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After SB1070 ruling, undocumented Americans say ‘No more Arizonas!’

With the US supreme court upholding SB1070′s notorious racial-profiling measure, the immigration reform movement goes local This week, while some pro-migrant supporters embraced the SB1070 supreme court ruling like a sports victory (three provisions struck down, one to go!), others in Phoenix, Arizona, who were angered that the court upheld…

Health care industry relieved by Supreme Court ruling on ACA?

The US health care industry breathed a cautious sigh of relief Friday after the Supreme Court’s surprise decision to uphold President Barack Obama’s sweeping reforms, even as politicians kept their swords drawn over the law. After three years preparing billions of dollars of investment to implement Obama’s Affordable Care Act…

Obama urges support for firefighters in Colorado

US President Barack Obama urged Americans Saturday to support firefighters battling blazes in the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado that have killed at least two people and left hundreds homeless. “It’s important that we remember what they do each and every single day, and that we continue to provide support…

‘Nuns on the Bus’ taking America by storm

Signing autographs along the way, a group of Catholic nuns is taking a road trip across America to stand up for the poor. The media-savvy “Nuns on the Bus” tour kicked off in the midwestern state of Iowa on June 17 and is making a slew of stops around the…

Justice Department will not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder

The US Justice Department said it would not prosecute Attorney General Eric Holder over his refusal to hand over documents on a botched gun-running operation to Congress, even after the House of Representatives held him in contempt. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Deputy Attorney General James Cole…

Networked moms are the new soccer moms – and they’re not on the sidelines

Networked moms are the new soccer moms – and they're not on the sidelines I love watching both my son and my daughter run like the wind as they dribble the soccer ball down the field. I love cheering on the sidelines, clothes layered against the rain. This doesn’t, however,…

Zimmerman’s attorney: Trayvon Martin killed ‘because of his own doing’

Zimmerman’s attorney: Trayvon Martin killed 'because of his own doing' (+video) George Zimmerman, the defendant in the Trayvon Martin murder case, pleaded for a second chance to be freed on bond at a Friday hearing that turned into “minitrial” featuring witnesses such as paramedics, forensic accountants, a probationer, and Mr. Zimmerman’s…

Republican mega-donor’s firm accused of ‘directing’ prostitution at its casinos

A former executive at the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Steve Jacobs, has filed a wrongful termination suit in which he accuse the company of “controlling and directing” prostitution at its Macau casinos. The charges are politically significant because the company’s chairman, billionaire Sheldon Adelson, has been perhaps the most generous…

U.S. to send first ambassador to Myanmar in 22 years

WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Friday confirmed President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the first US ambassador to Myanmar in more than two decades, the latest step in greater engagement with a nation undergoing dramatic reforms. Derek Mitchell, a veteran US policymaker on Asia, was confirmed by unanimous consent…

Tea Party leader calls for ‘insurrection’ against Obamacare

Numerous Republicans have expressed discontent with the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Affordable Care Act, but it took a Tea Party leader to imply that the decision could justify a new Civil War. Mississippi Tea Party Chairman Roy Nicholson posted a statement at his group’s website on Friday proclaiming that…

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