Planned Parenthood Sues Center for Medical Progress Over Undercover Videos

Planned Parenthood sued the Center for Medical Progress in federal court on Thursday over the group’s undercover videos showing medical officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in San Francisco, marks the first legal move Planned Parenthood has taken against the anti-abortion group, The Hill reports. Planned […]

N.Y. Court Upholds $13,000 Fine Against Farm Owners Who Refused to Host Gay Wedding

A New York appellate court upheld Thursday a $13,000 judgment against the owners of Liberty Ridge Farm for refusing to host a same-sex marriage on their property. Cynthia and Robert Gifford, who own the 100-acre farm in Rensselaer County, violated the state’s Human Rights Law when they declined for religious reasons a September 2012 request […]

Obamacare Penalty Fee Increasing Sharply in 2016

The Obamacare tax is set to hit particularly hard this year, and federal and state officials are hoping the threat of a $1,000 tax bill will finally be enough to prod reluctant Americans to sign up for the president’s controversial health law. California officials spotlighted the “individual mandate” in particularly blunt terms Wednesday, saying time […]

Obama Wants to Reset Clock on Medicaid Expansion

President Obama wants to sweeten the deal for 19 states that have refused to expand their Medicaid programs under Obamacare, saying Congress should reset the clock on generous federal matching funds that were set to wind down after this year. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, moved to expand Medicaid on the first day […]

Justice Department Indicts Supplement Companies Endangering Consumers’ Health

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is cracking down on a number of dietary supplement manufacturers who are being accused of breaking the law by lacing their products with undisclosed, and in some cases illegal, ingredients; making false claims about their safety and efficacy; and deliberately misleading consumers as to their true contents. Benjamin C. […]

Clinton Says ‘We Should Do Everything We Can to Repeal’ Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion

Hillary Clinton, endorsed by both Planned Parenthood and NARAL, said on Monday she supports repeal of the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which bars federal funding for abortion in most cases. It was the second time in two days that she’s called for its repeal. “It is just hard to justify, because if we have a right […]

Call for Supplies as Oregon Standoff Enters Second Week

The occupation of national wildlife area by a small, armed group upset over federal land policies stretched into its second week as the mother of the group’s leader asked supporters to send supplies — everything from warm blankets to coffee creamer. The group that seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon’s high desert country […]

2 VA Execs Finally Demoted for Scam, Still No Charges

Two Veterans Affairs officials who had underlings pushed aside so they could take their jobs at their old pay with fewer responsibilities finally received demotions on Friday, Fox News reports, but one lawmaker still wondered why criminal charged weren’t filed against them. The VA said Friday that “final action” to “demote” Diana Rubens of Philadelphia […]