Director of National Intelligence James Clapper did a little government shutdown fearmongering this week, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that furloughs could give foreign governments the opportunity to recruit Federal employees as spies.
Critics of the Affordable Care Act have long contended that Obamacare asks too many personal questions of would-be enrollees and is rife with the potential for fraud, abuse and privacy breaches. Now those criticisms have been proven correct.
A Chicago woman busted on suspicion of DUI in LaSalle County, Ill., is suing the sheriff’s office for an incident recorded by a surveillance camera: Four cops forcibly stripped her, threw her to the ground and then tossed her into a padded cell, where they left her naked.
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Tennessee’s healthcare co-op set up for Obamacare, the Community Health Alliance, is trying to sweeten the deal to get residents to sign up for government healthcare: enroll and get a free smartphone. According to the Nashville Business Journal, the organization is providing the phones as a part of a program called the Community Health Connection. […]
President Barack Obama waited ‘til the third day of the government “shutdown” to play the senior citizen card, telling a Maryland audience that, if the partisan standoff over a continuing resolution to fund the government escalates into a stalemate over the debt limit, people won’t get their Social Security checks. “In a government shutdown, Social […]
A Georgia high school student has been charged with a felony for carrying fishing supplies to school in his car. In September, law enforcement officials in preformed a K-9 search of the parking lot at Lassiter High School in Georgia. According to a report in the Marietta Daily Journal, a dog became interested a 1998 […]
This article, written by Parker Higgins, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Oct. 3. The man alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the founder and operator of the Silk Road—an online marketplace where bitcoins were traded for a range of goods and services, including drugs—was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco […]
This article, written by Raymond Bonner, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct.3. Over the past several months, the Obama Administration has defended the government’s far-reaching data collection efforts, arguing that only criminals and terrorists need worry. The nation’s leading internet and telecommunications companies have said they are committed to the sanctity of their customers’ […]
Breaking via Twitter, details sketchy. Reports of multiple shots, chaos at Cap — Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) October 3, 2013 Law enforcement swarms Capitol Building in DC. On lockdown now. #BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/7MyZWgfA2t — Brian Dresdow (@briandresdow) October 3, 2013 Cops were chasing a black car near the Capitol building. They cornered the car and that’s when […]