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Protestors, Politicians Spar at Supreme Court Over Obama’s Immigration Program

Posted: April 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm   /   Politics

Mercedes Garcia would be eligible to benefit from President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration executive actions, with the opportunity to earn quasi-legal status that would allow her three U.S. citizen daughters to not worry about their mother being arrested. Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican congressman from Garcia’s home state of Colorado, doesn’t believe Garcia — who […]

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Obama Administration Doubles Down on Forcing Religious Groups to Accept Abortion Drug ‘Accommodation’

Posted: April 14, 2016 at 11:23 am   /   Politics

Two weeks ago the Supreme Court asked both sides in the Little Sisters’ case to file supplemental briefs. The Little Sisters’ case challenged Obamacare’s requirement that nonprofit employers must provide employee health insurance coverage that includes potentially life-ending drugs and devices. Now the briefs are in—and while the Little Sisters of the Poor and other […]

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Alaskan Hunter Triumphs Over Federal Agency in Supreme Court, for Now

Posted: April 11, 2016 at 4:59 am   /   Politics

For more than 15 years, John Sturgeon used a hovercraft to reach moose-hunting grounds in Alaska without any incident or objection. Then, one day in 2007 two National Park Service rangers told Sturgeon that he was on federal property and hovercraft were illegal. What followed was nine years of litigation. Sturgeon lost his case in the […]

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When a Child Becomes a Person: Hillary Clinton and the Semantics of Abortion

Posted: April 10, 2016 at 6:59 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Hillary Clinton’s recent comments suggesting the personhood of the unborn has touched off a maelstrom of indignation among those in Pro-choice advocacy groups because it has exposed the thinly veiled semantics that proponents of abortion have long hidden behind to obscure the awful truth of what the act itself is: the taking of a human […]

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Video of Chuck Grassley’s Town Hall Tells Different Story Than ‘Misportrayal’ in Media

Posted: April 10, 2016 at 6:58 am   /   Politics

The mainstream media coverage said Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, faced intense opposition back home for his stance of no hearings and no votes for a Supreme Court nominee, but a town hall video shows a different picture. “We want to thank you for being courageous and holding that position because many people, elected officials, go […]

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Friedrichs Fallout: Compelling Union Participation—The Progressive Citizens United

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 8:26 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Money in politics. Is there any more interesting topic? Money, after all, is free speech per Citizens United (Established Super PAC/corporate spending unfettered as people). Money in politics, whatever your opinion of its impact or propriety, has generally been limited to individual contributions and private entities determining what to invest (Within legal limits, of course). […]

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Everyone is Wrong About Texas District Ruling

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 7:38 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories

In Evenwel v Abbott, the Court ruled that Texas, as a state, has the right to determine its own apportionment and is allowed to count the total population if it so chooses. Most media outfits reporting on this issue claimed that the ruling means that illegal immigrants must be counted when deciding congressional districts. This […]

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Reinforced by Grassroots, Senate Republicans Hold Line on Supreme Court Nomination

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm   /   Politics

Conservatives who are normally at odds with Senate leadership are turning out to be important allies in their ongoing campaign to block President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. When the Senate recessed in March, conservative groups quickly mobilized activists across the country to reinforce the Republican blockade against Merrick Garland. Organizations like FreedomWorks, Heritage Action, […]

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Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court ‘One-Person, One-Vote’ Evenwel Ruling

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 1:13 pm   /   Politics

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch reacted to today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court in finding that the “one-person, one-vote” principle under the Equal Protection Clause allows States to use total population only, rather than voter population, when apportioning state voting districts. Judicial Watch said that the decision was “political” and would “not stand […]

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