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The Barack Obama Administration’s Acting Solicitor General was recently in court to defend the healthcare overhaul law. The main question at the heart of the debate was whether the mandate that everyone in the United States purchase health insurance is permissible by the Constitution.
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the newly appointed chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, spent the first four weeks in office committing gaffe after political gaffe. Thus far, Democrats are standing by her. The consensus seems to be that Wasserman Schultz has simply had a rocky start. Republicans are less forgiving, though, enjoying many a laugh at the chairwoman’s expense.
Many have voiced their unhappiness with Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s decision to pursue the 2012 Republican nod for the Presidency. Unfortunately for Gingrich, some of his campaign’s top advisers apparently count themselves among the unbelievers.
Lawmakers in Tennessee may have run afoul of the Constitution in passing a recent law. The law makes it illegal to “transmit or display an image” online if it is likely to “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress” to someone — anyone — who views it.
A man in Menominee, Mich. was charged with felony food stamp trafficking last week, after allegedly using food stamps to buy gourmet food, and then selling it to make a profit. Louis Wayne Cuff, 33, allegedly bought $141.78 worth of lobster, steak and Mountain Dew.
Thirty-four U.S. soldiers returning home from the war in Afghanistan were charged $2,800 in baggage fees by Delta. The incident came to the attention of the media when a couple of the soldiers uploaded a video documenting the trouble to YouTube.
Jon Huntsman, the former U.S. Ambassador to China, is different from other Republicans. The former Governor of Utah never criticizes President Barack Obama by name — an odd choice for someone considering a run against the incumbent President in the 2012 election.
That sure was a miserable jobs report for May, wasn’t it? The Labor Department said that after spending billions of dollars on Federal boondoggles, only 54,000 new jobs were created in the country that month. But here’s the real stunner: More than half of those jobs may have been from just one employer.