The U.S. Supreme Court was expected to hand down a landmark decision Monday, one that would determine the fate of affirmative action in America. Instead, it took no action and remanded the case back to a lower court.
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Representative Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) has set about on an odd mission: saving the Republican Party by urging members of the GOP to support Democrat legislative proposals. Wait, what? Rangel argued on FOX News over the weekend that if conservatives didn’t support an amnesty-laden immigration effort, the Republican Party would likely dissolve in coming years. […]
A petition begun June 9 at President Barack Obama’s “We The People” White House petition website calling for the pardon of Edward Snowden has crossed the 100,000-signature threshold needed in order to elicit an official response. As of Monday afternoon, the petition had exceeded 113,000 signatures. It calls Snowden a “national hero” and commends him […]
Comedian Jim Carrey caused a firestorm in March when he released the anti-gun video “Cold Dead Hand.” Now, the loudmouthed actor is once again making headlines for spouting off about gun violence. Referencing the massacre in Newtown, Conn., Carrey took to Twitter to condemn the upcoming film “Kick-Ass 2,” in which he plays a vigilante […]
A Chicagoland mayor is embracing concealed carry in a very personal way, revealing he’s parting ways with an influential gun-control group after learning the group’s agenda goes far beyond its implied purpose of taking guns out of criminals’ hands. Larry Morrissey, mayor of Rockford, Ill., a Chicago suburb, announced at a town hall forum Saturday […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun control outfit, recently rattled off a list of names of victims of gun violence at a New Hampshire rally. The event made headlines for the group’s inclusion of shooting “victim” Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
In terms of public approval, 49 percent of respondents said they approve of the President’s handling of his job. Forty-three percent said they disapprove. And it appears that the scandals rocking the Administration are having an impact on how Americans describe President Barack Obama.
His timing isn’t so great, but FBI Director Robert Mueller told lawmakers last week that Federal agencies must be given expanded powers of surveillance with regard to Americans’ electronic communications for the government to protect the Nation against possible terror attacks in the future.