Carly Fiorina dealt a blow to Hillary Clinton on Friday, telling the first female presidential nominee that she tops the list of feminists who won't be supporting her bid for the White House, saying, "Mrs. Clinton, newsflash, I'm a feminist and I'm not voting for you."
Speaking to a crowd of conservative supporters at the Faith & Freedom Coalition's Road to the Majority conference in Washington, D.C., Fiorina excoriated the progressive vision of President Obama, Clinton and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren whom she described as "locked arm-in-arm telling the rest of us how we're going to live our lives … and what we should think and what we should do."
"Progressivism, pure and simple, is the tyranny of the few over the many. It is what our founders feared most. It is one of the reasons why they wrote the Constitution — to prevent the concentration of power," she asserted. "When we think about those proud progressives speaking to Americans all across the nation, we know this fight matters. This is a fight that we must win." more >>
LONDON — The world has become increasingly violent with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War II, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed on Wednesday.
The annual index, which measures 23 indicators including incidents of violent crime, countries' levels of militarization and weapons imports, said intensifying conflicts in the Middle East were mostly to blame.
But beyond the Middle East, the world was actually becoming more peaceful, researchers behind the index said. more >>
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has put forth a new rule which would end a ban on gender reassignment surgery for transgender vets, and would embrace such procedures as "medically necessary."
The rule, as can be read on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website, states that "prior limited knowledge about both gender dysphoria and effective transition-related procedures" had put in place the ban on such surgeries, but now thanks to "increased understanding," gender reassignment surgery has been accepted as "medically necessary" by the medical community.
"Additionally, recent medical research shows that gender dysphoria is a serious condition that has had severe medical consequences for certain patients if transition-related surgeries and procedures are not provided," the proposed rule ads. more >>
The head of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced her resignation over the group's support for President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive.
Maya Dillard Smith resigned from her position Thursday, stating that she came to the conclusion that the ACLU's support for the directive came at the expense of women's privacy rights after her daughters shared a bathroom with three transgender women.
President Barack Obama said that his understanding of the Bible and his Christian beliefs led him to issue the directive at public schools calling on students to be allowed to use the bathroom of their choosing regardless of their biological sex.
"My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief," he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana, according to Breitbart News on Thursday.
When asked why he decided to make such a big issue out of school bathrooms, Obama explained that his concern stems from the bullying that transgender students experience. more >>
The architect of the Affordable Care Act who controversially called American voters stupid found evidence that Hillary Clinton's proposed childcare policy could harm children.
Jonathan Gruber, a health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is credited with helping create the ACA, commonly called "Obamacare."
In a paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber et al. studied increased childcare access in Quebec and found it to be detrimental to child development. more >>