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January 21, 2015

13 Million – Twice the Population of El Salvador – Added To Food Stamp Rolls Under Obama

January 20 - In advance of the State of the Union, the Republican National Committee is pointing out some of the most negative aspects of President Obama’s past six years. Tuesday the RNC dispatched a compilation of statistics to the media, making up what it calling “Obama’s Union By The Numbers.” For example, the...

Gun Supplier ‘Will No Longer Provide Firearms’ for Liam Neeson Films

January 20 - On January 12, Breitbart News reported that action film star Liam Neeson stood in front of a poster of himself holding a handgun for Taken 3, and cursed America’s pro-gun culture. Reacting to the terror attacks in Paris he said, “There are too many [bleeping] guns out there, especially in America.” Para USA...

U.S. top court rules for Muslim inmate over prison beard ban

January 20 - An Arkansas policy prohibiting inmates from having beards violated the religious rights of a prisoner who had wanted to grow one in accordance with his Muslim beliefs, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The justices, on a 9-0 vote in a closely watched case involving prisoner Gregory Holt, rejected...

U.S. police using radar that allows them to see into homes

January 20 - Radar developed to allow the U.S. military to see into homes has spread to police departments, USA Today reported Tuesday. At least 50 law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, are using the handheld Range-R devices. The newspaper said some began using them more than...

Why You Should Quit Drinking Diet Soda

January 20 - When diet sodas were first introduced to the general public in the middle of the twentieth century, they seemed like the best new thing in food since sliced bread. The idea was that you could drink sodas without counting calories and worrying about weight gain. According to the University of Texas, 59 percent...

Obamacare Website Quietly Sharing Personal Data

January 20 - The government's health insurance website is quietly sending consumers' personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned. The scope of what is disclosed or how it might be used was not immediately...

Israel to Europe: We Warned You

January 14 - Israel’s outspoken embassy in Ireland this week again stirred the pot with a post to its Twitter feed reminding Europe that the Jewish state had warned it about failing to take seriously enough the threat of radical Islam. The post, which featured the Mona Lisa in Muslim head garb and holding what appears to be a missile...

Horrors Continue Under Michelle O’s Lunch Rules

January 19 - Desperate students are still taking to Twitter to reveal the horrors of school lunch under First Lady Michelle Obama’s rules, including empty chicken nuggets and complaints that meals taste like “prison food.” While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) raves about “locally sourced chicken sandwiches” that meet...

Circumcision carried out before age of 5 'can increase risk of autism by 46%'

January 21 - Boys who are circumcised before the age of five are more likely to develop autism, a study has suggested. Autism is a disability that affects people's communication and behaviour and, according to the paper published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine in January, circumcised boys are more likely...

High Court to Hear Gay Marriage Cases in April

January 18 - The U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the issue of gay marriage this term. At issue, can states refuse gay marriage and can states refuse to recognize gay marriages from other states? The justices said Friday they will review an appellate ruling that upheld bans on same-sex unions in four states. Kentucky, Michigan...

Law Requires AZ Students to Pass Citizenship Test

January 17 - High school students in Arizona must meet a new requirement before they graduate: they have to pass the U.S. citizenship test. The state legislature quickly passed the bill Thursday. Gov. Doug Ducey signed it later that evening, making Arizona the first state to enact such a requirement.


January 14, 2015

Liam Neeson blasted for 'rank hypocrisy'

January 13 - Action movie star Liam Neeson is being accused of lacking brains and “rank hypocrisy” for his comments blasting gun ownership in America – while making a career appearing in movies featuring … guns. “The rank hypocrisy of an actor who uses guns in his films and attacks gun ownership at the same time is way over...

School wants kids armed with canned goods against shooters

January 14 - An Alabama middle school principal sent a letter to parents saying she wants to arm students with canned food "as a result of school shootings." Principal Priscilla Holley of W.F. Burns Middle School in Valley sent a letter home to parents explaining she wants each student to have an 8-ounce canned food item handy...

Hundreds Rally in Support of Sacked Fire Chief

January 14 - Hundreds of supporters of Atlanta fire chief rallied at Georgia’s state Capitol Tuesday to protest what they call his unjust persecution. Fire Chief Kevin Cochran was suspended and then fired for writing a book that describes homosexuality as perversion. At Tuesday’s rally, Cochran said his termination sent a message...

Operation Choke Point: Feds Pressure Credit Union to Close Wisconsin Gun Dealer’s Bank Account

January 14 - A gun dealer in Hawkins, Wisconsin says the federal government forced the Heritage Credit Union to close his recently opened bank account because he’s in the business of legally selling guns. Mike Schuetz, the owner of Hawkins Guns LLC, a firearms store that sells both guns and ammunition, has audio tapes...

Economic Death Spiral: More American Businesses Dying Than Starting

January 14 - In a stunning Tuesday report, Gallup CEO and Chairman Jim Clifton revealed that “for the first time in 35 years, American business deaths now outnumber business births.” Clifton says for the past six years since 2008, employer business startups have fallen below the business failure rate, spurring what he calls...

The Toxic Profits of Shrimp Farming and Tin Mining

January 10 - The featured documentary by Earth Focus,1 an environmental investigative news magazine, reveals the toxic sides of the shrimp and smart phone industries. Aquaculture promotes itself as a sustainable solution to overfishing. But in reality, seafood farms cause as many problems as they solve, and may even be...


January 8, 2015

'Imaginary meal' pill makes you feel full and burns fat

January 5 - An "imaginary meal" pill is the latest weapon developed by scientists to fight obesity. The pill tricks the body into thinking it has consumed a large amount of calories – as if you have just eaten a substantial meal. In early tests on mice it effectively halted weight gain, lowered cholesterol, controlled blood sugar, and reduced...

U.S. public school forces girls to follow Islam

January 8 - The Douglas County School District in Colorado, under fire for saying that schoolgirls might have to cover up from head to ankle for a field trip to a Muslim mosque, has confirmed that such Shariah requirements will be enforced on the outing. “Students who choose to attend the [Rocky Heights Middle School] world...

State Forces Connecticut Teen With Cancer To Undergo Chemotherapy

January 5 - A 17-year-old girl with cancer is in an unprecedented legal battle with the state of Connecticut as the Department of Children and Families removed her from her home and forced the teen to receive chemotherapy. The girl being identified as “Cassandra C.” in court papers was diagnosed with cancer in September...

Nepal to issue passports with third gender for sexual minorities

January 7 - Nepal will issue passports to sexual minorities, adding a third gender category, an official said on Wednesday in a sign of the conservative Hindu-majority country becoming more liberal since the end of a decade-long civil war. The Himalayan nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are identified as either...

If the Internet becomes a public utility, you’ll pay more. Here’s why.

January 6 - The Federal Communications Commission is in the middle of a high-stakes decision that could raise taxes for close to 90 percent of Americans. The commission is considering whether to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service and, in doing so, Washington would trigger new taxes and fees at the state...

Why you don't need God

January 8 - It was January 2014 and I was sitting on the beach in Malibu looking out at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean, ebbing and flowing. I had just begun a personal project of challenging my lifelong assumption that God exists. You see, I had been a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for 19 years. I resigned from my...

Islam's War on Christians: Worst Yet to Come?

January 8 - From the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa, Christians are enduring attacks for their faith like never before. "The persecution of Christians is real, it is horrifically violent often, and it is spreading at unprecedented rate in modern times," said Dr. David Curry, president of Open Doors, a group that monitors religious...

Harvard Faculty Hit with Rising Obamacare Costs

January 6 - Faculty at Harvard University are being given a dose of their own medicine in the form of higher healthcare costs, thanks to Obamacare. Harvard healthcare experts advised President Barack Obama, giving him some of the ideas that were implemented in his Affordable Care Act. But the The New York Times reports the...

Wash. Allowed to Sue Florist in Gay Wedding Case

January 8 - A Washington judge says the state can bring a consumer protection lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding. Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom ruled Wednesday that Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, can be held...

December Gun Sales Skyrocket, 2.3 Million Background Checks Conducted

January 7 - The FBI’s December figures show 2.3 million background checks for gun purchasers were conducted in one month alone. That is an increase of nearly 300,000 from the number of background checks conducted in December 2013. Breitbart News previously reported that on Black Friday alone there were nearly...

Paris Proves ‘When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Guns’

January 8 - In the wake of the January 7 armed terrorist attack in Paris, real estate tycoon and social commentator Donald Trump said the attack proved the truth of the maxim, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Breitbart News previously reported that three men armed with AK-47s charged into Charlie...

Supreme Court to meet again to decide on hearing gay marriage

January 8 - The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who opted in October not to take up the issue of state bans on gay marriage, are set to meet behind closed doors on Friday to consider once again whether to hear any cases on the contentious issue. The court has five cases pending concerning same-sex marriage prohibitions...


January 1, 2015

Florida Judge Clears Gay Marriage to Start on Jan. 6 [Another One Bites the Dust]

January 1 - Same sex couples in Florida will be able to be legally married beginning next week, making Florida the 36th state with legal gay marriage. There's been a lot of confusion over whether same sex couples could actually get married beginning Jan. 6 because of an extensive legal wrangling that's been going on for months over...

America's Religious Landscape Seeing a Major Shift

January 1 - A new report by the Pew Forum is shedding light on the religious landscape in America and researchers say they're seeing a major shift. Findings show that more than one-quarter of American adults have left the faith in which they were raised in favor of another religion or no religion at all. The survey also finds that the number...

Penalties for Uninsured Skyrocketing in 2015

December 30 - This new year millions of taxpayers will face steep fines if they were uninsured in 2014. The coming year is the first year all taxpayers must report to the IRS whether they had health insurance for the previous year as required under Obamacare. Those who were uninsured will face fines, unless they qualify for one...

The Islamisation of Britain in 2014

January 1 - The Gatestone Institute has produced a comprehensive review of the growth of Islam and Islamism in Britain during 2014. Breaking down all the major events by month, senior fellow Soeren Kern says that Britain is becoming increasingly Islamised, and the process shows no signs of slowing down. The Muslim population...

German Chancellor Lashes Out at Anti-Islamification Marches as Support Grows

December 31 - Angela Merkel will use her televised new year’s eve address tonight to call on Germans to reject the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of Europe (PEGIDA) movement, remarking it “goes without saying” that Germany should accept mass immigration and refugees from the third world without questioning it.

CA Implements Firearm Restrictions on New Year’s Day

December 31 - On New Year’s Day, California will implement new restrictions on firearms sales, limiting the types of weapons residents can purchase from a gun dealer. Until 2015, CA allowed dealers to make changes to a semi-automatic handgun so that it would only fire a single shot. This allowed dealers stuck with semi-autos not on...

U.S. publishing giant erases Israel off map

December 31 - A Middle East with no Israel? That’s what students in that region of the world will see when they open their new world atlases as provided by the American-based mega-corporation HarperCollins. And apparently this batch of maps did not come from the company’s fiction department. The Telegraph of London...

The real meaning of 'separation of church and state

December 31 - On Jan. 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented by the famous Baptist preacher, John Leland. John Leland was then invited to preach to the president and Congress in the U.S. Capitol. The subject of his talk was...

21,000 regulations so far under Obama, 2,375 set for 2015

December 31 - The pace of agencies issuing new rules and regulations has hit a record high under President Obama, whose administration’s rules have filled 468,500 pages in the Federal Register. And, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the president is poised to unleash another 2,375 new rules on...

Bloomberg law gets Washington state sued

December 31 - Washington state officials are being sued to stop them from enforcing a new gun law adopted by voters in November after donations of tens of millions of dollars from some of the wealthiest men in the world, including former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. The lawsuit...

Gun owners fear Maryland cops target them for traffic stops

December 30 - A year ago this New Year’s Eve, John Filippidis of Florida was driving south with his family on Interstate 95 when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police pulled over his black Ford Expedition and proceeded to raid it while his twins, wife and daughter looked on — separated in the back seats of different police...

Military hardware still flowing to local police after Ferguson

December 30 - The federal government shipped nearly 4,000 more assault rifles to local law enforcement agencies in the three months following the Ferguson riots, marking a huge surge in the amount of lethal firearms being doled out to police and sheriff’s offices. The Ferguson riots drew attention and criticism to the massive...

Obama finds an ally on political controversies at the Vatican

December 30 - It’s not quite a gift from God but, politically, it may be the next best thing. President Obama increasingly is finding a key policy ally in the Vatican, with Pope Francis standing virtually shoulder to shoulder with the White House on income inequality and a historic diplomatic reboot with communist Cuba. The pontiff...


December 25, 2014

Deadly Tick-Borne ‘Bourbon Virus’ Unlike Anything Seen in USA Before

December 25 - The fast developing and deadly tick-borne virus that killed a man in Kansas has been identified. The virus is so deadly that doctors were barely able to keep up with the symptoms. The disease is now being called the Bourbon Virus–named after the Kansas County where the patient contracted the virus.

U.S. judge throws out Arizona sheriff's immigration suit against Obama

December 23 - A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought against Barack Obama by an Arizona police chief who called the U.S. president's sweeping immigration reforms unconstitutional, saying the plaintiff lacked legal standing in the case. Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia...

Obama Admin. Crams Over 1,200 New Regulations Just Before The New Year

December 23 - The Obama administration is cramming like a college student trying to study for a final exam, publishing more than 1,200 new regulations in the last 15 days alone, according to data from Regulations.gov. Energy and environment rules are the biggest category, with 139 published by the federal government in the last...

EPA can't regulate lead bullets, says federal court

December 23 - Hunters, hold your fire — the Environmental Protection Agency won't regulate your bullets. A federal appeals court denied a lawsuit Tuesday by environmental groups that the EPA must use the Toxic Substances Control Act regulate lead used in shells and cartridges. "We agree with EPA that it lacks...

Israel fires on Gaza over sniper attack

December 24 - The Israeli military said it deployed tank fire and an airstrike on targets in Gaza after its troops came under attack by Palestinian snipers as they were on patrol on the Israeli side of the border. It said it "immediately responded" to the Palestinian shooting attack on Wednesday. The Islamic militant group Hamas that...

Death Toll in Ebola Outbreak Rises to 7,573

December 24 - The death toll from Ebola in the three West Africa countries hardest hit by the epidemic has risen to 7,573 out of 19,463 confirmed cases recorded there to date, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone has the most cases, 9,004, while Liberia has the highest death toll...

CDC lab worker may have been exposed to Ebola

December 24 - A mishap at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta may have exposed a lab worker to to the Ebola virus. The CDC said the incident happened after an Ebola sample researchers were working on in a high-security lab was mistakenly transferred to a lower-security lab on the CDC campus.