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Eleanor Holmes Norton: D.C. is ‘proud’ to be a sanctuary city

Politicians in the nation’s capital are very “proud” that the city ignores federal laws. So said Washington D.C.’s delegate to Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton to a group of protestors on Thursday, according The Daily Caller. “We are proud to stand with our immigrants, documented and undocumented alike. Donald Trump has worked up Republicans around the nation […]

Legislators are now calling for metal detectors and security screenings at movie theaters, malls

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Since airport security screeners are doing such a good job (read: failing over 95 percent of their undercover tests) one New York legislator wants to forcibly install metal detectors in basically every large public venue. In the wake of the Louisiana movie theater shooting, New York State Senator Tony Avella (D-Queens) started whipping up legislation that […]

St. Louis, the largest city to ban Uber, could soon reverse that decision

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St. Louis, the largest city in the U.S. to ban UberX, may let the car service company operate if the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission votes to make changes to the current taxi code. The Daily Caller reported that the main contention lied with Uber’s insurance, drug policies, and safety standards, but the MTC may be willing […]

Feminist author bashes ‘liberal media’ for ignoring Planned Parenthood videos

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Camille Paglia, well-known feminist author and devoted contrarian, has taken to bashing the liberal media’s “shockingly unprofessional” failure to cover the viral series of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials enthusiastically haggling over aborted baby parts. In part one of a three-part interview with Salon (to whom she loves to give periodic lengthy interviews) Paglia […]

The beer industry’s self-commissioned ‘economic report’ is a not-so-subtle call for subsidies

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An industry report makes the argument that beer is a strong component of the American economy, but it unintentionally highlights the hunt for subsidies and special favors from state and federal governments. According to the report, “Beer Serves America,” commissioned by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association, the beer industry generates $253 billion […]

Status of LGBT rights goes beyond marriage, remains murky

A rainbow colored flag, seen through an American flag, flies in front of the Supreme Court (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling settled the issue of gay marriage, but broader LGBT rights issues remain unclear and contradictory. The legal framework for LGBT rights will merge from a complicated nexus of non-discrimination, freedom of conscience, and freedom of speech. No federal law prevents workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Some states have laws […]

Illegal immigrant mothers and children released from detention in ‘groundbreaking’ numbers

An immigrant from El Salvador that entered the country illegally wears an ankle monitor at a shelter, Monday, July 27, 2015, in San Antonio. Lawyers representing immigrant mothers held in a South Texas detention center say the women have been denied counsel and coerced into accepting ankle-monitoring bracelets as a condition of release, even after judges made clear that paying their bonds would suffice.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A ruling by Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee that mandated illegal immigrant children and their mothers be released early because of intolerable conditions in detention centers has had huge ramifications. Immigration judges in Texas have begun ordering the release of women and children from detention without bond following Gee’s decision on Friday, the Huffington Post […]

Judge orders release of immigrant children, detention centers don’t meet ‘minimum legal requirements’

Immigrants from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally prepare to board a bus after they were released from a family detention center, Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Antonio. Women and children are being released from immigrant detention centers faster on bond, with many mothers assigned ankle monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

A California federal judge ruled that the Obama administration’s detention of children and their mothers who were caught crossing the border illegally is a violation of a previous court settlement and that the families should be released as quickly as possible. The Obama-appointed Judge Dolly M. Gee of federal district court for the Central District […]

Report: Up to 87 percent of illegal immigrants will not face deportation under Obama’s new policies

In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, photo immigrant women and children from El Salvador and Guatemala who entered the country illegally board a bus after they were released from a family detention center in San Antonio. Women and children are being released from immigrant detention centers faster on bond, with many mothers assigned ankle monitoring bracelets in lieu of paying. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Despite the public outcry in the aftermath of the murder of Kathryn Steinle by an illegal immigrant, the Obama administration is moving forward with a policy to protect more illegal immigrants from deportation. The Obama administration is putting forward a new immigration enforcement program that will shield up to 87 percent of illegal aliens from Immigration and […]

After Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, support for religious liberty increases

FILE - In this June 29, 2015 photo, Jim Obergefell, the named plaintiff in the Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case that legalized same sex marriage nationwide, is backed by supporters of the courts ruling on same-sex marriage on the step of the Texas Capitol during a rally in Austin, Texas. The Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. It was 2004 when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry.  Eleven years later, the Supreme Court has now ruled that all those gay marriage bans must fall and same-sex couples have the same right to marry under the Constitution as everyone else.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

For social conservatives, the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling isn’t all bad news. While Americans remain divided on the ruling, they’re increasingly sympathetic to the cause of religious liberty–perhaps motivated by stories like the Oregon bakers who were fined $135,000 for refusing to sell a cake to a lesbian couple. And directly after the decision, support for gay […]

Lena Dunham wants her followers to ‘stand with Planned Parenthood’

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If you’ve been on the internet recently, you may have seen the two stomach-churning undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses, in which they tout their “less crunchy” techniques to get “whole specimens,” and haggle over prices because “I want a Lamborghini.” On the right, this […]

Immigration Services announces it will no longer ask new citizens to declare that they will bear arms for the U.S.

New citizens wave American flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony on the campus of Florida International University, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Tuesday that it changed a citizenship requirement for legal immigrants. New Americans will no longer need to make a commitment that they will bear arms on behalf of the U.S. as stipulated in the Oath of Allegiance. According to the Washington Examiner, USCIS said new citizens may be excluded from […]

The mother of a teenager killed by an illegal immigrant thanks Donald Trump during her Senate testimony

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A mother whose teenage son was murdered by an illegal immigrant took time during her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee to thank Donald Trump for drawing attention to crimes being committed by illegal immigrants. “Thank you Mr. Trump for getting a message out about the nation in two minutes that for four-and-a-half years solidly […]

Americans are ‘too busy’ to vote

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Only 36 percent of eligible voters turned out for the 2014 midterms. According to the U.S. Elections Project, it was the worst turnout rate since 1942. The reason? People are too busy to vote. “Too busy” was the number one reason non-voters gave the Census Bureau for their absence at the polls, at 28 percent. […]

Majority of California driver’s licenses this year have gone to illegal immigrants

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California opened the door to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year, and so far their applications have flooded the Department of Motor Vehicles. As of June 2015, illegal immigrants received the majority of all newly issued licenses in the state. The Sacremento Bee reported on Friday that nearly 687,000 people applied for driver’s […]

Bill banning Confederate names advances in California

Confederate flag supporters fly their flags across the street from Durant High School, where President Barack Obama will be speaking, in Durant, Okla., Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The insanity surrounding all things related to the Confederacy continues in the People’s Republic of California. Newly elected Democratic State Senator Steven Glazer recently sponsored a bill to prohibit California from naming schools, government buildings, parks, and roads after fallen Confederate leaders. According to the Sacramento Bee, the bill advanced in a Senate committee vote […]

A crackdown on sanctuary cities could be hard to come by

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After the brutal death of Kathryn Steinle by an illegal immigrant, some Republicans are finally demanding the Obama administration crackdown on “sanctuary cities,” but it looks like the White House can’t do much. Several Republican presidential candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), former Govs. Rick Perry (R-Texas) and Jeb Bush (R-Fla.), are now becoming more hawkish […]

Religious groups accuse Obamacare’s new birth control rules of sidestepping Hobby Lobby decision

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Thought the Hobby Lobby victory put an end to the fight over the birth control mandate? Think again!

Perry: Obama has done ‘absolutely nothing to prevent incidents like the murder of Kate Steinle’

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry went after President Obama hard Sunday morning over his administration’s failure to crack down down on illegal immigrants and on “sanctuary city” policies around the country. Obama is doing “absolutely nothing to prevent incidents like the murder of Kate Steinle,” Perry told John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 […]

Oregon passes Republican-led bill to allow access to birth control without a prescription

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Republicans in Oregon just helped grant women in their state unprecedented access to birth control, by passing a bill that allows them to purchase it at a pharmacy without a prescription. A Republican state representative, Knute Buehler, sponsored the bill. “It makes no sense that men should have unrestricted access to contraceptives, while women must […]