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The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Indiana citizens have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.
On Monday, United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress that he will begin suspending investments in government retirement funds in order to free up borrowing capacity.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has announced that he won’t seek the Republican nomination for the 2012 presidential election.
First Lady Michelle Obama has received sharp criticism from several conservative figures regarding her decision to invite popular rapper Common to a poetry event at the White House. Common, whose real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., was scheduled to address a group of students at the White House on May 11.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s political record has inspired some tongue-in-cheek remarks from conservative politicians and pundits alike.
Over the past several months, we have seen rioting in some Arab and European countries. The riots were sparked by the high costs of food, government austerity measures and government oppression. We have some of the same dynamic going on in the United States. But through a system of bribery, the U.S. government has succeeded, at least temporarily, in preventing Americans from rioting in the streets.
Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) has proposed a bill that aims to protect citizens’ online privacy rights. The Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011 would require companies to refrain from collecting information about users who request not to be tracked.
Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has made quite a career out of talking politics since leaving Congress. But his public appearances, books and political commentaries are filled with statements that do not necessarily reflect reality. PolitiFact.com put together a long list of Gingrich’s less-than-accurate statements. For example, in a campaign announcement video released on May 11, Gingrich said, “For four years, we balanced the budget and paid off $405 billion in debt.”
The White House admitted publicly today that many still photos taken of the President giving speeches were staged. Representatives speaking on behalf of President Barack Obama said the White House will end the little-known, long-running practice of having news photographers take pictures of the President re-enacting major speeches.