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 […]
It was almost ten years ago when, before the House International Relations Committee, I objected to the U.S. Government funding NGOs to meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine. At the time the “Orange Revolution” had forced a regime change in Ukraine with the help of millions of dollars from Washington. At that time I […]
Republican State Senatorial candidate Scott Wagner, running a write-in campaign, beat establishment standard-bearers for the State’s 28th Senate district. It’s the first time a write-in candidate has ever won a seat in the Pennsylvania Senate.
A series of reports out in the latter part of this week gives the impression that the GOP’s rifts are growing ahead of the midterm elections, even as Republicans can roundly agree on the issues which may cost Democrats in 2014. The GOP establishment’s efforts to marginalize Tea Party and libertarian-leaning Republicans within the ranks […]
Joe Visconti believes that the 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial race is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate on the national stage the difference that voters can make by recognizing the truly conservative candidate.
This article, written by senior staff attorney Jennifer Lynch, was originally published by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The Freedom of Information Act is not the only law the public can use to obtain records from the government. Most States have similar laws for accessing documents on the State and local levels. In California, the Electronic […]
Judging by the tactics President Barack Obama and his handlers are now using to encourage supporters to enroll in Obamacare, it’s clear that the current White House views its youth base as a class of low-information voters who like to gaze at shiny things and kittens.
Congress is moving forward with a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) that would do away with hundreds of useless government reports such as the infamous Federal “Report on Reports Provided By Other Federal Agencies.” If passed, the “Government Reports Elimination Act of 2014” would put in place provisions […]
Last week, we brought you coverage from the Conservative Political Action Conference and news that Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won the annual straw poll for top Presidential contender by a landslide. Now, the results for the rest of the 2014 CPAC straw poll are in, providing that some of the other observations we made during […]