Amid reports that the Internal Revenue Service used the American tax system to unfairly target conservatives and subsequent reports that the agency is wasting buckets of taxpayer dollars on conferences each year, some Democratic lawmakers can’t help but think that what the IRS needs is… more money. Representative Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) said that the IRS […]
Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States will sign a United Nations treaty regulating the international trade of small arms, a measure that has been met with resistance from some Congressional lawmakers concerned that the treaty could lead to new gun-control laws being implemented in the U.S. Kerry issued a statement Sunday, […]
There’s been a historic number of violent attacks on gays in New York City in recent months, including the high-profile murder of gay activist Mark Carson two weeks ago. So, on Sunday, an openly gay member of the New York City Council announced a series of new self-defense classes aimed at equipping members of the city’s gay […]
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is lumbering toward the sobering conclusion that his allies in the Administration of President Barack Obama may not be able to dodge much more scrutiny over the IRS scandal – at least, not without some credible way of exonerating them. On the Today show Monday, McCain used his typical incomplete-sentence stammer-speak […]
Since 2006, the Minneapolis Police Department has paid out almost $14 million to the “alleged” victims of police misconduct and abuse. But seldom do those payoffs come with an admission of wrongdoing, or a disciplinary action against the offending officers. In fact, the 12 most costly cases, in terms of payouts, involved no officer discipline. […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day. Click the links for the full stories. The trial of Private First Class Bradley Manning, 25, the military intelligence analyst accused of leaking intelligence documents, diplomatic cables and combat videos to Wikileaks begins […]
American and British scientists, with the help of funding through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have developed an Internet-based global monitoring system that’s capable of mining social media sites for opinions that diverge from mainstream medical advice on the safety and urgency of getting vaccinated.
Colorado Senate President John Morse is the highest-profile legislator who supported the State’s trio of new gun-control laws in March. But he and others are now fighting to keep their seats, as residents warm to the growing nationwide push to recall lawmakers whose in-office actions don’t reflect what voters thought they were getting at election time.
Any American with a basic understanding of economics must recognize one undeniable truth: Small business is at the heart of the Nation’s economy. And according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup poll, the country may be headed toward a flatline.
Buyers of individual insurance plans in California are bracing for sticker shock as the Jan. 1 start date for President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act approaches.