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.
- When was the last time Congress disgracefully turned its back at the passing of a staunch diplomatic ally and iconic peacetime head of state? Senate Democrats blocked a customary, boilerplate resolution late Thursday to honor former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday.
- Talk of amnesty and border reform for illegal immigrants has made President Barack Obama a popular guy among aspiring illegals planning a furtive trip across the Rio Grande. When illegal crossers get caught in the attempt, some are beginning to display a savvy defiance, telling their border patrol captors things like “Obama’s gonna let me go” and “Where do I go for my amnesty?”
- Someone wants Joe Arpaio, the tough -on-illegal-immigration sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. dead. Police in Flagstaff intercepted a bomb in a package that was addressed to Arpaio, who’s made national news for years with his old-school attitude toward prisoners and illegal border crossers. He’s facing the U.S. Department of Justice now in a civil rights lawsuit alleging he hasn’t dealt fairly with Hispanics. The bomb threat was real; the device was disabled late Thursday by a bomb squad.
- New science standards for the Nation’s public schools aim to put the Global Warming agenda at the center of all science curricula, progressively building upon a foundation of global warming indoctrination through every year of a child’s K-12 education.
- President Obama’s new budget recommendation had already been panned by both parties for its profligacy. But number-crunchers are realizing that this year’s proposal exceeds even the President’s own expectations and promises, surpassing the $3.7 trillion he pledged to spend over the course of his first five fiscal years in office. The new budget revises that figure to a mere $5.3 trillion – 43 percent more than everyone already feared.