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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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.
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
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 - 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...
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.
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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
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 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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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 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...
May 28 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has
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...
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...
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...
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...
May 27 - Israel’s embassy in the Netherlands has
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 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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,
Ireland could "create history" by becoming the first
nation to cast a...
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.
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...
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