A Department of Homeland Security report reveals that government employees working with illegal immigrants flooding across the U.S.’s southern border are being exposed to communicable diseases such as “respiratory illnesses, chicken pox, tuberculosis, and scabies.” According to the DHS report, government workers tasked with maintaining sanitary conditions at immigration processing and detention centers are having […]
A group of nine retired U.S. intelligence officials with 260 years’ worth of professional experience between them co-authored a lengthy, cautionary memorandum to President Barack Obama which they also released to the public today. Together, the former government employees – who spent their careers with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and in various military and foreign […]
Civil forfeiture laws, which allow the government to seize assets merely suspected by law enforcement of being used for criminal activities, are an affront to Americans’ Constitutional property rights. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) recently unveiled a plan to reform them.
Google, Inc. just settled the last of several lawsuits in which the defendants alleged the company violated their privacy. Now, in the wake of the settlements, the media want to get at the court documents the cases generated. Guess who can’t abide the thought of that? Google.
The latest frightful television ad from Everytown for Gun Safety — the new iteration of Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group — features an angry man bursting through his ex’s door to shoot the mother and haul away their toddler son. The message that sends isn’t one of gun control — in fact, it’s the exact opposite.
Can you imagine a future where a flock of privacy-invading drones is liable to swarm you to make sure that you are following government commands at any moment? Utah-based SilencerCo. did— then they imagined a character who, without hesitation, would take back his rights. The action takes place in a new advertisement for a product […]
Former IRS official Lois Lerner’s hatred of conservative “a**holes” was made crystal clear in an email exchange discussed by lawmakers on Wednesday.
Representative Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee discussed its report on the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal, “Making Sure Targeting Never Happens: Getting Politics Out of the IRS and Other Solutions” on Wednesday. According to the report, the Oversight Committee “has reviewed approximately 800,000 pages of documents produced by the IRS, the Treasury […]
This article originally appeared on the Electronic Frontier Foundation website. San Francisco — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of advocacy groups have asked a Federal appeals court to block record labels’ attempt to thwart Federal law in Capitol v. Vimeo — a case that could jeopardize free speech and innovation and the […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Having apparently given up on charm, golf and persuasion, President Barack Obama on Wednesday went for taunting sarcasm in his long-fruitless attempt to persuade Republicans to work with him. In a campaign-style speech in Kansas City, Mo., a loose and grinning Obama ribbed his political opponents as “mad all the time” and […]