In 2012, conservative author Dinesh D'Souza produced an anti-Obama documentary, 2016: Obama's America. The film earned over $33 million at the box office and was the highest-grossing documentary since 1982. The outspoken Christian conservative and bestselling author also released a book that year, Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream.
Previously, in 2008, D'Souza gave Obama's half-brother George $1,000 for a medical emergency when Obama would not respond to George's pleas for help. George lives in a 6 by 10 foot hut in the slums of Kenya, and told D'Souza, "You're the only guy I know I can call." George then appeared in D'Souza's documentary, expressing his disappointment that Obama had not responded to his request for help, "he's supposed to help his family."
It doesn't appear to be a coincidence that the Obama administration is now targeting D'Souza for minor campaign finance violations. Last week he was criminally indicted. But what does this really mean? There is an old saying that a good prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and as a former prosecutor, I agree. more >>
A judge on Friday ordered a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, to remove life support from a pregnant, brain-dead woman by Monday evening. While pro-life groups are criticizing the ruling, the family's lawyers have alleged the woman's body was being used as an experiment.
District Judge R.H. Wallace Jr. gave John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth until 5 p.m. CST Monday to remove Marlise Munoz from life support, according to The Associated Press.
Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband, Erick Munoz, found her unconscious on the kitchen floor Nov. 26. more >>
The Supreme Court on Friday granted a group of Catholic nuns from Colorado a temporary exemption from President Obama's controversial Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," which requires employers to cover contraceptives in their employees' health care plans.
The Little Sisters of the Poor declared in writing "that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services," and therefore the administration cannot enforce the requirement for contraceptive coverage, said the order issued by the entire Supreme Court.
The court said in its ruling that the religious order of nuns who take care of the needy and dying elderly doesn't have to sign a government form which can authorize a third party to provide the contraceptive coverage under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate. more >>
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza pleaded not guilty on Friday to federal charges that he used straw donors to exceed campaign contributions to a U.S. Senate candidate in 2012. Meanwhile, the charges against the co-producer of "2016: Obama's America" are being seen by conservatives as evidence that the White House is targeting its critics.
"The Feds have chosen to pursue this alleged minor violation in the same way the IRS targeted conservative Tea Party groups for retribution," Gerald R. (Jerry) Molen, who co-produced "2016" with D'Souza, said in a statement released Friday. "In light of the way the IRS has been used to stifle dissent, this arrest should send shivers down the spines of all freedom-loving Americans."
D'Souza's defense lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, suggested in New York federal court that the action described in D'Souza's indictment does not rise to the level of a crime, according to Reuters. The contributions connected to D'Souza were for candidate Wendy Long, who was unsuccessful in her bid for the Senate seat of Democratic Kirsten Gillibrand in New York. more >>
A 70-year-old British man has been sentenced to death by the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi which found him guilty of insulting Islam and committing blasphemy by claiming to be a prophet. The court rejected claims that he is mentally ill.
"[Muhammad] Asghar claimed to be a prophet even inside the court. He confessed it in front of the judge," Javed Gul, a government prosecutor, told Agence France-Presse news agency.
The British man, who is from Edinburgh, Scotland, was reportedly arrested in 2010 after writing several letters claiming to be a prophet. His lawyers argued that he has a history of mental illness, but a medical panel rejected the evidence. more >>
At approximately 4 a.m. Thursday morning, Justin Bieber learned an age-old lesson – nothing good ever happens after midnight.
The teenage pop star was arrested in Miami Beach. The charges are staggering – drag racing, driving under the influence, and resisting arrest. Police said Bieber was caught speeding down a residential street in a yellow Lamborghini.
He admitted to smoking marijuana, taking prescription medication and drinking alcohol. He failed a field sobriety test. more >>