A media company that owns dozens of newspapers in 12 States “considered” creating private “state-by-state databases” tracking “those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon” as part of its strategy to report on “the explosion of ‘conceal and carry’ gun permits” across the Nation.
While the results of a Gallup poll last week shouldn’t give any sitting member of Congress great cause for optimism, they do affirm a pervasive feature of the American political zeitgeist: It’s easier to hate everyone else’s Congressional delegates than it is to hate your own.
British CNN talking head Piers Morgan has made his hatred of the 2nd Amendment very evident by endlessly using his television program to advocate for stricter gun control laws. Thanks to one Oklahoma lawmaker, Morgan could get a State gun law named after him.
With recreational marijuana legal in Colorado and Washington and with 20 other States recognizing medical benefits associated with the drug, a House Democrat is seeking Congressional support in urging the Justice Department to cross pot off of the government’s list of most dangerous drugs.
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Citing a lapse in the Nation’s defense infrastructure that could allow a low-flying missile to strike strategic targets, the Pentagon is planning to deploy blimps that will hover indefinitely at high altitude over the Washington, D.C. area. The Department of Defense will place two surveillance blimps over Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland later this year, […]
This article, written by Joaquin Sapien, was originally published by ProPublica on Jan. 23. A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation’s prisons and jails are increasing 2014 with correctional officers responsible for half of it 2014 but prosecution is still extremely rare. The report, released today by the […]
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MSNBC ‘s Andrea Mitchell was having a serious conversation about the National Security Agency with former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Calif.) this week when the two were interrupted by breaking news. As Harman explained that lawmakers should seriously consider doing away with provisions of the Patriot Act that green light the NSA’s most invasive snooping, Mitchell […]
President Barack Obama wants to have it both ways. He’s a big fan of being Big Brother, and he wants the deets on absolutely everybody. But he’s also a big fan of being popular, and he isn’t feeling the love these days. Ever since Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency spies on everybody, Americans have been furious. So last Friday, Obama announced a plan to reign in the NSA (but only a little bit).