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  • LEST WE FORGET: Thousands of Australians attend Anzac Day dawn ceremonies (great photos at link)

    04/24/2015 6:19:25 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 25th April 2015 | Lucy Thackray and Heather Mcnab
    While the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey prepares to receive more than 10,000 people to it's shores on Anzac Day, around Australia dawn services are being held with proud Aussies paying respects in record numbers on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing in a sign of unity and honour. Since 1915, Anzac Day has been marked with ceremonies of remembrance to pay tribute to the 50,000 Australians and New Zealanders who fought on the shores of Turkey, and on Saturday special centenary celebrations will mark the sacrifice and valour of these fallen soldiers. Although no WWI soldiers survive, moving dawn...
  • ECLUSIVE - TRUTH EXPOSED: Christian students who held "anti-gay day" bullied by LGBTs in PA

    04/24/2015 6:02:49 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 3 replies
    Cowgernation ^ | 4/23/2015 | Caiden Cowger
    A group of grassroots Christian students at a Pennsylvania high school organized a “Flannel Day,” where students all wore flannel to show their support and unity for opposing the LGBT lifestyle. This event was referred to as “Anti-Gay Day” by the media. The event was created in response to the nationally-observed Day of Silence. The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and several other liberal mainstream media outlets picked up the story, and have reported many falsehoods about the faith-based demonstration. They claimed that Christian students pushed, bullied and placed anti-gay posters on homosexual student’s lockers. The Advocate, also claimed that along with...
  • Holder: Historians Will View My Tenure As ‘Golden Age’ Of Justice Dept [Video]

    04/24/2015 5:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/24/15 | Al Weaver
    During his farewell address to the Justice Department Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder referred to his tenure at the Department of Justice as its “golden age” and in the same mold as Robert Kennedy’s storied tenure.. Loretta Lynch will take over the department following the Senate’s 56-43 confirmation vote Thursday. HOLDER: I said earlier that when we celebrated Robert Kennedy’s 50th anniversary of his swearing in 2011, people said that was the golden age for the United States Department of Justice. Well, I think 50 years from now, maybe even sooner than that, people will look at the work you...
  • Mpls. Man Charged with Making Threats in Islamic State Group Case

    04/24/2015 5:40:06 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/24/15 | AP
    A Minneapolis man has been charged with threatening law enforcement officials after authorities charged six men earlier this week with trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Mahamed Abukar Said appeared in federal court in St. Paul on Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Perzel says Said tweeted threats. He's accused of tweeting one threat that said if the men weren't freed, there would be a "massacre." He is also accused of tweeting a picture of the FBI informant in the case.
  • Clinton Embraces a Proposal To Cut Immigration by a Third (1995)

    04/24/2015 5:38:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 8, 1995 | ROBERT PEAR
    The White House today welcomed a Federal advisory panel's recommendation to cut legal immigration by one-third. But the proposals met fierce opposition from Hispanic, Asian-American, Roman Catholic and Jewish groups, as well as from the National Association of Manufacturers. (SNIP) Representative Dick Armey, the Texas Republican who is the House majority leader, said: "The commission fails to tell us why we should so dramatically reduce legal immigration. It is long on recommendations, but short on analysis." He said the proposals were "a misguided attempt to make legal immigrants the scapegoats for America's problems."
  • Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal [America?]

    04/24/2015 5:35:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 24, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    Former Lesbian: Ministries That Help People Leave Homosexuality Could Soon Become Illegal April 24, 2015 By Melanie Hunter Janet Boynes, the author of “Called Out” and founder of Janet Boynes Ministries, told the C-SPAN audience on Friday that soon ministries like hers, which help people exit homosexuality, will become illegal thanks to the efforts of the homosexual lobby. “Those who seek help to leave the life of homosexuality may soon discover that there is no longer any help out there,” she said. “Homosexual activists and their homosexual attorneys are pushing to ban any type of ministries such as Janet Boynes...
  • The White House And Soros-Backed Open Borders Group Strategize About Bribing Immigrants To

    04/24/2015 5:34:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller | 4/24/15 | Ian Smith
    Last week, the White House Task Force on New Americans held a briefing at the Soros-funded, pro-open borders Migration Policy Institute to push its new “Strategic Action Plan on Immigrant & Refugee Integration.” The Task Force, which seeks to ramp up naturalization rates among non-citizens, grew out of one of the dozen bombshell memos dropped on the American public after the midterms last year. Although barely discussed, it may be the most important memo released that day, even more so than Obama’s twin amnesty programs and the ‘New Priorities on Deportations’ memo which rewrote the
  • Obama May Free Top Aide To 9/11 Mastermind From Gitmo

    04/24/2015 5:24:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Investor´s BusinessDaily ^ | 4/24/15 | Editorial
    Betrayal: Another Obama amnesty program is well underway — at Guantanamo, where three dangerous al-Qaida operatives have quietly been OK´d for release in three months. And now a close aide to the 9/11 mastermind is also on tap for release. After already freeing an al-Qaida bomb maker last month — over the objections of U.S. intelligence, which warned, "He would be capable of re-engaging as an explosives expert or trainer" — the parole board that Obama set up to clear out Gitmo is now poised to rubber-stamp for release a close associate of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Gitmo´s so-called Periodic Review
  • Magnates who won't leave wealth to kids

    04/24/2015 5:16:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    [Gene Simmons]The bass guitarist for Kiss was raised by a single mother and has said in a television interview that his children will not get rich off his money. They will receive a small inheritance, Simmons says, but "every year they should be forced to get up out of bed and go out and work and make their own way." He has not decided what he'll do with his fortune, but he currently sponsors more than 140 African children through ChildFund.
  • Memo: 353,000 Refugees on Food Stamps, 55,000 Receiving Supplemental Security Income

    04/24/2015 5:09:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Caroline May
    More than 350,000 refugees in the United States are on food stamps, according the Congressional Research Service (CRS). In a memo to the Senate Judiciary Committee released Thursday but dated April 14, CRS offers data on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — or food stamps — and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) use among refugees. It also provided refugee benefit usage statistics for medical assistance, cash assistance and public housing. In Fiscal Year 2013, there were about 353,000 refugees on SNAP. As of December 2014, 55,000 refugees, asylees, and other similar populations receiving payments from SSI, the memo reveals.
  • As 'Goodfellas' turns 25, here are 25 things you never knew about Martin Scorsese's mobster flick

    04/24/2015 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | RACHEL MARESCA , PHILIP CAULFIELD
    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of "Goodfellas" this year, the Daily News has compiled a list of 25 things every movie nut should know about the classic gangster flick, which is being honored on the closing night of The Tribeca Film Festival Saturday. To celebrate, the cast of the Martin Scorsese movie will reunite and participate in a sit-down conversation hosted by Jon Stewart. The violent, profane and often funny film, based on Nicholas Pileggi's book "Wiseguy: Life in a Mafia Family," featured several cameos by the story's real-life characters, and is revered by movie fans for its...
  • Republican Immigration Critic Gets Slapped Down(By Cruz & Lee as lobbyists buzz)

    04/24/2015 5:04:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2013 | Fawn Johnson
    The most potent illustration that Republicans have shifted their attitudes on immigration came Tuesday morning when all GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to severely limit the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country. The committee’s overwhelming ‘No’ vote shows that the battle for Republicans’ souls on immigration has shifted away from groups that want to reduce the influx of foreigners, like the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA, and Fairness for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), toward free-market groups that applaud increased immigration, such as Americans for Tax Reform and the CATO Institute....
  • Preview: 'Fox News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web'(LIVE thread for the FOX special tonight)

    Bret Baier digs deeper into Clinton Foundation's foreign funding
  • Anzac graves site vandalised on eve of UK service

    04/24/2015 4:41:34 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 25th April 2015
    A major World War I monument in Britain has been vandalised just hours before an Anzac Day service at the site. The Australian flagpole was sawn through at Harefield (St Mary) Churchyard, and the memorial and information panel were peppered with blue spray paint. More than 100 servicemen and one nurse are buried at the site after being treated at the adjacent Harefield hospital, which was a converted mansion donated in 1915 by a wealthy Australian, Charles Billyard-Leake. The annual Anzac Day service was to still go ahead at Harefield on Saturday afternoon local time following immediate intervention from the...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Video Promoting Eric Holder as ‘People’s Lawyer’--Agitprop on your dime

    04/24/2015 4:38:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 24, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Behold, your tax dollars at work. The Department of Justice has produced this slick video promoting Eric Holder’s legacy as the “People’s Lawyer.”
  • US citizens seek asylum from land of the free (Australia)

    04/24/2015 4:36:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 25th April 2015 | Tessa Akerman
    America promotes itself as “the land of the free and the home of the brave’’, but more than 100 US citizens have sought asylum in Australia in the past six years. They have sought asylum in Australia on the basis of unemployment due to the global financial crisis, the impact of ­Obamacare, a high crime rate, claims America is a terrorist ­target, religious persecution and persecution because of sexuality or ­perceived sexuality. ..... This month, the Australian Federal Circuit Court referred the case of an American woman back to the Refugee Review Tribunal for reconsideration. The woman, known as SZUQO,...
  • All buffalo shot and killed (Herd loose in Albany NY)

    04/24/2015 4:31:36 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Times Union ^ | 24 April 2014 | Bob Gardinie
    All 15 bison that roamed across a section of town for the past several hours were shot and killed by family members who owned the animals Friday. The center of attention was at a creek off of Willowbrook Avenue as authorities tried to round up the herd that escaped from a farm in Rensselaer County, crossed the Hudson River and bolted across the state Thruway. One of the hunters — "hired guns" — appeared to have a heated exchange with Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple after the gunfire started and was taken into custody. Apple said he was concerned about...
  • Priest prayed over woman injured by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies’ gunfire

    04/24/2015 4:22:57 PM PDT · by rey · 5 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 April 2015 | JULIE JOHNSON
    A priest at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital was praying over a woman critically injured by gunfire after she rammed three deputies with a car at the end of a 20-mile pursuit, her mother said Friday. Although the chance of survival was not good for Karen Janks, 46, a former San Francisco resident who recently moved to Santa Cruz, she was still holding on and “has a very strong heart,” said her mother Gail Janks, 73, of San Mateo.
  • Ted Cruz knocks Scott Walker on immigration

    04/24/2015 4:12:26 PM PDT · by VinL · 174 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/24/2015 | Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday took a shot at rival presidential contender Scott Walker for comments the Wisconsin governor has made regarding immigration policy. Cruz opposes comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for the estimated 11-12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. But the Texan is a big proponent of legal immigration and making adjustments to U.S. law that would facilitate more legal immigration. He criticized Walker for suggesting that he supported limiting legal immigration if it has a negative impact on the wages of American workers. "There is considerable bipartisan agreement outside of Washington...
  • RUSSIA: Turkish Foreign Minister [Dust-up with Putin]

    04/24/2015 4:10:28 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    ​Turkish Foreign Minister: "Russia arranged famine in Ukraine" The video of Vladimir Putin for the day was a hit the Internet. More information on this. zelv.ru Ankara recalled the Russian leader Vladimir Putin about the "mass atrocities" of Russia in the last century - the Holodomor, links and persecution of Muslims. Here is the full text of the STATEMENT from the Turkish Foreign Ministry: "We reject and condemn labeling the events of 1915 as 'genocide' Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite all our warnings and appeals. These policy statements that are in flagrant violation of the law, have no legal effect...
  • Mike Huckabee Joins Jeb Bush as Headliners at National Hispanic Convention (Amnesty Pilgrimage 4/29)

    04/24/2015 4:05:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4/8/15 | Julie Shutley
    The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC/CONELA) announced today that Gov. Mike Huckabee will address attendees at its annual convention to be held in Houston, April 28-30. This follows last week's announcement that Governor Jeb Bush and U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez would be guest speakers. Bush and Huckabee will appear on Wednesday, April 29 with Bush speaking during a noon luncheon and Huckabee providing an address at the 6 PM Dinner and Awards Presentation. Gutierrez will address the group on Tuesday, April 28 during the 7 PM session. A full schedule of events is available at: bit.ly/NHCLCschedule. "We are excited...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Loretta Lynch Was Confirmed Because GOP Establishment Wanted Her ( Mercy, Ted)

    04/24/2015 3:49:58 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    snip... Cruz said those Republicans responsible for confirming Lynch and all the Democrats violated their oaths of office, since Lynch has guaranteed that she will uphold President Obama’s lawlessness, including especially his executive amnesty. Cruz said: "I have been leading the fight to stop the confirmation of Loretta Lynch—and the reason is simple: Ms. Lynch came before the Senate Judiciary Committee and refused to articulate any constitutional limits whatsoever on the authority of the president. When asked how she would differ from Eric Holder, the most partisan attorney general this nation has ever seen, she refused to state even a...
  • In fundraising, Jeb is on defense

    04/24/2015 3:47:12 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/23/15 | Eli Stokols
    Weekend confab comes as some Bush donors fear his funding edge is slipping. This weekend in Miami Jeb Bush will huddle with a group of his top donors at a brand new “nature-centric,” $700-a-night South Beach hotel, replete with four pools, a Tom Colicchio restaurant and an 11,000-plant “living green wall.” The point, though, isn’t tranquility and relaxation – it’s survival. For a time, it looked like Bush would steamroll the GOP field with a cash-flush juggernaut that might raise as much as $100 million in the first quarter, using a variety of super PACs to push the boundaries of...
  • Thousands to join March for Marriage in D.C. Sat. under shadow of Supreme Court hearing

    04/24/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Saturday, thousands of pro-family Americans are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for the third annual March for Marriage.Organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), March-related events will begin at noon, with a rally from 12:00-1:00, and then the march itself at 1:00. Participants will gather at the mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage," or if states should be allowed to make their own marriage policy.The will take place...
  • Ted Cruz Campaign Battles 'Intolerant' Boycott of Gay Donors ... (Brilliance of Cruz!)

    04/24/2015 3:03:25 PM PDT · by VinL · 43 replies
    Bloomberg | 4/24/2015 | DavidWeigel
    Bloomberg - link and title only. Sub-title... "A culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it!" politics/articles/2015-04-24/ted-cruz-campaiA culture war blows up, and Cruz intends to win it.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,Ray Charles Fridays,April 24,2015

    04/24/2015 2:50:02 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition… it’s America’s Clean-Up Hitter! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811.
  • Cultural Conservatives Have Barely Begun to Fight (A response to Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option”

    04/24/2015 2:44:02 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | David French
    ~snip~ "What I call the Benedict Option is this: a limited, strategic withdrawal of Christians from the mainstream of American popular culture, for the sake of shoring up our understanding of what the church is, and what we must do to be the church. We must do this because the strongly anti-Christian nature of contemporary popular culture occludes the meaning of the Gospel, and hides from us the kinds of habits and practices we need to engage in to be truly faithful to what we have been given."
  • ‘American Sniper’ derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland

    04/24/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 45 replies
    The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an "American Sniper" controversy. Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. "American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes," the university's Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday.
  • Want to shoot.... with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden? ... $50,000, please.

    04/24/2015 2:33:15 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 24 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Full title: **Want to shoot machine guns with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden? That’ll be $50,000, please.** Key contributors to a conservative group have received a special invitation: For $50,000, they can shoot guns and hang out this June with Robert O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL credited with killing al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The offer was recently made by the ForAmerica organization. Those invited have until May 10 to RSVP for an event at the Amangani Resort Hotel in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: NYT ‘Hit Pieces’ Against Me Suggest They’re ‘Dismayed’ I’m Gaining Traction

    04/24/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/2015 | Matt Boyle
    (snip) The focus of the fundraiser was on foreign policy and standing with Israel, and everyone at the fundraiser was on the same page—which is the Obama-Clinton foreign policy has dramatically weakened our friendship and relationship with the nation of Israel. The Times somehow found it extraordinary that a conservative Republican would be willing to have a conversation about foreign policy with people who are homosexual. It is only in the Times’ strange caricature of conservatism that that is the case. I am happy to bring my conservative message to anybody—conservative or liberal—and not every supporter of a candidate will...
  • A look at House candidates(13 run in MS01)

    04/24/2015 2:21:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    desototimes.com ^ | April 18, 2015 | ROBERT LEE LONG
    A baker's dozen — twelve plus one — is the number of candidates seeking to fill the seat of the late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee who died of brain cancer in February. The special election to fill Nunnelee's seat is May 12, less than a month away and the jockeying has begun to court votes in DeSoto County, Mississippi's fastest growing county and a population that makes up nearly one-fourth or 23 percent of all voters in the First Congressional District. The list of candidates, in alphabetical order, is as follows: Boyce Adams, Sam Adcock, Nancy Collins, Edward Holliday, Starner...
  • Colorado businessman blames 'stoned' workers for move to SC

    04/24/2015 1:47:42 PM PDT · by McGruff · 105 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | April 24, 2015
    When workers at his Colorado business went to pot, Mark Brawner said it was enough for him to roll out of the Rockies and head for South Carolina. Brawner, who ran Little Spider Creations out of an old Denver warehouse for years until this month, told KUSA-TV Thursday he moved because pot was hurting his company. He said employees started to come to work stoned after the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012.
  • NBC's Seth Meyers Defends Hillary From 'Clinton Cash' Allegations

    04/24/2015 1:38:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 28 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 24, 2015 | 3:54 PM EDT | By Curtis Houck
    On the Thursday edition of NBC’s Late Night, host Seth Meyers jumped aboard the Clinton campaign’s push to discredit the upcoming book Clinton Cash by Peter Schweizer by mocking Schweizer’s background, previous book titles, and chalking the book up to be nothing more than the latest work from “the cottage industry of anti-Clinton books that come out every year.” Dubbed the topic of the latest “A Closer Look” segment, Meyers introducted the book and that it’s been mentioned in the news before making a Game of Thrones reference to go after the GOP: “Now, when a new anti-Clinton book comes...
  • Why Rubio is running away from the most prominent item on his résumé (immigration)

    04/24/2015 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2015 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Marco Rubio had changed his mind. It was December 2012. The Senate gym. Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) was making the ask. “You ought to be a part of this,” Durbin told Rubio (R-Fla.), as Rubio rode a stationary bike. Durbin and six other senators wanted to rewrite U.S. immigration laws. In the process, they wanted to give illegal immigrants a way to become legal residents and — eventually — citizens. Just two years earlier, Rubio had been against doing that. “It is unfair,” he had said, as a tea party candidate for Senate, “to create an alternative pathway for...
  • White House defends Hillary: ‘Conservative authors’ can’t be trusted

    04/24/2015 1:34:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Noah Rothman
    You might think that the White House would have something of substance to say about the repeated violations of a memorandum of understanding between the administration and the Clinton Foundation that prohibited it from accepting donations from foreign governments while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state. Wrong! When pressed by ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl on Friday about whether the White House was concerned by the Clinton FoundationÂ’s various indiscretions, or even its failure to disclose foreign donations including those from Uranium One, White House Press Sec. Josh Earnest seemed to suggest that they were not (h/t Washington...
  • State Says Bakers Should Pay $135,000 for Refusing to Bake Cake for Same-Sex Wedding

    04/24/2015 1:34:05 PM PDT · by mykroar · 86 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 4/24/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    An Oregon administrative law judge recommended today that the bakers who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding should be fined $135,000. “[T]he forum concludes that $75,000 and $60,000, are appropriate awards to compensate [the same-sex couple] for the emotional suffering they experienced,” wrote Alan McCullough, administrative law judge for Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries in his proposed order. Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa located in Gresham, Ore., say the fine is enough to potentially bankrupt their family of seven. The dispute began in January 2013, when Aaron denied Rachel Cryer a...
  • Attorney general to bid farewell after 6-year tenure

    04/24/2015 1:14:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell to the Justice Department after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder is set to address employees at an afternoon ceremony. A tribute video with appearances by his wife, President Barack Obama and members of Congress will be shown. In it, Holder describes an "emotional attachment" to the Justice Department and describes efforts to protect civil rights, prosecute terror suspects in federal court and change the criminal justice system.
  • Electronic Dance Music Festivals Fraught With 'White Privilege' (Binghamton University)

    04/24/2015 1:13:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    The Binghampton Univeristy Pipe Dream ^ | April 23, 2015 | Chelsea Desruisseaux
    As an avid fan of house music and member of Binghamton University’s Hoop Troop, I’m almost the typical attendant of EDM festivals. However, my experience at this past summer’s Electric Forest Festival proved to me that so many white people just don’t get it. Because I am a person of color, what should have been an exhilarating adventure turned out to be a nightmare. I faced covert racism and microaggressions from pseudo-hippies that left me cynical about festival culture and colorblindness among the younger generation. Festivals such as Coachella have already received backlash for the cultural appropriation of Native American...
  • Did Putin Snag US Uranium and Sell It to Iran?

    04/24/2015 1:10:18 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 16 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/24 | Rob Garver
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), a member of both the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Foreign Relations Committee, appeared to allege that uranium mined in the United States has illegally been taken out of the country. Barrasso went on to say that he is specifically concerned that the uranium may have been transported to Iran. The claim has particular political salience at the moment because of an investigative piece published by The New York Times on Thursday that showed the Clinton Foundation, run by former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, had accepted millions of...
  • Deal Says Georgia To Follow Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling

    04/24/2015 1:07:21 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 11 replies
    WABE radio ^ | 4/23/15 | Denis O'Hare
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says he will respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage when it rules. Georgia has a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but the high court is expected to hear arguments on the issue next week. “Federal constitutional issues trump state constitutional issues, " Deal told "A Closer Look" host Denis O'Hayer. "So we will abide by whatever the Supreme Court rules as an interpretation of the United States Constitution.” On Wednesday, State Attorney General Sam Olens said he'll follow the U.S. Supreme Court's order. Deal also spoke about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,...
  • John Boehner May Hold House Vote to Subpoena Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

    04/24/2015 1:05:05 PM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, April 23, 2015 | By David Sherfinski -
    House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the full House may have to vote to subpoena former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email server, as the chairman of the Benghazi investigative committee officially called on her to testify twice to his panel. The invitation by Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sets up a test for Mrs. Clinton, the former first lady and newly announced Democratic presidential candidate, whose attorney has said she wants to appear before the committee only once, in public. Mr. Gowdy asked Mrs. Clinton to...
  • Cruz campaign adds NH field organizer to staff

    04/24/2015 1:00:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    www.WMUR.com ^ | 3:19 PM EDT Apr 24, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Texas senator expected back in Granite State in May Manchester, N.H. -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is building his presidential campaign team in New Hampshire with the hiring of a second staffer, who will focus on attracting grassroots support.Sen. Ted Cruz continued his tour of the Granite State Sunday by speaking with voters about gun laws and other election issues.WMUR.com has learned Zach Carrier has signed on as a field organizer, joining state Cruz campaign senior adviser Ethan Zorfas.Zorfas joined the Cruz campaign as a senior adviser a month ago, focusing on New Hampshire and other states, including Louisiana, where...
  • WPA MEMO: Ted Cruz firmly in top tier of candidates

    04/24/2015 12:46:09 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 04/16/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — Chris Wilson, Director of Research and Analytics for Cruz for President and CEO of WPA Opinion Research, prepared the following memo on the latest round of national and early state polls showing Senator Cruz firmly in the top tier of candidates only three weeks after announcing his candidacy and with several more announced candidates in the race.The full text of the memo is below and can also be downloaded here. TO: JEFF ROE, CAMPAIGN MANAGER FROM: CHRIS WILSON, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ANALYTICS, TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT; CEO, WPA OPINION RESEARCH SUBJECT: CRUZ CONTINUES TO SHOW STRENGTH...
  • Exclusive — Ted Cruz: Hillary Clinton ‘Embodies The Culture Of Corruption In Washington

    04/24/2015 12:45:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/24/15 | Matt Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, hammered former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News—zeroing in on the new developments of the forthcoming Peter Schweizer “Clinton Cash” book. “The latest scandal regarding Hillary Clinton is stunning in the breadth of the allegations and at the same time I’m not surprised because it is consistent with a pattern we’ve seen for many decades,” Cruz said. Hillary Clinton embodies the culture of corruption in Washington, where politicians enrich themselves and expand their own power—Washington only gets more and more...
  • Georgia college cancels classes in advance of pro-flag demo (Valdosta State)

    04/24/2015 12:31:08 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Rick Moran
    A college in Georgia that featured a protest last week where demonstrators trampled on the American flag has canceled classes in advance of what is expected to be a huge pro-flag rally. Valdosta State University students were told that all classes on Friday, April 24 were called off because of a counter demonstration to support the US flag. The protest last week got interesting when an Air Force veteran picked the flag up off the ground and wouldn't give it back to the demonstrators. Police cited her for tresspassing when she wouldn't give up the flag or leave the scene....
  • Women Soldiers Make History in First Gender-Integrated Ranger School

    04/24/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 23, 2015
    A group of women soldiers made history this week after earning a place in the first gender-integrated Ranger Course Assessment at Fort Benning in Georgia. The U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning opened Monday to a class of 19 women and 380 men, according to Stars and Stripes. Over the last four months, 20 women had secured a spot in the course assessment after passing one of four sessions of gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Courses (RTAC). One female soldier chose to withdraw. Only eight women and 184 men successfully completed the first four days of Ranger School, after a...
  • Is Obama Arming Iran for a Secret Reason?

    04/24/2015 12:22:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jeannie DeAngelis
    When Barack Obama was elected in 2008 the general consensus was that the new president was brilliant -- with nothing but hearsay to back up the claim. The Obama myth was that America’s 44th president was the “smartest man in the room,” a brainiac too “intelligent for Republicans to understand.” Then, as weeks turned into months and months into almost two terms, Obama’s questionable decisions, obvious lack of economic prowess, faux healthcare expertise, and total lack of foreign policy and national security know-how called into question whether the Obama-is-a-genius assertion might have been a bit hasty. Nothing the president has...
  • Ted Cruz Visited Some Gays, Still Opposes Gay Marriage. So What?

    04/24/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | 04/23/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The New York Times seems to be confused by Ted Cruz again. Per Maggie Haberman: Senator Ted Cruz has positioned himself as a strong opponent of same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Monday night, at a reception for him at the Manhattan apartment of two prominent gay hoteliers, the Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful struck quite a different tone. During the gathering, according to two people present, Mr. Cruz said he would not love his...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Clinton Foundation Scandals, Explained

    04/24/2015 12:18:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/24/2015 | BY: Andrew Stiles
    I made a G today But you made it in a sleazy way —Tupac Shakur A lot of new information has come to light since our last explanatory report on scandals surrounding the Clinton Foundation. It’s time for an update. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest Clinton Foundation scandals, but were too afraid to ask.Hey, what’s up? Quite a bit, actually.What did I miss? A lot of new reports about the Clinton Foundation. Remember? It’s the shady corporate/charity conglomerate founded by the leaders of the Clinton dynasty.Oh, yeah. What’s the news? Where to start? Newsweek reported over...
  • ‘Clinton Cash’ author also investigating Jeb Bush

    04/24/2015 12:15:16 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 11 replies
    NY POST ^ | April 24, 2015 | By Aaron Short
    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has denounced the new book “Clinton Cash” as part of a conservative Republican assault on her run for the White House. But the book’s author, Peter ­Schweizer, said Thursday that he’s working on a similar study of GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush. “What we’re doing is a drill-down investigation of Jeb’s finances similar to what we did with the Clintons in terms of looking at financial dealings, cronyism, who he’s been involved with,” Schweizer told Bloomberg News.