On Wednesday, South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation that bans abortions after 20 weeks, with exceptions when the mother’s life is in jeopardy or if the doctor believes that the baby would not be able to survive outside of the womb. With this legislation, South Carolina became the 17th state to ban abortions after 20 weeks.
Facebook has been fighting allegations that the social media site harbors a political bias against conservatives, but on Monday, the company announced that it would send employees for retraining and discontinue its practices that have been charged as politically biased.
On Monday, President Obama announced that the United States will be lifting its decades-long ban on sales of military equipment to Vietnam, provoking criticisms that the president lost the necessary leverage to compel Vietnam to improve its human rights record. And while some experts contend that the lift is part of an effort to counter China’s growing strength in the region, President Obama claims it is simply intended to standardize relations between the United States and Vietnam.
The New York Board of Regents has voted to approve applications from illegal aliens to teach and practice medicine. Students qualifying under DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — are now eligible to submit applications to the state’s licensing board after Tuesday’s vote.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its potential involvement in the terrorist attacks, despite threats of economic retaliation from the Saudi government. Though the legislation has bipartisan support, it faces threat of a veto from President Obama.
The latest battle in the war over transgender and same-sex laws is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, where a Christian calligraphy studio has filed a lawsuit against the city over its LGBT non-discrimination ordinance.
A report released by Senator Jeff Flake (R) of Arizona reveals exorbitant examples of government waste. The report, entitled “Twenty Questions: Government studies that will leave you scratching your head,” focuses on taxpayer-funded studies totalling $35 million that are simply absurd.
According to a newly released report by the Center for Immigration Studies, legal and illegal immigrant-headed households receive an average of $6,241 in welfare, 41 percent more than native households, which receive an average of $4,431. That represents a total cost of $103 billion in welfare benefits to those households, the Washington Examiner writes.
The U.S. Department of Justice has weighed in on the North Carolina transgender bill, claiming it violates civil rights laws and threatening to cut federal funds to the state if it does not abandon the measure.
The Obama administration is moving forward with plans to use the Social Security Administration to disarm American citizens deemed ineligible by government bureaucrats to possess a firearm.