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  • 19 states sue Trump admin to keep funding Planned Parenthood

    05/21/2018 12:09:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/21/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    LOS ANGELES, California, May 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra is leading a coalition of 20 attorneys general, representing 19 states plus Washington, D.C., opposing a Trump administration rule change that prioritizes abstinence education over contraception distribution in family planning funds. In February, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that abstinence messages and natural family planning methods would be given priority in distributing $260 million worth of family planning grants. The announcement did not mention artificial birth control. In response, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Ohio, Utah, and Wisconsin, as well as the American...
  • At his ranch, John McCain urges Joe Biden not to walk away from politics

    05/06/2018 6:37:43 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 5, 2018 | Kathryn Watson
    Battling brain cancer at his family ranch in Arizona, 81-year-old Sen. John McCain has been sharing his hopes for the future of the country and reflections on his political life with friends who visit. For former Vice President Joe Biden, McCain's message was a simple one: don't "walk away" from politics, Biden told The New York Times, describing his conversation with the Arizona Republican. Biden has yet to make any announcement about whether he will run in 2020, after declining to run in 2016 following the death of his son, Beau. After visiting McCain last weekend at his ranch, Biden...
  • Baltimore students score near bottom in reading, math on key national assessment

    04/10/2018 8:16:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/10/2018 | Liz Bowie
    Baltimore City students scored near the bottom in reading and math compared to children in other cities and large urban areas on an important national assessment given in 2017. In fourth- and eighth-grade reading, only 13 percent of city students are considered proficient or advanced. In fourth-grade math, 14 percent were proficient and in eighth-grade math 11 percent met the mark, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federally mandated test from the U.S. Department of Education... That put the Baltimore ahead of only Detroit and Cleveland, and sometimes ahead of Milwaukee and Fresno, Calif. — areas of...
  • Senators to introduce new bipartisan bill to protect Mueller

    04/11/2018 8:28:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/11/18 | Jordain Carney
    A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trump's ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce the legislation, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, on Wednesday. The legislation would let Mueller, or any other special counsel, receive an "expedited judicial review" within 10 days of being fired to determine if it was for a "good cause." If it was determined it wasn't, he would be reinstated. It would also codify regulations that only a senior Justice Department official can...
  • Joe Biden Aides To Politico: It’s On In 2020 — But Not 2024

    03/09/2018 9:49:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Will Democrats really get behind a do-over in 2020? Many have speculated that a late substitution of Joe Biden for Hillary Clinton might have saved the White House for Democrats in 2016, and at the very least it’s tough to argue that they could have done worse. Biden, for instance, would have known to campaign in the blue-wall states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and would have been better positioned to connect with working-class Americans outside the urban-coastal progressive bubbles.The Democratic Party, however, wants to double down on those progressive bubbles in the future, so Politico reports that Biden’s...
  • Conviction in fatal school bathroom attack overturned by Delaware Supreme Court

    03/02/2018 11:07:43 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 56 replies
    msn ^ | 3/2/18 | Xerxes Wilson and Esteban Parra
    The Delaware Supreme Court overturned conviction of a teen in the fatal beating of a classmate at a Wilmington high school in 2016. Trinity Carr was 17 when a Family Court Judge found her guilty of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree criminal conspiracy. Amy Inita Joyner-Francis was 16 when she died April 21, 2016, after a violent encounter with Carr and two others in a restroom at Howard High School of Technology. The state medical examiner testified that Joyner-Francis suffered sudden cardiac death brought on by a rare combination of heart and lung defects that contributed to her death. In...
  • Jeb Bush at Penn's Silfen Forum: D.C. lawmakers are 'complicating immigration policy'

    02/16/2018 10:48:57 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 55 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvania (U of Penn) ^ | 02/16/2018 | Deena Elul and Haley Suh
    Members of the Senate failed to advance any immigration laws on Feb. 15, leaving the fate of various U.S. immigrants in an ongoing state of limbo. News of the vote came in as hundreds of attendees sat in Irvine Auditorium, listening to former Vice President Joe Biden and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush discuss immigration policy with Penn President Amy Gutmann. The two-hour discussion was punctuated by brief personal anecdotes by the panelists. In a particularly memorable moment, Bush described his relationship to his wife, Columba Bush, a Mexican-American philanthropist. "My wife is from Mexico, she's a proud Mexican-American....
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...
  • Barbara Kay: Delaware students can now choose their own race. This should end well

    02/14/2018 10:13:45 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 88 replies
    Nationa Post ^ | 2/14/18
    Are they really going there? Yes, they apparently are. Too late for Rachel Dolezal, alas. Dolezal identifies as 'transracial' a belief that would have been affirmed if she were a Delaware student today. The state of Delaware is poised to adopt what is known as “Regulation 225.” Approved both by the Delaware State Education Association and Gov. John Carney, Regulation 225 would safeguard children’s “protected characteristics,” such as gender, age, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Section 7.4(1) of 225’s Prohibition of Discrimination Code states, “All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race, which is...
  • Ryan rejects immigration bills Trump won’t sign

    02/06/2018 8:57:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 6, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Tuesday that he’ll only allow the House to vote on an immigration bill President Trump will sign, effectively ruling out several bipartisan plans that fall short on border security. “We’re not going to bring immigration legislation through that the president doesn’t support,” Mr. Ryan said when asked about the path forward. Congress has less than four weeks until the March 5 phaseout deadline Mr. Trump set for the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, which is currently protecting nearly 700,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers.”
  • This Policy Will Let Kids In School Choose Whatever Gender Or Race They Want Without Their...

    02/05/2018 4:31:00 PM PST · by blueyon · 26 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 2/4/18 | Grace Carr
    """This Policy Will Let Kids In School Choose Whatever Gender Or Race They Want Without Their Parents’ Knowledge""" Delaware is considering adopting a policy that will let young students in school choose whatever name, gender, or race they want under a veil of school protection mandating that the parents not be informed of these decisions unless the student explicitly wishes the parent be included. Drafted by Delaware Gov. John Carney, the anti-discrimination policy states that children from K-12 can choose their own name, identify with whatever race or gender they feel most comfortable with, and even access hormone blockers necessary...
  • McCain, Coons immigration bill sparks Trump backlash

    A bill aimed at resetting immigration negotiations in the Senate is running into early backlash from President Trump. The bill from Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.), introduced on Monday, pairs a path to citizenship for “dreamers” with border security measures — but does not include funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The two senators believe their bill could be a base for negotiators among a wider group of senators, but Trump took a shot at the measure before it was even formally introduced. The president said it was a non-starter to offer a fix for the Deferred...
  • McCain and Coons have an improved DACA bill… which should also be rejected

    02/05/2018 9:33:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 5, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just in case any of our elected representatives didn’t notice, we’re going to run out of money (again) in a few days. As you may recall, the largest sticking point in the recent edition of Shutdown Theater was the lack of an agreement on a DACA bill. As Ed mentioned earlier, there is a new proposal to get Congress moving on settling the matter and it’s coming in the form of a bipartisan, gang-style arrangement between Senators John McCain and Chris Coons. The details remain a bit sketchy, but the Washington Post has what little we know about it so...
  • McCain, Coons to introduce new immigration bill that omits wall funding: report

    02/04/2018 7:25:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/4/18 | Julia Manchester
    Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) will introduce immigration legislation on Monday in an effort to reach a budget deal before the federal government's current funding runs out on Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The bipartisan piece of legislation provides recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, commonly known as "Dreamers," an opportunity for citizenship while ordering a study to figure out what border security measures are needed, according to the Journal. DACA aimed to protect from deportation certain immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children. Senate aides told the Journal...
  • This Policy Will Let Kids In School Choose Whatever Gender Or Race They Want Without Their...

    02/04/2018 2:44:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/18 | Grace Carr
    Delaware is considering adopting a policy that will let young students in school choose whatever name, gender, or race they want under a veil of school protection mandating that the parents not be informed of these decisions unless the student explicitly wishes the parent be included.Drafted by Delaware Gov. John Carney, the anti-discrimination policy states that children from K-12 can choose their own name, identify with whatever race or gender they feel most comfortable with, and even access hormone blockers necessary to transition without the consent of their parents. Regulation 225 “Prohibition Of Discrimination” also indicates that students will be able to join...
  • Delaware Sues Pharmaceutical Companies, Drug Store Chains Over Opioid Crisis

    01/20/2018 3:50:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 43 replies
    NBC News (Philadelphia) ^ | 01/19/2018 | staff
    Delaware wants pharmaceutical companies, drug distributors, and drug stores like CVS and Walgreens to pay for the opioid epidemic. Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn announced Friday that the state has filed suit against nine companies that make, distribute, and sell prescription opioids. Denn said the companies should be held responsible for "the harm they have caused to the State and its citizens and to require them to change their conduct to help end the epidemic."
  • Dem Sen Coons: We Have Not Seen the ‘Sorts of Evidence’ to Justify Impeaching Trump

    12/21/2017 10:50:54 AM PST · by gubamyster · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/21/2017 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) said it was “premature” to discuss impeaching President Donald Trump because he has not “seen the sorts of evidence that would justify it at this point.” Coons said, “I’m not calling for the president’s impeachment at this point because I don’t think we’ve seen the sorts of evidence that would justify it at this point. I’m a political realist. It’s a Republican-controlled House and Senate. Impeachment won’t move forward unless there is something that shocks the conscience of the average American and persuades a majority of Republicans this president committed high...
  • Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Right to Arms

    12/18/2017 6:26:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware has upheld the right to keep and bear arms provision of the State Constitution, which was enacted in 1987, passing through two separately elected legislatures.The case was a challenge to the state ban on the possession of weapons in state parks and forest. In Bridgevile Rifle & Pistol Club v. Small, the court ruled that a ban on the possession and carry of guns, enacted by unelected bureaucrats, was unconstitutional under the Delaware Constitutions Article I, Section 20.From delaware.gov: This appeal concerns guns and, as such, has attracted numerous amici curiae...
  • Tom Carper Admitted to Hitting His Wife in 1998 Interview

    12/14/2017 10:49:42 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 69 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 14, 2017 | Brent Scher
    Delaware senator Tom Carper admitted to slapping his wife in a 1998 interview with a veteran political journalist in the state, confirming an accusation he denied when first running for Congress. *snip* "Did I slap my wife 20 years ago? Yes," Carper said. "Do I regret it? Yes. Would I do it again? No."