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- Prince Charles: Muslims are driving Christians from Mideast through persecution
- Gitmo’s first commander: Close the prison down
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- NASA pushing hard to get back into space game
- Harvard student to face federal charges for bomb hoax
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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - State Government
A state government (provincial government in Canada) is the government of a subnational entity in a federal forms of government, which shares political power with the federal or national government. A state government may have some level of political autonomy, or be subject to the direct control of the federal government. This relationship may be defined by a constitution. - Source: Wikipedia
New Jersey can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Monday, the state high court ruled Friday, as the justices prepare to hear a case on the constitutionality of the state's law banning same-sex unions.
A judge's ruling Friday that New Jersey must allow gay couples to marry will not be the last word on the issue after Gov. Chris Christie's administration said it would appeal to a higher court.
There is a reason American soldiers, judges and political leaders must swear to protect the Constitution. America is a free, prosperous republic because of this charter we celebrate today. It is what makes us a country of laws, rather than one ruled by mobs or dictators. Straying from the Constitution will lead only to national decline.
A proposed first-in-the-nation government program would require medical marijuana dispensaries in the District to put aside 2 percent of their profits in order to subsidize pot purchases for poor patients.
If it was good enough for General Motors, it's good enough for Detroit. That's the message Steve Rattner, who was President Obama's automobile-bailout czar, is peddling as a television talking head and op-ed essayist for The Wall Street Journal.
Five reasons to watch Brazil play Spain on Sunday in the final of the Confederations Cup, a warmup tournament for next year's World Cup:
The Senate on Wednesday approved President Obama's pick to lead the nation's Medicare agency, sending it a permanent leader for the first time in several years as the nation inches closer to sweeping health care reforms. Marilyn B. Tavenner enjoyed bipartisan support at the committee level before the full chamber voted, 91-7, to confirm her as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan published a column Wednesday, saying the U.S. military should do away with funeral honors, since "most veterans did nothing heroic" anyway.
Six states are eager to capitalize on last month's horrific shooting of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn. New York's quick-draw Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the first to craft a gun-control package behind closed doors and ram it into law within a matter of days.
Mexican marines have slain four gunmen who apparently were trying to steal the body of a Zetas cartel chieftain killed by the military a day before in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
Gov. Bob McDonnell is seeking 2 percent pay raises for public school teachers — their first in five years — provided Virginia lawmakers next month also make it easier for administrators to dismiss teachers deemed incompetent based on performance appraisals.
Nearly a month ago, Superstorm Sandy sent floodwaters washing through Teresa Shallcross' home in Crisfield, Md., a little city on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. Her home of 20 years is uninhabitable because her furnace is slowly falling through her water-damaged floor.
In its tear of destruction, the megastorm Sandy left parts of New Jersey's beloved shore in tatters, sweeping away beaches, homes, boardwalks and amusement parks.
They have been playing defense elsewhere across the Midwest, but labor unions in Michigan have gone on the attack with a proposed first-in-the-nation amendment to the state constitution that would enshrine a right to collective bargaining for public -- and private-sector workers -- and invalidate any past or future laws to the contrary.
Germany's Nuerburgring circuit, which has hosted Formula One's German Grand Prix, is to launch insolvency proceedings amid fears it could run out of cash while the European Commission considers planned government aid.