The U.S. House of Representatives voted 225-200 on June 20 to legalize the industrial farming of hemp fiber.
Following news accounts of how the government has been collecting and storing millions of phone call records, e-mail messages and other forms of electronic communications every day, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday greater protections are needed — for the government.
Attorney General Eric Holder offered to answer in closed session when asked in a Senate hearing if the executive branch had been monitoring the phone calls of members of Congress.
The latest report from Social Security's trustees has resulted in claims from supporters that the program is safe and sound and will be for years, if one doesn't look out too far into the future.
The National Taxpayers Union’s count of the cost of each member of Congress' "wish list" shows a dramatic shift away from more spending and toward less spending. Moving from "wish" to "reality" may be a long jump, but the trend is encouraging, nevertheless.
During a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) warned that his colleagues were rushing to war in Syria and were arming members of al-Qaeda in Syria. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
The estimate that the cost of government regulations now exceed half of the annual budget for the first time fails to take into account the cost in freedoms lost in the regulatory state.
Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) is right: The only way to fix the "Obama phone" subsidy is to end it altogether. Then the other problems associated with the subsidy — corruption, crony capitalism, waste, and so on — become irrelevant.
The old food stamp program now called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is growing so quickly and costing so much that nibbling around the edges of it with bills such as those presented by Senator John Thune and Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) will have negligible effect.