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  • Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault

    02/07/2016 8:10:45 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | February 6, 2016 | Laura Bult
    FULL TITLE - Federal court deals blow to gun reformers saying people have 'fundamental right' to own assault weapons in rejection of Maryland law A federal court said that assault weapons are in such "common use" that owning them is a "fundamental right" in a decision that could force the Supreme Court to rule on whether the firearms are legal. On Thursday, a three-judge federal panel dealt a blow to anti-gun violence advocates when they rejected portions of a Maryland gun reform law. The legislation was passed following the Sandy Hook massacre which claimed the lives of 20 children and...
  • Obama's Lecture from the Mosque - The Rest of the Story

    02/06/2016 7:38:43 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 82 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Jeff Head
    President Obama's Lecture from the MosqueThe Rest of the Story Thoughts on Obama's Lecture: From watching and listening to President Barack Hussein Obama lecture all of us as he spoke at the Balitmore Mosque last week...he not only looks entirely comfortable there, heck, you would have thought he was the main Imam cleric for the Mosque. He used their language because he knows it. The teachings of Mohammed flowed naturally off of his lips, because he was raised with it. Earlier he announced to the world in his book that the most beautiful sound in the world in the Islamic...
  • Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson to run for Baltimore mayor

    02/05/2016 2:35:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | February 4, 2016 | Renee Lewis
    Candidacy criticized by BLM chapter co-founder, who says movement should stand apart from political establishment. Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson has announced that he will run for mayor of Baltimore, his hometown, a decision that has angered critics who accuse him of being too cozy with the political establishment. One of those critics is Marissa Jenae Johnson, co-founder of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter (BLM), a civil rights movement that came to prominence during protests in the aftermath of the police killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in the summer of 2014. "McKesson's entry...
  • At Baltimore Mosque, Obama Crushes the Muslim Haters

    02/04/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02.04.16 | Dean Obeidallah
    The president's speech at that Baltimore mosque reassured a nervous population and struck just the right note-we're Muslim and American.
  • Obama: Criticism Of Muslim Americans "Has No Place In Our Country"

    02/04/2016 3:47:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, President Obama, who has become the executive branch equivalent of a professional Salon.com commenter troll, took his traveling roadshow of perverse failure to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
  • Ruling In Maryland’s “Assault Weapons” Case Could Gut Gun Control Nationwide

    02/04/2016 4:19:58 PM PST · by patq · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 2/4/16 | Bob Owens
    In what has to be viewed as a major victory for gun owners, the United States Court of Appeals for 4th Circuit ruled that lower court judge in Kolbe V. Maryland must apply the standard of strict scrutiny in reviewing the case about Maryland’s “assault weapon” ban, duplicitously called the Firearms Safety Act (FSA). Laws banning “assault weapons” in Maryland and in other states with “anti-gun” legislatures have typically been upheld when lower court judges—almost universally gun-hating activist liberals—have cheated We, The People by applying the much lower standard of intermediate scrutiny. ... Chris W. Cox, the executive director of...
  • Meet Kathy Szaliga

    01/30/2016 1:31:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    I'm a real Marylander, wife, mom and grandmother, and I'm running to be Maryland's next United States Senator because it’s time to bring some new ideas and new people to Washington. Almost 36 years ago when my husband Mark and I got married, we had five dollars in our pockets – no car and minimum wage jobs. Mark was a laborer in construction, and I worked a variety of minimum-wage jobs. I put up drywall and helped build a golf course. I was a dishwasher, parking lot attendant, maid, and waitress. With hard work, I rose up through the ranks...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/04/2016 12:41:36 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/4/16 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here.
  • Trump: Maybe Obama Feels More Comfortable At Mosque

    02/03/2016 6:18:22 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    Hill ^ | 2/3/16 | Ben Kamisar
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday chided President Obama for visiting a mosque, a move the president made in part as a counter to Trump's controversial comments on Muslims. "I don't have much thought, I think he can go to lots of places. I don't know, maybe he feels comfortable there," Trump said Wednesday on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren." "There are a lot of places he can go, and he chose a mosque."
  • Obama’s mosque visit demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid

    02/04/2016 6:41:10 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    nytlive.nytimes.com ^ | 02.03.16 | Asra Q. Nomani and Ify Okoye
    President Obama should be aware that on any given day a woman or girl worshiping in the mosque would be dispatched away from the musallah where he will stand to speak out against “Islamophobia,” to the “prayer room for females,” as one worshipper described it. “While the free world awaits a Muslim reformation, the leader of the free world shows blatant disregard for gender equality by visiting a mosque that treats females like second-class citizens,” says Raheel Raza, a Pakistani-Canadian activist, author and cofounder of the Muslim Reform Movement, a new initiative that we support, advocating for peace, women’s rights...
  • Limbaugh: Why Did Obama Choose To Become A Christian? He "Routinely" Defends, Promotes Islam

    02/04/2016 1:46:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to President Barack Obama’s address to a mosque in Baltimore a day earlier. According to Limbaugh, it raised a larger question about Obama, which pertained to Obama “routinely” touting Islam and why he chose Christianity over other religions.
  • Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy

    02/04/2016 12:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Many of the president's ideas about 'tolerance' are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam. And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore -- granted, filled with many harmless platitudes -- was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith. Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate. Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to embrace all ideas, as...
  • Virginia Tech Student 'Excited' to Be Part of Alleged Murder, FBI Says

    02/04/2016 10:22:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    One of the two Virginia Tech students facing charges in connection with the alleged abduction and fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl had her bond request denied today as investigators said she admitted to planning the alleged murder. Natalie Keepers, 19, broke down on the stand today in court as prosecutors detailed what she told investigators. "I was excited to be part of something secretive and special," Keepers told FBI investigators, according to commonwealth prosecutor Mary Pettitt. Keepers told police she bought a shovel with David Eisenhauer, the other Virginia Tech student who has been arrested in the case, before...
  • Prosecutor details plot to kill Nicole Lovell during bond hearing

    02/04/2016 9:31:36 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 24 replies
    Natalie Marie Keepers was denied bond on Thursday as prosecutors presented evidence that she plotted to kill and hide the body of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell. Virginia Tech students Keepers, 19, and David Eisenhauer, 18, worked together to draw up a sophisticated plan to kill Nicole Lovell, prosecutors said.They bought a shovel, picked out a location together in a calculated move, Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt said during the hearing. The plan was for Eisenhauer, charged with Lovell's abduction and murder, to lure Lovell out of the home on the guise of the date. They would take her to the...
  • Op-Ed: Dirty tricks won Iowa for Hillary, Gaza for Sharon

    02/03/2016 2:14:43 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | February 03, 2016 | Jack Engelhard
    Watch her crowing about how she won and how she plans to continue onto New Hampshire standing on her record. In horse racing, the Stewards would have posted the photo sign for two horses that reached the wire together. They would not have tossed a coin. Thoroughbred racing is serious business. Money is on the line. Politics is different, especially the way Democrats play the game. Only our lives are on the line and only Hillary must win. Cheating in racing can get you suspended. Cheating in Democrat Politics can get you elected. So when six counties in Iowa finished...
  • Hillary Clinton's Internet Supporters Desperately Want This Campaign to be about Sexism

    02/03/2016 2:03:30 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Pastemagazine.com ^ | 2/3/16 | Shane Ryan
    I want to start with a few key facts, because they'll be important in a moment: 1. Among left-leaning female voters under the age of 45, Bernie Sanders holds a significant lead in the polls. 2. He's received far more donations from females than Hillary Clinton. 3. The results in Iowa showed that he won handily in the under-45 category, regardless of whether the voter was male or female. As it happens, there is absolutely a gap in support when it comes to Sanders and Clinton. But it's not a gender gap-it's an age gap. ....It's simple: Older people vote...
  • Obama Visits Mosque: ‘Islam Has Always Been Part of America’

    02/03/2016 11:11:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 3, 2016 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama spoke warmly about Islam during his speech at a mosque today, highlighting the contributions that Muslims had made to the fabric of American society. “Islam has always been part of America,” he said, detailing the beginnings of the religion among African slaves brought to America. He also pointed out that Thomas Jefferson included the “Mohammedan” as one of the religions that should be protected.
  • At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here”

    02/03/2016 12:58:23 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 75 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | February 3 at 2:50 PM | Michelle Boorstein
    At Baltimore mosque, President Obama encourages U.S. Muslims: “You fit in here” By Michelle Boorstein February 3 at 2:50 PM President Obama Wednesday delivered the comforting sermon to U.S. Muslims that their community leaders have been requesting for years, framing Islam as deeply American and its critics as violating the nation’s cherished value of religious freedom. Obama’s comments came in his first visit as president to a U.S. mosque. The historic 45-minute speech at a large, suburban Baltimore mosque was attended by some of the country’s most prominent Muslims. In what appeared to be a counter to the rise in...
  • ‘Pro-Rape’ Blogger Organizes Meeting for Men Across U.S., Including Oklahoma City

    02/03/2016 11:19:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Police departments and leaders across the globe are taking a stand against a controversial group. Return of Kings is known as a group for “masculine men” and complains about the rise of feminism and the loss of ‘traditional sex roles.’ The group’s leader, Daryush Valizadeh, has written articles stating that rape should be legal on private property. Others in the group claim that women should not be allowed to vote, among other beliefs. The group announced recently that it would be holding 165 meetings in 43 countries as part of its ‘international meetup day’ on Feb. 6 at 8 p.m....
  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 165 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • Could the Muslim vote swing the US election?

    02/02/2016 6:15:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 2/2/2016, 4:24 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Nihad Awad, Executive Director of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood-linked group), has called on the growing numbers of American Muslim voters to increase and utilize their electoral power. Specifically, Awad said that the increasing Muslim populations in eight "swing" states should take advantage of their strength for the upcoming presidential elections. [...] A six-state survey released by CAIR shows that 73% of registered Muslim voters say they will go to the polls in upcoming primary elections - and that no fewer than two-thirds will vote for Democratic Party candidates. ...
  • Obama: 'Muslim Americans keep us safe'

    02/03/2016 11:17:32 AM PST · by PROCON · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) - Seeking to rebut what he views as perilous election-year bombast about Muslims, President Barack Obama is at a mosque in Baltimore on Wednesday, his first visit to such a site in the United States."Muslim Americans keep us safe," Obama told the audience, crediting the contributions Muslims have made to communities. "They are our police. They are our fire fighters. They're in (the Department of) Homeland Security." At the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a 47-year-old mosque with thousands of attendees, Obama heralded the contributions of Muslims to American society while issuing a forceful counterpoint to the language favored by...
  • EXCLUSIVE DETAILS NICOLE LOVELL MURDER

    02/03/2016 1:51:34 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 20 replies
    EXCLUSIVE DETAILS NICOLE LOVELL MURDER February 3, 2016 Positiv Press REPOST to all news agency Facebook pages Law enforcement sources NOT authorized to speak with journalists, have elected to share select portions of the kidnapping and murder investigation of 13 year old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg. Other sources with very intimate knowledge of the ongoing investigation, have also shared with Positiv Press in some cases, a virtual 'play by play' of how Lovell came to know 18 year old Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer of Columbia, Md. Law enforcement, including the local Commonwealth Attorney, have declined to speak about how...
  • PSEG Plans $1.6B in New Gas-Fired Projects

    02/03/2016 5:02:37 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 01/29/2016 | Power Engineering
    Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) is planning a $1.6 billion investment in new gas-fired projects in the coming years. PSEG Power President and COO William Levis tells Reuters the company is taking advantage of the "low gas-price environment" by building combined-cycle plants in Maryland and New Jersey. The company is also looking into building a new 500-MW gas-fired facility by summer 2019 at the site of its 383-MW coal plant in Bridgeport, Connecticut - the state's only coal facility - which PSEG has agreed to close in 2021.
  • Obama To Meet With Baltimore Mossque's Anti-LGBT Hate Preacher

    02/03/2016 10:15:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    The director of Islamic teaching at the mosque which President Barack Obama has chosen to visit is on record saying that Islam requires homosexuals to be despised and treated as “transgressors.”
  • Obama:"Inexcusable Political Rhetoric"Give Americans "Hugely Distorted Impresion" Of Muslims

    02/03/2016 12:13:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, President Barack Obama said many American do not know Muslims so they get their “hugely distorted impression” of Muslims from “distorted media portrayals” and “inexcusable political rhetoric,” after terror attacks.
  • Neighbor says murdered Va. girl talked of online 'boyfriend' named 'David'

    02/03/2016 4:49:27 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 16 replies
    <p>BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom was stabbed to death by a Virginia Tech student, and another freshman already charged with hiding the body was more deeply involved, authorities said Tuesday. A neighbor said the seventh-grader told friends she would sneak out to meet her "boyfriend" David, an 18-year-old she met online through the Kik messaging app.</p>
  • 13-Year-Old Allegedly Abducted by Va. Tech Students Was Stabbed to Death, Official Says

    02/02/2016 11:34:33 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 77 replies
    A 13-year-old girl allegedly abducted and killed by two Virginia Tech students was stabbed to death, according to preliminary results, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt said at a news conference today. A formal report of the cause of death has not yet been completed, Pettitt said. CW Attorney: Natalie Keepers will be charged with accessory before the fact, in addition to current charges in death of 13 y/o Nicole Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, Virginia -- the city where Virginia Tech is located -- went missing Jan. 27, the Blacksburg Police Department said. Her body was found on Saturday in...
  • Bright college teens held in death of ‘awesome little girl’

    02/01/2016 10:35:15 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/16 | Tom Foreman Jr. 
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as “an awesome little girl” who had a tough life — she survived a liver transplant as a youngster and suffered from bullying at middle school and online, her mother said.
  • O'Malley drops out of Democratic race for president

    02/01/2016 8:43:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 11:34 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ended his Democratic presidential campaign Monday midway through vote-counting in the Iowa caucuses, terminating a bid that failed to gain traction against rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. O'Malley's decision to drop out of the race came even before a winner had been declared but as early results showed O'Malley garnering negligible support in the first primary contest. His plans were disclosed by two people familiar with his decision, who weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly and requested anonymity. The former two-term governor and Baltimore mayor campaigned as a can-do chief executive who had...
  • Which type of President do we need?

    02/01/2016 10:07:50 AM PST · by mirvin · 36 replies
    Self | 02/01/2016 | MIRVIN
    Hamiltonian, Wilsonian, Jeffersonian, or Jacksonian?
  • Clinton calls for Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.

    02/01/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | January 30, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is calling for an additional Democratic debate to be held in Flint, Michigan, the site of an ongoing water contamination crisis that her campaign has focused on in recent weeks. [Snip] "The water crisis in Flint is unconscionable. It's been going on for years, as the people of Flint repeatedly asked for help and were ignored by state government. As Hillary has said, this would not have happened in a wealthy community."
  • Hillary: Iowa 'Obviously Exhausting, it Takes a Lot of Concentration'

    02/01/2016 5:07:19 AM PST · by McGruff · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Febuary 1, 2016 | DANIEL HALPER
    Hillary Clinton revealed this morning on ABC News that she finds campaigning in Iowa "exhausting" and that "it takes a lot of concentration." Clinton made the remarks in response to a comment from ABC Robin Roberts about Clinton campaigning in all 99 Iowa counties. Clinton correct Roberts, saying in fact she hasn't visited all of Iowa, and said, "I've covered a lot of ground and I sure have met many thousands of people, and have really learned so much. That's the best part of this. It's obviously exhausting, it takes a lot of concentration, but what keeps me going are...
  • Two students at Virginia Tech now face charges involving the death of a Blacksburg teenage girl.

    02/01/2016 5:50:00 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies
    The Virginia Tech student charged with killing teen Nicole Madison Lovell knew the girl and an investigation shows that he used that relationship to abduct her before disposing of her body with the assistance of another Tech student, police said Sunday. Blacksburg police announced the second Tech student’s arrest, one day after Tech freshman David Edmond Eisenhauer, 18, of Columbia, Maryland, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and abduction. Lovell’s remains were discovered Saturday in Surry County, North Carolina. The second Tech student, Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Maryland, was arrested Sunday morning and faces a felony charge...
  • Hillary: A Lie Wrapped Inside Deceit, Inside a Crime

    01/30/2016 7:38:25 PM PST · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Oh, what a web we weave, when we practice to deceive… Hillary’s really not very good at her main job; that of a professional liar. Every time Hillary Clinton is asked by the media about her involvement in the Email Scandal, she continually states that she did not receive or send any information marked classified at the time. When pressed on this, she comments that the information might have become classified at a later date, after it flowed through her non-secure server and into the hands of Putin, ISIS, Xi, Kim Jong-Un and the maniacal Mullahs of Teheran. Anyone who...
  • Clinton, Sanders camps agree to more debates, DNC (Wasserman Schulz) has yet to give OK

    01/30/2016 4:09:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/16
    The campaigns of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders have reportedly agreed to four additional debates, including one Thursday in New Hampshire before the state's Feb. 9 primary. However, both camps said the agreement was not final and that Democratic National Committee had yet to give its OK. The committee has not agreed to debates beyond the original four sanctioned ones, amid complaints from Sanders and other Democrats that Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz, Florida, has limited the schedule to protect the front-running Clinton. But in recent days, Clinton has urged the party to add the televised...
  • Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 4:17:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/16 | Todd Starnes
    A public high school has been accused of radical Islamic indoctrination by forcing children to profess the Muslim statement of faith, ordering them to memorize the Five Pillars of Islam and teaching that the faith of a Muslim is stronger than the average Christian, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Thomas More Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of John and Melissa Wood. They accuse La Plata High School in Maryland of subjecting their teenage daughter to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda. And when Mr. Wood complained – the school banned him from campus. Defendants forced Wood’s daughter to...
  • EDITORIALS Memo To Hillary And Bernie: The Public Doesn’t Care About Your Priorities

    01/30/2016 9:32:40 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 25 Jan, 2016 | Editorial Board
    2016 Elections: Democrats like to portray Republicans as out of touch. But a new poll shows that it's Democrats who are fixated on issues the public could hardly care less about, and who are too trusting of government. The poll, taken by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, asked people an open ended question: 'Which problems would you like the government to be working on in the year 2016?" Based on the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders and their debates so far, you'd think the answers would be things like income inequality, "taking on" Wall Street,...
  • Obama to make first visit of his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week

    01/30/2016 9:34:03 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    The Wasington Post ^ | January 30, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein and Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama will make the first visit during his presidency to a U.S. mosque next week, the White House announced Saturday, as the administration tries to promote religious tolerance at a time when rhetoric linking Islam with terrorism is becoming more voluminous. On Wednesday the president will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore, a sprawling community center in the the city’s western suburbs, that serves thousands of people with a place of worship, a housing complex and schools, (according to its website). It is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest Muslim centers and describes itself as aspiring “to be the...
  • US Marine vet sues high school, claiming daughter was all but forced to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 7:02:48 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Tom Tillison
    The parents of a Maryland teenager are suing their daughter's high school over a world history lesson they claim was little more than Islamic indoctrination. The Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit against La Plata High School on behalf of John and Melissa Wood, claiming the lesson favored a "sugar-coated version of Islam" over other religions and forced their 16-year-old child "to disparage her Christian faith," according to the law firm. The parents said the class spent one day on Christianity, followed by two weeks on Islam. And the 11th grader was "forced to profess and to write out...
  • Parents sue public high school for 'religious indoctrination'...

    01/30/2016 1:42:22 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-16 | Joel Christie & Wills Robinson
    The parents of a Maryland teenager have launched a lawsuit against their daughter's public high school, claiming the district forced the 16-year-old to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. John Wood, a former Marine, and his wife Melissa Wood, have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School, alleging their daughter - identified only as C.W. - spent one day in a modern history class studying Christianity, followed by two weeks immersed in Islam. According to court documents obtained by The Daily Mail Online, the 11th grader 'had to profess the Shahada by claiming ''There...
  • STUDENT PUNISHED FOR REFUSING TO RECITE ISLAMIC PROFESSION OF FAITH (MD Lawsuit)

    01/29/2016 4:54:14 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 28 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit charges. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court against the Charles County Public Schools in La Plata, Maryland, its board of education, Principal Evelyn Arnold and Vice Principal Shannon Morris by the Thomas More Law Center. [ ] The lawsuit charges that the defendants' "curriculum, practices, policies, actions, procedures, and customs promote the Islamic faith by requiring students to profess...
  • Fmr Marine Fed. Lawsuit: Banned fm LaPlata HS after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination..."

    01/28/2016 3:05:24 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | January 28, 2016
    Former Marine Launches Fed. Lawsuit: Banned from La Plata H.S. Property after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination of Daughter"Plaintiffs believe that it is "a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God"CALLAWAY, Md. (Jan. 28, 2016)—The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) yesterday afternoon filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who "refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class." The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board...
  • Sanders camp suspicious of Microsoft’s influence in Iowa Caucus

    01/28/2016 5:50:54 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/2016 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is raising questions about the involvement of Microsoft in the Iowa Caucuses, now just five days away, and has built a independent system to check the official results. For the first time this year, Microsoft partnered with the Iowa Democratic and Republican Parties to provide a technology platform with which the parties will run their caucuses. The software giant created separate mobile apps for each party, which officials at hundreds of caucuses across the state will use to report out results from individual precincts to party headquarters for tabulation. The arrangement has...
  • Clinton: 'Anybody Who Knows Me Knows You Can't Buy Me'

    01/27/2016 10:27:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 27, 2016 | Aaron Kliegman
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton said in an interview aired Wednesday night that special interest groups cannot buy her to gain access and influence as she continues to face scrutiny for taking large sums of money in speaking fees from the financial industry in recent years. Speaking over the phone with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Clinton was asked how she will respond to impending attack ads from her main primary challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, Vt.), who is expected to target her ties to Wall Street. "As anybody who knows me knows, you can't buy me," Clinton said in response, defending...
  • Report: Hillary chief of staff lost her Blackberry in 2010 – with classified messages on it

    01/28/2016 2:39:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/27/16 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department lost a Blackberry device on which she had stored classified information, a new report this week shows. Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton associate, notified a state department staffer of the development in a March 20, 2010 email. ''Somewhere b/w my house and the plane to nyc yesterday my personal bb got misplaced; no on [sic] is answering it thought [sic] I have called,' Mills wrote from her personal email account, according to the report in The Daily Caller.
  • Susan Sarandon backs Bernie for president instead of Hillary over Clinton's vote for the Iraq [tr]

    01/28/2016 5:25:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    Actress and progressive activist Susan Sarandon lent her star power to Bernie Sanders at an Iowa rally this evening, passing over Hillary Clinton a second time for the nation's top job. A decider for Sarandon, who has known Sanders for more than two decades, was Clinton's 2002 vote for the Iraq War as a New York senator, a military conflict that Sanders did not support. 'That's where Hillary Clinton lost me,' she told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview, 'because there was plenty of information that even I had that said there was a real problem with the logic involved.' Clinton...
  • FBI going 'right to the source' in Clinton email probe, interviewing intel agencies

    01/26/2016 2:43:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The FBI is going straight to the source in its investigation of classified emails that crossed Hillary Clinton's personal server, speaking with the intelligence agencies - and in some cases, the individuals - that generated the information, two intelligence sources familiar with the probe told Fox News. Investigators are meeting with the agencies and individuals to determine the classification level in the emails. The step speaks to the diligence with which the bureau is handling the investigation, despite the former secretary of state's claims that the matter boils down to a mere interagency dispute. "This is not merely a difference...
  • Here’s the Story Behind ACFD’s Snow-Shoveling T-Rex

    01/25/2016 3:35:58 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 14 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | 25 January 2016 | Tim Regan
    Neighbors pitch in with the shoveling in Bethesda, Md. after a major storm dumped record snowfall on the Washington, D.C. region. (Submitted photo) As the snow piled up on Saturday, a video from the Arlington County Fire Department took off. The video, tweeted out by the fire department around noon that day, showed a T-Rex clearing clearing snow from around a fire hydrant. The message was clear: If a predatory dinosaur with useless little arms can shovel snow, so can you. But here's a secret: that wasn't a real T-Rex. And the video wasn't filmed around here. "The actual video...
  • Iowa Democratic caucus runs into difficulties amid volunteering crisis

    01/25/2016 12:37:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Waterloo, Iowa
    Things are looking grim for the Iowa Democratic party's efforts to mount a successful caucus on 1 February. The Guardian has learned the party is still lacking a temporary chairman to run the caucuses in up to 300 locations across the state with just over a week to go before caucus night. These officials preside over caucuses when they first convene. Caucuses can then elect a permanent chair but invariably the temporary chair is chosen. The chair ensures the Democratic party's complex rules are followed and that an accurate vote is taken and then reported to state Democratic party. There...