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February 23, 2017

Franklin Graham: 'NFL Is Trying to Push Homosexuality Through a New Pro-Same-Sex Ad'

February 21 - In a warning about the sinfulness of homosexual sex and the deceit in calling such acts "love," Christian preacher Franklin Graham criticized a new Ad Council commercial filmed at the 2017 Pro Bowl and explained that the "NFL is trying to push homosexuality through" the homosexual ad. The ad, "Fans of Love/Love Has No Labels", relies on the kiss cam at the January 29th Pro Bowl to show various couples kissing each other or hugging, including two homosexual men and two...

Chicago School Principals Told Not to Let ICE Agents In

February 23 - As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant. The stand taken by Chicago Public Schools, the country's third-largest school system, is among the boldest of the districts that have announced measures to protect those who may be living in the country illegally. It remains unknown how...

Dems Organizing Anti-Trump Protests in Mexico

February 23 - The overseas arm of the Democrat Party is responsible for organizing a protest in Mexico as a pair of U.S. cabinet secretaries visit the country. Democrats Abroad, the “official Democrat Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States,” is organizing a protest outside the American embassy in Mexico City in response to a visit by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. “Democrats Abroad Mexico and other progressive...

Man Leaps Over Barricade To Snatch Confederate Flag On Live TV

February 23 - A Black Lives Matter activist has been arrested after making an incredible running leap through police tape to snatch away a Confederate flag at a demonstration in Charleston, South Carolina. Muhiyidin d’Baha, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct for his feat on Wednesday, a Charleston Police Department spokesman told The Huffington Post. The act was caught on live television, and can be seen below. D’Baha, whose real name is Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, attempted to snatch the flag...

Anchorage-area high school bans Confederate flag

February 23 - An Anchorage-area school has banned the display of the Confederate flag after some students posed with a version of the flag for photos inside the school. Chugiak High School Principal David Legg sent an email to parents Tuesday banning the flag from the school. He also made an announcement at school Tuesday, The Alaska Star reported. The announcement comes weeks after five students posed with a version of the Confederate battle flag that also depicted the silhouette of a woman...

French police raid Le Pen's party office

February 21 - Police in France raided the offices of presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Monday (February 20th) as part of a fraud investigation. The leader of the far-right National Front is suspected of using fake EU parliament contracts to swindle the EU taxpayer out of some €340,000. A statement issued by the party claims the investigation is a media smear campaign designed to derail her presidential ambitions. "For the second time, a raid took place at the same offices, over the same allegations...

UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

February 23 - A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.” The demand is one of several lodged by “Students4Justice,” who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators to cave, complaining in a newly launched petition that President Mark Schlissel has snubbed their demands.

Danish man who videoed himself burning the Quran charged with blasphemy

February 23 - A Danish man who posed a video of himself setting fire to the Quran on Facebook has been charged with blasphemy in the first such prosecution for 46 years. The 42-year-old suspect put the clip, entitled “Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns" to a group called “YES TO FREEDOM – NO TO ISLAM” in December 2015. Jan Reckendorff, from the public prosecutor’s office in Viborg, said: “It is the prosecution's view that circumstances involving the burning of holy books such as the Bible...

Alabama Working on Protections for Faith-Based Adoption Groups

February 23 - An Alabama Senate committee has passed a bill that would protect the rights of faith based adoption agencies to make decisions based on their religious beliefs. It's an issue that could come into play if homosexual couples try to force those agencies to provide services for adoptions or foster care. The bill was advanced by Alabama's Senate Health Committee Wednesday in a vote of 6-1. The legislation would prohibit the state from refusing to license or sign contracts with adoption groups...

7 Earth-Size Worlds Found Orbiting Star; Could Hold Life

February 22 - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star – and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASA and the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday. The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter. Three are in the so-called habitable zone, the area around a star where water...

University of Washington Declares Proper Grammar Is Racist

February 22 - The Writing Center at the University of Washington is telling students that expecting Americans to use proper grammar perpetuates racism. A press release put out by the University of Washington’s Writing Center argues that “there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” and that pressure to conform to proper American grammar standards perpetuate systems of racism. “Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English...

Trudeau Effect: Most Canadians Distrust Government for First Time in 17 Years

February 22 - A new poll finds that more Canadians distrust their government than trust it for the first time in 17 years, following a series of ethics scandals surrounding liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The poll, part of a global survey known as the Edelman Trust Barometer, also found a profound distrust of the nation’s major institutions and elites, with nearly three in four Canadians responding that they trust leaked information more than they would trust information deliberately published by a corporation or institution.

China Preparing to Install Long-Range Missiles in South China Sea

February 23 - China has built artificial islands and military bases, annexing regions belonging to other countries, all in violation of international law, and specifically declared illegal by the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague last year, but that isn’t stopping China from continuing its massive illegal and dangerous military buildup in the South China Sea. On Wednesday, reports emerged from unnamed US intelligence officials that China has built on its artificial islands...

Israeli fighter jet shoots down Hamas drone

February 23 - An Israeli Air Force fighter jet shot down an unmanned aircraft of Hamas which was making its way from the Gaza Strip to the Mediterranean on Thursday afternoon. The drone was shot down before it managed to infiltrate Israel, and fell into the sea after being intercepted. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that "the IDF will not allow any airspace violation and will act resolutely against any such attempt." The drone was operated by militants from Hamas's military wing. It was identified immediately...

Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms

February 23 - President Donald Trump's administration, on Wednesday, revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democrat President, Barack Obama. Reversing the Obama guidelines stands to inflame passions in the latest conflict in America between believers in traditional values and social progressives, and is likely to prompt more of the street protests that followed Trump's November 8 election.

California Defies Trump on Transgender Bathrooms for Kids

February 23 - The California Department of Education reacted angrily Wednesday to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw President Barack Obama’s federal guidelines on transgender facilities in public schools. The Obama administration urged schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their “gender identity,” as opposed to biological sex. That could have resulted in anatomically male students undressing in front of female students, for example, and vice versa.

Germany runs up record budget surplus of nearly 24 bn euros

February 23 - Germany notched up another record budget surplus in 2016, official data showed Thursday, as calls mount for Europe's top economy to loosen its purse strings and invest more. The country's federal, state and local governments together achieved an overall surplus in their public finances of 23.7 billion euros ($25 billion) last year, according to Germany's statistics office Destatis. "In absolute terms, this was the highest surplus achieved by general government...

February 8, 2017

Second Swedish Police Officer Blows the Whistle on Migrant Crime Cover-Up

February 7 - A second Swedish police officer has gone public to blow the whistle on how authorities are covering up a migrant crime wave just days after another top cop was reported as a “racist” for making similar comments. Last week Peter Springare, police investigator and former deputy head of the division for serious crimes at the police in Örebro, made headlines after he wrote a Facebook post in which he detailed how the country was in “chaos” due to a never ending epidemic of serious crimes...

Facebook blocks links to stories about immigration as “abusive”

February 8 - It would appear that Facebook’s cracking down on so-called “fake news” was nothing more than a ploy to block articles that don’t fit its narrative. Last night, the social media giant began blocking the sending of some links to the Daily Express website, particularly on articles relating to UKIP or migrant crime. At a time when the majority of people get their news through social media, it’s worrying that Facebook would ban links to articles apparently based on their political stance...

France's Le Pen takes aim at EU in presidential bid launch

February 6 - Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen promised to take France out of the EU and Nato as she kicked off her presidential campaign in Lyon over the weekend. Le Pen told supporters on Sunday (5 February) she would give France its freedom back, and said: "Financial globalisation and Islamist globalisation are helping each other out. Those two ideologies aim to bring France to its knees." In a manifesto published at the beginning of the two-day rally Le Pen listed 144...

[Rewriting History] Virginia City Removes Nearly 100-Year-Old Statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee

February 7 - The City of Charlottesville, Virginia, has decided to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that has stood in a city park for nearly 100 years, reports say. In a three to two vote, the Charlottesville City Council decided to eliminate the equestrian statue memorializing the Confederate hero that was first erected 93 years ago in the city’s Lee park. After the vote, city leaders also vowed to erase Lee’s name from the park, CBS reported. The final anti-Lee vote was cast by...

92% of left-wing activists live with their parents and one in three is unemployed, study of Berlin protesters finds

February 7 - The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found. The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013. Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29. More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during...

Two asylum seekers are charged with molesting five girls aged between 12 and 14 in a German swimming pool

February 8 - Two asylum seekers have been charged with molesting five girls between the ages of 12 to 14 at a German swimming pool. A local police report from the Ratzeburg force states the suspects were two 'southern-looking' men who molested them under the water. The men are 23 and 34 years old and are said to be asylum seekers living in Bad Oldesloe in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein. The incident was reported to the lifeguards, according to the report, who kicked them out of the pool before...

Sanitation Crews Search for Dead Bodies Amid Piles of Pipeline Protester Trash

February 7 - Authorities in North Dakota are working to prevent an environmental catastrophe caused by the massive amounts of trash left behind by anti-oil pipeline protesters, local media report. State and tribal sanitation crews are rushing to remove piles of waste and debris left over from the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline before weather warms and the mountains of trash turn toxic. According to cleaning crews, they're worried they might even find dead bodies among the piles of refuse...

Secaucus transgender boy returns to Scouting

February 7 - In a moment of historic significance, Joe Maldonado put on a Cub Scout uniform on Tuesday night as he became a member of Pack 20 in Essex County while his mother held back tears — one week after the Boy Scouts of America changed its national policy to allow transgender children to be scouts. Scouting's decision to change its longtime policy came about a month after The Record reported that Joe had been thrown out of a Cub Scout pack in Secaucus last year because he was born a girl.

The sad decline and fall of the Boy Scouts

February 7 - Sir Robert Baden-Powell began the Boy Scout movement in England in 1908, and two years later, the Boys Scouts of America was incorporated, Feb. 8, 1910. Robert Baden-Powell was educated at Charterhouse, London, and joined the English hussars in 1876. As a soldier for in British Empire, which was the largest empire in world history, Robert Baden-Powell served in India, Afghanistan, and South Africa. In 1895, he commanded native troops in Ashanti, and later served in the Matabele campaign.

Trump proven right: Media spinning terror stories

February 8 - President Donald Trump has been severely critical of the news media for doing what he called a poor job of covering instances of Islamic terrorism not only in the U.S. but around the world. The White House released a list late Monday of 70 terrorist attacks “executed or inspired” by ISIS, many of which Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said were not give sufficient coverage by the national media. “You have seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening,” Trump told...

Vizio smart TVs tracked viewers around the clock without consent

February 6 - Vizio, one of the world's biggest makers of Smart TVs, is paying $2.2 million to settle charges that it collected viewing habits from 11 million devices without the knowledge or consent of the people watching them. According to a complaint filed Monday by the US Federal Trade Commission, Internet-connected TVs from Vizio contained ACR—short for automated content recognition—software. Without asking for permission, the ACR code captured second-by-second information about...

Human-Pig GMO Created at Vaccine Institute

February 7 - In Greek mythology, a chimera is a fire-breathing monster created from different species, most often portrayed as a creature with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail. Chimeras have long been regarded as mythical creatures, to the extent that the word "chimera" also means "an illusion or fabrication of the mind" or "an unrealizable dream." Among humans, chimeras, or people who have two genetically distinct types of cells, do exist, however. Most often this occurs among...

February 1, 2017

Trump: Decision On Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Coming Soon

January 31 - U.S. president Donald Trump said in an interview Sunday that a “very big decision” is coming soon on moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “I’m looking at it…We are studying it very, very long and hard. You know it’s a very big decision, because every president for the last number of presidents … they’ve come in and they were going to do it and then all of a sudden they decide they don’t want to get involved. It’s a big, big decision, but we’re studying the issue right now...

Gun-Controlled Chicago: More Than 300 Shot in First 30 Days of 2017

January 31 - The surge in shootings that marked the early weeks of the new year continued, resulting in more than 300 people shot in the first 30 days of 2017. The Chicago Tribune reports the number of shooting victims January 1 through January 30 is 302; this includes fatal and non-fatal shootings. The number of homicides alone is 54, which means the city has averaged 1.8 killings a day every day this year. On January 23, Breitbart News reported that shootings and murders for January 1 through...

Austria to ban full-face veil in public places

January 31 - Austria's ruling coalition has agreed to prohibit full-face veils in public spaces such as courts and schools. It is also considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The measures are seen as an attempt to counter the rise of the far-right Freedom Party, whose candidate narrowly lost last month's presidential vote. The centrist coalition nearly collapsed last week amid crisis negotiations over the government's future direction.

Local Muslims seek name change to avoid retaliation

January 30 - Some Muslims in San Antonio are changing their names in the wake of President Trump's Immigration Ban. The executive orders temporarily ban people in seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. "Which is very unfortunate right, people are looking to change their identity to escape what is happening," said attorney Juanita Pelaez-Prada. America's major airports have been the backdrop of widespread protests against President Donald Trump's new immigration policies.

Transgender Americans rush to change IDs for Trump era

January 31 - On a recent Friday morning, Cazembe Jackson donned a sharp blue suit and green paisley tie and made his way to Atlanta's Midtown US passport office. It was a day he had long been waiting for, one he thought might never come. He took a number and sat with friends who were there for the same reason. It was not only his first time applying for a passport. It would be the first time a government employee identified him as a man, calling him "Mr. Jackson," and made it official on...

Cincinnati declares itself a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants

January 30 - While some cities are backing off their status as "sanctuary cities" since President Donald Trump threatened to pull federal funding from them, at least one has opted to go all-in since the announcement. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on Monday announced at a press conference that his city was officially designating itself a sanctuary city, saying police officers there will continue to not enforce federal immigration laws. Cranley said he does not believe Trump would pull federal funding...

California To Consider Enacting Statewide Sanctuary

January 30 - California may prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, creating a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation’s largest state as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle President Donald Trump’s migration policies. The legislation is scheduled for its first public hearing Tuesday as the Senate rushes to enact measures that Democrat lawmakers say would protect immigrants from the crackdown that the Republican president has promised....

[Silencing Trump] Twitter Says It’s Developing New Tools For Online Censorship

January 31 - Two of the biggest executives at Twitter said they are planning on introducing new tools to help prevent users from saying hateful things on the platform. “Making Twitter a safer place is our primary focus and we are now moving with more urgency than ever,” said Ed Ho, the company’s vice president of engineering, in a string of tweets. “We heard you, we didn’t move fast enough last year; now we’re thinking about progress in days and hours not weeks and months,” Ho continued.

NYC Mayor de Blasio blasted over drunk-driving comment

January 31 - New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio said in an interview Monday that he would categorize drunk driving “that doesn’t lead to any other negative outcome” a minor offense. DeBlasio was asked on CNN about New York’s stance as a sanctuary city and its refusal to turn over illegal immigrants who commit minor offenses. He said that he did not want to “see families torn apart” over something very minor. He was asked if he considered grand larceny and drunk driving a “very minor offense”.

Boy Scouts allows transgender kids into boys-only programs

January 31 - A New Jersey woman whose son was asked to leave his Boy Scouts troop after leaders found out he is transgender said she has mixed emotions about the organization's decision to allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs. The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that enrollment in its boys-only programs will now be based on the gender a child or parent lists on his application to become a scout, rather than the gender listed on the child's birth certificate.

Trump picks Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court

January 31 - Nearly a full year after Justice Antonin Scalia's death left the Supreme Court shorthanded, President Trump nominated federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the void Tuesday night, setting off a pitched battle over the direction of the nation's highest court. Trump was unveiling his nominee to the nation on live television from the East Room of the White House after a day filled with palace intrigue, during which the media mapped the whereabouts of Gorsuch, from Colorado, and federal...

Smoking Gun on EPA's Secret Collaboration With Monsanto

January 31 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is once again facing scrutiny over its dealings with Monsanto, the maker of Roundup herbicide. In 2015, glyphosate, Roundup's active ingredient, was determined to be a "probable carcinogen" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO). The EPA, rather than taking immediate steps to protect Americans from this probable cancer-causing agent, decided...

January 25, 2017

Church of England Considers Turning Blind Eye to Homosexual Clergy

January 24 - The Church of England is coming under scrutiny for considering a system that would allow clergy members to practice homosexuality while they serve in the church. Currently, homosexual members of the clergy who have been ordained are asked to be celibate, change jobs or seek a promotion to become a bishop, The Daily Mail reports. However, the House of Bishops will discuss proposals Tuesday to see if they can avoid asking clergy members about their private lives and sexual orientation.

Article 50 MUST Be Put Before Parliament, Supreme Court Rules

January 24 - The government must consult Parliament in order to invoke Article 50 and take Britain out of the European Union, the Supreme Court has ruled. That means Parliament must take a vote on whether to invoke Article 50, which triggers the process to take Britain out of the EU, before Prime Minister Theresa May, can do so. May had originally set a timetable to invoke Article 50 in March, but it remains to be seen whether that deadline will now be moved. However, the judges ruled that the devolved...

Supplier: L.A. Area Ammunition Purchases up Nearly 400%

January 24 - Widener’s Reloading and Shooting Supply reports that ammunition purchases in the Los Angeles County metro area have surged nearly 400 percent in the two months since the November 8 passage of Proposition 63. Prop 63 goes into effect January 1, 2018. It will require a background check to be performed on all face-to-face ammunition purchases and will prohibit the acquisition of ammunition from online outlets. The months since the passage of Prop 63 have been marked...

Bureaucrats Bring 500 Refugees Into Country One Day Before Trump’s Expected Ban

January 24 - Bureaucrats at the State Department brought 500 refugees into the country on Tuesday, one day before President Trump “is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place,” according to Reuters. The temporary ban on refugees will be one of several executive orders on immigration President Trump will sign on Wednesday, Reuters reports. “Another order will block visas...

Gun-Controlled Paris Deploys Soldiers to Protect the Wealthy

January 24 - Despite strict gun controls — including universal background checks, mental examinations, and bans on entire categories on guns — Paris, France, is deploying soldiers to protect the wealthy during Haute Couture Fashion Week. The move comes after France’s gun controls failed to prevent the January 7, 2015, attack on Charlie Hebdo (12 killed); the November 13, 2015, armed attack on Parisian concert goers (130 killed); and the October 3, 2016, armed robbery of gun control proponent Kim Kardashian.

Israel plans 2,500 settler homes in post-Trump expansion

January 23 - Israel has approved 2,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, officials said Tuesday, marking a major settlement expansion following the election of US President Donald Trump. The planned new homes approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman may be the largest number to have been given the green light since 2013, said settlement watchdog Peace Now. Settlements in both the West Bank and east Jerusalem are viewed as illegal...

Old U.S. enemy threatens 'war' if Trump moves embassy

January 24 - A major nemesis during the Iraq War is warning that if the U.S. moves its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as President Trump has vowed, it will be regarded as a declaration of war against Islam. Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who led a militia against U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq, called for the “formation of a special division to liberate Jerusalem were the decision to be implemented.” Although Congress passed a law two decades ago directing that the embassy be moved...

Congressional plan would take U.S. out of U.N.

January 24 - In the aftermath of a United Nations resolution declaring Jewish settlements in the West Bank illegal came a call for the United States to withdraw from participation in the international body and its one-world agenda. The U.N. resolution was implicitly approved by the Obama administration, which declined to use America’s veto power to stop it. Among the reactions was an online petition calling for the U.S. to halt support for the U.N. and expel its headquarters from American soil.

Christian university to send students to mosque for ‘religious experience’

January 24 - Students enrolled in a world religions course this semester at Texas Christian University must attend a mosque service as part of the class. The field trip was scheduled to take place on Good Friday – one of the most holy days for Christians – observed as the day Jesus Christ was crucified. “Every student is expected to attend this service,” states the syllabus, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix. “This visit is part of your participation in class. Many other students from our department...

Trump to order construction of US-Mexico border wall; expected to suspend refugee program

January 25 - President Trump on Wednesday is expected to order the construction of his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and take other actions on immigration, a cornerstone of his presidential campaign. Trump is planning a visit to the Department of Homeland Security, where he will roll out executive actions on immigration. Staying true to form, Trump took to Twitter Tuesday night, and posted, “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things...

Days Into Trump Admin, Corrupt Employees Are Already Being Fired At The VA

January 24 - Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way. One is the hospital’s CEO, DeWayne Hamlin, who offered an employee $305,000 to quit after she played a role in exposing his drug arrest. “Mr. DeWayne Hamlin was removed from federal service effective January 20, 2017”–inauguration day–the VA said.

Obama sent Palestinians $221M hours before leaving office

January 24 - Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left...

House approves bill to permanently block federal funds for abortion

January 25 - The U.S. House of Representatives moved Tuesday to make permanent a provision attached to every spending bill since the mid-1970s restricting the use of federal tax dollars for abortion services. The House passed the bill along largely party lines Tuesday not only codifies the national restriction as law but prevents the District of Columbia from using funds apportioned to it by Congress for abortion services for low-income women, the latter of which had Democrats calling foul. The decision comes...

Aspartame Use Surges in Children's Drinks

January 25 - While many may think it must be a typo or at least an exaggeration, it's not: The use of low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) has skyrocketed by 200 percent in children living in the U.S. More than a few parents think it's a terrible idea for kids to be ingesting these artificial sweeteners, but 25 percent of U.S. kids do. George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health recently reported this staggering statistic from a national survey, revealing that while the consumption...

How the Affordable Care Act Wastes Billions and Harms Tens of Thousands of Women Each Year

January 25 - On January 10, 2017, the Huffington Post reported the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as "Obamacare," has helped many poor women get mammograms, as it eliminates out-of-pocket costs for certain cancer screening procedures. Among female Medicare patients over the age of 70 who were due for a mammogram, screening rates increased by 2 percent after the implementation of the ACA, from 5 to 7 percent each month. Screening rates also rose among other age groups...

January 19, 2017

Religious Leaders Bless Opening of New Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic, Call It “Sacred Work”

January 12 - Blessing an abortion clinic may seem antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life. But various religious leaders came together to do just that on Tuesday at Planned Parenthood’s newest abortion facility in Washington, D.C. DCist reports religious leaders representing more than 20 groups participated in the ceremony inside the new mega-facility, which opened in September. The new abortion facility is located next to the Two Rivers Public Charter School, a sought-after elementary...

Conservative students ARRESTED for handing out Constitutions

January 19 - Kellogg Community College is being sued after campus police arrested three conservative activists and college students while they were handing out pocket Constitutions and signing students up for a conservative student organization. As detailed in video footage obtained exclusively by Campus Reform, a KCC student and two fellow conservative activists spent two to three hours handing out Constitutions and recruiting for a Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) chapter on campus in...

California ‘Accidentally’ Releases Info of 3,500 Firearms Instructors

January 19 - The state of California “accidentally” released the private information of nearly 3,500 firearms instructors in October 2016. The information was released as part of the response to a Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) reporter’s Freedom of Information Act request. The reporter was seeking information on state Firearms Safety Certifications. Fox News reports that information on “3,424 firearms instructors” was inadvertently released. That information contained “dates of birth, driver’s license...

Puerto Rican Terrorist, Freed by Obama, Placed 130 Bombs Across U.S.

January 19 - Oscar López Rivera, the mastermind of Puerto Rican nationalist group FALN, placed more than 130 bombs throughout the United States, most concentrated in New York and Chicago. Outgoing President Barack Obama, nonetheless, commuted López Rivera’s sentence, allowing him to be freed in May, despite his sentence still requiring him to serve 30 additional years. A 1999 House report for the Committee on Government Reform revealed that the bombings, deemed terrorist attacks, killed at least five people and wounded dozens more, in addition to causing more than $3 million in property damage.

Migrants Race to Reach US Before Trump Takes Over

January 18 - Migrants trying to sneak into the United States from the parched Mexican desert have to contend with border guards’ drones overhead, poisonous snakes underfoot and human trafficking gangs at their backs. But these challenges are nothing compared to their bigger fear: that someday soon, US President-elect Donald Trump will build a wall to keep them out altogether. So before Trump takes office on Friday, they are racing against time, riding a freight train up to the border to look for a way...

College won't fund pro-life event since it's not 'unbiased'

January 18 - Colorado State University in Fort Collins flagrantly violated the 14th Amendment’s equal protection and due process provisions, as well as the 1st Amendment’s freedom of speech and ban on viewpoint discrimination, by banning the use of student fees for speakers on topics the university doesn’t like, according to a new federal lawsuit. The U.S. District Court case was brought by Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the school’s Students for Life chapter and student Emily Faulkner...

Obama threatens to pounce on Trump

January 18 - In his final news conference as president Wednesday, Barack Obama vowed to step off the political sidelines if incoming President Donald Trump dares to “round up” children of illegal immigrants, “roll back voting rights” or otherwise engage in “systemic discrimination.” Obama offered hints about his post-White House plans when he indicated he would take a more activist role to defend “core values that may be at stake” under a Trump administration. “If I saw systematic discrimination [is] being ratified...

George Soros, Mastercard to partner to aid [illegal] migrants, refugees

January 19 - Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status. The partnership, Humanity Ventures, stems from a pledge Soros made in September to earmark up to $500 million for investments to address challenges facing migrants and refugees. In a joint statement on Thursday, Mastercard and Soros said that despite billions of dollars...

Ed Klein to Newsmax: Obama Plans 'Shadow Cabinet' to Oppose Trump

January 12 - President Barack Obama is "setting up an informal shadow Cabinet to resist Donald Trump at every turn," journalist Edward Klein told Newsmax TV on Thursday. "The subtext of that farewell address was: 'I'm not going anywhere. I'm still the head of the party. I'm going to organize a resistance to Donald Trump — and I want you all to follow me,'" Klein to host Steve Malzberg on "America Talks Live" in an interview. "He's staying in Washington," Klein added. "This Chicago stuff was just...

Horowitz to Lou Dobbs: Trump Will Undo 200 Obama Executive Orders

January 19 - President Donald Trump will "come out smoking" as soon as he takes over the Oval Office, bestselling author David Horowitz told Lou Dobbs on Fox Business News Wednesday night. "He's going to undo the 200 executive orders," Horowitz said. "He's going to take care of the borders, unravel Obamacare." Horowitz's new book "The Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America," released just this week, reveals Trump's "first 100 days strategy" to roll back Obama's legislative and executive record.

How a hoax website about paid protesters came crumbling down live on TV

January 18 - The website for an organization calling itself Demand Protest made its mission pretty clear: “When your strategy demands paid protest, we organize and bring it to life.” Billing itself as a group that generated the “appearance of outrage” on behalf of left-wing causes, the existence of Demand Protest became an attractive story for many right-wing media outlets. The group, it appeared, was proof that dissent against Trump was manufactured by shady leftist organizations, and could be...

January 12, 2017

Missouri State University: No Homosexual Counseling, No Master's Degree

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...

Trump on the US-Mexico Border Wall: ‘We’re Going to Start Building’

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 leading...

California Lt. Gov: We’ll Stop Trump’s Wall with Environmental Suits

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...

Churches Offering ‘Safe Places’ to Migrants Crossing Canadian Border

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...

California School District Becomes ‘Super Important’ Migrant ‘Safe Haven’

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...

Netanyahu: We Have ‘Unequivocal’ Proof Obama Behind Anti-Israel UN Resolution

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...

Religion Plummeted in America During Obama Era

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...

Republicans Pass Sweeping Bill to Reform 'Abusive' Regulation

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.

A Muslim Murder Spree in Canada’s Capital

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.

Senate Approves First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare in Late-Night Session

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 Friday.

Immigrants Are Flocking To Chicago Before Trump’s Inauguration Because It’s A ‘Sanctuary City’

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...

Industrial Farming Threatens Food Security in the US

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...

Despite Promises, Antibiotics in Meat Supply Skyrocketing

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 selling...