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Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Judiciary, believes that Intelligence officials who lied to Congress about government spying during Congressional inquiry in March should be prosecuted. Sensenbrenner was the original author of the PATRIOT Act, which opened the door for many of the surveillance abuses that the government carries out today. But recently […]
The New York Police Department will no longer allow local precincts to release to the media information about crime in communities they serve. Taking the place of that long-standing practice is a new one: talk to the PR guys at headquarters. News website DNAinfo New York reports that “the city’s 77 police precincts [are] to […]
Given that Americans are overwhelmingly concerned about the Federal government’s surveillance efforts in the wake of leaks providing evidence that the National Security Agency has abused its powers and routinely disregarded privacy protections, officials at the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office appear oblivious of current events or are simply unconcerned about the image they present to […]
The California Medical Association (CMA), the State’s largest physician’s organization, estimates that 70 percent of doctors won’t participate in Covered California, the State’s Obamacare health insurance exchange. That prediction comes after the CMA reviewed Obamacare coverage forecasts provided by independent insurance brokers, even though Covered California is touting an expected 85 percent doctor participation rate. […]
Forget Santa’s sleigh formation! If Amazon has its way, Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen will be lining up behind Rudolph at the unemployment office in just a few years. The announcement that Amazon wants to deliver packages by drones in 2015 got tongues wagging and cartoonists’ pencils drawing. It’s just one of many topics political cartoonists tackled this week.
Media buzz surrounding Bitcoin has grown in recent months as the digital currency has gained wider acceptance among investors, retailers, economists and even regulators. The ongoing mainstreaming of the online currency has driven up its value greatly. And Bitcoin fans are working to ensure its longevity.
A bevy of usual suspects who style themselves as spokesmen for black Americans have come out against the knockout game, with none other than Al Sharpton leading the charge to decry the violent street fad.
New York City is sending notices to gun-owning residents — who already must register their weapons and obtain city-specific ownership permits — telling them they must turn in, dispose of or modify any rifles or shotguns equipped to fire more than five rounds of ammunition.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has offered a proposal to cut taxes for economically troubled regions of the Nation such as Detroit, which recently filed the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, to create “Economic Freedom Zones” as an alternative to dumping grounds for government stimulus.