WASHINGTON (AP) – Barely four months before the nation votes, one of the biggest factors in the fight for the White House still is a mystery. That will change on Thursday.
The Supreme Court’s expected ruling on President Barack Obama’s sweeping federal health care law will shape the contours of the presidential campaign through the summer and fall. Both Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are primed to use the ruling [...]
David Cameron will on Monday launch a scathing attack on what he calls the “culture of entitlement” in the welfare system, as he warns that claimants with three or more children may start to lose access to benefits, and almost everyone aged under 25 will lose housing benefit.
The prime minister will claim there is now a damaging and divisive gap in Britain between those enjoying privileges inside the welfare system [...]
May 7, 2012
It may soon be a crime to wear a mask in Canada. The Harper government supports a bill proposed by Conservative backbencher Blake Richards that would slam protesters in prison for five years if they wear a mask during a demonstration.
The legislation is supported by the Conservative majority and will likely become law.
Richards said the bill will give the police more power to prevent property damage. “I [...]
by National Review
Winnowing the Field
A hard-fought presidential primary campaign is obscuring the uncharacteristic degree of unity within the Republican party. It has reached a conservative consensus on most of the pressing issues of the day. All of the leading candidates, and almost all of the lagging ones, support the right to life. All of them favor the repeal of Obamacare. Most of them support reforms to restrain the growth of entitlement spending. All of them [...]
A Dane County judge overstepped her authority when she voided Gov. Scott Walker’s measure limiting public sector collective bargaining, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a fractious 4-3 decision.
In a nine-page decision — followed by about 60 pages of concurring and dissenting opinions — the court’s conservative majority said Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi “usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin constitution grants exclusively to the Legislature” when [...]
Justices rule in a Southern California case that firms can force customers to arbitrate their complaints individually. The ruling is seen as a major victory for corporations.
By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
The Supreme Court dealt a blow to class-action lawsuits that involve small claims affecting thousands or even millions of people by ruling that corporations may use arbitration clauses to block dissatisfied consumers or [...]