Obamacare Litigation: More “Golden” Reasons Why Justice Kagan May Need to Recuse Herself

An internal memorandum from the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) reveals that Justice Elena Kagan “substantially participated” in a health care case in San Francisco in which the Justice Department argued over the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This raises grave new doubts about the appropriateness of Kagan’s participation […]

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Panetta: We Have Some Ideas Who Was Behind Iran Killing; Indirectly Throws Israel Under the Bus

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that U.S. officials had “some ideas” as to who was behind the assassination of a nuclear scientist in Tehran this week, AFP reported. During a meeting with soldiers at a Texas military base, Panetta insisted the United States was “not involved in any way, in any way with […]

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U.S. Sanctions Three Companies for Selling Oil Products to Iran

Washington on Thursday placed sanctions on three companies from China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates for selling refined oil products to Iran, AFP reported. The Treasury placed sanctions on Zhuhai Zhenrong Co. of China, which it called the largest supplier of refined petroleum products to Iran, the report said. The sanctions came a day […]

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Obama’s New Defense Strategy Leaves America Less Safe

President Obama’s new national defense strategy is a budget-driven exercise masquerading as a strategic plan, writes Heritage’s Kim Holmes, former Assistant Secretary of State, in The Washington Times. In trotting out the new strategy, President Obama said the “tide of war is receding.” Accordingly, U.S. forces will “no longer be sized to conduct large-scale, prolonged […]

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PLO: Peace Process With Israel ‘Near Its Demise’; PLO Has No Intentions Of Peace

Palestinian Liberation Organization executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi on Tuesday said the so-called two-state solution is “near its demise.” Ashrawi told reporters at a press conference that Israel’s response to PLO proposals on borders and security arrangements did not show “any indication of good intentions at all.” According to Ashrawi, the Israeli response included 21 […]

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