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  • At What Point Do We Call Schools Orphanages?

    05/04/2015 9:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2015 | Joy Pullmann, managing editor
    Schools that do everything parents should are not schools. They're orphanages. The city fathers of Buffalo, New York are considering what they call “public boarding schools,” “where students as young as first or second grade would be assured proper meals, uniforms, after-school tutoring and activities.” “We have teachers and union leaders telling us, ‘The problem is with the homes; these kids are in dysfunctional homes,'” Buffalo school board member Carl Paladino told the Huffington Post. The “Buffalo Institute of Growth would supplement a college-style academic schedule with life skills and social activities that would keep students on campus seven days...
  • "Hillary is the worst option": How Moscow sees American politics

    05/04/2015 7:59:43 PM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll · 14 replies
    vox ^ | May 5, 2015 | Max Fisher
    Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, which are something like the Russian equivalents of America's Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs — though the Russian versions are considered much closer to the state and its worldview.
  • Freddie Gray Arrest Documents Drawn Up for Wrong People

    05/04/2015 7:45:05 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Justin Fenton
    When charges were announced Friday against Alicia White for the death of Freddie Gray, her phone started buzzing from journalists and bail bondsmen. The problem was, they were calling the wrong Alicia White. The elementary school cafeteria manager from East Baltimore was not the Baltimore Police sergeant charged with manslaughter in the high-profile police custody death - even though court records listed her. The Sun was among those who contacted the other White on Friday based on the information in court records, seeking comment from her or her family. "The middle initial was off. Her address, her height, her weight,...
  • Ted Cruz, Washington outsider and proud

    05/04/2015 7:16:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 28, 2015, 4:17 PM | REENA FLORES
    Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is glad he isn't a part of the nation's political elite."You may have heard I'm not exactly the most popular person with congressional leadership," the cheerful Texas senator said Friday to a group of conservative business leaders.Cruz, the first major Republican to officially declare his candidacy for the White House, said that because of his role in the 2013 government shutdown over Obamacare he wasn't well-liked among the party's heads. And as a result, campaign donations dried up. "Checks from Washington, D.C., went to zero because that's the way they impose discipline," he said. "I have...
  • Cats and Kardashians

    05/04/2015 6:24:24 PM PDT · by winedarksea · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 1st, 2015 | Christopher S. Carson
    Just because you’re not interested in politics doesn’t mean politics isn’t interested in you. Americans seem to have forgotten this dictum. A brand-new poll, taken in the form of an online survey, was just issued by the Pew Research Center. It paints a melancholy picture about the abysmal state of knowledge the U.S. public possesses on public affairs – the more so when you reflect that self-selection was probably present. In other words, you probably are brighter than Joe Sixpack if you could be bothered to take the test in the first place. Most people knew who Martin Luther King...
  • Obama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' (He's on a mission.)

    05/04/2015 6:18:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/4/15 | NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENN - AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness." The country's first black president called for a nationwide mobilization to reverse inequalities and said the cause will remain a mission for the rest of his presidency and his life. "There are consequences to indifference," Obama said. Helping launch a foundation to assist young minorities, Obama said the catalysts of protests in Ferguson, Missouri,...
  • Ukraine on the Brink

    05/04/2015 6:12:14 PM PDT · by winedarksea · 10 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | May 1st, 2015 | Christopher S. Carson
    Advocates of the Obama Administration’s nuclear deal with Iran need look no further than Ukraine to see what the consequences of a bad deal with a rogue state can be. Back in February, the leaders of France, Germany and Russia pressured a desperate Ukrainian president into signing an agreement that made no mention of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, guaranteed a “special status” (read: Russian-controlled) eastern Ukraine, and froze in place the current front lines. This meant that all Russia’s ill-gotten gains would be held by President Putin. In return, Ukraine’s President Poroshenko got a sorely-needed $17.5 billion aid package...
  • Thornberry: Worries about Operation Jade Helm 15 ‘silly’

    05/04/2015 6:08:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 80 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 4, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    The chairman of the House Armed Services committee called concerns about a special forces training exercise in Texas “silly” on Monday, dismissing conspiracy theories of impending martial law His comments come a week after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the State Guard to monitor the exercise, a move widely criticized by Democrats and some Republicans. “These are incredibly capable, patriotic Americans and the notion that they’re going to be some sort of private army for the president to take away all our guns is just silly,” said Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon.
  • Paul Weighs in on Cruz Effort to Block D.C. Law

    05/04/2015 5:55:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4:34 p.m. on May 4 | Bridget Bowman
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has weighed in on Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to strike down a District of Columbia law aimed at combating workplace discrimination, seemingly supporting Cruz’s effort.Last week, the House voted to block the District’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act and the Texas Republican urged the Senate to take similar action. Paul appears to support the effort to block the law, which conservatives said could violate religious freedom.“Sen. Paul has always been strongly opposed to the government usurping the constitutional rights of American citizens, and will continue to fight to preserve our nation’s religious freedom,” a Paul spokesperson...
  • Muslim Gunman Avoided No-Fly List, Then Received Probation After Judge Threw Out Terrorism Carge

    05/04/2015 4:41:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Monday, May 4, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Elton Simpson, one of the Mohammed art-contest gunmen killed Sunday in Texas, dodged federal efforts to place him on the no-fly list and pin terrorism charges on him earlier this decade, receiving instead probation and a $500 fine. Simpson was found guilty in 2011 of making a false statement to FBI investigators regarding his plans to travel to Africa, for which he received three years’ probation, a $500 fine and another $100 charge, according to court documents posted online on the website scribd. The documents show that an FBI informant recorded hundreds of conversations with Simpson in which they discussed...
  • Muhammad cartoon organizer called 'Islamophobic, hate-monger' (Supports Cruz, went after Norquist)

    05/04/2015 4:31:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Tom Ensey
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The founder of the organization that sponsored the Mohammad cartoon contest in Garland, TX, has long been in the news as an incendiary spokeswoman for anti-Islamic causes. Pamela Geller is the founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization also known as Stop Islamization of America, which was formed in 2009 to oppose the building of a mosque and community center near the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. That controversy propelled Geller into the national spotlight. AFDI has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Geller, who is Jewish, has been denounced...
  • High court on verge of destroying the family

    05/04/2015 4:30:50 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/15 | Dr. James Dobson
    (Editor’s note: Dr. Dobson has prepared this letter for the constituents of his ministry, Family Talk. It is being shared here before being widely disseminated.) Dear Friends, May I urge you to read this letter carefully? It has been written with a fervent prayer that you will recognize the urgency it conveys. It deals with a decision that is about to be announced by the U.S. Supreme Court, dealing with the definition of marriage. In late June or early July, the justices will reveal their decision to either affirm the definition of marriage as being exclusively between one man and...
  • Obama to nominate Gen. Dunford as Joint Chiefs chairman

    05/04/2015 4:28:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Market Watch ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Julian E. Barnes
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate Marine Commandant Gen. Joe Dunford as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation’s most senior military post, according to a senior administration official. Dunford would succeed Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, who is retiring this year as the top military advisor to the president and defense secretary. Officials said Air Force Gen. Paul Selva will be nominated to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the senior administration official said.
  • Obama on My Brother’s Keeper: A mission for the ‘rest of my life’

    05/04/2015 3:49:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Adam Howard
    In a personal and impassioned speech Monday at Lehman College in New York City, President Barack Obama unveiled a new private sector-funded expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which seeks to provide incentives and opportunities for young men of color in high-risk areas to improve their lives. The My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, which arrives on the heels of protests and violent clashes with police in Baltimore in the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, is a “big deal” to the president.
  • 20.7% of Jobs in Baltimore Are Government Jobs

    05/04/2015 3:47:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20.7 percent of the nonfarm jobs in the City of Baltimore in March were government jobs. Nationally, 15.5 percent of all jobs are government jobs. Within the borders of Baltimore City in March, according to BLS, there were 364,200 total “employees.” These employees included both people who lived in the city as well as people who lived outside the city but worked within its limits. Singular individuals who were employed in two different jobs at the same time are counted as two employees in the BLS survey. Of the 364,200 total jobs in...
  • Here’s Why Vigilant Policing Is Necessary

    05/04/2015 3:43:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05.03.2015 - 12:14 PM | Abe Greenwald
    Here’s Why Vigilant Policing Is Necessary Abe Greenwald 05.03.2015 - 12:14 PM Brian Moore, a 25-year-old New York City police officer, is in a medically induced coma in Jamaica Hospital. He was allegedly shot in the head by Demetrius Blackwell in Queens on Saturday night. What spurred the shooting? Here’s the New York Post: “Blackwell had been fiddling with his waistband, a source said. The officers [Moore and his partner] pulled up behind him, and Blackwell realized they were cops.” In other words, the cops were so good at their job that their suspicions were raised by the sight of...
  • After Garland, Don’t Change the Subject to Islamophobia

    05/04/2015 3:39:48 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    Commentary ^ | 05.04.2015 - 11:45 AM | Jonathan S. Tobin
    After Garland, Don’t Change the Subject to Islamophobia Jonathan S. Tobin 05.04.2015 - 11:45 AM Almost immediately after the news of last night’s shooting in Garland, Texas broke many in the chattering class started to blame the intended victims of the attack. The group that had sponsored a contest to draw pictures of the Prophet Muhammad and two of the controversial speakers at the event were quickly depicted as having invited violence by their willingness to offend Muslims. But whether or not you agree with Dutch politician Geert Wilders or American activist Pam Geller, the failed attempt to slaughter them...
  • [VIDEO] Pro-Aborts in the Vatican (Paging Raymond Arroyo et al.)

    05/04/2015 3:39:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 7 replies
    TheRemnantvideo ^ | 150504 | Michael Matt
    High-profile pro-abortion population control "experts" were invited to the Vatican last week to speak at a conference on climate change, the subject of Pope Francis's new encyclical. What in the world is going on, and when will EWTN, Catholic Answers, Church Militant TV, etc., stand up and object to this obvious takeover of the Catholic Church?
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 86 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • Colorado Senate Halts Bill To Limit Native American Mascots

    05/04/2015 2:56:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Westword ^ | THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015 | MICHAEL ROBERTS
    In March, we told you about a bill that would have created a committee to determine if Native American mascots at schools were offensive and instituted a $25,000 per month fine against those that refused to abandon ones that failed to pass the test. See our previous coverage below. However, the legislation will not become law. Earlier this month, HB 15-1165, sponsored by Representative Joe Salazar, was approved by the state House by a 33-32 vote. Every Democrat save one voted in favor of the measure, while all 32 Republicans responded with nays. This didn't bode well for the proposal's...
  • Obama blocks Iraqi nun from describing Christian persecution

    05/04/2015 2:37:36 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    WND ^ | May 1, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A leading conservative is asking why the Obama State Department is barring a persecuted Iraqi nun from entry into the United States to share her message about the brutal treatment of Christians in her country. Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, writes in a National Review op-ed that Sister Diana Momeka is “an internationally respected and leading representative of the Nineveh Christians who have been killed and deported by ISIS.
  • Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare

    05/04/2015 2:35:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    USA Today | May 4, 2015 | by Laura Ungar and Jayne O'Donnell
    LINK ONLY:  Contrary to goals, ER visits rise under Obamacare
  • Senate delays NLRB veto override vote to give Iran bill negotiators more time

    05/04/2015 2:21:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today
    Senate will hold a nomination vote for Willie E. May at 5:30pm and has delayed the NLRB vote. Negotiators are still working on whether to hold votes on the Cotton and Rubio amendments or if McConnell will invoke Cloture.
  • Baltimore Violence is Obama’s Failed Legacy on Race

    05/04/2015 1:36:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    NLPC ^ | May 4, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    As our first African-American president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to personify the final triumph of civil rights, and in the process, become a celebrated and historic figure. Instead, his ironic legacy on race is one of abject failure, as the rioting and looting in Baltimore underscore. The tragic reality is that Obama passed on the opportunity to the “post-racial” president he promised to be when he first ran in 2008. Instead, he farmed out leadership on racial issues to Al Sharpton, for whom grievance is like oxygen. The prejudgment of George Zimmerman, and related fury, set the stage...
  • Abbott: Garland Shooting Strikes At Heart Of First Amendment

    05/04/2015 1:00:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | May 4, 2015 | Patrick Svitek Terri Langford and Alana Rocha, The Texas Tribune
    Texas' elected officials treaded carefully Monday as they reacted to a shooting on Sunday in Garland that left two gunmen dead outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Some called it an attack on free speech, while others simply thanked law enforcement and said they were monitoring the situation. Speaking with reporters Monday morning, Gov. Greg Abbott called the shooting a "heinous crime" that struck at the heart of the First Amendment. He added he would not feel differently if the shooting had happened in connection with an event mocking Christianity. "What Christians believe is we need to...
  • Watchdog: Team Clinton broke ethics rules meeting with Senate Democrats

    05/04/2015 12:46:48 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5-4-15 | Paul Bedard
    A taxpayer watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into meetings between Hillary Clinton's team and key Senate Democrats inside official Senate offices where political activities are barred. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust has asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to probe the "apparent breach of ethics rules" stemming from an April 21 Clinton strategy session in a room just off the Senate floor. The group said that the rules need to be reinforced because it appears that "ongoing" strategy sessions are planned between the Democratic frontrunner and Senate supporters. "The taxpayers expect and deserve that...
  • Supreme Court grandstands on marriage by embracing cognitive dissonance

    05/04/2015 12:37:29 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5-4-15 | Steve Deace
    Two years ago, a majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices ruled it was a terrible thing for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Despite the fact it was done lawfully via a bill passed through both houses of Congress, and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. Two years later, the same five justices who made up that majority are poised to reverse themselves, and say it's perfectly fine for the federal government to dictate the definition of marriage to all 50 states. Provided it's done so unlawfully by judicial fiat...
  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    05/04/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2015 | Staff
    Washington (AFP) - The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by provocative activist Pamela Geller, offered a $10,000 prize in a competition to draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Depicting the Prophet Mohammed is seen as offensive by many Muslims. Such satirical images have prompted violence in the past including in Paris this year when 12 people were gunned down...
  • Texas Councilman Forgets To Turn Off Microphone While Using Bathroom (video)

    05/04/2015 12:03:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    CBSHouston.com ^ | 5/04/15 | ??
    GEORGETOWN, Texas (CBS Houston) — It was a scene straight out of “The Naked Gun.” Rachael Jonrowe, mayor pro tem for Georgetown, Texas, was speaking during a council meeting about deadly infectious diseases when everyone in the room could hear someone going to the bathroom.
  • Dems push for same-day voter registration

    05/04/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) want every state to offer same-day voter registration for federal elections. The Democratic senators have reintroduced the Same Day Registration Act, which would require states to allow voters to register on the day of an election. Ten states, plus the District of Columbia, currently allow eligible voters to do so, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In addition, the group notes that Illinois is expected to implement statewide same-day voter registration later this year. Advocates argue it can help increase voter turnout, while opponents say it increases the chances for...
  • 'Freedom to worship' – Obama's next bait & switch [Rev 13]

    05/04/2015 11:48:25 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/2/2015 | BOB UNRUH
    Early in President Obama’s tenure in the White House, Catholic Online and other media outlets reported what appeared to be a deliberate attack on the Constitution’s “freedom of religion” protections. The report noted a crucial change in Obama’s language between his June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt, where he spoke of a Muslim America and its “freedom of religion,” to the November 2009 memorial for the Fort Hood soldiers gunned down by a radical Muslim, where he termed it “freedom of worship.” From that point on, “freedom of worship” has become the term of choice, the report said. Now, the...
  • Populist opposites: On Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz

    05/04/2015 11:36:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | May 4, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: Today’s question. Who is more populist – Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz? Bernie, right?I mean his campaign is all about – all about – wealth and income inequality and breaking up the incredible concentration of American wealth in the hands of a tiny few. He’s so far left in the Democratic Party that he’s not even actually a member of the Democratic Party. At a time when Democrats are afraid of being called “liberal,” he’s proud to call himself a socialist. He’s running against the Koch Brothers and Cruz is a creature of the Kochs. So, no...
  • FCC Commissioner: Feds May Come for Drudge [Isaiah 29]

    05/04/2015 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/4/2015 | Rudy Takala
    (CNSNews.com) – Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Ajit Pai said over the weekend that he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC). He also revealed that his opposition to “net neutrality” regulations had resulted in personal harassment and threats to his family. Speaking on a panel at the annual “Right Online” conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Pai told audience members, “I can tell you it has not been an easy couple of months personally. My address has been publicly...
  • The Myth That Mortgage Credit Is Really Tight

    05/04/2015 11:19:04 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 29 April 2015 | Stephen Oliner
    The claim that mortgage credit is very tight for all but pristine borrowers has been repeated so often by respected policymakers and economists that it is now taken as fact. This characterization of today's mortgage market, however, is misleading. The truth is that most people with a steady job and an average (or worse) credit score can get a mortgage. Many borrowers taking out home purchase loans these days have less than perfect credit. The federal government has been more than willing to guarantee higher-risk mortgages, and it's been doing a lot of business with lenders that originate the loans...
  • In U.S. Schools, Undocumented Youths Strive to Adjust

    05/04/2015 11:15:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Education Week ^ | May 4, 2015 | By Corey Mitchell
    Washington -- Kevin faced a traumatic journey to the United States in search of a better life. The 19-year-old undocumented immigrant from El Salvador faced yet another set of challenges when he arrived in the United States last year and enrolled in school. The teenager is one of 200 students enrolled in the first-year International Academy for English-language learners at the District of Columbia's Cardozo Education Campus, a school-within-a-school for students who arrived in the United States within the past 18 months. The struggles and successes of Cardozo's recently arrived students and English-learners provide a peek into the experiences of...
  • Justice Department checked with White House before telling immigration judge amnesty already begun

    05/04/2015 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obama’s immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking. The attorneys turned over the communications with the White House to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who is hearing the major case challenging Mr. Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, but the lawyers pleaded with the court not to look at the documents on grounds that it would intrude on the president’s powers. Still, the revelation that the...
  • Boston Bombing Trial: Feds Turned Away Tsarnaev Relative

    05/04/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 4th 2015 | Tom Winter and Jon Schuppe
    A relative of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was denied entry to the United States last month when he arrived from Russia for the penalty phase of the trial, sources with knowledge of the matter told NBC News. The family member was turned around at Logan International Airport and sent right back home to Russia 10 days ago because he did not want to adhere to security measures imposed on the family members, the two sources confirmed, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the ongoing trial. These measures included ankle bracelets and law enforcement monitoring. The sources did...
  • No small potatoes: Muslim refugees Idaho-bound … by the thousands?

    05/04/2015 10:58:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 3, 2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Potatoes aren’t the only thing growing in Idaho, as its Muslim population continues to rise following the Obama administration’s program calling for thousands of Islamic refugees to relocate to cities across the Gem State.Fearing the outcome of Idaho becoming the next major haven and breeding ground for home-grown terrorists — similar to Minnesota (see OneNewsNow story “Obama orders America to ‘welcome’ millions of illegals, migrants”), criticism has fallen on Democratic Boise Mayor David H. Bieter, who is welcoming them all with open arms — despite the known security risks. “Diversity isn't a buzz word,” Bieter declared. “It's our birthright.”
  • Netanyahu meets US representative who skipped his Iran address to Congress (Karen Bass (D-CA))

    05/04/2015 10:43:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 05/04/2015 19:47 | HERB KEINON
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with a six-member bipartisan US Congressional delegation on Monday, including Rep. Karen Bass (D-California) who was among 58 members of Congress who skipped his controversial speech to Congress in March. One government official said that while the speech in Congress did come up during the meeting, the main focus was on the Iranian nuclear negotiations. Netanyahu is continuing to be outspoken in his opposition to the Iran deal. Explaining her decision to skip the Netanyahu address, Bass issued a statement prior to the March address saying that she is a strong supporter of the US...
  • PHOTO: School serves burned burritos covered with melted plastic for ‘healthy’ lunch

    05/04/2015 10:41:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | May 4, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    Contributors ‘Uncomfortable’ students call for ban on Bibles by The Christian Institute Franklin Graham speaks out on transgender restroom proposal by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Students excel when they decide where to attend school by Jana Benscoter Homeschooling children can go at an unhurried pace by Durenda Wilson Common Core boosters trying to scare states into keeping national standards by The Independent Institute Planned Parenthood clinic builds concrete wall to block pro-life protesters by Life Dynamics White House logs show abortion leaders visit president, advisors often by Carole Novielli PHOTO: School serves burned burritos covered with melted plastic for ‘healthy’...
  • What Black History Misses

    05/04/2015 10:27:55 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We have a plethora of black history courses in primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions of learning throughout the United States. Yet and still, there are indications that quantity does not necessarily equal quality. “As the NRA and other groups started to want to use me as a symbol of the Second Amendment — a black voice — I started reading up,” Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke told National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke. “I became fascinated.” “What really struck me was the black tradition of arms. . . . I thought, Wow. This isn’t the black history I grew up reading...
  • Female SEALs get open door to combat - Full integration likely starts in 2016 Read more at

    05/04/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 71 replies
    WND ^ | May 04, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Women who pass SEAL training will likely be able to participate in the same military missions as their male counterparts, beginning in 2016. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command put out a report saying the physical standards currently demanded of SEAL trainees should not be lowered, but that women who meet these standards ought to be given the chance to head into combat, Fox News reported. The study will likely press Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to advance the cause for women in combat, with the effective date of January 2016, Fox said. Carter has opened up 20,000 new positions to...
  • Should Hillary Wear a Body Camera?

    05/04/2015 10:04:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently made some comments about the criminal justice system in America and the large percentage of African Americans serving time behind bars. Clinton also briefly alluded to the recent incidents involving the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers. During her comments the former secretary of state and presumptive Democrat nominee for president in 2016 suggested that all police officers across the nation should wear body cameras as a means of holding police accountable for their actions. She added that this would be able to provide an accurate video record of...
  • No Longer Counting Who's Poor in School

    05/04/2015 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 4, 2015 | by Jill Barshay
    Social justice looms large for many, if not most, education journalists. We care about the often substandard education of low-income children and the gap between the haves and have-nots. Take a look at the winners of the Education Writers Association awards on April 20, 2015. Most were writers who told the stories of students in poverty. Beginning this school year and going forward, measuring and describing that poverty is about to get much muddier. That’s because the main statistic used to determine poverty in a school – the number of students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches – is starting...
  • Scott Walker Strikes Again

    05/04/2015 8:26:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 30 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For a quarter of a century, Republican presidential candidates have uttered variations of George H. W. Bush’s high pitched pledge: “I want to be the education president.” It has gotten them exactly nowhere. So far, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is trying a different approach, one that dovetails interestingly with some surprising changes in how colleges run themselves. Simply put, Governor Walker urged universities in the badger state to teach more and spend less. Now, universities far from badgerland are actually trying, in their academic way, to do just that. For example, just about every issue of the GW Hatchet at...
  • US businessmen lining up to do business with Iran

    05/04/2015 7:54:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2015 | Rick Moran
    Capitalism is a wonderful thing - except when it isn't. Several US businessmen - oil execs for instance - are eagerly waiting for the day when "normalizing" relations with Iran would lead to exploiting the business opportunities offered by the mullahs. The Hill: Leaders from the United States’ oil industry are traveling to Iran this week to discuss potential investment opportunities, Iran’s government said. The delegation of oil company leaders and investors are visiting Iran in anticipation of sanctions being loosened against Tehran, Iran’s state-owned Mehr News Agency reported Monday. “It is forecast that by the visit of [the] American delegation...
  • Not enough money? Baltimore got $1.8 billion from Obama Stimulus

    05/04/2015 7:51:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Last Tuesday, President Obama blamed the GOP-controlled Congress for its failure to fund the “massive investment in urban communities” that could “make a difference.” Well, how does $1.8 billion for the 622,000 people of Baltimore sound? Pretty massive, actually just about $290 for every man, woman, child, and baby of the entire City of Baltimore. But that’s the total amount of Obama Stimulus money sent to Charm City, according to an analysis by The Free Beacon:  The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5...
  • FDA to Crack Down on Home-based soap makers

    05/04/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 85 replies
    People who are trying to do good for their families and the planet by living a simple life based on traditional skills are facing yet another assault. Artisanal soap makers say new regulations, proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), will put them out of business. The view of Sen. Feinstein and her corporate backers (listed below) is that the Personal Care Products Safety Act (Senate Bill S.1014) will make the world a safer place by scrutinizing “everything from shampoo and hair dye to deodorant and lotion.” She says the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act...
  • EPA Regulates Without Science

    05/04/2015 7:10:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academic studies back up Obama Administration policies, you will never hear the end of them. When they don’t, you will never hear the beginning of them. Take, for example, the recent study by Johns Hopkins University examining the science behind new EPA regulations. “A new study authored by a research team led by Dr. Corrine Keet of John’s Hopkins Children’s Center has found no link between outdoor air pollution and childhood asthma,” Alyssa Carducci writes in Environment & Climate News. “Dr. Keet’s team followed 23,000 U.S. children and found no statistically significant difference in asthma rates between those who...
  • New Video Shows Baltimore Prosecutor’s View of the Freddie Gray Case BEFORE Getting Police Report

    05/04/2015 6:56:32 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 15 replies
    IJReview ^ | May 3, 2015 | By Katie LaPotin
    Many have speculated that Marilyn Mosby, the chief prosecutor for the city of Baltimore, knew whether she was going to charge the six police officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray before receiving the official police report Thursday. Turns out they may have been right. Newly-surfaced video of Mosby speaking to a church group Tuesday morning shows her promising attendees that she will “pursue justice by any and all means necessary.”