Japan’s Big War Boat; WAPO Sold To Amazon Founder; Appeals Court Doesn’t Know If 2nd Amendment Applies In Public; Elect Black Conservatives; And Jet Setting Holder Costs Taxpayers Millions — Tuesday Morning News Roundup 8-6-2013


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

  • Japan on Tuesday unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a huge flat-top destroyer that has raised eyebrows in China and elsewhere because it bears a strong resemblance to a conventional aircraft carrier. Source: The Associated Press


  • The conservative and libertarian blogosphere lit up Monday at news that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would buy a group of publications including The Washington Post for $250 million. Source: POLITICO… 


  • In a case over New Jersey’s requirement that a citizen demonstrate “justifiable need” for a carrying a firearm before receiving a concealed carry license, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ruled that such a requirement “does not burden conduct within the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee.” The court also said “it remains unsettled” whether the 2nd Amendment is even applicable outside one’s home. Source: Breitbart


  • Republican State Senator Elbert Guillory of Louisiana, who recently switched from the Democratic Party, has announced the creation of a new political action committee with the goal of electing black conservatives. Guillory will serve as honorary chairman of Free At Last PAC, which purports to promote “Republican values in all communities.” Source: The Weekly Standard… 


  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s travel expenses exceeded $4 million for 213 separate trips during President Barack Obama’s first term in office, according to documents obtained through the Freedom Of Information Act. Source: The Daily Mail… 

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