CNN laments ‘drain of talent’ amid sex scandals

(FOX NEWS) — A CNN reporter has come under fire for lamenting about a “drain of talent” from the media and entertainment industries following a recent wave of high-profile firings over sexual harassment allegations.

Dylan Byers, who covers media and politics for CNN, took to Twitter on Tuesday, shortly after CBS and PBS both fired veteran journalist Charlie Rose.

“Beyond the pain/ humiliation women have endured (which is of course the paramount issue), it’s worth taking stock of the incredible drain of talent from media/ entertainment taking place right now. Never has so much talent left the industry all at once,” Byers tweeted.


Parasite eyed as killer of Vietnam vets decades after war

(FOX NEWS) — HEROLD, W.Va – A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients are often in tremendous pain, with just a few months to live.


This day in WND history: Video game allows you to take aim at JFK

(Photo: YouTube screenshot)

(Photo: YouTube screenshot)

WND-20-YearsVideo game allows you to take aim at JFK

Nov. 22, 2004: A video game, released in 2004 to coincide with the 41st anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, let players recreate the shooting in Dallas and earn points depending on how accurately their shots match the official version of events as documented by the Warren Commission, which probed the assassination.

“JFK Reloaded” was called “despicable” by a spokesman for Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the late president’s brother who is now deceased.

“We believe that the only thing we’re exploiting is new technology,” said a spokesman for the game’s parent company.

Players, who took on the role of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, lost points if they hit first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Now states launch assault on Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters at the Supreme Court (Image courtesy Becket Fund)

Little Sisters at the Supreme Court (Image courtesy Becket Fund)

Remember the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Denver-based order of Catholic nuns who fought a years-long battle against the Obama administration over rules that forced them to fund abortion and contraception for employees?

The U.S. Supreme Court decided 8-0 in the nuns’ favor in 2016, sending the case back to lower courts for a resolution.

The case, Zubik v. Burwell, erupted when pro-abortion bureaucrats put in place by Obama demanded religious employers pay for optional services that terminate the life of an unborn child.

Obama claimed the government can force religious organizations to provide contraception coverage in their health plans even if the coverage violates sincerely held beliefs. But in a hugely embarrassing ruling for Obama, the Supreme Court ruled that the case had to be returned to the lower courts, and Daniel Blomberg, an attorney with the Becket Fund, explained it put the Little Sisters “in a place that we can get to a solution that frankly isn’t a win-loss; it’s a win-win.”

He said at the time the Supreme Court protected the Little Sisters “from having to violate their religious beliefs or pay massive fines.”

Now, however, Becket lawyers representing the Little Sisters are back in court, once again defending the nuns from a demand that they pay for abortion services.

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But this time the demands are coming from individual states. So far, cases have been filed by California and Pennsylvania.

Last month, the federal Health and Human Services agency issued a new rule protecting religious nonprofits like the Little Sisters, who dedicate their lives to caring for the elderly poor, from providing services such as the week-after pill, which violates their religious beliefs.

That means the long and complicated federal case likely will end soon.

But shortly after the new rule was issued, California and Pennsylvania sued to take away the religious exemption the Little Sisters just won.

The nuns, Becket said, are “asking the court to ensure that they can continue their vital ministry of caring for the elderly poor without violating their faith.”

Beckett said that, sadly, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra “think attacking nuns is a way to score political points.”

“These men may think their campaign donors want them to sue nuns, but our guess is most taxpayers disagree,” said Mark Rienzi, Becket’s senior counsel. “No one needs nuns in order to get contraceptives, and no one needs these guys reigniting the last administration’s divisive and unnecessary culture war.”

Becket said California admits that many of its own programs provide contraceptives to women who want them.

“California never filed suit over the much larger secular exemptions created by the Obama administration for big corporations – exemptions that applied to tens of millions more people than the religious exemption,” Becket argued. “California’s own mandate does not even apply to the Little Sisters of the Poor. And California has not identified a single actual person who had contraceptive coverage but will lose it because of this new rule.”

Despite all this, Becket said, California is asking a judge to find that the Little Sisters should be forced to comply with the federal mandate, not a state mandate, or pay tens of millions of dollars of government fines.

Pennsylvania is arguing the same points.

When the Trump administration changed Obama’s rules, it was because it wanted “to provide conscience protections for individuals and entities with sincerely held religious beliefs … and to minimize burdens in our regulation of the health insurance market.”

Becket Attorney Daniel Blomberg told WND and Radio America when the Supreme Court ruling was released that the Supreme Court doesn’t want groups such as the Little Sisters to be in the government’s cross-hairs, as they were under the Obama administration.

“Several lower court decisions had gone the wrong way, and they were forcing the Little Sisters to choose between their faith and fines, and they were massive, crushing fines,” he said at the time. “The Supreme Court today said, ‘No, we’re not going to do that. We’re going to send this back down to get reconsidered because the government has admitted it has other ways of accomplishing its mission without forcing the sisters to violate their beliefs.”

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When Trump moved to remove Obama’s abortion-funding requirement, public-interest groups praised him.

“This interim rule, if issued as written, is an important step in acknowledging the importance of conscience rights for all Americans,” the Susan B. Anthony List organization said in a statement then.

“The taking of human life is the antithesis of health care. No one, including religious orders like the Little Sisters of the Poor, or groups like Susan B. Anthony List should be forced to be complicit in the provision of abortion inducing drugs and devices.”

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‘Anchor abortions’ joining ‘anchor babies’ as residency strategy?


Children born in the U.S. to illegal aliens, known as anchor babies, are automatically granted citizenship.

Now a new benefit may be developing for illegal-alien girls and women who are pregnant. The American Civil Liberties Union recently tricked the Department of Justice, arranging for taxpayers to fund an abortion for an illegal-alien teen.

More cases are in the pipeline that could create a “right” to taxpayer-paid abortion for illegal-alien girls and women.

WND reported the original case is being submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court because of the ACLU’s deception.

In that case, involving a 17-year-old pregnant illegal alien in Texas, court arguments were made at the district and appeals court levels.

When the appeals court said the abortion should proceed, ACLU lawyers told the DOJ they would arrange the procedure for the following day.

Instead, they summoned an abortionist to his business at 4:15 a.m. that very day to do the taxpayer-funded abortion.

The abortion was rushed, according to a new DOJ filing with the U.S. Supreme Court, because government attorneys were preparing to ask the high court to review the case after Democratic-appointed appellate judges effectively created a right to abortion for illegal aliens.

While the abortion on the illegal-alien teen already has been carried out, the precedent must be overturned, they argue.

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The Washington Times reported Justice Department lawyers said they had been preparing to ask the Supreme Court to take up the case, “but the ACLU’s speedy abortion for the girl identified in court documents only as ‘J.D.’ short-circuited that.”

The brief reads: “The government planned to seek an emergency stay from this court before Ms. Doe could obtain an abortion. Ms. Doe’s appointment was changed so that instead of obtain counseling at 7:30 a.m. on October 25, she would undergo an abortion at 4:15 a.m. that morning, just hours before the government planned to file its stay application.”

Now the Washington Times is reporting a surge in pregnant illegal-alien girls.

“At least 420 pregnant Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) have been caught and put into government care over the last year, and 43 pregnant illegal immigrant girls were still in custody of the Health and Human Services Department as of Oct. 17, Jonathan White, the department’s director for children’s programs, said in court documents,” the report said.

“Of the 420 girls seen in fiscal year 2017, 18 requested abortions and 11 had them. Another five rescinded their request for an abortion, and two were turned over to sponsors in the U.S. before a final decision was made, Mr. White said, meaning they were outside of government custody.”

The Trump administration is in battle with the ACLU over the issue.

In a column for the Examiner, Margot Cleveland noted the government contends the Texas teen’s lawyers should be forced to prove why disciplinary action should not be taken against them, either by the court or the state bars to which they belong “for what appear to be material misrepresentations and omissions to government counsel designed to thwart this court’s review.”

The government filing said the government had asked to be kept informed of the timing of the abortion procedure, and “one of the respondent’s counsel agreed.”

It was on Oct. 25 that the DOJ was planning to file an appeal with the Supreme Court.

But even as paperwork was being prepared, the ACLU announced “Jane Doe” had had an abortion.

The abortion had been authorized by six Democratic-appointed judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, who were blasted by a variety of organizations for creating a new “right” to abortion at taxpayer expense even for those who have broken U.S. laws to enter the country.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said, “We are deeply saddened to learn that Jane Doe’s child has been aborted.

“Our thoughts are foremost with the young girl, who has now been saddled with the death of her child before she has even reached her 18th birthday – a terrible burden for anyone to carry, much less at such a tender age and so far from home. We ask that the pro-life community and all compassionate Americans keep her and her child in their prayers.”

She continued: “We unequivocally reject abortion advocates’ narrative that justice has been done in this case. Instead the extreme agenda of the abortion lobby and the ACLU has claimed two victims and made a cruel mockery of the ‘American dream.’ We will continue to oppose all efforts to impose a so-called constitutional right to abortion and turn the United States into a sanctuary nation for abortion.”

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See Dershowitz unleash on Mueller

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller for trying to turn President Trump’s constitutional actions into crimes.

Mueller, who was appointed to investigate claims the Trump campaign had connections to Russia, is “going well beyond his authority as a prosecutor,” Dershowitz stated during an appearance on Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime.”

Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor emeritus, said it was “very worrying” that Mueller requested documents from the Justice Department regarding Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe.

Mueller is now scheduled to interview several White House officials.

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“The president is entitled to fire the head of the FBI,” Dershowitz said. “The president is entitled to direct his attorney general who to investigate, who not to. That’s what the law has been since Thomas Jefferson directed his attorney general to go after Aaron Burr.”

If the law is to be changed, it must be done by a legislature, not a prosecutor, the professor insisted.

“I don’t see that the prosecutor should have a right to turn a constitutionally protected act of the president into a crime by speculating on what his motive might have been,” Dershowitz said, adding, “These are political sins if they are sins at all. They are not crimes.”

Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said he believes there should be no special counsel investigations of either Trump or Hillary Clinton. Instead, he favors a bipartisan national commission to look into Russian influence on American elections so it doesn’t happen again in the future.

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On video: Prof takes swing at conservative students

Tariq Khan (Photo: Twitter/Pamela Geller)

University of Illinois instructor Tariq Khan (right) allegedly threatened conservative students (Photo: Twitter/Pamela Geller)

Editor’s Note: The video below of the instructor contains numerous instances of foul and objectionably language.

WASHINGTON – A graduate instructor at the University of Illinois has been caught on camera threatening violence against a group of conservative students during an anti-Trump protest.

The professor, Tariq Khan, urged students to resist the president’s agenda and fight fascism and then began smearing conservative students who were members of the group Turning Point USA.

Turning Point USA is a nonpartisan organization, with more than 1,000 chapters nationwide, that equips students to advocate for the causes of free speech, limited government, and fiscal responsibility.

The conservative students began protesting during his speech.

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“No one’s scared of you, 50-year-old man! Don’t you have kids to look after?” a student identified as Joel Valdez, an executive board member and campus coordinator for Turning Point USA, shouted as Khan disparaged conservativism.

Khan erupted, became belligerent and began accusing Valdez of threatening his children.

Editor’s Note: The video below of the instructor contains numerous instances of foul and objectionably language.



The instructor, who has taught courses such as “Constructing Race in America”and “U.S. Gender History since 1877,” was caught on camera throwing a punch at one of the students as they warned that they were going to call the police. He then snatched and destroyed Valdez’s cell phone.

“Khan immediately charged us, pushing us, throwing punches,” Valdez told the Daily. “We then attempted to defuse the situation and remained calm, but Tariq was uncontrollable and unhinged. I’m certain that Khan knew there was no threat; he just wanted to look for a fight. I wasn’t interested.”

Khan claimed he never physically assaulted the students.

“I did not confront them out of the blue. In fact, they showed up to the rally to intimidate and surveil leftist student organizers. One of their members … made a veiled threat against my children,” he told the newspaper. “It’s one thing to criticize my politics; it’s entirely another thing to threaten my children.”

“I did not ‘assault’ anyone,” he said. “I will not tolerate threats against my children, certainly not from a member of the ‘alt-right’ movement.”

The college instructor, who was a PhD candidate at the university, is also an active member in anarchist and communist organizations, including antifa and Black Rose Anarchist. He was placed under arrest and is now facing criminal charges.

He has been issued a notice to appear to appear in court for criminal damage to property, with police valuing the cell phone at $700.

This violent altercation comes as conservative students in Wisconsin face accusations of being “dangerous” and promoting racism and hate speech for attempting to launch a Turning Point USA chapter in their college.

Earlier this month, the Student Government Association of the University of Wisconsin rejected the Turning Point USA’s request to become an official student organization on campus..

Student government officials claimed the group supports racism and hate speech and endangers members of the trans and gender fluid community.

Marginalized groups would not feel safe if the chapter was officially recognized, Lyn Ciurro, a transgender student told Wisconsin Public Radio.

“They would be more likely to not return to school if they knew organizations like these were accepted and are now part of the UW culture,” Ciurro said.

Sen. Patrick Testin, R-Wis., weighed in on the suppression of conservative views on campus, arguing in a press release that the student government’s “decision stifles the free expression of ideas on campus and is antithetical to the mission of the university.”

Testin’s intervention prompted the vice chancellor for student affairs to immediately reverse the decision.

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