Newslinks 10/24/10

October 24, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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National Debt Increases for 53rd Straight Fiscal Year; Jumped $1.65 Trillion in FY 2010
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– The national debt increased for the 53rd straight fiscal year in fiscal 2010, when it jumped $1.65 trillion, according to data posted online by the Bureau of the Public Debt and confirmed by a spokesperson for the agency. The bureau says its reporting of the federal debt at the end of each fiscal year (as posted here) states exactly to the penny the full and actual amount the U.S. government has borrowed as of that date.

Value-Added Tax Would Hurt Economy, Kill Jobs, Business Group Study Finds
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– An economic analysis sponsored by the National Retail Federation shows that a Value-Added Tax would damage economic growth and kill hundreds of thousands of jobs. The study showed that a large reduction in federal spending would be better for the economy. President Obama’s Fiscal Commission reportedly is considering a VAT as one option for reigning in out-of-control federal deficits.

Iran Elected to Chair OPEC Next Year; Dismisses Western Energy Sanctions as Ineffective
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– For the first time since the Islamic revolution, Iran has been handed the rotating presidency of the OPEC cartel of oil-producing nations. The move comes at a time when Western governments are seeking to target Iran’s energy sector over its nuclear programs. Iran is pushing for oil to be priced against a currency, or basket of currencies, other than the U.S. dollar. Continue Reading Newslinks 10/24/10…

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Sunday’s Newslinks – 02/14/10

February 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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U.S. Baptists arrested in Haitian orphan incident
A group of 10 American Baptists were being held in the Haitian capital Sunday after trying to take 33 children out of Haiti.

A GOP bow to the Tea Party movement?
The Republican National Committee has adopted a rule that will prod GOP leaders to provide financial support to only those candidates who support the party’s platform.

Fortuneteller sues, claims discrimination
A Virginia fortuneteller is suing to overturn a Chesterfield County ordinance, saying it discriminates against her beliefs.

Muslim parents reject deal with Christian daughter
The Muslim parents of an Ohio girl who ran away from home claiming she feared harm for becoming Christian have rejected a deal meant to resolve the conflict.

U.S. Attorney Reviews Call for Probe of SEIU Activities with White House, Congress
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– Federal prosecutors are reviewing a request for an investigation into whether Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), violated the Lobbying Disclosure Act with his frequent visits to the White House and with members of Congress in 2009. Americans for Tax Reform has written to acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips of the District of Columbia asking for a probe.

SEC Ruling Requires Companies to Tell Shareholders If Climate Laws Are Bad for Business
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– A new SEC ruling by would require corporations to inform their shareholders about the business risks and potential impacts of climate change legislation, environmental regulation, and international climate treaties. The ruling marks the first time the SEC has required companies to make such information available to shareholders, and one fiscal conservative told CNSNews.com the ruling will benefit investors.

Congressional Salaries Should Not Go Up Until Federal Spending Is Under Control, Hatch Says
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– While the Congressional Budget Office reported last week a projected $6 trillion total in new national debt over the next 10 years, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told CNSNews.com that lawmakers’ salaries should not go up until Congress does a “really good job of getting budgetary spending under control.” Continue Reading Sunday’s Newslinks – 02/14/10…

Sunday’s Newslinks 01/24/10

January 24, 2010 at 9:36 am | Posted in Newslinks | Leave a comment
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4 More Malaysian Churches Attacked; 1 Vandalized
Three more churches in Malaysia were targets of arson Sunday and another was vandalized in the latest wave of attacks on the country’s Christian minority.

 

Ugandan Lawmaker Refuses to Withdraw Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Aid Groups Urge Int’l Community to Help Sudan Keep the Peace

Prison Fellowship: High Rape Rate of Juveniles Unacceptable

Anglican Leader Calls for ‘Tougher Church’

Southern Baptist President’s Surgery Went ‘Great,’ Says Family

Tens of Thousands Sign Petition Urging Holder to Move KSM Trial from New York
(CNSNews.com)
– More than 60,000 people, including members of Congress and three former presidential candidates, have signed a petition calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to move the trial of Khalid Shiekh Mohammed (or KSM) from New York City to a military tribunal.
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Newslinks – 08/01/09

August 1, 2009 at 9:02 am | Posted in Newslinks | 2 Comments
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 Evangelist Greg Laurie Reflects on Son’s Death, One Year Later
One year ago today, a well-known evangelist lost his oldest son. Reflecting on the anniversary of his son’s death, evangelist Greg Laurie testifies that the Lord has been there for him in the midst of a devastating time.

Pro-Life Leaders Mobilize Over 36,000 to Stand Against ‘Abortion Mandate’

 BWA to Celebrate 400th Anniversary of Baptist Movement

 Scholars to Examine Gender Roles, Bible, Culture

 Dallas Episcopal Bishop Rejects Gay Resolutions

 Rick Warren Embarks on Follow-Up to ‘Purpose Driven Life’

 Commentary on July 24 News – Foca by Stealth, Tim Ryan, China, More Good News on D&P, Sask. Marriage Commissioner

Pence Amendment Fails, House Votes to Increase Tax Dollars for Planned Parenthood Continue Reading Newslinks – 08/01/09…

Newslinks – 07/25/09

July 25, 2009 at 6:30 am | Posted in Newslinks | 4 Comments
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 Sotomayor Hearings Wrap Up; Dems Press for Quick Vote
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor appeared headed for confirmation as the first Hispanic justice on the U.S. Supreme Court after Senate hearings ended Thursday.

Senate OKs Hate Crimes Amendment to Must-Pass Defense Bill

 Episcopal Head Clarifies Gay Ordination Resolution

 Survey: Megachurch Leaders See Themselves as Teachers, Not Pastors

 Grieving Community to Remember, Honor Slain Couple at Fla. Megachurch

 BGEA Set to Kick Off Youth-Geared ‘Rock the River’ Tour Continue Reading Newslinks – 07/25/09…

Newslinks 07/12/09

July 12, 2009 at 2:48 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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 FCC Commissioner Circulates Internal Document on ‘The State of Media Journalism’
(CNSNews.com) – FCC Commissioner Michael Copps has circulated an internal report examining the state of media journalism in America and discussing options for addressing issues such as the rise of media conglomerates and the prevalence of opinion journalism. The report can be used as the basis for instituting new rules governing broadcasting ownership, licensing and content.

Biden Says National Health Care Plan is on Track to Pass Congress by End of August
White House (CNSNews.com) – Even while some Democratic senators reportedly are getting cold feet, Vice President Joe Biden affirmed that a health care overhaul is “on track” for passage by the end of next month. “Folks, reform is coming,” Biden said at the White House on Wednesday, flanked by hospital industry officials, who agreed to $155 billion in savings over 10 years.

Congressmen Who Vote for Government-Run Health Care Agency Should Be Its First Customers, Legislation Says (CNSNews.com) – Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) introduced a bill Monday that encourages members of Congress who vote for a government-run health insurance agency to forego their own comprehensive health insurance plans and enroll in the same “public option” they would have others embrace. Continue Reading Newslinks 07/12/09…


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