Leaders Seize New Powers to Fight Coronavirus - Michael Birnbaum and Terrence McCoy, The Washington Post (4/13/2020)
While leaders around the world fight the spread of the coronavirus, they're amassing sweeping new powers. As legislatures limit or suspend activities in the name of social distancing, many of the norms that define democracy are on hold.
Dems Take House; GOP Gains in Senate; "Media Stars" Lose Bids - ABC News (11/7/2018)
Kavanaugh Confirmed to the Supreme Court - CBS News (10/6/2018)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's second nominee to the Supreme Court, was confirmed to the court on Saturday with a Senate vote largely divided along party lines.
Trump Wins Stunning Upset! - Associated Press (11/9/2016)
Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties.
Phyllis Stewart Schlafly, 1924-2016 - Ann Coulter (9/6/2016)
Justice Scalia Dead - MySanAntonio.com (2/13/2016)
Obama Vetoes Bill Repealing Affordable Care Act - Leah Jessen (1/10/2016)
Republican lawmakers hold on to hope of repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood, despite President Barack Obama's veto Friday of a bill to do just that, at least in part.
A Victory for Common Sense over Ideology - National Review (11/5/2015)
In Houston, the men's room is for men. That was voters' decision on Tuesday, when they voted down Mayor Annise Parker's Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) by a margin of 3 to 2.
Scientists Ask Obama To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics - Michael Bastasch (9/18/2015)
The science on global warming is settled, so settled that 20 climate scientists are asking President Barack Obama to prosecute people who disagree with them on the science behind man-made global warming.
House Passes Bill Banning Most Abortions After 20 Weeks - Kate Scanlon (5/15/2015)
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed on the two-year anniversary of the conviction of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was found guilty of murdering three infants born alive.
EPA Administrator Insults Property Owners in Pushing New Water Rule - Daren Bakst (3/20/2015)
Farmers and ranchers, manufacturers, home builders, local governments don't "want to pollute or destroy a jurisdictional water." They just want to engage in the activities they always have without this excessive federal overreach.
Obama's EPA Prepares to Crack Down on Long Hotel Showers - Andrew Malcolm (3/18/2015)
The Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to crack down on shower sneaks. You know who you are. You're the type of selfish person who steps into a hotel shower and lingers too long.
House Votes to Repeal Obamacare, Again - Sam Baker (2/4/2015)
The House voted 239-186 on Tuesday to repeal Obamacare -- in case it wasn't clear where the Republicans stood on that issue. It's the fourth time in four years the GOP-led House has passed a stand-alone bill to fully repeal Obamacare.
How Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Co. Could "Help Fight Global Warming" - Clare Foran (1/24/2015)
Adm. Robert Papp, the U.S. special representative for the Arctic, told an audience at a conference in Norway this week that he met with a Disney executive to discuss "raising awareness about the polar region." Read that: Spread the official view.
Rubio, Flake Immigration Bill: Hire 'Unlimited Immigrants' - Tony Lee (1/14/2015)
While tech companies lay off thousands of Americans, lobbyists seem to be succeeding in wooing even staunch Republicans into the unlimited-immigration camp, on the highly deniable excuse that we don't have sufficient native-born STEM workers.
How Sharpton Gets Paid To Not Cry 'Racism' At Corporations - Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein (1/4/2015)
Want to influence a casino bid? Polish your corporate image? Not be labeled a racist? Then you need to pay Al Sharpton. For more than a decade, corporations have shelled out thousands of dollars in "donations" to Sharpton's National Action Network.
2015's Policy Battles: Obamacare, Net Neutrality, Keystone, and Surveillance Reform - National Journal (1/3/2015)
The status quo has shifted, but has it shifted enough to break the gridlock that has gripped Washington for the past four years? Those bullish on "grand bargains" and "comprehensive reforms" see pieces in place.
States Move Forward With Plan To Alter Constitution - Bryan Anderson (12/9/2014)
A very important meeting is being held in Washington this week, but career politicians, lobbyists and most in the media don't want you to know about it.
Top Priority: Gut the First Amendment - Hans von Spakovsky (9/9/2014)
When the Senate reconvenes today, the No.1 legislative priority of Democrats is to pass a resolution that would gut the First Amendment, one of the few times in American history an amendment has been proposed to cut back on part of the Bill of Rights.
Obama Invents Immigration Rights For Foreigners - Neil Munro (9/3/2014)
President Barack Obama believes that many foreigners have a right to immigrate into the United States, regardless of what Americans prefer, say immigration experts.
Legislation Introduced to Curb Civil Forfeiture's 'Perverse' Incentives - The Daily Signal (7/31/2014)
"The police can seize your property if they can even loosely connect it to some sort of crime—drug crime is the most common. You then have to go to court to win it back and basically prove you earned that property legitimately."
Senate Democrats Propose Law to Force Christians to Pay for Abortion Drugs - John McCormack (7/10/2014)
In response to the Hobby Lobby decision, Senate Democrats have introduced a bill that would force Christians and other conscientious objectors to pay for drugs and devices, including the "week-after" pill, that may kill human embryos.
Policing for Profit? - Fox News (5/9/2014)
Civil forfeiture is when police and prosecutors seize property, cars or cash from someone they suspect of wrongdoing. Critics say it is a process ripe for abuse, and one which leaves citizens little means of fighting back.
The Mark - Mac Slavo (4/28/2014)
The direction new monitoring technologies are moving coupled with continued government expansion of surveillance suggests that embedded microchip RFID technology will eventually be non-voluntary. The mark of the beast, and the beast is us.
Cornyn Rips Schumer's Media "Shield Law" - Breitbart.com (3/27/2014)
The number two Republican in the Senate is lambasting a media "shield law" proposed by New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer, potentially imperiling its shot at passage.
'The Imperial Presidency' - The Washington Free Beacon (2/27/2014)
Members of Congress and constitutional law experts testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, warning that the legislative branch is in danger of ceding its power in the face of an "imperial presidency."
The FCC Wades Into the Newsroom - Ajit Pai (2/20/2014)
News organizations often disagree on what people need to know -- check out MSNBC versus Fox News for instance. But everyone should agree that the Feds have no business sticking their noses into the news reporting process.
Restrictive CA Concealed Carry Law Struck Down - Breitbart.com (2/14/2014)
The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has ruled that the right to keep and bear arms is, in and of itself, a sufficient cause for bearing arms for self-defense. Moreover, it is a sufficient cause both inside and outside of one's domicile.
Bachmann: Obama's Legacy Is 'Establishment of Lawlessness in United States' - CNSNews.com (1/22/2014)
"My opinion is, the legacy of Barack Obama will be of the establishment of lawlessness in the United States," said Rep. Michelle Bachmann. "And that doesn't portend well for the future of the United States. That's what we have given the world."
America's Dwindling Economic Freedom - Terry Miller, Center for International Trade and Economics (1/14/2014)
World economic freedom has reached record levels, according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom. But after seven straight years of decline, the U.S. has dropped out of the top 10 most economically free countries.
I'm Suing Over ObamaCare Exemptions for Congress - Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) (1/6/2014)
The president and his congressional supporters have broken their promise to the American people that ObamaCare was going to be so good that they would participate in it just like everyone else.
Detroit Police Chief To Citizens: Arm Yourselves - Drew Zahn (1/4/2014)
During his 28 years on the police force in Los Angeles, James Craig tended to agree with his state's tight control over concealed carry permits, believing fewer guns would lead to fewer violent crimes. But that was California; now there is reality.
Gallup: Big Government Greatest Threat - Gallup.com (12/18/2013)
Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000.
Congressmen: Bring Obama to Court for Not Faithfully Executing Laws - The Weekly Standard (12/12/2013)
Congressman Tom Rice (R-SC), is sponsoring a resolution in the House that would direct the legislative body "to bring a civil action for declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge certain policies and actions taken by the executive branch."
Young Invincibles Spurn O-Care - The Hill (12/5/2013)
Younger people, generally Obama supporters, were skeptical of the healthcare reform law even before its troubled rollout. But polling indicates the problems facing HealthCare.gov have reinforced their doubts about the need to have health insurance at all.
Obama's Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years - Investor's Business Daily (12/5/2013)
What the president calls "my military" is being cleansed of any officer suspected of disloyalty to or disagreement with the administration on matters of policy or force structure, leaving the compliant and fearful.
White House Slams GOP's Food Stamp Reforms - Breitbart.com (11/28/2013)
The day before Thanksgiving, President Obama's White House politicized Thanksgiving to promote the reauthorization of SNAP, the "food stamp" program, as part of the farm bill at a time when a record number of Americans are receiving assistance.
Reid, Democrats Trigger 'Nuclear' Option - The Washington Post (11/21/2013)
The rule change means that federal judge nominees and executive-office appointments can be confirmed by a simple majority of senators, rather than the 60-vote supermajority that has been required for more than two centuries.
Obama Denies 'You Can Keep It' Videotaped Promises - The Daily Caller (11/5/2013)
Videos repeatedly show Obama promising that "if you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan, period." But that's not what he really said, Obama announced November 4th in a speech to Organizing for Action supporters.
Top Generals: Obama Is "Purging The Military" - F. Michael Maloof (11/1/2013)
Military service members are being demoralized and the ranks' overall readiness is being reduced by the Obama purge of key leaders. Colonels - those lined up in rank to replace outgoing generals - are quietly taking their careers in other directions.
IRS Watchdog: $67 Million Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund - Americans for Tax Reform (9/26/2013)
The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent from a slush fund established for Obamacare implementation, according to anInspector General report. This same agency, through tax practices, will control our access to health care.
Obamacare Will Question Your Sex Life - The New York Post (9/16/2013)
The president's "reforms" aim to turn doctors into government agents, pressuring them financially to ask questions they consider inappropriate and unnecessary, and to violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients' records confidential.
Lengthy Senate Report Details EPA FOIA Abuses - The Washington Examiner (9/9/2013)
Environmental Protection Agency officials have from the beginning of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office "pursued a path of obfuscation, operating in the shadows, and out of the sunlight," according to a Senate report.
Meanwhile, While You Weren't Looking - The Washington Post (9/8/2013)
The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the NSA's use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans' communications.
DoD Training Manual Suggests Conservative Views 'Extremist' - Adan Salazar (8/24/2013)
"In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples." What??
Federal Judge Rules Food Stamp Recipients Can Unionize - Sound Money Institute (8/23/2013)
In a surprise (??) ruling, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circus Court of Appeals issued a unanimous opinion supporting the right of SNAP recipients to unionize, securing their "rights" to benefits. So go ahead. Strike. Make our day!
NM Supreme Court Finds Refusing to Photograph Gay Wedding Illegal - National Review (8/23/2013)
The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that, by refusing to photograph a gay wedding, a photography studio violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act. So many concerns, so little space. But can a private business ever again be an expression of its owner?
Illegal Aliens Demand Free Organ Transplants - Judicial Watch (8/20/2013)
llegal immigrants have boldly demanded everything from civil rights in the U.S. to driver's licenses and government benefits such as welfare and discounted tuition at public universities, so why stop there?
Feinstein: You're Not a Real Journalist Unless You Draw a Salary - Kurt Nimmo (8/9/2013)
California Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed an amendment to the Media Shield Law - an irrelevant law ignoring protection already afforded by the First Amendment - that would limit the law's protection only to her concept of "real reporters."
Obama's Secret $8 Billion Bribe To The Muslim Brotherhood - The Western Center for Journalism (7/19/2013)
According to sources, Obama secretly transferred eight billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood - not the Egyptian government - as payment to guarantee that a large portion of the Sinai Peninsula be turned over to the terrorist organization Hamas.