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August 27, 2015

More Than 700 African Illegals Allowed To Travel Through Panama En Route To U.S. This Year

August 25 - The number of Africans who have illegally traveled through Panama on their way to the United Sates has more than doubled so far this year, reaching more than 700, according to a Spanish-language news report. That figure only accounts for those who have been apprehended by Panamanian authorities.

U.S. to Accept 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

August 26 - According to Agence France-Presse, the United States will accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. This is a modest number when measured on the scale of mass migration – a veritable drop in the bucket compared to the tide sweeping through Europe – but still much larger than what Americans were...

Over A Quarter Of Children Born In The UK To Non-British Born Mothers

August 27 - Over a quarter, 27 per cent, of the children born in the UK in 2014 were to mothers born outside of the UK, increasing half a per cent on 2013. The increase is part of a long-term trend: in 1969 the number of children born to non-British born mothers was just 11 per cent, and according to the latest data from the Office for...

Walmart to Quit Selling AR-15s, Claims Decision ‘Not Political’

August 25 - Just months after winning against a Trinity Church lawsuit designed to force Walmart to quit selling AR-15s and “high capacity” magazines, Walmart corporate says it will quit selling AR-15s of its own accord. Moreover, corporate stresses that the decision is “not political.” According to Gun Talk radio host...

Facing possible ban, more Americans are buying new (and legal) $900 flamethrowers

August 25 - In the wake of two companies now selling the first commercially available flamethrowers in the United States, at least one mayor has called for increased restrictions on their use. And to no one's surprise, the prospect of prohibition has driven an increase in sales. "Business is skyrocketing higher than ever due to...

Kentucky clerk mandated to issue homosexual marriage licenses; refuses

August 27 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District ruled Wednesday against Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis over her refusal to issue licenses to homosexual couples. Davis has refused to issue licenses to any couple until the matter of homosexual couples is resolved in her perspective. She claims that it is within...

Cars' keyless ignitions called 'deadly' in lawsuit

August 27 - Lawyers have filed a class action lawsuit against most major automakers over what attorneys call a deadly "defect" in keyless ignition systems. Keyless ignition systems, available on many new cars sold in the United States today, allow drivers to start the car with the press of a button while an electronic...


August 20, 2015

Congressman spanks colleges for censoring students

August 18 - A congressman has put some 160 public colleges and universities across America on notice for restricting students’ speech. “The First Amendment prohibits the government, including government public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of religion,” says a new...

Street preachers warned: Don't mention 'morality'

August 19 - A British city council member has told street preachers that he supports their right to speak on public streets, as long as they avoid one particular topic. “Preachers do have a right to be out on the streets, but I do not think it right if they are talking about morality,” Pat Karney, a member of the Manchester...

Iran's Russian S-300 Missile Systems Now Dangerous Reality

August 20 - Iran will get four Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems after the two nations sign a contract next week, marking Tehran's much-feared first step in acquiring an advanced air defense capability. Russian state arms producer Almaz-Antey in June said it would supply Iran with a modernized version of the S-300, among...

Injection which could cure obesity developed at Harvard and MIT

August 19 - A cure for obesity could be just an injection away after scientists at Harvard and MIT discovered that a tiny DNA tweak causes the metabolism to burn up excess fat. Although it was thought that piling on the pounds was largely due to overeating and lack of exercise, researchers now think that genetics play a...

Drought sinking California area economically -- and literally

August 19 - Wildfires are racing through brush that has been baked dry by four years of drought. A new study says the drought will cost California close to $3 billion this year alone. Farmers are paying the biggest price. It's harvest time in California's Central Valley and the number one thing on farmer Joe Del Bosque's mind is water.

ISIS Feared to Have and Use Chemical Weapons

August 15 - American officials believe Islamic State militants are now using chemical weapons. They say ISIS probably used mustard gas in a recent attack against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. About 60 Kurdish fighters suffered breathing difficulties after the attack. That is a tell-tale sign of chemical weapons use. The jihadist fighters...

Secret Side Deal Allows Iran to Pick Nuke Inspectors

August 20 - If you thought the Iran nuclear deal sounded bad before, it just got even worse. New revelations about the White House nuclear deal with the Islamic republic have critics up in arms. It has been learned that Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site it has been accused of using to develop...

Baker Who Refused Homosexual Wedding Cake Can't Cite Faith

August 15 - A Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual couple because of his religious beliefs has lost his appeal to the state's court of appeals. Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood refused to make a wedding cake for a homosexual couple in 2012. Phillips said he told the couple...

SC Baptist Church Begins Ordaining LGBT Ministers

August 17 - A church in South Carolina is set to begin ordaining homosexual and transgender ministers. The pastor of the First Baptist Church of Greenville said the congregation started discussing the policy change well before the Supreme Court's decision to make homosexual marriage legal nationwide. "It's going to open up a...


August 12, 2015

Iran's 'Clandestine Pathway' to a Nuclear Bomb

August 12 - Iran denies it is hiding evidence of nuclear weapons activity even after satellite photos show work being done at its Parchin military complex, a site often suspected of building a nuclear warhead. Iran claims the work is related to road construction, while others, including the Institute for Science and International...

Other Democrat-Run Cities Join Baltimore with Surging Gun Crime

August 11 - On July 9, Breitbart News reported that gun crime was surging in the Democrat-run cities of Baltimore, Chicago, Milwaukee, New Orleans, and St. Louis. We can now expand that list to include Democrat-run Houston, Philadelphia, and New York City too. According to USA Today, the “number of murders in 2015″ is up...

Judges Can’t Use Freedom of Religion to Avoid Performing Homosexual Marriages

August 11 - The Ohio Supreme Court Board of Professional Conduct released a nonbinding, advisory ruling Monday that denies judges the right to cite their religious beliefs in refusing to marry homosexual couples. Citing the judicial oath of office to “support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Ohio,” the opinion...

Jerry Brown Bans the Word ‘Alien’ from California Labor Law

August 10 - California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Monday that bans the word “alien” from the state’s labor laws. SB 432, introduced by State Sen. Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), removes the term “alien,” previously defined as “any person who is not a born or fully naturalized citizen of the United States.” It also removed the...

FBI Seizes Hillary Clinton’s ‘Top Secret’ Emails

August 11 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is now in possession of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails from her tenure as Secretary of State. Seven emails are currently being reviewed by an inter-governmental agency, led by the FBI, to determine whether or not they are classified.

Top-Secret Emails Found on Hillary Clinton’s Insecure Private Server

August 12 - The inspector general for the intelligence community tells Congress that Hillary Clinton’s mail server held at least two emails classified Top Secret, the highest possible level of classification. With this news, law enforcement has at long last taken custody of Clinton’s server and the thumb drive full of emails held...

Saturated Fat Helps Avoid Diabetes

August 10 - About one in three Americans now has diabetes or pre-diabetes. That's nearly 80 million people, the majority of whom suffer from type 2 diabetes – a preventable and, often, reversible condition. The problem is that many Americans are unaware that the foods they're eating could be setting them up for a dietary...


August 6, 2015

ISIS Unfazed after Yearlong US-led Air Campaign

August 3 - The year-long U.S.-led air campaign against ISIS has not weakened the jihadi army, according to U.S. intelligence officials. After spending billions and allegedly killing 10,000 jihadi fighters, the Islamic State is no weaker than it was a year ago, the Associated Press quoted unnamed CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency and...

Obama Providing Extra Million Alien Work Permits Annually

August 5 - The Obama administration has issued more than 7.4 million work permits to foreign nationals from 2009 – 2014, beyond the approximately one million lawful permanent residents and 700,000 foreign guest workers admitted to the U.S. each year. In written responses to the Senate Judiciary Immigration and...

Chain That Owns Tennessee Theater Boycotted in Past for Gun-Free Policy

August 5 - Breitbart News previously reported the August 5 hatchet and firearm attack inside a movie theater in the Nashville suburb of Antioch. The Tennessean reports that the precise theater was Carmike Hickory 8 Cinema. We can now report that Carmike Cinemas has been boycotted over their gun free policies in the...

The Iran Nuclear Deal

EPA: We don't need to justify our regulations to avert warming .01 degrees

July 10 - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy took a drumming yesterday when she refused to release the 'secret science' her agency used when drafting new regulations. Testifying before the House Science, Space and Technology committee, Rep. Lamar Smith (R) began the Q&A by asking McCarthy why she...

GM Salmon Headed to Rivers and Stores Near You

July 28 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been considering the approval of AquAdvantage genetically modified (GM) salmon since 1993. After reviewing the research, which reportedly came from the salmons' creator AquaBounty, the FDA concluded in 2012 that the fish was likely safe for human consumption and...

Is Almond Milk a Rip Off?

July 29 - There are many reasons to snack on whole, raw almonds. They’re an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, and antioxidants, for starters, and almond skins even contain beneficial phenols, flavonoids. and phenolic acids, which are typically associated with vegetables and fruits. Drinking almond milk may therefore seem...

House Passes Bill to Ban GMO Labeling Laws

August 4 - On July 23, 2015, the US House of Representatives passed HR 1599,1 ironically misnamed "The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" more commonly referred to as the "Deny Americans the Right to Know" or DARK Act. Despite heavy opposition, the measure was approved 275-150. The “DARK” Act...


July 23, 2015

New Documents Show IRS Used Donor Lists to Target Audits

July 22 - Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that confirm that the IRS used donor lists to tax-exempt organizations to target those donors for audits. The documents also show IRS officials specifically highlighted how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce may come...

House bill would prevent mandatory GMO labeling

July 23 - States could no longer require labels on genetically modified foods under legislation the House is considering. The legislation scheduled for a vote Thursday is backed by the food industry, which has fought state labeling efforts around the country. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require the labels.

Democrats drop Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from dinner name

July 22 - Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democrat Party will scrub the names of the two presidents from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery. Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the...

Seattle sees fallout from $15 minimum wage, as other cities follow suit

July 22 - Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and move them off public assistance. But there may be a hitch in the plan. Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t lose...

New York moves to raise state minimum wage to $15 for fast-food workers

July 22 - New York moved on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour by the end of 2018 in New York City and by mid-2021 in the rest of the state. The New York Wage Board voted unanimously for the increase, which would cover some 180,000 workers statewide and affect fast-food chains with...

District of Columbia clears path to vote on $15 per hour minimum wage

July 23 - The District of Columbia could raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by mid-2020 under a ballot initiative cleared this week, making it the latest U.S. city to consider raising base pay for hourly workers. Washington's elections board on Wednesday allowed backers to start a petition drive that could put the...

Christian clerk: 'Gay marriages' violate my civil rights

July 22 - A longtime county employee in Indiana has filed a lawsuit after she was fired for refusing to process a marriage-license application for a same-sex couple, arguing her civil and constitutional rights were violated. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana at New Albany by Linda...

Armadillos spreading leprosy in Florida

July 22 - Florida health officials say they’ve seen nine cases of leprosy in recent weeks, a dramatic uptick to the state’s usual count at this time of year and something doctors are attributing to the patients’ exposure to armadillos. On an average year, Florida sees about 10 leprosy diagnoses and the nation, about 100. “It’s a...

Obama seeks to let more illegals stay

July 23 - The Obama administration is trying to take unilateral action – without Congress – and expand a 2013 rule to give even more illegal immigrants the ability to stay in America. The Department of Homeland Security has proposed an expansion to a waiver system enacted in 2013 that allows illegals to stay in-country for up to...

Major U.S. city poised to implement Islamic law

July 23 - While some cities in Texas and other Southern states have been adopting ordinances that protect their citizenry from creeping Shariah-compliant practices, cities such as Seattle are taking the opposite approach. Seattle’s Democrat Mayor Ed Murray was so concerned that Muslims and other residents weren’t buying...

ISIS now using 'suicide chickens' to kill enemies

July 20 - The barbaric terror group is using bomb vests strapped to poultry in an effort to blow up enemy strongholds. Commanders can detonate them via remote control in a sickening addition to the murderous regime’s arsenal. But experts said the crude devices show the chaotic state of the group who, despite its...