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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bill to Restrict Abortions

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bill to Restrict Abortions

Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MADISON, Wis.) — Wisconsin abortion providers are criticizing Governor Scott Walker for signing a controversial bill after the Fourth of July holiday. The bill requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasoun…

Gay Rights Push Could Endanger Immigration Bill

Gay Rights Push Could Endanger Immigration Bill

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A push to include gay couples in a bipartisan immigration reform bill threatens to upset the delicate coalition backing the proposal in the Senate, Politico reports.Under current law, Americans i…

Proposed Immigration Bill Has Widespread Support

Proposed Immigration Bill Has Widespread Support

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Senators John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., emerged from a White House meeting Tuesday confident that President Obama supports the immigration reform bill they plan to introduce Tuesday night. &…

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

White House: Leaked Immigration Bill Draft Is Plan B

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Leaked draft legislation reportedly authored by the White House would be used as a backup proposal should negotiations fail in Congress over comprehensive immigration reform, administration offici…

President Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Via Autopen

President Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Via Autopen

The White House(HONOLULU) — President Obama has signed the “fiscal cliff” legislation into law via autopen from Hawaii, where he is vacationing with his family.The bill to avert the fiscal cliff arrived at the White House late Wednesday af…

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The House could vote on a Republican bill next week that seeks to create 55,000 additional visas per year for workers with master’s and doctoral degrees in science, tech, engineering and math. The STEM Jobs Act, …

Pennsylvania Man Appeals Court’s Order to Pay Mom’s $93K Bill

Pennsylvania Man Appeals Court’s Order to Pay Mom’s $93K Bill

William A. Pittas(NEW YORK) — John Pittas, 47, is fighting a Pennsylvania court’s order to pay his mother’s $93,000 nursing home stay under a “filial support law” that is in effect in 29 states.Pennsylvania’s statute makes certain family members liabl…

Senate: Hold That Vote, We Have a Party to Attend

Senate: Hold That Vote, We Have a Party to Attend

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The highway bill will have to wait; senators, after all, have a party to get to Tuesday night.Votes on the $109 billion federal highway bill has been stopped Tuesday in the Senate so that senators can attend the en…

Gulf of America: Mississippi Bill Would Rename Gulf

Gulf of America: Mississippi Bill Would Rename Gulf

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JACKSON, Miss.) — If a bill passes in Mississippi, maps and textbooks may need to be re-written.Democrat state Rep. Steve Holland proposed a bill that would rename the Gulf of Mexico to the “Gulf of America.”“F…

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