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During reading of Constitution, House Republicans violate Constitution

GOP Congressman may have broken the law by soliciting funds at swearing-in event Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) may have broken the law Wednesday when he skipped his swearing in, and instead hosted a campaign event. Congressional ethics experts told The Huffington Post that it is against House ethics rules to…

Heckling ‘birther’ disrupts Congress

WASHINGTON — A woman screaming that President Barack Obama was not legitimately elected to the White House disrupted a symbolic reading of the US Constitution in the House of Representatives on Thursday. Capitol police removed the protester, who shouted “Except Obama! Except Obama! Help us Jesus!” as Democratic Representative Frank…

House Republicans target Constitution in health reform battle

In an effort to block all or part of President Obama’s health reform laws, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) today introduced a proposed amendment to the Constitution that would allow states to veto federal legislation. As introduced to the House of Representatives, the so-called Repeal Amendment would drastically change how the…

On Daily Show, Texas Gov. Rick Perry denies he wants Texas to secede from the union

Attacks progressivism, Supreme Court Appearing on the The Daily Show Monday to promote his new book, Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential contender for the Republican nomination in 2012, denied being a secessionist and attacked the progressive movement of the 1920′s. Although the governor has not explicitly supported the secession…

Alaska GOP candidate maintains jobless benefits are unconstitutional

Joe Miller isn’t moving to the middle following his nomination as Alaska Republican candidate for Senate. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, the Tea Party favorite stuck to his position that unemployment benefits aren’t constitutional. “Why are unemployment benefits unconstitutional?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Miller. “The Constitution provides enumerated powers,”…

Scalia: No protection against sex bias, no right to privacy in Constitution

‘If the current society wants to outlaw sex discrimination, hey, we have legislatures,’ Scalia says In comments foreshadowing how he might rule on the issue of gay marriage, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has said he believes the US Constitution doesn’t provide protection from discrimination on the basis of gender…

Bush v. Gore lawyer: Same-sex marriage is a conservative value

The lead attorney arguing against California’s Proposition 8 says US District Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling is an example of “judicial responsibility.” Ted Olson, who represented George W. Bush in the Bush v. Gore case that decided the 2000 presidential election, told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday that it’s not “judicial…

Federal judge throws out California gay marriage ban

UPDATE: Right wing groups slam ‘tyrannical, abusive’ California gay marriage ruling AFA: Judge should have recused himself because he’s gay Conservative groups across the United States wasted no time Wednesday condemning a California federal judge’s ruling that the state’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. Former House speaker Newt…

Former British PM Blair, who helped launch Iraq war, honored with peace medal, cash prize

Former prime minister Tony Blair has been named as the 2010 winner of US award the Liberty Medal for his “commitment to conflict resolution”, his office said Thursday. The National Constitution Center, which awards the medal, praised Blair for his efforts as prime minister from 1997 to 2007 in Northern…

Activist group Oath Keepers in push for new breed of sheriff

For Rex Nichols, the right person to guard against unrestrained federal power encroaching on the rural northwestern Montana county he calls home is a figure straight out of the old West — the aggressive, no-nonsense sheriff. The retired police officer and investment adviser intends to make that a reality, joining…

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