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Fox pundits can't decide whether to cheer or jeer Pamela Geller

Fox News personalities have seemingly been at odds all week over Pamela Geller.<p>The free-speech advocate organized the anti-Muslim event in Garland, Texas, where two men were shot and killed while trying to attack the showcase of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and …

Religion

China, India Surpass Mexico As Leading Sources Of New Immigrants To U.S.

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate a change in the flow of immigrants arriving in the U.S. from around the world and offer a look at what the nation will look like in the future.<p>The political debate today in Washington remains focused on the status of Hispanic immigrants; people from …

Demographics

Bid to legalize marijuana in Arizona has some advocates seeing red

A conservative strain has started to creep into the national debate on legalization, with a few unlikely allies saying the core issue is one of individual freedom<p>Family propelled JP Holyoak into the weed business: his daughter, Reese, has a rare illness, and Holyoak believes in the power of medical …

Cannabis

Ferguson Defends Arrest Of Man Who Was Filming Police

City officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are defending the arrest of an observer who was filming an arrest during a protest last month, telling a federal court that the city should not be held in contempt for violating an earlier order intended to protect the rights of journalists and citizens to …

The First Real GOP Debate Of 2016 Is About The Patriot Act

Expect the Senate floor to look more like a Republican presidential debate stage in the coming weeks, with candidates Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz facing off over the size and scope of the government's domestic surveillance program.<p>WASHINGTON — The first real debate of 2016 kicked off in …

Why Obama Wants To Torpedo A Plan To Fight Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON -- The biggest threat to President Barack Obama’s trade agenda may be a plan to fight human trafficking, which threatens to reshuffle a major trade pact that includes Malaysia -- a nation with a troubling human rights record.<p>The Senate is gearing up to vote on a bill granting Obama …

Mitch McConnell Refuses to Budge on Patriot Act After Court Ruling Imperils NSA Spying

Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell on Thursday de­livered a force­ful de­fense of the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s mass-sur­veil­lance …

Surveillance

Senate Passes Bill to Review Iran Nuclear Deal

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill that will give Congress a key stake in conversations on the pending nuclear deal with Iran.<p>Republicans and some …

Mitch McConnell