As lawmakers rush to wrap up their work for the year before Christmas recess, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he is prepared to drag out Janet Yellen’s confirmation to head the Federal Reserve by exhausting the full 30 hours of debate if lawmakers don’t allow a vote on his proposed legislation to fully audit the Fed.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released his annual government spending “Wastebook” on Tuesday, highlighting $30 billion in wasteful government spending in 2013 on 100 different projects. The budget hawk contends that the 113th Congress has provided a good example of why lawmakers should be paid only when they get the job done.
Charles Couch was a college student who also held a job with Cambrian Homecare of Long Beach, Calif., where he helped chaperone a boy with Prader-Willi Syndrome – a rare disorder that results in mental retardation and arrested sexual development. One day in 2012, he and the boy were at the beach in Manhattan Beach […]
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Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is likely going to move forward with a Federal lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s surveillance techniques following a legal victory on Monday for conservative activist Larry Klayman in a similar lawsuit. Paul first floated the idea of filing a class action lawsuit against the NSA in June. A senior Senate […]
President Barack Obama met with executives and experts from major global technological companies today at the White House. The techies were there out of concern for their various companies’ roles as sometimes-unwilling middleman facilitators in the National Security Agency’s spy dragnet behemoth. People like Apple’s Tim Cook, Google’s Eric Schmidt and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, along […]
The Obama Administration has expended a great deal of energy encouraging young people to sign up for Obamacare, which relies heavily on the participation of healthier young Americans to offset healthcare costs for older, sicker enrollees. The importance of young Americans to Obamacare’s success would seemingly indicate that the Administration is closely following enrollment numbers […]
This post, written by Cindy Cohn and Katitza Rodriguez and Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Dec. 17. Last Monday, eight of the largest Internet companies took the unprecedented step of publicly calling for an end to bulk collection of communications data. Then on Tuesday, a coalition of over 550 […]
RENO, Nev., Dec. 17 (UPI) — Multiple people were wounded Tuesday at a hospital in Reno, Nev., and firefighters were dealing with an “active shooter,” authorities said. The first call about the shooting at Renown Regional Medical Center at Kuenzli and Manuel streets came in about 2:15 p.m., KTVN-TV, Reno, reported. A city spokesperson told […]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) — Charles Edwards, acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, resigned amid allegations of misuse of office. Edwards’ resignation late Monday came three days before he was scheduled to testify at a Senate hearing on questions regarding his lack of independence. Whistle-blowers within his office claimed Edwards was […]