In 2013 a small family bakery in NorthwesternOregon refused to make a cake for a lesbian wedding. The owners of SweetCakes byMelissa had no idea that their decision to follow the teachings of their Christian faith would lead to a multi-year legal battle. It’s a battle still being waged. Aaron and MelissaKlein were eventually punished by the state of Oregon. The couple was fined$135,000 for refusing to participate in the lesbian wedding event. It was the price they had to pay for refusing to violate their conscience. They also made the painful decision to close their beloved bakery for good.
Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at NYU, is one of America’s best-known left-wing media critics. Last weekend on his PressThink site, he delved into “the precepts and maxims I have used to understand press behavior during this long and startling campaign season.” Rosen’s main point is that even though Donald Trump “is not a normal candidate and can’t be covered like one,” generally the media are covering him as if he were normal. Rosen did note that recently, journalists here and there have acknowledged that Trump often “makes things up and doesn’t care if they are fact-checked and found
Black racism is getting worse in America because it is being validated, endorsed, and legitimized like never before. And it’s not just Barack Obama doing this. This race-based hatred is promoted by America-hating currency speculator George Soros who has been funding the racist, violent Black Lives Matter movement for years. Instead of urging crime-fighting, Chris Stone, president of Open Society Foundations, supports disarming the police, a move that would make things worse and leave society at the mercy of criminals. Black criminals aren’t to blame for rising crime rates because trigger-happy cops are on a killing spree in the U.S., he writes. “Those who
We have been waiting patiently, for over two years, for a moment, a very specific moment, when it was possible to confirm previous suspicions. Today is that day. What outlines below is clear and convincing evidence the 2012 health event of Hillary Clinton resulted in a permanent compromise to Hillary Clinton’s vision. What is outlined below is why some seemingly innocuous notations can reconcile. We’ll also explain why the Clinton team cannot reveal the reality. (Photo) Back in October of 2012 the Hillary Clinton health story began around a cold, which became a flu, which became a slip and fall,
The Seychelles - Two sisters who were found dead in their hotel room on a paradise island in the Indian Ocean died from fluid on the lungs, authorities say – with a drug overdose seemingly the most likely cause. An autopsy found that Robin Korkki, 42, and her sister Annie, 37, had the same cause of death. Robin died from acute pulmonary edema while her younger sister died of acute pulmonary and cerebral edema, according to the autopsy. The condition is commonly found as a cause of death in people who have taken drug overdoses, according to medical websites. Police on
CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday “words or comments that taint a religion as being the source of the problem” are “detrimental to our interests” in dealing with the Muslim world. Brennan argued incendiary remarks about Islam do not help “to arrest this cancer that has taken over so many of the communities because of a lot of the underlying conditions that exist within the Middle East and Africa, South Asia areas because of economic deprivation, political disenfranchisement, lack of opportunity.” He said that “fanatics, extremists and terrorists ... are driven by this ideology that is not rooted in Islam.”
(Video) Former star Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling joined Neil Cavuto this afternoon to share his thoughts on the presidential candidate and the state of the 2016 race. Schilling said he´s a conservative and a Constitution-loving person, so he´ll be voting for Donald Trump. The six-time MLB All-Star said he hasn´t been swayed by Trump´s controversial comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and how he pays zero taxes. "Nothing he said got four people killed in Benghazi," Schilling said, arguing Hillary Clinton is to blame for the 2012 terror attack. He said that she´s attacking Trump on a
Forget about the fact that the great majority of felons vote Democrat; California Governor Jerry Brown had no political motivations at all when he signed AB 2466 on Wednesday allowing thousands of felons in California to vote. Brown eschewed comment when he signed the bill from Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), who had argued that the bill would reduce the likelihood of convicts committing new crimes. She had boasted, “Civic participation can be a critical component of re-entry and has been linked to reduced recidivism.” Triumphant on Wednesday, Weber gloated, "I wrote AB 2466 because I want to send a
Former Miss Wisconsin Melissa Young credits Donald Trump with saving her life. (Video) In a Friday morning interview with CNN’s Carol Costello, Young recalled the way in which a handwritten letter from Trump helped her power through her “darkest hour” and survive a near-fatal blood clot. “That day I was actually given my last rites, and a deliveryman came to the door of the hospital and said ‘here, I have an envelope for you,´” Young explained. “It was hand written by Mr. Trump and it said ‘must be delivered by 8:00 a.m.´” “I opened it and there was a message
AUSTIN, Texas- In a move that wasn´t exactly a surprise, the state of Texas said Friday that it won´t participate in President Barack Obama´s plan to help thousands of Middle Eastern refugees resettle in the United States. Gov. Greg Abbott´s office announced the decision Friday and the governor has cited security concerns are reasons for his opposition. "The lax security of the refugee program is indefensible & endangering to all Americans," he said via Twitter on Thursday. "As governor, I will continue to prioritize the safety of all Texans and urge the federal government to overhaul this severely broken system,"
At a campaign rally in Novi, Michigan Friday evening, Donald Trump asked President Barack Obama not to "pardon Clinton and her co-conspirators" if any charges were filed related to the email scandal. "Mr. President," Trump said. "Will you pledge not to issue a pardon to Hillary Clinton and her co-conspirators for their many crimes against our country, and against society itself. No one is above the law." DONALD TRUMP: If she gets the chance, she will put the Oval Office up for sale, like she always does. Remember folks,
Donald Trump demanded Friday that President Obama pledge not to pardon Hillary Clinton for her ‘crimes’ – hours after visiting the grave site of Gerald Ford, whose legacy was defined by the Nixon pardon. Speaking to a rally that drew thousands of people to a packed events center in Novi, Michigan, Trump once again blasted Clinton for her email scandal, and singled out associates who took immunity deals from the FBI during its investigation – an inquiry that ultimately did not lead to any charges being brought against the former secretary of state. Directing remarks to his Democratic rival, Trump
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments. The nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore without pay for the remainder of his term. While the court stopped short of outright removing him as they did in 2003, the punishment has the same effect, ending his rule as Alabama´s top jurist. The judiciary court ruled that Moore defied law already clearly settled
Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld declared that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to take the presidency in November, even more so than Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. When asked by NBC´s Chuck Todd if Johnson is more qualified for the presidency than Clinton, Weld responded that he is "not sure" if "anybody is more qualified" than Clinton for the position. Weld made the remark after expressing his displeasure with the idea of Donald Trump assuming the office. "Do you believe he´s more qualified to be president than Hillary Clinton?" Todd asked the former Massachusetts
Many U.S. presidents, upon leaving office, try to fade from the national spotlight and live the rest of their lives as private citizens. President Barack Obama implied in a Vanity Fair interview that he might choose to go a different route. In the interview conducted by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, Obama talked about his use of the term “radical Islam,” how he would miss Air Force One and his desire to make the world better. Then there’s a short bit where he hints at what life after the presidency might look like for him, a relatively young 55 years old as he
A federal judge on Friday ordered the nation’s top labor arbiter to pay a company’s legal fees after the agency engaged in “administrative hubris” and “bad faith litigation.” Washington, D.C., Appeals Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown said that the National Labor Relations Board wrongfully ruled that Heartland Health Care Center violated its collective bargaining agreement by reducing employee hours. Judge Brown ruled that the agency, which oversees labor disputes and union elections, took actions beyond the scope of federal law. She ordered the agency to pay the company nearly $18,000 in legal fees, which were incurred by “bad faith litigation” on
Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, who passed away Sunday at the age of 87, was laid to rest Thursday morning. Palmer´s ashes were spread at his hometown Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania during a private service attended by family and close friends. Shortly after the ceremony and the spreading of the ashes, something amazing happened... A beautiful rainbow appeared over the country club: Gerry Dulac ? @gerrydulac Check out this rainbow over Latrobe. They´re calling it Arnie´s Rainbow. 4:02 PM - 29 Sep 2016 1,791 1,791 Retweets 3,376 3,376 likes Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Gerry Dulac tweeted an image of the rainbow, writing that, "They´re calling it Arnie´s Rainbow." View
In their biggest threat yet to conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are laying the groundwork to bar companies with even the tiniest foreign ownership from American politics, a move that could ban Fox, the Wall Street Journal and even the New York Times from covering political races or giving endorsements. In a last-minute submission Wednesday, a top Democrat on the evenly split FEC proposed that the Thursday meeting of the commission begin the process to prohibit companies with foreign ownership as small as 5 percent "from funding expenditures, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications." Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub
A few days ago it was reported the non-citizen alien who killed five people in a Washington State mall was a frequent voter. Last week a dead voter registration drive for Democrats was discovered in Colorado, this week it is Virginia. Strange how we never hear a single case of “republican voter fraud“…. (Via WFB) A Virginia Young Democrat working for a Democrat-aligned voter registration group got caught filing applications on behalf of dead people when he filed an application for a deceased World War II veteran who was known by a local clerk.
Fire crews raced on Friday afternoon to battle a four-alarm fire at an iconic East Bay church just blocks away from the University of California at Berkeley campus. Asst. Berkeley Fire Chief Donna McCraken said the fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. and the flames were so intense, part of the roof collapsed at the First Congregational Church at 2345 Channing Way. Aerial footage showed massive flames spewing from the top of the brick building, which boasts a "progressive, welcoming congregation" that serves the East Bay, and is a three-minute walk from the Cal campus. Fire officials also said 60 firefighters responded to
The White House on Friday issued a correction that crossed out Israel as the location of Jerusalem, even though the city is the nation´s capital. In an afternoon update to an email distributing President Obama´s remarks at former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres´s funeral, the White House Press Office wrote, "CORRECTED: Please see the remarks below with a corrected header." The corrected header printed the location of the remarks as "Mount Herzl Jerusalem, Israel" with the word "Israel" struck out. In an email sent Friday morning, Israel was not struck out. Jerusalem is the location of Israel´s government and Judaism´s holiest sites
If Hillary Clinton’s ‘homebrew’ server ever got the Mary Shelley treatment, IT specialist Bryan Pagliano would make a fine Dr. Frankenstein – FBI documents reveal new details about how he painstakingly created the machine over a series of months while working in a room along Washington’s storied K Street. According to files released last Friday evening, Pagliano worked to design and build the now-infamous server inside a room once used as part of Clinton’s campaign headquarters. On the street known as Washington’s power corridor, Pagliano even used computer remnants from Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential bid, where he had worked as
The commission on presidential debates admits there were problems with Donald Trump’s audio during his first presidential debate with Hillary Clinton. “Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall,” the Commission on Presidential Debates say in a carefully worded email to reporters. After finishing the debate, Trump insisted in the spin room that his microphone was “defective.” “They gave me a defective mic!” he told reporters, speculating whether it was “on purpose.” When Clinton was asked about Trump’s complaint, she dismissed it as proof he flunked his first
U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as her favourite world leader, choosing specifically to praise her record on the migrant crisis — despite her policies on opening Europe’s borders now providing a source of immense regret for her party and Germany. (Snip)She told members of the press: “One of my favorites is Angela Merkel because I think she’s been an extraordinary, strong leader during difficult times in Europe, which has obvious implications for the rest of the world and, most particularly, our country”, reports Politico. Turning episodes in Merkel’s career which are among the most damaging
President Obama is known for his calm and collected demeanor, but former President Bill Clinton tried his patience on Friday as he held up their departure from Israel. The current and former American presidents flew into Tel Aviv early Friday morning to attend the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. After the funeral, the presidents were scheduled to get right back on Air Force One to jet back to Washington, DC, for a dinnertime arrival. President Obama boarded the plane first and grew exasperated as expert schmoozer Clinton pushed back their take-off by dawdling on the tarmac.
Republican presidential nominee continues to build his lead in the Los Angeles Times’ daily tracking poll, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton by over five percent on Friday. Trump leads with 47.3 percent support, while Clinton lags at 41.7 percent. The poll surveyed 2,560 eligible voters. Trump had 46.7 percent support on Thursday. Most snap online polls showed voters saying he won the first presidential debate.