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While Chicago Gun Rights Supporters Celebrate, City Tries To Enforce Other Gun Restrictions

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) held a rally last week to celebrate the recent United States Supreme Court decision in McDonald v Chicago that struck down a long-standing city gun ban. However, as those advocates cheered, city officials issued an ordinance designed to impose restrictions on gun ownership. 

API Blasts Ideas For New Taxes Amid Oil Spill, Weak Economy

The United States Congress prepares to consider a major energy bill later this summer, and some lawmakers have suggested paying for new programs through higher taxes on oil and natural gas companies. However, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has criticized the idea, saying it would further imperil an already weak economic recovery. 

FAIR Releases Scathing Immigration Reform Study, Garners Criticism

A report recently released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), has found that the estimated 13 million illegal immigrants and their United States-born children may cost American taxpayers as much as $113 billion a year. 

Appeals Court Rejects Obama Administration's Offshore Drilling Moratorium

A Federal appeals court in New Orleans has rejected the Obama administration’s most recent attempt to reinstate a six-month moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Americans Are Disappointed In Congress, But Poll Predicts A Close November Race

Although Democrats and Republicans are usually split on many political issues, a new study has found a surprising unity of opinion about the performance of the current Congress. Moreover, the results are not flattering to lawmakers. 

Boston Judge Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

A new controversy over the civil rights of homosexuals is brewing, as a judge ruled last week that a Federal ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, prompting protests from social conservatives. 

Lawyer Alleges Racial Bias In Decision To Drop New Black Panther Case

A former Justice Department attorney made waves last week, accusing top officials of abandoning a voter intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party because they were hesitant to prosecute African American defendants in a civil rights trial. 

Supporters Of Arizona's Immigration Law Donate More Than $500,000 To Brewer's Legal Defense Fund

The fund set up by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to help the state defend its right to implement a controversial new immigration law has received more than $500,000 in donations since it was created on June 17. 

Obama Appoints Controversial Healthcare Official While Congress Is On Recess

In an effort to sidestep the mandated Senate confirmation process, the White House has announced that President Obama will appoint Donald Berwick as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services while Congress is on recess. 

As Conservatives Cheer, Gay Rights Groups Promise To Sue Hawaii

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle vetoed House Bill 444 last week that would allow same-sex couples to enter civil unions. While the move has won praise from social conservatives, it has also prompted calls for tourism boycotts and has led gay rights advocates to threaten to file a lawsuit against the state. 

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