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  • Like the President and Hillary, My Views on Marriage Have Evolved

    04/28/2015 7:23:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2015 | David French
    ’ve evolved. In the not-so-distant past, I held a view that has since proven to be oppressive, a view of the law and culture that I now see as stifling the rights of others and damaging the fabric of our families and our democracy. I supported same-sex marriage. The year was 2004, and I was a partner in a large commercial law firm. Despite working mainly in commercial, contract litigation, I’d cultivated a constitutional practice and represented a number of Christian ministries. So, when the Massachusetts supreme judicial court legalized gay marriage, a number of fellow Christians asked for my...
  • Lessons from a happy place: Limited government and low taxes make Switzerland improbably successful

    04/28/2015 7:09:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/28/2015 | Richard Rahn
    Geneva, Switzerland — What is the happiest place? Last week in its annual “World Happiness Report,” the United Nations reported that Switzerland was No. 1. The United States ranked No. 15, and the African country of Togo came in last, at number 158. Switzerland is arguably the world’s most successful country — and most improbably so. It is landlocked and without much in the way of natural resources. It has four official languages, many different religious groups, and is surrounded by warring neighbors. Yet, it has remained an island of peace and prosperity. The last armed conflict on Swiss territory...
  • Rand Paul: Let’s face it, it was a mistake to topple Saddam Hussein

    04/27/2015 7:35:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 188 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>Interesting, not because it’s a surprise that Ron Paul’s son feels this way — remember this? — but because this is a subject that every Republican in the field, Rand included, would probably prefer to avoid during the primaries.</p> <p>Or am I wrong about that? Could this be a smart play for Paul, especially given how it’ll make Jeb Bush squirm?</p>
  • Baltimore ends day with burning church senior center, Hero mom delivers slap heard ’round the news

    04/27/2015 7:30:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Terrible. The fire in East Baltimore. Dozens of people out here crying and in disbelief: "This is our church!" pic.twitter.com/2DTf1m7sia— Yvonne Wenger (@yvonnewenger) April 28, 2015 CNN reports the senior center was newly built, part of Baltimore’s Southern Baptist church. That massive fire in Baltimore confirmed by CNN reporter as a Southern Baptist Church's new senior center. Now, in ruins.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) April 28, 2015 Pastor Hickman: burning building was to be 60-unit affordable housing for seniors. "It hurts my heart," he says. pic.twitter.com/jYXuMMDtBx— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) April 28, 2015 Update: After I originally posted this, there was...
  • Give Them ‘Space’ to Riot: Baltimore’s Mayor Writes a License for Lawlessness

    04/27/2015 1:14:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/27/2015 | by IAN TUTTLE
    At his Friday press conference, Malik Z. Shabazz, itinerant inciter of outrage from the Washington, D.C.–based Black Lawyers for Justice, warned Baltimore that, to protest the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, “a wave will roll downtown to City Hall.” He forgot to mention that it was a crime wave. In a 79-second clip filmed by a female Russia Today reporter, one young man (“Rest in peace to my man, Freddie G”) is joined by two other young men (“F*** the police”), who are joined by several other young men, each of whom, shouting, displays his middle finger to the...
  • In the press, panic over Hillary’s self-destruction is growing

    04/27/2015 1:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    How do you know that a Democrat has found him or herself embroiled in a particularly devastating scandal? When the press begins to ask when the Republicans will begin “overplaying” their hands. This weekend, you could feel the ground beginning to fall out from beneath Hillary Clinton’s supporters as members of the reporting and commentary classes began to express their doubts about the former secretary of state’s ethics. Among some prominent members of the media who are generally not predisposed to dismiss the Democratic candidate in a presidential race, the Clinton Foundation’s shady fundraising practices and the former secretary’s...
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Americans really support Iran deal they think won’t work

    04/27/2015 1:04:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not the first time we’ve seen this dynamic, although the situation becomes more acute as John Kerry and Barack Obama press on towards a deal with Iran. The latest poll from Quinnipiac shows a majority of Americans want to embrace a deal, but are pessimistic about its ability to curtail Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons: American voters support 58 – 33 percent the preliminary agreement with Iran to restrict that country’s nuclear program, according to a Quinnipiac University National poll released today.At the same time, only 35 percent of voters are “very confident” or “somewhat confident” the agreement...
  • The home ownership trap

    04/27/2015 10:16:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Owning your own home and making it your castle is a key element of the American dream. Or is it? That’s become a more complicated question in recent years, particularly since the crash of 2007 and the bursting of the housing bubble well before that. Obviously the ability to own rather than rent can still be a very advantageous situation… for some people. But the reality is that it’s not the best choice for everyone, particularly if they are already in a tenuous financial situation. Stan Humphries of Zillow has an editorial at USA Today where he makes the...
  • What Should the Church Say to Bruce Jenner?

    04/27/2015 9:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2015 | Russell Moore
    In the 1970s Bruce Jenner seemed to have it all—fame, wealth, admiration. He was an Olympic star, so popular in American culture that he was reputedly considered for both the roles of Superman and James Bond. That's changed. Now, Jenner is best known as the step-father on reality television's Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner is now ready for one more change. He says he knows what he's been missing: his identity as a woman. Jenner has reportedly undergone surgery to make himself appear more like a woman and has been photographed wearing dresses. Now, in a highly publicized interview...
  • ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead claims Radio Iran

    04/27/2015 8:01:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    India Today ^ | 04/27/2015
    ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has according to Radio Iran died after suffering serious injuries in an air strike in western Iraq. Media reports on April 21 said Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during the attack by the US-led coalition in March. Baghdadi's injuries led to urgent meetings of Islamic State leaders, who initially believed he would die and made plans to name a new leader, said media reports. In October 2011, the US State Department had listed Baghdadi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and announced a reward of up to USD 10 million for information leading to his capture...
  • All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

    04/27/2015 7:58:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jay Yarow
    Apple reports earnings for the quarter that ended in March after the market closes on Monday, April 27. Get ready for another monster report. Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue, which would represent 23% growth. Apple's revenue growth is expected to be driven by strong iPhone sales. Analysts are anticipating that Apple sold 58.1 million units, which would be an impressive 33% increase. If Apple sells 58.1 million iPhones, it will be the...
  • Economic activity in Texas is still plunging

    04/27/2015 7:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2015 | Myles Udland
    The oil crash is hammering the Texas economy. The latest manufacturing index from the Dallas Fed came in at -16, better than last month's -17.4 reading, but below expectations for -12. Last month's reading was the lowest reading in 2 years. But this report's real impact is seen in the comments form the state's business leaders, which show that the oil crash is still weighing on activity in Texas. Big time. According to a comment from an executive in the fabricated metal manufacturing sector, "Our oil and gas customers have come to a complete stop. It looks like everyone in...
  • Christian Bakery’s GoFundMe Account to Raise Cash to Pay Fine Canceled Thanks to Internet Mob

    04/27/2015 7:53:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/27/2015 | Debra Heine
    Americans who choose to live their lives according to conservative Christian values continue to pay a political and social price for it even as gay marriage enjoys unprecedented acceptance.An Oregon bakery that in January of 2013 refused to bake a cake for a lesbian couple’s wedding is only the latest casualty in the culture war over same-sex marriage — a war that Christians are clearly losing.Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer sued Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This forced the shop to close its doors in September of 2013 after months of hate mail and plummeting revenues.Much like...
  • You guessed it: gay businessmen who hosted Ted Cruz apologize for “poor judgement”

    04/27/2015 7:25:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when Ian Reisner and his partner – two gay businessmen from New York – hosted an event for Ted Cruz? Allahpundit wrote about the unusual meeting shortly after it happened and he made some rather prescient predictions. [Cruz] says the NYT was trying to suggest that he was somehow compromised in his conservatism for socializing with pro-SSM gay constituents, but I don’t know. Maybe the Times’s angle was really that Weiderpass and Reisner were compromised in their gayness for socializing with Cruz. The media understands very well by now what happens to business owners who stray from gay-marriage...
  • Why colleges now need cameras everywhere all the time

    04/27/2015 7:23:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As the nation struggles with the idea of body cameras on police officers there are plenty of other places where some George Orwell style surveillance state technology may come in handy. One example of this may be found on the nation’s college campuses. Since our colleges are no longer institutions of learning and preparation for productive careers so much as they are factories churning out the next generation of liberal activists and community organizers, a new generation of problems have beset them. Even though each and every event must be squeezed through the sieve of liberal politics, we’ve seen...
  • George Stephanopoulos makes the case why he should be fired from his ABC News job

    04/27/2015 7:20:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    George Stephanopoulos got aggressive yesterday in challenging author Peter Schweizer on his book Clinton Cash.  But in relying on the principal talking point proffered by the Clinton campaign, he indicted himself on charges of bias. Ramesh Ponnuru and Scott Johnson both picked up on the irony. From the ABC News transcript: STEPHANOPOULOS: As you know, the Democrats have said this is -- this is an indication of your partisan interest. They say... SCHWEIZER: Well... STEPHANOPOULOS: -- you used to work for President -- President Bush as a speechwriter. You're funded by the Koch brothers. How do you respond to...
  • Justice Kennedy and Marriage: A Guide for the Perplexed

    04/27/2015 7:12:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/27/2015 | by QUIN HILLYER
    By his own logic, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy should lead the court’s majority in upholding individual states’ laws against same-sex marriage. In the four conjoined cases on the subject set for oral argument April 28, the high court is asked not whether same-sex marriage is good policy. It is instead asked if such marriage is a national, constitutionally protected right, one so fundamentally interwoven in our nation’s fabric of protections that no state law can refuse to recognize it. Kennedy’s most recent decision regarding marriage, the 2013 case of U.S. v. Windsor, contained two notions seemingly in tension with...
  • The Magic NASDAQ Record Number: 6,941

    04/27/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 04/27/2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    The Nasdaq has surpassed the psychologically important dot-com record, but it would have to rise another 36% to 6,941 to truly be in record territory, taking into consideration inflation and the drop in the value of the dollar since 2000. It could still get there, since Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) have yet to report earnings. Still, after 15 years and two recessions, one great, the Nasdaq has beaten its nominal all-time closing high of 5,048.62 reached on March 10, 2000. The Nasdaq then plunged a sickening 78% by October 2002. Meanwhile, the Dow has hit new all-time nominal and...
  • The State of the planet: It’s better than ever

    04/27/2015 7:06:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/27/2015 | Stephen Moore
    There is no time in the history of mankind that would be a better time to be alive than today. Nearly every objective measure of the state of the planet and the state of human progress shows vast improvement over time. You can find proof of this in about 30 seconds on your iPhone, a computing powerhouse that places the world at your fingertips. Why is there so much pessimism about the state of our planet? Last week I watched the Earth Day speeches on the National Mall in Washington, and they were drenched with Chicken Little tales of a...
  • In 2013, The Clinton Foundation Only Spent 10 Percent Of Its Budget On Charitable Grants

    04/27/2015 7:03:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/27/2015 | Sean Davis
    After a week of being attacked for shady bookkeeping and questionable expenditures, the Clinton Foundation is fighting back. In a tweet posted last week, the Clinton Foundation claimed that 88 percent of its expenditures went “directly to [the foundation’s] life-saving work.” More than 88% of our expenditures go directly to our life-changing work: http://t.co/5BrnpBtIp6 pic.twitter.com/GoKfRE9rKq Clinton Foundation (@ClintonFdn) April 25, 2015 There’s only one problem: that claim is demonstrably false. And it is false not according to some partisan spin on the numbers, but because the organization’s own tax filings contradict the claim.In order for the 88 percent claim...
  • Bruce Jenner Wants To Change The World When He Should Change His Mind [By a former transgender]

    04/27/2015 7:01:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/27/2015 | Walt Heyer
    Personal and medical experience indicates that switching genders will not give Bruce Jenner peace. With the airing of his interview with Diane Sawyer last Friday, Bruce Jenner became the most triumphant, celebrated, photographed, and interviewed transgender in the world. Jenner, a longtime transvestite, now at 65 years of age is going to explore his feminine side by transitioning to female. Along the way, he hopes to inspire others. Jenner’s interview opened a window for millions of viewers to see the psychological deliberation of a cross-dresser. Jenner shared that the emotional stress of hiding his secret has become unbearable. His internal...
  • Yes, Carly Fiorina Was Fired; The real question is why wasn’t Hillary?

    04/26/2015 7:29:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 04/24/2015 | By Neal B. Freeman
    We e still have a week to go, but it’s already clear that the Most Valuable Player of the Month will be Carly Fiorina. She wins the award because she has done what nobody else has thought to do or, more likely, had the nerve to do. She has said in a loud, clear voice that the Empress has no clothes. Carly notes that, while the Empress Hillary went to fancy schools, ran expensive campaigns, held high political office, signed her name to multiple autobiographies, generated Kardashian levels of personal publicity and became Romney-rich while serving some never-quite-identified public interest,...
  • Republican Congressman: We Welcome Bruce Jenner to the GOP

    04/26/2015 9:59:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    TMZ ^ | 04/26/2015
    Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is happy Bruce Jenner will continue to embrace the GOP, telling us his party needs all the Cali support it can get. Chaffetz -- an ultra conservative from Utah who has become extremely influential in DC -- told our TMZ photog it's not his job to judge Jenner's choices. It's interesting ... Chaffetz has become a powerful voice promoting the right of privacy. Although it seems Chaffetz is saying live and let live, he clearly has limits because he has opposed both gay marriage and medical marijuana use in the past. Jenner told Sawyer he's a...
  • Marco Rubio, Scott Walker Trade Shots on Foreign Policy in Iowa

    04/26/2015 8:11:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    Presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and Scott Walker exchanged fire over foreign policy in Iowa on Saturday, hours before the two are scheduled to appear together at a Faith and Freedom Coalition summit outside of Des Moines. Speaking to The Des Moines Register editorial board on Saturday morning, Rubio said his seat on the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence committees lends him a distinct advantage on “the most crucial obligation the president faces, as commander in chief.” “Governors can certainly read about foreign policy, and take meetings and briefings with experts,” the Florida Republican said, “but there’s no way they’ll be...
  • Bobby Jindal Wows Iowa Evangelicals

    04/26/2015 7:00:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2015 | by BRENDAN BORDELON
    Bobby Jindal is barely breaking 2 percent in Iowa polls — but you’d never know it from the way he wowed the crowd at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition summit on Saturday. The Republican governor from Louisiana is one of nine presidential hopefuls speaking at the Des Moines-area confab, which gathers evangelical Christians together to judge the GOP candidates’ social conservative bona fides. Freshman senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, the first candidates to speak, were both well received by the Iowan audience. Former Texas governor Rick Perry was next, though he didn’t exactly capture the same enthusiasm. But...
  • Santorum Falls Flat with Iowa Evangelicals, Despite 2012 Caucus WIn

    04/26/2015 6:56:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2015 | by BRENDAN BORDELON
    Rick Santorum was the returning champion at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition forum on Saturday. But inside Waukee, Iowa’s Point of Grace Church, it certainly didn’t feel like it. After his upset victory in the 2012 Iowa caucus – driven largely by the state’s powerful evangelical voting bloc – many expected the former Pennsylvania senator to be welcomed back with open arms. But compared to the other eight Republican candidates present at the Des Moines-area conference, Santorum’s speech fell strangely flat. The audience didn’t clap much, and when they did it was usually polite and perfunctory. Lines that felt...
  • 3 Important Church Trends in the Next 10 Years: Christianity in the USA may look very different

    04/26/2015 6:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 04/24/2015 | Ed Stetzer
    As someone who both cares about the mission of the church and leads a research organization, I watch the trends in the church and the culture. Occasionally, someone asks me to share some thoughts on the big picture, in the case of the North American context, questions related to "streams" of Protestantism. Based on research, statistics, extrapolation, and (I hope) some insight, I notice 3 important trends continuing in the next 10 years. Trend #1: The Hemorrhaging of Mainline Protestantism This trend is hardly news—mainliners will tell you of this hemorrhaging and of their efforts to reverse it. Mainline Protestantism...
  • March for Marriage' Looks to Rally Support for Traditional Marriage Ahead of Supreme Court Arguments

    04/26/2015 6:30:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Supporters of traditional marriage will participate in the third annual "March for Marriage" on Saturday, three days before th U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on gay marriage. The Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage is organizing the event. "The 2015 March for Marriage is our last, best opportunity to reach the U.S. Supreme Court before they decide whether marriage as it has existed throughout our history is unconstitutional," reads the event's website. Attendees will first gather at the National Mall on Saturday morning and then after hearing from assorted speakers will march towards the Supreme Court building off First...
  • Time for an independent audit of the Clinton Foundation, says … Common Cause

    04/26/2015 6:26:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Will the Left circle its wagons around the Clintons, or ride off into the sunset without them? The Clinton Foundation announced this week that they would conduct a voluntary internal audit after the exposure of their failure to properly declare millions of dollars from foreign governments to the IRS. A leading progressive group, Common Cause, says that’s not good enough (via Instapundit and the Washington Examiner): Citing concerns about potential conflicts of interest and the influence of hidden overseas donors, Common Cause called on presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Clinton Foundation today to commission an independent and...
  • We’re going to “shut down Baltimore”

    04/26/2015 6:24:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We still don’t know what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore earlier this month, aside from the general agreement that he died in police custody with a nearly severed spine. The city’s leaders have been out in front of this, delivering information to the public as it comes in and investigating every aspect of the incident. There is clearly the possibility that there was police misconduct – or at least negligence in prompt medical care and safety precautions – going on, but the facts are still being gathered. Following yet another press conference where the mayor and the police...
  • Heavyweight Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko shows he’s slowing down in victory over Bryant Jennings

    04/26/2015 6:04:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 04/26/2015
    <p>Not much was expected from Bryant Jennings in Saturday’s heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Madison Square Garden.</p> <p>Klitschko’s advantages in height (three inches, at least) and weight (more than 20lb) were foreboding enough, but nothing compared to the gulf in experience. The 39-year-old from Ukraine had more successful title defenses than Jennings had pro fights. The oddsmakers had made the upstart from North Philadelphia as a 10-1 underdog in Klitschko’s first fight on US soil since 2008.</p>
  • Epic Fail: Seven Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions

    04/25/2015 12:52:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/24/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    I recently discussed what it would take to prove that global warming is actually occurring, that it is caused by humans, and that it will be catastrophic. But that’s not the full picture. To understand why so many of us are so skeptical about global warming, you have to understand the environmentalists’ larger track record: a long series of failed predictions and bogus prognostications of doom. It has been 45 years now since the first Earth Day. You would think that in this time frame, given the urgency with which we were told we had to confront the supposed...
  • Ted Cruz submits constitutional amendment to protect marriage

    04/25/2015 11:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | NewsMachete
    Senator Ted Cruz has submitted legislation to create a constitutional amendment to allow states to determine what marriage is, and not federal judges. Days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, Senator Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying. Cruz's legislation would establish a constitutional amendment shielding states that define marriage as between one woman and one man from legal action, according to bill language obtained by Bloomberg News. A second bill would bar federal courts from further weighing in on the marriage issue until such an amendment is adopted....
  • Believe it or not, Biden Fever growing as Hillary falters

    04/25/2015 11:08:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s very easy (and fun) to ridicule Joe Biden as a buffoon, but there are more than a few people who take him seriously as an alternative to Hillary Clinton as Democrat nominee.  Biden fever is rising as Hillary herself is getting harder and harder to take as a serious nominee.  Scott McKay argues in the American Spectator: If ever there was an ill-fitting and ill-considered elevator pitch for a political candidate, it’s the narrative of Hillary Clinton as the defender of ordinary Americans. The sales job, which reportedly was the product of months of consideration from the Clinton...
  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • The NY Times editorial board’s vote of no confidence in Hillary Clinton

    04/25/2015 6:34:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    It is admittedly difficult to bear the obsequious servility that punctuates The New York Times editorial board’s latest gentle attempt to convince Hillary Clinton that she has a serious problem on her hands. Viewed, however, as a window into the thinking of the Democratic Party’s terrified pragmatists who are slowly coming to the realization that they backed the wrong horse, The Times’ latest is clarifying. It is a desperate and helpless demand that Clinton somehow stop the bleeding. “Nothing illegal has been alleged about the foundation, the global philanthropic initiative founded by former President Bill Clinton,” The Times editorial averred....
  • Are Republicans Trying to Make Sure Hillary Wins?

    04/25/2015 5:28:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/24/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Voting to confirm an attorney general who won’t uphold the Constitution isn’t a way to inspire confidence among conservatives. Hillary Clinton didn’t have such a bad week after all. Sure, she’s reeling from the latest unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation family piggy bank. But they’re only marginally worse than earlier unseemly revelations about the Clinton Foundation. They are roughly on par with the revelations about how Mrs. Clinton obstructed Congress’s Benghazi investigations by purging her unlawful private e-mail system, which was worse than her obstruction of the State Department’s Benghazi investigation. Yet it may not have been as bad...
  • The remarkable life and lessons of Ronald Read, the $8 million janitor

    04/25/2015 5:18:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2015 | By Barry Ritholtz
    You may have read about the remarkable life and times of Ronald Read. He was the gas station attendant and lifelong resident of Windham County, Vt., who had quietly accumulated a portfolio worth a fortune. As the Brattleboro ­Reformer reported earlier this year, Read died last June at age 92. Despite his relatively modest wages, he left an estate with “stock holdings and property” valued at nearly $8 million. His bequest was to leave most of it to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and Brooks Memorial Library. His close friends and family were shocked when they learned the value of his...
  • Climate models are WRONG: Global warming has slowed - recent changes down to ‘natural variability'

    04/25/2015 5:14:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/23/2015 | By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    * Duke University study looked at 1,000 years of temperature records * It compared it to the most severe emissions scenarios by the IPCC * Found that natural variability can slow or speed the rate of warming * These 'climate wiggles' were not properly accounted for in IPCC report Global warming hasn't happened as fast as expected, according to a new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records. The research claims that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. But it adds that these so-called 'climate...
  • Is diet – rather than exercise – the key to losing weight? Cambridge health experts enter the debate

    04/25/2015 5:10:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Cambridge News ^ | 04/23/2015 | Florence Snead
    f you haven't made it to the gym this week then don't fret – it turns out exercise might not be as important as we all think. That's the stance being taken in a new study which has suggested it is in fact diet – and not exercise – that is the key to tackling obesity. Research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has claimed poor diet now generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined. So should we all just kick back on the sofa with a snack – as long as we stick to...
  • Zillow Ranks Best Real Estate Markets for Buyers, Sellers

    04/24/2015 3:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zillow ^ | 04/24/2015 | BY EMILY HEFFTER
    When it comes to negotiating power, it’s better to be a home seller in the Bay Area and a buyer in Philadelphia. Zillow’s spring analysis of buyers’ and sellers’ markets across the U.S. looked at how long homes spend on the market, how likely they are to have had a price cut and how much they sold for in relation to their listing price.The nation’s top sellers’ markets are the big West Coast tech centers in San Jose, San Francisco and Seattle. Less competitive markets where buyers have time to negotiate are in the East and Midwest, including Philadelphia, Chicago...
  • State university considers 'college bankruptcy,' liberal arts schools aren't only ones in trouble

    04/24/2015 1:41:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Proving it's not only small, private, liberal-arts colleges that are susceptible to financial distress, Louisiana State University (LSU) announced that it's in the midst of drawing up a financial exigency plan. Bloomberg News, which reported the development, called the plan "equivalent to a college bankruptcy" and noted that it would let LSU fire tenured faculty and restructure its finances. The Baton Rouge-based university with over 30,000 students is drafting the plan, in part, because the most recently proposed budgetary cuts by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal threaten to severely impact the higher-education system in the state. The governor's plans would cut...
  • White House defends Hillary: ‘Conservative authors’ can’t be trusted

    04/24/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might think that the White House would have something of substance to say about the repeated violations of a memorandum of understanding between the administration and the Clinton Foundation that prohibited it from accepting donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. Wrong! When pressed by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl on Friday about whether the White House was concerned by the Clinton FoundationÂ’s various indiscretions, or even its failure to disclose foreign donations including those from Uranium One, White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest seemed to suggest that they were not (h/t Washington...
  • Ted Cruz Visited Some Gays, Still Opposes Gay Marriage. So What?

    04/24/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/23/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The New York Times seems to be confused by Ted Cruz again. Per Maggie Haberman: Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Clinton Foundation Scandals, Explained

    04/24/2015 12:18:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/24/2015 | BY: Andrew Stiles
    I made a G today But you made it in a sleazy way —Tupac Shakur A lot of new information has come to light since our last explanatory report on scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation. It’s time for an update. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Clinton Foundation scandals, but were too afraid to ask.Hey, what’s up? Quite a bit, actually.What did I miss? A lot of new reports about the Clinton Foundation. Remember? It’s the shady corporate/charity conglomerate founded by the leaders of the Clinton dynasty.Oh, yeah. What’s the news? Where to start? Newsweek reported over...
  • Hillary: “Deep-seated … religious beliefs” have to be changed for abortion

    04/24/2015 12:14:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    David Gibson suggested this might be Hillary Clinton’s “clinging to guns and religion” moment, and he may be right — assuming she survives the corruption scandals in the first place. Last night, Hillary told the Women in the World Summit that the path to Abortion Nirvana will only open up by changing religion, culture, and values to accommodate it:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,”...
  • Tangled Clinton Web: Pay to Play? How Haiti Earthquake Helped Enrich the Clintons

    04/24/2015 8:05:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/24/2015
    In a preview 'Fox News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web', Bret Baier reports on the accusations that Bill and Hillary Clinton used Haiti earthquake to enrich themselves by making sure many of the more lucrative contracts to help rebuild the country went to either Clinton supporters or donors.
  • The happiest countries in the world, according to neuroscientists, statisticians, and economists

    04/24/2015 7:16:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/24/2015 | Erin Brodwin
    An international team of economists, neuroscientists, and statisticians just released their third World Happiness Report, which measures well-being in countries around the world to help guide public policy. Switzerland topped the list of the happiest nations, and all of the top eight countries were in the global north. Switzerland was followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The United States ranked 15th, behind Mexico and Austria. Still, that's a slight improvement from the last report, in which the US ranked 17th. The World Happiness Report isn't without a scientific basis. One of its key findings, based...
  • Here's what happened during the Armenian genocide and why Turkey denies it

    04/24/2015 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider via the Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/24/2015 | RICHARD SPENCER, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    As Yerevan and Armenians across the world gather to remember the 1.5 million killed during the massacres, Richard Spencer explains what happened On Friday, Yerevan and the Armenian disapora together with world leaders in the Armenian capital will commemorate the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide . It is the 100th anniversary of the date on which the Ottoman Empire began its attack on Armenians when intellectuals and political leaders were rounded up in Istanbul on April 24, 1915. What was the Armenian genocide? As the Ottoman Empire suffered its first losses in the First World War, the “Young...
  • Dear Churches in America: Prepare to Be Treated Like 1st Century Christians in Rome

    04/24/2015 7:07:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2015 | Wallace Henley
    The United States Supreme Court may soon liberate the biblically conservative church from old "prejudices" that should have long ago been "jettisoned," forcing it into "rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity," in the words of a recent writer in The New York Times. Homosexuality must be removed from the "sin list" and, according to an MSNBC commentator, traditional marriage proponents must be forced "to do things they don't want to do." Sadly, this crusade will be like the Marxist "liberation" movements that promised to "free" people, but really were about control and suppression. The culmination may come as the...