Tag: United States

Appeals Court Lets Texas Enforce Abortion Limits

A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America’s second-most populous state.   Two years ago, Texas had more than 40 abortion facilities. Many clinics have already closed under a […]

CDC insists Ebola under control even as stricken man’s relatives quarantined, home awaits scrubdown

Federal health officials rushed Friday to assure a frightened public that Ebola does not pose a serious threat in the U.S., even as the first — and thus far only — diagnosis on American soil exposed potential flaws in border screening, treatment and disposal of contaminated items.   As Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who […]

Crush of Illegal Immigrant Children Hits U.S. Schools

As has been predicted by those who have been keeping count of the large number of illegal immigrant children who have crossed our borders from Central America during the past year, the flood of such children entering our schools is proving to be a logistical and financial burden for local school districts. As AP education […]

Rand Paul wants values ‘revival’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) sought to merge his libertarian-leaning philosophy with social conservative beliefs on Friday, telling the religious crowd at the Values Voters summit that the two go hand-in-hand.   “Where there is liberty there is always plenty of space for God,” Paul concluded at the end of a speech at times punchy and […]

LGBT Movement Organizing to Mandate ‘Gay History’ in Schools Across America

In California already. Starting now in Massachusetts. Their goal is to force it into schools nationwide.   The push to require that “gay history” be taught in the nation’s is already in place in California and is now making headway in Massachusetts. The LGBT teachers conference brought in techniques that activists can use to expedite […]

Mammoth earthquake swarm is the largest in nearly a decade

More than 600 small earthquakes have rattled the Mammoth Lakes region in less than 36 hours as ripple effects continued across one of the most seismically active volcanic regions in California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.   The swarm of quakes — ranging from magnitude 1.0 to 3.8 — began just before 5 a.m. […]

Highest-paid female CEO used to be a man

Last year, just $992,678 of Rothblatt’s total compensation was from her base salary. She earned another $36,097,326 in option awards and $1,102,907 in non-equity incentive plan compensation. In 2012, Rothblatt made $8 million in total compensation.   The Gender Pay Gap   Before United Therapeutics, Martine helped found both GeoStar, a satellite based navigation system […]

New study finds a greater church acceptance of gays and lesbians

A new survey of American religious congregations conducted by researchers from Duke University and the University of Chicago finds that, in recent years, more churches have become welcoming to openly gay and lesbian couples. These findings parallel broader trends showing greater acceptance among the general public of both homosexuality and same-sex marriage during roughly the same […]

Gov’t Scientists: Higher West Coast Temps Due to Natural Causes, not ‘Climate Change’

A study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington has concluded that warmer sea and land temperatures along the Pacific coast in North America over the past 100 years are due to weak winds–and not due to human activities or “climate change.” The study was published Monday on the eve […]

Driver’s license denied to homosexual woman in Texas

Connie Wilson says the Texas DPS refused to issue her a license after learning she was married to another woman HOUSTON — A woman who has just moved to Texas from California says she is being denied a legal Texas driver’s license.   Connie Wilson and her partner Aimee relocated to the Houston area with […]