January 10 - Missouri State University has settled a
lawsuit after kicking out a student who would not counsel
homosexual couples. The university has agreed to pay $25,000
to Andrew Cash, who was removed from a master's degree
counseling program in 2014. The $25,000 is the estimated cost
for Cash to obtain a master's degree at another university.
Cash said in his lawsuit that he was "targeted and punished
for expressing his Christian worldview." The settlement
prevents Cash from seeking admission...
January 11 - President-elect Donald Trump says
construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will begin
immediately after he takes office Jan. 20. “On the
‘fence’—it’s not a fence. It’s a wall. You just misreported
it. We’re going to build a wall,” Trump said during a
Wednesday press conference at Trump Tower in New York City. “I
could wait about a year and a half until we finish our
negotiations with Mexico, which will start immediately after
we get into office. But I don’t want to wait. Mike Pence is
January 11 - President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan to
build a border wall along with U.S.-Mexico Border will be
challenged through environmental lawsuits, according to
California’s second-highest official. California Lt. Gov.
Gavin Newsom said in an interview with ‘The
Golden State Podcast’ that he would use specific
environmental laws in the state to stop the border wall from
being built, at least in southern California. “There’s
something called CEQA in California—NEPA at the federal
level,” Newsom told...
January 11 - Migrants crossing the U.S.-Canadian border
are now looking to circumvent deportation under
President-Elect Donald Trump with the help of faith
organizations. Since the start of 2015, over 500 have
illegally crossed the U.S. northern border, a region that is
rarely focused on but is proving to cause issues as more
refugees are reportedly coming from Canada after being placed
there. Migrants are looking to be harbored by churches,
hospitals, and schools to avoid potential deportation under...
January 12 - A school district is taking on new
measures to shield migrants from federal immigration law, just
as President-Elect Donald Trump is expected to crack-down on
the issue. The Santa Maria Joint High School District’s Board
of Education unanimously approved a new policy, which makes
the school district a “safe haven” for not only unlawfully
present students, but also their family members who are in the
country as well. “Under the law, all students have the right
to attend public school and enjoy...
January 12 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on
Tuesday reiterated the claim that Israel has “unequivocal”
evidence of the Obama administration’s involvement in
orchestrating the anti-settlement resolution passed by the UN
Security Council last month. “We have unequivocal evidence
that the Security Council resolution passed in the UN against
Israel was led by the administration,” he
told a group of visiting American Israel Public Affairs
Committee (AIPAC) officials in Jerusalem. “There is no...
January 12 - In a new study of President Obama’s
legacy, the Pew Research Center found that religious
affiliation and practice dropped off dramatically during his
two terms in the White House. “When it comes to the nation’s
religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s
presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all,”
Pew notes in a
report released this week titled “How America Changed
During Barack Obama’s Presidency.” When Barack Obama took
office, those who identified as atheists...
January 11 - Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill in
the House of Representatives that touched on nearly every step
U.S. agencies take in creating and applying new rules,
continuing their blitz to radically reform "abusive" federal
regulation of areas from the environment to the workplace. In
a 238-183 vote, the House passed the "Regulatory
Accountability Act," which combined eight bills aimed at
changing how the vast government bureaucracy runs. Only five
Democrats voted for it.
January 10 - Canada’s capital is a small sleepy city of
less than a million. Its average annual murder rate is only
10. That’s a weekend in Chicago. But last year something
strange happened to Ottawa’s murder rate. It shot up to 24
homicides. The last two murders were of Somali Muslim sisters
Asma and Nasiba. Their murderer was their brother, Musab A-Noor.
Despite the obvious history of Muslim honor killings of women,
often carried out by brothers against their sisters, Musab was
found “unfit” to stand trial.
January 12 - The U.S. Senate took the first major step
toward repealing the Affordable Care Act after a marathon
voting session that started Wednesday evening and extended
into early Thursday. The vote does not repeal President
Obama's signature achievement, but it does set the stage for
Republicans to clear the first procedural hurdle for repeal of
the massive health care law. The bill will now go to the House
of Representatives for a vote expected to take place on
January 12 - The Mexican consul in Chicago said that
immigrants are flocking to the Windy City before Donald Trump
becomes president because Chicago is a sanctuary city,
according to a report Tuesday in
El Financiero. Carlos Martin Jimenez was speaking at a
recent gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consuls in Mexico
City and said that Mexicans in Indiana and Wisconsin are
coming to the Chicago consulate due to it being a sanctuary
for illegal immigrants. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...
January 10 - It is indisputable that we are negatively
affecting our air, soil and water in a way that is drastically
impacting the earth itself. If you look down while on an
airplane, you can't help but notice the vast exposure of soils
into perfectly-carved squares below. These exposed soils are a
tragic sign of an unsustainable practice that leads to
erosion, runoff pollution while also decreasing soil organic
matter and impacting our air quality. Please use my search
engine to find previous interviews...
January 11 - Heavy reliance on antibiotics in medicine
and agriculture has brought about drug-resistant bacteria,
which exacerbate successful treatment of many infections.
That’s a fact that people responsible for food production at
large, from farm to table, say they’re very aware of, as the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been
encouraging farmers to use as little antibiotics as possible.
Every year, many restaurants and supermarkets commit to only
January 1 - Food stamp enrollment dropped by 25,000
people in Arkansas in 2016, after the state reinstated work
requirements limited individuals to three months of benefits
unless they found or trained for a job, Arkansas Online
reports. Arkansas stopped granting waivers to work
requirements January 1, 2016, and by April, 9,000 people were
off of food stamps, also called Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Another 15,000 more lost
their benefits between April and November...
January 5 - After eight years of magnanimous humility,
servility and deferential governance toward his political
opposition, ‘President selfless‘ awards himself the
Medal of Distinguished Public Service. Thus, President
Obama officially declares himself the greatest public servant
during his own tenure. No. Really, not kidding. He did.
Ceremonial Pictures HERE.
January 5 - Following the nearly 4,400 shootings that
marred Chicago’s 2016, hopes were high that 2017 would be
different. But as of January 4, a total of 54 people had
already been shot in Chicago during the new year. Moreover, on
January 3 — just three days into the new year — 12 people were
shot in 13 hours in gun-controlled Chicago. According to the
Chicago Tribune, there were 54 shooting victims
between January 1, 2017, through January 4, 2017. Of those,
seven were shot fatally.
January 4 - A trio of Republican senators has
introduced legislation regarding President-elect Donald
Trump’s desired relocation for the U.S. embassy in Israel.
Lawmakers don’t need to pass legislation to authorize a move
because Congress already did that in 1995. It passed a bill
that would allow the U.S. to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem, but it contained one caveat -- the president could
delay the move for national security reasons. Ever since,
Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush...
January 4 - The latest numbers from
the U.S. Treasury say the United State’s federal debt has
risen by a trillion dollars in President Obama’s final year in
office, while Republicans controlled both the House and
Senate. The debt at the end of 2016 was
$19,976,826,951,047.80, a one-year increase of
$1,054,647,941,626.91. To put the number in perspective, in
order to spend one trillion dollars, you would have to spend
ten million dollars a day, every day for 273 years.
January 5 - An Afghan migrant, who was convicted of
beheading a woman in the Netherlands, walked unchecked into
the UK where he went on to brutally attack two police officers
with a claw hammer. Jamshid Piruz’s lawyer defended his
actions by insisting the “offence was committed at a time of
stress for my client” as he “was in a foreign country” and was
“very confused by the vehicles driving on a different side of
reports to the Daily Mail. He had been sentenced to
12 years in jail...
January 4 - In the past six weeks, the Washington Post
published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat
that went viral:
one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake
the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both
articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a
humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the
core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was
a full two weeks later to the top of the original article;
the other was...
January 3 - The University of Wisconsin-Madison is
currently taking applications for its “Men’s Project,” a
six-week program that aims to counter the alleged harmful
effects of society’s masculinity paradigms and pressures and
empower participants to promote “gender equity.” “Men’s
Project creates a space for critical self-reflection and
dialogue about what it means to be a man and how masculinity
impacts us and those around us,” organizers state in promoting
the effort. “The experience focuses on the...
January 3 - Finland has started a radical experiment:
It's giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income, with funds
that keep flowing whether participants work or not. The
program, which kicks off this month, is one of the first
efforts to test a "universal basic income." Participants will
receive €560 ($587) a month -- money that is guaranteed
regardless of income, wealth or employment status. The idea is
that a universal income offers workers greater security,
especially as technological advances reduce the need...
December 29 - It’s one of the most stunning
contradictions in the Obama presidency. As a candidate in
2008, then Sen. Barack Obama, R-Ill., vowed he would give up
vacations if elected president, in order to completely focus
on his job. Fast-forward to the present, and it is now
projected Obama will have spent more than $100 million
taxpayer dollars on vacations during his eight years as
president. That’s the astounding
estimate provided Thursday to WND by the government watchdog
December 28 - The Obama administration is using a
taxpayer-funded program to award business grants to Salvadoran
migrants deported from the United States. Run by the nonprofit
Instituto Salvadorno Del Migrante and funded through a $50,000
grant from the taxpayer-backed Inter-American Foundation, the
program “facilitates [deportees’] reintegration into their
communities and supports their enterprises by offering
financial education, technical advice, and assistance with
December 29 - A Los Angeles city councilman has
introduced a bill that would ban adults without children from
being on playgrounds in public parks.
The measure, proposed by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, was
drafted after he heard complaints from multiple constituents
about drug use at a local park. Residents, he said, were
avoiding bringing their children to the park because there
were too many drug users inhabiting it. His resulting
legislation, which has yet to face a vote,
would ban any adult from being...
December 27 - In the first 84 days of the 2017 fiscal
year (October 1, 2016 – December 23, 2016), the Obama
administration has accepted 25,584 refugees into the United
States, according to data provided by the
State Department. Per
Breitbart, compared to the same period in FY2016, that
represents an 86% increase year-over-year. And while we were
expecting a large increase in refugee admittances in 2017 (see
Administration Plans To Admit At Least 110,000 Refugees In
2017“), the ~30%...
December 28 - Three Michigan police officers, who shot
two dogs for lunging and barking at them during a drug raid,
were once again justified in their actions — this time by a
federal appeals court. Mark and Cheryl Brown of Battle Creek,
Mich., filed suits over unreasonable seizure of their property
and a violation of their constitutional rights for the deaths
of their pets. According to the Battle Creek Enquirer,
officers shot and killed the Browns' pit bull terriers during
an April 2013 operation, with...
December 28 - On the day that California officials
implemented a controversial law that allows undocumented
residents to obtain driver’s licenses, DMV offices throughout
the state were packed with immigrants looking to take
advantage of the opportunity. Two years after the
implementation of AB 60 on Jan. 1, 2015, an estimated 806,000
undocumented residents have received driver’s licenses,
according to Department of Motor Vehicles statistics this
month. About 14,000 of these...
December 29 - Sikh officers can now wear full turbans
in the New York Police Department. NYPD Commissioner James
O'Neill announced the policy change Wednesday, flanked by
officers in navy blue turbans fastened with police brass. "We
want to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, and I think this
is going to go a long way to help us with that," O'Neill said.
"It's a major change in our uniform policy, so we had to go
about it carefully. And now I have the opportunity to make the
December 27 - New requirements at George Washington
University in Washington, D.C. have taken away the U.S.
history requirement for history majors. As a result of a
change in department requirements, history majors at
George Washington University are no longer required to take a
U.S. history course in order to graduate. Although professors
claim that most students opt to take a U.S. history course
voluntarily, it is now possible to receive a history degree
from George Washington University without...
December 28 - Christians are the most persecuted
religious group in the world, with around 90,000 killed for
their faith in 2016, the director of a leading religious study
group has said. Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for
Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), told Vatican Radio that
around half a billion Christians in the world are unable to
express their faith completely freely, while around 90,000 –
one every six minutes – died for their faith in the past year
alone. Referring to statistics from the Centre for the...
December 28 - President Barack Obama’s administration
has resettled 46 refugees in Missoula, Mont., since August,
according to the Department of State’s
website. Local opposition to the influx of refugees has
been loud and vocal, but the Obama administration and the
local voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) who are being paid to settle
the refugees appear indifferent to what the majority of
Montana residents prefer. Instead, they appear to be
responding to the political leadership...
December 29 - On Wednesday, Secretary of State John
Kerry delivered a speech blasting the Israeli government and
defending the Obama administration’s decision to abstain from,
and hence allow, an anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security
Council last week. In his
remarks, Kerry presented six principles for a final peace
agreement between Israel and the Palestinians that he believed
represented “a broad consensus on balanced principles that
would satisfy the core needs of both sides.” One of those...
December 29 - Last week, administrators at the
University of Oregon made it clear to professors that they
would be disciplined if they offended students on the subjects
of race, gender, sexuality, or religion. This is a concerning
new development considering that this new warning from
administrators suggests that professors can be disciplined
based upon what students subjectively choose to find
offensive. Discipline for remarks made by professors is not
limited to bigoted remarks or deliberate racism...
December 29 - French citizens will contribute an extra
1.60 euros ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to
help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that
have recently hit the country. The measure comes into force on
Sunday and requires policy holders to contribute 5.90 euros
instead of 4.30 euros. French government officials said in
October when they revealed the scheme that about 90 million
insurance policies are floating the fund, which currently has
reserves of 1.45 billion euros.
December 28 - President Barack Obama on Wednesday
designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada
as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native
American artifacts from mining, oil and gas drilling in one of
his final moves to protect the environment. "Today’s actions
will help protect this cultural legacy and will ensure that
future generations are able to enjoy and appreciate these
scenic and historic landscapes," Obama said in a statement.
Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act...
December 21 - A Christian student prevented from
sharing his faith due to restrictive and subjectively applied
“free speech” rules at Georgia Gwinnett College has filed a
76-page lawsuit against 11 named college officials. “The First
Amendment guarantees every student’s freedom of speech and
religion. Every public school – and especially a state college
that is supposed to be the ‘marketplace of ideas’ – has the
duty to protect and promote those freedoms,” said ADF legal
counsel Travis Barham...
December 21 - In the final stretch of his term
President Barack Obama is implementing new environmental
protections that stand to thwart Donald Trump's agenda on oil
and gas extraction in ways that may prove difficult for the
president-elect to roll back. The Obama administration
announced on Tuesday that it will place an indefinite ban on
offshore oil and gas drilling across large swaths of Atlantic
and Arctic waters. The actions come in conjunction with news
that Canada will implement a sweeping ban of its own...
December 18 - Taxpayers will dole out nearly $10
billion more next year to help people buy Obamacare health
care plans through the insurance exchanges, according to a
study released Thursday that highlighted the spiraling costs
of President Obama’s signature achievement. The federal
government will spend $42.6 billion to subsidize customers’
Obamacare plans, up from $32.8 billion this year, the Center
for Health and Economy said, amid widespread questions over
the law’s ability to survive.
December 22 - Have we failed this generation of young
adults by not equipping them to be able to handle the harsh
realities of the real world? According to the Wall Street
Journal, the percentage of Americans in the 18 to 34-year-old
age bracket that are currently living with their parents
hasn’t been this high in 75 years. At this point nearly 40
percent of our young adults in that age range are living at
home, and many are concerned that this could have some
alarming implications for the future of our nation.
December 21 - Congressional Republicans are considering
holding off on repealing some of ObamaCare's taxes, according
to lobbyists familiar with the discussions. GOP lawmakers on
the House Ways and Means Committee discussed the possibility
of keeping some of the taxes in place during a retreat last
week at the Library of Congress, the sources say. Even if some
of the taxes are not removed as part of the initial repeal
bill, it does not necessarily mean they will remain
December 21 - Students at the University of Maryland
have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the
campus more amenable to “marginalized student populations.”
The project, known as
ProtectUMD, is a collaborative effort between 25 student
organizations at the University of Maryland, including
for Justice in Palestine,
Bisexuals at Maryland, and the
Black Student Union. There are 64 demands across 8 subsets
of students—Marginalized, American Indian, Black...
December 22 - Britain’s Prince of Wales has spoken out
on national radio in an appeal for persecuted Christians and
minorities across the world, but the Royal also moved to
criticise “populist groups”. Speaking on Thought for the Day,
a short early morning slot on BBC Radio 4 dedicated to faith
issues, the son of Britain’s reigning Monarch urged listeners
to think of persecuted religious figures — singling out Jesus
Christ and Muhammad — this Christmas. The future King spent
much of his short radio...
December 22 - The Obama administration is officially
ending a post-9/11 era registration system for immigrant men
from mostly Muslim countries. The decision to scrap the
National Security Entry-Exit Registration System comes amid
growing international terror fears and President-elect Donald
Trump’s suggestions that he could ban Muslim immigrants from
the United States. Trump said Wednesday, “You know my plans.”
The NSEERS program was widely derided by civil libertarians as
December 20 - Another round of snow — including reports
of thundersnow — blanketed the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna
Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii on Sunday and Monday. Mauna
Kea park rangers reported "significant snowfall with
continuous thunder and lightning over the summits," the
National Weather Service in Honolulu tweeted late Sunday.
Upward motion of air (which meteorologists call convection)
helps produce thunderstorms. But it's fairly rare to have
convection within a winter storm.
December 20 - England is not set to have a white
Christmas - but snow has fallen in the Sahara desert for only
the second time in living memory. Amateur photographer Karim
Bouchetata took incredible pictures of snow covering the sand
in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra, Algeria,
yesterday afternoon. He captured the amazing moment snow fell
on the red sand dunes in the world's largest hot desert for
the first time in 37 years. Snow was last seen in Ain Sefra on
February 18, 1979, when...
December 19 - President Barack Obama pardoned 78 people
and shortened the sentences of 153 others convicted of federal
crimes on Monday – the most individual clemencies ever granted
in a single day by any president. As he nears the end of his
second term, Obama has issued more commutations than the
previous 11 presidents combined, according to the White House.
“The 231 individuals granted clemency today have all
demonstrated that they are ready to make use — or have already
December 18 - Evidence that the document presented to
the American public by Barack Obama as his Hawaiian
certificate is fake soon will be heading to members of
Congress, and the difficult discussions over what crimes may
have been committed and what should be done could begin soon.
The atmosphere in Washington will be different under Trump,
who will be inaugurated Jan. 20, since he publicly questioned
Obama’s birth certificate in 2011. During this election
season, he stated he now...
December 20 - Your right to vaccine exemptions is under
attack in many states, from Texas to California, with
lawmakers increasingly pushing for
mandatory vaccination in the name of public health. The
issue came to a head in 2015, when a
measles outbreak that started at Disneyland ignited near
hysteria about the number of unvaccinated children in the
state of California. The source of the initial Disney theme
park exposure was never identified, yet it was assumed that
the measles outbreak...
December 20 - Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect at
least 2 million Americans every year. At least 23,000 die as a
result. The growing threat of antibiotic-resistant disease is
one of the biggest health threats facing the globe, yet,
unlike some other pressing health threats, it has a clear and
well-known cause: overuse of antibiotics. “The use of
antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to
antibiotic resistance around the world,” the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, explaining...
December 17 - Consumption of olive oil has increased
more than 10-fold in the U.S. over the past 35 years, from 29
metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015. The popularity of
the Mediterranean diet has made olive oil a $16 billion-a-year
industry. Unfortunately, this popularity has also led to fraud
and corruption. In his book, "Real Food/Fake Food," Larry
Olmsted, an investigative journalist and food critic, reveals
the dark side of this otherwise healthy food.
Olives and olive oil are well-known for their many...
December 14 - The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
has urged the country’s municipalities to prepare for war,
another shocking indication of how mass immigration is
threatening the stability of the European country. “The agency
sent official letters out to security heads in municipalities
explaining that they must be better equipped to meet the
threat of war and other crisis situations,”
reports The Local. The warning is part of the country’s
plan to reintroduce a Cold War-era civil defense strategy.
December 15 - In an unexpected reversal, President
Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but
let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate
Tehran’s concerns that the U.S. is
backsliding on the nuclear deal. Although the White House
had said that Mr. Obama was expected to sign the
10-year-renewal, the midnight deadline came and went Thursday
with no approval from the president. White House Press
Secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama had decided to let it
December 15 - European Parliament head Martin Schulz
demanded Wednesday that the role laid out for MEPs in the
Brexit negotiations be beefed up, threatening otherwise to
reject any resulting deal. In a letter to EU President Donald
Tusk, Schulz criticised draft plans for the process that would
relegate the parliament to “a secondary role in...Brexit
negotiations.” If MEPs are indeed restricted to a less
consequential part in the talks, the lawmakers could reject
the final outcome of the negotiations.
December 14 - Over a thousand British Muslims took to
the streets of London on Tuesday in a show of force, blocking
off a central London square to call for a caliphate while the
crowd chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’. Those were the words of a poet
invited to address the raucous crowd outside the Syrian
Embassy in central London who cheered and yelled Allahu Akbar
(Allah is the greatest) in support of his calls for war.
Eschewing an alternative demonstration in support of Syria
taking place outside...
December 15 - The Cleveland Indians continue their
collective bow to political correctness, launching a new phase
in their quest to phase out their Chief Wahoo logo. According
to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Clubhouse manager
Tony Amato said the Indians won’t have an alternative jersey
until 2018 after retiring the cream jerseys last season. They
will, however, retain the red caps from the cream uniforms and
wear them with their blue tops at home in 2017.” Those red
hats with the block “C”, will replace...
December 15 - A municipality just outside Chicago,
Illinois has now pledged itself to be a home for illegal
aliens who want to be shielded from federal immigration law,
officially claiming the mantle as a sanctuary city. The
aldermen of Evanston, Illinois unanimously adopted a policy
which will ban local police from being able to share
information with federal immigration officials from the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, according to
Evanston Now. Opponent of the sanctuary policy,
December 15 - A group of Hollywood celebrities are
calling on Republican electors in the Electoral College to
disregard their states’ voting results and deny Donald Trump
the presidency when the group casts their official ballots on
December 19. In a
star-studded video PSA released Wednesday, actors Martin
Sheen, Debra Messing, Richard Schiff, Bob Odenkirk, BD Wong
and others urge Republican electors to be “American heroes”
and ensure Trump doesn’t reach the 306 electoral votes he
December 15 - Babies made from two women and one man
have been approved by the UK's fertility regulator. The
historic and controversial move is to prevent children being
born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle - who
developed the advanced form of IVF - are expected to be the
first to offer the procedure and have already appealed for
donor eggs. The first such child could be born, at the
earliest, by the end of 2017. Some families have lost multiple
children to incurable mitochondrial diseases...
December 15 - The military wing of the Hamas terrorist
organization has a novel method of collecting intelligence on
IDF positions and Israeli communities, kites connected to
GoPro cameras. The IDF forces stationed near the Gaza Strip
have identified the practice, with missions and patrols near
the border seeing kites with increasing regularity. In most
instances, the kites were taken down quickly by their handlers
after soldiers fired warning shots. The IDF believes that
Hamas is using the video footage...
December 15 - A classified report by Israel's Ministry
of Foreign Affairs determines that Europe is incapable of
defending itself from direct military attack, as not a single
European country is able to execute independent military
action. The report summarizes a series of five meetings
between senior officials at the Foreign Ministry concerning a
common European defense policy. Discussions drew a grim
picture in which the Europe of today in seeking to eradicate
war on the continent, ran into military...
December 15 - Heightening tensions among several
nations that have staked a claim in the South China Sea, the
Chinese government appears to have installed anti-aircraft and
anti-missile weaponry on its seven man-made islands in the key
shipping waterway, according to an American think tank's new
report. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
issued the finding in a report late Wednesday, identifying
the newly constructed weapons systems in satellite images
captured last month.
December 14 - The Obama administration has issued a
final rule designed to block states from withholding federal
Title X money for Planned Parenthood and other family planning
clinics, which have been under threat of defunding because
they provide abortions among other services. But many expect
the rule to be overturned in 2017 as a Republican-controlled
Congress finds new strength with a Republican set to take over
the White House. The new rule, issued on Wednesday by the U.S.
Department of Health...
December 11 - The federal agency that handles
deportations spent more than $100 million of its money over
the last few years to ferry illegal immigrant children around
the U.S., according to calculations by a watchdog group that
says the cash could have been better spent on enforcement.
Government figures obtained by the Immigration Reform Law
Institute through an open records request show Immigration and
Customs Enforcement spent an average of $665 per juvenile in
2014, with most of that going...
December 13 - General Mills' Cheerios are one of the
first solid foods many parents feed to their children. They're
small, convenient and easy to chew — and there's even a
section on the Cheerios website for "new parents who have
invited...original Cheerios to introduce their children to
finger foods." The site states that toddlers age 9 months and
older are typically ready for Cheerios, and even touts "the
fact that 4 of 5 pediatricians recommend Cheerios as a finger
food." You may further believe Cheerios to be...
December 7 - The conservative group One Million Moms is
urging parents and grandparents to let Highlights magazine
know they do not approve of the recent decision to
feature homosexual couples in the children's magazine.
"Babies and preschoolers will soon be introduced to this
sensitive topic in the Highlights line of magazines,"
the group wrote on its website. "Parents are seeing more
examples of children being indoctrinated to homosexual
families as normal, especially in the...
December 7 - The referendum in which Britons voted to
leave the European Union is not legally binding, the Supreme
Court was told on Wednesday during a hearing on who has the
power to trigger Brexit. The court is considering an appeal by
the government against a ruling last month that ministers
cannot invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, the first
formal step in the process of leaving the bloc, without
parliament’s explicit approval. If the Supreme Court upholds
that ruling, the risk for the government is that...
December 8 - This is the “cultural enrichment” 53% of
Austrians just voted for. From the German news site
Politikstube as translated by Nash Montana for
Gates of Vienna: Graz: Afghan refugees attack guests at a
Christmas celebration, use their belts as whips Multiple
people were injured during an attack on guests at a Christmas
party at the Schlossberg [Castle Hill] in Graz. The incident
happened Thursday night. The victims of the attack were
celebrating at the Stallbastei [the stables] of the castle,
when they saw...
December 8 - During a speech at the Christian Democrats
party conference this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel lectured
German citizens, telling them they need to “integrate” with
multiculturalism even as a migrant crime wave continues to
sweep the country. “Some people who have always been living
here in Germany are in urgent need of a course in integration
themselves,” said Merkel, adding that she was concerned about
people making inflammatory comments on the Internet.
December 7 - Seventy-five years after Japan unleashed
one of the most devastating naval attacks in history on the US
fleet at Pearl Harbor, the country has again established
itself as one of the world's foremost military powers, experts
say. The resurgence comes despite a constitution imposed by
the United States after World War II that limited the
country's forces to defensive purposes only. In fact, analysts
say, that defensive restriction has helped make Japan's
military stronger than it might have been...
December 8 - A new report from the United Kingdom says
anti-discrimination laws there are being used to suppress
religious freedom. Independent think tank
ResPublica has issued a report analyzing how laws like the
Equality Act 2010 led to suppressed religious liberty. "Since
its enactment, equality legislation has enabled the courts to
exercise complete control over who is free to discriminate
against whom and to regulate the inner moral convictions of
private citizens," the report states.
December 7 - Somali refugees are arriving in the United
States at the highest rate ever in the first two months of
Fiscal Year 2017, according to the State Department’s
interactive website. Between October 1, 2016, the beginning of
the fiscal year, and December 7, 2016, a total of 2,775 Somali
refugees have arrived in the United States. That rate is more
than thirty percent higher than the previous record during the
same period of time during any of the fourteen most recent
previous fiscal years, beginning in FY 2002.
December 8 - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen
proposed Thursday that the children of illegal immigrants
should be refused public school places as part of tough
proposals to restrict state services. "I've got nothing
against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our
country, don't expect that you will be taken care of, treated
(by the health system) and that your children will be educated
for free," Le Pen said. "That's finished now, it's the end of
playtime," she told an audience at a conference...
December 8 - Retailer Sears Holdings Corp reported its
fifth straight quarterly loss and said there was no guarantee
when it would return to profitability, underscoring its
struggle to stanch a years-long decline in sales. The
company's shares were down about 1.5 percent on Thursday. The
stock has fallen 41 percent this year, compared with a 36
percent rise in the S&P 500 Department Stores Sub Index. Total
revenue fell 14.3 percent to $5.03 billion in the third
quarter ended Oct. 29, hit by lower demand...
December 7 - A New York state court on Tuesday
temporarily stopped New York City from destroying the personal
records of hundreds of thousands of municipal I.D. card
holders after Republicans argued the records might be needed
to track criminals. Seeking to protect illegal immigrants who
fear deportation under a President-elect Donald Trump
administration, city officials had been considering destroying
the information and said on Tuesday they would stop collecting
it starting next month.
December 8 - Almost 60 percent of transgender Americans
have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation,
saying they have been harassed and assaulted, according to the
largest survey taken of transgender people in the United
States. The survey of 27,715 respondents reached an estimated
2 percent of the adult transgender population in 2015, seeking
to fill a gap in data about a severely understudied group
whose experiences and challenges from medicine to law to
economics and family...
December 6 - Worried that your child is going to go to
college and waste your hard earned money on courses that not
only are a complete waste of time, but that tell them what —
not how — to think? You should be. Thankfully, there are
groups such as the
Foundation (YAF), a national student organization, which
has compiled a comprehensive list of courses that students get
to choose from. So, parents, this Christmas season, whip out
that checkbook, make cursive handwriting great...
December 7 - House Democrats renewed their call for
President Obama to issue a “full, categorical pardon” for
illegal immigrants, saying Wednesday that he is
misunderstanding the extent of his powers and he can, in fact,
help out hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant Dreamers.
Young adults who came to the U.S. as children, the more than
740,000 Dreamers who gained tentative legal status under Mr.
Obama’s 2012 deportation amnesty, are the most sympathetic
figures in the debate.
December 7 - Video emerged Wednesday of a young woman
in a German subway station being kicked down a flight of
stairs, in what some are calling an unprovoked attack by a
“migrant gang.” The security footage from the station in
Berlin was posted from several sources, including the German
newspaper Bild, which published it online with the headline,
“Shocking video.” The YouTube channel
Freedom USA posted the
uncensored video without any headlines, but noted, “This is
December 7 - A group of leftist activists is plotting
to “shut down” the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20 –
forcing the president-elect to take his oath of office “behind
closed doors” – “if Trump is to be inaugurated at all.” The
group, known as the
Counter-Inaugural Welcoming Committee, or
#DisruptJ20, says it calls on “all people of conscience to
shut down the ceremonies.” It continues, “If Trump is
inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing
the world that the vast...