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Liberals plan to build refugee camps on seven Canadian military bases — Taxpayers will fund mosques, Korans

February 9 - The Canadian military has been ordered by Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to draft plans to house more than 6,000 Muslim migrants on a long-term basis at military bases, according to documents obtained exclusively by The Rebel. Included in the Department of National Defence budgets are hundreds of thousands of dollars set aside for “religious support,” including the purchase of Muslim Korans, prayer mats and foot-washing towels. The plans also call for the construction of mosques or...

NY School Organizes ‘Hijab Day’ For Non-Muslim Students

February 10 - Officials at Rochester’s World School of Inquiry spent last week fielding dozens of calls from parents angry about a “World Hijab Day” event that encouraged girls to wear the Muslim religious head covering. Sophomore Eman Muthana wears a hijab to school and wrote a letter to principal Sheela Webster asking if the school can put on its own World Hijab Day at the school last Friday,WHAM reports. Webster approved the event – designed to educate students about the religious purposes behind the hijab...

Google To Censor US Search Site For European Users

February 10 - Google is removing the loophole allowing European users to sidestep the ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling that censors their search results. After the European Court of Justice ruled two years ago that people could ask for search results to be removed if they contained inaccurate or ‘outdated’ information, Google attempted to strike a compromise. It complied with the order – but only for European versions of its website. This meant that European users wanting to see uncensored results have only...

Is Twitter Censoring Non-Politically Correct Viewpoints?

February 10 - The folks running Twitter may be too young to have heard of George Orwell, or perhaps they simply do not care that their new advisory council sounds frighteningly Orwellian. Either way, the brand new “Twitter Trust and Safety Council” seems like a board ready to censor comments in deference to political correctness. It doesn’t help that among the more than 40 organizations that make up the council, one finds such groups as the “Dangerous Speech Project,” a group with ties to the liberal...

Spy Fridge: The Internet of Things Meets the Surveillance State

February 10 - During the same Senate report where he said North Korea was a major nuclear threat and that Iran would soon join them while ISIS was using the “torrent of migrants” from Syria to infiltrate the Western world, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also said on Tuesday that electronic surveillance would soon be possible through nearly every device in the home. In other words, as Newsweek puts it, your smart fridge, smart thermostat, and smart light bulbs could soon be spying on you.

Pope unleashes 'super confessors' to tackle special sins

February 10 - Pope Francis has dispatched 1,000-plus priests to travel around the world and forgive sins that can only normally be cleared by top Catholic Church officials – those deemed grave sins. Among the so-called grave sins: defiling bread and wine that’s been consecrated, violating confessional secrecy, abortion and plotting to kill a pope, BBC reported. The dispatch of the Missionaries of Mercy, or “super-confessor” priests, as they’ve been dubbed, comes admit the Vatican’s Jubilee Year...

Bishops not required to report abuse

February 11 - A newly released Catholic church document tells bishops they don't have to report clerical child abuse accusations to the police. In laying out how newly appointed senior members of the clergy should deal with abuse allegations, the Vatican said bishops must be aware of local laws but their only duty was to deal with cases internally. "According to the state of civil laws of each country where reporting is obligatory, it is not necessarily the duty of the bishop to report suspects to authorities, the police...

Iowa Supreme Court takes case on felon voting rights

February 10 - Iowa's Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the state's ban on voting by convicted felons. The move comes a day after Maryland granted voting rights to felons through an override of Gov. Larry Hogan's veto. Meanwhile in Kentucky, newly elected Gov. Matt Bevin overturned the previous governor's executive order granting such rights in December. Iowa's state constitution bars people convicted of an "infamous crime" from voting. A 2014 ruling by Iowa's Supreme Court muddied the waters...

Gun Owner Stops Pennsylvania Teen Melee, Saves Police Officers

February 10 - An after-school fight that left two police officers hurt and eight students under arrest was stopped by a man who stepped out of his suburban Philadelphia home carrying a handgun and ordered everyone to "back up," police said. The melee erupted on Friday in an outdoor corridor used by about 4,000 high school and middle school students. It is patrolled by eight officers during the school year. An officer was called to break up a fight between two teens and after taking one into custody another jumped...

Revealing the Buried Treasures of the Temple Mount

February 10 - For years, Muslim authorities carrying out illegal construction projects atop the Temple Mount have unceremoniously dumped tons of earth and debris containing treasures of Jewish history outside the Old City walls. Groups of Israeli archeologists have struggled to sift through the remains, but it is a daunting task. But it is also a critical task. These remains that are so flippantly, but also so foolishly, exposed to the world by the Muslims are some of the best evidence to debunk Islam’s claims...

Israel Prepares for War With Hamas

February 11 - Senior commanders in Israel’s Southern Command are warning their troops to be prepared for possible preemptive action against the Hamas terrorist infrastructure in Gaza. Israel knows that Hamas is digging terror tunnels into southern Israel in preparation for the next war. In fact, Hamas itself has admitted as much. On Wednesday, IDF officials cited by Israel’s Yediot Ahronot assessed that some 1,000 terrorists are currently engaged in digging tunnels into Israel, including a massive central tunnel...

Documentary 'Synthetic Forests' Covers the Enormous Risks of GE Trees

February 6 - If the biotech industry has its way, 184 million acres of native forests around the world will be bulldozed down and replaced with plantations of genetically engineered (GE) trees. On these proposed GE tree plantations, there are essentially no other plants, insects, birds, or wildlife — just rows upon rows of cloned Frankentrees growing at accelerated rates on a crust of dead, lifeless soil above dwindling groundwater reserves. Trees are being genetically engineered with unnatural characteristics, such as...

Reducing Salt Intake Might Harm Heart Failure Patients, Study Claims

February 8 - Close to 6 million Americans have heart failure while more than 870,000 cases are diagnosed each year. If you have heart failure, it means your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be and, as a result, your body is probably not getting enough oxygen. In other words, you have a weak heart. Once-simple activities, like walking or carrying groceries, may become difficult, and you may also experience fatigue, shortness of breath, fluid build-up and coughing. Because heart failure is associated...

February 3, 2016

Obama Set to Visit US Mosque Said to Have Links to Terrorism

February 3 - President Obama is scheduled to visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore Wednesday, a mosque critics say has long-been linked to terrorism. The move comes as Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias and harassment. White House officials say the president will deliver a message similar to his address at the Israeli Embassy last week. They say he will focus on the need to speak out against bigotry and reject indifference. It's the kind of effort that Muslim-Americans said...

This Growing Crisis in America Is What No One Wants to Address

February 3 - Imagine throwing an expensive party you can't afford. Now consider asking your kids and grandchildren to foot the bill. To most people that's unimaginable, but that's how the federal government is operating. The national debt is nearly $19 trillion and growing by the second. Within the next decade, by the year 2026, the debt is expected to explode to $30 trillion. "Americans want to have their cake and not pay for it," Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said. Still, lawmakers aren't slowing down.

Kansas Post Office Takes Down 'God Bless America' Banner

February 1 - Residents of Pittsburg, Kansas, are buying signs and banners proclaiming "God Bless America" after the local post office removed a banner over complaints that its message violated separation of church and state. The Joplin Globe reports the post office removed the "God Bless America" banner this week after the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation filed complaints. The foundation, which has more than 22,500 members, has also been trying to get Missouri sheriffs to remove...

Hezbollah ‘Moving Freely’ in U.S. with Cuban-Made Venezuelan Passports

February 1 - Members of Iran’s terror proxy Hezbollah “are moving freely” within the United States and Latin America, courtesy of Venezuelan passports issued by a Cuban company hired by Caracas, reports the UK-based Asharq Al-Awsat. The report echoes various articles by Breitbart News, which, among other things, have highlighted that Hezbollah operatives, including the right-hand man of the head of Hezbollah in Lebanon, are using passports obtained from countries in the Americas, primarily Venezuela...

81 Muslim-Americans Associated with Terror in 2015, Highest Total Since 9/11

February 2 - Muslim-American terror in 2015 reached its highest point since the September 11, 2001 attacks against America, the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS) said in a report released Tuesday, documenting that 81 Muslim-Americans were associated with terror plots in the past year. The report also documented that 41 additional Muslim-Americans over the past three years have traveled to Syria in order to join Islamic militants. Since 9/11, 344 Muslim Americans have been...

Condoms for Junior High School Kids in San Francisco

February 3 - City high school students in San Francisco already have access to free condoms. Now, a proposal introduced to the school board would authorize condoms to be handed out to junior high school students following a one-on-one information session with a school nurse or social worker. According to the San Francisco Examiner, the policy change was introduced by San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza to the Board of Education earlier this month, as part of an overall...

Austria Population Grows Over 100,000 As Unemployment Nears Half a Million

February 3 - In the midst of Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis, Austria’s population grew by 115,000 last year to almost 8.7 million, according to official figures. This represents a significant higher rate of growth than in 2014, when the population grew by around 77,000, with 75,000 of last year’s new arrivals coming from states outside the European Union. ‘Statistics Austria’ says the number of Syrians entering the country rose by 21,800, with Afghanis increasing by 18,300 and Iraqis by 10,000.

10,000 Migrants to be Housed in Berlin’s Luxury Hotels While Local Homeless Go Without Shelter

February 3 - The Berlin Senate has announced an audacious, and some would say totally inappropriate plan to house 10,000 migrants in mid level to luxury hotels in the city with a total price tag of at least 600 million euros. The senate has requested a contract with Grand City Hotels to lease out 22 hotels to house migrants in the city. According to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine the senate entered negotiations with London-based Hampton Holding, the owners of the popular Holiday Inn...

As Feds Plan to Cut Border Monitoring, Texas Officials Ask Why

February 1 - Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border. In a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the lawmakers said the cut to a requested 3,850 hours of aerial detection and monitoring in 2016 amounts to 50 percent less coverage than recent years. “Given the recent surge of migrants from Central America and Cuba along...

'Zero confidence' in Obama to stop Zika virus

February 1 - The World Health Organization now calls the Zika virus a global emergency and a 30-year immigration official says the U.S. response should be obvious, but he suspects President Obama will do virtually nothing to stop the virus from entering the U.S. On Monday, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan referred to Zika as an “extraordinary event.” “I am now declaring that the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities reported in Latin America following a...

U.S. city 'overrun' with criminal refugees

February 2 - More than 120 people braved the snow and ice Monday to rally in front of the Missoula County Courthouse, protesting an effort by the Obama administration and its army of community organizers to plant foreign “refugees” into small cities in western Montana. One of the speakers was a woman who moved recently to Montana from Amarillo, Texas, which has been inundated with thousands of refugees over the past 15 years. “Amarillo is overrun with refugees,” said Karen Sherman, who stood and spoke to the...

HUD considering rule change after report found 25K 'low-income' families making too much money

February 2 - The Obama administration may end up evicting thousands of residents from low-income housing across the United States because they are now making too much money. The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a notice that stated the agency wants to make sure those living in low-income housing still need it. In its advanced notice of proposed rule-making, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing Lourdes Castro Ramírez said the new action is a response...

Fulltime Europe Border Controls Could Cost France Billions

February 3 - Reintroducing permanent border controls in Europe's passport free travel area to respond to the refugee emergency could cost France more than a billion euros a year and perhaps 10 times that longer-term. A French government-sanctioned think tank said Wednesday that half would come from a loss of tourists discouraged by having to apply for multiple visas. France Strategie said direct costs to the French economy would run to 1-2 billion euros ($1.1-2.2 billion) each year depending on how frequent...

Chicago homicides rise to highest rate in 15 years

February 1 - The nation’s third largest city recorded 51 homicides in January, the highest toll for the month since 2000. Gang conflicts and retaliatory violence drove the “unacceptable” increase in homicides, the police department said in a statement. But the rise in violence also notably comes as the Chicago Police Department faces increased scrutiny following the court-ordered release of a police video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times, and as the department implements changes...

DC bill would pay people stipends not to commit crimes

February 2 - They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders. The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bill that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. It's based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there. Under the bill, city officials would identify up to 200 people a year who...

The Fed Wants to Test How Banks Would Handle Negative Rates

February 2 - As interest rates turn negative around the world, the Federal Reserve is asking banks to consider the possibility of the same happening in the U.S. In its annual stress test for 2016, the Fed said it will assess the resilience of big banks to a number of possible situations, including one where the rate on the three-month U.S. Treasury bill stays below zero for a prolonged period. "The severely adverse scenario is characterized by a severe global recession, accompanied by a period of heightened corporate...

January 28, 2016

Common Core deals are rigged

January 27 - A new video released by the undercover investigators with James O'Keefe's Project Veritas reveals a former textbook-publishing executive claiming that contracts for major projects are rigged and that the industry "is more about politics and money than education." In the latest video in a series about Common Core, Gilbert Garcia, who worked for Houghton Mifflin for more than 30 years, discussed a $1 billion-plus contract for iPads and curriculum to be delivered to students in the Los Angeles Unified...

DC Issues $1 Million Worth of Parking Tickets After Blizzard

January 27 - D.C.'s snow emergency will remain in effect through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., and the city wants drivers to know it's serious about enforcing the parking bans. Since the blizzard began last Friday, the District has issued $1,078,000 worth of parking tickets and $65,600 in fines so far. It has towed 656 cars. And until the snow emergency expires, the District will continue to ticket and tow vehicles parked or abandoned on any snow emergency route (PDF), or considered to be road hazards.

Military Martial Law Bill Sneaked Through by Senate

January 22 - Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mc­Con­nell is attempting to fast track a “war powers” bill that will allow President Obama nearly unlimited power to deploy the military anywhere in the world for any length of time – including on U.S. soil. “The Authorization for Use of Military Force put for­ward by Mc­Con­nell would not re­strict the pres­id­ent’s use of ground troops, nor have any lim­its re­lated to time or geo­graphy,” Defense One reported. In other words, the authorization allows the president to...

Americans Really, Really Hate The Government

January 27 - If there is one thing that Americans can agree on these days, it is the fact that most of us don’t like the government. CBS News has just released an article entitled “Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever“, and an average of recent surveys calculated by Real Clear Politics found that 63 percent of all Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction and only 28 percent of all Americans believe that the country is heading in the right direction. In just a few days the first real...

Chicago Police Accused Of Destroying Dash Cams, Hiding Mics To Block Footage & Audio

January 28 - A damning new report accuses Chicago police of destroying dash cams in an effort to block audio during certain encounters with residents, according to DNAInfo Chicago. The news outlet reviewed more than 1,800 police maintenance logs, which shed light on the lack of sound in department videos of crime scenes, including the high-profile shooting death of unarmed Black teen Laquan McDonald. The report notes that police officials last month blamed the unavailability of audio in 80 percent of dash cam videos...

Sweden to deport up to 80,000 refugees

January 28 - Up to 80,000 refugees who arrived in Sweden last year will be expelled from the country over the next few years, the country's interior minister said Thursday. Anders Ygeman told newspaper Dagens Industri that since about 45 percent of asylum applications are currently rejected, the country must get ready to send back tens of thousands of the 163,000 who sought shelter in Sweden in 2015. "I think that it could be about 60,000 people, but it could also be up to 80,000," Ygeman was quoted as saying.

"Runaway grand jury" indicted anti-abortion activists, says their lawyer

January 27 - An attorney for two anti-abortion activists facing charges after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood says the activists were indicted by a "runaway grand jury." The Houston grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of misusing fetal tissue and instead indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on charges of tampering with a governmental record for using fake driver's licenses to gain access to a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas. Daleiden also faces a misdemeanor related to purchasing...

How Planned Parenthood's accusers became the accused in Texas case

January 28 - An aggressive legal strategy pursued by U.S. women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood may have been critical in turning the tables on opponents who were seeking to prosecute it in Texas for allegedly profiting from sales of aborted fetal tissue. In a surprise move disclosed on Monday, a grand jury in Harris County not only cleared Planned Parenthood's Gulf Coast affiliate but also indicted the two anti-abortion activists, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, who had prompted the probe in the first...

Health officials battle to contain the Zika virus

January 27 - Health officials in Minnesota reported a new case of the Zika virus Wednesday. This month, ten cases have turned up in five states. The mosquito-borne infection is a threat to fetuses developing in the womb. All of the U.S. cases are in people who traveled south of the border. Now, health officials are worried about the likelihood of an outbreak here at home. Brazil is fighting the spread of the virus by trying to control its mosquito population. So far, Zika has not been found in any mosquitoes in the U.S., but the...

Zika "spreading explosively," global health experts warn

January 28 - The World Health Organization is warning that there could be 3 to 4 million cases of Zika virus in the Americas over the next year. At a special meeting on Thursday, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus -- which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems -- was "spreading explosively." Health officials said the estimated number of cases is based on previous numbers of infections of dengue fever, which is also carried by mosquitoes. The WHO announced it is convening an...

January 21, 2016

Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core

January 21 - A former marketing executive for textbook publishing giant Pearson Education reveals the anti-American agenda behind Common Core and the Advanced Placement U.S. History framework in the third video of a series produced by Project Veritas and focused on the corporate cronyism behind the education reform known as Common Core. Kim Koerber, a former Pearson executive who now works as a sales consultant for National Geographic – another Gates Foundation-funded Common Core...

U.S. to Issue Visas to 300,000 Muslim Migrants

January 20 - On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s “Show Vote'”on refugee admissions. It has been called a show vote because the Ryan plan, even if the President signed it, would still allow the President to bring in an unlimited number of refugees from an unlimited number of countries. Democrats’ filibuster on the motion to proceed to Ryan’s show vote comes one month after Speaker Ryan sent President...

DHS admits it's not deporting most visa overstays

January 20 - A pair of Department of Homeland Security officials told the Senate Wednesday that the government does not search for most of the people who overstay their temporary visas, a day after DHS said that nearly 500,000 people were still in the U.S. after having overstayed their visas last year. "I didn't mean to imply that we're actually out monitoring them," Craig Healy, an assistant director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., during Senate...

Thousands Apply to U.S. to Forgive Their Student Loans, Saying Schools Defrauded Them

January 20 - Americans are flooding the government with appeals to have their student loans forgiven on the grounds that schools deceived them with false promises of a well-paying career—part of a growing protest against years of surging college costs. In the past six months, more than 7,500 borrowers owing $164 million have applied to have their student debt expunged under an obscure federal law that had been applied only in three instances before last year. The law forgives debt for borrowers who prove their...

How many journos actually fell into the reporter-registration trap?

January 20 - Yesterday, a proposal by South Carolina state representative Mike Pitts floated the idea of requiring journalists to register with the state to ensure a responsible approach to the First Amendment. As someone who has more than a passing familiarity with Second Amendment activism, the “South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law” was immediately recognizable as a provocation to the media over its reporting on gun control demands. Unfortunately, a number of journalists showed themselves to be...

Student suspended after carrying classmate to nurse

January 21 - A Texas mother is defending her son who was suspended after helping a fellow student who was having an asthma attack. Anthony Ruelas, 15, said his eighth grade classmate was wheezing and gagging for three minutes Tuesday morning while no one did anything. But when Anthony did do something, he apparently broke the rules. “He may not follow instructions all the time, but he does have a great heart,” said Mandy Cortes, Anthony’s mother. Anthony, who attends Gateway Middle School, an alternative...

'Heroic' Palestinians Stab Israeli Mother, Pregnant Woman

January 18 - Palestinian Arab terrorists, so often described as “heroic” by Palestinian leaders and media, demonstrated their tremendous bravery this week by stabbing a petite, defenseless Israeli mother and a pregnant Jewish woman. On Sunday, a Palestinian terrorist entered the home of Dafna Meir in the Jewish settlement of Otniel and brutally stabbed her to death in front of three of her six children. A day later, another knife-wielding Palestinian seriously wounded a 30-year-old pregnant woman in the nearby...

13-year-old Palestinian stabber at center of worldwide protest campaign against Israel

January 21 - In the past few weeks, Pro-Palestinian activists have been waging an international campaign for the release of Ahmad Manasrah, a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who stabbed two Israelis in a Jerusalem suburb in October. Manasrah carried out the stabbing attack in Pisgat Ze’ev together with his cousin, severely wounding a 13-year-old Israeli boy. Israeli police shot Manasrah and his cousin in order to neutralize them, killing the latter while wounding Manasrah, who was taken to hospital.

Globalists Covering Up Jihadist Violence

January 20 - Evidence that municipal authorities in cities as diverse as Cologne, Philadelphia, and Reykjavik covered up violent acts by jihadists may indicate that there is an international agreement between some nations to cover up such acts. Police in Cologne, along with the administration of Mayor Henriette Reker, covered up the fact that the mass rapes and sexual assaults committed against German women on New Year’s Eve were carried out by Muslim immigrants, including some recently-arrived migrants from...

U.S. Harbors ISIS-Linked Terrorists

January 21 - The U.S. government harbors a number of exiled political groups, some self-styled “governments-in-exile,” some banned opposition groups and parties, and other groups that have carried out terrorist attacks. Some of the latter groups have close links to the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (ISIS), otherwise known as the “Islamic State.” Some Republican presidential candidates and both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Congress have criticized the recent nuclear and sanctions...

Student says ‘ISIS’ in Pledge, gets pulled from high school

January 21 - A Connecticut high school student has been pulled out of classes and reported to police for substituting “ISIS” for the “United States of America” during the Pledge of Allegiance. “ISIS” is a term commonly used for the Islamic State group. Lt. Andrew Cota says the 15-year-old student at Ansonia High School wasn’t charged, but the case was turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. Police say there is no danger to the community. Federal officials declined to comment. The boy, who wasn’t...

[Recovering Economy] Jobless claims jump to 7-month high

January 21 - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits in mid-January reached seven-month highs, perhaps a sign that the rate of layoffs in the U.S. has risen slightly from record lows. Initial jobless claims climbed a seasonally adjusted 10,000 to 293,000 in the seven days stretching from Jan. 10 to Jan 16, the government said Thursday. That’s the highest level since last July. What’s more, the four-week average of initial claims rose by 6,500 to 285,000, the Labor Department said. The last time the...

Italian Muslims invite Pope to Rome's Great Mosque

January 20 - A delegation representing Italy's Muslim community formally invited Pope Francis to visit Rome's Great Mosque, one of the largest places of Islamic worship in the western world. Although the Vatican has not yet officially accepted, the visit was certain to take place, according to Omar Camilletti of the Mosque's 35-member Governing Council. Camilletti told CBS News that the date had not yet been announced for security reasons. Imam Izzedin Elzir, the president of the Union of Islamic...

Did Obama Go Too Far on Immigration? Supreme Court to Decide

January 20 - The Supreme Court announced it will decide if President Barack Obama has overstepped his authority on immigration. The battle pits the president against Congress and Republican governors, who are bringing the legal challenge. The court will decide if President Obama is actually allowed to block the deportation of 5 million immigrants who are in the United States illegally. The president acted without congressional approval 14 months ago, and lower courts have already put Obama's executive actions...

President Barack Obama Applauds Iran Nuclear Deal as 'Smart' Diplomacy

January 19 - President Barack Obama tried to reassure Americans that recent breakthroughs in the United States' relationship with Iran. He called it "smart" diplomacy in statement Sunday from the White house. "This is a good day," Obama said. "When Americans are freed and returned to their families, that's something we can all celebrate." The president's remarks come after a weekend of high-stakes diplomacy, where five Americans were released from an Iranian prision and international sanctions were lifted from...

West Virginia Pushes Forward with Religious Freedom Protections

January 21 - West Virginia lawmakers are pushing ahead with plans to pass a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. If that happens, West Virginia will be the first state to enact a religious freedom law over the veto of the governor. "Religious freedom is a basic right that deserves attention under the law," House Majority Whip John O'Neal, R-Raleigh, said. Tim Armstead has been speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates since 2015. "West Virginians take their religious liberties and their religious rights very...

January 16, 2016

[Recovering Economy] Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the US

January 15 - Wal-Mart is doing some rare pruning. The world's largest retailer is closing 269 stores, including 154 in the U.S. that includes all of its locations under its smallest-format concept store called Wal-Mart Express. The other big chunk is in its challenging Brazilian market. The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said the store closures will affect 16,000 workers, 10,000 of them in the...

British Govt. could dictate Sunday-school lessons

January 13 - Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are warning that a new procedure by bureaucrats to inspect organizations that provide teaching to children outside of public school classrooms could mean the government will end up dictating Sunday School lessons. “This would be an intolerable but very real possibility given the clear desire of the Department for Education to investigate what it calls ‘prohibitive activities’, such as ‘undesirable teaching’ which undermines or is incompatible with fundamental...

U.S. attorney general to 'institutionalize' Obama gun laws

January 13 - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch became the latest Obama appointee to admit that one of her top priorities is to make sure President Obama’s policies live on long after she and her boss leave power. Lynch is quoted in the latest issue of New York Magazine saying: “My goal is to position the [Department of Justice] where it will carry on in all of these issues long after myself and my team have moved on.” She was speaking specifically about Obama’s executive orders on gun control...

European Union says its migrant resettlement plan is not working

January 14 - The European Union's top migration official said Thursday that the 28-nation bloc's plan to manage a refugee crisis is not working and failure could have devastating consequences for European unity. “The situation is getting worse,” Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos told EU lawmakers in Brussels. “These schemes have not delivered the expected results,” he added. In September, the EU unveiled measures that would distribute settlement of 160,000 refugees across member countries...

[Recovering Economy] Closing of 27 Kmart, Sears Stores Follows News of Macy's Cutbacks

January 14 - More than two dozen Kmart stores will be closing this spring, with liquidation sales beginning later this month, a Sears Holding Corp. spokesman told the Detroit Free Press. Company spokesman Howard Riefs declined to tell the Free Press the number of stores that would be closing, but added that the closures would be nationwide and include some Sears stores as well. Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain which also operates upscale Bloomingdale's, said earlier this week that it is...

[Recovering Economy] Jobless Claims Rise as Import Prices Fall Sharply

January 14 - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below levels associated with a healthy labor market. Other data on Thursday showed import prices tumbled in December for a sixth straight month as the cost of petroleum and a range of other goods fell further, suggesting a tame inflation environment could persist in the near term. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended...

[Recovering Economy] US Steel Layoffs: More Than 700 Workers in Ohio, Texas Could Lose Jobs

January 7 - U.S. Steel announced layoffs Monday that will affect two pipe plants in Ohio and Texas and potentially terminate more than 700 employees between the two facilities starting in March. Some 600 workers at U.S. Steel Tubular Operations in Lorain, Ohio, received a layoff notification this week, according to WJW-TV. A letter to the union's Pittsburgh-based president blamed a decline in market demand for tubular steel as the reason for the layoffs. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that another 142 workers...

   

Lawsuit demands US remove 'In God We Trust' from money

January 14 - A new lawsuit filed on behalf of several Atheist plaintiffs argues the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. money is unconstitutional, and calls for the government to get rid of it. Sacramento attorney Michael Newdow filed the lawsuit Monday in Akron, Ohio. He'd unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice challenging the use of the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. Throughout much of his lawsuit, the word appears as "G-d." Michael Newdow, who challenged the words "under God" in the...

Iraqi refugee wanted to bomb Texas malls, federal agent says

January 14 - An Iraqi refugee who is facing charges he tried to help the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) wanted to set off bombs at two Houston malls and was learning to make electronic transmitters that could be used to detonate explosive devices, a federal agent testified Wednesday. Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, who came to Houston from Iraq in 2009, was indicted last week on three charges, including attempting to provide support to a designated terrorist organization. He pleaded not guilty to all...

Man arrested in connection with Ashley Olsen's murder

January 13 - A Senegalese immigrant was detained Wednesday in the strangulation death of a 35-year-old American woman, just hours after crime scene investigators returned to her Florence apartment to search for clues identifying her killer, reports Italian media. CBS News has not independently confirmed the report by the ANSA news agency. The Italian news agency ANSA reported early Thursday that police detained the suspect in Ashley Olsen's murder on Wednesday based on DNA evidence taken from the...

Chicago Tops Bedbug List for Fourth Straight Year

January 14 - Bedbugs have apparently taken up a long-term residency in Chicago based on a new report from pest control company Orkin. Chicago topped Orkin’s “Top 50 Bed Bug Cities” list for the fourth year in a row. In all, fourteen cities in the Midwest made the list, more than any other region, according to Orkin. The pests were spotted in multiple cities in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky. Orkin based its findings on the number of bedbug treatments employees conducted between January and December...

In The First 12 Days of 2016, 130 People Shot in Chicago

January 13 - After one of the most violent years in its history, only 12 days into the new year, already over 130 people have been shot in the Windy City. Twenty of those have died. Despite the freezing temperatures, during the second weekend of the year the toll of shootings was higher than average with 22 shot and 7 killed. But this chilly weekend isn’t much of an outlier despite the slightly higher number of deaths as the first 12 days of the new year have brought 130 people shot in the incessant crime and gang warfare...

Obama to Expand Refugee Program, Open to Central Americans

January 13 - The Obama administration is planning to further expand the Refugee Admissions Program to bring more Central Americans to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday. Speaking at the National Defense University, according to The Washington Post, Kerry said that the increase would focus on migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Opening the refugee path to Central Americans, Kerry said, will “offer them a safe and legal alternative to the dangerous journey many...

Islamic State Suicide Bomber Entered Turkey as Syrian Refugee

January 13 - The Islamic State suicide bomber who attacked Istanbul on Tuesday, killing 9 German tourists and a Peruvian as well as injuring at least 15 other people, slipped past border security by posing as a Syrian refugee, according to Turkish officials. The Wall Street Journal suggests the ability of Nabil Fadli to “enter Turkey, register with immigration officials and carry out the attack without triggering any international terror alerts is likely to fuel concerns that Islamic State extremists are exploiting the...

5 Lies the Obama Administration Told to Defend Iran’s Humiliating Seizure of Navy Sailors

January 13 - Barack Obama has a history of humiliating photo-ops associated with his full-blown Radical Islam Denial Syndrome: the burning consulate in Benghazi juxtaposed with Obama partying it up in Vegas with Beyonce; the dead bodies of ISIS-slain Parisians juxtaposed with Obama telling the world that ISIS could be fought with a climate change summit; corpses in San Bernardino juxtaposed with Obama simultaneously telling a national audience that ISIS was contained. Perhaps the worst one yet happened...

White House Emailed Celebs ‘Talking Points’ to Tweet in Support of Obama’s Gun Control

January 13 - Following President Obama’s January 5 executive gun control announcement, the White House emailed “talking points” to celebrities which they, in turn, tweeted out in support of the new controls. According to Fox News, the email said, “Below you have: short and long-term action steps, more info on POTUS’s actions, highlights from YOUR Tweets thus far (thank you!), and draft Tweets for you to build from if helpful.” It also encouraged them to use the hashtag “#StopGunViolence” and make ““make...

January 7, 2016

Neurologist: Hillary too 'impaired' to run

January 7 - Hillary Clinton’s now-famous debate-stage bathroom break may not have been a simple bathroom break at all – but rather, a medically necessary rest to deal with dizziness and disorientation, due to her previous concussion and blood clot, sources told Breitbart. On Twitter, John Cardillo wrote: “Strong source just told me something I suspected. Hillary’s debate ‘bathroom break’ wasn’t that, but flare up of problems from brain injury.” Shortly after, Cardillo – a former security official who worked with the...

'Disturbing' drug-resistant superbug rattles globe

January 6 - A superbug that first inflicted pain in China but has now been discovered in Canada and a dozen other countries is sounding alarms within the medical community, with one health professor calling it the biggest, but most under-reported, story of 2015. “It’s clearly the biggest story to come out [in 2015],” said Lance Price, a professor of environmental health at George Washington University, where he studies antibiotic resistance, the Star reported. “There have been horrible things all year, but this is the...

[Recovering Economy] Macy's to Cut Jobs, Shut Stores Amid Weak Holiday Sales

January 6 - Macy's Inc said it will eliminate more than 2,000 jobs and consolidate operations after reporting weak holiday sales, highlighting a downturn in apparel demand that has likely taken a similar toll on other department stores and clothing chains. Macy's said comparable sales at stores open for more than a year tumbled by 4.7 percent in November and December, far worse than what it had estimated in November, and it cut its earnings outlook for the second time in two months. Macy's, which operates the...

Red wine is bad for you, say "experts"

January 7 - Red wine is bad for your health, experts reveal in a new report. In a u-turn, Government experts have dismissed the supposed health benefits of wine and are set to rewrite the rule book on the nation's alcohol consumption, according to reports. A landmark report by Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies due to be published on Friday will destroy the long-held belief that red wine can cut the risk of cancer, heart disease and memory loss when drunk in moderation, the Sun reported. In the first overhaul of...

Another flurry of earthquakes hits Oklahoma

January 7 - Many 3.0-or-larger earthquakes rocked northern Oklahoma Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Dozens of residents called CBS Oklahoma City affiliate KWTV after feeling the long-lasting temblors. Some reported damage to or in their homes. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.7 quake was registered just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday about 20 miles northwest of Fairview. A magnitude-4.8 quake was registered about a half mile away less than a minute later.

Sister of 9-year-old mauled by her dogs: "My heart just died"

January 7 - The sister of a 9-year-old boy who was mauled to death by her pit bulls inside her trailer said Wednesday she will never forgive herself and that she has signed papers giving authorities permission to put the three dogs down. Alexandria Griffin-Heady said her brother had been around the animals frequently and that she had never known them to be aggressive toward humans. Griffin-Heady, 24, said that on Sunday she left the dogs secured in a crate and her brother sleeping when she left to go to work, something...

More rescues, evacuations as El Niño storms batter California

January 7 - Record-breaking rainstorms fueled by El Niño have flooded busy roads, created mudslides and damaged homes in the West. Southern California is bracing for more scattered showers and lower temperatures Thursday, where record-breaking storms have created serious problems, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy. Firefighters evacuated 10 mobiles homes from a park after heavy rain sent mud crushing in. They also scrambled to pump eight inches of water out of one Orange County driveway...

Migrants Launch Fireworks Into Crowds in Cologne

January 6 - Video footage continues to emerge of the mass sexual assault committed by migrants on women at the New Year’s Eve celebrations in the German city of Cologne. Breitbart London broke the story of the attacks in the English-speaking media after the German press finally started reporting the incident three days after it had actually happened. The media silence has stunned the German people, who are wondering why no one dared report such as massive attack by so many men on so many women at...

Iran Unveils Underground Ballistic Missile Site

January 6 - The Islamic Republic of Iran revealed Tuesday what appeared to be an underground missile base, with state-television footage showcasing a stockpile of precision-guided missiles. The Emad missiles shown in the video appear to violate a 2010 UN Security Council resolution that banned Iran from developing nuclear-capable ballistic weapons, Reuters reports. Iran’s unveiling of the underground facility comes less than a week after the White House bailed out on an effort to impose sanctions on the Ayatollah’s...

New Year’s Eve Rapes in Germany A Wake-Up Call to U.S. Leaders to Stop Muslim Migration from ‘Jihad Nations’

January 6 - On Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily (6AM-9AM EST on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125), Pamela Geller said the shocking New Year’s Eve incidents in Cologne, Germany where roving packs of men of Arab or North African descent groped and raped German women should serve as another wake-up to American leaders to stop “this Muslim migration from these Jihad nations.” “You just can’t do it,” Geller told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, adding that accepting Muslim...

Republican Leadership Prepares to Whine About Obama Gun Control — And Do Nothing

January 6 - Everyone knew that Barack Obama intended to infringe on American’s gun rights this week. It’s not as if Obama had been hiding it. He announced his intentions in advance, and then proceeded to drop a series of executive actions that, if implemented, would require the creation of a national gun registry. So, what are Republicans intending on doing about it? Thus far, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced that he has no plans to do anything: “I think [Obama’s] view was I don’t need to...

75 Percent of Americans Think U.S. Government Is ‘Corrupt’

January 7 - A shocking finding from a recent Gallup survey explains a great deal of the turmoil rolling through the Presidential contest. A staggering 75 percent of Americans say that “corruption is widespread throughout the government.” The number saying the government is corrupt is up dramatically, almost 10 points, since Barack Obama took office. This isn’t just the cynicism of technophile citizens in the developed world. The number of Americans who view the government as corrupt is almost twice the...

Iran accuses Saudis of hitting Yemen embassy

January 7 - Iran has accused Saudi-led coalition warplanes of damaging its embassy and injuring staff in an air strike on Yemen's capital, Sanaa. State media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying planes had deliberately targeted the site. But some later reports in Iran said missiles struck only in the vicinity of the embassy. Residents and witnesses in Sanaa reported there was no damage to the main embassy building. Sanaa residents reported dozens of air strikes on Thursday by the coalition, which...