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  • Trump: The Problem is Not Guns, It is Mental Illness

    08/28/2015 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 17 replies
    Tea Party ^ | August 27, 2015 | Tea Party
    During an interview with CNN on Thursday, presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said the issue in the wake of the shooting in Virginia is not guns, but mental illness.
  • ‘Sister Wives’ stars cite gay ‘marriage’ ruling in bid to legalize polygamy

    08/28/2015 4:22:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Dustin Siggins
    DENVER, CO, August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- While gay "marriage" activists claimed that the Supreme Court's marriage decision wouldn't open the door to polygamy, five people from the show "Sister Wives" want the 10th Circuit Court to disagree. "This case is about criminalization of consensual relations and there are 21st century cases rather than 19th century cases," said attorney Jonathan Turley in a filing. "It is clear that states can no longer use criminal codes to coerce or punish those who choose to live in consensual but unpopular unions." In a case that was filed in 2011, "Sister Wives" star...
  • Full, Unedited 8th Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Fully Intact Aborted Babies

    08/28/2015 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 28, 2015
    Today, the Center for Medical Progress released the full, uncut video of the conversation between undercover investigators form CMP and top officials with StemExpress, which buys aborted babies and their body parts from Planned Parenthood. The full footage is of a shorter video that summarized the meetings earlier this week. The release of the full, unedited video also comes one day after Planned Parenthood released a new report claiming the eight videos released exposing it were “altered.” The abortion giant says the videos were manipulated and therefore not eligible for serious inquiry by Congress, which has launched two joint investigations...
  • Confederate Flag-Vest-Wearing Ohio Police Chief Won’t Apologize

    08/28/2015 4:20:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 28 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Port Clinton, Ohio, Police Chief Robert Hickman was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while on vacation in South Dakota.An Ohio police chief isn’t really addressing the controversy that has unfolded since he was seen in photos wearing a Confederate flag vest while vacationing in South Dakota, WKYC reports. Port Clinton Police Chief Robert Hickman said that he doesn’t “look at the Confederate flag as a racist symbol,” with some residents defending him, saying he doesn’t have a “racist bone” in his body. “I think he was just wearing a shirt,” Port Clinton resident Bryan Meek told the...
  • Transgender soldiers may get time off to have sex-change operations after military ban dropped

    08/28/2015 4:18:40 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Drew Belsky
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Transgender people who want to join the military while presenting themselves as members of the opposite sex – and possibly receiving taxpayer-subsidized sex-change operations – may do so starting next May. According to a draft timeline recently circulated among top Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, the ban on "openly" transgender soldiers will be lifted on May 27, 2016. The DoD is considering a pilot program to let soldiers take a sabbatical from active service in order to "make their transition" – that is to say, procure hormone drugs or genital reconstruction surgery in...
  • What Makes Black Men Run From the Police?

    08/28/2015 4:15:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | WILL JAWANDO
    A good, hard look at the statistics will tell you why African Americans have reason to fear an encounter with police.It’s never much of a surprise when I hear it, but it stings all the same. Freddie Gray would be alive today if only he hadn’t inexplicably sprinted down his West Baltimore street. As would Walter Scott, the African-American man who was shot in the back in South Carolina fleeing a white police officer who then made an unsuccessful attempt to frame Scott for provoking his own destruction. If only Sandra Bland hadn’t been so rude and had put out...
  • Joe Biden's Son Says Russian Agents Signed Him Up on Ashley Madison

    08/28/2015 4:11:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you all heard about Joe Biden's son and Ashley Madison? You know what the Ashley Madison website is? It's where if you want to have an affair, you sign up. You know what they found out about that site? There are only 12,000 women on it. The rest, in millions, are men, and most of the women have never even... The female members have never even used it. It's almost exclusively a male site. Anyway, Joe Biden's kid is on the site, is a registered member, Hunter Biden, Robert Hunter Biden. Now, Robert Hunter Biden... (chuckles) I shouldn't...
  • Donald Trump Opens Up About His Brother's Alcoholism

    08/28/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by JediJones · 18 replies
    StarPulse.com ^ | 2/10/2011 | StarPulse.com
    The tycoon-turned-reality TV star watched his older sibling struggle for years with a alcohol problem, which eventually claimed his life. And the 64 year old admits he has never been tempted to sip even a drop of alcohol, after his brother repeatedly warned him to stay away from the bottle. He tells Piers Morgan, "I've never had drugs. I've never had a cigarette and I don't drink coffee. I have other problems, I guess! "I had an older brother named Fred...he started drinking. It got worse and worse. He also smoked a lot. "He was about 10 years older and...
  • Everyone Knows She's a Liar, But She'll Be the Democrat Nominee Because There's Nobody Else

    08/28/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, if you permit me a brief personal aside, here: Everybody is sending me e-mails about Hillary Clinton. Do any of you really, really think she's not going to be the nominee? Come on, let's get serious! There isn't anybody else that's gonna be the Democrat nominee. All of this doesn't mean anything. ... For crying out loud, you see what happened with Ed Rendell, Fast Eddie? A couple of days ago -- we've even got the sound bite here -- Fast Eddie comes out and says, "You know what? I'm really, really alarmed about the e-mail...
  • Why The Media Supports Hillary's Constitutional Rewrite And Hate Trump's

    08/28/2015 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | John Nolte
    In a highly partisan and divisive speech before the Democrat National Committee Friday, Democrat presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton promised to do something that should sound familiar to anyone who has been watching the presidential race lately: she promised to amend the Constitution. This isn’t the first time she has made this pledge. It has been a theme throughout her campaign.
  • UPDATE: Martha Shoffner gets 30 months in bribery case (Ex-Arkansas Treasurer)

    08/28/2015 3:19:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Arkansas Times ^ | August 28, 2015
    JUST IN: Brian Chilson reports from federal courthouse that Judge Leon Holmes has sentenced former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner to 30 months in prison for taking bribes for state bond business. It will be followed by some supervised release. No fine was assessed. The 71-year-old will have to report to a Fort Worth prison in 60 days.
  • Democrats Launch Attack on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    08/28/2015 3:07:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    In apparent retaliation for Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's statements critical of Planned Parenthood, the Democratic party has launched an attack on crisis pregnancy centers. A blog post on Democrats.org said that crisis pregnancy centers "have zero understanding of what women’s health care is." The criticism of the centers was not simply incidental to the attack on Bush; the Democrats devote an entire paragraph to undermining the credibility of pro-life groups that seek to offer pregnant women alternatives to abortion
  • Deconstructing "Birthright Citizenry"

    08/28/2015 3:03:00 PM PDT · by betty boop · 33 replies
    self/vanity | August 28, 2015 | Jean F. Drew
    Thanks in very large part to The Donald, the illegal immigration issue has come raging to the fore in the consciousness of a great many American citizens (and others) in recent times. People are not only thinking about the issue, but they have started talking about it, oftentimes with great passion. And this is so regardless of which side of the dispute the contenders align with. It seems there are two basic, contending schools of thought, both premised in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/28/2015 2:54:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    <p>Members of the ##### or ##### and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America.</p>
  • Donald Trump billboard sparks debate

    08/28/2015 2:42:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    kjct8.com ^ | August 27 2015 | Jordan Alexander
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - A billboard on the side of us 50 just south of the Colorado River, is causing quite a stir in our community. The controversial image depicting Donald trump as a dragon slayer is attached to the side of a private building in full view of the highway where thousands of people pass each day. The billboard is 10 ft high and 20 ft. wide and is attached to a building just south of the US 50 bridge over the Colorado River on route to orchard mesa. The man behind the billboard is Arvid Mosnes. He commissioned...
  • Victimhood: Some Thoughts on the Roanoke Murders (revised)

    08/28/2015 2:11:00 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 2 replies
    Self ^ | August 28, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    On August 26, 2015, a deranged black male who claimed he had been the victim of racism in the media industry, shot and killed two young, very talented and promising journalists in Roanoke, VA, at point blank range. Incidently, they were white. By legal definition, it was a hate crime. An act of violence motivated by racism or homophobia is a hate crime. But victimhood in this country evokes two completely polarized responses--by the political and media establishment, the criminal justice system, and the respective communities. I haven't heard the term "hate crime" mentioned once in all the many hours...
  • Obama: I Understand ‘Cruelty Of Man’ Because I’m An African-American

    08/28/2015 2:09:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 92 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 28, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a live webcast, President Obama sympathized with the persecution of the Jewish people, suggesting he was able to understand their plight because he was an African-American.
  • The Words Used by WDBJ Reporter Alison Parker That Killer Claimed Were ‘Racist’

    08/28/2015 1:14:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 52 replies
    Blaze ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    When Alison Parker was an intern at WDBJ in 2012, Vester Lee Flanagan — then a reporter for the station — heard her utter what he apparently considered to be racist words. Parker made reference to “swinging” by a destination and also referred to heading out into the “field,” according to Flanagan’s 2013 complaint with the station, the New York Post reported. Parker wasn’t disciplined over her word choices, the Post reported, and Flanagan was fired a month after leveling his racism accusations against Parker, which were part of his failed discrimination lawsuit against the station. Two years later, Flanagan...
  • LEGENDARY ISLANDERS COACH AL ARBOUR, WHO WON 4 STANLEY CUPS, DIES AT 82

    08/28/2015 1:08:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    ABC7 NYC ^ | 8/28/15
    UNIONDALE -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbour was battling Parkinson's Disease and dementia. He had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing career as a defenseman to become one of the league's all-time best coaches. Beginning in 1973-74, Arbour led the Isles to 15 playoff appearances and won 119 playoff games - an NHL record with one team - over 19...
  • An Antidote to the LGBT ‘Little Apple of Death’

    08/28/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 7 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) (also known as sexual orientation anti-discrimination policies) are the most devious tactic of the LGBT movement for stripping Christians of First Amendment protections and setting the stage for the “gay” takeover of any social, political or cultural entity. These SORs are the seed that contains the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Once implanted, the entire agenda emerges like the trunk and branches of a Manchineel tree, producing what looks deceptively like wholesome fruit but in fact is known in the island paradise in which it grows as the manzanita...
  • Planned Parenthood hires fmr. lobbyist for sheikh who burned American flag during wartime

    08/28/2015 12:30:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- When Planned Parenthood announced on Thursday that a new report cast doubt on a series of embarrassing undercover videos about trafficking in human organs, the mainstream media reported it uncritically. A few outlets even referred to the firm that conducted the analysis, Fusion GPS, as an "independent research firm" - although Planned Parenthood paid the organization an undisclosed sum of money for its findings. However, Fusion GPS is a Democratic-leaning political opposition research firm whose founder was once the registered lobbyist of a Middle Eastern sheikh known for burning the American flag during...
  • Mother and Daughter Spend $86K on Plastic Surgery to Look Like Celeb Idol Kayla Morris

    08/28/2015 12:23:34 PM PDT · by pabianice · 112 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/15 | Bertsche
    A mother-daughter pair claim they’ve spent more than $86,000 on plastic surgery in the last three years in order to look more like a British model and reality star. Morris Georgina Clarke, 38, and her daughter Kayla Morris, 20, open up in a new video from News Dog Media about what they say is their love of plastic surgery. In the video, Clarke explains that she and her daughter started watching TV personality and model Katie Price years ago, and both thought she had “the whole package.” Price, a household name in the U.K., is famous for, among other things,...
  • Gun-grabbing father of Alison Parker on all channels praising Obama and demanding "gun control"

    08/28/2015 11:48:05 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 103 replies
    August 28, 2015
    This is disgusting. He just said both liberal democrat US senators in VA helped him when he ran for office and he helped them and he's disappointed they have not call him and called for more gun legislation. Then he says Obama can do something about guns because his hero got a deal with Iran passed, got healthcare for everyone, blah, blah, blah. I am getting sick and tired of seeing this liberal gun grabber on cable 24/7. He needs to take some and grieve his daughter who was just murdered. If Hillary Clinton is elected she's got a job...
  • POLL: MAJORITY BELIEVE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS A PROBLEM IN U.S.

    08/28/2015 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Caroline May
    Outspoken candidate Donald Trump got more good news today — the vast majority of Americans agree that “political correctness” is a problem. A new Rasmussen survey released Friday reveals that 71 percent of American adults believe that “political correctness… is a problem” in the U.S. Just 18 percent disagreed, and 10 percent were undecided.
  • Planned Parenthood exonerated, says Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of undercover videos

    08/28/2015 11:38:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of eight explosive undercover videos has found that they would have no "evidentiary value" in a legal case against Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood announced today. The abortion provider paid Fusion GPS, a D.C.-based opposition research firm headed by Glenn Simpson, to analyze both the shorter and the hours-long full videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. "CMP edited content out of the alleged 'full footage' videos, and heavily edited the short videos so as to misrepresent statements made by Planned Parenthood representatives," the report, posted by Planned Parenthood, stated. "The...
  • Dis-integrating America

    08/28/2015 11:32:35 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/27/15 | Pat Buchanan
    he Wednesday morning murders of 24-year-old Roanoke TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were a racist atrocity, a hate crime. Were they not white, they would be alive today. Their killer, Vester L. Flanagan II, said as much in his farewell screed. He ordered his murder weapon, he said, two days after the slaughter of nine congregants at the African-American AME church in Charleston, South Carolina. “What sent me over the top was the church shooting,” said Flanagan. To be sure, racism does not fully explain why Flanagan, fired from that same WDBJ7 station, committed this act...
  • Donald Trump Sparks GOP Soul - Searching

    08/28/2015 11:22:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brad Schaeffer
    A well-intentioned article by Noah Rothman in Commentary Magazine offers that Donald Trump’s supporters are the right wing’s version of Obama’s vacuous “Hope and Change” acolytes. Says Rothman: “Trump is the right’s Obama, insofar as his policy preferences are ill-defined, pliable, and reflective of whatever the audience immediately before him wants them to be.” Such comparisons short-change Trump’s supporters.
  • Victimhood: A Few Thoughts on the Roanoke Tragedy

    08/28/2015 11:09:33 AM PDT · by huckfillary · 8 replies
    Self ^ | August 28, 2015 | Robert J. Seyko
    On August 26, 2015, a deranged black male who claimed he had been the victim of racism in the media industry, shot and killed two young, very talented and promising journalists in Roanoke, VA, at point blank range. Incidently, they were white. By legal definition, it was a hate crime. An act of violence motivated by racism or homophobia is a hate crime. But victimhood in this country evokes two completely polarized responses--by the political and media establishment, the criminal justice system, and the respective communities. I haven't heard the term "hate crime" mentioned once in all the many hours...
  • In a world of fakes and freaks, don't forget what courage really looks like

    08/28/2015 10:58:57 AM PDT · by hemogoblin · 3 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 8/28/2015 | Alec Rooney
    At one point in Laura Hillenbrand’s World War II book Unbroken, the top turret gunner of a B-24 bomber over the Pacific stays doggedly at his post and keeps on firing, trying to ward off an attacking Japanese fighter plane. Eventually he succeeds. Staying focused on saving the lives of one’s comrades under such terrifying conditions is admirable enough. Stanley Pillsbury did it after one of his feet had been practically blown off by a cannon shell from the enemy aircraft. When they got his boot off after the engagement, his foot was shredded. His big toe stayed inside the...
  • Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun

    08/28/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia Shooting Victim’s Husband: ‘I Blame the Guy Holding the Gun,’ Not the Gun On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wife’s shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger. Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire. According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagan’s bullets “grazed [Vicki’s] spine” without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and...
  • Trump Praises His Sister, A Pro-Abortion Extremist Judge

    08/28/2015 10:42:13 AM PDT · by fungoking · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/27/15 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Donald Trump told Mark Halperin yesterday that his sister, a federal judge, would be a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice. He also said that “we will have to rule that out now, at least.” If he ever becomes president, let’s hope he rules it out permanently. Maryanne Trump Barry came up in my book The Party of Death for writing one of those heated judicial decisions in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial-birth abortion. She called a New Jersey law against it a “desperate attempt” to undermine Roe v. Wade. It was, she wrote, “based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing,...
  • Planned Parenthood's letter to Congress (Link Basically)

    08/28/2015 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Planned Parenthood's file ^ | August 27, 2015 | Planned Parenthood
    Click on Link to view Planned Parenthood hot air to Congress. It's only 11 pages.
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff Challenges Obama: 'Forego Your Secret Service Protection'

    08/28/2015 10:21:56 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/28/15 | Susan Jones
    "I am done asking people in my community to outsource their personal safety to the government," Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke told Fox News's Sean Hannity Thursday night. The sheriff accuses Democrats of "exploiting misery and tragedy" to pursue a political, anti-gun agenda. "But here's my challenge to the president of the United States, you think this is so easy. Forego your Secret Service protection, for you, for the first lady, and your children, and see what it is like to have to fend yourself. "And then we'll sit down and have a conversation so you know what we here...
  • Sarah Palin calls ESPN ‘a journalistic embarrassment’

    08/28/2015 10:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Sarah Palin ripped ESPN as “a journalistic embarrassment,” following the network’s suspension of baseball analyst Curt Schilling for a tweet that compared radical Muslims to Nazis. “ESPN — what happened to you? Your intolerant PC police are running amok and making a joke out of you!” the former Alaska governor wrote in a Facebook post Thursday night. “By picking and choosing who they’ll tolerate and who they’ll try to destroy, ESPN has zero credibility as a sound and reasonable media outlet.” Her comments come after ESPNsuspendedMr. Schilling for what it called a “completely unacceptable” tweet, which contained a meme that...
  • New Book 'SJWs Always Lie' Highly recommended

    08/28/2015 10:18:49 AM PDT · by squarebarb · 10 replies
    squarebarb
    A truly good book on how to fight back against twitter storms from The Mob, how to face down the Social Justice Warrior Crowd and win. If y'all like my book recommendations I will do so frequently, especially SF/F
  • Planned Parenthood Alleges 'Smear' in Letter to Congress

    08/28/2015 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended itself in a letter to Congress and sent a report showing undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists. A Planned Parenthood executive said Thursday that experts found the videos were distorted to misrepresent conversations employees had with an anti-abortion activist posing as a biomedical company employee. Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens says her organization broke no laws and that the videos are part of an agenda to ban abortion.
  • Presidential Nominating Process Highlights Gap Between D.C. and America

    08/28/2015 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Rasmussen
    To many in Washington, there's little question that the 2016 presidential election should feature a dynasty rematch between the Clinton and Bush families. To most outside of Washington, that's the last match-up they want to see. The difference could perhaps be described as a tale of two Americas. The past 15 years have been a great time for political insiders, as the city of Washington, D.C., has become a boomtown. In fact, our nation's capital is now the nation's wealthiest metro market. Fueling the economic growth in our nation's capital has been an explosion of federal spending during the Barack...
  • Disturbing video shows woman being punched, stomped on outside north side gas station

    08/28/2015 9:59:48 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | ashley sears
    A confrontation outside a Milwaukee gas station turns violent and the disturbing video has surfaced online. The incident happened last week outside of a north side gas station. One community activist says it is important to see the reality in some parts of Milwaukee and make sure there is change.
  • Carly Fiorina Responds to Hillary's Comparison of Republicans to Terrorists

    08/28/2015 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, Hillary Clinton essentially said Republicans and terrorists treat women the same way. "Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States. Yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward, we are not going back," she said.
  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • Report for Planned Parenthood finds sting videos manipulated

    08/28/2015 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    politico.com ^ | 08/27/15 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    A report commissioned by Planned Parenthood has found that the sting videos targeting its tissue donation practices contain intentionally deceptive edits and inaccurately transcribed conversations and are missing footage. But there is no evidence that the anti-abortion group behind the attack made up dialogue. The report by research firm Fusion GPS attempts to undermine the videos’ political, legal and journalistic value. The Center for Medical Progress claims that the eight tapes it has released show evidence that Planned Parenthood is making money by trafficking fetal tissue and organs. The women’s health organization strongly denies those accusations and has repeatedly said...
  • CNN Is Screwing Over Carly Fiorina: She's No. 7 in Polls, But CNN Pretends She's Not Even in Top 10

    08/28/2015 9:27:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/28/2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Businesswoman turned politician Carly Fiorina is angry with CNN. The reason? The network is likely to leave her out of its prime time debate because she’s supposedly not polling in the top 10. The only problem with that? She clearly is. As Howie Kurtz explained on Fox News, CNN, however, is using older polls — from before the first Fox News debate — to assemble its “top 10″ of candidates. It’s clear that this is extremely bad for Fiorina, since she barely had name recognition before that debate. After it, however, she quickly surged in the polls and suddenly become...
  • The Hillary Clinton e-mail ‘scandal’ that isn’t [Washington Post Column Defends Hillary]

    08/28/2015 9:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/28/2015 | David Ignatius
    Does Hillary Clinton have a serious legal problem because she may have transmitted classified information on her private e-mail server? After talking with a half-dozen knowledgeable lawyers, I think this “scandal” is overstated. Using the server was a self-inflicted wound by Clinton, but it’s not something a prosecutor would take to court. “It’s common” that people end up using unclassified systems to transmit classified information, said Jeffrey Smith, a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information. There are always these back channels,” Smith explained. “It’s...
  • Pew: Orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Christians, vote GOP [Romans 11]

    08/28/2015 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/26/2015 | Paul Bedard
    In a shift sure to impact American politics, a new study of the growing orthodox Jewish population shows that they are in virtual lockstep with the nation's conservative evangelical Christians, with 57 percent identifying with the Republican Party. A new Pew Research Center survey published in the Jewish journal Forward found that orthodox Jews mirror evangelical Protestants and Catholics in their devotion to God, their politics and even how often they attend services. "Orthodox Jews vote, believe, worship, act and raise their children more like white evangelical Protestants than like their fellow Jews," said the Forward. "If the Orthodox grow...
  • Obama’s NLRB just redefined the word “employer” and it’s going to be bad

    08/28/2015 9:20:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You can rightly complain about the things which go on inside the White House, the State Department, the Justice Department or the EPA and all of the headline grabbing controversies which erupt from them. None of them, however, may be up to nearly as much mischief as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) though it doesn’t seem to catch the attention of the media nearly as much. This week they were at it again and while a bit on the wonky side, a new wrinkle in the rules could spell big trouble for America’s employers and many, many workers....
  • An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment

    08/28/2015 9:10:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    We should be absolutely clear about what Delaney is arguing here: He is a) agreeing with Jefferson that “laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind,” b) contending that “progress” suggests that the individual right to keep and bear arms is now counterproductive, and c) concluding that it is time therefore to make a “change in law and constitution” — in other words, to repeal the Second Amendment. This, it is true, is not a mainstream position on the American Left — at least, it is not one that is argued openly. But...
  • When Child Sex Abuse Gets Ignored

    08/28/2015 9:01:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The double standard our media impose on child sexual abuse is garishly obvious. On Aug. 14, The Washington Post set the stage for the coming American visit of Pope Francis with another splashy front-page story on a man still berating the Catholic Church after being abused by a priest from 1969 to 1976. But on Aug. 21, after a court sentenced former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck, 48, for sexually abusing a 15-year old boy merely a year ago, the Post ignored it completely. Apparently, there was no room. That boy's family had no media advocate there. It's horrible that...
  • Clarke: ‘Shame on the Left’ For ‘Exploiting’ WDBJ Shooting ‘To Pursue a Political Agenda’

    08/28/2015 8:54:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared, “shame on the left” for “exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said, “Well, shame on the left, shame on the Democrats for once again exploiting misery and tragedy for a — to pursue a political agenda. Shame on the president of the United States to invoke terrorism into this horrific incident that happened in Virginia.”
  • Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children's book

    08/28/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 141 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Rosie Scammell
    Italian book that explores different family types including same sex was banned by mayor of Venice, but pontiff becomes unlikely supporter ... In the book, the egg encounters a pair of gay penguins, lesbian rabbits successfully bringing up a family, as well as other family models, including a single parent hippo, a mixed race dog couple, and kangaroos that have adopted polar bear cubs... Now Pardi has found an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who through his staff has written to the author praising her work. “His holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it...
  • Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears [Revelation 13]

    08/28/2015 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    My Way ^ | 8/27/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display. Obama has made no secret of his affection for the outspoken pope, calling him a "transformative leader" whose influence has transcended the Roman Catholic community. The pope has embraced many of the issues Obama has sought to advance, including...