By Lawrence Hurley
WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a new challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that took aim at a bureaucratic board labeled by some Republicans as a “death panel” because it was designed to cut Medicare costs.
The high court left intact a ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw out the lawsuit.
The court’s action in an unsigned order was a victory for Obama administration, which has faced a barrage of legal challenges to the 2010 Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. The court is currently weighing a separate case challenging health insurance subsidies that are key to Obamacare’s implementation. A ruling is due by the end of June.
A disturbed Canadian man wants to try to get into the White House, according to reports.
The man, who was born in Calgary before drifting to Texas, has been spotted in Washington, D.C. in recent years exhibiting erratic behavior, sources said.
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This just happened, my father was on the plane and took this picture.
He was screaming and sprinting towards the cockpit. Several large passengers tackled him before he even reached the door.
This was after the plane had taken off for Denver, after this incident it was returned to Dulles. He claimed to have bombs on board when first taken down. They are still looking into it but I imagine it was most likely a lie.
It sounds like it may simply be a deranged young man and not a genuinely credible threat. However it just happened 2-3 hours ago so the situation is still developing. Good on those passengers (undercover Air Marshals?) for intervening and stopping this man from reaching the cockpit and potentially endangering the lives of passengers and crew. The lessons of 9/11 are still fresh in the minds of many Americans and it seems unlikely that any future hijackings will proceed without resistance from those on board.
He reportedly screamed “Jihad, jihad” while charging the cockpit door.
From the video you can hear his first intelligible words: “My father *sob* made me…I’m sorry…I’m sorry”
He says what sounds like “my dad” again at 0:58 in the video. I’ll bet he’s so proud.
I know many will be skeptical of the above claim. My point is based on “even if” they speak the truth and as the video shows. Here is the overarching issue-How the heck is it several policemen are unable to rapidly control and cuff an unarmed man? They got sticks.They have tasers. They have numbers and training. “Badges and balls” as they say.
Point of fact-uniform Police use “secure” holsters. It’s not fast and easy to remove that gun unless you practice a thousand repetitions. It takes a ton of brute force. So unless this guy got the gun loose, why open fire in a crowded area? Why were the previously mentioned advantages inadequate to the arrest of one homeless guy?
An enhanced version of a video recording of Los Angeles police officers fatally shooting a homeless man on skid row Sunday appears to show the man’s hand reaching in the direction of one officer’s waistband.
A Times’ review of the tape shows the officer quickly pulling away at that moment. Then, three of his colleagues open fire on the man.
It was difficult to determine whether the man’s hand actually touched the officer’s weapon.
One person has been shot in the head and two policemen injured at a synagogue in Denmark, hours after a separate deadly attack two miles away sparked a manhunt.
The shooting in capital Copenhagen comes after one man was killed and three police officers injured when a gunman opened fire at a cafe where a meeting on free speech was taking place.
Danish television station TV2 are reporting a large metro and train station near the scene of the second attack, Norreport, was being evacuated.
The earlier attack took place at a cafe hosting a debate on freedom of speech attended by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has been threatened with death for his cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
One man died in that attack, and police said a suspect was still at large.
Police say it is too early to say if the attacks are linked.
Canada doesn’t have a statute of limitations when it comes to sexual assault. Something Cosby either didn’t know or forgot. Some times, I do love my country.
It seems unthinkable that any individual could assault dozens of women and face no legal repercussions. But this might be the case for Bill Cosby, who, despite being accused of sexual assault by dozens of women over the past decade, has yet to face criminal prosecution.
The rest of the story is that if enough people run they might split the vote and keep Boehner in, machinations within the GOP machine.
Louie Gohmert, the Texas congressman who is a little too familiar with the sex lives of caribou and thinks gays are unfit for military service because massages from their lovers makes them “vulnurable to terrorism,” announced today his plan to unseat John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Fox News reports:
Gohmert, among the House Republican caucus’ most conservative members, made the announcement on “Fox and Friends,” saying he decided to run after Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., said Saturday that he would challenge Boehner for the chamber’s top post.
CIA headquarters failed to provide effective guidance or legal advice on who could be detained and how they had to be treated. Almost a quarter of detainees failed to meet the legal standard for detention provided by the Bush administration.
The manner in which coercive interrogation techniques were implemented often differed sharply from Justice Department guidelines, and in some cases other interrogation techniques were used without any approval at all. The study found that inexperienced personnel were allowed to play key roles at black sites, including some individuals with significant red flags in their backgrounds.
Contractors initially developed and operated the program and later ran almost all aspects of it.
And finally, the detention and interrogation of CIA detainees was far more brutal than has been previously described, not just to the public but to Congress, the White House and the Department of Justice.