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  • Federal judge blocks Trump from defunding sanctuary cities

    09/15/2017 1:55:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 15, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's rules requiring so-called sanctuary cities to help enforce federal immigration laws in order to receive funding. U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced new rules governing DOJ law enforcement grants, The Chicago Tribune reports. The city of Chicago sued the Trump administration last month over the DOJ’s threat to withhold those grants from so-called sanctuary cities, which refuse to help federal authorities enforce immigration laws. Leinenweber said in his 41-page ruling that Chicago had shown...
  • Feds Spend $438,699 Studying If ‘Gender Norms’ Make LGBTQ People Get Drunk

    08/18/2017 10:40:34 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 08/18/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Grant: Alcohol is 'integral component of bars and clubs'! The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 studying whether gender norms of masculinity and femininity lead LGBTQ individuals to drink too much. Trying to find the "meanings of intoxication" of sexual and gender minorities is the central question of a study that was awarded in late July. The project will "examine the extent to which gendered norms shape risky drinking practices for sexual and gender minority (SGM) young adults," according to the grant for the study. The grant states that alcohol is an "integral component of bars and clubs."...
  • Attorney General Sessions issues new financial warning to sanctuary cities

    07/25/2017 4:37:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 25, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department issued a new warning to sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying they must prove they fully cooperate with immigration agents in order to claim federal law enforcement grant money. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said jurisdictions that don’t allow federal agents into their prisons and jails, and that refuse to give at least 48 hours’ notice before releasing illegal immigrants, will lose money.
  • Weekly Update: Victory for a veteran – and our flag

    04/22/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence Judicial Watch Sues the IRS to Preserve Its Emails Documents Reveal Early Security Concerns about Healthcare.gov Judicial Watch Sues for Records about Government Funding of George Soros’ Political Foundation Court Rules Veteran Bob Rosebrock Not Guilty of Federal Crime for Displaying American Flags above Veterans Administration Fence In a tremendous victory for Judicial Watch and our supporters, a U.S. District Court in California has declared 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock not guilty of violating federal law for allegedly displaying two four-by-six inch...
  • WH: Crime-Ridden Sanctuary City of Chicago Can’t Have It Both Ways: No Federal Funds for…[tr]

    04/01/2017 7:59:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 31, 2017 | 7:41 PM EDT | Melanie Arter
    When asked whether President Donald Trump would still cut off law enforcement funds to the city of Chicago because it’s a sanctuary city even though it could hamper police from fighting violent crime, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said sanctuary cities can’t have it both ways — refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials and still expecting to get law enforcement grants to handle a situation they created. “You can’t be a sanctuary city and at the same time seem to pretend or express concern about law enforcement or ask for more money when probably a number of the...
  • 'We're going to see more': Sanctuary cities cave in face of Trump's funding threats

    02/10/2017 3:02:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2017 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Several towns, cities and counties around the nation are caving to President Trump's threat to pull funding, and abandoning their "sanctuary" pledges to shield illegal immigrants from federal authorities. Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city’s cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes, according to the Dayton Daily News. Police Chief Richard Biehl said federal authorities will no longer be impeded by the city when pursuing illegal immigrants being held by his department. Other communities that have dropped policies of shielding illegal immigrant suspects from Immigration and Customs Enforcement include Miami-Dade...
  • ‘Daddy’ Should Drain the Academic Swamp

    02/03/2017 4:39:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jay Schalin
    It is difficult not to cackle with irony at the possibility of President Trump -- he of the monosyllabic vocabulary, odd sentence structures, and Joe Six-pack mentality -- forcing Ivory Tower elitists to raise their sights above their current postmodern descent. Instead of fiddling while Berkeley burned, Trump quickly responded to the anarchy that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking after an invitation by the campus Republican Club. Upon witnessing scenes from the spectacle, which included thousands of protestors, numerous fires, smashed windows, and at least one vicious beating, the President tweeted: If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and...
  • Travis Co. could lose $2M if federal immigration hold policy changes (Austin, TX)

    01/18/2017 8:05:18 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    keyetv ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | CBS Austin
    Travis County could lose close to $2 million in state and federal funding due to a proposed policy change. Budget Director Travis Gatlin sent out a memo warning of a possible loss of grant money if the county doesn't fully cooperate with federal immigration holds.
  • Federalizing the MLA

    08/22/2016 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities are forever feeling shortchanged by taxpayers. They needn't worry. For one thing, they are far richer than those of us who actually pay federal levies. For another, academia has succeeded in securing millions for what look like panel discussions at the Modern Language Association. "The National Institutes of Health has spent more on exercise programs for refugees, anti-tobacco video games, weight-loss programs for truckers, and studies on gay hook up apps than it has to fight the Zika virus," Elizabeth Harrington reported in the Washington Free Beacon on August 8, 2016. And a good chunk of that...
  • Local Funding=Local Control

    05/05/2016 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    School boards have been vexing about their loss of authority over the schools they ostensibly govern. There is a solution to their problem, but it's not necessarily one they want to hear. "The public must be owners of the educational system and not simply the recipient of its services," Thomas J. Gentzel, the executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) avers in the latest issue of the American School Board Journal (ASBJ). The ASBJ is published by the NSBA. "Without school boards and the leadership role they provide, education would be little more than just another public service,"...
  • Labor unions awarded millions from federal agencies

    10/01/2015 10:06:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    Under President Obama, federal agencies are doling out tens of millions of dollars to one of the Democratic Party’s most essential constituencies: big labor. The grants range from safety training to union membership recruitment to whipping up support for the president’s signature program called Obamacare, a Washington Times review of federal contracting records shows. Last week, for example, the Department of Energy awarded a $900,000-plus grant for the development of a safety regimen for workers facing hazardous duties in energy and waste jobs. It didn’t go to a safety firm or training school but rather to a labor union: Akron...
  • 'Obama Could End Anti-Semitism in One Minute'

    06/01/2015 12:59:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva was on hand to cover Kenneth Abramowitz, co-founder of NGN Capital and founder of a blog about the threats facing the West called SaveTheWest.com, as he addressed the Israel Day Concert in Central Park in New York on Sunday. According to Abramowitz, America's success is due to three things: its ability to grow an economy, to protect both a secular and religious culture, and to protect itself physically from external threats. However, he noted that the US has room to improve in all of these categories, remarking, "we could end anti-Semitism in two minutes." "Anti-Semitism should be illegal...
  • Federally funded sex ed program teaches Hawaii middle schoolers that butts are genitals

    02/25/2014 9:16:39 PM PST · by Flyin' Hawaiian · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 25, 2014 | Eric Owens
    A member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives is criticizing an ambitious, federally funded sex education program currently in use in 12 of the state’s public schools. The pilot curriculum, called “Pono Choices,” targets 11- to 13-year-old students. (“Pono” is a Hawaiian word that basically means “good” or “moral.”) Its creators include the University of Hawaii and, of course, Planned Parenthood. Rep. Bob McDermott, a Hawaii Republican, claims that the curriculum is “not age appropriate and not consistent with state policy” for a slew of reasons, reports EAGnews.org. McDermott’s biggest complaint is that the curriculum is wrong on a pretty major...
  • Labor Department to Spend $1 Million to Increase Gender Equality in Work – in Morocco

    09/20/2013 4:03:14 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    CNSnews ^ | September 20, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    The Labor Department’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs plans to award up to $1 million in taxpayer dollars to increase gender equality at work in Morocco. The purpose of the grant is “to help build the capacity of civil society organizations,including non-governmental organizations and trade unions,in the Kingdom of Morocco to address working women's issues and empower women to more fully exercise their labor rights.” “Projects awarded funding will be expected to work with local organizations to enhance service delivery to women on matters related to their labor rights and interests and to raise public awareness of women's labor rights,”...
  • Talking urinal cakes have a message for Michigan men

    07/03/2012 10:38:16 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Melissa Anders
    Men who use the restrooms in certain Michigan bars could be in for a surprise when they hear a female voice coming from the urinal. The state is distributing urinal cakes with sensors that play a recorded message urging bar-goers to call a cab or friend for a ride home instead of driving drunk. The recording ends with a reminder: “Oh, and don’t forget, wash your hands.” . . . The urinal cakes cost $10,000 and were covered by federal funds. The cost is “significantly less” than paid advertising and other sorts of communication, Kindraka said.
  • Resort trips [for Philly HS students] got federal money

    08/04/2011 9:25:01 AM PDT · by freespirited · 14 replies
    Phila Inquirer ^ | 08/04/11 | Joseph Tanfani and Mark Fazlollah
    A nonprofit backed by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) spent more than $2 million in federal funds to provide environmental education to Philadelphia high school students - including trips to a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For three years, the Caribbean-American Mission for Research, Education, and Action ran an exchange program for students at Overbrook High School and two island high schools. The Philadelphia students and their adult chaperones stayed at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef beachfront resort, on what the hotel website calls a "luminous white sand beach framed with the majestic turquoise waters of the Caribbean." Fattah's...
  • Florida might reject $100 million [Fed] grant to educate children [tied to Obamacare]

    08/01/2011 2:33:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 31, 2011 | Leslie Postal
    Florida's decision to reject federal grants tied to the Obama administration's health-care overhaul means it might not be able to compete for $100 million to improve the care and education of young children. A new federal Race to the Top program that aims to improve early learning was launched in May, the latest push from Washington to spur reform through competition among states. The first Race to the Top competition, embraced by then-Gov. Charlie Crist, resulted in a $700 million grant for the state last year. But Florida could remain on the sidelines in the newest competition, which has the...
  • House votes to cut off federal funds for NPR (228-192 vote, along mainly partisan lines)

    03/17/2011 1:06:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/17/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio. Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations of access to programs such as "Car Talk" and "All Things Considered." The bill, passed 228-192 along mainly partisan lines, would bar federal funding of NPR and prohibit local public stations from using federal money to pay NPR dues and buy its programs. The prospects of support in the Democratic-controlled Senate are slim. Seven Republicans broke ranks to vote against the bill.
  • Obama X marks the spot (Obama is on a separate Hawaiian list of foreign births)

    01/20/2011 12:21:07 PM PST · by DontTreadOnMe2009 · 112 replies
    Lame Cherry Blog ^ | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011 | The Lame Cherry
    "That is what Abercrombie revealed in the "recorded list". Hawaii has a separated list which this dupnik apparently was not aware of, in order to bypass normal American registrations, so doctors were not on the legal hook, and these foreign born infants could just be dumped into the system ---as Hawaii was not going to ask, and no one there was going to tell in this corrupt intrastate system. Barack Hussein Obama is ON THE SEPARATED LIST and not on the American born list."
  • Never Trust A Christmas Present From Washington

    12/13/2010 5:18:00 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | December 13, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Incoming governors of Wisconsin and Ohio, Scott Walker and John Kasich, have announced that they’ll be rejecting federal funds for new rail projects in their states. The federal government could leave that money unspent; saving the taxpayers untold millions, but this administration doesn’t believe in fiscal responsibility. So they went looking around for someone willing to take the money, and Governor Pat Quinn stuck Illinois’ hand out as far as it could reach, happy to accept such a generous gift this Christmas season on behalf of his panhandling state. But why did Wisconsin and Ohio turn it down? Surely they...