Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Conservative Group Fights California AG's Attempt to 'Chill' Speech - Little Sisters of the Poor Win Big in Obamacare Case

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Conservative Group Fights California AG's Attempt to 'Chill' Speech - Little Sisters of the Poor Win Big in Obamacare Case

May 17, 2016
Good morning from Washington, where the Supreme Court sides with religious liberty over Obamacare. Roger Severino and Elizabeth Slattery explain. State and federal prosecutors split on the wisdom of prison reform. A federal court victory doesn't mean free speech is safe, the lawyer for a conservative group says. Josh Siegel has both stories. Plus: Leah Jessen covers two artists who don't want to be forced to promote same-sex marriages, Justin Johnson on strengthening the military, and a former transgender individual on Obama's "ugly legacy."
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Conservative Group Fights California AG's Attempt to 'Chill' Speech


"Over the last six years we have seen a war on speech," said Mark Holden, the general counsel for Koch Industries, and a board member of Americans for Prosperity.
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Little Sisters of the Poor Win Big in Obamacare Case


This is a victory, not only for the Little Sisters, but for all individuals and organizations who step outside the four walls of a house of worship to serve the poor, heal the sick, or educate the next generation.
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Phoenix Artists Threatened With Jail Time If They Don't Serve Gay Weddings


If Breanna Koski and Joanna Duka were to turn down creating art to celebrate a same-sex marriage, the city could fine them up to $2,500 for each day they violate the law and make them spend six months in jail.
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Is It Time for Criminal Justice Reform? 2 Law Enforcement Groups Are at Odds


"We've been vocally opposed to previous iterations of this, but the new legislation was worked on with more care, and is pro-law enforcement," said William Fitzpatrick, the president of the official body representing state-level district attorneys across the U.S.
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A Former Transgender Person's Take on Obama's Bathroom Directive


President Obama has added to the firestorm of confusion, misunderstanding, and fury surrounding the transgender bathroom debate by threatening schools with loss of federal funding unless they allow students to join the sex-segregated restroom, locker room, and sports teams of their chosen gender, without regard to biological reality.
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Congress Must Act Now to Start Rebuilding the US Military


Over the last few months, senior military leaders have repeatedly testified to Congress that America's military is dangerously weak and unprepared.
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