House Oversight Committee chairman Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that a recent news report outlines how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is using tactics that amount to “Fast and Furious revisited” in a bid to increase support for the Obama Administration’s gun control crusade. During a Sunday program on Fox News, Issa […]
The U.S. Department of Energy will introduce new software tomorrow that allows volunteers to begin assessing energy consumption in their homes by using “scoring” criteria created by the government. The software, dubbed the Home Energy Scoring Tool, is one tool in the Obama Administration’s effort to soft-sell energy consumption to private individuals. But the President’s […]
Congress’ decline from the Founders’ vision as “first among equals” in government to an echo chamber of the unitary executive, has been a slow but steady process. In the process we have seen a steady stream of unConstitutional wars and civil liberties abuses at home. Nowhere is this decline more evident than in the stark […]
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) is up for re-election along with the rest of his House colleagues this year, and conservatives jaded by his penchant for playing politics down the middle are mobilizing a search for a conservative candidate to defeat him in the GOP primary.
A Republican Oklahoma legislator has just about had it with silly media reports of kids getting kicked out of school for making pistol shapes with their fingers or eating their Pop Tarts into the shapes of guns. So she’s drafting a State bill that would prevent schools from disciplining kids for being… well, kids.
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More fat cats are roaming the halls of Congress. For the very first time, most Congressmen are millionaires. The Center for Responsive Politics analyzed personal financial disclosure data filed last year by all Congressmen and candidates. The Center’s OpenSecrets Blog reported the findings: Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average […]
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the American economy added 74,000 jobs in December of 2013 – and yet the unemployment rate still managed to fall from 7 percent to 6 percent. How can that be? Because nobody’s looking for work. The civilian labor force in December shrank again, this time from 155.3 […]
This post, written by Activism Director Rainey Reitman, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Jan. 10. In January 2006, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed its first lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of National Security Agency mass surveillance. In January 2012, the Internet rose up to protest and defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act […]