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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. 

Fed Secrecy Survives Again

Democrats in Congress have managed to nail the lid back down on Federal Reserve transparency. Writing in his weekly column Texas Straight Talk, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) said that his Federal Reserve Transparency Act was left out of the Wall Street reform bill when House and Senate negotiators reconciled the different bills passed by both houses of Congress. Read on to learn why the bill failed and what it means… 

Pataki Condemns Obama's Recess Healthcare Appointment

Taking advantage of a congressional break, President Obama appointed Donald Berwick as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services last week, avoiding a likely confirmation battle as Berwick’s liberal views on healthcare policy clash with those held by many Republicans. 

ATF Criticizes Democrats For Taxing Veterans' Medical Devices

In conjunction with the recently celebrated Independence Day the nonprofit Americans for Tax Reform blasted the Obama administration for promoting policies that impose higher taxes on America’s 22 million veterans. 

Justice Department Claims Arizona Law Unconstitutional, Files Lawsuit

Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, arguing that it attempts to unconstitutionally supersede the authority of the Federal government. 


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