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The Five Worst Supreme Court Justices In American History, Ranked

Today is the official release date for my book, <i>Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comforted and Afflicting the Afflicted</i>. As …

Income Tax

Cruz launches as unabashed Christian conservative

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Ted Cruz, proclaiming himself a steadfast conservative who would undo much of President Barack Obama’s agenda and stand for Christian ideals, launched his presidential campaign here Monday, becoming the first official candidate of the 2016 presidential election.<p>Speaking at Liberty …

Republicans

Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police shooting in Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of …

Law Enforcement

Constitution experts on Obama mandatory voting idea: Never gonna happen

Mandatory voting might be a big boon for the Democratic Party, but the idea President Obama floated this week of forcing Americans to show up at the polls and cast ballots is never going to happen, legal experts told FoxNews.com.<p>Obama made the comment while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland on …

Democratic Party

Is Oil Getting Ready To Plunge Below $40?

In my last crude oil market update in late-February, I expressed my skepticism toward the oil price rebound. Since then, crude oil has given up its gains and fell to new lows in the past week. I have been consistently bearish on crude oil since publishing my viral crude oil crash warning in June …

Oil

President Obama Is Right: It's Time for Mandatory Voting

Today at the Cleveland City Club, President Obama suggested mandatory voting as a solution to the influence of big money in politics. "We shouldn't be making it harder to vote, we should be making it easier to vote," President Obama said to applause. "In Australia, other countries, there's …

Beck Highlights the Alarming Fascist Roots of Radical Islam in ‘The Root: Armies of Armageddon’

Glenn Beck on Thursday highlighted the fascist roots of radical Islam in a special called “The Root: Armies of Armageddon.”<p>“Stonings, drive-bys, beheadings, burned alive in cages, child executions — the world is bearing witness to pure evil the likes of which modern society has never seen,” Beck …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Should The Fed Tell The Truth?

The stakes were already high going into this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting. But the surge in the dollar and the fall in oil prices, alongside disappointing economic data both at home and abroad, have led many to speculate greatly on whether the word “patient” will be included in the …

Economics

Hillary Clinton's fear of the trail

How the email flap reinforced all that she dislikes about running for president.<p>This was the week when Hillary Clinton’s highest aspiration, being president, collided with her deepest fear — actually running for president <i>.</i><p>It’s not that Clinton craves a coronation, people close to her say, it’s just …

Government

Inside Fort Hood’s Prostitution Ring

An Army sergeant pimped cash-strapped female soldiers under his command to higher-ups. How did this happen?<p>It was supposed to be the Army private’s …

Crime

Democratic Senator: Cotton Letter "Dangerous Territory," Unlike Anything In U.S. History

"It would have been like, you know, some of the folks who opposed the Iraq War, if they would've written a letter to Saddam Hussein."<p>Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia called the actions of Republican senators who sent a letter to the Iranian government "dangerous territory," and unlike …

Political Science

GOP’s “Constitution” confusion: Why Tom Cotton’s silly Iran letter matters

The über-hawk from Arkansas’ attempt to scuttle ongoing negotiations is yet another sign of systemic breakdown<p>As readers of my colleague Jim Newell know by now, Tom Cotton, Arkansas’ new GOP senator, is already establishing himself as one of the leading doomsayers and fearmongers in Congress, which …

Mia Love, the First Black Republican Congresswoman-Elect, Says Hillary Clinton Should Stand Down

It seems there is little in the way of sorority when it comes to glass-ceiling shatterers.<p>Last month Utah’s Congresswoman-elect Mia Love sent shards …

Mia Love

How the U.S. Supreme Court Left Amtrak Waiting

The court ruled that the passenger rail service is indeed a government entity. But the details of how it will be allowed to manage its on-time performance could take years to resolve.<p>Amtrak has technically won its Supreme Court case against freight railroads, but it's not yet clear if train …

Was the GOP's Iran letter really unprecedented?

From Reagan to Clinton, both Democrats and Republicans have tried to sabotage the other party’s foreign policy.<p>The senator was outraged. Congress had challenged the foreign policy of the president, ignoring that he is “the sole person to whom our Constitution gives the responsibility for conducting …

Foreign Policy

Judge asks Obama administration to explain immigration protections

After President Obama in November announced plans to shelter millions of people from the threat of deportation, immigration officials wasted no time in carrying them out.<p>Thousands of young people who had applied for two-year reprieves from deportation instead were given three years free from the …

Immigration

On ACA, It’s the Supreme Court vs. the Insurance Industry

Wendell Potter gained famed as an insurance industry whistleblower. For the moment, he’s back on their side—in defense of Obamacare.<p>He was called a …

Health Care

Online Merchants Can Challenge Colorado Tax Law, Supreme Court Says

The U.S. Supreme Court today allowed a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado law that required out-of-state vendors to hand over their receipts to tax authorities so they could collect sales taxes from state residents.<p>Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for a unanimous court, said the Tenth Circuit …

U.S. Supreme Court

Will the Supreme Court Tell Us Our Vote Doesn’t Really Matter?

If the court strikes down an independent congressional redistricting plan ratified by Arizona voters, the ramifications will be disastrous for …

Government

Why Balancing The Budget Means Economic Catastrophe

It appears as if those in Washington may once again be preparing to make our economic situation even worse than it is. We have already navigated fiscal cliffs, sequestration, and other attempts to make the government fiscally “responsible,” and we dodged a bullet only days ago with respect to …

Economics

Walker: I'll leave the nonsense to the media

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Forget other Republicans -- Scott Walker is taking on the mainstream media.<p>The Wisconsin governor is using the tried-and-true tactic to survive the criticism he's faced over his refusal to answer questions that have followed him in recent days about what he thinks about evolution …

Government

ISIS capital in Syria is 'like a big prison,' activist says

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not hard to get into Raqqa. The problem, one prominent activist tells CNN, is getting out.<p>Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi's voice is calm and measured as he describes life inside the city ISIS claims as the capital of its so-called caliphate. But the horrors he details are harrowing.<p>Airstrikes. …

Free Syrian Army