Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:34 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:34:16 GMT
Dakota Richter, a 17-year-old Dixie Heights High School junior, earned the title of 2013-14 National Young Marine of the Year. Last weekend, 400 Young Marine Adult volunteers gathered at the Young MarinesFull Story >
Dakota Richter, a 17-year-old Dixie Heights High School junior, earned the title of 2013-14 National Young Marine of the Year.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
(RNN) - You know the old saying that if someone you can't stand wins the presidency, you're moving to Canada?
What if you decided that instead of moving, you could just refuse to answer to the new leader - and take the state with you?
Dozens of people tried, taking their grievances to the government petition website, We the People, to ask for permission to peacefully secede their state from the union.
And if you think your state couldn't have been one of them, you're wrong. Every single state had a petition, though most weren't popular enough to make a dent in the signatures needed for a response.
But eight did - and on Friday the White House finally responded more than a month since the signature threshold for the first petition was reached.
"In a nation of 300 million people - each with their own set of deeply-held beliefs - democracy can be a noisy and controversial. And that's a good thing. Free and open debate is what makes this country work, and many people around the world risk their lives every day for the liberties we often take for granted," Carson said.
"But as much as we value a healthy debate, we don't let that debate tear us apart."
The eight states that had enough signatures, 25,000, to warrant responses were Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
Secession isn't a new idea at all. It was extremely popular in the 1800s. So popular, in fact, that the country fought a war over it.
Anyone who took a basic history course in school knows about the Civil War, which lasted for four years and resulted in the deaths of more than 600,000 forces. That number does not include civilians.
Carson said that while our founding fathers enshrined in the constitution "the right to change our national government through the power of the ballot," they did "not provide a right to walk away from it."
"Although the founders established a perpetual union, they also provided for a government that is, as President Lincoln would later describe it, 'of the people, by the people, and for the people,' - all of the people," Carson wrote.
The White House did not address each state's petition independently, but did also apply this response to a petition asking for the deportation of everyone who signed the petitions for state secession.
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Saturday, November 10 2012 1:48 PM EST2012-11-10 18:48:37 GMT
(RNN) – With the majority of ballots counted and the question of who will be the next president put to rest, only Florida remains undecided as vote tallies continued into Wednesday. With 97 percent reported,Full Story >
The state of Florida has finished its tally, and its 29 electoral votes went to President Barack Obama. Not that it mattered. Full Story >
Wednesday, November 7 2012 9:48 AM EST2012-11-07 14:48:58 GMT
(RNN) – Obama took on a variety of issues during his first term in the Oval Office, and he pledged to continue his plan of economic recovery in the next four years. His campaign rode the theme of "Change"Full Story >
"This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation," said Mitt Romney in his concession speech.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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