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October 14, 2017
BOB UNRUH — President Trump says Americans don't worship government, they should call evil by its name, and times are "changing back" to an earlier era when the nation's founders "invoked our Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence."... (more)


October 14, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Rep. Jim Jordan said Friday that President Trump's decision to stop cost-sharing payments is in line with what Republicans promised they would do in the health care debate. "He's not subverting a law. He's stopping unconstitutional payments to insurance companies who've made record profits the last few quarters," Mr. Jordan, Ohio Republican, said on CNN. "This is not appropriated dollars."... (more)


October 13, 2017
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Obamacare, despite the populist pablum peddled by its proponents, was and is a big raft of corporatism. It props up and protects the big companies that it regulates and taxes. It ties big business and big government together in a tawdry embrace whose offspring include higher prices, less consumer choice, and diminished competition.... (more)


October 13, 2017
FOX NEWS — Where in the world is Jesus Campos? The Mandalay Bay security guard shot by Stephen Paddock in the moments leading up to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history was set to break his silence Thursday night with five television interviews, including one on Fox News, Campos' union president said.... (more)


October 13, 2017
WALL STREET JOURNAL — President Donald Trump took aim Friday at the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, vowing to end U.S. participation in the landmark deal unless Congress and U.S. allies are able to deliver on punitive measures targeting Tehran's missile program, its support for regional militant groups, and any future nuclear activities.... (more)


October 13, 2017
CHICAGO TRIBUNE — Charles Schulz once drew his iconic dog Snoopy losing everything in a house fire. This week, for Schulz's widow, that scenario became all too real. Jean Schulz safely escaped the fires as they began sweeping through Santa Rosa, California, before dawn Monday, but the blaze burned to the ground the home where she and the late "Peanuts" creator long lived.... (more)


October 12, 2017
NEWSMAX — The NRA said Thursday it opposes two pieces of legislation that would ban devices that turn semi-automatic firearms into weapons that work more like automatic ones.... (more)


October 12, 2017
ALICIA POWE — Thwarted over and over in his effort to repeal and replace Obamacare by a unified Democratic Party and a handful of Republicans, President Trump Thursday used his executive power to at least partially fulfill his major campaign promise. The president dismantled part of his predecessor's signature health-care legislation -- the Affordable Care Act -- with the "power of the pen," providing "millions of Americans with Obamacare relief."... (more)


October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump intends to end insurance subsidies under Obamacare, a move that would likely result in lawsuits and put pressure on Congress to act. According to a statement Thursday evening from the White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, the Trump administration is making the move based on guidance from the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare.... (more)


October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The total number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits fell to 1.89 million at the end of September, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the lowest such mark in nearly 44 years. And new claims for unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to 243,000 in the first full week of October, according to the agency, as the job market bounces back from hurricane damage even faster than forecasters expected.... (more)


October 12, 2017
ABC NEWS — Massive wildfires sweeping through California have killed at least 31 people and damaged thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings, authorities said. More than half of the deaths occurred in Sonoma County alone, officials said. Taken together, the death toll from this week's fires exceeds the number of fatalities in the 1933 Griffith Park Fire in Los Angeles, the deadliest wildfire in California history.... (more)


October 12, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The United States is dropping out of the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization only months after the international organization went "delusional" by declaring the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron a "Palestinian heritage site."... (more)


October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump introduced his new Homeland Security secretary nominee Thursday, saying former Bush administration official and current deputy White House Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen is the right person to carry out his campaign promises.... (more)


October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Lost in the uproar over the NFL sideline protests against police brutality are newly released statistics showing that the threat to black men is skyrocketing -- not from trigger-happy or racist cops, but from crime. More than any other demographic group, black men are paying the price with their lives with a surging violent crime rate over the past two years, including a 20 percent jump in the overall homicide rate, even as the number of blacks killed by police declines.... (more)


October 12, 2017
FRANCE 24 — Pope Francis called Wednesday for categoric opposition to capital punishment to be written into an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching. His comments, which will be controversial with many fundamentalist Christians and some Catholics, came in a speech to clerics attending a conference in Rome to mark the 25th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The catechism is a question and answer guide to what Catholics should think about a wide range of moral and social issues.... (more)


October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — A jury Thursday recommended the death penalty for an Oklahoma man convicted of beheading a co-worker in 2014. Jurors convicted Alton Nolen, 33, on Sept. 29 of killing 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and trying to kill another co-worker at a food processing plant in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City.... (more)


October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The Boy Scouts announced Wednesday they will let girls into the Cub Scouts in a bid to "evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children." As benign as this may seem – after all, it's just camping and knife skills, right? – few things demonstrate societal goals more than the choices we make regarding our youngest generation: from education and child care to parenting and community, what we show and teach our young people reflect societal values at large.... (more)


October 12, 2017
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — It was supposed to illustrate how the shooting was inexplicable; how nothing in this man's life could explain why he would lose his mind and become a mass murderer.... (more)


October 12, 2017
LEO HOHMANN — The fallout continued Wednesday from police altering the timeline of the Oct. 1 massacre at a concert outside the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, and now a hotel worker has emerged saying he warned the hotel staff that a shooter was on the 32nd floor before he unloaded a hail fire of bullets down onto the crowd below.... (more)


October 12, 2017
CBS NEWS — A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd at a nearby musical performance.... (more)


October 12, 2017
CHICAGO TRIBUNE — Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 23 -- a figure expected to rise. Three days after the fires began, firefighters were still unable to gain control of the blazes that had turned entire Northern California neighborhoods to ash and destroyed at least 3,500 homes and businesses.... (more)


October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — A federal court ruled Wednesday that Congress can continue to open its sessions each day with a prayer, and upheld the House's ability to pick and choose who's allowed to lead the prayer. U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, a Bush appointee who sits in Washington, D.C., rejected a challenge by Daniel Barker, co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation, who said he was not permitted to give an opening invocation, even though other guest chaplains have been permitted.... (more)


October 12, 2017
BOB UNRUH — Chiefs of several key conservative organizations Wednesday released a copy of a letter to the leadership in the U.S. Senate, telling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others they need to resign from those posts because they are not capable of providing the leadership the nation needs.... (more)


October 12, 2017
NBC NEWS — The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization's highest honor. "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children," said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts.... (more)


October 12, 2017
NEWSMAX — They waited years to speak, but two of Hollywood's most powerful women might have helped seal the fate of Harvey Weinstein. Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie added their first-person accounts of uncomfortable experiences with Weinstein to the ever-growing list of accusations against the movie mogul from women alleging decades of systematic sexual harassment and assault. The accusers have come from everywhere -- actresses you've heard of, actresses you haven't, models, assistants, employees, a reporter and young women who found themselves in the orbit of the powerful executive.... (more)