With the exception of some dogged reporters who’ve essentially had to go rogue within their own organizations in order to delve into the Benghazi scandal (and been persecuted by their own employers as a thank-you), there’s been precious little issues-based reporting, and a truckload of damage control, emanating from the American mainstream press over the IRS scandal; the AP scandal; Benghazi and, now, Verizon.
In socially conservative, rural States, a lot of sworn Republicans’ staunch talk about smaller government and ending welfare melts away to the loudest of Liberal bellyaching when talk turns to trimming or ending agricultural subsidies. Now, a new report reveals that members of Congress received nearly $250,000 in Farm Bill entitlements last year, violating the spirit of what was supposed to be a temporary bailout designed to lift struggling Depression-era farmers.
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Agricultural giant Monsanto is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to determine how an experimental strain of wheat engineered to be resistant to herbicide ended up in cultivation […]
Atherton, the California town where a private April fundraising visit from President Barack Obama rankled local leaders saddled with the cost of extra security, is stepping up its efforts to […]
A Hearing-impaired Washington woman who was pulled over for allegedly using her cell phone while driving had a difficult time explaining to the officer that she couldn’t understand his commands. What Megan Graham now understands, however, is that she’s facing assault charges for allegedly attacking police. But it’s Graham, and not the cop, who came away from the incident with a battered and disfigured face.
In addition to its documented help in preventing skin cancer, it turns out that sunscreen has an aesthetic quality as well: used daily, it can diminish the appearance of wrinkles by 24 percent.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said to reporters on Tuesday that he’s pained by the question of whether bloggers’ freedom of speech is covered under the 1st Amendment: “Who is a […]
Martin Bashir said Wednesday on his MSNBC show that Republicans are slaking their thirst for racist venom by using the IRS scandal to veil their racist tendencies. “Republicans are using […]
Under the Freedom of Information Act, a government agency can’t charge a news organization for any cost associated with producing documents it requests, other than for photocopies exceeding 100 pages. But the U.S. Department of Labor initially demanded that the Associated Press hand over $1 million when it requested a list of “secret” government email addresses surreptitiously being used by several of President Barack Obama’s political appointees. Is the Obama Administration hiding something?
The ongoing debate over whether to include amnesty as a feature in the immigration bill before Congress may not have obvious implications for Americans’ right to bear arms. But, as a memo from Gun Owners of America points out, amnesty could tip the balance in favor of Liberal gun control politics in some parts of the country.
The amnesty bill, if it survives, could eventually create anywhere from 11.5 million to 20 million new American citizens. There’s no guarantee how those new citizens would vote, or in what numbers.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee aren’t happy with the content of the Department of Justice’s response to their request that Attorney General Eric Holder clarify a potentially false statement […]
According to one Democratic Congressman, Tea Party groups whom the IRS discriminated against had it coming because their political views are stupid. House Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) lit into Tea […]
Republicans sitting on the House Appropriations Committee are threatening to tighten the IRS’ “purse strings” if officials don’t come clean about who was involved in orchestrating the Tea Party discrimination scandal. On […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories. Senator […]
Fred Shayes, owner of a small tourist shop in midtown Manhattan, is going to have to go out of business if Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office doesn’t let up. The city’s Department of Consumer Affairs is fining him $60,000 because his store was selling cigarette lighters that looked like tiny guns, even though Shayes cooperated with officials as soon as he realized the items weren’t allowed in Bloomberg’s gun-panicked nanny state.
As the January 2014 deadline looms for Obamacare to take effect as the law of the land, nearly two-thirds of Americans are still on the fence about buying insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, the embattled IRS has released an enforcement schedule that assumes a family of five will have to pay $20,000 a year, at minimum, for health care coverage under the controversial law.
There’s been a historic number of violent attacks on gays in New York City in recent months, including the high-profile murder of gay activist Mark Carson two weeks ago. So, on […]
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is lumbering toward the sobering conclusion that his allies in the Administration of President Barack Obama may not be able to dodge much more scrutiny over […]
Since 2006, the Minneapolis Police Department has paid out almost $14 million to the “alleged” victims of police misconduct and abuse. But seldom do those payoffs come with an admission […]
American and British scientists, with the help of funding through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have developed an Internet-based global monitoring system that’s capable of mining social media sites for opinions that diverge from mainstream medical advice on the safety and urgency of getting vaccinated.
Colorado Senate President John Morse is the highest-profile legislator who supported the State’s trio of new gun-control laws in March. But he and others are now fighting to keep their seats, as residents warm to the growing nationwide push to recall lawmakers whose in-office actions don’t reflect what voters thought they were getting at election time.
Buyers of individual insurance plans in California are bracing for sticker shock as the Jan. 1 start date for President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act approaches.