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  • Fox host Jesse Watters announces vacation following backlash over Ivanka Trump remark

    04/27/2017 9:44:17 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/27/17 | PAULINA FIROZI
    Fox News host Jesse Watters announced late Wednesday that he is taking an abrupt vacation from “The Five” following backlash over sexually charged remarks about first daughter Ivanka Trump. "I'm going to be taking a vacation with my family, so I'm not going to be here tomorrow,” Watters said during his show, according to reports. "I'll be back on Monday, so don't miss me too much.” snip "It’s funny. The left says they really respect women and then when given an opportunity to respect a woman like that they boo and hiss … so I don’t really get what’s going...
  • Barbra Streisand Says It Was ‘Heartbreaking’ To See Hillary Clinton Lose The Election

    04/27/2017 9:31:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | April 27, 2017 | By Julia Brucculieri
    Like many after the 2016 election, Barbra Streisand was disappointed with the results. In fact, she was heartbroken. The Oscar winner opened up about Hillary Clinton’s loss during an interview with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. In her opinion, it all came down to the fact that “women are still so underestimated” in society. “It’s incredible to watch even this last election with Hillary, the kind of strong woman, the powerful woman, the educated woman, the experienced woman, being thought of as the other, or too elite, or too educated,” she said. “It’s very, very odd to me, and it was heartbreaking...
  • The Unlimited-Abortion-on-Demand Left Excommunicates Bernie Sanders

    04/27/2017 9:27:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | April 27, 2017 | ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    After capturing the fervor of the intensely progressive wing of the Democratic party in the 2016 presidential primary — despite never having been a member of the party at all — Vermont senator Bernie Sanders seems to be falling out of favor with the ruling social-justice-warrior class. What proved his undoing was not, in fact, a sudden recollection on the part of Democrats that the party’s base is not composed entirely of socialists. No, Sanders’s star has fallen because he has revealed himself to be insufficiently dedicated to the radical pro-abortion movement. This progressive consensus arose after Sanders had the...
  • FacePalm: Beauty company offering products for “white hair” is obviously racist or something

    04/27/2017 8:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    File this one under the general, catchall category of This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. As if it isn’t hard enough to make a go of it for small businesses in a competitive market these days, a beauty product firm named Shea Moisture has learned a hard lesson about the social justice warrior movement. The company has been around for more than 100 years and has traditionally specialized in hair care products catering to the specific needs of black women. This has proven to be a successful strategy in a niche market and they’ve earned plenty of...
  • Senate sounds ready to gut new House health-care bill — if it passes the House at all

    04/27/2017 8:48:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2017 | AllahPundit
    Doesn’t really matter. This is a game of hot potato at this point. The Freedom Caucus took the blame, fairly or not, for tanking the original House health-care bill last month. Now they’ve hatched an amendment that makes the bill more palatable to conservatives, letting states waive the federal mandates for Essential Health Benefits and community rating subject to certain conditions, but which does little to make it more appealing to Republican moderates. The stuff that would make it more palatable to them, like rolling back planned cuts to Medicaid, isn’t in the new version and would only spook...
  • Too many whites in clinical trials: California doctor groups to inject more diversity in research

    04/27/2017 8:35:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 27, 2017 | BY CLAUDIA BUCK
    Getting diagnosed with cancer was “horrific” enough. But discovering that very few African American women like herself were enrolled in clinical trials to find a cure? That was almost as distressing for Tammie Denyse, a longtime breast cancer survivor in Sacramento. In a 2011 report, the Food and Drug Administration noted that blacks were 12 percent of the population but only 5 percent of clinical trial participants; Hispanics, at 16 percent of the population, represented only 1 percent. By being underrepresented in clinical trials, women and ethnic minorities can be at a huge health disadvantage when it comes to finding...
  • So how does Janet Napolitano do it? (Winding up in Places of Power Despite her Ineptitude)

    04/27/2017 8:34:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2017 | Robert Arvay
    One must wonder. How does Janet Napolitano do it? How does she continually wind up in places of power, despite her consistent reputation for ineptitude and corruption? While she was governor of Arizona, Napolitano requested increased federal border security for her state, a praiseworthy action. But later, while the head of Homeland Security, she actually opposed the same request made by her successor, Arizona governor Jan Brewer, even though Brewer's request was essentially identical to Napolitano's. Hypocrisy knows no bounds. In an extraordinary disconnect from practicality, Napolitano once proposed that the solution to airline hijacking was to require all passengers...
  • California: The sick man of the United States

    04/27/2017 8:31:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2017 | Andrew Solomon
    The Sick Man of Europe is a phrase that was first used to describe the waning Ottoman Empire. Since then, it has been applied to various European countries over the years suffering from political and economic dilapidation, whether it was Britain or, later, Germany. In the United States, we have our own "sick man." California is gravely ill. It is suffering from ideological madness, economic illiteracy, stubborn pretension, and general Democrat corruption. As Donald Trump nears passage of repealing Obamacare, on cue, as predicted, California is putting into motion its own single-payer proposition, S.B. 562. It sounds like a virus....
  • Al Gore shuns Band-Aid solutions to climate change at TED in Vancouver

    04/27/2017 8:26:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 26, 2017 | by MICHAEL RUFFOLO
    Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore is warning against massive geoengineering experiments that attempt to reverse climate change, arguing instead that the focus must remain on cutting emissions that are warming the planet. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Mr. Gore told the TED Conference in Vancouver. Mr. Gore said such Band-Aids aren’t the solution. “We have to stop the pattern of behaviour that is creating this crisis,” said Mr. Gore, who was not on the TED program, but was called up from the audience. “There is a collision between human civilization as it’s presently organized, and the surprisingly fragile...
  • Is It Time to Repeal FATCA?

    04/27/2017 8:16:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Veronique de Rugy
    I've previously argued that the Trump administration should stop funding the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development because of its advocacy of higher taxes and tax harmonization. At the time, I was told that my position could be perceived as hypocritical because our government is responsible for the adoption and enforcement of the hideous Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Let me address this omission. FATCA, which was passed in 2010 by a Democratic Congress and enacted by President Barack Obama, requires law-abiding Americans with legitimate bank accounts outside the country and foreigners working in the United States to turn over...
  • When Bill Nye Enlisted Science in the Service of Perversion

    04/27/2017 7:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/27/2017 | Michael Brown
    Perversion is a strong word, but there is no other way to describe it. The musical presentation promoted by Bill Nye on his “Bill Nye Saves the World” show was perverse in every way. It was vulgar. It was vile. It was degraded. It was disgusting. That it was promoted in the name of science makes it all the more despicable.According to, which is billed as, “The world’s top news source on natural health,” Nye went “FULL LUNATIC” with his “vulgar transgender video.” The man known as “the science guy” has taken science to a freakish new low....
  • Christian university must celebrate ‘panromantic’ gender identity, LGBTQ students demand

    04/27/2017 7:41:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 27, 2017 | Grace Curtis
    Seattle Pacific University says it supports the right of its LGBTQ students to advocate against anti-gay actions and name-calling. Its LGBTQ students want the evangelical university to go a step further, and affirm non-heterosexual practices and various gender identities.
  • Survey: President Trump More Popular than Congress

    04/27/2017 7:31:57 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 26, 2017 | Penny Starr
    Despite continuous stories in the media reporting that President Donald Trump has the lowest favorable rating in his first 100 days of any president in modern history, Congress’s approval is worse. A new Gallup poll shows Trump’s favorable rating stands at 40 percent, one percentage point above 39 percent for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s favorable rating is eight percentage points lower than Ryan’s at 31 percent. But the honor for having the lowest rating goes to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), which stands at 27 percent.
  • Portland cancels annual Roses Parade after threats from 'resistance'

    04/27/2017 7:28:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Apr 2017 | Rick Moran
    The city of Portland decided to cancel the annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade after email threats were received promising violence if the event went forward. The family oriented event was threatened with disruption by thugs who promised to "stab to death" marchers associated with the Multnomah County Republican Party. After consulting police, organizers decided they couldn't protect marchers or bystanders and ended up cancelling the event. Oregonian: At least two protests were planned for the day of the parade, one by Oregon Students Empowered and another by Direct Action Alliance. Both events were mentioned in an email sent to...
  • A Meaningful Life

    04/27/2017 7:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Jackie Gringrich Cushman
    This month has included the passing of my friend Julie who, at 41 years of age, was almost a decade younger than I. Julie had been diagnosed with cancer 38 days before she died. Her funeral, while filled with shock and sorrow, was also filled with joy and peace. A committed Christian, she brightened the lives of those she touched and left a legacy that resonated among the mourners: go and brighten others' lives as she brightened yours. The fact that she had found solace, purpose and strength in God, faith in Christ and belief in an afterlife made her...
  • Lessons In Democracy

    04/27/2017 7:19:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    Like most Americans, I groaned when the mail included a summons to jury duty. Having been there before, I envisioned three days of wasted time in a bland room with lousy internet service. Instead, I served on a jury and came away with a renewed confidence in America's tradition of self-governance. My service as Juror Number 2 took place in Freehold, New Jersey near a Battle of Monmouth monument. At first, I inwardly chuckled when the judge cited the history of the place to convince us of the importance of the jury system. Being a history buff, I knew the...
  • Lawyers sue Times, CNN, Fox News for racial discrimination

    04/27/2017 7:17:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Three of the nation’s largest media organizations are being sued — two by the same lawyer — for ­racial discrimination. A half-dozen people have filed suits against the New York Times and Fox News, while as many as 175 current and former employees have contacted lawyers about joining a class-action suit against CNN. The Times plaintiffs claim in a suit filed last year by New York lawyer Douglas Wigdor that “the Gray Lady” prefers to hire white employees to help target a white audience. “Unbeknownst to the world at large, not only does the Times have an ideal customer (young,...
  • The FBI and Hillary, Again

    04/27/2017 7:07:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Last weekend, The New York Times published a long piece about the effect the FBI had on the outcome of the 2016 presidential campaign. As we all know, Donald Trump won a comfortable victory in the Electoral College while falling about 3 million votes behind Hillary Clinton in the popular vote. I believe that Clinton was a deeply flawed candidate who failed to energize the Democratic Party base and who failed to deliver to the electorate a principled reason to vote for her. Yet when the Times reporters asked her why she believes she lost the race, she gave several...
  • White, female student ‘glares’ at peers, gets reported as bias incident

    04/27/2017 7:06:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    College Fix ^ | April 27, 2017 | Jennifer Kabany
    Gone are the days when saying something that hurts another’s feelings is a bias incident. Now just looking at someone funny can get you reported to the campus Thought Police. It happened at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where an unnamed “white, female student” was reported to the university’s bias incident reporting system. Her crime? Glaring at two female peers.
  • Gaffney defiant in the face of mainstream media attacks

    04/27/2017 6:55:12 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 21 March 2017 | Frank Gaffney
    In my case, reporters for prominent national publications have gone after me as a way of attacking Donald Trump and his senior subordinates. Matthew Rosenberg of the New York Times, Eli Lake of Bloomberg, Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post and most recently Peter Beinart of the Atlantic have largely ignored the substance of lengthy interviews I have given them, in order to vilify me and the work we do at the Center for Security Policy. In each case, it’s clear these journalists don’t approve of our research and the fact that first Candidate Trump and President Trump have arrived...