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A federal appeals court in the state of Washington ruled last week that incarcerated felons should be allowed to vote because the current law violates the Voter Rights Act by discriminating against minorities.
In a closed door meeting at the White House on Jan. 6, President Obama reportedly expressed to top Democratic members of the House that he prefers a tax on high-cost health insurance plans as a means of extending insurance to the many Americans currently without coverage.
Saying lax regulation had caused the housing collapse of 2008-2009, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke suggested the financial industry needs more oversight going forward.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, has said the new security measures outlined by the Transport Security Administration (TSA) unfairly single out a particular religious group and may therefore be illegal.
In the days since the attempted terrorist attack aboard a U.S. bound airliner, Americans have been engaged in a full-blown debate regarding privacy, security and the limits of government’s right to search individuals who have not been suspected or charged with criminal activity.
Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele made a splash in the news this week, accusing the Obama administration on Tuesday of following an inconsistent policy toward terrorism, just a day after the release of his new book where he denounced the president’s overall policies while heavily criticizing recent members of the GOP for losing touch with America.
Democrats in the House and Senate intend to bypass conventional procedures by negotiating the merger of the two versions of the healthcare bills behind closed doors, a move that will prevent Republicans from delaying or modifying the process, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
The staff of Parker Griffith, a first-time congressman who announced his decision to change party affiliation from Democratic to Republican before Christmas, have tendered their resignation in a sign of protest.
Human Events magazine, a weekly conservative publication, has named former Vice President Dick Cheney ‘Conservative of the Year’ for his ongoing criticism of the Obama administration’s national security policy.
After an al-Qaida affiliate in Yemen claimed credit for Christmas day’s failed terrorist attack aboard a flight bound for Detroit, several U.S. Congressmen have called on President Obama to stop the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Arab country.