The fatal shooting of an African-American teen has spurred a national controversy, as racial tensions ignite and media outlets exploit and capitalize on the story of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s death. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer whom the New York Times labels a "white" Hispanic, shot and killed the teen after Martin allegedly attacked Zimmerman and banged his head against the sidewalk.

Once again, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, son of GOP presidential contender Ron Paul, is leading the minority opposition in the Senate, this time against increased economic sanctions on Iran. Rand Paul is reportedly “single-handedly” blocking a bipartisan bill in the Senate to place increased sanctions on Iran. Paul wants an amendment to the legislation to prevent the White House from using the legislation as an authorization to go to war with Iran, and he wants to allow debate on the bill before a vote.

President Barack Obama’s uncle, Onyango Obama, has admitted to drunk driving, but apparently the Kenyan illegal will not be deported any time soon, despite his evading a deportation order for 21 years.

It is not just Christian institutions that are challenging President Obama’s contraception mandate. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Missouri businessman who argues that the mandate, which forces him to provide free birth control for his employees through their health insurance, violates his constitutionally protected religious freedoms. CNSNews.com reported that the suit, the first filed against the mandate by a business owner, requests a permanent injunction banning the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from requiring individuals and institutions with religious objections to abide by the mandate.

Mike CarvinSupreme Court justices and opposing lawyers grappled with the question of limits on the power of Congress to regulate interstate markets Tuesday in the middle of three days of hearings at the high court over the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare reform bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2010. There were even sharp differences over just what market is being regulated under the act, who is in it, and when and how one enters it. At one point Justice Stephen Breyer suggested that everyone enters the federally regulated healthcare market upon entering the world.

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