A Shreveport, Louisiana, man who wished to share his abundance of books with neighbors and passersby created a lemonade stand-type kiosk at the edge of his front yard so that interested readers could help themselves with a quick stop near the curb. But the city shut him down.
Launched Jan. 12 of this year, the “IDNYC” card is, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, “not only a card for all New Yorkers, it is the gateway to city services, the key to opening a bank account or getting a library card, and the ticket to many of our city’s finest cultural institutions.”
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is seeking the authority to reinterpret the Gun Control Act of 1968 so that a specific loading of 5.56 ammunition is deemed illegal, except for “sporting” uses determined by the bureau.
There’s no denying London Mayor Boris Johnson holds the same aversion many other dual citizens harbor toward the IRS. And there’s a bit of irony in observing a prominent Brit revolt against American tax oppression.
A Senate Republican has introduced a reciprocity bill that would impose on every state a legal obligation to recognize the concealed carry permits of travelers hailing from any other state where they obtained their concealed carry permits.
With most of the country’s eastern half in the doldrums of a wicked cold snap, one student-based group at Yale University that’s aiming to curb reliance on fossil fuels has been forced to put its plans for a weekend rally on ice.
The Obama administration held on to British-sourced intelligence that could have saved the lives of American hostages held by ISIS in Syria, according to a report that all but pins the deaths of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Kayla Mueller on that decision.
On Wednesday, House Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) announced his sponsorship of a new bill aimed at stopping federal employees from watching porn while they’re at work — or, at least, from watching it on government computer screens.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told a national audience Thursday that he’s all but convinced the Obama administration played a larger role in the IRS political discrimination scandal than it has so far admitted.
Lawmakers in Arizona are advancing legislation that aims to preemptively nullify any future federal ban or other new limitation on 2nd Amendment rights, with support for the measure lining up along party lines.
Public employees in Illinois will no longer be compelled to submit a portion of their paychecks in union dues — even if they aren’t union members — thanks to an executive order issued this week by Bruce Rauner, the state’s new Republican governor.
On Wednesday, federal Judge Reed O’Connor overturned a longstanding ban on handgun transfers between individuals living in separate states, declaring the ban unconstitutional.
Remember the IRS political discrimination scandal, which revealed the agency engaged in election-year stonewalling of conservative groups’ applications for nonprofit status? Although coverage of the scandal has abated, little has been resolved.
If it takes one to know one, then the IRS should be in relatively decent shape when it comes to busting people who don’t pay their due taxes. That’s because the agency has a recent track record of rehiring former employees who have “known conduct and performance issues,” including those who fail to file a federal tax return.
As if to corroborate more than a year’s worth of reports linking America’s artificially low unemployment rate with a massive drop in the number of people looking for work, January’s unemployment numbers are out — and they show that when one trend reverses, the other must necessarily follow.
President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal has no chance of passing; but, as always, it serves as a compass for his agenda. And when one of that agenda’s key features is an ever-expanding government, agencies that request more things get plenty of consideration.
As the Obama administration and Congress push for an expanded guest worker program for foreign workers in the STEM fields, labor experts continue to point out that the U.S. doesn’t have a labor shortage in the technological sector and that there is, consequently, no need to import more of it.
New House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has caused some ripples in his early days on the job, not only for taking a hard tone against stonewalling and inefficient government agencies, but for upending some time-honored traditions long enjoyed by the political elite.
The House Oversight Committee got an earful from various inspectors general tasked with monitoring a number of federal agencies this week, with all of the watchdogs sharing a common complaint: information stonewalling from agency personnel whenever the IGs ask for key information.
Patrick Neville was a student on the campus of Columbine High School on the spring day in 1999 when two students went on a premeditated rampage that claimed 13 innocent lives. Now he’s a Colorado state representative.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who replaced former Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) as chairman of the House Oversight Committee in the 114th Congress, is beginning to flex his expanded influence by taking aim at a favorite conservative target: the Environmental Protection Agency.
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton has been shooting from the hip lately. Last month, he drew on his polling company’s data to bemoan the decline of entrepreneurship in America. Now, he flatly disputes the “extremely misleading” unemployment rate promulgated by the Department of Labor.
President Obama’s new budget proposal calls for an expansion of the federal payroll to accommodate the addition of more than 100,000 new workers, making the federal civilian workforce the largest it’s been since early in the administration of President Ronald Reagan.