It is no secret that the Administration of Barack Obama has a disgraceful transparency record, despite all of the President’s “most transparent Administration in history” rhetoric. And a Government Accountability Office report last week concluded that the government’s agency for monitoring Federal compliance with public records law needs to be reworked.
ECOtality, the San Francisco-based “leader in clean electric transportation technologies” (they make electric car charging stations), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday after laying off employees last week and repaying $96 million out of a total $115 million in stimulus money awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009.
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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued a majorly pessimistic revision to its long-term Federal budget outlook Wednesday, predicting that publicly-held Federal debt will rise to 100 percent of the National GDP within the next 30 years – instead of the already-alarming 73 percent of GDP it accounts for now. Describing Congress’ annual capitulation to pressure […]
Following the shooting tragedy that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, some top Democrats wasted no time in calling for a renewed Congressional fight for tougher gun control laws. But on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that gun control legislation doesn’t have the votes to be approved by the Senate. Therefore, […]
This article, written by Cora Currier, was originally published by ProPublica on Tuesday. The U.S. spent roughly $25 billion last year on what’s loosely known as security assistance—a term that can cover everything from training Afghan security forces to sending Egypt F-16 fighter jets to equipping Mexican port police with radiation scanners. The spending, which […]
Happy Constitution Day! September 17 marks the anniversary of the Constitutional Congress’s signing of the Constitution in 1787. In 2004, Constitution Day officially became a holiday. Celebrate by re-reading the U.S. Constitution, which protects your rights as an American and is in perpetual need of protection from a government bent on overstepping the limitations laid […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Backers of the successful recall of two Colorado State Senators are pledging to continue fighting for the repeal of the same gun control laws that led to the two Senators’ ouster, following their support of the anti-2nd Amendment legislation earlier this year.
After EPA agents in tactical gear swarmed a mining operation in the tiny Alaskan outpost of Chicken last week, the State’s governor blasted the Feds, calling the raid an “absolutely unacceptable” example of government intimidation tactics to enforce an alleged environmental offense. Now, a new analysis of government data reveals the EPA is only one of dozens of Federal agencies that have self-contained armed divisions.