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WH Email: 'The Debate's Over' on Man-Caused Climate Change

On Tuesday, following President Obama’s speech on climate change at Georgetown University in which he labeled opponents of climate change legislation “the flat-Earth society,” the White House sent out an email declaring, “the debate’s over.” Sent by David Simas, Deputy Senior Advisor, the email proclaims that “The 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15 years, and 2012 was the hottest one we’ve ever recorded.” The missive blames carbon emissions for increasing asthma, heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods, and “11 different weather disasters that each cost the United States more than $1 billion.” He concludes: “So the debate’s over. It’s time for action.” Jun 25, 2013 4:28 PM PT

Zimmerman Trial Day #1: Martin Family Attorney Visits NAACP, Calls Zimmerman 'Every Parent's Worst Nightmare'

On Monday, the same day that the Zimmerman trial kicked off with prosecution and defense opening statements, Benjamin Crump, attorney for the Trayvon Martin family, showed up at a rally for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Sanford to push for the conviction of George Zimmerman. “This whole case has always been about equal justice,” he stated. “George Zimmerman is every parent’s worst nightmare … passing judgment on who can and who can’t be in his neighborhood. If you kill an unarmed child you should be arrested.” Jun 25, 2013 11:40 AM PT

Zimmerman Case: Prosecution Witness Admits Martin's Described Behavior 'Suspicious'

On the second day of the George Zimmerman trial, prosecutors attempted to paint Zimmerman as an increasingly overzealous neighborhood watch participant who finally snapped after law enforcement did not respond to his calls. Meanwhile, defense got a prosecution witness to admit that Zimmerman’s call to police about alleged victim Trayvon Martin was justified based on Zimmerman’s description of events. Jun 25, 2013 11:28 AM PT

Zimmerman Parents Barred from Courtroom, Trayvon's Parents Allowed to Stay

In an exclusive to Breitbart News, the family of George Zimmerman has stated the Zimmerman’s parents have been barred from the courtroom by the State of Florida, even though under Florida law, the alleged victim’s family – the family of Trayvon Martin – has been allowed to stay. The state claims that because the Zimmermans may be witnesses for the state, they must be barred from the courtroom. Jun 24, 2013 11:09 AM PT

Report: Snowden Sought Job at NSA Contractor to Get Surveillance Info

According to a report in the South China Morning Post, NSA leaker Edward Snowden tried to get a job with US government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton in order to collect information about US surveillance programs. “My position with Booz Allen Hamilton granted me access to lists of machines all over the world the NSA hacked,” Snowden reportedly said. “That is why I accepted that position about three months ago.” Jun 24, 2013 10:16 AM PT

Sebelius Wants NFL to Push Obamacare

On Monday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that she would be working with the National Football League to have the NFL push coverage of Obamacare. This report follows in the wake of reports last week that Sebelius would be working with the National Basketball Association. Jun 24, 2013 10:04 AM PT

WH 'Just Not Buying' That Low-Level Hong Kong Official Denied Snowden Extradition

In the aftermath of Hong Kong’s decision to deny the United States’ extradition request for NSA leaker Edward Snowden, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded angrily. “We are just not buying that this was a technical decision by a Hong Kong immigration official,” Carney said on Monday morning. Jun 24, 2013 9:52 AM PT

NBC's Gregory Asks Greenwald: 'Why Shouldn't You Be Charged With a Crime?'

NBC host David Gregory of Meet the Press attacked Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian (UK) on Sunday morning over Greenwald’s reports on Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency surveillance leaks. “To the extent that you have aided and abetted Snowden,” Gregory asked, “even in his current movements, why shouldn’t you, Mr. Greenwald, be charged with a crime?” Jun 23, 2013 8:37 AM PT

Rand: Snowden's Flight to Russia 'A Real Problem for Him in History'

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told Candy Crowley of CNN’s State of the Union, “I do think for Mr. Snowden, if he cozies up to the Russian government, it will be nothing but bad for his name in history. If he goes to an independent third country like Iceland and if he refuses to talk to any sort of formal government about this, I think there’s a chance he’ll be seen as an advocate of privacy. If he cozies up to either the Russian government, Chinese government or any of these governments perceived still as enemies of ours, I think that will be a real problem for him in history.” Jun 23, 2013 8:16 AM PT

NSA Director: 'The System Didn't Work' in Stopping Snowden Leaks

Speaking on ABC’s This Week, National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander blasted NSA leaker Edward Snowden while admitting that US security had failed to stop him from leaving the country. “It’s clearly an individual who’s betrayed the trust and confidence we had in him,” Alexander said. ‘This is an individual who is not acting, in my opinion, with noble intent.” Jun 23, 2013 8:06 AM PT

Rand Paul: DNI Clapper 'Just Decided to Lie'

Appearing on The Mike Church Show on Sirius XM Patriot 125, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had lost all credibility on the National Security Agency’s snooping on American citizens. Jun 20, 2013 12:57 PM PT

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

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