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A Gospel Song May Have Saved This Kidnapped Boy's Life

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 20, 2014, In : US News 


It was every parent’s worst nightmare. A 9-year-old boy was kidnapped while walking his dog in Atlanta earlier this month, leaving his family terrified.

After driving the boy around for about three hours, the kidnapper reportedly dropped him off. He was completely unharmed physically.

The astonishing reason why the kidnapper may have let him go has now been revealed: A gospel song. Willie Myrick, 9, says he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the moment his captor let him go f...

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White House Counterterror Chief: “Confrontational” Children Could be Terrorists

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 19, 2014, In : US News 


Aliens have taken over the world.  I'm pretty sure of it.

Homeland Security adviser Lisa Monaco gave a speech this week in which she urged parents to watch their children for signs of “confrontational” behavior which could be an indication of them becoming terrorists.

During the speech at at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday night, Monaco, who replaced John Brennan last year in overseeing the executive branch’s homeland-security activities, said ...

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Gun Control is Collapsing in America as Patriots Refuse to Obey

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 19, 2014, In : US News 


Despite the media and President Obama pushing an anti-gun agenda, support for gun control is falling, evidenced by polls and the waning influence of Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, as well as open rebellion against gun registration in two states.

About 90% of New York gun owners have refused to register their “assault weapons” ahead of the April 15 deadline, some going so far as to burn their registration forms in protest, and hundreds of thousands of Connecticut gun owners have ...

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Campus administrator ask for help weeding out white people

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 17, 2014, In : US News 


Bellingham, WA - Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.”

The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth.

The president of...

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U.S. Postal Service Joins DHS, Social Security Admin, NOAA in Ammo Purchases

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 17, 2014, In : US News 


The U.S. Postal Service is now the latest federal agency to announce plans to acquire "assorted small arms ammunition."

To be fair, it has probably acquired ammunition in the past, as it contains within itself the armed United States Postal Inspection Service. But the newly posted solicitation for "assorted small arms ammunition" comes on the heels of millions upon millions of rounds of ammo purchases by other federal agencies.

Over the last two years, these ammo purchases have contribut...

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Regulation Nation: Breweries fight back against new government grain rules

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 17, 2014, In : US News 


A fight is brewing between American beer makers and the federal government over happy hour ... for cows.

For centuries, brewers have given or sold the leftover grain from the brewing process to local ranchers and dairy farmers for cattle feed. But new regulations proposed by the Food and Drug Administration threaten to end that relationship.

"The whole brewing community was shocked about it," said Josh Deth, co-owner of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Ill.

Deth, whose title is "Chairman ...

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Good news: Social Security will stop robbing kids to pay for their parents’ debts

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 17, 2014, In : US News 


Happy Tax Day, America!  According to the Washington Post, the Social Security Administration will stop looting the tax refunds of innocent people to pay off their relatives’ “debts.”  Enjoy this wonderful gift from your benevolent mega-government!



The action comes after The Washington Post reported that the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds that were on their way to about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to the Social Security agency. In many c...

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THE BUNDY RANCH: What You’re NOT Being Told (VIDEO)

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, In : US News 


There are some very powerful people who have done their best to cover up what really happened at the Bundy Ranch in Clark County Nevada. Fortunately they failed.



Update:  As of 4/17/2014 Federal officials appear to still be waiting out Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters, and a senator named Harry Reid is still being a jerk.


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Why The Feds Chickened Out On A Nevada Ranch

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, In : US News 
By Kevin McCullough



"Despite being forced to release hundreds of seized cattle after an astounding standoff on Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management has vowed to continue its pursuit of Cliven Bundy, asserting that no deal has been made to cease its case against the Nevada cattle rancher." - nm

Let me obliterate a bit of confusion here: the Obama administration attempted to go to war with a rancher in Nevada. Let me amplify a little bit of truth: They tucked tail and have returned home....

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Intolerant ‘Gay mafia’ attacks Focus on the Family movie

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 14, 2014, In : US News 


The Christian organization Focus on the Family is releasing a movie in theaters May 6 called “Irreplaceable” about the value of traditional families, the importance of fathers being engaged in their children’s lives and the healing power of forgiveness.

But apparently to some advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, community, that’s a cardinal sin.

LGBT advocates have launched an effort to disparage the movie online, petition against it and work to make ...

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IRS going after decades-old debts from children of debtors

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 14, 2014, In : US News 


The old maxim that you can’t hold children responsible for the sins of their parents no longer applies — at least as far as Washington is concerned.

Congress quietly passed legislation in 2011 lifting the former 10-year statute of limitations on money owed to the government, allowing Uncle Sam to collect debts going back decades. The measure also allows the government to collect from debtors’ children and grandchildren.

Now, some 400,000 Americans may see their tax refund checks gra...

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Maybe we had all better learn to speak Chinese.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 14, 2014, In : US News 


When Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy refused to take his cattle off land the federal government demanded for the habitat of an endangered desert tortoise, it focused the nation’s attention on an arena Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., may have preferred to be kept quiet.

An investigative report published last week by Infowars.com drew a connection between Senate Majority Leader Reid’s involvement with Chinese energy giant ENN, Chinese efforts to build massive solar facilities in the Nevada desert...

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EPA coal rules leaving US vulnerable to power blackouts

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 13, 2014, In : US News 


Better have a generator and plenty of gas on standby.

Facing the Obama administration’s so-called “war on coal,” some utility officials are warning that fewer coal-fired power plants could leave the U.S. power system vulnerable to blackouts in the near future.

The officials warn that intense summer heat or extreme winter cold could soon be too much for the system to handle.

“I worry about the potential of brownouts and blackouts if we’re … actually depending on this generation ...

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Florida House bill would allow carrying guns without a permit during riots, natural disasters

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 13, 2014, In : US News 


Under a bill backed by the National Rifle Association and other gun groups, riots could be the newest safe haven for those carrying firearms without a permit.

HB 209, which is expected to be voted on Friday by the Florida House, would allow people with clean criminal backgrounds to conceal firearms without a permit during emergencies — including riots and civil unrest like the 1996 racial disturbances that rocked south St. Petersburg — declared by the governor or local officials.

“T...

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Video: Bullied Boy Turns Tables on Attacker

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : US News 


Graphic cell phone video filmed from the inside of a school bus features a young boy overcoming a bully after being beaten mercilessly, illustrating the natural human survival instinct to thrive in the face of abusive, unruly tyrants.





The disturbing footage, which first appeared on Tuesday, shows a black girl repeatedly slapping and punching a white boy in the face while she pulls his hair. The boy and others can be heard begging her to stop.

“Please stop, I want to go home,” the boy ...

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Rich, White Bullies Blamed for Stabbing

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : US News 
Rush Transcript



The stabbing in a suburban school outside Pittsburgh. I have the story here from the New York Post: “A bullied 16-year-old boy went on a stabbing and slashing spree at his high school in an affluent Pittsburgh suburb Wednesday morning, leaving 21 teens and a security guard stabbed. At least five students were critically injured, including a boy who was on a ventilator after a knife pierced his liver, missing his heart and aorta by just millimeters, his doctor said. …

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BLM Action in Nevada is Unconstitutional, Here’s Why

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 12, 2014, In : US News 


A direct violation of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution

The establishment media is now paying attention to Cliven Bundy and his struggle with the Bureau of Land Management. Most of this coverage assumes Bundy is engaged in illegal cattle grazing on federal land.

“The U.S. government is rounding up Bundy’s cattle that it says have been grazing illegally on public lands in Clark County for more than 20 years, according to the land-management bureau and the National Par...

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Congressman: Eric Holder Should Be in Jail

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 10, 2014, In : US News 


Check it out:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) drew attention today after getting into a heated back and forth with Attorney General Eric Holder during a House Judicial Committee hearing. At the same hearing, Gohmert’s fellow Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold apparently decided he did not even want to ask Holder any questions, suggesting he belongs in jail.

In lieu of questioning Holder, Farenthold delivered the following statement:

“I’m committed to maintaining the Constitutional bala...

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Free At Last? No More Homosexual Bullying?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 10, 2014, In : US News 


Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, have recently forced the resignation of Brendan Eich, solely based on his “anti-gay” past. Mr. Eich has an otherwise spotless and gleaming record.

What was his hateful crime? Donating $1000 to Proposition 8. The law eliminated the rights of same sex couples to marry in California. It was passed by the people, but was later deemed unconstitutional by a federal court and thrown out.

Mr. Eich had worked for Mozilla for many years and was give...

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Archie to die! Iconic comic book character meets demise in July issue

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, In : US News 


Archie, the beloved comic book character whose exploits have been followed by readers for 73 years, will meet his demise this summer.


The comic icon will die in "Life With Archie" #36, which will be released on July 16, followed a week later by the 37th and final issue of the series. The story, written by Paul Kupperberg with cover and interior art by Pat and Tim Kennedy, will feature Archie dying while trying to save a friend. The cover image depicts a bleeding and unconscious Archie i...

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Shove Your Man, Lose Your Gun…For Life

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : US News 


Serious domestic violence should be a felony. Minor incidents of bumping or pushing have always rightly been considered misdemeanors.
Check it out:

The U.S. Supreme Court came down with a decision in March that effectively expands the base of people prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms in this country. In a unanimous decision in the case U.S. v. Castleman, the Court ruled that the law banning possession of firearms by anyone ever convicted of any crime of violence against a s...

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How's military gun ban working out?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 5, 2014, In : US News 
By Joseph Farah



“Four dead in Ohio.”

That was the familiar musical refrain by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young in 1970 in response to the killing of four students at Kent State.

My guess is there will be no songs sung about another four dead and 16 wounded at Fort Hood in Texas yesterday.

There should be.

How is this even possible? I keep hearing that this new slaughter will be a “wake-up call” to the U.S. military. About what? About the problem of post-traumatic stress disorder. Shoul...

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Could Captain America Spark Political Change?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 5, 2014, In : US News 
By Ben Kayser



“They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“This isn’t freedom, this is fear.” ~ Captain America

As CAPTAIN AMERICA:  THE WINTER SOLDIER storms into theaters, one can’t help but wonder what those in Washington D.C. are thinking of the latest Marvel cinematic installment. With dialogue and themes that feels as if it’s been written by America’s founding fathers, it’...

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Ex-SEAL shot in stomach, suspects al-Qaida

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 5, 2014, In : US News 


WASHINGTON – A former U.S. Navy SEAL who publicly had expressed concern about terror attacks on the U.S. electrical grid believes he became the target of an al-Qaida attack – or a mercenary hired by al-Qaida – in the United States.

Christopher Mark Heben said initially he thought a shooting attack that apparently put a fragmented bullet in his stomach was an isolated case.

But after reflection, he thinks it might be part of a series of unprovoked attacks on SEALs.

Heben recently had ...

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Do You Believe in Miracles? Obamacare an Overnight Success

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : US News 
Rush Transcript



Why does anyone believe these numbers? Not to mention no one talks about how many people lost their insurance because of ObamaCare.
Check it out:

It is an all-out Regime and media swarm on Obamacare. We are being pummeled. We are being beat upside the head. We’re being beat on top of the head. They’re hitting above the belt and below the belt. They’re creaming us out there. ‘Cause guess what? They hit their seven million. Overnight they got something like five milli...

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Roast in hell: Starbucks barista serves up coffee with satanic symbols in the foam

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : US News 


One stunned Starbucks customer in Louisiana was served up her morning joe with the mark of the devil written out in caramel syrup on Sunday.

While many of the coffee mega-chain's detractors who believe it to be the antithesis of authentic coffee may not be surprised, Baton Rouge teacher Megan Pinion was most definitely upset.

So annoyed was Pinion to be handed two drinks with a satanic pentagram and 666 etched atop on the Day of the Lord, that she took to Facebook to air her fury.

'I unfor...

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Minnesota: Suppression of Political Speech Legislation a Major Threat to Minnesotans

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 4, 2014, In : US News 


House File 1944 and Senate File 1915, politically motivated measures aimed at suppressing political speech by membership organizations such as the NRA, continue to move quickly through the Minnesota legislature and could be voted on at any time by either chamber.  These flawed and dangerous bills overreach to impose excessive regulatory burdens and pose a grave risk to freedom of speech in Minnesota.

HF 1944 and SF 1915 would require organizations like the NRA, who engage in political s...

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Cops to Inspect Homes Without Notice For Illegal Rentals

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, In : US News 


Authorities in Long Island have launched a crackdown on homeowners who rent their house out to tenants who have not been registered under a “zero tolerance” program that will see police conduct home inspections without notice.

Landlords in the Long Island community of Westbury will be targeted by a newly created police “Housing Enforcement Unit” that will “modify search warrant law to eliminate prior notice, aggressively use warrants and housing sweeps on a regular basis.”

Res...

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Author’s Jarring Claim: The Stock Market Is ‘Rigged’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, In : US News 


Author Michael Lewis is out with a jarring claim: The stock market is “rigged.”

“The stock market’s rigged. The United States stock market, the most iconic market in global capitalism is rigged by a combination of these stock exchanges, the big Wall Street banks and high-frequency traders.”

Michael Lewis is not talking about the stock market that you see on television every day. That ceased to be the center of U.S. financial activity years ago, and exists today mostly as a photo...

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Two Legged Dog - First Trip to the Beach: VIDEO

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, March 31, 2014, In : US News 





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Sheriff: Feds can't make me enforce gun control

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, March 31, 2014, In : US News 


Most Colorado sheriffs are refusing to enforce new gun-control laws they consider unenforceable, saying they will not treat every citizen like a felon and won’t change their plans even if a federal judge rules against them.

Fifty-five of Colorado’s 62 sheriffs are in agreement on refusing to enforce the law. Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said the new rules on magazine capacity and other issues make it impossible for authorities to make arrests even if they wanted to.

“They’ve tur...

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Poll: Americans By 2-To-1 Margin Say They Feel Safer With A Gun In The House…

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 30, 2014, In : US News 


Dems feel otherwise, in their eyes criminals are the only ones who should have firearms.

Via Washington Examiner:

    By a margin of slightly more than two-to-one, Americans overall would feel safer with a gun in their house than not, but less than a quarter of Democrats agree, according to a new survey.

    Pollster YouGov found that 42 percent would feel safer with a gun in the home. Just 20 percent would feel “less safe.” Some 31 percent said they would feel “about the same.”

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Latest U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights Crackdown: Good is Bad

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 30, 2014, In : US News 


The U.S Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has forced a school in Michigan to tear down a brand-new set of bleachers for its boys’ varsity baseball team because the new seating is nicer than the girls’ softball bleachers.

The raised seating deck for the boys’ baseball team, which was paid for with money raised by parents, was put in place because fans who’d come to watch games at Plymouth High School in Canton, Mich., were having a hard time seeing the game through ...

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No Make Up Sex Allowed Without the States Permission

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, March 28, 2014, In : US News 


A proposed amendment to Massachusett’s divorce law would require divorcing couples to obtain specific authorization before a couple can have any sort of romantic interaction.

The exact wording:

    In divorce, separation, or 209A proceedings involving children and a marital home, the party remaining in the home shall not conduct a dating or sexual relationship within the home until a divorce is final and all financial and custody issues are resolved, unless the express permission is gra...

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NABISCO ADVERT: Homosexuality is ‘Wholesome’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, In : US News 


Nabisco added its voice to the current trend of forcing liberal social agendas by producing a commercial for their Honey Maid graham crackers and Teddy Grahams snacks showing a homosexual couple raising two children with a voiceover stating “this is wholesome.”

On their YouTube page, Honey Maid explains:

    Today we celebrate all families. From working moms to two moms; stay at home dads to single dads; adopted kids to surrogate kids. Honey Maid recognizes that the reality of family ...
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Obama’s Campaign Using "Don't Tread on Me" Symbol to Sell Obamacare

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 23, 2014, In : US News 


Organizing for America, the nonprofit group founded out of President Barack Obama’s former campaign, is now using its own version of the popular “Don’t Tread on Me” symbol to sell Obamacare.

In an email sent out to supporters on Friday, OFA writes: “We’ve been trying to come up with the perfect way to show how proud we are of Obamacare.”

Apparently, they feel like it’s this bumper sticker:




The group is offering the stickers free to Obamacare supporters, saying “it’s a m...
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Middle School Workbook Rewrites the Second Amendment

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 23, 2014, In : US News 


An Illinois father claims a workbook that teaches the Second Amendment comes with a requirement to register firearms was handed out to seventh-graders at Grant Middle School in Springfield, including his own son.

An image posted on the Illinois Gun Owners Rights Facebook page shows a worksheet that defines the Second Amendment as the following:

    “This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison. Th...

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You have a license to carry that gun tattoo?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : US News 


In a story that is just full of fail a man from Maine had his home besieged by SWAT troopers armed with assault rifles because he had a tattoo.

In Norridgewock Maine, Michael Smith works nights so when a tree removal crew entered onto HIS property and started making a racket at 10am he was understandably upset.  Smith arose from his bed and went outside to tell the intruders to get off his property and to keep it down.  Coming directly from his comfortable bed Smith didn’t feel incline...

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Gun Parts Store Owner Claims ATF Tried to Make a Secret Deal for the Names of His Customers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, March 22, 2014, In : US News 


The CEO of a gun parts store in California on Monday accused the ATF of trying to obtain the names of nearly 5,000 of his customers by striking a secret deal with him.

Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “basically said, ‘Listen, we know you’re a legitimate business. We know you’re doing everything fine. Hand over the list of names, hand over this particular product that we have now deemed to be a firearm and everything’s going to be fine. Nobody...

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PA Democrats Took Bribes to Oppose Voter ID: That's OK

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, March 21, 2014, In : US News 


Pennsylvania Democrats were caught on surveillance tape reportedly accepting cash bribes in return for opposing voter ID in the Pennsylvania legislature. Gifts of Tiffany’s jewelry were also given to Democrat legislators from Philadelphia, reportedly in exchange for “NO” votes on a Pennsylvania voter ID bill that passed in 2012.

Despite this evidence, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not charged any officials. Kane is a Democrat.

Kane’s excuse for her inaction? Raci...

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Real Classy: Abortion Group Offers Coat Hanger Pendant for $10 Donation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : US News 


Here is the ultimate expression of crass insensitivity. It is the perfect gift for the woman who not only scoffs at the sanctity of life but wears her politics on “her sleeve.” It is a coat hanger pendant, and it can be hers for a donation of $10 to the DC Abortion Fund. (That’s $10 a month, by the way: Talk about gifts that keep on giving!)

Alec Torres at NRO explains that the organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, helps finance abortions for women in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia wh...

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Amazing Advice From Popular Rapper Kid Cudi

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : US News 


Appearing on “The Arsenio Hall Show” last week, Grammy-nominated rapper Kid Cudi offered some really great advice for the rap industry — advice that many people hope the industry will take to heart.

“I think the braggadocio, money, cash, hoes thing needs to be deaded,” he said. “I feel like that’s holding us back as a culture, as black people. It doesn’t advance us in any way, shape or form. We’ve been doing that same theme for years now. It’s been like what, four dec...

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Gimme a Break: Student Suspended for Calling Shooting at His School ‘Gay’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : US News 


(SAN DIEGO) —School officials and police are beside themselves today after a 16-year-old junior at San Diego’s Patrick Henry High School was caught saying a recent shooting at his school was “gay.”

The shooting, which occurred Monday, was allegedly between two rival gangs and left six students hospitalized, with one on life-support.  Authorities say the shooting in the high school’s parking lot was the result of a dispute over which gang was allowed to use a local park in which...

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Revolt Underway: Watch Gun Owners Burn Registration Forms

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : US News 


A looming crisis for Connecticut law enforcement officials – the potential that they have 350,000 new felons in their state – soon will expand to New York, where officials have set an April 15 deadline for owners to register weapons that have features the state says are characteristic of “assault” weapons.

The two states are among many re-defining ordinary guns that as many as hundreds of thousands of people own and demanding a registration that Second Amendment supporters view a...

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Massive Roadblock, Warrantless Searches in Maryland

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : US News 


"When I saw a wall of police officers with automatic weapons approaching our cars, it was apparent that something serious was taking place," one commuter told local media.

Rockville city, Montgomery County, and Maryland State Police blocked both lanes of Interstate 270 with more than 30 police vehicles, numerous dogs, helicopters, and officers going to car to car with weapons drawn as seen here:



What caused this open manhunt and dismissal of the citizen's 4th Amendment rights? A bank robb...

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Legislators take aim at SeaWorld orca shows

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, March 15, 2014, In : US News 


SACRAMENTO — If I were a killer whale, I’d probably enjoy performing tricks in Shamu Stadium and basking in applause rather than just floating around a concrete tank all day. Then again, it’s hard to know what an orca is thinking because, however smart it might be, it’s not clever enough to have a chat with a newspaper columnist.

This is the bottom-line problem that confronts many modern animal-protection efforts, including Assemblyman Richard Bloom’s highly publicized new bill...
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SCHOOL RULES: Stay calm and don't touch ANYONE!

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 13, 2014, In : US News 


Canada has a rich history of hilariously insane overreactions to things little kids do. In November, for example, an elementary school in the wussified country instituted a policy outlawing all touching of any kind between kindergarteners during recess over injury fears.

Officials at Coghlan Fundamental Elementary School in the suburbs of Vancouver were worried because a few kids had gotten hurt on the playground recently.

“Consequently, we have unfortunately had to ban all forms of han...
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Government says you can have either the 4th or 2nd Amendmenty, but not both

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 13, 2014, In : US News 


The U.S. Supreme Court apparently has decided to let Americans choose between their Second and Fourth Amendment rights, leaving untouched a lower court decision that supported the use of a violent SWAT attack on a man’s home because authorities were concerned about the mere presence of a weapon.

The Rutherford Institute represented John Quinn, who was shot in the no-knock raid by officers because he thought his home was being invaded by criminals and reached for his weapon.

Attorneys wi...
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Obama brings Ukraine war home to U.S.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 13, 2014, In : US News 


Largely unreported sections of an executive order signed last week by President Obama grant the U.S. government the right to seize property of American citizens determined to be undermining, even indirectly, the democratic processes or threatening the peace in Ukraine.

The executive order does not define which actions constitute a threat to Ukrainian democracy or peace.

It cites the National Emergencies Act, which subjects to revocation the constitutional right to habeas corpus, the requi...
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I QUIT: CBS News Reporter Quits Network Over Frustration of ‘Liberal Bias’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, In : US News 


But why would she ever choose to leave such a respected mainstream media outlet like CBS?

Attkisson, who has been with CBS News for two decades, had grown frustrated with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsized influence by the network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting, several sources said. She increasingly felt like her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

At the same time, Attkiss...

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DHS tells American border guards to run away from illegal immigrants

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, In : US News 


Top administration officials have directed 21,000 border patrol officers to retreat whenever illegal immigrants throw rocks at them, and to avoid getting in front of foreign drug-smugglers’ vehicles as they head north with their drug shipments.

“Agents shall not discharge firearms in response to thrown or hurled projectiles… agents should obtain a tactical advantage in these situations, such as seeking cover or distancing themselves,” said the instructions, issued Mar. 7, under t...
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One Week After Russia's Crimean Invasion, US Imposes Travel Sanctions...Against Israelis

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, March 10, 2014, In : US News 


At the same time the US State Department is relaxing entry requirements to visa applicants with Islamist terrorist connections, and reassuring President Putin of Russia that any sanctions against travel to the US placed upon those responsible for Russia's invasion Ukraine will be limited to no more than a "few dozen" named individuals, it is dramatically increasing its rejection rate of Israelis seeking visas to visit the US.  

While the State Department denies it, Israeli officials now ...

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Kids Flee the Lunch Line

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, March 7, 2014, In : US News 


New school lunch standards implemented as a result of First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign have led to more than 1 million children leaving the lunch line, according to a new report.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a wide-ranging audit of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act nutrition standards last week, finding 48 out of 50 states faced challenges complying with Mrs. Obama’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

The new standards led to kids throwing out their f...

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Maryland to Target 110,000 Citizens With Gun Confiscation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : US News 


Well, this is definitely going to be the start of something.

Authorities in Maryland are set to target 110,000 citizens with gun confiscation under a new law that would link the state’s gun registry with its criminal database, with new troopers set to be hired to enforce door to door visits of illegal gun owners.

Maryland State Police complain that there is no way for them to identify gun owners who have been convicted of felonies, meaning they can’t check if weapons have been relinqu...

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Facebook Makes Minor Changes to its Gun-Themed Pages

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : US News 


In response to pressure from Moms Demand Action and a handful of allies, Facebook has announced some changes to the way it will treat pages that relate to firearms. The reforms stop a long way short of what the groups had wanted.

Per the Los Angeles Times:

    Under intensifying pressure from gun control groups and New York Atty. Gen. Eric Schneiderman, Facebook is tightening its policies to make it more difficult for people to illegally sell or trade guns on Facebook and Instagram, parti...

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Supreme Court sends homeschoolers packing

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : US News 


The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to intervene in a lower court’s order that would send a Christian homeschooling family back to Germany to face what the parents describe as persecution by the government because of their beliefs.

The court on Monday said it would not review the case of the Romeike family, whose members were granted asylum in the U.S. by a federal court because they would be subject to fines, threats, jail time and even the loss of their children if they returned to Ge...

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Fifth-Grader Suspended for Exposing Other Students to a ‘Level 2 Lookalike Firearm’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : US News 


An Ohio principal suspended a 10-year-old boy from school for three days for pointing his finger like a gun at another student, the latest in a long string of disciplinary actions taken in response to zero-tolerance gun policies.

The official suspension letter last week cited the fifth-grader with exposing other students to a “level 2 lookalike firearm.”

The boy’s father, Paul Entingh, is outraged, and accused school officials at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in Columbus ...

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U.S. Military Hires Chaplains Endorsed by Muslim Brotherhood

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : US News 


The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity, is proudly announcing that the U.S. military is again using their chaplains for active-duty service after a 15-year lull.

ISNA has a well-documented extremist history. In 1991, the Muslim Brotherhood listed ISNA as one of its main fronts. Declassified FBI memos said ISNA is a component of the Muslim Brotherhood, who sees its “work in America as a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western ...

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Disney ends funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, In : US News 


Los Angeles — The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization.

Deron Smith, a Boy Scouts spokesman, said in a statement Sunday that the decision will affect the organization’s ability to serve children.

Disney does not provide direct funding to the Boy Scouts, but it donates money to some troops in exchange for volunteer hours completed by Disney employees.

Smith says the program...

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Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : US News 


Red Hook, New York – A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.

According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.

During the works...

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Special Report: Naked Body Scanners Deployed on US Streets

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, March 2, 2014, In : US News 




A New Jersey airport sets up “Energy Efficient” Lights that also spy on travelers before they even get to the ticket counter.

These “energy-efficient” upgrades are popping up all over the country, helping the mass surveillance apparatus save money while stealing liberties.





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Obama Administration Wants to Deport Christian Homeschoolers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, March 1, 2014, In : US News 


The United States Supreme Court scheduled Romeike v. Holder for review conference February 21. The court is expected to rule on whether or not to take the case and announce the ruling soon on its February 24 orders.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their children were initially granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge in 2010 after he determined that the German government’s refusal to permit them to homeschool for religious reasons amounted to persecution. Germany had threatened to levy...

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Court upholds California high school’s decision to ban American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, March 1, 2014, In : US News 


Generally speaking, it’s not terribly controversial to say that school authorities have something to say about what their students wear.  When the authorities forbid wearing American flag apparel, controversy begins.  And when the reason is because racist thugs are threatening to assault the people who wear American flag clothing, the situation becomes absolutely appalling.

Thursday’s Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School Dist. (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2014) upholds a California high schoo...

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‘The Imperial Presidency’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : US News 


Members of Congress and constitutional law experts testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, warning that the legislative branch is in danger of ceding its power in the face of an “imperial presidency.”

The hearing, “Enforcing the President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focused on the multiple areas President Barack Obama has bypassed Congress, ranging from healthcare and immigration to marriage and welfare rules.

Jonathan Turley, Shap...

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Pentagon giving 'free' armored trucks to police

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : US News 


With the Pentagon, under President Obama’s leadership, announcing plans to drastically cut back America’s military might to below WWII levels, one way it is disposing of super-expensive battlefield vehicles is by giving them away to America’s police departments.

A new Bloomberg News report reveals that the U.S. Department of Defense already has handed over to various law enforcement agencies a number of the $500,000 vehicles in Columbia, S.C.; Washakie County, Wyo.; Queensbury, N.Y...

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Gov't handbook for Internet trolls uncovered

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 28, 2014, In : US News 


Journalist Glenn Greenwald, through whom document-leaker Edward Snowden previously rattled the entire National Security Agency, is now confirming Western intelligence networks strategize to place “trolls” on the Internet to undermine, discredit and destroy critics.

In an article posted on website Greenwald help create called the Intercept, Greenwald reports secret documents from the GCHQ – the United Kingdom’s version of the NSA – reveal “how western intelligence agencies are...

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IT’S NASTY: Obama’s ‘Voter ID’ Scam is Busted!

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, February 27, 2014, In : US News 
by Wayne Allyn Root



Folks, we are being scammed. Democrats are winning elections through what appears to be massive voter fraud.

There is a saying, “He with the gold rules.” Well, whoever wins elections has the gold. The winner has the power to change everything - so they rule. It doesn’t matter if the win was by a small margin, or if the win was by committing fraud. Winning is everything.

Many citizens may not realize most national elections are won by a sliver of votes in only a fe...

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Eric Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don't Have to Enforce Laws You Disagree With

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, In : US News 


Lawlessness & Disorder

Attorney General Eric Holder is taking the lawless attitude of the Obama administration and passing it down to state attorneys general. Yesterday during an interview with The New York Times, Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with, specifically when it comes to the issue of gay marriage.

    It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state counterparts on how and when to refuse to defend state...

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Here's the back story on FCC's newsroom-policing agenda - UPDATE: Feds Backing Off

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 21, 2014, In : US News 


While some have been speculating about the intent of an extensive Federal Communications Commission survey of U.S. newsrooms, entirely unreported is that the agency’s former “diversity czar” spelled out how collecting such data can be used to regulate the news media.

Last May, the FCC contracted an outside firm to conduct a “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” which will collect information from private newsroom employees on demographics, editorial view, selectio...

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Cops Taser and Beat Deaf Man, Mistake Sign Language as Aggression

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : US News 


A deaf man was tasered twice by police officers, kicked, and beaten until he was unconscious, all while he tried to use sign language to communicate that he had a disability. Police then escorted Jonathan Meister to the hospital, where he was charged with assaulting the officers. The charge was subsequently dropped.

Meister is suing the Hawthorne California Police Department (HPD) for violating his rights as a disabled person under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The suit alleges th...

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College To Award Annual Trayvon Martin Award For Social Justice To “Eliminate Racism"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : US News 


No crackas need apply.

The Providence College Black Studies Program e-mailed students, faculty, and administrators Tuesday to renew an award called the Trayvon Martin Award for Social Justice.

The award honors those who have shown leadership and commitment to “challenging and eliminating racism” and “empowering others to seek social justice,” said the e-mail obtained by The Daily Caller.

The award was created in 2012 to honor the 17-year-old African American who was shot by George ...

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White House: Employers Can Prevent Job Losses After Minimum Wage Hike By Making Less Money

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, In : US News 


Odds the person who wrote this for the Obama administration ever worked in the real world is somewhere between slim and none.

The White House lauded a Congressional Budget Office report on the proposed minimum wage hike to $10.10 per hour while brushing off one key finding: that such a bill could cost half a million jobs, and maybe more.

“Overall the logic for the finding that raising the minimum wage does not result in large adverse impacts on employment is that paying workers a better...

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EPA’s Anti-Job, Anti-Income Agenda

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : US News 


When people remember Richard Nixon, they think of Watergate or, possibly, his opening to China. But when I remember Richard Nixon, I don’t think of Watergate or China. Rather, I think of what is turning out to be the worst aspect of this troubled president’s legacy: establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In an era of big government and intrusive bureaucracies, the EPA tops them all in the promulgation of burdensome, unnecessary, expensive regulations that choke ...
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Poll: Majority Believe Purpose of Obamacare Is For Government to "Control Our Lives"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : US News 


Looking back on the passage of Obamacare it's important to remember two things: zero Republicans voted for the legislation and it was forced down the throats of the American people based on dozens of lies. We were told Obamacare would help the economy, the opposite is true. Millions were told if they liked their healthcare plans, they could keep them. Four years later and people can't keep their health insurance plans, doctors and in some cases, their jobs thanks to Obamacare.

According ...

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U.S. Army Builds ‘Fake City’ in Virginia to Practice Military Occupation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, February 15, 2014, In : US News 


The U.S. Army has built a 300 acre ‘fake city’ complete with a sports stadium, bank, school, and an underground subway in order to train for unspecified future combat scenarios.

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The recently opened site is located in Virginia and was built at a cost of $96 million dollars, taking just two years to complete.

While the city was ostensibly built to prepare U.S. troops for the occupation of cities abroad, some will undoubtedly fear that the real intention could be cl...

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Officials in Connecticut Stunned by Massive, State-Wide Act of ‘Civil Disobedience’ by Gun Owners

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 14, 2014, In : US News 


On Jan. 1, 2014, tens of thousands of defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Connecticut as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they all technically became guilty of committing Class D felonies overnight.

Police had received 47,916 applications for “assault weapons certificates” and 21,000 incomplete applications as of Dec. 31, Lt. Paul Vance told T...

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Stupid Cupid — School Bans Valentine’s Day Cupid - ‘Bow and Arrow’ Promote Violence

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 14, 2014, In : US News 


(GREEN BAY, WI) —Start flapping your angelic wings, Cupid, and fly your match-making butt anywhere but in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Green Bay public school board voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the display of Cupid, the ancient symbol of love, fertility, and the son of the goddess Venus, according to Greek mythology, citing that his longtime trusty bow and arrow incites violence.

Cupid, the loveable, chubby angelic toddler has been the symbol of Valentine’s Day for hundreds of years...

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Gibson Guitar Creates ‘Government Series’ With Disputed Wood After Federal Raid

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : US News 




NASHVILLE — Anybody who plays Gibson Guitar’s newest product will need at least four of their fingers to play it — but they might extend that remaining middle digit toward the federal government.

This, at least, is the gesture the Tennessee-based company is seemingly returning to the same federal agents who raided its facilities three years ago, reportedly SWAT-style, over what some say was its conservative politics.

As Tennessee Watchdog previously reported, federal agents, under t...

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Redskins response to senators’ name change demands: Why don’t you do your actual job?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, February 13, 2014, In : US News 


Not intimidated.

The Washington Redskins can't seem to find a coach and can't figure out how to win consistently. But give them this: They are not intimidated by politicians trying to turn them into the cultural crusade du jour. U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Tom Cole - a Democrat and a Republican, respectively - recently sent the Redskins a letter demanding that they change their name, calling it and insult and a slur. The Redskins were, uh, not impressed:

    “Senator Cantwell shoul...

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Who’s up for an 80 percent spike in electricity prices?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, In : US News 


Just what Barack Obama’s weak high-unemployment economy needs: a huge spike in energy prices!  The Daily Caller gets the bad news, not from a conservative think tank, but from the Administration itself.  Which means, of course, they’re probably under-selling how bad it will be:

   - An Obama administration official has said that the new clean coal rules could increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent.

   - Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal a...

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Cuban Refugee Tells Oregon Senate, “Marxism is Not Coming to America. Marxism is Here”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : US News 




That’s exactly what Manuel Martinez is observing in Oregon.  He eloquently spoke to the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee and told them what they were doing was exactly what he watched happen under the rule of Fidel Castro in Cuba.

“Marxism is not coming,” Martinez told the committee. “Marxism is HERE. Marxism has been in this country for quite a while, and the politicians allow that, because they are ignorant, or they are part of the plot.”

Martinez was voicing his passionat...

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BOOM: Navy SEAL Ben Smith Drops Koran on the Floor (VIDEO)

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, In : US News 




Former Navy SEAL Ben Smith addressed the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention.

Mr. Smith discussed the real state of the union, not the theatrical presentation provided by the occupier of the White House on Tuesday. He speaks of the occupier in terms of his communist, socialist assault on America which includes Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda. Smith recognizes that they are all here in the United States as well as in the White House.

He describes how we have an admitte...

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Report: Snowden beat NSA with cheap software

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, February 10, 2014, In : US News 


Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used cheap and widely available software to gain access to top-secret documents, a senior intelligence official told The New York Times.

“We do not believe this was an individual sitting at a machine and downloading this much material in sequence,” the official said, according to the Times, adding that the process was “quite automated.”

The newspaper reports that the findings are striking because the NSA is tasked with prot...

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Idiot Teachers Force Florida Legislators to Create Bill to “Legalize” Harmless Objects

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, February 9, 2014, In : US News 


POP-TART “GUN” TO BE LEGALIZED:



Legislators here areworking to keep students from getting in serious trouble for simulating a weapon with harmless objects like their fingers, Pop-Tarts or Legos.

Rep. Dennis Baxley, a Republican from Ocala, Fla., said his bill is designed to bar overreactions under zero-tolerance policies designed to keep weapons out of public schools.

The bill cleared a state House panel Wednesday and would bar school districts from suspending students for “brandishi...

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PC Stoopid. School sorry for Black History lunch menu of watermelon, fried chicken

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, February 9, 2014, In : US News 


So, is it or is it not OK for white people to like fried chicken, corn bread, and watermelon?

A Northern California private school apologized for a lunch menu that offered fried chicken, corn bread and watermelon to celebrate Black History Month.

School administrators for Carondelet High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Concord, Calif., said they did not approve the menu, and it remains unclear who came up with the idea.

In an interview with USA TODAY Network, Carondelet communicati...

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Non-Law Enforcement Government Agencies Seeking Firearms And Ammunition

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, February 8, 2014, In : US News 




The United States Postal Service has released an acquisition notice for ammunition manufacturing contracts. The posting first appeared on the U.S. government's official contractor registration website on January 31th, leaving concerned Americans wondering why yet another non-law enforcement government agency is stockpiling ammo.

According to FBO.gov, the United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. They are requesting that organizations wi...

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Police Shoot Dead a Wild Naked Man With ‘Superhuman Strength’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 7, 2014, In : US News 


Newly released cellphone video shows the moment a 6-foot 250-pound man on a rampage was shot dead by police officers when Tasers failed to subdue him.

Delray Beach resident Robert Friskney was trying to get into his neighborhood Tuesday night when he saw the entrance blocked off by police who were trying to calm 28-year-old Anesson Joseph.

He says Joseph was acting like an animal, even growling, before he lunged at police officers and they shot him with a Taser.




Sheriff's deputies said Jos...
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Gay Community Attacks Black Rapper for Response to Macklemore’s “Same Love”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 7, 2014, In : US News 




Rapper, Bizzle, made his own song in response to Macklemore’s top charting song, “Same Love” – which some say has become the new anthem for the gay community. Bizzle criticizes the idea that people have compared the ‘gay rights movement’ to the civil rights movement.  At the same time he also preaches a message of all people needing Christ to save them from their sins, no matter what type of sinful desires they have. The responses to his song have been filled with hate and a...
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Cop Handcuffs Firefighter For Trying to Protect Crash Victims

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, February 7, 2014, In : US News 


Stunning video shows a California Highway Patrol officer handcuffing a firefighter who was trying to help victims of a serious car crash in Chula Vista.



The incident occurred on Tuesday night after a car overturned and another fell down an embankment on the 805 Freeway.

Chula Vista Firefighter Jacob Gregoire responded to the accident by following standard protocol of parking his fire truck in front of the crash scene to protect the victims as they were being treated and loaded into an amb...

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Scenes from a militarized America: Iowa family ‘terrorized’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, February 6, 2014, In : US News 




A dramatic raid by local police in Ankeny, Iowa, was captured on surveillance video last Thursday — and it has critics warning of the continuing militarization of police departments in America.

Police were executing a search warrant at the home of a Des Moines family, where they thought they’d find $1,000 in merchandise purchased with a stolen credit card. Given the nature of the crime, some people, including the family, are asking if the excessive force was necessary.

During a tearfu...

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You can’t celebrate America, school says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, In : US News 


Students and parents at a Colorado high school are outraged after administrators turned down their request for a spirit week day honoring America because it might offend non-Americans.

“They said they didn’t want to offend anyone from other countries or immigrants,” a 16-year-old member of the student council told me. “They just really did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”

The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the Unite...

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LAPD And Special Forces Conduct Military Maneuvers In The Skies Above Downtown LA

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : US News 


The Los Angeles Police Department teamed with military special operation forces Wednesday evening to conduct multi-agency tactical exercises in the skies above downtown LA.

Many questioned what was going on Wednesday night as a Black Hawk helicopter and four OH-6 choppers – or “Little Birds” – flew over the city, at one point hovering just above the US Bank building downtown and later flying low over the Staples Center as the Lakers played inside.

Someone could be seen sitting ins...

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President to Press his Anti-Gun Agenda "With or Without Congress"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : US News 


Last year, in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., Barack Obama gave a State of the Union performance that was filled with theatrical pandering.  Seeking to capitalize on that tragedy by exploiting the understandably intense emotions that followed in its wake, the President reiterated his support for increased background checks and bans on common semi-automatic firearms and their magazines, which he referred to as "weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines."

As usual, Obama...

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Colorado's pot tax revenues could go up in smoke, says lawmaker

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : US News 


Much of the $40 million in sales tax revenue Colorado hopes to collect from legal pot sales could be going up in smoke because banks and credit card companies refuse to work with sellers, claims a state lawmaker.

Unless banks can get a clear signal from federal regulators that it is okay to work with pot dealers without running afoul of laws aimed at launderers of drug money, the marijuana trade will remain what it is in Colorado – an all-cash business. State Sen. David Balmer says tha...

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Obama Will Take 'Executive Action' to Reduce Prison Population

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, February 2, 2014, In : US News 


Congress can pass legislation giving judges more discretion in the sentencing of prisoners, but President Obama "also has the ability to take executive action" to commute the sentences of "low-level" drug offenders -- and that's just what he plans to do, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told the New York State Bar Association annual meeting on Thursday.

"A little over a month ago, the President commuted the sentences of eight men and women who were sentenced under severe -- and out of ...

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Group With Ties To Muslim Brotherhood Receives Thousands In Federal Farm Subsidies

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, February 2, 2014, In : US News 


For growing nothing.

I kid you not.

An Islamic organization once listed by the Justice Department as a co-conspirator in a high-profile terror case is among many groups that have received thousands in federal farm subsidies, without producing any crops.

The subsidies to the North American Islamic Trust are just a slice of the questionable payments that, as has been well documented, go to millionaires and non-farmers every year. But as Congress moves to rein in the program, these subsidies...

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NYC school cutting gifted program because too few minority students qualify

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, February 2, 2014, In : US News 


Just another brick in the wall.

This must be what Barack Obama meant in his State of the Union by a “ladder of opportunity.” Ladders, after all, are bidirectional. You can go up, but you can also go down.

And “down” is the only direction available now to gifted applicants to P.S. 139 in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn. The school’s SOAR program — short for “Students of Academic Rigor” — is being phased out. Smarter kids will just need to make the best of it down ther...

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Why Wild, Marauding Bears Are More Important than Humans

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, February 1, 2014, In : US News 


Liberals have some strange ideas, but their propensity for valuing animal life over human life is difficult to understand. Think about it.  You can almost guarantee that the driver of an automobile plastered with bumper stickers that read Save the Whales, Animals are People Too, or Protect the Snail Darter is, despite his concern for animals, pro-abortion when it comes to human life.

One of the reasons liberals give for supporting abortion is that over-population threatens animal habitat...

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Boston bomber to find out if he’s getting 72 virgins or 72 grapes

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, February 1, 2014, In : US News 


Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is going to find out sooner than he expected whether jihadis get 72 virgins or 72 white grapes.

The experiment was announced today by Attorney General Eric Holder.

“After consideration of the relevant facts, the applicable regulations and the submissions made by the defendant’s counsel, I have determined that the United States will seek the death penalty in this matter,” Holder announced. “The nature of the conduct at issue and the resultant harm co...

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Should Police Have Access To Your Home Security Cameras?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 30, 2014, In : US News 


There is a growing trend across many US cities that has law enforcement looking to private businesses to help with surveillance footage in the catching and conviction of criminals. In most cases detectives will request footage from a crime scene of any local businesses that have surveillance in the area. However this can often be a time consuming process when time is of the essence in solving some crimes.

A more aggressive step to speed up the process is now in the works for some cities...

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Mark Levin EXPLODES on GOP, Urges House Republicans to Pass Resolution to Rein in Obama

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : US News 


Conservative radio host Mark Levin exploded with fury on Tuesday as he spoke of the “constitutional crisis” in the United States and the “impotent” GOP establishment, which he says won’t put up a real fight. He also suggested a way for House Republicans to “get back in the game” and reassert its authority.

“I know it’s hard to believe we’ve come to this point, particularly when we have mainstream media commentators who act like this is no big deal — in fact, think t...

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Obama’s State of Union: How the Mighty Have Fallen

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : US News 


By Wayne Allyn Root

My how the mighty have fallen. I was going to report on all the lies in Obama’s State of the Union last night. But it appears he’s more than a pathetic liar, he’s actually a thief too. Obama started out his career at the Brandenburg Gate in Germany with thousands watching. Now he plagiarizes George W. Bush’s speeches? That’s a pretty long fall.

Large swaths of this speech appear to have been lifted directly from Bush’s 2007 State of the Union. So say Bush...

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Now It Makes a Difference: Clinton Says Benghazi "Biggest Regret"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : US News 




One year ago last week, former Secretary of State and potential 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said this under oath in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee:



Now after lying about a YouTube video and falsely promising families answers, Clinton is saying her biggest regret as Secretary of State is Benghazi. She made the declaration during an interview at the National Automobile Association convention in New Orleans.

"You know, my biggest, you know, regret is...

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California: APPS: Protect Yourself if the Government Comes for Your Guns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : US News 


Attention residents of the City of Los Angeles and Orange County:

 We recently learned that local law enforcement entities are conducting firearm confiscation raids in your area on behalf of the California Department of Justice, as part of its Armed Prohibited Persons System (“APPS”) program.  These raids are typically conducted without search warrants.

 Be prepared!  While these raids are promoted by politicians as intended to disarm dangerous criminals, they actually more often targ...

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Obama to bypass Congress in 2014, rule by agency decree

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : US News 


Check it out:

White House officials say President Barack Obama will aggressively use his control of federal agencies to impose his progressive agenda on the economy and society throughout 2014.

He’ll largely ignore GOP legislators, except to push GOP leaders to accept an amnesty for at least 12 million Democrat-leaning illegal immigrants, according to several White House officials who outlined the strategy to the Washington Post.

“Washington veterans have been brought into the West Win...

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On Health Care, Doctors, Guns, and Americas Veterans

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : US News 


Clinicians often face 'medical imperatives', which are broad statements that endorse a course of action. Consider two familiar medical imperatives: 'Investing in patient safety' (asking for instance if the patient rides a bicycle and wears a helmet) and 'screening for cancer'. Supporting these imperatives are the assertions that eliminating mistakes and early cancer detection will save lives.

Medical imperatives are rarely the result of a single study. Instead, they are generally the pro...

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Obama's Police State America – Get Ready For Martial Law

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : US News 


By Allan Erickson

Watch what people do, not what they say, especially when it comes to politicians with enormous egos.  This president says he loves liberty.  He says he upholds the Constitution and the rule of law, according to his oath.  He says he understands the Constitution establishes and protects liberty.

But look at what the man does.  He violates the Constitution routinely, destroying liberty with each violation.

In a recent press conference he made excuses for NSA surveillance ...

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Marijuana export could pay off Hawaii’s debts, lawmaker says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : US News 


Check it out:

She promised she hasn’t inhaled, but House Majority Floor Leader Rida Cabanilla is looking to marijuana to solve some of Hawaii financial troubles.

Cabanilla said she hopes to legalize cultivation, manufacturing and exporting of marijuana and marijuana food products in Hawaii to pay off the state’s billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities as well as make infrastructure repairs and fund public education and human services programs.

“This state would turn into a manufa...

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Drug Kingpin Busted in Florida is an Illegal Alien on Food Stamps

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : US News 





Yet another welfare and illegal alien insanity story – while amnesty pimps like Sen. Dick Durbin keep telling us “undocumented immigrants can’t collect welfare”.

The head of the largest heroin operation in Polk County, FL history, along with numerous others who work for him, are illegal aliens who collect foodstamps. Four of the operation’s women also collect WIC payments.

In addition to raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money, the ringleader collected $900 ever...

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Frack On. Myth vs. Reality in US Fuel Production

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, January 27, 2014, In : US News 


There is something about the energy business that is conducive to the creation of myths. So Roger Sant, a long-time and highly respected participant in the energy policy game and in the industries that energy legislation and regulation affect, told a group of Houston oil men recently. Energy myths do die, but only to be replaced by new ones. For decades the myth that drove policy and the energy companies’ investment policies was scarcity. Now the myth is perpetual abundance.

Old Myth: ...

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Alarming trend: Attorneys general refuse to defend laws

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : US News 


Liberals only enforce laws they support.
Check it out:

In what appears to be the latest example in a trend of attorneys general refusing to defend laws passed by legislatures and voters, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Thursday that he will no longer defend his state’s constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as the union of one man and one woman.

But a leading traditional marriage advocate is blasting Herring for casting aside the duties of his office to pursue...

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The Many Ways That You’re Being Tracked, Catalogued and Controlled

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : US News 


What is most striking about the American police state is not the mega-corporations running amok in the halls of Congress, the militarized police crashing through doors and shooting unarmed citizens, or the invasive surveillance regime which has come to dominate every aspect of our lives. No, what has been most disconcerting about the emergence of the American police state is the extent to which the citizenry appears content to passively wait for someone else to solve our nation’s many...
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EPA to Use Twitter to Track Illness-Related Tweets

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, January 25, 2014, In : US News 


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a new plan this year to quickly pinpoint the locations of acute gastroenteritis infections: they're hoping to read and aggregate people's tweets.

From the Washington Examiner:

    The agency is shopping for a company that can search for those terms and several others to determine how many people in the country are suffering from “acute gastroenteritis infections,” or AGI, and where the hot spots are. The agency wants to compare the tweet r...

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DOD Lets U.S. Soldiers Keep Religious Beards, Tattoos, Piercings

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 24, 2014, In : US News 


The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) today updated its policy dealing with religious apparel and hair grooming that U.S. service members can wear or display while in uniform, allowing body art and piercings in some cases.  

“The new policy states that military departments will accommodate religious requests of service members, unless a request would have an adverse effect on military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion and good order and discipline,” U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr....

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Brit Hume made a passionate moral argument against abortion on “Special Report”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 24, 2014, In : US News 


Fox News political analyst Brit Hume made a passionate moral argument against abortion on “Special Report” on Wednesday that just may go viral after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) uploaded it on his YouTube channel.

Referencing the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Hume said the Supreme Court decided that a “generalized right to privacy that they basically invented meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life — a human being with a beating heart.”

“That’...

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The Team USA uniforms for Sochi Olympics are pretty ugly

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 24, 2014, In : US News 


Looks like they picked up these from a bad Christmas sweater contest. Sometimes I think they do stuff like this just to get attention.
Check it out:

The Ralph Lauren-designed Team USA uniforms for the Sochi Olympics were revealed Thursday, and they are pretty ugly.

The uniforms for the opening ceremony consist of a patchwork woolen cardigan that looks like something your mom wore on ski trips in the eighties mated with the scraps at the Ralph Lauren factory.





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Obama administration to allow 30,000 Muslims to immigrate to the U.S.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : US News 


Who can forget the time President Barack Obama told a French TV Channel that the U.S. was a “Muslim nation.”

Apparently the president is doing all he can to make that a truthful statement. The Obama Administration is actively seeking to bring 30,000, what they describe as “vulnerable” Syrian refugees to the United States.

That will include known Al-Qaeda, into the country. These “vulnerable” Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda-supporting Syrians can then be permanently resettled here. That...

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New York Officials Move to Seize WWII Vet’s Property – and With Taxpayer Dollars

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : US News 


World War II veteran Frank Whitney is fighting taxpayer-funded attempts by a New York village to seize his private property.

Officials in the village of Saltaire on Fire Island, N.Y., are trying to take Whitney’s Saltaire Market grocery using eminent domain so they can build a municipality-owned market, the New York Post reported.

And in an attempt to get their hands on the 88-year-old’s property, which was damaged in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy, village officials may try to raise the $2...

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This Is What the People in Your State Want (According to Google Autocomplete)

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, In : US News 


Have you ever started typing a query into Google and had it “autocomplete” your search for you? If you’re like the millions of people who use Google every day, you know exactly what we’re talking about.



Now, while Google often generates accurate “autocompletes,” it also generates some really bizarre and hilarious results.

So the folks at Mashable decided to put Google’s autocomplete function to the test to see what people in each of the 50 states want.

“The resulting map re...

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The Sign About The Police That Got One Man Arrested

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, January 19, 2014, In : US News 


When Ron Martin stood in the Eldorado Parkway median holding aloft a sign warning passing motorists of “Police Ahead,” he insisted his aim was to help officers by getting drivers to slow down before hitting an upcoming speed trap.

Despite Martin’s stated desire to pitch in, his actions led cops in Frisco, Texas — a Dallas suburb — to cuff and arrest him, an incident he recorded on his cell phone last October.

As the officer cuffed Martin, he said, “I told you it’s a violatio...

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Stranger Gives Homeless Man 75 Cents, Ends Up Handcuffed

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, January 19, 2014, In : US News 


A man was detained and handcuffed for more than an hour by law enforcement officials in Houston moments after he gave a homeless man 75 cents.

Greg Snider said he was in Houston on business when a homeless man approached his car window and asked for spare change.

“That’s when the homeless man came up to me. He said, ‘Hey my name is Dave. I’m from Dallas. I’m down on my luck. Do you have any change,’” Snider told KPRC-TV.

Snider gave the man the aforementioned 75 cents and dro...

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NSA Official: 'We Are Now a Police State'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : US News 


Last year, high-ranking NSA official Bill Binney said, “We are, like, that far from a turnkey totalitarian state.” Now, Binney says that the U.S. has already become a full-blown police state.

Binney told Washington’s Blog on Wednesday that:

“The main use of the collection from these [NSA spying] programs [is] for law enforcement. [See the 2 slides below].”




“These slides give the policy of the DOJ/FBI/DEA etc. on how to use the NSA data. In fact, they instruct that none of the N...
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‘In America, How Does Such a Thing Happen?’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 17, 2014, In : US News 


On the surface, John Filippidis seems to be just the kind of responsible gun owner who should carry a concealed firearm. He’s a family man, small business owner and taxpayer who takes the responsibility of gun ownership seriously.

However, he’s now considering canceling his concealed carry permit after what happened to him while driving through Maryland with his wife and three kids a few weeks ago.

According to Filippidis and his wife, Kally, they noticed an unmarked patrol car tailin...

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Dangerous Times: Benghazi or America’s National Parks?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 17, 2014, In : US News 
By Pauline Wolak



A man stands guard. Behind him lay a set of concrete steps draped in yellow police tape. He’s silent, arms folded, gun holstered in place. I wonder, is he prepared to shoot should an interloper tempt fate and cross one of the many blockades? All over the city, similar scenes play out. Men and women pacing back and forth behind metal fencing; there are dozens of armed guards and police officers protecting us from the hostile enemies of law and order.

It’s like a scene ...

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US Spending Bill Continues Funding Food Stamp Ads in Mexico

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : US News 


Spending bill before Congress continues to fund U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advertising programs for food stamps in foreign countries like Mexico.

The bill was hashed out between House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). The funding will continue despite claims in a document the House Appropriations Committee published that the bill contains a “prohibition” on such programs. Pa...

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Surprise! Report Says DOJ Will File No Criminal Charges In IRS Tea Party Targeting Scandal…

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : US News 


Holder telegraphed this one a mile away when he put an Obama donor in charge of the investigation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service’s heightened scrutiny of conservative groups, according to law-enforcement officials, a move that likely will only intensify debate over the politically charged scandal.

The officials said investigators didn’t find the kind of political bias or “enemy hunting” that would amou...

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Obama declares Congress redundant: ‘I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : US News 


President Barack Obama put lawmakers on notice during his first official cabinet meeting of the year, telling his top deputies that his 2014 agenda will move forward whether Congress votes for it or not.

On Tuesday morning, the White House press corps was allowed to film part of a meeting between the president and his cabinet officials. Obama’s opening remarks focused on his desire to pass comprehensive immigration reform and extend unemployment benefits. “Congress is going to be bus...

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Supreme Court Justices skeptical of Obama’s end run around Congress

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : US News 


Supreme Court justices were skeptical Monday of President Obama’s claim of almost unlimited appointment powers, saying he appeared to be trampling on the founders’ vision when he tried to do an end-run around the Senate in 2012.

While the justices appeared to struggle with how far to go in their ruling, most of them, including Mr. Obama’s nominees to the court, took dim views of the president’s move to name three members to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012.

If th...

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Jury Acquits Police Officers In The Beating Death Of Homeless Man

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : US News 


A jury has acquitted two California police officers accused of brutally beating a schizophrenic homeless man to death.

Manuel Ramos, 39, and Jay Cicinelli, 41, were cleared Monday of all charges in the July 2011 beating death of Kelly Thomas. The two cops were charged with hitting the homeless man with a baton and using a stun gun in a clash that subsequently left Thomas in a coma; he died five days later, reported The Los Angeles Times.

Ramos, who was charged with second-degree murder an...

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Obama's DOJ Nomination: "It's Like Spitting on All of Our Officers"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, January 11, 2014, In : US News 


Maureen Faulker, the widow of murdered Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner, reacted to President Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to head up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Adegbile has worked as an advocate for cop killer Mumia-Abu-Jamal, the man who was convicted of killing Faulkner in 1982. During his time as a leader at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and years after the conviction was repeatedly upheld, Adegbile voluntarily took on Abu-Jamal’s ca...
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Retired Army officer calls for 'American Spring' to oust Obama, other leaders

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : US News 


In a video posted Monday at the Western Center for Journalism, Col. Harry G. Riley (retired) explained the rationale for what he calls "Operation American Spring," a protest movement that has as its goal, the removal of Barack Obama and the restoration of Constitutional government, the rule of law, freedom and liberty "of the people, for the people, by the people" from what he calls a despotic and tyrannical federal leadership.



Col. Riley made six assumptions, which he listed on his web...

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Reality Check: Is Fort Knox Empty? Where's the Gold?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 10, 2014, In : US News 


What does Germany requesting the return of its gold from the Federal Reserve have to do with you? Glenn Beck argued on his radio and television programs Wednesday that if what he suspects is true, it could bring about an unprecedented financial crash on a global scale. His radio co-host Pat Gray described it as potentially “cataclysmic.”

“Subprime crisis, do you remember that?” Beck asked. “Imagine that crash on a global scale, and instead of houses it’s gold, which backs all...
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Landowner not allowed to let friend camp his RV on his 86 acre farm

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 9, 2014, In : US News 


"The government’s ongoing disregard for private property brings us full circle, back to that pre-Revolutionary era when colonists had few to no rights whatsoever within their homes.”

A Virginia county barred a landowner from allowing a friend to camp on his 86-acre farm for a hunting excursion, prompting a federal lawsuit.

Joseph Ferguson occasionally hosts friends for lawful hunting excursions on his property in Isle of Wight County, Va., explained the Rutherford Institute, which is ...

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Tyranny Running Rampant? Is It Time For A Convention Of States?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, In : US News 


Washington D.C. will never voluntarily relinquish its power. Left unchecked, the government will continue to bankrupt this nation and destroy the liberty of the people. It is time for citizens and the States to act and we have the solution.



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Parents call police for help, cops show up and kill their 18-year-old son

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, In : US News 


Two North Carolina parents are in shock after local police shot and killed their 18-year-old son in their own home, while they watched helplessly.

The family called police because they were worried about their son, Keith Vidal, who is schizophrenic and suffers from depression, according to local news. Vidal, armed with a small screwdriver, was apparently having a psychotic episode. Mark Wilsey, Vidal’s father, called the authorities to help deal with the situation.

An officer from the B...

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Planned Parenthood Cell Phone App to 12-Year-Olds: “Having Sex Feels Good”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, January 6, 2014, In : US News 
Is a Graphic Content  Warning really necessary?



Des Moines, IA – When the truth came out, Planned Parenthood had to abandon their controversial Teenwire.com website pushing teenagers to pursue anal sex, “fingering,” multiple partners, and the use of sex toys and pornography.

But don’t think that offensive content or Planned Parenthood’s mission to sexualize your children has gone away.  Now it’s going direct to their cell phones.



Planned Parenthood has been pushing free “Apps...

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Your Rights When The Cops Pull You Over Explained In One Infographic

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, January 4, 2014, In : US News 


In the United States, getting pulled over can make even the most law-abiding citizen's heart race. You should understand what you can and can't do.

Most people know they don't have to take a breathalyzer. But in 26 states, you don't have to show an officer your ID during detention either. And refusing a search doesn't serve as an admission of guilt.

Read the rest of your rights when interacting with police below:





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Recreational Marijuana Sales Now Legal in Colorado, How Did the First Day of Business Go?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, January 3, 2014, In : US News 




DENVER (AP) — The nation’s first recreational pot industry opened in Colorado on Wednesday, kicking off a marijuana experiment that will be watched closely around the world. Already, it is attracting people from across the country.

Here’s a smattering of what happened in Denver, the Mile High City, and elsewhere in the state, on the historic day:

From the jailhouse to the  pothouse

Less than a year ago, James Aaron Ramsey was serving a brief jail sentence for pot possession. On Wedne...

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US Government Orders 14 Million Doses of Potassium Iodide

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 2, 2014, In : US News 


The Department of Health and Human Services has ordered 14 million doses of potassium iodide, the compound that protects the body from radioactive poisoning in the aftermath of severe nuclear accidents, to be delivered before the beginning of February.

According to a solicitation posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the DHHS asks contractors to supply, “potassium iodide tablet, 65mg, unit dose package of 20s; 700,000 packages (of 20s),” a total of 14 million tablets....

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It’s a-Brewin’: Counter Revolution Against Leftist Nonsense

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 2, 2014, In : US News 


By  Allan Erickson

Americans in greater numbers are moving from alarmed to angry to seething over the culture war, a war that now escalates weekly.  It is a growing backlash against the Left and ObamaNation, starting with the Tea Party in 2009.  It has been growing ever since despite massive efforts to destroy it through ridicule and IRS dirty tricks orchestrated by the administration.

In the coming year it will intensify and erupt into action, at least at the polls, and in the fearful he...

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Why Is Economic Freedom Being Strangled by Government Over-Regulation?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 2, 2014, In : US News 
By William Pauwels



Why Is America in Decline? There are of course many reasons – but one in particular is government over-regulation. It is strangling the American Prosperity Machine – competitive, free-market, Constitutional, free-enterprise.  This is particularly true for small businesses and small, entrepreneurial start-ups.

There was a time when a housewife could supplement the family income by baking cookies and cake in her home oven and selling them at local grocery stores.  Tod...

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NYC mayor-elect plans to scrap horse-drawn carriages

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, January 2, 2014, In : US News 


Yeah, the glue factory is better for all.
Check it out:

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to move quickly to outlaw the horse-drawn carriages that pull tourists around the city's famous Central Park.

"We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period," de Blasio, who takes office New Year's Day, said at a news conference Monday. "They are not humane, they are not appropriate for the year 2014. It's over. So, just watch us do it."

Animal-rights activists say the carria...

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NSA Hijacks Computer Shipments, Installs Spyware in ‘Secret Workshops’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, In : US News 


It is becoming blatantly obvious that the NSA needs shut down.
Check it out:

Yesterday, Spiegel Online revealed details about an elite hacking unit at the National Security Agency called Tailored Access Operations (TAO). The Agency not only uses fancy high-tech tricks to get information from it’s targets on the digital front, it also uses more traditional spying methods. “If a target person, agency or company orders a new computer or related accessories, for example, TAO can divert th...

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Was Power Station Attack a ‘Dress Rehearsal’ for a Larger Assault on U.S. Electrical Grid?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 30, 2013, In : US News 


Although the fact that the still-unsolved attack on a power station near San Jose occurred just a handful of hours after the Boston Marathon bombing — and apparently raised a few eyebrows initially — its ride in the public eye has been decidedly under the radar to date.

But that may be changing.

Now that the ranking member of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee is decrying the incident as possibly indicative of a wider security issue, the brazen attack is get...

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Obamacare Vending Machine Mandate Expected to Cost Businesses Millions

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 30, 2013, In : US News 


They could save a lot of money just by putting a sign like this near vending machines.



Not even vending machines are outside the scope of Obamacare mandates. Under the bill's new labeling regulations nutrition information must be placed next to each slot of candy bars, chips, peanuts and cracker-jacks.

Around 457 pages into Obamcare, section 4205 stipulates:

    "the vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection button that includ...

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America is experiencing a fossil fuels energy boom, so why are fuel prices rising?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 30, 2013, In : US News 


Here’s something of a mystery for all of you amateur sleuths out there. As has already been determined, America is experiencing a fossil fuels energy boom unlike any in living memory right now, with significant expansion being seen in domestic production of shale oil and natural gas. In the midst of all this plenty, you should all be kicking back and enjoying those sweet, lower energy bills, right?

Oddly enough… no.

In November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Electricity Price Inde...

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Your Money in Pictures: The Top 5 Charts of 2013

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, December 29, 2013, In : US News 


Here are Heritage’s top five must-see charts of 2013.

5. What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government?

While middle-class families are still plagued by a sluggish recovery in the Obama economy, this is what their finances would look like if they spent money like the government—and it’s not a pretty picture. Most families understand that it is unwise to constantly spend excessive amounts compared to what they take in, but the government continues its shopping spre...

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7 Reasons the TSA Sucks (A Security Expert's Perspective)

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, December 27, 2013, In : US News 


By Robert Evans,  Rafi Sela

For a bunch of people in snappy uniforms patting down crotches, the TSA is remarkably unpopular. Nobody likes going through security at the airport, but you probably figured most of it had a point. All those hours spent in line with other shoeless travelers are a necessary precursor to safe flying. It's annoying, but at least it wards off terrorism.

That's all bull. The TSA couldn't protect you from a 6-year-old with a water balloon. What are my qualifications ...

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Local courts reviving 'debtors' prison' for overdue fines, fees

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, December 26, 2013, In : US News 


As if out of a Charles Dickens novel, people struggling to pay overdue fines and fees associated with court costs for even the simplest traffic infractions are being thrown in jail across the United States.

Critics are calling the practice the new "debtors' prison" -- referring to the jails that flourished in the U.S. and Western Europe over 150 years ago. Before the time of bankruptcy laws and social safety nets, poor folks and ruined business owners were locked up until their debts we...

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GOP Rep. challenges 'war on Christmas'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, December 26, 2013, In : US News 


Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) on Tuesday vowed to protect Christmas against what he called a “vocal minority” offended by its symbols and traditions.

“There is a vocal minority that is offended at the rest of us who want to celebrate Christmas,” he said Tuesday on “Fox and Friends.” “Just because someone is offended doesn’t mean that they can shut down the religious celebration or acknowledgment of every other American.”

Lamborn recently introduced a two-page resolution, H...

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American Soldiers Can't Say Christmas

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, In : US News 


Don’t say Christmas.

That’s the message that was conveyed to a group of soldiers at Camp Shelby by an equal opportunity officer from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, according to a soldier who attended a recent briefing.

“It’s unbelievable that the Army would ban ‘Christmas’ like it’s a bad word,” said Michael Berry, an attorney with the Liberty Institute, a legal firm representing the unidentified soldier.

Two weeks ago, a routine meeting was held at the...

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Duck Dynasty: The Virtue of Free Association

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 23, 2013, In : US News 


As you no doubt know, the A&E channel fired a performer on one of its shows, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty.

This is not a First Amendment issue. The First Amendment limits the action of our government; the First Amendment does apply to private individuals or companies. Not A&E. Not you or I. A&E has the authority and the moral right to hire and fire. We decide what happens next. That is the beauty and the power of free association.

Let me tell you a bit about A&E. Formerly known as the A...

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NSA paid security company $10 million for secret access to users’ software

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, December 22, 2013, In : US News 


A new investigation into the National Security Agency’s relationship with computer-security provider RSA reveals the company accepted $10 million from the agency to let it access security software RSA sold to customers.

Reuters reports that documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show RSA let the NSA embed “back door” encryption entryways into its computer security products, and that it accepted an amount equal to more than one-third of the product division’s pro...

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Recent Poll Has Dubbed This The Most Annoying Word In America…

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, December 21, 2013, In : US News 


You likely hear it every day. And if it bugs you, you’re not alone. The most annoying word in American conversation has been revealed: “whatever.”

And get this: it’s the fifth year in a row the eight-letter casual word has taken top ticked-off honors.

According to a Marist poll, 38 percent of Americans can’t stand the word. Taking second-place honors is “like” with 22 percent, then “you know” with 18 percent followed by “just sayin” with 14 percent and “obviously...

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Metro Bus Passengers Overpowering Armed Robber in Seattle

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, December 21, 2013, In : US News 




There is nothing quite like a punk thug getting the beat down he deserves.
Check it out:

Pop quiz: There’s a gunman on your bus and he’s trying to steal your cell phone. What do you do?

WHAT DO YOU DO?

If you’re one heroic public commuter in Seattle who has yet to be named, you disarm the dude and save the freakin’ day!





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DHS delivering young illegals caught at border to illegal immigrant parents

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, December 20, 2013, In : US News 


If I did this and got caught, I would no doubt be charged with criminal conspiracy.

A case out of Texas has a federal judge asking just which side of the law the Department of Homeland Security is working for.

United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division Andrew S. Hanen rebuked DHS for helping to deliver an illegal immigrant minor — detained at the border with her human smuggler — to her illegal immigrant mother living in Virginia.

Homeland Secur...

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In Texas, Search Warrants Can Now Be Based on a "Prediction of a Future Crime"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, December 20, 2013, In : US News 


Police in Parker County had been watching Michael Fred Wehrenberg's home for a month when, late in the summer of 2010, they received a tip from a confidential informant that Wehrenberg and several others were "fixing to" cook meth. Hours later, after midnight, officers walked through the front door, rounded up the people inside, and kept them in handcuffs in the front yard for an hour and a half.

The only potential problem, at least from a constitutional standpoint, was that the cops did...
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'Duck Dynasty' Controversy: Phil Robertson Denied Freedom of Speech by A&E

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : US News 


A&E star Phil Robertson made several controversial comments in the latest issue of GQ, on newsstands Dec. 24.

When speaking to GQ, the “Duck Dynasty” dad spoke openly about his thoughts on homosexuality and various religious groups.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not...

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Surreal: EPA's Leading Climate Change Expert Pleads Guilty to Elaborate Fraud

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : US News 


...And the fraud didn't even have anything to do with global warming! (Rimshot). Seriously, though, NBC News' Monday report on the misconduct of former EPA official John Beale is must be read to be believed. Honestly, if the following details didn't involve a lazy, greedy congenital liar swindling taxpayers out of nearly a million dollars over more than a decade of abuse, they'd be laugh-out-loud funny. Alas, it's all true, so indignation is the only proper response:

    The EPA’s high...

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Jury awards couple $50 million in ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuit

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, In : US News 


KING COUNTY, Washington - A jury in Washington has awarded a whopping $50 million settlement to a couple that says, if they had known their five-year-old son would be born with a genetic defect, they would have aborted him.

Brock and Rhea Wuth sued Valley Medical Center and the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) for the “wrongful birth” of their son, Oliver.

 The couple, both of whom are teachers, had their child tested in utero for any genetic abnormalities. Tests conducted ...

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Obamacare Takes Your Money and Runs With It

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, In : US News 


Another week, another Obamacare disaster. Imagine planning to go Christmas shopping or off to visit family for the holidays – only to find out your checking account is over $800 in the hole. So much for shopping, so much for going over the river and through the woods to Granny’s house.

Because it’s not just the initial $800 you’ll be out. Everything else you’ve spent, checks you mailed in for bills or off to relatives for Christmas gifts, start bouncing and at a $25-$50 penalty...

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Glock Commercial Sure To Infuriate Liberals Everywhere

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 16, 2013, In : US News 


This is how you stop bad guys with a gun.
Check it out:




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Widow Faces Eviction in Florida For ‘Living Off the Grid’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 16, 2013, In : US News 


A Florida city is set to evict a widow for her unique lifestyle of “living off the grid.”

Robin Speronis told WFTX-TV that she was given an eviction notice after the station aired a story about how she chooses to live in a home without modern amenities, such as running water and electricity.

“A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter,” Robin said.

“Putting a woman who lives by herself, who is a widow, ...

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Imagination Nazis Trying To Eliminate Childhood Play

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, December 15, 2013, In : US News 




As a child, I played cops and mobsters, cowboys and Indians and army vs army.  If I was a child today I probably would have been locked up on someone’s terrorism watch list as would most of us over the age of 25.

What has led me to this belief?  Because the Imagination Nazis are out in force, goosestepping all over imagination and childhood play.  Banning toy guns apparently isn’t good enough for some “educators” like the South Eastern School District in Pennsylvania.

This school ...

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Now Obama gets 'executive power' czar

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, December 12, 2013, In : US News 


A senior progressive strategist and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton who specializes in the use of executive authority to bypass Congress is reportedly joining the White House.

The New York Times is reporting John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, has agreed to serve as counselor to President Obama for a year.

Podesta last month announced the establishment of a new group, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, that will work within his Center for A...

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ATF Uses Brain Damaged Teens in Storefront Stings Across Nation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, In : US News 


Aaron Key wasn’t sure he wanted a tattoo on his neck. Especially one of a giant squid smoking a joint.

But the guys running Squid’s Smoke Shop in Portland, Ore., convinced him: It would be a perfect way to promote their store.

They would even pay him and a friend $150 apiece if they agreed to turn their bodies into walking billboards.

Key, who is mentally disabled, was swayed.

He and his friend, Marquis Glover, liked Squid’s. It was their hangout. The 19-year-olds spent many afternoon...

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6-Year-Old Who Kissed Classmate Gets Sexual Harassment Suspension

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : US News 


A 6-year-old Casanova is expected to return to his Colorado school today after getting suspended for kissing a classmate on the hand.

Hunter Yelton has said the girl he pecked likes him back, but officials at the elementary school in Canon City consider his behavior to be sexual harassment, ABC's Denver affiliate channel 7 reported.

The romantic overture came as the first graders were in the middle of a reading lesson and Yelton smooched the lass's hand, according to his recollection.

Th...

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Student Arrested for Burping During Class

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : US News 


A 13-year-old student in Albuquerque, N.M.,  was allegedly arrested for burping during class.

According to his lawsuit, after he “burped audibly” his teacher called the school resource officer, who in turn called the authorities to have him arrested for “interfering with public education.”

“They are using petty misdemeanor charges to arrest children in New Mexico,” said Shannon Kennedy, the boy’s attorney.

A  seventh-grader at Cleveland Middle school, he names his teacher, pr...

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TSA agent confiscates sock monkey's pistol

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : US News 


"Rooster Monkburn" the cowboy sock monkey is without his pistol, thanks to a diligent TSA agent in St. Louis.

Phyllis May of Redmond, Wash. says she is “appalled and shocked and embarrassed all at the same time” about the incident that happened on Dec. 3.

May has a small business selling unique sock monkey dolls. She says she and her husband were on their way from St. Louis to Sea-Tac and she had a couple of monkeys and sewing supplies with her in a carry-on bag.

“His pistol was in t...

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Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, In : US News 


"The Tulsa World reports that in their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are now seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument on the Statehouse steps. The Republican-controlled Legislature in Oklahoma authorized the privately funded Ten Commandments monument in 2009, and it was placed on the Capitol grounds last year despite crit...
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FBI Can Secretly Activate an Individual’s Webcam Without the Indicator Light Turning On

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : US News 


The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.

According to the Washington Post’s account of what Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico — said, “The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is ...

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Texas grade school bans Christmas despite new state law ALLOWING Christmas

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : US News 


It seems like it would take a special combination of Grinchy, Scroogy awfulness and world-historical stupidity to run afoul of a straightforward new law in Texas called the “Merry Christmas Law” that allows children and teachers in public schools to celebrate Christmas and other winter holidays plainly and explicitly.

Naturally, then, a group of parents and a state legislator have claimed that the organizer of the winter party at Nichols Elementary School in the affluent Dallas subur...

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New species in US: Flying Cold weather roaches

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : US News 


Might as well blame this one on global warming, too.

 The High Line, one of New York's newest tourist attractions, may have brought a different kind of visitor never seen before in the United States: a cockroach that can withstand harsh winter cold.

Rutgers University insect biologists Jessica Ware and Dominic Evangelista said the species Periplaneta japonica is well documented in Asia but was never confirmed in the United States until now. The scientists, whose findings were published in...

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IRS using Google Maps to spy on taxpayers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 9, 2013, In : US News 


Agents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are using Google Maps as part of their tool kit to audit taxpayers and organizations, The Daily Caller has learned.

A redacted IRS letter dated Sept. 8, 2011 reveals that at least in one case the IRS’s examiners used photos of a property, obtained through Google Maps, as evidence to revoke the 501(c)(4) status of a homeowner’s association.

“The road consists of a two-mile loop around the inside of the property. It does not have any side...

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Salvation Army Kettle Audit Yields A Wonderful And Big Surprise

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, December 8, 2013, In : US News 


It was  your typical Salvation Army holiday setup: A pair of bell ringers outside a Walmart in Joplin, Mo., standing alongside your garden-variety kettle in which passers-by drop donations.

But what was later found among the usual mixture of donations was anything but ordinary.

Salvation Army officials discovered tucked inside dollar bills five checks for $10,000 each as they tabbed their totals last Friday, noted ABC News.

Lt. Jamie Curry called the $50,000 donation “really exciting” ...

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Fifth-Grader Suspended for ‘Shooting’ Imaginary ‘Arrow’ at Classmate

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : US News 


LOL! This is hilarious. How do liberals do things like this with a straight face? Add this to the file of why not to go to government schools.
Check it out:

On Wednesday, the Rutherford Institute announced it has come to the defense of a 10-year-old boy who was suspended under a school zero tolerance policy for shooting an imaginary “arrow” at a fellow classmate, using nothing more than his hands and his imagination.

Additionally, Rutherford Institute says the student has been threaten...

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Congress Wants to Tax Your Christmas Tree

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : US News 


Christmas trees are unpopular?

The House must think so, since its farm bill would pave the way to set up a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. Its purpose would be “to enhance the image of Christmas trees and the Christmas tree industry in the United States.”

And it would be funded by a 15-cent tax on fresh Christmas trees—which sellers are free to pass on to you, the Bob Cratchits of America.

A couple of years ago, after significant backlash—in large part due to the efforts of The Her...

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IT’S THE JEW’S FAULT: Councilwoman-Elect Blames ‘Knockout Game’ on Fear of Jews

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, December 7, 2013, In : US News 


CROWN HEIGHTS — The alleged “knockout” attacks on Jewish residents of Crown Heights may stem from ongoing racial tension between the neighborhood’s black and Jewish communities, a newly-elected Brooklyn politician said.

Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent Crown Heights starting in January, released an open letter Tuesday saying that many of her black constituents told her they feel threatened by the growth of the neighborhood’s Jewish community — and...

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Obama Seriously Considered $1 Trillion Coin Idea To Allow Him To Ignore Debt Ceiling

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, In : US News 


Remember, this cockamamie idea was put forward by Kranky Kruggers and a bunch of other left-wing nuts.

    The Obama administration was serious enough about manufacturing a high-value platinum coin to avert a congressional fight over the debt ceiling that it had its top lawyers draw up a memo laying out the legal case for such a move, The Huffington Post learned last week.

    The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, which functions as a sort of law firm for the president and p...

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Georgia School Confiscates Christmas Cards

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : US News 


For as long as anyone can remember, teachers at Brooklet Elementary School have posted Christmas cards in the hallways outside their classrooms – until Monday.

When boys and girls returned from Thanksgiving break, they discovered that their teachers’ Christmas cards had been removed – under orders from the Georgia school’s administration.

Robb Kicklighter’s wife is a third grade teacher at the school. He said many teachers are disgruntled by the school’s decision to confiscate...

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Civil War And The Litmus Test: Will You Shoot Americans?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 2, 2013, In : US News 


Dr. Jim Garrow is a renowned author and whistleblower who has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for his humanitarian work. He is the author of The Pink Pagoda: One Man’s Quest to End Gendercide in China.

He has spent over $25 million over the past sixteen years rescuing an estimated 40,000 baby Chinese girls from near-certain death under China’s one-child-per-couple policy by facilitating international adoptions. He is the founder and executive director of the Bethune Institute...

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Congressional Intelligence Panel Warns of 'Huge Malevolence'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, December 2, 2013, In : US News 


Americans are in more danger of terrorist attacks than ever before, the leaders of congressional intelligence panels said on Sunday.

“The threat level has never been more diverse than it is today,” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN’s Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."

“The more efforts [extremists] try, the more perfect you have to be in trying to stop something, and that's a challenge," he said.

Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinst...

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NYC Seeks To Ban Smokeless E-Cigarettes In Public Places

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, December 1, 2013, In : US News 


Now democrats are frightened by water vapor.

First the city banned smoking in most public places. Now it’s moving to snuff out the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes as well.

The City Council announced Wednesday that it will hold a hearing on a bill prohibiting the use of the battery-operated, tobacco-free vaporizers in restaurants, offices, parks, beaches and other places where smoking regular cigarettes is not allowed.

 The goal is to enact the new law by the end of the year, befor...

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FEDERAL RECALL: Sun Visor Warning Label MAY Peel Off

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, November 29, 2013, In : US News 


General Motors Corp. (GM) is recalling 18,941 Chevy Camaros (model years 2013 and 2014) for violating Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208—Occupant Crash Protection.

Defective seat belts? Air bag malfunction? Brake failure?

Nope.

GM is recalling 18,941 Chevy Camaros because the air bag warning label on the sun visor may peel.

Seriously.

The recall decision was made by the Executive Field Action Decision Committee, following a review by the Field Performance Evaluation Review Commi...

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NSA Spied on Porn Habits as Part of Plan to Discredit ‘Radicalizers’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, November 29, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has been gathering records of online sexual activity and evidence of visits to pornographic websites as part of a proposed plan to harm the reputations of those whom the agency believes are radicalizing others through incendiary speeches, according to a top-secret NSA document. The document, provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, identifies six targets, all Muslims, as “exemplars” of how “personal vulnerabilities” can be learned...
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Granny Got Her Gun! 93 Year Old Sent Knockout Punks on the Run

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : US News 


Ninety three year old Gladis Bennett of Saint Louis Missouri was on her way to visit her grandchildren on Saturday for her grandaughter’s 14th birthday. Bennett, obviously retired and now on a fixed income from a military pension was excited to be visiting the family that morning. Waiting for the downtown bus, something happened that will change her forever….

“I was waiting at the bus stop and suddenly felt this sharp pain to the left side of my body. The blunt force was so strong ...

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Illegals march across classified military base

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : US News 


An investigative report from an Arizona television station reveals illegal aliens routinely are marching across a classified military base in order to enter the U.S., and the military’s perspective is that it’s not the Department of Defense’s responsibility to chase down invaders.

The report comes from KVOA-TV in Tucson, which reported that the fort, which is the home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, is having hundreds, p...

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U.S. generals now take action to watch Obama

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, November 25, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON – After one of them called for the “forced resignations” of President Obama and congressional leaders in response to multiple grievances, including the alleged political purge of hundreds of senior military officers, two retired U.S. generals are creating a citizens’ commission to scrutinize Obama administration actions on national security and economic issues.

“America’s Provisional Leadership Council” will look at major concerns, as outlined by Army Gen. Paul E...

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Common Core and Arne Duncan: Rotten to the Core

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, November 24, 2013, In : US News 


By Gena Michael   

With a slew of failures in the spotlight over the past few weeks, one of Obama’s other “legacies” has also come under extreme criticism: Common Core. Common Core’s alleged mission is to create a national standard in various school subjects such as Reading and Math. Standardized testing and assessment “benchmarks” of both the student and school are to be used to determine the program’s success.

According to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum De...

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BEAT DOWN: Thief Pulverized By Tiny Woman [VIDEO]

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, November 24, 2013, In : US News 


There is nothing better to see than a woman caught on film who is able to defend herself.

This thief was expecting an easy target, what he didn’t expect was her to turn around and start throwing some blows.

He was getting beaten so bad, his thief friend had to save him.  Luckily, the “victim” was able to retreat to a safe place.





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California Ordiance Bans Smoking at Home

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : US News 


The town of San Rafael, has enacted a new ordinance that will ban smoking in residences with shared walls, such as apartment buildings and condominiums. The ban will apply both to those who rent such residential units as well as those who own them within the city.

The ordinance “covers any multi-family residence with three or more units, including condominiums, co-ops and apartments. The ban took effect Nov. 14.”

““I’m not aware of any ordinance that’s stronger,” said Rebecc...

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‘The Workers Should Take Over the Factory!’: Newly-Elected Socialist Has Some Radical Ideas

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : US News 


Seattle’s newly elected Socialist councilwoman accused aerospace and defense giant Boeing on Monday of “economic terrorism” and told Boeing machinists they should consider taking “over the factories.”

“The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Kshama Sawant told a group of activists in the city’s Westlake Park.

Sawant’s comments were made at a rally organized by machinists after they rejected a deal that would reduce pen...

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Police Find Hidden Compartment in Man’s Car, but No Drugs or Illegal Items – So Why Was He Arrested?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : US News 


Police in Lorain County, Ohio, arrested a man Wednesday after they found a hidden compartment on his vehicle. When officers opened the compartment, they found no drugs or illegal substances – yet the man was still arrested charged with a felony.

Officers were able to make the arrest under the state’s new “hidden compartment” law, which is intended to deter criminals who modify their cars to store and transport drugs or weapons.

Police initially pulled over 30-year-old Norman Gurle...

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EPA power grab? Pols, states claim new water reg could bring feds into your backyard

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : US News 


check this out:

A river runs through it — and Uncle Sam isn’t far behind.

That’s what several Republican lawmakers and even state farming groups and local governments are warning, after a draft rule from the Environmental Protection Agency proposed expanding which waterways are federally protected under the Clean Water Act.

The concern is that the move could give the feds authority over virtually any stream or ditch, and hand environmentalists another way to sue property owners. In o...

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Obama applauds Reid for filibuster overhaul, critics warn move will ‘damage’ Senate

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : US News 


Power, power, power, grab, grab, grab,
See for yourself:

President Obama, openly expressing his frustration with Senate Republicans, applauded Majority Leader Harry Reid’s success Thursday at invoking the so-called “nuclear option” as Democrats voted to strip the minority party of its primary power to block nominations — the filibuster.

Obama, even invoking former President Bush, said it’s critical to “change the way that Washington is doing business.”

But Republicans and even...

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'It's Kidnapping!' Hospital Takes Custody Of Teen From Parents

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, November 22, 2013, In : US News 


A 15-year-old is stuck in a Boston hospital after the medical facility took custody of her when her parents argued against her diagnosis.

For the last nine months, Justina Pelletier has been sneaking messages to her parents in Connecticut through folded origami notes.

“It is kidnapping,” Lou Pelletier, the girl’s father, told WTIC-TV.

The local news station investigated the case, for which a judge later issued a gag order, and has the background leading up to the ongoing custody batt...

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Too much incompetence from Obama to believe it’s not intentional

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, November 21, 2013, In : US News 
Allen West excerpt



Obamacare is facing countless issues and the website is not really the most critical of the issues. The whole plan is based upon the flawed premise of forcing more young and healthy into exchanges to actually fund and subsidize, lower income and less healthy Americans.

More and more it appears that Obamacare has an intentional purpose of destabilizing and destroying the insurance market. There seems to be evidence of full knowledge of the adverse effects of millions of ...

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Don't Be Shocked When Your Doctor Asks About Guns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, November 21, 2013, In : US News 
Rush transcript



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  Jesse, somewhere in Texas. I have one minute, but I wanted to get to you.  Hi.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  Mega Air Force brat dittos.

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  I wanted to call and let you know that I'm working in health care. I'm actually a comptroller for a hospital, but I'd heard rumors this was happening.  My wife last week had a family doctor appointment with an OBGYN, and one or two of the mandatory questions she was asked is, "Do you own a gun in your...

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‘School Is Out – My Kids Are to Be Given to Me’: Dad Arrested After Objecting When School Says He Must Wait to Take His Children Home

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, November 21, 2013, In : US News 


A Tennessee father was arrested for disorderly conduct last week after objecting to an official school policy that apparently prohibited him from picking up his children on foot ahead of the majority of parents picking their children up in their cars.

The new student pick-up policy, which reportedly started last week, says that parents can only pick up their children after 2 p.m. by waiting in a line of cars until everyone is released at 2:35 p.m. In this particular case, the parent was ...

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They're Here! Palm scanning devices in Puyallup, Wash. lunchrooms. Some parents not happy.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, In : US News 


PUYALLUP, Wash. — Puyallup School District says by the end of the year, every lunchroom will have palm scanning devices that will allow students to pay for their lunch with a wave of a hand.

"Efficiency is another reason for implementing this. The accuracy of the scanner reduces human error, reduces fraud, the ability for students to share numbers allows parents to know the money that they're spending is being spent on their child's lunch," said Brian Fox, spokesperson for Puyallup Sch...

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Anonymous hacking group targeting government websites, FBI warns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, November 18, 2013, In : US News 


The FBI is warning of a campaign by a mysterious Internet hacking group to breach numerous federal agencies’ computer systems and the resulting theft of thousands of people’s personal information.

According to a memo obtained by Reuters, hackers associated with Anonymous exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems’ ColdFusion software -- used to construct websites -- to accomplish the break-ins.

Among the affected agencies were the U.S. Army, Department of Energy and the Department of Health ...

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Georgia restaurant owner cited for flying flags

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, November 18, 2013, In : US News 


"I've had enough of it," said Miller. "I'm tired of being pushed around... I'm not going to be pushed around anymore."

Hot dogs are on the menu at CJ's, but the restaurant has an appetite for service. Darren Miller says the whole place is dedicated to police, fire and military—and it's in his blood. His father is a Vietnam veteran, and he's a retired DeKalb County fireman. 

The walls of CJ's Hot Dogs are covered with patches from men and women who also served. Miller believes it's hi...

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Slams 'White Suburban Moms'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, November 18, 2013, In : US News 


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reportedly said on Friday that some of the opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards is derived from wealthy white mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought.




Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents he found it “fascinating” opposition comes from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t as goo...

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Congressman Warns of Obamacare “Secret Security Force”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, November 17, 2013, In : US News 


During an appearance on the Janet Mefferd Show, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) warned that a provision within Obamacare could create an armed “secret security force”.

Referring to a section of the gargantuan Obamacare law which discusses “the president’s own commissioned and non-commissioned officer corps,” Gohmert drew attention to the notion that under the pretext of a “national emergency,” such individuals could be used to impose some form of medical martial law.

Under the Aff...

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The Government Plans To Track Us And Those We Are Related To Using Our DNA

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : US News 


The Department of Homeland Security is soliciting information from potential contractors for a new program that the DHS hopes will enable it to use DNA tests to identify criminal suspects and track their family relationships.  Down the road, the goal is to make the use of DNA identification as common as the use of fingerprint identification is today.  If you do not think that this could ever happen, you should think again.  Barack Obama has already said that he wants a national DNA data...
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Agenda 21 Social Justice in America?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : US News 
By Karen Schoen



 It has come to our attention:

The Florida Department of Education is not paying attention to the material given to our students. Social justice the UNESCO ideology is now being taught in the classroom. Social justice supports equality and solidarity in a society.

So we are all on the same page, social justice is based on the concept of human rights and equality and involves a great degree of economic affairs in which equality of outcome means all people having the same wea...

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New Study Plays Race Card on Gun Owners

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, November 14, 2013, In : US News 


A group of researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia released a study titled “Racism, Gun Ownership and Gun Control: Biased Attitudes in US Whites May Influence Policy Decisions” on October 31, 2013.  According to this study there is a great correlation between white gun ownership in the United States and racism against blacks.  The researchers go out of their way to reaffirm their hypothesis by using questionable data, contradiction, stereotypes, and adjusting variab...
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Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nuseries, expert says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, In : US News 


Teachers should censor the toy box to replace witches' black hats with a pink ones and dress fairies in darker shades, according to a consultant who has issued advice to local authorities.

From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children's books, witches have always dressed in black.

But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery an...

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What Obama and I Learned at Columbia: How to Destroy America From Within

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, In : US News 
by Wayne Allyn Root



Remember when Geraldo opened Al Capone’s vault live on national TV? Well I’m about to solve the mystery of Obama. I’m about to break “the Obama code.” I’m about to tell you everything about the way Obama, and the people around him, really think. I’m about to rip open the true Obama plan to destroy our country. Because I was there when the plan was hatched.

How do I know all this? Because I was Barack Obama’s college classmate at Columbia University, Cla...

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Colorado clears the way for industrial hemp farming

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, November 10, 2013, In : US News 


Colorado’s amber waves of grain may soon make way for seas of green under new regulations released this week clearing the way for farmers to plant hemp next year

Hemp is marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin that was legalized along with recreational pot by Colorado voters last November, though both remain illegal under federal law.

While the state’s burgeoning recreational pot industry has generated headlines from coast to coast, the less sexy hemp industry could prove to be far more...

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Dad ‘unfit parent for refusing son McDonald’s’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, November 9, 2013, In : US News 


A Manhattan dad is not lovin’ McDonald’s right now.

Attorney David Schorr slapped a court-appointed shrink with a defamation lawsuit for telling the judge deciding a custody battle with his estranged wife that he was an unfit parent — for refusing to take his son to the fast food joint for dinner.

“You’d think it was sexual molestation,” Schorr, 43, told The Post Thursday. “I am just floored by it.”

Schorr says in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit that E. 97th Street psychia...

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Feds Spent $29 Million on Prescription Drugs for 4,139 Illegal Aliens

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, November 7, 2013, In : US News 


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) spent almost $29 million to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 individuals “unlawfully present” in the U.S. and thus ineligible to receive federal health care benefits, according to an audit by Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Department of Health & Human Services. (See Medicare prescription drugs.pdf)

CMS “inappropriately accepted 279,056 PDE [prescription drug event] records with unallowable gross drug ...

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Obama Blames “Software Code” for HealthCare.gov Privacy Breach

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : US News 


Four days after being notified of a security breach on HealthCare.gov, the Obama Administration finally acknowledged tonight the website inadvertently disclosed personal.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services blamed it on “software code.”

“An incident involving the personal information of one consumer was reported to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and we took immediate steps to address the issue,” spokesman Fabien Levy said. “We identified a piece of s...

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CMS Spent More Than $1T in Less Than 1 Yr; More Than Entire Gov’t Spent When Medicaid-Medicare Enacted

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, In : US News 


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the federal government’s major health-care programs, and which was responsible for developing the Obamacare health-insurance exchange website, spent more than $1 trillion in just the first eleven months of fiscal 2013, according to the Treasury.

From October 2012 through August 2013, according to the Treasury, this one federal agency spent $1,036,561,000,000.

That means that in just the first eleven months of fiscal 2013, ...

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Morgan Freeman talks political correctness: ‘I all of a sudden became an African’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : US News 


On Friday’s “Today” on NBC, the stars of the recently released movie “Last Vegas” were asked to react to a decision by the Hallmark greeting card company to omit the word “gay” from the lyrics of “Deck the Halls” on a Christmas ornament.

“Don we now our fun apparel,” the ornament reads.

Morgan Freeman weighed in and noted that political correctness has forced upon him the label of “African” in the term “African-American.”

SEE VIDEO HERE   

“Yeah, we have a t...

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Is A Race War Occurring?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : US News 
By Taleeb Starkes



Dr. Thomas Sowell, the intellectual juggernaut, recently concluded that a Black and White race war is in effect. He stated, “Initial skirmishes in that race war have already begun, and have in fact been going on for some years. But public officials pretend that it is not happening, and the mainstream media seldom publish it at all, except in ways that conceal what is really taking place.”

The Peoples’ Colonel, Allen West, echoed Dr. Sowell’s sentiment and further...

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Like to make fun of government agencies? NSA and DHS are cracking down on it.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : US News 


You might not think National Security Agency (NSA) spying is all that funny — and apparently neither do they.

Public Citizen, a public interest nonprofit, has sued the NSA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in response to letters the agencies sent in 2011 asking the manufacturer of parodied national security trinkets to stop production.

Minnesota small business owner Dan McCall has been making a buck ridiculing federal spies.

“Department of Homeland Stupidity” is emblazoned on...

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Another School Threat Averted: More Dangerous Artwork Detected

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, November 3, 2013, In : US News 



Terrifying drawing of a soldier, isn’t it?


And this ninja?  Horrifying, no?


This Star Wars character is just…chilling.

Surely the student who drew these pictures is a threat to others and should be expelled from school immediately.

Thankfully, the powers-that-be at the school this student attends are paying attention, and have dealt with this potentially dangerous situation.

The headmaster of the school finds the drawings “highly disturbing” – so disturbing, in fact, that he has th...

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Massive Cartel Smuggling Tunnel Found Under U.S./Mexico Border

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, November 3, 2013, In : US News 


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has uncovered a massive tunnel Mexican cartels created to smuggle drugs and possibly human beings from Mexico into the United States. Authorities are describing the tunnel as “an elaborate cross border tunnel.”

The tunnel stretched from a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico to a building in a San Diego, California industrial park. It was complete with its own electric rail system, lighting, and ventilation systems. Authorities describe the tunn...

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Where's Your Dictator Now?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, November 3, 2013, In : US News 
Rush Limbaugh Transcript



We know that Obama has been granting [Obamacare] waivers to people who are finding it arduous to comply.  He's granted waivers to his union buddies. He's granted waivers to -- well, there are 2,500 of 'em.  We know that members of Congress and their staff, after they whined and moaned about the cost, were promised subsidies to make it easier, to limit the hardship that accompanies Obamacare.  Well, then, if he can dictate things, he can play dictator and change t...
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Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, November 2, 2013, In : US News 
By Carl Higbie



The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction 10520.6 clearly st...
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White House exerting ‘massive pressure’ on insurance companies to keep quiet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, November 2, 2013, In : US News 


The White House is pressuring insurance companies not to speak publicly about Obama administration policies that could eliminate the existing health insurance plans of millions of Americans.

The administration made “clarifications” to the 2010 Affordable Care Act after it was passed that have already wiped out hundreds of thousands of existing health plans.

“Basically, if you speak out, if you’re quoted, you’re going to get a call from the White House, pressure to be quiet,” s...

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USS Zumwalt hits the water as largest Navy destroyer ever

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 31, 2013, In : US News 


The USS Zumwalt, a massive 610-foot modern-day destroyer with an advanced rocket system, launched into the water off a Maine dock on Monday, in a surprisingly quiet ceremony, given the vessel’s record-breaking size and unusual shape.

It’s the largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy, and it’s notable for its angular profile, The Daily Mail reported.

“It’s absolutely massive,” said Amy Lent, the executive director of the Maine Maritime Museum, in The Daily Mail. “It’s...

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Happy Halloween: Candy-Crushing Cronyism

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 31, 2013, In : US News 


This Halloween, millions of Americans will, as every year, be handing out candy. But this year, the real trick could be finding treats made in the U.S.A. Because of government cronyism aimed at protecting big sugar producers, much of the candy in your child’s bag will come from overseas.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2012, the price of raw sugar was 40 percent higher in the United States than in the rest of the world. And, while an international sugar glut is expe...

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Uh oh. Obama's Military Purge a Frightening Reality

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON – President Obama this year alone has fired some nine generals and flag officers, on top of at least four similar dismissals during his first term, suggesting that a purge may be the real reason behind the removals, which are being described as cases of personal misbehavior.

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, claims it is part of Obama’s strategy to reduce U.S. standing worldwide.

“Obama is intentionally weakening an...

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Accountability? Here, we float.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, In : US News 


Operation Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and Obamacare, the president always claims to "get to the bottom of it" but never actually does.

The Obama administration generally floats above it all.



          Which way doth the crappe floweth?


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Washington DC Being Run Like Old School Mafia

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 28, 2013, In : US News 


Peter Schweizer argued that Washington's political establishment creates threatening bills to scare wealthy interests into making big campaign donations and to hire favored lobbyists, similar to the mafia's tactic of requiring "protection money" on Friday.

Schweizer, President of the Government Accountability Institute and Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large, argued that point during a Friday Yahoo! Finance appearance discussing his new book, Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Mon...

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US Govt. in fear of "Food Stamp Rebellion" November 1st

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 28, 2013, In : US News 




The Department of Homeland Security’s $80 million outlay on armed guards to protect government buildings is directly connected to food stamp cuts set to take effect on November 1st, a day on which all hell could break loose.

The DHS announced its intention to hire a raft of new armed guards to prepare for “public demonstrations” and “civil disturbances” in upstate New York, adding that some of the guards would be posted outside IRS facilities.

Covering the story on his Fox News ...

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Our Government in Action: Student Fundraising Car Wash Banned over Environmental Concerns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 28, 2013, In : US News 


SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Students in San Jose, California, can no longer hold car washes to raise for money for school events because city officials say they endanger the environment.

Cheerleaders at Lincoln High School had to cancel a scheduled Oct. 20 car wash after a visit from the city's Environmental Services Department, the San Jose Mercury News reported Friday.

"Anything that is not storm water or rain water is considered a pollutant," said Jennie Loft, the department's acting communica...

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How To Opt Out of ObamaCare Without Paying the Fine

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 26, 2013, In : US News 
by John Nolte



Less than two-hours ago, I submitted a revised W-4 form to our payroll department. My goal is to avoid being  in a position where at the end of next year I am owed a refund from the federal government. As an act of civil disobedience, I am refusing to purchase health insurance. This means that I am subject to a tax/fine of 1% of my income (2% the following year, 2.5% thereafter). But the beautiful thing is that unless I am owed a tax refund, the government will never get an...
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Gestapo tactics and a sinister assault on the free press

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 26, 2013, In : US News 


A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed.

Journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times repo...

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At Current Spending Pace U.S. Will Reach $22 Trillion in Debt by February

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 26, 2013, In : US News 


With the end of the government shutdown, we also saw a hike in the debt ceiling. For the last few years we have been witness to several different debt ceiling discussions and whether or not we should continue to raise our debt limit year after year. Well after this most recent hike, it seems clear that the U.S. government is behaving no better than a teenage girl at the mall with a limitless credit card.

In just the last week, since Congress reached the deal to suspend the government’s...

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Unbelievable D.C. Gun Raid Goes to Trial November 4th

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, October 25, 2013, In : US News 


When more than 30 police officers in full tactical gear descended upon the house of a successful Washington, D.C., businessman with no criminal record last summer, they were looking for “firearms and ammunition … gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammunition receipts,” The Washington Times reported.

But what did police find after they shut down the streets for blocks around Mark Witaschek’s Georgetown home, broke down a bathroom door with a battering ram and pul...

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Circling the ObamaCare wagons

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 24, 2013, In : US News 


After weeks of embarrassing failures and an outrageous lack of transparency, the Obama Administration is finally going to brief Congress on the unfolding ObamaCare disaster. Congressional Democrats, that is. It’s a purely partisan meeting from which Republicans have been excluded, as reported by Politico:

Mike Hash, who leads the HHS Office of Health Reform, is scheduled to brief Democrats on implementation of the law at the Democrats’ weekly caucus meeting.

Upon hearing the news, Rep...

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Obama Admin Asks Blue Cross Blue Shield to Hide Poor Enrollment Numbers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : US News 


In a bombshell revelation, a consumer sales manager for North Dakota’s largest health insurer said Monday that the Obama Administration asked Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota to hide how many people registered for health insurance through an online exchange that just went up.

James Nichol of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota told a forum in Fargo that the Obama Administration had made the request. The forum was designed for people who wanted to obtain coverage through the on...

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Obama Homeland Security pick defende​d Happy Meal Hoaxer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : US News 


Jeh Johnson, President Obama’s nominee to head Homeland Security, represented a disgraced scientist who was sentenced to 30 months in prison for planting a fried rat’s tail in his son’s Happy Meal french fries as part of a failed extortion attempt.

Michael Zanakis took a rat’s tail from the medical research laboratory where he worked, had it fried and then placed it in a package of french fries he bought at a Long Island McDonald’s on Jan. 15, 1996, prosecutors said at the time...

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Obamacare Tech Firm Tried, Failed to Build Gun Registry in Canada

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : US News 


They did, however donate huge sums of money to Mr. Obama's election campaign.

CGI, the Canadian company whose U.S. subsidiary built the failed Obamacare website, was once contracted to build a federal gun registry for the Canadian government.

CGI's contract was canceled in 2007 after a report by the Auditor General found that the Canadian Firearms Information System (CFIS) being built by CGI was "significantly over budget" and that it had been plagued by delays.

The Conservative governmen...

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Southern Democratic congressman sends fundraising email with burning cross representing tea party

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, In : US News 


Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson sent out a fundraising email with a burning cross to compare the tea party to the Klu Klux Klan.

The Florida congressman, who was known for his over-the-top antics in the House during a previous tenure in Congress, also excerpted a transcript of a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation w/ Al Sharpton” in which he declared that, after the government shutdown, “the tea party is no more popular than the Klan.”

In the email, the burning cross is u...

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MUST READ: David Horowitz’s Speech on The Threat We Face

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, In : US News 
By David Horowitz



Below is a speech given by David Horowitz at the Kohler conference of the Bradley Foundation. It has been revised and edited for publication as an article.

I was born at the beginning of the Second World War into a family of high school teachers who were members of the Communist Party, and therefore were actually part of a vast conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of this country, although they would never have looked at it that way, and so-called liberals would be th...

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Bankrupting America: The Municipal Bankruptcy Mess is Heading to a Local Government Near You

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, In : US News 


With its abandoned libraries, boarded-up neighborhoods, and broken-down factories overrun by weeds, Detroit has long been seen as an extreme (and extremely photogenic) outlier in American urban decline. Surely no other city could match its combination of industrial over concentration and municipal ineptitude. No other once-proud metropolis could so closely resemble the site of a zombie apocalypse.

But when the Motor City filed for Chapter 9 this July, it was actually behind the curve of ...

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America Sets a New Record For Debt in One Day

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : US News 


On Friday, the Washington Times reported that, in celebration of their bully pulpit, the Democrat government scaled new heights in debt accumulation: “U.S. debt jumped a record $328 billion on Thursday, the first day the federal government was able to borrow money under the deal President Obama and Congress sealed this week. The debt now equals $17.075 trillion, according to figures the Treasury Department posted online on Friday.” All in one day, folks. The Washington Times tells u...
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D.C. Weirdness Update: Tirade Was The Fruit of the Holy Spirit, House Stenographer Says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : US News 
By Donald Joy



Far be it for me to say whether House of Representatives’ stenographer Dianne Reidy is nuts, or if she’s actually the sanest person to occupy that chamber lately.

One thing I can say for sure is that her storming of the House podium last Wednesday night and delivering a loud vocal tirade about God, the Devil, America, Freemasons, the Constitution, and Jesus Christ, and immediately being dragged away (still ranting) by the House Sergeant-at-Arms and taken to a mental hosp...

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15 percent of US youth out of school, work

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 21, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON — Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.

That's almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.

Other studies have shown that idle young adults are missing out on a window to build skills they will need later in life or use the knowledge they acquired in college. Without those experiences, they are less likely to comman...

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Illegals ‘Not Going To Take It Anymore’, Promise ‘Radical’ Approach

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 19, 2013, In : US News 


The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch.

That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police when they targeted two immigrants during a traffic stop, and chain themselves and block the entrance of a federal detention center.

More such actions, they vow, are coming.

“It...

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Oil lobby threatens lawsuit against the EPA

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 19, 2013, In : US News 


The oil and gas lobby is threatening to sue the Obama administration if environmental regulators do not release a biofuel regulation by the end of November.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Thursday sent a letter notifying the Environmental Protection Agency that it should prepare for a lawsuit if the final 2014 renewable fuel standard is not released on time.

The fuel standard calls for refiners to mix increasing amounts of biofuel in with conventional gasoline.

It was developed ...

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House Stenographer Snaps, Yanked From Chamber Ranting About Freemasons

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : US News 


What's going on in Washington is enough to make anyone snap.

A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer was pulled out of the House chamber while shouting into a microphone during Wednesday’s vote on a compromise bill to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit. The microphone she was shouting into was turned off at the time.

The woman was Dianne Reidy, an official reporter with the Office of the Clerk.

As members cast their votes Wednesday eve...

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The Government Shutdown Didn't Come Cheap

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, October 18, 2013, In : US News 


The government shutdown may have ended before the U.S. defaulted on its debt and caused worldwide financial calamity, but the economic impact from the 16-day standoff in Congress still came with a hefty price tag.

Economists at Standard & Poor's estimate the total cost of the shutdown to be about $24 billion.

That's enough money to buy 6,315 Super Bowl ads.





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Autistic kid suspended indefinitely for this terrifying PICTURE of a bomb

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : US News 


Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a weapon, but isn’t actually anything like a real weapon.

This time it’s an autistic middle school student in South Carolina who was suspended until further notice after he brought a cartoonish drawing of a bomb he drew to school, reports local NBC affiliate WYFF.

The student, 13-year-old Rhett Parham, showed his drawing to some older students at Hill Crest Middle School in Greenville. They reported it to s...

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Park Service Director: "I Discussed Closing Monuments With White House"

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : US News 


National Park Service director Jarvis said he discussed closing the open-air monuments and memorials with the White House, as well as the secretary of the Interior Department:

"Yes, I did," says the director when asked whether he discussed the closures with the secretary of the Interior Department.

"You didn't discuss it with anyone in the White House, did you?" asks a congressman.

"Um, in -- several times, on the phone, with the White House, I presented with the secretary my decission," ...

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Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON  — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.

The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the news that the threat of default was fading, flirting with a 200-point gain in morning trading.

"This is a time for reconciliation," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of the agreement he had forged with the GOP leader, Se...

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Govt. to suspend food stamp (SNAP) program

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, In : US News 


At the very least it will come to this.  A total suspension of the program is very possible.

The 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits is scheduled to end on November 1, 2013, resulting in a benefit cut for every SNAP household.  For families of three, the cut will be $29 a month — a total of $319 for November 2013 through September 2014, the remaining months of fiscal year 2014.[2]   That’s a serious loss, especially in li...

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Food Stamp (SNAP) Sytem Failure Was No Accident, It Was a Test

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, In : US News 


Posted by Gethan Curtis

Happily embracing anticipated accusations that suggest my tinfoil hat may be on a little too tight, I insist that this was no freaking accident:

People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.

At about 9 a.m. Saturday, reports from across the country began pouring in that customers’ EBT cards were n...

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Obamacare’s Website Is Crashing Because It Doesn’t Want You To Know How Costly Its Plans Are

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, In : US News 


A growing consensus of IT experts, outside and inside the government, have figured out a principal reason why the website for Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchange is crashing. Healthcare.gov forces you to create an account and enter detailed personal information before you can start shopping. This, in turn, creates a massive traffic bottleneck, as the government verifies your information and decides whether or not you’re eligible for subsidies. HHS bureaucrats knew thi...
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GESTAPO: 'Conduct of National Park Service might be biggest scandal of the Obama administration'...

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : US News 


The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandate—this is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go.

Even so, consider the actions of the National Park Service since the government shutdown began. People first noticed what the NPS was up to when the World Wa...

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Girls ‘Harassed’ In School Bathroom By Transgender Student Told His Rights Trump Their Privacy

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : US News 


The rights of a transgendered Colorado high school student are being put ahead of girls the boy harasses in the girls bathroom.

A male student at Florence (CO) High School who claims to be transgendered has caused controversy by harassing female students in the girls room, but will not face any discipline – this despite vocal protests from the girls’ parents.

‘The boy’s rights as a transgender trump their daughters’ privacy rights,’ the school has told concerned parents, accor...

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Hospitals Cutting Thousands Of Jobs

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : US News 


Hospitals, a reliable source of employment growth in the recession and its aftermath, are starting to cut thousands of jobs amid falling insurance payments and in-patient visits.

The payroll cuts are surprising because the Affordable Care Act (ACA), whose implementation took a big step forward this month, is eventually expected to provide health coverage to as many as 30 million additional Americans.

“While the rest of the U.S. economy is stabilizing or improving, health care is enterin...

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Fed-Up Protesters Break Through Barriers at the Lincoln Memorial

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : US News 


Protesters broke down barricades at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Saturday, walking up the steps en masse in a moving scene. Security from the National Park Service reportedly did nothing to stop them. You can see the images and watch reports on this event HERE.




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4 Controversial Laws Just Signed in California

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 12, 2013, In : US News 


California Governor Jerry Brown has been on a signing spree, and the new laws are quite controversial. Some have pointed out that the Right's reaction has been "surprisingly muted" - but it might be that conservatives cannot decide where to begin on the new legislation. Three of the most controversial laws going into effect in California are:

1. Illegal Immigrants Can Drive Legally

Although its supporters have good intentions, the new law allowing driver's licenses for illegal immigrants...
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Statue of Liberty, Grand Canyon, other national parks reopened by states during shutdown

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 12, 2013, In : US News 


The National Park Service reached agreements late Friday to keep some of the U.S.'s most iconic national parks and landmarks open during the federal government shutdown, breaking a logjam that had blocked vital tourist revenue for several states.

Among the attractions that will reopen as early as Saturday are the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and Rocky Mountain National Park.

All of the deals are structured similarly: States where the attractions are located will pa...

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Obama's Park Service Removes Handles From Water Fountains

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : US News 


Obama’s Park Service Removes Handles From Water Fountains In Park Frequented By Joggers And Bikers…

Until very recently, the National Park Service was one of the least-loathed government agencies in the country. Now, with orders from on high to keep the public from visiting beloved parks and monuments the agency is developing a poor reputation.

Republicans contend that the NPS, which is part of the executive branch, is under orders to make life difficult for would-be parkgoers as part...

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Obamacare Website Cost $634M to Build

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, October 11, 2013, In : US News 


The Obamacare website, which apparently underwent major code renovations over the weekend, still rejects user logins, fails to load drop-down menus and other crucial components for users that successfully gain entrance, and otherwise prevents uninsured Americans in the 36 states it serves from purchasing healthcare at competitive rates – Healthcare.gov’s primary purpose. The site is so busted that, as of a couple days ago, the number of people that successfully purchased healthcare ...
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Lawn mower man: He's a cut above the bickering in D.C.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : US News 


Most everybody complains about the government shutdown, but Chris Cox is actually doing something about it.

With many government operations shuttered by the political standoff in Washington, Cox took a lawn mower to the National Mall this week and began cutting grass areas between the Lincoln and World War II memorials.

"These are our memorials. Do they think that we're just going to let them go to hell?'' Cox told Washington radio station 99.1 in a story recounted by Columbia, S.C., TV s...

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Eight Members of Congress Arrested During D.C. Immigration Rally

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : US News 


Eight members of Congress were arrested during a Tuesday immigration rally on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall.

Several House Democrats sat in the middle of Independence Avenue and blocked rush hour traffic, according to the Star Tribune.

The representatives, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Rep. Jan Schawkowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), were then arres...

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Government shutdown prompts acts of defiance across U.S.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 10, 2013, In : US News 


(Reuters) - As the U.S. government shutdown enters its second week, squeezed businessmen, exasperated citizens and even a few fed-up politicians have joined forces across the United States in acts of defiance large and small.

From re-opening monuments and scaling park barricades to hiring lawyers, individuals and institutions have stopped waiting for the House Republicans and the White House to end the feud that has tied up many government services.

In North Carolina, innkeeper Bruce O'Co...

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Obamacare supporters shocked to learn the truth

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : US News 


Obamacare Supporter: ‘Of Course I Want People to Have Health Care, I Just Didn’t Realize I Would Be the One Who Was Going to Pay for It Personally’

Supporters of President Barack Obama and his health care law were shocked to learn that their health care plans are being replaced with more expensive ones to comply with all the requirements of Obamacare.

Cindy Vinson, of San Jose, Calif., will reportedly pay $1,800 more each year for an individual policy. Additionally, Tom Waschura, of...

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‘Truckers for the Constitution’ Will Intentionally Jam D.C. Beltway

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, In : US News 


The “Truckers for the Constitution” rally will intentionally jam the Washington, D.C. beltway to bring attention to a wide range of issues and condemn specific political leaders, including President Barack Obama, an organizer claims.

The protest will reportedly span three days, starting on the morning of Oct. 11.

However, Earl Conlon, a Georgia trucker helping organize the protest, is also creating controversy by claiming that truckers will arrest “everyone in government who has vio...

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Eating nachos, wearing sombreros is basically a hate crime at Cornell

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, In : US News 


The athletic department of Cornell University was chided — and eventually apologized — over its Cinco de Mayo-themed marketing campaign, which involved the most heinous of racist stereotypes: the consumption of tacos and the donning of sombreros.

The campaign unfolded last week, and was intended to muster enthusiasm for Saturday’s football game against Colgate University. Free nachos were given out, and students were asked to dress up in ponchos and sombreros. The person with the ...

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Looks like we're being tested by our own government

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, In : US News 


This is unbelievable. The Obama administration had shut down the Amber Alert website because of the government shutdown and showed this message when you attempted to access it:



I’m sure you care about your lost child but Obama doesn’t – at least not while he’s trying to ‘win’ the government shutdown. I understand from twitter that Amber alerts are state level programs with a federal website. Not real sure how all that works but it just seems unfathomable that this website wou...
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IRS Not Sending Refunds, Not Turning Over Docs In Probe, But Still Collecting Your Money

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : US News 


The shutdown is a get-out-of-jail free card for these characters from having to respond to any of the ongoing probes.

The IRS is still collecting taxes during the government shutdown, but it isn’t sending refunds — and it also has stopped complying with a subpoena to turn over documents to members of Congress who are investigating the agency’s targeting of tea party groups.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have stopped gettin...

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At Least Obama’s Golf Course Remains Open

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : US News 


But the golf course on government land. So why isn’t it shut down, like the Lake Mead homes or The Cliff House? Is the president’s golf more important than missing children or morale of our troops?

One of Obama’s preferred golf courses, the course on Andrews Airforce Base remains open during the government shutdown.

The grocery stores on the base, where troops get discounted groceries for their families are, however, closed. They will shop “at local stores that cost about 30 perce...

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Feds kicking people out of their own homes over shutdown

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : US News 


Bob Hitchcock is in his “least favorite place” these days — inside his landlocked Las Vegas home instead of at his cabin on the North Shore of Lake Mead, tooling around with old engines in his garage.

He’s one of an estimated 60 families with vacation homes along the lake who were given notice by the National Park Service earlier this week to gather their stuff and leave, according to Christie Vanover, a spokeswoman for the Lake Mead Recreational Area.

The homes — from Stewart...
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White House official: ‘Doesn’t really matter to us’ how long shutdown lasts

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, October 7, 2013, In : US News 


The White House reportedly doesn’t care how long the government shutdown continues because President Obama is “winning” the political fight.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, an unnamed “senior administration official” revealed that the White House is more interested in a political win than getting the government reopened:

Said a senior administration official: “We are winning…It doesn’t really matter to us” how long the shutdown lasts “because what matters...

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Feds Try To Close The Ocean Because Of The Shutdown

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, October 6, 2013, In : US News 


Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was “closed” due to the shutdown. Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.

The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to enforce the ban of access to the ocean. The government will probably use more personnel and spend more re...

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Felony weapons charge for student who had fishing supplies in his car trunk

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, October 6, 2013, In : US News 


Maybe this is why they're letting drug dealers out of prison.  To make room for kids like this.

The arrests of several students who unwittingly and accidentally violated school weapon policies has some Georgian lawmakers saying “zero tolerance” makes zero sense.

A Cobb County high school senior was charged with the felony of bringing weapons into a school zone after police found fishing knives in a tackle box in his car. Cody Chitwood, a 17-year-old student at Lassiter High School and...

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Elementary school outlaws playing tag, 'running in packs'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, October 6, 2013, In : US News 


These idiots make me sick.

New Groningen kindergarten teachers in Grand Rapids, Michigan caused some consternation amongst parents recently with a letter they sent home that banned the game of tag and other chase-oriented games. The letter described the problem of children, "running in packs, pushing, knocking other children over, and making the game dangerous," which as we recall, was half the fun of the game. "We want our children to treat each other with respect, kindness, and with sa...

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Scenic Overlooks Not Overlooked by Obamaites

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, October 5, 2013, In : US News 


By Mona Charen

Driving down the George Washington Parkway outside Washington, D.C., today, I noticed that the two scenic overlooks that offer drivers the chance to admire the beauty of the Potomac River below are closed for the government shutdown. These overlooks are just cut-outs from the highway, providing a few parking spaces. That’s it. No little National Park Service kiosk. Nothing. It’s just a parking area that holds maybe six cars at a time.

To close them required someone to...

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US Becomes World’s #1 Energy Producer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, October 4, 2013, In : US News 


This is despite EPA efforts to shut it down. Luckily, liberals haven’t been able to keep up with the technology developments in fracking.
Check it out:

The U.S. is overtaking Russia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas, a startling shift that is reshaping markets and eroding the clout of traditional energy-rich nations, reports the Wall Street Journal. A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data shows that the U.S. is on track to pass Russia as the world’s larges...

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Privately-funded WWII memorial barricaded at taxpayer’s expense

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, October 4, 2013, In : US News 


While the World War II memorial has been at the center of government shutdown posturing this week, the park itself actually came about largely through private funding.

According to the memorial’s website, “National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and fou...

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White House Press Secretary says Obama Not Responsible for Govt Shutdown, or Anything Else That Sucks

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : US News 


A fiery President Obama today singled out the Republican Party for ‘holding the nation to ransom’ as the country entered the 13th hour of a partial government shutdown, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job.

And in a tense exchange with a reporter in the White House briefing room, press secretary Jay Carney refused to concede that the president is in any way to blame.

‘Does the president bear any responsibility at all for what’s going on?’ an aggressive journalist ask...

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‘What Are They Going to Do Next? Hang a Drapery Over Mt. Rushmore?’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : US News 


Government shutdown or not, there’s no reason to keep elderly veterans away from the World War II Memorial, says Rep. Louis Gohmer (R-Texas), who was there on Tuesday when a group of 85- to 98-year-olds veterans entered the barricaded Memorial grounds.

“It is a granite sidewalk — it’s a sidewalk!” Gohmert told Fox News on Wednesday.”They (the National Park Service) spent extra money to go find barriers to put up in front of these World War II vets. And I’m wondering what ar...

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Shutdown? Not worried about it.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : US News 


After learning more about the “government shutdown” I am honestly not that worried. It will only shut down “nonessential” areas of government. Meaning, it's only shutting down the areas of government that are identified as “nonessential” as in, not needed!

Interesting, we are 17 trillion dollars in debt, and we are funding “nonessential” parts of government? Why?

Hey, aside from closing down funding to national parks you know what else closes? The auditing section of the ...

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Politicians squabble as World War II veterans break down memorial gates

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, In : US News 


[ And the pricks shut down the 'Panda Cam' ]

These guys have the right idea.


WASHINGTON — They battled Hitler and Hirohito, and on Tuesday they had to fight their way into the World War II Memorial.

As the federal government ground to a halt, creating havoc and hardship from the Beltway to Battery Park and beyond, 91 grizzled veterans from Mississippi did something that eluded the politicians — they got something done in Washington.

Walking on canes and sitting in wheelchairs and helped...

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Ben Carson: ‘I had my first encounter with the IRS’ after challenging Obama

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, In : US News 


At an event in Birmingham, Ala. Monday night, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson revealed that he had received a visit from the Internal Revenue Service following his much-noted remarks at a National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year.

“I had my first encounter with the IRS this year, unsurprisingly after the prayer breakfast,” Carson told an audience that at the annual Business Council of Alabama Chairman’s Dinner, according to a report from Cliff Sims of the Montgomery,...

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Dems Attempt Power Grab That Could Kill Keystone Pipeline

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, In : US News 


With all eyes trained on the fight over government spending and Obamacare, the House is scheduled to take up a non-controversial land-swap bill that would trade 2000 acres of  federal land in Arizona for 5000 acres of pristine land owned by Resolution Copper mine.  The bill has bipartisan support and should it be enacted, it is estimated that nearly 4,000 jobs will be created in the area.  Radical environmentalists of course oppose this swap and have joined with local tribes to offer an...
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Obama "Hope" Artist has a New Word in Mind

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, In : US News 


 Artist Shepard Fairey designed the iconic “Hope” poster with the intention of making Barack Obama a nationalized man — now he is having second thoughts on his word choice.

While leaving a high-end Hollywood restaurant, a reporter asked Fairey:

    “Given Obama’s track record now, would you put a different word besides “Hope” at the bottom of the image?”

The laughing response:

    “A yeah, I’d put a few different ones.”

But none he was willing to tell the cameraman, as...

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As Obamacare exchanges open, Hollywood campaigns to enroll younger people

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, In : US News 


The Hollywood humor site “Funny or Die” is rolling out an extended campaign to encourage young people to enroll in Obamacare exchanges beginning on Monday, joining a slew of celebrities doing their best to convince the demographic upon which the program depends to ignore their economic interests and shoulder the cost of older Americans’ health care.

The studio’s first video, seemingly meant to remind the “young invincible” demographic of 18 to 35-year olds that freak accident...

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Americans are more conservative than they have been in decades

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, In : US News 


James Stimson knows as much about public opinion as anyone in America. He has been tracking the nation’s policy preferences for more than 20 years using a “policy mood” index derived from responses to a wide variety of opinion surveys involving hundreds of specific policy questions on topics ranging from taxes and spending to environmental regulation to gun control.

The latest update of Stimson’s policy mood series suggests that the American public in 2012 was more conservative t...

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Americans warned bank 'bail-ins' coming

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 30, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON – With the United States facing a $17 trillion debt and an acidic debate in Washington over raising that debt limit on top of a potential government shutdown, Congress could mimic recent European action to let banks initiate a “bail-in” to blunt future failures, experts say.

Previously the federal government has taken taxes from consumers, or borrowed the money, to hand out to troubled banks. This could be a little different, and could allow banks to reach directly into ...

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Man Barks at Police Dog and He’s Facing Prison Because of It

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 30, 2013, In : US News 


There’s a saying in journalism that when a dog bites a man, it’s not news, but when a man bites a dog, it’s news.

So when a man barks at a police dog — and gets charged with “inciting chaos” — and the police dog’s name is actually “Chaos”…you get the idea.

James Paul Andrews, 26, of Cranberry Township, Pa., was allegedly “barking, hissing and growling” at Chaos after he was stopped at a drunk-driving checkpoint around 2:40 a.m. Sept. 15, the dog’s handler, Evan...

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On the eve of destruction, a government spending spree

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 30, 2013, In : US News 


As Congress battles back and forth over spending and whether or not we’ll even be able to keep the lights on in Washington, government agencies have been busy running out and spending like mad to use up all the remaining cash in their budgets so they don’t lose it for next year.

This past week, the Department of Veterans Affairs bought $562,000 worth of artwork.

In a single day, the Agriculture Department spent $144,000 on toner cartridges.

And, in a single purchase, the Coast Guard sp...

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Conservatives join push to roll back mandatory prison sentences

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 30, 2013, In : US News 




A grassroots effort to roll back mandatory prison sentences -- based on such conservative principles as less government and personal responsibility -- appears to be gaining momentum by winning changes in several states and following a similar trend in Washington.

The effort is being led in part by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, which spearheaded efforts in 2007 to reform its home state’s criminal justice policy.

Those efforts, in turn, led several years ago to the foundation starti...

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A Mother’s Prayer May Have Prevented a McDonald’s Massacre

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, September 28, 2013, In : US News 


the Cops Say They’ve Never Seen Anything Like It.

When Jestin Anthony Joseph walked into a McDonald’s and asked for a cup of water, that’s not all he was after.

Witnesses say the 24-year-old soon pulled out a gun and pointed it at employees and customers — who were with children — demanding their possessions.

Fort Worth police say surveillance video shows Joseph pulling the trigger at least five times while pointing it at individuals inside the restaurant — but the gun wouldn...

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King of Fake: Barack Obama has 19.5M Fake Twitter Followers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, September 26, 2013, In : US News 


Among influential U.S. political tweeters, President Barack Obama is the undisputed king of the fake followers. A MailOnline analysis ranks his sizable Twitter following as the most deceptive total among the 21 most influential accounts run by American politicians: More than 19.5 million of his 36.9 million Twitter followers are accounts that don’t correspond to real people.

The four phoniest accounts in the sample, which included Democratic and Republican Party leaders in Washington, ...

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EPA admits banning coal plants won’t impact global warming

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, September 26, 2013, In : US News 


The Obama administration is effectively banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants, a move officials admit will have little to no impact on global warming.

“The EPA does not anticipate that this proposed rule will result in notable CO2 emission change … by 2022,” the agency writes in its proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

“EPA knows there aren’t benefits,” Dan Simmons, director of regulatory and state affairs at the Institute for Energy Research, told The...

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Homeland Security To Test BOSS Facial Recognition At Junior Hockey Game

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 23, 2013, In : US News 


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will test its crowd-scanning facial recognition system, known as the Biometric Optical Surveillance System, or BOSS, at a junior hockey game this weekend, according to the Russian news agency RT.

With assistance from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DHS will test its system at a Western Hockey League game in Washington state. The test will determine whether the system can distinguish the faces of 20 volunteers out of a crowd of nearly 6,...

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Judge: NY School Can’t Fire Teacher for Heroin Possession

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 23, 2013, In : US News 


Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez ruled last week that a teacher at Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design in New York, Damian Esteban, could not be fired even though he was found with 20 bags of heroin on him during jury duty in October 2012. Esteban told authorities he used heroin thanks to an ankle injury ; the Department of Education promptly fired him. But Mendez ruled that there was “no evidence that the conduct with which [Esteban] was charged affects ...
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“Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!”

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 23, 2013, In : US News 


Sarah Palin tells Republican lawmakers — particularly the U.S. Senate — to rally behind the likes of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and fearlessly fight against Obamacare despite the beating they’ll receive from the media.

Palin, former GOP vice presidential nominee, repeats advice she says she gives her daughters when faced with daunting challenges: “Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!” she writes in a piece for
Breitbart.




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Farmer: DPS detained, then released illegal immigrants

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 23, 2013, In : US News 


Texas Department of Public Safety troopers briefly detained and then released about 20 people suspected of being in the country illegally Saturday morning on a farmer’s land 24 miles north of central Mission, the landowner said.

About 8 a.m. Saturday, Lee Adams said he noticed “a lot of activity” in the brush on his large rural property. He called a DPS trooper, who called for backup. A group of troopers – which included five cars and two helicopters – eventually rounded up a g...

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Bertha Lewis: Here’s How To Put ‘Fear’ In The ‘White Man’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, September 22, 2013, In : US News 


ACORN’s former CEO Bertha Lewis urged Africans-Americans to support increased immigration as a strategy to gain political power.

“We got some Latino cousins, we got some Asian cousins, we got some Native-American cousins, we got all kind of cousins,” said Lewis, who spoke Thursday at the annual political conference of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“Cousins need to get together because if we’re going to be [part of the non-white] majority, it makes sense for black people in t...

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Returning Coloradans Find Sickening Flood Damage

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, September 21, 2013, In : US News 


Coloradans who ventured back into the flood-ravaged town of Lyons found scenes of stomach-turning destruction, with dozens of homes destroyed, family keepsakes missing, food spoiling and mud everywhere.

Up and down Colorado's Front Range, the number of dead rose to seven, with three others missing and presumed dead. But the number of unaccounted-for people dropped to about 140, thanks to rescues and restored communications.

Rescue operations tapered off and the state began to turn its att...

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What Did Obama Just Say About National Debt?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, September 20, 2013, In : US News 


Not that I'm a Harvard graduate or anything, but I just heard Obama say that raising our debt ceiling doesn't increase our debt. 

So tell me:

If I take my maxed out credit cards, increase the spending limit, use that increased limit to pay off old debts, somehow, magically, I haven't increased my debt?

Thank you for fixing my negative way of thinking, Mr. Obama.

I am open to more clarification on this subject.  Please?




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California: Soon to be First State to Impose Full Ban on Lead Bullets

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, In : US News 


California is on the verge of becoming the first state to impose a full ban on hunting with lead bullets — with environmentalists and gun-rights advocates squaring off as Gov. Jerry Brown decides whether to sign the legislation.

The state already has a ban on lead-bullet hunting in eight counties with an endangered condor population. But the new proposal, overwhelmingly approved this month by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, would impose a statewide ban on all hunting.

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Feds To Require That Movie Theatres Accommodate Deaf, Blind Patrons

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : US News 


This might be nice, but who is going to pay for it? What is next?
Check it out:

The Obama administration is nearing completion of a proposal to require that movie theaters offer technology so blind and deaf people can go to the cinema.

The draft rule, which is part of a decades-long effort by advocates for people with disabilities, would likely require thousands of movie theaters across the country to offer devices that display closed captioning and provide audio narration of what’s h...

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White House Press Sec. Jay 'Opie' Carney: Americans ‘Appreciate a President’ Who ‘Doesn’t Celebrate Decisiveness for Decisiveness’ Sake’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, September 15, 2013, In : US News 


White House Press Sec. Jay Carney told Fox News Channel’s Senior White House Reporter Ed Henry that Americans appreciate President Barack Obama’s shifting approach to the Syrian crisis. He said that the American people “appreciate a president” who “doesn’t celebrate decisiveness for decisiveness’ sake.” Henry asked Carney to respond to a criticism of the president leveled by Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) who said he was “disappointed” with Obama’s seeming indecisiveness o...
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Violence all to common at at least one California library

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, September 15, 2013, In : US News 


A San Francisco man is under arrest in connection with a bizarre incident at the city’s Main Library branch in which he struck another patron over the head with a chair in an apparently unprovoked attack.

KCBS 5 reports Clifton Moore inexplicably grew enraged and hit a man over the head with a chair Wednesday at the city library system’s Main Branch, located across from City Hall.

 Moore, who was quickly detained by library security  and ultimately arrested,  was charged with two cou...

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ICE Released 2,837 Convicted Alien Sex Offenders to Comply With Supreme Court Ruling

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, September 14, 2013, In : US News 


mmigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released 2,837 convicted criminal alien sex offenders back into American communities in order to comply with a Supreme Court decision authored by Clinton-appointed Justice Stephen Breyer, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

The 2,837 sex offenders represented five percent of the 59,347 deportable aliens released since last September under the supervision of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), ac...

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THOUGHT POLICE ON PATROL: New “Anti-Bullying” Legislation Polices Students Values and Beliefs

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, September 12, 2013, In : US News 


Five-year-old Suzie heads off to kindergarten in rural Minnesota. She settles into her class routine full of activity, discovery, and friendship.

Then the day takes a turn. As part of newly mandated diversity training, Suzie’s teacher brings out Heather Has Two Mommies for some light mid-morning reading. A typically precocious kindergartener, Suzie pipes up during the story to correct the teacher’s telling. “God gave us a mommy and a daddy,” she exclaims.

Though no student takes...

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Colorado recall: Pro-gun control Democrats ousted

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, In : US News 


Voters booted out two Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday in a heated recall effort that generated national headlines as a referendum on the renewed gun control debate.

Both lawmakers voted in favor of the state's unpopular new gun laws earlier this year, sparking a wave of protest that got their names on the ballot for the state's first-ever recall at the state level.

State Senate President John Morse, who was a little more than a year shy of finishing his final term in off...

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Iowa grants gun permits to the blind

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, In : US News 


DES MOINES, Iowa -- Here's some news that has law enforcement officials and lawmakers scratching their heads:

Iowa is granting permits to acquire or carry guns in public to people who are legally or completely blind.

No one questions the legality of the permits. State law does not allow sheriffs to deny an Iowan the right to carry a weapon based on physical ability.

The quandary centers squarely on public safety. Advocates for the disabled and Iowa law enforcement officers disagree over wh...

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California city welcomes doomsday bunkers amid concerns over safety

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : US News 


LOS ANGELES –  In the backyard of his remote Southern California home, Bernie Jones is etching an unconventional blueprint: a construction plan to build his underground survival shelter. It won't be the typical, cramped Cold War-era bunker. It will hold 20 people.

Part of a small but vocal group of survivalists in Menifee, some 80 miles east of Los Angeles, Jones, 46, has pushed for the right to build a bunker on his 1-acre property for nearly a year. He wants to be ready for anything,...

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SHARIA IN THE MARKETPLACE: WAL- MART MANAGER FIRED FOR BURKA JOKE ON FACEBOOK

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : US News 


Wal-Mart, a company long defended against attacks from leftists and statists, has lost its way. There is no other explanation for the firing of an employee at the behest of a Muslim Brotherhood group, an unindicted co-conspirator in the nation’s largest terror finding trial, CAIR.

One of Wal-Mart’s employees published a silly and crass Facebook joke about the burka. So what? He made a remark on Facebook, not to them, not at them.

Hamas-CAIR bullied Wal-Mart into firing him. No warning...
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Bill Maher Thanks GOP For Its “Prejudice” Against President Obama

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : US News 


Bill Maher is no fan of Republicans, conservatives — pretty much anything or anybody leaning right.

But the host of HBO’s “Real Time” took a few seconds to tweet his thanks to the GOP for its “prejudice” against President Obama.

What for?

Let’s let Mr. Maher explain:






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Texas is Preparing to Become ‘Independent Nation’ In Case Union ‘Falls Apart’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : US News 


A prominent Texas politician, who is running to be the state’s next Attorney General, said this week his state is actively preparing to secede from the union and become an “independent nation” if the U.S. “falls apart.”

Barry Smitherman, currently the Texas Railroad Commissioner, made the comments in an interview published in World Net Daily (WND) on Monday.

“Generally speaking, we have made great progress in becoming an independent nation, an ‘island nation’ if you will, ...

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A Benghazi memorial will soon rise from the corrupt soil of Washington, D.C.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 9, 2013, In : US News 


The Obama administration wants to attack Syria, in order to protect Syrians. However, when it came to protecting American citizens on SOVEREIGN American soil in Benghazi, Obama did nothing.

Sept 11 is no longer just about the attack on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Sept 11 is now the anniversary of the death of 4 American citizens who believed their government would protect them, but didn't.

The statue "While DC Slept" is a tribute to these men, especially the two Navy SEALS who fough...

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Obama to give six television news interviews on Monday as Syria vote looms

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, September 8, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will give interviews on Monday to the three network news anchors, as well as to anchors from PBS, CNN, and Fox, more evidence of a "full court press" strategy ahead of pivotal congressional votes on military strikes in Syria.

The interviews will be taped on Monday afternoon and will air during each network's Monday evening news broadcast, the White House said.

Campaigning.  He is very good at that.





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Dress code requires teachers to wear bras, underwear – starting next year

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : US News 


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – All those teachers who take pride in their “free swinging” ways can breathe a sigh of relief – Little Rock’s new “restrictive” dress code won’t go into effect until next school year.

The school district is the latest to formalize a staff dress code policy that bans the typical things: t-shirts with inappropriate slogans, mini-skirts and flip-flops. But an interesting requirement is taking a breather for a year: “foundation garments.”

As in bras and...

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This County Had 124% More Registered Voters Than Eligible Voters – Counting Dead People and Felons

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, September 7, 2013, In : US News 


In the midst of a national debate over voter integrity, a federal court decree is ordering a Mississippi county to purge its voter rolls of dead people, ineligible felons and people who have moved out of a voting area.

In April, the American Civil Rights Union, a conservative legal group, sued Walthall County, Miss., for having 124 percent more registered voters than voting-age-eligible residents, based on U.S. Census data. The lawsuit was filed under the National Voter Registration Act ...

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War games: McCain caught playing poker on iPhone during Syria debate

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, In : US News 


US senator suggests in confessional tweet he may have been looking for a little light relief during three-hour hearing

Given he has been calling for the Syrian rebels to be armed for more than 18 months, you would have thought that Senator John McCain might have been interested in what was said during the three-hour hearing of the Senate committee on foreign relations discussing the potential use of force against the Assad regime.

But it seems the former US Republican presidential candida...

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OZOMBIES: 4th Graders Taught ‘Government Is Like Your Family’, Provides For You

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, In : US News 


Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education. So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Sam cradling a baby that represents the citizens.

Students are then prompted to answer 10 questions comparing government and families, including how their famil...

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HAPPY LABOR DAY AMERICA!

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, September 2, 2013, In : US News 




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Chicago Public Schools Mandates Sexual Education For Kindergarten

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, September 1, 2013, In : US News 


CHICAGO (CBS) — Some people may think a five-year old is too young for sex education.

Administrators with Chicago Public Schools do not.

The curriculum will use language children understand and focus on topics like bullying, correct names for external body parts and the difference between appropriate and inappropriate touching.

Students will also take a look at the different family structures that exist in today’s society.

That’s a lesson some conservative organizations oppose.

They sa...

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As Worries Over the Power Grid Rise, a Drill Will Simulate a Knockout Blow

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 31, 2013, In : US News 


WASHINGTON — The electric grid, as government and private experts describe it, is the glass jaw of American industry. If an adversary lands a knockout blow, they fear, it could black out vast areas of the continent for weeks; interrupt supplies of water, gasoline, diesel fuel and fresh food; shut down communications; and create disruptions of a scale that was only hinted at by Hurricane Sandy and the attacks of Sept. 11.

 This is why thousands of utility workers, business executives, ...

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L.A.-Area School District’s Hires Social Media Watchdog

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 29, 2013, In : US News 


Citing the importance of kids’ safety, the Glendale, California Unified School District has hired a third-party social media monitoring service to begin combing through the online postings of 13,000 high school students who attend eight middle and high schools. According to CBS Los Angeles, the district has hired local company Geo Listening, a self-described “social network monitoring service,” to raise the alarm whenever it comes across postings that, by its own metrics, might in...
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72 Types Of Americans That Are Considered “Potential Terrorists” In Official Government Documents

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 29, 2013, In : US News 


Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents:

1. Those that talk about “individual liberties”

2. Those that advocate for states’ rights

3. Those that want “to make the world a better place”

4. “The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule”

5. Those that are interested in “defeating the Communists”

6. Those that believe “that the interests of one’s ...

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Dem bill would trigger huge new taxes on guns, ammo

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, In : US News 


A pair of Democratic lawmakers are proposing steep new taxes on handguns and ammunition, and tying the revenues to programs aimed at preventing gun violence.

Called the “Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act,” the bill sponsored by William Pascrell, D-N.J., and Danny Davis, D-Ill., would nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, while raising the levy on bullets and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent.

“This bill represents a major investment in the prot...

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Obama Bypassing Congress with Climate Agenda

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, In : US News 


Barack Obama is moving full speed ahead with his climate agenda, bypassing Congress by pushing regulatory actions and executive orders.

A crop of regulations at the Environmental Protection Agency intends to restrict pollution from new and existing power plants by implementing new emissions standards. The battle lines are drawn. Democrats and environmentalists are complain about the GOP’s stand against crippling industry, while the GOP maintains that Obama is doing an end-run around C...

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Police Threaten to Arrest Group for Feeding Homeless Breakfast

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, In : US News 


A charity in Raleigh, North Carolina, has for the past six years brought hot coffee and breakfast sandwiches to a local park, feeding anyone who wanted a meal. Over the weekend though, the group was met with more than just the hungry: local police threatened to arrest them if they passed out food this time.

Love Wins Ministries, a group whose mission “is to demonstrate and promote God’s love for the marginalized,” was near Moore Square Saturday ready to pass out breakfast, but were...

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Bathroom Wars: Transgenders Get Flushed

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : US News 


It is really unreal that we even have to discuss this. Check it out:

A well-organized coalition of pro-family and civic organizations in Miami-Dade soundly defeated a measure that would have given transsexuals access to public restrooms and locker rooms used by the opposite sex.

The Miami-Dade Commission gave initial approval in May to adding “gender identity and expression” to the county’s anti-discrimination law by an 11-1 vote but the measure stalled after intense lobbying by o...

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Dept. of Defense Training Materials Call Conservatives ‘Extremists’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : US News 


Judicial Watch obtained Defense Department training materials on Friday that described conservative and civil liberties organizations as “hate groups.”

The training materials used by the Air Force were created to help students “recognize extremists ideologies.” The materials identified conservative values, such as individual liberties and states’ rights, as recruiting rhetoric used by “extremists.”

According to Judicial Watch:

    Under a section labeled “Extremist Ideologi...

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Two Million Bikers Plan Their Own 9/11 March to Washington D.C.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, August 25, 2013, In : US News 


By now you’ve probably heard about the “Million Muslim March” coming to Washington D.C. on 9/11. Last week Chris Phillips, the organizer of the march, appeared on Hannity and refused  to condemn hateful groups like the Muslim Brotherhood while arguing the  U.S. government has been hateful toward Muslim-Americans since  9/11/2001.

Now in response to the march, bikers are also planning to show up in Washington D.C. on 9/11….with two million people.

Thousands of America’s patriotic...

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Feds running out of wildfire money

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 22, 2013, In : US News 


GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.

The nation's top wildfire-fighting agency was down to $50 million after spending $967 million so far this year, Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers said Wednesday in an email.

Chambers says the $50 million the Forest Service has left is typically enough to pay for just a few days of figh...

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Obligatory: Canadian Ted Cruz Releases His Birth Certificate

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, In : US News 


Did you know that Texas Senator Ted Cruz is…. a Canadian? After weeks of Ted Cruz birtherism arising in the political sphere as rumors of a possible 2016 presidential run continue to mount, Cruz released his birth certificate to the Dallas Morning News.

His mother was born in the United States (making Cruz a citizen by birth), his father fled Castro’s Cuba. Bottom line: Cruz is eligible to run for president. He’s also eligible to run for the Canadian Parliament.

Born in Canada to an...

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AMPAC Plans 'Million Muslim March'...on 9/11

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 19, 2013, In : US News 


The American Political Action Committee claims its intention in holding a Million Muslim March in Washington, DC is to demand social justice by the U.S. government. But the date the group has chosen is 9/11—the 12th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Nothing like rubbing salt on a wound, right?

The Washington Times:

    The American Political Action Committee, or AMPAC, is demanding “that laws be enacted protecting our 1st amendment. We are asking President Obama to f...

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An Embarrassment to Higher Education

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 19, 2013, In : US News 


By Mike Adams


Dear Edward;

I want to take the time to thank you for writing and telling me that I should be fired from my position as a tenured professor because I am “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” I also want to thank you for responding when I asked you exactly how you arrived at that conclusion. Your response, “because you insist that marriage requires one man and one woman,” was both helpful and concise.

While I respect your right to conclude that I ...

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Transgender restroom law humiliates the 98%

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 19, 2013, In : US News 


CALIFORNIA SCHEMIN'
By Assemblyman Tim Donnelly

Earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that will allow, after Jan. 1, 2014, any K-12 student who identifies his or her gender as something opposite of what his actual sex is access to any bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams.

Allowing teenage boys and girls in the same locker room, showering side by side, is a bad idea. In fact, AB 1266 is a recipe for disaster.

This will take the normal hormonal battles raging inside e...

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The Los Angeles Times takes this weeks prize for stereotyping. 'When Rednecks Attack'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, August 18, 2013, In : US News 





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Missouri NAACP president calls rodeo clown act a hate crime

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 17, 2013, In : US News 
The rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair committed a hate crime, an NAACP official said.

“I think that a hate crime has occurred,” Mary Ratliff, the head of the NAACP’s chapter in Missouri told KXNT Radio in Las Vegas on Thursday.

“I think a hate crime occurs when you use a person’s race to depict who they are and to make degrading comments, gestures, et cetera, against them.”

The rodeo clown donned the Obama mask before being chased around by ...

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HIGH TECH LYNCHING

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 17, 2013, In : US News 


Posted by Philip Christofanelli on Aug 15, 2013 in Culture, Education, Grassroots

When I look at Paula Deen, I see my mother. In a world filled with terrorism, war, and economic instability, Paula offered the nation comfort in the form of traditional southern decadence: sugar, butter, and lard. Deen brought an unassuming, uniquely American approach to the often pretentious world of culinary art. Yet despite representing a traditional maternal figure to many Americans, we sat back, powerl...

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Obamacare Provision: “Forced” Home Inspections

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : US News 


“Clearly, any family may be visited by federally paid agents for almost any reason.”

According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted.

The Health and Human Services’ website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the “high-risk” categories below:

     - Families where mom is not yet 21.

     - Families where someone is a tobacco user.

     - Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Brother Reveals Why He Was Kicked Out of a New York City Hotel This Week

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : US News 


The crew of A&E’s hit show “Duck Dynasty” has been on a media tour in New York City this week ahead of the Wednesday-night premiere of their show. And while it’s hard to believe that some across the country can’t pick out the bearded brothers of the Robertson clan from a mile away, Jase Robertson revealed that he was kicked out of a hotel in the city this week after being confused for a homeless man.

“I think it was a facial profiling deal,” Jase joked while describing the ...

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Obama: Put More Black Kids in Prison Program

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, August 16, 2013, In : US News 


Obama has more excuses than he has scandals concerning the myriad of problems in the black community, including the bad behavior of black kids in schools.

In his latest “I hate imperialist white America” action, Obama wants to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that penalties are more fair.

In other words, so what black kids behave worse in overwhelming numbers — some other ethnic group needs to pay. Think of it as “redistribution” of consequences.

The President’s July...

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GOP congressman invites controversial Obama-mask rodeo clown to perform in Texas

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 15, 2013, In : US News 


The controversial rodeo clown who on Saturday fired up a crowd at the Missouri State Fair by wearing a mask of President Barack Obama — and encouraging a bull to run him down — now has a standing invitation to perform in Texas, a Republican congressman said Wednesday.

Though the clown has been banned from future state fairs in Missouri and the other performers have been ordered to undergo sensitivity training, Rep. Steve Stockman invited the rodeo group to perform in his congressiona...

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Seattle's 'Hempfest' will feature munchies courtesy of the cops

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 15, 2013, In : US News 


A marijuana-centric festival in Washington state this weekend will have a heavy police presence, but the cops will be a little friendlier than one might expect.

Instead of handing out summonses at Hempfest 2013, Seattle police have announced plans to hand out bags of snacks— with a message.

Seattle Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said the department intends to use the opportunity to get the word out about their guide to Washington's new marijuana law by attaching a summ...

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National Crisis Averted: Rodeo Clown Who Wore Obama Mask Banned For Life By Missouri State Fair

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, August 14, 2013, In : US News 


The rodeo clown who donned an Obama mask during a show at the Missouri State Fair over the weekend has been permanently banned from performer there ever again.




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Building collapses as 40-foot sinkhole opens up in Florida resort near Disney World

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 12, 2013, In : US News 


A 40-foot-wide sinkhole caused a three-story building at a Florida resort near Disney World to collapse early Monday.

Firefighters arrived at the Summer Bay Resort, near Clermont, Sunday at about 11:30 p.m. ET after people reported the building had started to shake, Lake County Fire Rescue's Battalion Chief Special Operations Tony Cuellar said.

Cuellar said the sinkhole was beneath a central elevator shaft connected by breezeways to two apartment blocks.

“The building on the west side ...

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Holder Rolls Back Laws from Reagan's 'War on Drugs'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, August 12, 2013, In : US News 


Attorney General Eric Holder is set to announce a major shift in federal criminal policy on Monday, overturning the decades-old "mandatory minimum prison sentences" for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders, a hallmark of President Reagan's War on Drugs.

Under the new policy, prosecutors would send fewer drug offenders to federal prison for long sentences, while judges would have more discretion in sentencing.

"Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no good law...

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A new infographic debunks the main anti-gun argument

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 10, 2013, In : US News 


 published by the National Shooting Sports Foundation is bound to baffle gun control advocates as it seemingly debunks the main anti-gun argument — that more guns equal more crime and therefore make Americans less safe.

Using data from the Department of Justice, ATF, Pew Research Center, National Safety Council and Gallup, NSSF claims that gun crime has plummeted even as gun sales continue to skyrocket.

The data indicates that homicides with firearms are down 39 percent since 1991 while...

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‘Outrageous’: IRS Agent Stuns Members of Congress With Claim About Targeting Scandal

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 10, 2013, In : US News 


An unidentified IRS agent told members of Congress that the embattled tax agency is still targeting conservative groups three months after the scandal came to light, according to testimony released Thursday by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.).

During closed-door testimony, the agent reportedly told members of the committee that requests for tax-exempt status by Tea Party groups are still being subjected to “secondary screening,” at least in his office.

When ...

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‘Political’ Sign Posted Inside Pub Draws Tab of $31,000 in Municipal Fines

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, August 9, 2013, In : US News 


Dianne Rogge is nothing if not fiesty.

But if things keep up at this rate, she could go from owning her neighborhood pub aptly named The Pour Haus to living in one.

Her watering hole can be found in Belleville, Ill., just outside of St. Louis; Rogge wanted to renovate the building.

But after the city turned down her request for tax increment financing to pay for the job, Rogge struck back by posting a sarcastic sign: “No TIF for Us; Tks B’Ville.”




Although the sign is visible through a...
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Colorado Apartment Building Tells Tenants They Have to Get Rid of Their Guns — or Leave

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : US News 


Art Dorsch, a 77-year-old retired Marine Corps veteran, told KUSA he’s afraid he’ll lose his home if he doesn’t go along with the new rule. He’s a hunter and has a concealed carry permit.

Dorsch, who’s living on a fixed income, said managers told him he has three options: get rid of his guns and stay, keep his guns and move out voluntarily, or keep his guns and be forced out.

“It upsets me very much,” Dorsch told the station.

He said he keeps his guns secured in a safe and th...

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Trainwreck: Obama Implementation Training "Barely Off the Ground" in Many States

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : US News 


The fast-approaching Obamacare roll-out date has forced the administration's hand, prompting additional on-the-fly amendments to the law.  The White House has already delayed and altered the small business exchange, postponed the employer mandate, significantly loosened eligibility verification requirements for subsidies, and precipitated a regulation that effectively exempts members of Congress and their staff from the law.  Any one of these actions would be problematic; taken together...
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Peter King: Obama Message on al-Qaida ‘Schizophrenic’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : US News 


President Barack Obama’s statements on al-Qaida’s abilities have become “schizophrenic,” making it more difficult for him to build support in Congress to deal with the threat the terrorist organization still poses, Rep. Peter King Tuesday claimed Tuesday.

“The president is saying the war against al-Qaida is almost over . . . What that does, it causes concern among our allies. It’s hard to generate support in Congress,” the New York Republican said on MSNBC’s “Morning Jo...

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Group demanding transplants for illegal immigrants from Chicago hospital

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : US News 


The protests at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital entered their tenth day. Close to 50 picketers were out in front of the hospital, while at least 14 were on a hunger strike.

"We're asking for help," said Blanca Gomez, a 23-year-old in need of a kidney transplant. "I go to dialysis three times a week. I'm not going off the hunger strike until I get on the transplant list."

The group claims 14 illegal Mexican immigrants who live in Chicago need a liver or kidney transplant, but can’t af...

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Immigration reform would boost value of homes, Obama tells Phoenix crowd

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 8, 2013, In : US News 


"It’s pretty simple: when more people buy homes, and play by the rules, home values go up for everybody," Obama said during a speech on home ownership in Phoenix.

Obama conceded that immigration was "something you don’t always hear about when it comes to the housing market,” but he said the two things go hand in hand.

"According to one recent study, the average homeowner has already seen the value of their home boosted by thousands of dollars, just because of immigration," the presi...

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California Ordered To Release 10,000 Criminals Onto The Streets

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, In : US News 


Perfectly safe, nothing to see here…

    On August 2 the U.S. Supreme Court refused California Governor Jerry Brown’s (D) emergency request to halt the release of inmates from that state’s prison system.

    This means the June order for Brown to release approximately 10,000 prisoners stands and Brown is expected to comply.

    According to the AP, Brown and his attorneys fought this order believing compliance with it will include the release of “violent criminals and overwhelm the...

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NAACP Launches 'Trayvon's Law' Campaign

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, August 4, 2013, In : US News 


On Friday, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced a national initiative it titles “Trayvon’s Law,” designed to “end racial profiling, repeal stand your ground laws, form effective civil complaint review boards to provide oversight of police misconduct, improve training for community watch groups, mandate law enforcement to collect data on homicide cases involving non-whites, and address the school to prison pipeline,” according to CEO B...
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Canada, Mexico become part of U.S. ‘homeland’ during NSA Senate briefing

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 3, 2013, In : US News 


American reporters appropriately had a 'wait, what? moment' on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary committee meeting.

Senator Diane Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was defending the National Security Agency's top secret spying when she brought out a prop identifying North America — the United States, Canada and Mexico — as the "Homeland".

"You may also be surprised to learn that our homeland now includes both Mexico and Canada, two areas that we understood to...

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CIA Silencing Operatives with Knowledge of Benghazi Operations

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 3, 2013, In : US News 


A new report indicates that there were dozens of CIA operatives at the Annex in Benghazi when the nearby consulate was attacked. According to unnamed sources, the CIA is going to extraordinary lengths to keep their operations there a secret.

CNN reports that 35 Americans were in Benghazi during the attack, seven of whom were wounded. One source calls the current effort to silence those with knowledge of what happened that night unprecedented. CIA operatives are reportedly being subjected ...
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Goats to tend historic grave sites in DC

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, August 3, 2013, In : US News 


Need some goats to clean out the White House too.


Forget the dog days of August. It’s goat days of Washington.

In the very near future, the historic, 207-year-old Congressional Cemetery in the nation’s capital will be neatened up by a herd of hoofed helpers.

The non-profit Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery has partnered with a gaggle of 100 grazing goats, who will trim the exterior perimeters of the site from Aug. 7-12 as an “innovative green project....

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High School Text Book Literally Re-writes History

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : US News 


If you look inside this book, being taught in high schools all over the country, you’ll notice several alarming things, as pointed out by Mr. Todd Starns.

    - There are 36 pages dedicated to the religion of Islam, while there are NO chapters dedicated to Christianity or Judaism.

    - In reference to Mohammed and his armies taking over Medina States, the book says, “…people happily accepted Islam as their way of life.”

    -The book indicates that Jesus “proclaimed” Himself to...

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New Pelosi Agenda: Moms Free from ‘Burden of Child Care’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, August 1, 2013, In : US News 


We need to relieve liberals of the burden of holding office.
Check it out:


In an interview on National Public Radio (NPR), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said her new agenda for women will give mothers access to day care so they can “earn without carrying the burden of child care.”

During the interview, aired on Weekend Edition Sunday, Pelosi spoke about her newly announced agenda, which is on her website, and is titled, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda fo...

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Obama: Economy Would Be ‘Better Off’ with More Government Workers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, In : US News 
Obama seems to not understand that government does not produce anything. The only thing it does is cause issues for those trying to make something. Not only that, but that these jobs cost money which must be paid for by people who are doing productive jobs.
Check it out:

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. economy would be “much better off” if federal, state, and local governments hired more workers.

As cities like Chicago face budget crises from unfunded pensions for retiring ...

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Colorado Police Forced To Cancel Gun Buyback Program Because Of State’s Strict New Gun Laws

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 29, 2013, In : US News 
Lib gun-grabbers hardest hit.

All across the country police departments have sponsored gun buyback programs for the purpose of “getting guns off the streets.” But one buyback event in Boulder, CO had to be canceled because the state’s new gun laws are so strict that the police can’t even navigate the law to sponsor the program.

The event was canceled by Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who sadly had to inform the community that Colorado’s new gun laws made it “nearly impossible” ...

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IRS Workers Want Out of Obamacare

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 29, 2013, In : US News 
The federal employees who will be responsible for administering Obamacare for the American people don't want it for themselves.

The National Treasury Employees Union, which represents workers at the Internal Revenue Service, is asking its members to write letters to Capitol Hill saying they are "very concerned" about legislative efforts requiring IRS and Treasury employees to enroll in the Obamacare exchanges.

"I am a federal employee and one of your constituents," one letter begins, Forbes blo...

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Government Data Centers In U.S. Have Doubled Since 2011

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 29, 2013, In : US News 
The federal government estimated it has nearly doubled the number of data centers it had in 2011, now totaling over 7,000.

As the Federal Times noted, the “Obama administration estimated the government had about 3,100 data centers” in June of 2011. In June of 2013, a “recount yielded more than 6,000. Now that number has grown again — to 7,145.” Lawmakers released those numbers on Thursday, and the Government Accountability Office confirmed the figures.




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OH, THE IRONY: Obamacare Call Center Hiring Part-Time Workers, Not Providing Healthcare

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 28, 2013, In : US News 
In order to ensure Americans understand how to access the benefits available to them when many provisions of the Affordable Care Act go online October 1, the Obama administration announced last month that it is setting up a call center that will be accessible to Americans 24 hours a day.

One branch of that call center will be located in California’s Contra Costa County, where, reportedly, 7,000 people applied for the 204 jobs. According to the Contra Costa Times, however, “about half the j...

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This Is What Happens When a Criminal Tries to Rob a Gun Store…With a Bat

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 28, 2013, In : US News 
Common sense is apparently hard for some criminals. Take for example, 22-year-old Derrick Mosley, who reportedly attempted to rob an Oregon gun shop on Thursday armed with a baseball bat.

According to various news reports, Mosley strolled into Discount Gun Sales in Beaverton, Ore., with his baseball bat and criminal intent. He reportedly smashed a display case and attempted to steal a firearm.

The manager of the gun shop drew his own firearm which, unlike the one Mosley attempted to steal, was ...

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Nikki Haley: This South Carolina Governor Loves Her Guns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 28, 2013, In : US News 
There are some governors who support rigid gun control. But Nikki Haley is certainly NOT one of them. In fact, when it comes to gun control, Governor Haley has stated:

Haley also said she wants to make concealed weapons permits easier to obtain. She explained, “I hold a Concealed Weapons Permit myself, and in this state makes it difficult for CWP holders to rightfully carry–we need to make the rules that govern carrying far more simple.”

Governor Haley recently enjoyed visiting FN Manufac...

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Getting the lead out, literally: US Army plans switch to ‘green’ bullets

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 28, 2013, In : US News 
The U.S. Army is taking the expression “get the lead out” quite literally and switching to lead-free, environmentally-friendly bullets.

The Army’s Picatinny Arsenal is working on a “green” version of the M80A1 7.62 mm bullet, which troops are supposed to start being issued in 2014, according to an Army press release.

The Army has been looking to “green” small caliber ammo for some time now. In 2010, the Army switched to the greener 5.56 mm M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round.

“The ...

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New Version of Monopoly That Addresses Dwindling Attention Spans

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 27, 2013, In : US News 
In an effort to address the dwindling attention spans of today’s youths, Hasbro has created a new version of the board game, Monopoly Empire, which will include real-life brands to own and exclude the jail portion of the game.

Yes, because the company wants to keep the game fast paced for today’s attention spans, Monopoly Empire won’t include the classic “go to jail” portion of the popular board game.

“The drastic — and rather jaw-dropping — changes are meant to make the game mo...

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Obama Regime Demanding Web Firms Turn Over User Account Passwords

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 27, 2013, In : US News 
The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users’ stored passwords, according to two industry sources familiar with these orders, which represent an escalation in surveillance techniques that has not previously been disclosed.

If the government is able to determine a person’s password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user. Obtaining it ...

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Accidental Foreclosure results in woman losing all her belongings

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 26, 2013, In : US News 
Katie Barnett says that the First National Bank in Wellston foreclosed on her house, even though it was not her bank.

“They repossessed my house on accident, thinking it was the house across the street,” Barnett explained.

Barnett added that she was away when the bank decided to break into her home and take her things.

She said she had “to crawl through the window of her own house in order to get in after she used her own key that did not work,” the report adds.

The report notes that most...

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Maryland Court Official Wants to Ban Toy Guns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 25, 2013, In : US News 
We’ve reached a new low when it comes to anti-gun hysteria in society: A juvenile court official in Baltimore wants to crack down on the sale of toy guns. The official’s reason? They look too much like real guns.



Zakia Mahasa is a master in the city's juvenile court. On Tuesday, she held up a toy gun she said a deputy sheriff from her court took from two young boys in a west Baltimore neighborhood.

"The boy pulled out a pistol, pointed it at another boy, and the other boy started running. ...

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Florida Prosecutor Indicted For Falsifying Arrest Warrant against George Zimmerman

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 25, 2013, In : US News 
Florida State’s Attorney Angela Corey has been indicted by a citizens’ grand jury, convening in Ocala, Florida, over the alleged falsification of the arrest warrant and complaint that lead to George Zimmerman being charged with the second degree murder of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

The indictment of Corey, which was handed down last week (see www.citizensgrandjury.com), charges Corey with intentionally withholding photographic evidence of the injuries to ...

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The Coming Retirement Crisis That Will Shake America To The Core

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, In : US News 
The pension nightmare that is at the heart of the horrific financial crisis in Detroit is just the tip of the iceberg of the coming retirement crisis that will shake America to the core. Right now, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are hitting the age of 65 every single day, and this will continue to happen every single day until the year 2030.

As a society, we have made trillions of dollars of financial promises to these Baby Boomers, and there is no way that we are going to be able to keep thos...

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NSA claims it can't search it's own E-Mails.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, In : US News 
Talk about awkward — the National Security Agency apparently cannot search its own emails.

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last week, ProPublica reports, an NSA official confessed she was unable to fulfill the request due to the agency’s use of an email system that was “a little antiquated and archaic.”

“There’s no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately,” NSA Freedom of Information Act officer Cin...

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Obama deploying drones around U.S.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, In : US News 
The deployment of federal drones in and around U.S. shores represents one of the Obama administration’s next steps in the nation’s expanded use of unmanned aircraft systems for surveillance purposes.

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, or ONMS, recently acquired Puma UAS – a type of drone that the U.S. Navy also uses – for operations off the coast of Los Angeles.

ONMS now is enlisting contractor support in expanding UAS use in California, Hawaii, Florida, and Washington state. Ve...

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Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : US News 
Would you trust thousands of low-level Federal bureaucrats and contractors with one-touch access to your private financial and medical information? Under Obamacare you won’t have any choice.

As the Obamacare train-wreck begins to gather steam, there is increasing concern in Congress over something called the Federal Data Services Hub. The Data Hub is a comprehensive database of personal information being established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the federa...

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40-Year-Old Photo Still Makes Us Smile

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 21, 2013, In : US News 
In late July 1973, Joseph Crachiola was wandering the streets of Mount Clemens, Mich., a suburb of Detroit, with his camera. As a staff photographer for the Macomb Daily, he was expected to keep an eye out for good feature images — “those little slices of life that can stand on their own.”





The slice of life he caught that day was a picture of five young friends in a rain-washed alley in downtown Mount Clemens. And what distinguishes it are its subjects: three black children, two white on...
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‘Grandma Drummer’ Astounds With Amazing Skills

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 21, 2013, In : US News 
No one knows who she is, but man can she play the drums.

An elderly woman reportedly strolled into the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, Wis., recently and stunned everyone in the store, including the store’s employees, with her awesome drumming skills.

It goes to show that age is just a frame of mind — and this granny can still rock.

The drum shop posted the video of the woman, identified only as “Grandma Drummer,” on its YouTube page 0n Thursday and website on Friday. By Friday night, ...
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Department of Justice Won’t Return Zimmerman’s Gun

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 20, 2013, In : US News 
Sounds like Zimmerman’s rights are being violated.
Check it out:

Although George Zimmerman was found “not guilty” by a jury of his peers in the self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin, Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to give Zimmerman’s gun back.

The Sanford police department confirmed that the DOJ has placed a “hold” on evidence relating to the Zimmerman trial. Officers have been instructed not to return “any pieces of evidence to their owners,” including Zimmerman’s gun....

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Gov't Bureau 'Creating a Google Earth on Every Financial Transaction,' Senator Warns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : US News 
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is looking to create a "Google Earth" of every financial transaction of every American, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) warned today in a Senate speech opposing confirmation of Richard Cordray as CFPB director.

"This bill (creating the CFPB) was supposed to be about regulating Wall Street. Instead, it's creating a Google Earth on every financial transaction. That's right: the government will be able to see every detail of your finances. Your permission - n...

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Benghazi Survivors Forced to Sign Non-Disclosure Forms

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : US News 
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-NJ, said sources told him that survivors of the Benghazi terrorist attack have been asked to sign non-disclosure agreements and now the New Jersey congressman is demanding to know who else was forced to sign the documents.

“According to trusted sources that have contacted my office, many, if not all, of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks – along with others at the Department of Defense and CIA – have been asked or directed to sign additional Non-Disclosure Agreement...

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Officer who released photos of Boston bombing suspect reportedly relieved of duties

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 19, 2013, In : US News 
The Massachusetts police officer who took photographs that were released Thursday of Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev was reportedly relieved of his duties.

Boston Magazine was the first outlet to publish the new photographs of the surviving marathon bombing suspect emerging from his hiding place on April 19, when he was captured by police.

The photographs, taken by Sgt. Sean Murphy, a Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer, show a bloodied Tsarnaev getting out of a boat with a...

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USDA LEAKS PHOTOS AND ADDRESSES OF DOG BREEDERS TO ASPCA

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : US News 
The bottom line is that the contemporary “animal rights” movement and its various factions are not what they seem. For every legitimate concern, there are dozens of front groups operated and funded by extremists with radical agendas. For instance, over the past several years, the ASPCA, PETA, and HSUS have been waging a war against so-called “puppy mills.”  They lead Americans to believe that their focus is on rogue, unscrupulous dog breeders, but in a recent interview, the ASPCA admi...
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Pentagon Buys New TVs for Gitmo, Civilian Workers Get Furloughed

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : US News 
Earlier this month Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel penned a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee warning that sequestration will cause “serious damage” to the military, but somehow the Army thought purchasing brand new TVs for the facilities at Gitmo was a good use of money that’s in short supply. Via CNS News:

Just two days after the Pentagon began furloughing hundreds of thousands of civilian personnel due to budget cuts, the Army ordered its second batch of televisions for the ...

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Shoot Down a Government Drone, Get a $100 Reward

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, In : US News 
A small Colorado town of just over 550 people may allow its citizens to pay for licenses to shoot down drones, an initiative that could effectively implement a bounty program for flying robot hunters.

Philip Steel, a resident of Deer Trail, Colo., drafted the ordinance, which the town board will consider on Aug. 6.

"We do not want drones in town," Steel told the TV station. "They fly in town, they get shot down."

The ordinance states that a successful shooter will receive a $100 reward.

First, on...

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Animal Rights Activists Transforming USDA from Top to Bottom

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, In : US News 
For most Americans, contact with the United States Department of Agriculture is rare, save for reading the occasional sticker on a package of ground chuck or baby carrots.  For farmers and animal breeders, the USDA is an ever-present and often arduous force.  Decisions made by these bureaucrats determine the viability and fate of many farms and livestock-based businesses every day.  Just as we have seen with the EPA and other agencies, this power makes the USDA a ripe target for infiltration ...
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Bullet ‘health’ fears dry up ammo supplies

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, In : US News 
At the same time federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security are buying up ammunition stockpiles around the country and shipping large quantities overseas for use by the military, the Obama administration is now pushing states to mandate “green ammunition” that is free of lead.

The result? Ammo supplies for law-abiding citizens have dried up in recent months, and experts expect it to get worse.

“The potential exists for a de facto ammunition ban,” says Ryan Bronson of the ...

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Citizens to compete with illegals for financial aid?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, In : US News 
American citizens may soon find themselves competing with illegal aliens to secure government student loans and federal work-study assistance.

A review of the Senate’s immigration reform bill finds the legislation allows illegal aliens who are granted provisional status and who initially entered the United States before reaching 16 years of age to secure both federal student loans and federal work-study programs.

The 'provisional citizens' would still need to meet the academic requirements ne...

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It wasn't just Skittles Trayvon was carrying

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, In : US News 
The Conservative Treehouse (aka “CTH” and “The Last Refuge”) earned Zimmerman’s grateful acknowledgement because of its extraordinary investigative work undertaken throughout the saga, particularly in obtaining through Freedom of Information Act and publishing public records that revealed the corruption and racism connected to the charges and the trial itself, naming who was involved regardless of how high up the political food chain it went, in what the investigative bloggers calle...
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Stand Your Ground Law Didn’t Work for This Mom: Gets 20 years for Firing Warning Shots

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, In : US News 
A Florida woman who fired warning shots against her allegedly abusive husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville had said the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law should apply to her because she was defending herself against her allegedly abusive husband when she fired warning shots inside her home in August 2010. She told police it was to escape a brutal beating by her husband, against whom she had already taken out a protective order.

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U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News To Americans

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, In : US News 
For decades, a so-called anti-propaganda law prevented the U.S. government’s mammoth broadcasting arm from delivering programming to American audiences. But on July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts. So what just happened...
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Teen arrested over Zimmerman tweet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 15, 2013, In : US News 
Some idiots need arrested.
Check it out:

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after authorities say he tweeted out a threat to commit a “mass homicide” if George Zimmerman is found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin, according to the Lake County News-Sun.

The since-deleted tweet, which came from @mark12394995, read “If Zimmmerman free imma shoot everybody in Zion [Illinois] causing a mass homicide, and ill get away wit it just like Zimmerman.”

The teen, whose name was not released, ...

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Obama: U.S. Needs More Taxpayers; Calls for Fewer Babies But ‘More Immigrants’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 15, 2013, In : US News 
President Barack Obama said today America needs “more immigrants” to increase the number of people who pay taxes to the federal government and to populate the national workforce.

That contrasts with the arguments he made at a recent Planned Parenthood conference, where he ridiculed efforts to limit abortion and called on the conferees to help make sure that all American women knew that a regulation his administration has issued under Obamacare requires that insurance companies provide them...

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Justice for Darryl

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 15, 2013, In : US News 
On Thursday, July 11, police discovered the rotting body of 17-year-old Darryl Green, a black child from the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Green’s body was found behind a boarded-up house in the 6500-block of South Damen, face down on basement stairs. The body was so badly decomposed that originally, local news reports suggested that he had died of blunt force trauma. On Friday, an autopsy showed he had been shot to death. Relatives reported that Green had refused to join a gang at sch...
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Justice Achieved: Coffee Mug Threat Is Halted by State Attorneys General.

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 14, 2013, In : US News 
See this mug? Well, you won’t see it again.



Even the thought of a coffee mug like this sends chills down the spines of state Attorneys General around America. They are ever on the alert to stop crime in its tracks.

So, 22 of them joined together to send a letter to the company that manufactures this mug. Stop it, they said. Stop it right now. For the sake of humanity, cease and desist.


The letter reads as follows:

    On behalf of the undersigned Attorneys General, we request that Urban Outfitt...

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Missouri: Governor Approves Gun Safety Course For First Graders

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 14, 2013, In : US News 
Missouri schools will be encouraged to teach first-graders a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association as a result of legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The new law stops short of requiring schools to teach the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program. But by putting it in state law, Missouri is providing one of the stronger state-sanctioned endorsements of the NRA-sponsored firearms safety course, which the group says is taught to about 1 million children annually.

The legisla...

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Military spending millions to protect gophers, while workers go on furlough

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, July 14, 2013, In : US News 
A total of 650,000 civilian employees are now being furloughed at U.S. military bases in response to sequester cuts — but the Department of Defense is still spending millions to protect fuzzy critters.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington state just received a $3.5 million department grant to purchase land around the base in an effort to protect the Mazama pocket gopher, a species that has not even been listed as endangered or threatened.

The expense is not sitting well with furlough...

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Feds Shake Down Farmer for Free Raisins

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 13, 2013, In : US News 
A California raisin farmer is facing bankruptcy for defying a law requiring him to give the government a portion of his raisin crop without compensation.

According to a Washington Post report, Marvin Horne, 68, stopped giving the government his raisins in 2002 and now “owes the U.S. government at least $650,000 in unpaid fines,” in addition to “1.2 million pounds of unpaid raisins, roughly equal to his entire harvest for four years.”

Horne violated Marketing Order 989, passed during the...

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Microsoft taught NSA how to crack encrypted emails

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 13, 2013, In : US News 
Microsoft helped American intelligence officials gain easier access to their users’ electronic communications, The Guardian reported on Thursday.

Documents leaked by former government contractor Edward Snowden show that Microsoft helped the National Security Agency (NSA) work around the encrypted code on its new Outlook portal after the spy agency expressed concern that it wouldn’t be able to intercept Web chats, according to The Guardian.

Microsoft also gave the FBI easier access to its cl...

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California Senate Passes Bill Permitting Non-Citizen Poll Workers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : US News 
The Californian State Senate passed legislation AB817 that would allow non-citizens to help voters when they cast their ballots. Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda sponsored the bill, which would permit as many as five permanent residents who entered the U.S. legally to help voters at polling places.

Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, who placed Bonta’s bill before the Senate, said that the non-citizens could help the 2.6 million Californians whose English skills are limited: “These individuals ha...

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Second Amendment Revoked: The Unbelievable Reason Why This Army Vet Can’t Own a Gun

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 12, 2013, In : US News 
An Army veteran in Texas is fighting for his Second Amendment rights after learning that a misdemeanor pot conviction from 1971 has disqualified him from ever owning a gun.

Ron Kelly, who retired from the Army in 1993 after 20 years of service, was recently turned away when he tried to buy a .22-cal rifle at a Wal-Mart in Tomball, Texas, after a computerized background check flagged the 42-year-old arrest.

Kelly said he had forgotten about his minor pot violation from high school — the federa...

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GOP bill would defund schools with rules against playing with imaginary guns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 11, 2013, In : US News 
The Student Protection Act, H.R. 2625, is a reaction to what Stockman says is the zero tolerance policy at some schools that has led to several suspensions of very young children who engage in these activities, including cases where students pretended their thumb and index finger is a gun.

The bill finds that these school policies are being used to outlaw "harmless expressions of childhood play," and are only teaching students to "be afraid of inanimate objects that are shaped like guns."

Stock...

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Boy Scout defectors announce plans for a new scouting program

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : US News 
A groups of conservative former Boy Scouts have announced the formation of a Christian alternative to that quintessential American institution.

John Stemberger, founder of OnMyHonor.Net, a coalition of former Boy Scout leaders and participants, has announced the formation of a new soon-to-be-named scouting organization for young men.

“We have direct communication from over 30,000 leaders, parents, and people within the scouting movement who have specifically said ‘we want to be involved,”...

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'Insider threat' program reportedly orders feds to spy on each other using sloppy tactics

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : US News 
An "insider threat" program launched by the Obama administration two years ago requires federal employees to spy on each other using profiling techniques not proven to work, according to a new report.

Details about the program, first reported by McClatchy, have gradually been made public in recent weeks. It was apparently ordered in 2011 in the wake of security leaks by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, and urges federal workers and contractors to look out for "high-risk" behavior -- and to report i...

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Florida counties create Zimmerman verdict response plan

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, In : US News 
In anticipation of a verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that it has coordinated a response plan with the Sanford Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies.

“We don’t have information about a specific event that might take place at the conclusion of the trial, but we encourage everyone to keep any protests peaceful,” Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said in a statement.

In conjunction with the sheriff’s announcement the...

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US Military Blocks Access to The Guardian Website for Troops

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, In : US News 
The Pentagon has blocked access to The Guardian newspaper’s website for all soldiers stationed in the Middle East.

The Guardian confirmed on Monday that its website has been blacklisted by a filtering system installed by the United States Department of Defense on the computer system utilized by thousands of service members deployed to the area covered by the US Central Command, or CENTCOM. That “theater-wide” effort has reportedly blocked access to the award-winning newspaper’s Web edi...

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Holiday Weekend Shooting Spree In Chicago

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : US News 
In Chicago, 72 people were shot over the weekend, resulting in 12 fatalities. A total of 202 homicides have occurred this year alone in Chicago. This brings the murder total to 1,037, since Rahm Emanuel assumed the office of mayor in 2011.

When you think of strict gun control laws you think of the cities of Chicago and New York. In both cities guns are so highly regulated that they may as well be considered illegal for your average working class guy or gal on the street.

However, despite the in...

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Farmer’s ‘white history month’ float in July 4th parade fails to impress

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, July 8, 2013, In : US News 
Officials in a small North Carolina town received an earful of complaints from some spectators over an Independence Day parade float festooned with racially-charged language.

Local farmer Donnie Spell drove a green John Deere tractor with the Confederate flag hitched to the back. The makeshift float was pulling a wooden wagon with a red, white and blue sign on the side reading “white history month” and, just below, “HUG WTE PPL” in all capital letters.

Spell, who is a frequent entrant i...

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Fear Spreads Over ‘Militarization’ of Police in US

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : US News 
Two phenomena are at work. One is the militarization of domestic law enforcement. In recent years, police departments have widely adopted military tactics, military equipment (armored personnel carriers, flash-bang grenades) — and, sometimes, the mindset of military conquerors rather than domestic peacekeepers.

The other phenomenon is the increasing degree to which civilians are subject to criminal prosecution for noncriminal acts, including exercising the constitutionally protected right to...

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Lawmakers Pass Transgender Bill Allowing K-12 Students Choice of Bathroom, Sports Team

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, July 6, 2013, In : US News 
The state Senate in California approved a bill Wednesday that would allow transgender students K-12 access to public school bathrooms based on their chosen gender identity and to play on their school's one-sex sports team of choice. The bill, which already passed in the state Assembly last May, passed by a 21-9 vote and now goes to the governor.

Sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Assembly Bill 1266 is aimed at prohibiting "discrimination against transgender students" in th...

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Facebook Won’t Remove ‘Kill Zimmerman’ Page, Delays Blocking ‘Riot for Trayvon’ Account

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 5, 2013, In : US News 
Facebook really seems to have a double standard when coming to this sort of thing.
Check it out:

The social media giant Facebook initially said it would not remove a page dubbed “RIOT for Trayvon” claiming it “doesn’t violate our community standard on credible threat of violence.” Later, the site apparently yanked the page but left another called “Kill Zimmerman” as is.

A Breitbart News contributor reached out to Facebook today asking the company to review “RIOT for Trayvon.” T...

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May Electricity Rates Skyrocketed to Record Under Obama

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, July 5, 2013, In : US News 
The price of electricity in the United States for May was 13.1 cents per kilowatt hour (KWH), which is the highest it has been on record for that month, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which tracks the price going all the way back to 1984.

Thirteen cents per KWH is the highest price for the month of May in 29 years, according to the BLS numbers.

These price data come at a time when President Barack Obama has announced a “new national climate action plan” to redu...

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State Department bureau spent $630,000 on Facebook 'likes'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : US News 
State Department officials spent $630,000 to get more Facebook "likes," prompting employees to complain to a government watchdog that the bureau was "buying fans" in social media, the agency's inspector general says.

The department's Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to increase its "likes" count between 2011 and March 2013.

"Many in the bureau criticize the advertising campaigns as 'buying fans' who may have once clicked on an ad or 'liked' a photo but have no real i...

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Federal Government Also Tracking Your Snail Mail

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : US News 
WASHINGTON (NYT) — Leslie James Pickering noticed something odd in his mail last September: A handwritten card, apparently delivered by mistake, with instructions for postal workers to pay special attention to the letters and packages sent to his home.

“Show all mail to supv” — supervisor — “for copying prior to going out on the street,” read the card. It included Mr. Pickering’s name, address and the type of mail that needed to be monitored. The word “confidential” was hig...

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Chuck E. Cheese's sued for tot 'slots'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, July 4, 2013, In : US News 
Denise Keller, a local real estate agent and mother of two daughters ages 3 and 5, filed the potential class-action suit in U.S. District Court March 29. According to court documents, she is asking for a jury trial and damages and restitution of at least $5 million.

But attorney Eric Benink, who represents Keller, said the money is a secondary issue. The purpose of the lawsuit, he said, is to prevent Texas-based CEC Entertainment Inc., which owns and operates the restaurants in 48 states, from...

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Democrats Increasing Student Loan Rates to Help Fund Obamacare?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, In : US News 
A year ago, nine months ago, we were told that the House Republicans and Democrats were working diligently to reduce a scheduled doubling of the student loan interest rate.  You remember this discussion?

The student loan interest rate, because of prior legislation, was scheduled to double this summer, to go from somewhere around 3% to 6.8%.  But we were told that this wasn’t going to hold.  Obviously Republicans and Democrats were playing a cat-and-mouse game on this.  But the upshot of it w...

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Mother wins lawsuit over poppy seed bagel

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, In : US News 
A woman whose newborn was taken from her because she failed a hospital drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel has won a settlement, says her lawyer.

A child welfare agency and hospital in Pennsylvania have paid Elizabeth Mort $143,500 for the mistake.

Her three-day old daughter, Isabella, was removed from her for five days in April 2010.

The lawsuit argued that the opiate test in question had a far lower threshold than federal guidelines.

Jameson Hospital failed to inform Ms Mort that she had ...

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Regulations Bleed California Farmers Dry, as Record Drought Continues

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, In : US News 
As drought conditions and extreme heat continue to plague California, farmers in the Central Valley are struggling to get enough water to feed their land -- the bread basket of the Golden State.

But the weather alone isn’t to blame. Fish and Wildlife regulations tightly control water resources in the state, making it impossible earlier this year for the reservoirs to capture the rain, when it fell late last fall. And because of the endangered species in the region, pumping water is also rest...

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A Win for Coal Exports, American Jobs

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 29, 2013, In : US News 
The Obama Administration has imposed a laundry list of new regulations on the coal industry, making it increasingly difficult to mine coal and to build and operate coal-fired power plants, which are critical to providing Americans with affordable electricity. Although the President continued his attack on coal in his recent climate speech, one bright spot for the coal industry is that exports continue to climb, creating jobs and wealth in the process. While some politicians, the Environmental...
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US Park Police lost track of huge supply of weapons, report says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 28, 2013, In : US News 
The U.S. Park Police has lost track of a huge supply of handguns, rifles and shotguns, according to a report released Thursday on the law enforcement agency responsible for safeguarding the National Mall and critical American landmarks.

In the scathing report, the inspector general's office of the Department of Interior faults staff at the agency for having no idea how many weapons they control and says the department has no clear policies or procedures for investigating missing weapons. The o...

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Think NSA Spying Is Bad? Here Comes ObamaCare Hub

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, June 27, 2013, In : US News 
The Health and Human Services Department earlier this year exposed just how vast the government's data collection efforts will be on millions of Americans as a result of ObamaCare.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., asked HHS to provide "a complete list of agencies that will interact with the Federal Data Services Hub." The Hub is a central feature of ObamaCare, since it will be used by the new insurance exchanges to determine eligibility for benefits, exemptions from the federal mandate, and how much ...

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.): Obama declared ‘war on coal’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, June 27, 2013, In : US News 
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) blasted President Obama’s proposals to address climate change, saying new regulations on power plants would unfairly burden the coal industry.

“The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if it’s not feasible, it’s not reasonable,” Manchin said in a statement.

“It’s clear now that the President has declared a war on coal,” he added. “It’s simply unacceptable that one of the key elements of his climate change proposal ...

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Former Facebook security chief is now working for the NSA

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, In : US News 
In a strange reversal, the man who used to be responsible for keeping our Facebook information private and secure is now working for the National Security Agency, the government agency currently under scrutiny over its information-gathering practices.

Max Kelly left Facebook in 2010, where he had been Chief Security Officer and headed for the NSA.

Kelly's move from the world's largest social network to the world's largest spying agency suggests a commonality in the aims of both the government a...

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Transgender 6-year-old wins civil rights case to use girls' bathroom

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, June 24, 2013, In : US News 
A transgender 6-year-old who identifies as a female should be allowed to use the girls' bathroom at her elementary school even though she was born a male, the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled on Sunday.

In a decision being hailed as a major victory by advocates for transgender Americans, the division concluded that the Fountain-Fort Carson School District created an unnecessarily hostile situation for Coy Mathis when it made the female bathroom off limits.

By not allowing Coy to use the gir...

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IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 23, 2013, In : US News 
The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses t...

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Facebook accidentally released private info for SIX MILLION users in year-long data breach

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 23, 2013, In : US News 
Facebook has admitted accidentally giving out the phone numbers and email addresses of six million users in a data breach which has been going on for around a year.

The social networking site blamed the data leak on a technical glitch in its massive archive of contact information collected from its 1.1 billion users worldwide.

As a result, Facebook users who downloaded contact data for their list of friends obtained additional information that they were not supposed to have.

Facebook's security ...

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Politicaly Correct Libs Want to Blindfold NYPD

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 22, 2013, In : US News 
Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling, according to this provocative new ad from the NYPD captains union.

The ad asks, “How effective is a police officer with a blindfold on?”

And the answer is not very, says the NYPD Captains Endowment Association, which is fighting the measure, claiming it would handcuff cops and send crime rates ...

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Impending Immigration Bill: It Will ‘Hammer’ Wages for Next 12 Years

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : US News 
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) while speaking on the Senate floor this week warned of possible long-term fiscal and economic repercussions from the Gang of Eight immigration bill.

The senator cited the Congressional Budget Office’s new estimate of the bill.

“This legislation,” he said, “if it were to pass, the wages of American workers will fall for the next 12 years. They will be lower than inflation rates.”

“This [bill] is supposed to be good for the people we represent?” Sen. Se...

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Democrats New Talking Point: There Are No Scandals!

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 21, 2013, In : US News 
At the end of the classic movie the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy desperately wants to go home. To do this she must follow the instructions of Glinda, the Good Witch. Glinda directs Dorothy to click the heels of her ruby red slippers together three times. Then she is told to think to herself, “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” Her wish is granted and she awakes in her bed back home in Kansas.

The Democrats seem to believe this magical process actually works. In their cas...

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Why Obama really uses teleprompter

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : US News 
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews, who famously said he felt a thrill up his leg listening to Barack Obama speak in 2008, is now blaming a lackluster speech Wednesday by the U.S. president in Berlin on the sun.

“I think a lot of the problem he had today was the late afternoon sun in Berlin ruined his use of the teleprompter and so his usual dramatic windup was ruined,” Matthews said moments after the address. “I think he was really struggling with the text there.”

Online commenters are having...

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FBI director admits domestic use of drones

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : US News 
The FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance purposes, the head of the agency told Congress early Wednesday.

Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to lawmakers that the FBI owns several unmanned aerial vehicles, but has not adopted any strict policies or guidelines yet to govern the use of the controversial aircraft.

“Does the FBI use drones for surveillance on US soil?” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Mr. Mueller during an oversight hearing on C...

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Is there something rotten with the 'Egg Bill' ?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, In : US News 
The government seems to have a new group in it's sights

This week the US House of Representatives considers the 2013 Farm Bill — the agriculture policy tool for the federal government. Of all of the amendments that will be debated, there is one in particular that has conservatives fuming. If passed, the “Egg Bill” amendment will result in an unfunded government mandate on thousands of American family farmers. The amendment calls for federal requirements on the size and structure of egg p...

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Which bathroom should transgendered students use?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : US News 
Maine’s highest court will soon decide which restroom Nicole Maines, a 15-year-old transgendered student, should use.

Last week the state supreme court heard oral arguments about whether a school district violated her civil rights when it forbid her from using the girl’s restroom. She was in fifth grade at the time.

Maines is biologically male but has identified as female since she was very young. As such, she wished to use the girl’s restroom. State law, however, mandates that boys and g...

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Slaughter in Gun Control Capitol of Chicago

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, In : US News 
Over the weekend in the gun control Capitol of the country, 46 people were shot in Chicago.

At least 33 people were shot — six of them fatally — Saturday afternoon through Father’s Day Sunday, stretching from 94th Street and Loomis Avenue on the South Side up to about North Avenue and North Pulaski Road on the Northwest Side, according to authorities. The youngest person who was killed during one of the bloodiest weekends in Chicago this year was 16.





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Report: Obamacare Loophole to Hammer Low-Wage Workers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : US News 
The predictable hits just keep on coming as the Obamacare clock ticks down toward full implementation. Liberals have shifted gears from arguing the law will lower costs and reduce premiums for everyone — which is how the unpopular overhaul was dishonestly marketed — to shrugging that hey, at least many uninsured and lower-income citizens will get affordable coverage. But even that’s not universally true, as many American workers are about to painfully discover. Behold, the “Affordable...
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8th Grader Suspended Over NRA T-Shirt Could Get Jail Time

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : US News 
In April Breitbart News reported that West Virginia 8th grader Jared Marcum was suspended for refusing to take off an NRA t-shirt he wore to school. And details now indicate the 8th grader could face a $500 fine and up to a year in jail for obstruction charges.

On June 13 Marcum appeared before a judge “and was officially charged with obstructing an officer.” Moreover, the judge has allowed “the prosecution to move forward” with its case against Marcum.

Logan City Police officer James A...

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Millions Of Americans Will Be Subject To Detention During Martial Law

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : US News 
Are you on the list? Are you one of the millions of Americans that have been designated a threat to national security by the U.S. government? Will you be subject to detention when martial law is imposed during a major national emergency?

If you have ever been publicly critical of the government, there is a very good chance that you are on that list.

The following is how Wikipedia describes Main Core:


Main Core is the code name of a database maintained since the 1980s by the federal government o...

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Rep. Stockman requests NSA logs for phone traffic between White House, IRS

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 15, 2013, In : US News 
We’ve been told by Administration apologists that we shouldn’t have anything to fear from enhanced phone and online surveillance, if we have nothing to hide. (The authors of the Fourth Amendment certainly didn’t feel that way, did they?) Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) brilliantly turned this line of thinking against the White House, by asking the House Oversight committee to subpoena the National Security Agency’s phone call metadata for communication between the White House and IRS:

Stock...

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Fun Fact Of The Day: Mosque’s Are Off-Limits To Obama’s Snooping

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 14, 2013, In : US News 
The White House assures that tracking our every phone call and keystroke is to stop terrorists, and yet it won’t snoop in mosques, where the terrorists are.

That’s right, the government’s sweeping surveillance of our most private communications excludes the jihad factories where homegrown terrorists are radicalized.

Since October 2011, mosques have been off-limits to FBI agents. No more surveillance or undercover string operations without high-level approval from a special oversight body ...

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Anyone of any age in America can now run their very own abortion clinic

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 14, 2013, In : US News 
Making the choice nowadays to keep a baby seems a bit outdated. After all, abortion is available and now the Plan B (or morning after) pill without prescription is the “live free of consequences” medication of choice.

Anyone of any age in America can now run their very own abortion clinic right out of their medicine cabinet.

Let us know how you feel about this on our live commentary page.





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Introducing the last employer of Edward Snowden

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : US News 
BOOZ ALLEN-

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (Booz Allen) is an American consulting firm headquartered in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County, Virginia, with 80 other offices throughout the United States. It is recognized as one of the most prestigious technology consulting firms in the world and one of the best consulting firms to work for by Consulting Magazine. Bloomberg Government ranked Booz Allen as 16th in its listing of industry leaders in the government sector in 2013. Founded in 1914 by Edwin G. B...

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Booz Allen fires Edward Snowden for ‘shocking’ violation of ethics code

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : US News 
Booz Allen Hamilton said Tuesday it has fired Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old contractor who admitted leaking information about secret National Security Administration surveillance programs to the press.

In a statement, the company said Snowden was an employee for the firm for less than three months and was fired on Monday for “violations of the firm’s code of ethics and firm policy.” Booz Allen also noted that Snowden’s annual salary was $122,000, lower than the $200,000 figure report...

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Boy Suspended for Pop Tart Gun, Loses Appeal

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : US News 
An appeal to have an eight year-old boy’s record expunged for a suspension he received for biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun has been denied.

The attorney for Josh Welch, the boy who made national headlines after nibbling his pastry into a gun, said Monday that a top school official has denied an appeal to have the boy’s record expunged.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the family’s attorney, Robin Ficker, met with school officials last month, but no resolution was reached.

Ficker s...

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Forget Gold, .22 Ammo Up More Than 400%

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : US News 
While many individuals have looked at precious metals for moderate gains and even some losses over the last year, the combination of base metals like lead and brass have seen an incredible return–particularly when those base metals are combined to form .22 ammunition.

Think about it–from one year ago until now, .22 ammunition is up over 400%. It was approximately $21 to $23 per 500 rounds in May 2012, and it’s now $100 to $135 for 500 rounds.

Not only is it now 400% higher than it was a y...

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State Dept. Accused of Covering Up Sex, Prostitution Investigation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, In : US News 
The U.S. State Department’s ability to investigate wrongdoing by its staff is under question after a report that the agency tried to cover up several crimes committed has surfaced.

Some of the allegations are against then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security detail who allegedly hired prostitutes, a U.S. ambassador accused of trolling public parks for paid sex and a security official in Beirut committing sexual assaults on foreign nationals.

An internal memo from the State Departme...

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U.S. considers taking in Syrian refugees

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : US News 
WASHINGTON — Two years into a civil war that shows no signs of ending, the Obama administration is considering resettling refugees who have fled Syria, part of an international effort that could bring thousands of Syrians to American cities and towns.

A resettlement plan under discussion in Washington and other capitals is aimed at relieving pressure on Middle Eastern countries straining to support 1.6 million refugees, as well as assisting hard-hit Syrian families.





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Lois Lerner Reportedly Still Has Access to IRS System, Computer Privileges Haven’t Been Revoked

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : US News 
An Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the massive political targeting scandal has been put on paid leave — but that hasn’t stopped her from reportedly accessing her work account.

After invoking her Fifth Amendment right to silence and refusing to resign from her position as the IRS’ director of Exempt Organizations (the office that actively engaged in targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status), Lois Lerner was put on administrative leave on May 23.

Howev...

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‘Traitor’: John Boehner Sides With Obama and Makes It Clear What He Thinks About NSA Whistleblower

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, In : US News 

“The president outlined last week that these are important national security programs to help keep Americans safe and give us tools to fight the terrorist threat that we face,” he said. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows our adversaries what our capabilities are. And it’s a giant violation of the law.”

“I’ve been briefed on all of these programs,” he added. “There is no American whose going to be snooped on in any way unless they’re in cont...
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NSA whistle-blower who sought to 'inform the public' in surveillance risks decades in jail

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, June 10, 2013, In : US News 
The source of the bombshell leaks about the U.S. government gathering information on billions of phone calls and Internet activities risks decades in jail for the disclosures if the U.S. can extradite him from Hong Kong, where he says he has taken refuge after saying his sole motive was to “inform the public.”

Edward Snowden, 29, who claims to have worked as a contractor at the National Security Agency and the CIA, allowed The Guardian and The Washington Post to reveal his identity Sunday....

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Houston Charity Gives Away Free Guns And Training To Single Women And Residents Of High Crime Neighborhoods

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, June 10, 2013, In : US News 
Houston resident Cheryl Strain’s inexperience with guns was apparent as she struggled to load shells into a 20-gauge shotgun.

Over the piercing blasts of gunfire in the shooting range, Strain’s instructor, Dan Blackford, patiently directed her on how to use her thumb to shove a shell all the way inside the barrel and feel it click.

“Now we got a round in the chamber ready to go,” Blackford said as he positioned her body on the right way to hold the shotgun. “Look down your sight, put ...

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Elementary school to hold toy gun exchange program

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : US News 
A California elementary school is offering a toy gun “buy back” program of sorts. They don’t actually receive cash. The kiddies get a book and the chance to win a shiny new bicycle.

The event takes place Saturday at Strobridge Elementary School in Hayward, Calif. Its principal, Charles Hill, believes that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously, according to Mercury News.

“Playing with toys guns, saying ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ desensitizes them, so as th...

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Eight Colorado counties want to leave the state

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : US News 
As a sign of just how divisive the recently ended Colorado legislative session has been, it may very well result in a literal division of the state.

As many as eight counties composing the rural, oil and gas-rich northeast corner of the state are pursuing a plan to cut ties with a capital city they no longer feel represents their interests and come together as the 51st state in the country: North Colorado.

“We’re actually going to pursue it,” said Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademach...

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Lawmakers aim to change Obama’s Dragnet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : US News 
Republican and Democratic lawmakers already are plotting ways to rein in the Obama administration’s mass collection of phone and Internet data, after a rapid-fire series of disclosures about the program set off privacy alarms.

As Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. stated, “This is a dragnet.”

One of the latest developments, as reported by The Guardian newspaper, is that the British government has also been secretly gathering intelligence from U.S. Internet companies via the U.S. National Sec...

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‘Obamacare a House of Cards About to Collapse’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 8, 2013, In : US News 
Rep. Scott Garrett of New Jersey says he’s skeptical the IRS — mired in scandal for targeting conservative groups and being probed by Congress — can properly enforce Obamacare.

“As the investigations go on . . . and show that it’s not just two rogue agents, its people all the way up the line, we should not have any confidence that Obamacare will be administered correctly,” Garrett told guest host David Nelson on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

Garrett, a member of the ...

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Boy Suspended For Merely Saying ‘Gun’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 8, 2013, In : US News 
An 11-year-old boy who hopes to become a Navy SEAL was suspended from a Maryland school after he used the word ‘gun’ in a conversation on board a school bus.

The sixth-grader at Northern Middle School in Owings was talking with a group of friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre when the bus driver overheard the conversation.

“He said, ‘I wish I had a gun to protect everyone from the bad guys,’’ said Bruce Henkelman, the boy’s father. “He wanted to be the hero.”...

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Majority Believe Federal Government is a Threat to Individual Rights

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 8, 2013, In : US News 
According to a new Rasmussen Report, the majority of Americans believe the federal government is a threat to individual rights.

The United States was founded on a belief that governments are created to protect certain unalienable rights. Today, however, more voters than ever view the federal government as a threat to those rights.

 A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider the federal government a threat to individual rights rather than ...

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House votes to delay bulk ammunition purchase by DHS

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 8, 2013, In : US News 
The House late Wednesday voted to stop the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from entering into new contracts to buy millions of rounds of ammunition until the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports to Congress on the need for the ammo, and its cost.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) proposed an amendment to the DHS spending bill for 2014 that would require the report to Congress before it can pursue plans to buy 1.1 billion rounds of ammunition. Meadows said the speed bump is a necessary ...

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Army soldier serves Chick-fil-A at pro-DOMA party, is punished

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : US News 
An Army enlistee who supports the federal Defense of Marriage Act received a promotion amid Chick-fil-A’s cultural battle over same-sex marriage, so he served food from the restaurant at his celebration party as sign of support — and was promptly punished by his military superiors.

The federal Defense of Marriage Act, which recognizes marriage as only between a man and a woman, was at the heart of the Chick-fil-A controversy last June after the restaurant’s CEO touted traditional, biblic...

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Behavioral specialist for Harford County Schools charged with bestiality

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : US News 
 Behavioral specialist for Harford County Schools and the Child Advocacy Center of Harford County, Maryland, Stephanie Mikles has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of bestiality after pictures surfaced of her engaging in an “unnatural or perverted sexual practice” with her dog.  She was reportedly being investigated for something else when this shocking discovery was made.  The incident happened in August of 2008 but in Maryland, there is no statute of limitations for bestiality.  Mor...
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US intelligence agencies tap servers of top Internet companies

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, June 7, 2013, In : US News 
U.S. intelligence agencies have a direct tap into the servers of the United States’ largest Internet companies where agents can troll for suspicious activity, sources confirmed to NBC News on Thursday.

The highly classified program, designed to look at international communications and run by the National Security Agency and the FBI, can peek at video, audio, photos, emails and other documents, including connection logs that let the government track people, according to the sources, who spoke...

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JUST IN: NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions of Americans Daily

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, June 6, 2013, In : US News 
It was revealed today that the National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon. This top secret order was issued in April.

The order, a copy of which has been obtained by the Guardian, requires Verizon on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the US and between the US and other countries.

 The document shows for the first time that under the Obama administration t...

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US sends Army reservists with law enforcement training from Puerto Rico to Guantanamo

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, In : US News 
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  The guard force at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is getting reinforcements from Puerto Rico.

A spokesman for the U.S. Army Reserve says 125 soldiers from a military police company based in Puerto Rico will be heading to Guantanamo to work inside the detention center. Army Maj. Carlos Cuebas says many members of the unit have civilian law enforcement experience, including work as police or prison guards.

Cuebas said Wednesday that the soldiers have already l...

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Gay couple voted 'cutest' at New York high school becomes online sensation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, In : US News 
The duo voted "cutest couple" in the senior class at a suburban New York high school say they're getting teased about it -- but not because they're both boys.

"Yeah, our friends are giving it to us about being Internet famous," said 18-year-old Dylan Meehan, a senior at Carmel High School.

"We've never had any problems at all," added 17-year-old senior Brad Taylor. "As a matter of fact, before the results, people were telling us ahead of time, `You guys are going to win hands down."'

The gay cou...

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U.S. Attorney: Anti-Muslim Speech May Be A Civil Rights Violation

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : US News 
A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly suggesting that anti-Islam postings on social media could actually be considered civil rights violations. Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, told the Tullahoma News that inflammatory or hateful posts could potentially run afoul of the law.




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How online learning is reinventing college

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, June 3, 2013, In : US News 
Some people, like Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, predict that in as little as 15 years half of the colleges in the United States will be in bankruptcy, upended by online learning and the move to hybrid models in which only select classes are taught in person on campus. Others see more incremental shifts, with virtual learning remaining a tool rather than a transformative technology in higher education.

Yet few doubt that college is ripe for change. Under the current sys...

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FBI Ran Pedophile Ring to Nab Pedophiles

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 2, 2013, In : US News 
As late as last year, the FBI ran a child pornography operation in an attempt to nab its customers.  The service ran for two weeks "while attempting to identify more than 5,000 customers, according to a Seattle FBI agent's statements to the court."

    Court records indicate the site continued to distribute child pornography online while under FBI control; the Seattle-based special agent, a specialist in online crimes against children, detailed the investigation earlier this month in a stateme...

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People may have been swept away by Oklahoma floodwaters, officials say

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 2, 2013, In : US News 
Although the monstrous twisters that ripped through Oklahoma have passed, officials say the death toll from Friday’s violent weather system may steadily climb in the days ahead as law enforcement agencies and medical teams recover the bodies of people believed to have been swept away by furious floodwaters.

Police cannot provide an exact number of people thought to have died after being pulled out of their vehicles or wrenched out of their loved ones’ arms during the height of flooding lat...

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The IRS wasted tons of cash on dumb employee dance videos

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, June 2, 2013, In : US News 
People are none too psyched about the IRS right now. (Even less psyched than usual, we mean.) See, the agency's just admitted to spending tens of millions of dollars on employee conferences in recent years. And during one August 2010 conference in Anaheim, Calif., roughly 2,600 agency employees watched training videos starring division employees that were estimated to cost at least $60,000 to produce. One of those videos was a "Star Trek" spoof; another was a take on the "Cupid Shuffle" dance...
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Judge orders Google to turn over customer data to FBI

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 1, 2013, In : US News 
SAN FRANCISCO –  A federal judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to telecommunication companies, Internet service providers, banks and others was unconstitutional and unnecessary.

FBI counter-terrorism agents began issuing the secret letters, which don't require a judge's approval, after Congress passed the USA Patriot Act...

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5 killed by tornadoes roaring through Oklahoma

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, June 1, 2013, In : US News 
Multiple tornadoes — one a mile wide — killed a woman, a baby and three others Friday evening in the Oklahoma City area, which was being hit by “life-threatening” flash floods early Saturday.

The twisters landed just 11 days after a monster tornado left 24 dead in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, where power outages were reported Friday.





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Children’s Network Launches Transsexual Superhero Show

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
The Hub, a network co-owned by Discovery and Hasbro, is trotting out its latest cartoon show, SheZow.

This show follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy named Guy who uses a magic ring to transform himself into a crime-fighting girl. Yes, you read that correctly.

When Guy says the magic words – “You go girl!” – he becomes SheZow, wearing a purple skirt and cape, as well as pink gloves and white boots.

The chief executive of the Hub who greenlit this project is Margaret Loesch.






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Liberals Join Call For Holder to Be ‘Fired’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
One of the country’s most prominent liberal legal scholars called Wednesday for Attorney General Eric Holder to be “fired,” joining the growing list of left-leaning pundits slamming his department’s pursuit of journalists’ phone and email records.

Jonathan Turley, an attorney and law professor at George Washington University, hammered Holder in a USA Today column Wednesday. He charged that Holder has “supervised a comprehensive erosion of privacy rights, press freedom and due proce...

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Teacher Punished for Telling Kids About Constitutional Rights

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
An Illinois high school teacher was punished by a local school district after he warned students about the Constitutional rights before answering a school-mandated survey about emotional and at-risk behavior.

John Dryden, a social studies teacher at Batavia High School, was issued a formal reprimand and docked a day’s pay. The punishment was doled out during a closed-door school board meeting.

The controversy started when the school district directed students to complete a survey about at-ris...

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Kindergartener gets detention, forced to apologize for Lego gun the size of a quarter

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
Yet another student has landed in a heap of trouble for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.

This time, the perpetrator was a six-year-old boy. The menacing weapon in question was a plastic Lego G.I. Joe gun roughly the size of a quarter, reports WGGB-TV.

The incident unfolded Friday morning on a school bus headed to Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer, Mass. Another student on the bus spotted the Lego piece and promptly shouted to the dri...

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The White House Isn't Closed to Everyone

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president’s Cabinet.

Obama officials who’ve visited the White House (As prepared by The Daily Caller)
Shulman’s extensive access to the White House first came to light during his testimony last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Shulman g...

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The Department of Justice and homosexuality

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : US News 
The Department of Justice has been accused of religious intolerance and viewpoint discrimination after workers were sent an email directing them to verbally affirm homosexuality, according to a religious liberty law firm representing a DOJ whistleblower.

Liberty Counsel said DOJ employees were emailed a brochure called “LGBT Inclusion at Work: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.” The brochure was created as a resource from DOJ Pride, an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and tran...

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Letter sent to NYC Mayor Bloomberg tests positive for ricin

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : US News 
Anonymous letters sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the director of the organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in Washington, D.C., contained material that initially tested positive for ricin, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne.

According to a police statement released Wednesday, the anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city's mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- a n...

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Tea Party groups file lawsuit over IRS targeting

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : US News 
WASHINGTON –  A Washington advocacy group filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the IRS and top Obama administration officials on behalf of 25 Tea Party-related groups, marking the biggest lawsuit to date over the tax agency's practice of targeting conservatives for additional scrutiny.

The 29-page lawsuit named Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and several IRS officials -- including Lois Lerner, the division director who refused to testify before Congress last week. ...

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Massachusetts audit finds dead welfare recipients collecting millions of dollars

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : US News 
A state audit has revealed that Massachusetts has given out $18 million in “questionable public assistance benefits” in recent years, in cases that included the distribution of benefits to more than 1,160 people who were either dead or using the Social Security number of a deceased person.

In some cases, recipients began receiving benefits for the first time after their deaths.

The audit, issued Tuesday, covered cash, food stamps, and other benefits intended for low-income families, and fou...

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Cargo train derails outside Baltimore

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : US News 
WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) — An explosion after a cargo train derailed Tuesday in a Baltimore suburb rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire, officials and witnesses said.

The train went off the tracks at about 2 p.m. in White Marsh, about 10 miles northeast of Baltimore and a fire department spokeswoman said she did not know if there were any injuries. Hazmat teams were on the scene, Baltimore County Police and Fire said in a series of tweets....

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Obama's Premises on Islamist Terrorism

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : US News 
The following is from Thursdays White House press conference:
 
“The best way to prevent violent extremism is to work with the Muslim American community — which has consistently rejected terrorism — to identify signs of radicalization and partner with law enforcement when an individual is drifting towards violence,” Obama said. “And these partnerships can only work when we recognize that Muslims are a fundamental part of the American family.”

When Obama was sworn into office in Janua...

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Flee! It's the termite apocalypse!

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
That's what residents of New Orleans must have been thinking when tens of thousands of swarming Formosan termites took over the city.

Stomach-churning pictures posted on social media show the bugs descending upon homes and cars, terrifying thousands of people.

The termites filled the skies across the southern US on Wednesday after a later than usual outbreak.

Formosan termites are not native to the US but snuck in from the Far East, probably in shipping crates.





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Passenger tried to open exit door on Oregon flight, FBI says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
PORTLAND, Ore. –  A passenger on a commercial flight from Alaska to Oregon was arrested Monday after witnesses say he tried to open an emergency exit during the plane's descent and other passengers had to help restrain him using shoelaces and seat-belt extensions.

Passengers and crew aboard the Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Portland told investigators that 23-year-old Alexander Michael Herrera made "unusual statements" before trying to open the plane's door Monday morning.

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Judge Reduces Sentence of Sex Offender Teacher for Hypersexuality Disorder

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
A Virginia judge reduced the sentence of a high school teacher because she claimed she’d been diagnosed with a “hypersexuality” disorder.

On May 23, Campbell County Circuit Court Judge John T. Cook sentenced William Campbell High School teacher Kathleen Cawthorne, 32, to 11 years in jail. However, Judge Cook suspended all but four months of the sentence because he agreed that Cawthorne had a “debilitating” condition.





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Memorial Day weekend violence erupts across city of Chicago

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
At least 19 people have been shot over the Memorial Day weekend, and six of them died.

The most recent victim was a man shot on the Near North Side just before 3 a.m. Sunday. Chicago police say the 42-year-old victim was shot in the head in the 1000-block of North Branch Street.

Another man died after he was shot in the head in a possible drive-by Saturday night in the 7300-block of South Dorchester.





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Drug tests for unemployment benefits approved

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
Workers who lose their jobs would have to clear a drug screening to qualify for unemployment compensation under a proposal approved by the Texas Legislature.

The changes approved Saturday would require laid-off workers to fill out state questionnaires. Answers considered suspicious would lead to drug tests. Workers who fail would lose their benefits.





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Meet America’s Oldest War Veteran

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 27, 2013, In : US News 
World War 2 veteran Richard Arvine Overton, who is 107-years-old and believed to be the oldest living American veteran, plans to spend his Memorial Day as he always does: smoking cigars on his front porch and drinking a little bit of whiskey.

Overton said he’ll likely spend the day on the porch of his East Austin home with a cigar nestled in his right hand, perhaps with a cup of whiskey-stiffened coffee nearby.





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Heavy rain turns deadly in San Antonio

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : US News 
The wet weather plaguing many parts of the U.S. this holiday weekend has turned fatal in sodden San Antonio.

Two people are dead and more than 100 were rescued Saturday after heavy rain pummeled the Texas city, causing flash flooding.

The majority of rescues were people trapped in their vehicles in low-lying areas of the city, San Antonio Fire Department spokesman Christian Bove told NBC News.





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Seven injured in Missouri as trains collide, trigger highway bridge collapse

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 26, 2013, In : US News 
Two freight trains collided and derailed early Saturday in southeast Missouri, then triggered the collapse of a highway overpass when several rail cars struck a support pillar.

Seven people were injured, including two personnel on the trains and five individuals in cars on the overpass on Highway M near Scott City, about 120 miles south of St. Louis, NBC affiliate KSDK reported. All the injured were treated for minor injuries and released.

The collision occurred before dawn at a rail intersecti...

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Could Detroit museum's collection be sold to cover city debts?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : US News 
Could the Detroit Institute of Arts’ billion dollar collection, including works by Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, be headed for the auction block to satisfy creditors of the financially troubled city?

Bill Nowling, a spokesman for state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, told MyFOX Detroit, Orr is considering whether the collection should be considered city assets that could be sold to cover Detroit's long-term debt, estimated at more than $14 billion

Museum officials oppose the idea of a...

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America's Roads Being Turned Into A Revenue Generating Surveillance Grid

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 25, 2013, In : US News 
What do speed traps, parking tickets, toll roads, speed cameras and red light cameras all have in common? They are all major revenue sources for state and local governments. All over America today there are state and local governments that are drowning in debt.

Many have chosen to use "traffic enforcement" as a way to raise desperately needed revenue. According to the National Motorist Association, issuing speeding tickets raises somewhere between 4.5 billion and 6 billion dollars in the Unit...

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New Jersey officials say bar sold rubbing alcohol instead of scotch

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
TRENTON, N.J. –  At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water — and apparently not even clean water at that.

State officials provided those new details Thursday on raids they conducted a day earlier as part of a yearlong investigation dubbed Operation Swill.

Twenty-nine New Jersey bars and restaurants, including 13 TGI Fridays, were accused of substituting cheap booze — or worse —...

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Thief Leaves $140 & Apology Note on Family’s Doorstep

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
A family living in Villa Hills, a city near Cincinnati, has an enviable backyard.  There are places to sit, beer on tap, and a small refrigerator stocked with drinks during the summer.

For years, Dee and Leo Samad have happily hosted friends and neighbors for dinner and beverages.  But there always seemed to be a bit more missing than what they gave out, they say.

Dee explained to local news stations that on a few occasions, her husband would say he had just put a fresh case of beer in the frid...

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Boy Scouts to Accept Openly Gay Members

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation’s leading youth organization.

Gay adults will remain barred from serving as Scout leaders.

Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.

Casting ballots were about 1,400 voting members of BSA’s National Council who were attending their ann...

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Official: Dead Boston bombings suspect involved in 2011 slayings

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
Deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev participated in a 2011 gruesome triple homicide outside Boston along with a Chechen killed early Wednesday during a confrontation with the FBI and Massachusetts State Police in Orlando, Florida, a federal law enforcement official told CNN.

Ibragim Todashev, who died during the interview with authorities, not only confessed to his direct role in slashing the throats of three people in Waltham, Massachusetts, but also fingered Tsarnaev i...

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Obama’s speech a victory speech for terrorists?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
The senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said President Obama’s national security speech will be “viewed by terrorists as a victory.”

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) made the remarks in a statement released moments after Obama’s speech. He focused his criticism on Obama’s plans to move toward closing the Guantanamo Bay detainee camp.

“We knew five years ago that closing Guantanamo was a bad idea and would not work,” Chambliss said. “Yet, today’s speech sends the m...

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Cars, drivers plunge into river after Wash. I-5 bridge collapse

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 24, 2013, In : US News 
Three people were rescued from water after a bridge along Interstate-5 in Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening, plunging cars into Skagit River below, according to Washington State Patrol.

The extent of the injuries for the three is unclear, but all were evaluated on scene and were transported to area hospitals, according to Marcus Deyerin of the Washington Incident Management Team. Authorities say they have no reason to believe any others are still in the river.

“I’m thankful the...

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Drone strikes: Four American citizens killed in drone strikes

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
The US government has acknowledged the killing of four American citizens in Pakistan and Yemen as part of its drone attack program – one person intentionally and three others not specifically targeted but killed in strikes aimed at terrorist suspects.

The information comes in a letter to congressional leaders from Attorney General Eric Holder, reported Wednesday by several news organizations, first by The New York Times.

The news comes on the eve of a major speech President Obama is scheduled...

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Protest march on D.C. with loaded weapons planned for July 4th

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
31-year-old former Marine and radio talk show host Adam Kokesh wants to lead armed demonstrators on a march across Memorial Bridge from Arlington National Cemetery around the Capitol, Supreme Court and the White House on July 4. Kokesh is calling on the thousands he hopes will join him (as of this writing, the count stands at 2,673) to march “with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny.”

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Father and daughter rescue man who jumped off Golden Gate Bridge

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
SAN FRANCISCO –  A man who survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge was rescued by a sailing crew.

Scott Walecka told the Marin Independent Journal he was taking his 38-foot vessel to San Francisco around 2 p.m. Monday when his daughter saw the unidentified man jump. They heard a Coast Guard radio call for a jumper in the water moments later and sailed toward the man after spotting him underneath a California Highway Patrol helicopter.

Walecka, of Santa Cruz, said the man grabbed a life sli...

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Tyson Foods sends disaster-assistance truck to Oklahoma

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : US News 
A special mobile feeding unit created by Tyson Foods, Inc., to assist with disaster relief efforts is headed to Moore, Okla. with hot meals including 20,000 pounds of chicken, beef and pork.

The truck departed Tyson’s headquarters in Springdale, Ark. on Tuesday morning. ArkansasMatters.com reports crews aboard the truck will serve victims and volunteers in addition to providing tents, sanitation supplies and a Wi-Fi hot spot.





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Residents of Moore, Okla. are now returning to rubble after the tornado decimated the town Monday afternoon

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : US News 
The mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb that was devastated by a massive tornado Monday says he wants safe-room shelters built in all new homes.

Moore Mayor Glen Lewis, on Wednesday, said  he will propose an ordinance in the next couple of days at the Moore City Council that would modify building codes to require the construction of reinforced shelters in every new home in the town of 56,000.

Lewis says he is confident he'll get the four votes needed on the six-member council. The measure could b...

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MUMS THE WORD

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : US News 
Lois Lerner, director of IRS division that targeted conservative groups, leaves House hearing after invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refusing to answer questions about agency scandal.




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Florida man killed by FBI agent reportedly had link to marathon bomber, triple murder

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : US News 
Ibragim Todashev, a former mixed martial arts fighter who was fatally shot by an FBI agent in Florida following a "violent confrontation" knew one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and was being questioned about an unsolved triple homicide that may be linked to him, according to reports.

"The agent, along with other law enforcement personnel, were interviewing an individual in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by ...

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White House Suffering From Accute Irrelevance

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer says many things are 'irrelevant'.

Let's just sum this story up with a few recent headlines from various sources:

Law 'Irrelevant' to IRS Scandal, Says White House Adviser

Top Obama adviser claims where the president was on the night of the Benghazi attack is an “irrelevant fact”

White House adviser claims AP wiretapping scandal is 'irrelevant'

Obama Aide Says the Three Scandals are “Irrelevant”

I believe what we have here is a trifecta of irrelevanc...

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Hillary’s Benghazi ‘Scapegoat’ Speaks Out

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
Following the attack in Benghazi, Libya, senior State Department officials close to Hillary Clinton ordered the removal of a midlevel official who had no role in security decisions and has never been told the charges against him. He is now accusing Clinton’s team of scapegoating him for the failures that led to the death of four Americans last year.

Raymond Maxwell was placed on forced “administrative leave” after the State Department’s own internal investigation, conducted by an Admin...

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Crews search for survivors after massive twister strikes near Oklahoma City

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
The storm decimated scores of buildings in Moore, a community of 41,000 people about 10 miles south of Oklahoma City. Block after block lay in ruins. Homes were crushed into piles of broken wood. Cars and trucks were left crumpled on the roadside.

“Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” President Barack Obama said in a Tuesday news conference, expressing gratitude for the residents and first responders who are assisting with the search and rescue efforts, and teachers who shie...

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FCC proposing to allow more sex and profanity during kids’ television viewing hours

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, In : US News 
If you thought that our television channels were already saturated with enough sex, vulgarity and profanity, you may want to brace yourself – the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing changes to its guidelines that would allow more racy content to infiltrate the small screen during hours when kids could tune in.

A public notice posted on the regulatory agency’s website last month said that FCC is launching a review that may end the prohibition of expletives and certain image...

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Oklahoma braces for more tornadoes, as severe storm system lingers

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : US News 
A mile-wide tornado moved through the Oklahoma City area Monday afternoon, flattening homes and commercial buildings in Moore, Okla. A storm system spawned several tornadoes, as forecast, Monday. There are no initial reports of injuries.

On Sunday, two people were killed and at least 21 people were injured after tornadoes ripped through central Oklahoma as part of a storm system moving northeast through the central portion of the US from Texas to Michigan. Forecasters confirm that a second ser...

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IRS Scandal Could Be a ‘Fatal Problem’ for Obama

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : US News 
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations could be “fatal” for the Obama administration if it turns out that anyone in the White House was aware of it.

Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Krauthammer called the IRS situation “the one scandal that people have a visceral sense about” — it’s the one U.S. institution, besides the military, that can do very serious harm.

Going after conservative groups based...

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IRS Claims Release of Conservative Groups’ Confidential Info to Soros-Affiliated Media Outlet ‘Inadvertent and Unintentional’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 20, 2013, In : US News 
The Internal Revenue Service claims the disclosure of conservative groups’ confidential information to investigative journalism outfit ProPublica was “inadvertent and unintentional.”

After the IRS admitted to deliberately targeting conservative organizations that applied for tax-exempt status, ProPublica reported it had received nine still-pending applications as part of its request for information about 67 nonprofits last year. The pending applications should have remained confidential....

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Burglars Force Homeowner Into Closet – And it Turns out Very, Very Poorly for Them

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : US News 
Three suspected burglars on Tuesday broke into Texas man’s home, beat him, and then forced him into an upstairs closet.

Luckily for the homeowner, his assailants made a ​huge ​mistake: they put him into same closet where he keeps his guns.

Houston Police Department Sgt. Jerry Brandon told an ABC affiliate the homeowner thought the three men had left his home after a few minutes and headed downstairs, firearm in hand.

This is where he confronted one of the burglars and exchanged fire, wound...

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Carney to Piers: The Three Government Scandals This Week ‘Don’t Exist’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : US News 
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney appeared on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” Thursday night to answer questions related to the three separate scandals that have turned the federal government on its head over the last two weeks.

Carney’s answers summed up: There are no scandals.

“You’re concocting scandals that don’t exist,” Carney said, when show host Piers Morgan asked how the Obama administration would “restore the faith that some Americans have lost” in its transparency.

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Baby Dies After Man Allegedly Tricks Girlfriend Into Taking an Abortion Pill

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : US News 
A man in Tampa, Florida, is being accused of secretly slipping his girlfriend an abortion drug, an act that killed the couple’s unborn baby. The alleged details of the troubling story are ghastly.

Prosecutors claim that John Andrew Welden, 28, switched the label on an abortion pill bottle to make it look like Amoxicillin, a common antibiotic. After the woman, identified as 26-year-old Remee Lee, took the drug, she purportedly miscarried, reports The Tampa Tribune.

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Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left note inside boat

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : US News 
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev reportedly wrote a note taking responsibility for the attack, claiming it was retribution for Muslims in response to U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.

CBS News reports that the note — scrawled in marker on the interior wall of the boat in which Tsarnaev was eventually captured by police — characterized the bombing victims as “collateral damage” and will now be used in court.

“When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Mu...

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Second court invalidates Obama appointments to labor board

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : US News 
A national labor board which has long been accused of making union-friendly decisions was dealt another blow Thursday, after a second federal appeals court found President Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate to appoint its members.

The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia once again threatened to upend the National Labor Relations Board's decisions. And it has the potential to stall the board entirely, as well as challenge other federal agencies tha...

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House votes to repeal ObamaCare in 229-125 vote

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
The Republican led house has voted, for the 37th time, to repeal President Obama’s health care law, even though GOP lawmakers know the Senate will not follow suit.

Democrats have called efforts to defund or partly scale back the Affordable Care Act a waste of time -- even an obsession.

But Republicans see a political advantage to keeping the pressure up as the administration tries to get all the moving parts of the law working in the next few months.

They're hoping that problems with its imple...

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President Obama's agenda jeopardized by scandals

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
Capitol Hill has never been especially hospitable to President Barack Obama and his legislative agenda.

It’s about to get a lot more unfriendly.

The practical impact of Obama’s scandal-laden spring is not only in the drumbeat of camera-ready hearings that could ensnare some of his top advisers. Now, some House Republicans — never particularly eager to compromise with the Democratic president — are beginning to write his legislative obituary.

“How do I negotiate with you? How do I belie...

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Tea party investigation: Is the problem the IRS or the tax code?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
Washington - President Obama announced that acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller tendered his resignation on Tuesday, making a man who took the helm after the Internal Revenue Service had stopped targeting conservative groups the first casualty of the IRS’s misdeeds.

“It’s important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward,” Mr. Obama said.

But tax experts and campaign-finance analysts say the solution may be less in trying to dig out bad apples than i...

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6 dead, at least 14 missing as tornadoes rip through Texas

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : US News 
At least six people were killed and dozens more were injured as the year's deadliest tornado outbreak struck northern Texas late Wednesday, authorities said.

Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds told a news conference early Thursday that the death toll could grow as 14 people remained unaccounted for.

"It's definitely a nightmare," Deeds told reporters.

Granbury, a town of 8,000 about 65 miles southwest of Dallas, was perhaps the worst-hit area. Images of the town revealed leveled homes, badly damage...

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See One Tea Party's Very Clever Response To The IRS

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, In : US News 
When Internal Revenue Service agents decided to target conservative groups with “unnecessary” information requests, they probably weren’t expecting Marion Bower, an Ohio woman who in 2010 founded her own Tea Party group.

“I was trying to be very cordial, but they wanted copies of unbelievable things,” the 68-year-old founder of American Patriots against Government Excess told ABC News Tuesday. “They wanted to know what materials we had discussed at any of our book studies.”

Yes, w...

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Homeland Security Funded Exercise Portrayed Homeschoolers as Terrorists

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
Taken on its own, the KOMO 4 News report out of Seattle paints a stark and frightening picture of police battling “angry parents” in a simulated shooting at a school. The practice of police training to take on everything from homeschoolers to patriots and constitutionalists – “rightwing extremists” in government parlance – is anything but a rarity. Such exercises are now a prominent feature of the expanding police state.

Stereotypes consistently propped-up by the media demonize hom...

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Father Dies After He ‘Begged for His Life’ While Cops Struck Him With Batons — Cellphone Videos Seized

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
A California father of four died after being beaten by police outside of a Bakersfield hospital, while witnesses say he begged for his life. A couple witnesses filmed the gruesome scene, but say they were later forced to give their cellphones to authorities and have yet to receive their devices back.

The Bakersfield Californian reported 33-year-old David Sal Silva died early Wednesday morning in the hospital after he was struck an unknown amount of times by nine authorities seeking to subdue h...

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German Homeschooling Family’s Request for Asylum Denied by the U.S. Government

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
The Romeike family has for years been battling for the right to educate their children as they see fit.  Today, the United States government has denied their request.

Originally from Germany, Evangelical Christians Uwe and Hannelore Romeike wanted to homeschool their six children, but it is against the law in Germany.  They faced threats of legal action from the government and crippling fines before choosing to immigrate to the United States in 2010, seeking political asylum.

U.S. Immigration J...

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The Handwritten Note About Guns Joe Biden Sent a Wis. Boy

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, In : US News 
MILWAUKEE — Students at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school wrote the vice president a few months ago — and now one of students has received an unexpected personal response that’s garnering attention.

The 7-year-old, second-grade boy at Downtown Montessori Academy wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden and other officials with an idea about guns.

His teacher Jenny Aicher says his letter suggested that if guns shot chocolate bullets, no one would get hurt.




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Justice Department secretly obtained AP phone records

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for t...

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Man critically beaten with skateboards in California

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. –  Southern California authorities say four youngsters could be charged with attempted murder after they beat and critically injured a man with their skateboards.

The Orange County Register says it happened Friday night after a woman bystander tried to break up a fight between two groups at a Huntington Beach skate park.

Police Lt. Chad Nichols says the skateboarders turned on the woman, and her boyfriend intervened and was chased to a nearby coin laundry and beaten w...

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Search for suspects after 19 injured in shooting at New Orleans Mother's Day parade

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
New Orleans police are searching for as many as three gunmen after 19 people, including two children, were injured in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade.

Police say they saw three suspects running from the scene, but no arrests had been made as of early Monday. Grainy surveillance video released by New Orleans police shows a crowd suddenly scattering in all directions, with some falling to the ground. They appear to be running from a man who turns and runs out of the picture. The person is w...

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Republicans call for depositions in Benghazi probe, amid revelation Clinton barely interviewed

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
Congressional Republicans on Sunday pressed their investigation into the Benghazi attacks, suggesting depositions for high-ranking officials and more whistle-blowers testifying amid further questions about why then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not thoroughly interviewed about the issue.

Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, stated that more potential and self-proclaimed “whistle-blowers” might come forward after three of them – care...

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Bill would punish IRS agents who abuse authority with jail time

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : US News 
A Republican congressman plans to introduce a bill Monday that would make it a crime -- punishable by jail time -- for an IRS agent to target groups based on their political beliefs.

The bill was drafted after the agency acknowledged Friday that it singled out Tea Party and other conservative organizations for additional scrutiny. According to documents obtained by Fox News, the practice may have been in the works as early as 2010.

Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said his bill is aimed at preventin...

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Florida woman saves the life of 84-year-old more than 1,000 miles away

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : US News 
"He said, 'Audrey I have fallen a couple of times and can't get up and I'm short of breath and hung up," said Notor, who lives in New Jersey, a couple of hours away from her father.

In Delray Beach, Florida, Yasick didn't waste any time. She called the unfamiliar number back. But Buck, whose bloodstream was slowly becoming septic as a result of a urinary track infection, could not talk, Yasick said.

"It was a very distressing phone call. I kept asking him 'Where are you?' but he couldn't really...

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One by one, homes in California subdivision sinking

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : US News 
LAKEPORT, Calif. –  Scott and Robin Spivey had a sinking feeling that something was wrong with their home when cracks began snaking across their walls in March.

The cracks soon turned into gaping fractures, and within two weeks their 600-square-foot garage broke from the house and the entire property -- manicured lawn and all -- dropped 10 feet below the street.

It wasn't long before the houses on both sides collapsed as the ground gave way in the Spivey's neighborhood in Lake County, about 1...

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Brother, 12, arrested in fatal stabbing of 8-year-old California girl

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, May 12, 2013, In : US News 
VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. –  Authorities on Saturday arrested the 12-year-old brother of an 8-year-old girl who was mysteriously stabbed at her home in a quiet Northern California community last month.

Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz told reporters at a news conference that the boy will be charged with homicide.

The April 27 attack shook the tightknit Valley Springs community of about 7,400 people and set off a massive manhunt. The boy had told police that he encountered an intruder in the h...

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'OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE': Tea Party Rejects IRS Apology for Tax Scrutiny

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Tea Party leaders refused to accept an apology from the IRS Friday in which the agency acknowledged that it inappropriately flagged conservative groups for additional review during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.

Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, said she wants to see resignations over what she called the "disturbing, illegal and outrageous abuse of government power."

Republican lawmakers also seized on the acknowledgment,...

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Security concerns after 500 pounds of still-missing explosives stolen from federal bunker

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Around the same time the nation was transfixed on the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers last month, thieves on the other side of the country pulled off a little-noticed heist -- swiping 559 pounds of explosives from a federal storage facility in Montana.

As of Friday, not one ounce of it has been found.

The incident, federal officials believe, was not terrorism-related. But it's the latest to raise security concerns in an age when authorities are warning about the desire of violence-bent t...

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Texas man charged with possession of explosive device

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Waco, Texas - A Texas emergency medical services technician was arrested and charged Friday with possession of a destructive device.

Bryce Reed is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday in Waco, Texas.

Reed is part of West’s Emergency Medical Services and was one of the incident commanders during the deadly April 17 fertilizer plant explosion.

Texas law enforcement officials are now launching a criminal investigation into the explosion. Investigators have largely treated the West Fertiliz...

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Port Angeles man bulldozes neighbors' property

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 11, 2013, In : US News 
Port Angeles, Wash. - A Port Angeles man damaged four houses after he drove his bulldozer through them. At least one vehicle was also destroyed.

The Clallam County Sheriff's Office said the man was "irate with neighbors."

The man was booked into jail for malicious mischief.

A major power outage was caused after Bonneville Power Administration lines were tripped. Power has been restored to all but a few customers who could be without power until tomorrow morning.

However, thousands of customers we...

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Pentagon scrubs 3D gun plans from Internet, says designer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : US News 
The world's first 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator, has had its liberty taken away by the government.

Plans for the working handgun were posted online by Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, potentially allowing anyone with access to a 3D printer to make a firearm from plastic. The plans, which had been in the works for months, caused alarm among gun control advocates but were seen by some Second Amendment advocates as a breakthrough. More than 100,000 copies of the plans were downloa...

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Are All Telephone Calls Recorded And Accessible To The US Government?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 10, 2013, In : US News 
The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy.

But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are.

Over the past couple days, cable news tabloid shows such as CNN's O...

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HE'S SOOOOOO ASHAMED

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : US News 
Says he needs help.  Duh.  Now the captor is the captive.  This trial will cost us taxpayers a pretty penny or two.  If they just put him in the general population of any prison in America it would all be over in a day or two, no cost to the taxpayers. But that would be uncivilized.  They have him on suicide watch, so it will be hard for him to avoid his day in court.  Grisly details of what occurred in his home over the last ten+ years can be found on any news source in the world.  We are so...
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NBC: Printable Plastic Guns A 'Game Changer,' Need for 'Much More Stringent' Gun Laws

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : US News 
Teasing an upcoming panel discussion on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer proclaimed: "Today's Professionals are going to weigh in on what could be a game changer in the gun debate, a plastic pistol undetectable by most security systems that almost anyone can make at home using some modern technology."

Fretting over details being released on how to construct the weapon using a 3D printer, Lauer posed this questions to the usual group of liberal pundits: "What do we do about it?" Attor...

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In Los Angeles, 1 in 10 residents is an illegal immigrant, study says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 9, 2013, In : US News 
Los Angeles - A report released Tuesday suggests that one quarter of the illegal immigrant workforce in the United States lives in California, and it offers a detailed look at who they are and how they live, using the Golden State as a microcosm to explore how current immigration reform efforts in Washington could impact America.

The study by the University of Southern California’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration estimates that about 7 percent of California residents – or mor...

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Benghazi attack just wont go away for Democrats

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : US News 
A key Benghazi whistle-blower, responding to Democratic claims that the prolonged scrutiny over the administration's botched talking points is unwarranted, testified Wednesday that the early mischaracterization of the attack may have actually hurt the FBI's investigation.

As for Rice's comments that Sunday, when she repeatedly cited the video as the trigger for the attack, Hicks said his "jaw dropped" when he heard that.

"I was stunned," Hicks said. "My jaw dropped, and I was embarrassed."

He...

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Polygamy, The Next Marriage Battle?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : US News 
While the battle over same-sex marriage still rages, it is hard to imagine what the next battle might be. However, astute observers of the marriage debate have already seen the newest challenge to the definition of marriage -- polygamy.

In a recent article on Slate.com, Jillian Keenan proposes that the legalization of polygamous marriage is a desired result of the current marriage debate. She argues:

"While the Supreme Court and the rest of us are all focused on the human right of marriage equ...

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What's up with the flag?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, In : US News 
You have to be brain dead not to have heard of the 3 missing girls released from captivity in Cleveland.  It's a miracle and a blessing.  But aren't crime scenes supposed to be left intact?  If this is so, then why do all the first released pictures of the so called "House of Horrors" clearly show a Puerto Rican flag on the front porch, and any photos other than the first ones released clearly show and American flag on the front porch?  Check our breaking story dated 5-6-2013 for another look...
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South Carolina teacher who stomped US flag gets $85G payment

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, In : US News 
CHAPIN, S.C. –  A South Carolina high school teacher removed from the classroom when he stomped on an American flag while discussing freedom is being paid $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge.

The State newspaper obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act that show Chapin High School teacher Scott Compton is being paid the settlement by Lexington-Richland District 5, in addition to his salary through June 7.

Compton resigned as part of the settlement after criticism about his actio...

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3 missing women went undetected for decade in Ohio home

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
Three brothers were arrested and will be charged after three women who vanished about a decade ago were found held captive in a downtown Cleveland home, authorities said.

The suspects were identified as Ariel Castro, 52, who lived at the home, and his brothers, Pedro and O'Neal, ages 54 and 50, respectively. The brothers lived at another location, authorities said.

"As far as investigations, we believe we've got three suspects," Ed Tomba, Cleveland's deputy police chief, said. "We're going to c...

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RECAP: Went from being America's most wanted to not wanted anywhere

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
WORCESTER, Mass. —  Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family in Russia doesn’t want his body, his widow declined to claim it and now cemeteries in Massachusetts have refused to take the body.

A funeral director trying to find a cemetery to take the body went next to the city where Tsarnaev lived, but ran into another obstacle: It doesn’t want him.

Worcester funeral director Peter Stefan said he plans to ask the city of Cambridge to provide a plot because he hasn’t been able ...

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Beware who you mess with

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
Thugs should think twice before they mess with “victims’ they assume are defenseless—otherwise they might earn themselves a special forces-level whipping.

Then again, when Christopher Andrew, 27, observed Gordon Besaw, 51, strolling one morning in Oklahoma City with Derby, his seeing-eye dog, Andrew must have been licking his chops.

Andrew moved toward Besaw—who was headed to the VA Medical Center for treatment—ready for some fun.

“He asked me, ‘Are you blind?’ I said yes,” sai...

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California, Arizona see spike in valley fever cases as worsening drought kicks up dust

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
FRESNO, Calif. –  California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming climates and drought have kicked up the dust that spreads it.

The fever has hit California's agricultural heartland particularly hard in recent years, with incidence dramatically increasing in 2010 and 2011. The disease — which is prevalent in arid regions of the United States...

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The cost to grant legal status to America's 11 million illegal immigrants? $6.3 TRILLION

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, May 6, 2013, In : US News 
The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status, according to a long-awaited estimate by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The cost would arise from illegal immigrants tapping into the government's vast network of benefits and services, many of which are currently unavailable to them. This includes everything from standard benefits like Social Security and Medicare to...

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He’s gone from most wanted to least wanted

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, May 4, 2013, In : US News 
Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s family in Russia doesn’t want his body, his widow declined to claim it and now cemeteries in Massachusetts have refused to take the body. The corpse has languished in a city morgue since April 19, when he was killed in a shootout with police, but now it is being prepared for burial somewhere in or around Boston. The remains were originally taken to Dyer-Lake Funeral Home in North Attleboro late Thursday, prompting crowds to jeered and jab middle ...
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California Bill Would Allow Students To Use Bathrooms 'Consistent With His or Her Gender Identity'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : US News 
A proposed law introduced in the California State legislature would allow public school children to use bathrooms designated for members of the opposite sex, if that students' "gender identity" differed from the students biological sex.

Assembly Bill 1266, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who represents a section of the city of San Francisco would:

"...require that a pupil be permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and...

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Student Punished, Charged With a Felony After He ‘Tried to Do the Right Thing’ When He Forgot His Shotgun Was in His Truck

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, May 3, 2013, In : US News 
David “Cole” Withrow was a senior ready to graduate with honors from Princeton High School in Johnston, N.C. He is an Eagle Scout, did his senior class project on gun safety and was even looking forward to college in the fall.

This is why when he realized he forgot his shotgun in the back of his truck after going skeet shooting over the weekend, he debated between driving back home and being counted as tardy and calling his mom from school to collect the gun.

Deciding to call his mother fro...

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Fire Ravages Southern California

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : US News 
By ABC NEWS
May 2, 2013

More than 425 firefighters are battling blazes in Southern California while dozens of air tankers and helicopters drop water and retardant to combat fierce winds, high temperatures and dry weather feeding the brush fire 90 miles outside Los Angeles.

Hundreds of residents have been forced to evacuate their homes near Banning, Calif., in the Inland Empire section of Southern California.

"The fire is being pushed by this wind, very challenging today," one firefighter told ABC...

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Live: I-90 Accidents, 'Travel Not Advised' Across Upper Midwest

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, May 2, 2013, In : US News 
After temperatures soared into the 80s Monday in parts of the Plains, warmth was quickly replaced by temperatures in the 30s and a late-season snow.

More than 8 inches of snow had piled up in in Brainerd, Minn., through Thursday morning as snow continued to fall. Up to 18 inches of snow was reported for parts of Larimer County in Colorado from the same system on Wednesday.

Roadways Thursday morning were slick, with portions of I-70, US36 and US83 listed as being completely snow and ice covered ...

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Boston police arrest 3 more suspects in bombing case

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
Boston police have arrested three classmates of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in connection with the April 15 attack, a law enforcement source reported Wednesday.

The source says the three may have information about whether material was removed from Tsarnaev's dorm room at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in the days following the April 15 attack.


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Possible invasion of air-breathing, predatory fish has NYC officials on alert

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
Environmental officials in New York City are warning the public to be on the lookout for an aggressive, air-breathing fish that may be invading the city's waterways.

The state's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking fishermen in the Harlem Meer to be on the lookout for the northern snakehead fish, a predatory creature native to Asia.

The fish, which is native to Russia, China and North and South Korea, can destroy an ecosystem if it is allowed to flourish. The fish can breat...

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California woman accused of sneaking juice mixed with rubbing alcohol into Starbucks

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
SAN FRANCISCO –  A California woman faces attempted murder charges after police say she tried to sneak orange juice bottles spiked with a lethal amount of rubbing alcohol inside a Starbucks.

San Jose Police arrested Ramineh Behbehanian, 50, late Monday. A customer reported seeing the woman take two bottles of orange juice from her bag and place them in an open-air refrigerated display case at a Starbucks in San Jose around 3:45 p.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said Tuesday.

When the customer told a sto...

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FDA approves "morning-after pill" for girls 15 and older without prescription

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, In : US News 
U.S. regulators on Tuesday lowered the age limit for Plan B One-Step "emergency" contraception, approving it for sale to girls as young as 15 and agreeing it will be available without a prescription and on store shelves instead of behind pharmacy counters, Food and Drug Administration officials announced.



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Residents angry over pro-gun billboard in Colorado

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, In : US News 
Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some Colorado residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive.

The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you."

Matt Wells, an account executive with Lamar Advertising in Denver, said Monday that a group of local residents purchased the space.

"T...

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Masonic lodge vandalized by church stabbing suspect

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, In : US News 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A man charged with stabbing three people at an Albuquerque Catholic church because he thought a choir leader was a Mason vandalized a Masonic lodge hours before his attack, police said.

Lawrence Capener, 24, told police that he tagged the Sandoval No. 76 Masonic Lodge in Rio Rancho with spray paint on Sunday, authorities said. Police later found red and blue spray paint on signs, outside walls and a door. Investigators said he also left the message, "I hope you guess who I ...

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Last pieces of One World Trade Center spire are rising

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : US News 
One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building.

And when the last pieces of its spire rise to the roof -- weather permitting -- the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the spire pieces plus a steel beacon will then be lifted at a later date from the rooftop to cap the building at 1,776 feet.

Installation of the 800-ton, 408-foot spire bega...

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Police say man stabs 4 people at Catholic church in Albuquerque

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 29, 2013, In : US News 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  Just as the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church choir began its final hymn, a man vaulted over pews and lashed out at the singers, sending four churchgoers to the hospital with stab wounds, authorities said.

Worshippers screamed as the shocking and chaotic scene unfolded Sunday with the attacker continuing the onslaught until he was tackled and held by church members for officers, who raced to the scene, police said.

Four parishioners were injured, including church choir di...

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New York officials seek human remains amid debris from Boeing jet

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 28, 2013, In : US News 
NEW YORK –  The medical examiner's office plans to search for Sept. 11 human remains in an alley behind a mosque near the World Trade Center where landing gear from the type of Boeing jet used in the attacks was suddenly discovered.

The chief medical examiner's spokeswoman, Ellen Borakove, said the area first will be tested as part of a standard health and safety evaluation for possible toxicity. She said sifting for human remains is to begin Tuesday morning.

Police said Saturday that detecti...

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"Just give them a one way bus ticket to somewhere else." Federal warning, multiple probes follow allegations of Nevada 'patient dumping'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : US News 
A Nevada psychiatric hospital has over the past several years purportedly released, then bused hundreds of patients to states across the country, prompting a federal warning and multiple investigations included two in California, the top destination.

The investigations into Las Vegas’ Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital comes after a 48-year-old male patient arrived in February at a Sacramento facility in a suicidal and confused state while out of food and medication and with no contacts, ident...

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RICIN LETTERS ARREST MADE

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : US News 
A Mississippi man has been arrested by federal agents in connection with the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and two other public officials, Fox News confirmed Saturday morning.

The suspect Everett Dutschke, 41, is a martial arts instructor. He was taken into custody by U.S. marshals at his home in Tupelo, Miss. Federal investigators dropped charges Tuesday against their first major suspect, Elvis impersonator Paul Kevin Curtis.

Dutschke was arrested without incident by the FBI at a...

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Part of 9/11 plane found by surveyors inspecting Islamic Community Center site

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : US News 
A piece of landing gear from one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 has been discovered in a small alley near Ground Zero more than 11 years after the terror attacks.

The twisted metal part, jammed in an 18-inch-wide sliver of open space between the buildings, has cables and levers on it and is about 17 inches wide and 4 feet long, New York Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Friday.

"It's a manifestation of a horrific terrorist act a block and a...

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GOP Lawmakers Hope to Combat Ammunition Stockpiling by Gov’t Agencies

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 27, 2013, In : US News 
Republicans in the Senate and House are expected to introduce a joint bill Friday that would limit the amount of ammunition that federal agencies are allowed to buy and stockpile over the next six months, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

The bill, titled the Ammunition Management for More Accountability or “AMMO” Act, is being proposed after several lawmakers have voiced concerns about some federal agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security, seemingly stockpiling large quantitie...

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Glenn Beck's conspiracy theory claims third man involved in Boston bombings

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : US News 

On his show on The Blaze network, Beck cited multiple law enforcement sources claiming the Saudi man was detained and then cleared as part of a "false flag" operation.

“The government has not come clean,” Beck said. “Some of this information has come out over the weekend, and immediately the government tried to discredit it.”

Beck said two FBI sources confirmed the Saudi man was "in custody" on Monday April 15, and had been labeled as someone who has "demonstrated [himself] to be a prov...

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Boston bombings suspect moved from hospital to a federal prison camp

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : US News 
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been moved from the hospital to a federal prison 40 miles away that provides specialized medical care, the government said Friday.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he has been held and interrogated since his capture last week, to the federal prison at Fort Devens, Mass., the Marshals Service said.

The prison’s website describes it as a facility for men who need specialized or long-term medica...

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Reps challenge DHS ammo buys, say agency using 1,000 more rounds per person than Army

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 26, 2013, In : US News 
Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Thursday that the Department of Homeland Security is using roughly 1,000 rounds of ammunition more per person than the U.S. Army, as he and other lawmakers sharply questioned DHS officials on their "massive" bullet buys.

"It is entirely ... inexplicable why the Department of Homeland Security needs so much ammunition," Chaffetz, R-Utah, said at a hearing.

The hearing itself was unusual, as questions about the department's ammunition purchases until recently ...

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FBI Was ‘Shocked’ to See Judge ‘Waltz’ in and Give Suspect Miranda Rights

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : US News 
Regular viewers of Fox News are used to seeing popular host Megyn Kelly on their televisions every afternoon, but on Thursday morning Kelly made a special appearance during the morning to break some surprising information: according to her sources, the FBI was “shocked” to see a magistrate “waltz into” the hospital room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and read him his Miranda rights.

So why were they shocked? According to Kelly, the FBI was under the understanding that they would get much more ti...

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Gang leader impregnated 4 prison guards while running contraband scheme

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : US News 
A Maryland gang member is accused of running a scheme to smuggle contraband into prison by "corrupting" 13 female prison guards from behind bars, four of whom he impregnated.

A federal indictment says Tavon White has been charged in the plot to smuggle drugs, cell phones and other contraband into the Baltimore jail and other corrections facilities, along with the prison guards, six of his fellow inmates and five others with gang ties who allegedly operated outside the jails.

The indictment also...

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Two Tornadoes Confirmed in Louisiana Wednesday

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 25, 2013, In : US News 
An intense line of storms that moved through the New Orleans metro area around lunchtime damaged homes and ripped trees out of the ground.

The National Weather Service confirmed the storms spawned two tornadoes: An EF-1 in Kenner, La. and an EF-0 in Metairie, La. The Kenner tornado damaged several trees and produced moderate roof damage to several residences.  The Metairie tornado downed a tree onto a car, snapped small trees and overturned a large truck.

Meanwhile, flood-weary residents in par...

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U.S. Employees Set To Be Forced To Give Bosses Their Facebook Passwords

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, In : US News 
An attempt to ban US bosses from asking employees to hand over their Facebook login details has been blocked by Congress.

A last minute alteration to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) that would have prevented employers demanding that prospective employees disclose social media passwords as a condition of employment was voted down in the house of representatives.

The proposal, put forward by Democrat Ed Perlmutter was defeated by a 224-189 majority, accordi...

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Hundreds of officers in Puerto Rico join sickout amid retirement, salary concerns

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, In : US News 
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  Police in Puerto Rico are staging a sickout at a rate of nearly 2,000 officers a day.

The sickout comes a month after hundreds of police protested proposed cuts in retirement benefits and demanded higher wages and overtime pay. Officers also protested an announcement by the U.S. territory's governor that public employees will have to take time off rather than be paid for accrued sick leave.

Police Chief Hector Pesquera warned on Monday that the absences are putting th...

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Supreme Court limits deportations over marijuana crimes

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, In : US News 
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday immigrants cannot be automatically deported if they are convicted of relatively minor crimes involving marijuana.

In a 7-2 decision, the justices sided with Adrian Moncrieffe, a longtime resident of the United States from Jamaica who was deported from the United States over possession of a small amount of marijuana. The court said Moncrieffe should have had the opportunity to contest his deportation.



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Mayor Bloomberg: Interpretation of U.S. Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, In : US News 
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes that the Boston Marathon bombings have created a unique scenario — one in which traditional interpretations of the U.S. Constitution must change. Rather than shying away from cameras and other security mechanisms that some view as infringements upon individual privacy, the politician claims that the most recent attack calls for a new paradigm.

As for those who fear government intrusion and express serious concerns about how these technologies an...

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Anyone recall the "Saudi National" person of interest?

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, In : US News 
The Saudi national who was initially a “person of interest” in the Boston bombings was placed on a “no-fly list,” or a terror watch list, after he was detained and before federal authorities determined whether he was involved in the attack or just a mere witness, an official with the Department of Homeland Security stated.

Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, who is in the U.S. on a student visa, was placed on the “no-fly” list as a precaution after federal officials identified him as a perso...

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Report: Boy Scouts Set to Abolish Gay Ban

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : US News 
If ever there was a week to quietly announce a major organizational change, this is it.

A spokesman with the Boy Scouts of America on Friday announced that the 103-year-old organization is set to lift its long-standing ban on openly gay youth members but will continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.

However, as Reuters notes, the group’s board “still has to vote in May on whether to ratify the resolution.”

If the vote goes through, “no youth may be denied membership in the Boy Scouts o...

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Visit national parks for free April 22 - 26

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : US News 
PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) - From April 22 to April 26, every national park in the country is offering FREE admission. It's National Park Week.

National parks are a good deal any time of the year – especially as 268 of the 401 national parks never charge an entrance fee.

It costs $25 to get into Yellowstone. But that's good for a car full of people and for up to a week of exploration. Still, if you're planning a family trip, hitting popular parks like Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion, you'll save...

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Travelers brace for delays as FAA imposes furloughs, lawmakers decry 'stunt'

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : US News 
Travelers could be in for longer waits at the airport this week, after the Federal Aviation Administration imposed furloughs on air traffic controllers despite claims by some lawmakers that the agency could have complied with the sequester in other ways.

The FAA went ahead with the furloughs on Sunday, citing the automatic budget cuts that went into effect last month. Some delays appeared in the late evening in and around New York, though Monday will be the real test of the impact on traveler...

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Police say 5, including gunman, killed in Washington apartment shooting

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : US News 

A total of eight officers fired their weapons, Schrock said. All have been placed on administrative leave, per standard policy, as the investigation continues.

A law enforcement source stated it appears the shooting may have been a result of a fight that broke out in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

"We're gonna continue to go door to door in hopes that we can find some additional witnesses, and hopefully we won't be finding any more victims." Schrock said.  "We still don't have any id...

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Marathon bombing suspect can't speak, communicating in writing

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : US News 
The lone surviving suspect in the bombing attack on the Boston Marathon one week ago is communicating in writing, and may be ready to be questioned by an elite FBI team.

As Boston prepared to mark with a moment of silence the passing of a week since the terror attack that killed three and wounded at least 176, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was believed to be unable to speak but awake and responding to questions, possibly from medical staff. Tsarnaev is under heavy guard at Boston's Beth Israel  Hospital, ...

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Midwestern towns brace for deluge as floodwaters surge

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 21, 2013, In : US News 
Heavy river flooding in six Midwestern states that has forced evacuations, shut down bridges, swamped homes and caused at least one death was expected to crest in some areas on Sunday.

National Guardsmen, volunteers, homeowners and even inmates from local prisons pitched in to hold back the floodwaters that shut down roads in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Heavy rainfall moved out of the region on Friday, but major river flooding was expected to continue in some reg...

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2 shot, 1 person grazed at 4/20 pot rally in Denver's Civic Center Park; Police search for shooters

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 21, 2013, In : US News 
DENVER - Police are searching for the two men who fired shots during the 4/20 pot rally in Denver's Civic Center Park on Saturday, injuring three people and causing thousands of festival-goers enjoying the jovial atmosphere to flee in panic.

A man and woman, between 20 and 30 years old, were shot in the leg, Denver police tweeted. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

A third victim, a juvenile, was grazed by a bullet and walked into a nearby hospital, police tweeted.

A dog, belon...

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United in adversity: West, Texas, prays for Boston, which sends pizzas to West

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 21, 2013, In : US News 
WEST, Texas - Lauretta Cvikel has her own problems. On Wednesday, she was knocked over by the explosion at West Fertilizer Plant, noting, "I never thought I'd be able see air move!" For another 20 minutes "that felt like forever" she didn't know the whereabouts of her pre-teen son, Allen, who was eventually found safe.

But as Ms. Cvikel tells her dramatic story, her thoughts suddenly wander eastward and to the North, to a manhunt and citywide lock down in Boston, which ended several hours late...

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ICE arrests 2 in Massachusetts town tied to Boston bombing case

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Sunday, April 21, 2013, In : US News 
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. –  Two foreign nationals have been arrested on immigration violations in the Massachusetts town where police say the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect may have once lived.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Saturday that Homeland Security Investigations agents had arrested two people in New Bedford.

An ICE spokesman would not comment on the people who were arrested or if they are connected to bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The University of Massachusetts a...

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Second Boston marathon suspect reportedly partied 2 nights after bombing

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 20, 2013, In : US News 
The teenage bombing suspect who was captured Friday night hiding in a boat in the Watertown neighborhood near Boston reportedly attended a party at two nights after the incident, The Boston Globe reported.

"He was just relaxed," said a student from Umass Dartmouth who saw the suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, mingling with friends from intramural soccer.

Tsarnaev is registered at the school and the campus sent out an alert on its website Friday saying, "The campus is closed. Individuals on campus sho...

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Obama taking executive action on guns after Senate vote

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Saturday, April 20, 2013, In : US News 
Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.

Federal law bans certain mentally ill people from purchasing firearms, but not all states are providing data to stop the prohibited sales to the FBI's background check system. A federal review last year found 17 states contributed fewer than 10 mental health records to the database, meaning many...

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FBI checked out Boston Marathon bomb suspect in 2011

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : US News 
Officials from an unnamed foreign country asked the FBI two years ago to investigate Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev because they were concerned that he possibly had “extremist ties,” Fox News has learned.

FBI officials familiar with the request say that they obliged, giving Tsarnaev, who is suspected with his younger brother of planting the bombs that killed three and injured 176, a full “scrubbing” - or background check.

“We did not find anything,” the official t...

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BREAKING NEWS: 'WE GOT HIM' Police Arrest Marathon Bomber Alive

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : US News 
DEVELOPING: Second suspect in Boston Marathon bombing is in custody, after police found him hiding in a boat covered by a tarp behind a house in Watertown, Mass., Boston Police Department confirmed.
3 Taken in for Questioning in Connection With Marathon Bomb Plot | FBI Checked Out Bomb Suspect in 2011



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Boston transit shut down, nearly 1 million sheltering in place amid terror hunt

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : US News 
The entire city of Boston was put on lockdown Friday morning by the Massachusetts governor as police searched for the second of two men believed to have been involved in the marathon bombings earlier this week.

Gov. Deval Patrick said people should shelter in place as authorities engaged in a “massive manhunt” – an extraordinary order that affected nearly one million people.

The second suspect was shot and killed.

Police searched the Watertown neighborhood door to door on foot and in patro...

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What You Need to Know About Filming, Photographing Police in Public

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : US News 
Carlos Miller has been arrested three times for photographing and filming police officers performing public duties. He knows his rights, but in a world where an increasing number of people carry a device with video and picture-taking capabilities everywhere they go, he thinks it’s time for them to learn too.

“I don’t purposefully set out to get arrested. I hate getting arrested,” Miller said in an interview. “It really screws up your whole night.”

But Miller — who has worked profe...

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The Saudi Saga: ‘Person of Interest’

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : US News 
Key points:

    .On Sean Hannity’s Fox News program Wednesday night, terror expert Steve Emerson cited sources saying Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national who was briefly named a “person of interest” in the Boston Marathon bombings, is being deported on Tuesday.
   
    .Thursday morning, Glenn Beck revealed on radio that TheBlaze was informed by sources that the Saudi national’s visa had been revoked and he was, in fact, going to be deported on “security and related grounds....

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Police search for suspect after gunfight outside Boston; explosives reportedly detonated

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Friday, April 19, 2013, In : US News 
BREAKING NEWS: Police in the Watertown neighborhood of Boston reportedly were searching for a heavily armed suspect who may have been involved in the shooting death of an MIT police officer after reportedly taking another suspect into custody early Friday.

Police and federal authorities were investigating if the suspects are possibly tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.

WCBV-TV said the suspects threw and detonated explosives during a car chase with police.

Police were working to apprehend a you...

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BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECTS PHOTO RELEASED

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : US News 




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Alex Jones raises ‘false flag’ conspiracy after Boston Marathon bombings

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : US News 
While the country was trying to process the terror as it unfolded at the Boston Marathon on Monday, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host, took to Twitter to express his sympathy for the victims—and to claim that the attack was part of a government conspiracy.

"Our hearts go out to those that are hurt or killed," Jones wrote. "But this thing stinks to high heaven of a false flag."

The "false flag" attack Jones was referring to is a term that originated during naval warfare. "For centuries, ship...

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Background check plan defeated in Senate, Obama rips gun bill opponents

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Thursday, April 18, 2013, In : US News 
The Senate on Wednesday defeated a vital background check amendment seen as the linchpin to Democrats' gun control bill, dealing a major setback to President Obama -- who lashed out at opponents in unusually blunt terms during remarks from the Rose Garden.

"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," Obama said, accusing the gun lobby of lying about the bill. 

The vote was 54-46, with supporters falling six votes short of the required 60-vote threshold.

The failure of the back...

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'Like a war zone': Fatalities, hundreds hurt in Texas fertilizer plant explosion

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : US News 
A large fertilizer plant explosion rocked a small Texas town late Wednesday, causing fatalities, injuring "hundreds" of people and leaving dozens of homes destroyed under a cloud of toxic smoke.

Firefighters, including local volunteers, were battling a blaze at the time of the blast, which caused a ground tremor equivalent to a magnitude-2.1 earthquake, the USGS said.

Multiple officials confirmed that there were fatalities in the explosion, but wouldn't give any early numbers.

First responders w...

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Arrest made in ricin scare

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : US News 
An arrest has been made in connection with letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker that authorities are testing to determine if they contain ricin, two federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Kenneth Curtis was arrested in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area, one of the officials said.



              RICIN IS MADE FROM CASTOR BEANS, IT IS
          EXTREMELY TOXIC WITH NO KNOWN ANTIDOTE

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Letter sent to Obama tests positive for ricin, FBI says

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, In : US News 
The FBI has confirmed that a letter addressed to President Obama has "preliminarily tested positive" for ricin, a day after lawmakers said another letter sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker tested positive for the same substance.




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Envelope containing ricin sent to Sen. Wicker

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : US News 
An envelope containing ricin was sent to the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Roger Wicker, lawmakers told Fox News on Tuesday.

Milt Leitenberg, a University of Maryland bioterrorism expert, said ricin is a poison derived from the same bean that makes castor oil. According to a Homeland Security Department handbook, ricin is deadliest when inhaled. It is not contagious, but there is no antidote.

The letter to the Mississippi Republican was intercepted at an off-site mail screening facility and neve...

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Late-night comedians somber in wake of Boston Marathon tragedy

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : US News 
Conan O’Brien began his show on a very serious note last night, and as he spoke to his audience about the events of the day in Boston, he seemed shaken by the news.

Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, two bombs went off near the finish line of the famed Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 176 people.

O'Brien put his usual jokes aside, almost entirely, to reflect on the emotional day.

“Boston is my hometown – it’s where I grew up, and it’s where my family lives.  So I just wanted to ...

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Medical personnel on site in Boston saved countless lives

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : US News 
Hundreds of medical personnel, ambulances and medical tents set up for the Boston marathon dramatically helped the situation.

With these types of injuries, the key is always time.  By having numerous ambulances on standby for the race, many of the most critical patients were able to be transported to hospitals almost instantly.

Fortunately, there were trained medical personnel in the area, who were able to provide immediate first aid.   In those medical tents, professional medics could potentia...

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Death toll at 3 in Boston Marathon bombing seen by White House as terrorism

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : US News 
The deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three and injured 176 is believed to be an act of terrorism, senior White House officials told Fox News.

Two explosions tore through the finish line of the world-famous race just before 3 p.m., going off simultaneously as throngs of onlookers watched runners complete the 26.2-mile trek. The timing of the blasts immediately sparked suspicions of a deliberate act.

“When multiple devices go off, that’s an act of terrorism,” a senior admin...

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California man set on fire in front of convenience store dies

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : US News 
LONG BEACH, Calif. –  A man who was set on fire while sitting in his SUV outside a Southern California convenience store yesterday has died.

Coroner's Chief Craig Harvey tells City News Service that the 63-year-old man died early Monday of burns he suffered on his upper torso. His name is being withheld pending notification of family.

The man was inside his Toyota SUV in front of a Long Beach 7-Eleven Friday when a homeless man threw a flammable substance inside the car. Police say the car's ...

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At least 2 dead, dozens hurt after two bombs explode at Boston Marathon

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : US News 
At least two people are dead and 73 injured – including up to 10 with amputated limbs – after two bombs tore through the finish line of the Boston Marathon, according to the Boston Police Department.

Authorities were guarding a person of interest at a local hospital, sources told FoxNews.com. The person, who sources said was 20 years old, had severe burns, but authorities had not determined whether the person was a victim or a perpetrator. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said durin...

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Giant mosquitoes coming to Florida this summer

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : US News 
As if residents of the Sunshine State didn’t have enough to worry about, they should now be preparing themselves for a possible statewide infestation of supermosquitoes, according to University of Florida entomologists.

Psorophora ciliata, commonly known as gallinippers, can grow up to 20 times the size of an average mosquito. They lay their eggs at the edges of flood-prone areas, where they can lay dormant for years until the eggs are saturated by heavy rains. Entomologists expect that a la...

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Thousands of giant snails causing problems for Florida homeowners

Posted by Bryan Treadway on Monday, April 15, 2013, In : US News 
South Florida residents are being warned to be on the lookout for one of the world's most destructive invasive species: the giant African land snail, which can grow as big as a rat.

The huge mollusks were first spotted in Florida in 2011, and their numbers are growing, Reuters reports. More than 1,000 are being caught each week in Miami-Dade County and more will continue to emerge from hibernation in the coming weeks.

The sn