Obama Administration to Announce Efforts to Boost Self-Driving Cars

The Obama administration will announce efforts to boost self-driving cars on Thursday, and President Barack Obama may discuss advanced transportation efforts in his final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, according to government officials. Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, told reporters that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will be in […]

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Moves to Defund State’s Planned Parenthood Affiliates

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that he would act to cut off state Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood affiliates and called on state legislators to cement his policy into law. In his State of the State speech, the Republican governor said he would ask state Department of Health and Environment Secretary Susan Mosier to […]

Planned Parenthood: No Need To Tell Partners You Have HIV

In the United States, it is illegal for someone with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to keep that fact from his or her sexual partners. Planned Parenthood says that law is against the civil rights of people living with HIV. The International Planned Parenthood Federation published in 2010 a guide for youth infected with HIV […]

Planned Parenthood Gets Raise from US Taxpayers for Providing Fewer Services

Over the past several years, state and federal Republicans have been working hard to defund Planned Parenthood. They don’t believe that a private organization that murders unborn children should be supported by taxpayers, many of which object to abortion. With a Republican controlled Congress, you would expect them to work towards either defunding Planned Parenthood […]

Cardinal Wuerl on Election: Abortion ‘Fundamental Issue,’ Has Taught Generation ‘It’s Alright to Kill’

The hot-button issue of abortion and the “disrespect for human life” it represents will be a key issue in the upcoming presidential race, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., tells Newsmax TV. “It remains the fundamental basic issue,” the influential Roman Catholic leader said Monday on Newsmax Prime. “One reason it strikes me, […]

Call for Supplies as Oregon Standoff Enters Second Week

The occupation of national wildlife area by a small, armed group upset over federal land policies stretched into its second week as the mother of the group’s leader asked supporters to send supplies — everything from warm blankets to coffee creamer. The group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon’s high desert country […]

2 VA Execs Finally Demoted for Scam, Still No Charges

Two Veterans Affairs officials who had underlings pushed aside so they could take their jobs at their old pay with fewer responsibilities finally received demotions on Friday, Fox News reports, but one lawmaker still wondered why criminal charged weren’t filed against them. The VA said Friday that “final action” to “demote” Diana Rubens of Philadelphia […]

Children of Welfare Recipients More Likely to Become Dependent on Government Handouts

One timeless question that social researchers have often asked regarding welfare assistance is whether such assistance is generational. In other words, if parents are dependent on welfare and other taxpayer-supported assistance programs, will their children become dependent as well? According to a new study on the subject, researchers were not able to establish a firm […]