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Obamas Weigh in on Chauvin Verdict: ‘A Jury Did the Right Thing’

Former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama reassured the deeply wounded nation that “a jury did the right thing” in the Derek Chauvin verdict, while urging social-justice warriors to take additional action. Today, a jury did the right thing. But true justice requires much more. Michelle and...

Project Veritas Founder James O’Keefe Sues Twitter For Defamation

Editor's Note: Read more about Twitter's censorship of James O'Keefe here. Conservative activist and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe filed a lawsuit against Twitter this week, alleging the company defamed him by falsely accusing him of operating “fake accounts” in order to ban him from the website. The lawsuit follows Twitter’s...

As Jan. 6 Claims Unravel, DOJ Continues Capitol Crackdown, Arrests Proud Boys

(Headline USA) On the same day as a major blow to the false narrative put forth by Democrats regarding the Jan. 6 uprising at the US Capitol, the Biden Justice Department continued ruthlessly targeting conservative pro-freedom dissidents over their participation. A federal judge on Monday ordered two more leaders of...

SCOTUS Case Pits ‘Protected’ Asylum Claimants Against Other Illegal Immigrants

(Headline USA) The Supreme Court appeared poised Monday to block thousands of specially designated asylum seekers from applying to receive permanent resident status after other immigrant groups complained of special treatment. The justices seemed favorable, in arguments via telephone, to the case made by the Biden administration that federal immigration...

Pelosi Says She Won’t Bring Court-Packing Bill to House Floor

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she would not bring a bill that would add four seats to the Supreme Court to the House floor. The bill, proposed by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., would give Democrats a liberal majority on the bench if it passed. But Pelosi said...

Christian College Challenges Biden Order that Opens Dorms, Showers to Opposite Sex

College of the Ozarks filed suit in federal court Thursday against the Biden administration over a directive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that forces religious schools to violate their beliefs by opening their dormitories --- including dorm rooms and shared shower spaces --- to members...

Democrats Unveil Bill Expanding Supreme Court to 13 Justices

(Headline USA) Congressional Democrats introduced a bill on Thursday to increase the U.S. Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices. The bill is led in the Senate by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and in the House by Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga. and Rep....

Alaska Denied Oil Revenue Benefit Checks to Same-Sex Couples Despite Court Rulings

(Associated Press) Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents obtained by the Associated Press show. The agency that determines eligibility for a yearly oil wealth check paid to nearly all Alaska residents...

Wisc. Supreme Court Says Lockdown-Loving Gov. Can’t Limit Business Capacities

(Headline USA) The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers's administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature's approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the conservative-controlled court struck down the state's mask mandate. The state...

COURT: Ohio Can Ban Abortions Targeting Down Syndrome Children

(Headline USA) A divided federal appeals court lifted the hold Tuesday on an Ohio law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, a case considered nationally pivotal. The landmark case gives hope to pro-life advocates that the discriminatory treatment of down syndrome children...

Expert Says Chauvin was Justified in Pinning Down George Floyd

(Associated Press) Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because he kept struggling, a use-of-force expert testified for the defense Tuesday. Taking the stand at Chauvin's murder trial, Barry Brodd, a former Santa Rosa, California, officer, stoutly defended Chauvin's actions, even as a prosecutor...

Pelosi and Schiff Argue Congress Can Secretly Record Your Calls

Attorneys for House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, both California Democrats, argued that Congress can secretly record the phone calls of private citizens, according to a revealing court transcript released by Judicial Watch. The government transparency and accountability watchdog filed suit to obtain information about Schiff's...

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