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July 2, 2011
PATRICK GARRY, RA ANALYST — In two decisions announced this week, the Supreme Court's liberal wing shows a curious and seemingly inconsistent stance toward First Amendment freedoms. In Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, the wing, with the exception of Justice Breyer, found that a California law requiring minor children to have their parent's consent before purchasing graphically violent video games violated the First Amendment rights of video game manufacturing and distributing corporations... (more)


July 2, 2011
REUTERS — Rhode Island's governor on Saturday signed into law a controversial bill legalizing same sex civil unions, but said it does not go far enough toward legalizing gay marriage. Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent who supports gay marriage, nontheless signed the measure with the promise that it would move Rhode Island closer to the ultimate goal of legalizing gay marriage... (more)


July 1, 2011
NEWSMAX — Almost 50 House members want the House Judiciary Committee to investigate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan's involvement in formulating President Barack Obama's healthcare law while she was his solicitor general... (more)


July 1, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — It's lights out for Minnesota. A Democratic governor who sought to raise taxes on the wealthiest residents bumped heads with a Republican-controlled legislature, and their protracted budget impasse shut down state government just after midnight on Friday... (more)


July 1, 2011
CNSNEWS.COM — President Barack Obama's approval has hit an all-time low among the poorest Americans, according to the Gallup poll. Meanwhile, when compared to the other income brackets reported by Gallup, Obama's approval is highest among the richest Americans... (more)


June 30, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — The "I" word is something one is well-advised to use sparingly lest it be abused and over-used. Impeachment is a constitutional option that has -- during our nation's history -- been approached with super-caution. After all, officials at the very top echelons of our government either were elected or were nominated by an elected official (the president) or were appointed by the duly elected head of state... (more)


June 30, 2011
LOS ANGELES TIMES — Reporting from Sacramento-- Shopping at Amazon.com Inc. and other major Internet stores is poised to get more expensive. Beginning Friday, a new state law will require large out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make on the Internet -- a prospect eased only slightly by a 1-percentage-point drop in the tax that also takes effect at the same time... (more)


June 29, 2011
FOX NEWS — President Obama's controversial health care law got a major boost Wednesday when the first ruling by a federal appeals court affirmed that Congress can require Americans to have minimum insurance coverage... (more)


June 29, 2011
NEWSMAX — Although the media appears focused right now on any verbal blunders coming from the mouths of conservative Republicans, history indicates that bloopers are truly bipartisan. Here's a comparison of embarrassing remarks made by three political leaders: GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann, President Barack Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden... (more)


June 29, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — It's easy to tell when campaign season has begun. At a press conference Wednesday, President Obama appeared to show an appreciation for the limitations of federal power and respect for the self-regulating capabilities of the states. He even distanced himself from decisions made by his own radical appointees. It's the same bait-and-switch routine from 2008 - candidate Obama is back... (more)


June 29, 2011
ANDREW STILES — As lawmakers in Washington work to negotiate a deal on the debt ceiling, leaders of the tea-party movement have a message for Republicans: You are being watched... (more)


June 29, 2011
FOX NEWS — President Obama called on Republicans Wednesday to drop their opposition to tax increases, saying "everybody else" is sacrificing their "sacred cows" for deficit reduction, GOP lawmakers should be willing to do the same... (more)


June 29, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — A group that opposes gay marriage said Wednesday it will spend at least $2 million to oust seven New York state senators who changed their positions on gay marriage. The Washington-based National Organization for Marriage said in an email to supporters that it is committed to helping elect majorities in 2012 that support marriage as being only between a man and a woman... (more)


June 29, 2011
ANN COULTER — Of all the details surrounding the liberal mob attack on Glenn Beck and his family in New York's Bryant Park last Monday night, one element stands out. "No, it won't be like that, Dad," his daughter said when Beck questioned the wisdom of attending a free, outdoor movie showing in a New York park... (more)


June 28, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she's still thinking about whether to run for president and is dismissing comments from her daughter that she's made up her mind. Palin spoke with reporters Tuesday in the small Iowa town of Pella, where she and her husband are attending the first public screening of a film about her rise in politics called "The Undefeated"... (more)


June 28, 2011
THOMAS SOWELL — The Fourth of July may be just a holiday for fireworks to some people. But it was a momentous day for the history of this country and the history of the world. Not only did July 4, 1776, mark American independence from England, it also marked a radically different kind of government from the governments that prevailed around the world at the time -- and the kinds of governments that had prevailed for thousands of years before... (more)


June 28, 2011
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is accusing the Obama administration of using "scare tactics" to pressure Congress into a deal allowing an increase in the government's borrowing authority... (more)


June 28, 2011
MONA CHAREN — If only lower-income heterosexuals were as keen to marry as some homosexuals, the United States would be a much stronger country. Supporters of gay marriage (most prominently the New York Times, which reported New York's legalization of such unions last week with about as much hoopla as it did the Japanese surrender in 1945) are ecstatic... (more)


June 27, 2011
POLITICO — A federal judge in Atlanta blocked portions of Georgia's new law that would have punished people who aid illegal immigrants and allowed local police to check the legal status of anyone not carrying identification, The Associated Press reported Monday... (more)


June 27, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — Reports of imminent climatic catastrophes are turning out to be rather anticlimactic. That's because rather than heating up to life-threatening levels, new scientific findings indicate it's more likely the Earth will cool in coming years. That's bad news for a global-warming industry heavily invested in a sultry forecast... (more)


June 27, 2011
POLITICO — The Texas Legislature approved a bill Monday that would both compel the state to push the Obama administration to convert Texas's Medicaid program into a block grant and defund abortion providers like Planned Parenthood... (more)


June 27, 2011
JACK KELLY — Richard Nixon took a more expansive view of his powers than any other president. "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal," he told David Frost in that famous 1977 interview. Until now. Barack Obama has a distinctly Nixonian view of the law. If it gets in his way, he ignores it... (more)


June 27, 2011
WASHINGTON TIMES — In a stunning rebuke, a Chicago jury Monday found disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich guilty of corruption on a massive scale, including multiple counts of trying to sell or trade President Obama's former Senate seat... (more)


June 27, 2011
WES VERNON, RA ANALYST — The timing for release of this book could not be better. The debt ceiling's claimed deadline approaches as Congress wrangles over how or whether to confront the consequences in a meaningful -- if politically risky -- way or take the easy course of running up the national credit card yet again... (more)


June 27, 2011
NEWSMAX — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was treated like a hometown hero today as she announced in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa, that she's the "bold choice" for the Republican nomination for president... (more)