On Tuesday, Senate Democrats introduced a proposal which would allocate $12.07 billion in funding for the agency from the Financial Services subcommittee bill , which would increase the IRS operating budget by $276.5 million.
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Mayors who signed on to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pet gun control group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), are beginning to ditch the organization after learning they attached themselves to an organization with an ambitious gun control agenda that far overreaches its innocent-sounding name. BuzzFeed Politics reports that more than 50 mayors have dropped […]
On Wednesday, House lawmakers are scheduled to vote on the Defense Appropriations Bill that will include an amendment presented by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to defund portions of the National Security Agency’s data-collection efforts. The amendment, proposed by Representative Justin Amash (R-MI), would end the NSA’s “authority for the blanket collection of records under […]
A legal support services company has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), alleging the emerging Federal agency is too unrestricted in its powers and threatens to aggrandize powers that are already properly delegated to established government agencies. The suit, filed Monday by bankruptcy software company Morgan Drexen, states the CFPB […]
A video created by a Taiwanese animation company illustrates how nations abroad view the current Detroit bankruptcy fiasco. The company, called NMA Animation, routinely pokes fun at the news of the day in satiric fashion. The video depicting Detroit economic problems was posted a pointed You Tube video with the following description: Detroit made […]
The NSA is a “supercomputing powerhouse” with machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second. The agency turns its giant machine brains to the task of sifting through unimaginably large troves of data its surveillance programs capture. But it can’t search its own email database.
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) slipped up and said something uncharacteristically conservative in an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday: He said that the American regulatory and legislative environment is bloated and that Congress should be in the business of repealing laws — not making them.
For some time, millions of Federal dollars and decommissioned military equipment have been falling into the hands of local police departments through grant deals which serve two purposes: Giving local cops cool toys like tanks and riot gear to test out on small time criminals and putting local law enforcement agencies in the back pocket of Federal agencies.