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Black Woman Confronts Santorum Over Comments: ‘Why Do You Have A Problem Against Black People?’

At a campaign event outside a pharmacy in Hollis, New Hampshire Saturday afternoon, an African-American woman confronted Rick Santorum over recent comments he made that the NAACP and others have called racially insensitive.

Teachers Decide To Work For Free After Budget Cuts Leave Pennsylvania School District Without Funds For Salaries

The Chester Upland School District in Delaware County, Pennsylvania suffered a serious setback when Gov. Tom Corbett (R) slashed $900 million in education funds from the state budget. The cuts landed hardest on poorer districts, and Chester Upland, which predominantly serves African-American children and relies on state aid for nearly 70 percent of its funding, expects to fall short this school year by $19 million.

Faced with such a shortage of funds, the school district informed its staff that it will not be able to pay their salaries come Wednesday. So the teachers decided to work for free. As one teacher put it, students “need to be educated, so we intend to be on the job”

The One Sentence That Wins The Affordable Care Act Case

The Affordable Care Act has done very well in court so far; three of the four courts of appeals to consider it have upheld the law. Moreover, there is every reason why it should be doing well. As conservative Judge Laurence Siliberman recently explained, the legal case against health reform “cannot find real support for their proposed rule in either the text of the Constitution or Supreme Court precedent.”

Texas Judge Forced Off Capital Case After Declaring State Death Penalty Law Unconstitutional

Late last month, Texas trial judge Teresa Hawthorne held that Texas’ death penalty statue violates the Constitution because it grants too much arbitrary discretion to prosecutors. As a result of this decision, Hawthorne has now been deemed unfit to hear a capital case

Billionaire Gives $5 Million To Gingrich SuperPAC

A Las Vegas billionaire with ties to Newt Gingrich has given $5 million to an independent group backing the former House Speaker’s presidential bid.

A person familiar with the situation said casino mogul Sheldon Adelson made the contribution Friday to Winning Our Future, a pro-Gingrich superPAC. The person said Adelson would spend heavily to assist whichever candidate wins the Republican nomination.

A Year After Tucson Tragedies, Incivility Continues

When a gunman opened fire on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and others at a shopping center near Tucson a year ago today — killing six people and injuring Giffords and many others — some people were quick to blame the episode on the overheated political climate.

American Teen Mistakenly Deported To Colombia Arrives Home

Jakadrien Turner, a Texas teen deported to Colombia after authorities said she lied to them about who she was, headed back home today.

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