IRS Says Abortions Are Eligible For A Tax Deduction…

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Libs rejoice!

Via LifeNews:

It’s tax time and millions of Americans are looking for extra deductions to get the maximum refund possible. Some Americans may be surprised to know that, if they aborted their baby last year, they’re eligible for a deduction.

Did you know that abortions are apparently eligible for a tax deduction? That appears to be true, so says the IRS.

So what does the IRS say about deducting the cost of killing your child? “You can include in medical expenses the amount you pay for a legal abortion,” it says.

Dem Base Swoons: Holder Sues University In Oklahoma Claiming Professor Was Fired After ‘He’ Turned Into A ‘She’…

Attn Gen. Holder Announces 17 Billion Dollar Settlement With Bank Of America Over Mortgage Securities Fraud

Via WaPo:

The U.S. Justice Department is suing an Oklahoma university, charging that school officials discriminated against a professor who changed gender during her time working there.

Rachel Tudor was hired as a tenure-track assistant professor in the English department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2004, after applying as a man with a traditionally male name, according to the lawsuit  filed Monday. Then in 2007, Tudor told school officials that he would become a woman during that academic year, took the name Rachel, and began wearing women’s clothes and a traditionally female hairstyle.

U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced in December that federal prohibitions against sex discrimination include protections based on gender identity.

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Poll: Half The Voters In Key States Of Ohio, Florida And Pennsylvania Say They Don’t Trust Hillary Clinton..

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Hillary prepares to give the Jedi death pinch. The Quinnipiac poll doesn’t list Ted Cruz.

Via The Hill

Hillary Clinton’s favorability ratings have plunged in two battleground states that will be critical to determining the 2016 presidential election, a new poll finds.

In addition, about half the voters in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania say they don’t trust the former secretary of State.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released on Tuesday, 50 percent of voters in Florida say Clinton is not honest or trustworthy, compared to 41 percent who say she is. Clinton’s favorability rating in the Sunshine State has shrunk from 53 percent positive and 39 percent negative last month, to 49 percent positive and 46 percent negative this month.

In Pennsylvania, 49 percent of voters say they don’t trust Clinton, against 44 percent who say that they do. Clinton’s favorability rating in the Keystone State plummeted from a 55percent-38 percent split in February, to 48 percent positive and 47 percent negative in March.

Clinton’s image has held up the best in Ohio, where a slim plurality, 47 percent, say they find Clinton to be honest and trustworthy, against 46 percent who say they don’t. Her favorability rating remains nearly unchanged here, at 51 percent positive and 43 percent negative.[…]

Clinton has said she turned over to the government those emails that were pertinent to her work as secretary but deleted all of her personal emails. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), the head of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, says Clinton has erased all information from the personal email server she used. Many Republicans are pressuring Clinton to turn her server over to an independent investigator.[…]

In Florida, Clinton has lost her lead over Jeb Bush. Last month, she edged the former Florida governor 44 percent to 43 percent. Now, she trails Bush by 3 percentage points, 45 percent to 42 percent.

Clinton leads all other potential GOP presidential contenders in the Sunshine State, but her leads are narrowing. For instance, a 10 percentage point February advantage over Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has been whittled down to a 46 percent to 44 percent lead.

In Ohio, Clinton leads the entire pack of potential GOP contenders, where she has a 46 percent to 41 percent lead over Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the closest likely GOP hopeful in that state.

Paul also performs the best against Clinton in Pennsylvania, where he holds a 45 percent to 44 percent lead over the former secretary of State. Clinton leads all other GOP contenders in the state.

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Islamic State Magazine Justifies Use Of Child Executioners Using Islamic Scripture…

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Kinda hard to justify having children blow the brains out of prisoners based on the Bible.

Via RFEL:

The latest edition of Dabiq, the full-color, glossy propaganda magazine published by Islamic State (IS) militants, praises two children who have carried out execution-style killings for the militant group.

The eighth issue of Dabiq magazine, whose cover has the headline Sharia Alone Will Rule Africa, was shared on social media on March 30.

An article titled The Lions Of Tomorrow features photographs of the two child militants, both of whom are shown in videos apparently shooting captives that IS had accused of being foreign agents. […]

The Dabiq article refers to the children as “the lion cubs of the Khilafah (caliphate),” a term that IS has adopted to refer to its child militants. IS refers to the lands under its control as a “caliphate.”

IS’s use of children to carry out execution-style killings led to outpourings of shock and disgust across Western and Arab media. Dabiq referred to these reactions in its article, suggesting that IS militants had deliberately chosen to film the “child executioners” in order to create this response.

“As expected, the kuffar (infidels) were up in arms about the Khalifah’s use of ‘child soldiers’,” Dabiq wrote.

The author of the article goes on to justify the use of children as soldiers and to carry out killings by saying that this is part of IS’s interpretation of Islam and Islamic history.

“This was the Sunnah (Muslim way of life based on Muhammad’s teachings and the Koran) of Allah’s Messenger, who would allow those capable from among the young Sahabah (the Prophet Muhammad’s companions) to participate in his battles against the mushrikin (polytheists),” Dabiq says.

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High School Student Asks Defense Secretary About “The History of Pervasive Misogyny In The Military”…

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Mini-moonbat’s are so cute when they try and act like they know what they’re talking about.

Via CNS News:

A female high school student on Monday asked Defense Secretary Ashton Carter about the “history of pervasive misogyny in the military,” including sexual abuse.

Carter told her he’s “aware that we put our people in circumstances unique to military life that can…create opportunities for predators.”

The defense secretary was speaking at Abington High School in Pennsylvania, his alma mater, explaining the changes he wants to make to attract “the best of the best” to the nation’s all-volunteer military.

He used “diversity” as one of the selling points in his speech:

“Finally, knowing how much your generation cares about diversity, drawing talent from a wide range of gender, racial, religious, cultural, economic, educational and all sorts of other backgrounds, we’re going to keep making sure that anyone who’s able and willing to serve their country has the full and equal opportunity to do so, whether you’re a man or woman, gay, lesbian or straight, no matter what walk of life your family comes from. And we’ll make sure you’re treated with dignity and respect.”

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Obama-Appointed Federal Judge Rules Obamacare Allows Transgenders To Sue For Discrimination…

Wait, isn’t this supposed to be a health care law?

Via CNS News:

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson, an Obama appointee on the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, ruled earlier this month that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, allows transgender people to sue if they feel they have been discriminated against by a health care provider.

“Section 1557 prohibits discrimination on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability under ‘any health program or activity, any part of which is receiving Federal financial assistance … or under any program or activity that is administered by an Executive agency or any entity established under [Title I of ACA],’ the HHS Civil Rights Division states on its website.

“Section 1557 is the first Federal civil rights law to prohibit sex discrimination in health care. To ensure equal access to health care, Section 1557 also applies civil rights protections to the newly created Health Insurance Marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act.”

Nelson said transgender people have a right to sue if they believe they have faced discrimination.

There is no mention of “gender identity” in the section, but Nelson ruled in favor of a woman who told doctors at the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Minnesota that she was a man despite the sex listed on her driver’s license and who sued the hospital claiming she was mistreated by doctors and staff.

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Chicago Jesus Commutes Drug Dealers Sentences, Urges Them To “Turn Their Life Around”…

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Daily Show’ Co-Creator’s First Reaction To New Host: “Thank God It’s Not A White Guy”…

She is half right, that he isn’t a white guy. Click photo for video.

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Via The Daily Caller

Trevor Noah is confirmed as the new host of the “Daily Show,” and one of the show’s co-creators is absolutely stoked the show is not helmed by a white man any longer.

Appearing on “News Nation” with MSNBC host Tamron Hall, the show’s co-creator Lizz Winstead remarked that her initial reaction to the Noah’s hiring was, “thank god it’s not a white guy.”

“When you heard the name, tell the truth, what was your gut reaction?” Hall asked the show’s founder.

“My gut reaction was thank god it’s not a white guy,” said Winstead. “I have to be honest.”

“Why did that matter to you?!” asked a surprised Hall

“I just really wanted to have a wide swath of a different kind of lens in the ‘Daily Show,’” Winstead said.[…]

“What about a woman?” Hall asked.

“A woman would have been awesome too,” Winstead said. “I was like, oh good, they actually didn’t go with another guy who could fit the bill. And I was excited.”

“I went back — I was kind of like everybody else,” Winstead said. “Trevor is famous outside of the United States and his — like I, when he started on the ‘Daily Show’ I followed him on Twitter then and I watched some of his stand-up and story is compelling.”

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MSNBC’s Ed Schultz Loses Debate Over RFRA With Conservative Guest, Orders Producers To “Cut His Mic Off”…

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Please stand by, MSNBC is having technical difficulties.

Via The Daily Caller

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz likely didn’t know what he was getting into when he invited Heritage Foundation Fellow Ryan Anderson on “The Ed Show” to discuss the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). In the middle of the heated debate, during which Anderson schooled Schultz on the history and context of RFRAs, Schultz was forced to cut his guest’s mic off to save face.

“This law doesn’t open the door for discrimination,” Anderson began. “This is the law that’s been on the federal books, governing federal courts for 20 years–”

“That’s not true,” Schultz cut in. “It does not have the definition of person connected to a corporation, would you agree?”

But Anderson noted that in the 2014 Hobby Lobby decision, the Supreme Court ruled the federal RFRA does apply to corporations. “Most churches are corporate persons, most charities are corporations. So the idea that a Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn’t protect corporations really doesn’t have any basis in the law.”

Schultz response was, uh, interesting, but not all that coherent. “Mr. Ryan [sic], you’re not a corporation, you’re a human being. Now you may work for a corporation, but the rights of you [sic] far exceed that of a corporation. And this right now, if you connect the two, opens the door for blatant discrimination.”

“Organizations do have rights,” Anderson shot back. “The New York Times has free press rights… so in the same way MSNBC has rights as a journalistic organization, people who form organizations also have their religious liberty rights protected. And this is the law for the whole federal government and 30 states.”

“If a gay couple walks into a restaurant and I own it, you’re telling me in Indiana if I own that restaurant, I can tell them to get out of here and you don’t think that’s discrimination?” Schultz yelled. “That’s not the position of the right wing?”

“Please point to names who are saying restaurant owners should be kicking gay and lesbian people out of restaurants,” Anderson challenged. “You’re demagoguing!”

That in turn led to a heated shouting match about whether or not Indiana Governor Mike Pence supported kicking gays out of restaurants. “You just slandered the governor,” Anderson said. “You called him a homophobe!”

Schultz’ response was simple. “Cut his mic,” he told his producers. “Cut his mic off. I’m not going to — I gave him a chance. We’ll bring him back if he wants to be courteous.”

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HT: Indy1826

Obama’s Climate Change Plan Will Only Avert 0.001° Of Warming A Year…

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Obama wouldn’t be able to defeat Jethro Bodine in a ciphering contest.

Via The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama formally submitted his plan to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions to the U.N. Tuesday and a climate scientists has already pointed out a glaring problem: The plan will have virtually no impact on global temperatures.

Obama’s carbon dioxide reduction plan commits the U.S. to 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025 — a promise he made last year to secure a pledge from China to reduce its own emissions.

But Obama’s plan will only avert 0.001 degrees Celsius of global temperature rises a year, according to climate scientist Chip Knappenberger with the libertarian Cato Institute.

Everything but kitchen sink in Obama’s #climate plan announcement-everything except climate. Why? Plan will only avert 0.001C/yr of warming.

— Chip Knappenberger (@PCKnappenberger) March 31, 2015

The cost? It’s not clear, but EPA regulations aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector is projected to cost as much as $8.8 billion a year based on agency figures. Other studies put the cost much higher — a NERA study found the costs would be $41 billion per year.[…]

Democrats have backed Obama’s plan to reduce emissions. The White House says this plan will galvanize international support behind a global climate treaty — one they plan to impose without congressional approval.

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The Least Shocking Headline Ever?…

From Gallup:

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Republicans with higher levels of education are more likely than those in their parties with less education to say that the seriousness of global warming is “generally exaggerated.” By contrast, Democrats with some college or more are less likely than those with less education to believe the seriousness of global warming is exaggerated.

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Miss Governor Attacked By Diversity Enforcers For Not Appointing Enough Blacks To College Board…

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Not one legislator has attacked the Governor for not appointing a LBGBTQXYZ to the board.

Via The Clarion Ledger

Black legislative and higher education leaders are protesting Gov. Phil Bryant’s appointees to the state College Board, saying they lack diversity and representation of historically black public universities.

The protest came shortly before a Senate committee on Thursday passed the last three of Bryant’s four new appointees – including one African American – to the full Senate for ratification. It also comes as the College Board is under fire for the ouster of Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones.

“Gov. Bryant’s College Board appointments damage higher education and disrespect Alcorn, Mississippi Valley and Jackson State universities,” said Sen. Kenny Wayne Jones, D-Canton, chair of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus. “For the first time in 50 years, these state institutions will not have a voice on the IHL board.”

The Black Caucus and the Mississippi Coalition on Black Higher Education in a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday called for Bryant to reconsider his appointments. Jones said the caucus will vote against Bryant’s appointments in the Senate, which must ratify them with a majority vote. The caucus has 12 members in the 52-member Senate.[…]

ryant spokeswoman Nicole Webb defended the governor’s appointees, saying there’s been diversity in his appointment to the College Board and other positions.

In a statement Webb said: “In 2012, Gov. Bryant appointed a woman and an African American man to the IHL Board of Trustees. This year, he appointed an African American graduate of Tougaloo College to the Board of Trustees. He has appointed a woman to the Board of Education and a woman to the Worker’s Compensation Commission. He also recently appointed an African American, Jerry Griffith Sr., to the Mississippi Gaming Commission. This is the first time in the history of the Gaming Commission an African American has been appointed.”

Webb also said Bryant’s first appointment as governor was Maj. Gen. Leon Collins, the first African American adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard.[…]

State Sen. Hillman Frazier, a member of the Universities and Colleges Committee, said it was no reflection on new appointees, but he was concerned that no female was among them.

“They should be at the table,” Frazier said. “It’s a step backward not to have women at the table.”

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HT: College Insurrection

Typical Move: IRS Ignoring 60 PERCENT Of Taxpayer’s Calls As Deadline Nears…

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The folks over at the IRS sure are wonderful on so many levels…

Via Washington Times:

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that service at his agency has gotten so bad that they are ignoring more than 60 percent of taxpayers’ phone calls during this tax season.

Speaking at the National Press Club, Mr. Koskinen pleaded with more money, saying a budget boost would help them staff their overwhelmed customer service lines. He also said it would help reverse staffing cuts in their compliance division, where he said the government will lose $2 billion this year in money it would otherwise have been able to collect if it had better staffing.

Congress has cut or held the agency’s funding static for several years now, with lawmakers deeming the agency recalcitrant in solving problems, and unrepentant for having targeted tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny.

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Tannerite Sports Sues NBC News For Libel And Slander Over Explosive Rifle Targets…

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NBC doesn’t let facts control the narrative.

Via Washington Examiner

A sporting goods company is suing NBC News and a Kentucky affiliate for suggesting in a March 23, 2015, report, titled “Bombs for Sale? Popular Stores Sell ‘Dangerous Explosives,'” that the small Oregon-based company makes bombs.

The Today show segment, a version of which also appears on the show’s website, detailed how the company, Tannerite Sports, markets and sells explosive rifle targets, suggesting that the combustible product may pose a serious danger to the public, Bearing Arms reported.

NATIONAL SECURITY ALERT: Why are “bombs for sale” at your local sporting goods store. Dramatic video: http://t.co/Gt0VYIHcAa #RossenReports— Jeff Rossen (@jeffrossen) March 23, 2015

“Our client, Tannerite Sports, LLC, has been publicly defamed by the false and misleading statements in the NBC news piece and the follow-up story by WLEX Communications, LLC,” the firm representing Tannerite Sports said Monday in a statement obtained by the Washington Examiner’s media desk. “The news piece asserts that Tannerite-brand targets are too dangerous to sell to ordinary consumers. To the contrary, Tannerite-brand targets have been safely used for years.”

The Lexington-based affiliate, WLEX-TV, reported in its version of the story that it is illegal under federal law to mix the components used in making the explosive rifle targets – a claim that the sporting goods company and its attorneys vigorously deny, claiming libel and slander.

“Unfortunately, there are many in the media today who are driven by an agenda, and rather than simply tell the facts, they twist the truth. But in this situation, a line has been crossed,” the firm representing the company said. “This is not a case of simply twisting the truth, this news piece included lies and misleading statements to make their point. We are confident of the merits of this case, and that our client will be victorious.”

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Obama Circa 2007: Iran Only Wants “Defensive” Nukes To Prevent Regime Changes…

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Hmm.

Via National Review:

If President Obama seems less worried than Israel that Iran will obtain nuclear weapons as a result of his administration’s negotiations with the regime, maybe that’s because he’s less worried than Israel about Iran having nuclear weapons.

“I think Iran is like North Korea,” Obama told David Brooks when he was running for president in 2007. “They see nuclear arms in defensive terms, as a way to prevent regime change.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagrees. “The ideology of Iran’s revolutionary regime is deeply rooted in militant Islam, and that’s why this regime will always be an enemy of America,” he said in his speech to Congress denouncing the deal being negotiated. “The foremost sponsor of global terrorism could be weeks away from having enough enriched uranium for an entire arsenal of nuclear weapons and this with full international legitimacy.”

The negotiations are currently stuck, as Iran refuses to ship its stockpile of enriched uranium to Russia.

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Arkansas Legislators Approve Their Own Religious Freedom Bill…

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Good for them.

Via Truth Revolt:

On Tuesday, Arkansas legislators, ignoring the deafening cry from LGBT supporters against Indiana’s religious freedom law, finished approving their own version of a similar bill. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has already indicated that he would sign the bill once it was sent to him, and with the 67-21 vote approving the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the Arkansas House, Hutchinson will get his chance. The Arkansas Senate already has approved the bill.

Hutchinson told KARK that the bill represents an effort to balance religious freedom and equal protection of the law, saying bluntly, “This bill tries to do that, and it’s not that complicated.”

The hue and cry over the religious freedom bill in Indiana prompted the governors of New York, Connecticut and Washington to curtail some government travel to Indiana. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy blustered, “They knew what they were doing. They were going to make it legal to refuse to serve gay men and women. Somebody has to call them on it.” Resorting to typical Democrat name calling, he said of Indiana Governor Mike Pence on MSNBC, “When you see a bigot, you have to call him on it.”

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White House Says Criticism Of Its Climate Change Plan Is “Hard To Take Seriously”…

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Allowing Iran to have nuclear power will help reduce their carbon footprint.

Via The Hill

The White House on Tuesday rebuked Republican critics of its contribution to the United Nations climate pact, saying the criticisms are “hard to take seriously.”

Asked about congressional Republicans who want the Senate to have to approve an agreement, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that politicians who are skeptical of the science surrounding climate change are not qualified to judge the matter.
“These are individuals who — many of whom, at least, deny the fact that climate change even exists, so I’m not sure they would be in the best position to decide whether or not a climate- change agreement is one that is worth entering into,” Earnest told reporters Tuesday.

His comments were directed at lawmakers such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who have all insisted that the international agreement the UN is working on is a treaty and cannot be enforced without Senate approval.[…]

Earnest defended the UN submission as “evidence once again how President Obama and the United States is leading the world to confront the challenge of climate change,” and would likely spur other major countries to follow suit.

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NCAA President Joins In On The Outrage; Says Indiana Religious Freedom Law Against Their Core Values…

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This has everything to do with money and people calling on them to pull the final 4 from Indiana. Not to mention their headquarters is in Indiana. Can’t wait for the calls to relocate…

Via CNBC:

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Tuesday that Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law goes against what higher education and America is all about.

Proponents say the Indiana law would stop the government from compelling people to do things they object to on religious grounds. But critics say it opens the door to discrimination against gays and others in the name of religion.

“This is an issue of extraordinary importance to all of us,” Emmert said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” The NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis, and the men’s March Madness Final Four basketball games are being staged in the city this weekend.

“It’s important to us because we’re an employer here in this state. But most importantly … it strikes at the core values” of inclusion and diversity,” he said.

The law does not go into effect until July. “Nothing is going to happen this weekend at the Final Four that we think is out of the ordinary,” Emmert said. But going forward “members of the NCAA have to stop and say, ‘What relationship do we want with the state of Indiana.’ We hold lots of events here.”

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana is responding to critics of the law, writing in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that protecting religious freedom under Obamacare, not discrimination against gays, was the driver behind the effort. Pence, mentioned as possible 2016 GOP presidential candidate, wrote that he abhors discrimination.

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Virginia State Bar Cancels Trip To Israel Citing “Discrimination” Against Muslims…

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And what about how Muslims treat Jews and Christians?

Via WaPo:

The Virginia State Bar has canceled its midyear legal seminar in Jerusalem, citing “unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security that affect travelers,” in a decision that provoked a swift reaction Sunday among some political leaders

The decision to cancel the trip followed an online petition launched by bar members who said exit and entrance policies in Israel would discriminate against Arab, Muslim and Palestinian members of Virginia’s legal community.

“It is unacceptable that the Virginia State Bar has decided to hold a conference in a location that actively discriminates on the basis of racial, religious, and national origin grounds, and effectively prevents Arab, Muslim and Palestinian members of the [Virginia State Bar] from attending,” the petition said.

As word of the state bar’s decision buzzed on social media, with some critics describing it as a “boycott,” House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) wrote a letter Sunday urging the group to reconsider. Virginia has a long-standing relationship with Israel, Howell noted, and shares deep cultural and economic ties, including $75 million in exports last year.

HT: Legal Insurrection

Compilation: Questions So Dumb Only MSNBC Would Ask Them…

On a lighter note, here’s another great video compilation from the Washington Free Beacon.

Some of these are truly amazing.

Via WFB:

Turns out there are stupid questions.

Last week, MSNBC fill-in host Ari Melber’s way to push back on a guest’s offensive comment that “nothing says let’s go kill some Muslims like country music” was to ask meekly, “There’s plenty of country music that doesn’t have that message, right?” It doesn’t stop there.

Asking whether ISIS had “taken it one step too far” after burning a pilot alive, pondering disarming police officers and petitioning a sitting Attorney General to quack like a duck are all things that have actually happened on MSNBC. Also, “Why was traffic problems email sent?” Verbatim.

H/T Free Beacon