As a Nevada ranching family and the Federal government face off, both supporters of the family and elected officials have condemned the government’s heavy-handed and Constitutionally questionable encroachment on individual liberties.
Last week Representative Jim Moran (D-Va.) acknowledged that a majority of Americans think that he and his colleagues are doing a terrible job. But, he said, America’s lawmakers still need to be given a raise. A voice vote on Wednesday illustrated that the lawmaker’s Congressional counterparts either disagree or don’t want to be thrown out.
This article, written by Rob Nikolewski, was originally published by New Mexico Watchdog on April 3. SANTA FE, N.M. — In late February, four Federal agents carrying side arms with a drug-sniffing dog descended on the Taos Ski Valley in what was called a “saturation patrol.” Authorities were working on tips of possible drug selling and […]
MADISON, Wis. — Call it a case of premature celebration. As President Barack Obama did his victory dance Tuesday amid better-than-expected (reported) enrollment in his namesake Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance tax looms in the shadows. Its $100 billion impact, business advocates say, could ultimately hurt the people Obamacare claims to help. In […]
This post, written by legislative analyst Mark Jaycox, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on April 2. Representatives Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, the leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced HR 4291, the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act (.pdf), to end the collection of all Americans’ calling records using Section 215 of […]
As Governor Chris Christie proclaimed his exoneration in the Bridgegate scandal, he refused to discuss his lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno. “This is my press conference, not hers,” snapped Christie. A reporter who attempted a follow-up question was quickly interrupted. The internal investigation commissioned by the governor also cleared Guadagno of an allegation she threatened to withhold Superstorm […]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is telling the Nation’s grandparents to get on board with first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move government-approved diets and start offering their grandkids “hugs” instead of sweet treats.
Another attempt from Congressional Democrats to define the media faces a shaky future. If Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) is right, the so-called media “shield law” bill, which essentially segments application of the 1st Amendment to lock out citizen journalists while favoring members of the media establishment, will never see a floor vote.
First Lady Michelle Obama locked the press out of her extravagant trip to China on the public dime. But she was fine with spending quite a few public dimes on pieces of propaganda like this, which summarize whatever portion of her trip the White House deems appropriate for people to know about.
President Richard Nixon’s faithful secretary Rose Mary Woods famously claimed to have stretched to answer a phone call when she inadvertently erased 18 ½ crucial minutes of the Watergate tapes. This week, National Intelligence Director James Clapper was awarded the 9th annual National Security Archive Rosemary Award for worst open-government performance, named for the 37th […]