Reader: Obama admin cuts grant to Bishops, Gov. Christie endorses Romney, Christians killed in Cairo

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Payback? The Obama administration has failed to renew a $19 million grant awarded to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist victims of human trafficking. The grant was first awarded in 2006 by the Migration and Refugee Services and has helped 2,700 victims of human trafficking. Sister Mary Ann Wal... More

Reader: Michael Moore mocks Jesus, Christie summons donors to NJ, Primary calendar moves up

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore joked about Jesus Christ being a homosexual while speaking at Georgetown University. The Washington Blade, a Washington-based gay newspaper, reported: “Moore, who was raised Catholic, used Christian themes throughout his speech. At one point he joked that Jesus was gay. “Y... More

Reader: Jeb defends Perry on DREAM Act, Florida threatens to move up primary, Christie wows at Reagan library

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended Gov. Rick Perry’s support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. “I think that is a fair policy,” Bush said in an e-mail to National Journal on Tuesday, adding that the students who benefit from the tuition breaks find themselves in the United States throu... More

Reader: Support drops for death penalty, Christie cuts off Jersey Shore, New group defends marriage advocates

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. I consider this good news: Support for the death penalty has dropped to a 20-year low, according to a CBS/New York Times poll. In October 1988, when death penalty became a major issue in the Bush/Dukakis presidential race, 78% of Americans supported the death penalty. The number is now at 60%. Opposition gre... More

Reader: Santorum slams those who booed gay soldier, Perry slipping, a Christie run?

Here is today’s abridged Lunchtime Reader. Hope you enjoy these stories. Rick Santorum slammed those who booed a gay soldier appearing on a video before the Fox News/YouTube debate Thursday night. “I condemn the people who booed that gay soldier,” he said. “I have to admit I seriously did not hear those boos. … But certainly had I, I would’ve said, ‘Don’t do that. This man ... More

Gov. Christie’s Planned Parenthood Moment

The Republican Party may be better poised to win the presidency in 2016 than in 2012. None of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates is a standout who excites voters or the GOP base. A recent poll showed President Obama losing reelection in a one-on-one showdown against a generic Republican. The problem is that that generic Republican is an idealized Republican. Obama polls much be... More

Fair game for Christie, but not for Obama?

During a call-in TV show Gov. Chris Christie was criticized by a constituent for sending his kids to parochial school while cutting the budget for New Jersey public schools.  His response:  “With all due respect, Gayle, it’s none of your business.  I don’t ask you where you send your kids to school, don’t bother me about where I send mine.” The media immediately jumped on the straigh... More

Russian lawmakers consider law to restrict abortion

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Russia has the highest rate of abortions in the world at 53.7 per 100 women. But now lawmakers are considering a bill to reduce the number of abortions. If the bill became law there would no longer be free abortions at government-run clinics and the so-called ‘morning-after’ pill would only be ... More

Private vs. Public. Not non-union vs. union.

[Update: I altered a paragraph at the bottom that flummoxed some people so grievously that they couldn't find their way to addressing the actual point of the post.] My union friends. My friends-of-union friends. Those of you who do not wish to be my friend but who are upset about the what’s happening in New Jersey, Wisconsin, and now Ohio, regarding unions and collective bargaining… C... More

“You’re not going to afford it…. You’re going to have to make choices.”

The choice quotes in this video are just too numerous to pull out. But note a couple things as you watch this video: Christie doesn’t try to sugar coat the reality to please the guy; he is sympathetic, honors the guy’s service, but he’s honest about the reality that the economy “stinks” for everyone, and everyone has to pitch in making sacrifices. The questioner, e... More

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