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  • Clinton Hit With Racketeering Lawsuit Over Emails

    03/26/2015 8:21:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2015
    March 25, 2015 Clinton Hit With Racketeering Lawsuit Over Emails By Jesse Byrnes The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation. It alleges that, during her tenure, Clinton withheld documents requested under FOIA regarding State Department waivers given to...
  • California Loosens Jessica's Law Rules On Where Sex Offenders Can Live

    03/26/2015 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2015 | By KATE MATHER
    California Loosens Jessica's Law Rules On Where Sex Offenders Can Live By KATE MATHER State will stop enforcing Jessica's Law provision that prohibits all sex offenders from living near schools California officials announced Thursday that the state would stop enforcing a key provision of a voter-approved law that prohibits all registered sex offenders from living near schools. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it would no longer impose the blanket restrictions outlined in Jessica's Law that forbids all sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park, regardless of whether their crimes involved children. California...
  • Obama’s Mideast Vacuum [Obama's Policies Have Left Behind a "Region On Fire"]

    03/26/2015 8:10:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | March 26, 2015
    Obama’s Mideast Vacuum March 26, 2015 An abiding goal of President Obama’s foreign policy has been to reduce America’s role in the Middle East, in the belief that it would lead to greater stability and serve U.S. interests. Has a policy ever been so thoroughly repudiated in so short a time? Mr. Obama has succeeded in his retreat, but the vacuum he’s left has produced a region on fire that is becoming a broad Sunni-Shiite war. That’s the context for this week’s meltdown in Yemen, which has now escalated with the military intervention of Saudi Arabia and its Sunni Arab...
  • Because Mary Said “Yes…” — A Reflection For The Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord

    03/25/2015 10:46:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 292 replies
    SaltAndDignity ^ | March 25, 2015 | Fr. Thomas Rosica
    Because Mary Said “Yes…” — A Reflection For The Solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord March 25, 2011 by Fr. Thomas Rosica Standing in the middle of the present day city of Nazareth is the mammoth Basilica of the Annunciation, built around what is believed to be the dwelling of Mary. In a grotto-like room at the heart of the basilica is a small inscription on an altar. It reads, “verbum caro hic factum est,” here the Word became flesh. There, it is believed, the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, and her response changed the world forever. Imagine yourself...
  • Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Faster Than Previously Thought

    03/25/2015 10:01:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 25, 2015 | Hannah Devlin
    Study Shows Humans Are Evolving Faster Than Previously Thought Hannah Devlin 25 March 2015 Humans are evolving more rapidly than previously thought, according to the largest ever genetics study of a single population. Scientists reached the conclusion after showing that almost every man alive can trace his origins to one common male ancestor who lived about 250,000 years ago. The discovery that so-called “genetic Adam”, lived about 100,000 years more recently than previously understood suggests that humans must have been genetically diverging at a more rapid rate than thought. Kári Stefánsson, of the company deCODE Genetics and senior author of...
  • Medi-Cal Rolls Could Swell Under Obama's Deportation Relief Plan President Obama

    03/25/2015 9:27:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 25, 2015 | SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA
    Medi-Cal Rolls Could Swell Under Obama's Deportation Relief Plan President Obama Immigrants living in the U.S. without permission can't enroll in Obamacare, but California allows those granted temporary relief from deportation to sign up for Medi-Cal. ( By SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA Medi-Cal sign-ups could soar under President Obama's executive actions on immigration Half a million more Californians could apply for Medi-Cal under Obama's deportation relief plan, a study says President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which have sparked a fierce political backlash nationwide, could also provide an unlikely boost for another of his goals: increasing health insurance signups. Immigrants living in...
  • Groups May Boycott Indiana Over Religious Objections Bill [Christian Group Sides With LGBT!]

    03/25/2015 9:16:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    CruxNow ^ | March 25, 2015 | Tom Davies
    Groups May Boycott Indiana Over Religious Objections Bill By Tom Davies March 25, 2015 INDIANAPOLIS — Organizers of at least two major conventions set for Indianapolis have joined some business leaders in urging Republican Gov. Mike Pence to veto a religious objections bill that opponents say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gay people. In a letter to Pence sent Wednesday, leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) warned the legislation was causing them to reconsider plans to hold their 6,000-person General Assembly in Indianapolis in 2017. The CEO of a gathering of gamers considered to be the...
  • Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism [Hillary's Brother]

    03/24/2015 10:41:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 24, 2015 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Top Homeland Official Alejandro Mayorkas Accused of Political Favoritism Mar 24, 2015 By MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tainted the image and integrity of the immigration program he oversaw by fostering “an appearance of favoritism and special access” in how the agency treated projects that would bring visas and Green Cards to wealthy foreign investors, a new report from the agency’s Inspector General says. “The juxtaposition of Mr. Mayorkas’ communication with external stakeholders on specific matters outside the normal procedures, coupled with favorable action that deviated from the regulatory scheme designed to ensure fairness...
  • Of Course Ted Cruz Could Win

    03/24/2015 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | March 24, 2015 | by
    Of Course Ted Cruz Could Win by KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON March 24, 2015 Columnists and their headline writers have a habit of offering hostages to Fate — e.g., “Let’s not even pretend Ted Cruz has a chance of becoming president,” “Let’s be serious about Ted Cruz from the start: He’s too extreme and too disliked to win,” “Opposition from Republicans who care about winning in 2016 will doom the chances of a senator whose tactics . . . have established him as a loudmouth loser.” We have heard this sort of thing before. “Reagan can’t win, Ford says.” That’s the...
  • Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned

    03/23/2015 8:52:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ed Payne
    Bob Jones III Apologizes For Saying Gays Should Be Stoned By Ed Payne, CNN March 23, 2015 (CNN)Three and a half decades after calling for homosexuals to be stoned, former Bob Jones University President Bob Jones III has apologized. "I take personal ownership of this inflammatory rhetoric," Jones said. "This reckless statement was made in the heat of a political controversy 35 years ago." The weekend apology came days after the conservative Christian school in South Carolina received a petition asking for an apology for a statement Jones made to the Associated Press in 1980 at the White House. "I'm...
  • Sarkozy Staves Off Surging National Front, France Exit Polls Suggest

    03/22/2015 4:18:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 22, 2015
    22 March 2015 Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative UMP and its allies led voting in the first round of French local elections, exit polls suggest. They pushed the far-right National Front into second, with President Francois Hollande's ruling Socialists in third. Voters are electing representatives in 101 departments, or counties, charged with issues like schools and welfare. A second round of voting will take place in a week's time.
  • Clinton Foundation's Chickens Coming Home To Roost In Haiti? [Stolen Money!]

    03/21/2015 8:20:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    March 21, 2015 Clinton Foundation's Chickens Coming Home To Roost In Haiti? By Thomas Lifson It has always been apparent to me that the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation was a poorly disguised vehicle for bribery, kickbacks, and political operations, all under the guise of tax-deductible fundraising. A veneer of do-gooderism, adopting popular racially correct causes like AIDS treatment and relief for Haitians, would suffice to denounce any queries into the real nature of the money pot as harming sacred victim groups. But somehow or other, the usual Clinton immunity has worn off – perhaps because, as Ed Klein...
  • Russia Moves To Stop Same-Sex Spouses Receiving UN Staff Benefits

    03/21/2015 7:34:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 21, 2015
    Russia Moves To Stop Same-Sex Spouses Receiving UN Staff Benefits Russia asks UN to put recognition of same-sex marriage for 43,000 staff worldwide to a vote, in attempt to thwart policy change Prior to the UN's recognition of same-sex marriages among its staff, workers’ personal status was determined by the laws of their country of nationality. Chris Johnston 21 March 2015 Russia is attempting to stop the United Nations extending staff benefits to same-sex spouses. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, announced in July 2014 it would recognise same-sex marriages among its 43,000 staff worldwide, allowing them to receive the...
  • In The Headlong Rush For 'Rights’, Children Are An Afterthought

    03/21/2015 7:27:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 21, 2015 | By Charles Moore
    In The Headlong Rush For 'Rights’, Children Are An Afterthought Traditional views of parenthood are being drowned out by a form of gay rights sharia By Charles Moore 21 Mar 2015 It is a cunning feature of general elections, designed by the parties who compete in them, that most issues which matter cannot be discussed. Today I want to write about children. The word “children” – or, more likely, “kids” – is seldom off the lips of politicians (“our children’s future”, “We all want to do what’s best for our kids”). There are innumerable policies about child care, schools, child...
  • Jay Leno Called ‘Kind of Racist’ By Intern For Disliking Mexican Food

    03/21/2015 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    March 21, 2015
    <p>By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, March 21, 2015 Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno lamented that “college kids” these days don’t understand what real racism is during an interview on “Late Night with Seth Myers” Thursday night.</p>
  • Obama Uses Weekly Address To Push Loretta Lynch Vote, Says It’s ‘Purely About Politics’

    03/21/2015 11:20:47 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2015
    Obama Uses Weekly Address To Push Loretta Lynch Vote, Says It’s ‘Purely About Politics’ By Colby Itkowitz March 21 President Obama and Democrats are losing patience with the Republican-controlled Senate's refusal to bring his attorney general nominee up for a vote, using interviews, social media and now the president's weekly address to express their mounting frustration. The president on Saturday morning reiterated comments he made in an interview with the Huffington Post that Loretta Lynch, who was nominated in early November, is qualified and deserves a yes-or-no vote on her confirmation. "Republicans promised that Congress would function smoothly with them...
  • Police: Suspect Admits Destroying Bodies Of Food Network Finalist, Spouse

    03/20/2015 9:14:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 20, 2015 | RYAN PARKER AND CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    <p>Man suspected of killing Food Network contestant and husband admitted to destroying their bodies, police say The man suspected of killing Cristie Schoen Codd, a contestant on "The Next Food Network Star," and her husband told authorities that he had stored and destroyed the couple's bodies at his home, according to documents released by North Carolina authorities Thursday.</p>
  • To Many, Fat Stigma Makes Obesity Smell Foul

    03/20/2015 8:56:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 88 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 20, 2015 | MELISSA HEALY
    To Many, Fat Stigma Makes Obesity Smell Foul New evidence of our unconscious prejudice against obese individuals comes in a study from UCLA psychologists. ( By MELISSA HEALY Below our level of awareness lies prejudice, and it doesn't smell good Obese people have been shown to prompt more disgust than such stigmatized groups as the homeless Has the "war on obesity" claimed casualties among the obese? Experimental subjects who were tricked into thinking they should smell something reported they smelled less pleasant odors when they viewed pictures of overweight and obese people than when they gazed at trim individuals, new...
  • Should State Senator Apologize for Calling Hinduism a ‘False Faith’? [Hindu Legislature Prayer]

    03/20/2015 8:42:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 26 replies
    PJMedia ^ | March 19, 2015 | Rod Kackley
    Should State Senator Apologize for Calling Hinduism a ‘False Faith’? Idaho lawmaker says she's "really opposed to having prayer that wasn't Christian" in legislative body. by March 19, 2015 - 2:07 pm (Pic in URL) A crowd of naysayers that ranged from her cousin in the state of Washington, to Buddhist leaders in Boise, Colo., to a rabbi in Nevada has called on Idaho Sen. Sheryl “Sherry” Nuxoll (R) to apologize for calling Hinduism a “false faith with false gods.” While the self-described mother, housewife and co-manager of a farm/ranch in Cottonwood, Idaho, has admitted she could have turned a...
  • Why I Left Protestantism for Catholicism

    03/20/2015 6:36:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 97 replies
    Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Why I Left Protestantism for Catholicism He is a Fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Managing Editor of The Free Market. I am no fan of "conversion" essays, which are sometimes pompous and self-serving. My purpose is to achieve a greater spirit of mutual respect. How rare are Protestant conversions to Catholicism? More rare than reverse, but I know enough cases, including my own, to make the subject worth exploring. J.I. Packer recently wrote in Christianity Today (May 1989) that the contrast between the "zany wildness" of Protestantism and the "at-homeness" of Catholicism alone is sufficient to...
  • Catholic Leaders Backing Cruz’s D.C. Resolution

    03/20/2015 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 20, 2015a | Bridget Bowman
    Catholic Leaders Backing Cruz’s D.C. Resolution By Bridget Bowman March 20 Influential Catholic leaders sent a letter to senators Friday urging them to support Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and James Lankford of Oklahoma’s effort to block two D.C. bills. This week Cruz introduced two joint resolutions of disapproval, with Lankford as a co-sponsor, aimed at striking down the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act and the Human Rights Amendment Act, which the D.C. government approved in January. The senators say the bills violate religious freedom, and the Catholic leaders agree. “In effect, both RHNDA and HRAA would compel religious institutions,...
  • Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case [Obama's Safe World!]

    03/20/2015 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | March 20, 2015
    Two Convicted In Canada VIA Rail Terror Plot Case Chiheb Esseghaier, one of two suspects accused of plotting with al-Qaida in Iran to derail a train in Canada, arrives at Buttonville Airport just north of Toronto 23 April 2013 Chiheb Esseghaier said he only wanted to be judged by the Koran Two Canadian men accused of plotting to attack a passenger train going from New York to Toronto have been found guilty on multiple terror charges. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were arrested in 2013 after a surveillance and undercover operation. Jurors spent 10 days in deliberations before returning guilty...
  • That 'Cyanide' Letter to White House Actually Contained Smoker's Spit

    03/20/2015 4:58:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 20, 2015 | PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE, MIKE LEVINE
    That 'Cyanide' Letter to White House Actually Contained Smoker's Spit Mar 20, 2015, By PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE, MIKE LEVINE Authorities believe a suspicious item sent to the White House on Monday actually contained a smokers saliva. Authorities believe a suspicious item sent to the White House on Monday actually contained a smoker's saliva. Cancer.gov The suspicious letter sent to the White House on Monday was as dangerous as a warm bucket of spit. Literally. When the piece of mail -- containing a plastic bag and a suspicious liquid -- was initially tested at an off-site screening facility, the results...
  • ISIS Destroys Historic Christian And Muslim Shrines In Northern Iraq [Obama's JV-Team At Work!]

    03/20/2015 4:56:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | March 20, 2015 | Kareem Shaheen
    ISIS Destroys Historic Christian And Muslim Shrines In Northern Iraq Structures destroyed include fourth-century Assyrian memorial Patriarch of Syriac Catholic church tells west: ‘Condemnation is not enough’ A picture released by Isis of a Christian shrine in Hamdaniya being destroyed. Kareem Shaheen 20 March 2015 Islamic State militants appear to have destroyed Christian and Shia Muslim shrines in northern Iraq – including a fourth-century memorial built by an Assyrian king – in the group’s latest rampage against the embattled country’s religious and cultural heritage. On Thursday, Isis’s “Nineveh province media office” released photographs showing the apparent destruction of the holy...
  • Model Railways Showed An Idealised England Until 'Sexy Scenes' Came Along

    03/20/2015 1:07:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | March 20, 2015 | Michael Simkins
    Model Railways Showed An Idealised England Until 'Sexy Scenes' Came Along Forget housewives in headscarves or children waving from the road, the latest figures from Buffers Model Railway will shock you Models of nudists playing volleyball (Pic in URL) One of the risque scenes sold by Buffers By Michael Simkins 20 Mar 2015 I’d always considered the world of model railways to be the last surviving example of a rose-tinted Britain that no longer exists. Enthusiasts of this quaint and captivating hobby invariably seem to use 1950 as their cultural template when designing their layouts. In the real world it...
  • Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide

    03/20/2015 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 20, 2015 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide By LAURIE GOODSTEIN MARCH 20, 2015 Long before the latest election in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was a polarizing figure among American Jews. But even many of his supporters said this week that they were appalled at his last-minute bid to mobilize Jewish voters by warning that Arabs were going to the polls in droves, and his renunciation of a two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis. Mr. Netanyahu’s party won the election and cheers from harwkish American Jews. But in interviews this week, rabbis, scholars and Jews from across the country and...
  • The Race Conversation Starbucks Wants You to Have

    03/20/2015 11:39:15 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2015 | MONA CHAREN
    The Race Conversation Starbucks Wants You to Have by MONA CHAREN March 20, 2015 Unfortunately, it’s likely to be just as “honest” as all the previous ones. Starbucks is hoping to lead a national conversation about race. According to a video released by founder Howard Schultz, Starbucks barristas are encouraged to scrawl “race together” on coffee cups before placing them in the hands of customers. This hollow bit of moral exhibitionism is supposed to encourage “compassion,” “honesty,” “empathy,” and “love.” Does Starbucks sell caffeine-free compassion? Each and every time we’re hectored to engage in an “honest conversation” about race, it’s...
  • Don’t Confirm Loretta Lynch

    03/20/2015 10:48:56 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2015 | RICH LOWRY
    Don’t Confirm Loretta Lynch by RICH LOWRY March 20, 2015 An unanswerable question hangs over the nomination of Loretta Lynch for attorney general: Is Republican opposition to her more racist or sexist? As an African-American woman, Lynch represents a gloriously double-barreled opportunity to accuse Republicans of sub-rosa hatreds. The political benefit of what feminists call intersectionality — membership in two or more historically oppressed groups — is not having to choose which accusation of bias to make. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin went to the Senate floor to effectively accuse Republicans of racism in the nomination fight, even though Hillary Clinton...
  • Former Secretary of State Baker: I Signed Exit Form

    03/20/2015 10:45:20 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2015 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Former Secretary of State Baker: I Signed Exit Form by ELIANA JOHNSON March 20, 2015 State has no record that Clinton signed form certifying she handed over fficial documents. Former secretary of state James Baker said through a spokesman on Friday that he signed a separation statement from the Department of State when he stepped down as secretary in 1992. The State Department stirred controversy Tuesday when it said it has no record that Hillary Clinton had signed the same form, known officially as OF-109, which requires employees to attest they’ve turned over all official records before their departure. According...
  • Obama Tells Netanyahu The U.S. Will 'Reassess' It's Relationship With Israel....

    03/20/2015 9:46:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | DAVID MARTOSKO | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama Tells Netanyahu The U.S. Will 'Reassess' It's Relationship With Israel After Newly Re-Elected Leader Shifted His Position On Two-State Solution With Palestinians White House official said the president told Netanyahu 'that we will need to reassess our options following the prime minister's new positions' Netanyahu had earlier told Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly that he never ruled out a Palestinian state in the run-up to Tuesday's elections Also told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell he wants 'a sustainable, peaceful two-state solution, but for that circumstances have to change' 'We need a demilitarized state that recognizes a Jewish state' By DAVID MARTOSKO...
  • Horrific Moment Mob Beats Afghan Woman To Death Before Burning Her Body And Dumping...

    03/19/2015 10:17:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 19, 2015
    Horrific Moment Mob Beats Afghan Woman To Death Before Burning Her Body And Dumping It In A River Because She Set Fire To A Koran This is the moment a woman was beaten to death by a mob before her body was set on fire and dumped in a muddy river in the heart of Afghanistan's capital. Shocking video has emerged of crowds of men repeatedly stamping on the 27-year-old, named only as Farkhunda, near the Shah-e Doh Shamshira shrine and mosque in the heart of Kabul. At one point, one of the attackers can be seen striking the woman...
  • Judge: Sanctions Possible In Obama Immigration Court Case [DOJ Lawyers Lied!]

    03/19/2015 9:59:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 19, 2015 | JUAN A. LOZANO
    Judge: Sanctions Possible In Obama Immigration Court Case By JUAN A. LOZANO .BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge who has blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action suggested on Thursday that he could order sanctions against the Justice Department if he rules it misled him about when exactly the administration began implementing one of the measures. During a sometimes testy court hearing, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen went back and forth with the Justice Department over whether it had mislead him into believing that a key part of Obama's program would not be implemented before he made a ruling...
  • Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends [Big Time Crooks In Skirting The Law!]

    03/19/2015 9:00:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | March 19, 2015 | JAMES V. GRIMALDI and REBECCA BALLHAUS
    Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends Foundation agreed not to seek donations from other governments, but cash kept flowing from individuals with connections to them By JAMES V. GRIMALDI and REBECCA BALLHAUS March 19, 2015 The Clinton Foundation swore off donations from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. That didn’t stop the foundation from raising millions of dollars from foreigners with connections to their home governments, a review of foundation disclosures shows. Some donors have direct ties to foreign governments. One is a member of the Saudi royal family. Another is a Ukrainian oligarch and former parliamentarian. Others...
  • Obama Tells Iran Of 'Historic' Opportunity [Like ISIS Obama Plants Seeds For Nuclear War?]

    03/19/2015 8:41:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 15, 2015
    19 March 2015 Obama Tells Iran Of 'Historic' Opportunity President Obama: "Together, we have to speak up for the future we seek" US President Barack Obama has told the Iranian people that a deal to transform the relationship between the two countries could be within reach. "We have the best opportunity in decades to pursue a different future between our countries," he said in a video message for Persian New Year. Six world powers are negotiating a deal aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear activity, with a March deadline near. The president conceded there were still "gaps" in negotiations but was...
  • University of Virginia student injured during arrest 'could have been Obama'

    03/19/2015 8:05:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 19, 2015 | Joanna Walters
    University of Virginia student injured during arrest 'could have been Obama' University official says incident in which student suffered a bloody head would could have happened to anyone, as state considers expanding its inquiry Joanna Walters in New York 19 March 2015 The student who sustained a bloody head wound as he was arrested by alcohol control officers at the University of Virginia on Wednesday morning “could easily have been any of us, including a young President Obama”, a university official told the Guardian. Martese Johnson, 20, was seen pouring blood on to the sidewalk as three enforcement agents pinned...
  • We Must Listen To Trevor Phillips And His Inconvenient Truths About Race

    03/18/2015 8:39:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | March 18, 2015 | Allison Pearson
    We Must Listen To Trevor Phillips And His Inconvenient Truths About Race Britain is indebted to the former equalities head for highlighting the mess in which multiculturalism has left us all Allison Pearson 18 Mar 2015 If you want to understand the full loopiness and intellectual dishonesty of multiculturalism, just talk to my friend Adam, who lectures in African history. “At least that’s progress,” I said to Adam about one notably dysfunctional African country. “Getting more girls into school is progress, isn’t it?” “I’m not allowed to use the word ‘progress’,” he said. “I’d be sacked if I called it...
  • 'Another Mom Could Never Have Replaced The Father I Lost':

    03/18/2015 8:31:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    DailyMail(UK) ^ | March 18, 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    'Another Mom Could Never Have Replaced The Father I Lost': Woman raised by lesbian moms comes out against gay marriage Heather Barwick says she is against gay marriage because she missed out on having her father around when she was growing up The 31-year-old mother-of-four admits her mother's partner 'treated me as if I was her own daughter'. She also says that her biological father 'wasn't a great guy,' and 'didn't bother coming around anymore' Despite being an advocate for gay marriage in her 20s, Barwick now says she's had a change of heart'. My father's absence created a huge...
  • Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu

    03/18/2015 7:56:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2015
    Krauthammer’s Take: ‘It’s Clear that Obama Loathes Netanyahu March 18, 2015 President Obama’s approach to Iran and the Middle East was firmly rejected in Israel’s election on Tuesday, in which prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu won reelection, said Charles Krauthammer. “This was an election between Bibi and Obama — that was on the ballot,” he said on Wednesday’s Special Report. “He did everything he could to unseat him, but he failed.”
  • Obama Snubs Netanyahu And Criticises Israeli PM's 'Divisive Rhetoric'

    03/18/2015 7:53:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | March 18, 2015 | Paul Lewis and Alan Yuhas
    Obama Snubs Netanyahu And Criticises Israeli PM's 'Divisive Rhetoric' President has yet to call Israeli PM to congratulate him on his election victory, as White House says it will have to re-evaluate its approach to peace talks Paul Lewis and Alan Yuhas Wednesday 18 March 2015 The White House has made clear its dismay at Binyamin Netanyahu’s sweeping victory in the Israeli elections with a stinging rebuke of the “divisive rhetoric” used by the Israeli leader in the closing stages of the election. President Obama has not called to congratulate Netanyahu, who is now attempting to build a coalition between...
  • Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Row Could Force Muslims To Print Prophet Mohammed Cartoons – Lawyer

    03/18/2015 7:32:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2015 | John Bingham
    Bert and Ernie Gay Marriage Cake Row Could Force Muslims To Print Prophet Mohammed Cartoons – Lawyer Human Rights barrister claims gay marriage cake court case would erode right to refuse to act against conscience By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor6:40AM GMT 18 Mar 2015 Muslim printers could be forced to produce cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed if the case against a Christian bakery which refused to make a Sesame Street gay marriage cake is upheld, a prominent human rights barrister has claimed. Aidan O’Neill QC said a discrimination case against Ashers Baking Company – which cancelled an order to...
  • University of Georgia Greeks Ban Hoop Skirts Because They Look Racist

    03/18/2015 7:01:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 18, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    University of Georgia Greeks Ban Hoop Skirts Because They Look Racist Gone with the politically-correct wind . . . by KATHERINE TIMPF March 18, 2015 After a meeting with school administrators on Monday, University of Georgia sororities and fraternities have decided to ban hoop skirts from their events over concerns they might look racist. Victor Wilson, UGA’s vice president for student affairs, explained that the ban was due to concerns over what kind of “message” the skirt might send, and compared it to a previous ban on Confederate uniforms, according to an article in the Athens Banner-Herald. In other words:...
  • Presbyterian Church (USA) Changes Its Constitution To Include Gay Marriage

    03/17/2015 10:41:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 189 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | March 17, 2015 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Presbyterian Church (USA) Changes Its Constitution To Include Gay Marriage By Sarah Pulliam Bailey March 17 The Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest body of Presbyterians in the country, approved a change in the wording of its constitution to allow gay and lesbian weddings within the church, a move that threatens to continue to split the mainline Protestant denomination. The 171 regional presbyteries (local leadership bodies within the PCUSA) have been voting on whether to change the wording to call marriage a contract “between a woman and a man” to being “between two people, traditionally a man and a woman.” On...
  • Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria [And Chaos From Obamas JV-Team]

    03/17/2015 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 17, 2015
    CBS NEWSMarch 16, 2015 Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria Sunday marked four years since Syria plunged into chaotic civil war. As the conflict enters its fifth year, President Bashar Assad remains resolute in the face of a rebel movement determined to remove him from power. The consequences of the war are staggering: more than 215,000 people have been killed and nearly 4 million are now refugees. The change was precipitated by the formation of the Free Syrian Army, and with it, the militarization of the conflict, said Ward. "The fiercer the bombardments came from the...
  • Rifts With Netanyahu Weigh on White House [Obama Hoping Netanyahu Loses!]

    03/17/2015 5:33:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | CAROL E. LEE
    Rifts With Netanyahu Weigh on White House Israeli leader’s reversal on Palestinian statehood strains ties as Obama pushes key policy goals By CAROL E. LEE March 17, 2015 WASHINGTON—The White House has pointedly avoided weighing in on Israel’s elections, citing diplomatic neutrality. But there has hardly been a foreign election more consequential to President Barack Obama’s agenda since he took office six years ago. Privately, several administration officials have made clear there is no leader of an allied nation that they would like to see leave more than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • End Birthright Citizenship Now

    03/17/2015 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | March 17, 2015
    End Birthright Citizenship Now by MARK KRIKORIAN March 17, 2015 President Obama has clinched the case for ending automatic citizenship for the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign students. To the extent that supporters of our current practice have made any coherent arguments at all in response to claims that such children are “anchor babies,” they have noted — correctly — that having a U.S.-born child does not give parents any formal right to stay or work in the United States, so that the “anchor baby” label is inaccurate. They have claimed that automatic citizenship for children was...
  • Hillary’s Emails and the Law [Obstruction of Justice?]

    03/16/2015 10:33:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | March 16, 2015 | RONALD D. ROTUNDA
    Hillary’s Emails and the Law It is a crime—obstruction of justice—to destroy even one message to prevent it from being subpoenaed. By RONALD D. ROTUNDA March 16, 2015 The fact that Hillary Clinton exclusively used a private server in her home, rather than a secure government server, to send emails during her four years as secretary of state has raised many questions. She now says that it was a mistake but also emphasizes that she broke no law. News reports typically describe her offense as not following “policy.” Whether or not Mrs. Clinton violated a State Department rule, her admitted...
  • Spanish Convents Use Social Media To Recruit New Nuns

    03/16/2015 10:26:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 16, 2015 | Stephen Burgen
    Spanish Convents Use Social Media To Recruit New Nuns Stephen Burgen 16 March 2015 Visitors to the Spanish website buscoalgomas.com are greeted by a woman asking if they feel their lives are empty and if they’ve ever considered the religious life. “Don’t run away,” she says. “You may have a vocation without even knowing it.” The woman is Noemí Saiz, and the website, which translates as “I’m looking for something more”, is used by dozens of Spanish convents to try to recruit nuns. Spain’s religious orders, which are also turning to Facebook, WhatsApp and other social networks as recruitment tools,...
  • The Other Problem with Hillary’s Foreign Donors [US Foreign Aid Siphoned To Foundation!]

    03/16/2015 10:00:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Reviw ^ | March 15, 2015 | BRENDAN BORDELON
    The Other Problem with Hillary’s Foreign Donors by BRENDAN BORDELON March 16, 2015 The Clinton Foundation took money from governments receiving massive foreign aid. Two of the governments counted among the Clinton Foundation’s foreign donors aren’t exactly generous global givers. In fact, Algeria and the Dominican Republic, which both contributed to the Clinton Foundation, receive hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in foreign aid — including from the U.S. government. The Foundation is already under fire for accepting Algeria’s $500,000 donation for Haitian earthquake relief in 2010, during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. That grant was not cleared...
  • Hillary Clinton Should Face Criminal Charges [Why Are Boehner And McConnell Quiet??]

    03/16/2015 9:15:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | March 15, 2015 | Joseph Curl
    Hillary Clinton Should Face Criminal Charges By Joseph Curl - - March 15, 2015 Let’s get down to brass tacks: Hillary Rodham Clinton should be criminally charged for failing to turn over her government emails as mandated by law. It’s not a hard call. While she nominated to be Secretary of State by President Obama, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she’s just like any other government employee — there were documents she was required by law to sign over upon her departure. When she stepped down from her post — in the midst of the Benghazi scandal — she...
  • Israel Election: An End Or New Era For Netanyahu? [Likud Loss, Obama Wins, Israel Self-Destructs?]

    03/16/2015 8:56:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    BBCNews ^ | March 16, 2015 | Kevin Connolly
    16 March 2015 Israel Election: An End Or New Era For Netanyahu? By Kevin Connolly Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking a fourth term, but the outcome is too close to call Israel election: Will outcome revive peace process? The coming week promises to be one of the most eventful and most unpredictable in the long and bumpy political life of Benjamin Netanyahu. The man revered by his supporters as a global statesman and sniffily dismissed by one Israeli newspaper as "former furniture salesman" will know by the end of it if he is to remain prime minister of Israel. He triggered...