Obama Appointee Will “Push Abortion Globally” — At Your Expense

Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

President Barack Obama has selected a pro-abortion activist from Minnesota to lead the multibillion dollar Global Health Initiative the State Department is sponsoring. The move adds to the pro-abortion record Obama has crafted since taking over the White House in January 2009.

According to the Associated Press, State Department officials confirmed Wednesday that Lois Quam will become the executive director of the GHI.

Quam is a former UnitedHealth Group executive who is married to Matt Entenza, a former state legislator who lost his bid to become the Democratic nominee for governor of Minnesota to Mark Dayton last year. Quam also was a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her health care task force in the 1990s that promoted a government takeover of health care including taxpayer funding of abortions and rationing.

Scott Fischbach, the head of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, told LifeNews.com “Quam and her husband have long been active in pro-abortion politics” in his state.

“Her husband spent millions of their own money to try and get elected Governor last year, but they were unsuccessful,” he said. “He ran as 100% pro-choice and had a long pro-abortion voting record during his time in the MN State House of Representatives.”

“Quam will be a point person now for the Obama administration to push abortion globally,” he added….

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Cartoon of the Day: What’s Behind the Egyptian Protests?

Video of the Day: Franklin Graham, Obama Scoffed at Jesus

Not everyone appreciated Barack Obama’s Tuscon shooting memorial. The Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham and founder of Samaritan’s Purse, told the Christian students of John Brown University: “There was no call for God to put His loving arms around those who were hurting. Why did they leave him out? They scoff at the name of Jesus Christ.” He added, “The spirit of anti-Christ is everywhere.” Click here to see the whole sermon.

(H/T: Gateway Pundit.)

Gay “Conservative” Group Tears Conservatism Apart

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, FloydReports.com

The American Conservative Union (ACU) and the granddaddy of all conservative conferences, CPAC, are endangered. Many of the traditional sponsors that supported the conference through thick and thin years have abandoned ship.

The issue over which the Media Research Center, Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, and others have left the room is CPAC’s insistence that GOPProud, an organization of homosexual self-proclaimed conservatives, be given a booth inside the conference. For many conservatives, including us, this recognition of GOProud signifies an acceptance of the open promotion of the gay lifestyle inside the tent of conservatism. As a director of ACU, Floyd is acutely aware of the power struggles this controversy has unleashed inside the organization’s boardroom.

Donald Devine, in an excellent essay available on the ACU website under the title, “Why We are Conservative,” lays out the framework of ideas that built ACU and the modern conservative movement. Devine, a professor of political science, former Reagan administration official, and longtime director of ACU harkens back to the editorial debates at a small publication named National Review in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.

Devine writes, “Before the 1950s, there were no conservatives. There were traditionalists and libertarians who opposed the dominant welfare state liberal ideology, and there were Republicans who were ‘do it slower-than-the Democrats,’ moderates. But there were no conservatives in the modern sense. Modern conservatism was invented at National Review magazine in the mid-fifties, primarily by editors, William F. Buckley, Jr. and Frank Meyer.”

And then Devine shares the brilliant nugget of compromise that launched the movement and helped it rise to prominence….

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Video of the Day: Investigate Google’s “Secretive Relationship” with Obama Administration

Google’s cozy relationship with the Obama administration has troubled Americans for some time. National Legal and Policy Center founder Ken Boehm wrote a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa to investigate Google’s Street View collection team, which improperly collected private e-mails and passwords from insecure Wi-fi connections. In the newest twist, the organization Consumer Watchdog has called on Issa to investigate Google for perks it may receive from the government. A better question is: What is Google giving the Obama administration in exchange for these alleged sweetheart deals?