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  • Toomey to introduce Balanced Budget Amendment to U.S. Constitution

     
    UPDATE Thursday 9am: The news conference has been postponed likely until after next week's recess. U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and four additional Republicans, including two in leadership positions, will announce their plans to offer a balanced budget...
  • Webliography: Can the state reduce pension benefits going forward?

     
    There have been a variety of formal opinions issued on the question of whether the Illinois Constitution allows the state to state reduce pension benefits going forward. Here are some: No Is welching on public pension promises an option for......
  • A presidential divorce in Guatemala to clear way for a presidential bid

     
    You’ve heard of the king who gave up his throne for the woman he loved. In Guatemala, a woman is giving up the man she presumably loves for a shot at the throne. Or, at least, the presidential palace. First Lady Sandra Torres is divorcing her...
  • Fla. Dems: ‘Give us records or we’ll sue’ succeeds

     
    Update II: Brian Burgess of the governor's office says that Jotkoff actually received CDs that held more than 4,000 documents roughly two weeks ago. He added in an email: “However, the Executive Office of the Governor is not the official custodian...
  • What do we mean by 'American exceptionalism'?

     
    The term "American exceptionalism" has been appearing in many political arguments lately -- who believes in it? does President Obama believe in it? -- but I'm not sure what it means to those who are using it. Before you give......
  • And the wall came a tumblin' down

     
    News story The Supreme Court opened the door to a new form of state support for religious schools, upholding special tax credits in Arizona for those who give money to church schools.... Justice Anthony M. Kennedy (part of the 5-4......
  • FAU students, Palm Beach County legislator oppose elections legislation

     
    College Democrats across Florida, including the Florida Atlantic University chapter, are planning a ???day of action??? on Monday to combat what they???re calling an ???attack on the voting rights of Floridians.??? They???re in sync with state Rep. Jeff...
  • HB 1355 A Bill to Restrict Voter Turnout

     
    Once again, the republicans demonstrate their disdain for dissenters as they engage in a cruel game of chess, strategically curbing the ability to register voters in the state of Florida. A 128-page rewrite of Florida’s election laws drew opposition...
  • Should Good Friday be a national holiday?

     
    The folks at The Campaign to Commemorate Good Friday as a National Holiday say yes. I say no. I say we already have too many government-imposed holidays -- they're expensive and disruptive -- and adding another Christian holiday to the......
  • Law center defends Medicaid changes in health-care overhaul law

     
    While several states' attorneys general have filed “friend of the court” briefs challengin the new health-care overhaul law, another organization has filed a “friend of the court” brief that defends the law's changes to Medicaid....
  • Casey Anthony: Issue of media coverage takes ironic turn

     
    A day before he will appear in a national television interview, Jose Baez suggested turning off the courtroom cameras for jury selection in the Casey Anthony trial. "I do not know how I could legally tell the broadcat media they can't cover or report...