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  • N.C. House: We’re Not Going to Get Bullied by the Obama Administration

    05/07/2016 11:45:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    deneenborelli.com ^ | 5/7/16 | Tom Borelli
    The Justice Department determined that North Carolina’s bathroom policy -using the bathroom that matches your biological sex- is in violation of federal civil rights law. Reports speculate the feds might try to restrict funding to North Carolina or pursue legal action if they don’t change the policy, though the Justice Department hasn’t commented either way. North Carolina State House Speaker Tim Moore has made it clear, he will not be intimidated.
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorses Donald Trump

    05/06/2016 9:47:36 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 40 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 05/06/2016 | NICK GASS
    Less than a week after proclaiming to Indiana voters that he would vote for Ted Cruz in his state's primary — a tepid endorsement that featured high praise for Donald Trump — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has made it official: He is all in for the presumptive Republican nominee. “I’m fully supportive of our presumptive nominee, and I do think Donald Trump will do well in the State of Indiana,” Pence told reporters, according to Indianapolis' Fox affiliate. “I’m going to campaign hard for the Republican nominee because Indiana needs a partner in the White House.”
  • Mike Pence Creates New Slang Dictionary Definition "Pencing"

    05/03/2016 7:41:33 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 6 replies
    "Pencing" Slang Dictionary Defintion....Effort to ride 2 skateboards at the same time
  • Kasich: Gay People 'Probably' Born That Way

    04/30/2016 1:28:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 103 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 04/30/2016 | KAILANI KOENIG
    John Kasich on Friday was pressed by a man in California to answer whether or not he believed people are born gay. "Do you believe that some people are born gay?" asked Kelly Bryan, 62, of San Francisco, who attended the Commonwealth Club of California event where Kasich was the featured guest. He later described himself as a Democrat who plans to vote for Hillary Clinton. "Please respond without prayer being an answer." Kasich first tried to dodge an answer. "I'm not gonna get into all the analysis of this or that, I'm not gonna do that," he said. As...
  • Indiana Today: DefeaTED Cruz Speaks To Half Empty Room, Polling Affirms The Reason….

    04/30/2016 6:29:22 AM PDT · by GilGil · 189 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/30/2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trump supporters are a generally happy bunch... The Cruz campaign in Indiana is in a state of collapse and freefall. By the end of the weekend you can expect the narrative to shift, and the campaign will be pointing fingers toward California (June 7th) because their impending defeat is looming ever more dangerous. Before getting to a recent poll, lets take a look at the current landscape. Senator Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina spoke at a campaign rally in South Bend Indiana. In a venue capable of holding more than 2,000 only a few hundred showed up... That’s the...
  • Mike Pence endorses Ted Cruz Friday (but also praises Trump)

    04/29/2016 10:24:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2016 | Eric Bradner, John Berman and Phil Mattingly
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorsed Ted Cruz Friday, just days before a primary that could make or break the Texas senator's chances of halting Donald Trump's march to the Republican presidential nomination. But Pence was quick to praise Trump, too, and encouraged Hoosier voters to "make up their own minds." "I'm not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz in the Republican primary," Pence said in an interview with WIBC's Greg Garrison. He praised Cruz's "knowledge of the Constitution" and his willingness to "take on the leadership" of his own party.
  • BREAKING: Indiana Governor Pence DOES NOT ENDORSE Ted Cruz!!

    04/29/2016 9:18:09 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    TCRLAF | 4-29-2016 | TCRLAF
    Indiana Governor PENCE was just on WIBC, saying he is NOT ENDORSING anyone in the Republican Primary, but he’ll be voting for Cruz himself. THIS IS QUITE SIGNIFICANT, given today's Media Diatribes.
  • Indiana Governor Will Vote For Cruz, Praises Trump, Will Support Nominee No Matter What

    04/29/2016 9:22:48 AM PDT · by xzins · 69 replies
    Opinion ^ | 29 Apr 16 | Xzins
    Governor Pence of Indiana praised both Trump and Cruz today. He praised Trump for his deep concern for Indiana Jobs. He praised Cruz for his constitutional principles. He said he would vote for Cruz, but everyone should study and make up their own minds. If the word 'endorse' was ever used, it went by quickly and wasn't front and center. In fact, the discussion quickly went back to Pence's decision to support any nominee that is decided upon by the Republican Convention. It was a marginal show of support for Cruz. Appreciation for Trump actually was the beginning of Pence's...
  • VIDEO: Pence Praises, Thanks Trump In "Endorsement" For Cruz

    04/29/2016 9:48:43 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 39 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 29, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivered a lukewarm endorsement of Ted Cruz on an Indiana radio show Friday morning where he strongly praised Donald Trump for giving "a voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans." He also said he was "grateful" for Trump bringing attention to Carrier outsourcing. Pence's remarks on WIBC-FM:
  • Gov Pence to endorse Ted Cruz today.

    04/29/2016 8:35:56 AM PDT · by Marine Special Ops Mom · 113 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/29/16 | John Roberts
    Pence to endorse Cruz for president Published April 29, 2016 · FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence plans to endorse Ted Cruz for president on Friday, Fox News has learned. ADVERTISEMENT The announcement, expected during an upcoming radio interview, comes ahead of the state’s critical primary next week. Texas Sen. Cruz did not publicly confirm the endorsement when asked by reporters Friday morning, but praised Pence’s leadership of the state. Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.
  • Trump Ad running in Indiana re Cruz bad trade deals

    04/29/2016 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 13 replies
    kantarmediana.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Donald J Trump
    Here is the ad Trump is running against Cruz in Indiana Indiana AD
  • Pence to endorse?

    04/29/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 53 replies
    Gov. Mike Pence to make a "significant" announcement on @GarrisonRadio at 12:06 p.m. Cruz endorsement?— Niki Kelly (@nkellyatJG) April 29, 2016
  • Andrea Tantaros Told To Take Some Time Off From Fox News (Suggests Cause is Support for Trump)

    04/29/2016 6:23:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 60 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 28 Apr 16 | John Roberts
    div class="the-content">Andrea Tantaros, popular Fox News co-host of Outnumbered, will not be on the show for a little while.Here’s why…From BPR: There’s going to be a glaring absence on Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” — at least for the time being. After TVNewser received a tip that Tantaros would be absent for a while, the publication reached out to the network, which replied that there were some contract issues that needed working out.“Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off,” FNC wrote. “She is still under contract with the network.”...
  • CRUZ'S EVANGELIST FATHER RE-EMERGES IN INDIANA

    04/29/2016 6:27:51 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 54 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/29/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – After negative reporting of his religious views, the Christian evangelist father of Ted Cruz has returned to the campaign trail in an effort to win evangelical voters in Indiana, whose primary Tuesday is regarded by many as the Texas senator’s last hope to keep his bid for the Republican presidential nomination alive. While the national media largely has been silent about Rafael Cruz’s re-emergence, local reporters in Indiana have covered his various appearances. WSBT-TV in Mishawaka, Indiana, reported Rafael Cruz created “a lot of excitement” by showing up as a guest of Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence...
  • Trump starts spending to end Cruz in Indiana

    04/27/2016 5:11:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    politico.com ^ | Shane Goldmacher
    Despite landslide victories on Tuesday, Donald Trump still needs to win Indiana — and he’s starting to act like it. The frugal Manhattan mogul has begun opening his wallet for the air war, spending more than $900,000 on TV and radio ads. He’s working the inside game, wooing Gov. Mike Pence one-on-one in what multiple Indiana insiders said appears to have been a successful effort to keep the governor on the endorsement sidelines. And Trump’s new campaign strategist Paul Manafort has been telling Republican officials, multiple people told POLITICO, that Trump is in the midst of doubling the ground team...
  • Donald Trump Reaches Out to Gov. Mike Pence Before Indiana Primary

    04/20/2016 2:47:46 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Donald J. Trump met privately with Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana at his residence on Wednesday afternoon, two weeks before the primary in a state that Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign sees as crucial to its efforts to capture the Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence were joined by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, a supporter of Mr. Trump and a former head of the Republican Governors Association, according to an aide to Mr. Trump...
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Battle between religious and gay rights splits GOP states

    04/06/2016 1:58:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 2:10 AM EDT | David A. Lieb
    Republican lawmakers upset about the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage have advanced measures in about a dozen states this year that could strengthen protections for those who refuse on religious grounds to provide services to same-sex couples. The bills could benefit court clerks, photographers, florists, bakers, wedding-hall operators and others who say gay matrimony goes against their beliefs. For a party already being torn apart by the presidential contest, the state legislative efforts have exposed deep rifts between the GOP’s social conservatives and its pro-business wing. Business leaders worry that such measures will allow discrimination and scare away companies...
  • Indiana Gov. Signs Law Banning Abortion of Babies with Down's Syndrome

    03/25/2016 7:32:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 25, 2016 | Ben Graham
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) signed a new pro-life bill into law Thursday that will, among other things, prevent the abortions of babies diagnosed with a disability or defect. “Some of my most precious moments as governor have been with families of children with disabilities, especially those raising children with Down syndrome,” said Pence. “We are pleased that our state values life no matter an individual’s potential disability, gender or race,” Mike Fichter, president and chief executive of Indiana Right to Life, said in a statement. “We also believe that the other measures in the bill are positive steps forward...
  • Indiana overwhelmingly approves anti-BDS bill (boycott of Israel)

    03/04/2016 5:36:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 3/3/2016, 10:17 PM | Shoshana Miskin
    The Indiana Senate near-unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday banning state funds from investing in entities that support the anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The BDS movement, which aims to demonize, delegitimize, isolate and ultimately destroy the Jewish State has begun to appear in Indiana, especially on college campuses. [...] BDS promotes intimidation, fear and violence across campuses in Indiana according to the bill, and is "unethical and deeply damaging to the cause of peace, justice, equality democracy and human rights for all people in the Middle East." ...
  • Why Trump Is Winning on Jobs and the Economy

    02/24/2016 9:11:51 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 24,2016 | Andy Puzder
    Jobs and the economy are top of mind for voters from both parties this election cycle according to a recent Gallup poll. This is hardly a surprise. But what was a surprise to many is the importance of immigration and free trade as economic issues for working class voters and the level of betrayal they feel with respect to their governments handling of these issues. These voters feel stuck between free trade policies that encourage companies to move good paying jobs outside the U.S. and the failure to enforce our immigration laws allowing people here illegally to take jobs that...
  • Indiana Senate poised to take up LGBT rights bills

    01/27/2016 6:09:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 7:03 AM EST | Brian Slodysko
    The split over LGBT rights between social conservatives and the business wing of the Republican Party will likely be on full display Wednesday, when a GOP-controlled committee in the Indiana Senate takes up measures that could establish statewide protections based on sexual orientation and possibly gender identity. The measures come in response to the bitter debate last March over a religious objections law that drew swift and largely negative attention to the state after critics contended that it would sanction discrimination against gay people on religious grounds. GOP lawmakers and Republican Gov. Mike Pence, who supported the law, hastily made...
  • NY Farm Couple Must Still Pay Thousands in Fine for Refusing to Host Gay Wedding

    01/16/2016 2:46:47 PM PST · by kindred · 88 replies
    "All Robert and I want is the freedom to peacefully live and work faithfully on our family farm and according to what God says about marriage without fear of government punishment. The America we love is one where we respect each other's differences, and the government still protects the freedom to have those differences. Others have the freedom to say or not say what they want to about marriage, and that's all we are asking for, as well." -Cynthia Gifford (New York)—[CBN News] A New York court has upheld a state decision to fine a farm couple for refusing to...
  • Scalia: Establishment clause doesn’t require government to favor secularism over religion

    01/04/2016 8:07:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Which is obvious to anyone not intentionally misreading it. The real news here is not that Antonin Scalia said this, but that it’s the slightest bit controversial. But that’s not something that happened overnight. The secular left and their media servants have spent decades pushing the idea that the establishment clause is about protecting the non-religious from maniacal Jesus freaks - especially the nightmare scenario in which the Jesus freaks get a job with any public entity and are guided in any decision by biblical principles. Scalia is a man who actually knows about the founding of the nation and...
  • Erroneous Christian Schools Have No Rights (Bake the Cake and Bless Us!)

    12/12/2015 1:57:58 PM PST · by yongin · 24 replies
    American Conservative ^ | December 11, 2015 | Rod Dreher
    Now that gay marriage is here, you didn’t think that would be the end of things, did you? The Column reports on colleges and universities that have sought, and in most cases received, religious exemptions from Title IX requirements. The story frames these schools as bigot colleges (“Training schools to discriminate”). Excerpts: Nearly three dozen religious institutions of higher learning have asked the federal government to waive laws that protect LGBT students, according to government documents obtained by The Column. The schools are asking the U.S. Department of Education to waive portions of Title IX that might apply to students...
  • Karl Rove: Mitch Daniels Would Be Great VP

    11/28/2015 8:42:12 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 111 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/25/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Influential GOP consultant and policy adviser Karl Rove says former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels would be the perfect running mate for whoever wins the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. And at the very least, Rove adds in an exclusive interview with Newsmax TV, the GOP's vice presidential pick should be a Midwesterner to maximize the Republican ticket's drawing power. "It would be good to have somebody from the Midwest. I've got an out-of-the-box idea for you, how about the former governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels," Rove said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth. "[He's] done an exemplary job serving in...
  • Gov. Pence suspends resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana

    11/16/2015 9:37:35 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 21 replies
    wthr.com ^ | November 16, 2015
    INDIANAPOLIS -Gov. Mike Pence is suspending the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana following reports that a Syrian refugee was among the suspects who carried out deadly attacks in Paris last Friday.
  • Bush ridicules Trump's fitness to lead military in new video (Jeb comes out swinging)

    10/18/2015 1:34:40 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    The long-running feud between Jeb Bush and Donald Trump escalated yet again Saturday, with the former Florida governor releasing a two-minute video on social media mocking the billionaire's fitness to be commander-in-chief. *snip* The clip is the latest salvo in the Bush-Trump rivalry, which has often been marked by bitter and personal exchanges between the two prominent Republican presidential candidates. On Friday, Trump suggested Bush's brother, former President George W. Bush, shared in the blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks because they occurred during his presidency. Saturday's round centered on a video set to the tune of circus music that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Indy Star Orchestrates Secret Campaign To Promote LGBT Special Protections

    08/28/2015 11:08:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 26, 2015 | Thomas Rose
    Breitbart News has exclusively obtained an email sent by the President and Publisher of the Indianapolis Star. It invites “community leaders” to help plan and coordinate an aggressive, highly orchestrated campaign to “persuade” the Indiana state legislature to adopt sweeping special protections for Indiana’s gay, lesbian and transgender communities. The email, sent personally by Karen Ferguson Fuson, President and Publisher of the Star, was sent early this morning to an undisclosed list of business and media elites, together with gay rights activists. It pulls no punches in its scope or its goals. The email, in its unedited entirety reads as...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Glenda Ritz (D) drops out of race for Indiana Governor

    08/08/2015 3:40:56 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | 8-7-2015 | IBJ Staff
    Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has dropped out of the 2016 governor's race. Ritz announced Friday afternoon that she will instead seek re-election for her current position. "The best use of my time and talents will be to serve our children, their families and the taxpayers of Indiana as superintendent of public instruction," Ritz said in a written statement. "I must continue to be 110-percent engaged in supporting public education." Ritz badly trailed former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg in collecting campaign donations in their race to represent the Democratic Party against incumbent Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican....
  • Walker Gives GOP Presidential Field a New Anti-Climate Leader

    07/19/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Inside Climate Change ^ | July 13, 2015 | Katherine Bagley
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker joined the crowded field of Republican contenders vying for the White House in 2016 on Monday, and immediately stands out for having one of the poorest records on environmental and climate issues, according to green groups and political experts. Since taking office in 2010, Walker has dismantled several longstanding policies protecting wetlands and waterways, fast-tracked mining projects, fought climate action, slashed funding for dozens of state scientists and environmental education positions, and impeded development of wind energy in Wisconsin. "He's one of the worst," said Heather Taylor-Miesle, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund,...
  • Pence says Indiana will not comply with coal plant regulations

    07/03/2015 4:20:10 AM PDT · by thackney · 34 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | 07/01/2015 | Power Engineering
    Indiana will not comply with President Barack Obama's plan to battle climate change by requiring reductions in emissions from coal-fired power plants, Republican Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday. The proposal as currently written, known as the Clean Power Plan, will make Indiana electricity more expensive and less reliable and hurt economic growth in Indiana and across the nation, Pence wrote in a letter to Obama. The plan targets pollution from the coal-fired power plants that Indiana relies on. Pence said the Indiana coal industry employs more than 26,000 people. "If your administration proceeds to finalize the Clean Power Plan, and...
  • Tensions build as Supreme Court readies blockbuster rulings

    06/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by Johnny Navarone · 114 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 06/21/2015 | Lawrence Hurley
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Supreme Court building as the nine justices prepare to issue major rulings on gay marriage and President Barack Obama's healthcare law by the end of the month.</p>
  • Who is the most conservative Republican candidate for president? [CRUZ!]

    06/17/2015 9:45:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 at 2:00 PM | Pablo Barberá
    The Republican field is crowded, which implies that primary voters have little information about where some of the candidates stand. That is particularly the case this season, with a few relatively unknown contenders who lack legislative experience or a long history of campaign contributions that would allow researchers to precisely identify where they stand on the liberal-to-conservative political dimension.However, one characteristic all candidates share is that they have active and popular Twitter accounts. And as I showed in an article published earlier this year in the journal Political Analysis — now freely available online as an Editors’ Choice article —...
  • north carolina house overrides magistrate same-sex marriage veto

    06/12/2015 7:23:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    11 Eyewitness News ^ | June 12, 2015 | WTVD-AP
    A measure allowing some court officials to refuse to perform gay marriage responsibilities because of their religious beliefs became law in North Carolina on Thursday, with the state House voting to override the governor's veto of the bill. The Senate had voted to do the same with Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's veto a week ago. Thursday's House vote of 69-41 was just over the three-fifths majority needed. Ten House members were absent and didn't vote. The law, taking effect immediately, means some register of deeds workers who assemble licenses and magistrates to solemnize civil marriages can decide to stop performing...
  • Scott Walker Backs Constitutional Amendment Allowing States To Ban Same-Sex Marriage

    06/07/2015 2:53:20 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | June 7, 2015 | Amanda Terkel
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Sunday that he supports a constitutional amendment that would bar the Supreme Court from granting marriage equality rights nationwide. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision this month that could grant, for once and for all, same-sex couples the right to wed across the country. But Walker said on ABC's "This Week" that he would support amending the constitution to protect states that still want to ban same-sex marriage. "I personally believe that marriage is between one man and one woman," Walker, a prospective GOP presidential candidate, said. "If the...
  • As he nears a 2016 bid, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal hits political bottom

    06/06/2015 6:49:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 6, 2015 | Tyler Bridges
    Just weeks before he is expected to announce his presidential campaign, Bobby Jindal is at the nadir of his political career. The Republican governor is at open war with many of his erstwhile allies in the business community and the legislature. He spent weeks pushing a “religious freedom” bill that failed to pass, while having little contact with legislators trying to solve Louisiana’s worst budget crisis in 25 years. Jindal is now so unpopular in deep-red Louisiana that his approval rating plunged to 32 percent in a recent poll — compared with 42 percent for President Obama, who lost the...
  • Ex-Rep. Hill is first Dem to jump into Indiana Senate race

    06/05/2015 2:58:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Former Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.) on Wednesday became the first Democrat to enter the race to replace retiring Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) in Indiana.

 In a statement posted on Medium, Hill played up his blue-collar roots and deep ties to the Hoosier State. He struck a populist tone in vowing to be a fighter for the Middle Class against the moneyed interests he said control Washington. 

“We can either put our heads in the sand, or we can fight to restore the American Dream, the middle class, and what’s great about Indiana,” Hill said. “I know we can do better,...
  • Top Catholic Archbishop: Americans ‘Increasingly Subject to a Soft Despotism’

    06/05/2015 1:08:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 37 replies
    CNS ^ | June 4, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) (CNSNews.com) - Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has delivered a sermon warning that religious liberty is under attack in the United States and that American Christians “are being increasingly subject to a soft despotism.” A transcript of the archbishop’s sermon--which was delivered at a special mass for Catholic lawyers in Broward County, Fla.--is now linked to a page on the USCCB’s website that is dedicated to the issue of religious liberty. “While atrocities are...
  • I’m a Conservative Tea Party Christian Republican, and I Support Gay Marriage

    06/04/2015 11:49:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/04/2015 | Justin Haskins
    Politics today seems to be dominated by an “either you’re in or you’re out mentality.” If you’re a good Republican, a good Christian, and a good conservative, then you really can’t support gay marriage—at least, that’s what I’m constantly being told. “We can’t redefine an institution that’s been around for thousands of years,” opponents of marriage equality say. “To do so would be to radically transform the way society has always understood marriage. That’s just not what conservatism is all about.” But is that really true? It seems to me the heroes of the modern conservative movement— individuals such as...
  • The Cult of Caitlyn confirms that there is nothing progressive in transgender politics

    06/02/2015 7:28:52 AM PDT · by dennisw · 33 replies
    spectator.co.uk/ ^ | 2 June 2015 | Brendan O'Neill
    The Vanity Fair photo of Bruce Jenner in a boob-enhancing swimsuit is being described as iconic. Bruce, one-time American athlete, now wants to be known as Caitlyn, having recently undergone some gender transitioning. And he’s using the cover of the latest Vanity Fair to make his ‘debut as a woman’. Next to the headline ‘Call me Caitlyn’, he’s all photoshopped svelteness, pampered hair and look-at-me breasts, in what many experts are already describing as ‘an iconic image in magazine history’. The photo is indeed iconic. And not just in the shallow celeb meaning of that word. It’s iconic in the...
  • We Republicans Lost On Gay Rights. That’s A Good Thing.

    06/02/2015 1:09:15 PM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | June 1, 2015 | Mark McKinnon
    I'm not among those Republicans who have “evolved” on the issue of gay rights. I didn’t need to. I’ve always been attracted to the GOP message of more freedom and less government, but thought it hypocritical and counter to the core of our philosophy that Republicans would not apply those tenets to gay rights. But of course I was often the black sheep in campaign meetings during the 1990s and 2000s. There goes McKinnon again. Taking up for the gays. Although “gay” wasn’t the word that was used back the
  • Southern Baptist Leader Endorses Secularist Campaign

    05/31/2015 7:39:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Baptist News Global ^ | 5/29/15 | Bob Allen
    Seminary president Danny Akin joins celebrity atheists Bill Maher and Penn & Teller in speaking out for people who don’t believe in God.A Southern Baptist seminary president has added his blessing to a campaign advocating for atheists. Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., affirmed Openly Secular, a campaign fighting discrimination against people based upon their non-belief, in a two-minute video message posted online. “You are probably wondering immediately: why would I be doing a video at the site of Openly Secular?” Akin said in the video. “The reason is that though we do disagree...
  • Researcher charged with falsifying info, funds on “voters’ gay rights views article”

    05/31/2015 10:27:48 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 7 replies
    http://www.benchmarkreporter.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Tasnuva Rahim
    A formal retraction of a highly publicized same-sex study with falsified results has been made by Science magazine on Thursday for misrepresentation of survey incentives and funding. One of the authors of the article, Columbia University political science professor Donald Green has requested the retraction on May 19, saying co-author Michael LaCour had been incapable of producing the raw data that was applied in the study. The magazine decided to go ahead and retract it after its own investigation even though LaCour did not agree with the decision.
  • How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud

    05/31/2015 10:26:46 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 54 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5-29-15 | Jesse singal
    The exposure of one of the biggest scientific frauds in recent memory... (Snip) Over and over again, throughout the scientific community and the media, LaCour’s impossible-seeming results were treated as truth, in part because of the weight Green’s name carried, and in part, frankly, because people — researchers, journalists, activists —wanted to believe them. (snip) ...Broockman was consistently told by friends and advisers to keep quiet about his concerns lest he earn a reputation as a troublemaker, or —  perhaps worse — someone who merely replicates and investigates others’ research rather than plant a flag of his own. (snip) This might...
  • Proposal for ‘Straight Pride’ club spurs calls for training

    05/31/2015 9:58:46 AM PDT · by digger48 · 24 replies
    wishtv ^ | May 31, 2015 | AP
    <p>BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Educators and parents in southern Indiana are calling for more training and awareness of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students after a high school’s failed attempt to establish a “Straight Pride” club.</p> <p>A group of students at Bloomington High School North had proposed starting the faith-based club in the 2015-16 school year. Principal Jeff Henderson said federal law required the school to allow the club, which students had said would offer “specific supports for heterosexual students.”</p>
  • The Left Goes Insane

    05/31/2015 8:43:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Fay Voshell
    The fall in to “certain untruth” is almost complete within the ranks of the increasingly mentally disturbed Left. Further, because so much of what the Left is promulgating is in fact certain untruth, it must continually seek to cut off rational debates. It abhors questions about the veracity of its dogma and praxis. Leftists believe it is vitally important to prohibit questions that might undermine them or their system’s credibility. Nothing, absolutely nothing, about the dogma of the Left is to be questioned. It is only to be believed. That is one reason why the Left’s current chief flag bearer,...
  • Indiana man gets 200-plus years in prison for molesting boys

    05/30/2015 12:02:15 PM PDT · by digger48 · 27 replies
    wishtv ^ | May 30, 2015 | Staff
    <p>ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana man convicted of sexual abusing three young boys has received a more than 200-year prison sentence.</p> <p>An Elkhart County jury convicted 40-year-old Jose Jesus Macias in April on all 11 felony counts of child sexual abuse the Goshen man had faced.</p>
  • NORTH CAROLINA GOP GOV.GOES MARIO CUOMO ON GAY MARRIAGE AND A CHALLENGE TO RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES

    05/29/2015 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Vanity | 5/29/2015 | Self
    The words of the former New York Governor and Democrat icon Mario Cuomo rang out loud and clear some 30 years ago. "I am personally opposed to abortion but" would pretty much sum up Cuomo's message. Yesterday that message was echoed on the issue of gay marriage by the Republican governor of North Carolina in a statement entitled "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". Governor Pat McCrory noted his own 'sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman'. But then we got this: "Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no...