Trump ‘Launching the Next Phase of America’s Economic Comeback’

President Donald Trump touted his $1.5 trillion investment plan to rebuild America’s “crumbling infrastructure” during a speech Thursday in Ohio, saying that his administration is “launching the next phase of America’s economic comeback.” Speaking to a crowd in richfield, Ohio, the chief executive said “Americans have watched as Washington spent…

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How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook Targeting Model Really Worked – According to the Person Who Built It

by Matthew Hindman The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies. In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his statistical model processed Facebook data…

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Six Cloud Types and the Weather They Forecast

by Hannah Christensen   Modern weather forecasts rely on complex computer simulators. These simulators use all the physics equations that describe the atmosphere, including the movement of air, the sun’s warmth, and the formation of clouds and rain. Incremental improvements in forecasts over time mean that modern five-day weather forecasts are as skillful…

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If Elected, Democrat Phil Bredesen Would Likely Be the Wealthiest Sitting Senator

Phil Bredesen, Democrat

Financial disclosures filed Friday afternoon show that Democrat Phil Bredesen – were he to be elected to the U.S. Senate over Republican front-runner Marsha Blackburn – would likely oust fellow Democrat Mark Warner (D-VA) to become the nation’s wealthiest sitting Senator. Bredesen, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary and is…

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Has Emergency Open-Heart Surgery

Schwarzenegger

Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a stable condition after undergoing emergency open-heart surgery, celebrity news website TMZ reported Friday. The 70-year-old actor turned activist was in a Los Angeles hospital Thursday to have a catheter valve replaced and developed complications, the gossip portal said, citing unnamed Schwarzenegger sources.

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Harvard Legal Icon Doubts Pardon-Obstruction Narrative

Famed Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz disputed a Democratic senator’s contention Thursday that a reported pardon discussion involving President Donald Trump’s lawyer amounts to “textbook” obstruction of justice. The New York Times reported Wednesday that John Dowd, who then was representing the president in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation…

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Meet the Clinton Charity They Didn’t Want You to Know About

Though much has been said concerning the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, analysts have not trained enough attention yet on another tax-exempt organization the Clintons control, The Clinton Family Foundation. Unlike the better known charity started almost 21 years ago as an archive and research center for presidential records…

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Policy Watchdog Asks Probe of Labor Board Member Over Leak

by Kevin Mooney   Allegations that a member of the National Labor Relations Board improperly disclosed internal deliberations should be investigated, a Washington labor policy analyst says in a letter to the board’s inspector general. Board member Mark Gaston Pearce “allegedly discussed information from documents involving internal Board deliberations” at a meeting of the…

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Jeff Hartline Commentary: Security for Me But None for Thee

by Jeff Hartline   Most Americans bristle when the U.S. Congress passes laws for us, but exempt themselves from those same laws. Case in point: In 2009, under the leadership of Barack Obama, Democrats passed Obamacare, saddling Americans with massive increases in health insurance premiums or just loss of their…

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New South Korean Trade Deal and Progress on Denuclearization in North Korea Proves Tariffs, Sanctions and Pressure Work

By Robert Romano   In “The Art of the Deal,” President Donald Trump wrote: “Leverage: don’t make deals without it.” Three developments in the past week prove that President Trump’s approach to foreign affairs where he utilizes all the tools in his arsenal including tariffs, sanctions, and overall pressure — are…

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Rep. Diane Black Endorses Rep. Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate

Gubernatorial candidate and Republican Congress member Diane Black (R-TN-06) announced Wednesday her endorsement of fellow Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) in her bid to replace retiring junior Senator Bob Corker (TN-R) in the U.S. Senate. “I’ve served alongside Marsha in the state legislature and in Congress and have always known her to be…

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Brown University Offers ‘Tuition-Free’ Master’s Degree to DACA Recipients

by Chrissy Clark   Brown University plans to offer “tuition-free” master’s degree programs to beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if the federal government ends the Obama administration protections. DACA, an executive action implemented by then-President Barack Obama, authorized renewable two-year deferrals of deportation along with eligibility for work…

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California’s Orange County Continues Trend of Bucking Sanctuary Policies

California’s Orange County is preparing to follow in the city of Los Alamitos’ footsteps by defying the state’s sanctuary policies and supporting the Trump administration’s emphasis on immigration enforcement. Los Alamitos, located in Orange County, angered illegal immigrant activists when its city council voted last week to exempt itself from…

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Commentary: Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Is Dead Wrong About His Call to Repeal the Second Amendment, But at Least He’s Honest

By Robert Romano   Finally, an honest liberal stands up and tells us all what he really thinks. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens in the New York Times has called for the Second Amendment to be repealed, presumably so that Congress and the states can start banning guns. Therein, Stevens acknowledged…

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State Senator Todd Gardenhire Lashes Out at Fellow Republicans As His Bill to Expand In-State Tuition Benefits Dies in Committee

State Rep Todd Gardenhire

For the fourth year in a row, Chattanooga-area State Senator Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga), a Republican, has tried and failed to pass a bill that would grant in-state tuition discounts to illegal alien students in Tennessee. Calling his defeat a “victim of election-year politics,” he told the Times Free Press, “It’s my understanding…

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Judge Grants a Delay in Williamson County School Superintendent Mike Looney’s Court Date

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney was granted a delay in his court date, originally scheduled to be held Tuesday, for a period of one month until Wednesday, April 25, by a Williamson County judge. At issue is a single charge of simple assault following a bizarre series of events culminating in…

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‘Fast Eddie’ Smith Declines Dialogue With The Tennessee Star On His Transit Improvement District Act

State Rep "Fast Eddie" Smith

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – On Tuesday State Rep. “Fast Eddie” Smith (R-Knoxville), House sponsor of the Transit Improvement District Act, which is an amendment under “caption bill” HB2361, declined The Tennessee Star’s offer to discuss his bill as previously reported. With multiple unanswered questions and several proposed amendments, the bill was…

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Diane Black Releases a Comprehensive Economic Plan to ‘Make Sure Every Tennessean Has the Opportunity to Live Their Version of the American Dream’

Gubernatorial candidate Diane Black released what she says is a “comprehensive plan to lift up rural communities in Tennessee and make sure every Tennessean has the opportunity to live their version of the American Dream.” “Tennessee’s economy is on the move, but not every part of our state is experiencing…

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