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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...


July 16, 2015

Democrat Wants 'Husband, Wife' Scrubbed from Law

July 15 - A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that will erase words like "husband" and "wife" from federal laws. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., introduced the 57-page measure, which seeks to have the words replaced with gender neutral alternatives, such as "spouse." The bill would also replace phrases such as "husband and wife"...

Op-Ed: We have Met the Enemy and He is in the White House

July 16 - The last time a feeble leader of a fading nation came bearing “Peace in our time,” a pugnacious controversial right-winger retorted, “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.” That right-winger went on to lead the United Kingdom against Hitler. The latest...

Vatican had more than a billion euros off books before financial clean-up

July 16 - Vatican departments had more than a billion euros that were not declared on an overall balance sheet before new accounting standards kicked in last year, a financial statement showed on Thursday. The man appointed to clean up Vatican finances said last December that departments had "tucked away" million of euros...

[Recovering Economy] 'Apocalypse': Big retail shuttering at record pace

July 16 - The White House may continue to insist the economy is on an upward path with full recovery very near, but retail tells a different story, with so many big box outlets shuttering or poised to shutter, business watchers are predicting an “apocalypse” is imminent. And as retail goes, so go the jobs. The blog Natural News...

[Recovering Economy] McDonald's franchisees have never been this depressed

July 16 - Just when you thought it couldn't get much worse for McDonald's, it did. The six-month outlook for franchisees is at an all-time low, according to a small survey by Mark Kalinowski, a long-time restaurant industry analyst. (Tweet this). Some 29 franchisees, who collectively own and operate 208 McDonald's...

Obama makes first-ever presidential visit to federal prison

July 16 - President Obama will visit Federal Corrections Institution El Reno, a medium-security prison in Oklahoma, in an effort to push reforms to the nation's criminal justice system Thursday. Obama's visit marks the first time a sitting United States president has visited a federal penitentiary and underscores the unprecedented...

Obama begins defense of Iran agreement

July 15 - President Barack Obama said Wednesday congressional failure to approve the nuclear agreement with Iran would incite an arms race in the Middle East. Speaking at a White House press conference, Obama referred to enacting the deal as "the choice we face. If we don't choose wisely, I believe future generations will...

Obama launches free high-speed Internet service for low-income households

July 15 - President Obama announced Wednesday his ConnectHome plan, which aims to expand high speed broadband internet access to more families nationwide. The program will launch in 27 cities and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, initially servicing over 275,000 low-income households and almost 200,000...


July 9, 2015

Hispanics now outnumber white people in California

July 8 - Demographers have predicted it for a while, but it's now official -- Hispanics now outnumber white people in California, new Census data says. New population figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau last month found that as of July 1, 2014, there were an estimated 14.99 million Latinos in California and 14.92...

Jobless Claims Rise to Highest Level Since February

July 9 - New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits rose last week to their highest level since February, suggesting some slowdown in the labor market recovery. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 15,000 to a seasonally adjusted 297,000 for the week that ended July 4, the U.S. Department of...

DNC's Debbie Schultz: 'The Marriage Equality Decision Is Settled'

July 8 - The marriage debate is over, Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Schultz declares – but a landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing homosexual marriage still managed to spark a heated exchange on the ABC talk show "The View." "The marriage equality decision is settled," Debbie Schultz tells The...

Sanctuary Cities: 200 Places Shield Immigrants in the US

July 9 - After an undocumented immigrant killed a San Francisco woman last week, so-called "sanctuary cities" have become a hot topic of debate among lawmakers, but many people are unfamiliar with the issue and its terms. What makes a city a "sanctuary" city? According to the Center for Immigration Studies, more than...

Homosexual couples to get federal marriage benefits

July 9 - Federal marriage benefits will be made available to homosexual couples across the United States after last month's Supreme Court ruling, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Thursday. "I directed Justice Department staff to work with the agencies to ensure that the ruling be given full effect across...

DC Wants To Give Non-Citizens The Right To Vote

July 8 - District of Columbia council members voiced their support Wednesday for a new law that would allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. “These are residents who are well on their paths to citizenship,” Councilman David Grosso said. “Unfortunately not all of our residents have a say in the politicians who are elected...

Dissenting Lawmakers Punished as Corporate Takeover of United States Advances

July 7 - Despite strong opposition, on June 24 the US Senate passed the Fast Track bill1,2 (known as Trade Promotion Authority or TPA) that gives the President carte blanche to negotiate and finalize free trade deals in complete secrecy, which brings us one step closer to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP...

American Medical Association Supports the Elimination of Parents’ Right to Make Vaccine Choices

June 23 - In 2012, then California Assemblyman Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento)1 assured Californians that a bill he sponsored (AB2107) to increase child vaccination rates in the state would not remove parental rights to make vaccine choices for their children. Now a state Senator, he's singing a different tune. This year he worked...

Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website

June 23 - Many are not aware that in the US there is a federally operated vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) that Congress created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. The US Court of Federal Claims in Washington DC handles contested vaccine injury and death cases in what has become known...


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...