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Obama Rides For Amnesty; Jim Carrey’s (Sorta) Sorry; Fall In Line For Farm Bill; House GOP To Take On IRS; Smelling For Cancer – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 7-9-2013

July 9, 2013 by  

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • President Barack Obama is heading out on the road to promote the Senate’s immigration rewrite bill, amid increasingly effective opposition from the Republican base, a reversal of his previously under-the-radar tactics, which helped push the far-reaching rewrite through the Senate. Source: Daily Caller… 
  • Actor Jim Carrey sent out a volley of vicious tweets against gun owners March 24. He released his “Cold Dead Hand” video the following day, which accused the late Heston of playing a role in recent gun-related deaths. Now he’s tweeting apologies. Source: Breitbart… 
  • In a tense, closed-door meeting Monday, House majority leader Eric Cantor (R – Va.) scolded several Republican committee chairmen for voting against the farm bill that failed to pass the House last month, coolly reminding them that the leadership is much more likely to usher their bills to the floor if they stick with him on votes. Source: National Review… 
  • Speaking of Cantor: He’s aiming for House floor votes before the August recess on a slew of bills in response to the IRS controversies – including a bill that would “allow” Americans to record conversations with Federal law enforcement officials and another bill blocking the IRS from involvement in enforcing Obamacare. Source: POLITICO… 
  • British researchers have devised a test that can detect bladder cancer from certain odors in the urine. In its testing phase, the method correctly assigned 100 percent of cancer patients. Source: France 24… 

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Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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