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  • US appeals court blocks Trump birth control coverage rules

    12/13/2018 1:19:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sudhin Thanawala
    A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law were made without required notice and public comment, a divided, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The panel upheld a preliminary injunction against the rules issued by a lower court judge last year. An email to the Justice Department seeking comment was not immediately returned. Obama’s health care law required most companies to...
  • Accused WikiLeaks source granted access to classified case material with caveats

    12/13/2018 1:17:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Joshua Schulte, a former CIA employee charged in connection with leaking classified hacking tools to WikiLeaks, will be shackled and subjected to strip searches if he wishes to view classified material related to the government’s case against him, a court ordered Thursday. The conditions appear in a protective order requested by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, where the former CIA computer engineer is being held awaiting trial for espionage. The government has prepared a sensitive compartmented information facility, or SCIF, in which Mr. Schulte and his attorney can visit to review classified information concerning his case, prosecutors wrote in a filing...
  • New Boulder, Colorado AR-15 law seen as TEST for nationwide gun registration

    12/13/2018 12:46:53 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 45 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/13/18 | USA Features
    Unconstitutional: Whenever we see the Left moving to implement a new rule or law governing the use, handling, or ownership of firearms we are reminded of the very simple language of the Second Amendment, which reads in full: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Liberal and conservative scholars and lawmakers have debated the meaning of “militia” and whether or not the founders meant that the Second Amendment applied only to organized state military forces. But others have noted that based...
  • California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech

    12/13/2018 11:43:59 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 40 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/13/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” including that on Fox News, he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution. Lieu made the comments during an interview about the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, where he dismissed the allegations that the tech giant amplifies negative stories about Republican lawmakers, saying “if you want positive search results, do positive things." CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for his performance but asked whether other Democrats should have used the committee...
  • Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment [fake news]

    12/13/2018 10:44:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Carol E. Lee (D), Kristen Welker (D) and Nicolle Wallace (D)
    WASHINGTON - Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump's fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, the sources said, and his allies believe maintaining the support of establishment Republicans he bucked to win election is now critical to saving his presidency. The president has been on a days-long tirade, sources tell NBC News, lashing out at his...
  • Samantha Bee Likens Fox Viewers to Nazis, Hints Most Whites Racist(*SDB!)

    12/13/2018 10:07:59 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's Full Frontal show on TBS, liberal comedienne Samantha Bee displayed the latest example of liberals throwing around accusations of racism as she not only suggested that Fox News viewers are Nazi sympathizers, but a segment about alleged voter suppression hinted that most whites are racist because they refuse to vote for Democrats. Early in tne show, Bee took aim at Fox News over the recent launch of FoxNation.com as she suggested that eldery men who write racist comments on Facebook might be interested in the new Fox News platform. Bee: "It's like television, Grandpa, but you get it...
  • John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change.

    12/13/2018 9:35:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | by John F. Kerry
    This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline science and undermine the accord at climate talks underway in Katowice, Poland. While I was in New Delhi this week, where I met with solar energy advocates, a comment made thousands of miles away by the journalist Bob Woodward almost jumped off my iPad: The president, he said, “makes decisions often without a factual basis.” This isn’t a mere personality quirk of the leader of the free world. It is profoundly dangerous for the...
  • Sorry Santa - Climate Change Is Killing Reindeer

    12/13/2018 9:32:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 12, 2018 | by Chris Morris
    Dancer, Dasher, Comet, and Vixen are getting pretty lonely these days. A new report on climate change finds the number of wild reindeer in the Arctic has dropped a startling 56% in the past two decades. The study, compiled by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and released at an American Geophysical Research Union meeting, found the population has dropped to roughly 2.1 million from 5 million, with some herds shrinking more than 90%. Reindeer, referred to as caribou in some areas, are affected by higher temperatures, resulting in changes in vegetation and drought in some areas, according to...
  • Global warming should be called global heating, says key scientist

    12/13/2018 9:28:08 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 13, 2018 | by Jonathan Watts
    “Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office. Prof Richard Betts, who leads the climate research arm of Britain’s meteorological monitoring organisation, made the comments amid growing evidence that rising temperatures have passed the comfort zone and are now bringing increased threats to humanity. “Global heating is technically more correct because we are talking about changes in the energy balance of the planet,” the scientist said at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland. “We should be talking...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,December 13, 2018

    12/13/2018 9:26:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | December 13, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGAMerryChristmas2018RushFromTheFRpersDITTOS!
  • That Oval Office sit-down? Pelosi and Schumer got skunked.

    12/13/2018 9:18:46 AM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    american thinker ^ | 12/13/2018 | patricia mccarthy
    There are thousands of families in the U.S. who have lost children and family members to illegal aliens in a variety of horrific ways. In that sure-to-go-down-in-history Oval Office confab, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer effectively let us know that they don't care about us or our losses. They need Democrat voters; that is their abiding goal. The theatrics in the Oval Office on Tuesday morning were just that: great theater. Trump always steps ahead of his opponents, and he set up Schumer and Pelosi. He began his discussion with the press in the room. Pelosi came in spouting "transparency"...
  • Where to watch Tom Fitton today testifying before Congress?

    12/13/2018 8:44:58 AM PST · by true believer forever · 27 replies
    VANITY | 13 December 2018 | VANITY
    Excuse this Vanity post, but can't find the Fitton testimony being covered anywhere ...
  • Federal Judge Sides With Christian Groups Over Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    12/13/2018 7:10:02 AM PST · by fwdude · 5 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 12, 2018 | Alicia F. Luke
    Judge Philip Brimmer, a George W. Bush appointee on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, issued an order that permanently blocks the federal government from forcing the plaintiffs to cover sterilization drugs or contraception drugs devices, procedures, and related education and counseling in their health care plans.
  • Lieu: ‘I Would Love to Be Able to Regulate the Content of Speech’ but First Amendment Stops Me

    12/12/2018 2:14:40 PM PST · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | December 12, 2018 2:09 pm | BY: David Rutz
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D., Calif.) said he would "love to be able to regulate the content of speech" during an interview Wednesday, noting he was prevented from doing that by the First Amendment. Lieu got attention a day earlier when Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, assailing conservative claims of the tech giant's bias against them by reading positive and negative stories about Republican Reps. Steve Scalise (La.) and Steve King (Iowa), the latter of whom has repeatedly courted controversy with racially charged remarks. After CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for the "clever" stunt,...
  • More Floods and More Droughts: Climate Change Delivers Both

    12/12/2018 1:45:20 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | By John Schwartz
    More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, often with disastrous consequences for the people facing such extremes, according to a study published Wednesday that offered new evidence of climate change’s impacts in the here and now. Extreme rainfall, and the extreme lack of it, affects untold numbers of people, taxing economies, disrupting food production, creating unrest and prompting migrations. So, factors that push regions of the world to exceptional levels of flooding and drought can shape the fate of nations. “Climate change will likely continue to alter the occurrence of record-breaking wet and...
  • Climate change talks result in renewed pledge to cut emissions

    12/12/2018 1:41:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 12, 2018 | by Fiona Harvey, Ben Doherty and Jonathan Watts
    The EU and scores of developing countries have pledged to toughen their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to enable the world to stay within a 1.5C rise in global warming. The promise, which follows increasingly dire scientific warnings, was the most positive message yet to come from the ongoing talks in Poland. The announcement came at the end of a day in which the UN secretary general made an impassioned intervention to rescue the talks, which have been distracted by US, Russian and Saudi moves to downgrade scientific advice. The former US vice-president Al Gore told delegates they...
  • U.N. calls on countries to urgently act to stop global warming

    12/12/2018 1:34:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2018 | by AP
    The head of the United Nations’ top science panel on climate change said Tuesday that the world needs to “do more and faster” to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard. Hoesung Lee, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told diplomats at the U.N. climate summit in Poland that scientists had reviewed data for their recent report on the impact of average global temperature increases. “The report shows that not just action, but urgent action is needed,” Lee said. His comments come as national leaders and ministers...
  • Clinton Whistleblowers: Thursday’s Public Hearing to Reveal “Explosive” Information

    12/12/2018 12:56:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 86 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | 3:31 PM EST | https://saraacarter.com/clinton-whistleblowers-thursdays-public-hearing-to-reveal-explosive-informat
    A trove of documents on the Clinton Foundation alleging possible pay for play and tax evasion have been turned over to the FBI and IRS by several investigative whistleblowers, who will be testifying in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, according to the committee and lawmakers. Roughly 6,000 documents that are expected to reveal the nearly two year investigation by the whistleblowers with a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, which allegedly turned over the documents more than a year and half ago to the IRS, according to John Solomon, who first published the...
  • POTUS Trump: ‘People would revolt’ if Democrats impeach him

    12/12/2018 12:45:51 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 52 replies
    The National Sentine ^ | 12/12/18 | USA Features
    Truth Bomb: POTUS Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Reuters on Monday and made an incredibly noteworthy prediction that few other news organizations picked up on: He said if Democrats follow through and successfully impeach him, there would be a revolution in America. Regarding the potential for impeachment, the president said he really wasn’t that concerned about it. But should it happen, “people would revolt.” “It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump said.
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...