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Debra McCown
by | Aug 26, 2013

Last night, as Ben Brophy mentioned, Miley Cyrus grabbed the spotlight at the MTV VMA’s with her foolish and grotesque “performance” where she stripped to her underwear and shook her body in a primitive manner to primitive noises (it wasn’t…

by | Aug 1, 2013

An estimated 40 pro-immigration reform activists were arrested for blocking the road during a sit-in protest that occurred in front of the Cannon office building on Independence Avenue today, after four warnings from the police. Politico reports that those arrested…

by | Jul 31, 2013

After a summer of failed bills and crushed compromises, it appears Congress will address federal student loan interest rates very soon. The latest progress began when the Senate passed a compromise bill on July 24. The bill will tie interest…

by | Jul 30, 2013

Soda drinkers will no longer be oppressed in New York City. A state appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision to stop Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s government-imposed 16-ounce limit on soda servings, ruling that it “violated the state principle of separation…

by | Jul 29, 2013

By expressing skepticism over the Senate’s flagship immigration bill (S. 744), House Republicans have been testing the patience of pro-immigration reform activists. For many weeks, the only words Speaker John Boehner seemed able to say about immigration were that “we [House…

by | Jul 25, 2013

As Marta noted earlier, the majority of Americans support restricting abortions at 20 weeks by a margin of 56 to 27 percent, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll that was released on July 25. After reminding respondents of the…

by | Jul 24, 2013

While the Senate immigration reform bill collects dust, House Republicans remain unmoved in their stance against a path to citizenship for all illegal immigrants. But they’re far more open to such a path for the children of illegals. At a…

by | Jul 24, 2013

In perhaps the most entertaining moment during the recent House Judiciary Committee hearing on children of illegal immigrants, Rep. Trey Gowdy reprimanded White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer, who earlier had criticized the Republican plan to legalize only children as “cruel…

by | Jul 18, 2013

The Seminole County Sheriff’s office announced on Wednesday that the six jurors’ three-week sequestration cost an estimated $33,000, and the total cost of the George Zimmerman trial was $320,000. During the jurors’ sequestration, they visited St. Augustine, Fla., watched the…

by | Jul 17, 2013

One of the jurors in the Zimmerman trial, known at B37, told CNN exclusively Wednesday morning that she was forced to find the defendant not guilty, due to the laws, and not necessarily because of her personal choice. “My prayers…

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