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  • Eleven states sue over Obama administration's transgender directive

    05/25/2016 11:53:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | FOXNEWS/AP
    Texas and 10 other states filed suit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The suit was filed in a Texas federal court in response to the directive handed down to schools by the Obama administration earlier this month. “Defendants have conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights,” the lawsuit says.
  • 11 states sue over federal transgender directive

    05/25/2016 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 2:40 PM EDT
    Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. …
  • A Monstrous Moral Leviathan

    05/25/2016 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2016 | Doug Mainwaring
    While I don’t hear the sound of artillery in the distance advancing toward our home in the Maryland suburbs, I have heard for a long time and increasingly so, what I perceive to be ominous sounds of executive, legislative, and juridical barrages emanating from nearby Washington, DC, encroaching upon our personal and religious freedoms, threatening not only our American way of life, but the human dignity of all. Having grown up within a mile of the Beltway during the Cold War, the greatest fear dominating my childhood and adolescence was that I might one day look up and see a...
  • State Department audit faults Clinton on emails, says she broke records rules

    05/25/2016 11:46:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2016 | (Chad Pergram, AP)
    The State Department watchdog, in an extensive and detailed report, accused Hillary Clinton of flouting federal records rules and cybersecurity guidelines with her exclusive use of personal email for government business while secretary of state. The forthcoming inspector general audit, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday by FoxNews.com, faults Clinton and her predecessors for poorly managing email and other computer information. The report says the department was “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications.” It cites “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” related to communications that started before Clinton's tenure. But...
  • Baltimore Police Officer Acquitted in Gray Case on Narrow Grounds

    05/25/2016 11:42:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    On Monday Judge Barry G. Williams acquitted Baltimore police officer Edward M. Nero of all charges stemming from the arrest, transport and death of Freddie Gray. While this is good news for those who regard the prosecution of police officers in the Gray matter little more than mob justice, Williams’s verdict as declared from the bench was on narrow legal grounds. In acquitting the officer, Williams (who has consistently tried to help out the prosecution) also did Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby a huge favor by not throwing out her unprecedented and dangerous theory of the case. That theory, which...
  • VA Admits to Wrongly Declaring Over 4,000 Veterans Dead

    05/25/2016 11:41:24 AM PDT · by russbart · 8 replies
    The Department of Veterans Affairs admitted it wrongly declared more than 4,000 veterans dead over the past five years, cutting off benefits for them and their dependents.
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates

    05/25/2016 10:54:26 AM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 20, 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or...
  • Hillary Clinton’s email problems just got much worse

    05/25/2016 10:37:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    One of the two big dominoes in the Hillary Clinton email controversy toppled today: The State Department's inspector general released its report on the email practices of Clinton and a number of other past secretaries of state. (The other major domino is, of course, the FBI investigation into Clinton's decision to exclusively use a private email server while serving as the nation's top diplomat.) The report, which you can read in its entirety here, badly complicates Clinton's past explanations about the server and whether she complied fully with the laws in place governing electronic communication. And it virtually ensures that...
  • Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

    05/25/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Rob Crilly
    When a young Inuit hunter took aim with his rifle he thought he had spotted a polar bear or an Arctic fox in northern Canada. But the photographs of his kill posted on social media by Didji Ishalook, 25, have sparked feverish interest among scientists and a fascinated public. "They're saying it's a grizzly-polar bear hybrid," he said. Mr Ishalook had actually shot a rare cross between the two species, who normally live in very different climates. Determining whether it is a grolar or a prizzly will have to wait for the results of DNA testing. But its existence adds...
  • Striking Move by Brooklyn Judge in Felony Drug Case: Probation, Not Prison

    05/25/2016 10:22:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2016 | BENJAMIN WEISER
    A federal judge in Brooklyn, in an extraordinary opinion that calls for courts to pay closer attention to the impact of felony convictions on people’s lives, sentenced a young woman in a drug case to probation rather than prison, saying on Wednesday that the collateral consequences she would face as a felon were punishment enough. The judge, Frederic Block of Federal District Court, said that the broad range of such collateral consequences served no “useful function other than to further punish criminal defendants after they have completed their court-imposed sentences.” The judge noted that there were nearly 50,000 federal and...
  • UNICEF lobbies Canadian Parliament to allow euthanasia for children [Prov 8]

    05/25/2016 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Staff
    OTTAWA, May 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — UNICEF Canada is pushing for assisted suicide and euthanasia for children — or "mature minors" — arguing that this conforms with the Charter, Canadian legal precedent and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. That would include euthanasia or assisted suicide for mature minors who suffer from a non-terminal illness or disability, according to UNICEF Canada's policy director Marvin Bernstein. UNICEF, or United Nations Children's Fund (originally, Emergency Fund) is a UN organization that is, according to its website, "on a mission to reach every child and ensure their well-being, no matter...
  • State department faults Clinton over email security

    05/25/2016 9:53:57 AM PDT · by Arkancide · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/25/2016 | BBC Journalist
    A state department inquiry has accused Hillary Clinton and other former US secretaries of state of poorly managing email security. Mrs Clinton failed to comply with rules on records, the department's inspector general found, and used private email for official business without approval.
  • Should We Fear Islam?

    05/25/2016 9:05:32 AM PDT · by SteveH · 29 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 24, 2016 | Klara Samvoka / Xanthippa / Baron Bodissey
    Should we fear Islam? This Czech lawyer says: “We should fight against Islam and beat it” Posted on May 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey The following speech was given last Wednesday (May 18, 2016) in Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament by a lawyer and activist named Klára Samková. Her presentation was part of a discussion forum on the topic “Should We Fear Islam” organized by the Czech MP Zdeněk Soukup. Ms. Samková’s strong words concerning Islam have gained widespread attention on the Internet, and will presumably earn her a death fatwa, if they haven’t already. This is one...
  • State Dept. inspector general report sharply criticizes Clinton’s email practices

    05/25/2016 8:31:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The State Department’s independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the “security risks in doing so.” The inspector general, in a long awaited review obtained Wednesday by The Washington Post in advance of its publication, found that Clinton’s use of private email for public business was “not an appropriate method” of preserving documents and that her practices failed to comply with department...
  • What's Driving Silicon Valley To Become "Radicalized

    05/25/2016 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Elizabeth Dwoskin
    Like many Silicon Valley start-ups, Larry Gadea's company collects heaps of sensitive data from his customers. Recently, he decided to do something with that data trove that was long considered unthinkable: He is getting rid of it. The reason? Gadea fears that one day the FBI might do to him what it did to Apple in their recent legal battle: demand that he give the agency access to his encrypted data. Rather than make what he considers a Faustian bargain, he's building a system that he hopes will avoid the situation entirely. "We have to keep as little [information] as...
  • EPA is reminded that Power Plan enforcement violates SCOTUS order

    05/25/2016 8:01:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in January, 26 states asked the Supreme Court to put a halt to the EPA’s new “Clean Power” Plan based on the extraordinary cost it imposed on states, stress to the power grid and a variety of other factors. The Court agreed to that request, instructing the involved parties to put on the brakes until ongoing litigation made its way through the court system. Unfortunately, EPA chief Gina McCarthy never seemed to get the memo and the agency has continued work on the program, drafting plans to reward states which exceed the mandated targets in carbon emissions and punishing...
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 7:31:15 AM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 6 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • ‘It’s Not Fair’ Obama Apologizes For Western Civilization’s Contributions To Climate Change

    05/25/2016 7:29:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    “To some degree this is not fair, I think it’s important to note,” Obama said. “Because if you think about Western industrial development before we knew anything about climate change, they used enormous amounts of carbon energy.”
  • Schumer upends 9/11 Saudi suit bill at 11th hour

    05/25/2016 7:09:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Last week’s unanimous passage of a Senate bill making it easier for 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia and other foreign terror sponsors was widely heralded as a major victory. It’s more of a cruel hoax. It turns out that just before the vote, Sen. Charles Schumer and other proponents of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act stuffed an amendment into the final draft allowing the attorney general and secretary of state to stop any litigation against the Saudis in its tracks.
  • Is America Becoming More -- or Less -- Free?

    05/25/2016 6:54:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    Speaking this week in Ho Chi Minh City in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam -- at what the White House billed as a "business and entrepreneurship event" -- President Barack Obama complained about the lack of cooperation he gets from the U.S. Congress. The president was responding to a question posed by a Microsoft Vietnam executive who wanted to know what Obama would do to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -- which Microsoft endorses -- approved in the United States. Toward the middle of his long answer, Obama gave the audience in Ho Chi Minh City his assessment of...
  • Ohio Valedictorian Defies Controversy: Leads Class in Lord's Prayer [VIDEO]

    05/25/2016 6:48:47 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 35 replies
    CBN News ^ | 5-24-2016
    The 70-year tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer during a high school graduation was nearly eliminated by the nation's largest atheist group. The valedictorian chose to deliver it anyway. Traditionally, the Lord's Prayer was sung by East Liverpool's choir and was considered a significant part of their graduation ceremony. When the Freedom Foundation for Separation of Church and State claimed East Liverpool school's tradition was a violation, school administrators chose to oblige their wishes, cancelling the song, avoiding a legal battle. Larry Walton, school board president said the decision not to fight against the atheist group was a basic matter...
  • It’s Too Late Hillary -- We Already Have Had a Female President.

    05/25/2016 6:39:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | James Longstreet
    In her “60 Minutes” interview, Valerie Jarrett partially reveals the sway and power she possesses in the Obama White House. The full disclosure of her power must wait for another time, perhaps in a “tell all” book, post Obama administration. It is clear she is very proud of her effect on the Obama presidency, its decisions, its attitudes, and its resultant force upon Constitutional boundaries and the racial injustices she perceives in America. In a surprisingly blunt “60 Minutes” interview, CBS’s ‘This Morning” co-host Norah O’Donnell took Ms. Jarrett to task on several issues. Much was revealed, much unspoken yet...
  • Bull Market in False Prophets

    05/25/2016 6:31:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 3 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 25 May 16 | Wilfred J. Hahn
    Usually, long experience and practice is something of great merit. Presumably, with age comes much knowledge and useful perspective. That is not necessarily so in today’s world of political economics and financial markets. Today, long experience is more likely to be a hindrance … a so-called mill stone around the ankle. One is not so free to accept farcical policies and quick-fix solutions. It appears that the economic “body of knowledge” accumulated in the standard text books over the last 50 to 150 years or so no longer has any application. No need apparently. New enlightenment is all that is...
  • America is getting everything but justice from Obama's Justice Department

    05/25/2016 5:56:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jay Sekulow
    The Obama administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is “unethical” and “intentionally deceptive.” Harsh words, right? You’d expect that kind of criticism came from a political opponent or maybe even from a conservative commentator. But no – that’s not the case. In fact, that stinging assessment came from a district court in Texas – the same court that blocked President Obama’s unlawful Executive Order on immigration to award legal status and federal and state benefits to nearly five million aliens. That case is now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court and a decision could come at any time. Just last week,...
  • Country Is On Its Deathbed, Obama Has Placed It There: “A Treasonous Weakening of our Defenses

    05/25/2016 5:51:58 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jerimiah Johnson
    We have all seen the buildup of U.S. and NATO troops facing Russia’s western border and the steady push by those two groups in conjunction with the MIC and the IMF to enter the world into a new Cold War against Russia. Some of the equipment is pretty impressive, such as the U.S.S. Admiral Zumwalt that has just been rolled off of the assembly line. But there is an interesting point I wish to make that you may have seen. Did you notice that in terms of effectiveness, the U.S. military has had its hands tied behind its back in...
  • Senate Robs Vets of Millions to Resettle Afghan interpreters – Now They’re Looking to do it Again!

    05/25/2016 5:32:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/24/2016 | Tim Brown
    In what can only be described as a disgusting move on the part of the united States Senate, they took money from cuts to military veterans in the 2016 budget in order to fund the resettlement of Afghan interpreters to the united States. The Special Immigrant Visa program allows Afghan interpreters who aide the U.S. government to get out of harm's way by resettling in the United States, and last year the Senate authorized a major expansion of the program. The $336 million price tag of the expansion fell on U.S. military veterans in the form of increased pharmacy co-pays,...
  • The Obnoxious Fallacy of Mandated Prosperity

    05/25/2016 5:04:18 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 10 replies
    Obama's overtime end-run is the latest example of the fallacy of attempting to mandate prosperity. This labor rule mimics so many other administration initiatives that seek to unilaterally impose its will on circumstances not suiting their vision. However, the economy is a tough adversary. So the basic problem remains: Although government may redistribute wealth, government cannot create it. Last week, the Obama administration announced a rule doubling (from $23,660 to $47,476) the salary range within which employees must be paid time-and-a-half overtime. Like recent high-profile minimum wage hikes in several large cities and the "living wage" movement in general, Obama's...
  • As Donald Trump Pushes Conspiracy Theories, Right-Wing Media Gets Its Wish

    05/25/2016 4:56:03 AM PDT · by McGruff · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Ever since talk radio, cable news and the Internet emerged in the 1990s as potent political forces on the right, Republicans have used those media to attack their opponents through a now-familiar two-step. Political operatives would secretly place damaging information with friendly outlets like The Drudge Report and Fox News and with radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh — and then they would work to get the same information absorbed into the mainstream media. Candidates themselves would avoid being seen slinging mud, if possible, so as to avoid coming across as undignified or desperate.
  • Just when McAuliffe thought he was out, he's pulled back in

    05/25/2016 4:53:42 AM PDT · by randita · 14 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/24/16 | Jeff Shapiro
    Michael Corleone’s words in the make-believe New York mob story “The Godfather: Part III” could’ve been Terry McAuliffe’s in real-life Virginia political drama “Governor II”: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” In his first campaign for governor in 2009 — he was badly defeated in a three-way Democratic primary — McAuliffe had to answer for his image as a Bill-and-Hillary confidant who amassed a fortune at the intersection of campaigns and commerce. There were eyebrow-raising investments: a shaky bank in Washington; an insider deal for shares in a telecom that went spectacularly bust; financing...
  • Jepsen, Other AGs Ask Congress To Fund Gun Violence Studies

    05/25/2016 4:42:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | May 25,2016 | Russell Blair
    George Jepsen and 13 other state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday asking them to direct funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the causes and prevention of gun-related injuries and death. "There is no time to waste," they wrote. "As the chief civil or criminal law enforcement officers of our respective states, we are charged with keeping our communities safe, and we need evidence-based strategies to combat the epidemic of gun violence that is ravaging our families and communities."
  • The Merchants Of War Sell Their Wares At Tampa Convention Center

    05/25/2016 3:56:42 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 17 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | Howard Altman
    TAMPA — Packed with robots and trucks and guns and drones, the Tampa Convention Center's exhibition hall this week has been transformed into a showroom for the latest in war gadgets. It's all part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, a major annual confab that brings military commanders together with defense contractors to figure out what commandos need in a dangerous and ever-changing world. The anchor, of course, is U.S. Special Operations Command, which has an annual budget of several billion dollars to spend on commando-specific goods and services. This year, about 350 companies set up shop at the...
  • EPA Just Declared War On Millions of Car Owners

    05/25/2016 3:54:04 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 110 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/25/2016 | Staff
    Energy: The EPA’s proposal to increase the amount of ethanol that must be blended into gasoline is a trifecta of regulatory abuse. It will do nothing for the environment, it will do nothing for energy security, and it could wreck millions of car engines
  • Hillary is as Pure as the Driven Snow, at Least According to Hillary (the Clinton stench lingers)

    05/25/2016 3:41:00 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/24/16 | BEN SHAPIRO
    Is Hillary Clinton the Only Innocent Person in a 10-Mile Radius of her campaign? Clinton will tell you how honest and transparent she is, right after cackling hysterically to stall for time. She will tell you that she always cooperates with law enforcement, that she has attempted to turn over all materials to relevant authorities, that it's just one giant coincidence her friends and family are constantly being swept up in prosecutorial dragnets. It isn't a coincidence.Just look at the people with whom Clinton surrounds herself. <><> Her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, is a serial philanderer, a perjurer, a sexual...
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesn’t trump NJ’s strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judge’s earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. It’s the latest example of New Jersey’s gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Reeling From 2016 Chaos, G.O.P. Mulls Overhaul of Primaries

    05/24/2016 7:39:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 May 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Leaders of the Republican Party have begun internal deliberations over what would be fundamental changes to the way its presidential nominees are chosen, a recognition that the chaotic process that played out this year is seriously flawed and helped exacerbate tensions within the party. In a significant shift, Republican officials said it now seemed unlikely that the four states to vote first would all retain their cherished place on the electoral calendar, with Nevada as the most probable casualty. Party leaders are even going so far as to consider diluting the traditional status of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina...
  • FBI: Illegal Alien Gang Members Murdered Victims 30 Minutes From U.S. Immigration Headquarters ( Md)

    05/24/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/24/2016 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Just beyond the shadows of the White House and U.S. Capitol, three illegal alien members of the notorious Salvadorian street gang MS-13 were convicted last Friday of a slew of violent crimes including openly shooting one guy and viciously stabbing and hacking up another, as well as engaging in racketeering, weapons crimes, and other various no good, very bad things. Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar (aka Flaco and Castigato), Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana (aka Chele and Furia) and Minor Perez-Chach (aka Minor Chach-Perez, Little Bad and Bryant Sacarias), all from Maryland, were convicted last week in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. From...
  • Baylor not commenting on reports of President Kenneth Starr’s firing

    05/24/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Cindy Boren
    Baylor declined to respond to reports Tuesday that President and Chancellor Kenneth Starr, best known for his investigation of the Clinton administration, has been fired by the Board of Regents in the wake of a sexual assault scandal involving the school and its football team.
  • Paul Ryan on Sarah Palin Supporting Primary Challenger:Outside Agitators Will Do What They’re Going

    05/24/2016 6:31:28 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he’s used to “outside agitators,” in reference to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s endorsement of his primary challenger in Wisconsin’s 1st District, Paul Nehlen. “I’m used to that sort of thing,” Ryan responded when asked about the possibility of Palin campaigning in his district, during an interview on Politico’s Off Message podcast. “Outside agitators are going to do what they’re going to do.” “They know I’m sincere,” Ryan said of his constituents. Palin endorsed Nehlen, Ryan’s primary challenger, earlier this month after Ryan refused to endorse presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
  • AMERICAN ISIS WANNABE NABBED IN ELABORATE STING, FBI SAYS

    05/24/2016 6:19:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 MAY 2016 | AARON KATERSKY
    Federal officials arrested a young New York City man today for allegedly supporting ISIS - the culmination of an elaborate FBI and NYPD sting operation in which the 22-year-old was duped by at least four undercover law enforcement agents, according to court documents. Bronx resident Sajmir Alimehmeti was arrested before dawn this morning without incident. A criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice alleges that he helped a person he believed to be an ISIS recruit - who was in fact working for federal authorities - travel to Syria to fight with ISIS by giving advice and helping the...
  • Iran appoints hardliner Ahmad Jannati to lead powerful assembly

    05/24/2016 6:08:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Euronews ^ | 24/05/2016 11:12 CET
    Ahmad Jannati has been chosen to lead Iran’s new assembly of experts, the body which oversees the work of the country’s supreme leader and will elect his successor. Jannati was voted chairman of the 88-member Assembly with 51 votes. The 90-year-old is said to be dismissive of President Hassan Rouhani and his attempts to end Iran’s global isolation by normalizing ties with the West. He is also the leader of the Guardian Council, a hardline vetting body that disqualified thousands of reformists from standing in February’s elections for the assembly and parliament. …
  • Ret. Navy Commander: Gitmo Has Not Led to Terror Recruiting Anymore Than a Movie Caused Benghazi...

    05/24/2016 5:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Full title: Ret. Navy Commander: Gitmo Has Not Led to Terror Recruiting Anymore Than a Movie Caused Benghazi Attack Commander Kirk Lippold, retired from the U.S. Navy, testified in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, insisting that Guantanamo Bay remain open for business. “Keeping Guantanamo open is more important now than ever,” Lippold warned. The terror detention facility, which has held almost 800 terrorist detainees since 2002 and today holds only 80, has been targeted for closure by President Obama, who argues the prison is “contrary to our values.” Other social activists have demanded the...
  • McAuliffe says he's confident probe will find no wrongdoing

    05/24/2016 5:36:56 PM PDT · by randita · 30 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/24/16 | GRAHAM MOOMAW
    BOYCE — Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he's confident a federal investigation into donations made to his 2013 campaign will find no wrongdoing. "There [are] no wrongdoing allegations that have been made," McAuliffe said to reporters Tuesday after a bill-signing ceremony in Clarke County. "If you read the story yesterday, they have some questions about a donor. My legal team fully vetted this individual. He's been a green card holder since 2007. So we're very confident." CNN first reported Monday that McAuliffe is the focus of an ongoing investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice. The precise...
  • VA chief: 'I deeply regret' wait-time comparison to Disney

    05/24/2016 5:10:36 PM PDT · by russbart · 33 replies
    WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.
  • Random Audits for Homeschoolers?

    05/24/2016 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 75 replies
    HSLDA ^ | 5/24/2016 | HSLDA Staff
    Homeschool families in Clinton County, Kentucky, were surprised to see themselves mentioned in their local paper as a topic of discussion during the recent school board meeting. On May 18, the Clinton County News reported that local school officials intend to conduct random audits of area homeschool families this summer because they want to “ensure that all children in our county are getting a rigorous and effective education.” Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any such audits as unconstitutional. We are also troubled by what appears to be the underlying motivation for this proposed meddling by school officials: money. During...
  • Border Patrol union chief dares to speak obvious truths before Congress

    05/24/2016 3:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Brandon Judd, the president of the National Border Patrol Council, testified before the Senate this week and provided some remarkable clarity on subjects which probably strike anyone without a vested interest in electing Democratic candidates as blindingly obvious common sense. The subject at hand was the effect that lax immigration policy has on the illegal drug trade and continued border incursions. The long and the short of it was that when you make it ridiculously easy for people to break the law and provide them with every opportunity to face no consequences for it, they have every incentive to keep...
  • Legislators Blast DOJ Double Standard: Rancher Finicum vs. Occupy Leftists

    05/24/2016 3:17:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 May 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Seven state legislators from Arizona have called upon the attorneys general of the states of Arizona, Nevada “and any other states with standing,” to bring legal action against Oregon law-enforcement officials and prosecutors, as well as against the FBI, over the shooting death this past January of Arizona rancher Robert Lavoy Finicum. In a letter to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt, the Arizona lawmakers contrast the extreme treatment accorded Finicum, the Bundy ranching family, and their supporters versus the kid-glove treatment given to the violent and destructive leftist demonstrators of the various “Occupy”...
  • Senators calls for VA chief to resign over Disney remark

    05/24/2016 2:53:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | Joe Davidson, Paul Kane
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) has called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to resign because of his remarks comparing wait lines at a Disney park to VA health care. “Secretary McDonald’s preposterous statement is right out of Never Never Land,” Blunt said Tuesday. “I call on him to resign because it’s clear he cannot prioritize getting our veterans the health care they deserve and have earned in a timely manner. Dismissing wait times when veterans can often wait months for an appointment is negligent and a clear sign that new leadership is needed at the VA.”
  • Are We Still A Nation of Laws?

    05/24/2016 2:33:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS SENZ
    Recent weeks have seen a sudden slew of bureaucratic and judicial action on the question of public accommodation of self-identified transgendered individuals. In one of the latest moves, a decision from the Fourth Federal Circuit struck down a Virginia school board ruling that children must use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex. As Hadley Arkes notes, one of the ruling judges argued that while the text of the Civil Rights Act barred discrimination based on sex, that text could now be interpreted to preclude discrimination based on “gender,” a term the modern use of which would have been...
  • Border Patrol Locked out of Indian Reservation Known for Mexican Drug Trafficking

    05/24/2016 1:36:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 24, 2016
    An Indian reservation along the Mexican border is prohibiting the Border Patrol from entering its land, which is a notorious smuggling corridor determined by the U.S. government to be a “High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).” Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that the road in the southeast corner of the reservation has been cordoned off by a barbed wired gate to keep officers out. A hand-written cardboard sign reading “Closed, Do Not Open” has been posted on the fence. “This is the location used most for trafficking drugs into the country,” a Border Patrol source told JW, adding...