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  • HHS Rescinds Trump Era Religious Exemptions For Child Welfare Agencies In Three States

    11/21/2021 7:13:02 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 11/19/21 | Howard Friedman
    Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it is rescinding waivers of non-discrimination requirements issued during the Trump Administration to South Carolina, Texas and Michigan, along with certain child welfare agencies in those states. The waivers allowed faith-based foster care placement agencies to receive federal funds even though they select foster parents on the basis of religion. (See prior posting.) In its release yesterday, HHS summarized the background for its action: Through these waivers, States and child welfare agencies – including States and organizations that did not make such requests - were granted exemptions from program nondiscrimination...
  • James O’Keefe: “10 FBI Agents... handcuffed me and threw me against the hallway... partially clothed in front of my neighbors.”

    11/09/2021 6:32:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 175 replies ^ | Nov 8, 2021 | Staff
    On Saturday morning, James O’Keefe was awoken to the FBI banging on his door to conduct a predawn raid at his home as a continuation of an investigation surrounding Ashley Biden’s diary. O’Keefe was thrown against a wall, handcuffed, and forced to allow the confiscation of many confidential reporter notes and source identities. In a Fox News interview, O’Keefe described the events of this raid: “There were 10 FBI agents with a battering ram… they turned me around, handcuffed me, and threw me against the hallway. I was partially clothed in front of my neighbors. They confiscated my phone, they...
  • Judge questions whether Jan. 6 rioters are treated unfairly

    10/01/2021 1:56:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2021 | By COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the recommendation of prosecutors, a federal judge sentenced a Jan. 6 rioter to probation on Friday and suggested that the Justice Department was being too hard on those who broke into the Capitol compared to the people arrested during anti-racism protests following George Floyd’s murder. U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden questioned why federal prosecutors had not brought more cases against those accused in 2020 summertime protests, reading out statistics on riot cases in the nation’s capital that were not prosecuted. “I think the U.S. attorney would have more credibility if it was even-handed in its...
  • Fairfax Schools Sues Special-Ed Parents, Demanding ‘Damages’ For Publicizing Embarrassing Records The Schools Gave Them

    09/29/2021 6:15:23 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Like Rosiak
    Soon after The Daily Wire published an investigation that was unflattering to Democratic politician Terry McAuliffe and the Fairfax County Public Schools, FCPS filed legal action against the story’s source: the mother of a special-ed parent who relayed records that the school system provided to her under public records laws. It also sued another mother of a special-needs student who runs a blog that published portions of the records. The documents are billing records showing how FCPS paid Hunton Andrews Kurth, a law firm that hired now-Virginia gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe as a top advisor, to do much of what parents...
  • Dominion sues Newsmax, One America over U.S. election fraud claims

    08/10/2021 7:17:57 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 52 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 08/10/2021 | Jan Wolfe, Tom Hals
    Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday sued two conservative media networks, One America News Network (OANN) and Newsmax Media Inc, saying they defamed the U.S. voting machine company by spreading false claims that it rigged the 2020 election for...Biden... In a statement, Newsmax said, "....Dominion’s action today is a clear attempt to squelch such reporting and undermine a free press."
  • 'Facially Invalid': SCOTUS Slaps Down CA Donor Disclosure Requirement. A California requirement for charitable organizations to turn over information on donors is unconstitutional

    07/01/2021 8:31:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/01/2021 | Spencer Brown
    In a 6-3 opinion issued Thursday morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a California requirement for charitable organizations to turn over information on donors is unconstitutional. The opinion of the Court — authored by Chief Justice John Roberts — in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, Attorney General of California, found that "California’s disclosure requirement is facially invalid because it burdens donors’ First Amendment rights and is not narrowly tailored to an important government interest." The invalidated measure required charities in California to turn over names of their largest donors to the state, something conservatives say...
  • Nextrush Unplugged Weekend: Sydney Australia Lockdown Enlarged Hancock Boris Bum Cover Covid Fueled Miami Disaster?

    06/26/2021 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 24 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/26/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to Your Weekend Your Host Here Again Going Through Transition... I am digging through all the archives including books I have accumulated over the years with a 1937 Almanac published by the "Philadelphia Bulletin". Lots of details about Philadephia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. In the details of Delaware something got my attention. What Delaware's Legislature Was Like Before The Earl Warren Supreme Court Changed Things In The 1960's... The Next Round Of Vaxx Jabs The vaccines don't last forever so the next round needs to be planned for. That's what the British National Health Service was saying earlier...
  • Judge Reinstates VA Teacher Suspended For Refusing To Affirm Trans Identity For Kids, Calls School Response ‘Vindictive’

    06/08/2021 10:53:29 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | June 8, 2021 | By Jon Brown
    A Loudoun County, Virginia, elementary school teacher who was placed on administrative leave in May for refusing to affirm transgender identity in children was reinstated by a judge Tuesday. Byron “Tanner” Cross, who teaches physical education at Leesburg Elementary School, secured a temporary injunction from Judge James Plowman in his lawsuit against Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), according to an announcement from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which defended him. “BREAKING: Tanner Cross, a Virginia elementary school teacher and ADF client who was suspended for raising concerns to the board about a proposed gender policy, has won a temporary injunction and...
  • Reid, Dem Congressman Blame Boebert’s Gun ‘Pornography’ for Boulder Attack

    03/25/2021 11:42:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 3/24/2021 2150 hrs edt | Curtis Houck
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid came to work Wednesday ready for another ReidOut full of hate, starting with more vile rhetoric against the Second Amendment that attacked Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) as a “conservative southern Democrat and self-styled Senate underboss,” insisted AR-15s needed to be wiped out, and blamed Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for the Boulder grocery store shooting because of her gun “pornography.” Reid began firing off hot takes about three minutes in, implying Manchin was a racist as she used the “southern Democrat” lie, mocked his failure to pass gun control after Sandy Hook, and decried his “underboss” efforts to...
  • House Republican reacts to Dems' fit over guns in her home(more in depth than yesterday)

    02/20/2021 7:04:53 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | Bob Unruh
    Reacting to Democrats who had a fit over the fact she has guns in her home, a Colorado congresswoman says her colleagues across the aisle are "too busy mocking the Constitution" to get their work done. The reaction from U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., came after a virtual hearing that disintegrated into a diatribe against the Second Amendment, which, Boebert pointed out, is part of the Constitution that Democrats swore an oath to uphold. "Rather than having a productive debate about policy … Democrats were too busy mocking the Constitution and disrespecting the everyday Americans that I was elected to...
  • US Attorney launches federal excessive force investigation into death of Trump-supporting Air Force vet who was shot dead as rioters breached the Capitol

    01/10/2021 8:23:22 AM PST · by rktman · 107 replies ^ | 1/9/2021 | Rachel Sharp
    The US Attorney for Washington DC has launched a federal excessive force investigation into the death of the Trump-supporting Air Force veteran who was shot dead when rioters breached the US Capitol. The office of Michael Sherwin, the Acting US Attorney for the District of Columbia, confirmed a formal probe is underway into the shooting death of 35-year-old Ashli Babbitt, according to the New York Times. Sherwin has assigned his civil rights division to lead the case, which is currently under investigation by both the FBI and the DC Metropolitan Police Department. Babbit, from San Diego, was shot in the...

    12/01/2020 11:21:02 PM PST · by Arcadian Empire · 37 replies
    @realDonaldTrump ^ | 12/1/2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Section 230, which is a liability shielding gift from the U.S. to “Big Tech” (the only companies in America that have it - corporate welfare!), is a serious threat to our National Security & Election Integrity. Our Country can never be safe & secure if we allow it to stand. Therefore, if the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk. Take back America NOW. Thank you!
  • The civil war has already begun Exclusive: Erik Rush says a Biden presidency means our liberties 'evaporating very quickly'

    11/26/2020 8:30:23 AM PST · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 11/25/2020 | Erik Rush
    Should Biden secure the presidency, it is almost certain that Americans will see their liberties evaporate very quickly in the coming years. Taking into account the resulting outrage over these developments, it is likely that heretofore law-abiding citizens will gravitate toward citizen militias and even nationalist organizations that may employ terrorist tactics. Once again, such a progression could escalate into civil war. We are most certainly already at war, although few have acknowledged this fact. I've taken some heat for comparing the first few salvos we've seen to actual military engagements and the horror that goes with them, but those...
  • Gun Industry Knows Being ‘Listed’ Isn’t Healing or Unifying

    11/10/2020 9:46:59 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/10/'2020 1022 est | Lawrence Keane
    Forgive us. We’re not buying it. The firearm industry, and gun owners in general, are leery of being put on “enemies” lists. Or terror watch lists. Or gun registries. We know these things are ripe for abuse for radical ideas like rehabilitation, re-education, indoctrination, or confiscation. It’s un-American. Period. It’s also telling that while Joe Biden is calling for the keys to the White House and telling Americans he’ll heal and unite the nation, he’s not disavowing the overt threat by a member of Congress that those who disagree with a radical agenda will be listed. He’s also not walked...
  • So-called 'Virginia Values Act' undermines religious freedom; Requires Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.

    10/17/2020 8:47:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2020 | John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    On July 1, the state of Virginia enacted the “Virginia Values Act,” which bans discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. A companion law requires employers to include coverage for sex reassignment and “gender affirming” surgeries in their health plans. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, who has filed a pre-enforcement challenge, the Virginia Values Act requires “churches, religious schools, and Christian ministries to hire employees who do not share their stated beliefs on marriage, sexuality, and gender identity.”Though the Act provides an exemption for religious schools “owned, supported, controlled, or managed” by denominations or churches, that...
  • Congressional Candidate Praised by DCCC Chairwoman Asked ‘Is It Open Season?’ on Killing Trump Admin. Officials

    08/30/2020 7:05:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 8/28/2020 | Zacahary Evans
    The Democratic challenger to Representative Brian Mast (R., Fla.) wondered if it was “open season” on Trump administration officials in a June social media post. The race between Mast and Pam Keith for Florida’s 18th district is now considered a toss up by the Niskanen Center. The district has swung Republican since 2016, however Keith represents a first major challenge to Mast’s tenure. Mast is a veteran of the Afghanistan War, where he lost both legs after a bomb exploded under him. Keith is herself a former judge in the Navy, and is an African American who has voiced support...
  • Oregon Passed a Law Prohibiting Undercover Watchdog Journalism and Project Veritas Is Striking Back

    08/26/2020 6:03:54 AM PDT · by ptsal · 13 replies
    RedState ^ | Aug 25, 2020 | Brandon Morse
    Democrats and their leftist activist organizations are being proactive in their quest to keep the swamp as full and filthy as possible and to do that they have to make sure that undercover investigative groups such as Project Veritas can’t operate within the state. Oregon Democrats passed a “two-party consent law” making it illegal to record anyone in the state without their knowledge, but Project Veritas isn’t giving up. Project Veritas CEO, James O’Keefe, has struck up a lawsuit that seeks to change this law so that investigations can resume. O’Keefe was joined by attorney Ben Barr who announced the...
  • Can I Sue Twitter in small claims court?

    08/08/2020 9:23:19 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 22 replies
    Vanity | 8/9/20 | Me (vanity)
    I’ve had two experiences in Kentucky Small Claims Court over the last 24 months. 5/3 Bank and Home Depot attempted to bully me into accepting shoddy workmanship and a bait and switch loan snafu. I sued both in small claims for the maximum of $2500. Before I could plead my case for damages both settled out of court for $1500 and $1300 along with making right the original problems. Perhaps they would have prevailed before the judge but would have lost due to expense of defending themselves. If Twitter sells ads to conservative businesses, then limits the ads’ exposure by...
  • Pandemic v. Protestors

    07/29/2020 5:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 29, 2020 | Star Parker
    Decent Americans who are feeling perplexed today shouldn't be ashamed about it. There is good reason to be perplexed. On the one hand, in the name of health and safety, we are being asked by the government to compromise personal freedoms that we have always taken for granted: going to work, going to church, sending our children off to school, meeting our friends in our favorite restaurant. We walk around wearing annoying masks and trying to respect social distancing limits. But decent Americans are perplexed because we would expect that allowing more government into our personal space would happen uniformly,...
  • California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church

    07/22/2020 7:16:24 PM PDT · by paladinkc · 62 replies
    Christian headlines ^ | Michael Foust
    California's Ban on 'In-Home Bible Studies' Sparks Lawsuit by Church. At issue are prohibitions by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state officials on “in-person religious gatherings” in 30 counties, as well as bans on corporate singing statewide.