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  • EEOC and left-wing judges strike a blow against religious freedom

    03/11/2018 6:59:03 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    powerlineblog. ^ | March 10, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has agreed with the EEOC that a funeral home engaged in unlawful discrimination when it fired a male funeral director who was “transitioning” to female and dressing as a woman at work. The case is EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes. The opinion is by Karen Nelson Moore, a Clinton appointee and one of the most left-wing federal appeals court judges in America. She was joined by Bernice Donald and Helene White. Donald, an Obama appointee, is also a far leftist. White was nominated by Clinton but blocked by then-Senator Spencer Abraham....
  • Maxine Waters promises ‘reparations’ in 2020 ‘stump speech,’ vows to ‘take care’ of Ben Carson

    03/06/2018 12:52:05 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 60 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/5/2018
    Maxine Waters just cranked the identity politics up to “max.” The Democratic California congresswoman delivered an emotional address in Selma, Ala. on Saturday, telling her audience that she will sponsor legislation to provide African Americans with “reparations” for slavery if Democrats take back the House in this year’s midterm elections. Waters also took aim at President Trump, criticizing his feud with Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. “This business about who’s the biggest, who’s the baddest, who’s got the biggest gun,” Waters said. “This president keeps edging that on. You know, he’s a bully. He has a bully mentality.” The 79-year-old lawmaker...
  • The Memo: Trump tariff move may pay dividends in 2020

    03/05/2018 3:22:35 PM PST · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5 Mar 2018 | NIALL STANAGE
    President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports horrify Republican leaders in Congress — but they could yet pay political dividends. Trump’s move, cast by the White House as an effort to protect American manufacturing, has significant appeal in the Rust Belt states that were pivotal to his shock 2016 election win. Some Democrats in the region worry that senior figures in their party, especially those whose bases are in affluent coastal cities, are underestimating the political potency of Trump’s announcement. “It worries me as a Democrat that the national Democrats don’t see that Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and...
  • Michigan man shows up in Chicago ER after getting wounded 6,200 miles away in Syria

    03/04/2018 4:09:33 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 2, 2018 | Rosemary Sobol and Patrick M. O'Connell
    The emergency room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital was packed with flu patients when Caleb Stevens hobbled through the doors on crutches one evening in January, his leg pulsing with pain from a week-old gunshot wound. The clerk at the intake desk was unfazed when Stevens said he had been wounded in Syria. She took his passport and told him to join the rest of the people in the waiting room. So he sat with his mom for 20 minutes, his right leg wrapped in a cast, a splint and bloody bandages. He was still wearing a red-and-white Christmas sock someone...
  • Democrats Visit Mass-Murderer Raul Castro to Denounce President Trump's Policies

    03/03/2018 11:05:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | March 3, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “The group, led by Democrat Senator and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman, Patrick Leahy, arrived in Cuba last weekend to review changes in Washington’s policy toward the island since President Donald Trump assumed office in January 2017. During the press conference, Leahy mentioned the meeting that he and his colleagues held yesterday with Cuban President, Raúl Castro…During the press conference the Senator for Vermont criticized the new direction taken by the Trump administration with regard to Cuba policy.” (Cuba’s Communist party paper, Granma.)The rest of the U.S. delegation consisted of senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jim McGovern (D-MA),...
  • 2 killed at Central Michigan University, gunman 'armed and dangerous' still at large

    03/02/2018 10:46:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/02/2018 | By Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    A manhunt is underway for a gunman who fatally shot two people inside a Michigan university dorm building early Friday morning. Mount Pleasant officials are searching for James Eric Davis, Jr., a 19-year-old black man who opened fire inside Campbell Hall at Central Michigan University around 8:30 a.m. Police described the shooting as a “family-type domestic issue.”
  • Two fatally shot at Central Michigan University, suspect at large

    03/02/2018 7:37:15 AM PST · by rktman · 123 replies ^ | 3/2/2018 | unk
    Police confirm the two people shot have succumbed to their injuries. 10:24 a.m. Police describe the suspect as a black male wearing mustard yellow jeans and a blue hoodie. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. 10:05 a.m. Students on campus are instructed to take shelter, said Lt. Cameron Wassman of the Central Michigan Police Department. 9:45 a.m. Michigan State Police say two people have been shot. Their conditions are not known at this time.
  • Massachusetts Man Arrested for Mailing Threatening Letters Containing Suspicious White Powder

    03/01/2018 10:51:28 AM PST · by Enchante · 11 replies
    US Dept of Justice ^ | March 1, 2018 | Staff
    Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 1, 2018 Massachusetts Man Arrested for Mailing Threatening Letters Containing Suspicious White Powder BOSTON – A Beverly, Mass., man was arrested today in connection with mailing five threatening letters containing suspicious white powder to high-profile individuals around the country. Daniel Frisiello, 24, was charged in a criminal complaint with five counts of mailing a threat to injure the person of another and five counts of false information and hoaxes. Frisiello was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Worcester later this afternoon. As...
  • Man charged with threatening Riverview church over conversion therapy program

    02/28/2018 8:13:54 PM PST · by massmike · 5 replies ^ | 02/28/2018 | N/A
    A Southgate man has been charged with a misdemeanor after allegedly leaving a threatening email at a Riverview church over its controversial sexual identity workshop that some people equate to conversion therapy. Brian Carl Begin II was arraigned Feb. 15 in Wyandotte before 27th District Magistrate Elizabeth DiSanto on a single charge of misuse of telecommunications services. The charge is a six-month misdemeanor, with a fine and penalty of up to $1,000, or both. “The workshop has gained so much negative attention on social media and news outlets that the church has canceled the workshop, fearing that protest may turn...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • Hillary Clinton appearing in Grand Rapids Michigan

    02/22/2018 12:01:46 PM PST · by MomwithHope · 55 replies
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will appear in Grand Rapids for an event honoring former first lady Betty Ford, who would have turned 100 this year. Clinton will appear with Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, on April 11 at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. They’ll participate in a public discussion moderated by journalist Andrea Mitchell. Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of Betty and Gerald Ford, describes Clinton, Robb and Mitchell as three “strong women.” She says her family is pleased to have them celebrate her mother’s centennial.
  • RNC reveals strong January fundraising haul, building on 2017 successes

    02/20/2018 6:10:57 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 12 replies
    The Republican National Committee revealed Tuesday that it raised $12.4 million in January 2018 — up from $11.1 million in December 2017. "As we head into the 2018 midterm elections, the Republican Party continues to break fundraising records," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement. "We are working hand-in-hand with Republicans in Congress and President Trump to enact a pro-growth agenda on behalf of the American people. In doing so, we will continue to invest in our ground game, data operations, technology, and Party infrastructure to win elections in 2018 and beyond." The RNC also said it raised...
  • Romney Is a Misfit for America

    02/20/2018 5:02:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 122 replies
    National Review ^ | February 19, 2018 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Mitt’s back. The former governor of Massachusetts and occasional native son of Michigan has a new persona: Mr. Utah. He’s going to bring Utah conservatism to the whole Republican party and to the country at large. Wholesome, efficient, industrious, faithful. “Utah has a lot to teach the politicians in Washington,” he says in announcing his Senate campaign. Maybe.
  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey...questions were biased and slanted...

    02/19/2018 3:29:44 PM PST · by SMGFan · 52 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 19, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others! 11:28 PM - 18 Feb 2018
  • Trump: Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!

    02/18/2018 9:51:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 18, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!
  • Betsy DeVos and Democrats urge Congress to hold hearings on school shootings

    02/17/2018 3:20:20 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb 17, 2018 | Erica L Green
    A chorus of Democratic lawmakers have joined the education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in calling for Congress to act after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla. In a letter on Friday, all 17 Democrats on the House Education Committee urged Representative Virginia Foxx, the committee’s chairwoman, to convene hearings on school shootings, describing them as a “public health epidemic.” “Wednesday’s preventable tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, resulted in the deaths of at least 17 students and faculty,” the letter said. “Sadly, since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund endorses John James for Senate in Michigan

    02/16/2018 6:59:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 01/30/2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    In 2018, conservative Republicans are looking forward to challenging ten incumbent Senate Democrats in states President Donald Trump won in 2016, in hopes of defeating them with bona fide conservatives. In one of these states, Michigan, the Senate Conservatives Fund has endorsed a candidate to oust liberal Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. The SCF announced Tuesday it would back political outsider John James for U.S. Senate. James, a husband and father of two young children, businessman, and combat veteran is running in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. He is a West Point graduate and served in Iraq as a Ranger-qualified...
  • Greek and Armenian Americans Press U.S. Senators to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey

    02/12/2018 1:40:29 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Armenian Weekly ^ | February 9, 2018 | Contributor
    WASHINGTON—The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) have launched a national advocacy campaign encouraging U.S. Senators to block a planned sale of U.S. F-35 stealth fighters to Turkey’s increasingly erratic and anti-American Erdogan regime. The ANCA and Hellenic American Leadership Council have joined forces to launch a grassroots campaign to block the impending F-35 sale to Turkey (Graphic: ANCA) This joint Hellenic-Armenian American initiative – the most recent in a series of ANCA-HALC advocacy campaigns – warns Senators against the dangers of providing Erdogan with advanced weapons that he may turn against our...
  • Right revolts on budget deal

    02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 FEb 2018 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. “I’m not only a ‘no.’ I’m a ‘hell no,’ ” quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of many members of the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Caucus who left a closed-door meeting of Republicans saying they would vote against the deal. It’s a “Christmas tree on steroids,” lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). “This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless — the...