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Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy

Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship. Show More Summary

Consequential ruling for Wisconsin same-sex couples

7 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage. Show More Summary

Pro-life vid of day: Duggars say, “Life is beautiful”

UPDATE 7/31 1:20p, JLS note: I've been schnuckered. According to starcasm.net and Slate.com, the Duggar video below was made to promote Tennessee's Amendment 1, when it wasn't. All I had to do was look at the date of the original video, September 10, 2012, and I would have known. Show More Summary

This Republican is trying to use Uber to sell his highway funding plan

14 hours agoTechnology : Post Tech

"My amendment would not reduce America's investment in infrastructure, any more than Uber reduces America's investment in car service," says Senator Mike Lee of Utah.

This Republican is trying to use Uber to sell his highway funding plan

"My amendment would not reduce America's investment in infrastructure, any more than Uber reduces America's investment in car service," says Senator Mike Lee of Utah.

This Republican is trying to use Uber to sell his highway funding plan

"My amendment would not reduce America's investment in infrastructure, any more than Uber reduces America's investment in car service," says Senator Mike Lee of Utah.

Gun Owners, Tea Party, Romney: Scarborough Adds Israel to List of Betrayals

After spending the last few years doing everything in his rather considerable power to re-elect Barack Obama in 2012, undermine the Tea Party, mock Sarah Palin, and water down our Second Amendment civil rights, Politico reports that MSNBC's token Republican Joe Scarborough has now turned against Israel. Show More Summary

Police Can Stop Companions of Criminal Suspects, State High Court Rules

Connecticut Highest court ruled on Wednesday that the Fourth Amendment allows police to detain the companions of criminal suspects without probable cause, when officer safer is threatened.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously upholds the domestic partner registry.

The challenge was based on an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution that barred not only same-sex marriage but also any "legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals."[T]he court emphasized...Show More Summary

Consequential ruling for Wisconsin same-sex couples

16 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage. The same-sex marriage ban was approved by Wisconsin voters in 2006. Show More Summary

Morning Media Newsfeed: NYT Amends Article | Two More Charged With Hacking

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. New York Times Amends Carol Vogel Article (FishbowlNY) The first paragraph of Carol Vogel’s July 25 New York Times article no longer reads as it did. The text has been amended and an editors’ note has been added at the bottom. Show More Summary

For Democrats, It’s Impeachment 24/7

Here are a few points from the Republicans articles of Impeachment for Obama Article XXIV: Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment Article XXVI: Announcing the Intent...Show More Summary

House Rules Committee Considers King Amendment

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In order to obtain more conservative votes some provisions might be added to the House border bill, according to House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions. “I think the issue is whether there will be provisions added to get their vote, not provisions added that would diminish the bill,” he told reporters Wednesday. Show More Summary

New York Times Amends Carol Vogel Article

The first paragraph of Carol Vogel‘s July 25 New York Times article no longer reads like this. The text has been amended and the following Editors’ Note has been added at the bottom: Editors’ Note: July 30, 2014 The Inside Art column...Show More Summary

Sut.

Olga Khazan has an amusing account in The Atlantic of going to Russia and trying to use her very rusty native language. I enjoyed it, of course, but one section requires amendment, since she doesn’t seem to have quite understood what was going on: We’re sitting in a cafe with my cousin, who has lived […]

‘Maude’ About Norman, PEN USA Laurels Lear With Lifetime Achievement Award

EXCLUSIVE: Incomparable writer, producer, First Amendment apostle and funny guy Norman Lear will receive ths year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the human rights group PEN USA Center, which works on global issues of freedom of speech and censorship. Show More Summary

Live: Steve King Presents Border Amendment at Rules Committee

Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a top immigration hawk, has offered an amendment to the House GOP border crisis bill that includes language intended to prevent President Obama from expanding his current executive amnesty program. Obama has threatened to expand the program to as many as 6 million individuals with a new executive action. Show More Summary

Insanity plea mulled for prom stabbing suspect

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

Lawyers for a Connecticut high school student accused of murdering a female classmate hours before their junior court began talks on Wednesday on whether to amend his plea to not guilty based on insanity or on related grounds. Christopher Plaskon, 17, pleaded not guilty in June to the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez. Show More Summary

NOM finally admitting that marriage amendments are, in fact, bans

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

For years the National Organization For Marriage ran a section on its site demanding supporters never use the word "ban" when referring to marriage amendments since they know that honest language made them sound bad. Apparently times have change: Closer...

‘Unity at home and strength abroad’. Britain prepares for WW1 by postponing Irish home rule

The outbreak of war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia in July 1914 forced British politicians to postpone the Amending Bill for Irish home rule. This was momentous because Nationalists and Unionists had… Continue reading The post ‘Unity at home and strength abroad’. Britain prepares for WW1 by postponing Irish home rule appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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