The long-simmering civil suit to assay the extent of British Petroleum’s negligence leading up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf Coast disaster began Monday. But whether the case ever makes it through a trial — or ends up in a settlement — is almost irrelevant for the States certain to get a payout.
Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey accepted the yoke of expanded Medicaid funding under the terms of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a report Tuesday. His decision appears to stem from overall fiscal exigencies in his 2013 State budget.
The mayor of an Alabama city has proposed a disaster emergency ordinance that would give police the authority to confiscate weapons in the event of a major disaster. Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar says the ordinance would ensure a quick response in the event of a major disaster.
If the Presidential Administration’s goal is to ban certain firearms incrementally without making obvious that the elimination of all 2nd Amendment rights is the endgame, a recently leaked Justice Department memo is damning in its honesty. In a nutshell, the tone is this: “Well, we could actually cut the number of gun murders by simply enforcing existing gun laws, but if you guys want to ban them, here’s how.”
An Israeli media outlet is reporting that an American strike on Iran is in the cards, as the Administration of Barack Obama expects a “window of opportunity” for U.S. military aggression against the country to open in June.
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.
In light of its ongoing status as a Drug Enforcement Administration Schedule 1 controlled substance, the decriminalizing and legalization of recreational marijuana is creating some secondary complications in States where voters have recently approved the change.
Louis Farrakhan may be nearly 80, but age isn’t softening his politics. In a bizarre address in Chicago Sunday, the Nation of Islam leader laid out a vision for the future of black Americans that, if realized, would elevate urban thuggery to a sort of secessionist, collectivist, isolationist, militant statecraft.
Call it playing the devil’s advocate if you like; but, sometimes, you have to hand it to Iranian government officials: They call ’em like they see ’em. Such is the case with the recent outcry from top Iranian officials that the Hollywood blockbuster “Argo” is an aptly timed anti-Iranian propaganda film.
All police officers are trained to lie, but few apparently are ever trained in the law. Federal courts have repeatedly ruled that videotaping police officers in public settings is protected under the 1st Amendment.