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July 30, 2014

University to Offer ‘Gender-Open’ Restrooms

July 30 - Northwestern University will offer “gender-open restrooms” to its students this fall. “We are trying to be responsive to the needs of all of our students and to be inclusive,” campus spokesman Bob Rowley said in an email to The College Fix. “This is becoming a common occurrence on campuses across the U.S.”

Homeland Security Agents Raid Home to Seize Land Rover For Violation of EPA Regulations

July 29 - In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a couple in Statesville, N.C. due to the fact that the vehicle allegedly violates EPA emission standards. As part of its mission...

Crumbling Freedom: Cake Artist Sent to 'Reeducation'

July 28 - Imagine being ordered to go against your religious beliefs, and if you refuse, you could be arrested, fined, or sued. That happened to the Christian owner of a Colorado bakery who now must make wedding cakes for gay couples. However, the owner is standing his ground and his action is inspiring people around the world.

Another One Bites the Dust (31 left): Virginia Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

July 28 - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of such unions performed in other states violate the U.S. Constitution.

Obama Thanks Muslims for ‘Building the Very Fabric of Our Nation’

July 28 - A statement put out today by President Barack Obama on the occasion of a religious holiday is raising some eyebrows. The word choice here, that anyone built "the very fabric of our nation" would usually sound hackneyed and overplayed - but, in this particular instance, given that the U.S. didn't even have its...

Ebola is a threat to U.K. warns Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

July 30 - Even though the virus has not infected anyone in Britain yet, U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Ebola is a serious threat and needs to be taken seriously. Hammond plans on chairing an emergency Cobra meeting about the situation, he told BBC News. "At the moment we don't think any British nationals [abroad]...


July 16, 2014

Top 10 Destructive Nutrition Lies Ever Told

July 16 - There is no shortage of health advice out there, and no shortage of bad advice to go along with it. Some misguided notions are harmless—but others are outright dangerous and can lead you down the road to chronic health problems and may even trim years off your life. It is critically important to decipher fact from...

NSA's Goal is 'Population Control'

July 14 - One of the highest level whistleblowers from the National Security Agency, William Binney, says the agency is moving toward watching everyone, according to The London Guardian. "The ultimate goal of the NSA is total population control," Binney, who worked as a code breaker, told a conference in London. "At least 80 percent...

Obama Downplays Muslim Attacks on Christians

July 15 - While national and international media attention is focused on Israel's military operation against Gaza, CBN News Contributor Raymond Ibrahim believes the Obama administration is downplaying and even denying the extent of Muslim attacks against Christians around the world. In an extensive article for the Gatestone...

Church of England Allows Women Bishops

July 15 - The Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops, ending one of the church's longest and most divisive disputes. The church's national assembly approved the historic step, reaching the required two-thirds majority in each of its three different houses. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby...

Researchers warn California groundwater could dry up without proper management

July 16 - California has been pumping groundwater to cope with its catastrophic drought, but pockets of pain remain in some agricultural communities, and treating groundwater like an unlimited resource could have disastrous results in the future as the supply dries out, researchers said Tuesday. Reliable groundwater access...

Obama Vows Intelligence Cooperation to Germany's Merkel

July 15 - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday for the first time since a new spy scandal dented relations between the two allies, and pledged to be in touch about ways to improve U.S.-German intelligence cooperation. The call followed a difficult period in...

Texas Sets Goal to Fingerprint Every Resident

July 15 - The Texas Department of Public Safety has quietly embarked on a project to take the fingerprints of every Texan old enough to drive over the next 12 years, and add them to a statewide criminal history database. Not only has the department made that momentous decision on its own, it doesn’t even have clear...

Habitable Worlds With Extraterrestrial Life Are Likely Out There

July 15 - NASA scientists have said finding habitable worlds in the universe is a possibility in the next 20 years. During a panel discussion at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Monday, several of the space agency’s experts said based on advances in space telescope technology, finding alien life...

Netanyahu Rebuffs White House 'Withdrawal' Idea with '20 More Gazas' Warning

July 16 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is invoking the renewed military conflict with Hamas to argue it’s risky to trade more land for peace with the Palestinians. Netanyahu, speaking as warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip in an attempt to stop rockets attacks, scoffed at an assertion made by White House...

Deficit to Skyrocket to Historic World War II Highs

July 16 - The Congressional Budget Office has predicted that the federal deficit will skyrocket in coming years to levels unseen since World War II, even though the White House reported last week that the deficit this year was at its lowest of the Obama presidency. "Deficits are projected to rise steadily and, by 2039, to push...

Up Next: A Double Whammy of High Unemployment and Inflation

July 16 - The economy is recovering from a harsher-than-normal winter, but the pace of growth for the balance of this year and next will not create nearly enough decent jobs for the millions unemployed and recent graduates working at venues like Starbucks. It's easy for President Obama to blame Republicans in Congress, and vice...


July 9, 2014

Feds Now Running Full Time Transport Service for Illegal Aliens

July 8 - So many illegal immigrants are swarming across the southern border that the federal government is now running a full time transportation service to take the aliens from the border to immigration centers throughout the southwest where they are often released without consequence. The Associated Press reports that...

Los Angeles to Stop Honoring Federal Immigration Detainer Requests

July 7 - The city of Los Angeles has joined Orange County, Riverside County, and other cities nationwide in ending the practice of holding illegal immigrant inmates past their scheduled release dates, characterizing the practice as "unconstitutional" under a recent federal court ruling. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and police Chief...

CA Man Prevented from Displaying U.S. Flag Inside Home

July 8 - Steve Roberts, a resident of suburban Santee, CA in San Diego County, says that the owners of his apartment complex are preventing him from displaying the American flag inside his home. The flag, which is hung in his front window, is hidden when the blinds are closed, and is a tribute to Roberts's father, who served in...

UN Pushes for Illegal Immigrants to Be Called Refugees

July 8 - United Nations officials are pushing for many of the Central Americans fleeing to the U.S. to be treated as refugees displaced by armed conflict, a designation meant to increase pressure on the United States and Mexico to accept tens of thousands of people currently ineligible for asylum. Officials with the U.N.

Washington and Lee University Will No Longer Show Confederate Battle Flags

July 8 - Washington and Lee University says it is removing Confederate battle flags from its campus. The move was announced in a lengthy email from university president Kenneth Rusio to faculty and students on Tuesday. This spring, a group of law students demanded the school banish the flag from campus and repudiate...

Hamas unveils bigger, better rocket arsenal against Israel

July 9 - Hamas has emerged from a 19-month cease-fire stronger, savvier, and more effective at hitting Israel where it will hurt the most. Hamas's arsenal, estimated at 10,000 rockets, is only marginally bigger than it was heading into its last conflict with Israel, in November 2012. But its mid-range rockets are much more...

Roosters' fertility problem hits U.S. chicken supply, lifts prices

July 9 - The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs. The breed, Aviagen Group's standard Ross male, is...

More first-time mothers give birth out of wedlock

July 8 - The number of first-born U.S. babies born into a home with a married mother and father has fallen below 60 percent for the first time, the Census Bureau said Tuesday, while more than one in five first-born children are now born to cohabiting parents. The findings document the slow but steady rise of what some researchers...

Administration Official on Illegal Aliens: ‘Jesus Was a Refugee’

July 8 - The man (Eskinder Negash) who heads the federal agency responsible for many of the 50,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America who have entered the U.S. illegally in recent months told a conference on Tuesday that those working with refugees should look to Jesus Christ as a role model. "Jesus was...

Mideasterners pay $50,000 to sneak into U.S.

July 8 - A filmmaker with extensive knowledge of the current border crisis says this chaos is exactly what President Obama wants and planned for, and he says the current media fixation on abandoned children means criminals, drug smugglers and terrorists are coming to the United States without even being noticed. Dennis...

Bill allowing parole for young offenders advances in Massachusetts

July 9 - Massachusetts legislators passed a bill that would grant people convicted of first-degree murder while under age 18 a chance at parole after serving at least 20 years of their sentence. The bill, which was approved late Tuesday, comes after rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and Massachusetts' highest court that...

Pope: No-work Sundays good, not just for faithful

July 5 - Pope Francis has lamented the abandoning of the traditionally Christian practice of not working on Sundays, saying it has a negative impact on families and friendships. Francis on Saturday traveled to Molise, an agricultural region in the heart of southern Italy where unemployment is chronically high. While he...

Democrats Propose Bill to Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 9 - Democratic lawmakers in the Senate are crafting legislation that would override the June 30th Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling, The New York Times reported. In their 5-4 decision, the court held that the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act applied to privately owned for-profit corporations and that they could...

Country That Can't Control Borders Not a Country

July 8 - Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has slammed President Barack Obama's "inaction" on the immigration crisis while warning that a country that cannot control its borders is no longer a country. While promoting his book "The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority" on...

Obama Admin Blames Israel for Lack of Peace

July 9 - Israel’s left-wing newspaper Ha’aretz, which advocates acquiescing to most Arab demands in return for peace, has this week been hosting its first “Israel Conference on Peace,” coincidently scheduled for the same week Palestinian terrorists are pounding the Jewish state with missiles. Somewhat sidestepping present...

Iron Dome racks up 90% success rate so far

July 9 - The Iron Dome missile defense system has achieved a nearly 90 percent success rate since Monday night, an improvement over its performance during Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012. The defense system is activated only when the rockets fired by Palestinian militants at Israel appear likely to hit populated areas.


July 3, 2014

San Diego Border Patrol: One Airplane of Illegals to Arrive Every 72 Hours

July 2 - San Diego is expected to have one airplane full of illegal immigrants arrive every three days. According to The Press-Enterprise, San Diego Sector Chief Paul Beeson told a town hall in Murrieta on Wednesday evening that "one airplane is scheduled to arrive in San Diego from Texas every 72 hours." “We will...

Federal Gov’t Sues Wisconsin Company, Says English-Language Requirement is 'Discrimination'

July 2 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S...

Burger King sells gay pride Whopper

July 1 - Burger King has concocted yet another way to have it your way: a gay pride burger. The Proud Whopper, as it's called, comes wrapped in a rainbow colored wrapper with this inscription: "We are all the same inside." It will be sold through Thursday at one Burger King restaurant on San Francisco's Market Street, that was at...

Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest

July 2 - A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say. In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke...

Supporting Evidence for Aspartame-Alzheimer’s Link Emerges

June 26 - Most public health agencies and nutritionists in the United States still recommend no- or low-calorie artificial sweeteners as an acceptable, and even preferred, alternative to sugar. This flawed advice can have very serious repercussions for those who follow it. Artificial sweeteners of all kinds have been found to wreak havoc...


June 25, 2014

Christians, Shut Up! Far Left Hits 'Ramming Speed'

June 24 - Living in the land of the free isn't what it used to be. Basic freedoms are under attack; many blame the politics of the Left and a mission to silence those who disagree. In the movie Ben Hur, one famous scene depicts an ancient Roman ship reaching the speed needed to ram an enemy. Wall Street Journal columnist...

Gov't Memo: OK to Use Drones to Kill US Citizens

June 24 - The U.S. government is allowed to use drones to kill dangerous U.S. citizens, according to a secret memo that has now been released to the public. A federal court made large portions of the Obama administration's 41-page targeted drone strike memo available. The document argues the U.S. government is justified...

Overruling the People: Marriage Showdown Coming

June 25 - In the past five months, federal judges have made it their priority to redefine marriage. They've struck down marriage protection laws in 12 states, and the judicial onslaught probably won't end until the Supreme Court gets involved. In less than twenty years, America's support for gay marriage has more than doubled from 25...

Company Rejects Home-School Grad, Sparking Debate

June 25 - A Fortune 500 company is facing accusations of discrimination after rejecting a home-school graduate who applied to work for them. The Home School Legal Defense Association argues that an energy distribution group called NiSource is being "unreasonable" for refusing to hire home-schoolers for its...

House Dems Introduce Bill to Provide Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers to Illegal Immigrant Kids

June 23 - Claiming that as many as half of the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border may have legitimate cases to stay in America, House Democrats introduced legislation Monday to give them taxpayer-funded lawyers to maximize their chances of not being deported. Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Karen Bass...

Biden: Gay Rights Take Precedence Over All Cultures

June 24 - Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President...

Recovering Economy: US Economy Shrank at Steep 2.9 Percent Rate in First Quarter

June 25 - The U.S. economy shrank at a steep annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter as a harsh winter contributed to the biggest contraction since the depths of the recession five years ago. But the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring. The first-quarter contraction...

U.S. bracing for global warming bill: Tens of billions a year

June 25 - Climate change is no longer controversial: it's fact. Now the burning questions include how to stop the process– and how much it will cost. For the United States alone, annual property losses from hurricanes and other coastal storms is expected to reach $35 billion a year over the next 25 years. Don't expect that...