In his majority opinion in the recent Hobby Lobby case, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito took pains to frame the ruling, exempting companies from complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate if it violated the religious beliefs of their owners, as a narrow one. But gay and civil rights groups have long warned that a decision permitting such a religious exemption could have broad ramifications, potentially allowing employers to discriminate against gays.
From President Obama, asked why he wasn’t making a visit to the border during his trip to Texas today: This isn’t theater. This is a problem.
NATO Issues Frantic Rumors That Russia Behind Anti-Fracking Movement Russia is secretly working with environmental groups campaigning against fracking in an attempt to maintain Europe’s dependence on energy imports from Moscow, the secretary-general of Nato has said. Speaking at the Chatham House foreign affairs think-tank in London, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Russia was mounting a sophisticated disinformation campaign aimed at undermining attempts to exploit alternative energy sources such as shale gas. He said: “I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations – environmental organisations working against shale gas – to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas.
BREAKING: Seattle Firefighters Charged In March 2014 Assault On Homeless Man Mia Jarvinen, Robert Howell and Scott Bullene were each charged with one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of malicious harassment. Howell and Bullene, City of Seattle firefighters who were off-duty at the time, and Jarvinen were walking through the park after a Seattle Sounders game on March 15 when, witnesses told police, they kicked and screamed at the man.
No Charges for Cop Who Killed 13 Year Old Holding Toy Gun No Charges for Cop Who Killed 13 Year Old Holding Toy Gun thefreethoughtproject.com The Free Thought ProjectCassandra RulesJuly 9, 2014 Sonoma County DA announced on Monday that they will not be filing charges against Deputy Erick Gelhaus who shot a child through the heart, then 6 more times after the first fatal round, on October 22, in Santa Rosa, CA. The young boy was walking do…
LIVE from Murrieta City Hall vigil for child immigrants Images via @TatianaYSanchez @acsacollective
Follow us on TWITTER: Like us on FACEBOOK: Since former Chongqing public security director Wang Lijun defected to the U.S. Consulate, the earthquake among the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) top officials has rumbled on.
The Intercept published an article last night describing secret foreign intelligence surveillance targeting American citizens. One of those citizens, Nihad Awad, is the executive director and founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s leading Muslim advocacy and civil rights organizations and a long-time client of EFF.
Twentieth Century Fox Celebrates 25 Years Of “Die Hard” Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Press Conference Kris Humphries And Andray Blatche Participate In “Random Acts…