Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that all States should extend voting rights to felons, ending restrictions he believes are nothing but vestiges of Reconstruction-era racial discrimination against black Americans.
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An Obama Administration official told House lawmakers that the President’s new clean coal rules could increase wholesale electricity prices by as much as 80 percent. During a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary of the Energy Department, told lawmakers that costs associated with installing the first generation of carbon capture and […]
After Massachusetts State representative Carlos Henriquez was convicted last month for beating up a woman who wouldn’t have sex with him, there was some speculation that the State Legislature would allow him to continue his lawmaking duties from behind bars. Henriquez was jailed on a six-month sentence last week for two misdemeanor counts of assault […]
Conservative groups lashed out Tuesday as House Republicans caved to demands made by President Barack Obama, agreeing to advance a “clean” debt limit bill to raise the Nation’s borrowing limit without conditions. During a closed-door meeting, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told top Republicans that the GOP plan to tie the a military pension provision […]
We told you last month about the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) publicity effort to get Americans to fight back against the National Security Agency’s worthless, dangerous mass surveillance program. Well, today’s the day that all culminates over at the EFF. According to tech site The Verge, the EFF’s goal today is to generate enough visible […]
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The U.S. government identifies, locates and obliterates people via drone strike using little more than the communications data that is collected en masse by the National Security Agency.
In 2013, the National Guard conducted a training exercise in Ohio that envisioned a terror attack staged by “[t]wo school employees who are disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second Amendment.”
An ardent supporter of New York’s SAFE Act gun control law was arrested late last week after allegedly violating one of the sacred tenets of gun control: Never let a person with a gun come anywhere near a school campus.