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  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Ral Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutirrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • It's Wake Up Time, City Of Charlotte

    02/18/2015 3:00:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the name of anti-discrimination, the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina is poised to discriminate against people of conservative moral values, also imposing the struggles of a tiny minority on every man, woman, and child who lives or works in Charlotte or might happen to visit the city. Its wake up time, Charlotte! Its not too late to make a change. According to an in-depth review by a team of lawyers with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a new bill, which the City Council will vote on after a public meeting on Monday, February 23rd, does not contain adequate safeguards...
  • If an atheist kills some Muslims over a parking space, why is it still my fault?

    02/18/2015 6:17:15 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 18, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now, the reader has surely heard about the murder last week of three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill by Craig Stephen Hicks, a local resident. Because the killer is a gun-owning white male with a rather unshaven appearance, the immediate assumption made before the facts of the case began to come out, even by many conservatives, was that Hicks must be a right-wing Christian Tea Partier who killed the students because they were Muslim. The reason for this assumption is because this is the "narrative" that the news media have trained Americans to...
  • Question of the Day: Whats a Huge Arsenal, Exactly?

    02/17/2015 8:32:24 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Robert Farago
    Chapel Hill suspect owned huge arsenal, the headline proclaims at theguardian.com. Search warrants show the suspect in the shooting deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had an arsenal of a dozen firearms in the home he shared with his wife, along with a large stash of ammunition.
  • Woman accused of breaking into tractor-trailers at Cumberland truck stop

    02/16/2015 9:14:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Kelly Gardner
    Fayetteville, N.C. Cumberland County investigators have arrested a woman accused of breaking into tractor-trailer trucks parked at rest areas and truck stops along Interstate 95.
  • Annual 'Mass Moral March' brings thousands to Raleigh

    02/16/2015 5:11:12 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 9 replies
    hickoryrecord.com ^ | February 14, 2015
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Still working toward substantial victories at the ballot box and the legislature, demonstrators opposed to Republican policies within North Carolina demanded again Saturday that laws be repealed that they say harm the sick, the poor and minorities. Thousands of people joined the state NAACP and other advocacy groups that helped stage the 9th annual "Moral March on Raleigh," which led through downtown streets before ending in front of the old Capitol building. The terminus is deliberate, since their unhappiness rests with the laws passed by the GOP-led legislature and Republican Gov. Pat McCrory since 2013. Those...
  • The Group Accusing an American Extremist and Hateful Racist of Terrorism in Chapel Hill..

    02/15/2015 6:55:35 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 15, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    The Group Accusing an American Extremist and Hateful Racist of Terrorism in Chapel Hill Might Strike You as Ironicand It Wants to Be Part of Investigation. Feb. 15, 2015 7:35am Sharona Schwartz The Palestinian Authority which grants monthly salaries to terrorists has called last weeks deadly shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. terrorism and would like the U.S. government to include Palestinian investigators in the official probe. The Palestinian foreign ministry Saturday described Tuesdays shooting as a heinous crime and terrorism which targets civilians based on their religion. We consider it a serious indication of...
  • The Hate Crime President

    02/14/2015 4:53:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Ransom
    Look if you want to get all wired up about Muslim students being killed start with Syria, or Iraq, or anywhere in practically ANY of the predominantly Islamic countries around the world where murder is rampant. Just dont start in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where police say Craig Hicks killed three students, who just happened to be Muslim. Its a terrible tragedy that this man, Hicks-- who by accounts in the New York Times and other media outlets dealt poorly with anger issues in his lifewould kill anyone. But that they were Muslim had nothing to do with the shooting....
  • Obama condemns 'outrageous murders' in North Carolina

    02/13/2015 4:37:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has made his first comments about the three young Muslims who were shot to death in North Carolina saying no one in America should ever be targeted "because of who they are, what they look like or how they worship." Obama says in a statement that the FBI will determine whether federal laws were violated in what he calls "the brutal and outrageous murders."
  • Concord pediatrician changing from male to female (Charlotte area, NC)

    02/13/2015 5:49:34 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 28 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | February 13, 2015 | Karen Garloch
    Concord pediatrician Hal Levin has notified patients he is going through a gender transition and, after taking some time off, he will return to work March 23 as Dr. Laura Levin. In a letter dated Feb. 4, Levin, who has worked at Piedmont Pediatrics for 20 years, said the change will mean he can begin living my life more authentically as Laura Levin, a transgender woman. Carolinas HealthCare System, which owns the Concord practice, also sent letters to patients explaining the change and expressing support for Levin, the groups medical director. We can assure you that Dr. Levin will continue...
  • Muslim Students' Slayings Investigated As Possible Hate Crime, FBI Says

    02/12/2015 7:50:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 12, 2015 | DAVID ZUCCHINO AND MATT PEARCE
    Muslim Students' Slayings Investigated As Possible Hate Crime, FBI Says By DAVID ZUCCHINO AND MATT PEARCE 5,000 Muslims and non-Muslims turn out to mourn 3 students shot to death in N.C. The FBI announced late Thursday that it had opened a preliminary hate-crime investigation into the slayings of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, N.C. "The FBI is continuing to provide assistance to the Chapel Hill Police Department to process evidence related to a triple-homicide investigation," the federal agency said in a statement. "The FBI has also opened a parallel preliminary inquiry to determine whether or not any federal laws...
  • TIA talks highway funding, tire registration at event

    02/12/2015 10:10:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    RubberNews.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Miles Moore
    WASHINGTONHighway funding, tax reform and tire registration were the big issues tire dealers, repair shop owners and association officials discussed with Capitol Hill staffers during the Tire Industry Associations Federal Lobby Day on Feb. 5. Approximately 55 representatives of the tire retailing and auto repair industries participated in the event, which began with speeches from current and former members of Congress and progressed to one-on-one meetings with key staff persons in the offices of several top Washington lawmakers. With the Highway Trust Fund set to run out of money in May, passage of a multi-year transportation funding bill was the...
  • In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive

    02/12/2015 5:42:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/12/15
    .... two women called 911 to report multiple gunshots and screams...near the University of North Carolina.... ... three people were dead...Muslims of Arab descent... The victims families described it as a hate crime. The police said that the shooting appeared to have been motivated by an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking,.... In the afternoon, Ripley Rand, the United States attorney for the region, said the shooting appeared to have been an isolated incident and not part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.
  • Terrorism Supporters Exploit Chapel Hill Killings

    02/12/2015 4:40:36 AM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Yesterday an angry leftist supporter of the Ground Zero Mosque shot three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina over a parking dispute. Jibril Hough, the spokesman for the Islamic Center of Charlotte, called the parking space shooting domestic terrorism.
  • Killer of 3 UNC-Chapel Hill Muslim Students Was Hardcore Anti-Religion Atheist Progressive

    02/11/2015 7:56:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | February 11, 2015 | Patrick Poole
    A horrific act of domestic terror was committed yesterday in Chapel Hill, NC, as three Muslim students were apparently targeted by a deranged anti-religion progressive. The News & Observer reports: Police charged a Chapel Hill man Wednesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Muslim students in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowmont just south of N.C. 54.Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being held in the Durham County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder. Hicks is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salhas sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19,...
  • Bathroom choice for transgender residents splits Charlotte City Council

    02/11/2015 7:36:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 35 replies
    wistv.com ^ | February 9, 2015
    CHARLOTTE, NC (Steve Harrison/The Charlotte Observer) - Allowing transgender residents to use the bathroom of their choice in restaurants, stores and other places of public accommodation divided the Charlotte City Council on Monday night. The city is considering expanding its existing nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections for people based on their sexual orientation, sexual identity or sexual expression, and familial or marital status. Much of the ordinance such as adding gay and lesbian residents to a group of protected classes wasn't controversial. But the bathroom question provoked a sharp exchange between council members. At-large member Michael Barnes, a...
  • Chapel Hill Police Arrest Man in Triple Homicide (Cops: Muslims killed over parking dispute)

    02/11/2015 7:13:47 AM PST · by kristinn · 18 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | Updated 9:53 a.m. EST Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | Tammy Grubb
    Police charged a Chapel Hill man Wednesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Muslim students in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowmont, just south of N.C. 54. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being held in the Durham County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder. Hicks is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salhas sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. Police said in a statement Wednesday morning that a dispute about parking in the neighborhood of rented condominiums may have led to the incident. Our preliminary investigation...
  • Chapel Hill police arrest man in triple homicide (NC)

    02/11/2015 4:47:57 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | TAMMY GRUBB
    CHAPEL HILL Police charged a Chapel Hill man Wednesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Muslim students in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowmont just south of N.C. 54. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being held in the Durham County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder. Hicks is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salhas sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. Barakat was a doctoral student in UNC-Chapel Hills School of Dentistry. The sisters were N.C. State University students. Chapel Hill police found all three...
  • 3 Muslim students shot to death in apartment near UNC Chapel Hill

    02/11/2015 4:22:24 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2015 | Saeed Ahmed
    (CNN)A 46-year-old man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of three Muslim students in an apartment near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Police haven't said what may have compelled the accused, Craig Stephen Hicks, to allegedly carry out the attack Tuesday evening. He turned himself into police later in the night. But given the victims' religion and comments the alleged shooter apparently left on a Facebook page, many social media users wondered what role, if any, the victims' faith played. The victims were Muslims: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; Yusor Mohammad, 21; and Razan...
  • SHERIFF: Probation officer catches man raping six-year-old girl

    02/10/2015 3:50:13 AM PST · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    www.witn.com ^ | february 9, 2015 | carly swain
    Authorities say a probation officer caught a Pitt County man raping a six-year-old on Sunday. 47-year-old Martin Vasquez was arrested by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office Sunday night. Vasquez, who lives on Celtic Court outside of Greenville, is charged with rape of a child and indecent liberties with a child. The warrant says the victim was six-years-old, and the rape happened on Sunday. Sheriff Neil Elks says the probation officer was at the home trying to locate Vazquez's son, who is on probation. After knocking on the home's door, the officer went to a shed where he found Vasquez and...
  • Officer kills 74-year-old man after family called cops to check on him at his home

    02/08/2015 6:51:22 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 188 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 8, 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides
    A North Carolina officer shot dead a 74-year-old man whose concerned family had called the police and asked to check on him. Officer Josh Lefevers arrived at the home of James Allen just before midnight on Sunday morning and announced he was entering the residence when Allen approached him with a handgun and refused to put it down, police said. Lefevers then shot and killed him.
  • Top Black Dems to skip Netanyahu speech

    02/06/2015 12:57:03 PM PST · by yoe · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Leading members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are lining up to skip a coming speech by the prime minister of Israel. Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), the chairman of the CBC, said they won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech before Congress to protest Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) decision to invite the prime minister without first consulting President Obama and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. Butterfield said that move marked an "unprecedented overreach of the Speakers authority" that "goes beyond the traditions of his office." "It is baffling that Speaker Boehner, who...
  • Business owner who fatally shot would-be robber won't face charges(WILMINGTON,NC)

    02/05/2015 11:18:26 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    Star News ^ | February 4, 2015 | Cammie Bellamy
    WILMINGTON | As police investigate a spate of recent homicides in Wilmington, the shooter in one incident may not face charges. Saturday evening, the owner of a video poker business at 420 Raleigh St. was walking to his car when men with guns walked toward him, according to police. Bullets were exchanged and one of the alleged robbers, 38-year-old Frankie Stukes of Wilmington, was hit. Police found his body alongside the building about 10 p.m. Wilmington Police Department Detective Kevin Tully said Wednesday the robbery victim ran back inside his business Bourbon Street Amusement for safety. Tully said...
  • Workers Try to Boot Union for Fourth Time After Rigged Election ( Alabama - UAW )

    02/04/2015 3:26:42 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 4, 2015 | Bill McMorris
    Anti-union forces claim UAW stuffed ballot box. Workers in Alabama are staging a fourth attempt to kick the United Auto Workers (UAW) out of their plant following claims that stuffed ballot boxes derailed their last vote. Employees at the NTN-Bower Corporation, a ball bearings manufacturer, have unsuccessfully tried to boot the labor giant out of their factory for two years. Workers voted to decertify the UAW in an earlier election, but an Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) panel threw out the election. Another election was held in January of this year. The UAW prevailed, but it was later revealed...
  • House Conservatives Band Together to Form New Group to Push Conservative Agenda

    01/31/2015 9:14:34 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 26, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a new group aimed at advancing a conservative agenda in the House of Representatives after they expressed discontent with the direction of the Republican Study Committee.“Our main hope is that we can represent the voids and valleys for our constituents back home,” Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho told The Daily Signal today. “With a small group that is nimble and able to work on issues that are of importance to our constituents, we can make a difference in Congress.”Called the House Freedom Caucus, the group serves as a conservative alternative to the Republican Study...
  • Help stop Planned Parenthood from writing its own regulations in North Carolina

    01/30/2015 8:37:22 PM PST · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 30, 2015 | John Jansen
    Legislators in North Carolina did the right thing in July 2013 when they voted to raise the quality standards for abortion clinics in the state. The hand-wringing response from the abortion industry was entirely predictable, with Planned Parenthoods vice president for public affairs, Melissa Reed, calling it the most restrictive access to safe and legal abortions this state has ever seen. That was then. Inviting the Fox to Guard the Henhouse But now, more than a year an a half later, the North Carolina abortion industry is perfectly fine with the proposed regulations, which were submitted by the states Department...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • North Carolina Health Department Allowed Abortion Clinics to Write Their Own Rules

    01/30/2015 6:14:07 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/29/15 | John Jansen
    Legislators in North Carolina did the right thing in July 2013 when they voted to raise the quality standards for abortion clinics in the state. The hand-wringing response from the abortion industry was entirely predictable, with Planned Parenthoods vice president for public affairs, Melissa Reed, calling it the most restrictive access to safe and legal abortions this state has ever seen. That was then. Inviting the Fox to Guard the Henhouse But now, more than a year an a half later, the North Carolina abortion industry is perfectly fine with the proposed regulations, which were submitted by the states Department...
  • 2016 and the Coalition of the Uninspired

    How is it possible that a president can win re-election by a relatively comfortable margin while receiving fewer raw votes than his first election? Enter Mitt Romney. A simple data comparison is very telling. That comparison is the Romney raw vote vs. all votes for congressional Republicans in a given state. Crunching the numbers, Romney significantly underperformed the Republican congressional vote totals in multiple states. In North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin -- all presidential swing states -- Mitt Romney underperformed the total raw votes cast for all Republican congressional candidates by an average of 3 percent. That means that...
  • Son of ex-slave who served in Union army during Civil War dies 179 years after father's birth

    01/27/2015 7:40:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/27/2015 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. Luke Martin Jr., whose father was an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died 179 years after his father was born. Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina.. ..lived in the house where he was born a house his father built in the 1890s. Martin had little memory of his father, Luke Martin Sr., who died at age 84 in 1920 when the son was just a few years old, according to Martin-Williams. The elder Martin, who was born in 1836, was married twice, the second...
  • Nevada and Tennessee Make It 26 States Suing To Stop Obama's Amnesty

    01/27/2015 6:48:36 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 27, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the Lone Star state's challenge of President Obama's executive amnesty, bringing the total number of states fighting Obama's unilateral immigration policies to 26. Texas is proud to lead a coalition that now includes a majority of the United States standing up against the Presidents rogue actions, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. The momentum against the President's lawlessness continues to build with Tennessee and Nevada joining the effort to protect our states from the economic and public safety implications of illegal amnesty. As President...
  • Blizzard Warning for NYC and Southern NY State (20 - 30 inches)

    01/25/2015 10:34:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    Blizzard Warning for NYC and Southern NY State Active for next 1 day, 23 hours National Weather Service This alert has been updated. Posted 3 hours, 18 minutes ago Crippling and potentially historic blizzard to impact the area from late Monday into Tuesday.Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 pm Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. Locations: New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs. Long Island, and most of southern Connecticut.Hazard types: Heavy snow and blowing snow, with blizzard conditions.Accumulations: snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4...
  • 4 arrested for attempting to rob Papa Johns driver of money, pizza (North Carolina)

    01/25/2015 7:01:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WITN-TV ^ | January 20, 2015 | Gina DiPietro
    Four men have been charged, after police say they tried to rob a pizza delivery driver this past weekend. Greenville Police say around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Papa Johns driver was trying to make a delivery at the Province Apartment Complex on Boxelder Way. The driver told police that two men approached him in the parking lot and demanded money and the pizza. The driver used pepper spray to stop the robbery. A Province employee saw what happened and tried to help, but police say they were assaulted by one of the suspects while attempting to get the vehicle's license...
  • Group cuts up VIC cards in protest of Harris Teeter's gun policy

    01/25/2015 10:46:41 AM PST · by eyedigress · 77 replies
    http://www.wbtv.com ^ | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Members of the North Carolina Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America showed up at Harris Teeter on Providence Road in Charlotte on Saturday. They cut up their Harris Teeter loyalty cards and handed the destroyed cards to management.
  • BREAKING, EXCLUSIVE: DC Sources: Rep. Kevin McCarthy & Rep. Renee Ellmers Are Having An Affair

    01/23/2015 7:30:11 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 86 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Charles C. Johnson
    <p>Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell Gotnews.com that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since 2011.</p> <p>The affair is something of an open secret in Washington, D.C. Reporters at other publications, lobbyists, congressional staffers of both parties all know about it. One staffer for a congressman describes it as the biggest open secret in D.C. A lobbyist describes Ellmers as a social climber who has ingratiated herself with McCarthy.</p>
  • Pro-Life Leaders Call for Ellmers Ouster

    01/23/2015 5:50:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/15 | a ruse
    On a usually happy and even triumphant day, pro-life leaders found themselves angry at a vote in the U.S. House that never happened. Much of the talk today at the annual March for Life, that likely brought close to 500,000 mostly young people to Washington DC, was about how House leaders canned a bill that would have banned abortion after the 20th week of gestation, the point at which an unborn child is said to feel pain. Much of the anger was directed at Republican Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, who, as reported by Breitbart News, organized a group...
  • Two former UNC student-athletes sue school, NCAA over academic welfare

    01/23/2015 4:50:08 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 13 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Graham Watson
    Two former University of North Carolina student-athletes have filed a lawsuit against the university and the NCAA claiming that neither entity is doing enough to ensure that student-athletes are receiving a proper education. The suit is seeking damages for all student-athletes affected by UNC academic scandal. According to CNNs Sarah Ganim, the suit was filed by Michael Hausfeld, one of the lawyers in the OBannon suit against the NCAA. Rashanda McCants, a former womens basketball player, and Devon Ramsay, a former football player, are named as plaintiffs, though the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday afternoon in Durham County court, is...
  • Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

    01/22/2015 12:09:55 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday. Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate what happened at an off-campus house leased by fraternity members. Duke University is cooperating with the Durham Police Department in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a Duke student at an off-campus private residence that is leased to members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, the school said in a statement emailed to reporters. Pursuant to Dukes policy, the fraternity has...
  • Pro-Life Lawmakers Sabotage Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/22/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A handful of pro-life lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain in abortions. As LifeNews reported yesterday, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina along with Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Jackie Walorski of Indiana each of whom have pro-life voting records objected to a vote on the bill on the grounds that the language in the bill did not do enough to allow women who have been victimized by rape to have abortions. Together, they reportedly...
  • Rally draws hundreds of abortion opponents to downtown Raleigh

    01/20/2015 6:27:35 PM PST · by Morgana
    newsobserver.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Dan Kane
    RALEIGH When the Love My Life rally began five years ago, 300 teens and their parents attended, a group small enough for the Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown Raleigh to handle. On Saturday, the anti-abortion event, sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, drew roughly five times that number as middle and high school students packed into a huge heated tent on the Halifax Mall in the heart of the state government complex. Those numbers augmented the annual anti-abortion march later that afternoon that ran the length of a city block. The rally featured contemporary Christian music with a...
  • Franklin Graham: 'I am trying to warn America, warn Duke University'

    01/17/2015 6:13:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | 1/17/15
    from Duke Universitys chapel tower after all. The university announced that it has reconsidered its decision to allow the call for prayer from the iconic tower on Fridays. The reversal came a day after evangelist Franklin Graham posted a scathing criticism on Facebook asking donors not to give to Duke until the policy was changed.
  • Charlotte Diocese School Dismisses Employee after Same-Sex Marriage Announced

    01/17/2015 5:32:45 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    Catholic Education Daily ^ | January 15, 2015 | Kimberly Scharfenberger
    Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C., recently informed one of its substitute teachers that he could not work at the school following the public announcement of his impending same-sex marriage, according to Catholic News Herald. The schools decision is yet another instance of Catholic schools around the country taking measures to protect and ensure their Catholic identity. The teacher, Lonnie Billard, worked for 11 years at Charlotte Catholic High School as a dramatics teacher until his retirement in 2012. He was reportedly scheduled to begin substituting in January. But when officials at the high school learned of Billards public...
  • PRO-LIFE LEADERS BLAST REP RENE ELLMERS REPREHENSIBLE REQUEST TO DELAY HOUSE 20WEEK ABORTION BAN

    01/17/2015 1:19:50 PM PST · by Bratch · 14 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 17, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Pro-life leaders are expressing their fury toward Rep. Rene Ellmers (R-NC) for seeking to delay what has been expected to be a relatively easy passage next week of a House bill that would restrict abortions to 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence that unborn babies experience pain at 20 weeks of gestation. According to theNational Journal, Ellmers is leading a group of moderate Republican congresswomen who appear to have concerns about the political ramifications of the bill which is to be voted on next week on the 42ndanniversary of theRoe v. WadeSupreme Court decision because it...
  • At Duke, many criticize decision not to broadcast Muslim prayer call

    01/17/2015 11:01:56 AM PST · by yongin · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/16/2015 | David Zucchino
    s they have almost every Friday for two years, Muslim students gathered at Duke Universitys chapel for weekly prayers at midday Friday.. But a university plan to sound the prayer call from the Duke University Chapels 210-foot bell tower for the first time was hastily called off Thursday in the face of anti-Islamic tirades on social media and what a school official described as credible concerns about security. Instead, the call to prayer, or adhan, was sounded in Arabic and English on Friday from a small portable speaker set up on the chapel steps. Many among the hundreds of students...
  • Meet the Radical Professor at the Center of the Controversy for Islamic Prayers at Duke University

    01/16/2015 11:07:51 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jan 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    It all started when a University alumnus made a $3 million dollar donation to fund the position of Director of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Bettye Martin Musham, who gifted the Islamic Studies Center with the vast sum of money, said that she was convinced that it was the right thing to do after hearing a lecture on the meaning of jihad. Musham said that she and her husband would later become hooked with the importance of Islam. Dr. Omid Safi was appointed to run Islamic Studies at Duke University in July of 2014. He has been the point of...
  • Duke's Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School's Muslims [Duke's Idiots!]

    01/16/2015 9:25:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    NBCNews ^ | January 16, 2015 | ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    Duke's Downsized Call to Prayer Draws Hundreds in Support of School's Muslims BY ELISHA FIELDSTADT Hundreds of students of varying religions gathered outside of the chapel on Duke University's campus Friday to take part in a Islamic call to prayer in support of the school's Muslim population, which had been offered then denied the opportunity to broadcast the call from the chapel's bell tower. "I was out here to show my support and solidarity for the diversity and the religious beliefs for all of Duke's students," said Steven Boyd after the call to prayer, or "adhan," was read in...
  • GOP women object to rape clause in 20-week abortion bill

    01/16/2015 3:27:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 1/16/15 | Lauren French and Jake Sherman
    HERSHEY, Pa. A group of female GOP lawmakers is trying to pressure the Republican leadership team to make changes to a 20-week abortion ban the House is set to vote on next week. Led by Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, the lawmakers are protesting language that requires a rape victim to formally report her assault to police to qualify for an exemption from the legislations abortion restrictions. Ellmers raised the concerns during a closed-door meeting at the GOP retreat here, according to sources in the room. Her office did not have a comment on Friday on the discussions...
  • Outrage Cancels Duke's Plan to Use Chapel Tower for Muslim Call to Prayer

    01/16/2015 11:05:21 AM PST · by shove_it · 15 replies
    APee ^ | 16 Jan 2016
    Duke University has canceled its plan to use the tower of its chapel for a weekly, amplified call to prayer for Muslims. In a release Thursday, the university said Muslims will instead gather on the quadrangle before heading into a room in the chapel for their weekly prayer service. "Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students," said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations. "However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect." ~snip~
  • Muslim Center Director 'Sick To My Stomach' Over Prayer Uproar At Duke

    01/16/2015 10:38:40 AM PST · by Steelfish · 97 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2015 | DAVID ZUCCHINO
    Muslim Center Director 'Sick To My Stomach' Over Prayer Uproar At Duke By DAVID ZUCCHINO The director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke is 'sick to my stomach' over Muslim prayer controversy The director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University, which canceled plans to broadcast a weekly call to Muslim prayers from its famed chapel amid intense controversy and threats, said Friday that he was "sick to my stomach" and disappointed by the episode. "I am disappointed, because Id like to think we are better than this...better than being intimidated and pressured, '' Omid Safi, director of...