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.
House lawmakers voted this week to disallow the Department of Homeland Security to enter new contracts for the purchase of millions of rounds of ammunition until DHS can explain to Congress why it needs so much ammo, and how much it is costing American taxpayers. The move was included in the 2014 spending bill for […]
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in light of recent government spying scandals, will introduce legislation to strengthen Americans’ 4th Amendment protections against privacy intrusions. Paul’s Fourth Amendment Preservation and Protection Act of 2013 would extend 4th Amendment guarantees to electronic communications and require specific warrants, granted by judges, in order to obtain electronic communication information. “In […]
Each year since 1954 between 120-150 political leaders and major players in international industry, finance and academia have gathered for the Bilderberg conference in a heavily-guarded location. Billed as an informal discussion amongst some of the world’s most influential denizens, Bilderberg organizers say the meeting is intended as an opportunity to discuss “megatrends and the major issues facing the world.”
If you were among those who watched Tuesday morning’s House Ways and Means Committee hearings on the Internal Revenue Service scandal, a tip o’ the cap, doff of the lid and tap of the brim to you. Out of mere coincidence, President Barack Obama chose that same time frame to wander into the Rose Garden and whine about some Federal judicial appointees having a tough time of it.
As U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning faces his court-martial for leaking 700,000 documents to the website WikiLeaks, celebrities and supporters have released a video in a show of solidarity with the whistleblower. Among the faces in the video are entertainers Maggie Gyllenhaal, Russell Brand and Wallace Shawn; director Oliver Stone; musicians Moby and Tom Morello; […]
The ultra-Left continues to see him as a transformative figure that will remake America. His critics agree that President Barack Obama wants to change America, but not for the better. I decided to find out by reading half a dozen books and taking notes over the past few months.
The IRS/Tea Party Scandal doesn’t hold a candle to the size and scope of IRS abuses… So, it sheds no light on anything. Let’s boil this scandal down to simple words; words like “Tea Party” and “Patriot” and “Constitutional”; words that when used in paperwork to become tax exempt organizations, keep the people filing from being treated fairly.
Some Democrats rushing to the Internal Revenue Service’s defense after reports of the agency’s unfair targeting of conservative groups alleged that IRS officials were simply doing their jobs by vetting organizations applying for nonprofit status and that the IRS had also targeted liberal groups. But the scene that unraveled during a House Ways and Means […]
Late last week, as the controversies created by President Barack Obama and his Administration came dangerously close to spinning out of control, Attorney General Eric Holder stepped before select members of the Fourth Estate in an effort to turn America’s frown upside down. Of course, Holder required the reporters to keep their confab “off the record.”