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June 18, 2015

Obama Offers Further Concessions to Keep Iran Nuclear Deal Alive

June 17 - As if the Iran nuclear deal farce were not ridiculous enough already, President Obama is ready to reward Tehran for its intransigence once again. Until now, a sticking point in the deal was Iran’s refusal to come clean about its history of nuclear cheating, to establish an honest baseline from which future compliance can...

Drop those fries! Here comes Obama's food police

June 16 - The Food and Drug Administration is ordering food companies to eliminate trans fats from their products within three years, a move being hailed by the medical community but excoriated by free-market advocates who believe this is the just the beginning of the government taking nutritional decision out of the hands...

Facebook CEO donates $5 million to illegals

June 18 - Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, donated $5 million to help illegal immigrants living in the San Francisco Bay area attend college. “Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities and attend school legally in the United States,” he wrote on Facebook. “Many of...

Syrian Muslims arriving now in these U.S. cities

June 17 - A few congressmen are fighting to block the planned importation of thousands of Syrian refugees into American cities and towns, arguing that they present a grave security risk because many Syrians have ties to the Sunni rebel groups ISIS and al-Nusra Front. But the fact is, as President Obama ignores the concerns of...

California on Cusp of Offering Young Illegals Healthcare

June 17 - In a move that adds momentum to efforts to integrate immigrants, California is on the cusp of extending state-subsidized health care coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally. Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates celebrated the announcement as both a cost-saving...

First Openly Gay Couple Joins Boston Police Force

June 17 - Sixty four police recruits graduated from the Boston Police Academy Wednesday and officially logged on as officers. For two openly gay cadets, it represented a profound bit of history. “It’s not just here come the gay cops, that’s not how we want it to sound to people. We worked hard like everybody else. We scored 100s...

Russia calls investigation into whether US moon landings happened

June 18 - The increasingly tense relationship between the United States and Russia might be about to face a new challenge: a Russian investigation into American moon landings. In an op-ed published by Russian newspaper Izvestia, Vladimir Markin, a spokesman for the government's official Investigative...

Americans' confidence in religion hits a new low

June 17 - Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be "losing its footing as a pillar of moral leadership in the nation's culture," a new Gallup survey finds. "In the '80s the church and organized religion were the No. 1″ in Gallup's annual look...

McDonald's to shrink in US, 1st time in decades

June 18 - The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years, and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking. McDonald's plans to close more restaurants in the U.S. than it opens this year, according to the world's...

Big change for the new 10 dollar bill

June 18 - A woman will soon grace the face of American cash. In five years, the Treasury department will replace Alexander Hamilton featured on the $10 bill with an historical female figure. "It's time for a woman to be back on our paper currency," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman.

Pope: Revolution Needed to Battle Climate Change

June 18 - Pope Francis is calling for a bold cultural revolution to battle climate change [formerly known as Global Warming]. He issued a sweeping manifesto aimed at spurring action in U.N. climate negotiations. "Climate change is a global problem with grave implications: environmental, social, economic, political and for...

Assad Uses Chem Weapons as Syria Battles Spread

June 18 - Syrian President Bashar Assad's army has used chemical weapons at least 29 times in the past year, according to testimony delivered Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The action has been documented by congressional investigators, and is a clear crossing of President Barack Obama's "red line" of...


June 11, 2015

Gender Identity Curriculum Angers Parents in Virginia

June 11 - Public schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, are preparing to include gender identity in its curriculum, despite objections from parents. The district's Family Life Education (FLE) lessons will include teachings on heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual, and transgender identity. The school board voted in May to add...

Guam First US Territory to Recognize Gay Marriage

June 9 - The island of Guam became the first U.S. territory to recognize same-sex marriages Tuesday. The news comes after a U.S. district judge struck down Guam's law against same-sex marriage Friday after a lawsuit from a lesbian couple. About three same-sex couples lined up early Tuesday for marriage licenses.

LAUSD Lowers Standards to Let 22,000 Failing Students Graduate, Some as Old as 22

June 10 - The Hispanic-dominated Los Angeles Unified School District Board has decided it is better to let failing students graduate with D grades rather than deny them a diploma because of their poor grades in college prep classes. The board unanimously agreed on Tuesday that students with a D grade in so-called A-G...

NJ woman murdered by ex while awaiting gun permit

June 10 - Carol Bowne knew her best shot at defending herself from a violent ex was a gun, and not a piece of paper. And it was paperwork that left her unprotected when Michael Eitel showed up at her New Jersey home last week and stabbed her to death, say Second Amendment advocates, who charge local police routinely...

U.S. schoolteachers bow to Allah, celebrate Islam

June 10 - About 50 teachers and administrators at one Pennsylvania school district attended a recent training session on Islam and Arabic culture, during an all-day in-service workshop that came at taxpayer expense. The workshop in the town of Lebanon was led by a former district Arabic translator, Mohamed Omar, who “took time off from...

Park Service OK with changing name of Mount McKinley to Mount Denali

June 10 - A representative from the National Park Service on Wednesday said the agency "does not object" to an Alaskan senator's bid to rename Mount McKinley to Mount Denali. Victor Knox, the associate director for planning, facilities and lands at the Park Service, spoke before the Senate Energy and...

Australian Couple Says They'll Get Divorced If Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized

June 11 - A Christian couple in Australia has vowed to get divorced if marriage equality becomes legal. In an op-ed for the Canberra CityNews, Nick Jensen wrote that he and his wife, Sarah, would, “as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognize the government’s regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnization...

Immigration -- Hey, look! A cop yelling at a black girl in a bikini!

June 10 - I'm impressed by the coolness and steadiness of our media in suppressing any news about immigration. It's as if they've built a triple-layer fence with border guards around immigration topics. And guess what? Their fence is working! How many thousands of news stories have there been on Ferguson, ISIS...

Obama Cracks Down on Airplane Emissions, Buys Massive New Air Force One

June 10 - On Wednesday, according to The Hill, the White House Office of Management and Budget approved new plans to regulate airplane emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency will now hold hearings on the prospective findings, then write up regulation. According to the OMB, the EPA has shown that such...

House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

June 11 - Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered...


June 4, 2015

Amnestied Illegals Don’t Need To Have Filed Returns To Access Tax Credits For Illegal Work

June 3 - Illegal immigrants granted executive amnesty can claim back tax credits for work they performed illegally, even if they never filed a tax return during those years, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). In a written response to questions Grassley, chairman of the Senate...

Obama team widened NSA warrantless monitoring of Internet traffic

June 4 - The Obama administration signed off on the expansion of National Security Agency surveillance, without a warrant, of international Internet traffic of Americans in an effort to combat foreign computer hacking, The New York Times reports, citing documents it was given by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor.

Obama Wants Iran Deal at Any Cost

June 2 - Senior Israeli diplomatic sources this week accused US President Barack Obama of being ready to sign a nuclear deal with Iran even if it endangers the Jewish state, despite Obama’s own statements to the contrary. “US President Barack Obama is determined to reach a bad deal with Iran,” the sources told the...

Iran Continuing Work on Nuclear Systems

June 3 - Iran is continuing to develop missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons despite an interim agreement on its nuclear programs, according to a Pentagon report. “Although Iran has paused progress in some areas of its nuclear program and fulfilled its obligations under the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), it continues...

3,700 illegal immigrant ‘Threat Level 1’ criminals released into U.S. by DHS

June 4 - Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last year were discretionary, meaning the department could have kept them in detention but chose instead to let them onto the streets as their deportation cases moved through the system, according to new numbers from Congress.

FBI Spying on You from the Sky?

June 3 - The FBI has been secretly spying on Americans from the skies. A recent 30-day period reveals that the agency flew above more than 30 cities in 11 states, recording video and listening in on the cell phone conversations of Americans. An Associated Press investigation unveiled this covert program. "People for years...


May 28, 2015

Obama admin asserts dominion over creeks, streams, wetlands, ditches — even big puddles

May 27 - President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority. The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps...

The Non-Deported: ICE Still Releasing Criminal Aliens at a Rapid Pace

May 28 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has published an investigative report on violent criminals released by ICE. Aptly titled "Convicted, but free to roam: Giving little notice, federal authorities have released thousands of detained undeportable immigrants — sometimes with grave results", the article tells the story of a...

IRS believes massive data theft originated in Russia

May 28 - The IRS believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN. On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that organized crime syndicates used personal data obtained elsewhere to...

Marine Court-Martialed for Displaying Bible Verse

May 27 - A U.S. Marine has been convicted at a court-martial for displaying a Bible verse. Now her case is being appealed to the military's highest court. When Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling has was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, she posted Isaiah 54:17, which reads, "No weapon formed against you shall...

Rahm Emanuel: Epic Failure Of Chicago Gun Control Proves More Gun Control Needed

May 26 - Following a Memorial Day Weekend during which 12 people shot and killed and 43 more were wounded, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a large part of the solution to the problem is more gun control. That’s right — gun control is failing miserably and the solution is more gun control. Breitbart News previously reported...

Mandatory Dutch High School Textbooks Rife With Anti-Israel Bias

May 27 - Israel’s embassy in the Netherlands has highlighted passages in a state-mandated Dutch history textbook that provides false representations of Israel’s history in its pages. The book, Geschiedeniswerkplaats (History Workplace), was first brought to the attention of the public after leaders within the Dutch...


May 21, 2015

Prep drill for Jade Helm 15 includes children

May 20 - The Jade Helm 15 military training exercise planned this summer in many states in the southern and western parts of the U.S. is generating more alarm, with accusations now that the federal government is releasing videos featuring children “so that the public will see it and accept what’s coming.” WND previously reported...

Common Core teaches kids to 'divide Jerusalem'

May 20 - A Boston University professor has defended to WND his creation of a Common Core-compliant lesson plan that uses role-playing workshops to teach students to sympathize with Hamas, create a Palestinian state and divide the city of Jerusalem. Professor Carl Hobert’s “Whose Jerusalem?” project has been lauded by...

In Google, There is No Israel

May 18 - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and American actress Natalie Portman were, according to Google, born in Palestine, not Israel. Rivlin was born on September 9, 1939 in Jerusalem, in the State of Palestine. That’s what visitors to Google are told when entering Rivlin’s name into the search engine in the Latin...

Teamsters spend big on politics while preparing to cut pensions

May 20 - The Teamsters have begun informing retirees and current workers that their pension benefits may soon be cut, the final ironic twist to a lobbying campaign that saw the union spend its own members’ dollars to win the right to shrink their retirement pay. The somber notifications began going out from the Teamsters...

Israel Fears Obama Will Stop Hiding Its Nuclear 'Secret'

May 20 - The Israeli government is worried the Obama administration will allow a U.N. conference this week to adopt a resolution that could compel Israel to acknowledge its nuclear arsenal. At issue is a proposal at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference that would empower the U.N. secretary general to organize...

NSA Planned to Hijack Google App Store to Hack Smartphones

May 21 - The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals. The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team...

Police chiefs group offers drone-use policy

May 20 - Police agencies across the nation are increasingly using drones to "improve public safety", but need clear operations policies and limits to win public trust, experts said at a law enforcement conference in San Diego. To that end, a model policy on use of drones – or “small unmanned aircraft systems” – was rolled...

'Free Range Parenting' Gaining Ground

May 20 - "Free range parenting" has become a hot topic after a Maryland couple was investigated and charged for allowing their kids to walk home alone. But support for this type of parenting is growing. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv made national news after police picked up their 10 and 6 year old children walking home from a park...

Obama: Climate Change Fueled Rise Of Boko Haram, War In Syria

May 20 - During his speech at the Coast Guard Commencement ceremonies, President Obama warned that climate change was part of the reason behind increasing violence in countries around the world. Obama pointed out that under his administration, the Pentagon had begun identifying climate change as a...

Anti-Censorship Show will Go on After Neil LaBute Agrees to Cancel Set ‘Offensive’ to Muslims

May 20 - A New York City theatre event intended to address censorship of arts and culture has been reinstated, after critically acclaimed screenwriter and filmmaker Neil LaBute agreed to scrap a performance that was deemed potentially offensive to Muslims. The “Playwrights for a Cause” event was set to feature four new...

ACLU in El Paso Helping ‘International Commuters’ Know Their Rights

May 21 - On May 13, dozens of members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the U.S. side of the Santa Fe Street border bridge in El Paso, Texas were handing out pamphlets to people they refer to as “international commuters” from Mexico, listing their rights under American law. The group is part of the...

Why Germany is David Cameron's new best friend

May 21 - EU leaders are curious to meet the British prime minister when he joins the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga. They know him of old, of course, but for many this is a potentially new David Cameron, freshly elected with an unexpected majority. Many leaders got rather irritated with the prime minister in the long lead up to...

Baker Loses Case over 'Support Gay Marriage' Cake

May 20 - A judge in Northern Ireland has ruled against a Christian bakery that refused to make a cake with the slogan "support gay marriage." The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland brought the case against the Ashers Baking Company, accusing it of violating discrimination laws. Judge Isobel Brownlie ruled in favor of the...

Irish Premier: 'Create History' by Voting for Gay Marriage

May 21 - Prime Minister Enda Kenny is urging Ireland's voters to support the legalization of gay marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his secular-minded government. Speaking on the eve of Friday's nationwide vote, Kenny said Ireland could "create history" by becoming the first nation to cast a...

US to restock IDF stores with bunker busters, guided bombs

May 20 - The US State Department approved a massive sale of bombs and missiles worth $1.897 billion, pending final congressional authorization. The procurement package includes bunker buster munitions and its timing suggests the Americans are seeking to alleviate Israeli concerns over the developing deal with Iran.

The ATF’s Ammo Ban Is Back…in the Form of a New Bill From Democrats

May 16 - Four House Democrats have taken the Obama administration’s idea of a regulation to ban a widely used kind of ammunition — one it had to pull back because it was so unpopular — and turned it into legislation. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) introduced the Armor Piercing Bullets Act, which he said would ban the sale...

Dems Have A Bunch of New Ideas to Stop You From Buying Ammunition

May 13 - Thirty-one House Democrats have proposed legislation that would prevent people from buying ammunition online, and would instead require all purchases to be made in person — a change they admit is aimed at preventing people from buying “unlimited” ammunition over the Internet. The Stop Online Ammunition...