Catholic Priest Target of Retaliation by Feds, Complaint Claims

Priest’s contract voided following filing of lawsuit
A catholic Navy chaplain gives communion to a L.T. j.g. / AP

A Catholic Navy chaplain barred from practicing his religion during the recent government shutdown is now the target of retaliation by the federal government, according to an amended complaint filed by his attorneys.

Wreaths Across America Pays Tribute to WWII Vets

Organization placing wreaths at memorials and cemeteries around the world to commemorate American veterans
WWII vets wreath ceremony

Approximately 800 school children waving American flags greeted the Wreaths Across America convoy at their school on Wednesday in Middletown, N.J., for a wreath laying ceremony and tribute honoring World War II veterans who fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Shelters Overwhelmed With Homeless, Recent Deaths Reported

Obama administration’s ‘Opening Doors’ project yet to make impact
St. Martin de Porres Church in Yorba Linda, Calif. / AP

The recent deaths of five homeless men due to hypothermia and reports of shelters being overwhelmed by those seeking a warm bed shows that the Obama administration has failed to combat an endemic problem, experts say.

Gun Ad Censorship Case Heard by Appeals Court

Plaintiff: City of Phoenix arbitrarily took down ads for gun-training business
Phoenix Arizona gun store owner says the city infringed on his right to free speech

An appeals court took the case on Tuesday of a Phoenix, Ariz. business owner who claimed his First Amendment rights were violated when city officials tore down his gun ads.

NRA: Massachusetts ‘Abusing’ Citizens

Applicants for firearms licenses say state slow-walking approval
Massachusetts gun owners face long wait periods for fire arm I.D.'s

A National Rifle Association affiliate says Massachusetts is “abusing” law-abiding citizens by delaying the issuance of firearm licenses beyond the time frame outlined by state law.

Obamacare’s Catastrophic Effects on One Town

Feature: Obamacare hits Middletown, New Jersey especially hard
AP

Residents in Middletown, known as the biggest small town in New Jersey, are no strangers to severe challenges. Neighbors have helped each other weather many storms, including Hurricane Sandy’s devastation and the loss of dozens of its residents on 9/11.

However, this time residents can do nothing to stop the emotional and financial distress hundreds of fellow residents are enduring as a result of Obamacare.

Feds Back Down on Sexual Harassment Guidelines on Campuses

DOJ and DOE issued guideline to define ‘unwelcome speech’ as sexual harassment
Feds back down from using University of Montana's sexual harassment guidelines

The federal government is backing away from its previously issued guidelines on sexual harassment that it said would serve as a “blueprint” nationwide for colleges and universities.

Gun Companies Leave New York Following SAFE Act

Opposition mounts even as part of law is quietly delayed
A member of NY2A Grassroots Coalition, stands on an image of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo / AP

Nearly 10 months since New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) signed the SAFE Act, opposition to the law continues to increase, three gun companies have announced plans to leave the state, and a key provision in the law has been quietly delayed.