FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 file photo populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders prepares to address judges at the high-security court near Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. Judges are set to deliver their verdicts in the politically charged hate speech trial of Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Far-right Dutch politician Wilders convicted of hate speech

Dec 10, 2016 at 6:35 am 2

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Populist and far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders was convicted of hate speech charges Friday near Amsterdam. The judges said no sentence will be imposed. Wilders, 53, leader of

David Limbaugh

Obama's National Security Report Card — Unsatisfactory

Dec 10, 2016 at 6:30 am 7

In his speech at MacDill Air Force Base, President Obama bragged that he has made America safer while preserving America’s values. The incessant self-absorption is annoying enough, but the self-delusion puts it over the

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Crude and Rude but Should it be Criminal?

Dec 9, 2016 at 11:55 am 67

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A teenager accused of producing a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken and posting it online could face criminal charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Northampton County District Attorney

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Minnesota clergy form sanctuary network to shield immigrants

Dec 9, 2016 at 11:50 am 45

Clergy from more than 30 congregations in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota vowed Tuesday to shelter immigrants facing deportation or support other churches that do. Clergy said they are forming a new network



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The 'fix' is in at Illinois Human Rights Commission

Dec 9, 2016 at 11:45 am 16

Yet another Christian business owner has run afoul of another so-called human rights commission. Timber Creek bed-and-breakfast owner Jim Walder is facing $80,000 in fines and fees after he stated in 2011 he would

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Has the Trumpian Revolution Begun?

Dec 9, 2016 at 11:40 am 8

The wailing and keening over the choice of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA appears to be a lead indicator of a coming revolution far beyond Reagan’s. “Trump Taps Climate Skeptic

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When Special Interest Groups Collide

Dec 9, 2016 at 11:35 am 8

A group of African-American men filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Chicago federal court alleging systematic discrimination by a temporary staffing agency and several of its clients they say passed over black applicants in favor

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Obama increases pay of civilian federal employees

Dec 9, 2016 at 11:30 am 9

WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Barack Obama has raised the pay for employees of federal civilian agencies to equal the compensation of U.S. Department of Defense workers. Obama announced the 2.1 percent raise in letters



Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, left, smiles as Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., poses her for a photograph during a ceremony to unveil a portrait of Reid, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Hillary Surfaces to Decry 'Fake News' and Laud Harry Reid

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:55 am 60

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton, on Capitol Hill for the first time since she lost the presidential election, feted departing Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid while blasting fake news sites and urging lawmakers to fight

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Where 'Fake News' Meets Real News

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:53 am 13

With the media in disarray, even in meltdown, over their failure to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency last month, the issue of “fake news” has become an urgent concern. What is really

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A modern day 'witch hunt'

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:50 am 17

Two Babson College students accused of racist, homophobic slurs while celebrating Donald Trump’s victory at Wellesley College were cleared of the most grievous allegations against them in a campus police probe that Babson refuses

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Detroit offers new ID for illegal aliens and homeless

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:49 am 13

The City of Detroit is issuing municipal ID cards to open up access to city services for residents who might otherwise have trouble obtaining identification, including homeless people and undocumented immigrants. Unlike state IDs,

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Suddenly concerned about coal miners, Democrats threaten government shutdown

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:47 am 6

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Senate Democrats on Thursday considered causing a federal government shutdown this weekend as a means to make sure Republicans honor benefits for retired coal miners that were implemented by President Barack

A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his historic flight on February 20, 1962.

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Iconic astronaut, former senator John Glenn dies at 95

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:45 am 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — John Herschel Glenn, Jr., one of the most prominent astronauts in American history and a four-term U.S. senator from Ohio, died Thursday at a medical center in Columbus, hospital officials

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney speaks after the Democratic National Convention Committee unveiled their stage and podium at the Wells Fargo Center, Friday, July 22, 2016. The convention is scheduled to convene on Monday. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)

Kenney doubles down on Philadelphia's Sanctuary City status

Dec 9, 2016 at 6:44 am 13

Kenney went off script Tuesday to say he is standing his ground on Sanctuary Cities. After a nearly four-minute speech at the Community College of Philadelphia on the work his administration has done in