BOSTON – This is the time of year when many people are excited to get in shape and eat healthier. The problem is many people are going too far. A dangerous phenomenon called “Orthorexia” is becoming more prevalent. Personal trainer Bron Volney at Boston Sports Club is just as concerned with his clients’ diet as he is with their workout. “I monitor a lot of my clients’ weight, and if they are dropping really fast, and it seems they are going to extremes, you’ve got to question them and say, ‘Let’s make sure you are staying healthy,’” said Volney.
Washington - US President Obama cited the Jewish striving for freedom and the US-Israel bond in his Jewish American Heritage Month declaration. "Jewish immigrants from all over the world wove new threads into our cultural fabric with rich traditions and indomitable faith, and their descendants pioneered incredible advances in science and the arts," Obama said Tuesday in declaring May as Jewish American Heritage Month. "Teachings from the Torah lit the way toward a more perfect Union, from women´s rights to workers´ rights to the end of segregation." (Snip) Congress legislated Jewish American Heritage Month in 2006
RUSH: Here´s Arthur in Dallas as we head to the phones. Arthur, great to have you on the program. Hello, sir. CALLER: Hi. Great to be on the show, sir. RUSH: Great to have you here. CALLER: I wanted to call. I´ve been listening as I drive around today and you had mentioned with RU-486 being legalized, there is no point anymore to, uh, birth control pills has been the systematic thing for the last I don´t know how many years, didn´t mention a time. Birth control pills do not just greatly
RUSH: You know, I was just reminded. Something reminded me. I don´t know what but I´m glad it did. I have had, in my Stack, a couple of items that I have intended to talk with you about. It is really good and important stuff. Mike Lee is new member of Congress, a senator from Utah. He beat Robert Bennett. He went on and gave a Heritage Foundation speech that was an attempt to restate conservatism. It´s been controversial to some people because he said that we conservatives are spending a little too much focus in
RUSH: I have this entire stack here today, folks, of reports on media people and other Democrats who are -- what´s the correct way to say this? -- really, really concerned over Obama´s press conference yesterday, his appearance, his demeanor, his detachment. And what was on display yesterday, that entire Obama press conference was the Limbaugh Theorem being proved, the Limbaugh Theorem being illustrated. Everything he was asked about, be it Syria and chemical weapons, be it Boston and the bombing, be it details of Benghazi, he didn´t know anything, he had nothing to do with it.
After Carmen Tarleton´s estranged husband doused her with industrial-strength lye, doctors saved her life with a medically induced coma and more than 50 surgeries. But they could do little about her scar-ravaged face. She was so disfigured that children ran away from her. When TV news shows did stories about her, they warned that the images might be disturbing and advised viewer discretion.(Snip)Then her plastic surgeon at Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston made a suggestion. He´d recently done the first facial transplant in the United States, and he thought it might work for her.
The World´s Greatest Orator appeared before the press yesterday, and here are some highlights of his remarks: "This is hard stuff. . . . Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly. I think it´s a little--as Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point. . . . Right now things are pretty dysfunctional up on Capitol Hill. . . . You seem to suggest that somehow these folks over there [in Congress] have no responsibilities and that my job is to somehow get them to behave.
The Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense...Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis...”. The statement, released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Obama administration Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith.(From our earlier report: Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians--including chaplains--sharing the gospel
Former EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson went so far as to impersonate a chimerical assistant “Richard Windsor,” according to the latest bizarre twist in the congressional investigation into the agency’s troubled transparency record. Sen. David Vitter, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released a new batch of emails Wednesday from Richard Windsor, which was the secondary email Ms. Jackson used to conduct business. Investigators have questioned whether that email address was used to hide records from public view. But in the latest twist, Ms. Jackson apparently also used the address to pretend to be someone else.
The U.S. has identified the mastermind of the Benghazi attack, sources tell Fox News, though the individual apparently is walking free in Libya. The confirmation from multiple sources comes more than seven months after the assault on two U.S. locations in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans -- including Ambassador Chris Stevens -- were killed. President Obama pledged after the attack that "justice will be done." But one source told Fox News the government is "sitting on" information. "We basically don´t want to upset anybody, and the problem is, if Ambassador Stevens´ family knew that we were sitting on information
Witnesses to the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, will testify next week at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, said. While Mr. Gowdy did not provide the names of the hearing witnesses, he told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren that they will include people who saw the seven-hour attack on the diplomatic post. “I am not at liberty to disclose the identity of the witnesses, but I will just say … it is going to be a very informational and instructive hearing,” he said Tuesday night. “I would encourage you to follow it.
Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were arrested and accused Wednesday of removing a backpack containing fireworks emptied of gunpowder from Tsarnaev´s dorm room three days after the attack to try to keep him from getting into trouble. In court papers, the FBI said one of them threw the backpack in the garbage — it was later found in a landfill by law enforcement officers — after they concluded from news reports that Tsarnaev was one of the bombers. Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice. A third man,
We won’t know for a few months if this is a short-lived phenomenon based on the Boston Marathon bombings or a permanent viewing shift based on something that is as of now unknown. But for the month of April and for the first time in two years, in both total day and primetime, CNN handily beat MSNBC. Fox News, however, beat both of them combined. The April total day average for CNN was 638,000 viewers. MSNBC only reached 406,000. Fox News enjoyed an average of 1,223,000 viewers, which is more than both CNN and MSNBC combined.
A new and acclaimed movie script about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s role in the 1974 impeachment of President Nixon is moving toward production, buoyed by the backing of the producers of the "Twilight" series. The indie movie about Clinton´s early days in Washington with the House Judiciary Committee as it probed the Watergate scandal is based on a script titled "Rodham" by writer Young Il Kim. The script took fourth place on the 2012 "Black List," which ranks unfinished screenplays. "Rodham´s" plot, according to Kim: "During the height of the Watergate scandal, rising star
Successful presidential second terms have been hard to come by since the end of World War II. Dwight Eisenhower signed the 1957 Civil Rights Act and dispatched federal troops to escort black students to public schools in Little Rock, Ark., but then came Sputnik and the 1958 recession. Richard Nixon resigned in the wake of Watergate early in his second term, Ronald Reagan was distracted by Iran-Contra, Bill Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives, and George W. Bush was preoccupied by the economic collapse of 2007 and the Great Recession that followed.
President Obama had nothing to do with the Federal Drug Administration’s decision to sell Plan B as an over-the-counter drug to women aged 15 and older, his spokesman told reporters. “This is a decision that the FDA made and that is appropriate because it is an independent agency,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said when asked if Obama agreed with the decision. “The president, the White House, did not weigh in on this decision, and I have not had a discussion with the president on this issue.” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had previously
At least three people were killed and 17 wounded in shootings across Chicago overnight as the city saw its warmest weather in seven months. In one of the fatal shootings, three men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the UIC Police Department, police said. The shooting happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. All three men were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County. The conditions of two of them, 19 and 21, were stabilized at the hospital, Greer said.
White House spokesman Jay Carney denied Benghazi whistleblowers have been denied access to testifying. On Monday, Fox News reported at least four officials within the State Department, and CIA have retained lawyers to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress. Several of the whistleblowers claim they have been threatened by unnamed Obama admin officials to not testify.
DETROIT — Jamie Brokaw was an experienced navigator who was no stranger to dangerous flying situations and had the skills to stay cool in the face of danger, according to close friend Chris Connerton. "He was a very good person and very smart person," Connerton told The Associated Press by telephone from Rochester, Minn. Brokaw, 33, of Monroe, Mich., was among seven Americans killed Monday when their National Air Cargo plane crashed near an Air Force base in Afghanistan. Six of the victims were from Michigan and a seventh was from Kentucky, said Shirley Kaufman, National Air Cargo vice president.
Boise — Former Sen. Nicole LeFavour´s application for a $155 weekly unemployment check has been denied after the state objected to her claim. The Boise Democrat represented the left-leaning Democratic North and East ends from 2004 to 2012 before leaving the Legislature to challenge GOP?Congressman Mike Simpson last year. (snip) LeFavour, 49, said she delayed applying for unemployment benefits while she lived off savings and began work on a memoir about her service as the only openly gay legislator in Idaho history.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday that lawmakers who are “going with the NRA” are “going against the lives of our children.” "And we have an obligation to tell each other and to try to convince people that if they’re going with the NRA they’re going against the lives of our children and of you and me," Bloomberg said during a press conference last week to announce a city-wide recycling program. Bloomberg was asked about whether his group Mayors Against Illegal Guns will target Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, who opposed gun control legislation in the Senate.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Another spring snowstorm — the fourth in as many weeks — dumped around a foot of heavy, wet snow on parts of Wyoming, closing schools and roads but bringing more relief from a prolonged drought. Cheyenne received 10 inches by sunrise Wednesday with another 2 to 4 inches of snow predicted. Up to 14 inches was measured in areas west of Cheyenne where a winter storm warning was in effect. Elsewhere, Lander received 11 inches, Riverton 6 and Big Piney 12. Around a foot of snow was expected in many mountain areas.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham issued an endorsement for Mark Sanford today heading into his showdown Tuesday with Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch. “Mark has a proven track record cutting spending and fighting government expansion, something we sorely need more of in Washington,” Graham said of the 1st Congressional District race. “The Obama Democrats already control the Senate, making the House of Representatives the last line of defense against the Democratic agenda,” he said. Graham’s announcement came as Gov. Nikki Haley will be in Charleston tonight for a Sanford fund-raiser. Graham’s endorsement referred to Democratic majorities that led to “ObamaCare
The Washington Post reported something surprising on April 29 — a hidden-camera expose by pro-life advocates. On the front page of the Metro section, the Post reported how a veteran D.C. abortion doctor named Cesare Santangelo told a 24-week pregnant woman that in the unlikely event that an abortion resulted in a live birth, "we would not help it." "(T)echnically, you know, legally, we would be obligated to help it, you know, to survive, but it probably wouldn´t," he said in a way to reassure the woman who was working for the undercover group Live Action.
He´s rock royalty and likes to keep it old-school: Keith Richards says he doesn´t own an iPod. The Rolling Stones guitarist says he isn´t a fan of the ultra-popular music device. "I don´t have an iPod. ... I still use CDs or records actually. Sometimes cassettes. It has much better sound; a much better sound than digital," he said in a recent interview. The 69-year-old believes music lovers are "all being shortchanged" with the sound that comes out of an iPod, launched in 2001. "My old lady's got one. My kids have got them. I say, 'Look me up this.' Or, 'Oh I like that. Check me that,'" he said.