Even as states are gaining traction in the challenge against ObamaCare, a federal judge in New Jersey elected to dismiss a lawsuit against the new healthcare law, contending that those bringing the suit lacked legal standing.
Last September, Garden State residents Nicholas Purpura and Donald Laster, Jr. filed a lawsuit against Obama�s signature law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect in 2014. Fox News reports:
On April 19, MSNBC.com discussed the details of a U.S. State Department report about the increasing number of Americans caught in the crossfire of the Mexican cartel drug wars.
According to MSNBC, some of those killed were working for the cartels. But in recent months, reports of innocent civilians and law enforcement officers have made headlines. The high profile deaths of Nancy Davis, Jaime Zapata, Brian Terry, and David Hartley, reveal the non-discriminatory nature of drug cartel murder.
Tea Party darling Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently stated that she was satisfied with President Obama’s certificate of live birth. During an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopolous, Rep. Bachmann declared that the so-called “birther” issue was “over” and that the controversy was settled.
Thanks to Donald Trump and his billion-dollar-network bully pulpit, the issue of President Obama’s birthplace (and the related issue of why he’s never released a long-form birth certificate) is not going away.
Earlier this week, mainstream media mainstay CNN published a story with the headline: “Who’s Really Eligible to be President?” In the opinion piece, the author, Gabriel "Jack" Chin, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona's Rogers College, immediately telegraphs his own take on the issue with the following opening paragraph:
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has taken President Obama to task for his policies on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. �One of the side effects, one of the things we need to recover from is the administration impos[ing] a one-size-fits-all moratorium after the spill," he stated. "We want drilling to be done safely but we don�t want to lose thousands of jobs down here.�
The nation’s porous borders took front and center stage this week, as unconnected, but surprisingly related, news items highlighted the lack of political will at the top to stem illegal immigration or even provide a credible approach to national security.
Last year congressional Democrats attempted to pass the DISCLOSE (Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections) Act, which would have required disclosure (hence the strained acronym) of large donors to organizations engaging in political activities, giving the Federal Elections Commission the power to regulate political speech on the Internet, and prohibited federal contractors from donating to political causes. Though the bill passed the House of Representatives, it twice failed to overcome procedural hurdles in the Senate, dooming it to well-deserved defeat.
In a move that could spell the doom of some forms of online gambling in the United States, the FBI has shut down three of the largest offshore poker websites, citing a 2006 law that makes it illegal to process financial transactions related to online gaming.
As reported by the Associated Press, the federal agents blocked gamblers from accessing the foreign-operated websites, “which are accused of tricking and bribing banks into processing billions of dollars in illegal profits.”
Apparently when the Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 in March that the Westboro Baptist Church had a constitutional right to protest military funerals, regardless of the deplorable nature of the protests, lawmakers decided it was their turn to attempt to redefine the Constitution.
The Topeka-based church attracted public attention after holding boisterous protests at the funerals of fallen U.S. military soldiers, where demonstrators declared military deaths to be God’s punishment for homosexuality. Protesters were seen bearing signs that read “Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “God Hates Fags,” and “You’re going to Hell.”