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10 Paint Colors With Cult Followings

Choosing a paint color can be overwhelming. Yet, for all of the thousands of colors out there, a handful have become revered go-tos that we see used …

Trump faces new federal lawsuits over immigration executive order

The Trump administration is facing a fresh wave of federal lawsuits in the wake of its controversial executive order on immigration – with challenges emerging so far from civil rights groups, Muslims barred from entering the U.S., and a state attorney general.<p>Washington Attorney General Bob …

Charles Koch compares Trump’s Muslim ban to Hitler style Nazi policies

Industrialist and Republican mega-donor Charles Koch is none too happy President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from Muslim countries. In fact, he likes it so little that he compared the Muslim immigrant ban to something Adolf Hitler would have done back in Nazi Germany.<p>According to AP, …

No borders. No nations. No clue.

Do you lock your front door at night? Hater!<p>Do you have an alarm system at your house? Xenophobe!<p>Do you ask who’s ringing your doorbell before letting a visitor in? Rotten bigot!<p>That, essentially, is the reaction from the politically charged left to President Trump’s executive order about admitting …

Dinesh D’Souza’s Scathing ‘Hillary’s America’ Becomes Top Grossing Documentary of 2016

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has done it again.<p>D’Souza’s newest documentary, “Hillary’s America,” was put out in limited release July 15, just ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and in wide release July 22, the weekend before the Democratic National …

Hotel Ad Featuring Two Men Cuddling in Bed Sparks Petition, Support

A full-page Hilton hotel advertisement featuring two men smiling and cuddling in bed has sparked protest from the American Family Association, which launched an online petition against the ad that has attracted more than 46,000 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.<p>The ad appears in the June 2016 …

Wasserman Schultz to step down as DNC chairwoman, amid email fallout

Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will soon step down as Democratic National Committee chairwoman, amid the fallout over leaked emails indicating an anti-Bernie Sanders bias in her operation -- a stunning development just hours before the start of her party's convention.<p>In a written …

Hungary prime minister says Trump is better candidate for Europe

The anti-terrorism proposals of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump make him the better option for Europe and Hungary, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.<p>Orban, who has built razor-wire border fences to stop refugees, said in Romania that Trump's ideas about the need for the …

Black Lives Matter Leader DeRay Mckesson: Giuliani Is the ‘Disgrace of the Country and an Embarrassment’

DeRay Mckesson, leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, blasted former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, once referred to as “America’s Mayor,” calling him a “disgrace to the country and an embarrassment.”<p>Over the weekend, Giuliani, who served as mayor during the 9/11 attacks in New York, …

Attorney General Lynch Repeatedly Dodges Lawmakers’ Questions on Clinton Email Investigation

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday repeatedly deflected lawmakers’ questions about the conclusion of the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.<p>Despite repeated prodding from Republican members of the House Judiciary …

Sanders Officially Endorses Clinton: ‘She Must Become Our Next President’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday — both at a New Hampshire rally and in her presidential campaign efforts.<p>Once rivals as they competed for the Democratic nomination, Sanders finally offered his official endorsement of Clinton during a campaign …

Dem Congresswoman Suggests Her Indictment on 24 Counts of Fraud, Corruption Is Motivated by Race

A Democratic congresswoman recently indicted on 24 counts of fraud and corruption said she’s being “persecuted” because of her race.<p>In a post on her campaign website, Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) wrote Sunday that “last week was very rough.”<p>“Two black men were needlessly gunned down by police; 5 …

First Black Miss Alabama Calls Dallas Gunman a ‘Martyr,’ Shares Her Uncensored Opinion on Dead Cops

The first black Miss Alabama has ignited controversy after calling the Dallas gunman a “martyr” and saying she doesn’t feel sad for the five Dallas police officers he ambushed last week.<p>“I don’t feel sad for the officers that lost their lives,” Kayln James, crowned the first black Miss Alabama in …

Fox News Suspends Agreement With Newt Gingrich, Further Stoking VP Buzz

The Fox News Channel has suspended Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as a contributor, CNN’s Brian Stelter reported Tuesday afternoon.<p>Image source: Getty Images<p>“Fox News Channel has mutually agreed to suspend its contributor agreement with Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich effective …

Trump Tells California Voters: ‘We’re Going to Solve Your Water Problem’ and ‘There Is No Drought’

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.”<p>(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)<p>California is, in fact, in midst of a drought. Last year capped the state’s driest …

‘Unfair’: Listen to Dem Lawmaker Explain Why Students Shouldn’t Be Forced to Learn Declaration of Independence

Louisiana State Rep. Barbara Norton (D) is standing against a bill mandating students in the state are taught the Declaration of Independence — and the reason why is causing some controversy.<p>Fox News<p>“For the Declaration of Independence, only Caucasians [were] free. And for you to bring a bill to …

DNA from ancient Phoenician stuns scientists

A study of the first DNA obtained from an ancient Phoenician reveals that the man had European ancestry.<p>The research team, which was co-led by Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith of the University of Otago in New Zealand, sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of 2,500-year-old Phoenician …

‘Really, Hershey?’ Visitors Have Mixed Reactions After Hersheypark Announces It Will Allow Guests to Use Bathrooms According to Gender Identity

Hersheypark announced this week that “transgender guests visiting the theme park may use the bathroom that matches their gender identity, or a family restroom if they wish,” WPMT-TV reported.<p>A statement on the issue released by Hersheypark’s Public Relations Manager Kathy Burrows this week reads, …

Alaska volcanic eruption intensifies; lava advances in Hawaii

A volcano in the Alaska Peninsula launched an ash plume 30,000 feet into the air on Saturday morning, while officials in Hawaii say lava continues to advance on a town that has been sitting in the path of a slow-moving molten slide since June.<p>Mt. Pavlof, which has been erupting since Wednesday, …

Geology

Indonesian Supervolcano Showing Signs of Possible Eruption

Residents of the village of Sitoluama in the North Sumatra district of Indonesia are in a state of panic as the ground beneath their homes is …

CDC says 157 pregnant women in US test positive for Zika

The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with Zika virus is suddenly tripling, due to a change in how the government is reporting cases.<p>Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant women had both Zika symptoms and positive blood tests. In a change announced Friday, the …

Campus radicals: 5 conservative college students who stand up to PC culture

If "counterculture" means fighting the status quo, then nobody on today’s college campuses is more radical than the outspoken conservative student. They face ridicule, censorship and bullying from scornful classmates and faculty, all because their worldview is different from the prevailing …

Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic

I’ve predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton, although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Party’s nominee.<p>Don’t look now, but at this moment Hillary is still far from a sure thing to become the Democratic standard-bearer. This week, she lost Oregon and …

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing performing abortions

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a sweeping and unprecedented measure Friday that would have made performing an abortion a felony punishable by prison time, saying the bill was vague and would not be able to withstand a criminal constitutional challenge.<p>The bill, part of an overt strategy to …

Christopher Hitchens ‘played the part,’ doubted his atheism, new book suggests

Of all that can transpire in a bedroom, nothing can be as titillating to the religious, or those of us who write about them, as a dying man’s …

Faith

Panama Papers reveal George Soros' deep money ties to secretive weapons, intel investment firm

Billionaire George Soros, who has spent millions of dollars financing Democrats and left-wing causes, used a controversial Panamanian law firm to establish a web of offshore investment partnerships that operate around the world and out of the scrutiny of U.S. regulators, according to leaked …

Money troubles close college once headed by Sanders' wife

A tiny Vermont college that has faced financial troubles since it was headed by the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will close at the end of the month, officials announced Monday.<p>Burlington College has been struggling under the weight of its $10 million purchase of property …

Cruz Slams Obama for Transgender Bathroom Directive: ‘Dangerous Departure’ From ‘Common Sense’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) skewered President Barack Obama for his administration’s transgender bathroom directive, saying in a statement that it represented a “dangerous departure” from “common sense” that “must not stand.”<p>“America has woken up to yet another example of President Barack Obama doing …

‘We Will Not Be Blackmailed’: Conservatives Slam Obama Admin. After Transgender Bathroom Directive to Public Schools

Conservatives across the country are slamming the Obama administration telling public schools to either let transgender students use the restroom of their preference or risk losing federal funding.<p>A gender-neutral sign is posted outside a bathrooms at Oval Park Grill on May 11 in Durham, North …

White House Spox Says Obama Admin’s Transgender Bathroom Directive Is Just ‘Guidance,’ Not a ‘Threat’

Schools administrators and state officials across the country shouldn’t view the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy directive as a “threat,” but rather as “guidance,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.<p>(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)<p>Earnest claimed the White House …