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Texas Senate OKs bill aimed at closing nearly every abortion clinic in the state

Republicans on Tuesday passed a slate of new abortion restrictions by a vote of 20 to 10 that critics say will force all but five of the state’s abortion clinics to shut their doors forever. S.B. 5 would require abortion clinics to hire doctors with hospital admitting privileges, mandate that…

Bachmann took IRS job to ‘understand the enemy’ and ‘defeat the tax code’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday explained that she had worked as an “insurgent” with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after graduating from law school to “understand the enemy from the inside” and “defeat the tax code.” “Well, it’s been a hundred years now that we’ve had the current United…

Steve King: Secret income is ‘part of freedom’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Wednesday told a tea party rally that the Internal Revenue Service should be abolished because keeping income secret from the federal government was “part of freedom.” “You know, the IRS audited me one too many years in a row,” King explained at a Tea Party…

Texas pastor: Donate to fix my helicopter and get a new car from God

A Texas pastor is being accused of “blasphemy” after he sent out a fundraising plea promising that God would give a new car in “52 days or 52 weeks” to anyone who chipped in $52 to fix his helicopter. “Do you need better transportation?” New Light Church Bishop Ira V.…

Christian host: Liberals want immigration because conservatives are having more sex

Christian radio host Bryan Fischer waded into the recent discussion over immigration and “fertility” on Wednesday, saying liberals are behind reforming U.S. immigration laws out of concern over being outnumbered by natural procreation. “Conservatives are just outbreeding liberals, and that’s a huge problem for liberals, because there’s just gonna be…

Man charged for castrating paraplegic at Philadelphia assisted living home

A 41-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and other crimes after police say that he castrated a paraplegic man at an assisted living home in Philadelphia. Police said that Edgar Bonilla was visiting a female friend at the Inglis Apartments at Elmwood when the incident occurred…

Rand Paul slams U.S. spy chief for lying to Congress about NSA surveillance

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) lashed out Tuesday night at Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for telling Congress the National Security Agency wasn’t amassing data on Americans. “What I’m saying is that the director of national intelligence, in March, did directly lie to Congress, which is against the law,” Paul…

Republican mentions suffering of Jesus amid anti-abortion speech on House floor

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) on Tuesday assured those effected by abortion that they could be healed by the power of Jesus Christ. In a speech on the House floor, Republican congressman said he supported the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act because research had found that a fetus was capable…

Beck: Immigrants ‘learned from the Klan… they are just changing their hood’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck told Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) on Tuesday that immigrant activists have the “same ideology” as the Ku Klux Klan but they “are just changing their hood.” Over the weekend, about 300 activists traveled had traveled to Kobach’s home after holding a prayer…

WSJ editorial writer: Military sexual assault reports are part of ‘war on men’

Wall Street Journal editorial writer James Taranto sounded off about the military’s epidemic of sexual assaults on Monday, calling people who report incidents of sexual assaults fakers and accusing them of being the shock troops in an ongoing “war on men” and an effort to “criminalize male sexuality.” According to…

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