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Michigan's ban on affirmative action upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.<p>The justices found 6-2 that a lower court did not have the authority to set aside the measure …

Is America Ready to Finally Elect Presidents by Popular Vote?

The US electoral college is an unwieldy, unfair system established hundreds of years ago, but abolishing it has proven to be extremely difficult.<p><i>Bizarre 2012 electoral college proceedings in Massachusetts. Photo via Flickr user Governor Deval Patrick</i><p>US presidential elections are frequently the butt …

Is Obama Finally About to Use His Pardon Powers to Correct the War on Drug's Injustices?

It's about time.<p><i>Photo via Flickr user Beth Rankin</i><p>Last week, President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of a man who had spent three extra years behind bars because of a typo. This was a nice use of the executive privilege of pardons, but it was a blip in the career of a president whose …

Abortion at heart of Ohio speech case

The Supreme Court will consider Tuesday whether an anti-abortion group can challenge an Ohio law that could have restricted it from publicly accusing a political candidate of voting for taxpayer-funded abortions in Obamacare.<p>The justices aren’t likely to decide whether the law chills free …

Supreme Court refuses to hear Florida appeal over worker drug testing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an executive order issued by Florida Governor Rick Scott that had required all state employees take random drug tests.<p>Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott speaks at a ceremony opening new newsroom facilities for the Univision and …

Obama's approval rating improves as healthcare drag eases

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's job approval ratings have improved, if only slightly, from a low point during the winter, a trend that potentially could help embattled Democrats in key Senate races this fall.<p>The size of the change varies from poll to poll, but they tell the same overall story: …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …