Midway through his eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the slain pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, President Obama spoke on the Confederate flag, which still flew at the state Capitol in Columbia. Show More Summary
Texas' conservative Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton called the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses. Show More Summary
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia compared the Environmental Protection Agency's rulemaking to buying a Ferrari without looking at the price tag, and even claimed that a regulation that restricts mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants could hurt human health and the environment
Bernie Sanders is down by just 8 points in New Hampshire and has gained tremendous momentum in Iowa. If the Vermont senator wins both the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, the odds will favor him getting the Democratic nomination. Show More Summary
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “is about the best kind of top challenger” that Hillary Clinton “can have: one who focuses on issues that pretty much every primary voter in their party can agree upon, while doing nothing to challenge her [...]
(Steven Hayward) As the Greek economy continues its predictable slow motion collapse, one of the early WSJ accounts of the inevitable bank closures and capital controls imposed yesterday has one of the funniest sentences I’ve read in...Show More Summary
On Monday the Supreme Court upheld the use of the drug midazolam for lethal injections in a 5–4 decision that pitted the five conservative justices against the four liberal ones. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who wrote her own dissent, argued...Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidates have responded in a variety of ways to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage last week. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said the Court is "completely out of control," addi
John Oliver is celebrating the end of other people celebrating the "end" of Obamacare. Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, many lawmakers and pundits have predicted the demise of the the president's signature healthcare law, citing various legal and legislative challenges to the law. Show More Summary
The Court's opinion opens with the eight most frightening words a liberal will ever read: "JUSTICE ALITO delivered the opinion of the Court." The post The Death Penalty Now Enjoys Super-Legal Status, Thanks To The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Justice Antonin Scalia thinks that the liberal Supreme Court justices are too privileged to understand the need for the death penalty. Following a ruling that found that allowed the use of a controversial death penalty drug, Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a strongly worded opinion arguing that the death penalty itself may be unconstitutional. Show More Summary
Liberals wasted no time in pivoting from “it’s a red herring for conservatives to say we’ll force churches to violate their faith” to “of course we’re going to force churches
From the Hill, a summary of the ruling: The Supreme Court overturned the Obama administration’s landmark air quality rule on Monday, ruling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not properly consider the costs of the regulation. In...Show More Summary
Meet your new national hero, Bree Newsome, of Raleigh, North Carolina, who was arrested Saturday morning for climbing the flagpole outside the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia and taking down the Confederate flag, taking a rather more direct approach to the problem than Nikki “Brave Sir Nikki” Haley has. Show More Summary
ISIS released a photo Saturday of the Islamic State fighter who murdered 38 at a Tunisian resort on Friday. 23... The post ISIS Killer KNELT DOWN TO PRAY to Allah After Killing 38 Innocent Tourists (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
The Supreme Court has sloughed off another major challenge to Obamacare, forcing Republicans to devise a better strategy than their promise to repeal the health care law. Congressional repeal of the Affordable Care Act is an appealing option, and would serve as an easy litmus test for the far right. Show More Summary
ISIS released video of a deadly drive-by attack on Egyptian judges. The video is titled: “Liquidation of Judges” (Warning on... The post ISIS VIDEO=> Islamic State Fighters Execute Top Egyptian Judges in Drive-By Shooting appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called Friday’s Supreme Court decision a “lawless ruling” and said state workers could use their... The post Texas Attorney General: County Clerks Don’t Have to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.
At the start of last week, the futures of the cornerstones of President Barack Obama's foreign-policy and domestic agendas were in doubt. By the end of the week, both — the Affordable Care Act and Obama's brewing Pacific trade deal — were more secure than ever before. Show More Summary
Istanbul Pride is of the largest gay pride events in the Muslim world.