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  • House GOP, home of hyperbole and hyperpartisanship

    Claiming that President Obama "believes he has the power to make his own laws," House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is preparing a lawsuit against the president. Is the proposed lawsuit a reaction to an aggressive use of executive power or a...
  • Florida inches toward marriage equality

    Florida inches toward marriage equality
    When a state judge in Key West overturned a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages last week, he started Florida down a legally tortuous path toward marriage equality for gays, a right 19 other states have already granted. But, legal experts say,...
  • Lincoln Park murder: 'Everybody is just stunned'

    Lincoln Park murder: 'Everybody is just stunned'
    Family and friends of Jacob Klepacz, who authorities say was killed in a Lincoln Park robbery this spring, became emotional after the West Side man charged with his murder was ordered held without bail Saturday. "I guess we're satisfied … he's...
  • Virginia's 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds subsidies, key component of Affordable Care Act policies

    Virginia's 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds subsidies, key component of Affordable Care Act policies
    One hour after a Washington D.C. Court of Appeals ruled against subsidies/tax credits for consumers buying health insurance policies through federally facilitated state health exchanges, Virginia's 4th Circuit ruled in support of the tax credits. It's the...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism. At the same time, questions over...
  • Rich is better Democrat, but Crist has better chance

    Former state Sen. Nan Rich, a true blue Democrat, expresses in just a few words the reason she and not Charlie Crist should be her party's choice to face Gov. Rick Scott in November: "We need to make sure we don't have two Republicans running in the...
  • Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]

    Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]
    On her website, Sen. Barbara Mikulski proclaims that she is joining other senators to introduce a "legislative fix to protect women's health" following the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Whether you are for abortion or against...
  • Florida Supreme Court tosses conviction for death-row inmate in 1987 Sumter killing

    The Florida Supreme Court has overturned the conviction and sentence of a death-row inmate who was charged nearly two decades after the body of a murder victim was found in Sumter County. Justices, in a recent 6-1 ruling, said circumstantial evidence...
  • Israel's Bedouin defenseless against Hamas rockets

    TEL AVIV, Israel When a rocket from Gaza slammed into the community of Kaser A-Ser on Saturday, Auda al-Wadj, 32, had no defense. Like 100,000 Bedouin citizens of Israel, al-Wadj lived in a shantytown of tin shacks, with no bomb shelters. He died; four...
  • Osceola may hire private firm to handle inmate health care

    Osceola may hire private firm to handle inmate health care
    Osceola County is working on a deal to hire a private health-care company for jail inmates that has been sued elsewhere over alleged poor care and, in one case, the death of a prisoner. Commissioners have voted to begin negotiations with Miami-based...
  • Delay sought in trial of Sen. Calderon until after he leaves office

    Delay sought in trial of Sen. Calderon until after he leaves office
    Federal prosecutors have agreed to provide the defense a delay in the corruption trial of state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon from September to May 19, 2015, long after the Democrat from Montebello will have left office. Calderon was indicted in February on...