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  • Arkansas becomes state #13 to pass the Convention of States resolution

    02/15/2019 7:09:29 PM PST · by Nateman · 33 replies
    conventionofstates.com ^ | February 13, 2019 | Kyle Key
    Little Rock, AR, February 14, 2019 – Convention of States Action, the largest Article V grassroots organization in the country, is pleased to announce that today Arkansas became the 13th state to call for an Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose fiscal restraints on Washington, limit its power and jurisdiction, and set term limits for federal officials. “We are very excited that Arkansas has become the 13th state to pass the Convention of States resolution,” said Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States Action. “This success is the result of incredible grassroots effort in conjunction with great...
  • More Trump: On Second Thought, Never Mind A DACA-For-Wall Swap

    01/31/2019 12:28:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 112 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Say what? Just a couple of weeks ago, Donald Trump went on national television to make an offer to trade a three-year extension of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs for $5.7 billion in border-wall funding. In an interview with the Daily Caller published today, Trump reversed course and said no concessions would be made on DACA until the Supreme Court took up the challenges to its constitutionality: President Donald Trump cast doubt on speculation that he may be willing to offer up concessions on the DACA program in exchange for border...
  • After Trump exits office, President Pence will be challenged in 2020 by Chris Christie

    01/31/2019 9:44:14 AM PST · by Coleus · 97 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 01.31.19 | Alan J. Steinberg
    On New Year’s Day this year, I predicted in a column published here that under pressure of various governmental investigations, Donald Trump will be compelled to resign from the presidency before the end of 2019. The recent disclosures regarding these investigations have strengthened my position. Upon Trump’s resignation from the presidency, Vice President Mike Pence will become the president. Pence, however, will be a very poor reelection prospect in 2020. Mike and Karen Pence, his wife, have a well-deserved reputation for extremism on social issues, particularly on issues affecting gay and lesbian voters. The Pences possess a “kook” factor they...
  • Mike Pence Column: Life Is Under Attack. Look at how far the Democratic party has fallen.

    01/31/2019 9:16:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2019 | Vice President Mike Pence
    This week, a delegate to the Virginia state legislature introduced a bill affirming abortion up to the moment of birth. In shocking testimony, the delegate admitted that even when it was obvious that a child was about to be born — in the 40th week of a pregnancy, even in the midst of active labor — this proposed law would allow for the child to be aborted, so long as a single doctor approves. Governor Ralph Northam, a supporter of the bill, went even further in a radio interview the next day. He tried to reassure its opponents that if...
  • CNN: Karen and Mike Pence's astonishing moral hypocrisy

    01/29/2019 2:11:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/20/2019 | Clay Cane
    Karen Pence, the wife of America's vice president, Mike Pence will be teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that bans LGBTQ children and requires employees to declare their religious beliefs. Like a real-life setting for "The Handmaid's Tale," Immanuel Christian School insists applicants initial a pledge to "live a personal life of moral purity." Listen to what else the pledge says: "I understand that the term 'marriage' has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture." It asserts that God intended sexual acts only between...
  • Trump praises Bible literacy classes in public schools amid legislative proposals in states

    01/29/2019 8:00:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    President Donald Trump thinks it is "great" that the option of Bible classes is returning to public schools."Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!" the president tweeted Monday. Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019 In six states across the nation, bills to allow the Bible to be taught in the classroom, not as theology but on "Bible literacy" and historical grounds, are being considered.In...
  • Gov. Holcomb promises no new interstate tolls in Indiana during his administration

    01/28/2019 10:16:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | November 29, 2018 | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb will not take action to toll Indiana's interstate highways during his tenure in office, a decision that a key Region lawmaker believes betrays the goals of the state road funding plan Holcomb enacted last spring. The Republican chief executive on Thursday transmitted to the State Budget Committee an interstate tolling plan crafted by the Indiana Department of Transportation, as required by House Enrolled Act 1002 sponsored by state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso. The plan details how the state could collect approximately $15 billion for road improvements between 2024 and 2045 by imposing tolls of up...
  • SSCVA sees role for Toll Road in attracting Illinois residents and visitors to Indiana

    01/28/2019 8:16:25 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Northwest Indiana Times ^ | January 18, 2019 | Andrew Steele
    HAMMOND — Two presentations at Thursday's meeting of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority left its top executive convinced the SSCVA, the Toll Road and the Move to Indiana campaign could partner to market Indiana to Illinois residents. A review of the Move to Indiana campaign by executives of The Times Media Co. and Amplified Digital was followed at the meeting by an update of the Indiana Toll Road Concession Co.'s recent and planned investments in the Toll Road. "We're very excited about partnering with the Toll Road on major Toll Road-wide initiatives," SSCVA President and CEO Speros Batistatos...
  • Todd Spencer: Highway system deserves gas tax revenue

    01/27/2019 11:14:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | January 25, 2019 | Todd Spencer
    More than 60 years ago, the interstate highway system was envisioned to connect the country from coast to coast. Initially, a modest 3-cents-per-gallon tax on gasoline and diesel fuel was established and wholly dedicated to the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. The vision became reality and exceeded expectations, connecting communities, making travel easier, and improving the flow of commerce. A short time later, the gasoline and diesel tax was increased to 4 cents per gallon—where it stayed until 1983, when it was doubled. Unfortunately, this also marked the point in which highway taxes began to be diverted to...
  • Ann Coulter: If we aren't getting a wall, we may as well have an attractive, dignified Republican

    09/20/2017 8:19:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/20/2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she would prefer Vice President Mike Pence over President Trump because Trump is failing to build his promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. "If we are not getting a wall, we might as well have a, you know, attractive, dignified Republican there, Coulter said on Newsmax TV. Coulter is the author of In Trump We Trust but she has turned on Trump in the last few weeks, and said Pence is now a "better option." Coulter railed against Trump after Democrats reported they had a deal with the White House to pass legislation protecting immigrants...
  • School Super. faces fraud charges for allegedly using own insurance to help ill student

    01/24/2019 6:22:55 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 84 replies
    MSN 'News' ^ | January 24, 2019 | Joel Shannon
    An Indiana school superintendent who allegedly used her own insurance to help a sick student faces multiple charges including insurance fraud. Casey Smitherman — superintendent of Elwood Community Schools in Elwood, Indiana — was booked on charges of insurance fraud, identity deception and official misconduct on Wednesday and later released on bail, according to court records. Smitherman says the charges come after she recently went to the home of a student who had missed school and saw he had symptoms of strep throat. After the student was refused treatment at a clinic, she took him to another one, this time...
  • A married gay man is running for president. That's a big deal.

    01/24/2019 2:48:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2019 | Kyle Blaine
    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg entered the 2020 race for president on Wednesday, announcing his intentions with a video featuring scenes of him and his husband, Chasten, cooking and playing with their dog, Buddy. Should Buttigieg win his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination, he will become the first nominee of a major political party who publicly identifies as gay. If he goes on to defeat President Donald Trump, it'd be a historic win.
  • Gay' mayor runs for president 'We can't look for greatness in the past'

    01/23/2019 9:21:52 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/23/2019 | unknown
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he’s forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. “The reality is there’s no going back, and there’s no such thing as ‘again’ in the real world. We can’t look for greatness in the past,” Buttigieg says in a video that includes before-and-after footage of South Bend, a Rust Belt city once described as “dying.” “Right now our country needs a fresh start,” he says.
  • South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg running for president in 2020

    01/23/2019 5:18:02 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 40 replies
    Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid, according to a video and email announcement obtained by The Associated Press. ... Buttigieg is a Rhodes scholar who was first elected mayor of his hometown in 2011 at age 29 — making him the youngest mayor of a U.S. city with at least 100,000 residents. A lieutenant in the Navy Reserve, he served a tour in Afghanistan in 2014. ... Amid his campaign for a second term, Buttigieg came out as gay in a column in the local newspaper....
  • Notre Dame to Cover Up Christopher Columbus Murals

    01/21/2019 9:05:01 PM PST · by ppaul · 87 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/21/2019
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage immigrants who had come to the U.S. during a period of anti-Catholic sentiment. But they conceal another side of Columbus: the exploitation and repression of Native Americans, said the Rev. John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame...
  • University of Notre Dame to cover murals of Christopher Columbus

    01/21/2019 10:59:07 AM PST · by Midwesterner53 · 65 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | 1/21/19 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    The University of Notre Dame is set to cover a series of historic Christopher Columbus murals prominently displayed in a central building on campus. Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins announced Sunday that Columbus’s arrival to the new world “was nothing short of a catastrophe” for the native peoples.
  • Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’

    01/20/2019 7:20:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 122 replies
    Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ By Justin Wise - 01/20/19 09:02 PM EST Lady Gaga on Saturday condemned Vice President Pence for thinking "it's acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ" people, calling Pence the "worst representation" of Christianity. “To Mike Pence who thinks it's acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ. You are wrong," Gaga said during a performance at Park MGM in Las Vegas, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. "You said you should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the...
  • Mike Pence Surprises March for Life Crowd, Introduces Trump’s Message

    01/18/2019 1:31:11 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/19
    Vice President Mike Pence surprised the massive March for Life crowd in Washington, DC, Friday, supporting life and introducing a message from President Donald Trump. “Hello, America,” Pence began with his wife at his side. “It’s a joy for us to be with you today”: We gather here today because we know we still have much work to do,” said Pence. “We urge you to stand strong. Stand with that love and compassion as you stand for life, and know that we will stand with you until that great day comes where we restore the sanctity of life to the...
  • Trump vows to veto bills expanding abortion rights in video address to March for Life

    01/18/2019 1:05:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/18/2019 | Peter Sullivan
    President Trump vowed in a video message to the March for Life on Friday to veto any legislation that “weakens the protection of human life.” “If they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto and we have the support to uphold those vetoes,” Trump said in the message displayed to a crowd gathered for the annual anti-abortion march in Washington. “Every child is a sacred gift from God,” Trump said in the message. Vice President Pence spoke in person at the march, calling Trump a “champion” for abortion opponents....
  • Tantrums: Democrats Are Refusing to End the Shutdown by Boycotting Meetings at the White House

    01/15/2019 11:32:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump hosted a border security meeting at the White House Tuesday afternoon. In an effort to make progress on the government shutdown, Trump invited Republican and Democrat lawmakers to attend with ideas. Not a single Democrat showed up. Their leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, were also missing. “As Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi refuse to negotiate, President Donald J. Trump and his team are working hard to find solutions to solve the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border and reopen the government. The President has a proposal on the table...