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Jobs Report: Disappointment is Routine with This Administration
Investor's Business Daily
We've lived through this over and over during the Obama presidency. Every time we see a hopeful sign that the economy's shifting into a higher gear (a bullish 3.9% GDP growth in the second quarter, for example, after a near-recessionary 0.6% in the first), hiring slips back again into its slow-growth ditch. No wonder voters are seething with anger.

How a 1965 Immigration Law Changed America and the World
Peggy Sands Orchowsky
Fifty years ago on Oct. 3, 1965, the most liberal immigration law in the world – the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) – was signed by President Johnson under the Statue of Liberty. It was the last of the major Great Society laws to be passed during the emerging civil rights era. It became Sen. Ted Kennedy's lifetime legislative legacy. It truly changed the face of America.


Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
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Week ending 4 October 2015

Record 94,610,000 Americans Not in Labor Force;
Participation Rate Lowest Since Jimmy Carter Presidency

A record 94,610,000 Americans were not in the American labor force last month – an increase of 579,000 from August – and the labor force participation rate reached its lowest point in 38 years, with 62.4 percent of the U.S. population either holding a job or actively seeking one.
Forensic Analysis: Planned Parenthood Videos are ‘Authentic’
“[PP] can no longer hide behind a smokescreen of false accusations”

A forensic analysis of undercover videos about Planned Parenthood’s abortion practices are “authentic and show no evidence of manipulation or editing,” according to a report released Tuesday by Alliance Defending Freedom. The analysis was completed by Coalfire, a digital security and forensics firm that has worked on civil and criminal investigations. The firm had access to all audio and video investigative footage recorded by the Center for Medical Progress.
Is An Unborn Baby with a Human Heart a Human Being?
Pelosi: ‘I Do Not Intend to Respond’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at her press briefing today that she did not intend to respond to the question of whether an unborn baby with a human heart and a human liver is a human being and that the question has "no basis" in the public policy they do in Congress.
The Repeated, Misleading Claim that Planned Parenthood
‘Provides’ Mammograms

Washington Post, by Michelle Ye Hee Lee
The Pinocchio Test – The myth that Planned Parenthood actually offers mammogram X-rays to patients has been long debunked, and needs to stop being repeated. Planned Parenthood does not administer mammograms, but it keeps being perpetuated by the group’s supporters, including celebrities whose claims have a wide reach.
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Hey progressives, why aren’t you demanding a
‘national discussion’ on anti-Christian bigotry?

Robert Laurie
If Thursday’s victims had been singled out because they were black, every left-wing talking head on the planet would be using the Umpqua Community College shootings as evidence of America’s deep-seated racism... if Muslims, they’d be blaming Bush, American xenophobia, and anti-Islamic paranoia...
Umpqua Shooting – A Tragedy, Not a Trend
James Alan Fox
Another mass shooting sears deep into the collective consciousness of the American people. Another school – this time a community college in an otherwise peaceful town in rural Oregon – is devastated by a young man taking aim at students trapped in classrooms... Within a few hours, President Obama appeared before the camera, reinforcing the notion that America is under siege.
Obama's Impassioned Mass-Murder Speech Includes Error
Alan Korwin
The President’s impassioned Oregon speech, moving as it was, missed a key point that could lead to real progress on this terrible issue of mass murder. The 16 black Americans shot and murdered in ghettos that same day, and the day before, tragically got no news coverage.
Obama Uses Australia as Example of Effective Gun Control,
Shooting Takes Place in Sydney Shortly After

Michael Cantrell
After yesterday’s horrific shooting at an Oregon community college, President Obama wasted no time demanding more gun control – because it’s the fault of an inanimate object, not the evil heart of the human being wielding it – using Australia as an example of a country who has it all together when it comes to preventing massacres. Guess what happens just a few short hours later? Two police officers in Sydney are shot to death.
Shock: LA Times Labels Black Oregon Shooter As White Supremacist!!!
Brandon Darby
The Los Angeles Times has labeled the Oregon shooter as having “white supremacist leanings” even though the shooter was black. The shooter identified as “mixed race” and reportedly had a black mother.
Once Again, DeRay McKesson Falsely Assumes Shooter Is White
Alex Griswold
Less than a month after Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson got egg on his face for falsely implying the Roanake shooter was a white man, he apparently is at it again. In a series of tweets and retweets, McKesson laid out the case that there was a racial element to the policing and media coverage of the Oregon shooter.
Obama's Hand-picked SS Agency "Reformer" Under Heavy Fire Following Congressman's Privacy Breach and Leak
Lawmakers from both parties have said the efforts to embarrass Chaffetz are intolerable and have called on Director Joseph P. Clancy to punish those in his agency who were involved. One of Clancy’s hand-picked assistant directors, Edward Lowery, urged that the information about Chaffetz be made public, according to Roth’s report.

Secret Service Targeting of Chaffetz Alarms Lawmakers
A Secret Service official’s allegedly deliberate decision to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz could “give pause” to other lawmakers who have applied for federal jobs, cautioned former House Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. The inappropriate intrusion into Privacy Act-protected information, acknowledged in a report by the agency’s inspector general, could have a chilling effect, Sensenbrenner told CQ Roll Call Thursday – and he thinks someone “should be fired over it.”
State Bureaucracy Takes Legal Action to Seize $135K from
Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

“There’s legal reasons and there’s also kind of personal reasons,” baker Aaron Klein told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. “If a civil court or a circuit court judge had made this order, I would consider it legally binding. But when a bureaucracy does it and I didn’t get due process, I don’t call it legally binding.”
Sweden Sinks Under Weight of Welfare, Illegals
'No Apartments, No Jobs, No Shopping Without a Gun'

Ingrid Carlqvist
The Swedes see the welfare systems failing them. Swedes have had to get used to the government prioritizing refugees and migrants above native Swedes. "There are no apartments, no jobs, we don't dare go shopping anymore [without a gun], but we're supposed to think everything's great. ... Women and girls are raped by these non-European men, who come here claiming they are unaccompanied children, even though they are grown men.
Two Illegal Aliens Found Guilty of Murdering
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

After hours of deliberation, jurors found two illegal aliens guilty on all counts in connection with the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The guilty verdict confirms that Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez Mesa, two men who had entered the country illegally as part of a crew of gunmen bent on robbing drug cartel smugglers, killed Terry during a shootout.
NY City Council Officially Honors Communist Executed for Treason
Yeserday, the New York City Council decided to honor the 100th birthday of a long deceased New York City resident, citing her "bravery." The resident? Ethel Rosenberg, who was executed with her husband for treason in 1953, was honored Monday by the City Council on what would have been her 100th birthday.
EPA Finalizes Costly, Unnecessary Ozone Rule
This regulation is expected to be one of the costliest in U.S. history, even though ozone levels have been steadily declining for decades. In fact, EPA’s newest data on Air Quality Trends, which was updated in September and quietly released without even a press release, confirms how ozone numbers keep dropping – without additional federal regulation.
EPA’s Energy Power Grab Failed to Evaluate the Impact it Will Have On the Reliability of the Electric System and the Cost to Consumers
Brad D. Schimel
Two different versions of a Clean Air Act amendment were inadvertently signed into law. One encompasses a substantive change meant to prevent particular power plants from being overly regulated by different sections of CAA and one contains a drafting error in the U.S. Senate version.
This New Lawsuit Against Obamacare Has Legs
Hans von Spakovsky
For those who thought that the lawsuits challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) were at an end, think again. On September 9, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the federal district court for the District of Columbia refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the entire U.S. House of Representatives against the Obama administration over its funding of certain aspects of Obamacare.
The Plot to Use Illegal Aliens to Bail Out ObamaCare
Investor's Business Daily
In the wake of last week's papal visit, Rep. Luis Gutierrez wants to extend the Affordable Care Act to 11 million illegal aliens. It's nothing but a taxpayer-financed rescue for the increasingly unsustainable program.
Gay Gala Offers Pulpits for Two Favorites in
Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton

As Joe Biden nears a decision on whether to seek the White House in 2016, gay rights advocates got a side-by-side look on Saturday of the would-be candidate and the front-runner in the Democratic race, Hillary Clinton. Biden delivered the keynote speech at the gala dinner in Washington for the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent LGBT civil rights and lobbying group.
In South China Sea, a Tougher U.S. Navy Stance
The U.S. is poised to send ships and aircraft to the South China Sea in a challenge to Beijing’s territorial claims to its rapidly-built artificial islands, U.S. officials told Foreign Policy. The move toward a somewhat more muscular stance follows talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington last month, which fell far short of a breakthrough over how territorial disputes should be settled in the strategic waters.

Week ending 27 September 2015

Ben Carson Exposes Islamic Taqiyya
Raymond Ibrahim
Of all the points presidential candidate Ben Carson made in defense of his position that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” most poignant is his reference to taqiyya, one of Islam’s doctrines of deception.
More on Taqiyya
On Islam, Ben Carson is Right and
Charles Krauthammer is Wrong

Andrew C. McCarthy
There is wisdom, not shame, in concluding that we’d rather not have to worry about the potentially divided loyalties of a Muslim president, just as the Constitution relieves us of worry over the potentially divided loyalties of a foreign-born president.
5 Judges: Forcing Contraception Rule on Nuns Like
Providing 'Only Non-Kosher Food' to Jewish Prisoner

The judges were objecting to a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, on which they sit, which ruled that the Obama administration can force the nuns to comply with the regulation even though doing so compels the Little Sisters of the Poor to act against their Catholic faith.
Hundreds of Women Try Unsuccessfully to Schedule a
Mammogram at Planned Parenthood

Hundreds of women called their local Planned Parenthood clinics Monday to schedule a mammogram, but none were able to successfully secure an appointment. That’s because the nation’s largest abortion provider doesn’t actually offer them... The misconception that the nation’s largest abortion provider has been offering mammograms is a common claim, repeated by the media.
Here's the Face of the 20 Week Abortion Ban Debate
Kelsey Harkness
At 29 years old, Danielle Pickering was faced with an impossible decision: Save her own life, or that of her unborn son. "We chose not to let them induce me to save his life, at the risk of my life," Danielle told The Daily Signal, referencing her experience with a life-threatening condition that threatened her own life, and that of her unborn child.
Micah Pickering
Today, Micah is three years old.
Iran Openly Declares That It Intends to Violate UNSCR 2231,
The Iran Nuclear Deal Pushed by President Obama

In statements, three Iranian leaders – President Hassan Rohani, Foreign Minister Zarif, and Deputy Foreign Minister and senior negotiator Abbas Araghchi – emphasized that Iran has no intention of abiding by UNSRC 2231, which includes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and another element; rather, that they will abide only by the original JCPOA.
Poll: Most U.S. Muslims Would Trade Constitution for Shariah
Ihsan Bagby of CAIR's Washington office has said that Muslims "can never be full citizens of this country," referring to the United States, "because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country," [Daniel] Pipes reported in his 2006 article, "CAIR Islamists Fooling the Government."
Refugee Crisis in Syria Raises Fears in South Carolina
“The U.N. calls it ‘refugee resettlement’ – the Muslims call it hijra, migration,” said another speaker, Jim McMillan, a local businessman. “They don’t plan to assimilate, they don’t plan to take on our culture. They plan to change the way of American life.”
Islam vs. the Constitution:
A Traditional Values Coalition Special Report

In order to clarify whether Islam is ready to truly live up to the values it proclaims to believe rather than the incendiary hatred preached by radical imams, terrorist organizations bent on destroying the West, and a system of shariah designed to displace the United States Constitution, we suggest five basic principles which Muslim leaders and organizations must be undeniably clear:

Carson's Right –
Islam is Incompatible with the Constitution

Daniel John Sobieski
Ben Carson is merely recognizing what Islamic scholars and political leaders publicly declare. Islam and democracy are incompatible and Sharia Law is particularly toxic to our way of life and human rights and freedom... “These two competing political systems are antithetical to each other. You can’t be democratic and be a Muslim or a Muslim and be a democrat.”
Muslim Barbary States Were the First to
Declare War on the United States

In May 1786, Thomas Jefferson, and others questioned why the Muslims were so belligerent toward the new American Republic and were told, "that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every Muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise."
Musings of an Average Joe: The Threat of Non-Radical Islam –
Should We Actually Listen to Bill Maher?

Joe Bilello
Our vetting process for Muslims and how we gauge their level of decency seems to only involve their attitudes toward extremism. It never seems to question general beliefs towards women, homosexuals, and religious tolerance.
No, America was Not Founded on Racist Principles
Michael Sabo
Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told an audience at Liberty University that the United States was founded "on racist principles." He added, "That's a fact. We have come a long way as a nation." The principles on which on our country was established are articulated with clarity in the Declaration of Independence. On the matter of race, the Declaration has one simple but profound teaching: "all men are created equal." That's it. There are no qualifications or subtractions.
Like ObamaCare? Get Ready for ISISCare
Daniel Greenfield
If you hate your doctor, you can behead your doctor because ISIS is really serious about those death panels. Apparently the Islamic State has so many members from the UK that they want their own version of Socialized medicine. The ISIS version though likely involves doctors working for free at gunpoint. Which gives it some resemblance to ObamaCare.
Why Socialism Always Fails
Mark J. Perry
Socialism does not work because it is not consistent with fundamental principles of human behavior. The failure of socialism in countries around the world can be traced to one critical defect: it is a system that ignores incentives.
Ahmed Mohamd’s Sister was Suspended from Middle School for
Bomb Threat

Michael Cantrell
And the plot thickens. It seems the sister of Ahmed Mohamed – the boy who built a clock, got arrested, and is now a social justice warrior – is no stranger to controversy of her own, as she was suspended from middle school for making a bomb threat, which she denies actually came from her.
More Work Emails Discovered In Hillary Clinton’s Private Account
A senior State Department official said about 925 emails of discussions that relate or refer to Libya would be delivered to the [House Bengazi] committee, explaining that the new email were discovered during a second review of the email the roughly 35,000 emails that Mrs. Clinton turned over to the department earlier this year.
Clinton Foundation Celebration a Flop?
What Do Theses Celebs Know About Hillary?

Warner Todd Huston
Just as she is considered a shoo-in for the Democrat nomination and thereafter purportedly President of the United States, Hillary Clinton’s “foundation” is seen floundering with invitations to its latest big time gala being turned down by celebs across the spectrum. One would think it would be just the opposite for someone everyone seems to think is about to become President.
Downsize UN Role In Refugee Crises,
U.S. Relief Agency Suggests

One of America’s largest non-profit relief organizations is warning that the practice of shoveling mountains of money at major humanitarian emergencies like Syria is being overwhelmed by the scale of disasters the world faces, and that rich countries  need to try something drastically new – starting with less reliance on bureaucracy-bound United Nations relief agencies.
Scientist leading effort to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO ‘paid himself & his wife $1.5M from gov’t climate grants for part-time work’
George Mason University Professor Jagadish Shukla a Lead Author with the UN IPCC, reportedly made lavish profits off the global warming industry while accusing climate skeptics of deceiving the public. Shukla is leader of 20 scientists who are demanding RICO charges be used against skeptics for disagreeing with their view on climate change.
Freedom Advocates, Pro-Gun Senators Unite to Oppose the Obama WH’s Attempt to Censor Information about Firearms Technology
The Obama Administration’s State Department proposed a revision of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations on June 3 that would require anyone seeking to make certain types of information about firearms publicly available to first obtain government approval. Prior restraints of the sort contemplated by the proposal are among the most disfavored regulations of speech under First Amendment case law.
151 Murders in St. Louis – City Faces Record Homicide Rate
Since #BlackLivesMatter Riots

Now St. Louis city is experiencing a record number of homicides. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported: The bodies are found on downtown streets and neighborhood alleys. Near O’Fallon Park in the north, and Gravois Park in the south. Their number is tallied nearly every morning. Two, three, four – sometimes more...
TEXAS: Illegal Alien Accused in Rape of 10-yr-old
Hernandez-Nunez also has a criminal record. He was first arrested by a different agency in May 2013 for criminal mischief. It was determined at that time he was in the country illegally. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison, but an immigration judge allowed him to bond out. He was never deported.

Week ending 20 September 2015

If There’s Nothing Wrong with Being Muslim,
Why Is Obama So Upset?

Ed Straker
There was a Seinfeld episode where Jerry repeatedly denied being gay but was quick to add, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.” This sitcom episode is being repeated, with Obama replacing Jerry and Islam replacing homosexuality. Obama says he’s not a Muslim. Fine. But if there’s nothing wrong with being Muslim, what’s the problem with people who erroneously say he is?
Lawless, Unethical Attorneys General Attack Tocqueville's Democracy
Mark Fitzgibbons
California AG Kamala Harris is engaging in a 21st century version of NAACP v. Alabama, demanding that all nonprofit organizations registering with her office to ask citizens for contributions disclose to her the names and addresses of donors listed on a federally protected confidential tax return schedule filed with the IRS. The Center for Competitive Politics has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge to Ms. Harris.
Agencies say They Need Access to Americans’ Emails
Without a Warrant

Civil law enforcement agencies like the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission would not be able to obtain critical information if the law were changed to require criminal warrants for access to data stored on cloud services, according to witnesses from those agencies testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.
Another Obama Agency, Interior,
Denies the People the Right of Inquiry

"Despite nearly every one of its agencies having jurisdiction over lands impacted by the spill and responsibilities to uphold for impacted communities, including tribes, Interior has been nearly invisible in the wake of the spill," Wyoming Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an emailed statement.
Most Divisive White House in History
Meets with 'Black Lives Matter'

President Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett met with Black Lives Matter activists yesterday at the White House, the latest sign that the Obama administration is involved with the controversial protest group.
State Department is Mum On Whether Hillary Signed Important Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement
Amid the many unanswered questions in the Hillary Clinton email scandal is whether the former secretary of state signed an official document acknowledging that she turned over all of the classified information in her possession to the State Department when she left office in Feb. 2013.
Revealed: ISIS Has Little Mentioned Drone Capabilities;
Three Have Been Destroyed in Iraq and Syria

This drone destroyed in Iraq in August was the third ISIL drone targeted to date by Operation Inherent Resolve and the most recent hit since June. The only ISIS drone destroyed so far in Syria was located near Raqqah and was targeted on June 26th. CENTCOM reported that "five airstrikes struck three ISIL tactical units, destroying five ISIL excavators, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL remotely piloted aircraft."
Barack Obama: If you see something, say something...
Oh wait, never mind

On Monday, Ahmed Mohamed, who is Muslim, brought to school a clock that he was proud to have made on his own and was arrested for what police initially – and falsely – said was a hoax bomb. But by mid-week, his face and name were splashed across traditional and social media and President Barack Obama invited him to the White House and praised his love of science.
Hoax Exposed: Muslim Student Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘Briefcase Clock’
is 1970s Digital Alarm Clock

Two investigators who have studied the image of Mohamed’s device provided by Irving, Texas police have concluded that Mohamed did not make the clock. Both conclude that Mohamed disassembled a manufactured clock and installed it in a large pencil box without its casing. And both say it is possible it was done to provoke suspicion or to resemble a bomb.
Another Islamic 'trial run' perhaps
Anti-Anti-Muslim PC-fervour Leads Obama to Overenthusiastic Tribute as Ahmed Mohamed Didn't Invent or Even Build a Clock
"I was interested in the clock! I wanted to figure out what he had come up with. I found the highest resolution photograph of the clock I could. Instantly, I was disappointed. Somewhere in all of this – there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn't invent his own alarm clock. He didn't even build a clock."
Another Islamic 'trial run' perhaps
How Ahmed's Clock Became a False, Convenient Tale of Racism
Kyle Smith
When is America going to get serious about the problem of white kids getting suspended from school for nothing? The police overreacted. Yet the device did look like something Ethan Hunt would lob out of a helicopter at the last minute in "Mission: Impossible." As National Review's Charles Cooke pointed out on Twitter, the scary-looking tangle of wires "looks a lot more like a bomb than a pop tart looks like a gun."
Another Islamic 'trial run' perhaps
Ahmed Mohamed and the 'Islamophobia' Clock
Pamela Geller
When I first heard about this story, I wrote at my website that it smelled fishy. Now, as more details have emerged, it positively stinks. The plot has considerably thickened. In what has become one of the most egregious of the faked hate narratives, the bomb hoax clockster turns out to come from a family that has a history of supremacist stunts.
Islamic terrorists everywhere are greatly amused
WH: We Don't Know Anything About Muslim "Training Camps".
Perhaps WH Needs to Talk to the FBI, DOJ and State Dept

An investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. The enclave belongs to the network of Muslims of the Americas, a radical group linked to a Pakistani militant group called Jamaat ul-Fuqra... The organization says it has a network of 22 "villages" around the U.S., with Islamberg as its main headquarters in New York.
Ben Carson: Muslim Should Not Be Elected President
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says Islam is antithetical to the Constitution, and he doesn't believe that a Muslim should be elected president. Carson, a devout Christian, says a president's faith should matter to voters if it runs counter to the values and principles of America.
Can Muslim Citizens be Loyal to a non-Muslim Government?
Many Muslims are loyal to the non-Muslim countries in which they live, of course, but it is in spite of Islamic teaching. Unlike other faiths, Islam is not just a religion but a political system as well. The state is intended to be inseparable from religious rule. Islamic law, or Sharia, is complete and not designed to coexist with or be subordinate to other legal systems.
Accept or Face Punishment... Islam?
No! Global Warming Jihadi Scientists

The science on global warming is settled, so settled that 20 climate scientists are asking President Barack Obama to prosecute people who disagree with them on the science behind man-made global warming. Scientists from several universities and research centers even asked Obama to use the RICO Act to prosecute groups that “have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.”
Appeals Court Strikes Down
Parts of D.C. Gun Registration Requirements

A federal appeals court has struck down as unconstitutional several of the District's handgun registration laws, including requirements that gun owners reregister firearms every three years and a prohibition on registering more than one pistol per month.
Obama Admin, Big Businesses Abandon Clinton Global Initiative
More bad news for the Clintons. With Hillary's presidential campaign slipping in the polls against Sen. Bernie Sanders and facing a potential fresh challenge from Vice President Joe Biden, six giants of the corporate world are bailing out on the Clinton Global Initiative.
A Renewed Look Finds Antidepressant Paxil
Is Unsafe for Teenagers

That study – featured prominently by the journal BMJ – is a clear break from scientific custom and reflects a new era in scientific publishing, some experts said, opening the way for journals to post multiple interpretations of the same experiment. It comes at a time of self-examination across science – retractions are at an all-time high...
The Creation of Senseless Violence,
Psychiatric Drugs, and Kids Who Kill

Lora Mengucci
The rise in gratuitous and senseless violence is a disturbing recent addition to the community landscape. Psychiatrists have tried to sell us on all the wrong reasons for this – everything from a person's mental illness, poverty and broken families to genetic makeup; however, the fact missed by most is that psychiatric drugs, on an ever increasing rise in society and amongst school children, are actually creating acts of violence.
Obama Picks Openly Gay Man to Lead U.S. Army
President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services. Fanning, 47, has been a specialist on national security issues for more than two decades and has played a key role overseeing some of the Pentagon's biggest shipbuilding and fighter jet programs.
U.S. Changes Language on 'Sexual Rights' to End UN Criticism
The United Nations is hailing a change of language used by the United States to discuss human rights. From this point forward, the Obama administration has announced that it will switch to the UN-approved terminology of "sexual rights" to describe sexual reproduction and other issues.

Week ending 13 September 2015

America's Descent Into Lawlessness
Victor Davis Hanson
Consider the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. By past custom and practice, the nonproliferation agreement would be treated as what it is – a treaty. But ratifying treaties constitutionally requires 67 yes votes from the Senate. Obama could never obtain that margin. So he managed to downgrade the treaty into a mere legal agreement. Then he claimed that the Senate required 67 no votes to override his veto.
Replacing the Environmental Protection Agency
Jay Lehr, Ph.D.
Beginning around 1981, liberal activist groups recognized EPA could be used to advance their political agenda by regulating virtually all human activities regardless of their impact on the environment. Politicians recognized they could win votes by posing as protectors of the public health and wildlife. Industries saw a way to use regulations to handicap competitors or help themselves to public subsidies. Since that time, not a single environmental law or regulation has been passed that benefited either the environment or society.
'There is no God but Allah'?
School Accused of Teaching Islamic Conversion Prayer

Maury County, Tennessee is in the heart of the Bible Belt. So it’s understandable why the local church ladies got all shook up when they discovered that school children had been forced to declare, “There is no God but Allah.” Seventh graders at Spring Hill Middle School spent three weeks covering Islam in a Social Studies class – enraging some parents who say the lessons crossed the line into indoctrination and proselytization.
Christianity was “put off” until a later date
Surprise! Iran Now Claims It Found
‘Unexpectedly’ Rich Uranium Mine

The head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization claims that his country has discovered a surprisingly large amount of uranium in a new mine. Ali Akbar Salehi told official news agency IRNA that "I cannot announce [the amount of] Iran´s uranium mine reserves. The important thing is that before aerial prospecting for uranium ores we were not too optimistic, but the new discoveries have made us confident about our reserves."
50 Spies Say ISIS Intelligence was Cooked
The complaints spurred the Pentagon’s inspector general to open an investigation into the alleged manipulation of intelligence. The fact that so many people complained suggests there are deep-rooted, systemic problems in how the U.S. military command charged with the war against the self-proclaimed Islamic State assesses intelligence.
State Department a Little Confused
About Our War Against Radical Islam

Rick Moran
State Department Press Secretary John Kirby was a little more obtuse than he usually is yesterday when questioned about our progress against radical Islam. From the WFB: State Department Press Secretary John Kirby offered a contradictory assessment of U.S. progress against radical Islam on Friday, calling the ideology a “loser” that was nonetheless “metastasizing” across the world.
Hillary Email Storage Company:
The Emails Could Be Recovered

The Denver-based company that stored Hillary Clinton’s private email server said that the emails might still be recoverable, because there’s no evidence that the server was properly wiped clean. If the server was not wiped clean, and investigators can still get all of the information off it, then Clinton-World’s attempts to stonewall the investigation could be rendered null and void.
FBI Investigated Hillary Aide Huma Abedin for Embezzlement After She Filed Phony State Dept Time Cards – but Did Not Prosecute
Abedin, who was Clinton's deputy chief of staff for four years, explained a series of inappropriate overtime payments, excessive hours, and repeated leaves of absence as the products of Weiner's poor record-keeping. She was even paid for eight hours work on the day she was in labor.
Anthony Weiner told to stay away from fund raiser
O'Keefe Strikes Again: Undercover Video Purports to Show
Hillary Campaign Violating Election Law

An undercover video published Thursday purports to show Nevada-based Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and volunteers ignoring and knowingly violating Nevada's voter registration laws. Moreover, the video appears to show that this conduct is being condoned and encouraged by a local attorney who works for the Clinton campaign.
Federal Judge Agrees
Obama Violated the Constitution with Obamacare Payments

Rather than address the merits head on, the Administration argued that even if the President broke the law and committed $175 billion to insurers without authority, Congress may not seek judicial enforcement of the Constitution and the courts have no authority to order appropriate relief. The position would have sharply curtailed both the legislative and judicial branches. The Court has now answered that question with a resounding rejection of this extreme position. –Jonathan Turley, Lead Counsel, United States House of Representatives v. Burwell
Colorado Gold King Mine Owner:
EPA Lied In Congressional Hearing

An EPA official lied during a congressional hearing Wednesday when he said the agency responded to a Gold King Mine “cave-in” when in fact EPA contractors created the disaster by barricading the mine last summer, the owner of the mine has charged... “It’s absolute baloney of the worst sort,” Hennis said immediately after the hearing. “They blocked off the flow of water out of the drain pipes and they created the huge wall of water in the Gold King by their actions last year.”
FACT SHEET: EPA’s Claim That Its Coal Plant CO2 Rules Will Save Lives by Reducing Particulate Matter Emissions is False
Steve Milloy
EPA claims this rule will prevent up to 6,600 premature deaths annually. These deaths would not be prevented by reducing CO2 emissions but instead by accompanying reductions in emissions of “fine particulate matter” (PM2.5) – dust or soot particles much smaller in diameter than the width of a human hair. The EPA’s claims of PM2.5 lethality rank among the most nonsensical, fraudulent and readily disprovable scientific claims ever.
Get Ready! Poor Nations Want U.S. to Pay Reparations
for Extreme Weather

Poorer nations suffering from extreme weather disasters, so much so that their citizens are seeking refugee in safer terrains outside their borders, want rich nations like the United States to pay for reparations and to relocate populations. Preparatory talks ahead of the UN Conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris in December has representatives from developing nations asking for more than an already agreed upon $100 billion per year for climate change mitigation measures.
FOIA Requests Reveal Sanctuary City Enjoys
Skyrocketing Rates of Murder, Rape

Judicial Watch has been keeping tabs on the sanctuary city problem for a while now, with particular attention being paid to San Francisco. This week they released the results of an investigation into the crime rates in the City by the Bay over the period of time since the locals began offering safe harbor to illegal aliens and telling ICE to go pound sand if they want any criminal aliens held over.
History, American Democracy, and the AP Test Controversy
Wilfred M. McClay
The chief purpose of a high school education in American history is as a rite of civic membership, an act of inculcation and formation, a way in which the young are introduced to the fullness of their political and cultural inheritance as Americans, enabling them to become literate and conversant in its many features, and to appropriate fully all that it has to offer them, both its privileges and its burdens.
Personal Trainers Sweat as Washington, D.C., Readies New Rules
Backers of regulation say consumers need protection against unqualified trainers and problems that can range from injury to sexual misconduct. Opponents reject the move as government meddling in an innovative business. The effort "is first in the nation and it's going to set precedent for the industry," said Phillip Godfrey, a medical exercise specialist who has long tracked the District law on trainers.
Obama's Navy Secretary Slanders Marines
Aaron MacLean, a Marine Corps infantry veteran, writes at the Washington Free Beacon: "Is there any precedent for such a senior civilian defense appointee publicly challenging the integrity of the commissioned officers who serve in his department? What a low moment in the history of the office of the Secretary of the Navy."

Week ending 6 September 2015

Hillary was Busy Starting a Nonprofit Days After Benghazi
Patrick Howley
In the days following the Benghazi terrorist attack, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top advisers were busy. They were designing a new nonprofit group for Clinton and her husband Bill to raise money in Ireland. Clinton Foundation official Amitabh Desai sent an email on September 21, 2012... 
Joe Biden’s Forgotten ‘Ick’ Factor
Michelle Malkin
Next week, as rumors swirl of his possible entry into the 2016 presidential race, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on liberal comedian Stephen Colbert’s new late-night CBS show. The host is a professional clown. The VIP guest is a political clown with more baggage than the Kardashians during Paris fashion week.
How Illegal Immigration Finally Turned Off the Public
Victor Davis Hanson
Why did the illegal-immigration issue launch Donald Trump's campaign? Why did his recent tense press conference exchange with Univision's Jorge Ramos please even some of Trump's liberal critics? What is it about illegal immigration that has finally turned off so many Americans?
Harry Reid Confirms Senate Democrats
Will Filibuster Iran Nuclear Deal

A surge of support for Mr. Obama’s stance this week has put Democrats well over the 34 votes needed to guarantee upholding the veto, and they are now within striking distance of the 41 votes that would guarantee a filibuster, too. The latest count from the Bipartisan Policy Center puts them at 38 supporters – 36 Democrats and two liberal-leaning independents.
A Side Agreement Could Void the Iran Deal
Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Jr.
The act defines “agreement,” with exceptional precision, to include not only the agreement between Iran and six Western powers but also “any additional materials related thereto, including ... side agreements, implementing materials, documents, and guidance, technical or other understandings, and any related agreements, whether entered into or implemented prior to the agreement or to be entered into or implemented in the future.”
Hillary Intentionally Originated and Distributed
Highly Classified Information

Sean Davis
A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton's classified e-mail missives were not constrained to State Department staff, either. She also sent classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton White House operative banned by the Obama White House.
Hillary Paid to Hide Identity of the People Running Her Email Server Shared with Clinton Foundation and Chelsea Clinton
That Hillary Clinton shared a server with the Clinton Foundation and the offices of her husband and daughter raises further concerns about the illegality of her private email use, since other Clinton-World employees not affiliated with the State Department certainly had physical access to her server and the classified information on it.
The 'Denali' Word Obama Chose for Mt. McKinley
Has a Hidden Meaning That's Already Spawning Jokes

Kyle Becker
After roughly zero minutes of national public debate, President Obama announced a change to the name of the tallest mountain in North America – Mt. McKinley. In renaming 20,320-foot Mount McKinely as Denali, Obama was instating a moniker Alaskans have informally used for centuries. But the new name chosen for the mountain, Denali, has a Native American meaning that's spawning numerous Internet jokes, best captured by The Drudge Report feature story:
EPA Withholds Documents on Gold King Mine Disaster –
Ignores Congressional Subpoena

In early August, an EPA-supervised work crew inspecting the Gold King mine in Colorado knocked a hole in a waste pit, releasing at least three million gallons of acidic liquid laden with toxic heavy metals into the local river system. The EPA was subpoenaed on August 10th to provide documents by August 24th concerning the agency's involvement in the Gold King Mine spill. The EPA ignored the Congressional subpoena.
EPA Carries on Obama's Contempt for Rule of Law;
Will Apply Controversial New Rule in 37 States

Federal District Judge Ralph Erickson wrote that a delay to the rule, which redefines the Clean Water Act to dramatically expand EPA jurisdiction, "is in the best interests of the public" because it gives the courts an opportunity to decide the issue on the merits.
Islamist Deputy Sheriff Received Go-Ahead to Keep Job at CAIR
Joe Kaufman
Nezar Hamze has two paying jobs. In one, he is a Deputy Sheriff at the Broward Sheriff's Office, under oath to watch over, protect and promote the best interests of the community. In the other, he is the Regional Operations Director and Chief Executive Officer for the Florida chapter of CAIR, an Islamist group with numerous ties to international terrorism.
Maryland Man Invoking Black Lives Matter,
Arrested for Trying to Organize Mass-Killing of Whites

Police say 20-year-old Carlos Anthony Hollins posted the threat on Twitter. According to the La Plata Police Department, the tweet read, "IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LA PLATA." The tweet also included the hashtag #blacklivesmatter.
DNC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
I'm Proud of Those Young People Pushing Black Lives Matter

The DNC with that special exquisite timing they have, just this week passed a resolution supporting the BLM, this despite all kinds of inflammatory rhetoric and actions against police. Everyone has at this point seen the Black Lives Matter Minnesota chant. But this of course was not the first time or a one off.
Firebrand Latino Advocate Jorge Ramos
Walls Off His Kids in Ultra Elite Private School

Patrick Courrielche
For those unfamiliar with Jorge Ramos, he is the debonair host of the Hispanic news show Noticiero Univision. He's an "anchor baby" of sorts in that he is a news anchor and at times a crybaby. Most notably, Mr. Ramos is an advocate for an open border policy between the United States and Mexico.
Al-Jazeera Journalists Jailed for Airing 'false news'
“It has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that the al-Jazeera media channel has dedicated its broadcasting to the service and support of the Muslim Brotherhood faction and that they have permanently sided with them at the expense of their media ethics,” the ruling said. “This provides enough ground for a conviction of belonging to a group based on violations of the law.”
Cleveland Woman Takes Part-Time Job,
Loses Insurance Coverage in the Process

You could excuse Gwendolyn Harris for thinking she was finally getting some breathing room. The 51-year-old Clevelander has a $9-an-hour-job in the health care industry and Medicaid coverage. Then she took on another job, working part time helping people enroll in health insurance. Harris said she never thought helping others get coverage could affect her own care. But that's exactly what happened.
How Many Trees Are There on Earth?
422 for Every Man Woman and Child

There are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth – nearly eight times as many as was previously thought, according to the study, which was released in the journal Nature. Scientists who worked on the study relied on satellite imagery, forest inventories and supercomputers to help map the number of trees on Earth down to the square-kilometer level.
TV Gunman Complained About His Lack of Sex and Lamented How Age Had Ended His ‘Glory Days’ as a Male Prostitute In Suicide Letter
Vester Lee Flanagan II revealed his insecurities in a suicide letter and last phone call to close friend Robert Avent, of Vallejo, California. Avent spoke with Flanagan just moments before the 41 year old committed suicide on Wednesday, while he was being chased by police.
SAT Scores Hit Four-Decade Low
Graduating high school students’ SAT college admission scores fell again this year–to the lowest level in four decades. Rapidly growing expenditure on education seems to be producing poor test results... The most recent Census Bureau data reveals that of the $3.2 trillion in total expenditures by state and local governments in 2012, public education accounted for the highest percent at nearly 28 percent, or $869.2 billion.
Orthorexia Nervosa: How Becoming Obsessed with Healthy Eating
Can Lead to Malnutrition

The deluge of nutritional and health advice on the internet and in the media could be fuelling a dangerous but as yet unrecognised eating disorder called orthorexia. It differs from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia in that the goal is not usually to become thin. In fact, ironically, sufferers are initially motivated by a desire to be well...

Week ending 30 August 2015

Does the Constitution Grant Birthright Citizenship to
All Born Within the Geographic Borders of the United States?

Lt. Col. Bill Connor
This question directly ties to immigration, as the babies of illegal immigrants are being granted immediate citizenship, thereby "anchoring" residency and citizenship rights to family members. Hence the term "anchor baby". The numbers involved run into the millions, affect the nation in many ways, and cannot be overlooked.
At War with Reality
Fay Voshell
Characterizing the opposition as insane is a favorite tactic of the Left. To question their latest fatwa is for them an indicator of mental derangement on the part of the inquirer. But in case you haven’t noticed, within in the halls of academia, which once passed as the place for rational inquiry and analysis, the real crazies are hard at work introducing the equivalent of jabberwocky.
State Dept. Laughs Off 195 Retired Brass Opposing Iran Deal
State Department Spokesperson John Kirby on Wednesday laughed off a letter from 195 retired admirals and generals opposing the Iran nuclear agreement, and dodged questions about why letters of support for the deal being touted by the government should be believed when they have far fewer signatures on them than the letters opposing it.
NYT: White House Regrets Promising
“Anytime, Anywhere” Iran Inspections

Ed Morrissey
That's not going to be the only regretful argument for Barack Obama and John Kerry as they push this dangerous stand-down on Iran's nuclear-weapons development. David Sanger and Michael Gordon report in the New York Times that their main argument for approving the deal – or not rejecting the deal, more accurately – has its own internal contradictions.
Networks Ignore Timely Margaret Sanger Protest at
National Portrait Gallery

During their news shows, ABC, NBC and CBS ignored a press conference against Margaret Sanger held in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. During the event, black pastors and other pro-life leaders demanded the removal of a Margaret Sanger bust – a bust they called "revisionist propaganda" – from a Struggle for Justice exhibit inside the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Career Criminal Charged with ‘executing Houston cop in gas station ambush’ as Sheriff Blames ‘out of control’ Black Lives Matter
A serial criminal has been arrested in connection with the ´senseless´ and ´cold-blooded´ killing of a sheriff´s deputy who was shot dead during a gas station ambush. Darren Goforth, a 47-year-old father of two, was pumping fuel into his patrol car at a Chevron station Friday night when a man crept up behind him and opened fire.
IRS Must Disclose if White House Sought
Taxpayers' Information says Federal Judge

A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over the records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers' private information from the tax agency, delivering a victory to a group that for two years has been trying to pry the data loose. It's not clear that there were any such requests – but Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot just refuse to say so by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws.
IRS Finds Yet Another Lois Lerner Email Account
‘stunning’ the Agency was Just Now Admitting It’s Existence

"It is simply astonishing that years after this scandal erupted we are learning about an account Lois Lerner used that evidently hadn't been searched," Tom Fitton said, accusing the IRS of hiding Lerner-related information throughout – including the existence of the backup tapes of her official email account, which the agency's inspector general easily found once it went looking for them.
Republicans Plot Counterattack to Iran Nuclear Deal Filibuster
Republicans intend to hammer Senate Democrats next month if they do not allow an up-or-down vote on a measure disapproving President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. Democrats appear close to having enough support for the deal to bottle up the disapproval measure with procedural motions.
Census Department: Anchor Baby Delivered Every 93 Seconds
Julia Hahn
One out of about every twelve newborns in the United States is an anchor baby, or the U.S.-born child of illegal migrants, according to a Pew Research Center study. The federal government currently grants automatic citizenship to all U.S.-born children of illegal migrants based upon what experts say is a flawed interpretation of the 14th amendment.
Pew Study
James O'Keefe:
Yes Hillary, I Have Undercover Video of Your Campaign

Katie Pavlich
The first video shows a paid campaign staffer telling a volunteer that they only want to register voters who will vote for Hillary, a Democrat, when the law requires voters be able to register regardless of their political affiliation or support for a certain candidate.
Probe Into Colorado Mining Disaster That Turned a River YELLOW
is Being Blocked by EPA – Which Caused the Toxic Spill

The EPA has failed to brief a high-powered Congressional committee investigating a three-million-gallon toxic mine spill in Colorado that turned drinking water yellow. “It is disappointing, but not surprising, that the EPA failed to meet our reasonable deadline in turning over documents pertaining to the Gold King Mine spill,” said chairman Lamar Smith.
Feds Raid Gay Escort Website Rentboy;
Homosexual Activists Howl

For some gay activists, it had shades of bathhouse raids and gay-bar roundups from decades ago. On Tuesday, federal authorities burst into the Union Square office of the gay-escort website and arrested the chief executive and several employees on prostitution charges.
Gay activists are furious with Mayor de Blasio
Summer Reading List with Gay Theme
Stokes Controversy at Duke University

A gay and lesbian-themed graphic novel on an elite university reading list for some incoming college freshmen is generating pushback among Christian students who feel the material is "pornographic." "Fun Home," a best-selling story that features a girl coming out as a lesbian and discovering her father was gay, is among several books selected by Duke University...
TV Gunman was Emotional Basket Case Living in His Sports Star Father's Shadow and Never Told Him He was Gay
Vester Flanagan Sr played for the Green Bay Packers and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at his old university, Humboldt State, in 1975. His son, however, struggled... It is believed Flanagan, 41 – who claimed he was abused by former TV colleagues over both his race and sexuality – worked as an escort while he was struggling to find a job in his early twenties.
SOS to Pope Francis:
It’s Souls That Need Saving Not the Environment

Judi McLeod
In a surrealistic world the pope’s coming to America is somewhat like Cleopatra coming to Mark Antony. Protocol and pomp and ceremony aside, why would Christ’s Vicar on Earth come to pay homage to a president who is unabashedly the world’s top champion of abortions, including partial birth abortions;
Organ Buyer: Happiness is 'Another 50 Livers a Week'
StemExpress Founder Keeps Autographed Hillary Photo On Her Desk

In unedited footage obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, Dyer assured the videographers who were posing as prospective organ buyers that "doing an agreement with us it will be consistent growth." CMP said that the videos revealed that StemExpress has dealt with fully intact fetuses, an indication of partial birth abortion.
NASA and NOAA Release Deceptive, Meaningless
Temperature Record Claims

The U.S. government is at it again, hyping meaningless records in a parameter that does not exist in order to frighten us about something that doesn't matter. Such misrepresentations are now commonplace in NOAA and NASA announcements. They are regularly proclaiming monthly and yearly records set by less than the uncertainties in the measurements. Scientists within the agencies know that this is dishonest.
Study: 2/3 of Scientific Experiments Cannot be Replicated:
Experts Fail to Repeat the Findings of Psychology Papers

An investigation into claims made in top psychology journals has revealed that around two thirds of original findings can't be reproduced. The study was launched by psychologists in the U.S. in response to growing concerns over the reliability of research.
Texas Students Given Most Stunningly Intrusive Home Survey Ever?
J. E. Dyer
"Parents, can you think of any reason to ask your child even ONE of these questions?" There's certainly no valid reason related to effective education. But the survey sent home with the Texas 7th-grader definitely conforms with the type of wildly invasive data collection on public school students that's been previewed over the last few years by reporting on federal and state education initiatives.
Secretary of State John Kerry Signs United Nations
Gun Ban Treaty Against Wishes of U.S. Senate

If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has his way the UN will be able to say if Americans are allowed to have their Second Amendment rights. He has just signed an anti-gun treaty with the UN that the U.S. Senate has already said it is against. The treaty Kerry signed without authorization from the Senate would create an un-Constitutional registry of all U.S. gun buyers and would lead to the UN controlling American's gun rights.

Week ending 23 August 2015

Critics Miss How Well
Trump’s Deportation Plan Actually Could Work

Thomas Lifson
Donald Trump has laid out the bare bones of a deportation plan that has an excellent chance of working well. The caricatures presented by his critics overlook the clever incentives he apparently is building into it... Announcing that illegal immigrants with clean records have the opportunity to earn a green card-lite – essentially an updated and improved version of the Bracero Program – would evoke a massive response.
Huma Abedin: The Security Breach Hillary is Still Hiding
FrontPage Magazine
Huma's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is a sociologist known for her strong advocacy of Sharia Law. A member of the Muslim Sisterhood, Saleha is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief. This pro-Hamas entity is part of the Union of Good, which the U.S. government has formally designated as an international terrorist organization led by the Muslim Brotherhood luminary Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
American Servicemen Save France Once Again;
Islamist Mass Murder Averted on Paris Bound Train

His arm in a sling, U.S. airman Spencer Stone recounted Sunday how he and two other Americans tackled a gunman on a high-speed train in Europe, saying the attacker "seemed like he was ready to fight to the end." But he added: "So were we." Stone, 23, said he was awakened from a deep sleep, and turned around to see a man holding an assault rifle... One of his friends "just hit me on the shoulder and said 'Let's go,'" before moving in to tackle the gunman.
Suspect's father calls him ‘a good boy’ [don't they all?]
Hillary's 'arrogant' Aide Huma Abedin –
Now in the Crosshairs of Servergate

When it comes to arrogance, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime top aide, and her presidential candidate boss are two peas in a pod, according to Secret Service agents. For that reason, it's not surprising that the FBI investigation of Hillary's use of classified emails reportedly got a jump start after uncovering highly classified emails sent by Abedin and another Clinton aide.
The Latest Iran Revelation is Utterly Humiliating
Jennifer Rubin
“This establishes the exact precedent that Iran always sought and repeatedly claimed: IAEA weapons inspectors will never get physical access into any military sites. That the Obama administration agreed to Iranian self-inspections tells you everything you need to know about how far it caved on the essential elements of a verifiable and enforceable nuclear agreement.,” says sanctions expert Mark Dubowitz.
Republicans Passed the First Civil Rights Act, in 1866;
Then Preserved It Via the 14th Amendment in 1868

Ominously, the assassination of the Great Emancipator had left the presidency to his Democrat vice president, Andrew Johnson. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL), co-author of the 13th Amendment banning slavery, also wrote the 1866 Civil Rights Act. Republican support was nearly unanimous, while Democrats were unanimously opposed. This would be the first time Congress overrode a presidential veto of a significant bill.
The long GOP history of protecting civil rights.
Essay: The 14th Amendment
Edward Erler, Professor Emeritus, Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
Before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, citizens of the states were automatically considered citizens of the United States. In 1857, the Dred Scott v. Sanford decision had held that no black of African descent (even a freed black) could be a citizen of the United States. The Fourteenth Amendment was thus necessary to overturn Dred Scott and to settle the question of the citizenship of the newly freed slaves.
Constitution Doesn’t Mandate Birthright Citizenship
Ken Klukowski is a practicing constitutional attorney
Media commentators have gotten this issue dead wrong. Fox News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano says the Fourteenth Amendment is “very clear” that its Citizenship Clause commands that any child born in America is automatically an American citizen. That’s not the law. It has never been the law.
Justice Brennan's 1982 Footnote Gave Us Anchor Babies
Ann Coulter
The very author of the 14th Amend. citizenship clause expressly said: "This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers." In the 1884 case Elk v. Wilkins, the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment did not even confer citizenship on Indians – because they were subject to tribal jurisdiction, not U.S. jurisdiction.
Video Shows Drug Smugglers Scaling Border Fence with Ease;
Vindicates Ben Carson's Illegal Immigration Claims

This video disputes the many claims made by top officials within the Department of Homeland Security that the border is the safest it has ever been. Breitbart Texas consulted with law enforcement officials who confirmed that the video was taken at the border fence just south of Nogales Arizona which borders the Mexican city by the same name.
Carson Has Heated Border Drone Exchange on CNN:
‘Read My Lips’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his  comments about the possibility of using drones at the Mexican border in a heated exchange with guest host CNN’s Jim Acosta. When Acosta asked about drone strikes on the cartels Carson said, “That is a total lie. I said that. a drone could be used to destroy is the caves used to hide people.”
Listen to intentional rephrasing and word twisting!
Under Court Order State Dept. Now Finds 17,855 Missing
Hillary Clinton Emails Initially Requested Under a 2013 FOIA

More than two years after State claimed there were no emails responsive to a FOIA request about a close Hillary Clinton adviser's contact with the media, the Department has informed a judge it has located 17,855 emails that appear to match the criteria... No explanation is offered in the status report for why the State Department initially claimed there were zero responsive records to the same request.
Court Removes Injunction on Planned Parenthood Video, New Video Immediately Released Showing CEO Joking About WHOLE BABIES
The Judge ruled the Center for Medical Progress has First Amendment rights to release videos it covertly took of StemExpress executives talking about buying aborted baby tissue from Planed Parenthood. Almost immediately afterwards, CMP released a new video that among other thing showed the StemExpress CEO joking about receiving dead babies from Planned Parenthood (over lunch).[text and video at link]
New Planned Parenthood Horror Video:
Whistleblower Says Baby Born, Heart Beating When Killed

Debra Heine
[The] video continues the interview with former StemExpress procurement technician Holly O’Donnell, who describes an instance when she saw her supervisor tap the chest of “the most gestated fetus and closest thing to a baby I’ve seen,” and the heart started beating. O’Donnell said: I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this – fetus – and it’s heart is beating. And I don’t know what to think.
StemExpress CEO Laughs: ‘I’ve Seen Really Rampant,
Rampant Problems with Bacteria in Certain Clinics’

A transcript released by Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden features StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer – who purchased most of her company’s aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood clinics – laughing about the unsanitary conditions in some of those clinics. According to the transcript...
16 Journalists Accept Planned Parenthood Awards
– Despite Horrifying Abortion Videos!

During Planned Parenthood's Maggie Awards for Media Excellence Tuesday night, the abortion giant recognized 16 journalists for pushing "reproductive rights." From Buzzfeed and Yahoo! to MSNBC, Media Research Center Culture compiled a list of several prominent media attendees – and found a picture announcing the winners.
The Racist Views of Planned Parenthood’s Founder
Jeanne Mancini
In the wake of the recent and ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal regarding the harvesting and sale of baby hearts, livers, lungs, and other organs, late last week a group of black pastors requested that a bust of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, be removed from a temporary Smithsonian exhibit named, ironically, “Struggle for Justice.”
The Climate Crisis & Renewable Energy Industry
Has Become a $1.5-trillion-a-year Business!

Paul Driessen
The impacts on companies and jobs outside the Climate Crisis Industry are enormous, and growing. For every job created in the climate and renewable sectors, two to four jobs are eliminated in other parts of the economy, studies in Spain, Scotland and other countries have found.
Climatologist: We Have a ‘Moral Imperative’ to Burn Fossil Fuels:
The ‘Liberator’ of Humanity

“We are not morally bad people for taking carbon and turning it into the energy that offers life to humanity in a world that would otherwise be brutal,” Dr. John Christy wrote in a recent oped. "On the contrary, we are good people for doing so."
“Without energy, life is brutal and short.”
Leading Science Publisher Retracts
Dozens of Papers for Fake Peer Reviews

Jazz Shaw
It turns out that the vaunted peer review process, designed to ensure that multiple sets of experts evaluate the quality of the work before it hits the presses, had fallen apart. The peer reviews in some cases were found to be “highly suspicious” with bogus email addresses and questionable credentials.
Carly Fiorina Hits Chuck Todd for
Using Climate Change to Talk California Drought

For her part, Fiorina refused to accept Todd’s claim ... You know what’s also made it worse? Politicians, liberal politicians who stood up for 40 years as the population of California doubled and saying, you cannot build a new reservoir and you cannot build a water conveyance system. And so, for 40 years 70% of the rainfall has washed out to sea.
Former Baltimore Prosecutor:
Marilyn Mosby Has a Role in City's Violence Increase

Roya Hanna
It is only August, and Baltimore is staring at 200 dead men, women and children. Having been a prosecutor in this city for 12 years, four in the Homicide Division, I can no longer stand idly by and watch State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby avoid taking responsibility for her role in the increase in violence.
HS Band Barred for Playing Hymn, Crowd Sings it Instead
Just when you’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week.
WaPo Writer: Black Votes Should Count for More than White Votes
“Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based, systemic reparations,” writes Theodore R. Johnson, a former White House fellow and current Ph.D candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University. Johnson pays lip service to the important democratic principle of “one man, one vote,” but then dismisses it on grounds that the term is “unclear,” ...
Dramatic Cases In Last Few Days of
Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stopping Violent Crime
Harvard Prof: U.S. Had Slavery;
Islamic State Can Have Sex Slaves

Noah Feldman
It’s been 150 years since U.S. law allowed masters to rape enslaved girls and women. Almost all modern Muslim societies banned slavery in the last century. So why is Islamic State turning back the clock, actively embracing and promoting enslavement of Yazidi women, thereby enabling them to be raped under one interpretation of classical Islamic law?

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