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Charlotte, NC Now ‘Global City’; 1 in 7 Residents Foreign-Born

(Charlotte Observer) – Charlotte, for centuries a Southern town of black and white, has grown overnight into a global city of many hues. The figures are startling, even for long-time Charlotte residents who have witnessed the change: In just 20 years, from 1990 to 2010, the percentage of Charlotte’s population that is foreign-born quintupled from …

March 24, 2015, 4:58 pm ·

FORD’s New Car Will ‘Force You to Obey Speed Limit’

(Engadget) – Much as we’d like to emulate our NASCAR heroes, breaking the speed limit often comes at a price. Ford is hoping to prevent accidents and speeding tickets by introducing cars that can see what the speed limit is and preventing heavy-footed motorists from driving any faster. Ford’s Intelligent Speed Limiter tech will first appear on …

March 24, 2015, 4:57 pm ·
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Scott Walker to Tour Texas-Mexico Border

(Texas Tribune) – Likely 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker is headed to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will be there to show him the ropes. Walker’s trip is part of a swing through Texas that will take the Wisconsin governor to Houston on Saturday. He is the keynote speaker at the Harris …

March 24, 2015, 4:54 pm ·
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Navy Bans Chaplain from Helping Dead Sailor’s Family

‘To deny him of the ability to minister … is deplorable’ (Fox News) – It really takes a special kind of lowlife to stop a chaplain from ministering to the family and colleagues of a dead sailor. But that’s exactly what happened last week at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C., according …

March 24, 2015, 4:52 pm ·

Minutemen Storm Mexican Consulate

(Examiner) - In a news story that was totally ignored by the major news outlets, and even most minor media outfits, 25 men and women who were protesting President Barack Obama’s executive action “immigration program” took to the streets of the Californian city of San Bernardino. The group of demonstrators, many of whom were affiliated with …

March 24, 2015, 2:20 pm ·

Obama Calls Afghan President Wrong Name During Joint Press Conference

(Daily Caller) – During a joint press conference at the White House with the President of Afghanistan that was intended to demonstrate the close cooperation between the two nations, President Barack Obama accidentally called his counterpart by the wrong name. Obama met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani earlier in the day to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals …

March 24, 2015, 1:05 pm ·
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Harry Reid’s Visa Scheme Revealed

(The Blaze) – The number two official at the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday was accused of creating an appearance of “favoritism and special access” in decisions on whether to grant visas to certain foreigners — including in one case pushed by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his staff — according to …

March 24, 2015, 1:03 pm ·

Wisconsin Cops Will Now Forcibly Take DNA for All Misdemeanors

State to get access to thousands of Americans’ genetic information (Infowars) – In an precedent setting move, beginning April, cops in Wisconsin will not only take DNA samples from felons, but will collect and record samples for ALL criminal misdemeanor convictions. A local Fox affiliate carries the story, noting that the number of DNA samples collected each …

March 24, 2015, 1:01 pm ·

CNN Reporter Bowls to Raise Money for Abortions, Sparking Outrage

She’s mocking critics who call “bowling for abortions” disgusting (Infowars) – A CNN commentator is bowling to raise money for abortions while mocking critics who call her “charity drive” disgusting. @sallykohn Bowling to murder babies. Even for you, that's sick. — Angela.Kay (@DeepSouthProud) March 24, 2015 After CNN’s Sally Kohn announced she was taking part …

March 24, 2015, 12:58 pm ·

White House on Ayatollah’s ‘Death to America’: ‘Intended for Domestic Political Audience’

(Breitbart) – On Monday, the White House dismissed Ayatollah Khamenei’s “Death to America” rhetoric, telling CNN that it was “intended for a domestic political audience.” That comment came on the heels of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explaining that such rhetoric provided even more reason for negotiating a deal with the Iranian regime. At the same …

March 24, 2015, 12:52 pm ·
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Drama: Sen. Menendez Deciding Vote for Lynch Confirmation?

(North Jersey) – The deciding vote on whether the Senate will confirm the nation’s top law enforcement official could come down to New Jersey’s Bob Menendez, and it could happen while he is under indictment by the Justice Department for alleged corruption. An ethics expert said it would not be a conflict for Menendez to …

March 24, 2015, 12:49 pm ·

GOP Pushes To Privatize Air Traffic Control

(The Hill) - Republicans on the House Transportation Committee are pushing to privatize some facets of the nation’s air traffic control as the Federal Aviation Administration struggles to meet deadlines to upgrade the system. The FAA has been planning for years to discard the World War II-era radar technology that has been used to manage airplane …

March 24, 2015, 12:02 pm ·

VA To Ease ’40-Mile’ Rule For Private Medical Care

(The Hill) - The Veterans Affairs Department will revise how it implements a rule that limits veterans from seeking private medical care if they live within 40 miles of a VA facility. Following congressional scrutiny, the agency announced it would measure the 40-mile distance by driving miles, how far veterans would actually have to travel to …

March 24, 2015, 11:53 am ·

Reid: GOP Defense Budget Boost A ‘Fraud’

(The Hill) - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) slammed Republicans Tuesday, saying their plan to bolster defense spending “is a fraud.” “The Republicans’ extra defense money is a fraud, a hoax, certainly a political gimmick,” the Nevada Democrat said from the Senate floor. Budget Committee Republicans added an extra $38 billion to the Pentagon’s war …

March 24, 2015, 11:49 am ·
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Dan Coats, Indiana Republican, To Retire, Won’t Run In 2016

(Washington Times) - Republican Sen. Dan Coats of Indiana says he will retire from the Senate and won’t seek re-election in 2016. Coats, 71, was serving his second full term in the Senate. FAX BLAST SPECIAL: Audit The I.R.S He says that it wasn’t an easy decision but that he’s concluded the time has come to …

March 24, 2015, 11:44 am ·

Scientists To Smithsonian: Cut Koch Brother Ties

(The Hill) - Dozens of scientists and environmental groups are urging various science museums, including the Smithsonian Institution, to stop accepting money from Charles and David Koch and fossil fuel interests. Thirty-six scientists signed onto an open letter to the country’s science and natural history museums Tuesday asking that they cut ties with all fossil fuel …

March 24, 2015, 11:41 am ·

Obama Shakes Up Staff, Names First White House Digital Officer

(Washington Times) - With less than two years to go before he leaves office, President Obama on Tuesday shook up his inner circle, appointing a new senior adviser and creating a new White House position focused on digital media and communications. Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post and Wall Street Journal reporter who for the past …

March 24, 2015, 11:37 am ·

House Effort Would Completely Dismantle Patriot Act

(The Hill) - A pair of House lawmakers wants to completely repeal the Patriot Act and other legal provisions to dramatically rein in American spying. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled their Surveillance State Repeal Act, which would overhaul American spying powers unlike any other effort to reform the National Security …

March 24, 2015, 11:34 am ·
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Abortion Activist Throws Firebomb at Pro-Lifers Praying at Texas Abortion Clinic

(Breitbart) – The Austin Police Department arrested a woman last night after a “Molotov cocktail” was thrown at pro-life activists praying outside of an Austin Planned Parenthood abortion facility. A Molotov cocktail is a type of homemade incendiary device usually incorporating gasoline, a breakable glass bottle, and a wick that is lit before the device is …

March 24, 2015, 11:12 am ·