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September 9, 2017
BOB UNRUH — The list of defenders of Colorado baker Jack Phillips in his case against Colorado's order that he promote same-sex marriage in violation of his faith reads like a who's who of America's leaders. First, the Department of Justice has come down on Phillips' side in his dispute with the state over his decision to not create a wedding cake for a couple.... (more)


September 9, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump Justice Department has once again cleared former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner of criminal liability stemming from the tea party targeting. In a letter to top Republicans, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd said they re-reviewed the case and concluded there isn't enough evidence to charge Ms. Lerner, who was at the center of the targeting.... (more)


September 9, 2017
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — Former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton waged an illegal war in Libya that created a vacuum into which all sorts of terrorists flooded, thus helping Islamic State destabilizing the region. It has always struck me as odd that Clinton was never asked about this in the presidential debates, and that Obama seems to have made this war -- on which he was campaigning right up until Benghazi -- not stick to him.... (more)


September 8, 2017
THE NEW YORKER — he United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, so there is no embassy in Washington, but for years the two countries have relied on the "New York channel," an office inside North Korea's mission to the United Nations, to handle the unavoidable parts of our nonexistent relationship. The office has, among other things, negotiated the release of prisoners and held informal talks about nuclear tensions. In April, I contacted the New York channel and requested permission to visit Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.... (more)


September 7, 2017
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump has given military orders for U.S. forces to shoot down and destroy any missile launched from North Korea and moving toward the continental United States, Hawaii, and Guam. Sources close to the president's national security team tell Newsmax the order was given to Pentagon brass in the wake of last month's threat by North Korea to fire a ballistic missile aimed at Guam, a U.S. territory.... (more)


September 7, 2017
NEWSMAX — Hurricane Irma barreled toward vulnerable Haiti on Thursday after devastating a string of Caribbean islands and killing at least 10 people as one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century took aim at Florida. With winds of around 185 miles per hour (290 km per hour), the storm has smashed through several small islands in the northeast Caribbean in recent days, including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, ripping down trees and flattening homes and hospitals.... (more)


September 7, 2017
USA TODAY — Deadly Hurricane Irma has moved within striking distance of south Florida, where residents are boarding up homes, grabbing dwindling supplies of bottled water, and battling fuel shortages as evacuees sought to get out of harm's way.... (more)


September 7, 2017
NEWSMAX — For the first time in modern history, three hurricanes in the Atlantic are lined up to make landfall at the same time, according to the National Hurricane Center. Specialist Eric Blake tweeted out the event, marveling he'd "never seen anything like this in the modern record."... (more)


September 7, 2017
NEWSMAX — A Republican senator blasted the deal President Donald Trump brokered with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., regarding the debt ceiling.... (more)


September 7, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — In another move to reverse President Obama's "climate change" agenda, President Trump shut down an advisory committee under the direction of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.... (more)


September 7, 2017
NEW SCIENTIST — Ditch the hat and scarf -- it's not fooling anyone. Face recognition software can now see through your cunning disguise -- even you are wearing a mask. Amarjot Singh at the University of Cambridge and his colleagues trained a machine learning algorithm to locate 14 key facial points. These are the points the human brain pays most attention to when we look at someone's face.... (more)


September 7, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — More than 6,500 people registered to vote in New Hampshire on Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver's licenses, and since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle. Conservatives say the state's same-day registration is an invitation for fraud because of loose proof-of-residence rules.... (more)


September 7, 2017
DAILY MAIL — Mass evacuations are underway today after Hurricane Irma slammed into the Caribbean with 185 mph winds as aid agencies braced for a 'major humanitarian response'. America's National Hurricane Center said Irma had strengthened into a dangerous Category 5 storm as it made its first landfall in islands of northeast Caribbean on a path that could take it to the United States - causing thousands to start panic buying and preparing to evacuate.... (more)


September 7, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — Leftists on social media are taking their intense hatred of Donald Trump to a whole new level, accusing the president of manufacturing hurricanes as part of a devious plot to wipe out Hispanic and black Americans.... (more)


September 7, 2017
WEEKLY STANDARD — he Southern Poverty Law Center invests almost 20 percent of its nearly $320 million endowment fund in offshore equities and other investments. The 2016 annual report of the Alabama-based civil rights organization reports $69,093,576 of "non-U.S. equity funds" among the assets comprising the total endowment fund of $319,283,961, a fund the SPLC describes as a "plan for the day when nonprofits like the SPLC can no longer afford to solicit support through the mail because of rising postage and printing costs." (Given that 2016 contributions topped $45 million, that day has not yet arrived.)... (more)


September 7, 2017
MIRROR — A US Navy Seal group who killed Osama bin Laden could be used to assassinate Kim Jong-un in the event of war, according to reports. Plans to utilize Seal Team Six have merged just days after North Korea launched it sixth nuclear test, believed to be the biggest and most powerful to date.... (more)


September 7, 2017
WDRB — A trial is underway in federal court to decide whether Kentucky will become the first state without a clinic that performs abortions. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said the EMW Women's Surgical Center, located on West Market Street in Louisville, is failing to meet state health regulations.... (more)


September 7, 2017
NEWSMAX — Republican leaders were "shell-shocked" on Wednesday when President Donald Trump abruptly sided with Democrats on adding hurricane relief and money to keep the government open to a short-term bill raising the debt ceiling, CNN reported.... (more)


September 7, 2017
PAUL BEDARD — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is unveiling a blueprint to divert unspent foreign aid to cover hurricane relief and cleanup costs, an "America First" proposal to spend U.S. taxpayer money where it is needed most, Secrets has learned..... (more)


September 7, 2017
ALICIA POWE — The FBI and the Department of Justice usually are the ones who decide who gets a subpoena demanding evidence for an investigation. Not this time. This time, they are receiving subpoenas demanding that they turn over information.... (more)


September 7, 2017
THE HILL — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that he supports a newer version of an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, throwing some support behind the last-ditch effort.... (more)


September 5, 2017
BREITBART — Tuesday the Senate Conservatives Fund announced it is supporting former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate special election Republican primary runoff on September 26.... (more)


September 5, 2017


September 5, 2017
ALAN KEYES — For years now, the "gods" of style when it comes to the written word have encouraged educated people to be obsessed with simplicity in speech and writing. They worship at the altar of writers like Ernest Hemingway and Jack London, idols of the 20th century's obsession with what became the "journalistic style" of writing. The "Twitter culture" epitomizes the demands of this style. Its purported ruling principle is that no thought is allowed that cannot be expressed in 140 characters or less.... (more)


September 5, 2017
JOAN SWIRSKY — All apologies to the hard-working street-walkers and penthouse prostitutes who, unlike the modern-media harlots and rent-boys, have no illusions and offer no excuses about what they do and why. For well over 75 years, Americans have naively trusted that the people who bring them the news every night -- and today 24/7 -- are highly informed, deeply sincere, remarkably unbiased public servants. After all, why would anyone go into a notoriously low-paying profession if he or she was not at heart an idealist?... (more)