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  • Ellmers thanks lawmakers for 'prayers' amid affair rumors (Amnesty Pimp Renee denies affair)

    10/09/2015 8:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/9/15 | Jake Sherman , Anna Palmer and Lauren French
    Rep. Renee Ellmers stood up in a private meeting of Republican lawmakers on Friday and thanked them for their "prayers and support" after they received “nasty emails” accusing her of having an extramarital affair with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, according to multiple sources in the room. She did not mention McCarthy (R-Calif.) by name, detail the content of the emails or provide any other information. Sources close to Ellmers and McCarthy say the accusation is unfounded, and assert that it is being spread by a discredited troublemaker. McCarthy has publicly denied that any personal problems were behind his stunning...
  • Warning: Sex-assault epidemic in churches (Expert: Preventing 'molestation' demands...)

    10/07/2015 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Around the world, Christians are targeted for persecution and martyrdom, something that is developing even in the United States. But even as church leaders increasingly are on guard against threats of murderous violence, experts warn they may be ignoring a far more common threat – sexual assault against congregants. “Sexual assaults taking place on church property is an epidemic in our nation,” Carl Gallups told WND. “The reasons for it are numerous (and sometimes complex), but the main problem is that most churches have an abysmal lack of adequate security measures. While many churches are concerned about the growing trend...
  • Former DOJ Head Michael Mukasey Hits Obama’s DOJ Voting Section

    10/05/2015 11:11:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 5, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    He attacks Obama's co-opting of the DOJ for the advancement of leftism, not justice. Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a sharp criticism of the Obama Justice Department, particularly the DOJ Voting Section, in a speech republished in Hillsdale College’s Imprimis . In a broadside aimed at the Obama-era DOJ, Mukasey hits the department’s biased and partisan law enforcement policies. Mukasey’s speech should be required reading for every presidential campaign. Mukasey revisits the dismissal of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party by Eric Holder and other political appointees shortly after the 2009 inauguration: During the 2008...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Woman Desperate to be Blind Poured Drain Cleaner in Eyes, Now Happier than Ever

    10/05/2015 12:29:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    WDAF-TV ^ | 10/01/15 | WDAF-TV
    A North Carolina woman says she is happier than ever after fulfilling her lifelong wish of becoming blind. Shuping said that her fascination with blindness began when she was about 6-years old. “By the time I was six I remember that thinking about being blind made me feel comfortable,” she told Barcroft TV. As a teen Shuping said she began wearing thick, black sunglasses and walking with a cane. By the age of 20, she was even fluent in braille. “I was ‘blind-simming’, which is pretending to be blind, but the idea kept coming up in my head and by...
  • North Carolina under state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Joaquin

    10/02/2015 4:08:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 65 replies
    Fox8 ^ | 12:55 pm, October 1, 2015 | Van Denton and CNN Wire
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for all 100 counties ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Joaquin -- a category 4 storm. “We’re hoping for the best, but hope is not preparation nor is it a plan,” Governor McCrory said. “I’ve ordered all state agencies to begin preparation for the severe weather, particularly flooding, that is going hit just about every corner of the state during the next few days." McCrory asked that everyone stay away from flooded areas because most storm-related deaths are due to drowning. “Regardless of the impacts of Hurricane Joaquin, North...
  • Randleman victim in Oregon community college shooting tried to stop gunman, family says

    10/02/2015 4:02:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    Fox8 ^ | Updated at 06:17pm, October 1, 2015 | Joe Borlik and Joe Dominguez
    RANDLEMAN, N.C. -- A man originally from Randleman was shot and injured in the Oregon community college shooting Thursday that resulted in 10 fatalities. Seven other people were injured when a gunman -- identified as Chris Harper Mercer-- opened fire at Oregon's Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. Chris Mintz graduated from Randleman High School in 2003 and had been in Oregon for at least 10 years, according to family members. Mintz spent most of Thursday in surgery after receiving seven gunshots during the attack. Family members said Mintz was able to talk to loved ones before going into surgery. He...
  • Psychologist blinds woman with drain cleaner - because she wanted to be disabled

    10/01/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 44 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | Tom Midlane
    For most people becoming blind would be a living nightmare - but for Jewel Shuping it was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream. Jewel has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled. Her need to lose her sight was so strong that in 2006 she decided to blind herself - by having a sympathetic psychologist pour DRAIN CLEANER into her eyes. According to Jewel, her fascination with blindness began early in childhood. She said: "When I was young my mother would find me walking in the halls at night,...
  • CMPD considers no-go areas for criminals (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

    10/01/2015 10:20:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | September 29, 2015 | Steve Harrison
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Charlotte City Council are discussing whether to create “public safety zones,” city areas where people with past arrests would be prohibited from entering. Under the controversial proposal, Chief Kerr Putney could designate a high-crime area as a safety zone in response to crimes such as drug sales or discharging guns that were committed on public property. Someone who has been arrested for crimes in the area could be issued a notice that they are no longer allowed to enter, for as long as the safety zone is in effect. Entering the zone after being prohibited...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Donald Trump Leads Ben Carson By 5 Points In North Carolina: Poll

    09/29/2015 3:59:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2015
    - The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Donald Trump Leads Ben Carson By 5 Points In North Carolina: Poll Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is leading the rest of the Republican field in North Carolina and holds a 5-point advantage over No. 2 Ben Carson, according to a poll released Tuesday. Mr. Trump was at 26 percent in the poll from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling (PPP), followed by Mr. Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, at 21 percent. .Next was former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 12 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 10...
  • Donald Trump leads Ben Carson by 5 points in North Carolina: poll

    09/29/2015 10:39:35 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/29/2015 | David Sherfinski
    Businessman and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is leading the rest of the Republican field in North Carolina and holds a 5-point advantage over No. 2 Ben Carson, according to a poll released Tuesday. Mr. Trump was at 26 percent in the poll from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling (PPP), followed by Mr. Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, at 21 percent. Next was former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at 12 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 10 percent, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 9 percent, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 6 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb...
  • Trump Steady in North Carolina; Biden Polls Well

    09/29/2015 10:39:28 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 12 replies
    PPP ^ | 9/29/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bu sh, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Ji ndal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki , and Rand Paul all at less than 1%
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Endgame Begins: Boehner Forced to Rely on Democrats to Keep Speakership(May switch parties)

    09/25/2015 5:13:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/24/15 | m boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 35% still won’t be able to win reelection without Democratic votes, Breitbart News has learned, and he has abandoned yet another plan to try to embarrass conservatives seeking his ouster, which he was going to move forward with on Friday. The day after Pope Francis addressed the Congress for the first time—in front of a teary-eyed Boehner—the Speaker had planned to move forward by bringing forth a resolution to vacate the chair, then holding a vote for his reelection intended to prove he had widespread support in the GOP conference. But just as when...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ‘Next Guy in the Crosshairs’

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. “Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,” Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehner’s struggles that is common among the outgoing speaker’s friends and foes alike — that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnell’s failure to take advantage of the...
  • Students School UNC on 9-11

    09/25/2015 9:06:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Fundamental law of physics: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. “At the start of the fall semester, a freshman student at UNC-Chapel Hill gave the syllabus for ENG 72:Literature of 9/11 a cursory look and, perceiving an anti-American bias, brought it to the attention of the College Fix, a conservative website,” Jay Schalin wrote in a column distributed by the Pope Center for Higher Education Reform on September 21, 2015. “It then received a considerable amount of national attention, primarily in the conservative press.” “UNC-Chapel Hill responded as it has in other recent controversies: with damage...
  • Maryland: Muslims buying row houses from city to ‘carve out a Muslim community’

    09/23/2015 2:15:32 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies ^ | September 21, 2015
    A Muslim community ruled by sharia where the call to prayer sounds out five times a day, as noted in this 2014 Creeping Sharia post, Mosque to sound call to prayer in area targeted “to make Islamic community”: “…establishing Islam within the borders of the Gwynn Oaks area of Baltimore City, in accordance to the Quran and Sunnah” via the Muslim Brotherhood’s newspaper The Muslim Link – Building Community Masjid Al-Haq is located on 514 Islamic Way. It is the largest Masjid in Baltimore City. Out of state Muslim visitors are often pleasantly surprised at the masjid’s fitting street address....
  • Obama and Biden Were Running Late for the Pope, So They Made His Plane Turn Around

    09/22/2015 1:09:09 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 95 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 22, 2015 | Emma Green
    s the pope stalkers of the world watched his flight path on the Alitalia website, suddenly… the plane started making donuts. Several loops over North Carolina later, the pope is back on his way to D.C.: A source on the ground at Joint Base Andrews said several government officials told him the reason the plane started circling was that Obama and Biden are running late to the greeting ceremony. Ooops. Seems like even the bishop of Rome has to adjust his schedule around Beltway traffic.
  • F-18 Crashes West of Lemoore

    09/21/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 17 replies
    Hanford Sentinal ^ | 09/21/15 | Staff reports
    An F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft has crashed west of Naval Air Station Lemoore. The crash, which happened Monday, was north of Highway 198 in a dirt field just east of the Kings/Fresno county line, about two miles west of NASL, according to Adam Barresi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The pilot reportedly ejected from the aircraft in mid-air, parachuted to the ground, landed and walked over to emergency responders on scene, according to Kings County Fire Chief Bill Lynch. Lynch said the crash happened around 4 p.m. The pilot's name wasn't immediately available. The parachute was reported as...
  • House Dems willing to save John Boehner

    09/21/2015 6:37:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2015 | Manu Raju
    Speaker John Boehner's future was on Rep. Henry Cuellar's mind when he was speaking with fellow House Democrats last week. The question they were mulling: Would they throw Boehner a lifeline and save his job if he needed their votes to survive? "Heck yes!" Cuellar said in an interview when asked if he'd consider it. The Texas Democrat is one of more than a dozen House Democrats who told CNN they'd be willing to vote to keep Boehner in place if he faces a rebellion from the tea party wing of his caucus this fall. In interviews, a number of...
  • Partners submit application for 3-state natural gas pipeline

    09/21/2015 8:02:31 AM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    AP via Blue Ridge Now ^ | September 20, 2015 | JOHN RABY
    Four energy partners formally asked the federal government on Friday for permission to build a 564-mile natural gas pipeline in West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. The 348-page application was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline is intended to deliver cleaner burning natural gas to the Southeast as utilities move away from coal-burning power plants amid tighter federal rules on pollution that contributes to climate change. Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc. and Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke Energy would have 45 percent and 40 percent ownership stakes in the pipeline, respectively. Charlotte-based Piedmont Natural...
  • North Carolina Police Chief Fired for Being Politically Incorrect

    09/20/2015 9:19:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 09/19/15 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    Police Chief Mike Halstead in Surf City, North Carolina, was forced to retire after posting a statement to his private Facebook page calling the Black Lives Matter movement "an American born terrorist group." Chief Halstead made the post on September 3, and it came to the attention of Surf City Mayor Zander Guy a few days later. The mayor called an emergency meeting of the town leaders on Tuesday and the town told Halstead that if he did not retire, he would be fired. He retired and took 60 days' severance. In his post, Halstead said that the issue is...
  • Watch leading Energy expert Daniel Fine as he discusses the oil price war Atlantic drilling

    09/19/2015 4:31:02 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 3 replies
    John Locke Foundation ^ | 5/21/15 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, explains how an oil price war led by Saudi Arabia impacts the prospects for drilling off the N.C. coast
  • NC police chief fired after calling Black Lives Matter a ‘terrorist’ group on Facebook

    09/18/2015 3:25:24 AM PDT · by drpix · 29 replies ^ | 9/15/15 | WECT
    {** By ex-Con & Big Dem Contributor Mayor **} SURF CITY, N.C.(WECT) – Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead has retired effective immediately following a Tuesday emergency meeting called about a Facebook post he made. Major Ron Shanahan will take over as interim chief. Town leaders and Halstead have agreed on severance pay following his decision to retire. According to Town Manager Larry Bergman, Surf City Mayor Zander Guy called the emergency meeting... ...“I was shocked and disgusted with our Town Council,” said Brandy Cuff, who was part of the protest. “No other words, just disgust.” She said Halstead was...
  • Gastonia man accused of conspiring to kill military members is indicted

    09/17/2015 10:18:28 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 9-17-15 | Cleve R Wootson, Jr
    CHARLOTTE, NC - A Gastonia man has been indicted in connection with an alleged conspiracy to kill members of the U.S. military. Walter Eugene Litteral, 50, was indicted on Thursday for allegedly conspiring to violate federal firearms laws and related gun and drug charges, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina. If convicted of the worst charges, Litteral could spend up to 20 years in prison. Two co-defendants — Christopher James Barker, 41, of Gastonia, and Christopher Todd Campbell, 30, of Mount Holly — were indicted separately on Thursday and indicated...
  • Gay Rights Activism Is On The Schedule For Duke Athletes

    09/17/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/15 | David Hookstead
    Duke University will implement a new program designed to train college athletes on how to advocate for gay rights according to a report from The College Fix.The program called “Sports & Social Justice Leadership Initiative” is a product of the Duke University Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity teaming up with “Athlete Ally” to put on the program.The Center’s director Bernadette Brown said in a press release that The Sports & Social Justice Leadership Initiative, “is specifically for student-athletes, recognizing that they are in an influential position to advocate for social justice and inclusion with respect to sexual orientation, gender...
  • NC police chief fired after calling Black Lives Matter a ‘terrorist’ group on Facebook

    09/16/2015 7:22:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    wncn ^ | September 15, 2015
    SURF CITY, N.C.(WECT) – Surf City Police Chief Mike Halstead has retired effective immediately following a Tuesday emergency meeting called about a Facebook post he made. Major Ron Shanahan will take over as interim chief. Town leaders and Halstead have agreed on severance pay following his decision to retire. According to Town Manager Larry Bergman, Surf City Mayor Zander Guy called the emergency meeting in reference to Halstead’s post he made to his personal page on Sept. 3. Bergman said he spoke with Halstead about the post after it was brought to his attention. He said he reminded him “that...
  • Boehner Circle ‘Exasperated’ With Threats to Remove Him from Speakership

    09/16/2015 1:58:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 47 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | Cortney O'Brien
    A new effort to remove Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker of the House is reportedly making the rounds of Congress again. The House Freedom Caucus, which is about 40 members strong, is demanding more fortitude from their House speaker to fight the battles they believe voters entrusted them with when they rewarded them a sweeping GOP victory last November. One of those battles is defunding Planned Parenthood. After the Center for Medical Progress exposed the pro-abortion organization in a shocking investigation into its inhumane practices, defunding became a top priority for hill conservatives. So much so that the group...
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 12:06:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16th, 2015 | By Paul Kane and Robert Costa
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speaker’s lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they don’t like with Hill...
  • House conservatives warm to McCarthy as Speaker

    09/15/2015 5:06:17 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/15/2015 | Scott Wong
     With Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) job in doubt, House conservatives have been holding internal talks about a new leadership coalition that could includvie Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker and more conservative members occupying lower rungs on the leadership ladder. The informal discussions among members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are preliminary and informal, multiple GOP lawmakers tell The Hill.
  • The Decline of English Departments

    09/14/2015 8:24:21 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 13, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The John William Pope Center’s Jay Schalin recently published a report detailing the decline of America’s college English departments. More and more, traditional English literature classes and other similar icons of the English language in academia are disappearing. Many of them are replaced, or supplemented by, “digital humanities,” “media studies” and the like. Schalin used the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an example, where requirements have vastly changed between 1988 and 2014. Four specific literature courses were mandatory prior to graduation, ranging from studying T.S. Eliot to Chaucer to William Shakespeare in the 1988-89 school year. But,...
  • UNC’s ‘Literature of 9/11' Course Indoctrinates Students to Love Jihad Terror, Hate America

    09/10/2015 10:43:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 10, 2015 | Robert Spenser
    UNC spokesman claims they "challenge students," and don't "advocate one viewpoint over another." So, will they accept my offer to come debate any professor on the topic, free of charge? Alec Dent, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, broke the story in The College Fix: An English class offered at UNC Chapel Hill this fall called “Literature of 9/11″ explores the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists and those who view America as an imperialist nation. The course represents virtually everything wrong with American academia today. The reading list consists entirely...

    09/10/2015 7:36:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 9, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    U.S. abortion-giant Planned Parenthood would keep almost 90 percent of its taxpayer revenue if Congress passed a supposed “defunding” bill introduced by NC Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC)52% , a close ally of the GOP’s leadership. Dubbed the Women’s Health Accountability Act, the measure would cut Planned Parenthood’s revenue from the federal government’s Title X rules and also require a paperwork review of the abortion group’s services. But those Title X funds comprise only $60 million of the $500 million that the group gets from the federal government each year.
  • Freed Death Row Inmate: $750,000 Compensation 'Can't Compare' to 31 Years in Prison

    09/09/2015 11:51:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Fayettesville Observer ^ | Wed Sep 9, 2015 | Michael Futch
    Henry McCollum and Leon Brown served more than three decades behind bars for the 1983 murder of an 11-year-old Red Springs girl that DNA has proven they didn't commit. McCollum spent most of those nearly 31 years on death row. Just over a year ago, on Sept. 3, 2014, the mentally impaired half-brothers emerged from prison as free men. Earlier this month, the state of North Carolina awarded them $750,000 each for the time they spent wrongly incarcerated - the maximum payout allowed under state law. That payout, awarded Sept. 2 at a hearing in Raleigh, averages out to roughly...
  • New South Carolina Poll–Trump Dominates With 37%–While 78% Telling Lindsey Graham: “Drop Out”…

    09/09/2015 5:46:01 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 42 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | sundance
    full title: New South Carolina Poll – Trump Dominates With 37% – While 78% Of Voters Telling Lindsey Graham: “Drop Out”… South Carolina is the home state of candidate Lindsey Graham where 8 in 10 voters are asking him to drop out of the race and only 3% support his presidential bid. Meanwhile the GOPe and the Salem Media network keep pushing Ben Carson in their efforts to fracture the Trump vote and create space for Jeb Bush to bounce back. (Via PPP) The campaign has generally hurt Graham’s image in the state. When we polled South Carolina in February,...
  • 30 North Carolina magistrates opt out of performing gay marriages; judge says it’s OK

    09/08/2015 2:35:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 09/08/2015 | Jonah Hicap
    More than 30 North Carolina magistrates so far have refused to perform weddings since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states. But they’re not likely to suffer the fate of Kim Davis, the Tennessee county clerk who was recently jailed for her refusal. It turns out that taking this position is legal in North Carolina, according to Shortly after the Supreme Court’s June decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which held that same-sex marriage is a constitutionally guaranteed right, the North Carolina legislature passed a law enabling officials to opt out of performing marriages altogether. The...
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today:  In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • John Boehner’s Worst Nightmare: Mark Meadows Launches Mission to Fix Broken Congress

    09/05/2015 6:19:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | Matthew Boyle
    MORGANTON, North Carolina — Speaker Rep. John Boehner’s worst nightmare is on the rise here in rural North Carolina. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) is gaining steam as a clearly coordinated, highly orchestrated effort to remove Boehner as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives—and fix a broken Congress that no longer represents the wishes of the American people—comes into much clearer focus. Meadows invited Breitbart News to accompany him on a district visit, and the concerns he discussed with his constituents offer a microcosm of the issues America wants Congress to address. Everyone here agrees: John Boehner needs to...
  • Ex-NFL Player Made Some Damning Allegations Against Officer Who Pulled Him Over — So Police Released

    09/05/2015 12:26:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | september 4, 2015 | billy hallowell
    A Texas police organization is demanding an apology from a former NFL player who reportedly claimed on social media that a cop put a gun to his face during a recent traffic stop — but the Pearland Police Officer’s Association said that dashcam footage shows the officer acting properly. The group claims that Lamar Lathon, 47, a linebacker who played for the Houston Oilers and the Carolina Panthers, lied about what unfolded in a Facebook post in which the former NFL player said that he was terrified and that he feared for his life, KHOU-TV reported. Footage from the September 1 incident,...
  • Supporters to Stage “I’m with Kim” Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 |
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...
  • Thirty Government Officials In North Carolina Are Now All Refusing To Conduct Homosexual Marriages

    09/04/2015 6:50:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 9/4/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    Thirty North Carolina magistrates in North Carolina are all refusing to conduct homosexual “marriages.” According to the report: More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally.Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages.The law exempts court officials with a “sincerely held religious objection” and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.The law’s original sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, said it’s probably preventing situations like...
  • NC gay marriage opt-out written to avoid Kentucky-style impasse

    09/04/2015 11:23:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    WRAL ^ | 09/04/2015 | Laura Leslie
    RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators enacted a law in June giving magistrates and staffers in county register of deeds offices a way to avoid participating in same-sex weddings if they have religious objections to gay marriage. But officials said Thursday that the law is different from what's on the books in Kentucky, where a clerk who defied court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples has been jailed, and they don't foresee a similar standoff occurring in North Carolina. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Rowan County (Ky.) Clerk Kim Davis...
  • Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones

    09/04/2015 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 50 replies
    American's for Tax Reform ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Paul Blair
    In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform. "People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not." That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year,...
  • Emails to McCrory: Don't scrap Confederate license plates

    09/04/2015 1:14:20 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 1 replies
    Star News online ^ | September 3, 2015
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory is hearing strong opinions after his proposal to remove the Confederate battle flag from a North Carolina license plate.</p> <p>WRAL-TV reports ( ) that in the weeks after McCrory proposed ending sales of specialty license plates bearing the flag, emails from opponents vastly outnumbered supporters. McCrory spoke after a white supremacist killed nine black South Carolina churchgoers. South Carolina removed the flag from outside its statehouse several weeks later.</p>
  • Trump signs pledge not to run as independent in 2016

    09/03/2015 11:32:42 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 03, 2015 |
    Donald Trump announced Thursday he has signed a GOP pledge not to run as an independent in 2016, after a personal appeal from the Republican Party chairman. "I have signed the pledge," Trump said, holding it up. The decision by the Republican presidential front-runner helps ease concerns among party leadership that an outside Trump bid -- should he not win the nomination -- could threaten the party's chances in the general election by peeling off votes. The party began circulating the pledge to virtually all the Republican campaigns earlier this week. But Trump was the obvious concern. He had been...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Press Conference; Signs GOP Loyalty Pledge

    09/03/2015 12:06:09 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 62 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-3-15 | Donald Trump
    At a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City, Donald Trump reveals that he has signed a pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee for President may be- and that he will not run on a third party ticket.
  • North Carolina lawmakers allow 'opt-out' over same-sex marriage

    09/02/2015 8:44:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/11/2015 | MARTI MAGUIRE
    Government officials in North Carolina can refuse to perform same-sex marriages by citing religious objections under a law enacted on Thursday by the Republican-led legislature, which voted to override the governor's veto. The law protects the jobs of magistrates and other officials who refuse to perform marriages of gay couples by citing a “sincerely held religious objection.” Governor Pat McCrory, also a Republican, had said the officials who swore to defend the Constitution and perform their duties of office should not be exempt from upholding their oath. The state House of Representatives overrode his veto by reaching the three-fifths majority...
  • PPP Poll: Trump now easily beating Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Scott Walker head to head nationally

    09/01/2015 7:02:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    So says PPP, the same outfit responsible for that poll a few weeks back showing Trump losing head-to-head match-ups against Rubio and Walker in North Carolina. Either NC is an outlier or the mood has changed nationally because Republicans across America now prefer him to either of those candidates — and not narrowly either. He leads Rubio by eight when voters are forced to choose between them and Walker by 14. As for Jeb Bush, gadzooks:Jeb’s got another month to turn things around before the donor class heads for the lifeboats, I think. There is one candidate tested who...