BRUNSWICK, GA. | A handgun discovered Tuesday will be tested to determine if it used to kill a Brunswick baby last week in a stroller. After police arrested the mother and aunt of murder suspect De’Marquis Elkins, 17, Tuesday morning on charges of making false statements, the women provided information that eventually led investigators to the gun, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said. Investigators found the gun about 8 a.m. in a marsh pond east of U.S. 17 near its intersection with Spur 25, Doering said. That was about three hours after the arrests of Elkins’ mother,
RUSH: Here´s Art in Windsor, Connecticut, as we go back to the phones. Hello, sir. CALLER: Rush, how you doing? RUSH: I´m fine, sir. Thank you. CALLER: Look, I just think, you know, there used to be laws that said black people can´t marry white people. I don´t think this is any different. I mean, if you´re gay and you want to marry somebody who´s gay, marry somebody who´s gay. That´s your business. What is the business of the state government or the federal government telling me who I can and can´t marry?
PHILADELPHIA -A lawyer for a Philadelphia abortion provider charged with killing seven babies allegedly born alive is trying to show that at least the first baby had died in the womb and that the mother was not as far along in the pregnancy as the prosecution claims. A young woman who was 17 when she aborted "Baby A" spent several hours testifying in Kermit Gosnell´s murder trial. The prosecution says she was nearly 30 weeks in her pregnancy. And one of Dr. Gosnell´s medical assistants, who had testified that late-term babies were routinely cut with scissors after delivery,
RUSH: This is CNN Newsroom this morning. The anchorette, Ashleigh Banfield, spoke with the senior legal analyst at CNN, Jeffrey Toobin, about the Supreme Court oral arguments and the legality of Prop 8, which upheld the notion of... By the way, do you know what has become a popular term today in the debate? To show you, just to illustrate the inroads the homosexual marriage crowd has made, it is now common to hear on television and in the midst of debate the concept of "opposite-sex marriage."
As spring break begins for schoolchildren across the country, thousands of students will travel to Washington, DC. The trips, funded by bake sales and other events throughout the year, will allow the students to take in Washington´s historic landmarks. One premier destination is off-limits this year, however. A few weeks ago, the Obama Administration announced it was suspending public, self-guided tours of the White House as a result of the automatic sequester cuts that the administration proposed in 2011. While America´s students stand outside the White House fence, the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia, are
RUSH: The Supreme Court had oral arguments today on Proposition 8 in California, same-sex marriage. This is another thing that confused me, because what happened, people started sending me tweets from the SCOTUSblog. Now, the SCOTUSblog, Supreme Court of the United States, is a blog run by people who apparently are excellent at interpreting the questions and comments made by the justices during oral arguments and then making predictions on how the case will end up based on that. So I´m getting all of these tweets, and they´re very conflicting.
Last night over drinks a right-of-center lawyer friend expressed his astonishment at the rapid change in public opinion toward same-sex marriage. There´s no question that opinion has shifted. In nearly three dozen statewide initiatives and referendums before November 2012, voters had never (or arguably only once) favored same-sex marriage. Then four states voted in favor. Granted, they were all liberal states, but so were some of the ones that had voted it down--including California, about whose Proposition 8 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this morning.
Rich Lowry explained on Fox News this morning why the National Rifle Association relishes a fight with New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg over gun control. In his view, the “NRA would love, love, love, love Mayor Bloomberg to be the public face of gun control” because of the mayor’s reputation for intrusive government action.According to Lowry, the key to the NRA’s influence isn’t money, but rather “a wide-ranging membership that is extremely devoted and extremely involved.” The gun-control lobby has so far been unable to counter the NRA because they lack the same popular support on the ground.
This morning’s Supreme Court arguments over California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, broke down just as one might expect: liberals to the left, conservatives to the right, and Justice Anthony Kennedy walking a tightrope in between. Kennedy, considered the court’s swing vote, expressed concern that children of same-sex couples — nearly 40,000 of them in California, according to the arguments — want their parents’ relationships legally recognized. But the associate justice also implied that gay marriage proponents, in pushing for a broad ruling that would legalize same-sex
Liberals had hoped, and some conservatives had feared, that the legislative Frankenstein’s monster known as Obamacare would become more popular as its sundry measures were implemented. But the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is no more popular now than when it was passed, as Americans have come to realize that it will neither protect patients nor provide for affordable care. While full repeal of the law is not within the realm of short-term political reality — the presence of Barack Obama in the White House and a Democratic majority in the Senate ensures that —
On Dennis Miller’s radio show on Tuesday, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer warned that while the Cyprus bailout may appear to involve a “trivial” amount of money, it could set the stage for wide-reaching consequences. Krauthammer compared the Cyprus situation to the 1914 assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which began the dramatic spiral towards World War I. “The first thing that strikes me is how tiny this whole thing is,” Krauthammer said. “I mean, it could have ripple effects the way, you know, Sarajevo did in 1914. Little things can develop into big
During my second afternoon at the NRO Summit, mid-way through yet another congressman’s address, I mused about how easy it would be to create a Right Wing Red Meat Speech Generator: First, plug in some vintage Reagan and Buckley quotations. (Hell, mix ‘em up and see if anyone notices: “I’m from the Boston telephone directory and I’m here to help you…”) Then sprinkle on some “hard working Mexicans.” Squeeze in a reference that lousy poem carved onto an old French statue. Finally, make “America is the greatest country in the world” a default value. I ask you: Why do professional
A mystery meat, which has defied the best efforts of scientists to identify it, has been found in a lamb curry as part of an investigation into food fraud. The discovery raises new questions about just what is going into the nation’s takeaways and processed foods. A BBC documentary to be aired on BBC3 tonight sent samples of curries and kebabs bought from six outlets in London for laboratory tests. The meat in a Beef in Black Bean Sauce dish turned out to contain high levels of chicken material including blood, while a burger contained no beef at all, other than
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama has chosen veteran Secret Service agent Julia Pierson as the first woman to become director of the agency that protects the president, two officials told Reuters on Tuesday. Pierson has been chief of staff at the Secret Service, which last year became embroiled in a scandal involving agents taking prostitutes to their hotel rooms in Colombia before Obama visited the country. Pierson is a native of Florida and began her career with the Secret Service as a special agent with the Miami Field Office in 1983. Starting in 1988, she served four years
He may have lost his national political mojo in the 2012 Republican presidential race, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry apparently didn´t lose his humor or his swagger. Just consider his trip to Utah last weekend for meetings of the Republican Governors Association, which he once led. As the meetings wrapped up in Park City, we hear Perry detoured to the state capitol on his way to Salt Lake City International Airport to fly home. After greeting Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, Perry was given a tour of the building, stopping in Gov. Gary Herbert´s office. It must have been comfortable,
New York - Keeping Britain´s rambunctious Prince Harry in line is a tough job that the prince´s media handlers and protection officers have never quite come to grips with – to the delight of tabloids all over the world. But as America braces for a royal tour by the famously party-happy prince, there is one larger-than-life figure who – for one day at least – is determined to keep Harry firmly under control. Step forward New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Christie, famed for his broad girth and blunt style of politics, told a local radio station that he could assure
Megyn Kelly invited pediatric neurosurgeon and frequent Fox News guest Dr. Ben Carson on her show Tuesday and offered him a platform to defend himself against recent accusations by those on the left that he is no more than the Republican Party’s latest “token” minority. Without explicitly using his name, Kelly alluded to comments made by MSNBC’s Touré, who said last week that Carson was helping Republicans “assuage their guilt.” Kelly apologized to Carson as she read off some of the names he has been called in recent weeks, like “token” and “oreo,” before landing on the quote
North Dakota’s governor signed the nation’s strictest anti-abortion measures into law Tuesday, including one statute that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Gov. Jack Dalrymple authorized three bills previously passed by state legislators, the most controversial of which prohibits abortion procedures once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen early in the first trimester. The Republican governor also approved a measure that restricts abortions based on gender selection and genetic abnormalities, such as Down syndrome.
Richmond, Va. — Virginia law will require all voters to have photo IDs beginning next year. Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill Tuesday that his fellow Republicans said was a safeguard against voter fraud. Democrats bitterly denounced the legislation as a Jim Crow-era tactic to suppress the votes of the elderly, minorities and the underprivileged. The legislation provides for a free valid ID with the bearer´s photo to any registered voter who lacks one. Along with signing the legislation, McDonnell issued an executive order directing the State Board of Elections to start a public education program to tell voters about
Washington — Medical claims costs — the biggest driver of health insurance premiums — will jump an average 32 percent for Americans´ individual policies under President Barack Obama´s overhaul, according to a study by the nation´s leading group of financial risk analysts. The report could turn into a big headache for the Obama administration at a time when many parts of the country remain skeptical about the Affordable Care Act. The estimates were recently released by the Society of Actuaries to its members. While some states will see medical claims costs per person decline, the report concluded the overwhelming majority will see
Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick has filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey, citing tax liabilities she has attributed to financial mismanagement, her publicist said on Monday. Warwick, 72, known for "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" and other popular songs, filed the petition on March 21 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, the state where she was born and currently lives. She listed total assets of $25,500 and total liabilities of more than $10.7 million, nearly all tax claims by the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California, according to the filing.
The state of Tennessee can accept Georgia’s proposal to a long-running boundary dispute or settle it in court. That’s the message in a resolution the Georgia Senate passed overwhelmingly Monday, marking the latest chapter in Georgia’s bid to gain access to drinking water from the bountiful Tennessee River. The resolution, approved 48-2, would set the boundary between Georgia and Tennessee at the 35th parallel. That’s where the boundary was established before 1817, when an erroneous survey set it slightly to the south, said Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer, R-Duluth.
A cautious and conflicted Supreme Court on Tuesday took up for the first time a detailed examination of same-sex marriage, and justices wondered openly about whether it was time for the court to render a judgment. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, considered to be the pivotal vote on the issue, said the court was in “uncharted waters.” He questioned whether it should have accepted the case, which concerns California’s constitutional amendment, approved by voters, that restricts marriage to heterosexual couples. (Snip) The court’s liberals sharply questioned Washington lawyer Charles J. Cooper, who represented proponents of Prop 8
Big hearted CHELSEA CLINTON plans to adopt a baby from Africa, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. The former first daughter, 33, decided on the surprising maternity plan after watching both parents battle potentially deadly health problems while she’s struggled to get pregnant, insiders say. “After years of worrying that she’d lose her dad Bill to a heart attack, Chelsea flipped out when her mom Hillary was hospitalized with a blood clot near her brain,” a close friend told The ENQUIRER. “The clot was successfully treated and