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.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is aiming for a July 20 vote on a bill to cut off all U.S. foreign aid to Pakistan if its government refuses to release Dr. Shakil Afridi, who has been imprisoned for helping the CIA track down and kill Osama bin Laden.
Ice Age: Continental Drift proves to be a warm family film that will entertain audiences of all ages. Full of excitement and adventure, the movie deals with realistic familial relationships and features a number of positive elements, making it a good choice for family entertainment.
The United Nations is working on a treaty that would impact Second Amendment rights in the United States. The pact would reveal the records of America’s gun owners to foreign governments and has the potential to place the Second Amendment under international scrutiny.
In a largely symbolic vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted once again to repeal President Obama's signature healthcare law. The vote was bipartisan, with just five Democrats voting alongside Republicans. Despite the success in the House, there is little hope for any progress in the Democratically-led Senate.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has joined the ranks of other GOP governors eager to assert the sovereignty of their states by nullifying the ObamaCare law. Perry announced on Monday that he will not be expanding the Medicaid program or creating the necessary healthcare exchange to implement the president's signature legislation. As noted by Reuters, “The announcement makes Texas the most populous state that has rejected the provisions.”
When fans of the Spiderman movie franchise learned that the film would retell Spiderman's story and recast it, as compared to the recent versions featuring Tobey Maguire as the web spinner, they had trepidations about the success of the newest installment, The Amazing Spiderman, but box office receipts tell that their worry was misplaced.