12:06 AM EDT 07/09/2014
Originally posted 07/01/2014 10:45AM
It's not every day that a Supreme Court dissent goes viral, but Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 35-page dissent in the decision Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (or at least, the one-page summary of it) has blown up among those who disagree with the Court's ruling that closely held corporations are allowed a religious exemption from covering contraceptives in their employee health-care plans.
"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be perceived as favoring one religion over another, the very risk the [Constitution's] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude," the 81-year-old associate justice writes, concluding: "The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."
Now Ginsburg's dissent has the ultimate mark of social-media success: a musical remix performed by Jonathan Mann, the musician behind the Song A Day project.
Originally posted 05/07/2014 06:30AM
All eyes were on JFK's grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, May 4, when he hosted the Profile in Courage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.
Originally posted 03/20/2014 11:30AM
With Michelle Obama traveling to China with her daughters, President Barack Obama is fending for himself in the White House.
Fortunately, the commander-in-chief has a concerned friend eager to check up on him: Ellen DeGeneres, who quizzed the POTUS on his well-being at the First Lady's behest.
"Mr. President, Michelle said she's out of town, and she wanted to know, did you make your bed this morning?" DeGeneres asked via satellite on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Originally posted 03/05/2013 11:20AM
Urged on by tens of thousands of petitioners, Carly Rae Jepsen has backed out as a headliner of a Boy Scouts of America concert this summer, saying the Scouts' ban on gay members conflicts with her personal beliefs.
Jepsen, 27, was one of two headlining acts scheduled to play at the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia in July.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, the Canadian singer said she couldn't participate in an event held by a group with an anti-gay agenda.
Originally posted 08/30/2012 12:00PM
Angus T. Jones has a tough choice to make this November when he votes in his first presidential election.
Luckily the 18-year-old star of Two and a Half Men, who says he's registered as an independent, has been getting some solid advice from Chelsea Clinton – and, no, she's not pushing one candidate over the other.
"Get an I Voted sticker," Clinton told Jones Wednesday after a National Journal/Microsoft/The Atlantic panel at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. "That's still a really exciting thing for me."
Replied the teen star: "Absolutely! They better give 'em out in L.A."
Originally posted 02/07/2012 05:00PM
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