Students Get SAT Bonus Points for Being Black or Hispanic – Asians Are Penalized
A report in the LA Times revealed that blacks and Hispanics get bonus SAT points at elite universities based on their race. Asian students however are penalized 50 points due to their race.
CPAC 2015 Straw Poll: Rand Paul Wins Again
Sen. Rand Paul won The Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll for the third time in a row while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker surged to second place, as they trounced the rest of a strong but crowded field of potential candidates Saturday
Reports of DHS Agreement Spurs Talk of Boehner Coup
Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, without ties to rolling back President Obama's executive action on immigration, reignites rumblings among conservatives of a possible coup
Premature Talking Points
White House Offers Rebuttal Before Netanyahu’s Speech
Just four days before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress, the Obama administration sought on Friday to refute the Israeli leader’s expected critique, arguing that he has failed to present a feasible alternative to American proposals for constraining Iran’s nuclear program.
New York Times
California Imports Foreign Guest Workers To Process Unemployment Claims
It's a $200 million Employment Development Department project, but with the exception of two managers, everyone inside the office is from outside of the U.S.
Thousands of Mexicans Getting Second Chance To Stay In US
Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States
Daily Beast Retracts Story On Scott Walker
Another major media outlet has apologized after getting a story about Scott Walker wrong. Last week, it was the New York Times; now, it’s The Daily Beast
New Austrian Law 'Combats Islamization'
Austria's parliament has passed a law banning foreign sources of financing to Muslim organisations and requiring imams to be able to speak German, in a move closely watched by other European nations facing growing problems with radical Islam
Chicago Nears Fiscal Free Fall With Latest Downgrade
Chicago drew closer to a fiscal free fall on Friday with a rating downgrade from Moody's Investors Service that could trigger the immediate termination of four interest-rate swap agreements, costing the city about $58 million
Obama to Veto Bill Letting Congress Weigh in on Iran Deal
Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday
US Rethinking Plan To Retake Mosul From ISIS
The U.S. military is considering a months-long campaign of airstrikes to squeeze Islamic State fighters in Mosul before inserting Iraqi ground forces to retake the city, officials said Friday.
Wall Street Journal
Where's That Global Warming???
NOAA: 2,185 Cold Records Broken Or Tied In Last 7 Days
NOAA: 2185 cold records broken or tied in past week – 1913 Low Min Records Broken & 272 tied in 7 days
SC College Examined for 'Biblical' Stance on Homosexuality
The college, affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, held that sexual intimacy is only appropriate between a man and woman who are married.
Venezuela Bans American Politicians From Entering Country
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro today announced his government is implementing a new $160 visa for all U.S. citizens who want to visit his country, and ordered his foreign ministry to “revise, reduce and adjust” the number of U.S. personnel working at the U.S. embassy in Caracas
Anti-Israel Divestment Push Gains Traction at US Colleges
In the United States, Israel's closest ally, the decade-old boycott-divestment-sanctions movement, or BDS, is making its strongest inroads by far on college campuses.
Vermont Town Could Let Those Ages 16, 17, Vote Locally
Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont’s current voting age is 18
American Blogger Hacked To Death In Bangladesh
A U.S. blogger in Bangladesh known for his prominent stance against religious fundamentalism was hacked to death by unidentified attackers in the country’s capital Thursday night, police said.
Google Will Rank Websites Based On 'Facts' Not Links
The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google's rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links
Business Files Libel Lawsuit Against Couple Over Negative YELP Review
A North Park neighborhood business is suing a husband and wife for writing a negative review on Yelp, accusing the couple of libel.
FACEBOOK Adds New Gender Option: 'Fill in Blank'
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.
Student, 18, 'Encouraged Her Friend To Kill Himself'
A high school honor roll student encouraged her friend to kill himself before raising thousands of dollars for suicide prevention, according to authorities
Woman Falsely Accuses Man Of Rape – But He Records It All On Video
The latest feminist obsession with rape has reached the point where false accusations are now being thrown around loosely.
Right Wing News
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll: 0bama Job Approval @ 48%
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that 48% of Likely Voters at least somewhat approve of Obama's job performance. 51% disapprove
The 10 Most Useless Graduate Degrees
For some industries the benefits of going to graduate school are comparatively low and don't justify the extra investment.
Colleges Using Coffers For Financial Aid To Illegal Immigrants
Several U.S. colleges are giving financial aid directly to students who are young illegal immigrants, extending the debate about helping people in the United States illegally at the expense of Americans who are in need of similar opportunities.
Ikea Turns Furniture Into Wireless Phone Chargers
Global furniture giant Ikea announced on Sunday the launch of desks, tables and lamps that will wirelessly charge phones and other devices.
Student Burns Himself To Death After Father Takes Away Video Games
A video game addict burned himself to death after being 'tipped over the edge' when his father told him to stop playing and get more sleep.
Couple Married 67 Years Dies Holding Hands
Floyd and Violet Hartwig died holding hands at the end of a marriage lasting 67 years.
The Most Popular US Dog Breeds in 2014
The American Kennel Club is releasing its annual rankings of the popularity of different dog breeds. The top 10 for 2014 are...
Husband, 108, Wife, 105, Celebrate 82 Years Married
A husband and wife thought to be Rockland County's oldest married couple will celebrate their birthdays this weekend — with a combined age of 212.
Myanmar Captures Rare White Elephant In Jungle
Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.
Video Captures Octopus Attacking Crab On Land
An incredible video has captured the moment when an octopus leaps from a rock pool to launch a surprise attack on a crab before dragging the unfortunate crustacean to its death.