Month: June 2015

Terrorist takes selfie with beheaded victim

(ABCNEWS.GO) — The top suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a “selfie” photo with the slain victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number, officials said Saturday. French investigators were working to determine the recipient’s identity, but weren’t able to Read More …

Greece defaults on $1.7 billion payment

(MONEY.CNN) — In a dramatic but widely expected step, Greece formally defaulted on a $1.7 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund early Wednesday in Athens. Greece became the first developed country to default to the IMF, an organization of 188 nations that tries to keep the world economy stable. Greece will now be cut Read More …

‘Mindful of only their common duty as Americans’

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, 1898 Slavery existed in Cuba longer than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, except Brazil. President James Buchanan wrote Dec. 19, 1859: “When a market for African slaves shall no longer be furnished in Cuba … Christianity and civilization may gradually penetrate the existing gloom.” President Ulysses S. Grant Read More …

U.S. troops in Afghanistan ‘feel abandoned’

WASHINGTON – ISIS is beginning to extend its influence into Afghanistan, but the Obama administration no longer is giving the country priority, and the 10,000 American troops that remain are feeling abandoned, a U.S. intelligence officer has told Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin The officer, who is stationed in Afghanistan and has requested anonymity for security Read More …

LGBT activists: Marriage was never the ‘end game’

Now, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement. And it won’t be for the faint of heart. So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice. An op-ed in Read More …

Negative reaction to ‘gay marriage’ surges

The negative reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s creation of a right to same-sex “marriage” is surging, with clerks quitting, judges dropping their license procedures and even one U.S. senator telling people it should be ignored. By a 5-4 majority, including two justices who publicly had advocated for same-sex marriage and possibly violated ethics standards Read More …

Fox News anchor stands up for ‘gay’ marriage

(MEDIAITE) — Over the weekend, Fox News anchor Julie Banderas gave a pretty passionate defense of gay marriage in response to a viewer question about why the American people shouldn’t be able to vote on it. Banderas said, “I’m a married woman. I have… a ring on my finger. I never asked anyone to vote Read More …

Mexico pulls out of Trump’s Miss Universe

(MONEY.CNN) — Trump has suffered considerable fallout for remarks he made about Mexican immigrants at his presidential campaign launch event. Spanish-language broadcaster Univision said last week that it will not broadcast next month’s Miss USA pageant. On Monday, NBCUniversal made the same decision. The lack of a broadcasting partner notwithstanding, the Miss USA pageant will Read More …

California makes vaccines mandatory

(SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS) Ending months of speculation, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public or private school, regardless of their parents’ personal or religious beliefs. California now joins only two other states — Mississippi and Read More …