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Indiana police SWAT wrong home over open wifi network

An unsecured wifi network triggered a SWAT team raid on the wrong home in Evansville, Indiana last week after officers began investigating specific threats made in an online forum. As it turns out, nobody inside the home made those threats, which apparently came from someone who simply accessed their network.…

Bachmann rails against ‘activist’ court after health care ruling

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Thursday accused Chief Justice John Roberts and the four other justices who upheld President Barack Obama’s health care reform law of being part of an “activist” Supreme Court. “It really is a turning point in American history,” Bachmann told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “We will never…

Rove: Health care ruling is a ‘boost’ for Obama

Republican strategist Karl Rove appeared devastated on Thursday as he was forced to declared that the Supreme Court had given President Barack Obama a “boost” when they refused to strike down his health care reform law. “It would be an extraordinary step,” Rove, appearing to be partially in denial, told…

Supreme Court upholds individual mandate

In a 5-4 decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the individual mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care law is constitutional. The mandate required individuals to purchase health care coverage or face fines beginning in 2014. Supporters had insisted that the mandate was essential…

Conservative radio host: Individual mandate is greatest threat ‘since segregation’

A conservative radio host who is president of the legal advocacy group Landmark Legal Foundation believes that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law created the biggest threat from government “since segregation” by requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance. “Obama and a super majority of Democrats in the House…

Mississippi’s closure of the state’s only abortion clinic challenged in court

Mississippi’s latest attempt to close its sole abortion clinic has been challenged as unconstitutional in an 11th hour legal challenge filed in a federal court on Wednesday. The challenge, by the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), argues that the state law will threaten the health of women in Mississippi and…

Fortune reporter: ‘Fast and Furious’ the fault of weak laws pushed by gun lobby

The “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal has blown up in Republicans’ collective faces just one day before a major House vote on holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over related documents. Despite the insistence of the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation’s largest…

JPMorgan losses could hit $9 billion

The losses from JPMorgan’s botched derivatives trade may reach $9 billion, nearly five times the amount announced in May, the New York Times reported Thursday. The Times quoted an unnamed source as saying a report generated in April showed that in a worst-case scenario the losses from the trade could…

Wildfire sparks exodus in Colorado city

Tens of thousands of Americans nervously awaited word Thursday of whether their homes had been destroyed when a wildfire tore into the outskirts of this western US city. Summer wildfires are common in the mountains of arid Colorado but rarely burst into residential areas, as the Waldo Canyon Fire did…

Can women ‘have it all?’ US writer stirs debate

An Ivy League scholar and mother-of-two is touching a raw nerve by questioning whether high-flying career women with families, at least American ones, can truly “have it all.” Writing in The Atlantic magazine, Anne-Marie Slaughter cited her own downshift from powerful State Department official to mere Princeton University professor as…

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