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  • Republicans reach deal on tax cuts with key farm benefits

    12/13/2017 10:22:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    agri-pulse.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Philip Brasher
    Congressional Republicans say they reached agreement on a final tax bill that will provide a new 20-percent deduction for pass-through income from farms and small businesses. The agreement, which the House and Senate are expected to take up early next week, also calls for doubling the estate tax exemption and will include key expensing provisions that farm groups sought to preserve and expand, lawmakers said. They said the agreement also would allow deduction of state and local taxes, including income and property taxes, up to $10,000, a concession to lawmakers in high-tax states that could also benefit farmers. Senate Agriculture...
  • Female police captain in Indiana suspended after ‘white male privilege’ remark

    12/13/2017 11:02:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/6/2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    <p>An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from “white male privilege.” A vote on Capt. Carri Weber’s future with the Plainfield Police Department is scheduled for a commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, according to WRTV.</p>
  • Prof: Academic rigor reinforces 'power and privilege'

    12/11/2017 11:58:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 11, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    The leader of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education recently declared that academic “rigor” reinforces “white male heterosexual privilege.” Donna Riley, who previously taught engineering at Smith College for 13 years, published an article in the most recent issue of the journal Engineering Education, arguing that academic rigor is a “dirty deed” that upholds “white male heterosexual privilege.”
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • Tax Reform Bill Altered By Senate - Helps Illegals Claim Child Tax Credit

    12/05/2017 5:10:59 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 23 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 12-05-2017 | Tim Brown
    Following the Senate's passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it was revealed on Monday that there were changes made in the Senate's version of the bill that would allow illegal aliens to continue to claim the child tax credit. This has often resulted in numerous reports of illegal aliens claiming lots of children and receiving thousands of dollars back from the Internal Revenue Service (i.e. American taxpayers). Breitbart reports: Preventing the use of this important credit by illegals was a priority for some of the Republican tax reform plan’s most ardent supporters. Under existing law, one does not...
  • House Settled Lawsuit After Meeks Fired Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault Related To Donor

    12/04/2017 9:16:39 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | dec.4, 2017 | luke rosiak
    The Office of House Employment Counsel brokered a settlement in 2006 over allegations that Rep. Gregory Meeks fired a staffer in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted at a business tied to a campaign contributor, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Andrea Payne, then a congressional aide in the New York Democrat’s Queens office, filed a complaint with the Office of Compliance, and Meeks fired her weeks later. He admitted that Payne’s termination did not have to do with the quality of her work, according to her lawsuit.
  • Rep. Rokita Unveils Legislation to Jail Local Politicians for Obstructing Immigration Law

    12/04/2017 4:50:11 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    brietbart ^ | 11-4-2017 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) unveiled the Stopping Lawless Actions of Politicians (SLAP) Act on Monday to impose huge fines and jail state and local politicians who obstruct American immigration law. “The American people are rightfully infuriated watching politicians put their open-borders ideology before the rule of law, and the safety of the people they represent. Politicians don’t get to pick and choose what laws to comply with. Americans are dying because politicians sworn to uphold the law refuse to do so,” Congressman Rokita said. “It’s time the federal government gets serious about enforcing immigration laws and holding politicians accountable who...
  • 13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law

    12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST · by Mariner · 66 replies
    AP via KCRA (Sacramento) ^ | December 4th, 2017 | Unattributed
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege that California's law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015. The lawsuit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law. A federal appeals court...
  • Judge bars Starbucks from closing 77 failing Teavana stores

    12/03/2017 8:41:50 AM PST · by Maceman · 187 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/01/2017 | Lisa Fickenscher
    An Indiana judge has taken an unusual step and temporarily barred Starbucks from closing 77 failing Teavana stores in Simon Property Group malls because the real estate giant was less able to handle the financial pain. Starbucks said in July it planned to shutter its 379-store Teavana operation — but Simon rushed to court to block 77 stores in its malls from going dark — claiming such a move by a high-profile tenant could spark other stores in its malls to close. Starbucks, after trying to turn around its stumbling tea chain, said last August it was pulling the plug...
  • Bill would help pay for Private School Tuition (passed in Tax Reform)

    12/03/2017 8:14:22 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 60 replies
    12:20 a.m. The Senate has adopted an amendment that would allow parents to use 529 college funds to pay private school tuition for students in kindergarten through high school. Parents could also use the tax-exempt funds on home-schooling expenses. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas offered the amendment to Senate Republicans' sweeping tax package. The vote was a 50-50 tie with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaker. All Senate Democrats opposed the measure. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the only Republicans who voted against it.
  • The toll of driving

    11/29/2017 1:04:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | November 12, 2017 | Karen Francisco
    Take Interstate 65 south across the Ohio River and you might not notice you've just spent $4. No toll booth stands between the Indiana border and Louisville. Motorists who frequently travel the route likely have a transponder device, with the cost charged automatically to their account. For those without a transponder, a camera captures a license plate photo and the tolling system operator, with access to motor vehicle records, sends a bill to the vehicle's registered owner. As technological advances make highway and bridge tolling easier and more efficient, technology also is delivering more fuel-efficient cars and trucks. The gasoline-tax...
  • Teacher Facing Charges After Being Video Shows Her Allegedly Possessing Drugs in Classroom

    11/27/2017 5:48:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC4 ^ | November 24, 2017
    A teacher in Indiana is facing drug charges after police say video captured her allegedly making lines of cocaine while in a classroom. The video, shared on social media, shows the English teacher, Samantha Cox, 24, sitting alone in the classroom with a book on her lap. Students said it appeared Cox was making lines of cocaine. “Lake Central is a safe school. You know, we have a lot of pride. We love our school a lot. And for something like this to happen, it’s just, it’s very unusual,” student Michael Sanchez told WLS TV. Cox was later escorted out...
  • Indiana Nurse Says Every White Male Baby Should Be Killed

    11/27/2017 11:42:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/27/17 | Chris Menahan
    Nurse Taiyesha Baker of Riley Children’s Health in Indiana is under investigation for tweeting that every white male baby is “a detriment to society” that “should be sacrificed to the wolves.”“Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, racist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically every son you had should be sacrificed to the wolves B***h,” Baker said on Twitter.Here’s some more of her tweets:Though her account was later deleted, Baker celebrated her new found fame after her tweet went viral: Indiana University Health...
  • Was Johnny Appleseed for real?

    11/26/2017 8:46:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 26, 2017
    AN APPLE A DAY may or may not keep the doctor away, but it's a sentiment shared by just about everyone our Mo Rocca has been visiting: At the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind., there's no such thing as a bad apple. There you can indulge in apple dumplings -- a skinless apple wrapped in dough, and deep-fried. Rocca asked, "How healthy is this? "Very healthy -- it's an apple!" he was told Or partake of apple petals ("Better than apple dumplings!" enthused cutthroat vendor Logan Forbing), and sample some apple sausages. Fort Wayne is where John Chapman...
  • How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

    11/23/2017 4:49:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/17 | Alan M Derschowitz
    Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent civilians. The bill fails to acknowledge that some of the most barbaric terrorist attacks against Jewish Israelis have been committed by Palestinian teens who have been recruited by terrorist leaders. Israel has a right — according to international law — to protect its citizens from constant terror attacks, even those committed by young Palestinians. Indeed, it has an obligation to do so. Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to...
  • Insurance giant adding 400 jobs in $14M expansion in Carmel ("High-paying" jobs in Indiana)

    11/21/2017 4:38:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | November 21, 2017 | Staff
    Liberty Mutual Group Inc. plans to spend $14 million on an expansion in Carmel that is expected to create up to 400 high-wage jobs over the next four years, the company announced Tuesday morning. To accommodate the expansion, the Boston-based insurer said it will lease 56,000 square feet in the Parkwood Crossing office complex, adjacent to a building at 350 E. 96th St. where it has existing operations. Liberty Mutual also has an office at 11611 N. Meridian St., which it opened in 2006. Renovations on the new space are expected to begin in 2018 and be completed by spring....
  • A Most Dangerous Condition with Judge Roy Moore

    11/20/2017 9:16:41 AM PST · by Baynative · 98 replies
    Redoubt news ^ | 11/19/17 | Jim Boyer
    While most of the focus is on the media's “shiny object”, Judge Roy Moore and the contentious senate race in Alabama, a very dangerous statement has been tossed out by Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. With the support of Senators Jeff Flake of Arizona and Todd Young of Indiana, Gardner has put forth the idea that if Judge Roy Moore wins the election in Alabama the senate should expel him because he does not meet the moral and ethical standards of the senate.
  • Robot Farm: How farms are planting the seeds of technological progress

    11/03/2017 6:04:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WAOW-TV ^ | November 3, 2017
    Agriculture is big business in Indiana. The US Census Bureau places the Hoosier State firmly in the top ten farming states with 11.2 billion dollars in annual sales. Farmers, faced with a labor shortage and declining profit, are quickly adopting robotic technology to ensure their family businesses stay afloat. These farms, like Superior Dairy in Garrett, are not your father’s farms. Not Your Father’s Farm Step onto the lot of Superior Dairy in Garrett, and the smell hits you right away. It’s not foul, not like a hog farm. Instead, it’s earthy, with notes of hay, mud and hints of...
  • 'I was born this way'

    11/03/2017 3:50:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 53 replies
    Herald Argus ^ | 10/20/2017 | John Gard
    Seminar focuses on improving dialogue with LGBTQ community and inclusion in schools. Substitute teacher Meghan Buell gets a kick out of her second-grade students who ask if she’s a boy or a girl. She tells them she’s a girl, of course. Then they invariably ask why her voice is so deep. “I don’t know,” she tells them. “I was born this way.” One child, trying to help the transgender woman, suggested she eat a cough drop to help her voice. “I’ll give that a try,” she said she told the child. “Thanks.” The cough drop didn’t help, Buell told about...
  • Indiana calling for Axiscades! US HQ with 500 jobs soon

    11/02/2017 11:36:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | November 2, 2017 | Nilesh Christopher
    Engineering services company Axiscades and governor of Indiana Eric Holcomb have agreed to sign an agreement to establish its North American headquarters in Indiana and invest $10 million to create 500 senior engineering jobs in the US over the next five years. Holcomb, who is on a week-long visit to India, has been meeting business leaders and heads of states to broaden business opportunities between the two countries. The governor on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen economic and cultural relationship with the Karnataka government....