President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation, assailed as an abuse of federal power in a 26-state lawsuit, was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling today. Then- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed suit on behalf of 13 states on March 23, the same day Obama signed into law the legislation intended to provide the […]
Egypt’s decision on Sunday to close the offices of Al Jazeera illustrates the leading role the Arabic broadcaster has taken in reporting unprecedented popular revolts against Arab rulers. Egypt has often harassed the Qatar-based channel since it began in 1996, setting off a revolution in Arab media in the face of state-controlled information, but it had never before tried to shut down its operations completely. But the channel led the […]
Check out this story by Jeff Dunetz over at The LID The progressives are still tied up in their underwear trying to bash the deal between the POTUS and the GOP delaying tax increases for households making over $250,000 a year. Some are even saying that the move to delay the tax increases was somehow immoral. Obviously that is typical progressive idiocy. In an editorial today the WSJ explained not […]
An Alaska federal judge ruled Friday that Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller’s challenge to the counting of write-in ballots raises “serious” legal issues but is a matter for a state, not federal, court to decide. Yet in deferring to an Alaska state court for a final decision, U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said he would grant a temporary injunction to halt official certification of the Nov. 2 election — an […]
“2010 will go down as a defining political election that shapes the national political landscape for at least the next 10 years,” says Tim Storey, elections specialist with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Democrats couldn’t have picked a worse year to get hit with a political wave at the state level — The surge of 2010 puts Republicans in total control of redrawing congressional maps for more than 40% of the seats in the House of Representatives.
It’s always been unlikely that Republicans will pick up the 10 seats needed to take control of the Senate, but a gain of seven or eight seats would be enough for the GOP to effectively block any Democratic proposal and perhaps even move some pieces of legislation. In fact, getting to 48 or 49 members might put Republicans in position to woo enough party switchers to make a majority, depending […]
One would think that after the alledged racial epitapes toward Congressman Clyburn and the Civil Rights hero John Lewis, the Democratic Whip running high off their win on the health care legislation he would be a bit careful how he uses his own language.
Stand and be counted – or we can’t get government cash. That’s the word from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and New York Secretary of State Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, who said Monday that it’s safe for undocumented immigrants to fill out 2010 U.S. Census forms that will hit city residents’ mailboxes this week. “Invisible people do not count in this country,” Cortes-Vazquez told reporters at a lower Manhattan news conference. “Invisible people do […]
Political sabers have been incessantly ratting across different branches of the government ever since the Magna Carta. But usually it’s between the White House and Congress. We learned in third grade social studies about that stoic aerie of men and women who clarify the law, wear baggy robes, and in Beltway terms are more secluded than J.D. Salinger.