SAN JOSE, Calif. (MCT) — Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer’s blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he’s emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from watchdogs like PolitiFact, FactCheck.org and The Washington Post are dogging one of […]
Demonstrators, including a Republican lawmaker, gathered outside the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday to protest the jailing of a U.S. Marine in Mexico. Meanwhile, the state’s Democratic governor hosted a luncheon for the Mexican president inside the mansion.
The issue of wearable cameras is just one of several headed to the White House for consideration in the fallout of the Ferguson unrest. Nearly 150,000 people have signed a petition to create a national “Mike Brown Law” requiring all police to wear cameras.
The National Science Foundation is backing the creators of a Web-based service that intends to monitor Twitter to “mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas,” an effort its backers assert will “assist in the preservation of open debate.”
Two federal judges in different states have issued rulings this week striking down local and state restrictions on access to firearms, garnering a pair of small but significant victories for 2nd Amendment rights.
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When the IRS met Judge Emmet G. Sullivan’s deadline last Friday to produce sworn documents explaining a variety of things about how and why Lois Lerner’s emails went missing, it dropped a couple of bombs for anyone who’s been following the ever-simmering IRS scandal. The IRS admitted that it had destroyed Lerner’s mobile Blackberry device months […]
When the federal government places leftover military weapons, MRAPs, Humvees, fire trucks and even ready-to-eat meals and sleeping bags in the hands of local fire and police forces, it’s at least trusting that those agencies will hang onto them — even if they’re used to restrain and repress civilians. But even that is too much […]
This post was reprinted from the Alliance Defending Freedom website. MOBILE, Ala. — Alliance Defending Freedom filed an amended complaint Friday in a pro-life student organization’s lawsuit against the University of South Alabama. The university relegated the group’s pro-life display to a small speech zone on campus because it deemed the nature of the event […]
A new California law signed this week by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown will require schoolchildren to be taught that President Barack Obama’s election was “a historic step in the effort towards equality in the United States.” The bill, AB 1912, will require the state’s Instructional Quality Commission to update history and social science materials to […]