At a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, chairman Mike Rogers threw softballs to NSA chief General Keith Alexander.
The U.S. Senate is again reportedly working to revive a controversial United Nations treaty surrounding government policy on disabled people, which was narrowly rejected late last year amid fierce public opposition. A broad coalition of critics has slammed the scheme as an assault on American sovereignty and liberty, as well as a dangerous precursor to further usurpations of power. However, while a coalition of Republicans was able block the previous attempt at ratification, reports suggest that the outcome could be different this time if citizens do not rally together to stop it.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) informed Senate leadership that he intends to oppose President Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, and he plans to use the process to draw attention to his efforts to audit the country's central bank and the cartel that controls it.
In a letter addressed to President Obama, a bipartisan group of 50 senators informed the president they will not ratify the UN's Arms Trade Treaty.
A close reading of the bill ending the "shutdown," signed at the 11th hour, reveals that the limit on the national debt wasn't raised after all: It was eliminated altogether.