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  • U.S. Navy's Big Mistake -- Building Tons of Supercarriers

    05/28/2015 10:37:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | 5/28/15 | David Wise
    “History,” it has been written, “does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” Today it’s rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents. The hubris of the “battleship Navy” was such that just nine days before Pearl Harbor, the official program for the 1941 Army-Navy game displayed a full page photograph of the battleship USS Arizona with language virtually extolling its invincibility. Of course, the reason that no one had yet sunk a battleship from the air — in combat — was that no...
  • Russian opposition leader hospitalized after sudden illness

    05/28/2015 10:10:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 3:23 PM EDT
    A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play. The First City Hospital said 33-year-old Vladimir Kara-Murza remained in grave condition Thursday, two days after he was admitted. The Interfax news agency, citing the hospitals chief doctor, said he appeared to be suffering from pancreatitis and double pneumonia.
  • The Presidential Skill Set: What you want in a leader wont show up on the rsum.

    05/28/2015 9:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard The Magazine ^ | The June 8, 2015 Issue | Jay Cost
    Former Texas governor Rick Perry is gearing up for another presidential run and recently fired a shot across the bow of some of his competitors. In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Perry said that while he had “great respect” for senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, they were not ready to be president: I’ve had more than one individual say, “You know what, if you want to be the president of the United States, you ought to go back to your home state and be the governor and get that executive experience before you go lead this...
  • House GOP demands criminal investigation into Lois Lerner

    05/28/2015 9:43:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Insisting Lois G. Lerner is still a target, congressional Republicans sent a letter to new Attorney General Loretta Lynch Thursday asking her to follow through on their official request last year for a criminal investigation into Ms. Lerners behavior at the IRS. Led by Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the Republicans said its been more than a year and the Justice Department has yet to respond to the referral the committee approved on April 9, 2014, listing three areas where lawmakers believe Ms. Lerner may have broken the law. The committee continues to...
  • Bernie Sanders Essay: Women Fantasize on 'Being Raped by 3 Men Simultaneously'

    05/28/2015 9:19:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/28/15 | Tim Graham
    Dan Joseph at our MRCTV website reports that Mother Jones dropped a little bomb on the Bernie Sanders campaign: an essay that Sanders wrote in February 1972 about the typical rape fantasies of men and women. In an article entitled "Man -- And Woman," published in an alternative newspaper called the Vermont Freeman, Sanders spun his theories: "A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy," wrote Sanders. "A woman on her knees. A woman tied up. A woman abused." Sanders didn't specify as to how he had gained such a deep understanding of the male psyche. In terms of...
  • FCC head unveils proposal to narrow digital divide (subsidize internet for poor)

    05/28/2015 9:34:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 3:29 PM EDT | Tali Arbel
    The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access. The FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, has emphasized that Internet access is a critical component of modern life, key education, communication and finding a keeping a job. With the net neutrality rules released earlier this year, the agency redefined broadband as a public utility, like the telephone, giving it stricter oversight on how online content gets to consumers. That triggered lawsuits from Internet service providers. The proposal Thursday to expand the Lifeline phone program to Internet...
  • Baltimore Gets Bloodier As Arrests Drop Post-Freddie Gray (38 homicides & the month isn't over yet)

    05/28/2015 9:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimores 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the citys deadliest in 15 years. The most recent killings claimed the lives of Jennifer Jeffrey and her seven-year-old son, Kester Anthony Browne. They were identified by Jeffreys sister, Danielle Wilder. Jeffrey and her son were found dead early Thursday, each from gunshot wounds to the head....
  • New clues, questions in Natalee Holloway case

    05/28/2015 8:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Boyette
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Ten years after Natalee Holloway went missing, a Dutch citizen says he knows where to find her. Prosecutors, however, aren't buying it. Jurrin de Jong told CNN's Martin Savidge that the teen's body is buried in a crawl space at a Marriott vacation property in Aruba, and he believes he saw her in her final moments. De Jong says he was near Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, then under construction, on the night of May 30, 2005, when he saw a young man chase a young woman through the construction site. At first, he thought the two were being playful,...
  • Teens accused of making threats at Hutch High making court appearances

    05/28/2015 8:10:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    Hutch Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fred Gough
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. Two of five teenagers accused of conspiring to carry out a shooting at Hutchinson High School were back in court Tuesday morning where one entered a not guilty plea to the charges, that being 16-year-old Takota Bowman (shown above). Later, 16-year-old Dominic Collins was before Juvenile Judge Patty Macke Dick where his attorney asked that he be released from custody, arguing that his client had no history with the court or history of violence. Attorney Mike Robinson also argued that he has done well in detention. But Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Allen argued against it citing things...
  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted by federal grand jury

    05/28/2015 7:49:25 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28 at 7:07 PM | By Mark Berman and Paul Kane
    Former House Speaker Hastert indicted on federal charges(1:13) Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was indicted on federal charges Thursday, including lying to the FBI in an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments to a person to conceal past misconduct. (Reuters) J. Dennis Hastert, the longest serving Republican speaker in the U.S. House, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges that he violated banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million because of past misconduct against an unnamed individual from their hometown west of Chicago. Hastert, 73, who has been a high-paid lobbyist in...
  • Baltimore Wants American TaxPayers To Pay for the $20 Million in Riot Damages

    05/28/2015 7:35:30 PM PDT · by South40 · 44 replies
    Conservative Post ^ | 28 MAY 2015
    The City of Baltimore has reported that rioters have cause $20 Million in damages. The city wants to send the bill to FEMA and have all the rest of us pay their bill. The city has come up with its estimate and is planning on using discretionary funds for some of the costs. But tucked into the Baltimore Sun story is this ((snip)) Both Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have requested federal aid.
  • Walter E. Williams on the Economic Effects of Illegal Immigration

    05/28/2015 7:04:28 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 4 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/28/15 | Bob Parks and Laura Erickson
    In the final part of our exclusive interview with Professor Walter E. Williams (Economics Department, George Mason University), the economic and cultural effects of illegal immigration on the United States are explained... plus a bonus!
  • Presidents Column|What If There Were No NRA?

    05/28/2015 7:01:06 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    NRA: America's First Freedom ^ | Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Allan D. Cors, NRA President
    As your new president, I am grateful to serve with you to preserve Americas unique freedoms. I first encountered the National Rifle Association as an 11-year-old growing up in Ohio. Mentored by the NRA in the 1950s by men who had a passion for owning firearms and shooting, I learned the true meaning of our Second Amendment. Recently, an old friend and I were remembering those remarkably free times: when gun control was not even in the lexicon; when a kid could take a shotgun or rifle to school and stow it in the cloakroom for after-school target practice...
  • Climate Change: Mr. Obama, 97 percent of Experts is a Bogus Number

    05/28/2015 5:40:40 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | May 28, 2015 | Richard Tol
    Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: Climate change is real, man-made and dangerous. President Obama tweeted that, and it has been repeated by countless others. It is tempting for a politician to claim that 97 percent of experts agree with you. But do they? The 97 percent claim was taken from a study paper by Australian John Cook, Climate Communications Fellow for the Global change Institute at the University of Queensland, and his colleagues, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters in May, 2013. The paper says nothing about the would-be dangers of climate change and it counts the number of...
  • Elderly face NHS discrimination under new UN death targets [coming soon!!]

    05/28/2015 4:58:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/29/15 | Sarah Knapton
    The NHS will be forced to discriminate against the over 70s to meet highly unethical UN health targets which seek to reduce premature deaths in younger people, senior medics have warned. Under the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, UN member states must cut the number of deaths from diseases like cancer, stroke, diabetes and dementia by one third by 2030. However because many are age-related illnesses people who succumb to those diseases from the age of 70 are not deemed to have died prematurely and so are not included in the target. In an open letter published in The Lancet, an...
  • Baltimore Police Union Blames Crime Surge on Officers Fear of Arrest Post-Freddie Gray

    05/28/2015 4:46:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/28/15 | Polly Mosendz
    The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said on Thursday that Baltimores recent rise in crime is linked to fear among police officers that they will be arrested for doing their jobs. This fear, the union said, comes as a result of the arrests of six officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray was wrongly arrested and died of injuries sustained during his arrest. The State Attorneys Office filed charges against six officers in Grays death.The criminals are taking advantage of the situation in Baltimore since the unrest. Criminals feel empowered now. There is no respect. Police are under...
  • Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act to Include Control of Muddy Farm Puddles & Prairie...

    05/28/2015 3:58:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages.The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. (video at link)The Wall Street Journal reported, via Instapundit: The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the navigable waters of the United States like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition to seize jurisdiction over tributaries and adjacent wetlands. Now it is extending federal control over just about any creek, pond, prairie pothole or muddy farm field that EPA says...
  • Unions Lobbied for a $15 Minimum WageNow They Want an Exemption for Unions

    05/28/2015 3:50:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 5/28/15 | Joe Carter
    In every major city that is increasing the minimum wage (Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles), labor unions have been at the forefront of the change. For example, in an op-ed for the Huffington Post titled Raise Los Angeles Minimum Wage and Enforce It1, Rusty Hicks, a labor leader in L.A. who represents over 300 unions, wrote: Its no secret that we believe the minimum wage must be raised in order to lift working families out of poverty. Most voters and many members of the city council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agree with us. But we believe...
  • [MN] Black teacher: Administrators trying to fire me for criticizing race-based discipline rules

    05/28/2015 3:46:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    EAG News ^ | 5/28/15 | Steve Gunn
    ST. PAUL, Minn. Its not unusual for authorities to try to silence those who speak the painful truth.Aaron Benner, a veteran elementary teacher in the St. Paul school district, is a perfect example.For more than three years, Benner has been calling out the district for what he believes are dangerously lax disciplinary policies, particularly involving black students.He believes those policies are largely the result of the districts contractual relationship with the Pacific Educational Group, a radical San Francisco-based consulting firm.PEG pushes the idea that black students are victims of white privilege school policies that make it difficult or impossible...
  • Former speaker Dennis Hastert indicted for hush money cover-up

    05/28/2015 3:45:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/28/2015 | Tom LoBianco
    Federal officials have indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert for lying to the FBI about $3.5 million he agreed to pay to an undisclosed subject to "cover up past misconduct." The indictment was unsealed in the District Court of Northern Illinois on Thursday. The Justice Department alleges that Hastert made large withdrawals after agreeing to pay the money. The indictment does not explain precisely what the "past misconduct" is, but instead details at length various withdrawals and financial transactions he made with the unidentified subject. The payments totaling about $1.7 million occurred over a period of years beginning in 2010...
  • Fort Benning police searching for possible armed intruders, shots fired

    05/28/2015 3:43:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 23 replies
    AL.com ^ | 5-28-15 | Paul Gattis
    Shots are believed to have been fired after as many as six people entered the Fort Benning Army base without authorization on Thursday afternoon. The base is located in Columbus, Georgia, near the Alabama line. Fort Benning police are searching for three to five males who may be armed and are believed to be hiding in the woods on the base, according to a Facebook post from Fort Benning. One person who discharged a firearm has been taken into custody, the Facebook post said. The men entered the base in two vehicles, police said. Weapons were recovered from both vehicles....
  • Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement

    05/28/2015 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 28, 2015
    Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city's troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures. The 105-page agreement details new rules for how officers employ, report and investigate uses of deadly and nonlethal force, to include prohibitions against shooting at moving vehicles, striking suspects in the head with their firearms and using stun guns to inflict pain, examples of which were cited in the DOJ investigative findings. The agreement also requires Cleveland police to make community policing, which requires officers to work with...
  • Climate change compounding natural disasters - Obama (Yeah, Political Climate Change.)

    05/28/2015 3:30:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/28/15 | AFP
    Miami (AFP) - US President Barack Obama warned Thursday that climate change was making natural disasters worse, as he toured the National Hurricane Center ahead of the annual storm season. "The best climate scientists in the world are telling us that extreme weather events like hurricanes are likely to become more powerful," Obama said on a visit to the facility in Florida, restating his case for action to tackle manmade changes to the environment. "When you combine stronger storms with rising seas, that's a recipe for more devastating floods." "Climate change didnt cause Hurricane Sandy, but it might have made...
  • One Step Closer to Government-Run Health Care -- And You Pay for All of It

    05/28/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I told you, folks. You know, I hate to come here with this know-it-all attitude. I don't mean to portray that. But, I mean, this is a giant nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah, see, I told you so. And it's not something difficult to predict. All it took was the courage to do so. In fact, the first time I made this prediction goes all the way back to Hillarycare. Back in 1993-1994, I made the prediction, a prediction based on what the whole purpose, the real long-term purpose of Hillarycare was, and I made the same prediction again once Obamacare surfaced. And...
  • Assassins Veto: Washington Transit Authority Shuts Down Free Speech, Suspends All Issue-Related Ads

    05/28/2015 3:26:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/28/15 | Pamela Geller
    WMATA has submitted to the assassins veto.Following the cowardly policy change for the New York MTA, the Washington MTA has suspended all issue-oriented ads through the end of year after we submitted our free speech ad.Oh, the irony.This is an end run around the first amendment.These cowards may claim that they are making people safer, but I submit to you the opposite. They are making it far more dangerous for Americans everywhere. Rewarding terror with submission is defeat. Absolute and complete defeat.More demands, more violence will certainly follow. The message is that terror works.This is sharia in America.The only upside...
  • CRB Killed the Radio Star

    05/28/2015 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jerry Rogers
    It’s the Buggles and 1979 all over again. Except this time it’s not video killing the radio star, it’s the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) threatening to kill Internet radio. “I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two Lying awake intent at tuning in on you If I was young it didn't stop you coming through” Why does it matter? Well, as my teenage daughters made clear to me over the holiday weekend, their favorite Internet radio platform is with them all the time, wherever they go, on whatever device. Don’t mess with their music. After church this past...
  • While D.C. Downplays Risk, U.S. Sees Shocking Rise in Terror Arrests This Year

    05/28/2015 3:19:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 5/27/15 | Patrick Poole
    The arrest of two southern California men last week who were planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State brings the number of U.S.-based individuals involved in international terror-related cases this year to 40. (UPDATE: with the arrest of Houston-area Asher Abid Khan late Monday for supporting ISIS, the tally is now 41.)This number highlights the metastasizing Islamic terror threat in the American homeland. At the current pace, by the end of June halfway through 2015 the number of cases will exceed the number from the past two years combined (48). <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> The Islamic...
  • F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor

    05/28/2015 3:15:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    NYTimes ^ | May 28, 2015 | REBECCA R. RUIZ
    For 30 years, the federal government has helped millions of low-income Americans pay their phone bills, saying that telephone service is critical to summoning medical help, seeking work and, ultimately, climbing out of poverty. Now, the nations top communications regulator will propose offering those same people subsidized access to broadband Internet. On Thursday, that regulator, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will circulate a plan to his fellow commissioners suggesting sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring that all Americans have affordable access to advanced telecommunications services, according to senior agency officials. The effort...
  • Ethiopia: Muslims Forcibly Building Mosque on Christian Land Despite Court Ruling

    05/28/2015 3:13:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 5/28/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A Muslim mob in Deder, Ethiopia, attacked a Christian man and forced him out of his home on pain of death in an effort to appropriate his land and build a mosque on itdespite recent court rulings confirming the Christian mans property rights.Their first plan was to kill my husband, said Fikere Mengistus wife. Now, he has escaped from the area. We are fasting and praying for God to rescue us from this forceful action.She remains with her five children, aged mother-in-law, and 30 other Christians praying on the property.According to International Christian Concern, Fikere Mengistus family has owned their...
  • 1 in 5 Americans receive government assistance: food stamps, welfare, Medicaid details

    05/28/2015 3:00:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Rich Exner
    One in five Americans received monthly assistance from at least one of a variety of government programs throughout 2012, a report issued Thursday by the Census Bureau says. The report estimated that 52.2 million Americans -- or 21.3 percent of the people in the United States -- received assistance each month during 2012. Also from the report: - 39.2% of children received some type of means-tested benefit. - 41.6% of black Americans received assistance in an average month, versus 36.4% of the Hispanics, 17.8% of the Asians or Pacific Islanders, and 13.2% of whites. - 50% of the female-led households...
  • introduce legislation streamlining recovery of assets summarily seized by the Feds

    05/28/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell
    house.gov | 5/28/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Letter to my Congressional Representative Legislative Staffers, please ask staffers of appropriate governmental affairs committees to introduce legislation regularizing and streamlining the process for innocent, small-businesspeople to recover assets summarily seized by the Federal Government for technically running afoul of "Structuring Violations" laws about "suspicious deposits", a governmental shakedown operation in which innocent victims have no hope of recovering the $100 millions of honestly earned assets improperly confiscated by tyrannical, run-amok government officials.
  • Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Indicted On Federal Charges (indictment linked)

    05/28/2015 2:34:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 28, 2015 | John Stanton
    WASHINGTON The Justice Department has indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert on reporting evasion charges and lying to the FBI as part of an effort to pay off victims of prior bad acts. In an indictment handed down in the District Court of Northern Illinois, the Department of Justice and IRS charged Hastert, 73, with illegally transferring funds in an effort to avoid detection by the IRS, a scheme known as structuring. In the indictment, Hastert is accused of agreeing to pay one individual $3.5 million. Although the indictment specifies neither the bad acts nor the victims, sources said...
  • REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MCCRORY CONFIRMS ANTI RELIGIOUS FREEDOM POSITION IN NC ON GAY MARRIAGE

    05/28/2015 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 13 replies
    5/28/2015 | Self
    As the debate over First Amendment Freedom of Religion laws raged back in May with Republican Governors backing down under business pressure in Indiana and Arkansas, the Republican governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, said his state didn't need such a law. The legislature has been acting, though, the House passing a bill to allow government officials to object to gay marriage, the bill now in the Senate as Senate Bill 2. But today Governor McCrory says he will veto the bill. A news release describing it is headlined "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". McCrory speaks of 'sincerely held religious beliefs...
  • Pushing You Into A Cashless Society

    05/28/2015 2:10:42 PM PDT · by HammerT · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rory Hall
    One of the most effective means the elite use today to get their way and push a particular agenda is to make it "hip, swinging, and very, very cool." Another way is to simply tell you what is obsolete and "out dated." Who wants to be "behind the times"? Certainly not someone who is looking for the next "really cool" gadget! No, this particular person wants to be on the "cutting edge" of the "next big thing"! Enter the banking cabal and their desire to have total and absolute control of your life through your banking account and your means...
  • Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds

    05/28/2015 2:03:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Five years after the passage of ObamaCare, there is one expense thats still causing sticker shock across the healthcare industry: overhead costs. The administrative costs for healthcare plans are expected to explode by more than a quarter of a trillion dollars over the next decade, according to a new study published by the Health Affairs blog. The $270 billion in new costs, for both private insurance companies and government programs, will be over and above what would have been expected had the law not been enacted, one of the authors, David Himmelstein, wrote Wednesday. Those costs will be particularly high...
  • Illegal Alien V. Ann Coulter On Jorge Ramos' Fusion: (Short Title)

    05/28/2015 1:49:12 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    MIAMI, Florida The illegal alienGaby Pachecowho tried but failed to hug 10-time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter wants to limit Americans right to engage in free speech especially Coulters!
  • Obama: Teach climate change in schools

    05/28/2015 1:43:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    Saying that children instinctively understand the importance of the environment, President Obama said Thursday that climate change should be taught in schools and weaved into science and social studies classes. During a Twitter question-and-answer session, the president responded to about a dozen tweets, most about climate change. One tweet asked Mr. Obama how he believes children should be educated on environmental issues such as global warming.
  • Emails show Clinton's interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions

    05/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 May 28 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight. The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed...
  • China is putting weapons on its artificial islands in the South China Sea

    05/28/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/15 | John Garnaut, David Wroe
    Diplomatic tensions surrounding disputed territories in the South China Sea could escalate dramatically following reports China is now putting weapons on its artificial islands in the area. Australias defence force is considering joining the U.S. in flying and sailing freedom of navigation missions over the disputed territory, where China has been building islands by dragging sand from a reef and piling it up to create structures now being monitored by satellites. Fairfax Media reports the Australian fly-over expeditions may occur as a result of heightened concerns that China is enhancing its military capabilities and reach across the maritime expanse.
  • A Modest Proposal for Education Reform

    05/28/2015 12:37:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Before he passed away recently, John M. Templeton, the distinguished physician and philanthropist, questioned: "Should we tolerate a public educational system with its entrenched self-interest which virtually every inner-city parent knows is destroying any hope or possibility of their children achieving meaningful opportunity in a 21st-century economy?" A growing number of parents say no. Now critics of the public school system are coming forward with alternatives to it, and many of them are parents, often parents of disadvantaged students, usually parents that fear for the fate of their children in schools in the inner city. Stephen Moore, an...
  • North Carolina Protects Religious Rights In Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    05/28/2015 12:32:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/28/2015 | By D.C. McAllister
    The N.C. House passes a bill allowing magistrates to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages if they have a religious objection. Despite accusations of hostility toward homosexuals and discrimination on the level of Jim Crow, the North Carolina House of Representatives approved a bill that allows magistrates to recuse themselves from performing marriages due to sincerely held religious objections to same-sex marriage. After more than two hours of passionate debate, the House passed Senate Bill 2 in a 65 to 45 vote Wednesday. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) after the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts...
  • Obama EPA Officials Rewrite Clean Water Act (Power Grab)

    05/28/2015 12:14:57 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency rewrote the Clean Water Act from 88 pages to 2,200 pages. The new regulations will put the EPA in control of muddy farm puddles and prairie potholes. The Clean Water Act limits the federal government to regulating the navigable waters of the United States like the Colorado River or Lake Michigan. In 1986 the EPA expanded that definition to seize jurisdiction over tributaries and adjacent wetlands. Now it is extending federal control over just about any creek, pond, prairie pothole or muddy farm field that EPA says has a significant nexus to a navigable waterway....
  • NCGOP Announces Senator Ted Cruz as a Featured Speaker for 2015 State Convention

    05/28/2015 11:46:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    Tar Heel Tea Party ^ | May 13, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruzncgop.org – The North Carolina Republican Party is thrilled to announce that Senator Ted Cruz will be one of the featured speakers at our 2015 State Convention and will keynote our Saturday lunch reception at 12:00PM. The Convention will take place from June 5-7 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. Click here to read article.
  • Tampico Arms Expo June 20-21

    05/28/2015 11:21:12 AM PDT · by TWhiteBear · 3 replies
    Liberty for All, ^ | May 28, 2015 | http://www.arms-expo.com/
    'Liberty For All Brings You ARMS EXPO 2015 Arms Expo is a gun expo and patriot campout for the whole family. Join us for two days of outdoor events, speakers, family activities, vendors, and private gun sales. Liberty Market & Gun Show Food, drink, artisan crafts, prepper supplies, firearms and gear; that's what you'll find at the Arms Expo Liberty Market & Gun Show. Vendors and citizens are free to buy and sell as they please. No constitutional infringement! Classes & Demonstrations An AR-15 build class, food storage and canning, patriot networking, self-defense, how to apply liberty to your everyday...
  • White House to order faith-based grant recipients to accept LGBT applicants

    05/28/2015 11:16:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Austin Rose
    WASHINGTON DC, May 28, 2015 (C-Fam.org) -- A source within the federal government has informed the Friday Fax that the White House is quietly moving forward with a policy change that will require charitable humanitarian groups to accept LGBT applicants in order to qualify for government funding, even those religious groups that might have religious objections.The policy change is linked to an executive order President Obama issued last July that prohibits federal contractors from discriminatory hiring practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Faith-based groups were already wrestling with that order.Things are about to get exponentially worse for faith-based groups who...
  • U.S. Intel: Obama Coalition Supported Islamic State in Syria

    05/28/2015 10:47:14 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | May 26, 2015 | Alex Newman
    A newly released intelligence report from the Pentagon shows that the U.S. government knew that supporting jihadists in the fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad would produce a fundamentalist Islamic State in Eastern Syria and that Obamas supposed anti-ISIS coalition knowingly backed ISIS and other Islamic terrorists for precisely that purpose. The heavily redacted Defense Department report, obtained by watchdog Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, shows once again that, contrary to the false narrative peddled by the establishment press, the rise of the savage terror group known as ISIS was actually deliberate policy. Now, the...
  • I Had Groups of ISIS Fighters in My Sights, but Couldnt Get Clearance to Engage.

    05/28/2015 11:07:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/27/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    [1]This isn’t really news. It’s just a reminder that the air strikes on ISIS are being run in the same disastrous fashion as those in Afghanistan. And it didn’t begin with Obama. Lest we forget, on the day before 9/11, Bill Clinton was boasting that he had let Osama bin Laden go to avoid collateral damage.Obama Inc. talks about how the Iraqis don’t want to fight. It neglects to mention that it isn’t letting the military fight [2]. U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over...
  • Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community (AP vs. Israel)

    05/28/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 8:20 AM EDT | Areej Hazboun
    It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israels Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: Take your hands off our schools. Private Christian schools are among Israels highest ranked educational institutions, established by churches in the Holy Land hundreds of years agolong before Israels own creation. But school administrators are accusing Israel of slashing their funding as a pressure tactic to get them join the Israeli public school systema move they say would interfere with the...
  • Court sets July hearing on Obama's immigration actions

    05/28/2015 10:20:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 28, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    A federal appeals court said Wednesday it has set a date to hear an expedited appeal of a lower court order that put President Obamas deportation relief programs on hold. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on July 10 in New Orleans in the Obama administrations attempt to lift a preliminary injunction from U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas, which blocked several key executive actions from taking effect. The hearing will present a major test for the administration, which is seeking to end the legal limbo surrounding its immigration programs. A three-judge panel from...
  • More Trouble in the Fantasyland of Medical Tourism

    05/28/2015 10:17:00 AM PDT · by Rona_Badger · 11 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | May 28, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    There is a strange expectation that Medical Tourism holds the answer to what is wrong with American medicine: long waits, shortages of doctors, costs that are completely out of control, poor treatment and a sharp decline in the number of doctors who are willing to go into medicine. Its true. Doctors are leaving medicine in droves while the corporations make more money than ever at the expense of both the patient and the doctor. We have written about this extensively. There is plenty wrong with healthcare in America. Hardly surprising, the overhead costs under Obamacare are expected to explode by...