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  • Judge orders notorious late-term abortionist to close clinic by 4:00 pm

    07/10/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifesiteNews.com ^ | Thu Jul 10, 2014 - 3:37 pm EST | Operation Rescue Staff
    UPDATE: We are now hearing that today’s ruling may be stayed by another judge. If it is, that will allow Haskell to remain open even though his abortion business cannot comply with the law. This is a breaking news story. Please stay tuned for updates as we get them. - OR StaffCincinnati, OH — Magistrate Michael L. Bachman released a decision this morning ordering late-term abortionist Martin Haskell shut down his Sharonville, Ohio, abortion facility as of 4:00 pm EDT today. “There was a time that pro-life supporters believed that shutting down the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell was simply...
  • Just Days After TARGET Starts Its ‘No Gun’ Policy, THIS Happens…

    07/10/2014 8:56:00 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 25 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-10-2014 | Gina Cassini
    Is Target targeting its own customers with its "no guns" policy?by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsWithin three days of a new policy asking customers not to bring their guns to Target stores, reports have surfaced of armed attacks on customers at those stores. Three Target shoppers at three different stores in Georgia alone have been robbed by armed thugs since the discount retailer announced on July 2, in a letter from its CEO, that customers should leave their guns at home when they visit Target.This news follows an unfortunate but rather obvious pattern of establishments whose businesses or customers have been...
  • That Study Showing Kids With Same-Sex Parents Fare Better? Yeah, the Media Left a Few Details Out.

    07/10/2014 7:59:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/10/2014 | Katrina Trinko
    There’s been no shortage of media coverage of a new study that purportedly shows that children raised by same-sex partners fare better than other children.“Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows,” was the headline of a Washington Post story. “Largest-ever study of same-sex couples’ kids finds they’re better off than other children,” proclaimed Vox, while NBCNews.com announced, “Children of Same-Sex Parents Are Healthier: Study.”But the actual study is a little more, well, complicated.In an article published on Public Discourse, University of Texas at Austin professor Mark Regnerus takes issue with the study’s method.The study, conducted...
  • Australian Judge Says Incest May No Longer Be Taboo [Abortion Is Solution To Birth Abnormalities]

    07/10/2014 7:35:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 10, 2014 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Australian Judge Says Incest May No Longer Be Taboo Judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion Holding hands Judge Garry Neilson thinks that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings Photo: Alamy By Jonathan Pearlman in Sydney 10 Jul 2014 A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in...
  • Immigration Reform Proponents Must Consider Results From 100 Years Ago

    07/10/2014 7:23:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 10, 2014 | Roy Beck
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The effect on the congressional immigration debate after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss should not be about whether to have reform, but whether that reform should be about increasing foreign labor or reducing it. Cantor represented the unanimous views of the leadership of both parties, which have only differed in how and how much to increase lifetime immigrants, guest workers and legalizations of unlawful foreign visitors. By stressing the opposite option — reductions in legal immigration — during his campaign against Cantor, victorious economics professor Dave Brat has suddenly given hope to the many members of Congress...
  • The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border

    07/10/2014 7:11:36 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 10, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Moral Crisis on Our Southern Border A perfect storm of special interests have hijacked U.S. immigration law. By Victor Davis Hanson No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals — most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens — are streaming across America’s southern border. Yet this phenomenon offers us a proverbial teachable moment about the paradoxes and hypocrisies of Latin American immigration to the U.S. For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spin-offs like...
  • Hear the ‘Racial Slur’ Used by Liberal TV Host on the Air

    07/10/2014 6:53:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    Liberal Fox News co-host Bob Beckel’s use of the word “Chinamen” when discussing the “national security” threat China poses to the United States apparently caused such a stir at the Huffington Post that an “office-wide gasp” occurred. Huffington Post senior political reporter Amanda Terkel and intern David McCabe both took to Twitter to talk about the “Chinamen” debacle.
  • Uganda: Police officer shoots 'aggressive' tortoise

    07/10/2014 6:51:21 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 7, 2014
    A police officer in Uganda has reportedly shot a tortoise dead after being attacked by the "aggressive" creature. The incident happened in the Nebbi district in the north of the country near the Congolese border. The officer - named as Charles Onegiu by the New Vision newspaper - said the animal entered his home and attacked him while he was enjoying a post-work cup of tea. "I tried to scare it but the tortoise became very aggressive. I took a stick to chase it but it instead became more violent," he told the paper. After attempting to fend off the...
  • 'I want it fixed immediately! Understand?': Furious John McCain slams Border Patrol chief ....

    07/10/2014 6:20:50 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 76 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 9, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
    for seizing lawmakers' cell phones at illegal immigrant detention centers to stop them taking photosA visibly angry Sen. John McCain grilled the head of America's border patrol on Wednesday over a policy that limits what members of Congress can do at detention facilities where the government is holding thousands of illegal immigrant children. 'I have never seen anything like your instructions, signed by your name. ... Are you telling me that [when] I visit a detention facility, that I can't bring a cell phone with me?' the Republican asked. 'Are you saying that? ... I am not allowed to take...
  • The FDA Is Now Policing Facebook Likes

    07/10/2014 6:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is protecting consumer rights in a bold new way–by policing companies’ Facebook pages.Zarbee’s Naturals, a producer of “safe and effective natural [cough] remedies” for children, was sent a warning letter by the FDA for liking comments on its Facebook page implying that its products “are intended for use as drugs.”Zarbee’s products were designed specifically for children too young for FDA-approved medications and have not been reviewed by the FDA. Happy customers posted their approval on the company’s Facebook page, saying things like “Love Zarbee’s this is the only medicine we use for our 2...
  • A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son

    06/25/2014 3:23:38 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 240 replies
    Salon ^ | June 24, 2014 | Alecia Phonesavanh
    After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s place, just outside of Atlanta. On the back windshield, we pasted six stick figures: a dad, a mom, three young girls, and one baby boy. That minivan was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s nephew had. Some of my kids’ toys were in the front yard,...
  • Democratic Bill Would Grant Executive Power to Deny Religious Freedom to Churches, Synagogues,

    07/10/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/10/14 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Most houses of worship have been granted a full exemption from Obamacare's regulation mandating coverage of contraception and abortifacients, but Ed Whelan points out that new legislation unveiled by Senate Democrats yesterday could put that religious protection in jeopardy. Although "bill itself wouldn’t abolish the exemption," Whelan writes, it "would allow the Obama administration (or its successors) to abolish the exemption and the accommodation in their entirety. (If the bill were instead intended to preserve the exemption and the accommodation against regulatory abolition, it would be a fairly simple matter to say so clearly.)"
  • Favorite Fire Song.Fire in title or Lyrics.Tell us your Favorites-Freeper Canteen 7~10~14

    07/10/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT · by fatima · 239 replies
    ~Favorite Fire Song's~ Ed Sheeran - I See Fire *Video* Adele - Set Fire to the Rain *Video*
  • Immigration, Patriotism and the Common Good

    07/10/2014 4:30:02 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 07/09/2014 | JOHN ZMIRAK
    [huge snip] Strict justice for such immigrants would mean deportation. But we want to be merciful, where we can, while protecting the common good. And it is surely imprudent to deport 12 million people. It is equally imprudent to grant those people an amnesty while the U.S. borders are still insecure — since doing so would surely invite yet another influx. Even the rumor of a possible amnesty goaded thousands of parents to dump their children across our borders. Every child who dies in the desert is a victim of those rumors. A sane solution... would entail both border security...
  • Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

    07/10/2014 4:22:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and "unnatural" but is now widely accepted. He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion. "A jury might find nothing untoward in the advance of a...
  • Judge: Gay Couples Can Keep Marrying in Colorado

    07/10/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 10, 2014 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday. The decision added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as the judge said a county clerk can continue giving marriage licenses to gay couples despite what the state's attorney general calls "legal chaos" as the issue makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. An hour after the ruling, Denver's clerk said she would join her counterpart in the liberal college town of Boulder in providing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Pueblo County's clerk said he...
  • Qatar donates $5 million to help buy medicines for Gaza hospitals (Sure)

    07/10/2014 4:12:54 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Mann News ^ | 7/10/2014 | Maan News
    Qatar donates $5 million to help buy medicines for Gaza hospitals Published yesterday 17:42 (MaanImages) GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Qatar donated on Thursday $5 million to help provide Gaza hospitals with emergency retirements such as medicines, medical equipment and fuel for power generators. The donation was announced by Muhammad al-Ummadi, who chairs a Qatari committee for the reconstruction of Gaza Strip. Al-Ummadi, who is also deputy chairperson of the Qatari Foreign Ministry’s project department, said the donation came in response to Gaza’s call for help during the ongoing conflict. He highlighted that the committee would use the money to buy...
  • So Is President Selfie Into Photo Ops Or Not?

    07/10/2014 4:07:31 PM PDT · by absentee · 9 replies
    digitas daily ^ | 7/10/2014 | digitas daily
    Hilarious music video answering the question of whether or not President Obama is into photo ops.
  • When Buddhist Monks Wield Kalashnikovs

    07/10/2014 3:51:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | July 2, 2014 | BY David Brenner
    In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.I Was a monk. Most of us used to be," says a heavily armed soldier in the rugged mountains of northern Burma's Kachin state. "When I heard about this army, I really wanted to join. You know, in Rakhine state, we need to defend Buddhism." The soldier fights for the little-known militia of Buddhist nationalists referred to as the Arakan Army. In his khaki uniform, a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder, he is far from the peaceful Buddhist monk of the Western imagination. Yet some officials...
  • Bundy ranch standoff ‘invigorated’ anti-government groups, report says

    07/10/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by dware · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07.10.2014 | Mark Berman
    The standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and federal agents, which escalated into a national news story earlier this year as armed supporters of Bundy gathered at his Nevada ranch, “invigorated an extremist movement” in the country, according to a report issued Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
  • Mexico & Guatemala announce agreement to make illegal passage to U.S. easier

    07/10/2014 2:32:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Earlier this week, Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto and Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina held a joint press conference to formally announce a new program that will allow Guatemalan citizens to legally travel through Mexico in their effort to enter the United States illegally. Guatemala is one of three sending countries accounting for most of the illegal aliens coming across the U.S.-Mexico border during the ongoing surge. The agreement grants Guatemalans 72 hours of legal status while they make their journey to the U.S.
  • GOP Congressman: ‘We Just Filed a Resolution Directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to Arrest Lois Lerner ..

    07/10/2014 2:26:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 63 replies
    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) announced on Thursday that he and other unknown lawmakers have “filed a resolution directing the Sergeant-at-Arms to arrest Lois Lerner for contempt” over the IRS targeting scandal.
  • Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong

    07/10/2014 2:13:14 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2014 | John Nolte
    Border Crisis: What Glenn Beck Did Wrong by John Nolte 10 Jul 2014, 8:15 AM PDT Wednesday morning The Blaze's Glenn Beck announced it was "deadly to my career" for him to provide truckloads of meals and soccer balls as a way to "help care for some of the roughly 60,000 underage refugees who have crossed into America illegally in 2014." Early Thursday morning on "Morning Joe," the left-wing Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski did exactly what I feared the media would do after Beck's announcement: they trashed conservatives who disagreed with Beck as lacking in compassion. Scarborough even mocked...
  • ABC Apologizes for Mistaking Palestinians as Israelis During Newscast

    07/10/2014 1:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Don Kaplan
    The error came during Wednesday night’s edition of ‘World News,’ in which anchor Diane Sawyer described the people in an Associated Press photo as Israelis who had been attacked by Palestinian missiles. Later, a pro-Palestinian reporter, Rania Khalek, identified the people as Palestinians who had been attacked by Israeli air strikes. The network posted an apology on the show’s Facebook page.Red-faced ABC News officials apologized early Thursday morning for misidentifying shell-shocked Palestinians as Israeli victims of a Hamas missile attack. The gaffe came during an "ABC World News" report on Tuesday about the rapidly escalating crisis between Israel and the...
  • A rude Obamacare awakening

    07/10/2014 1:47:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    This fall insurance carriers will have to announce next year’s premiums for the Obamacare exchanges. So far it’s looking like big rate increases are ahead. In New York, for example, the hikes will be huge. The New York Times recently reported: " Some New Yorkers are in sticker shock after receiving notices from their insurance companies saying that they have asked for significant rate increases through the state’s health exchange next year. "The exchange, which has prided itself on being affordable, is now facing requests for increases as high as 28 percent for some customers of MetroPlus, a new entry...
  • Major Union Drops Partnership With United Negro College Fund Because Of The Kochs

    07/10/2014 1:42:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 07/10/2014 | Jacob Fischler
    WASHINGTON — One of the nation’s largest public-sector unions is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund because the group accepted donations from the Koch brothers and its president spoke at a Koch-funded summit. In a letter sent Tuesday, AFSCME President Lee Saunders wrote that the UNCF has taken actions “deeply hostile” to public employees, which he considers a “profound betrayal of the ideals of the civil rights movement,” and that the union will end its relationship with UNCF. Saunders cited the UNCF’s decision to accept a $25 million grant from Koch Industries, Inc. and the Charles Koch...
  • Live Event: Immigration Funding Review (streaming video)

    07/10/2014 12:55:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 10, 2014 | Live Stream
    The Senate Appropriations Committee reviews President Obama's request for funding to address the child immigration crisis. (Live stream)
  • Chase bank surveys workers to see if they’re ‘ally of the LGBT community’

    07/10/2014 12:45:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/10/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    A JP Morgan Chase bank employee says he’s not only puzzled by an internal company survey that asked workers if they considered themselves friend of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community — he’s fearful of losing his job. The unnamed employee reported to Professor Robert George of Princeton, who runs a law blog, that this year’s company survey — which is distributed to employees annually as a means of gauging work satisfaction — asked respondents to note if they were disabled, had children or spouses and domestic spouses with disabilities and were members of the LGBT community, Breitbart reported. But the last question...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: How did immoral special interests hijack U.S. immigration law

    07/10/2014 12:36:31 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 07/10/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    No one knows just how many tens of thousands of Central American nationals -- most of them desperate, unescorted children and teens -- are streaming across America's southern border. Yet this phenomenon offers us a proverbial teachable moment about the paradoxes and hypocrisies of Latin American immigration to the United States. For all the pop romance in Latin America associated with Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, few Latinos prefer to immigrate to such communist utopias or to socialist spins-offs like Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador or Peru. Instead, hundreds of thousands of poor people continue to risk danger to enter democratic, free-market America,...
  • Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo

    07/10/2014 12:33:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 7/10/14 | Jonathan Pearlman
    A judge in Australia has been criticised after saying incest may no longer be a taboo and that the community may now accept consensual sex between adult siblings. Judge Garry Neilson, from the district court in the state of New South Wales, likened incest to homosexuality, which was once regarded as criminal and "unnatural" but is now widely accepted. He said incest was now only a crime because it may lead to abnormalities in offspring but this rationale was increasingly irrelevant because of the availability of contraception and abortion.
  • News Outlets Lie for Obama, Say He Visited Border (Reuters, Yahoo)

    07/10/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-10-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Why should Obama even bother going to the border when you have a news agency that will actually lie and say that you have been? I am holding in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers a printout of a post by Michelle Malkin at Twitchy. Reuters has actually posted an out-and-out lie. There is a picture of Obama standing on the edge of a wooded area, also known as a forest. There is a giant American flag in the background. In the lower right-hand corner there's a group of starstruck young people watching the president speak from the presidential podium. And...
  • Coburn: 'For $8M, We Can Put them All on a First-Class Seat Back to Their Homes' [Illegals]

    07/10/2014 11:55:02 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Susan Jones
    On the same day President Obama asked Congress for $3.7 billion dollars to deal with the crisis at the Southwest border, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) called it "the wrong approach." "Look, for $8 million, we can put them all on a first-class seat back to their homes. That's $8 million. That's a first-class seat, one way, to each of their homes," Coburn told CNN's "Crossfire" on Tuesday.
  • Washington Man First to Buy Legal Weed in Spokane Is Fired After Spotted on News

    07/10/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 103 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke. He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot. Boyer told The News he 'regrets nothing.'His high was quickly brought low. A Spokane, Wash. man was fired from his job as a security guard the same day he became the first person to legally buy weed in the city Tuesday. “I don’t regret it,” Mike Boyer told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m sad it happened but I got the title: I’m No. 1. I...
  • Black Americans: The True Casualties of Amnesty

    07/10/2014 11:29:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 9, 2014 | A. J. Delgado
    One of the sleeper issues surrounding the debate on amnesty for illegal immigrants – an inconvenient one that no proponent of a widespread amnesty wishes to acknowledge – is the devastating effect so-called immigration reform will have on African Americans. The black unemployment rate is almost 11 percent, far higher than that of any other group profiled by labor statistics. African Americans are disproportionately employed in lower-skilled jobs – the very same jobs immigrants take.
  • Donald Sterling Calls Shelly 'Pig,' Says He'd Never Sell Clippers

    07/10/2014 11:16:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    CBS SPORTS ^ | July 9, 2014 | James Herbert
    Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling testified again on Wednesday and, just like on Tuesday, he was combative. Sterling said the NBA was worse than any other corporation in America, called himself sports' most punished man, essentially accused ex-NBA commissioner of stealing money and called his wife, Shelly, a "pig" after she got off the stand. The judge predicted the trial would not end by July 15, when a league board of governors meeting is scheduled on the sale of the team to Steve Ballmer. Here's how it went down:
  • Creating Confusion Is A Strategy – Inside Analysis of The $3.7 Billion Supplemental Budget Request

    07/10/2014 11:03:55 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 10 2014 | sundance
    (Excellent Video Attempt to Interview Protesters) Structural confusion is a strategy, and this White House has perfected the skill of using confusion to outwit the opposition. Various downstream factions of political opposition are predictably breaking apart under the flow of illegal immigration issues President Obama is controlling upstream. People in Murrietta California standing guard to block the transfer of illegal aliens into their neighborhood; and at the same time you have Glenn Beck loading teddy bears and bottled water into tractor trailers headed to detainment camps. You’ve got Catholic social welfare organizations collecting clothes and food, while the non-borders crowd...
  • Obama's immigration distraction

    07/10/2014 11:00:50 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | July 10, 2014 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    President Barack Obama and his aides were insistent that his trip to Texas would not be about the border crisis. It’s become all about the border crisis. And the way the White House approached the trip has a lot to do with why. The surge of Mexican and Central American children at the border, some Republicans say, recalls Hurricane Katrina in that Obama isn’t making a personal trip to the border, much in the same way George W. Bush was criticized for not immediately visiting New Orleans. At the same time, they are quick to point out that Katrina was...
  • Law Schools Peer Into The Abyss

    07/10/2014 10:46:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 10, 2014 | George Leef
    Not so long ago, law school was a growth industry, with new schools being created and enrollments going ever higher. No more. There has been a dramatic turn-around over the last ten years. Enrollments of first-year students are back where they were 40 years ago. According to the Law School Admissions Council, in 2004, more than 100,000 students applied for law school, but in 2013, just 59,000 did. Some law schools have had to lay off faculty members and administrators. Four independent law schools have recently had their bonds downgraded to “junk” status by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, reflecting...
  • Boehner: No 'blank check' for border crisis

    07/10/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said Republicans will not give a “blank check” to President Obama to deal with the crisis on the border. While Boehner (R-Ohio) said no decisions have been made on legislation, he was adamant that there will be strings attached to the emergency funding that Obama has requested to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children who have entered into the United States. “I can tell you this: We're not giving the president a blank check," Boehner said. "Beyond that, we'll await further discussions with our members before we make a final decision." With Congress set...
  • Locked, loaded and loony: Rick Perry and Sean Hannity are on Mexican border patrol

    07/10/2014 10:24:30 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 47 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 10, 2014 | YAEL T. ABOUHALKAH
    In a developing story Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Fox News anchor Sean Hannity are armed and ready to protect America’s border with Mexico. Hannity tweeted out photos showing himself with the governor, with weapons and enough ammunition to shoot plenty of kids who dare to step across the border and cross into the United States. Or that’s certainly the loony possibility that Hannity and Perry seem to imply. Obviously, this is a ratings grab by Hannity and a publicity stunt by Perry. The governor is bound and determined to get more attention for his opposition to the thousands...
  • American Kids Are Really Bad at Handling Money: Report shows U.S. teens falling behind China

    07/10/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | 07/10/2014 | Nancy Cook
    Score another one for Chinese teenagers, who leave U.S. kids in their dust when it comes to knowing how to handle money. That's the latest anxiety-producing statistic (for American parents, anyway) to emerge out of a newly released international study of the financial habits of roughly 29,000 teens from countries as far flung as Australia, China, Colombia, France, Israel, Russia, Spain, and the U.S. The goal of this first-ever international study of financial literacy, conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, was to gauge the financial know-how of 15-year-olds worldwide. Many of the teenagers have reached or are...
  • FINALLY! No-Go Zones for Burka-Clad Women! ( UK )

    07/10/2014 10:14:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 10, 2014
    No-go Zones (NGZ) are typically referred to as being places where non-Muslims dare not tread, even in their own countries. Take heart. There appears to be a new dynamic at work unfolding in a British town known as Leicester. There, Muslim women who wear burkas in public feel like they’re entering NGZ’s themselves. A new book by two brainiacs at the University of Leicester features the “plight” of these victims: Muslim women who wear a full veil say there are no-go areas in Leicester which they feel frightened to visit – even in a car. They claim they are subjected...
  • UKRAINE Donetsk: PRAYER REQUEST Miklos Lakatos.

    07/10/2014 10:14:37 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/miklos.lakatos.754 ^ | 30 minutes ago 10/7/2014 | Oleg P Magdych
    BING TRANSLATION: "Friends need prayers! Friends, we need prayers! Today, the court closed our friend and pastor of the church of Roma [Roman Catholic Church] in Transcarpathia Miklos Lakatos. All of our service [Christian ministry] Roma started and kept by these men of God. It was closed on the fabrication that he personally beat the child and broke the arm of a woman. And all this because Nicholas was the one who began to speak the truth and speak out against the tyranny of the local baron, who paid tribute to the police and prosecutor's office. Currently, his church, several...
  • Democrats plan on making Hobby Lobby their midterm message

    07/10/2014 9:44:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    So says Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn, but color me skeptical. Not of Haberkorn’s reporting on the subject, which accurately takes the temperature of the rhetoric from the Left, but of the bravado coming from Capitol Hill Democrats in the dog days of July. Democrats claim they want to make a midterm fight over a relatively narrow Supreme Court decision that doesn’t restrict access to contraception in any way as a means to fire up their “war on women” rhetoric and turn out their base in what looks like a dismal election cycle: With an eye on the November elections, congressional...
  • DOW at 17,000 -- But You're Not Invited

    07/10/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Larry Elder
    The stock market reached a record high last week, closing over 17,000 for the first time. Good news, of course. As President John F. Kennedy famously said, "A rising tide lifts all boats." But it sure helps if you own a boat. In this case, the "boat" would be the dynamic American stock market. But investors in the stock market disproportionately come from the top 1 percent, and they hold about 35 percent of all stocks and mutual funds. The next-richest 9 percent control about 45 percent. The remaining 90 percent have less than 20 percent. While nearly half of...
  • Va. Dem. offers reward for nude photos of hunter-cheerleader Kendall Jones

    07/10/2014 9:26:48 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 83 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Joe Newby
    Mike Dickinson, the Virginia liberal Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., despite not being on the ballot, offered a $100,000 reward for nude photos and videos of Kendall Jones, the 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader who recently made news with a series of hunting photos on her Facebook page.
  • Darwin's 'Special Difficulty' Solved?

    07/10/2014 8:44:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 56 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-7-14 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Darwin's 'Special Difficulty' Solved? by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * Darwin's hypothesis of evolution faced enormous scientific challenges from the very outset of its publication. Recently, a group of evolutionists, publishing in the journal Science, claimed to have simplified one of those challenges. Have they? In Darwin's seminal work On the Origin of Species he identified numerous examples of biological structures that, at first pass, seem very difficult to evolve. He even wrote a chapter titled "Difficulties on Theory" which he began with this wry comment: "Long before having arrived at this part of my work, a crowd of difficulties...
  • Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

    07/10/2014 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 10 July 2014 | Ailsa Chang
    As members of Congress continue hammering out a bill to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs' beleaguered health care system, attention has focused on one man leading the charge: Bernie Sanders, Independent senator from Vermont and a self-described socialist. Sanders barely got 2 percent of the vote when he first tried breaking into Vermont politics in the 1970s, but now there's buzz that the man known simply as "Bernie" may be a presidential candidate in 2016."The cost of war is huge," the 72-year-old said recently during lunch at Henry's Diner in Burlington, Vt., where he rose to become an immensely...
  • The most dishonest Obama presser of all time?

    07/10/2014 8:07:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rick Moran
    At a press conference last night, President Obama placed the blame for the border crisis on Republicans, saying that because they are trying to block his $3.8 billion supplemental appropriation, they are responsible for the mess. He further stated that passage of his immigration reform bill would solve the border crisis for 20 years. Daily Caller: The Republican Party, but not the White House, has the power to block the flood of at least 100,000 migrants from Central America, President Barack Obama repeatedly told the nation in a Wednesday night press conference. “Are folks more interested in politics, or are...
  • Abortionist Who Assaulted Pro-Lifers in Profane Rant: I Had The Right to Attack Them

    07/10/2014 8:02:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 66 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/10/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The abortion backer who attacked a pro-life teen in a profane rant captured on video yesterday is defending her actions and has no intention of apologizing.Pro-life activist Seth Drayer was physically attacked (video below) while leading a group of pro-life students in sharing the pro-life message in downtown Columbus, Ohio today. The video shows a woman in a Burger King shirt attacking the pro-lifers. She says, ““You’re just a white f—— privileged racist f—— male who doesn’t stand for women’s rights. The abortion advocate adds, “No uterus, no right to talk about it. Understand, Mother f—–?”The abortion backer has been...