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NYPD: City Council Wants to 'Blindfold' Police Officers

A fight has broken out in New York City between police unions and the city council, which is now seeking a bill that would ban racial profiling, including profiling by “color, age, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, or housing status.” The police union has now run an ad asking, “How Effective Is A Police Officer With a Blindfold On?” Jun 20, 2013 10:12 AM PT

Catholics Fire Back at Obama over School Comments: 'Anti-Faith, Secular Agenda Shamelessly on Full Display'

Speaking in Ireland this week, President Obama stated that Catholic schools were divisive: “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation.” On Thursday, the American Catholics for Religious Freedom fired back on President Obama’s words to 2,000 young people at the G8 Summit. Jun 20, 2013 10:00 AM PT

USDA Slashes Food for Women, Children, Subsidizes Wineries Instead

On Wednesday, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) of the Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs penned a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack pointing out waste and abuse within the department that could be cut in order to pay for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) assistance that the department slashed for 600,000 women and children. Jun 20, 2013 9:51 AM PT

Fed Announces Possible End to Quantitative Easing, Stocks Crash

In a dramatic sign that the American economy is being largely propelled by Federal Reserve pumping of the dollar, the Dow Jones Industrial Average sold off 206 points on indications by Fed Chair Ben Bernanke that by the end of 2013, the Fed could begin reining in quantitative easing. While Bernanke maintained that interest rate hikes were “far in the future,” he did indicate that the Fed’s continuous and massive bond-buying spree could taper off if the economy improves. Jun 19, 2013 3:42 PM PT

LA Mayor Villaraigosa Wants to Run for Governor

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will be leaving office at the end of this month after eight long years of not working for the city, said on Tuesday that he wants to take his talents to Sacramento. “I want to run for governor,” said the mayor, who leaves office without a car or any assets. “In fact, I fully expect that I will.” Jun 19, 2013 11:07 AM PT

Chicago Teachers Union Head: 'Rich White People' to Blame for Failing Minority Schools

On Wednesday, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis placed the blame for Chicago’s failing schools right where it belongs: on “rich white people.” Speaking to a luncheon on education reform, Lewis said that Chicago is the most segregated city in America, and that the educational failures in certain areas of Chicago are attributable to the “fact that rich white people think they know what’s in the best interest of children of African-Americans and Latinos, no matter what the parents’ income or education level.” Jun 19, 2013 10:43 AM PT

Los Angeles Unified School District Drops $30M on iPads for Kids

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education approved plans to spend $30 million to buy iPads for students. The teachers union is unhappy with the decision because they think the money would be best spent on rehiring furloughed union members. Jun 19, 2013 10:35 AM PT

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Bags

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted 11-1 to fight the scourge of plastic bags at grocery stores. The new plastic bag ban will prohibit stores that sell perishable foods from handing out plastic grocery bags. Paper bags will bear a surcharge of ten cents, and customers are encouraged to use recyclable bags. Jun 19, 2013 10:26 AM PT

Sessions: Immigration Bill 'Biggest Setback for Poor ... in Decades'

On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, said that the immigration reform bill currently making its way through Congress is “the biggest setback for poor and middle-class Americans of any legislation Congress has considered in decades.” Jun 18, 2013 4:00 PM PT

Christie: Late in the 'Dating Game' for Obama's Charm Offensive

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) launched into President Obama’s latest “charm offensive,” stating that it is now Obama’s fifth year as president. “It’s a little bit late in the dating game to start to get to know somebody,” said the governor, recently spotted playing games on the Atlantic City boardwalk with Obama. Jun 18, 2013 11:22 AM PT

US Announces Negotiations with Taliban

The United States and the Taliban announced on Tuesday that formal talks will begin on coming to an agreement to rule Afghanistan. Tuesday also marked the formal transition to Afghan leadership in terms of military force from the NATO coalition. The Taliban has opened a political office in Doha, Qatar, which should provide them a home base from which to conduct negotiations. Obama celebrated the opening of the office. Jun 18, 2013 11:00 AM PT

Poll: Dems Like Christie More than Republicans Do

A Gallup poll released Tuesday revealed that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) is actually more popular among Democrats than Republicans. He scores a favorable/unfavorable rating of 53 percent to 25 percent among Republicans; he scores a 57 percent to 17 percent split among Democrats. Jun 18, 2013 10:50 AM PT

IRS: 'Tea Party' Was Shorthand for Political

Internal Revenue Service director of rulings and agreements Holly Paz explained that the IRS simply used “tea party” as shorthand for politically-involved groups in profiling non-profit applicants. She said that when tax agents in Cincinnati referred to tea party groups as requiring special scrutiny, they simply meant all groups with a political activity level. Jun 17, 2013 2:17 PM PT

Clinton: Israel Must Make Peace or Disappear

In a speech that will no doubt incentivize Palestinians to continue their campaign of terror and warfare against Israel, former President Bill Clinton told Israel that it would have to make peace with the Palestinians if it wanted to remain Jewish and democratic. He said that thanks to demographic changes, Israel will have to separate from the Palestinian population in order to maintain its majority. Jun 17, 2013 2:05 PM PT

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