WASHINGTON (UPI) — House Budget Committee leader Paul Ryan of Wisconsin delivered a 204-page critique of the Nation’s anti-poverty programs Monday, saying they make poverty worse. “Federal programs are not only failing to address the problem. They are also in some significant respects making it worse,” Ryan’s report said. The report found the Federal poverty […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would bar law enforcement agencies from obtaining emails in investigations without warrants. The Email Privacy Act, proposed by Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.), Tom Graves (R-Ga.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) updates the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which allows authorities to obtain emails without a warrant if they […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — More than 70 percent of U.S. mortgage lenders have information sharing practices that put their clients’ personal data at risk, a cybersecurity firm found. An investigation by Halock Security Labs of 63 U.S. large and small mortgage lenders found that 45 of the lenders allowed applicants to send personal and financial information […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner will testify before Congress this week on alleged targeting of conservative groups, Representative Darrel Issa (R-Calif.), said Sunday. Lerner refused to testify under subpoena in May about her role in allegedly singling out conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, after the Treasury Department’s inspector general found […]
Last week Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposed an additional 40,000 reduction in active duty U.S. Army personnel, down to 450,000 soldiers. As U.S. troops are being withdrawn from the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, it might make sense to reduce not only the active duty military but the entire military budget. However, from the […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
What’s going to be on the agenda in Washington this week? The topics discussed on the Sunday political talk shows often serve as an indicator of the hot topics to come. Here’s what was discussed yesterday.
An appeals court has ruled that a school district in a central California community was right to ban a trio of students in 2010 from wearing T-shirts that feature the American flag.
What happens if you enroll in Obamacare and then decide somewhere down the road that you want out? It’s early days, but here’s one Florida man’s anecdote — and it’s not encouraging.
If it sounds as though privacy advocates who disagree with the implementation of tracking systems on campuses throughout the Nation are making mountains out of mole hills, consider the trajectory of the political correctness movement.