The Florida mailman made famous for flying a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn in an effort to urge Congress to reform the campaign finance system recently admitted that he never feared being shot down by authorities.
"I don't know if that message didn't get through, but I made every effort to give them advance notice because I didn't want to get shot down and, thankfully, I wasn't," Doug Hughes, the pilot who flew the copter, told "Good Morning America" on Monday.
Hughes was arrested and faces four years in prison and fines. His flight was not detected, according to a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman. more >>
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." Hillary isn't a new bride but she's hoping to cross the threshold of the White House yet again—this time as president. If she wins her party's nomination, the likelihood that even her gender or name will ascend her to the highest office in the land isn't likely. Evidence of that are the lackluster sales of her latest book and her inept presidential campaign launch.
Many Democrats can't wait for 2020 when they can run a presidential candidate they're excited about. Until then, they'll throw Hillary the "here's your last chance" bone in this unlikely third Obama term in order to remove Hillary from the limelight once and for all. Democrats know a Hillary defeat would allow the country to heal after Obama's disastrous presidency. The real work of the party will be focusing on taking the Senate in 2016, while also finding and grooming the right candidate for 2020.
Meanwhile, expect to see liberal publications like The New York Times do some Hillary bashing from time to time in hopes of enticing an Elizabeth Warren run or an Al Gore resurgence. Rest assured once the GOP primaries begin, the left-wing media will have Hillary's back no matter what, knowing she doesn't stand a chance of winning without them. Her rendezvous at Chipotle and sit-downs with political operatives last week were nothing less than abysmal. Yet you'll never know that listening to mainstream media. They'll go only so far with their criticism knowing they may not have another candidate willing to take her place. more >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments next Tuesday on whether states will continue to be free to define marriage for their own citizens, a number of amicus briefs have been filed arguing that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a fundamental right to same-sex marriage.
Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Ryan Anderson and prominent attorney and constitutional law expert Gene Schaerr recently co-authored their own amicus brief that asserts that the U.S. Constitution does not require states to redefine marriage to allow for two individuals of the same gender to get married.
Speaking at a Heritage Foundation discussion on Monday, Anderson and Schaerr, a former associate counsel to President George H.W. Bush, explained their brief in detail and offered more reasons as to why the Supreme Court should not force a decision in favor of same-sex marriage on all 50 states to uphold as law. more >>
Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was also a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for unlawful arrests and torture carried out during his time in power.
Morsi served as his country's first freely elected president between June 2012 and July 2013, before he was forcefully removed from power following heavy nationwide protests. He was chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood — an organization which has since been declared illegal and forced to go underground.
Persecution watchdog groups are pleading for the U.S. government to take a leading role in fighting "genocidal hatred" of Christians after the latest slaughter committed by terror group ISIS, where a total of 30 Ethiopian Christians were shot and beheaded in Libya. They warned that if ISIS' "religious Nazi ideology" is not countered, it will continue inspiring more atrocities.
Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry, along with The Simon Wiesenthal Center's Associate Dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, and Director of Interfaith Issues, Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein, issued a joint statement on Monday.
"We have been warning Western governments for months that a religious genocide of Christians was taking place. While we welcome the White House acknowledgment that these victims were targeted because of their faith, much more needs to be done," they said. more >>
North Carolina's McDowell County is now the third municipality in the state to approve adding the national motto "In God We Trust" to its public buildings.
The McDowell County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the inclusion of "In God We Trust" signs for county buildings last Monday.
David Walker, chairman of the Board of Commissioners, told The Christian Post that the move came in response to a meeting with Rick Lanier of the U.S. Motto Action Committee. more >>