News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sat, 04 07 2015 06:07:55 GMT Sat, 04 07 2015 06:07:55 GMT 50% of Republican and conservative voters believe states have right to ignore federal court rulings Sat, 04 27 2015 04:27:56 GMT 4ef9ae7a52d4507542b7ceacb5b67d674573087d Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper Posted By: Dreadnought- Sat, 04 27 2015 04:27:56 GMT Likely Americans voters are warming to the idea that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts in the wake of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage. A third of likely U.S. voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials agree with them according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday. There’s a partisan divide: 50 percent of GOP voters now believe states should have the right to ignore the federal court rulings, compared to 22 percent of Democrats and ´Absolute disgrace´: Trump seizes opportunity to condemn 5'TIMES deported Mexican immigrant who randomly shot dead woman, 32, after being released from prison and NOT sent home Sat, 04 13 2015 04:13:35 GMT 5b0c6d5247222c3441bf0130717e4b12c8e7ac44 Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff & Alexandra Klausner Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 13 2015 04:13:35 GMT Donald Trump has renewed his calls for tougher immigration controls in the wake of an illegal Mexican migrant allegedly murdering a woman in San Francisco. The presidential hopeful branded U.S. border controls an ´absolute disgrace´ in light of the revelation that Francisco Sanchez, 45, had already been deported five times ' and was recently released from jail by officials who routinely refuse requests to hand over illegal immigrants. Sanchez is accused of gunning down Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked along Pier 14 with her father on Thursday evening. According to the victim´s family, the attack was entirely at random. Scroll down George Takei Apologizes For Calling Justice Thomas “A Clown In Blackface” Sat, 04 32 2015 03:32:46 GMT 43d475210e7dd5a267d01e74775520c12f9215ad PJ Media, by Debra Heine Posted By: Dreadnought- Sat, 04 32 2015 03:32:46 GMT After a week of defending his remarks, George Takei finally apologized today for calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas a “clown in blackface. ” Takei went on the racist rant Monday during an interview in Phoenix, in response to Thomas’ comments regarding the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage: “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there,” Takei said, later adding, “This man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America. I’ll say it on camera.” Clarence Thomas, the Violence in Chicago Kills Five as Independence Day Holiday Begins Sat, 04 07 2015 03:07:43 GMT f22f03cd31aae710ffd0ee18f9eefad038342cb9 Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 07 2015 03:07:43 GMT The city of Chicago is gearing up for a violent Independence Day holiday, and already on Friday, 12 were shot and five killed before evening even fell. The violence began Thursday evening when several were shot and killed on the city’s South Side. Several more were killed on Friday morning, and by Friday afternoon, ten were shot and four killed. This is in addition to the nine who were killed by gunfire in the Windy City the previous week and the 33 shot and three killed last weekend. To try and get ahead of the violence, the Chicago police have Exclusive–New York Times Debunked: Scott Walker’s ‘I’m Not Going Nativist’ Conversation Never Happened Sat, 04 57 2015 02:57:29 GMT 2a040373543d3fe618625f0d963a0a968ef9845e Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 57 2015 02:57:29 GMT A conversation about immigration between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Heritage Foundation’s Stephen Moore, reported on by the New York Times this week, never happened. “We have spoken with Stephen Moore and the conversation that was reported did not happen and he will tell you that. I would recommend you reach out to him,” Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong told Breitbart News on Thursday in response to an article by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman. On Thursday, the reporters wrote: “Stephen Moore, a conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation who backs an immigration overhaul, called Mr. Walker’s embrace of a Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump´s ´idiocy´ Sat, 04 33 2015 02:33:26 GMT 8d7b8997ed222701b376a7ea086f77208445528a Asssociated Press, by Steve Peoples Posted By: JoElla Bee- Sat, 04 33 2015 02:33:26 GMT WASHINGTON '' Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump´s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. Several 2016 contenders have brushed off Trump´s comments while others have ignored them. Marco Rubio, a Florida senator who is Hispanic, denounced them as &#34;not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive,&#34; after declining for two weeks to address the matter directly. Another Hispanic in the race, Ted Cruz, said Trump is &#34;terrific,&#34; &#34;brash&#34; and &#34;speaks the truth.” <b>Byline corrected by Staff*</b> Minnesota girls design new sports uniforms that level playing field for Muslims Sat, 04 47 2015 01:47:39 GMT 1a9a7e1a7282182c0bcd089074ccc925ed70272b Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 04 47 2015 01:47:39 GMT MINNEAPOLIS — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms. This is no ordinary fashion show. The models are East African, primarily Muslim girls living in Minnesota who designed their own culturally sensitive sportswear that lets them move freely without worrying about tripping on a long, flowing dress or having a head Wikileaks fugitive Julian Assange pleads for asylum in France and is promptly rejected Sat, 04 19 2015 01:19:41 GMT 2c77073cd164e6b71447dee959cfe23adc82b6af Breitbart Big Government, by Simon Kent Posted By: Lalo- Sat, 04 19 2015 01:19:41 GMT WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has applied for political asylum in France after a minister indicated that it might be viewed favourably. The Elysee Palace promptly rejected the request with a polite ‘non’. In an open letter to French President Francois Hollande published today by Le Monde, the fugitive alleges he is a victim of persecution by the US government over what he claims is the exposure of US human rights violations and controversial practices. According to the RT news service, Assange’s plea said: For the simple fact of publishing information meriting public interest that whistleblowers had passed to WikiLeaks, I Exclusive: Chris Christie hires presidential campaign manager and appoints senior staff Sat, 04 05 2015 01:05:55 GMT 2678cf08728f354ef8aff47b1c7241d45b9822ba Washington Post, by Philip Rucker Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 05 2015 01:05:55 GMT This post has been updated: Gov. Chris Christie has hired a seasoned Republican strategist to manage his nascent presidential campaign and has recruited other veteran operatives to round out a senior staff that also will include the top advisers who charted his rise in New Jersey. Ken McKay, a well-regarded operative who previously has served as chief of staff at the Republican National Committee and as political director of the Republican Governors Association, has joined the Christie operation as campaign manager. Joining McKay at the top of the Christie campaign is Maria Comella, the governor´s longtime communications U.S. stockpiles powerful bunker- buster bombs in case Iran nuclear talks fail Sat, 04 44 2015 12:44:40 GMT 66764557809707a4b69ed84a23e9899297134e08 Los Angeles Times, by W. J. Hennigan Posted By: JoniTx- Sat, 04 44 2015 12:44:40 GMT As diplomats rush to reach an agreement to curb Iran´s nuclear program, the U.S. military is stockpiling conventional bombs so powerful that strategists say they could cripple Tehran´s most heavily fortified nuclear complexes, including one deep underground. The bunker-busting bombs are America´s most destructive munitions short of atomic weapons. At 15 tons, each is 5 tons heavier than any other bomb in the U.S. arsenal. In development for more than a decade, the latest iteration of the MOP — massive ordnance penetrator — was successfully tested on a deeply buried target this year at the White Sands Missile Range in NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag Sat, 04 11 2015 12:11:27 GMT fc846a956557cc63b38daca75912317fc7c771c5 Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: hpmatt- Sat, 04 11 2015 12:11:27 GMT NASCAR´s national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago. The facilities vowed to have the most &#34;welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment.&#34; The statement was signed by International Speedway Corp. and Speedway Motorsports Inc. — which own most of the tracks in the Sprint Cup Series, stretching from Florida to New York to California — as well as 30 specific tracks. It also includes independent tracks such as Tony Stewart's Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Holy smokes? Indiana Church of Cannabis holds first service (+video) Fri, 03 55 2015 11:55:12 GMT 2e6f7ed7a72e2475a668f71c8671e351772b0f02 Christian Science Monitor, by Gretel Kauffman Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 03 55 2015 11:55:12 GMT A rowdy bunch of worshippers donning tie-dye T-shirts printed with images of marijuana leaves congregated Wednesday at the inaugural service of the First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis, a pot-smoking church created to test the limits of Indiana´s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which went into effect the same day. Dozens of police officers were stationed outside the church, solemnly awaiting the first puff. But the scene inside was decidedly less serious and resembled a concert or day at the beach more than a religious service, The Indianapolis Star reports. Balloons were batted around as members of the For Independence Day, Eat And Drink Like A President Fri, 03 53 2015 11:53:14 GMT 1c4b21868422bb611e55adf8f405975b73a8bf9d The Federalist, by Nicole Russell Posted By: Lalo- Fri, 03 53 2015 11:53:14 GMT If you’re like most Americans, you’ll celebrate Independence Day with food, friends, and family. If you’re looking for something to eat or drink, why not take a tip from presidential families? Breakfast On festive days, it seems most people eat their biggest meals later in the day, for lunch or dinner. Yet the Fourth of July is still a special day and I’m a foodie, so I like all the foods to be fantastic. So when your day is going to be filled with alcohol'laden drinks and sugary fruit pies, why not start the day with one of Ronald [Video] Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July Fri, 03 47 2015 11:47:57 GMT 7dddf383d4d34101417b84f52728ac8e090e721d PJ Media, by Paula Bolyard Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 03 47 2015 11:47:57 GMT (Video) We celebrate the 4th of July as the day we overtook the South. And the Declaration of Independence was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1964. Or was it 1984? Those were some of the things media analyst Mark Dice learned when he asked San Diego beachgoers about the holiday. One woman didn’t bat an eye when she was asked what year founding fathers Jesse Ventura and John Wilkes Booth wrote the Declaration of Independence. She said she thought it was sometime in the 1700s. Fortunately, there was an Italian vacationer who was able to answer some basic questions about Clinton Says She Takes a ´Backseat to No One´ Among Liberals Fri, 03 42 2015 11:42:17 GMT a6a517478638caad9002a9fe3ec14841bd0fe8ab Associated Press, by Ken Thomas Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 03 42 2015 11:42:17 GMT Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a &#34;backseat to no one&#34; on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard'bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last'minute venue change made to accommodate a larger audience. Days earlier, Sanders spoke before about 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. The former secretary of state made no mention of Sanders but warned that Republicans would unravel President Barack Obama´s policies if they recaptured the White House, including the repeal of his signature health care overhaul. &#34;I ´He´s doing this to the wrong Christian´: Bakers hit out after court rules that they must pay $135k to lesbian couple after they refused to make them a wedding cake Fri, 03 37 2015 11:37:42 GMT 9541fde2287f33868705b91520b1decfce6c2689 Daily Mail (UK), by Belinda Robinson & Christopher Brennan Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 03 37 2015 11:37:42 GMT The owners of a Portland'area bakery who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple and were ordered to pay them $135,000 in damages have hit back at the ruling. Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery were ordered to pay $60,000 in damages to Laurel Bowman'Cryer and $75,000 in damages to Rachel Bowman'Cryer for emotional suffering. But they say that they´re being discriminated against because their views are being silenced by Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian. Aaron Klein told The Blaze: ´He [Avakian] wants to silence anyone who opposes his point of Syria conflict: Al-Nusra Front rebels ´die in mosque blast´ Fri, 03 33 2015 11:33:41 GMT 7eafe6c5d48adc6f88e1d85ddb4be6023da1a18b BBC News, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Fri, 03 33 2015 11:33:41 GMT At least 10 members of Syria´s al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, have been killed in a blast at a mosque in north-western Idlib province, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that dozens more were injured in the city of Ariha. People had been gathering at the mosque to break their Ramadan fast when there was an explosion, the monitoring group said. The cause of the blast on Friday is not yet known. An unnamed senior non-Syrian member of al-Nusra was reportedly killed in the explosion at Salem mosque, according to the Observatory. Ariha was one of the last government strongholds in Idlib Utah violinist teams with Condoleezza Rice to perform ‘Amazing Grace’ Fri, 03 50 2015 09:50:08 GMT d100c45b5c93d7e76e7ebca795c89d8d6dd86f9c Fox 13 [Salt Lake City], by Ashton Edwards Posted By: Lalo- Fri, 03 50 2015 09:50:08 GMT A Utah GRAMMY'nominated violinist has just released a video of what she has been working on with someone else you might recognize, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Jenny Oaks Baker just put out the video where Rice accompanies her in “Amazing Grace” on the piano. The pair said all the proceeds from the song will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. “It was such a joy and a privilege to perform ‘Amazing Grace’ with Dr. Rice,” Baker said. “It is my favorite song to perform and I am thrilled that we are able to pay Joan Rivers´ opulent Manhattan penthouse sold to ´Middle East royalty´ by daughter Melissa for a whopping $28m Fri, 03 49 2015 09:49:51 GMT 2af3cb3568d9eb2c54cbb5d0631ca30044d6f059 Daily Mail (UK), by Justin Enriquez & Kayla Caldwell Posted By: JoniTx- Fri, 03 49 2015 09:49:51 GMT The late Joan Rivers´ lavish Manhattan penthouse has sold for an astounding $28m. According to CNBC, the ritzy triplex located in the heart of New York was snagged by ´Middle East royalty´. Sources for the American business news channel revealed that there were multiple offers from several parties but the home was eventually purchased at it´s original asking price. Scroll down for video 'The home was being marketed by real estate broker Leighton Candler of the Corcoran Group on behalf of daughter Melissa Rivers, following the comedienne´s untimely death in September. Insiders for CNBC declined to reveal the identity of the Friends Reunited! Judge Meets Old Pal In Dock Fri, 03 48 2015 09:48:37 GMT 918f684378cbacc3a35c80118387b55bf583287c Sky News, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 03 48 2015 09:48:37 GMT A burglary suspect broke down in tears in the dock when the judge recognised him as a former schoolmate and said he had been the &#34;best kid&#34; in school. Arthur Booth appeared in front of judge Mindy Glazer at Miami'Dade bond court charged with burglary. Booth, 49, was arrested on Monday after being spotted driving a car that matched the description of one allegedly involved in a robbery and failing to stop after a police officer signalled him to. A police chase followed, resulting in two accidents before he crashed the car. He fled on foot but was eventually caught and charged with various Feds: Cops should not have freed suspect now charged in random killing Fri, 03 35 2015 09:35:23 GMT 10955004253ef8865dfcdb6338a47778b00f24b3 USA Today, by Doug Stanglin and Alan Gomez Posted By: earlybird- Fri, 03 35 2015 09:35:23 GMT U.S. immigration officials said Friday that the San Francisco Police Department did not honor a request they made in March to hold onto a Mexican citizen who is now charged in the random shooting of a tourist on the San Francisco pier. Francisco Sanchez, 45, has been charged with killing a 31'year'old woman who was strolling with her family along the scenic Embarcadero waterfront on Wednesday evening, police said. The victim, identified as Kathryn Steinle of Pleasanton Calif., was struck in the chest after posing for photos at Pier 14 with her father (Snip) Police quickly flooded the area with Don´t Give Up On America Fri, 03 20 2015 09:20:25 GMT 3e3daefc32b1be92f65f2ff7638fc7ecada18c97 Creators Syndicate, by David Limbaugh Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 03 20 2015 09:20:25 GMT As I´ve said, I was very alarmed, though not particularly surprised, by the two Supreme Court decisions last week in which the court´s majority blithely bastardized the English language, the Constitution, the rule of law and the very idea of truth in order to further advance the progressive agenda in this nation. But what troubles me more than the court´s betrayal of its duty to safeguard the Constitution and the rule of law is the apparent complacency among the public about these decisions and the radical shifts we are witnessing in our culture. Why do some seem resigned to the transformation of War on The Truth: It’s a Progressive Disease Fri, 03 18 2015 09:18:43 GMT 84b8e1e382842b61450830699065e0cac3e61d3d Townhall, by Ken Blackwell Posted By: Desert Fox- Fri, 03 18 2015 09:18:43 GMT Do you feel like America has gone crazy? The Supreme Court’s outrageous decisions in the Obamacare and same'sex marriage cases, in which the Court simply ignored the plain meanings of words and the Constitution, and thumbed its nose at the most basic facts of life, are only the latest examples of our nation turning its back on truth and common sense. Under the influence of “progressive” fanatics, we’re suffering from a progressive pathology that’s tearing our nation apart. In their quest to redefine “normal,” they are tearing up America’s morality by the roots. They’re forcing America to abandon God’s standards of right and