For tomorrow night's first presidential debate–which will feature only President Obama and Mitt Romney–the CPD has settled on the same fellow who moderated the first debate in 2008, PBS' Jim Lehrer. Lehrer inadvertently provided one interesting moment last time, when he asked the candidates: "Are you willing to acknowledge, both of you, that this financial crisis is going to affect the way you rule the country as president of the United States?" That was a cringe-worthy way to describe a constitutional officer for a free republic, writes Gene Healy, yet very few people cringed. Neither Sen. McCain nor Sen. Obama objected to the idea that it's the president's job to "rule the country." A third party candidate
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The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
Voting for Libertarian, Green, or independent candidates will not mean “throwing your vote away.”
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The home wellbeing visit resulted in Vanessa Peoples going to jail with a dislocated shoulder.
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The New York Times tried to disassociate itself from a claim its reporter made just a few days ago.