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  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. According to court filings, Brown is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday at 9 a.m. A hearing originally...

  • Federal trial starts over tough Texas voter ID law

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department goes to federal court in South Texas to seek the dismantling of the state's voter ID law, which ranks among the most stringent in the nation. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Tuesday will hear opening statements in Corpus Christi in...

  • IRS scandal needs a special prosecutor

    Last summer, Obama had called the IRS scandal "inexcusable" and forced the head of the IRS to resign. How times change.

  • San Francisco to be 1st to test urban farming law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break, a newspaper reported. The measure lets cities and towns lower the assessed value — and therefore the property taxes — on...

  • Judiciary committee taking up terror lawsuit bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by focusing its attention on a long-deliberated bill that would allow victims to recover monetary damages from foreign sponsors of terrorism. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. says the committee...

  • UK to propose controversial anti-terror laws

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister is expected to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning for terror training in the Middle East. David Cameron is unveiling a new package of legislation in the House of Commons on Monday. Talks with...

  • Will the Ninth Circuit allow racial discrimination in voting in Guam?

    Should Guam residents who are not, like the majority of people there, of Chamorro descent be allowed to register to vote in a plebiscite on Guam's relationship to the United States?

  • Protesters who blocked coal shipment set for trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Two men who used an old lobster boat to block a coal shipment to New England's largest coal-burning power plant say they plan to argue at trial that their actions were necessary because of the threat posed by climate change. Environmental activists Ken Ward and Jonathan "Jay"...

  • Rideshare companies and county fight over fares

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A simmering feud between the agency that regulates cab and limousine services in Hillsborough County and a handful of upstart ride-sharing companies has escalated after a Lyft driver refused to take a plea on a misdemeanor of driving a taxi without a license and demanded a...

  • Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A year marked by the worst drought in a generation, the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges and a deadly rampage in a Santa Barbara college community drove support for legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the final weeks of the legislative...

  • Begich ad faults Sullivan for sexual assault of two-year-old

    The Republican opponent of Sen. Mark Begich has demanded that he take down a TV ad that highlights the death of an elderly couple and the sexual assault of their two-year-old granddaughter.

  • Common Core supporters hit back at Bobby Jindal for lawsuit

    Collaborative for Student Success published a memo Friday criticizing the Lousiana governor's position on the education standards as motivated by a desire to win the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Bills to deter wrongful convictions go to governor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of bills Friday designed to thwart or reverse wrongful criminal convictions. They acted as the Legislature rushed to complete its work for the year ahead of Sunday's deadline. SB980 by Sen. Ted Lieu. D-Torrance, which...

  • Lawmakers send gun restraining order bill to Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation was sparked by the deadly rampage earlier this year of a 22-year-old man near the University...

  • EEOC holds court-ordered Honolulu news conference

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is hoping a federal judge in Hawaii approves $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai workers. The agency held a court-ordered news conference in Honolulu Friday clarifying that the settlements with four Hawaii farms...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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