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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

This proves Donald Trump is lying: Here are the actual facts on immigrants and crime

More proof that Trump is a blowhard. Check out the actual stats, which Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump won't provide Read more


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. -- In a much-discussed dissent from the Supreme Court's ruling on lethal injection last week, Justice Stephen G. Breyer laid out the problems, as he saw them, with the death penalty. Among them was "arbitrariness in application," including how simple geography can determine whether someone convicted of murder would be sentenced to death. Read more


Because nothing says "presidential material" like being destroyed on your foreign policy by a television show writer in an online flame war, the Donald got a little bent out of shape a couple of years ago when Modern Family writer Danny Zuker made fun of how much of a hypocrite the Donald Trump is


Retired National Basketball Association (NBA) players will receive health insurance throughout their lives under a players union proposal expected to be ratified by a player vote later this month. The plan will reportedly tap $10 to $15 million per year from the players' share of the nearly $3 billion that ESPN and TNT are paying annually for the league's broadcast rights over the coming decade. Many of the roughly 1,500 living former NBA players were out of the league years before the salary and endorsements explosion of the modern era. League rules mean that players are only covered for health insurance through the summer after the season in which they retire. Read more


The CVS Health Corporation said on Tuesday that it would resign from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce after revelations that the chamber and its foreign affiliates were undertaking a global lobbying campaign against antismoking laws. CVS, which last year stopped selling tobacco products in its stores, said the lobbying activity ran counter to its mission to improve public health. "We were surprised to read recent press reports concerning the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's position on tobacco products outside the United States," David R. Palombi, a senior vice president at the company, said in a statement. "CVS Health's purpose is to help people on their path to better health, and we fundamentally believe tobacco use is in direct conflict with this purpose." Read more


Run, BOAZ, run!


Well, in a twist – not really a twist, because who didn't see this coming – Trump himself seems to be utilizing the hard work of several undocumented workers from Latin America.

Currently, Trump is turning the site of the Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington D.C. into one of his many luxury hotels, and is using several undocumented workers to get the job done.

One worker, Ivan Arellano, who is here legally after getting married, told the Washington Post:

"It's something ironic… The majority of us are Hispanics, many who came illegally… And we're all here working very hard to build a better life for our families."

After interviewing several other workers, WaPo discovered many of them actually came over the Mexico border into the United States and made their way up to D.C. All of them seeking better lives. All of them wanting to work hard to get ahead. Read more


Alana Goodman's revelation at the Washington Free Beacon of previously unknown correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky shows that Clinton has not been honest about her far-left past. Read more


A former federal judge who spent 17 years on the bench now says harsh drug war sentences she had to impose "made no sense under any philosophy." Read more


As many as 8,200 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013 alone, according to a new CDC report. (Photo: Getty Images)

Heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, fueled by lower costs as well as increased abuse of prescription opiate painkillers, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday.

The report found that heroin use increased by 63 percent from 2002 to 2013. In 2013, roughly 517,000 people reported that they had used heroin in the last year, a 150 percent increase from 2007. As many as 8,200 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013 alone.

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Federal authorities raided the Indiana home of famed Subway pitchman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning.

WXIN-TV reported that the raid was in connection with a child pornography investigation, with state and federal investigators serving warrants at Fogle's home in Zionsville, Indiana, two months after Russell Taylor, the former director of Fogle's foundation, was arrested on child pornography charges.

FBI spokeswoman Wendy Osborne confirmed to the Indianapolis Star that there was a criminal investigation being conducted at Fogle's home, but would not comment on specifics.

The Star reported according to court documents that Taylor asked a woman he was sexting with whether she wanted to see photos of young girls. She tipped off authorities, who obtained a search warrant and found more than 400 videos of child pornography on Taylor's computers and storage files in his home office. He was arrested on federal child porn charges April 29


The cost of inaction couldn't be more clear.

Acres of ancient trees are disappearing and illegal marijuana farms are popping up in their place. Streams and rivers are being sucked dry, diverted sometimes miles away through plastic pipes into tanks. Several species of fish, along with a rare breed of wild rodent, are on the verge of extinction.

A truck is filled with marijuana plants after authorities uncovered an illegal pot farm in the Sierra National Forest above Pine Flat Reservoir east of Fresno in 2006.
A truck is filled with marijuana plants after authorities uncovered an illegal pot farm in the Sierra National Forest above Pine Flat Reservoir east of Fresno in 2006. | CRAIG KOHLRUSS FRESNO BEE FILE PHOTO
All of this is happening now, all across California, but particularly in the North Coast and in our national parks in the San Joaquin Valley. All of this environmental destruction is occurring to grow marijuana and meet consumer demand. Read more


The only solution liberals have for ending gun violence in the cities is to take away everybody's guns.
But Chicago already has some of the country's toughest gun laws. They obviously don't bother the local drug lords.
No one ever wants to address the underlying cause of the violence in our inner cities.
It's not the presence of guns. It's the absence of fathers in the homes of the gang-bangers who are using guns to shoot each other.
The numbers are depressing and well known. Nearly 2 in 3 black children grow up in homes without a father present. One in three Latino kids do.
We can thank the liberals and their 1960s welfare programs for many of these broken families. It was their "War on Poverty" that gave unmarried mothers financial independence, made fathers superfluous and undermined the formation of two-parent families.
Fathers were let off the hook for their baby making and disappeared from family life. Mothers and grandmothers raised the children. Read more


Bernie Sanders spent the last week doing everything he could to paint himself as a left-wing mirror image of Ted Cruz. Sure, he's on the opposite end of virtually every issue, but the methods are the same. He's portraying himself as the only "true liberal" in the race, ripping on his own party's corporatist transgressions, attacking his own party's elites, and offering the Dem base enough tasty red meat to satisfy Michael Moore. ...And, if you believe the polls, it appears to be working. Bernie Sanders is dragging the base away from Hillary and his numbers are climbing.

Now, he's set his sights on an unexpected target: The administration of Barack Obama. Read more


"The State Attorney's Office in Tallahassee, Fla., released surveillance video on Monday showing FSU quarterback De'Andre Johnson punching a female student at a bar a month ago. Johnson was already suspended indefinitely due to the accusations and was dismissed from the university later Monday night following the videos release." Read more


A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content in any form is completely banned.

The creators of Facegloria claim the site has attracted 100,000 members since its launch last month.

There are 600 words which are forbidden on the site and an "Amen" button for expressing appreciation for a post. Read more


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