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Cliven Bundy Writes to America from Jail: Are You Going to Let Patriots and Veterans Stand Alone?

Political prisoner Cliven Bundy recently wrote a letter from jail. The letter, dated April 11, 2016, appealed to the US government and the American people to not let patriots and veterans who have served their country to rot in jail and trample upon the Constitution.

“It is your time to come forward – to defend and make right!” the letter began. “Two years ago tomorrow, the Bundy Ranch stood for liberty and freedom. Many stood with us, many prayed for us, and freedom won.”

“I have four sons in jail by the US Justice Department,” he continued. “Each has a family of a lovely wife and sweet babies. The hearts of these children are turned to their fathers and the hearts of the fathers are turned to their babies. All their hearts are broken from sadness!”

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By News on the Net - Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Full Story

1 Maryland firefighter dead, another injured after shooting

TEMPLE HILLS, Md.—One of two firefighters shot Friday night while making a welfare check in a Maryland suburb of Washington has died and another remains in serious condition, officials said.

John Ulmshneider, 39, died Friday night, according to Prince George’s County Police Department spokeswoman Julie Parker. She said Ulmshneider was a 13-year veteran of the department.

Department officials said in a statement that volunteer firefighter Kevin Swain also was shot, and was in serious condition.

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By News on the Net - Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Full Story

Obama’s Following Through With Promise to Bankrupt Energy Companies

Here’s one set of energy companies: Peabody, Arch Coal, Patriot Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, James River Coal and Walter Energy.

Here’s another: Solyndra, Abound Solar, Fisker Automotive, Beacon Power, Vehicle Production Group.

Both sets companies have two common elements. They’ve all filed for bankruptcies and the federal government had a role in their demise.  The economic pain from this will spread to all Americans—both as taxpayers and as energy consumers.

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By Heritage Foundation Nicolas Loris- Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

Hillary Clinton: “Abortion Goes to Who We are as Women, Our Rights and Our Autonomy”

In the penultimate segment of Thursday’s CNN Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton diverted from the discussion topic about the Supreme Court vacancy to chastise CNN and all of the previous debate hosts for not asking both her and her opponents about the issue of abortion (since it’s an issue that’s such a firm plank of the Democratic Party).

Clinton attempted to provide a clear pivot by informing both the moderators and the audience that she “want[ed] to say something about this since we’re talking about the Supreme Court and what’s at stake.”

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By News on the Net - Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

More corporations come out in support of men in women’s restrooms

NASHVILLE — Top executives at 60 major corporations, including Hilton Worldwide, T-Mobile and Williams-Sonoma, urged Tennessee lawmakers Wednesday to reject controversial legislation requiring students at public schools and colleges to use restrooms and locker rooms matching their gender at birth.

“Discrimination is wrong, and we believe it has no place in Tennessee or anywhere in our country,” said the letter listing the executives’ names. “As companies that pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming to all, we strongly urge you to not pass this bill.”

Advocates with the Human Rights Campaign and other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups delivered copies of the letter to House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville. LBGT advocates held a news conference to denounce the legislation, which was still in House and Senate finance subcommittees late Wednesday afternoon.

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By News on the Net - Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

Basu: Lawmakers should nix bill punishing boycotters of Israel

The Iowa Legislature is wading into muddy waters with a bill that calls for divesting state funds from companies that divest funds from Israel.

SF2281 directs the state to withdraw any funds it has or administers, including the public employees’ retirement fund, from companies that boycott or divest from Israel. It was drafted in reaction to the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement that hopes to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to end the occupation and blockade and honor Palestinian rights. But it’s purely academic, since no U.S. companies boycott Israel. And the bill had provoked so much controversy when introduced early last month that its sponsor asked for the vote to be deferred to give senators time to offer amendments.

More than a month later, none has been offered.

Des Moines Register

By News on the Net - Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

Liberal Hypocrisy Exposed at ‘Democracy Spring’ Rally

Remember “Occupy Wall Street”? Of course you do! How could anyone forget the legions of unwashed liberal activists who camped out on city streets for months, in protest of the multitude of “injustices” that “wealthy” people regularly inflict upon ordinary Americans?

Well, they’re back. Only this time they’re calling their movement “Democracy Spring.” The primary objective of this new movement is to bring attention to what they claim is the negative influence that big money has on our political system.

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By News on the Net - Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

The Citadel considers exception to allow Muslim hijab

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel, South Carolina’s state military college in Charleston, is considering a request from a new student that the school’s longstanding uniform requirements be tweaked to allow her to wear a traditional Muslim headscarf.

Citadel spokeswoman Kim Keelor said Friday that as far as she knows, it’s the first time such a request has been made although the school has had a number of Muslim students in the past.

“The college is reviewing the request at this time. We do not currently have anyone that has a special religious accommodation for uniforms,” according to a statement released by the school.

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By News on the Net - Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

Will the US learn from - or repeat - French mistakes?

By News on the Net - Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

Beyond Obamacare: Colorado Considers Single-Payer Model

As Republican policymakers nationwide continue debating ways to replace Obamacare with patient-centered solutions, a Colorado group has landed a plan implementing a single-payer model of health care on November’s ballot. Coloradans are already bracing for its impact.

In the general election, Colorado residents will not only head to the polls to cast their votes for president, but they’ll also weigh in on a controversial ballot measure: Amendment 69, which would create a government-run health care plan in the Centennial State.

The plan, formally known as ColoradoCare, is the first in the country that would replace Obamacare, action made possible by Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, which allows states to receive a waiver from the health care law if their own plan provides residents with “access to high quality, affordable health insurance while retaining the basic protections of” the health care law.

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By Heritage Foundation Melissa Quinn- Friday, April 15, 2016 - Full Story

Abortion Clinic Killed This Woman in a Botched Abortion, Then Her Organs Were Harvested

When Lakisha Wilson renewed her driver’s license on May 25, 2012, she checked the permission box to become an organ donor. She had no idea that she would be dead less than two years later, or that a simple flick of the pen at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles would become a roadblock to preventing those responsible for her death from being held accountable.

Lakisha Wilson was a 22-year old African-American woman who died in March 2014, as the result of second trimester abortion complications at Preterm, an abortion facility located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Her death not only raised questions about patient safety at the high-volume abortion business, but also brought to light another extremely sensitive issue that has rarely been discussed — until now. That issue concerns the high-pressure tactics of organ procurement organizations to secure organ donation consent from families of women like Wilson, who die from abortion complications and other surgeries.

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By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

The Government Wants to Regulate Your Portable Air Conditioner

Congratulations, portable air conditioner buyers and sellers. This product now qualifies for… government regulation!

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently determined that portable air conditioners meet the criteria set under the Energy Policy Conservation Act (as amended) for efficiency mandates. Like all other efficiency regulations, mandated appliance standards remove choices from individuals and empower Washington to override personal preferences.

DOE concluded that the average household use of electricity for portable air conditioners exceeds the limit to trigger consideration for regulation. The energy use threshold for DOE bureaucrats to begin inspecting and testing an appliance is low.

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By Heritage Foundation Nicolas Loris- Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

More than 150 passengers reported freed from DC Metro train stuck in tunnel

More than 150 passengers were safely evacuated from a D.C. Metro train that got stuck in a tunnel shortly before the afternoon rush Thursday, Fox 5 reported.

Police rushed to the Rosslyn station in Virginia to investigate. It’s unclear what caused the train to get stuck.

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By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

Terrified passengers on flight from Paris ‘phone home in tears to say goodbye during terror scare’

Passengers on board a flight from Paris to Bilbao were so frightened for their lives during a ‘terrorist scare’ that many phoned home in tears to ‘say goodbye’.

The drama at Charles de Gaulle airport is said to have happened just before the plane was due to take off for Spain last night.

Panic broke out when the crew were unable to find a ‘citizen of Arab origin’ who had apparently checked in.

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By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

Missouri Attempts to Send Religious Liberty Bill Straight to the People

As religious liberty bills continue to draw ire from big businesses in North Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi, another state is bracing for a similar battle: Missouri.

Big businesses have already spoken out about a bill currently being debated at the state capitol, arguing that adopting a string of protections for individuals and businesses that don’t support same-sex marriage will drive business away from their state.

But unlike other states where the fate of the legislation was left to the governor, in Missouri, lawmakers want the people to decide.

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By Heritage Foundation Kelsey Harkness- Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

Obama: ISIS is on the defensive in Syria, Iraq

ISIS is on the defensive after a “bad few months,” President Barack Obama claimed Wednesday during a rare trip to CIA headquarters outside Washington.

He said the “depraved” nature of the organization, also known as ISIL, only brings the world together and strengthens opposition to the group.

“Their barbarism only stiffens our unity and our determination to wipe this vile terrorist organization off the face of the earth,” Obama said. “Today on the ground in Syria and Iraq, ISIL is on the defensive. Our 66-member coalition, including Arab partners, is on the offensive.”

By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

Michelle Fields slams Van Susteren as ‘Trump shill’

Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields accused Greta Van Susteren of being a “shill” for Donald Trump’s campaign late Wednesday evening, after the Fox News anchor urged Fields not to bring a civil defamation lawsuit against Trump or campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who last month was charged with misdemeanor battery for a run-in following a campaign event in Florida last month.

Earlier Wednesday, POLITICO reported that a Florida prosecutor has decided not to prosecute Lewandowski and will announce the decision later Thursday afternoon.

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By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

Team Obama is setting us up for another housing-market collapse

The Obama administration is doing its best to give the nation another mortgage meltdown.

As Paul Sperry recently noted in The Post, Team Obama has pushed mortgage lenders to offer home loans to folks with shaky credit, setting up conditions for another housing-market collapse.

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By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

Pro-Choice,’ Ha — The ACLU Went after Catholic Hospitals for Choosing against Abortion

If you still think that the American Civil Liberties Union favors choice, because it calls itself “pro-choice,” consider a lawsuit that a federal court dismissed in Michigan earlier this week. There the ACLU argued that pro-life doctors should be forced to perform abortions. It sounds unthinkable — denying doctors the right to practice medicine unless they are willing to take human lives and thereby violate their conscience — but it’s far from impossible.

Over the past few months, the ACLU has been blasting away at Trinity Health, a Catholic hospital network with a policy against performing abortions. That policy should not be a problem. Since Roe v. Wade, the conversation about abortion has been framed in terms of freedom: Under the Constitution, does a woman have the freedom to have an abortion? Does a doctor have the freedom to perform it?


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By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story

Atheistic ‘Day of Reason’ to Counter National Day of Prayer, House Democrat Proposes

A resolution calling for a secular alternative to the National Day of Prayer in May, called the “Day of Reason,” has been introduced in the U.S. House.

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who represents the District of Columbia in the U.S. House of Representatives, put forth the resolution earlier this week, urging that the Day of Reason take place on May 5, the same day as this year’s National Day of Prayer.

“The National Day of Reason celebrates the positive impact the application of reason has had on humanity. The evolution of my Silicon Valley district into the world’s center of innovation came about through the use of the scientific method and the application of reason. These are fundamental pillars that scientists and engineers in Silicon Valley and around the country depend on to develop new technologies and cures for diseases,” Honda said in a press release.

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By News on the Net - Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Full Story