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California Assembly panel approves resolution condemning Citizens United ruling

The California Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution to call upon the United States Congress send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The ruling struck down key provisions of the federal McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law and gave…

Supreme Court says states can’t be sued for violating sick-leave law

Women’s groups warned that the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday had severely undermined the Family and Medical Leave Act for state workers. “By the narrowest of margins, the Court ruled that millions of state workers all across this country will have no meaningful recourse if their employers deny them medical…

Conservative legal group urges ‘disciplinary action’ against 29 Wisconsin judges

The Landmark Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group ran by radio host Mark Levin, called Tuesday for investigations into 29 Wisconsin judges who signed petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker. “The public endorsement of Governor Walker’s recall warrants a full and immediate investigation into each of the 29 circuit…

Obama daughter safe after Mexico earthquake

WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s 13-year-old daughter Malia was safe after an earthquake hit Mexico where she is on spring break vacation with friends. “In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger,” said Kristina…

Bernanke schools public on Federal Reserve’s role

WASHINGTON — Facing brickbats from left and right, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke revisited his academic roots to answer the skeptics Tuesday, delivering a public lecture on the bank’s role. The bookish former professor visited George Washington University to give the first in a series of four lectures on central…

Obama to visit DMZ between Koreas on Sunday

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama will visit the tense border zone between the two Koreas after arriving in Seoul on Sunday for a nuclear security summit, a White House official said Tuesday. Obama will also hold bilateral summits with China’s Hu President Hu Jintao, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and…

Santorum: Obama daughter’s Mexico trip ‘sets a very bad precedent’

The children of politicians are normally off limits during campaigns but Rick Santorum is lashing out at President Barack Obama for allowing his daughter to go to Mexico, claiming it could endanger Americans. Speaking to GBTV’s Glenn Beck on Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate reacted to the news that the…

Pig freaks out after GOP candidate brings it to news conference

Former Rep. Mark Neumann (R-WI) has learned the hard way not to bring a pig to a news conference. Speaking to the Milwaukee Press Club on Monday, Neumann, who is running for Senate, brought out a piglet named named “Mister Favors” to make a point about cutting spending in government.…

Southern Miss band members lose scholarships over racist chant

Five members of the University of Southern Mississippi’s pep band will lose their scholarships after they chanted a racist question at a Latino player on the opposing team. “The students have been forthcoming, cooperative, contrite and sincerely remorseful,” Vice President for Student Affairs Joe Paul said in a press advisory…

Kirk Cameron on anti-LGBT remarks: I’ve been bullied too

Actor Kirk Cameron said on Tuesday that he can sympathize with the LGBT people who he has called “unnatural” and “destructive” because he has been bullied too. In an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this month, Cameron asserted that his Christian faith taught him that homosexuality was “destructive to…

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