Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told interviewers at a POLITICO event Monday that the onset of sequestration made for a rough weekend at airport security checkpoints nationwide. Apparently, that isn’t true.
More White House reporters have begun filing through the crack opened by Watergate reporting icon Bob Woodward, who last week claimed he had been threatened by a White House adviser for publishing an unfavorable opinion of the President’s handling of the sequestration fiasco.
Based on rhetoric coming from the Congressional Black Caucus, sequestration is racist because government cuts will affect blacks and other minorities disproportionately, as they are more likely to work for the government.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died Tuesday, left behind a nation that holds one of the world’s largest known reserves of oil. His successor, Vice President Nicolas Maduro, announced his death on Venezuelan television – likely to many poor Venezuelans accustomed to receiving various subsidies from the redistribution of wealth from the country’s nationalized oil […]
Remember when you were a youngster and your dad let you have a pocket knife for the first time, or your teacher let you use the scissors without the blade guards? Well, it’s kind of like that. The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that it has changed its list of prohibited items for air travel. […]
On Tuesday a United Nations drug agency urged Federal officials in the U.S. to swiftly strike down legalized recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington, claiming that the State-level legalization could violate international treaties.
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.
For the past several weeks, the word “sequester” has dominated headlines as President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers shrieked about the coming doomsday to be brought forth by $85 billion in Federal spending cuts, while Republicans refused to budge on taxes. The Federal government, it seems, is the boy who cried wolf.
In a Michigan speech over the weekend, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan criticized white Americans for manipulating society in the hope of continuing as the Nation’s majority racial demographic.
Flanked by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton (as well as a few people who actually don’t use racial conflict for personal gain) Vice President Joe Biden told Southerners he felt guilty for not having been a part of the original Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches almost 50 years ago.