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FCC takes steps to lower the volume of TV advertisements

theblaze.com — The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday published a final rule that is expected to lower the volume of television ads beginning in 2015. The FCC rule is its latest action under the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or the CALM Act. That 2010 law bans broadcasters from running...
Aug 27, 2014

ATTN ShamWow: FCC takes steps to lower volume of TV ads: bit.ly/1lvSfAb

Hurricane Off California Coast Gives Surfers a Wild Ride (Photos)

theblaze.com — As officials expected, large waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from far at sea. While beachfront property owners didn't appreciate being were inundated with saltwater as the storm breached oceanfront walls, surfers took advantage of the rougher...

FDA sides with your parents, says tattoos hurt, could cause infection

theblaze.com — The Food and Drug Administration is warning people that getting a tattoo comes with several risks, including the possibility of being infected with HIV or hepatitis, allergic reactions, and other skin problems. And if you ever decide to remove your tattoo later, the FDA is warning about "pain...
Aug 27, 2014

Your mother and the FDA don't want you to get that tattoo. Typical... you're never on my side, FDA: bit.ly/1tLbGov

What a Bible Scholar Believes About the Old Testament That Led Him to an Early - and Forced - Retirement

theblaze.com — A veteran Old Testament scholar has reportedly been forced into early retirement after the seminary he worked for questioned some of his scriptural interpretations and determined that they are "inconsistent with the teaching of scripture" embraced by the institution. Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania, put out a statement...

How Many Tries It Took to Get Josh Earnest to Answer if Obama Wants to Defeat the Islamic State

theblaze.com — White House press secretary Josh Earnest had to be asked three times whether it's the United States' goal to defeat the Islamic State before he gave an answer. Asked during Wednesday's White House press briefing by CNN's Jim Acosta whether it's "the president's strategy to defeat...

Justice Department watchdog investigating $854K in payments to Amtrak secretary

theblaze.com — The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General says it is investigating wasteful payments of $854,000 over 19 years to an Amtrak secretary for providing ridership information to the Drug Enforcement Agency that the DEA should have been able to get for free. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) highlighted the...
Aug 27, 2014

That Amtrak secretary who was paid $850K over 20 years by DEA? It's being investigated... bit.ly/XTdgdi

Steve King Threatens Government Shutdown Over Obama’s Pending Immigration Move

theblaze.com — Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Wednesday that the Republican House may have no choice but to deny the government funding for 2015 if President Barack Obama goes ahead with plans to legalize millions of illegal immigrants. According to King, "all bets are off" on a continuing spending bill...
Aug 27, 2014

Steve King threatens government shutdown over Obama's immigration move: bit.ly/1p8Gdan

Does it matter that Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was ‘wiped clean’? Maybe…

theblaze.com — An IRS official told a federal court last week that the Blackberry used by former IRS official Lois Lerner was "wiped clean" in 2012, soon after Congress starting probing what would later become known as the IRS targeting scandal. But according to the government watchdog group Judicial Watch,...
Aug 27, 2014

Does it matter that Lois Lerner's Blackberry was 'wiped clean?' Depends how good that backup system is... bit.ly/YXu5Ek

USDA announces breakthrough for people with peanut allergies

theblaze.com — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that researchers at North Carolina's A&T University have discovered a way to treat peanuts to reduce their allergic effects on people. The breakthrough has the potential to end the suffering of millions of people with peanut allergies, and could allow them...
Aug 27, 2014

ATTN All my kids' friends: USDA may have the answer to your annoying peanut allergy: bit.ly/1q4YkDi

ESPN Apologizes After Report on Gay NFL Player Michael Sam’s Locker Room Showering Habits

theblaze.com — ESPN has apologized for a news report that covered the purported locker room showering habits of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The debate started Tuesday when Josina Anderson was asked on SportsCenter how Sam, who was picked by the St. Louis Rams in...
Aug 27, 2014

RT @theblaze: ESPN apologizes after report on gay NFL player Michael Sam's locker room showering habits: theblaze.com/stories/2014/0…

‘It’s Sick’: Scarborough Unleashes Over the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers After Child Accidentally Kills Shooting Instructor

theblaze.com — MSNBC's Joe Scarborough unleashed this morning over a 9-year-old girl's accidental killing of her Arizona shooting instructor, calling it "sick" that the child was allowed to use an automatic weapon. The "Morning Joe" host also said that he can't imagine the Founding Fathers would have envisioned that...
Aug 27, 2014

Scarborough is right that this little girl's life is forever changed. What do you think about Constitutional claims? theblaze.com/stories/2014/0…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Loses His Right to Carry a Concealed Firearm, Buy Guns or Ammo

theblaze.com — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, is no longer permitted to carry a concealed handgun after being slapped with a felony indictment for alleged abuse of power, according to state law. Further, federal law also apparently prohibits the governor from purchasing firearms or ammunition.

Southern California Prepares for Possible Flooding as Big Waves Brought on by Hurricane Marie Brew

theblaze.com — Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy. - NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing. Surfers and gawkers crowded beaches Tuesday while workers hurried to fortify beaches and sandbag low-lying areas against flooding from...
Aug 27, 2014

Southern California prepares for possible flooding as big waves brought on by #HurricaneMarie brew: theblaze.com/stories/2014/0…

Tim Tebow’s Surprise for Teen With Life-Threatening Illness ‘Made Her Dreams Come True’

theblaze.com — Former NFL player Tim Tebow surprised a 15-year-old girl battling a life-threatening illness with a trip to Arizona to meet meet him - but that wasn't all. "Haley's journey to meet Tim began with a simple wish, and like all W15H experiences, became a completely customized trip full...
Aug 27, 2014

.@TimTebow’s surprise for teen with life-threatening illness “made her dreams come true”: theblaze.com/stories/2014/0… pic.twitter.com/0ouQ7uxP57

Chilling Footage Shows the Seconds Before 9-Year-Old Girl Accidentally Killed Shooting Instructor With Uzi

theblaze.com — Authorities released chilling footage Tuesday night depicting the seconds before a 9-year-old girl accidentally killed her Arizona shooting instructor with an Uzi. The footage, released by the Mohave County Sheriff's Department, shows instructor Charles Vacca, 39, teaching the girl how to use the weapon. He had her fire one shot...