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  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Now Feds trying to deny 2 more constitutional rights

    08/29/2015 2:58:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Fight on to stop government grab of money needed for legal defense It’s no secret that President Obama and his Democratic Party want to restrict the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. In addition, First Amendment religious-freedoms protections have been challenged by Obamacare. And freedom of speech? That’s just fine as long as it lines up with the “same-sex marriage” social agenda. Now, a case is posing a challenge to the Fifth Amendment’s property rights and due process protections along with the Sixth Amendment’s assurance of counsel for those accused of crimes. The U.S. Supreme Court now is...
  • Church under fire for anti-Planned Parenthood sign

    08/29/2015 3:34:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    news12.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | news12.com
    COLD SPRING - A Baptist church in Putnam County is under fire after posting a controversial, anti-abortion sign outside its building. The sign outside the Church on the Hill in Cold Spring reads, "Defund Planned Parenthood... a person's a person no matter how small." The message went up a few days ago after videos surfaced suggesting that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal tissue. Pastor Tim Greco put up the message himself. Speaking with News 12 via Skype, he says that he wanted the community to know where the church stands on the issue. "I think the churches should stand up...
  • Ambassador Says Pope Francis Will Urge U.S. to ‘Open Doors’ for Immigrants

    08/29/2015 8:26:44 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 79 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 8-29-2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said that during Pope Francis’ visit to the United States next month, he expects the Pope will urge the U.S. to embrace its history of welcoming immigrants. Ambassador Kenneth Hackett said the Pope’s immigration message will be important as lead GOP presidential contender Donald Trump has called for a border fence between Mexico and the United States and the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants, the Associated Press reports. “I think he’ll call us to continue to engage with it (the world), don’t throw any walls up around our nation, don’t revert to isolationism,”...
  • Judge: Doctor can be sued for death of 2-hour-old baby

    08/29/2015 3:04:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Tepfer
    RIDGEPORT — A Stamford doctor can be sued for allegedly causing the death of a baby while removing an intrauterine device from the mother, a judge ruled Wednesday. The case came down to whether a 22-week-old baby, which was born alive but died soon afterward, can be considered a plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit. Lawyers for Dr. Corrinne de Cholnoky claim it was not a viable baby, and therefore the lawsuit should be dismissed. But in a 25-page decision, Superior Court Judge Michael Kamp ruled it is not the age of the fetus, but the fact that it was...
  • Planned Parenthood hires fmr. lobbyist for sheikh who burned American flag during wartime

    08/28/2015 12:30:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- When Planned Parenthood announced on Thursday that a new report cast doubt on a series of embarrassing undercover videos about trafficking in human organs, the mainstream media reported it uncritically. A few outlets even referred to the firm that conducted the analysis, Fusion GPS, as an "independent research firm" - although Planned Parenthood paid the organization an undisclosed sum of money for its findings. However, Fusion GPS is a Democratic-leaning political opposition research firm whose founder was once the registered lobbyist of a Middle Eastern sheikh known for burning the American flag during...
  • Planned Parenthood exonerated, says Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of undercover videos

    08/28/2015 11:38:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Ben Johnson
    August 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A Planned Parenthood-funded analysis of eight explosive undercover videos has found that they would have no "evidentiary value" in a legal case against Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood announced today. The abortion provider paid Fusion GPS, a D.C.-based opposition research firm headed by Glenn Simpson, to analyze both the shorter and the hours-long full videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. "CMP edited content out of the alleged 'full footage' videos, and heavily edited the short videos so as to misrepresent statements made by Planned Parenthood representatives," the report, posted by Planned Parenthood, stated. "The...
  • Hillary: Republicans who want to defund Planned Parenthood are pretty much terrorists

    08/28/2015 11:32:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    The stench of desperation Let’s say you’ve been in politics for thirty or forty years. You’re crooked, corrupt, and mad with power. Your long history of deceit is well documented, but you’ve decided it’s your turn to be President. So, you’re running for the nation’s top job. To your consternation, your campaign is being decimated by your own checkered past. You’re primarily known as a dishonest, untrustworthy, liar. What do you do? HTML5 video is not supported! Special: Remove Bags and Wrinkles From Your Eyes With Two Simple Steps Well, if Hillary Clinton is any indication, you become desperate to...
  • Planned Parenthood's letter to Congress (Link Basically)

    08/28/2015 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Planned Parenthood's file ^ | August 27, 2015 | Planned Parenthood
    Click on Link to view Planned Parenthood hot air to Congress. It's only 11 pages.
  • Planned Parenthood Alleges 'Smear' in Letter to Congress

    08/28/2015 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended itself in a letter to Congress and sent a report showing undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists. A Planned Parenthood executive said Thursday that experts found the videos were distorted to misrepresent conversations employees had with an anti-abortion activist posing as a biomedical company employee. Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens says her organization broke no laws and that the videos are part of an agenda to ban abortion.
  • Hillary Clinton Believes the GOP Field is Full of Terrorists

    08/28/2015 9:59:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    redstate.com ^ | August 27th, 2015 | Kimberly Ross (Diary) |
    « BACK | PRINT RS FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR Hillary Clinton Believes the GOP Field is Full of Terrorists By: Kimberly Ross (Diary) | August 27th, 2015 at 10:11 PM | 15 RESIZE: AAA Share on Facebook 898 986 SHARES In an era when acts of terrorism are unfortunately becoming common, and evil is easy to distinguish, it takes one steeped in absurdity to assign it elsewhere. But if you need that person, her name is Hillary Clinton. On Thursday, Hillary said the following: “Extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups,” Clinton said during a...
  • Carly Fiorina Responds to Hillary's Comparison of Republicans to Terrorists

    08/28/2015 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it yesterday, Hillary Clinton essentially said Republicans and terrorists treat women the same way. "Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States. Yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward, we are not going back," she said.
  • Ted Cruz calls for removal of Planned Parenthood founder statue from Smithsonian

    08/28/2015 9:54:51 AM PDT · by Isara · 60 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | August 27, 2015 | Anthony Hennen
    Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Louie Gohmert have joined those calling for a Margaret Sanger bust to be removed from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The Sanger bust, on display in a “Struggle for Justice” exhibit since 2010, has been in the news since controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood flared up again. Sanger’s views on race and eugenics have been at the heart of the opposition to her appearance as a face of justice in America. Cruz and Texas Rep. Gohmert joined Ministers Taking a Stand for a press conference outside the gallery. They’ve circulated a petition that gained 11,000 signatures...
  • Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

    08/28/2015 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    MyWay.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Julie Bykowicz
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.
  • Report for Planned Parenthood finds sting videos manipulated

    08/28/2015 9:43:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    politico.com ^ | 08/27/15 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    A report commissioned by Planned Parenthood has found that the sting videos targeting its tissue donation practices contain intentionally deceptive edits and inaccurately transcribed conversations and are missing footage. But there is no evidence that the anti-abortion group behind the attack made up dialogue. The report by research firm Fusion GPS attempts to undermine the videos’ political, legal and journalistic value. The Center for Medical Progress claims that the eight tapes it has released show evidence that Planned Parenthood is making money by trafficking fetal tissue and organs. The women’s health organization strongly denies those accusations and has repeatedly said...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano’s Bizarre Op-Ed on RFRAs: He argues that RFRAs are unconstitutional

    04/06/2015 9:47:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | Ed Whelan
    In a challenging field of competitors, Fox News Channel’s Andrew Napolitano has a strong entry for the most laughable legal analysis of the Indiana religious-freedom law. In an April Fool’s Day op-ed that he evidently means to be taken seriously, Napolitano argues that state Religious Freedom Restoration Act laws are unconstitutional. Napolitano’s core claim is that the Supreme Court, in its 1997 ruling in Boerne v. Flores, ruled that the 1993 federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act is unconstitutional. In Boerne the Court ruled that Congress lacked the constitutional power to apply the federal RFRA against the states. Napolitano accurately summarizes...
  • Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears [Revelation 13]

    08/28/2015 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    My Way ^ | 8/27/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display. Obama has made no secret of his affection for the outspoken pope, calling him a "transformative leader" whose influence has transcended the Roman Catholic community. The pope has embraced many of the issues Obama has sought to advance, including...
  • Foes Dive for Discarded Records in Abortion Clinic Dumpsters

    08/28/2015 8:12:58 AM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    Propublica ^ | 8/27/15 | Charles Ornstein
    The scene in front of abortion clinics is often tense, with clinic workers escorting patients past activists waving signs and taking photographs. But increasingly, another drama is unfolding out back. There, abortion opponents dig through the trash in search of patient information. Using garbage as their ammunition, anti-abortion activists – who have sometimes been accused of violating abortion seekers’ privacy – are turning the tables. They claim it’s the clinics that are violating patients’ privacy by discarding medical records in unsecured ways.
  • Pope Under Pressure As Half A Million Catholics Urge Him To Reaffirm Traditional Marriage

    08/28/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    More than 500,000 Catholics, including many senior clerics, have signed a petition calling on Pope Francis to reaffirm traditional teaching on marriage and the family after months of confusion over his supposed liberal stance on the issue.
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Obama: Regulators will never approve those massive health premium increases; Regulators: APPROVED

    08/28/2015 7:26:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Mandates have consequences, bro The argument has been ever-present, where ObamaCare is concerned, that mandating generous benefits while forbidding insurers from considering factors like pre-existing conditions, could only result in one thing: Sky-high, jacked up premiums for everyone. It’s simple economics. You can’t artificially heighten demand by forcing everyone to buy, while also mandating a gold standard in coverage, and not see prices soar. But Barack Obama thinks the regulatory state can do what the stone-cold laws of the market cannot. So when insurers earlier this year began submitting their rate increase requests to state regulators - and the numbers...
  • Obama Punishes Kansas for De-Funding Planned Parenthood by Cutting Its Title X Funding

    08/28/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 26, 2015
    The Obama administration has punished the state of Kansas for cutting taxpayer funds for the Planned Parenthood abortion business by cutting its federal Title X funding by the same amount. The moves comes at the same time the abortion giant is facing intense criticism over its sales of aborted babies and their body parts. In 2011, pro-life Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill signed into law a bill that would shift funding away from the Planned Parenthood abortion business and stops abortion funding in health insurance programs. The Kansas Senate passed the measure on a 28-10 vote and the state...
  • Janitor at Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies Makes Six Figure Salary

    08/28/2015 2:08:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 27, 2015
    The janitor working at a California-based Planned Parenthood clinic caught selling aborted babies to StemExpress does very well financially. As LifeNews reported, some of the expose’ videos have featured Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places. StemExpress was partnered with Planned Parenthood up until last week, when it quietly announced it ended its relationship...
  • Abortion and Down Syndrome [Zot!]

    08/25/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/25/15 | Editorial Board
    It is tempting to dismiss the latest anti-choice salvo from Ohio lawmakers, which would criminalize abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, as a blatantly unconstitutional ploy that would never be enforced. That would be a mistake. The bill stands a disturbingly good chance of approval this fall by the state’s Republican-controlled legislature A similar bill passed in North Dakota in 2013 bans abortions on the grounds of fetal genetic anomalies, including Down syndrome. The law has not yet been enforced — under existing Supreme Court precedent it is hard to see how it could be — but...
  • Yes, Those Shocking ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are For Real

    08/28/2015 4:16:05 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/27/2015 | Staff
    When insurers requested huge rate hikes for their 2016 ObamaCare plans, we were told not to worry because state regulators would force them down. But that's not happening. Death spiral, anyone?
  • Another ObamaCare Co-Op Bites The Dust, As Taxpayer Costs Mount

    08/28/2015 4:08:48 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 4 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/27/2015 | John Merline
    On Wednesday, the Nevada Health Co-Op announced that it will go out of business at the end of the year. This is the third out of the 23 ObamaCare-created nonprofit health plans to fail, but it isn't likely to be the last.
  • More than 80% of healthcare IT leaders say their systems have been compromised

    08/27/2015 6:31:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucas Merian
    Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet or other kind of cyberattack during the past two years, according to a survey by KPMG.The KPMG report also states that only half of those executives feel that they are adequately prepared to prevent future attacks. The attacks place sensitive patient data at risk of exposure, KPMG said.The 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey polled 223 CIOs, CTOs, chief security officers and chief compliance officers at healthcare providers and health plans.Sixty-six percent of the IT executives at healthcare plans who were surveyed said they...
  • States approving huge spikes in health-insurance premiums [Where's the "Affordable" in the ACA?]

    08/27/2015 7:20:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    When insurance companies began discussing the necessary premium hikes for the third year of ObamaCare coverage, the White House was quick to dismiss the requests. State auditors would surely force insurers to admit that these requests were overblown. Barack Obama himself told a Nashville audience last month that he couldn’t see why insurers needed to hike premiums by more than a third in Tennessee, the Wall Street Journal recalls: At a July town hall in Nashville, Tenn., President Barack Obama played down fears of a spike in health insurance premiums in his signature health law’s third year.“My expectation is...
  • ObamaCare's True Cost: A New York Doctor Reveals What The Media Won't

    08/27/2015 6:56:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | By Marion DS Dreyfus
    We recently spoke with Dr. Claudette Lajam, NYU Hospitals for Joint Diseases, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, as well as Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center. She does pediatric, assisted in the lauded robot knee-replacement procedure, affiliates with Cornell Medical and the Alpha Award Club, and hosts Sirius Radio, Monday evenings. These will do for a start. Lajam was speaking on “The Myth of Choice” to the NY County Republican Women’s Club. We stayed afterwards to schmooze and exchange views on reproductive topics and related hot-button topics. “Choice” means more than pregnancy termination....
  • Trump: Willing To Kill The Constitution In Order To Save It? I’m OK With That.

    08/27/2015 6:18:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 144 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-27-2015 | MOTUS
    Every day the media is filled with talking heads perplexed by the phenomenal success of The Donald. They’ve no idea what is fueling his popularity, which in itself is indicative of their disconnect from the reality of our day-to-day existence. With a new poll showing The Donald in the lead among Republican candidates with a 40% share, heads are beginning to explode and shaky legs are beginning to crumble under the pollsters.“This is real. I’m having trouble processing it. Like, my legs are shaking.” - TimeThe only people more surprised about the appeal of The Donald than the media are...
  • Iowa approves double digit rate hikes for ACA plans

    08/27/2015 5:36:20 AM PDT · by skimbell · 10 replies
    Quad-City Times ^ | 8/26/2015 | Ed Tibbetts
    The Iowa Insurance commissioner has approved double-digit premium rate increases for insurance plans held by thousands of Iowans, both through the Affordable Care Act, as well as plans that don't have to meet the law's requirements.
  • Walker’s Obamacare Alternative: Setting the Record Straight

    08/27/2015 2:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    On August 18, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker became the first leading Republican presidential candidate to release a full-fledged Obamacare alternative. Walker’s alternative would fully repeal Obamacare and provide the sort of real reform for which Americans have long been waiting. But there has been a fair amount of misreporting in the wake of Walker’s announcement, and it’s worth setting the record straight. It’s not Burr-Coburn-Hatch (or Burr-Hatch-Upton). A couple of outlets, most notably the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, have erroneously suggested that Walker’s proposal is pretty much the same as the one released last year by senators Richard Burr,...
  • Sorry, ladies, there really is a man shortage (War on Men?)

    08/26/2015 8:29:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    It’s not your fault. It’s the ratio. To all the young, college-educated women out there who feel like Donald Trump will probably become president before they find a decent, eligible man, take comfort. According to author Jon Birger, you’re not imagining things. In “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” out today, Birger, a former writer for Fortune and Money magazines, crunched demographic, census and other data to show that it really is historically rough out there for the ladies.
  • Celebrate The Babies Who Live

    08/26/2015 7:30:22 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 26 August 2015 | Joy Pullmann
    You know you’re the mother of a newborn when you can look into the night sky and tell how many more hours it is until daybreak. I’ve been relearning the night sky the past two weeks with our fourth child, with whom the last months of pregnancy were among my most frightful. That’s because they’ve included my life’s only trip to the hospital and the necessity of having to read far too many details about the mass murder of unborn children as I edited stacks of articles discussing the Planned Parenthood video sting. I consider myself a pretty grounded person...
  • At Pallium Mass, Cupich Calls for Mercy Toward Nontraditional Families

    08/26/2015 6:27:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/23/15 | Michael O'Loughlin
    CHICAGO – Catholics must avoid being rigid, embrace change, and show mercy, not harsh judgment, toward nontraditional families. That was the message from Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich Sunday afternoon after receiving his pallium, a wool stole that is a piece of liturgical regalia symbolizing his connection to the pope, from the papal ambassador to the United States. In a 15-minute homily, Cupich said bishops and other Catholics should avoid “absolutizing one particular era” by remembering the richness and diversity of their faith. At the same time, the Church should be “open to new avenues and creativity when it comes to...
  • Obama Calls Harvesting Organs "Atrocities that must end."

    08/26/2015 6:23:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Les Femmes - The Truth ^ | 8/26/15 | Mary Ann Kreitzer
    Wow! You didn't know that Obama was on the side of the little ones and against Planned Parenthood's organ harvesting atrocities, did you? Oh wait! When he said he's against it, he wasn't talking about his friend Cecile's organ harvesting atrocities, he was addressing a practice in Africa where albinos are murdered and their organs used in ritual sacrifices. Here's what he said to the Young African Leaders' Initiative (YALI): If there’s one thing I want YALI leaders to come out with, it’s the notion of you are strong by taking care of the people who are vulnerable, by looking...
  • CBO: Deficit, Public Debt to Double Over Next 10 Years

    08/26/2015 5:29:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/26/15 | Ali Meyer
    The deficit is estimated to more than double in 10 years, which is projected to push debt held by the public up to 77 percent as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates.Despite an anticipated rise in tax collection, the CBO predicts that the government will continue to spend outside of its means. The CBO warns that later in the coming decade, growth in government spending will “outstrip” growth in the economy.According to the CBO, by the end of this year, federal revenues are expected to climb to $3.3 trillion—or 18.2 percent of...
  • Bozell, More Than Two Dozen Pro-Life Leaders Petition Network Execs for More Planned Parenthood...

    08/26/2015 5:05:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/26/15
    On Tuesday, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell, along with more than two dozen pro-life leaders, sent letters to the network news chiefs at ABC, CBS, and NBC, protesting their lack of coverage of shocking Planned Parenthood sting videos. ABC News, in particularly, was particularly egregious, as it "has not even aired one second of video footage (with audio) of the Center for Medical Progress's investigative videos," Bozell noted. "This is outrageous and inexcusable," adding: Your network’s censorship of this taxpayer-funded house of horrors is eerily reminiscent of its censorship of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s murder trial. Both cases...
  • Donald Trump: Planned Parenthood is an “Abortion Factory” That Sells Baby Parts Like Automobiles

    08/26/2015 4:41:47 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 58 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | August 26, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump compared the Planned Parenthood abortion business to an automobile dealership today, saying it is an “abortion factory” that sells the body parts of aborted babies like a dealership sells cars. The comments follow an 8th video showing how Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies and their body parts. Trump made the comments on the Laura Ingraham show, according to a Daily Caller report: Laura Ingraham: Yesterday, Planned Parenthood was exposed again in an eighth video released by the Center for Medical Progress. Do you still believe there are two Planned Parenthoods or is it time to...
  • Graham opposes gov shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/12/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    GOP presidential contender Lindsey Graham told a campaign rally Tuesday that he can’t support a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood, because it would endanger national security. In a speech on foreign policy in South Carolina, Graham said he is opposed to federal funding on Planned Parenthood but warned a government shutdown would impair “our military, our intelligence community, the people we rely upon to protect us.” The South Carolina senator’s stance puts him in line with Senate leadership but at odds with the majority of the 2016 field, who have backed the hard-lined approach advocated by fellow Sens. Ted Cruz...
  • StemExpress CEO has a signed picture of Hillary Clinton on her desk

    08/26/2015 1:11:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/26/15 | Ben Johnson
    LOS ANGELES, August 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Hillary Clinton has a big supporter in StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer. Dyer, who is seen in the most recent Center for Medical Progress video laughing that "lab techs freak out and have meltdowns" when looking at aborted babies' severed heads, revealed that she keeps a signed photograph of Hillary Clinton on her desk. “I have a signed picture from Hillary because my sister works in Congress," Dyer said. "I like brought it into work the next day and propped it right on my desk." Dyer's sister, Charlotte Ivancic, was a health policy adviser to...
  • Michigan’s Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

    08/26/2015 9:02:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2015 | Jonathan Moy
    In 2013, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill expanding Medicaid, a core component of the federal Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Given Republican control of the state House, Senate and governor’s office, the move surprised many. Two years earlier, referring to another ACA provision (the insurance exchange), Chuck Moss, then the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said GOP lawmakers would “rather be caught sacrificing to Satan than voting for Obamacare.” Lost in the hubbub surrounding the expansion bill was a section requiring hospitals that were contracted by the state to provide managed care services under Medicaid to offer “healthy...
  • Ted Cruz’s big problem: There isn’t really an ‘evangelical vote’ right now

    08/25/2015 10:15:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 25, 2015 | Philip Bump
    On Friday night, while the political media was transfixed watching Donald Trump's in-all-ways-secular stump ramble in Mobile, Ala., Ted Cruz was holding a deliberately religious rally in Des Moines. Evangelical voters were always meant to be a linchpin of Cruz's presidential bid, and as our Katie Zezima and Tom Hamburger write, the Des Moines event was not shy about making that pitch. Blasting Planned Parenthood and lamenting the "persecution" of business owners sued for denying services to same-sex couples, Cruz was clearly trying to do two things: Plant his flag as the Republican crusader -- and prompt religious voters to...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 10:33:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    American Irony ^ | 8-25-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • How Government Killed the Medical Profession

    08/25/2015 10:34:18 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    Reason. ^ | May 2013 Issue | By Jeffrey A. Singer
    I am a general surgeon with more than three decades in private clinical practice. And I am fed up. Since the late 1970s, I have witnessed remarkable technological revolutions in medicine, from CT scans to robot-assisted surgery. But I have also watched as medicine slowly evolved into the domain of technicians, bookkeepers, and clerks. Government interventions over the past four decades have yielded a cascade of perverse incentives, bureaucratic diktats, and economic pressures that together are forcing doctors to sacrifice their independent professional medical judgment, and their integrity. The consequence is clear: Many doctors from my generation are exiting the...
  • Cruz calls on pastors to help defund Planned Parenthood

    08/25/2015 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/15 | Sarah Westwood
    Sen. Ted Cruz will hold a telephone town hall with church leaders Tuesday to discuss his plan for defunding Planned Parenthood. "Recently, all of us have seen the videos of the behind-the-scenes dealings at the Planned Parenthood facilities, activities that all of us find horribly offensive," Cruz said in a video invitation to the national conference call. "But even more appalling is that we as taxpayers are funding these activities." Cruz has been an outspoken critic of Planned Parenthood subsidies since a series of undercover videos shed light on the organization's policy of donating fetal tissue to researchers. "Only our...
  • What videos? Wendy Davis calls ‘attack’ on Planned Parenthood a ‘flagrant denial of reality’

    08/25/2015 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis was undoubtedly the focal point in the battle against the state’s effort to ban abortions five months after conception. But if she wants to talk about “flagrant denial of reality,” let’s start there. Davis really believed she could parlay her 11-hour filibuster into a seat in the governor’s mansion. That delusion was helped along by a fawning profile in Vogue magazine and celebrity endorsements. Davis is back in the news today, penning an opinion piece in the Texas Star-Telegram in defense of Planned Parenthood against all of the recent peaceful protests (i.e., “attacks”) against...
  • Analysis: 1 in 4 employers hit with Obamacare tax

    08/25/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | 8/25/15 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    One out of four U.S. employers may soon face a steep new Obamacare tax on the insurance coverage they offer workers, unless they take steps to reduce overall spending on the plans. A new analysis released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 26 percent of employers offer health benefits that could be subject to the Affordable Care Act's "Cadillac" tax on high-cost plans when it starts in 2018. The tax kicks in when the total spending on a health plan — including the employer and employee premium contributions — exceeds $10,022 for an individual or $27,500 for a...
  • Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews Join Forces, Ask SCOTUS to Take Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

    08/24/2015 2:05:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/24/2015 | Samuel Smith
    As the Little Sisters of the Poor are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal court decision that forces the order of Catholic nuns to abide by the "Obamacare" contraception mandate, over 20 states, a group of Orthodox Jewish rabbis and a number of Evangelical and secular organizations are urging the high court to take up the case and protect religious liberty. "We are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from such a wide range of people and groups," Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, Mother Provincial for the Little Sisters of the Poor, said in...
  • JOHN KASICH’S OBAMACARE MEDICAID EXPANSION SLAMMED AT OHIO AFP EVENT

    08/24/2015 5:45:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Kasich’s decision to expand Medicaid under Obamacare—a move that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was optional and up to state discretion—is a sore subject for fiscal conservatives and led to him being, not just left out of an event held in his backyard, but attacked by several of the event’s speakers, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and AFP President Tim Phillips. Obamacare critics do not like how the law allows Medicaid, originally enacted as a safety net to provide health coverage for poor mothers and children, to be expanded to cover able-bodied, working-age adults. Federal funds cover the costs...