The GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney surprised the mainstream media and the American people by hosting an unprecedented fundraiser in Israel July 30, which was attended by 20 to 30 people and raised over $1 million for his campaign.
On Thursday, the United States Senate voted to move forward on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, clearing the way for amendments to be proposed. To the dismay of Second Amendment advocates, New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer proposed an amendment that introduces new gun control.
Chick-fil-A has been enduring the wrath of the pro-gay community recently because of the company’s Christian stance on same-sex marriage. However, what was once a conflict of ideologies is now becoming an issue of constitutional rights, as city officials are attempting to block efforts to open Chick-fil-A restaurants.
The U.S. Senate is preparing to consider the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 after its sponsors made changes to the original legislation that addressed privacy concerns and federal overreach. Despite the changes, however, the bill continues to remain controversial.
On Monday, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a key Democrat leader on the Senate Intelligence Committee, stated that the classified leaks may have come from the White House, though she expressly stated that she does not believe the President to be one of the leakers. But Dianne Feinstein’s statement has caused such a stir that she has begun to backtrack from her assertion.
The U.S. Supreme Court may soon take up a case to determine the constitutionality of the "insanity" plea. A brief has been filed on behalf of Joseph Delling, who in 2007 killed two men and injured one, asserting that he is a type of Jesus and that the men he targeted were stealing his energy. The brief asserts that by denying Delling the right to plead "insanity," the state of Idaho has violated his constitutional rights.
The Dark Knight Rises proves to be an excellent conclusion to the "Batman" trilogy. Well-constructed and comprised of a number of positive elements, it is hugely entertaining.
The families of three American citizens killed by U.S. drone strikes are now suing for wrongful death. According to the families of Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, his sixteen-year old son Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and operative Samir Khan, the murders are unconstitutional because they violate due process as well as the Fourth Amendment.
In February, the attorneys general of seven states — Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas — along with three employers affiliated with the Catholic church, a nun, and a missionary, filed suit against the federal healthcare law's contraception mandate. But on July 17, a federal judge dismissed the case, declaring that the groups behind the suit had no standing.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has indicated that the United States is willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that Iran does not possess nuclear weapons. This is not the first time the American people have heard such rhetoric from this administration regarding Iran, but these latest remarks were made during Clinton’s recent visit to Israel.
Clinton spent 12 days traveling to nine countries to address a variety of international issues. Her discussions with Israeli leaders focused on issues including “Iran, upheaval in the Arab world, the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the political transition in Egypt,” observed Bloomberg News.