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Religious Conscience Must Be Protected


heartland-american  •  News & Politics  •  236 Comments  •  2 minutes ago
Independence Day is more than fireworks and barbecues. It is a wonderful time for Americans to reflect on the true foundations of our great country. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court has reminded us of one of the most fundamental of those ideas: Americans should not be forced to participate in activities that violate their religious beliefs against their conscience. As attorney general, it is my duty to prioritize and defend the rule of law, including our constitutional rights. Over the...
 
Hillary Clinton still thinks she is relevant. This week Hillary spoke in Pittsburg to the American Federation of Teachers. Since her 2016 lost to an utterly political outsider in President Trump, Hillary has not swayed far from the opportunity to make news headlines or receive a cool $250,000 just for giving her inept opinion on something. Now, she is trying to tell others what is American.  During her speech, Clinton said that Trump is “trying to rip the heart out of America.” She...
 
Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh joined Sarah Palin and Roy Moore in decrying Sacha Baron Cohen’s new satire series “Who Is America?” during an interview Saturday on CNN. Cohen is “a funny guy because he gets people to say stupid things,” Walsh told the network. “He gets people to say stupid things because he lies to them.” Walsh was one of the many politicians and pundits whom Cohen fooled in the Showtime comedy’s premiere. The conservative talk-show host appeared in the...
 
The left-wing terrorist organization that calls itself Antifa is “ freaking out ” over a proposed law that would enhance penalties for anyone who “injures, oppresses, threatens, or intimidates any person” while wearing a disguise or mask. Throughout our country, and for a number of years now — and primarily because the establishment media fantasizes about ,   promotes , enflames and   approves of the violence committed against the right (naturally, HuffPo opposes the unmasking law) —...
 
In September 2016, when then-Republican presidential primary candidate Donald J. Trump called for a national paid family leave plan, pundits called it “a striking departure from GOP orthodoxy. ” Indeed it was. But over the past 21 months, we have witnessed conservatives building a majority in support of this important policy. In conversations with members of the GOP, there is burgeoning agreement on the intrinsically conservative nature of a national paid family leave plan. Social...
 
Democrats Leaving Party In Droves As #WalkAway Campaign Gains Momentum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51UGcghHZsk&feature=youtu.be
 
It just keeps getting worse for the train wreck that is the Trump Presidency. This past week may have been the most embarrassing, disturbing, and dishonest week of a Republican administration that has lost any semblance of representing the American people and their interests. Let's look at the events of the week and try to make any sense of those events in light of the long term interests of this nation. First, the president made his way to the meeting of NATO, our strongest and oldest...
 

NOT WORTH IT


johnrussell  •  News & Politics  •  25 Comments  •  52 minutes ago
I got a COC "skirting" violation for this exact comment "You are like a broken clock, except for the part about being right twice a day. " If we cannot tell other people that they are wrong,  it is not worth posting on this forum any more.  The moderators don't know where to stop. 
 
If it’s acceptable for liberals to vote for a Supreme Court justice who is pro-abortion, why isn’t it acceptable for conservatives to want a justice who is pro-life? Why is it that only liberals’ ideas and policy positions are acceptable? Why is it that an accomplished, Catholic, female, law professor from Norte Dame has to take insulting and nasty comments about Catholic dogma from a Jewish Senator, due only to the professor being pro-life? And considering that the...
 

When Does the Shooting Begin?


heartland-american  •  News & Politics  •  80 Comments  •  an hour ago  By  heartland-american
Each time Republicans do something Democrats do not like, Democrats escalate their rhetoric. The right is not immune from this, but the right is in power right now, so conservatives have less with which to drive fear. Extreme Rhetoric  After the Southern Poverty Law Center declared the Christian-based Family Research Council a hate group intent on harming gay rights, Floyd Lee Corkins walked into the Council’s offices with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a gun intent on murdering the...
 

Remember This?


a-macarthur  •  News & Politics  •  117 Comments  •  an hour ago
JULY 27, 2016 [jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="3kxG8uJUsWU"] WHAT ELSE HAPPENED THAT DAY? July 27, 2016: Trump publicly asked Russia to find Hillary’s emails. They acted within hours. On the very same day in 2016 that Donald Trump urged Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, Russian intelligence officers launched a new attack to hack his opponent’s personal emails, according to  the latest indictments from special counsel Robert Mueller ....
 

Minority rule


johnrussell  •  News & Politics  •  158 Comments  •  an hour ago  By  mocowgirl
Minority rule by harrisl585 via Sad!   I want to repeat a statistic I use in every talk: by 2040 or so, 70 percent of Americans will live in 15 states. Meaning 30 percent will choose 70 senators. And the 30% will be older, whiter, more rural, more male than the 70 percent. Unsettling to say the least https://t.co/EGPD5nE4qG — Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) July 10, 2018 In the age of minority rule, a Supreme...
 

Papa Johns Founders Racial Slur


tessylo  •  News & Politics  •  114 Comments  •  2 hours ago  By  cjfrommn
MLB suspends Papa Slam promotion with Papa John's after founder's racial slur   Mike Oz, Yahoo Sports   10 hours ago         Major League Baseball has indefinitely suspended   its Papa Slam promotion   with Papa John’s pizza, Yahoo Sports has confirmed. The pizza chain is under scrutiny after founder John Schnatter admitted to and apologized for   using the N-word in a May training session , an event that became public Wednesday. In the aftermath,...
 

Benghazi Jr.


johnrussell  •  News & Politics  •  247 Comments  •  2 hours ago  By  dulay
The joint committee hearing about Peter Strozk , the FBI agent who texted with a girlfriend about Donald Trump, has turned into a circus.  The tea party nut case Louis Gohmert began to accuse the witness of lying and even asked him if he had lied to his wife about the other woman. Accusations flew back and forth across the aisle.  What I am wondering though, is when the Republican hysterics on this committee will produce some shred of evidence that Strozk ACTED improperly on his...
 

Russian bots, trolls test waters ahead of US midterms


krishna  •  News & Politics  •  7 Comments  •  2 hours ago  By  muva
In this file photo taken on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, a view of a Business center, believed to be the location of the new "troll factory" in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian bots and trolls are deploying increasingly sophisticated and targeted tools. Yet experts say most online manipulation ahead of the midterms is coming from U.S. sources. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov, File) ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The sponsors of the Russian "troll factory" that meddled in the 2016 U.S....
 
June 20, 2018 11:13 PM Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to "stand down" in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator,  told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee  that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the...
 
Democrats have a new theory for how they can win back Congress and the White House. Just like “ soccer moms ” helped put Bill Clinton in the Oval Office in 1996, and “ NASCAR dads ” helped George W. Bush win in 2004, Donald Trump, the theory goes, was elected because of “ #NeverHillary ” voters who didn’t particularly like him but despised her. Axios reports that Democrats are targeting the “20% of Trump’s voters [who] told exit pollsters they didn’t like him,” hoping these reluctant...
 
A woman accused of attacking a 91-year-old Mexican man with a concrete brick has been charged with attempted murder. Laquisha Jones, 30, was arraigned Thursday at the Los Angeles County Superior Court and stood behind her lawyer, away from TV cameras. She was also charged with elder abuse, infliction of injury. Jones entered a not guilty plea, reported CNN affiliate KCAL. She was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of beating Rodolfo Rodriguez, 91, on July 4. Rodriguez...
 
Kentucky voters are ready for a bold progressive agenda. On a bitterly cold day in late January, I knocked on the door of a home in Louisville, Kentucky’s Camp Taylor neighborhood. I was running for state representative in a Democratic primary and was spreading the word about my candidacy. Camp Taylor was an interesting community politically: It was full of registered Democrats who hadn’t been turning up to vote in recent elections. Kentucky Public school teachers rally for a...
 
A California man who allegedly attacked his wife with a chainsaw is an illegal alien who has been deported at least 11 times since 2005, immigration officials confirmed Friday. Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, was arrested Thursday in Chula Vista, California, a suburb of San Diego, on allegations that he tried to kill his wife with a chainsaw in front of their three children. Alvarez has a long record of being deported and returning to the U.S., according to Immigration and Customs...
 
Poll: Obama tops list ranking best president in Americans' lifetime More than 40 percent of Americans say that Barack Obama was the best or second-best president in their lifetime, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center. The poll asked people in an open-ended format which president has done the best job in their lifetimes, using respondents' first and second choices for the survey's findings. Forty-four percent of Americans said Obama was either the best or the...
 
As France beat Croatia by 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final to claim its second ever World Cup, congratulations and accolades poured in from around the world. Predictably, from the man who is never shy about weighing in with his opinions on global matters, U.S. President Donald Trump also offered his congratulations to France, and . . . to Russian President Vladimir Putin!
 

12 Russians indicted in Mueller investigation


hal-a-lujah  •  News & Politics  •  255 Comments  •  4 hours ago  By  ed-navdoc
Source Washington — The Justice Department announced indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election against 12 Russian nationals and accused them of engaging in a "sustained effort to hack into the computer networks" of the DCCC, the DNC and "the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton and release that information on the internet under the names DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0 and through another entity." All 12 defendants are...
 
San Francisco is one of the most exciting, dynamic, and richest cities in the world. But it's far from being the cleanest. In February, the  NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit   spent three days surveying 153 blocks of downtown San Francisco to see what they would find. Their search turned up drug needles, garbage, and feces in concentrations comparable to some of the world's poorest slums. On a recent commute to Business Insider's office in San Francisco, I took a detour through...
 

Iconic photos of The Queen with American Presidents


johnrussell  •  News & Politics  •  37 Comments  •  6 hours ago  By  truettcollins
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