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IRS Commissioner Admits Mistakes in Previous Testimony

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 11:29am 9/21/2016 at 11:29am

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is currently testifying in front of the House Judiciary Committee to avoid impeachment due to allegations he may have destroyed evidence for congressional investigations into the IRS treatment of Tea Party groups. Koskinen stressed that Congress should not impeach him, but did admit mistakes on his...

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Cornell Republicans Reinstated by NY GOP Federation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:37am 9/21/2016 at 9:37am

The Cornell Republicans were stripped of their credentials for endorsing Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Then they threatened legal action. Now it’s over.

The Cornell Daily Sun reports:

Cornell Republicans Reinstated in New York Federation After Threatening Litigation

The Cornell Republicans were reinstated in...

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Guilty Plea in ISIS Plot to Decapitate Conservative Blogger

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:42pm 9/20/2016 at 9:42pm

Nicholas Rovinski, a Rhode Island man, plead guilty to conspiracy charges involving a plot to behead conservative blogger, Pamela Geller.

The New York Post reports:

BOSTON — A Rhode Island man charged with conspiring to help the Islamic State group has decided to plead guilty to charges he plotted with others to...

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Cow Fart Rules Pass into California Law

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:29pm 9/20/2016 at 7:29pm

Two weeks ago, I noted that the California legislature approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases.

In a move that surprises nobody, eco-activist Governor Jerry Brown has just signed it into law.

 
 
 

CNN’s Sally Kohn Happy That Conservatives Are Silenced on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 5:20pm 9/20/2016 at 5:20pm

CNN’s Sally Kohn is often known for writing the hottest of hot takes on Twitter. At a recent event at the University of Missouri, she approved of the stifling of free speech.

The Daily Caller reports:

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George Washington U. Gives College Dems 6 Times More in Funding Than College GOP

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3:41pm 9/20/2016 at 3:41pm

The left constantly claims they’re all about fairness and equality. Funny how those concepts don’t apply here.

Red Alert Politics reports:

College gives 6x more funding to Democrats than Republicans

The Student Association at George Washington University has awarded significantly more funding to the university’s branch...

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U. Manitoba: Don’t Mention Safe Space at Event or People Will Think it’s Unsafe

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/20/2016 at 12:30pm

At the University of Manitoba, the first rule of the safe space is not to mention that they have a safe space.

CBC News reports:

Organizer asked to be discreet about safe space at university frosh festival

Volunteers who organized the first designated safe space at a University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) event...

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This Rick Perry Dancing Gif is The Best Thing You’ll See Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfwuurTlATA
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:40am 9/20/2016 at 9:40am
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As we’ve blogged previously, Governor Perry is on this season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

So far, he’s doing alright; hasn’t been cut. In his latest DWTS appearance, Perry and his partner danced to the themes song from Green Acres. And here’s a little taste:

May you forever be as happy as...

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Elizabeth Warren: Trump Suggesting ‘Somebody Should Do Violence’ to Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 6:45am 9/20/2016 at 6:45am

For those contemplating the appalling possiblity of a President Hillary Clinton, just consider: Elizabeth Warren, had she thrown her hat in the ring, might today be the Dem nominee.

On Chris Hayes’ MSNBC show tonight, the always-at-11-on-the-rage-meter Warren alleged that Donald Trump, by imagining what would happen if Hillary’s bodyguards laid down their arms, ...

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The Top 5 Issues Facing Black Americans

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 3:00pm 9/19/2016 at 3:00pm
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Prayer University’s latest explains what they’ve concluded are the five biggest issues troubling the African-American community.

According to Prager U:

What are the five biggest problems facing black Americans? Where do things like racism and police brutality rank? What about the absence of black fathers? Taleeb Starkes, author of Amazon #1 bestseller “Black...

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Roger Goodell Praises NFL Players Taking Knee During National Anthem

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:30pm 9/19/2016 at 1:30pm

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has praised the NFL players who have chosen to take a knee during the national anthem. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend in the preseason, which has taken off across the country. He said:

“As I’ve said before, I truly respect our players wanting to speak...

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Al-Aqsa Mosque Address: Oh Allah, Blow Up the Capitals and Planes of U.S. and Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/19/2016 at 12:30pm
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Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem long has been a source of incitement.

It’s not just the claims of Israeli designs to destroy the Mosque (built on top of Jewish Temples as a victory monument) which have been used at least since the time of the Grand Mufti in the...

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NJ Police Release Images Of Man Suspected Of Taking Pics Of Women In Target Dressing Room

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:37am 9/19/2016 at 10:37am
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This story was published a week ago, but I can’t find any follow-up as to whether they round the suspect. So apparently your help still is needed.

Via CBS News:

Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of photographing women inside a department store dressing room.

This man was spotted...

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Michigan School District: Betsy Ross Flag Symbolizes “Hate”

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/09/forest_hills_superintendent_is.html#incart_river_home
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00am 9/19/2016 at 8:00am
http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2016/09/forest_hills_superintendent_is.html#incart_river_home

A high school football game in Michigan gained national attention when its school district Superintendent apologized for the display of a Betsy Ross flag.  He stated that it symbolizes “exclusion and hate.”

Michigan Live reports:

Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm has apologized for the actions of a group of students who upset many...

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Navy To Train Sailors in New Transgender Policy

public domain http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/16/navy-to-hold-all-hands-training-webinars-new-transgender-policy.html
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 7:00pm 9/18/2016 at 7:00pm
public domain http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/09/16/navy-to-hold-all-hands-training-webinars-new-transgender-policy.html

Now that the Pentagon has approved transgender military members to serve openly, the military is planning for the massive number of its transgender personnel who will undoubtedly embrace their inner “zi.”  To that end, the United States Navy is planning a three-pronged training process to help sailors with the transition. ...

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Parents Complain They Got ‘Contact High’ During Swarthmore College Tour

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/18/2016 at 4:00pm

If you’re a parent who doesn’t want your child to smoke Marijuana in college, this a pretty good red flag.

CBS News in Pittsburgh reports:

Parents Complain Of ‘Contact High’ During Pa. College Tour

Student tour guides at a college outside Philadelphia say they have been told not to bring prospective students or their...

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ObamaCare’s Narrow Networks and High Deductibles Hurt American Families

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 2:00pm 9/18/2016 at 2:00pm

Early predictions of ObamaCare’s failure were ignored, yet a new government report shows that American families are—as predicted—having trouble affording and accessing health care.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Obamacare enrollees had trouble affording and accessing health care as well as understanding how to use their plans, according to a report from the...

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