Tuesday, February 9, 2016
This week, several pro-gun bills are scheduled for hearings in the Tennessee General Assembly. Please contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and members of the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and ask for their support of the following bills:
Senate Bill 1559 and House Bill 1644, sponsored by state Senator Mike Bell (R-9) and state Representative Tilman Goins (R-10) respectively, would require the chief administrative officer of a private school to implement a handgun carry policy.
By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times
President Obama will submit a high-spending “wish list” budget to Congress on Tuesday for fiscal 2017, and he is already wishing someone would take it seriously.
Freed of spending caps that had him chafing for years, Mr. Obama is proposing a roughly $4 trillion budget devoted to making up for the lost time under sequestration by boosting expenditures on his priorities such as clean energy research, which would double over three years to $12.8 billion.
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By Paige Winfield Cunningham, The Washington Examiner
About 29 million people in the country lacked health coverage from January through September, down from 36 million people during the same time period in 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.
Comments by Lynn Cheramie, Founder, Freedom Fighters of America
Not really. The Government counts all of the new Medicaid or subsidized insurance participants so actually taxpayers are paying more for social programs. All of the newly insured now have deductibles so high and premiums to match that they still come out of pocket for all of their medical care. Obama lied about everything to get this POS legislation passed and his Communist Partners in Congress helped him! Someday soon all of them will realize they will have nowhere to hide.
(Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
MANCHESTER - Sen. Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican who was on track to emerge as the consensus candidate to take on businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas until he turned in a woeful debate performance Saturday night, continued to struggle Monday to find a response to the charge that he is too inexperienced to be president.
“My experience is understood,” Rubio said on CBS’ “This Morning.”
And that’s increasingly the problem.
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Gun activists just had a very good day in court. On Thursday, a divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down Maryland’s ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. In so doing, they potentially put this case on the fast track to the Supreme Court. They also risk setting off a literal arms race where gun makers race to sell as many exotic kinds of weapons as possible in order to expand the scope of the Second Amendment.
Monday, February 8, 2016
West Virginia state house members approved a bill that would make it legal to carry a concealed gun without a permit.
Currently, it's legal in West Virginia to carry a gun without a permit openly, like in a holster.
This bill would let people cover up guns in public without a permit; for instance, under a coat.
People ages 18 through 20 would still need a permit and training under the proposal.
The bill also increases penalties for felonies committed with a gun.
It now heads to the state Senate.
by Les Leopold, The Huffington Post
Anderson Cooper: "But did you have to be paid $675,000 [for three speeches to Goldman Sachs]?"
Hillary Clinton: "Well, I don't know. That's what they offered."
Hillary is veering from the truth when she suggests her $225,000 per speech fee, paid three times by Goldman Sachs, was "what they offered."
It was not what they offered -- it was what Team Hillary demanded.
A review of her 2014 tax return posted on her website shows that $225,000 was her minimum fee.
By Martin Matishak, The Fiscal Times
Much like the evangelicals and liberals that took part in last week’s Iowa caucuses, there is a bloc of voters poised to play an influential role in the Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary: independents.
Unlike the Hawkeye State, where registered Iowans had to stick to their party’s voting process, independent, or “undeclared,” voters in the Granite State can cast their ballots in either primary.
By Tom Blumer, Newsbusters
Hillary Clinton's campaign is in a place it doesn't want to be, and the New York Times really, really wants to help. Yesterday, Madeline Albright told a New Hampshire audience at a Clinton rally that "there's a special place in Hell" for women who don't support Hillary. Her outrageous attempt to shame women into voting for Mrs. Clinton followed Gloria Steinem's Friday appearance on Bill Maher's HBO show, during which the 81 year-old feminist dismissed young women who support
Bernie Sanders as only doing so because "That's where the boys are."
The blowback from these statements brought an emergency late Sunday morning Times dispatch. Reporter Alan Rappeport's ability to conduct damage control was limited, given that Albright and Steinem are on videotape saying what they said. In the process of trying, it appears that Rappeport and the Times may have done additional damage by uniting Albright's and Steinem's separate assertions in a common theme.
By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine
With a 33 percent spike reported in executives talking to analysts and investors about U.S. recessions fears on earning calls, in just the last year, the plunging oil prices, retail woes, the volatile stock market over the last months, and talk of a world economic "death spiral," we are seeing more and more investors, traders, economists and other financial insiders expressing concerns.
Businessman, economist, investor and author Jim Rogers joined Crush The Street for a wide ranging interview about the economy with some dire predictions where he asserts that 2016-2017 "will not be good" as he explains how the central banks have lost total control over the markets, what he believes they will do next and why he thinks that "whether it falls apart this year or next, it is going to fall apart - it has to," due to the mistakes the central banks have made in the past.
The reason Russia is possibly building a new airbase on the Turkish border inside Syria became clearer today as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted Turkey could enter the war on the side of the anti-Assad forces who Russia has been primarily targeting. The Syrian government made major gains against the Sunni opposition in recent weeks as the Syrian city of Aleppo looked to fall from the opposition’s control. Turkey has repeatedly urged the American-led coalition against ISIS to do more to help the anti-Assad forces.
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by James Mantel, The Washington Examiner
Bernie Sanders scored his first victory of 2016 over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire — before the primary.
If Sanders didn't prove he was a serious challenger to Clinton in Iowa, where just two-tenths of 1 percent of the vote separated them, he did when he appeared on the stage with her in Durham, N.H., for a party-sanctioned debate that was never supposed to happen in the first place.
By SUZAN FRASER and GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aiming to halt attacks against Syria's largest city.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after talks with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu that she is "not just appalled but horrified" by the suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria.
Auto maker will build new plant in Mexico, expand existing factory
By Christina Rogers, The Wall Street Journal
Ford Motor Co. will build a new assembly plant in Mexico and sharply increase factory output from that country, representing the latest shift of investment abroad by a Detroit auto maker following the signing of a costly new labor deal.
by Sarah Rumpf, National Review
A significant number of Americans profess to watch the Super Bowl “just for the commercials,” and the best and the worst ads make headlines for days afterward. This year, an ad for Doritos chips is causing controversy, for an implied pro-life message.