The New York State Court of Appeals in Albany will begin hearing arguments next week in a bid by a Fox News journalist to squash a subpoena that would require her to ultimately reveal her sources behind a report she did on Aurora, Colorado, gunman James Holmes. Jana Winter will be asking the New York court to determine that New York’s strong policy of protecting the identity of confidential sources should also protect her from having to testify in Colorado, where she could be ordered to reveal her sources.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admits that the launch of ObamaCare has proven unsuccessful thus far. According to the secretary, enrollment numbers, which are to be released next week, are extremely low.
Estimates reveal that the federal government will spend more money on fighting global warming than it will on tightening border security. Global-warming spending is estimated to cost approximately $22.2 billion this year, twice as much as the $12 billion estimated for customs and border enforcement.
A recent survey of New York doctors reveals that they are adamantly opposed to the president's signature healthcare law, and some are simply refusing to participate in it.
Federal and state governments are working on plans to require motor vehicles to feature a black-box tracking device capable of reporting real-time vehicle location, speed, and mileage directly to government authorities.
Recent polls reveal that the reputation of President Obama and his signature healthcare law continues to suffer among the American people.
President Obama’s signature healthcare law comes equipped with a seemingly endless amount of regulations, published in the Federal Register. According to CNS News, there are approximately 11,588,500 words of ObamaCare-related regulations, drastically surpassing the 381,517 words found within the healthcare law itself.
With just over 50,000 people completing ObamaCare applications in the first week of the law's implementation, it could be in danger. According to sources inside the Department of Health and Human Services, just 6,200 Americans applied for health insurance through the government website on October 1, the day it was opened to the public, and less than one percent of all visitors to Healthcare.gov actually enrolled in a health insurance exchange.
Further investigation into the IRS scandal involving draconian scrutiny of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status reveals that there was significant collusion between the IRS and various government entities, including the FEC and the White House. Documents show that two IRS officials made over 100 visits to the White House during the period in which the tax agency was targeting conservative organizations.
A Mennonite couple in Iowa may be forced to choose between financial penalties or disregarding their own principles after the Iowa Civil Rights Commission filed suit against them for refusing to host a same-sex wedding. Dick and Betty Odgaard, who operate The Gortz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa, has filed a counter-lawsuit against the state’s Civil Rights Commission in the hopes that they may be able to maintain their own convictions without penalty.