Republican candidates Spar on Fox debateNewt Gingrich jumped FOX's Chris Wallace for asking a series of 'gotcha' questions rather than ask content questions. He made sense when he talked, imho. Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann held a catfight--going after each other's records. Suffered some damage.
Front runner Mitt Romney basically looked good and stayed above the fray. Rick Santorum pleaded that he was being ignored. Ron Paul pressed hard to get out of America's multiple wars to mixed applause. All candidates raised their hands to the question that they would NOT raise taxes, even if it was coupled with ten times as many budget cuts. Not there was Texas Governor Rick Perry who has leaked that he will announce his candidacy Saturday. The Iowa Caucus straw poll is Saturday. Resigned Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was not on the debate but she is in Iowa to play spoiler to work the crowd and get attention.
Ezra Klein says everyone on the debate stage LOSES!
A debate Coach REVIEWS THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE!
An appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama's healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House. The Appeals Court for the 11th Circuit, based in Atlanta, found that Congress exceeded its authority by requiring Americans to buy coverage, but also ruled that the rest of the wide-ranging law could remain in effect.
The legality of the so-called individual mandate, a cornerstone of the 2010 healthcare law, is widely expected to be decided by the Supreme Court. The Obama administration has defended the provision as constitutional.
The case stems from a challenge by 26 U.S. states which had argued the individual mandate, set to go into effect in 2014, was unconstitutional because Congress could not force Americans to buy health insurance or face the prospect of a penalty.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed an appeal Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that put on hold key parts of the state's immigration enforcement law.
The appeal comes as Brewer faced a deadline for contesting a district court's decision that, among other things, barred police from enforcing a requirement that police while enforcing other laws to question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally.
Brewer lost her first appeal in April when a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected her request to overturn the decision. The nation's highest court has discretion on whether to hear her appeal.