Bipartisan group seeks fund for survivors

A bipartisan group of more than 60 members of the House of Representatives is seeking to create a $5 million Holocaust Survivor Assistance Fund. The request was made in an April 4 letter to Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Rep. Rosa… Read More

Justices critique Hobby Lobby arguments

In oral arguments on March 25 over the reach of the Affordable Care Act and the religious rights of private corporations, jurists on America’s highest bench seemed to split along predictable lines, with the Supreme Court’s liberal-leaning wing questioning former Bush administration Solicitor General Paul Clement’s reasoning that the health care law runs afoul of… Read More

University action raises concerns on free speech

American universities have long been a place of political engagement, where rhetoric far from mainstream political discourse is often the norm. But the recent suspension of a pro-Palestine student group has thrust Boston’s Northeastern University into a national debate on what constitutes free speech and what crosses into anti-Semitism and intimidation. The situation gained national… Read More

Justices Critique Hobby Lobby Arguments

In oral arguments Tuesday over the reach of the Affordable Care Act and the religious rights of private corporations, jurists on America’s highest bench seemed to split along predictable lines, with the Supreme Court’s liberal-leaning wing questioning former Bush administration Solicitor General Paul Clement’s reasoning that the health care law runs afoul of the Religious… Read More

83 senators lay out ‘core principles’ on Iran

The U.S. Senate released a letter Tuesday signed by 83 senators writing to President Barack Obama saying that specific guidelines should be determined before the United States reaches any agreement on Iran’s military nuclear program. In the letter, the senators lay out “core principles” that they expect a permanent agreement to follow: Under an agreement… Read More

Is Jolly win a sign of victories to come?

The March 11 victory by underdog Republican candidate David Jolly in Florida’s 13th congressional district is being hotly debated by both sides of the aisle on whether the contest is an indicator of things to come in the 2014 midterm election later this year. The district west of Tampa is like many in Florida, home… Read More