The Supreme Court decided Monday (3-18) to Review Limits on Anti- Abortion Protests. The Court also sent a case back to a federal appeals court in which Arkansas officials attempted to deny Medicaid-funded abortions for women impregnated by rape or incest. The 8th Circuit Court had wrongly invalidated all of an amendment to the Arkansas Constitution instead of only invalidating the abortion provision. The Supreme Court has rejected similar appeals from state officials in Nebraska, Colorado, and Pennsylvania in the past three months.
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .