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Decisions in final 3 Supreme Court cases expected today

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 29 June 2015 05:48

Meeting today for the final time until the fall, the Supreme Court has three cases remaining to be decided:

ACLU reviews the Florida record: Jeb Bush is no 'moderate'

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Tuesday, 16 June 2015 08:37

Jeb Bush officially announced his candidacy for president this week, prompting civil rights groups to stress that Bush's record as Florida's governor is not that of a moderate.

“History should not be rewritten about his record on civil rights and civil liberties during his two terms as Florida governor," said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida.

Governor commutes life sentence for man convicted of marijuana offenses

Written by The Associated Press Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:55

A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole May 22 after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.

Regarding Ronald Reagan: Name-dropping among the presidential nomination seekers

Written by NANCY BENAC,
Associated Press writer
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 23:36

Call it gilt by association: The 2016 presidential hopefuls have become serial name-droppers, hoping to boost their own appeal by borrowing the luster of others.

They’re sprinkling their speeches, interviews and tweets with mentions of everyone from the old standby, Ronald Reagan, to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., rapper Nicki Minaj and astronomer Galileo.

Confederate flag supporters rally in Alabama

Written by The Associated Press Sunday, 28 June 2015 18:38

Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy yesterday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama's Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a Confederate monument next to the building where the Confederacy was formed.

Supreme Court won't revive North Carolina's anti-abortion rule

Written by The AP Tuesday, 16 June 2015 04:43

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from North Carolina to revive a requirement that abortion providers show and describe an ultrasound to a pregnant woman before she has an abortion.

The justices left in place an appeals court decision that said the 2011 North Carolina law was "ideological in intent" and violated doctors' free-speech rights. The measure was championed by conservative Republicans in the state legislature, who overrode a veto from the then-Democratic governor to approve the law.

Witness to Michael Brown shooting arrested

Written by AP
and WiG reports
Monday, 11 May 2015 08:59

The man who was with Michael Brown when he was shot by a Ferguson police officer last summer was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest during a new confrontation with police.

Gay marriage and the GOP hopefuls: Not ready to say 'I do'

Written by The AP Monday, 27 April 2015 04:25

For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs — notably the presidential hopefuls — face a far more complicated landscape.

Marriage evolves from culture war to common cause

Written by David Crary,
AP National writer
Friday, 19 June 2015 11:31

Currency affairs: Campaign underway to place female face on $20 by 2020

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Sunday, 07 June 2015 19:40

Do you support the drive to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill?
— PHOTO: Wikipedia

Who’s in your wallet?

Governor calls out State Guard to protect Texas from federal takeover

Written by Paul J. Weber,
AP writer
Saturday, 02 May 2015 10:17

A Texas border patrol militia group -PHOTO: Pinterest

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott asked the State Guard to monitor a U.S. military training exercise dubbed “Jade Helm 15” amid Internet-fueled conspiracy theories that the war simulation is really part of an effort by President Obama to take over the state and force people to give up their guns.

The number of legally married same-sex couples in the United States tripled during the past year, according to a Gallop Poll released today.