Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:16:33 +0000
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:48:22 +0000At NewsBusters late Wednesday afternoon, Tim Graham observed that many news outlets, including the Associated Press and most of the nation’s major newspapers, had not yet covered “the Project Veritas videos exposing Democratic operatives talking about voter fraud and inciting violence at Donald Trump rallies.” Graham’s explanation: The non-coverage “marginalizes these charges enough that if [...]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:55:52 +0000From Amman, Jordan: Oct 19, 2016 / 12:08 am After 10 years of renovations the Memorial Sanctuary of Moses on Mount Nebo has reopened, highlighting the importance of sacred art and holy spaces in the preservation of the faith. Mount Nebo is where, according to tradition, Moses beheld the Promised Land before his death. The [...]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:02:29 +0000The federal government’s fiscal year ended on September 30. As has been the administration’s habit for years with news that might draw negative attention, the Treasury Department conveniently released its year-end Monthly Budget Review Friday afternoon to minimize the discussion of its grim news. The government ran a $587 billion deficit, up from $414 billion [...]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:59:47 +0000As noted earlier this week, Washington Post/ABC polling shows Hillary Clinton with a 4-point, 47-43 lead over Donald Trump — readings identical to mid-July. Well now, imagine this: Post/Survey Monkey polling shows Trump up in nearly enough battleground states won by Hillary Clinton to win the election if Mrs. Clinton fails to turn any red [...]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:46:27 +0000From the Census Bureau: BUILDING PERMITS Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,225,000. This is 6.3 percent (±1.9%) above the revised August rate of 1,152,000 and is 8.5 percent (±2.4%) above the September 2015 estimate of 1,129,000. Single-family authorizations in September were at a [...]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:29:34 +0000Today’s installment of Stupid Fact Checks again goes after Politifact, this time on two items in one “fact check.” First, the web site’s Louis Jacobson claims that Michelle Obama couldn’t possibly have been talking about the Clintons on August 12, 2007 when she told an audience about the importance of a First Family serving as [...]
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:55:39 +0000From Vatican City: Oct 18, 2016 / 02:46 pm (CNA).- When we find ourselves weary from the troubles of life, we can find inspiration in the heroism of one of the Church’s new saints, said Cardinal Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia, Mexico. From its inception, “the history of the Church is the history of a [...]
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 02:18:45 +0000Please watch and share widely. UPDATE: The two key figures in the first two videos have been fired (Scott Foval) and resigned (Robert Creamer). Creamer, who is the husband of Chicago-area Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, has visited the White House 345 times since President Obama took office. 45 of those visits were to “POTUS” himself. Imagine [...]
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:30:37 +0000The latest installment of Stupid Fact Checks involves Politifact, the heavyweight champion of dishonest “fact checkers.” The web site’s clear mission is to make false leftist claims look credible while discrediting valid statements made by those on the center-right. Early Monday morning, the web site criticized a flyer issued by the National Rifle Association which [...]
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:59:01 +0000From the Federal Reserve (paragraph breaks and bolds added by me): Industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in September after falling 0.5 percent in August. For the third quarter as a whole, industrial production rose at an annual rate of 1.8 percent for its first quarterly increase since the third quarter of 2015. Manufacturing output [...]
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:55:38 +0000From Columbus, Ohio: This video showcases the story of baby Ward, who was born 3 and a half months early putting him in the extremely pre-term category. Benjamin and Lyndsey had to go through an emotional roller coaster the first few months after Ward’s birth. The tiny baby was hooked to so many tubes and [...]
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 02:01:53 +0000CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who laughably insisted a month ago that Hillary Clinton “did not do anything illegal” in connection with her use of a private server for State Department emailing and other business, is at it again. To be clear, she did lots of things that are illegal, but a corrupt FBI and Department of [...]