California makes vaccines mandatory

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="hiZTB5dTqvRMoecGIFOkyEHHEC-wu1M1" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS) Ending months of speculation, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law Senate Bill 277, which requires almost all California schoolchildren more…

Clerks defy same-sex marriage ruling

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1934425" align="aligncenter" width="596"] The Supreme Court OK'd same-sex marriage.[/caption] A county clerk in Arkansas announced she was resigning from her office Tuesday, citing religious and moral objections to more…

Ohio moves to ban late-term abortions

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY SIGNAL) The Ohio Senate has passed legislation that would prohibit late-term abortions in the state. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act would ban abortion after 20 weeks—roughly more…

Chris Christie launches White House bid

by Cheryl Chumley -- [ooyala code="BpcXV4dTqYpd7IXxySgo2BydTXFi5W-6" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his presidential run on Tuesday during a broadcast announcement from his old Livingston High School, calling on America to more…

Justice: Ferguson crackdown violated free speech

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH) Police trying to control the Ferguson protests and riots responded with an uncoordinated effort that sometimes violated free-speech rights, antagonized crowds with military-style tactics and more…

Obama raises overtime pay for 5 million workers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="81bTB5dTq6UAG1F0D79EKUK3wCZEjBLJ" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (BLOOMBERG) The Obama administration plans to raise the wages of millions of Americans who work more than 40 hours a week by requiring their employers more…

U.S. world's No. 2 Spanish-speaking country

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GUARDIAN) The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes. The report says more…