Obama administration warns Texas: Kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid may be illegal

Obama administration warns Texas: Kicking Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid may be illegal

Texas Tribune The Obama administration has warned state officials that pushing Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Medicaid program could put Texas at odds with federal law. Officials with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contacted the state Medicaid director on Tuesday to give notice that removing Planned Parenthood from the program “may be in

Witnesses say police lying about fatal shooting of Amonderez Green near Ferguson: ‘It was not a suicide’

Witnesses say police lying about fatal shooting of Amonderez Green near Ferguson: ‘It was not a suicide’

Travis Gettys Multiple witnesses are disputing police accounts of the shooting of an 18-year-old man near Ferguson, Missouri — the site of ongoing protests of the fatal police shooting of another black teenager last year. Police in Normandy, which is just south of Ferguson, said in a statement that Amonderez Green shot himself in the

Surgeon Ben Carson and anti-science Mike Huckabee raking in cash by hawking bogus medical ‘cures’

Surgeon Ben Carson and anti-science Mike Huckabee raking in cash by hawking bogus medical ‘cures’

David Ferguson At the Republican primary debate on CNBC Wednesday night, candidate Ben Carson made claims — which were rapidly debunked — that he had no connection to Mannatech, a Christian-run company that sold bogus dietary supplements to the faithful. However, Carson is not the only evangelical Christian in the GOP race making money by

7 schools that shamed and punished girls and children of color with absurd dress code violations

7 schools that shamed and punished girls and children of color with absurd dress code violations

Bethania Palma Markus On Wednesday, a Georgia high school student was sent home for violating the dress code at Beauford High School by wearing a fairly conservative-looking skirt that happened to show her knees. Carey Burgess posted a picture of herself wearing a black-and-white striped sweater and khaki skirt, saying a school staffer embarrassed her when

Retired Florida cop will use ‘stand your ground’ defense after gunning down moviegoer who threw popcorn at him

Retired Florida cop will use ‘stand your ground’ defense after gunning down moviegoer who threw popcorn at him

Travis Gettys A retired police officer who gunned down a married father who threw popcorn at him will use Florida’s “stand your ground” law as his defense when he goes on trial for murder. The lawyer for Curtis Reeves confirmed that the retired Tampa police captain would use the controversial law to claim self-defense in

West Virginia man calls 911 and turns over drug hoard after hearing president’s speech on addiction

West Virginia man calls 911 and turns over drug hoard after hearing president’s speech on addiction

Travis Gettys President Barack Obama visited West Virginia last week to address the state’s epidemic drug addiction — and one man was so inspired he called 911 and turned over a substantial collection of drugs. Obama spoke Oct. 21 about reducing the demand for opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers, at a community center in