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Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Collective Bargaining Law

A circuit court judge struck down the controversial Wisconsin law that curbs public sector unions' power to collectively bargain Thursday, the Associated Press reports, continuing controversy over legislation that was pushed by Republican Gov.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 1:40pm

Take a Video Tour of Sarah Palin's New Arizona Mansion

Sarah Palin reportedly used a shell company to buy a $1.7 million home in Scottsdale, Ariz., earlier this year. And now, you can take a video tour of the house that could very well become the HQ for a Palin presidential run in 2012.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 1:40pm

High Court Upholds Arizona E-Verify Rule

The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Arizona is well within its rights to require employers to check the legal status of their workers through a federal government database. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce had sued the state over the law, arguing that immigration enforcement is exclusively the purview of the federal government.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 1:40pm

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Piracy Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved legislation on Thursday aimed at cracking down on foreign websites that offer pirated content and counterfeit products.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 1:40pm

GOP's Medicare Message Might Not Be Fixable

Republicans are vowing to tweak their Medicare message to make it an easier sell to voters in the wake of the party's defeat in New York's 26th Congressional district special election. The problem is not what's in Rep. Paul Ryan's plan, they argue, but how they sold it. "If we'll just stay with our argument and do a better job developing it, we’ll be fine," Rep. Tom Cole told The Hill's Molly K. Hooper and Russell Berman.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 12:40pm

An Obama Judicial Nominee Gets Sick of Waiting

Goodwin Liu has had enough. On Wednesday, Liu, a law professor at the University of California, Berkeley, asked President Obama to withdraw his nomination for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Obama nominated Liu to fill a vacancy on the Ninth Circuit Court in February 2010, and Liu's been in debate limbo ever since.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 12:40pm

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Collective Bargaining Law

A judge has struck down Wisconsin's controversial new law that strips collective bargaining rights from government workers Thursday morning.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:40am

DWS: Obama Not Hurt Among Jewish Voters

Newly minted DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz denied Thursday morning that President Obama's support for using the 1967 borders as a starting point for negotiations between Israel and Palestinians has hurt him with Jewish voters.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:40am

Hedge Fund Honcho Wants Microsoft's Ballmer Out

Influential hedge fund manager and longtime Microsoft investor David Einhorn urged Microsoft to oust its CEO Steve Ballmer on Wednesday.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:40am

Close Quarters

Steve Breen illustrates why the Supreme Court is ordering the release of prisoners from overcrowded facilities.

Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:40am