Much of the complaining about federal overreach in relation to new gun restrictions misses the main point: Neither Congress nor the executive branch has authority in this area.
The FBI has been secretly operating a small "civilian air force" of low-flying planes equipped with high definition cameras that capture video and still pictures of the area below the planes. Some are also equipped with cell site simulators which mimic cell towers and capture data from all mobile phones in the area.
Senator Rand Paul and a bipartisan coalition of congressmen are calling for the release of the redacted portion of the 9/11 report.
The so-called Islamic State, a brutal terrorist group also known as ISIS, seized 2,300 U.S. military Humvees and other weaponry from Iraq’s U.S. taxpayer-funded armed forces in Mosul, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi admitted in a TV interview over the weekend. ISIS militants then paraded the captured U.S. military equipment, reportedly worth over $1 billion, through the streets of the city. They then proceeded to use the American Humvees to lynch and burn Iraqi troops — many of whom had dropped their U.S. supplies and fled — before putting the vehicles to work in suicide bombings and other attacks. One of them was used on June 1 in a suicide strike in Baghdad that killed some 45 people. But the problem goes much deeper than that.