A decision in the case is expected by summer. With only eight justices on the court at the moment, it is possible that there could be a tie vote. Were that to happen, under long standing practice, there would be no court opinion, and the lower court decisions would be automatically left in place.

“I just don’t talk about my personal life,” he told New York magazine in 2005. In a perfect world, I don’t think it’s anyone else’s business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I’m not an activist, but I am a human being and I don’t give that up by being a journalist.”.

All that would suggest that Republicans have not really solved their image problems. At this point, people who once called themselves Republicans are not flocking back to the party. As Gallup put it, “There has been no apparent increase in the percentage of Americans who identify as Republicans on the initial party preference question.”.

Congress voted in 2010 to create a new federal health program for police officers, firefighters, construction workers and others who worked at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of 9/11; hundreds are suffering from cancer, respiratory illnesses and other maladies. Previous riders banning federal funding to perform most abortions and blocking the use of local and federal funding for abortions in the District of Columbia, as well as one blocking abortions for federal prisoners, will remain in force. Republicans did win a modest reduction in funding for the United Nations Population Fund, an organization that has been accused of supporting abortions abroad a charge the organization denies.

What the extremists don’t realise is that ideas, if not individuals, are immortal. The ideas of Aristotle, Adam Smith and Karl Marx have far outlived their deaths. Denouncing a Jignesh Mevani as “anti India” will not take away the powerful Dalit critique of Hindu caste oppressions.

Things are more expensive when you poor because you less likely to pay. If you look at this from the poor person perspective it seems deeply unfair. If you look at this from a service providers perspective it obvious, you take a lower profit level from a reliable customer over a slightly higher profit level from an unreliable customer..

For non journalists, this might seem a trivial thing, but it’s actually a BFD and they know it. We asked former Reid spokesman Jim Manley about the incident (he also talked to Tracy) and Manley tells us: “To paraphrase that great line from Shakespeare or maybe it was from Animal House, I can’t remember anymore, but what can I say, I fucked up and trusted them. They did damage to Senator Reid and I will always be sorry for that.” (Halperin and Heilemann didn’t respond to a request for comment.) [TNR].