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Court: Washington hospitals must provide abortions on site

Via Q13 Fox TV:  A Washington state judge says public hospitals must provide abortions on-site if they also offer maternity services. The ruling from Skagit County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis on Tuesday concerned Skagit Valley Hospital, which routinely refers patients to Planned Parenthood when they seek abortions. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington …

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New for-profit medical schools springing up across US, including Idaho

Idaho is part of a trend in which for-profit medical schools are starting to pop up around the country, the AP reports, promising to create new family doctors for underserved rural regions. The new for-profit Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine is scheduled to open to students at Idaho State University’s Meridian campus in 2018. “On …

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Poll: D’s & R’s Fear Each Other

From Pew Research: Democrats and Republicans now view each other more negatively than at any point in nearly a quarter-century, a new poll found. Fifty-five percent of Democrats say the GOP makes them feel “afraid,” while 49 percent of Republicans say the same about Democrats, according to the Pew survey. 

Reading Scores: 25,000 Idaho elementary school students below grade level

The only way statists know how to “fix” any problem is by throwing more taxpayer money at it. if that were the fix, why were reading scores higher when funding was lower? Slightly more than 25,000 Idaho elementary school students were reading below grade level, according to statewide test scores from this spring. As sobering …

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NRA Will Donate Guns to the Under-Armed

From the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action: The NRA announced today, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, a new program to get guns into the hands of statistically under-armed Americans—from homosexuals to the elderly to besieged urban communities—and make self-defense, rather than gun control, the protection of choice for all Americans. Share the Safety is a …

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Team Obama to use IRS data to pressure some Americans into Obamacare

I’ve heard many millennials say that they are never sick, and they aren’t going to pay for it. The Obama administration said Tuesday it will herd uninsured Americans into Obamacare plans this fall by targeting young adults and working with the IRS to root out people who paid a penalty for lacking coverage last year. …

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Senators announce bipartisan plan to break gun gridlock on no-fly list

Senators announced a bipartisan plan Tuesday to deny gun sales to those on the FBI’s heightened screening lists, trying to carve a middle path between the extremes that have dominated the debate so far. Those who are on either the no-fly list or the heightened screening list would be prevented from buying firearms, though they …

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White House slams Senate GOP for letting terrorists ‘buy guns with impunity’

The headline should read: “Congress slams President for seeking to remove Constitutional Rights without an Amendment.” The White House accused Senate Republicans Tuesday of allowing suspected terrorists to “buy guns with impunity” because of they didn’t pass a Democratic gun-control bill. “The situation that is created by republicans blocking the Feinstein amendment is simply that …

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Criminal aliens released in U.S. because home countries reject them

How convenient. Illegal aliens are not allowed back into their home countries because they are criminals. Let the USA deal with them. Homeland Security agents release criminal aliens back onto the streets without strict monitoring because their home countries refuse to take them back, the department’s inspector general concluded in a report that exposes serious …

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Abortion, race, immigration, public corruption among last Supreme Court cases

A look at some of the cases that remain; and without Antonin Scalia. Abortion: Texas abortion clinics are challenging a state law and regulations that already have cut the number of abortion providers in half to roughly 20. Fewer than 10 would remain if the 2013 law were allowed to take full effect. One positive …

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‘Oil is the New Tobacco’ a slippery slope for Democrats, critics warn

If the Democrats’ newly announced “Oil is the New Tobacco” campaign catches on, the nation’s potato chip and ice cream manufacturers may want to watch their backs, critics warn. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is scheduled to host a forum Wednesday drawing parallels between the tobacco and fossil fuel industries in support of a coordinated effort …

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Saudi Arabian women, desperate to drive, flock to ladies-only bumper-car rides

This is what our American Progressives are fighting to preserve. The lack of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia has created a peculiar phenomenon: Women are so desperate to experience what it feels like to drive that they are flocking to bumper cars at amusement parks. The Al Shallal Theme Park in Jeddah has hours reserved …

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All-male refugee shelter built next to nudist camp; Germans told to stop swimming naked

German officials built an all-male refugee shelter next to a 111-year-old nudist colony and have ordered its members to stop swimming naked at a nearby lake. A $1.76 million facility for migrants from the Middle East and North Africa now stands next to Radebury property belonging to the Familiensport-und FKK-Bund Waldteichfreunde Moritzburg nudist group. Its …

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