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On Tuesday, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty gave a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations. In it, the 2012 Presidential candidate expressed his concerns about President Barack Obama’s Middle East policies.
In a memo issued earlier this month, President Barack Obama’s immigration chief, Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) John Morton, advised ICE officials to use “prosecutorial discretion” when considering whether to deport illegal aliens. The leaking of the memo has led some to suggest ICE is enacting some of the principles of the controversial DREAM Act, which has not been passed despite multiple attempts by Democratic leaders.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court found that banning the sale of violent video games violates the 1st Amendment. The Court’s 7-2 verdict in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association struck down a California law that prohibited the sale or rental of violent video games to minors and required the games’ packaging to be specifically labeled for ages 18 and older.
On Monday, President Barack Obama’s campaign team emailed a short video to supporters and donors. The video was reportedly filmed in the White House by a crew from the Democratic National Committee. “This may, or may not, constitute fundraising by a federal employee in a federal office building, a practice that is generally prohibited,” reported Real Clear Politics.
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was found guilty Monday on 17 of 20 counts of public corruption associated with attempting to sell President Barack Obama’s vacant U.S. Senate seat. “He was found guilty of all 10 counts involving wire fraud — each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The other 10 involved extortion and bribery. Most of the counts have a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison,” CNN.com reported.
A new Associated Press-GfK poll has found that some Republicans are starting to favor a Presidential candidate other than former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The findings show Representative Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) favorability rating increasing to 54 percent from 41 percent among Republicans.
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) formally announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 Presidential election. Bachmann made the announcement in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, and stressed her connection to the Hawkeye State, which hosts the nation’s first caucus.
As it turns out, what Billy Sunday failed to accomplish, some unruly teenagers — with some assistance from the Democratic Party — are close to finishing. Chicago — the home of deep-dish pizza, Al Capone and a sizeable number of adolescents in dire need of an extended stay at a juvenile detention center — is facing a new crime wave.
In a June 20 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court struck a note for liberty when it overruled Federal courts in San Francisco that had allowed all women who worked for Walmart since December 1998 to join in a single, nationwide suit seeking back pay.