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  • Former New York judge appointed to U.N. Gaza inquiry

    GENEVA (AP) — The president of the United Nations' top human rights body has appointed a former New York Supreme Court judge to serve as the third member of a commission investigating possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza. Gabon Ambassador Baudelaire Ndong Ella, who presides over the...

  • Rick Perry adds another big name to defense team

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added a sixth prominent attorney to his all-star legal team that is fighting two felony charges of abuse of power. Mark Fabiani on Monday was announced as the latest hire. He's a former special counsel to President Bill Clinton and was a...

  • Seed company sued by migrant workers in Michigan

    CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) — A major seed company is being sued by 32 migrant farm workers and seven of their children over the workers' claims that they were underpaid and experienced unsafe conditions and poor housing while removing tassels from corn in southwestern Michigan. The workers are...

  • A decent lawyer should tell liberals they're damned fools and ought to stop

    Today it seems that many liberal "would-be clients" are in desperate need of what Elihu Root called "a decent lawyer."

  • Obama orders review of U.S. arming of police

    President Obama has directed a review of the programs that send surplus military and other supplies and equipment to local law enforcement agencies, a White House spokesman confirmed Saturday.

  • Wichita County sheriff's office wins civil suit

    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A federal jury in Tennessee has sided with a Texas sheriff and his deputy in a lawsuit that alleged civil rights violations, according to a news release from the Wichita County district attorney. The jury in Chattanooga found that Sheriff David Duke and Chief Deputy...

  • Congress passes laws for reasons and Obama must obey them: Examiner Editorial

    The wisdom of exchanging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban members may be up for debate, but the legality of how President Obama did it is not.

  • State says insurers must cover elective abortions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Health insurance companies in California may not refuse to cover the cost of abortions, state insurance officials have ruled in a reversal of policy stemming from the decision by two Catholic universities to drop elective abortions from their employee health plans....

  • Federal subpoena sought email of ex-Pat Quinn advisers

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which...

  • Suit claims California hospital dumped patients

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is suing a suburban hospital it claims dumped homeless patients on skid row. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1twkwGE ) says the city attorney sued Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Wednesday, alleging that over the past four years it transported mentally...

  • After Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras'

    NEW YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture video footage of law...

  • Quinn signs legislation requiring transit review

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies serving metropolitan Chicago more transparent and accountable. The legislation requires advance transit board and House and Senate committee review for any proposed...

  • Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone interests filed lawsuits Friday challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens the agency's ban on commercial drone flights. The three...

  • Supreme Court won't take up term limits appeal

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is refusing to take up an appeal of a lower court's ruling that prohibits a vote on term limits from appearing on the November ballot. The Supreme Court issued the order Friday afternoon shortly after the Illinois State Board of Elections...

  • Fanning the flames of racial tension

    For over a week, we have been repeatedly told that a white police officer shot and killed an "unarmed black teenager" in Ferguson, Mo. â€" and now the highest law enforcement official in the nation is reinforcing this narrative. 



From the Weekly Standard

  • 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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  • 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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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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