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  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Law Won't Change (video)

    03/29/2015 3:23:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Stephanie Ebbs, Mike Pence, George Stephanopoulos
    Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, state Gov. Mike Pence said today during an exclusive interview on ABC's "This Week."
  • Ted Cruz defends presidential credentials

    03/29/2015 2:55:27 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | MARCH 29, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — They’re both Harvard Law School graduates, constitutional lawyers and senators who launched presidential campaigns during their first terms.But Ted Cruz has little else in common with Barack Obama, he said Sunday.“I think there are a lot more notable differences between us than the similarities,” the Texas Republican told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.”He said he’s had much more influence in the Senate than Obama, who he said was a “back-bencher” during his four years there.“He had not been leading on issues of any significance,” Cruz said. “In my time in the Senate, you can...
  • New probe into Clinton's Muslim assistant Huma Abedin started by Senate

    03/29/2015 2:48:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 03/29/2015 | Jim Kouri
    Senate Republicans are again attempting to ascertain why former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton top assistant Huma Abedin, was allowed to keep working at the State Department under a special, part-time status while also being employed at a politically-connected consulting firm, according to news reports on Saturday. Questions also linger about Ms. Abedin's alleged connection to the Muslim Brotherhood's women's auxiliary while having access to classified information and documents.
  • The Truth Behind What Really Happened to Harry Reid (VIDEO)

    03/29/2015 2:40:43 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    Allegedly Senator Harry Reid had a freak accident with a piece of exercise equipment, which forced him to make an ER visit. The equipment at fault was claimed to be an elastic exercise band that failed. Hereshow they described it:
  • Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    03/29/2015 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    latimes ^ | March 29, 2015 | David G. Savage
    A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools. Ever since students protested the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands, the justices have said the 1st Amendment protects the rights of students to peacefully protest at school, so long as their actions do not lead to a "substantial disruption." In recent years, however, some school officials have moved to curtail political fashion statements such as wearing T-shirts with Confederate flags or anti-gay slogans. They...
  • Obama allies back pro-Sharia populist in Nigeria

    03/29/2015 2:36:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 03/29/2015 | Christian Whiton
    In the dangerous last two years of Obama's presidency, things could go from bad to worse. His allies are now backing a pro-Sharia populist in Nigeria's presidential election, with potentially disastrous results On Saturday, Nigerians will go to the polls to choose their president. The race pits an incumbent with an imperfect record against a former military dictator who has flirted with Islamism. As with the recent election in Israel, alumni of Obama are aiding the challenger -- and not because he would make the region safer. The decision Nigerians will make this weekend matters greatly, both for themselves and...
  • Economist at Dept. of Labor deletes tweet calling Christians NAZIS over Indiana law

    03/29/2015 2:31:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 3/29/15 | soopermexican
    This is the kind of thing that would get you fired anywhere else, but when the taxpayer is made to pay for these bigots paycheck, they usually get a promotion for insulting the American public. She has deleted the tweet which reads, people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana. Now first off, thats a run-on sentence. You would think an economist would have a better grasp of the English language. Read more: http://therightscoop.com/economist-at-dept-of-labor-deletes-tweet-calling-christians-nazis-over-indiana-law/#ixzz3VoS8EPdT
  • The best way to curb Iran

    03/29/2015 2:26:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Lisa Daftari
    There are different opinions on how to deal with the Iranian regime over their nuclear proliferation, whether its contention between the Obama administration and regional partners including Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, or even between lawmakers on the right and left here in the U.S.There may never be agreement over the level of uranium enrichment, the number of centrifuges or a timeline Iran should adhere to, but the one thing we can all agree on is mistakenly being left outthe Mullahs 36-year egregious human rights record.The barbaric crimes against women, the youth, journalists, dancers, musicians, Christians, Bahais and others will...
  • Ridiculous: Look What Democrats Created To Encourage Illegal Immigration

    03/29/2015 2:16:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 03/29/2015 | Derryck Green
    Get this-Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and other Democrats have created an illegal immigrant toolkit that seeks to protect illegals from deportation.Thats right.A sitting member of Congress is actively and proudly encouraging illegal immigrants to manipulatetheir immigration status even further. As disturbing and angeringas this is, its the logical conclusion to what Barack Obama started. When the President of the United States appears on television telling the country that he himself will facilitate the erosion of enforcing our countrys immigration laws, this is what happens.From the Blaze Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other Democrats have created a pamphlet that encourages illegal...
  • Free Speech on Trial in U.S. District Court

    03/29/2015 2:01:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Last Tuesday, my ace lawyer David Yerushalmi of the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) argued before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on our motion for a preliminary injunction, asking the court to enter an order requiring New York Citys Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to run our AFDI anti-Hamas, anti-jihad ad on MTA buses. I was there, and let me tell you, the foes of free speech made some telling and fascinating admissions.
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/29/2015 1:43:51 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 33 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | unknown
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students, said Farina.
  • Staying: Press refuses to leave Obama, golfing for 223rd time

    03/29/2015 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/15 | Paul Bedard
    For a second day, the "pool" of reporters in Florida to cover President Obama's golfing weekend refused to be dismissed by the White House, stationing in a maintenance shed near the super exclusive course the president is golfing at for his 223rd round of golf since taking office. The first "pool report" of the day said that the president's team said he wouldn't be making news or appearing in public, thus declaring a news "lid" and allowing the media to stay at their hotel 15 miles away. But as they did Saturday the reporters opted to stay close to Obama...
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 26 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work like rolling...
  • Why Women Decide To Purchase A Firearm, And Its Not Because Of Pink Guns

    03/29/2015 12:07:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/29/2015 | Jody Maki
    Her ex-husband walked through two restraining orders and she was fearful that the next time he would kidnap their 6 year-old daughter.Her stalker made himself known and she felt her safety threatened, not only when she was out, but in her own home because he told her he knows where she lives.A year ago she testified in court against an attacker and was just informed that he was being released.She was walking to her car from work and was badly beaten and her handbag stolen. When people reference women joining the firearms community, I regularly see and hear a lot...
  • Hoover Roundtable: Perspectives On Russias Hybrid War On Ukraine And US Foreign Policy

    03/29/2015 12:04:03 PM PDT · by tlozo · 6 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | March 10, 2015 | Paul Gregory.
    On March 10, the Hoover Institution held a roundtable discussion on Perspectives on Russias Hybrid War on Ukraine and US Foreign Policy." General Mattis noted that Russia at first hoped that it could occupy East Ukraine without loss of life as it did in Crimea but was surprised by the Ukrainian forces fighting back with vigor. Russian military had to increase its logistic and military support for its rebel forces and then, in August, had to use regular troops to save the encircled Donetsk and Luhansk peoples republics from defeat. With regular Russian forces involved, Ukrainian forces have been outmatched,...
  • Trey Gowdy Exposes Hillary Clintons Criminal Activity

    03/29/2015 11:43:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/28/2015 | Onan Coca
    Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who is leading the investigation into the Benghazi fiasco confirmed to America today that Hillary Clinton is indeed a slimy and likely criminal malcontent. It seems that Mrs. Clinton no longer has any of the emails she sent or received during her time as Secretary of State, but don't worry, unlike the folks at the IRS, her computer didn't crash... No, Hillary lost her emails the good ol' fashioned way. She DELETED them. ALL OF THEM. And she did this AFTER the State Department asked her to return all of her work documents, emails and other...
  • When the Political Door Closes and the Prophetic Door Opens

    03/29/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by kindred · 7 replies
    http://www.americanclarion.com ^ | 03-26-15 | Michael Bresciani
    Most of the trouble in our world takes place either when civil and ecclesiastical powers marry or merge, or when civil power takes it upon itself to completely stop religion. Not all religion is legitimately pointing to the Creator God, so it goes without saying that this statement does not include all religions in the most general sense of the word, but only those ordained by the Creator of mankind. Biblical illustration of Book of Revelation Chapter 21 (Source: Jim Padgett, courtesy of Sweet Publishing, Ft. Worth, TX, and Gospel Light, Ventura, CA) Biblical illustration of Book of Revelation Chapter...
  • Why South African Students Say The Statue Of Rhodes Must Fall

    03/29/2015 11:11:37 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 43 replies
    NPR ^ | MARCH 28, 2015
    more than two weeks, public debate in South Africa has been dominated by a statue. Students at the University of Cape Town have been demonstrating to have the bronze figure of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes removed from its central position on campus. Rhodes bequeathed the land on which the university was built, but he also slaughtered Africans by the thousands in colonial conquest and helped lay the foundations of apartheid in South Africa.
  • Wrong kind of hero: Why feminists diss Hirsi Ali

    03/29/2015 10:52:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: Shes an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. Shes an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands. Shes a fierce advocate for womens rights. Shes a target for deadly violence by angry men who want to shut her up. She left her religion and became a scourge of its repressive practices. Except for the blemish on her record: Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a dissident from the wrong religion. Raised a Muslim in Somalia, subjected to genital mutilation...
  • ( NYC ) City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

    03/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Crains - New York ^ | March 27, 2015 | Amanda Fung
    The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025 ... the "financial model for pubic housing is unsustainable." Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that NYCHA sold off supplies that were needed for repairs and cleanup at its complexes across the city.
  • Widow: [Ted] Kennedy wanted to inspire future generations

    03/29/2015 10:23:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2015 | Timmothy Cama
    The widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) is preparing for the upcoming opening of the institute named after her late husband. Vicki Kennedy invited Fox News Sunday to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston days before President Obama visits to formally open it to the public. He loved public service, Vicki Kennedy said. He believed in making a difference. And he wanted to inspire new generations to feel the same way.
  • Price decline hits oil patch

    03/29/2015 10:19:40 AM PDT · by Perkinsbob54 · 4 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 3/25/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    At least 2,000 jobs will likely be lost in New Mexicos oil and gas industry in the coming months because of sharp declines in the price of crude oil, according to estimates by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
  • NETANYAHU WARNS IRAN DEAL EVEN WORSE'; OBAMA GOES GOLFING

    03/29/2015 10:16:28 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 29 Mar 2015 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that an emerging nuclear deal with Iran was even worse than Israel had feared, warning of a new Iranian axis that was dangerous for all of humanity and which much be stopped. Netanyahus comments, reported by news agencies, came as Western leaders changed travel plans to extend negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland in the hopes of reaching agreement on a framework for a deal before Tuesdays March 31 deadline. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo...
  • Ted Cruz: I Can Rally the Right

    03/29/2015 10:13:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    From the New Hampshire Union Leader: MANCHESTER In his first visit to New Hampshire as a declared candidate for President, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew a line in the sand, one that he hopes will separate him from the rest of the pack in a crowded Republican primary.He embraced his reputation as the most conservative candidate as his surest path to victory.
  • Obama Golfs With Big Money, Oil Moguls in Florida

    03/29/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls. Obama was joined for his round of golf Sunday by Jim Crane, who owns the Floridian. Crane is a major Democratic donor who also golfed with Obama and Tiger Woods in 2013. Also in Obama's foursome is Milton Carroll. He's on the board of directors of Halliburton, the oil company closely associated with former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • Time to re-evaluate the peace process

    03/29/2015 9:42:14 AM PDT · by tedbel · 2 replies
    ISRAPUNDIT ^ | March 29/15 | Ted Belman
    Obama is insisting on the creation of Palestine with a border separating it from Israel based on the 67 lines plus swaps. In doing so he is ignoring UNSC resolution 242 which grants Israel the right to secure and recognized borders and does not demand a full retreat to the 67 lines. He is also threatening to allow the UNSC to impose such borders on Israel thereby circumventing his oft stated insistence that all matters are to be negotiated between the parties. Ben-Dror Yemini, writing in YNET, which is left of center and Netanyahu's arch enemy, makes the case, "Given...
  • Atlantic City Girl Meets President Obama: 'See Ya Sparkle!'

    03/29/2015 9:32:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | March 28, 2015 | By Alison Burdo
    A New Jersey girl had a once in a lifetime thrill this week when she went to the White House to meet President Barack Obama and even had a chance to sit in his chair in the Oval Office. "I'm trying to be a community organizer," Sparkle Prevard, of Atlantic City, told Obama. Prevard visited Washington D.C. with several other young women who were all named Youth of the Year winners. The South Jersey teen, who graduated from Atlantic City High School, plans to attend Richard Stockton State College in the fall, according to the Boys & Girls Club in...
  • Heartless Visitors Snap Selfies at East Village Blast Site (NYC)

    03/29/2015 9:24:26 AM PDT · by thefactor · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Kevin Fasick
    Self-absorbed jerks are treating the East Village gas-explosion site like a tourist attraction, shooting grinning selfies of themselves even as rescuers search for life in the ruins where two bodies might still be buried.THIS IS A TRAGEDY NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION, one frustrated neighbor wrote in a sign taped to a front door on nearby 7th Street. SHOW SOME RESPECT, the sign demanded.Other selfie-snappers included Christina Freundlich, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party. She posted a grinning photo of herself at the scene giving the peace sign.
  • Former intelligence official: Obamas Middle East policy is willful ignorance

    03/29/2015 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | By Josh Hicks
    The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency on Sunday described President Obama's Middle East policy as one of "willful ignorance," saying the administration needs a clearer strategy for dealing with conflicts emerging across the region. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday" that recent developments in the Middle East are moving in a bad direction for the United States, with Iran "clearly on the march" to influence events in a "regional sectarian war." At the end of the day, we have just this incredible policy confusion never mind what our strategy is to...
  • Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

    03/29/2015 8:42:18 AM PDT · by married21 · 12 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 5:21PM GMT 27 Mar 2015 | Ahmed Vahdat and Richard Spencer
    A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr Rouhani during his 2013 election campaign, was said by Iranian news agencies to have quit his job at the Iran Student Correspondents Association (ISCA). He then appeared on an opposition television channel based in London to say he no longer saw any sense in his profession as a journalist as he could only write what he was told. There are a...
  • Oakland Kids Get A Raise From The New Minimum Wage

    03/29/2015 8:41:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | March 25, 2015 | by SAVANNAH ROBINSON
    Eighteen-year-old Alicia Donaldson works at a busy McDonald's in East Oakland. Her job is more complicated than anyone might think. "When you do the grill and the chicken by yourself, it's not easy," she admits. "You have to put down the meat on the grill, and then put chicken in the grease. People get burned a lot." That's a lot of pain for only $9 an hour. Today it's still hard work, but now Alicia is making $12.25 instead. "When I worked 56 hours my check was about $480," she remembers. This month the highest minimum wage in the nation...
  • Kerry cancels trip in honour of Ted Kennedy as Iran talks intensify

    03/29/2015 8:29:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/29/15 | Louis Charbonneau, John Irish, Parisa Hafezi
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans to fly to Boston for a ceremony in honour of his late friend Edward Kennedy as talks on Iran's nuclear programme intensified in Switzerland, with two days left to a deadline. Kerry's spokeswoman said on Sunday he regretted missing the dedication ceremony for an institute named after the U.S. senator, who was a mentor to him. Officials close to the talks said the French and German foreign ministers, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, were considering delaying a planned joint trip to Kazakhstan in order to focus on clearing...
  • U.S. to submit plans to fight global warming; most others delay

    03/29/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/29/15 | Alister Doyle, Valerie Volcovici
    OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December. The U.S. submission, on Monday or Tuesday according to a White House official, adds to national strategies beyond 2020 already presented by the 28-nation European Union, Mexico, Switzerland and Norway. Together, they account for about a third of world greenhouse emissions. But other emitters such as China, India, Russia, Brazil, Canada and Australia say they are waiting until closer to a...
  • Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?

    03/29/2015 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo ^ | 3/28/15 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Behind the saga of Hillary Rodham Clintons personal email account and the messages said to no longer exist is the implication that she has something to hide. None of her critics at least those among congressional Republicans pushing her to reveal more have come right out and said she purposely destroyed politically-damaging evidence that could hamper any plans to run for president next year. **SNIP** The Benghazi panel has already said it will bring Clinton in to testify at least twice once privately about her email use while at State and at another public hearing on the...
  • Barney's Blithering Misunderstanding of Business: 'Your Being There Means Somebody Else' Won't Be

    03/29/2015 7:53:12 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Two days ago I ordered online a used copy of Milton & Rose Friedman's classic "Free to Choose," hoping a liberal loved one would be willing to read it. That doesn't look like it's going to happen, so now I'm tempted to send the book to Barney Franksince it's apparent that, like many liberals, he doesn't understand the most basic notions of how free markets work. On Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show today, Frank described business creators as being "given privileges." Barney then added this mind-boggler: "there's only a limited amount of space, there's only a limited amount of businesses. Your...
  • UKRAINE: Russian soldier, throw away your gun, go home! (CH.XIV)

    Antiwar pickets in Moscow. Moscow continues to arm terrorists in eastern Ukraine and worldwide threaten nuclear holocaust in Lent. While the "I-Putin & Co." releases to the 15th anniversary of the reign of aircraft " visiting the Kremlin "worth billions of dollars, his serfs trample each other in line for free hot dogs and eat pancakes with shovels. Here's a "spirituality" of cheap brace. But not all Russia is in lethargic sleep and propaganda has not poisoned all Russians. And Eclipse always ends with light. Most importantly, is the desire to go to the light and know the truth. Photo:...
  • Google Announces Its 2015 Employee of the YearBarack Obama

    03/29/2015 7:46:17 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 12 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 03-29-2015 | Steven Ahle
    After months of searching, Google has finally been able to definitively honor the employee that has done the most for them. Hes a middle level executive with few skills and less ambition, but still, he has contributed more to the wealth of Google than any other employee they have. Even though he is next to worthless for nearly 315 million Americans, he has always delivered for Google and Google has always delivered for him
  • Cashier, 18, buys custard for little boy who was $2 short...and gets rewarded

    03/29/2015 7:25:09 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 43 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 29 March 2015 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Travis Sattler was working shift at Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Katy, Texas Tip came with a note that said 'we need more people like you' The franchise is giving Sattler a $100 bonus as well Sattler plans to use the money to help pay for his nursing school Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3016879/Texas-cashier-gets-100-tip-paying-little-boy-s-custard.html#ixzz3VmiXSD2V Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Analysis: Indiana Religious Freedom Law Is Not 'Anti-Gay'

    03/29/2015 7:04:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/28/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    A religious freedom bill signed into law by Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence Thursday is being characterized by major media outlets as a codification of anti-gay discrimination. They are wrong. Here is why. Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is a state-level version of the federal RFRA. To understand what RFRA does, it helps to first understand how the law came about. History of RFRA In 1989, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling, Employment Division v. Smith, that was a radical departure from previous interpretations of the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment. A member of the Native American...
  • Anatomy of a Budget: The Plans that Drew GOP Defections and No Dem Crossovers

    03/29/2015 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/28/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Unless you consider words like “repugnant” and “dangerous” to somehow be complimentary, it’s obvious congressional Democrats are less than enamored with Republican plans for the federal budget.In the House on Wednesday, no Democrats voted for the bill and 17 Republicans crossed the aisle on the 228-199 vote. Usually it’s the fiscally conservative Dems who cross over to vote with the GOP.After a marathon session of amendments and a 3:30 a.m. vote, the Senate passed the budget 52-46, with Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) casting “no” votes (Cruz said it didn’t include “meaningful entitlement reform”)...
  • Arab leaders agree joint military force

    03/29/2015 6:57:27 AM PDT · by John W · 19 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Haitham El-Tabei
    Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) (AFP) - Arab leaders have agreed to form a joint military force, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced Sunday at a summit dominated by a Saudi-led offensive on Shiite rebels in Yemen. Arab representatives would meet over the next month to study the creation of the force and present their findings to a defence ministers within four months, according to the resolution adopted by the leaders. "Assuming the great responsibility imposed by the great challenges facing our Arab nation and threatening its capabilities, the Arab leaders had decided to agree on the principle of a joint...
  • A Tale of Two Faces: Actor Who Glorifies Gun Crime in Video Game Stars in Gun Control Video

    03/29/2015 6:51:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3-25-15 | nra-ila
    Last week, we reported on how the attention-starved gun control group, States United to Prevent Gun Violence (SUPGV) claimed to have deterred first-time gun buyers in New York City with a hidden camera stunt at a phony gun store. Some astute observers later noticed that the actor hired to portray the clerk of the fraudulent gun store was Ned Luke, the same performer who voiced one of the lead characters in the popular and graphically violent video game, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V). This fact was later confirmed in an article on WashingtonPost.coms Wonkblog. In his role for SUPGV,...
  • Arab League agrees to create joint military force

    03/29/2015 6:51:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 29, 2015
    The heads of Arab League countries meeting in Egypt have agreed to create a joint Arab military force. The League has been meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh amid a crisis in Yemen and the threat of jihadists who have made major gains in Iraq, Syria and Libya. However, establishing the make-up and remit of the force could take months, analysts say. A 10-nation, Saudi-led coalition is currently carrying out air strikes against rebels in Yemen.
  • Expected Iranian nuclear deal worse than Israel feared: Netanyahu

    03/29/2015 6:42:32 AM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2015 | DAN WILLIAMS
    (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared. Israel has mounted what it terms an "uphill battle" against an agreement that might ease sanctions on the Iranians while leaving them with a nuclear infrastructure with bomb-making potential. Tehran says its nuclear program is peaceful. "This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that," Netanyahu told his cabinet in Jerusalem as the United States, five other world powers and...
  • Army issues troops safety instructions following Islamic State kill list threat

    03/29/2015 6:36:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. Army has issued a worldwide urgent security awareness message to soldiers on how to protect their social media accounts, and their homes, from attacks by the Islamic State terrorists or other extremists. The message lists over a dozen safety steps, including to make sure personnel check the door peephole before letting someone in their homes, to fortify doors, to hold family meetings on security and to greatly tone down social media postings so terrorists do not know personal connections or daily comings and goings. The Army issued the warning on Friday in reaction to the Islamic State, also...
  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID? PART 2

    03/29/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 55 replies
    Powerline ^ | Mar. 28, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Scott wrote here about Harry Reids announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his elastic exercise band accident. In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid? I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Years Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say...
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • OK, SO WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID?

    03/29/2015 6:26:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 34 replies
    Powerlline ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | John Hinerraker
    We wrote here about Harry Reids supposed close encounter with a piece of exercise equipment, which landed him in the hospital. The equipment was later claimed by Reids office to be an elastic exercise band. This is how the accident allegedly happened: The accident happened when an elastic exercise band broke, striking Reid in the face and causing him to fall, said spokesman Adam Jentleson. Reid struck some equipment as he fell, breaking multiple bones near his right eye. As he hit the floor, he broke several ribs, Jentleson said. Jentleson said Reid is likely to have severe facial...
  • HARRY REID BATTLES EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, LOSES [UPDATED]

    03/29/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Harry Reid sustained what sound like serious injuries on New Years Day, allegedly while exercising. This is the complete statement that was issued by his office: On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His...
  • Conspiracy to discredit Islam in Middle East cause of concern: Lodhi

    03/29/2015 6:19:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | March 29, 2015
    Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi said on Saturday the conspiracy to discredit Islam in the Middle East was a cause of concern. Dr Lodhi emphasised that the security and sovereignty of all countries should be respected. She added that Islam teaches love, brotherhood, tolerance and humanity. According to Dr Lodhi, the UN Security Council can contribute to restoring peace and defeating extremist and violent groups by helping to evolve a global consensus on the principles and structure for the solution of the challenges confronted in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Palestine.