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Legal Challenge to the Death Penalty Begins in Texas

A defendant’s lawyers are arguing that the death penalty as carried out in Texas violates the Constitution because there is a high risk that innocent people will be executed. Read…

Schwarzenegger Proposes New Cuts

The governor proposed $7.4 billion in cuts to help close a new deficit in the state budget. Read more……

Justices to Rule on States’ Emissions Case

A lower court had found regulation of emissions a political matter. Read more……

Justices Hear Case on Denial of Help to Veteran

A case arose after a veteran sought leniency but was 15 days late in pursuing his appeal. Read more……

Is Obama even worth saving?

Is Obama even worth saving?

Barack Obama today stands alone — a President without a party that supports him, an electorate that no longer trusts him and and destroyed coalition of independents that feel abandoned…

Sidewalk Meeting for State Senator and Lawyer Leads to Guilty Plea

After 28 years in public office, Vincent L. Leibell III pleaded guilty in federal court to obstruction of justice and tax charges. Read more……

Court weighs constitutionality of gay marriage ban

Court weighs constitutionality of gay marriage ban

A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California‘s gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state…

Obama’s tax cut extension part of strategy to show bipartisanship

Although his liberal supporters are furious about the decision, President Obama’s willingness to extend all of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts is part of what White House officials say…

Study: 39,294 earmarks sought in 1 year

Republicans and Democrats submitted requests topping $100 billion this fiscal year. Read more……

Despite critics, Hill ethics office likely to survive

In the 33 months since it was formed, the Office of Congressional Ethics has been called unfair, unreasonable and out of control. It has clashed with the House ethics committee…