The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Monday that mandatory public union dues violate some members' First Amendment rights.
In the ruling on Harris v. Quinn, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that the precedent that had upheld the state of Illinois' right to require membership dues was shaky.
In a victory for religious freedom, the Supreme Court ruled today 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (formerly named Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby). The case was the strongest legal challenge to Obamacare since 2012.
The case concerned the HHS Contraception Mandate, which mandated that employers provide certain forms of contraception at no cost to their employees.
The headline on Drudge this morning was a Mexican military helicopter crossed our border and fired on our Border Patrol. The Mexican government claimed it was a mistake and apologized. To quote Paul Ryan...'I don't believe you.'
Read Townhall's Katie Pavlich's report on how this is not an unusual occurrence. Tell me again why our military is not protecting our southern border?
The Center for Immigration Studies released a report early Friday saying that according to government data, the net number of jobs created between 2000 to 2014 all went to immigrants, not people born in the United States.
The CIS report found that over the last 14 years, people who were born in the United States held 114.8 million jobs in 2000, and held 114.7 million jobs in 2014, a drop of 127,000.
Border Patrol Looking To House Immigrants In Abandoned Warehouses Along Rio Grande
SOUTH TEXAS (KRLD) – More than 52,000 children have entered the country illegal in recent months, many of them coming into the U.S. through South Texas. Former Zapata County Sheriff Gonzales, who now works as a consult with law enforcement agencies along the Texas border, says space is running out to house the children and adults that are coming across.
Senate Democrats blocked Republicans on Thursday from passing two bills that would require companies to verify the legal status of people before they hire them, and stop the government from handing out child tax credits to illegal immigrants.
Sessions tried to get approval for the two bills after saying illegal immigration is swamping the U.S., which is leading to reduce wages for Americans and higher costs as these immigrants start improperly receiving federal tax benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions.
Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world
(CNSNews.com) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) determined that the Medicaid program doled out $14.4 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2013, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Currently, the Medicaid program provides health care coverage to about 71.7 million individuals at an annual cost of about $431.1 billion. Because of the program’s large size, the GAO states it is vulnerable to improper payments.
... ‘People Told Me ... If You Go To The United States, Your Children Can Go To School'
(CNSNews.com) -- Standing on the American bank of the Rio Grande in Hidalgo County, Texas, 31-year-old Velma Santos told U.S. Border Patrol officers she did not know what to expect when she first set foot on American soil – only that now her two daughters would be able to go to an American school.
America certainly has been having problems with the EPA's employees, but it seems the EPA itself has been having a few problems with its employees, too. In one case it's been so bad that the EPA has had to issue a directive to warn employees to stop pooping in the hallways at work.
The website Government Executive, a site run by the National Journal that features news about federal managers and executives, reported that the officials at the Denver offices of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were forced to send an email scolding those employees who decided to forgo the use of the bathroom facilities there.
FALFURRIAS, Texas—Volunteer police officers and deputies from across South Texas have responded to the need for help in Brooks County, Texas. The deaths of many illegal immigrants have created a huge financial burden on this small county’s budget. The county is a choke point for the trafficking of illegal immigrants, narco-traffickers, and foreign gang members. Smugglers often leave women and the injured to die if they are unable to keep up with the group while traversing the rough, isolated terrain. The off-duty law enforcement officers are donating their personal time and even money to make sure “everyone goes home” at the end of their shifts.