On Monday, pro-abortion groups across the country launched an organized effort to feature women telling uplifting stories of their abortions. The so-called “1 in 3” week of action will feature 100 events in 32 states, and began in Washington D.C. According to the Advocates for Youth, one in three women in the United States will at some point have an abortion. Advocates from Washington D.C. who will lead off the event include Deb Hauser of the Advocates for Youth; Ilyse Hogue, NARAL Pro-Choice America; Andrea Gleaves, Women’s Information Network; and many more. The “1 in 3” organizers will also be
A U.S. drone strike in Somalia killed two terrorists of the al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab, including a leader of the group, a U.S. official said. The drone attack took place Monday near the southern town of Jilib when an armed unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with missiles fired on a vehicle in the town, said the official who is knowledgeable of the raid but who spoke on condition of anonymity. The official provided no further details but confirmed the attack following news reports from Mogadishu that quoted eyewitnesses in Jilib, located about 75 miles north of the town of Kismayo,
Obamacare website failures have defined the rollout of the President´s healthcare overhaul and now the Republican National Senatorial Committee is out with a new campaign taking mockery of the fiasco to the next level. From the NRSC website: Get Your 404 Error Bumper Sticker Today! Remind Democrats that Obamacare was a mistake with our 404 error bumper sticker – the same error message Americans are seeing each day when trying to logon to Healthcare.gov. Your contribution fuels our fight to build a Republican majority in the Senate in 2014, which is absolutely critical if we want to repeal and replace Obamacare. A five dollar donation
We now know that millions of people will lose their existing health-insurance policies thanks to Obamacare. Already hundreds of thousands of people have gotten letters from their insurance companies letting them know they’ll lose their coverage. Millions more are bound to get similar letters, particularly when the small-business mandate kicks in. They should also get another letter, however. And that letter should come from the GOP, either from Reince Priebus or, better, from their local GOP representative, senator, governor or whichever local politician makes the most sense. And that letter should, without stridency, hyperbole or annoying appeals for money, explain
WASHINGTON — Two of the Justice Department´s key witnesses in last year´s terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, were summoned to Capitol Hill this month and grilled for hours in separate legal depositions. Responding to congressional subpoenas, the State Department security agents were asked how the Libyan terrorists stormed the mission and set parts of it on fire, how they were armed and how they killed four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, sources with knowledge of the matter said. The agents also were asked about security breakdowns and whether the administration reacted appropriately to the Sept.
You probably missed the news that four women were recently stoned to death in the country President Obama loves to flatter by calling it the Islamic Republic of Iran. Their bodies showed up in the Tehran morgue mid-month. So far as I have read, no one has claimed the cadavers. You may also have missed the big roundup of homosexuals and devil-worshippers in Kermanshah Province. Regime media reported with horror that eight of the gays were married. And then there was the mass arrests of a hundred Kurds in Tehran. Why Kurds? The answer: there’s a real war on in the
We’re not complaining. We battened down the hatches at Houston´s Severe Weather Station KTRH and were rigorously put through our paces at the KTRH 24 hour Weather Center, prepared to drop everything and return from vacations if necessary should winds shift and a tropical storm enter the Gulf, or should one of those multi-colored spaghetti lines aim toward Galveston/Houston. Dr. Phil Klotzbach and Dr. Bill Gray of Colorado State University, two guys who really know this stuff, called for a 2013 Atlantic hurricane season with 18 named storms, 9 hurricanes, and 4 intense hurricanes (cat 3 or greater). The National
While politicians continue to debate Obamacare, a large crowd of uninsured and underinsured people lined up outside the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Monday morning, hoping to get free health and dental care at this year´s annual Care Harbor clinic. Some camped out overnight. Others trickled in during the wee hours. By 8 a.m., organizers estimated, a couple thousand people were waiting calmly in a line that snaked around the Los Angeles Sports Arena, doubling back on itself. At the head of the line, they received wristbands marked with the day of the week they could return for care --
“One is forced to wonder whether disarmament or arms control issues, severed from economic and political issues, might be another instance of focusing on the symptoms of a problem instead of the disease itself.”Barack Obama wrote those words in 1983 , when he was a student at Columbia University. He was describing the nuclear freeze movement and how its focus on warhead numbers left the larger social justice issues of the Cold War era unaddressed. But he could just as well have been describing his own policies in the Middle East 30 years later — and why they have driven
White House spokesman Jay Carney explained at today´s briefing that "it´s true" some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plan under Obamacare. (snip) After some throat clearing, Carney said, "So it´s true there are existing health care plans on the individual market that do not meet those minimum standards and therfore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act."
David Frum at The Daily Beast, and Alex Pareene at Salon.com, each write about Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz, and 2016. Frum sees a Warren run ending in defeat at the hands of the Clinton machine, How Ted Cruz Can Win in 2016: Democrats liked Hillary personally. (Snip)I’m not so sure Warren would lose to Hillary. Remember 2008? Pareene mockingly finds Frum’s scenario of Warren rising on the ashes of Obama failure implausible, Ted Cruz will be president if Democrats listen to Elizabeth Warren, warns Republican: In this terrifyingly real scenario, the U.S. tips back into recession, Republicans win huge in 2014
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.— First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to Walt Disney World. Disney officials said Monday that the First Lady will be the keynote speaker at a veterans´ event next month at the theme park resort. The Nov. 14 event called "Veterans Institute" is encouraging companies to hire former service members. The featured speakers include Disney chairman Robert Iger and officials with the U.S. Army, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor. Company representatives at the conference will learn the best ways for recruiting veterans and easing them into working in a civilian workplace. Disney´s
The Department of Homeland Security is quietly considering lifting a long-standing ban on Libyans coming to the U.S. for training in the aviation and nuclear fields, according to an internal document, raising red flags for lawmakers who say Libya is still a security threat. "Now, more than ever, we have concerns about terrorist activity in that country," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told FoxNews.com. "Now the administration wants to normalize -- that´s just not acceptable." Chaffetz and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., first drew attention to the draft document, which is circulating inside DHS and is not yet final.
The incestuous relationship between the mainstream media and the Obama White House continues unabated with the announcement today that Bill Daley, President Obama´s former Chief of Staff, is joining CBS News as a contributor: Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley joins CBS News as a Contributor; it was announced by CBS News Chairman and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager and CBS News President David Rhodes. His appointment is effective immediately. In this role, Daley will bring his vast experience in politics, business and economics to CBS News. As Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, Daley was
Penn State has announced that it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men to settle claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The university said it had concluded negotiations that have lasted about a year. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle. The school faces six other claims, and the university says it believes some do not have merit while others may produce settlements. "We hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn
First Lady Michelle Obama will invite school children to the annual fall harvest of the White House kitchen garden, despite the garden´s vegetables rotting during the government shutdown. A spokesman for the first lady said she will join Sesame Street’s Elmo and Rosita Oct. 30, along with healthy eating advocacy groups, to once again promote healthier foods for children. Students from Virginia, D.C. and Maryland will participate in harvesting the White House garden, according to the spokesman. Michelle Obama began the largest-ever White House garden in March 2009 to much fanfare. But the 1,500 square foot garden was not cared
To: House Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee From: Someone who cares (former White House Press Secretary, Dana Perino): There´s nothing like a Congressional hearing to focus the mind. On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will submit to questioning from members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This is a critical opportunity to get to the bottom of the "fiasco" of the ObamaCare roll out, and just as important, to demonstrate to America that there is a better alternative. All eyes will be on the hearing, and for once, minds are open, too. My advice to the Republicans on
Ron Fournier, an honest liberal at National Journal, reported Monday that a senior Democrat strategist, with close ties to the White House sent him an email over the weekend. The subject line was "Dem Party Is F****d." The substance of the email was the ongoing failures with ObamaCare. Not the website problems, however. The looming problem for the Democrat party is the actual impact of the program. In his email, the Democrat strategists excerpted a story from the LA Times about the sticker shock many middle class Californians were experiencing with the new insurance
For the record: Valerie’ Jarrett’s daughter Laura’s father-in-law Canadian Liberal politician Bas Balkissoon is not (thank God!) Canada’s Prime Minister. Nor, as some news outlets are indicating, is he a MP. (Member of Parliament). Balkissoon—one of many Canadian Liberals with deep ties to the Obama administration—is a minor player MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament ) at Ontario’s Queen’s Park, irreverently known to the plebes as the ‘Pink Palace’.
Just two weeks ago on October 16, 2013, a 103-page e-book book titled The Benghazi Hoax was published. Written by authors David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America, and Ari Rabin Havt, a senior fellow at Media Matters, the book promised to provide, “in intimate detail the story of the deception created by those who fill airtime with savage punditry and pseudo-journalism and how the Republicans in charge of the investigative committees were empowered but ultimately failed to find a scandal – any kind of scandal – to tar a Democratic White House.”
Audrey Hudson’s husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor. The phone rang. It was her husband. “I’m in the driveway,” he said. “The police are here. Open the door.” And so began Hudson’s nightmare – held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms and a “potato
Renewing his battle with congressional Republicans over federal spending, President Obama said Monday that the FBI and other agencies need more money to do their jobs. Speaking at the formal installation of new FBI Director James B. Comey Jr. at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, Mr. Obama told employees that their mission “keeps expanding” in spite of the government requiring them to carry out their jobs with less money. “I’ll keep fighting for those resources, because our country asks and expects a lot from you,” the president said. A bipartisan House-Senate budget conference committee will meet this week to consider spending levels for
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that Hillary Clinton would be a formidable candidate for president if she runs in 2016. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate,” McCain said at an event in Chicago, according to Bloomberg News. McCain said her work as secretary of State had been impeccable, with the exception of the deadly attack on a diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, last year. “I don’t think there’s any doubt she has widespread support,” he said. “Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi — which isn’t
Rollout of the U.S. health-care overhaul is facing mounting delays as a key computer service that failed yesterday remained dormant, three days after the Obama administration said its insurance exchange website would be working smoothly in about a month. The data services hub that supplies tax information to websites run by the federal government and 14 states to sell medical coverage, was unavailable following a malfunction at the hosting center. The center, operated by Verizon Communications Inc. unit Terremark, lost connectivity after workers tried to replace a broken networking component, said Joanne Peters, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Health and