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DOJ Suing North Carolina Over Voter ID Law

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The Justice Department is suing the State of North Carolina over voter ID laws. Eric Holder’s agency filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the Tar Heel State. The voter ID lawsuit claims that North Carolina violated provisions in Section 2 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act when passing the ballot casting legislation.The North Carolina voter… Read more »

Abortion Law Requiring Ultrasounds Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Judge

A NC law requiring clinics to show pregnant women an ultrasound was declared unconstitutional.

An abortion law requiring clinics to show pregnant women ultrasounds in North Carolina was ruled unconstitutional on Friday. The provision in the law required abortion and pregnancy clinics to reveal the images from ultrasounds so women could see them. They were then supposed to describe the dimensions of an embryo or fetus and other information… Read more »

Governor Cuomo Says Conservatives Do Not Belong In New York

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo does not believe some conservatives belong in the state. During a recent radio show interview the Democratic politician said “extreme conservatives” have “no place in the state. Cuomo went on to define the unwanted Republicans as those who believe in the right to life, are “anti-gay” and are in favor… Read more »

Obama On Pot: ‘ I Don’t Think It’s More Dangerous Than Alcohol’

Obama on pot: 'i don't think it's any more dangerous than alcohol"

President Barack Obama is sharing his thoughts on pot, saying he doesn’t think marijuana is necessarily more dangerous than alcohol “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” Obama acknowledged — once again — his experience smoking pot as a youngster during an interview with The New Yorker: “As has been well documented, I… Read more »

Economic Freedom Index Top 10 Countries – US Did Not Make The List

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The Economic Freedom Index is a joint publication by the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation. Ten distinct set of criteria are used to measure a nation’s economic health. The measurements are based upon fiscal freedom, government spending, trade freedom, and corruption, among other statistics.The United States economic freedom ranking has been on a… Read more »

Obama NSA Speech Defends Spying, Insults China, Russia

Obama NSA Speech Defends Spying, Insults China, Russia

Barack Obama’s NSA speech may satisfy some, but countries like China and Russia will probably be angered by how they’re portrayed in relation to the NSA spying debacle. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, journalist Glenn Greenwald broke the story about Edward Snowden with an exclusive interview. And he believes President Obama is lying about… Read more »

Boston’s New Mayor Opposes AR-15 Rifles Request By Police Officials

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Boston’s new Mayor, Martin Walsh, is refusing the AR-15 rifles request by the police department, sparking a tense relationship with local law enforcement officers. Boston Police Department officials have reportedly been pressuring city leaders to buy a “limited number” of AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.The new city leader also said on Thursday that his administration will usher… Read more »

Fourth Amendment Lawsuit Sparked By Raid On Gun Owner’s Home

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The Rutherford Institute is pushing the highest court in the land to hear a Fourth Amendment no-knock warrant case spurred by a “SWAT-team style forceful entry” into John Quinn’s home. Does exercising your Second Amendment rights mean that you automatically give up the Fourth Amendment protections guaranteed by the Constitution? That is the exact question… Read more »

Chris Christie Hires Team Of Attorneys To Investigate ‘Bridgegate’

Chris Christie hires team of attorneys to investigate Bridgegate

Governor Chris Christie is trying to stay on top of developments related to what is known as “Bridgegate,” and he has hired a team of lawyers to look into exactly how things happened. A statement from the Republican Governor’s office said the newly appointed team is also responsible for making sure Christie’s office fully cooperates… Read more »

Gun Control Laws Prompt Firearms Companies To Relocate

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Anti-gun lawmakers seem determined to chip away at the Second Amendment despite the loss of millions of dollars of important tax revenues and hundreds of jobs. As a result, several major firearms companies have made a rapid exit from Colorado and New York since the passage of new gun control laws. Less than a year… Read more »

Net Neutrality Struck Down By Federal Court

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Net neutrality rules set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2010 have had key sections struck down in a new federal court ruling. A D.C. circuit court ruled on a case brought against the FCC by Verizon. The mobile phone carrier sought to challenge the FCC’s net neutrality rules, which includes prohibition against broadband… Read more »

Florida Gun Laws: Stand Your Ground Joined By Warning Shot Bill

Florida Stand Your Ground Law Warning Shot Bill

Controversial Florida gun laws like Stand Your Ground law are now being joined by a newcomer to the world of self defense laws, in the form of the Warning Shot bill. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the controversial Trayvon Martin case provoked attempts to appeal Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. That attempt was rejected… Read more »

Twelve Attorneys General Take Up 10 Amendment, Gun Control Fight

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A dozen attorney generals believe the 10th Amendment has essentially be overturned by more than a decade of “incorrect court rulings,” and are calling on the US Supreme Court to address the damage to the Constitutional protection of states’ rights. The state officials pushing the highest court in the land to protect 10th Amendment rights… Read more »

‘Hood Conservatives’ Plan To Take Back Inner Cities

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Hood Conservatives is a volunteer organization planning to begin their inner city cleanup mission later this month. Members live in urban areas and have grown tired of watching their neighborhoods fall into dens of crime where residents have lost a sense of personal responsibility, according to releases about the launch of the group’s revitalization efforts…. Read more »

Confiscated Pet Raccoon Convinces Tennessee Man To Run For Governor

Tennessee man running for governor to get back his confiscated pet raccoon

Mark “Coonrippy” Brown is running for governor of Tennessee because state officials won’t give back his beloved pet raccoon Rebekah. “This is all about the raccoon,” admitted Brown. The state Wildlife Resources Agency went to Brown’s home and seized Rebekah in July, and even petitioning the governor hasn’t worked to regain custody of the animal…. Read more »

Polar Vortex: Global Warming Divides America Over Climate Change Science

Polar Vortex: Global Warming Divides America Over Climate Change Science

When it comes to the polar vortex, global warming has America divided over whether climate change science messed up big time. After all, it seems counter-intuitive that the global temperature average would cause some locations to experience colder-than-usual weather. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, several years ago NOAA hypothesized that a reduction in Arctic… Read more »

Gabby Giffords To Mark Shooting Anniversary By Skydiving

Gabby Giffords Skydives On Third Anniversary Of Injury

Gabby Giffords plans to go skydiving to mark the third anniversary of being injured by a gunman. The former Arizona Democratic House Representative says the jump will serve to mark how far she’s come since being shot. In 2011, a mass shooting claimed the lives of six and injured 12 along with Gabby Giffords in… Read more »

Connecticut Gun Control Law Sparks Lawsuit By Firearms Group

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A new Connecticut gun control law spurred long lines as residents rushed to register their semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. The Gun Violence and Children’s Safety Act went into effect on January 1. The law requires all residents to register any firearm that the state now considers a “assault weapons” before the beginning of… Read more »

GPS Tracking Devices In Cars Prompt Privacy And Cyber Hacking Concerns

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GPS tracking devices, also referred to as vehicle tracking systems, may soon be mandatory in all new cars, and concerns over either federal or state mileage tax have begun anew. In just a few weeks, federal government officials could approve the GPS “safety devices” installation requirement. In addition to privacy concerns raised by those who… Read more »

Amazon Sales Tax: States Issues To Reach The Supreme Court?

Amazon Sales Tax: States Issues To Reach The Supreme Court

The Amazon sales tax is being implemented in Tennessee, Indiana, and Nevada. But will this states issue go all the way to the Supreme Court? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Amazon sales tax is perfectly fine with the company since they also supported the Marketplace Fairness Act: “Amazon.com has long supported a simplified… Read more »

Michael Moore: Obamacare Is ‘Awful’

Michael Moore on Obamacare: It's awful

Michael Moore claims Obamacare is awful because it doesn’t go far enough, and liberals/Democrats don’t want to admit it. Perhaps for different reasons, millions of Americans who have seen their coverage canceled, changed, or renewed with skyrocketing premiums, sharply higher co-pays and deductibles, and limited provider networks, probably agree with him. When the postponed employer… Read more »

Obamacare Premium Hikes Target The Middle Class

Obamacare premium increases affect the middle class the most

When Obamacare health insurance coverage takes effect on January 1 for those who have actually enrolled, middle class America will likely be taking the biggest hit given skyrocketing premium costs. Many hardworking middle income Americans earn too much to qualify for taxpayer-funded federal subsidies that are available only through purchasing health insurance on the government… Read more »