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Bill Would Allow Texas Teachers to Use Deadly Force Against Students

AUSTIN - Teachers would be able to use deadly force against students, and would be safe from prosecution, under legislation filed last week in the state House. The Teacher's Protection Act by Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Van, would allow educators to use force or deadly force if they feel they...

Texas teachers could be allowed to gun down students to protect school property

22 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Lawmakers in Texas are considering a bill that would allow teachers to use deadly force against students. The Teacher’s Protection Act, filed by Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Van), would protect teachers from prosecution for killing students they believe are a threat to other students or anyone else on school...

Pro-Life Group Calls for Defeating “Pro-Life” Lawmakers Who Sabotaged 20-Week Abortion Ban

The leading pro-life group behind the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the ban on abortions after 20 weeks, is calling for the defeat of the “pro-life” Republican lawmakers who sabotaged a vote on the bill last week. A handful of “pro-life” lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban […]

Independent investigation details Israel’s deliberate targeting of civilians in Gaza

A new independent medical fact-finding mission in Gaza has detailed Israel’s deliberate killing of Palestinian civilians in its summer 2014 attack, codenamed Operation “Protective Edge.” Acts documented in the investigation include the use of human shields, close-range murder of civilians, targeting of medics, and more.

Feds make fed-up friends: How the FBI encourages people to act their worst

The state purporting to protect us is finding people on the edge, and egging them on to do awful things. Here's why

Demanding Chemical Policy Reform Is a Way to Protect Girls’ Health

A bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act is likely to be introduced in Congress next week. Given some chemicals' effects on causing early puberty in girls, reproductive health advocates should demand strong regulation that removes...Show More Summary

South Carolina Panel OKs Pro-Life Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks on Babies Who Feel Pain

By a bipartisan vote of 15-5, the S.C. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H 3114) that protects the unborn child from savage and excruciating abortion at the beginning of the sixth month of life in the womb. The bill now goes to the full S.C. House for consideration. […]

Idaho Christian woman warns lawmakers they will legalize necrophilia by protecting LGBT rights

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A woman testifying at an Idaho House committee hearing on Tuesday warned lawmakers that adding “sexual orientation and gender identity” to the state’s Human Rights Act would legalize bestiality and other forms of sexual deviancy. “I have deep love and compassion for all people, as...

The “Affordable” Health Care Act?

Obamacare (a/k/a The Patient Protection and “Affordable” Care Act), was passed during the Christmas season of 2010 in the dead of night ‘to find out what’s in it’ This progressive panacea pitched as a means to supposedly insure the then-projected… Continue reading ?

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback: I Will Sign Bill Banning Dismemberment Abortions

Pro-life Gov. Sam Brownback, with a backdrop of 40 pro-life legislators at Kansans for Life’s annual Rally for Life, said he was anxious to sign the newly proposed “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” The bill is the number one legislative priority for Kansans for Life. Approximately 1,500 rally attendees at the January 22 […]

Republicans fuming over Obama's plan to make most of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge wilderness

Large populations of animals like this musk ox populate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge hat the Obama administration wants to protect by designating it wilderness. In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA)...Show More Summary

New Virginia Pro-Life Bill Would Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks on Babies Who Feel Intense Pain

Last week, on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the Virginia Society for Human Life announced that the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HB2321) has been introduced by Del. David A. LaRock (R-33) into this year’s General Assembly. This important bill will prevent abortions in Virginia after the point in pregnancy when […]

Historical Places Obama Should Protect Through the Antiquities Act

In December, Congress passed and President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act. Included in the bill was a bunch of new national parks. A couple of them were the traditional big nature parks that come to mind when you think of national parks, such as the Valles Caldera in New Mexico. There were some […]

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Bristol Bay protections threatened by reintroduced bill

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From Save Bristol Bay: Republican undergarment wearing Senator, Joe Manchin (D-WV) and diaper wearing Senator David Vitter (R-LA), plan to introduce a bill that threatens the Clean Water Act provision thousands of Americans have supported authorizing the EPA to protect Bristol Bay from threats posed by Pebble Mine. Show More Summary

Stanek wkend Q: Will the House pass the 20-wk abortion ban this year?

By now everyone knows what went down Thursday: GOP House leadership panicked and pulled the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, after promising the pro-life world they would pass it on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision,...Show More Summary

Pro-Life Leaders Not Giving Up On 20-Week Abortion Ban: It Will Definitely Get a Vote

Top pro-life members of Congress and leading pro-life organizations are united in the face of opposition from some pro-life Republican members of Congress to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. They are vowing to not give up on unborn babies and promise the bill will eventually get a vote in the House and Senate. A […]

IRS Reportedly Awards Company That Botched Obamacare Rollout A New Contract To Work On Obamacare

We previously discussed the gross negligence exhibited in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare) rollout and how there appeared little accountability for such failures even when they cost hundreds of millions.(For a column, click here). Now it turns out that, after costing the country a fortune due to this shoddy work, the […]

Should Banks Be Allowed to Robocall Your Mobile Phone?

According to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, it's illegal to robocall a mobile phone number without permission. The American Bankers Association wants to change that, arguing that robocalls will help fight identity theft and other kinds of fraud. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Federal Air Marshal Whistleblower & Upholds Whistleblower Law

A federal air marshal whistleblower won an important Supreme Court victory on January 21 when justices voted 7-2 that his disclosures were covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) and had not been "specifically prohibited by the law," as the government claimed.

Mutinous GOP Women Sabotage Abortion Bill

On the eve of today’s anti-abortion March for Life, House Republican leaders scrapped Rep. Trent Franks’s Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — which would have banned abortion after 20 weeks, with an exclusion for women who were raped and reported it to the police — after facing opposition from House... More »

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