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Billionaire’s Political Ads Criticized By Fact-Checking Groups

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 […]

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

Protesters, Lawmakers Criticize Mexico’s Handling Of Marine Case

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.

Missouri Case Spurs Talk Of Body Cameras For Police

Missouri Case Spurs Talk Of Body Cameras For Police

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.

Government Backs ‘Social Pollution’ Database To Track Political ‘Misinformation’ On Twitter

Government Backs ‘Social Pollution’ Database To Track Political ‘Misinformation’ On Twitter

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.”

Federal Judges Deliver A Pair Of Small 2nd Amendment Victories

Federal Judges Deliver A Pair Of Small 2nd Amendment Victories

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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IRS Admits It Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry <i>After</i> Congress Began Investigating Scandal

IRS Admits It Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry After Congress Began Investigating Scandal

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 […]

Free Military Gear To Cops Has Resulted In 184 Local Police Departments ‘Losing’ Guns, Humvees

Free Military Gear To Cops Has Resulted In 184 Local Police Departments ‘Losing’ Guns, Humvees

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 […]

Alliance Defending Freedom: ‘Controversial Speech’ Restricted At University Of South Alabama

Alliance Defending Freedom: ‘Controversial Speech’ Restricted At University Of South Alabama

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 […]

California Law Mandates That Students Be Taught ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

California Law Mandates That Students Be Taught ‘Significance’ Of Obama Presidency

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 […]

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