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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...


May 14, 2015

Family of 8th Grader Suspended for NRA T-Shirt Sues School Board

May 13 - In April 2013, then-8th grader Jared Marcum was suspended from Logan Middle School in West Virginia after refusing to take off an NRA t-shirt he wore that day. His mother is now suing the Logan County Board of Education. ABC News reported that Marcum wore the shirt all the way through fifth period with no...

Largest U.S. needle exchange tries free meth pipes in Seattle

May 14 - Occasional crystal meth smoker Richard Russell ambles up to a church storage garage in a Seattle alley and a recovering drug addict hands him two brand new meth pipes, no questions asked. One of about two dozen methamphetamine users who received free bubble-ended pipes on a recent afternoon, Russell...

US Lawmakers: Pope Francis Wrong to 'Legitimize' Palestinians

May 14 - The Vatican’s announcement Wednesday that it would formally recognize a Palestinian state has drawn the ire of many lawmakers on Capitol Hill who say Pope Francis should stick to faith and morals and stay out of politics, Politico reports. The Holy See’s plans to sign a treaty recognizing the "state of Palestine"...

Is Greece about to default?

May 13 - Only a few hours after a Eurogroup meeting which hat-tipped progress in Greece bailout talks, Athens appears to be on the edge of bankruptcy. The Greek government said on Monday it would repay a €750 million tranche of International monetary fund (IMF) loans. But it emerged, on Tuesday (12 May), that it used...

Sheriff's deputies team with military for special-ops exercises

May 14 - A joint exercise of Fort Bragg special operations troops and sheriff’s deputies in Richland County, South Carolina that’s due to wrap Friday has set the Internet on fire, with bloggers and watchdogs – already upset with the looming Jade Helm 15 military training mission set for seven states this summer – decrying what...

DHS caught busing in illegal Somalis from Mexican border

May 13 - The U.S. is bringing in 100,000 Muslims every year through legal channels such as the United Nations refugee program and various visa programs, but new reports indicate a pipeline has been established through the southern border with the help of the federal agency whose job it is to protect the homeland. They are...


May 7, 2015

Obama throws weight behind gay marriage

May 6 - President Obama’s administration for the first time urged the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide, throwing its weight behind same-sex couples seeking an historic civil rights ruling. Obama’s top courtroom lawyer, U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, told the justices Friday that state bans on gay marriage...

Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel

May 7 - Cody Wilson had a vision to forward the digital revolution by creating the nation’s first firearm on a 3-D printer, and, taking a page from WikiLeaks, share the blueprints with the world via the Internet in what he called the “Wiki Weapons project.” Now he is suing the federal government in hopes of keeping his dream on target...

North Dakota town evacuated after oil train derailment [infinitely safer than a pipeline]

May 6 - An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about 20 people live. No injuries were reported in the accident about 7:30 a.m. near Heimdal, about 115 miles northeast of Bismarck. Ten tanker cars on the BNSF Railway...

Rick Warren: No One's as Scared of Church as US Gov't

May 7 - The faith community finds the U.S. government more difficult to work with than most other governments, Pastor Rick Warren told Congress Wednesday. Speaking before a Senate appropriations subcommittee on funding global health initiatives, he said most governments welcome assistance from faith-based groups.

Schools Quiz Twelve-Year-Olds about Gay, Oral, and Anal Sex

May 6 - A public hearing is taking place Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts State House to look into a controversial sex survey given to middle school and high school students. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and called the “Youth Risk Behavior Survey,” the survey asks students as young as 12 a series of...

Professor Fails Student for Refusing to Conform to His Anti-Christian Bias

May 6 - A humanities professor gave a 16-year-old girl four consecutive “zero” grades on assignments at Polk State College in Lakeland, Florida, for refusing to conform to his anti-Christian worldview. Grace is enrolled full-time in a virtual school she attends from home. Her mother, Kristin Lewis, tells Breitbart News...


April 30, 2015

WHO: Global Threat From Antibiotic Resistance Growing

April 29 - The World Health Organization says an increasing number of infections are no longer treatable because of growing antimicrobial resistance, putting the lives of millions of people at risk. The WHO study finds no region in the world is prepared to combat this serious global threat. Only one-quarter of the 133 countries has...

Teacher ousted for 'saying Obama not Christian'

April 28 - A middle-school teacher in Dublin, Georgia, was tossed from school – and her job – for allegedly telling her students President Obama isn’t a Christian. Nancy Perry is now due to retire at the end of the year, said Dublin Schools’ spokesman Chuck Ledbetter, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Obama to announce free e-books for low-income kids

April 30 - President Barack Obama will go to a public library in one of Washington's poorest neighborhoods on Thursday to talk about a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. Working with publishers and libraries, the White House sees the modest plan as part of a strategy to address inner city problems by...

Iran Fires Warning Shots across Bow of Cargo Ship

April 29 - Iranian patrol vessels have fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel that was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the cargo ship's master had initially refused an Iranian order to...

New York City comes out tops in youth survey

April 30 - New York has been ranked as the most popular city for young people aged 15 to 29 years old, scoring particularly high for its offerings of music, film and fashion, a survey released on Thursday said. London was a close second, scoring well on healthcare and travel, while Berlin was found to have high levels of digital access...


April 23, 2015

Obamacare Brings Growth in Food Stamps in Some States

April 22 - President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. New, streamlined application systems built for the health care overhaul are making it easier for people to enroll in...

Declassified: Iran 'At Most' 2-3 Months from Bomb

April 22 - The Obama administration says Iran is "at most" two to three months away from enriching enough nuclear fuel for an atomic bomb, an estimate that's been known for years but kept classified until now. Iran is also reportedly rekindling its relationship with Hamas, an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and...

JPMorgan Chase Bans Storage of Cash in its Safety Deposit Boxes

April 22 - Some JPMorgan Chase customers are receiving letters informing them that the bank will no longer allow cash to be stored in safety deposit boxes. The content of a post over on the Collectors Universe message board suggests that we may be about to see a resurgence of the old fashioned method of stuffing bank notes...

Feds Urge Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw $5,000 or More

March 23 - The Justice Department is ordering bank employees to consider calling the cops on customers who withdraw $5,000 dollars or more, a chilling example of how the war on cash is intensifying. Banks are already required to file ‘suspicious activity reports’ on their customers, with threats of fines and even jail time for directors...

Record 51 million immigrants in 8 years, will account for 82% of U.S. growth

April 22 - Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven...

Presidential hopeful Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans

April 22 - Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party's future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator's staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans...

Can Marco Rubio, legally, be president?

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ACLU demands Catholic groups pay illegals' abortions

April 23 - The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a lawsuit against the federal government to force Catholic groups that take taxpayer dollars to provide birth control and abortions for illegal immigrants. “We have heard reports that Catholic bishops are prohibiting Catholic charities from allowing teens in their care...

Ark of the Covenant coverup?

April 22 - An unauthorized project by Muslim authorities on the Temple Mount has revealed the existence of previously undocumented ancient floor designs at the site thought to be where the Bible’s First and Second Temples once stood, but Israeli archaeologists were denied the opportunity to view them.

How to know when migrant gravy train arrives in your town

April 22 - What are the signs that your community has been secretly selected for an infusion of refugees from Muslim nations like Syria or Somalia, or migrant workers from Central America? The Obama White House released a report last week on the integration of immigrants and refugees that provides some clues. It could...