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  • Judiciary Democrats Ignore Widow in OK'ing Cop Killer's Lawyer

    Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee turned a deaf ear to the pleas of a slain Philadelphia police officer’s widow yesterday when they voted to approve his killer’s lawyer as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Before voting 10-8 along party lines to approve President Obama’s choice, former … More

    Tough Questions on Immigration Reform for Heritage's Derrick Morgan

    Until President Obama carries out his responsibility to enforce existing immigration laws, conservatives in the House have no reason to trust him with any changes, a top Heritage Foundation policy expert says in an on-camera interview with The Foundry about amnesty for illegal immigrants. “The Constitution invests him with the … More

    Toomey Urges Rejection of Obama Justice Nominee Over Links to Cop Killer

    Update:  The Judiciary Committee, in a 10-8 party-line vote,  approved Debo Adegbile as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division – a pick protested by the National Fraternal Order of Police as “a thumb in the eye” of law enforcement officers. The nomination next goes to the Senate floor. Senator Pat … More

    Obama Justice Department Nominee Under Scrutiny for Ties to Cop Killer

    Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. senator today joined the Democratic district attorney of Philadelphia in opposing President Obama’s nomination of a lawyer who defended a notorious cop killer to become the Justice Department’s top civil rights official. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on Obama’s pick of Debo Adegbile, the … More

    White House: ‘Small Percentage’ Appealed HealthCare.gov Errors

    The more than 20,000 Americans who want to appeal costly Obamacare errors make up “a very small percentage” of millions of enrollees, the White House says, but the Obama Administration nevertheless will “get them help.” The responsible agency is “working to implement fully an automated appeals system,” White House Press … More

    George Will: Media Should Regard IRS Scandal Like Watergate, Iran-Contra

    Commentator George F. Will thinks the targeting of conservative groups by the IRS joins Watergate and Iran-Contra as one of the three most serious presidential scandals of the past 40 years. The difference, Will said last night on Fox News’s “Special Report,” is that Republican presidents were part of those … More

    Obama Gives House GOP Room on Immigration

    President Obama didn’t get into specifics in his State of the Union address on immigration reform this year, apparently not wanting to antagonize conservatives as House Republicans gather today in their annual retreat to consider Speaker John Boehner’s proposed “principles” for related legislation. “I think it’s time to deal with … More

    Flurry of Briefs Filed in Obamacare Cases at Supreme Court

    Catholic and evangelical leaders, legal scholars, medical groups, and advocates for women are among the individuals and organizations filing dozens of briefs at the Supreme Court in support of two family-owned companies challenging an Obamacare provision that they say tramples their religious freedom. By the midnight deadline, the Becket Fund … More

    Obama to Impose Higher Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

    President Obama’s unilateral move to give bigger paychecks to employees of federal contractors will drain more money from taxpayers without pressuring the government to cut spending, a Heritage Foundation economist predicts. The likely result will be “a transfer of wealth from taxpayers to the employees of government contractors,” James Sherk, … More

    Grammys Say “I Do” to Same-Sex Marriage

    Americans who don’t support redefining marriage to include same-sex couples got a nationally televised message late last night from the music industry: Get over it. With rapper-turned-talk host Queen Latifah officiating, 33 couples – some made up of two men or two women – got married near the end of … More