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Reid: Senate Doesn’t Have The Votes For More Gun Control

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, […]

ProPublica Explains How Obama Administration Halted Military Aid Transparency

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! Get To Know The Document

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 […]

Obama In ‘Executive Action’ Mode On Guns; Shooting Sprees Cause Less Than .1 Percent Of ‘Gun’ Deaths; Sign Your Benghazi NDA Or Get A Good Lawyer; Record Taxes, Record Deficit; Waiving Terror Laws To Arm Syria’s Rebels – Tuesday Morning News Roundup 9-17-2013

Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

First Recall; Now Repeal: Colorado 2nd Amendment Groups Aim For Overturn Of Gun Laws

First Recall; Now Repeal: Colorado 2nd Amendment Groups Aim For Overturn Of Gun Laws

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.

SWAT-Style EPA Raid In Alaska Shines A Light On Federal Agencies With Arrest Power

SWAT-Style EPA Raid In Alaska Shines A Light On Federal Agencies With Arrest Power

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.

Obama Ignores Tragedy To Bash GOP And Tout Himself In Economy Speech

Obama Ignores Tragedy To Bash GOP And Tout Himself In Economy Speech

Though many people expected him to cancel because of the tragic mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama delivered a highly partisan and accusatory campaign-style speech Monday to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

State Department Employees Hold Private Benghazi Memorial After No Official Event Scheduled

A small group of State Department staffers held their own private memorial ceremony last week to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. With no official ceremony planned, it was the least they could do. According to political news site Talking Points Memo, the […]

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Plugs Gun Control Agenda After Shooting Tragedy

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, prodded by reporters  Monday, slipped in a plug for President Barack Obama’s gun control agenda during a press conference discussion of the tragic Navy Yard shooting in Washington. “These are unfolding facts on an unfolding and ongoing situation and investigation with regards to this particular shooting, which is tragic,” […]

EFF Explains Google Street View Ruling And What It Means for Researchers And Cops

This post, written by staff attorney Hanni Fakhoury, was originally published on the EFF website on Monday. Is a Wi-Fi signal the equivalent of an FM radio station, blasting classic rock ballads through your car speakers? Not to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued its long awaited decision in Joffe v. Google this week, the […]

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