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October 1, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Justice Elena Kagan took her seat at the Supreme Court for the first time Friday in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama. The court session was merely ceremonial. Kagan and the rest of the court will return Monday for the start of the new term... (more)


October 1, 2010
THE HILL — Registered voters have a net-favorable view of Republicans' new governing agenda, a new poll suggested Friday. A new Fox News poll found nearly half of voters were familiar with the GOP's new "Pledge to America," and that, of those who'd heard of it, 46 percent had a favorable opinion... (more)


October 1, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — Republican Marco Rubio commands a double-digit lead among likely voters in Florida's U.S. Senate race, harnessing a split among Democrats over their nominee Kendrick Meek and independent Gov. Charlie Crist, a poll issued Thursday shows... (more)


October 1, 2010
JOHN GIZZI — With President Obama's popularity ratings on the downswing in Pennsylvania and Keystone State Republicans upbeat about their statewide ticket this year, signs are strong that conservative GOPer Pat Toomey will pick up the seat of Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter--and possibly do so with ease... (more)


October 1, 2010
REUTERS — The U.S. healthcare reform law will worsen a shortage of physicians as millions of newly insured patients seek care, the Association of American Medical Colleges said on Thursday... (more)


September 30, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — A federal judge in Montana is dismissing a lawsuit launched by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws. The decision from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy was expected since his magistrate a month ago recommended tossing out the lawsuit... (more)


September 30, 2010
NEWSMAX — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is so unpopular with Americans that her negative ratings are on par with oil giant BP. According to the Washington Examiner, a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that Pelosi's negative ratings are at 50 percent -- an all-time high for the Democrat from California. That number is the same as BP's in the immediate aftermath of this summer's Gulf of Mexico oil spill... (more)


September 29, 2010
THE HILL — Democrats are considering cramming as many as 20 pieces of legislation into the lame-duck session they plan to hold after the Nov. 2 election... (more)


September 29, 2010
WASHINGTON TIMES — Today is the six-month anniversary of President Obama's signing into law of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, the Democrats' reconciliation package that amended the Senate version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and thereby concluded the first round of the health care reform debate... (more)


September 29, 2010
MONTE KULIGOWSKI — "I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked," says the Almighty in Ezekiel, "but that the wicked turn from his way and live." Christopher Hitchens, the infamous British atheist (or anti-theist, as he says) who is widely known for his 2007 book, "God is Not Great," made it known in advance that he would not be "participating" in the pray-for-Hitchens-day recently held by various concerned Christians... (more)


September 29, 2010
CNN — Key provisions of Canada's prostitution law were struck down Tuesday by an Ontario judge who said they endangered the people they were meant to protect. Ontario Superior Court Justice Susan Himel sided with three sex workers who argued that restrictions on prostitution in Canada's Criminal Code forced them onto the streets to conduct business under threats of arrest and violence... (more)


September 29, 2010
THE HILL — House Democrats on Wednesday barely won a 210-209 vote to adjourn the House without extending the Bush tax cuts. Thirty-nine House Democrats voted against adjournment after Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) urged opposition to the motion in a floor speech that said it would be irresponsible for Congress to leave without providing certainty on the tax issue... (more)


September 29, 2010
POLITICO — Fifty-seven percent of Americans do not trust the news media to accurately and fairly report the news, a new high according to a Gallup poll out Wednesday. The percentage of Americans who distrust the media has been steadily climbing since the mid 1990s, when distrusts in the news media rated hovered around 45 percent... (more)


September 29, 2010
WORLDNETDAILY — An Army judge has made it "impossible" for a career medical officer to get a fair hearing on charges he refused to deploy to Afghanistan because of concern that obeying orders in the chain of command under an ineligible commander in chief would be illegal, his attorney says... (more)


September 29, 2010
MICHELLE MALKIN — The Service Employees International Union plans to send 25,000 rank-and-file workers on 500 buses to Washington this weekend to protest the tea party movement, Republicans and Fox News. If SEIU members had any sense, they'd be demonstrating at their own bosses' D.C. headquarters... (more)


September 28, 2010
ASSOCIATED PRESS — An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government funding of embryonic stem cell research can continue for now. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington granted the Obama administration's request to allow the funding from the National Institutes of Health while it appeals a judge's order blocking the research... (more)


September 28, 2010
NEWSMAX — A constitutional amendment should be passed to give states the power to repeal acts of Congress, says Marianne Moran, executive director of The Tea Party in Action. "It's important to restore the balance of power between the states and federal government," Moran tells Newsmax.TV... (more)


September 28, 2010
WORLDNETDAILY — Jurors in Michigan have rejected the concept of a "dhimmi" status for Christians, ruling that four evangelists who went to an Arab festival not just to be present but to "change minds" did not commit a breach of peace as police had claimed... (more)


September 28, 2010
NEWSMAX — As the political ball bounces relentlessly toward the finals in the November midterms, Fox News analyst Dick Morris has some quick hits about the players in key U.S. Senate races in process around the nation... (more)


September 28, 2010
NEWSMAX — Riding a fierce anti-incumbent wave, Republicans have an opportunity to make history by electing a record number of black conservatives to Congress in November. Fourteen black Republicans have received the GOP's nomination in their respective congressional districts... (more)


September 28, 2010
NEWSMAX — Only 38 percent of U.S. voters believe President Obama deserves to be re-elected, according to new poll results that figure to greatly complicate the president's effort to erect a last-minute political firewall to save Democratic control of the House and the Senate... (more)


September 28, 2010
NEWSMAX — Republicans are eager to regain control of Congress so they can push Nancy Pelosi out of her position as House Speaker. While Democrats don't want to lose their grip on Congress, some of them aren't so hot on Pelosi either, Roll Call reports... (more)


September 27, 2010
POLITICO — South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint warned Monday evening that he would block all legislation that has not been cleared by his office in the final days of the pre-election session. Bret Bernhardt, DeMint's chief of staff, said in an e-mail to GOP and Democratic aides that his boss would place a hold on all legislation that has not been cleared by both parties by the end of the day Tuesday... (more)


September 27, 2010
ED FEULNER — So, are you ready to comply with the federal government's ban on incandescent light bulbs? Me neither. Starting in January 2012, a little over a year from now, the phase-out begins. Simple, inexpensive lighting will become a time-capsule item. Compact-fluorescent lights, or CFLs--the bulbs that look like a twisted ice-cream cone (and won't fit in many light fixtures where space is tight) -- will become the new norm... (more)


September 27, 2010
CNSNEWS.COM — Just seven days after he sparked controversy by omitting the word "Creator" when he closely paraphrased the passage from the Declaration of Independence that says all men "are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights," President Barack Obama again omitted the Creator when speaking about the "inalienable rights" that "everybody is endowed with"... (more)