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Love letter from George HW Bush to Barbara from WW2 goes viral

Historians and journalists on Tuesday tweeted out the hand-written love letter that future President George H.W. Bush sent to his then-fiancée Barbara Pierce on Dec. 12, 1943.<p>Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian, tweeted that Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot at the time during World War II. The …

George W. Bush

Happy Birthday, Jeremy Clarkson!

It’s Jeremy Clarkson’s birthday today, and since this website is themed around his television shows, there’s only one thing to do: a retrospective on …

Top Gear

Trump is right -- California is out of control

When President Trump recently visited California, he came away with the sense that it “is totally out of control.” If he arrived at that conclusion from just a single visit, imagine how many who live in the state feel.<p>To be fair, California itself isn’t out of control. There are many among the 40 …

Foreign Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg rules that hot dogs are sandwiches

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has declared a ruling on a white-hot issue, announcing that hot dogs are indeed sandwiches.<p>The octogenarian made her decision on the “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on March 21.<p>“I was told not to ask her about any pending cases before the court, but I …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Roseanne Barr advises Jimmy Kimmel to 'zip that f---ing lip' about Trump

Roseanne Barr had strong words for talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night, as she guest starred on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” alongside her on-screen husband, John Goodman, to dish about the “Roseanne” revival.<p>Barr’s character, Roseanne Conner, is a supporter of President Trump in the show’s …

Roseanne Barr

More California cities looking to reject state's sanctuary law

More towns and cities in California are exploring options to follow Los Alamitos in rejecting the state’s sanctuary law.<p>Members of the Los Alamitos Council voted Monday to opt out of a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents.<p>"Tiny Los Alamitos has …

California

Texas man confronts alleged childhood bully - the school superintendent - in emotional address

A Texas man confronted his alleged childhood bully – a Houston-area school superintendent – in an emotional address in front of the school board that has gone viral.<p>Greg Barrett attended a Katy Independent School District board meeting on Monday to confront Superintendent Lance Hindt, who he …

Crime

Build that wall -- between Arizona and California, congresswoman says

An Arizona congresswoman eyeing a U.S. Senate seat has proposed building a border wall between her state and California.<p>U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, a Republican and a retired U.S. Air Force member, made the suggestions at the White House on Tuesday during a roundtable discussion on “sanctuary …

Martha McSally

Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona pedestrian, police say

Officials said an Arizona woman was killed after being struck by a self-driving Uber vehicle Sunday — an incident believed to be the first of its kind.<p>The accident in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe caused the company to suspend all testing of self-driving vehicles in cities across the country.<p>Tempe …

Autonomous Cars

Drug charges dropped after suspect refuses to poop for 47 days in custody

British prosecutors have dropped drug charges against a suspect who refused to use the toilet while he was in custody for 47 days.<p>Lamarr Chambers, 24, of Brixton was arrested on Jan. 17 after being chased by police. He was suspected of swallowing drugs during the chase, the BBC reported.<p>The Crown …

Crime

Tammy Bruce: California chaos -- Unchallenged liberalism leaves homelessness, drug abuse, garbage in its wake

Liberal policy failure is all around us and destroys lives every day. In California, the destruction of society and individual lives has become so overwhelming, the state’s liberal overseers now spend their time covering up where they can and normalizing the chaos as much as possible.<p>Since 2013, …

Society

Houston Texans avoiding free agents who protested during national anthem: report

The widespread national anthem protests that took the NFL by storm last season will reportedly have an impact on how the Houston Texans pursue free agents.<p>Two NFL agents told the Houston Chronicle on Saturday that the team is not interested in players who participated in protests during the …

College librarians argue Christians who say 'God bless you' are Islamophobic

If you’ve ever wished someone a “Merry Christmas” or said “God bless you” when someone sneezes, you’ve committed an act of “Islamomisic microaggressions,” according to a college librarians at a Massachusetts college.<p>The Anti-Oppression Library Guide at Simmons College in Boston is a collaborative …

Florida teacher accused of having white nationalist podcast is removed from classroom

A Florida middle school teacher has been “removed from the classroom” after she was accused of hosting a podcast that focused on her white nationalist views.<p>Dayanna Volitich, 25, a social studies teacher at Crystal River Middle School in Crystal River, Fla., was being investigated by Citrus County …

Schumer votes against Trump judicial nominee because he's white

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday voted against a nomination by the Trump administration to fill a federal judgeship -- and signaled that it's because the nominee is white.<p>Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor that the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum, a white judge who is a …

Weapon makers flee liberal towns and head to gun-friendly states

The town of Canandaigua is nestled in the Finger Lakes region of central New York State, five hours and a world away from New York City. It is here, in a nondescript, unmarked warehouse that Tom Fargnoli runs his small gun fabrication business, Just Right Carbines.<p>As the child of a father who was …

Georgia lawmakers yank tax break for Delta after airline cuts ties with NRA

Georgia lawmakers voted to nix a tax benefit for Atlanta-based Delta as part of a broader tax package approved Thursday, following the airline's decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association.<p>The bill -- which includes a sweeping income tax cut -- cleared the state House on an …

Guns

California has worst 'quality of life' in US, study says

Awards season is in full swing in California, and the Golden State just took home a booby prize of its own.<p>California ranks dead last among U.S. states in quality of life, according to a study by U.S. News, ranking behind New Jersey (49th) and Indiana (48th).<p>The ignominious honor reflects …

'Black Panther' scores strong in second weekend but didn't overtake 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

"Black Panther" has scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales.<p>Studio estimates Sunday say "Black Panther" is still performing as one of the top blockbusters of all time. This weekend's result makes Ryan Coogler's Marvel sensation only the fourth film …

Math symbol flagged as gun sign sparks police investigation in Louisiana

Less than a week after the Florida high school massacre that claimed 17 lives on Valentine’s Day, police were called to a Louisiana high school after fears were sparked by a student drawing the square-root sign, the Ledger-Enquirer reported.<p>Detectives launched an investigation on February 20 at …

Disturbing survey finds trash, needles, feces littering streets of San Francisco

San Francisco has a reputation as one of the prettiest cities in the world, but a survey of more than 150 downtown blocks has revealed streets covered with garbage, human excrement and hypodermic needles across the liberal city.<p>In all, the survey by NBC Bay Area took in 153 blocks -- an area that …

Americans could lose passports if 'seriously delinquent' on taxes

Americans who are behind on their taxes could be denied a passport, or even have theirs revoked, unless they enter into a payment agreement -- a radical step that forms part of a crackdown on delinquent tax debt legislated by Congress.<p>The IRS announced last month that it is beginning implementation …

Chelsea Handler blasts Republicans for Florida high school shooting, says they 'have blood on their hands'

Just hours after a lone gunman open fired on students in a Florida high school, killing at least 17, comedian Chelsea Handler took to Twitter to capitalize on the tragic incident and blame Republicans, saying that they now “have blood on their hands.”<p>Handler, a self-proclaimed political activist, …

California school science project that connected race and IQ is pulled after complaints

A science fair project at a California high school faced criticism earlier this week after it compared race and IQ levels in connection to participation in an elite program at the school, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday.<p>The project, titled “Race and IQ,” was put together by a C.K. McClatchy …

High School

Minnesota school district removes 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' 'Huckleberry Finn' from required reading due to n-word

A Minnesota school district removed classic novels “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from its required reading lists due to the novels' use of a racial slur.<p>Michael Cary, the director of curriculum and instruction for Duluth School District, announced the two books …

Charleston Black Lives Matter leader shot, killed in New Orleans, niece says

A Charleston Black Lives Matter leader who made headlines for attempting to steal a Confederate flag died Tuesday after being shot in New Orleans, his family said.<p>Muhiyyidin Moye, 32, of Charleston, was shot in the leg while riding his bike around 1 a.m. in the Louisiana city, his niece told …

Anti-Trump ESPN writer Jemele Hill says president uses 'racial pornography' to 'stoke his base'

ESPN writer Jemele Hill took another shot at President Trump Sunday, accusing him of using "racial pornography" to rally his voting base.<p>Hill made the comments in an appearance on MSNBC's "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" in response to a question about Trump's State of the Union address.<p>In his …

Boycotting the Super Bowl - Veterans, bars, even a bowling alley are saying 'no' to the big game

A growing number of Americans have decided they have better things to do with their time on Super Bowl Sunday than support a professional football league that doesn't have the decency to honor the national anthem.<p>American Legion and VFW posts, restaurants and bars, and even a bowling alley have …

Formula 1 to stop using 'grid girls' at races

Formula 1 is ending the practice of featuring “grid girls” at its races, as the tradition has increasingly come under fire from critics.<p>The women, often provocatively dressed, would parade around on the track prior to the beginning of a race, accompanying drivers to their cars and sometimes holding …

Republican congressman wants illegal immigrants who attend State of the Union 'arrested and deported'

A Republican congressman on Tuesday called for authorities to arrest and deport any illegal immigrants who try to attend the State of the Union.<p>“Of all the places where the Rule of Law needs to be enforced, it should be in the hallowed halls of Congress,” Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted. “Any …