More Sean Lengell Articles

  • Supreme Court not as unified as it looks

    The Supreme Court ended its term with the most unanimous rulings and fewest split decisions in decades, suggesting an easing of the sharp and often bitter ideological divisions between the justices in recent years. But such an assumption is risky and probably wrong.

  • Supreme Court kills Obamacare birth control mandate in Hobby Lobby case

    The Supreme Court struck down a key Obamacare provision Monday, saying businesses can use religious beliefs to opt out of a requirement that employers cover birth control for employees.

  • VIDEO --- WEX BackStory: What's next after Hobby Lobby?

    In its latest ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday employers should not be required under the Affordable Care Act to offer contraception if it conflicts with the company's religious views.

  • Supreme Court says abortion clinic buffer zone unconstitutional

    The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that set a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, saying it stifled free speech rights of protesters.

  • Supreme Court tells cops to 'get a warrant' if they want to search cellphones

    The Supreme Court has handed down a big victory for privacy rights in the digital age, unanimously ruling Wednesday that police can't search the cellphone of persons they arrest without a warrant.

  • Supreme Court gives a big win to TV networks, NFL

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an Internet startup can't redistribute television programs from the airwaves to subscribers to watch on portable devices without the company paying the TV networks.

  • Investigator says Veterans Affairs officials ignored whistleblowers at facilities nationwide

    A federal investigator has described a “troubling pattern” of Veterans Affairs Department officials downplaying or ignoring whistleblowers at facilities nationwide, resulting in patients receiving deficient, delayed and in some cases no needed medical attention. In a letter Monday to...

  • Supreme Court limits EPA on some greenhouse gas emissions rules

    The Supreme Court on Monday ruled to place some limits on the Obama administration's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions but largely upheld its foundations for factories and powerful plants. 

  • John Boehner: Send the National Guard to secure U.S.-Mexico border

    House Speaker John Boehner called on President Obama to send the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to help push back a surge of illegal immigrants -- many of them children -- from Central America.

  • France thumbs nose at critics of its sale of warships to Russia

    A growing chorus of Capitol Hill lawmakers are urging France to scrap a lucrative deal to sell two high-tech warships to Russia as the country flexes its muscle in eastern Europe.

  • Nancy Pelosi: U.S. shouldn't work with Iran

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says the U.S. shouldn't coordinate with Iran on counterterrorism efforts, despite suggestions by the Obama administration that it may be willing to work with Iran in helping squelch militant gains in neighboring Iraq.

  • Steny Hoyer: Another shutdown unlikely because Republicans 'are not stupid'

    The No. 2 House Democrat doesn't anticipate a repeat of October's partial government shutdown, saying Republicans “are not stupid” to again demand spending cuts and other conditions that led to last year's budget impasse. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said that despite deep ideological...

  • Watchdog group wants Justice probe of Vance McAllister bribery claim

    A government watchdog group on Monday called on the Justice Department to investigate a claim by outgoing Rep. Vance McAllister that a House colleague accepted a $1,200 contribution in exchange for voting against legislation. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) also...

  • Supreme Court protects mudslinging

    The age-old practice of mudslinging and false accusations during political campaigns is safe for the time being, as the Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that an anti-abortion group can proceed with a challenge against an Ohio law that made such actions a crime.

  • How dual nationals play a key role on U.S. World Cup team

    Seven members of the U.S. men's national soccer team hold dual passports with the U.S. and one of three European countries, and in each case has a legitimate, legal right to claim U.S. citizenship. The American team plays Ghana Monday.

From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.