PHILADELPHIA (TheBlaze/AP) — A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive in his grimy clinic agreed Tuesday to give up his right to an appeal and faces life in prison but will be spared a death sentence. The news comes just one day after Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were delivered alive and killed [...]
Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), said Tuesday that he supports the Internal Revenue Service’s political targeting of Tea Party groups because “they are the Taliban wing of American politics.”
And he doesn’t think the comparison is in any way unfair or over the top.
Bond’s Taliban remarks were made in response to a question posed by MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.
CNN: Lord & Taylor Dept Store video shows Dark Skinned Male placing back backpack
A suspect has been identified in the Boston Marathon bombings, but contrary to earlier reports, there has been no arrest, an unidentified law enforcement source tells CNN.
Several news stations including the Associated Press and CNN previously reported that their sources confirmed that a suspect had been arrested, but now that information is being contradicted. CNN now reports that a federal source [...]
A 53-year-old Florida woman was arrested at the Sears where she works on Saturday after being photographed in late September playing with– and seemingly trying to “ride”– a wild manatee.
The Tampa Bay Times has the wild background to the story:
My reactions… What the heck is a manatee?
And I can’t believe it got that serious shoot it’s her life if she want to go out and ride a wild manatee let [...]
There is frequently talk of warrantless spying on citizen communications and online data, but what about how the government and law enforcement can track people — legally? With the scandal between the former CIA Director Gen. David Patreaus and his former mistress Paula Broadwell coming to light thanks to content stored in an email account, many have begun to wonder about the privacy of their own communications.
Tech experts say it [...]
The St. Lucie County Canvassing Board has ordered the retabulation of all early votes in the highly contested congressional race between Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Democrat Patrick Murphy, according to Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, a volunteer lawyer for the West campaign. The board voted 2-1 in favor of recounting the votes.
“This retabulation of all early votes as the Supervisor of Elections originally planned is a victory for democracy,” Shapiro [...]
On Friday, TheBlaze reported on a spate of post-election layoffs and company closing announcements. Sadly, that trend appears to be continuing.
Fortune Magazine says that in the wake of Obama’s re-election, thousands of banks are at risk, with small banks taking the biggest beating:
Now that President Obama has been re-elected, analysts, consultants and dealmakers have turned from whether Dodd-Frank will be repealed to what it means for banks now that it’s likely here [...]
•Islamists claim their bloody siege of the U.S. Embassies in Cairo and Benghazi on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was catalyzed by an “anti-Islam” movie
•Experts say the real reason for the onslaught was not a movie mocking Islam, but part of a concerted “ten year plan” to make slandering Islam unlawful on an international scale
•U.S. administration’s hair-trigger reaction was to first apologize for offending Islam, rather than meet [...]
Soros and everyone else are getting set up for the collapse of the EURO. Once this happens the stage will be set.
“We notice that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to sell Asians and Americans on investments in Europe,” asset manager Vorndran told Spiegel, adding that although the U.S., Japan, and the U.K. “are all lying in the same hospital ward,” as he puts it, “it’s still better to invest in a [...]
He saw his picture on her Facebook page…
A Tennessee man suspected his live-in girlfriend was planning an affair after he found a picture of a man he didn’t recognize on her Facebook page.
Enraged, Lowell Turpin, 40, confronted his girlfriend and “angrily demanded to know who the male was,” according to a police reportobtained by the Smoking Gun.
She answered her boyfriend truthfully and said: It’s Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. But Turpin [...]
The Australian foreign minister has privately warned Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney that foreign leaders see “America in decline.”
That’s according to Romney, who says he met with Foreign Minister Bob Carr in a San Francisco hotel Sunday evening shortly before a Republican fundraiser.
Romney says Carr suggested that America could improve that international perception “with one budget deal” that helps balance the budget.
A Romney spokesman says the foreign minister requested the [...]
(The Blaze/AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters and told the NAACP in Houston that he will do everything he can to make sure the law doesn’t stand.
He added the Justice Department “will not allow political pretexts to disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious right.”
Under the law passed in Texas, [...]
Reuters has obtained three-minute video that seemingly shows a woman being executed “to cheers of jubilation” from roughly 150 men in a village near Kabul. It seems as though not one interfered– rather, they seemed ecstatic.
“It is the order of Allah that she be executed,” one man says, as another remarks, “Allah warns us not to get close to adultery because it’s the wrong way” as the executioner approaches.
The woman was [...]
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate a possible “anti-Muslim” hate crime after St. Anthony City Council almost unanimously rejected plans for a new Islamic center due to zoning concerns.
On Tuesday, St. Anthony City Council voted 4-1 against providing a conditional use permit for the “Abu-Huraira Islamic Center” after tabling the item for months, the Minneapolis Star [...]
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.
Since I took office, my Administration [...]