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The job-creation engine kicked into higher gear as U.S. employers boosted payrolls in April by the most in two years and the jobless rate plunged to the lowest since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

The 288,000 gain in employment was the biggest since January 2012 and followed a 203,000 increase the prior month, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a 218,000 advance. Unemployment dropped to 6.3 percent, the lowest level since September 2008.

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WASHINGTON – James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family andFamily Talk Radio, a harsh critic of President Obama and an opponent in court, on Thursday described him as the “abortion president” during an address at the National Day of Prayer.

Dobson, whose organization recently won a court fight against Obama over a mandate in Obamacare that would have required his ministry to pay for abortion pills, has not been shy about challenging the president on his abortion agenda.

At one point during the fight over the imposition of the abortion mandate, he said to the president: “Come and get me. I will not yield to your wicked regulations.”

The fact that Obama is more supportive of abortion than any other chief executive in the U.S. was touted by none other than Planned Parenthood.

In a report on his 2013 keynote address to a gala by Planned Parenthood, the largest player in the nation’s abortion industry, Cecile Richards, chief of the organization, said: “President Obama has done more than any president in history for women’s health and rights. He understands that access to birth control and preventive health care are economic issues for women and their families.

“We fought alongside him to ensure that women’s health access was expanded in the landmark Affordable Care Act, and now we have to fight hard to ensure that the full promise of health care reform is realized for millions of women.”

At the prayer day event, where he was one of several speakers, Dobson described how Obama said he would become the abortion president.

“He has made it so that every American will have to pay toward the support of abortion,” he said, noting the $250 million in taxpayer funds that already goes toward Planned Parenthood’s funding.

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A Montana veteran died just hours after fulfilling his longtime dream of traveling to Washington, D.C., and visiting the National World War II Memorial.

Donald Buska, an 86-year-old Navy veteran who had been in hospice care since Feb. 12, passed away on Tuesday after returning from the trip with Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana, The Billings Gazette reported.

"He had the time of his life," Buska's son, Jeff, who traveled with him to Washington, told the newspaper. "What a way to go. He went out on a high note."

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A top military intelligence official at the time of the Benghazi attacks testified Thursday that U.S. personnel "should have tried" to help Americans under fire on Sept. 11, 2012, in an unprecedented public statement from a leading military officer.

Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell, who at the time of the attacks was the deputy intelligence director at U.S. Africa Command, questioned the merits of the ongoing debate over whether U.S. military forces could have responded in time. Leading Pentagon and other military officials previously have argued that additional U.S. assets were not deployed to assist Americans under attack that night because they weren't close enough.

"The point is we should have tried," Lovell told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in his opening statement. "As another saying goes -- always move to the sound of the guns."

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Donald Sterling is planning to sue the NBA if the rest of the owners force him to sell the L.A. Clippers,according to a report from the New York Daily News. An anonymous NBA executive said that Sterling will fight the league however he can to hold onto the team.

Before the official announcement of his officially being banned from the NBA, Sterling made it clear the team isn’t for sale. It appears he is sticking to his guns, even as the NBA owners are set to soon vote on whether to force him to sell the Clippers. It’s expected the official vote will take place some time this month.

The same anonymous executive who spoke with the Daily News said if Sterling does sue, the legal battle will go on for a while ant it will “take years to settle.”

So far there have been rumors that Magic Johnson and Oprah Winfrey are separately considering bids for ownership.

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On Thursday, MTV announced that it would be launching a “Look Different” initiative designed to uncover “hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT bias.” MTV will be creating a documentary on Millenials’ perceptions of race and fairness temporarily titled “Untitled Whiteness Project,” a public service announcement series, an “Implicit Bias Quiz” and a week-long “Racial Bias Cleanse” program to help re-educate young Americans about their bias. The campaign will be co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, the National Partnership for Women & Families, The Trevor Project, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, National Council of La Raza, and the NAACP, among others. Read full story on truthrevolt.org/

My wife couldn’t survive without a stay-at-home husband

My wife couldn’t survive without a stay-at-home husband

A female neighbor tiptoed over, all pitying smiles, to show me, the hapless man, how to use the laundry room dryer. I’d been living in the building for six years, washing clothes once a week, which means I’d worked that dryer over 300 times. I am a spin-drying genius. “Thank you so much,” I smiled at her, swallowing back the words, “and you’re a sexist.”

Would I have preferred her to know who I am — a househusband, a homeboy, the man of the housekeeping? Or would I have found that emasculating?

My wife and I made a deal 12 years ago. I would leave my office job to pursue my dream of getting a novel published, taking on freelance work (I compile crosswords) while writing fiction. But I would be earning less than before. In return, I would look after the house.

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News That Makes You Think… 05.01.14

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News-That-Make-You-ThinkThe 63rd annual religious event is today, Thursday. The theme is, "One Voice, United in Prayer."

A factor behind this year's theme was a bus tour last year that included 34 states and 420 prayer events.

Dion Elmore of the National Day of Prayer Task Force was on that tour and says people were challenged to pray for our nation with one voice.

"Unity was the cry of the heart of the people that we encountered," she recalls. "It seemed like every city we went into people were crying out for unity within the body of Christ because they see the importance of it and see the word of God and what it says about unity."

The National Day of Prayer focuses on encouraging people to pray over the seven centers of influence as developed by Bill Bright and others.

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Thorn-coated bushes, rock-covered terrain, scorching temperatures. A hissing rattlesnake.

These are just few of the many perils Mexican migrants crossing the Southern Arizona desert encounter every day. And far more of them will attempt to cross this summer, the U.S. Border Patrol predicts.

The agency unveiled its plans Wednesday for dealing with the problem of immigrants dying in the desert, including 10 new beacons that allow migrants to call for help at the push of a red button. The agency is also adding new hoisting systems on helicopters to rescue immigrants.

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Houston police held a special news conference Wednesday to talk about two particularly clumsy criminals wanted for firing shots inside a north Houston lingerie business.

“I have to say that in the seven years that I’ve been investigating robberies, these are by far some of the clumsiest crooks that I’ve seen in a long time,” said Jeff Brieden, Houston Police Department.

The suspects were among three men who walked into a Katz’s Boutique in the 9800 block of the North Freeway on April 13. It was around 3 a.m. and surveillance cameras were rolling.

Police say two of the men had weapons. The suspect with the revolver apparently bumped into the suspect with the rifle, causing the rifle to discharge.

“Which then spooked both the suspects,” Officer Brieden said.

Both men began shooting, and police believe they thought they were being fired upon. Nearly a dozen rounds were discharged. In reality, all the gunfire was coming from them. Investigators say that is what makes them so dangerous.

“Because of how unpredictable they were during the robbery,” Brieden said. “And just discharging their weapons so freely in any direction; this case easily could have turned into a capital murder.”

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While millions of Jews and others around the world mournfully observed Holocaust Remembrance Day Monday, news erupted that Kerry, the White House's chief foreign diplomat, said the Jewish state could become an "apartheid state" if it doesn't allow for the creation of a Palestinian state.

Likening Israel's co-existence with terrorist-tied Palestinians to the decades-long conflict between native Africans and white Dutch in South Africa is absurd and highly offensive to politicians and leaders from every side.

"That was is an incredibly offensive comment, given the historical background of the modern state of Israel," Campaign for Working Families founder Gary Bauer says regarding Kerry's remark. "The modern Jewish state emerged in 1948 out of the ashes of the Holocaust – the horrific consequences of Adolf Hitler's 'apartheid state' in Nazi Germany."

Bauer contends that Kerry's apartheid comment was no mistake.

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Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to pass a law criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam took the 10 days allotted to him to consider the advice of doctors, addiction experts and reproductive health groups urging him to veto the punitive and dangerous measure that allows prosecutors to charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy and her fetus or newborn is considered harmed as a result. Haslam ignored these recommendations — and the recommendations of nearly every major medical association, including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy  — and signed the measure anyway.

Opponents of the new law share a concern that a lack of access to health care and treatment facilities will result in the disproportionate targeting and jailing of poor mothers and mothers of color, particularly in rural districts throughout the state.

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News that makes you think… 04.30.14

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New polls continue to show the public is skeptical about the impact of ObamaCare, particularly when it comes to costs, something analysts have long warned about.

“New ObamaCare policies cost about 35 percent more and that increase can come in the form of higher premiums, higher deductibles or narrower networks," said Robert Laszewski of Health Policy and Strategy Associates.

In the latest Washington Post poll, 58 percent of consumers said the new law is causing higher costs while only 11 percent said it is reducing them.

That meshes with a new Kaiser poll that found the most common reason for remaining uninsured was not being able to find an affordable plan.

"They may be better off if they can get a subsidy, but the underlying costs are higher and they're going to be even higher next year," said John Goodman of the National Center.

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Oral arguments were heard Monday at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a lawsuit over a Mississippi law designed to protect women from "cut and run" abortionists. The law, being defended by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital where women can be treated if complications arise from an abortion.

Steven H. Aden, senior counsel withAlliance Defending Freedom, says a decision is expected in a couple of months.

"That decision will likely follow the contours of a decision that the same court of appeals has issued with regard to Texas' admitting privileges law where the court upheld Texas' law, even though it has operated to close over a dozen clinics in the state of Texas," Aden explains.

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The principal at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, Colorado, is facing a hailstorm of criticism from some very angry parents and residents.

The school recites the Pledge of Allegiance weekly, on Mondays. Last Monday, a member of their “Cultural Arms Club” led the student body in an Arabic version of the pledge, replacing the words “under God” with “under Allah.”

Principal Tom Lopez denies any attempt to push an Islamic agenda, saying, “These students love this country. They were not being un-American in trying to do this. They believed they were accentuating the meaning of the words as spoken regularly in English.”

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Knicks great calls for all-black league amid Clippers race fiasco

  Knicks executive and former player Larry Johnson had a decidedly different but still strong reaction to the racially insensitive remarks Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made. On Saturday night, Johnson tweeted: “Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!’’ The initial indication was Johnson was calling for an all-African-American league complete with black ownership. It wasn’t the first time Johnson, who is black, concerned himself with the fact the NBA’s ownership is mostly white while its players are mostly black.   Read full story on nypost.com

Aborted Babies Burned for Electric Power in USA

A shocking admission from authorities in Victoria, British Columbia reveals that the remains of aborted babies are disposed of in the US and sent to a facility that burns waste to provide electric power for Oregon residents.

According to LifeSiteNews, The British Columbia Health Ministry confirmed that biomedical waste is shipped to the U.S. for destruction. Such waste includes "human tissue, such as surgically removed cancerous tissue, amputated limbs, and fetal tissue."

"Kristan Mitchell, executive director of the Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association, told the B.C. Catholic that the 'biomedical waste' likely ends up at the Covanta Marion waste-to-energy facility in Oregon since it is the only facility that uses waste to power the grid," LifeSiteNews reports.

The Oregon Refuse and Recycling Association also confirmed the reports.

The facility reportedly burns 800 tons of medical waste a year, turning it into electric power for homes and businesses.

This new report comes only a month after it was revealed that 15,500 aborted babies were incinerated to provide power for Britain's NHS hospitals.

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The Private Sector Improves Products and Services. Why Can’t Politics?

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A politician selling a policy proposal is easily compared to a business selling a product or service. Marketing is crucial — consumers have to learn about your product and then be convinced to buy it. The more people who make the purchase and become return customers the higher the profits and the greater success for the company.

How many Republican Party and conservative initiatives have been successfully sold to the public in the past few decades? I think it’s obvious that the answer is hardly any at all. Success has been sporadic, with most of it coming at the state level in areas like the advance of school choice. Unfortunately, even these victories for educational liberty have only been at the margins.

This, my friends, is what this series is about: the ongoing political marketing failure of the political right. What is worse, in my view, is that few on the political right seem to grasp why they’re failing to win enough converts and then elections. They think Americans are hearing the message. I’ve got some bad news — they’re not — because our side isn’t in the mass communications business.

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Slippery Slope? Lesbian ‘Throuple’ Expecting First Baby

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There are a few ways to really tick off a homosexual, and one of them is to mention the undeniable slippery slope. They will vehemently object to the practical reality of this argument, primarily because they know that it represents one of the strongest reasons to resist the culture’s headlong rush to redefine marriage. When faced with this unpleasant fact, denial is the homosexual defense mechanism of choice. However, a recent case in Massachusetts, once again, definitely proves the point.

Lesbian duo Brynn and Kitten Young were “united” in unholy mock-rimony 2½ years ago in the Bay State, and this past August they added Doll to the deviant mix with all three brides shamelessly wearing white with the traditional wedding veils. And how exactly did this fairy-nightmare come about? Through OKCupid, none other than the exact same on-line dating site that made it their mission to destroy Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich for financially supporting natural marriage! So, the entire sordid homosexual agenda comes full circle — first, eradicate true marriage, and second, replace it with absolute sexual anarchy.

The state of Massachusetts doesn’t recognize three-way “marriage,” but since when has the law ever deterred the promoters of perversity? According to the New York Post the three women “insist their unconventional union is very real to them.” Unconventional? Try unseemly. Sorry ladies, but it’s not a “union,” it’s a delusion.

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