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Asked about President Barack Obama’s infamous “if I had a son” remark during a press conference Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said—as if the damage isn’t already done—said that it isn’t White House policy to comment on matters like the George Zimmerman case in the midst of a trial. “[Obama's] comments are what […]
Countries around the world are taking different approaches to address concerns over the United States’ National Security Agency Spying initiatives exposed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden recently. According to Izvestia, Russian intelligence officials have made steps to going back to using paper documents to communicate certain sensitive information. Russia’s Federal Guard Service recently ordered 20 Triumph […]
The board of education for an Ohio school district has approved a concealed carry policy for teachers in the 1,300-student system. The school board of the Newcomerstown Exempted Village school district approved the change for the upcoming academic year after parents of students attending the system’s four schools urged changes that would equip faculty and […]
An amendment to the immigration reform bill which would add up to 20,000 agents and $38 billion in additional spending to the ranks of the U.S. Border Patrol is being decried by many current Border Patrol agents. The opponents fear that a massive and abrupt hiring surge could allow criminals and lesser-qualified agents to join […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Former Marine and Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh went to Washington, D.C., on Independence Day, and he released a video showing himself loading a shotgun in the middle of Freedom Plaza with the Capitol Building clearly shown behind him.
Michelle Obama pushed hard to get the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFK) passed by Congress in 2010. And it did pass. But as quickly as many public schools began adopting the new standards, they’ve often just as quickly abandoned the program.
There has been no shortage of knee-jerk idiocy on the part of American educators in the months since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. So, one lawmaker felt the need to introduce a proposal that would dissuade school officials from spreading irrational fear about gun imagery by blocking Federal funds.
If the National Security Agency’s (NSA) PRISM program is Big Brother to American (and global) computer users, then a program revealed Wednesday in The Washington Post is the surveillance state’s Big Daddy. Meet “Upstream.”