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Trump Admin Fights to Maintain a Gun Ban

Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes. The case of Sessions vs. Show More Summary

The Architect of Marriage Equality on Why the Freedom to Marry Is Going Global

On Wednesday, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled that laws prohibiting marriage between two people of the same sex violate constitutional guarantees of equality. The court ordered parliament to amend the civil code within two years to comply with its decision. Show More Summary

How the CBO projects market failure

The Congressional Budget Office projects that the AHCA will lead to 15 % of the population living in destablized insurance markets because of the MacArthur/Upton amendments. he agencies estimate that about one-sixth of the population resides in areas inwhich the nongroup market would start to become unstable beginning in 2020. That instability would result from […]

House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'

Ryan, R-Wis., said in a statement that Turkey is an important ally and NATO member, but its leaders must "fully condemn and apologize for this brutal behavior against innocent civilians exercising their First Amendment rights" last week outside the Turkish ambassador's residence. [...]Show More Summary

MTA Taking On 'Crushing' Debt For Expansion Projects As Current Infrastructure Struggles

Days after Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to find additional funding for the MTA in order to improve subway service, the MTA Board on Wednesday approved a capital plan amendment that calls for an additional $1.6 billion in bonds. Several...Show More Summary

Happiness is not to be found in good public policy, but rather in the eternal love of Jesus…

2 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Over in the Minnesota House of Representatives, Republican Abigail Whelan had an imaginative response to a question. As reported by Think Progressive. Pressed about her lack of support for an amendment that would close loopholes for offshore tax havens, a Minnesota Republican dodged the question in favor of talking about her religious beliefs. Show More Summary

NJ Republican: Who knows if my health care plan will kill anyone?

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Republican congressman whose amendment was key to passing Trumpcare in the U.S. House shrugged off predictions that millions of Americans would lose their health care coverage under the legislation he helped craft. Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-NJ), a multimillionaire former insurance executive,...

Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviolent crimes

Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes. The case of Sessions vs. Binderup puts the new administration in a potentially...

Turkey henchmen kick First Amendment

19 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

President Erdogan's security team beat protesters — in downtown D.C.: Our view        

What the New CBO Score Reveals About the AHCA

The Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the amended bill still sees huge premium spikes for sicker and older people.

Former Trump adviser Carter Page says he will testify before House intel panel

23 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

Page said he is "an open book" and won't invoke his 5th Amendment privilege.        

The CBO just explained how the Republican health care bill will screw sick people

The Congressional Budget Office analysis of the American Health Care Act, as amended and passed by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives earlier this month, is finally out. The macro numbers are not that different from what they were in March, when Republicans couldn't muster the votes to pass the bill. Show More Summary

What Was the Original Reason for the 25th Amendment?

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

The 25th Amendment has been in the news a lot lately. But what led to its establishment in the first place?

GOP healthcare bill passes huge test with its CBO score

The Congressional Budget Office released their updated score for the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the House GOP health bill, on Wednesday. The report from the CBO on the amendments added just before the AHCA was passed by the House...Show More Summary

JUST IN: Classified Documents Show ILLEGAL ACTIVITY By Barack Hussein Obama

Barack Obama was spying up the wazoo while he was in office. The NSA made a habit of violating the Fourth Amendment rights of a ton of people. They didn’t

Tennis-Hall of Fame amends induction polices, adds fan vote

May 24 (Reuters) - The International Tennis Hall of Fame has made changes to its induction policies, including a fan vote and automatic ballot inclusion for players who met certain criteria during their careers, it announced on Wednesday.

Michael Flynn gets more subpoenas, and more subpoenas, and a bonus reminder: No immunity

The Senate Intelligence Committee  subpoenaed   Michael Flynn. He didn’t come. They asked for this documents. He refuses to produce. The House House Intelligence Committee apparently wants in on some of that fine Fifth Amendment action,...Show More Summary

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