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  • Bill Seeks To Reopen 9/11 Scholarships Funded By Calif.’s Specialty License Plates

    04/25/2013 5:36:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    ap ^ | April 25, 2013 5:15 PM
    Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, introduced SB384 to reinstate the 9-11 Memorial Scholarship Program, after an investigation by The Associated Press and a subsequent review by the state auditor found it was poorly administered. The state collected more than $15 million from selling specialty memorial license plates, but only a sliver of it went to the scholarships. As the AP found, the auditor said the state did not meet its statutory deadline to notify the family members of Sept. 11 victims by the July 2003 deadline prescribed in the law. The state did so only in April 2005, just three months...
  • 'Climate of Fear'? Obama's ATF pick facing probe over retaliation claim

    04/25/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    fox ^ | 4/25/13 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – An independent government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that President Obama's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives retaliated against employees for whistle-blowing, FoxNews.com has learned. The allegations against B. Todd Jones, a Minnesota federal prosecutor who also is serving as acting director of the ATF while his nomination is pending, include claims that he mismanaged the prosecutor's office and presided over a "climate of fear." Specifically, he was accused of retaliating against whistle-blowing with "a suspension and a lowered performance appraisal." In a letter dated July 20, 2012 to the Office of Special...
  • Semi carrying gun powder overturns on I-65 near Lafayette

    04/25/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 25 April, 2013 | NA
    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A semi truck carrying 80 pounds of gun powder overturned Thursday morning closing one lane of Interstate 65 near Lafayette. It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-65 near mile 171 (between the Ind. 38 and Ind. 26 exits). Investigators says the driver swerved to avoid a deer, then overcorrected in the interstate median and finally ended up in a ditch.
  • Malkin: A National Security History Lesson for Marco Rubio

    04/25/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Creatos Syndicate ^ | April 26, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio seems well meaning enough. As second-generation conservative Americans, I know we both share a common passion for this great land of opportunity. But when it comes to comprehending the real agenda of the open-borders zealots he's allied himself with, Rubio doesn't have a clue. And his abject ignorance threatens all of us who cherish American sovereignty and exceptionalism. On Fox News' "The Sean Hannity Show" Tuesday night, Rubio defended his Gang of Eight "immigration reform" bill and insisted that we could and should have a system in place that vets foreign tourists and short-term visa...
  • Israel to make wings for F-35 warplanes

    04/25/2013 5:31:55 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel Aerospace Industries says it has signed a long-term contract with U.S. defense giant Lockheed Martin to produce wings for the F-35 next-generation fighter jet. The state-owned company said Tuesday the contract is for 10 to 15 years and could generate up to $2.5 billion in sales. It says the wings will be made at an Israeli facility that already produces wings for Lockheed's F-16 warplane. The F-35 is the Pentagon's most expensive weapons program, with an estimated cost of nearly $400 billion. The program aims to replace a wide range of existing aircraft for the U.S....
  • Flexible No Longer House leader calls on Kerry to disclose missile defense offer to Russians

    04/25/2013 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/25/13 | Bill Gertz
    A senior House Republican this week called on Secretary of State John Kerry to make public a U.S. offer of cooperation with Russia on missile defenses made recently in Moscow. Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee, stated in a letter sent Tuesday to Kerry that he is concerned about the offer disclosed in statements this week by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “Unfortunately, for the second time in as many weeks, Secretary Kerry has alluded to making deals with foreign countries regarding our missile defense,” Rogers said in a statement. “I suggest...
  • Fox News Special: “See No Evil – The Kermit Gosnell Murders” Airs May 5

    04/25/2013 5:27:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Fox News will air a one-hour special on abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell and his murder charges Sunday May 5 at 9 p.m. ET. The cable news channel has now unveiled the name of the program, which will be called “See No Evil – The Kermit Gosnell Murders.” Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, announced the special to LifeNews in an email this morning and encouraged pro-life advocates to tune in and to let others know about it. “Please spread the word starting now,” he said. “Let’s do all we can to spread the word about this so...
  • Pro-Life Congresswoman Exposes Gosnell on O’Reilly Factor

    04/25/2013 5:25:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A top pro-life congresswoman exposed late-term abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial for murder, on the O’Reilly Factor program last night. Due to a lack of national broadcast news coverage on these issues, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) organized a letter with 71 of her House colleagues last week to ABC, NBC, and CBS. The letters demand these networks stop blacking out coverage on high-profile abortion controversies. The letter noted instances where the media has covered up the story of Planned Parenthood lobbying in support of infanticide in the Florida State Legislature and in the ongoing murder trial of...
  • Dropped Gosnell Murder Charge Covered 25-27 Week Baby Whose Leg “Jerked”

    04/25/2013 5:22:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The judge in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial today reinstated one murder charge for killing a newborn infant but another murder charge — for Baby F – -was dropped. According to the grand jury report and testimony in the trial of the abortion practitioner,“Baby F” jerked her leg before her spinal cord was severed by Gosnell. In the grand jury report, Gosnell abortion clinic worker Steven Massoff, an unlicensed medical school graduate, testified that he assisted Gosnell with the abortion of Baby F when he saw the baby’s leg “jerk and move.” The report estimates the age of Baby F...
  • Airbrush Much? Maddow Scrubs Obama Pal Ayers from Her History of '60s Era Bombings

    04/25/2013 5:21:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Jack Coleman
    These Rocky Mountain right wingers, Rachel Maddow complained last night, there they go again, trying to thwart voting rights. Seems that a conservative group in Colorado mailed out a flier in response to a Democrat state lawmaker filing a bill that would make it easier to vote. (Video clip after page break)Maddow airbrushes away Obama pal Bill Ayers from her history of '60s era bombingsThe flier included a photo of people lined up to vote -- and two people of color had been photoshopped out of the line. The company hired by the group to prepare the flier said something...
  • Kermit Gosnell Doesn’t Testify, Defense Rests With No Witnesses

    04/25/2013 5:17:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell will not testify in his murder trial and his defense attorney decided to not call a single witness on his behalf to defend him from the murder and other charges he faces. Reporter Joseph Slobodzian, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who has doggedly reported from the Gosnell murder trial since day one, says the defense case on Gosnell’s behalf has concluded today — after five weeks of prosecutors calling on former Gosnell staffers to make jaw-dropping testimony about the horrors they were involved in and witnessed at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic. Today, Gosnell’s co-defendant, Eileen...
  • Congress Quietly Repeals Their Ban On Insider Trading

    04/25/2013 5:14:17 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 31 replies
    Say Anything Blog ^ | April 17, 2013 | Robb Port
    he Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act, was a law passed last year designed to prevent insider trading among lawmakers and government officials by requiring them to post disclosures of their financial transactions online. I use the past tense, because the current Congress has very quietly killed it: Both parties and both houses of Congress hated the disclosure portion of the law so much that it was repealed last Friday (4/12/13) without debate—the measure was sent to the President by unanimous consent. The ordeal took about 10 seconds in the Senate and 14 seconds in the House,...
  • ...DNA tests on six-inch skeleton of 'alien-looking' creature...prove it was...human...

    04/25/2013 5:13:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19:13 EST, 24 April 2013 | David Mccormack
    Dr Steven Greer, who led the project and documentary, has hit back at critics who claim the body is a hoax. 'The CAT scan clearly shows internal chest organs -lungs and what appears to be the remains of a heart structure,' he said. 'There is absolutely no doubt that the specimen is an actual organism and that it is not a hoax of any kind. 'This fact has been confirmed by Dr. Nolan and Dr. Lachman at Stanford.'
  • Jury Will Consider Hundreds of Counts Against Abortionist Gosnell

    04/25/2013 5:11:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    life news ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    In a surprise move, the defense in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial has rested without calling a single witness. The news comes on the heals of a clarification by Judge Jeffery P. Minehart about a mix-up in the dismissal of one of the murder charges yesterday. Closing arguments are set for Monday. Yesterday’s dismissal of nine criminal charges against accused murderer Kermit Gosnell stunned many who have followed this macabre case involving babies born alive during illegal late-term abortions then intentionally killed amid squalid conditions at Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic. Today, Judge Jeffery P. Minehart clarified that he...
  • You Only Need One Guess On Who Is Both The Best Known And Most Disliked Member Of Congress

    04/25/2013 5:06:23 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    Somewhere over the rainbow....This, according to Gallup.
  • Food stamps: A case study on the need for competitive federalism

    04/25/2013 5:05:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 25, 2013 | Conn Carroll
    ...The usual refrain among Republicans is that Congress should always be looking to “return power to the states.” But as George Mason University law professor Michael Greve explains in his book, The Upside-Down Constitution, the manner in which the federal government empowers states matters. Through “competitive federalism,” states are free to tax and regulate their own citizens as they see fit, and citizens and businesses can then move between the states. This is Greve’s Constitutional ideal. But under “cartel federalism,” which is what most of our federalist system has degenerated into, the federal government taxes everyone and then gives grants...
  • The Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio Split on Immigration Reform

    04/25/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 25, 2013 | Lauren Fox
    Schumer wants one big bill, Rubio could support a step-by-step approach. The landmark Affordable Care Act at 974 pages is still a powerful reminder of how sweeping legislation coming out of Washington can get messy fast. The analogy is so compelling that Minority Leader Mitch McConnell still wheels all the regulations the bill has created on stage for speeches. Stacked page by page, the display towers above McConnell at 7-feet-3-inches. It's the continuous reminder, aides say, that sometimes Washington passes well-intentioned legislation that snowballs into an implementation nightmare. So as Congress debates the many facets of immigration reform from administering...
  • Israeli army to halt use of white phosphorus

    04/25/2013 4:59:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
    Israel’s army said Thursday that it would soon halt its use of white phosphorus shells after years of international criticism for using the incendiary munitions in crowded Palestinian areas. … White phosphorus can be used legally in some battlefield situations, but Israel’s use of it in Gaza drew war crimes allegations by the U.N. …
  • Pope Francis To Investigate Roman Curia On TV Show “Undercover Boss”

    04/25/2013 4:56:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | 4/25/2013
    ROME–Executives from CBS confirmed Wednesday that Chief Executive Officer of The One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church Pope Francis would be appearing in this season’s finale of the hit television show Undercover Boss. The finale, slated to appear in late May, will feature the Pontiff taking on an alias and fictional backstory as he navigates his way through different parts of the Vatican in an attempt to investigate the inner workings of the Curia. Series Creator and Producer Stephen Lambert told Eye of the Tiber that it was one of the most difficult episodes he’s ever worked on. “Usually it’s the CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS or something, so it’s typically a lot easier...
  • "Penmanship" is now 'handwriting' as Washington state removes gender bias in statutes

    04/25/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/23/2013 | Laura L. Myers
    Washington state's governor signed into law on Monday the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary, replacing terms such as "fisherman" and "freshman" with "fisher" and "first-year student." Lawmakers have passed a series of bills since 2007 to root out gender bias from Washington statutes, though a 1983 state mandate required that all laws be written in gender-neutral terms unless a specification of gender was intended. "This was a much larger effort than I had envisioned. Mankind means man and woman," said Democratic state Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles of Seattle. The new gender-neutral references, for...
  • Congresswoman on Gosnell: ‘May God Forgive Us’

    04/25/2013 4:50:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/25/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) took to the House floor on Wednesday, condemning the late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell, saying, “May God forgive us.” Black also blasted President Barack Obama for not speaking out against the “house of horrors” abortion clinic run by Gosnell, who would sever the spinal cords of babies with scissors after they had survived late-term abortion procedures. “Mr. Speaker, I stand here today outraged and deeply saddened by the heartbreaking story of the abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell,” said Black. “This is the man currently on trial for the murder of eight people, seven of which were newborns who...
  • Calif. bill would let non-citizens serve on juries

    04/25/2013 4:43:44 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 45 replies
    AdminPress ^ | Apr 25, 2013 | UDY LIN
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty. Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community.
  • Immigrant drivers-license bill moves forward in Colorado legislature

    04/25/2013 4:43:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:11 PM 04/25/2013 | Greg Campbell
    The Colorado state Senate has adopted a bill making it easier for some noncitizen residents to obtain drivers licenses, a move that a Republican opponent equated to providing amnesty for illegal immigrants. “I think a more appropriate title would be the Colorado Amnesty Act, because it is providing a means to be legal, at least on the road when driving, when the individual is in fact not here legally,” said Sen. Kevin Lundberg during the debate on Wednesday. “It is a major step towards amnesty, and that is the concern that I have.” But bill sponsor Sen. Jessie Ulibarri said...
  • We Are Witnessing UNPRECEDENTED Shortages Of Ammo, Physical Gold And Physical Silver

    04/25/2013 4:42:35 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 51 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 4/25/13 | Michael
    All over the United States we are witnessing unprecedented shortages of ammunition, physical gold and physical silver. Recent events have helped fuel a "buying frenzy" that threatens to spiral out of control. Gun shops all over the nation are reporting that they have never seen it this bad, and in many cases any ammo that they are able to get is being sold even before it hits the shelves. The ammo shortage has already become so severe that police departments all over America are saying that they are being told that it is going to take six months to a...
  • Breitbart Awards (8pm, 04/25/2013)

    04/25/2013 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Kolath · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/25/2013 | Kolath
    On Tonight 8pm on Livestream!!! http://breitbartawards.com/
  • Obama Will be First Sitting President to Address Planned Parenthood

    04/25/2013 4:37:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    President Barack Obama, tomorrow, will become the first sitting president to address the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Obama originally planned to talk to the abortion giant tonight at its gala but pushed back the speech to Friday after massive criticism and suggestions he was ignoring victims of the Waco explosion. Tomorrow, he will speak to 1,000 supporters of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The big question is whether he will address the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. Obama has thus far refused to comment on the trial — despite the fact that he has commented on other trials...
  • JPMorgan's Eligible Gold Plummets 65% In 24 Hours To All Time Low

    We are confident that in the aftermath of our article from last night "Just What Is Going On With The Gold In JPMorgan's Vault?" in which we showed the absolute devastation of "eligible" (aka commercial) gold warehoused in JPM's vault just over the Manhattan bedrock at 1 Chase Manhattan Place (and also in the entire Comex vault network in the past month), we were not the only ones checking every five minutes for the Comex gold depository update for April 25. Moments ago we finally got it, and it's a doozy. Because in just the past 24 hours, from April...
  • Islamic Society of Boston tells members to contact ACLU

    04/25/2013 4:36:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 25, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    Poster distributed by a California chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR"We have been informed that the FBI may be starting to question some of the community members about the two suspects. Insha'Allah we want to help as much as we can, but of course not put ourselves at risk either." This unsigned email from the ISB could have told members to cooperate fully. Instead, it fosters the victim mindset by telling them to contact the ACLU and lawyer up. Why? What do they have to hide? Innocent people should be able to talk to investigators without any problem. "EMAIL: Islamic Society of...
  • Eighteen Members of Congress Expose Kermit Gosnell in Speeches

    04/25/2013 4:30:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Eighteen members of Congress went to the floor of the House today to do the job they said the mainstream media is not doing: talking about the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell. The speeches were organized by Rep. Marlin Stuzman (R-IN) and were delivered during designated times when Members are given one minute to speak on the subject of their choice. “Kermit Gosnell is a real-life Hannibal Lecter. Gosnell operated an abortion clinic that severed the necks of hundreds of babies and stuffed their bodies into freezers, plastic bags, and cat food tins. Soon a jury in Pennsylvania...
  • Domestic Terrorist Says He Targeted FRC After Finding It on Southern Poverty Law Center Website

    04/25/2013 4:27:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 25, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    VIDEO at link. Family Researh Council employee Leo Johnson who was shot by a gunman but still managed to subdue the shooter on Aug. 15, 2012, in the lobby of the conservative organization's building in Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) –Domestic terrorist Floyd Corkins told the FBI that he found the Family Research Council as a target because they were listed online as an "anti-gay" group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Corkins walked into the FRC's Washington, D.C., headquarters last Aug. 15, carrying a pistol, 100 rounds of ammunition and knapsack filled with 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. He later admitted that he...
  • Former labor secretary hired prestigious law firm before exiting administration

    04/25/2013 4:27:15 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/2013 | Michal Conger
    Hilda Solis, the former labor secretary who stepped down in January, hired one of the most prestigious law firms in the country during her last year in President Obama’s administration. Solis, who made $199,700 as labor secretary, paid between $50,000 and $100,000 to Sidley Austin Law Firm in Washington, D.C. in 2012, according to financial disclosure documents. Sidley Austin is one of D.C.’s largest and most highly rated law firms. Its practices range from from labor law to white collar. It’s not clear which services Solis hired the firm for. Solis sparked controversy in Congress and among journalists last year...
  • Muslim Brotherhood About To Be Installed In Syria

    04/25/2013 4:26:31 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 14 replies
    The Washington Post is reporting that the anti-Semitic Muslim Brotherhood is opening offices in Syria in an attempt to 'dominate' a fractured Syrian opposition. This is almost certainly an attempt by the Obama administration to install a Muslim Brotherhood puppet in the event that the Assad regime falls. It may also mean that the administration is about to do what Sen. John McCain has been demanding and to arm the rebels directly in order to hasten the regime's demise. The Obama administration has been one of the Muslim Brotherhood's keenest backers in Egypt providing the regime with dozens of F-16...
  • Is an Obama Cover-Up In Progress on the Marathon Bombing?

    04/25/2013 4:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 25, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    Many commentators have criticized the Obama administration for prosecuting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev criminally, which entailed giving him Miranda rights and providing him with a lawyer. But apart from the wisdom, in principle, of promptly commencing a criminal prosecution in this case, the sequence of events raises obvious questions about what the administration is up to. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured last Friday evening. At that time, his condition was described as critical. He had been shot multiple times, had lost a great deal of blood, and doubt was expressed as to whether he would live. Nevertheless, by Monday morning, the administration had...
  • U.S. female sailor beats Dubai rapist bus driver into submission (GO NAVY!!)

    04/25/2013 4:24:19 PM PDT · by LUV W · 44 replies
    An off-duty U.S. navy sailor wrestled a [Muslim] Dubai bus driver to the ground and beat him into submission after he tried to rape her at knifepoint on Jan. 19, a courtroom heard Wednesday. The woman, 28, was on 24-hour shore leave in Dubai when she was attacked by a bus driver after he picked her up from the Mall of the Emirates shopping center.
  • UK Muslim Convert Richard Dart Jailed For Terrorism

    04/25/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    SCOTSMAN.com ^ | 26/04/2013 00:00 | Margaret Davis
    SNIPPET: "Muslim convert Richard Dart declared “judging is only for Allah” and refused to stand in the dock as he was jailed for six years for terrorism yesterday." SNIPPET: "Mr Justice Simon said the three held “radical Islamist beliefs” and showed they were “committed to acts of terrorism”. Dart, 30, of Ealing, west London, was jailed for six years; Mahmood, 22, from Northolt, west London for nine years and nine months, and Alom, 26, of Stratford, east London, for four years and six months." SNIPPET: "Dart and Alom travelled to Pakistan to try to get terrorist training, and took advice...
  • Ron Paul Sabotages Son’s Race with Fringe Advisory Board

    04/25/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The American Interest's Via Meadia ^ | April 25, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    The biggest question mark over Ron Paul has always been his affinity for unsavory wack jobs on the fringes of American politics, but these days he’s turning that question mark into an exclamation point. The Daily Beast reports that the ex-Texas Congressman is creating the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, a think tank concerned with what Paul considers important foreign policy and civil liberty issues. It appears that the institute’s board contains some truly bizarre characters: Putin shills, Serb genocide apologists, 9/11 truthers, and pro-Confederate loons. Here’s a summary of one of the members, John Laughland: A prominent...
  • 37 Pro-Life Leaders Unite, Urge Americans to Follow Gosnell Trial

    04/25/2013 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    More than three dozen leaders of national pro-life organizations from across the country have signed a letter calling on all Americans to take note of the ongoing murder trial of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Their unity letter, which LifeNews.com has signed, says the horrors described daily in the courtroom “represent the precise reality of the state of the abortion industry today in our country.” Gosnell faces four counts of first-degree murder of babies born alive, third-degree murder of a patient who died following a botched 2009 abortion, and multiple counts of performing late-term abortions past the legal limit in Pennsylvania....
  • Outrage from animal lovers as man tattoos his own pet DOG

    04/25/2013 4:15:03 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies
    DailyMail ^ | April 24, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A North Carolina man has created huge controversy among animal lovers after tattooing Duchess - his own pet dog. Ernesto Rodriguez, who is a tattoo artist and Army veteran, inked the 5-month-old purebred American Pit Bull on the underbelly at his basement parlor in Pinnacle, NC, on Wednesday. When Rodriguez posted pictures of the emblem on Facebook he received fierce criticism from all over the U.S. But the man claims the tattoo can be used for identification and compares it to branding farm animals
  • Canada terror suspect is a Tunisian citizen

    04/25/2013 4:12:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2013 3:51 PM EDT | Benjamin Shingler
    The Tunisian Embassy says one of two men accused of plotting to derail a train in Canada is a Tunisian citizen. The embassy said Thursday that 30-year-old Chiheb Esseghaier came to Quebec in August 2008 and is registered at the Consulate of Tunisia in Montreal. …
  • MSNBC's Wolffe: Before 9/11, Bush 'Ignored All the Warnings About Al-Qaeda'

    04/25/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC analyst Richard Wolffe -- formerly of Newsweek -- claimed that President Bush "ignored all the warnings about al-Qaeda wanting to attack the homeland" before 9/11 as he mocked Republicans for praising Bush's record of preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. soil after the 9/11 attacks. As he alluded to Republicans criticizing President Clinton for not handling al-Qaeda more aggressively during his presidency, Wolffe asserted: You couldn't just say that 9/11 came out of nothing. It wasn't a total surprise because, in their narrative, Bill Clinton and, by extension, all Democrats somehow lost...
  • Why John Kerry could be a better secretary of state than Hillary Clinton (Enter The Twilight Zone)

    04/25/2013 4:10:25 PM PDT · by haffast · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, April 25, 11:59 AM | Aaron David Miller
    Aaron David Miller is vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He served for two decades as an adviser to Republican and Democratic secretaries of state on Arab-Israeli negotiations. George Marshall. Dean Acheson. Henry Kissinger. James Baker. These are the sorts of names you’d see in a Secretary of State Hall of Fame, if such a thing existed. Enshrinement would depend on negotiating a consequential agreement, defusing a major crisis, articulating a successful doctrine or fashioning a strategy for peace or war that puts you at the center of American...
  • WHAT REVOLUTIONS ARE MADE OF!” Levin BLASTS Congress for Obamacare exemption

    04/25/2013 4:06:19 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | April 25 2013 | therightscoop.
    Mark Levin was livid when he found out that Congress has been in secret talks to figure out how to exempt themselves from Obamacare. And he’s not buying either Boehner or Reid’s statements today to the contrary. In short, Levin says they got caught and you should be furious. And while he made clear he’s not advocating or encouraging this, he said it’s this kind of thing that revolutions are made out of.
  • Barbara Bush on Jeb run: 'We've had enough Bushes'

    04/25/2013 4:03:48 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 18 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 04/25/2013 | Commentary
    WASHINGTON — Amid the celebration surrounding the opening of son George W. Bush's presidential library Thursday, former first lady Barbara Bush brushed aside talk of a Jeb Bush run for the White House in 2016. Appearing in an interview from Dallas on NBC's "Today" show, Mrs. Bush was asked if she thought that Jeb, the former governor of Florida, should seek the presidency. "He's by far the best qualified man," Mrs. Bush said, "but no." "We've had enough Bushes," she said, saying "it's not just four families, or whatever."
  • Pope to welcome 70,000 youths, confirm 44 (this Sunday) [Catholic Caucus]

    04/25/2013 3:54:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | April 24, 2013 | Estefania Aguirre
    Archbishop Rino Fisichella (center) presents the upcoming Year of Faith events at an April 24, 2013 press conference. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Vatican City, Apr 24, 2013 / 10:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will be receiving over 70,000 young people when he offers the Sacrament of Confirmation to 44 of them this coming weekend. “We are joyful because we will be receiving so many young people,” said Archbishop Salvatore R. Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. The archbishop made his announcement April 24 at the Vatican press office, as he detailed two...
  • McCain: White House looking for excuses not to intervene in Syria

    04/25/2013 3:52:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday accused the Obama administration of being overly cautious in analyzing intelligence about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, saying he feared the White House was looking for excuses not to get involved. “I’m worried that the president and the administration will use the caveats as an excuse to not act right away or to not act at all,” he told Fox News. “The president clearly stated that it was a red line and that it couldn’t be crossed without the United States taking vigorous action.”
  • When the Time Comes, You Will Have a Defining Moment

    04/25/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 4/24/13 | Norse Prepper
    In the movie Tin Cup, Roy McAvoy played by Kevin Costner states “I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment… or the moment defines you.”
  • TX:Updated: Man shoots, kills intruder with shotgun

    04/25/2013 3:43:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    mywesttexas.com ^ | 24 April, 2013 | NA
    A Midland man died late Tuesday night from a shotgun wound he suffered after attempting to enter a neighbor’s home in the 2400 block of Brunson, according to a press release from the city’s public information officer. Midland police responded to a shooting at about midnight Tuesday and found Samuel Pompa, 32, with a shotgun wound to the chest. He was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital, where he died from his wounds, according to the release. Officers ascertained that Pompa had tried to break into the residence of a 19-year-old man who was living in a separate unit at the...
  • First Vaccine to Help Control Some Autism Symptoms

    04/25/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by Kolath · 40 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 04/24/2013 | Brittany Pequegnat
    A first-ever vaccine created by University of Guelph researchers for gut bacteria common in autistic children may also help control some autism symptoms. The groundbreaking study by Brittany Pequegnat and Guelph chemistry professor Mario Monteiro appears this month in the journal Vaccine. They developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the gut bug Clostridium bolteae. C. bolteae is known to play a role in gastrointestinal disorders, and it often shows up in higher numbers in the GI tracts of autistic children than in those of healthy kids. More than 90 per cent of children with autism spectrum disorders suffer from chronic, severe...
  • NBC's Gregory Declares: Bush's 'Reputation of Incompetence' Has 'Stained' GOP

    04/25/2013 3:34:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    On the eve of the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library, NBC's Meet the Press moderator David Gregory appeared on Wednesday's Nightly News to tear down the former president's legacy, beginning the report by remarking that it was "difficult to remember" Bush's popularity after the September 11th attacks. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] Gregory described how Iraq War intelligence failures "formed the backdrop to criticism that the President underestimated the challenges he faced....And grew stubborn in the face of mounting setbacks." Gregory further proclaimed: "What grew into a reputation for incompetence stained the...
  • Feds Won't Say if Tsarnaevs Had Gov't-Funded Phones

    04/25/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 25 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Thursday, the Boston Herald reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) refused to answer questions about whether Boston terror suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a government-paid cellphone because of privacy laws. The Herald reported Wednesday that “Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and 3-year-old daughter collected welfare until 2012 and that both Tamerlan and Dzhokhar received benefits through their parents ‘for a limited portion’ of the time after they came to the U.S., which was around 2002.” The Lifeline phone subsidy program, referred to as the “Obama phone” program by its critics, charges paying cell phone customers an average monthly...