Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 145)
 

NBC Cancels ‘Mail Order Family’ After Backlash

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Posted by    Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 1:00pm 10/2/2016 at 1:00pm

NBC Entertainment has pulled Mail Order Family only 72 hours after executives announced the TV show. Jackie Clarke developed the show “based on her own experiences growing up in a home with the mail-order Filipina bride her father ‘purchased’ from a catalog, just a few years after her mother’s death.”

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Oregon Opens Recreational Marijuana Shops

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Posted by    Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10:00am 10/2/2016 at 10:00am

Oregon opened recreational marijuana shops on Saturday, joining the likes of Alaska, Washington, and Colorado:

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced on Friday it has approved licenses for 26 retailers around the state, meeting a key deadline almost two years after voters passed a ballot measure legalizing pot.

“It’s a pretty exciting day...

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Missouri Senate Race Tightens Up Between Blunt, Kander

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Posted by    Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4:30pm 10/1/2016 at 4:30pm

I discussed yesterday how GOP Super PACs have poured more money into saving its senate seats even though it appears the party will maintain its majority. Yet the GOP may lose a seat in Missouri as Democrat Jason Kander moves up in the polls and displays fresh confidence against incumbent ...

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Man Yells ‘Bill Clinton is a Rapist’ on Fox News

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Posted by    Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 10/1/2016 at 1:30pm

A man jumped behind the hosts of Fox News’s Fox & Friends on Saturday morning and yelled, “Bill Clinton is a rapist!”

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U.S. Agreed to Lift Iran Sanctions for Prisoner Release

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Posted by    Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00am 10/1/2016 at 7:00am

The controversy with the American prisoner release by Iran continues to grow as The Wall Street Journal reports the Obama administration agreed to lift sanctions on the same day of the release:

The U.N. Security Council’s delisting...

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Gary Johnson Earns Chicago Tribune Endorsement

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Posted by    Friday, September 30, 2016 at 4:30pm 9/30/2016 at 4:30pm

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson earned another high-end endorsement when the Chicago Tribune editorial board picked him as their choice for president. The board wrote:

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Obama Yells at Clinton to Board Air Force One

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Posted by    Friday, September 30, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/30/2016 at 4:00pm

President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton attended the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres in Israel together. Obama allowed Clinton to fly on Air Force One, but grew impatient when the former president took too long to board the plane back to the states.

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Political correctness forces black student to change slave costume

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Posted by    Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/30/2016 at 2:30pm

In Missouri City, TX, Ridge Point High School officials made Brian Ibe change out of his slave costume for spirit day. It sounds horrible, but Ibe wanted to commemorate the suffering his ancestors endured:

“I decided to dress in the time when there were slaves, from about the 1600s to the 1800s,”...

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GOP Super PACs Spending More Money for Senate Seats

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Posted by    Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/30/2016 at 1:30pm

The GOP looks like it can maintain its majority in the Senate, but the main Senate super PAC has decided to spend $21 million more in six races just to be on the safe side. The Senate Leadership Fund has moved its concentration to New Hampshire, North Carolina, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada,...

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Prager U: Is America’s Tax System Fair?

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Posted by    Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:00pm 9/29/2016 at 5:00pm

We all love to complain about taxes and the IRS. People on both sides complain the system isn’t fair, but for different reasons. Should the rich pay more taxes? Is there some truth to the “fair share” argument? Author Amity Shlaes explains one tax solution I think everyone would like.

 
 
 

Female Chess Players Must Wear Hijab at World Championships in Iran

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Posted by    Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:53am 9/29/2016 at 10:53am

The World Chess Federation (FIDE) Commission for Women’s Chess has told the female chess players they must wear a hijab at the world championships next year since it takes place in Iran.

Females in Iran must wear a hijab.

Needless to say, the female players have protested and threatened to boycott the event:

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James Comey: DOJ Gave Mills Immunity, Not the FBI

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 8:30pm 9/28/2016 at 8:30pm

FBI Director James Comey has continued to face criticism over his bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email, including the numerous immunity deals given to her aides. Well, it turns out, the FBI didn’t give immunity to Cheryl Mills, a longtime aide:

“Who authorized granting Cheryl Mills immunity?” Rep. John Sensenbrenner asked.

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Three Injured at South Carolina Elementary School

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 4:30pm 9/28/2016 at 4:30pm

DEVELOPING: Officials have reported three injuries, two children and one teacher, at Townville Elementary School in Townville, SC, on Wednesday afternoon.

Fox News reports:

The Greenville News reported that two children were injured and a man was found dead near the school. A suspect is reportedly in custody.

Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson...

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Report: Missile From Russia Shot Down MH17 in Ukraine

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/28/2016 at 2:30pm

International prosecutors have concluded that a Buk missile from Russia shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 over east Ukraine in July 2014, killing all 298 people on board.

Russia has constantly denied any involvement in the incident, which came months after Ukraine spiraled into a civil war after parliament ousted Russian-backed President Viktor...

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Yankees Fan Loses Ring While Attempting Scoreboard Proposal

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00pm 9/28/2016 at 12:00pm

Mid-fourth inning of the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game, Andrew Cox told his girlfriend Heather Terwilliger to look at the scoreboard. There, on the big screen, he opened up a ring box to propose to her, but……NO RING.

Once the scoreboard operator realized what was going on, the screen turned away...

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Israel, Jordan Sign $10 Billion Gas Deal

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10:00am 9/28/2016 at 10:00am

Companies in Israel’s natural gas field has signed a $10 billion agreement with Jordan to supply the country with gas, thus pushing Israel into a natural gas powerhouse. The Wall Street Journal reported:

Noble Energy Inc. of Houston and its partners in the Leviathan gas field will supply Amman-based National Electric Power...

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Hillary, Trump Debate Sets Viewing Record

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7:30pm 9/27/2016 at 7:30pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump enjoyed over 80 million viewers last night during their first presidential debate. The Hill reported:

The previous record was the only debate between Republican Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter in 1980, which drew 80 million in an era with far few channels and no internet. In...

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