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...
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...
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‘outdated’ information, Google attempted to strike a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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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,
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 - 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...
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.
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
January 21 - A Texas mother is defending her son who
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
said, will “offer them a safe and legal alternative to the
dangerous journey many...
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...
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...
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 - 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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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...