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  • Jesus statue on federal land in Montana doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause" (TR)

    09/02/2015 8:28:58 PM PDT · by This_far · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    A Ninth Circuit panel has just rejected a Freedom from Religion Foundation challenge to the Montana “Big Mountain Jesus” statue, which was apparently first placed on government land in 1954. Here’s most of the opinion, signed by Judges N.R. Smith and John Owens: [T]he government’s continued authorization of the [Big Mountain Jesus] statue on federal land does not violate the Establishment Clause. [Footnote: Our analysis assumes, without deciding, that [the U.S. Forest Service’s] continued authorization of the statue on public land constitutes government action.
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds (Abengoa)

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...
  • Kentucky Clerk Didn’t Follow Christianity Before Converting To It

    09/02/2015 7:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/2/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    Lutheran pastor Hans Fiene wrote on Facebook this week: Today one of my college student members told me how one of her profs recently asked the class how many of them knew the parable of the Good Samaritan. Two kids raised their hand, one of whom thought it referred to the time Jesus spoke to the woman by the well. The professor corrected her and then told her it was the story where the beggar was at the side of the road and the Pharisee passed by. “A pharisee” he told the class “was like a governor.” So remember, Christians,...
  • Huckabee: Thank God for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, standing firm against SCOTUS’s gay-marriage ruling

    09/02/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/02/2015 | AllahPundit
    No matter where you stand on this, can we come together for a moment and acknowledge the plain truth of this point by Dan McLaughlin? If elected Democrat Kim Davis was doing this to the death penalty, drug or immigration laws, or voter ID laws, they'd hail her as a hero.— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 2, 2015 It’s not that she refuses to perform her public duties that has left-wing critics exercised, it’s that she refuses to performs these specific duties. As it is, TNR’s demanding that Davis be thrown in jail — not just fined or fired, but...
  • SBA List to Screen Planned Parenthood Videos for Democrat Staffers

    09/02/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Kate Scanlon
    The Susan B. Anthony List has organized a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos for Democratic Capitol Hill staffers.Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that works to elect pro-life lawmakers, will screen each video on Thursday morning for the staffers in attendance. Copies of the full-length videos will be available after the screening.“It’s been widely reported that Democrat members have not seen this footage—and that even Senate Democrats had not seen the videos before voting to block efforts to defund the organization,” Mallory Quigley, communications director at the SBA List, told The Daily Signal. “Our idea is...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • Kentucky Clerk ‘Out Of Options’ In Gay-Marriage Dispute, May Face Stiff Penalties

    09/02/2015 7:00:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/2/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    The Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses may be out of legal options as she heads before a judge Thursday. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will stand before U.S. District Judge David Bunning for refusing to follow an order by the U.S. Supreme Court.The Supreme Court refused her request Monday to stay its unanimous ruling that she provide any and all couples with marriage licenses.Davis may face severe criminal or civil consequences for her actions. She could face hefty daily fines and even put in jail. As an elected official, Davis cannot be fired, but she...
  • Clarke to president: 'Give up your guns'

    09/02/2015 6:48:11 PM PDT · by BFAM · 6 replies
    WND ^ | Published: 9 hours ago (2 Sep 15)
    Milwaukee county sheriff on president's gun control push!
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • FEC Must Investigate DNC for Employing Illegal Alien to Craft 2016 Political Message

    09/02/2015 6:41:58 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 02, 2015
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that it investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired” an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, to help craft the committee’s 2016 political message and communications. Judicial Watch filed its complaint on August 25, 2015. A June 8, 2015, story in The Washington Post reported that the DNC hired Nava with full knowledge of what DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) termed Nava’s “undocumented status.” The news report details that “Despite not yet attaining legal status, Nava is working for...
  • DOJ Accuses U.S. Biz of Discrimination for Requiring Proof of Work Eligibility [I-9]

    09/02/2015 6:39:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    In its crusade to protect and assist illegal immigrants, the Obama administration has accused an American company of discrimination for requiring employees to furnish proof that they are eligible to work legally in the United States.You know the nation is in trouble when a U.S. business gets investigated by its own government for following the law. The case involves a Nebraska meat packing company that demanded workers to furnish proof of immigration status for the federal employment eligibility verification process. The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) went after the company, accusing it of engaging in employment discrimination.In particular the DOJ’s...
  • Man Wins $250K in Illinois Lottery, All He Gets is IOU

    09/02/2015 6:37:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/2/15 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Danny Chasteen of Oglesby, Illinois hit the jackpot in July when he bought a winning instant lottery ticket on his way to work.But instead of his $250,000 prize, all he’s gotten from the Illinois Lottery so far is an IOU.When Chasteen tried to collect his winnings last week, he was told that state comptroller Leslie Munger could not release any funds until the state adopts a new budget to replace the one that expired on July 1.That could take a while.In May, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the FY 2016 budget passed by the Democrat-controlled state legislature because it spent...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters get Obamacare funding

    09/02/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/15 | Robert King
    The Obama administration will give three Planned Parenthood chapters a combined $1 million in grants to help sign up people for Obamacare. The grants come as Republican lawmakers want to defund the women's health organization due to a series of undercover videos detailing the donation of and compensation for aborted fetal parts. More than $1 million in grants is going to three Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa ($304,373 in anticipated funding), St. Louis ($388,787) and Montana ($337,555). The grants were awarded for a three-year period but the funding figures are only for the first year. The Centers for Medicare and...
  • George Will: The blood-stained Indian Child Welfare Act

    09/02/2015 5:41:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 2, 2015 | George F. Will
    “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.” — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Sordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They were victims of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which as construed and applied demonstrates how identity politics can leave a trail of broken bodies and broken hearts.
  • Exclusive: RNC Reince to Meet The Donald at Trump Tower to Discuss GOP ‘Loyalty Pledge'

    09/02/2015 5:22:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 2,2015 | Alex Marlow & Stephen K. Bannon
    A source with knowledge of these matters has confirmed to Breitbart News exclusively that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will meet with Donald Trump “at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan tomorrow afternoon to discuss the ‘loyalty pledge.'” Politico reported earlier today that the RNC plans to ask candidates to sign a pledge that they will support whoever is nominated by the Republican Party and not oppose them in the general election. The political magazine speculated that the pledge is designed to “force the front-runner’s [Trump’s] hand”: The Republican National Committee on Wednesday privately reached out to GOP presidential candidates to ask...
  • Clinton Goes Under Water; Trump Polarization Grows (POLL)

    09/02/2015 5:01:11 PM PDT · by South40 · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | 2 SEPT 2015 | GARY LANGER
    Negative views of Hillary Clinton have jumped to nearly their highest on record in ABC News/Washington Post polls, while Donald Trump’s personal popularity has grown more polarized along racial and ethnic lines. Clinton’s favorability has burbled back under water: 45 percent of Americans now see her favorably, down 7 percentage points since midsummer, while 53 percent rate her unfavorably, up 8. Her unfavorable score is a single point from its highest in ABC/Post polls dating back 23 years; that came in April 2008, in the midst of her last presidential campaign. Trump is much farther under water than Clinton, rated...
  • Texas Police Release Video of Potentially Deadly Traffic Stop

    09/02/2015 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/2/15 | Jason Howerton
    A police officer in Trinity, Texas, was forced to make an incredibly difficult split-second decision during a tense August 29 traffic stop when a man reached for a gun in the front passenger seat. Officer Randy Wheeler drew his firearm and ordered the suspect to keep his hands up and outside of the car — but it’s an incident that easily could’ve resulted in death or tragedy. Trinity Police Chief Steven Jones said the police department chose to release video of Wheeler’s scary traffic stop from two different angles to prove a major point about the type of split-second decisions...
  • IRS Lawyer Who Headed Lerner Email Release Present When Markings on Clinton Emails Changed

    09/02/2015 3:54:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    Markings on no fewer than four emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private system were changed to a category that blocks Congress and the public from viewing their contents ... One of the lawyers present during the review by State’s legal office was government attorney Catherine Duval, who was a key player in the controversy surrounding ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s missing emails related to the investigation of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. Duval, who is now spearheading the release of materials related to the 2012 attack in Benghazi, formerly worked for the same law firm as the Clintons’ private attorney...
  • Thanks to GOP’s Corker Bill, Mikulski Puts Obama Over the Top … as Iran Vows to ‘Overthrow Israel’

    09/02/2015 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 2, 2015 | by Andrew C. McCarthy
    It is worth repeating that Republicans rationalized this abdication of their duty to use their constitutional powers to block Obama’s empowerment of America’s sworn enemies by claiming that the legislation ensured that Congress would get to review the deal. This, of course, was always preposterous: (a) Congress has many tools – the power of the purse, the ability to block Obama appointments and legislative priorities, the power to conduct oversight hearings, the capacity to raise public alarm in media coverage – that could have pressured Obama to reveal the deal’s terms; (b) there is no coup in forcing the administration...
  • Pope to say D.C. Mass in Spanish in bow to 'Hispanic population'

    09/02/2015 3:50:40 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 87 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2 Sep 15 | Paul Bedard
    In a bow to the huge U.S. Hispanic population and the Catholic Church's advocacy of immigration, Pope Francis plans to give his Washington Mass Sept. 23 in Spanish, according to Cardinal Donald William Wuerl. "The Mass is going to be in Spanish," Wuerl said Wednesday while previewing the pope's trip to reporters. "It's a recognition of how large the Hispanic population in the United States is," said Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. "And he's coming as the first pope from the New World and the predominant language in this hemisphere is Spanish," added Wuerl of the Argentine-born pope. Francis, meanwhile, will...
  • Racist New Black Panthers Escalate War on Local Police

    09/02/2015 3:46:09 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | September 02, 2015 | Steve Byas
    Just two weeks before the brutal assassination in Houston of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth, armed New Black Panthers shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness!” The threat was made by the Panthers as they marched around the Waller County jail, in the Houston metropolitan area. Exactly what the police were to stop doing was not specified, nor was what would be done as Panthers crept up on police. But what is clear is that on the night of August 28, Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was simply...
  • Obama Admin Spends $77 Million Funding Research With Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    09/02/2015 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    The Obama administration has steadfastly defended Planned Parenthood and its taxpayer funding throughout the scandal exposing its sales of aborted babies and their body parts for research. Now, new information reveals the Obama administration has been expanding funding for such research. The federal government has paid for so-called fetal tissue research for decades but the Obama administration, according to a report in The Hill, a Congressional newspaper, has expanded that funding. The report indicates the federal government spent $19 million on research involving the body parts of aborted babies in 1999 at the end of the Clinton administration. Now, President...
  • House Will Hold First Hearing Next Week on Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies

    09/02/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    A House committee will hold its first hearing next week investigating Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted babies and their body parts. This is the first hearing in Congress’ multi-committee investigation of the abortion business after a series of nine videos exposed how it is potentially illegally selling aborted babies and profiting from the sales. On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold its first hearing in a series of hearings titled, “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.” The hearings will examine the abortion practices of Planned...
  • Kentucky Clerk: Marriage License Law (Vanity)

    09/02/2015 2:41:50 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 17 replies
    FreeRepubic.com ^ | 9/2/2015 | Self
    I thought it would be interesting to look at the laws by which elected County Clerk of Rowan, Kentucky was elected to abide by. The County Clerk does much more than just issue marriage licenses. This document, Duties of Elected County Officials details the various duties. Concerning marriage licenses this is what it says:The county clerk issues marriage licenses (KRS 402.080) and files and records all marriage certificates (KRS 402.220 and 402.230). Military discharges may also be recorded in the county clerk’s office (KRS 422.090). On or before the 10th day of each month, the county clerk reports to the...
  • The War on McDonalds; Email scandals spread; US dry land declared "Waters of the World by EPA

    09/02/2015 2:35:24 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Club for Growth ^ | 9-2-15 | Wisconsin Club for Growth
    The War on McDonald’s The high and mighty of the Democratic Party sneer at fast-food jobs, calling them unworthy of the often minimally-skilled workers who hold them. But those jobs fill a vital need for such workers: the opportunity to get paid while acquiring stronger skills. Now, in an oh-so-typical overabundance of false solicitude for the welfare of those workers, the Obama administration has acted to make the jobs that are available to them harder to get. Last Thursday, the National Labor Relations Board did what’s been long expected, broadening the definition of a “joint employer” to drag countless businesses...
  • Obama administration said to have supplied weapons to rebels who killed Americans in Benghazi

    09/02/2015 2:22:02 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    NationalSecurity.news ^ | 09/02/2015 | NationalSecurity.news
    A Libyan witness to the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi says that the weapons used by militants involved in the onslaught, in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were given to them by the Obama Administration. As reported by Breitbart News, the witness said he was living near the U.S. compound when it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012. Libya’s al-Qaeda-linked militia group known as the February 17th Martyrs Brigade was reportedly hired by the Hillary Clinton-run State Department to guard the U.S. compound in Benghazi, but it failed to do so the entire...
  • McConnell: Obama's 'Partisan Contest' Raises Even More Doubts on Iran Deal

    09/02/2015 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 2, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for reducing the debate on the Iran nuclear deal to "a partisan contest" that "raises even more serious questions about its durability and merits." "While the president may be able to sustain a veto with the tepid, restricted and partisan support of one third of one House of Congress over Americans' bipartisan opposition, it will require a bipartisan Congress to strengthen our defenses in the Persian Gulf and to stand up to the inevitable Iranian violations of the agreement that will need to be addressed after he has left office,"...
  • Lanny Davis' e-mail Letter to Hillary Is D.C.'s Most Cringe-Inducing Document Ever

    09/02/2015 2:07:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY MICHAEL WARREN
    The latest stash of emails from Hillary Clinton's private server released by the State Department has (once again!) revealed Washington to be a particularly unbearable place, employing particularly insufferable people. From Clinton's email correspondence with her senior staff we can observe how those with proximity to power engage in rare forms of backstabbing, obsequiousness, pettiness, bad humor, and self-obsession. There was the revelation that Huma Abedin, Clinton's aide-de-camp who held down multiple six-figure salaries at outside consulting firms while making $135,000 at State, apparently complains about not getting "paid enough." Another top Clinton aide, Philippe Reines, was seen tattling on...
  • PBS’s Gwen Ifill Stands By ‘Take that Bibi’ Tweet (liberal media is gloating over Israel's "defeat")

    09/02/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 2, 2015 3:48 pm | Adam Kredo
    Gwen Ifill, the host of PBS’s Newhour program, defended herself from criticism after taking heat for sending a tweet that many users interpreted as a shot against Israeli Prime Minister Benjain Netanyahu. Ifill retweeted a message from the State Department’s official pro-Iran deal Twitter account claiming that the recently inked accord would significantly reduce Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon. “Take that, Bibi,” Ifill wrote in a message sent with the State Department’s tweet. Multiple users on Twitter quickly pushed back against Ifill’s message, claiming she was unfairly targeting the Israeli prime minister and revealing a pro-Iran bias. When...
  • Embattled KY clerk who opposes gay marriage unwittingly gave marriage license to transgender couple

    09/02/2015 1:52:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    New YHork Dailey News ^ | 09/02/2015 | BY Deborah Hastings
    FULL TITLE: Embattled Kentucky clerk who opposes gay marriage unwittingly gave marriage license to transgender couple: report Kentucky's Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, who's defying the U.S. Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, unwittingly granted one to a transgender couple, according to a report. Camryn Colen, who is transgender, and his wife Alexis, said they obtained a marriage license in February from Davis' office, without being asked to present a birth certificate for Colen, who is identified as a female on the document, the couple told The Courier-Journal.
  • Justice Scalia explained why Kim Davis should issue marriage licenses or find a new job

    09/02/2015 1:50:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | By Jonathan H. Adler
    Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, Ky., refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because she believes same-sex marriage is immoral. According to Davis, her religious convictions prevent her from issuing the license: “To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience.” In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear ordered all county clerks in the state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but Davis refused. A federal district court ordered her to comply and...
  • Russia and China Use Data Received From Hackers to ID U.S. Spies

    09/02/2015 1:44:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | September 1, 2015 | Warren Mass
    Both Russian and Chinese government security agencies have compiled data obtained from hackers who breached security protecting U.S. computer databases containing security clearance applications, airline records, and medical insurance forms, and then used the data to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents. As a result of cyberattacks, at least one clandestine network of American engineers and scientists who provide technical assistance to U.S. undercover operatives and agents overseas has been compromised, according to two U.S. officials. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed the security breach to the Los Angeles Times, which broke the story on August 31. The...
  • Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea Off Alaska Coast

    09/02/2015 1:29:09 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 61 replies
    wsj ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | JEREMY PAGE
    Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, the first time the U.S. military has seen such activity in the area, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The officials said they have been aware in recent days that three Chinese combat ships, a replenishment vessel and an amphibious ship were in the vicinity after observing them moving toward the Aleutian Islands, which are split between U.S....
  • Over 150 Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Transgender Teen Using Girls’ Locker Room

    09/02/2015 1:26:11 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | uncredited
    HILLSBORO, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) – Over 150 Missouri high school students voiced their displeasure about a transgender teen using the girls’ locker room by walking out of class. Students at Hillsboro High School staged a two-hour walkout Monday over 17-year-old Lila Perry, a student who has identified as a female since she was 13, using the girls’ locker room during gym class. The school offered Perry a gender-neutral bathroom, which she turned down. St. Louis attorney Timm Schowalter says, “All students have a right, under Title 9, to access the bathroom of their choice.”
  • Kerry Promises Israel, Saudis Money In Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

    09/02/2015 1:12:54 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/2/15 | Adam Kredo
    Kerry admits that, despite the deal, Iran will continue to back terrorist groups across the globe and promises to boost military support and funding to Israel and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The letter comes in response to concerns among lawmakers, Israel, and other Gulf region allies that the nuclear accord will boost the Islamic Republic’s support for terrorism, while leaving traditional U.S. allies on the defense. “Important questions have been raised concerning the need to increase security assistance to our allies and partners in the...
  • Scott Walker opens Texas swing promising to`wreak havoc on Washington’

    09/02/2015 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | September 2, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    HIGHLAND PARK — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker brought his mild manner, shy smile and promise to “wreak havoc on Washington” if elected president to a century-old soda fountain in the North Texas enclave of Highland Park Wednesday, opening a three-day swing through Texas. “One of the things I heard inside there and I hear from other people across the country is that Americans are looking for someone to shake things up,” Walker said, speaking before a throng of reporters after spending more than an hour working his way through the crowd of folks gathered at the Highland Park Soda Fountain....
  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington — the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure “would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets,” the Kremlin said in a...
  • Book Review: ‘Truth Overruled’ and the Case for Traditional Marriage

    09/02/2015 12:08:24 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Marriage quality, gay rights and “love is love” are common refrains that the Left uses in order to dismantle traditional marriage as we know it. Heritage Foundation marriage scholar Ryan T. Anderson’s latest book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, serves as an answer to many of these arguments. Anderson quoted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ oral arguments to make one of his major points, namely that “You’re [gay activists] not seeking to join the institution, you’re seeking to change what the institution is.” Anderson pointed out four harmful consequences of radically changing the definition of...
  • Using Al-Qaeda linked fighters to battle IS could succeed: Petraeus

    09/02/2015 11:58:40 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | September 2 2015 | AFP
    Former US military commander David Petraeus said Wednesday fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate could be used to take on the Islamic State group as he warned that his nation's hesitation to enforce "red lines" in Syria had damaged US credibility. The decorated four-star general said a controversial move to harness fighters from a group linked to Al-Qaeda -- which was responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks -- was "an option that has some prospect for achievement". Petraeus, who was feted for changing the course of the Iraq war in 2007, said the focus was not on cooperating with the...
  • WaPo/ABC poll: Hillary hits highest unfavorable rating in seven years

    09/02/2015 11:37:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton hit her highest unfavorable rating in seven years in the new Washington Post/ABC poll, and that’s no coincidence. That was also the last time that Hillary Clinton had a shot at the presidency, too, and the long campaign eroded her standing with American voters. This time around, she just reached the 2008 nadir more quickly: Let’s start with the bad news for Clinton. Fully, 53 percent have an unfavorable impression of her, the highest since April 2008 in Post-ABC surveys. That mark is eight percentage points higher than in July, though not as far from a Post-ABC...
  • PIERS MORGAN: Put a fork in her, because Hillary's done. Nobody will ever trust her again

    09/02/2015 11:35:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/2015 | Piers Morgan
    It’s over. Hillary Clinton is not going to be the next President of the United States. It’s not because she demanded skim milk for her tea, though any discerning tea-drinker would always insist on at least semi-skim. It’s not because she couldn’t work out how to watch ‘Parks and Recreation’ or ‘The Good Wife’ on catch-up TV, though coupled with her general apparent ignorance of all new technology this does little to negate the nagging sense that she’s simply too old for the top job in America. It’s not because her aides sometimes go 100 hours without sleep, though this...
  • Senators Who Took Money from Iran [1 Timothy 6]

    09/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/1/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb. There was no surprise there. Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign. After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the...
  • Poll: 82% of Hispanics view Donald Trump unfavorably

    09/02/2015 11:12:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | 2 SEP 2015 | Ashley Killough and Jennifer Agiesta
    (CNN)Donald Trump often vows he'll win the Hispanic vote if he becomes the Republican candidate for president next year. If so, he might have some work to do. A new Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday finds that the real estate magnate is viewed unfavorably by 82% of Hispanics, with 68% feeling "strongly so." Just 15% of those surveyed view Trump favorably.
  • Abbas and Fatah Encourage 'Religious War' over Temple Mount [Psalm 83]

    09/02/2015 11:02:47 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/2/2015 | Ari Soffer
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is continuing to openly encourage a religious war to gain exclusive Muslim control over Jerusalem's Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. The Temple Mount also houses the Al Aqsa Mosque and Islamic complex, which are built atop the ruins of two Jewish temples. Islamist groups, along with the PA and its supporters, have sought to deny any Jewish connection to the site, claiming it is a Muslim or "Palestinian" holy site. Muslim extremists have also waged a violent campaign aimed at preventing growing number of Jewish visitors from accessing the site, while systematically destroying...
  • TRUMP: TAX CARRIED INTEREST AT SAME RATE AS INCOME, HEDGE FUND, LTD REAL ESTATE SHOULD PAY MORE

    09/02/2015 10:28:23 AM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 27 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he “would take carried interest out” and that people who make money from hedge funds and limited real estate partnerships should pay more in taxes in an interview on Wednesday’s broadcast of Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect.” After Trump said he would “simplify” the tax code, he was asked, “in this respect, you want to tax carried interest in the same way as ordinary income is taxed?” He responded, “I would take carried interest out, and I would let people that are making hundreds of millions of dollars a year pay some tax,...
  • WHY DONALD TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT MEXICO: THE ART OF THE STEAL

    09/02/2015 10:15:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 1, 2015 | by ROGER STONE
    A few weeks ago, Trump posted his proposed immigration policy and, predictably, drew praise from those who want to strengthen America and self-serving condemnation from those who want to weaken us. The Mexican government itself provides some of the best evidence that Trump is exactly right when he says that Mexico intentionally sends a portion of their population across our borders illegally. In fact, they even publish a how-to guide for Mexicans seeking to illegally enter and remain in the United States. As stated in Trump’s immigration policy (and reported by the New York Times, that bastion of anti-immigrant sentiment),...
  • A Cowardly, un-American Deal With Iran

    09/02/2015 9:45:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2015 | Star Parker
    Many Americans rightly watch in disbelief as leaders of our country push to conclude a dangerous and ill-conceived nuclear agreement with an incorrigible and evil nation, a leading sponsor of terrorism. Since when does the United States negotiate out of fear, out of weakness? But this is what is happening. How else to explain moving forward with a deal this complicated and dangerous with people no rational person would trust? Abrogation of American leadership, meaning America acting in an unprincipled and cowardly way, leads inevitably to a world more dangerous and less free. We should be ashamed. Many have already...
  • Video: “You’d have to be really, really stupid” to buy Hillary’s “ridiculous” denials

    09/02/2015 9:11:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    Herridge also hears about a conflict of interest in the designation process. A conflict over that roped in a familiar name: Fox News is told there were internal department complaints that Duval, and a second lawyer also linked to Kendall, gave at the very least the appearance of a conflict of interest during the email review. A State Department spokesman did not dispute the basic facts of the incident, confirming to Fox News the disagreement over the four classified emails as well as the internal complaints. But the spokesman said the concerns were unfounded. The whistleblowers told intelligence community officials...
  • Endgame: Mikulski becomes 34th Senate Democrat to back Iran deal, ensuring GOP can’t stop it

    09/02/2015 8:57:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Thus ends a breathtaking performance of Republican failure theater. Once upon a time, knowing that your party controlled both chambers of Congress would have given you great comfort that a terrible treaty negotiated with a terrorist power could never become law in the United States. I think this makes it official: I’m on the Trump bandwagon. Hail Caesar. What’d the GOP get out of all this? What did their huge advantage in the House and their eight-seat majority in the Senate ultimately amount to in terms of concessions? It’s one thing to lose a momentous fight on foreign policy, ceding...