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  • Saudi King Buys Out Entire Four Seasons for DC Visit

    09/04/2015 10:22:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2015
    Sure, Donald Trump’s “really rich.” But the Saudi royal family is really, really, really rich. Just look at their accommodations for Saudi King Salman’s visit to Washington. According to Politico, the king’s entourage bought out the entire Four Seasons in Georgetown, one of the capital’s ritziest and costliest hotels. And they’ve done some redecorating to the hotel’s sleek and modern design. Eyewitnesses told Politico that red carpets were laid down in the hallways and gilded furniture — “gold mirrors, gold end tables, gold lamps” — was delivered in advance of the Saudi monarch’s visit.
  • CAIR Denounces Florida Gunmaker's 'Crusader' Rifle

    09/04/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/4/15 | Mark Tapson
    A new assault rifle called the "Crusader" went on sale this week, bearing a Bible verse on the magazine to deter Islamic terrorists from using it, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida was swift to complain, reports Fox News. Manufactured by Spike’s Tactical in central Florida, the $1,395 AR-15 has a Bible verse etched into it that says “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Etched on the other is a symbol of a Crusader's cross from the Middle Ages. The weapon's safety selector has three settings: Peace, War...
  • 24,914,000 Foreign-Born Workers Employed While Native-Born Lose Jobs

    09/04/2015 5:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/4/15 | Ali Meyer
    While the number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs increased in August, the number of employed native-born workers fell, according to data released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).There were 24,914,000 foreign-born individuals employed in August, up 204,000 from the previous month. According to the BLS, a foreign-born worker may be undocumented because the data does not distinguish between legal or illegal immigrants.“The foreign-born include legally-admitted immigrants, refugees, temporary residents such as students and temporary workers, and undocumented immigrants. The survey does not separately identify the numbers of persons in these categories,” according to the BLS.While employment increased for...
  • Joe Biden Thinks China Is in North America… It’s a Good Thing He’s a Democrat (VIDEO)

    09/04/2015 5:12:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/04/15 | Jim Hoft
    Veep Joe Biden thinks China is in North America. It’s a good thing this clown is a Democrat or he’d never live this down.
  • Gov’t Accuses Company Of Discrimination Over Employees Having To Prove Citizenship Status

    09/04/2015 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/03/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    The Department of Justice has accused a business of discrimination due to the company requiring employees to show proof of citizenship for employment. The DOJ claims that Nebraska Beef Ltd., a Nebraska-based meat packing company, “required non-U.S. citizens, but not similarly-situated U.S. citizens, to present specific documentary proof of their immigration status to verify their employment eligibility.” After receiving pressure from the government, Nebraska Beef agreed to pay $200,000 in a civil penalty settlement and said they will establish an uncapped back pay fund for people who lost wages because they could not prove they are in the country legally....
  • Cruz circulating 'defund Planned Parenthood' letter

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) plans to send a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) early next week urging him not to schedule a vote on legislation that continues to fund Planned Parenthood.“In light of recent and horrific revelations that Planned Parenthood is trafficking in fetal tissue and body parts from abortions, we urge you not to schedule or facilitate the consideration of any legislation that authorizes or appropriates federal dollars for Planned Parenthood," reads a draft of Cruz's letter, which was obtained by The Hill.The Washington Post first reported on the letter's existence. The GOP presidential candidate, who...
  • Is Emanuel building a loophole into his gigantic tax hike? ( Chicago )

    09/04/2015 2:00:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | September 04, 2015 | GREG HINZ
    Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel preparing to exempt some homeowners from his big new property tax? A series of fascinating signals is emanating from City Hall that suggest, to ease passage of his $500 million plan through the City Council, the mayor indeed is preparing a plan—being dubbed internally the "bungalow belt exemption"—to give a break to owners of middle-income residences. No figures are available as to exactly who would be covered. The Emanuel administration is in high message-control mode since word of the pending tax hike leaked out earlier in the week, with the mayor apparently trying to float ideas...
  • US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans,

    09/04/2015 1:58:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Citizen Wells ^ | Sept 4, 2015
    US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans, September 4, 2015, Low wage part time jobs going to immigrants, Business Insider warning from 2011, Economic flows provided through unemployment checks food stamps FDR style spending Posted on September 4, 2015 | 10 Comments US Labor Dept. employment charts reveal no jobs recovery for native born Americans, September 4, 2015, Low wage part time jobs going to immigrants, Business Insider warning from 2011, Economic flows provided through unemployment checks food stamps FDR style spending “In December 2014 there were 18 million immigrants (legal and illegal) living...
  • What the President Didn’t See From Alaska

    09/04/2015 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | September 4, 2015 | Denali
    As tourist season winds down in Alaska, so does the sightseeing trip of America’s busiest tourist. The President heads back to the beltway bubble after three days in the wondrous Last Frontier. While here, he enjoyed spectacular autumn weather which he commemorated with many selfies on a stick. He danced, he held a fish, he hiked a glacier (thankfully not the Mendenhal Glacier, for that chunk of ice is, literally, the size of Rhode Island. Instead, he enjoyed one of the other 100,000 Alaskan glaciers). And, he renamed a mountain…our mountain…the tallest peak on the North America continent. Unlike most...
  • College Debt is the New Normal

    09/04/2015 11:08:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 3, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    *Professorial types are excited by a plan, courtesy of Michael L. Hays of New Mexico, to solve the college debt crisis. The irony is, it would put the onus of responsibility for college loans on some of the most irresponsible institutions in the United States today—colleges and local and state governments. “We need to put college funding on a sensible basis,” Hayes, a PhD, writes. “The government should not lend money indiscriminately to anyone who wants it for college: serious students, students unsure of their purposes, students for whom college is a substitute for unemployment, students who want a two-...
  • Memo to Hillary: Uber Is Good For Low-Income Families

    09/04/2015 7:23:31 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/04/2015 | John Merline
    In her big "Growth and Fairness" speech on the economy, Hillary Clinton complained about what she called the "gig economy." It was a thinly veiled attack on Uber and other ride-sharing services that have upended traditional, government-controlled taxi services around the world.
  • Record 94 Million Americans Not In The Labor Force; Participation Rate Lowest Since 1977

    09/04/2015 6:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the kneejerk headling scanning algos are focusing on the seasonally-adjusted headline monthly NFP increase which came in a worse than expected 173K, the presidential candidates - especially the GOP - are far more focused on another data point: the labor force participation rate, and the number of Americans not in the labor force. Here, they will have some serious ammo, because according to the BLS, the main reason why the unemployment rate tumbled to the lowest since April 2008 is because another 261,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force, as a result pushing the total number of...
  • US Economy Adds 173,000 Jobs In August 2015, Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.1%

    09/04/2015 6:30:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/04/2015 | By Jessica Menton
    U.S. employers added 173,000 jobs in August, fewer than widely expected, but the unemployment rate still edged down to 5.1 percent, its lowest level since April 2008, the Labor Department said Friday. Meanwhile, wage growth -- which has been stagnant for years -- edged up slightly more than anticipated to 2.2 percent. Somewhat troubling, though, the labor force participation rate continues to drop, which indicates more Americans giving up on finding work. The report was forecast to show employers adding 220,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate was expected to fall to at 5.2 percent, according to analysts polled...
  • Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones

    09/04/2015 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 49 replies
    American's for Tax Reform ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Paul Blair
    In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform. "People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not." That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year,...
  • How Trump rebuilt the Wollman Rink in 1986, the Damn Fence, and the White House

    09/04/2015 5:39:12 AM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    pjmedia. ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Before Donald Trump became a celebrity, before he became The Donald, even before he was regularly pilloried in the pages of the old Spy magazine as a “short-fingered vulgarian,” New Yorkers knew his name thanks to one thing in particular. Not the in-and-out-of-bankruptcy real estate empire he inherited, or his flamboyant love life, but the Wollman Rink in Central Park. I do think his largely interchangeable opponents underestimate his appeal at their peril. What’s the Wollman Rink, you ask? It’s a skating rink at the south end of Central Park that, like just about everything else in New York City,...
  • ObamaCare Enrollees Got $235 Million In Excess Subsidies

    09/04/2015 5:13:36 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/4/2015 | John Merline
    An IRS audit released this week shows that nearly half a million ObamaCare enrollees were able to claim more than $235 million in excess subsidies that they will never have to pay back, thanks to a quirk in the law that leaves the program vulnerable to potentially billions in excess subsidy payments.
  • Can We Grow At 4% Clip? Sure, With Right Policies

    09/04/2015 4:09:47 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 41 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 09/03/2015 | ANDREW ATKESON, LEE E. OHANIAN AND WILLIAM E. SIMON JR.
    It is no secret that the recovery from the recession that ended in June of 2009 has been virtually non-existent. More striking, however, is the impact that this recession and its aftermath have had on the conventional wisdom in Washington regarding America's long-term economic future. This is clearly seen in current forecasts of America's future economic potential from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) which predict that a large portion of America's economic potential has been permanently lost. We believe that this remarkably pessimistic forecast is wrong. An economic policy agenda aimed at... [snip] The CBO's June 2015 estimate of America's...
  • Report: Planned Parenthood Allegedly Failed To Report Rape In SEVEN States

    09/04/2015 2:30:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/3/15 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Planned Parenthood staff allegedly failed to report child sexual abuse in seven states, according to a list of court cases compiled by Christian non-profit Alliance Defending Freedom.In addition to Planned Parenthood’s recently reported failure to report multiple rapes of a 14-year-old mother of two recently in Alabama, ADF found instances of failure to report rape or sexual abuse in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Minnesota and Ohio.All 50 states and the District of Columbia have mandatory reporting laws regarding suspected sexual abuse that typically includes statutory rape.Planned Parenthood was sued directly for failing to report sexual abuse or to notify parents...
  • 2,000 Democratic Staffers Invited to See Planned Parenthood Videos; Only 3 Watch

    09/04/2015 2:26:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/3/15 | Penny Starr
    The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List invited some 2,000 Democrat staffers to attend a screening Thursday of the nine undercover videos that have been released by the Center for Medical Progress showing top medical officials with Planned Parenthood Federation of America discussing the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Less than 10 Democrat staffers showed up out of the some 2,000 Democrat staffers invited, and only three actually watched the videos – just two of which watched all of the 90-plus minutes of video footage. “Horror is hard to look at,” SBA President Marjorie Dannenfelser said when CNSNews.com...
  • The Failed Moral Argument for a "Living Wage"

    09/03/2015 9:40:54 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    With Labor Day upon us, newspapers across the US will be printing op-eds calling for a mandated “living wage” and higher wages in general. In many cases, advocates for a living wage argue for outright mandates on wages; that is, a minimum wage set as an arbitrary level determined by policymakers to be at a level that makes housing, food, and health care “affordable.” Behind this effort is a philosophical claim that employers are morally obligated to pay “a living wage” to employees, so they can afford necessities (however ambiguously defined) on a single wage, working forty hours per week....
  • Donald Trump On The Day He Took The Pledge (audio)

    09/03/2015 6:19:33 PM PDT · by GilGil · 11 replies
    HughHewitt.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Hugh Hewitt
    I think that Iran right now is in the driver’s seat to do whatever they want to do. I think what’s happening with Iran is, I think it’s one of the, and I covered it very well. I assume you saw the news conference. I think Iran is, it’s one of the great deals ever made for them. I think it’s one of the most incompetent contracts I’ve even seen. I’m not just talking about defense. I’m not talking about a contract with another country. I’ve never seen more of a one-sided deal, I think, in my life, absolutely.
  • Florida gun makers design assault rifle with Bible verse and cross etched on each side...

    09/03/2015 4:34:55 PM PDT · by Sergio · 37 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 3 September 2015 | Wills Robinson
    A gun manufacturer in Florida has designed an assault rifle featuring Christian symbols - in the hope it will never be used by 'Muslim terrorists'. Muslim groups have condemned the divisive gun, which they suggest will be bought by 'Christian terrorists'.
  • Wages have in effect fallen since the economic recovery, study says

    09/03/2015 2:54:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    The declines were greatest for the lowest-paid workers in sectors where hiring has been strong — home health care, food preparation and retailing — even though wages were already below average to begin with in those service industries. “Stagnant wages are a problem for everyone at this point, but the imbalance in the economy has become more pronounced since the recession,” said Irene Tung, a senior policy researcher at the National Employment Law Project and co-author of the study. Jasmin Almodovar, a home health care aide in Cleveland, knows all about that. She has worked for the same health care...
  • Formosa Petrochemical considering building $9.4B production complex in Louisiana

    09/03/2015 1:41:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report ^ | SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 | STEVE SANOSKI
    Formosa Petrochemical considering building $9.4B production complex in Louisiana STEVE SANOSKI SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 Taiwan-based Formosa Petrochemical Corp. is studying the feasibility of building a $9.4 billion industrial complex in St. James Parish to produce ethylene and other chemical products, company officials and Gov. Bobby Jindal announced this afternoon. A final investment decision is expected in mid-2016. If Formosa decides the investment makes financial sense, it would move forward with construction on the first phase of the project in late 2016, with hiring to begin in 2018. The project would create 1,200 new direct jobs paying an average annual salary...
  • Emanuel set to call for largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history

    09/03/2015 12:32:20 PM PDT · by sleeper-has-awakened · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09-03-2015 | Hal Dardick and Bill Ruthhart
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to call for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history to raise enough money to make a major pension payment for police and firefighters next year, the mayor's City Council floor leader and a City Hall source told the Chicago Tribune late Wednesday.. The mayor also plans to push a new garbage collection tax, a new per-ride fee on taxis and ride-hailing services such as Uber and a new tax on electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. ....The property tax increase Emanuel is mulling would far exceed what the mayor himself said during...
  • Ben Carson on the issues: Inside the mind of the retired neurosurgeon surging in polls...

    09/03/2015 10:50:42 AM PDT · by Freeport · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    The red-blooded Republican base of America is fed up with career politicians and ready to hit reset — if poll numbers are any indication. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been surging in the early polls for the GOP presidential nomination. His reserved and soft-spoken personality is a far cry from the bombastic rhetoric that’s largely defined the primary race so far. Like real estate tycoon Donald Trump and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Carson has never held elected office, but that might actually be a boon rather than a hindrance in appealing to conservatives frustrated with politics as usual. Without...
  • Planned Parenthood’s Plan: Ignore The Videos And Focus on Anything Else

    09/03/2015 8:27:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Sep. 1, 2015 | Mario Diaz
    Planned Parenthood and its supporters in the media are working extra hard to cover the truth about their “business” dealings after the recent undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress. The left fears nothing more than exposure. The videos, showing how Planned Parenthood haggled over the price of aborted babies’ hearts, lungs, brains, and other body parts, are a crude reminder of the evil that is the abortion industry. But the videos are not about abortion. Neither are they about “reproductive rights” or politics or video editing. The left wants to make it about that and any other thing...
  • Abortionist with record for ‘most botched RU-486 abortions’ in Ohio opens new facility

    09/03/2015 8:10:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Sep 1, 2015 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, September 1, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- After years of decreases, the number of abortion businesses is increasing, at least by one, in Ohio. Just south of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls is the location for a new abortion center, led by abortionist David Burkons. Chemical abortions began last year; this summer, Burkons began surgical abortions. The facility was formerly called Capital Care Network, and Burkons did abortions there, until it was shut down by the Ohio Department of Health for many health and safety violations, and at the same time shut down by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency for drug...
  • Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About...

    09/03/2015 8:05:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Sep. 1, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    FULL TITLE: Ninth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Features Graphic Abortion Details and Claim About the ‘Really Weird Thing’ Surrounding Fetal Tissue Research A pro-life, medical ethics group has released the ninth video in its ongoing undercover series purporting to show the sale of aborted fetal body parts, with one secretly recorded subject seemingly alleging that some clinic staff in the past were potentially compensated for exclusive access to tissue procurement. Cate Dyer, founder of StemExpress, once worked at Advanced Bioscience Resources, a research group that is reported to have long ties to Planned Parenthood, told actors posing as fetal tissue...
  • [Citizen Action] rallies against Scott Walker health care plan

    09/03/2015 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    New Richmond News ^ | September 3, 2015 | Mike Longaecker
    Opponents of a national health care plan unveiled last month by Gov. Scott Walker took their message to Hudson last week. From the balcony of the Hudson Library, Members of Citizen Action of Wisconsin said the backdrop of the St. Croix River represented a line of demarcation between a progressive health care system in Minnesota and one proposed by the Wisconsin governor who’s seeking to become president. Robert Kraig, executive director of Members of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, said Minnesota has lower premiums because it has taken advantage of provisions in the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). “And Wisconsin does...
  • Did Minnesota’s Planned Parenthood lie about illegal organ harvesting?

    09/03/2015 7:56:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Sep 2, 2015 | Ben Johnson and Andy Parrish
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, September 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Somebody in the abortion industry is breaking a Minnesota law that bans the sale or donation of aborted babies' body parts. That's the conclusion of numerous elected officials, who are renewing calls to investigate Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos about the harvesting and sale of fetal organs and tissue. Dozens of Republican state legislators asked Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to investigate the abortion provider after the Center for Medical Progress released videos detailing the little-known practice. The sale or donation of fetal organs or tissue is illegal under state law....
  • European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus

    09/03/2015 7:56:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 10:47 AM EDT | David McHugh and Pan Pylas
    The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday. Market volatility, concern over the effects of a looming interest rate increase in the U.S. and a drop oil prices have spawned uncertainty over the global economy, leading the ECB to cut its inflation and growth forecasts for the eurozone. Draghi said the ECB can add to its €1.1 trillion ($1.2 trillion) program if needed to raise inflation or support growth. […] The stimulus is intended to...
  • StemExpress Deletes Info From Website Showing Potential Profits From Selling Aborted Babies

    09/03/2015 7:47:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski Sep 2, 2015
    The organ harvesting company featured in many of the undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposing Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting business has deleted information on their website showing the potential profits from selling aborted babies. The Weekly Standard reports that StemExpress removed a section that refers to “financial profits” available to facilities that provide “raw materials” to their company. StemExpress uses the term “raw material” to refer to the aborted baby organs and blood they collect from different facilities. According to the Internet Archive, under Stem Express’s “Partnerships” page, the company indicates that clinics can receive...
  • Operators of 2 Ohio abortion clinics sue over state hurdles

    09/03/2015 7:39:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    macon.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | JULIE CARR SMYTH
    COLUMBUS, Ohio The operators of two southwest Ohio abortion clinics asked a federal court on Tuesday to declare recently enacted state laws governing their operations unconstitutional. Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio and Women's Med Group sued in U.S. District Court, targeting several provisions tucked into the state's two most recent operating budgets, signed into law by Republican Gov. John Kasich this year and in 2013. "Such efforts are part of a deliberate strategy to severely limit access to abortion by imposing and enforcing laws and regulations that do not promote women's health or any other valid state interest," the lawsuit...
  • CEO of baby parts buyer says abortion workers get lucrative kickbacks

    09/03/2015 7:34:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Susan Michelle | September 2, 2015
    Though abortionist Mary Gatter’s desire for a Lamborghini is not front page news anymore, the most recent video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) reveals the new commodity in tissue procurement might be a condo in Hawaii. The ninth video shows tattletale Cate Dyer, CEO of StemExpress, talking behind the back of her competitor, Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR). Dyer reveals how ABR has given kickbacks to abortion clinics to help ensure they can collect their dead babies. Dyer explains that ABR has an abortion facility worker on its payroll in an advisory capacity. CMP reports: Cate Dyer, who...
  • Obama Sends $1 Million to Planned Parenthood in Three States After It Sells Aborted Baby Parts

    09/03/2015 7:26:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    Today, the Obama administration sent $1 million total to Planned Parenthood abortion businesses in three states even as the abortion company is caught up in a massive scandal related to it selling aborted babies and their body parts. The Obama administration send federal grants using taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood abortion corporation affiliates in Iowa, Missouri and Montana to help them sign up new customers for Obamacare, which pays for abortions with taxpayer funds. As the Washington Times reports: The chapters were among 100 recipients of $67 million in so-called “navigator” grants doled out by the Obama administration Wednesday to...
  • Full, Unedited Video: How Planned Parenthood Gets Body Parts: “The Baby’s Abdomen is Ripped Open”

    09/03/2015 7:23:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Sep 2, 2015
    Yesterday, the Center for Medical Progress released the 9th video in the series exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of abroted babies and their body parts for research. This latest video catches a Planned Parenthood medical director discussing how the abortion company sells fully intact aborted babies — including one who “just fell out” of the womb. CMP has also released the full, unedited video of the interview with Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager at ABR, who is shown describing ABR’s fetal tissue harvesting practice to a prospective buyer. In the full video, Larton explains of situations where there has been a...
  • Uber Shows How Free Markets, Not Regulations, Protect Consumers

    09/03/2015 6:53:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 3 replies
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | 09/02/2015 | John Merline
    It's no wonder cities like New York have been so hostile to Uber. As economist Mark Perry details in a post on his Carpe Diem site, the introduction of Uber and other app-based ride-sharing services has led to a collapse in the price of New York City's taxi medallions.
  • Jobless claims rise to two-month high

    09/03/2015 6:47:36 AM PDT · by mykroar · 5 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 9/3/2015 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The number of Americans who sought unemployment benefits at the end of August rose to a two-month high, but so-called initial claims are still at very low levels that suggest a low rate of layoffs in the economy. Initial jobless claims in the period running from Aug. 23 to Aug. 29 rose by 12,000 to 282,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the highest level since the end of June. Still, new claims have been under the key 300,000 level for the past six months, the longest streak since 2000. The average of new claims over the...
  • 'Settled Science' chronicle: world has 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/03/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It seems that scientists were a little off in calculating the number of trees on the planet. You remember trees: they turn CO2 into oxygen and water. In fact, if you buy a “carbon credit,” you are paying to plant trees to buy an indulgence for your private jet travel -- just like Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supposedly do. Well, all those calculations of doom over purported CO2-caused global warming may be a little more unsettled. The Wall Street Journal reports:
  • Hillary email scandal: Here are your smoking guns

    09/03/2015 5:42:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 09/02/2015 | Staff
    National Security: When a scandal involves a Democrat, the mainstream media always insist on a smoking gun before they take it seriously. Well, how about two of them — so far?
  • U.S. stock futures rise ahead of jobless claims, ECB meeting

    09/03/2015 4:36:49 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Sept 3, 2015 | Sara Sjolin
    U.S. stock futures were comfortably in positive territory Thursday ahead of U.S. jobless claims data, as well as the latest policy decision from the European Central Bank. The early move follows an upbeat session in Asia, where the volatile Chinese markets are closed for two days. Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU5, +0.24% climbed 67 points, or 0.4%, to 16,397, while those for the S&P 500 index ESU5, +0.20% added 7.15 points, or 0.4%, to 1,954.25. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index NQU5, +0.21% gained 24 points, or 0.6%, to 4,284. The indicated advances come after all three...
  • Donald Trump Wanted To Make Charlie Rangel HUD Secretary In 1999

    09/03/2015 2:06:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in November 1999 that, if elected president, he wanted to make Charles Rangel, the Democratic Congressman from New York, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At the time, real estate magnate was considering running for president as a member of the Reform Party. Asked by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer if he’d “given some thought to a potential Trump Cabinet,” Trump mentioned Rangel as his top choice to lead HUD. “Well, let’s go — like HUD,” Trump said. “I think Charlie Rangel is a terrific guy. He’s a congressman from New York. He has...
  • Exclusive: Hillary Paid to Hide Identity of the People Running Her Email Server

    09/03/2015 12:31:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 9-2-15 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton paid to hide the identity of the people running her private email server, Breitbart News has learned. Her attempt to hide details about her server has allowed another faceless company access to her classified email information, while doing little to nothing to secure that information from hackers. Clinton’s private email domain clintonemail.com was initially purchased by Clinton aide Eric Hoteham, who listed the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York home as the contact address for his purchase. But the domain is actually registered to an Internet company designed to hide the true identity of the people running it. Clintonemail.com is...
  • China slowdown, market jitters threaten world economy: IMF

    09/02/2015 8:58:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    ctvnews ^ | Paul Wiseman
    The Chinese economic slowdown, though long anticipated, "appears to have larger-than-previously-envisaged" repercussions in other countries, the IMF said. China's troubles have sent the prices of raw materials such as oil and copper into a freefall, pinching Brazil, Russia and other commodity exporters. The report did not revise the fund's economic forecasts for this year, last updated in July, though it concluded that "downside risks have risen." The IMF expects the global economy to grow 3.3 per cent this year, little-changed from 3.4 per cent in 2014; the U.S. economy to grow 2.5 per cent, versus 2.4 per cent in 2014;...
  • Green energy company fights for life after getting billions from feds (Abengoa)

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...
  • Trump Donated Thousands, Had Close Working Relationship with Al Sharpton

    09/02/2015 7:35:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 419 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Long before the Republican presidential candidate became a presidential candidate or a Republican, Donald Trump had a working relationship with Al Sharpton, including doing favors for the racial activist and giving him thousands in donations.
  • Kentucky Clerk Didn’t Follow Christianity Before Converting To It

    09/02/2015 7:29:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9/2/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    Lutheran pastor Hans Fiene wrote on Facebook this week: Today one of my college student members told me how one of her profs recently asked the class how many of them knew the parable of the Good Samaritan. Two kids raised their hand, one of whom thought it referred to the time Jesus spoke to the woman by the well. The professor corrected her and then told her it was the story where the beggar was at the side of the road and the Pharisee passed by. “A pharisee” he told the class “was like a governor.” So remember, Christians,...
  • SBA List to Screen Planned Parenthood Videos for Democrat Staffers

    09/02/2015 7:08:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 9/2/15 | Kate Scanlon
    The Susan B. Anthony List has organized a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos for Democratic Capitol Hill staffers.Susan B. Anthony List, an organization that works to elect pro-life lawmakers, will screen each video on Thursday morning for the staffers in attendance. Copies of the full-length videos will be available after the screening.“It’s been widely reported that Democrat members have not seen this footage—and that even Senate Democrats had not seen the videos before voting to block efforts to defund the organization,” Mallory Quigley, communications director at the SBA List, told The Daily Signal. “Our idea is...
  • Planned Parenthood chapters get Obamacare funding

    09/02/2015 6:34:14 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/2/15 | Robert King
    The Obama administration will give three Planned Parenthood chapters a combined $1 million in grants to help sign up people for Obamacare. The grants come as Republican lawmakers want to defund the women's health organization due to a series of undercover videos detailing the donation of and compensation for aborted fetal parts. More than $1 million in grants is going to three Planned Parenthood chapters in Iowa ($304,373 in anticipated funding), St. Louis ($388,787) and Montana ($337,555). The grants were awarded for a three-year period but the funding figures are only for the first year. The Centers for Medicare and...