Russia to treat US jets in Syria as ‘targets’ after America guns down first regime warplane

Jun 19, 2017

Russia has said it will treat US warplanes operating in parts of Syria where its air forces are also present as “targets” amid a diplomatic row caused by the downing of a Syrian jet. The country’s defence ministry said it would track US-led coalition aircraft with missile systems and military aircraft, but stopped short of…

Mattis under pressure to reverse Obama administration’s approval of transgender troops

Jun 19, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis is facing his first significant decision in the military’s sexual revolution legacy left by the last commander in chief, Barack Obama. Mr. Obama’s defense secretary, Ashton Carter, issued a directive last year permitting transgender troops to remain in the military and undergo sex reassignment procedures instead of facing automatic discharge. The…

4 WINDS CHRISTIAN ATHLETICS NEWS RELEASE: WNBA Supports Planned Parenthood Through Ticket Sales

Jun 19, 2017

Contact: 4 Winds Christian Athletics, 608-469-7956 MADISON, Wisc., June 19, 2017 /Four Winds Christian Athletics/ — On July 18, the WNBA’s Seattle Storm will hold a rally called “Stand With Planned Parenthood.” During this time, the Storm will play Chicago Sky, which will be broadcast on ESPN 2. The event will financially support Planned Parenthood…

Army’s transgender policy includes guidelines on male pregnancies

Jun 17, 2017

The Army has begun mandatory transgender sensitivity training for soldiers. The training covers everything from “transfemale” soldiers to transgender shower etiquette to dealing with a male soldier who becomes pregnant. Yes, good readers. Within the ranks of the greatest fighting force known to mankind – the baby’s daddy could also be the baby’s momma. Click…

Could Illinois be the first state to file for bankruptcy?

Jun 17, 2017

Illinois residents may feel some solidarity with the likes of Puerto Rico and Detroit. A financial crunch is spiraling into a serious problem for Illinois lawmakers, prompting some observers to wonder if the state might make history by becoming the first to go bankrupt. At the moment, it’s impossible for a state to file for…

Earthquake swarm in northern Yellowstone Park

Jun 17, 2017

The small earthquake that struck Yellowstone National Park on Thursday night was part of a swarm that has been hitting the area since Monday, scientists say. The quake was centered near West Yellowstone, but was also felt by people in Gardiner and Bozeman. “As of 10 a.m. this morning we had located a total of…

Senate GOP leaders want their bill to bar federal funds for abortions

Jun 17, 2017

Senate Republicans working on high-stakes health care legislation are anticipating problems with abortion restrictions that their House counterparts have already passed. As a result, they’re considering ways to channel new financing for health insurance through existing government programs that bar the use of taxpayer dollars for abortion, according to sources familiar with the policy discussions.…

Skittles’ move to ditch rainbow to give LGBT pride ‘center stage’ is criticized

Jun 17, 2017

Skittles has temporarily ditched its rainbow theme in favor of an all-white look in the United Kingdom and Germany in order to give LGBT pride celebrations “center stage.” Michelle Green, a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based Wrigley Company, which makes Skittles, tells The Associated Press that since rainbow colors are identified with both LGBT pride and…

R.C. Sproul Jr. Accepts Plea Agreement for Drunk Driving With Children in Vehicle, Sentenced to Probation

Jun 15, 2017

Reformed theologian, author, speaker and former Presbyterian elder Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. recently accepted a plea agreement surrounding his November drunk driving arrest in Indiana and was sentenced to one year of probation after the initial jail sentence of 1 year and 183 days was suspended. Public records in the case of “State of Indiana…

$240,418,000,000: Feds Collect Record Taxes in May; Still Run $88,246,000,000 Deficit

Jun 15, 2017

The U.S. Treasury hauled in $240,418,000,000 in total taxes in the month of May, setting a record for inflation-adjusted tax revenues for that month of the year, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released this week. Despite these record revenues, however, the federal government still ran a deficit of $88,426,000,000 in May—because it spent $328,844,000,000…