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Murder rate drops as concealed carry permits rise, study claims

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets…

Governor Deval Patrick Falsely Claims Justina Pelletier’s Family Neglected Her

Yesterday, a pro-life advocate who is assisting the family of Justina Pelletier confronted Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who said that the teenager should go back home to Connecticut with her parents. Today, Patrick has reversed himself. As Mat Staver, a pro-life attorney with Liberty Counsel, which is representing the Pelletier family, tel…

First-of-Its Kind Video Claims to Show Meteor Narrowly Missing Skydiver – Why Many Viewers Are Unimpressed

“I expected a big flaming whoosh.”

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University-Sponsored Display Claims Abortion is a “Gift From God”

Just this week Students for Life of America was on the University of Michigan campus with our “What Has Roe Done For Us?” display, educating and dialoging with students about how abortion exploits and harms women, only to find out that the university is apparently endorsing a different message to their students. The University is currently …

HHS claims ‘no data’ on number of paid Obamacare enrollees; BS meter explodes

Just imagine the manager of a business in the private sector giving an answer of “I don’t know” to the board’s question about paid sales: no data on how many people have paid for their first premium says HHS— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) February 12, 2014 Hahaha! In lieu of historic levels of “transparency,” fei…
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Scientist Claims New Reprogramming Technique Works in Human Cells, May Lead to Cloning

After the ground-breaking news last week that Japanese scientists were able reprogram adult cells to embryonic-like cells in mice by simply bathing them in weak acid, the next step was to try this with human cells. The technique is called “stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency”, or STAP. With lightening speed, Dr. Charles Vacan…

New York Gov. Claims His Incendiary Remarks About Conservatives Were ‘Distorted’

“Did not say that, nor does he believe that.”

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‘Obamacare math’: Nancy Pelosi claims $10.10 minimum wage would create 85,000 jobs; Citizens call BS

The above statement is absolutely true, which is why Rep. Nancy Pelosi went ahead and said it anyway: Joined @askgeorge and @USDOL today in calling on GOP to #raisethewage to $ 10.10. If we do, we can create 85,000 jobs. http://t.co/9wZo0YBlxm— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) January 15, 2014 If that would create 85,000 jobs, why not raise [&#8230…
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‘Bizarro world’: Rep. Elijah Cummings claims Obama cares more about troops than Bush

In a “Face the Nation” interview on CBS this morning, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), addressing claims made in the memoir written by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, said that President Obama always has second thoughts before sending troops into harm’s way. Cummings then went further, taking the opportunity to slam George W…
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U.S. Soldier Claims Discrimination After Cab Driver Reportedly Kicked Him Out of the Car

A Nashville, Tenn., man claims he was kicked out of a cab over the weekend after the driver found out that he is a U.S. soldier.

Allen Pendley has been a member of the U.S. Army National Guard for the past six years; he’s also a full-time student. When he took a bus trip from Clarksville to Nashville after a weekend of military training, he began looking for a cab ride home on Sunday.

Hobby Lobby President Apologizes, Pledges to Carry Jewish Holiday Items After Blogger Claims Worker Said They Don’t ‘Cater to You People’

The popular craft store chain Hobby Lobby has apologized after a blogger lambasted the company for not carrying Jewish merchandise.

In an interview with the Associated Press, company president Steve Green said that stores near large Jewish populations in New York and New Jersey will likely soon begin carrying various items starting this November.

“We do not have any problems selling items that celebrate Jewish holidays,” Green said. “We have in the past and have decided we would try it again in some of the markets where we have Jewish population.”

‘Leaked’ U.N. Climate Change Report Says Global Warming Claims ‘Exaggerated’ — but Scientists Are Fighting Back

A U.K. tabloid newspaper claimed to have a leaked, final copy of the a U.N. climate change report, saying it revealed the panel was rolling back “exaggerated” claims of global warming. But a scientist is not only refuting the claims but also the alleged “leak” of the report as well.

“…a leak is actually not the most appropriate term here, because just about anyone could sign up and receive the early draft” of the report, John Cook, with the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, told Radio Australia.

Piers Morgan claims Virginia had highest murder rate — stats say otherwise

When CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t have the data to back up his case on gun control being linked to crime, he seemed to get creative with the facts.

Planned Parenthood Colorado Claims No Taxpayer Funding, Got $10 Million

In announcing the closure of two Colorado centers yesterday, the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains abortion business claimed it does not receive taxpayer funds. That claim is false.

From its press statement on the closures:

For over 10 years and without public funding, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has provided its patients throughout Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming with high quality, affordable health care. Proving its resiliency and strength over the last decade, PPRM sees over 106,000 patients annually and has fought major political battles such as defeating two statewide “personhood” ballot initiatives in the 2008 and 2010 Colorado elections, respectively.

Al Qaeda-Linked Group Claims Its Fighters Were Killed by Israeli Drone

CAIRO (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group active in the Sinai Peninsula says its fighters were the target of a rare Israeli drone strike into Egyptian territory.

Al Qaeda Linked Group Claims Fighters Killed by Israeli Drone

In this March 7, 2007, file photo, the Israeli army Heron TP drone, also known locally as the Eitan, flies during a display at the Palmahim Air Force Base in Palmahim, Israel. Egyptian security officials said Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, an Israeli drone fired a missile in the northern Sinai peninsula, killing several suspected Islamic militants and destroying a rocket launcher. (AP)

Countering claims that Obamacare costs jobs, White House says, ‘Watch this GIF’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called for his colleagues to defund Obamacare in a floor speech today, citing the fear that businesses will cut employees’ hours rather than face the crushing expense of implementing the mandates of the Affordable Care Act. The White House was quick to respond, issuing a graphic to assure followers that restaurant employees are working more hours. At least, there’s no evidence to prove that they’re working fewer hours — yet.

NSA Chief Denies Key Claim Made by PRISM Whistleblower, Claims Spying Has Disrupted Dozens of Terror Attacks

NSA Chief Claims Spying Has Disrupted Dozens of Terror Attacks

General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), commander of the US Cyber Command and chief of the Central Security Service testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the agency’s PRISM program, which tracks web traffic and US citizens’ phone records, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 12, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — The director of the National Security Agency says surveillance programs have disrupted or helped disrupt dozens of terrorist attacks.