in the Newark, N.J., office of Sen. Robert  Menendez, a Democrat from that state, who was arrested Dec. 6 reportedly for  being both an illegal immigrant and a sex offender, apparently has gone  underground. The Associated Press   reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

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NRA calls for armed police in every school

NRA calls for armed police in every school

on December 22, 2012, 10:42 AM / in News

Editor’s Note: NRA’s Wayne LaPierre called for armed security in every school not just police officers. The first step that the NRA may suggest is armed volunteers as well as teachers. See Lynn’s note: KREM and the AP left out some rather important revelations from LaPierre’s speech. In the interests of fair and balanced reporting, KREM should rectify that situation. Wayne […]

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BP settlement over Deepwater Horizon oil spill approved by federal judge

on December 22, 2012, 10:31 AM / in News

Company estimates it will pay $7.8bn to 100,000 people and business who lost money because of April 2010 well blowout. A federal judge gave final approval to BP‘s settlement with businesses and individuals who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP PLC has estimated it will pay $7.8bn to resolve economic and medical […]

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Thankful

on December 21, 2012, 4:36 AM / in Bedtime Stories

I am in the mood to try to brighten up a week and can be both joyus as well as sad. Pass it on. I am thankful for the partner who hogs the covers every night, because he/she is not out with someone else. The child who is not cleaning his room, but is watching tv, because that means he […]

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