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Euthanasia Gains Steam

Euthanasia Gains Steam

on November 13, 2013, 6:00 AM / in National News, News

A proposed amendment to Belgium’s 2002 euthanasia law would give children the right to decide whether they wish to be euthanized. The bill also applies to disabled infants and seniors with dementia. Existing law limits euthanasia to those over 18 and requires consent of the person or guardian. “It is strange that minors are considered legally incompetent in key areas […]

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Top Catholic Scholars Slam Common Core

Top Catholic Scholars Slam Common Core

on November 12, 2013, 3:13 PM / in National News, News

As the uproar grows against the Obama administration-pushed Common Core nationalized education standards, a coalition of more than 130 prominent Catholic scholars and professors outlined its firm opposition to the scheme and is now asking U.S. bishops to reverse the advance of the controversial reforms among American Catholic schools. Already, more than half of U.S. dioceses have replaced Catholic teaching […]

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NBC News Poll Explains Why NBC Entertainment Was Naive About Hillary Clinton Miniseries

NBC News Poll Explains Why NBC Entertainment Was Naive About Hillary Clinton Miniseries

on November 12, 2013, 3:04 PM / in National News, News

By LISA DE MORAES NBC News this morning illustrated why it was naïve of NBC Entertainment to have assumed it could air a Hillary Clinton miniseries before Clinton declared her intentions about another possible run at the White House, as if that formality still mattered in the rough and tumble of political life (NBC News was among the parties unhappy […]

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Barack Obama’s Iraq

Barack Obama’s Iraq

on November 12, 2013, 9:09 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By: Erick Erickson In lamenting the sorry state of Meet the Press these days, Dave Weigel reminds me of a Barack Obama quote worth pointing out to Republicans. In an interview with the New Yorker magazine, Barack Obama opined on Iraq, “There’s an old saying in politics: when your opponent’s in trouble, just get out of the way … in […]

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A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

A Deal With Iran — or War With Iran?

on November 12, 2013, 9:06 AM / in History, Opinion

Which is exactly what Bibi wants. For what terrifies Tel Aviv, and rattles Riyadh, is not a U.S. war with Iran, but the awful specter of American rapprochement with Iran, a detente. Thus, when France’s foreign minister torpedoed the deal John Kerry flew to Geneva to sign, France soared in neocon esteem. The “cheese-eating surrender monkeys ” of 2003 who […]

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‘Say what?’ Texans respond to Wendy Davis’ ‘ludicrous’ claim that she is ‘pro-life’

‘Say what?’ Texans respond to Wendy Davis’ ‘ludicrous’ claim that she is ‘pro-life’

on November 12, 2013, 8:54 AM / in National News, News

by Ben Johnson AUSTIN, TX,  (LifeSiteNews.com) – State Senator Wendy Davis’ statement that she is “pro-life,” made just before she officially entered the governor’s race this weekend, was designed to “muddy the waters” about her position on abortion and appeal to voters who are far more conservative on the issue than she is, according to some pro-life leaders in the […]

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SALLY JEWELL

SALLY JEWELL

on November 12, 2013, 8:51 AM / in National News, News

Kirk   MacKenzie  / Kirk@DefendRuralAmerica.com SALLY JEWELL From Britain, Big Oil, and Big Banking to Big Government Let me introduce you to our new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. Does anyone else find it interesting she wasn’t born in our country, but managed to hop from big oil and banking, to REI, to her first job in government–nothing less than […]

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Regulatory Commissars: Clean Water Act Holes

Regulatory Commissars: Clean Water Act Holes

on November 12, 2013, 8:38 AM / in National News, News

Ronald Reagan once noted, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” Under the Obama administration, the EPA is relentlessly proving Reagan’s observation by attempting to regulate small water bodies as “wetlands” under the Clean Water Act. Naturally, leftist green pressure groups who mindlessly believe an ever more intrusive […]

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IRS Scandal Investigation Continues

IRS Scandal Investigation Continues

on November 12, 2013, 8:37 AM / in National News, News

Six months after the May 10 discovery that the IRS illegally targeted conservative organizations for additional “scrutiny,” House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) remains committed to finding answers about the scope of the IRS prying. It was the admission of former IRS official Lois Lerner that blew the lid off a scandal of epic proportions. Lerner then pleaded the Fifth […]

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Atheist ‘mega-churches’ take root across US, world

Atheist ‘mega-churches’ take root across US, world

on November 12, 2013, 8:35 AM / in National News, News

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God. Dozens of gatherings dubbed “atheist mega-churches” by supporters and detractors are springing up around the U.S. after […]

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The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

The secret, dirty cost of Obama’s green power push

on November 12, 2013, 8:29 AM / in National News, News

Original Post CORYDON, Iowa (AP) — The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America’s push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. With the […]

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When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

When Opposing Jihad Is ‘Racist’

on November 12, 2013, 8:26 AM / in Opinion

By Robert Spencer Original Post “Islamophobia” has broken out at Washington University of St. Louis, sparking outrage, grief, an “open solidarity forum,” and an avalanche of groveling apologies from university administrators. It all started, according to the university’s independent student paper Student Life, with a “controversial Halloween photograph” that went “viral” and became an “emotional trigger” for Muslim students, “bringing […]

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Gay marriage heads for final legislative approval in Hawaii

Gay marriage heads for final legislative approval in Hawaii

on November 12, 2013, 8:19 AM / in National News, News

  By Treena Shapiro HONOLULU (Reuters) – The Hawaii Senate is expected to give final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in a state long popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination and regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony. Governor Neil Abercrombie has indicated he would swiftly sign the measure […]

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Students Sanctioned for Defending Themselves in College-owned Apartment

Students Sanctioned for Defending Themselves in College-owned Apartment

on November 12, 2013, 8:03 AM / in National News, News

At 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, Erik Fagan, a senior attending Gonzaga University (GU) in Spokane, Washington, heard a knock on his apartment door. Thinking it was a friend coming by to pick up some of his things, Fagan opened the door. Standing there instead was John Taylor, a six-time convicted felon, who told Fagan he had just been released […]

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New Jersey Governor Christie Denies Running for President

New Jersey Governor Christie Denies Running for President

on November 12, 2013, 7:46 AM / in National News, News

Newly reelected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (shown) was busy over the weekend explaining that his focus is back on running New Jersey and not worrying about running for president in 2016. For instance, in an interview on ABC’s This Week, Christie said, “I know everybody’s going to be speculating about what may come in my future … but the fact […]

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You Don’t Have to Stay Poor

You Don’t Have to Stay Poor

on November 12, 2013, 7:41 AM / in Opinion

By Walter E. Williams No  one can blame you if you start out in life poor, because how you start  is not your fault. If you stay poor, you’re to blame because it is your  fault. Nowhere has this been made clearer than in Dennis Kimbro’s new  book, “The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires.” Kimbro,  a business professor […]

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ObamaCare’s dismal October signup numbers: Time to panic?

ObamaCare’s dismal October signup numbers: Time to panic?

on November 12, 2013, 7:35 AM / in National News, News

In September, the White House estimated that 500,000 people would sign up for health insurance plans via Healthcare.gov and the 14 state-run online insurance marketplaces in ObamaCare’s inaugural month. The Health and Human Services Department will release its figures for the October sometime this week, but two new reports suggest the actual number of people who signed up so far […]

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Obama nominating Treasury official to run CFTC

Obama nominating Treasury official to run CFTC

on November 12, 2013, 7:33 AM / in National News, News

Obama nominating Treasury official Massad to run agency regulating futures and option markets    By Julie Pace and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a top Treasury Department official to run the independent agency that regulates the futures and options market. The White House says Obama will announce the nomination of Timothy Massad to […]

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House Subpoenas Todd Park, Marks Him as Next Healthcare.gov Scapegoat

House Subpoenas Todd Park, Marks Him as Next Healthcare.gov Scapegoat

on November 12, 2013, 7:29 AM / in National News, News

By Arit John  Everyone seems to agree that someone should get fired over the Obamacare launch, though no one can confidently say who deserves a pink slip. On Wednesday, the House oversight committee will grill its newest candidate: Todd Park, the White House’s Chief Technology Officer. The oversight committee really, really wants to talk to Park, so much so that, last […]

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Moth vs. Man

Moth vs. Man

on November 12, 2013, 6:17 AM / in Bedtime Stories

An unnamed woman called police in Lancaster, Pa., to report that as she got out of her car, a man grabbed her and fondled her. She broke away and ran, but he got away with her purse. When officers arrived, they asked her to call her cell phone. Sure enough, the robber answered — and demanded $185,000 for the return […]

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