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  • Alabama, other Southern states, re-examine laws allowing child brides

    12/11/2017 4:22:33 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 56 replies
    Athens Banner-Herald ^ | Sunday, May 20, 2001 | Dave Bryan
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The bride was 14, the groom a little older, at 17. When Richard Baker encountered the couple two years later, it was to work up the papers for their divorce. ''They were young,'' recalled the Birmingham attorney. ''They had problems in the marriage and she didn't come across as being the most mature person. ... She wasn't ready to be married.'' Before he had completed the divorce papers, he got a call from the girl's father. There would be no divorce. The wife, at 16, had died of a drug overdose. Baker said that case comes to...
  • The Senate Tax Proposal Delivers Benefits Directly to the Middle Class

    11/21/2017 1:28:06 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 102 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | November 21,2017 | Katie Niederee & Julia Lawless
    November 21,2017202-224-4515, Katie Niederee & Julia LawlessThe Senate Tax Proposal Delivers Benefits Directly to the Middle Class Under Finance Committee Plan, a Typical Family of Four Will See Tax Bill Drop by Nearly 60 percent The Finance Committee tax overhaul delivers benefits directly to the working and middle class through doubling the standard deduction and the child tax credit, as well as lowering rates across the board. Take a look at the real world impact of the Senate plan:Family of four earning $73,000 A family of four with income of around $73,000 (median family income) will see a tax cut...
  • NYT reporter calls for Twitter to censor images of Biden inappropriately touching women, children

    11/16/2017 8:38:23 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 47 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    In the wake of new reports about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. having inappropriate contact with women and children, as well as a resurgence of videos and images of his conduct, Nicole Perlroth of The New York Times is calling on Twitter to “handle,” or censor, the content. Perlroth, a cyber security reporter, tweeted the plea to her nearly 24,000 followers on Tuesday — to a less-than-warm reception. The tweet was retweeted only 16 times, while it received nearly 700 comments — most of which condemned her desire for censorship. “In the past 24 hours, a new alt-right...
  • About Those Middle Class Tax Cuts

    10/21/2017 9:03:04 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | October 17, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    Congress and the administration should focus on the most pro-growth elements of their tax plan, such as the reduction of the corporate income tax rate, rather than tax relief for the middle class or the expansion of the child tax credit. Corporate income tax reform, we know, will spur investment, bring foreign earned income back into the country, improve workers’ productivity and grow their wages, and create employment opportunities that didn’t exist before.
  • Houston man charged with trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Hermann Park

    08/22/2017 2:28:41 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    Chron ^ | Monday, August 21, 2017 | St. John Barned-Smith, Andrew Kragie, and Keri Blakinger
    The park ranger spotted him kneeling in the bushes by the 112-year-old Confederate statue, explosives in hand. Was he trying to harm the statue? she asked. Yes, he said. He didn't like the guy. The late-night confrontation at the statue of Confederate Lt. Dick Dowling — detailed in court records by a federal agent — led to the arrest of 25-year-old Andrew Schneck, setting off a two-day operation by law enforcement that forced the evacuation of the tony Rice University neighborhood where Schneck lives with his parents. Bomb squad experts detonated a cache of high-powered explosives found on the property...
  • The Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. called liberalism 'a [bleep]ing mental disorder' ...

    07/16/2017 1:31:31 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 15, 2017 | Sonam Sheth
    The Russian lawyer who catapulted into the spotlight when it emerged that she met with Donald Trump Jr. and top members of the Trump campaign last year after promising them dirt on Hillary Clinton, has been described as a Russian "patriot" and has expressed some controversial views, according to The Atlantic. Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Trump Jr. and members of the Trump campaign as part of "Russia and its government's support" for Trump's candidacy, according to an email thread Trump Jr. posted on Twitter earlier this week. According to Veselnitskaya's Facebook posts examined by The Atlantic, she  has  frequently supported Trump's actions and bashed...
  • Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton's emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide...

    07/13/2017 6:15:34 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 126 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 13, 2017 | Katherine Skiba, David Heinzmann, Todd Lighty
    A Republican donor and operative from Chicago's North Shore who said he had tried to obtain Hillary Clinton's missing emails from Russian hackers killed himself in a Minnesota hotel room days after talking to The Wall Street Journal about his efforts, public records show. In a room at a Rochester hotel used almost exclusively by Mayo Clinic patients and relatives, Peter W. Smith, 81, left a carefully prepared file of documents, which includes a statement police called a suicide note in which he said he was in ill health and a life insurance policy was expiring. Days earlier, the financier...
  • South Portland lawmaker suggests he would harm Trump in vulgar Facebook post

    07/12/2017 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 21 replies
    Press Herald ^ | July 12, 2017 | Scott Thistle
    AUGUSTA — A South Portland Democrat faced sharp criticism Wednesday after suggesting in a Facebook rant that he would harm President Trump. Maine Republicans were furious over the post by Rep. Scott Hamann and called on House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, to take action against him. Some, including Maine Republican Party Executive Director Jason Savage, said Hamann should resign. He has removed the post from his Facebook page, but the Maine Republican Party made a copy before he did so. In the closing sentence Hamann writes, “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within...
  • Planned Parenthood spent $734,000 in failed Georgia race

    06/24/2017 2:42:26 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Jon Ossoff lost the House race in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District despite receiving nearly three-quarters of $1 million from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. With $734,000 in campaign contributions, the abortion giant was the second-biggest spender on the Democratic side of the ledger — only trailing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which poured $4.9 million into the race.
  • CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

    06/24/2017 8:19:37 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 46 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rob Tornoe
    On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump. But by Friday night, the story was removed from CNN’s website and all links were scrubbed from the network’s social media accounts.
  • FIRE WEST LONDON (facebook live)

    06/13/2017 7:47:02 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 355 replies
    FOX6 News Milwaukee ^ | 6/13/2017 | live video
    Watch live: A huge fire has engulfed a 24-story apartment block in West London.
  • Mom claims school left her son in the rain over cross necklace filled with stepdad's ashes

    06/09/2017 1:15:04 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 60 replies
    13NewsNow ^ | June 08, 2017 | Jemie Lee, WVEC
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) – A Virginia Beach mother is calling on SECEP school officials at Renaissance Academy to review its disciplinary procedures after she says her son was left out in the pouring rain for the entire school day. Melody Criger told 13News Now her 16-year-old son was refused entry into the school because he was wearing a cross necklace which holds the ashes of his stepfather. She says it happened on the morning of Tuesday, May 30. “They told him to take the necklace off and he refused, which I understand because it's sentimental to him. He didn't...
  • Dan Rather, Fake Newsman

    06/06/2017 12:17:21 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    It’s fitting that Dan Rather is best known for bringing to the world a piece of fake news about George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service in Texas, because that’s where he began his career in shoddy journalism. The bungling goes all the way back to 1963 Dallas. His presence there on the day President Kennedy was assassinated helped create the legend of Dan, but he actually blew the story that made his name.
  • Appeals Court Unanimously Rules Wisconsin School District Must Allow Girl in Boys’ Restroom

    05/31/2017 4:25:28 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 36 replies
    Christian News ^ | May 31, 2017 | Heather Clark
    MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled that a Wisconsin school district must allow a girl who identifies as a boy to use the boys’ restroom, concluding that the prohibition would likely cause “irreparable harm.” “A transgender student’s presence in the restroom provides no more of a risk to other students’ privacy rights than the presence of an overly curious student of the same biological sex who decides to sneak glances at his or her classmates,” Judge Ann Claire Williams, nominated to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton, wrote on behalf of the three-judge, all-female...
  • Attention-seeking half-brother of Obama posts image of ex-president's 'Kenyan birth certificate'

    04/26/2017 10:25:27 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 122 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 March 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    Barack Obama is no longer president, but the birther movement alleging that he was born abroad still lives – thanks to his half-brother. Malik Obama tweeted a copy of what he claims is a valid birth certificate proving that his half-brother was born in Mombasa, Kenya. The 'birth certificate' bears the letterhead of the 'Coast Province General Hospital' in Mombasa. The sex of the baby is male, and the date of birth is listed as August 4, 1961, which is the former president's genuine birthday. The 'document' also lists the names of Obama's parents, Barack Hussein Obama and Stanley Ann...
  • And Now, Here’s Your Right-Wing Podcast Host: Chuck Woolery!

    04/22/2017 4:59:58 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 23, 2017 | BROOKS BARNES
    “There was one time — this was 20 years ago — when I went into Cedars-Sinai for a four-way bypass,” Mr. Woolery said. “I remember that Bruce and Kris Jenner were the first people in to see me. That’s true! Back when Bruce was Bruce. Anyway, the doctors were just ready to put me under anesthesia, and I suddenly shouted: ‘I’m the only conservative in Southern California. If I die, somebody has to vote for Bob Dole!’”

    01/29/2017 4:12:54 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 15, 1993 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 14— Saying that he feared a mass exodus of Haitians unless he acted, President-elect Bill Clinton announced today that he would at least temporarily abandon a campaign pledge and would continue the Bush Administration's policy of forcibly returning Haitians who try to emigrate to the United States.
  • Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person

    01/23/2017 2:52:15 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 34 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | Tuesday, January 03, 2017 | Veronica Neffinger |
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a woman who claims her doctor caused her to have a miscarriage by administering an abortion-inducing drug can proceed. Kimberly Stinnett’s usual doctor was reportedly out the day of her appointment. Karla Kennedy, the doctor who was filling in that day, believed that Stinnett had an ectopic pregnancy since she had had one previously. Thus, Kennedy decided to administer methotrexate, a drug that, as the court noted, is “intended to cause the end of the pregnancy.” However, when Stinnett’s usual doctor, William Huggins, examined her pregnancy via...
  • House Dems in DC vote to keep Pelosi as their leader as her home state votes to regulate cow farts

    12/01/2016 3:25:27 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 19 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | November 30, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    The Democrat Party has learned no lessons after the drubbing it took at every level of government on election day if its recent moves are any indication. While the state of California is drafting rules to literally curb the supposed global warming effects of cow farts, the Democrat Party in the House voted to keep Calif. Rep. Nancy Pelosi as its minority leader. The vote to keep Pelosi isn’t a big surprise but the move to create regulations for California farmers to curb the effect of cow flatulence is both stunning and absurd. “If we can reduce emissions of methane,...
  • Canada's immigration website just crashed

    11/08/2016 9:09:40 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 8, 2016 | Portia Crowe
    The Government of Canada's immigration website crashed on Tuesday night as the US election results were rolling in. The site went down around 10:30 pm ET Tuesday, followed by intermittent accessibility. Around 9:00 PM eastern on Tuesday evening, CNN announced that a number of key states in the election including Michigan, Ohio, Virgina and Florida could all swing in Republican nominee Donald Trump's favor. And Google search traffic to the Canada story began to surge.